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    joined MV Longstone at S.Shields in 1962 as Deck Apprentice.English Officers,mostly local ,with German and Dutch crew.great mob,unfortunately had to leave early,following two trips to Brazil ,due to problems at home.

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    Hi Vernon, I joined the sheafwear in January 1965 and enjoyed three happy trips on her as Assistant steward. Happy days.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Doc Vernon View Post
    Of some interest perhaps!!

    Sheaf Shipping Company


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    I was standing by a new B and W Panamax bulker as 2nd Mate in C.P. when the first of the Souter Hamlet B and W bulkers were also fitting out, this was in 1977.
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    I did three trips on the Sheafwear in 1965. She was a happy ship and first got promoted on her. Does anyone know where I might get a photo of her.I have one of all my old ships bar her. I would appreciate any help. Thank you.

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    Dave Anderson
    I joined Souters in 1969 I joined the Bamburgh Castle, as 4th Engineer, I believe Andy Mcnaught was Second engineer at the time, typical ore carrier for Britiish Steel, I liked that ship, my favourite was Sheaf Mount, and Lindisfarne though I did not like the Sheaf Tyne, the engines where a mess, Most of the crews where good though. I was second on the Irish Wasa and Lindisfarne with Captain Wilson, a hard man but I got on well with him. I wanted to go on the Sheaf Field but the office insisted I stayed on the Ore Carriers so I left and joined Blandford Shipping where I eventually became chief Engineer, their ships where more modern than Souters ship.
    Do you have contact with anyone else in Souters? I would like to make contact with them if possible.
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    I was for a short while on the Sheaf Field, joined her at the tail of the bank Greenock Sep 25th 1965, did two iron oar trips to Murmansk Russia and back to Middlesbrough, then to Monrovia Liberia, Holland and Sweden, paid off at Middlesbrough Dec 28th. Happy Ship with a good bunch of lads but little to show for it by the time the New year came.

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    Well Vernon, there was the White Star line we all know of, but there was also a Re star Line.
    What do you know about that one?
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    Cannot say i have heard of that one John!
    Are you sure it was called that? I have hear of the Red Star Line !
    Just asking in case!
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    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Red_St...%2C%20Belgium.
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    Yes Vernon, that may well be the one.
    All I have is a copy of a poster in a book by the name of ,
    Sail, Steam and Splendour
    The ship mentioned is the 'Belgenland' in service from 12923
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