|03/16/2013 - 00:00||Michael Mcrae||
This was my first and only ship in the 'Home Trade' I lived in Aberdeen at the time and joined at Hall Russel dockyard did the sea trials as the first trip. Captain was James MacIntyre, came from the Scottish Islands a good man very approachable. The ship was built to supply local Shell - Mex depots around the UK coast and made trips from Grangemouth, Isle of Grain, Shellhaven, Fawley and Milford Haven refineries. Favourite destinations were Great Yarmouth especially during the summer months the night time entertainments were excellent this was in the days when a UK seaside holiday was the highlight of the year, Barry Island in Wales was a similar venue.