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    Quote Originally Posted by Alexander Mckee View Post
    Morning from South Africa
    I made my first trip to sea on the"old" Gascony. 1953 I believe it was My office was a wooden hut on deck...if you remember the layout of the ship
    I had just been appointed " an officer and a gentleman ???? at 18 years of age. I handled all the administration, customs immigration and wages etc etc on board for the Captain
    First port was Bermuda and the and other Caribbean countries ... turn around port Kingston Jamaica

    Regards to all
    Nice to exchange notes
    Alex Mc Kee
    Alex I was a 'DIP' on the Teviot 1959 proper title Captain's Clerk
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    Morning fronm South Africas
    sorry about the LATE REPLY... ONLY CAME ACROSS THIS POST DOING A CLEAN UP OF MY COMPUTER
    Long time sincer I saw the term "DIP" I did my first voyage on the Gascony as the "Dip" Captains Clerk
    I sailed on a number of RML ships Brittany, Essequibo etcx... Trained in Leadenhall Street with a Liverpool Lad Larry Urmiston he went to the Alcantara
    The training tutor there" an ex Purser" who called everyone John ....Captains George Meldrum... the outrageous Carlton Coke Dingle
    Best time of my life
    Have a good year
    Alex Mc Kee Email : alexmckee35@outlook.com

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