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    Cool Mv Alaric

    hi would like to hear from old shipmates Mv Alaric 1964 ,1966

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    hi Martin
    had 3 trips to nz on the alaric payed off in Antwerp 5/5/64

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    Thumbs up Ken Potts

    Hi Ken, The Alaric was my first ship after sea school. I joined her in London a few weeks after you left. The crew told me about a storm in the Bay of Biscay , Do you remember it. Enjoed my 2 years aboard. Good crew and officers. Skipper was a gentleman. Thanks for the information Ken. Hope to hear from you again.

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    Hi Martin!
    You are right - the Skipper was a gentleman. Someone told me that he was the youngest Skipper in Shaw Saville at the time.
    I do remember a horrendous storm on the Alaric but it wasn't in the Bay of Biscay it was 4 days from New Zealand, homeward bound in the Pacific. We had bales of wool stacked two high on top of the hatches and sheeted and lashed down. The seas were so strong that a lot of this deck cargo broke loose. I remember it well as it was one of my scariest times at sea. Trying to lash down this deck cargo in attrocious conditions.
    Like you , I thoroughly enjoyed my trips on the Alaric.
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    Hi fellas,
    The Alaric was my first deep sea ship with Shaw Savill I did 2 trips to Kiwi from August 1963 to December of that year, I was junior engineer.

    Colin Lythe

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    my father served on the alaric in 1963 his name isJohn Maguire i would like to hear from anyone who served with him not only on the alaric but on any other ship .
    Last edited by sean110980; 15th December 2010 at 09:08 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sean110980 View Post
    my father served on the alaric in 1963 his name isJohn Maguire i would like to hear from anyone who served with him not only on the alaric but on any other ship .
    Hullo I was also on the Alaric, somewhere about this time. I was the Captains Tiger, the only Londoner on a ship with a full Liverpool crew ( most difficult) I believe I may remember your Father, was he a Greaser ? or perhaps another job in the Engine Room ?
    Regards, Archie.

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    joined the alaric 1961 to aus we lost an a.b over the side in the indian ocean very sad day.

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    I was an engineer cadet on the M.V Alaric from Jan 64 to Oct 64.

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    I joined Alaric after pre-sea in 61 and you are right it was a very happy ship. Wool shifting on hatch lids was very common. Bhe was a very fast ship and we used to race the Dutch competion. Many great memories especially in Napier. Captains name was Shulton if i remember rightly and a great skipper.

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