|06/13/2013 - 15:52||Gerald Wood||
Served on Darina from Jan to Jul 1969. I remember the first moon landing we were in Lyme Bay sat up all night to watch on tv. Interesting vessel to be on kept busy with many 'lightenings' in Lyme bay, also did a trip off Scotland to meet a new 'M' class new from a Danish shipyard to experiment lightening while under way. The practice was not adopted by shell. Also anchored of Cowes Isle of Wright for ten days and on the day of the Spithead Naval Review the ship was dressed overall. visited various ports from Shell Haven, Europort, Bantry Bay, Liverpool and Le Havre to name but a few. a happy ship with frequent trips asshore
|03/27/2013 - 15:02||Rogerpalmer||
Could not get off the ship fast enough never sailed with such a bunch of miserable people apart from Ass.Steward the loverly and only Lulu.
|04/24/2011 - 20:23||Mike Big Taff H...||
proberly the best of the lighteners always very busy, trips used to fly bye,did 6/7 trips on her ,during the mid 70s to mid 80s.all the usual ports of call,tranmere allways a good blow out there !!! teesport, woke up in redcar a couple of times !!! lovely stanford no hope !! all the reg near cont ports fredrecia always a good night out there with a bottle spirits under your coat to pay for your night out !!! hamburg say no more !!! europort,le verdon,antwerp,le harve,to name but a few .not much sleep aboard here far to busy for that !!!! great ship to be on always a good crew and great memories that will be with me for the rest of my life .