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    My first ship as 16 year old deck boy straight out of training school ( indefatigable) .
    The ship’s name was methane princess out of canvy island Kent

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    Which one? 1964 built in Vickers or the 2003 one built by Dawoo shipyard Korea.helderline-36240-Home-372_12014_methane-princess-20.jpg Methane_ships.jpgMethane Princess 2003.jpg
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    Quote Originally Posted by James Curry View Post
    Which one? 1964 built in Vickers or the 2003 one built by Dawoo shipyard Korea.helderline-36240-Home-372_12014_methane-princess-20.jpg Methane_ships.jpgMethane Princess 2003.jpg
    It would be the original, Methane Princess and Methane Progress, operated by Shell. Ran from Canvey Island to Arzew and back.

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    I did one return trip Canvey to Arzew and back as R/O on the Progress in 1980. Longest two weeks of my life... Followed that with 4 months on the Geomitra, Japan to Brunei and back, ad nauseam.

    At least on the "G" boats you could count on decent weather some of the time. Even the odd bit of entertainment provided by a dodgy Malaysian shipowner sinking his coaster right under our bow... (Gastrana, 1983) They waited until they could see the colour of our ensign and then opened the sea cocks and called Mayday on 2182 �� Hoping to claim the insurance money no doubt.

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    My first trip with Cunard was the Lumiere a product tanker on the South Afriacan coast. Flew out to Cape Town to join her. Turned up at Heathrow in September 1977. First time flyer. Didn't have a clue where or when to board. It wasn't until I heard my name being called that I realised where I was to go. Arrived in Cape Town for a 3 night stay in hotel before ship arrived. 3 great days in CT with joining 5/E , followed by 4 great months on ship around the coast.

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    First Ship the old Dunnottar Castle , and her last trip to London from Cape Town where i joined her then going to KG5 Tilbury Dock London.
    Great old Ship and a first Experience for a Greenhorn! LOL Wonderful days!
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    Windsor Castle straight out of Southampton on her third voyage.
    As a tourist gallop Bell Boy, another name for a wingers slave.
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    Hi Andre

    I was at the "Indefatigable" 1961 to 1963, First ship Oronsay.
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