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    Hi Lawrie.
    Hi Welcome ot the site and the same to you find a cabin mate and a beer if your lucky. Maybe you could sort out the arguement on the other post about where is sunderland???. As you come from there. Or even better still fix them with your swinging watch and hypnotise them.
    best wishes Geoff,.
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    hi allen i was in a houlder iron ore boat sailed to bone in north africa her name was mable warick
    pat cullen

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    Hi Lawrie, Thanks for the back-up about the St Margeret. I was on the Joya 69, Hardwicke 74 and the Clyde Bridge 70 and 74. plus several other Houlders before going offshore on the Oregis in 75. Sailed as Ch/Cook, enjoy the site Alan
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    looks like we missed each other on a few occasions by a few months.
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    Craig,
    I was on the Oregis 57/58,three of us got sent down from Liverpool,pantry boy (me)galley boy and
    mess boy.The mess boy did one trip (Bone) and got out the galley did maybe 4 trips and got out.
    As I was 18 I wanted my rating so I stuck it out and became Asst.Stwd.I obviously had to stick it out
    for a while but it was a good ship and I enjoyed being on her (especialy as I was on big money!!!)
    As the average trip was about 3 weeks you can imagine I seen people coming and going ,we were
    back and forward to Port Talbot.I was the only "Scouser" on board so when we docked in Port Talbot
    everyone disappeared to the Valleys or where ever else they came from.I knocked around Port Talbot
    and got to know a few people.
    What I'm coming to is that an Asst.Stwd named Colin did join it and he was from Swansea.He was a
    smallish squat well built lad .I think he felt sorry for me,when we docked in PT and all hands were going
    home and I was left on my own.He invited me to Swansea I know we started off in the Seamans Mission
    but where we went after that or how I got back to the ship I can't remember it was such a long time ago.

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    hi Jim,

    Did you prehaps know a family member of mine, his name is David Lindsay Duncan, was on the st Margaret out of Port Talbot.

    regards

    Peter Jacobs

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    Hi Peter',
    No I'm sorry I dont know the person you were asking about I only sailed on the Oregis out of
    Port Talbot.I wish you luck with your enquiry.

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    Hi Dave
    I was on two of Houlders Iron ore carriers in 1961 the OREDIAN and OREGIS. sailing out of Barrow to the wonderfully scenic part of Norway ,loading in Narvik and returning to Port Talbot. From what I can remember they were good ships ,comfortable accomadation ,and nice short trips . But I did drift back to Shell tankers after that .
    Regards from Barrie (Jim) Parker AB 1955-1965

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    Hi Barrie
    Would just like to give you a warm Welcome to this very good site!
    Here you will find lots of info,good Crew and with luck also find a few old Shipmates!
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    G'day Jim and welcome to this wonderful site. If you care to post your ships with dates you may get someone out there who rememebers you. So while you wait grab a cold one sit back and enjoy the voyage.
    Happy daze John in Oz.

    Life is too short to blend in.

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