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    G'day Hiddlydiddly, any realation to Bo Diddly? Welcome to the site, I am sure there will be someoen out there who will remember your dad. So just hang in there, keep looking in and tell him to join in as well.
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    hi lads. i was on the kingsbury (houlders) and we took iron ore from vitoria (brazil) to gydinia (poland). worse ship i ever sailed on. cheers .alf
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    Brian,
    I was on the St Margaret too and at a time when she was hauling iron ore and bauxite.
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    refer post#9

    Hi Brian, there seems to be some confusion, the joya mc cance ore carrier became the st margaret around 1966 and the beauval tanker became the joya mc cance. The st merriel was a general cargo ship also owned by houlders later to become the thorpe grange. Theres a picture of the st margaret ( ore carrier) in the gallery posted by aj wales, also on ships nostalgia site.
    Sept isles one of the best ore ports!!!! All the best Alan.
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    Referring to Seven Isles as the Best Port,I did a double take too.

    It had the fastest loading facility,though.Perhaps Brian meant in that context. From memory there was always some concern regardng the speed of
    so much tonnage entering the ship,so rapidly. Like a Bride's Nightie,the Hatch lids were up ,then down ,fairly rapidly.

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    i sailed with houlder bros in the 60s , cant remember which ship, may be gosforth hermiston or shaftesbury //
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    Hi Francis
    Looking at the three ships that you have named i would hazard a guess that it was the Shaftesbury.
    Cheers for now AJ

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    Hi just replying to your post as i am trying to find a merchant seaman gordon george spearing who would have sailed on a houlders ore carrier oregis,oreosa or oredian around 1967 out of port talbot south wales any information would be apreciated
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    Hello, I saield on the st Margaret in 1972, and it was definaetly an ore carrier then.

    I think some of the confusion may be because various ships get renamed, for various reasons.

    I sailed on the Joya McCance( Oil tanker), the hardwick Grange( Fridge ship, + general cargo), st Margaret (ore carrier), Tenbury (General Cargo), , Orenda Bridge ( Bulk and Ore carrier) Star Pinewood (Bulk Paper carrier), Sagamore (ore carrier), Westbury (general Cargo), Clydebridge ( Bulk carrier), Faraday ( Liquid Gas Carrier) , Calandria (mini ship)

    I started as a Navigating cadet in 1970 and left as a Second mate in 1977.

    If anyone remembers me, or these ships, please get in touch.

    LOve and hugs,

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    Hi Frances.
    Just a warm Welcome to you.
    Find yourself a cabin mate and if John in a daze hasnt drunk them all you might find a beer in the fridge.
    Best wishes geoff ex cardiff and rudry.
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