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    The Royal Mail P boat Pampas struck a mine in the English channel late 50's/60's widely reported in the
    media as she was supposed in imminent danger of sinking - my brother John Hughes was Purser on the ship and I wonder if any colleagues remember the incident. Unfortunately my brother John Crossed the Bar last year.

    For my part my first trip was on the Highland Monarch as a 3rd R/O - great ship. Captain Whittle in command.

    Bob Hughes

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    Default welcome!

    Hi Bob
    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!
    So sit back,relax and just enjoy the trip!
    Hope we will have you here for a long time!
    A site truly worthy of the British Merchant Navy!

    Sorry to hear of your Brothers passing,always so hard to loose any of ones Family,be it really close or Family like we have here too!

    Hope that you may get someone who knew him,to reply to your post!
    Cheers
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    Vernon,

    Thanks for the welcome and message.

    Bob

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    Cool Welcome Aboard

    Hi Bob.
    Just afew lines to welcome you aboard,find yourself
    a comfortable berth and settle in.Im sure that there
    are people out here that will be able to help you in your
    search.Best of Luck.

    Dave Williams*R583900)

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    Wink pampas

    Hi Bob, I sailed on the Pampas in 1957 as AB. wonderful memories ( no mines tho) an exciting trip adventure and drama lots of fun. skipper was Meldrum (aunty meldrum).

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    Just remembered Tom, on the way home on the Tacoma in the english channel we got hit by a tanker in fog , I was in my bunk about 6 in the am and the ship listed port I jumped out too the port hole and a tanker was across our bow , must have been a slow hit as we only had some minor damage too the bow above the water line, before that I remember being sent aft too bang pots and pans together in the fog, Ha, Ha, no bloody radar in those days

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    Default Just ships

    Hi Nev, looking at your list of ships was a lot similar to mine, I was on the Carnarvon Castle,Empress of Britain,
    Reina Del Mar, Ivernia,Empress Of Australia, Murillo ( Tacoma Star) several Banana Boats , Harrisons,PSNC,
    Palm Line, ED,S Bowaters, Royal Maiil, and Blue Star, 3 Blue Funnel + 4 Tankers of no interest
    Tom

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    http://www.hostpage.co.uk/persimmon/index.htm

    Liked it somuch its my username, thought you might be interested in the above link Joined her in 62 till 64 as Lecky, best ship I have sailed in, hard working and hard playing. Gordon

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    Hi Pampas (Gordon)
    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!
    So sit back,relax and just enjoy the trip!
    Hope we will have you here for a long time!
    A site truly worthy of the British Merchant Navy!
    Cheers
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    Dad was on pampas 1956
    Please tell me about ship

    Thank you
    Bob

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    Please tell me about pampas
    Dad was on it in 1956

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