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1959 to 1973
|12/27/2018 - 13:14||Des Brookes||
I must have enjoyed the Humilaria, as I joined the vessel on 11th May 1972 and left on 1st May 1973. I remember that the air-conditioning was always malfunctioning, so there was many a night spent sleeping on deck. People moan about their work today, and it was no different all those years ago, but I remember a time when there was more cameraderie and less selfishness and greed than there is today.
|03/09/2012 - 21:54||Ken Heiser||
I remember leaving home in the dead of winter, was it BOAC then I cannot remember, remember joining the Humilaria as 3rd Mate in Whangarei, NZ, The flight was long westwards, stopped in Fiji for one night in nice hotel on beach before last leg with ANZ to Auckland. Small 10 seater flight from Auckland to Whangarei.
|08/19/2011 - 23:01||Fred Martindale||
I joined Humilaria at Hebburn on 14.10.66 & did the full 13 months before she paid off in Nov '77. I was a first trip fireman and worked alongside Ron from Evesham,his mate Eddie from Bristol and a great lad called Billy Monroe from Sunderland. Another good mate was John Milne the pumpman from Liverpool.I remember Alexander Clark and the 1st cook jumping ship in New Orleans-I recall the day actually and I wondered what happened to them.Also to the other good friends I met on that trip. It was a long trip on a very hot ship but I enjoyed it all and would go back tomorrow and do it again if i could. (I'm 66 tomorrow) If anyone out there remembers me I would be pleased to hear from them. We berthed in Boston I think Christmas eve 1966 and I had the night off. I recall some decent local bloke bringing me back safely after finding me completely blathered in a snowdrift. I have a few stories about the trip some of which I can't repeat here but I remember one of the generators going out of control and we pulled into Hoboken for repairs for a couple of days. Happy days-regards to Alex and anyone else reading
|05/08/2011 - 10:25||Alexander Clark||
Joined her at Palmers Hebburn(TYNE)October 1966,Hated every single minute on her.Both the Cook and myself jumped ship I think it was May 1967 in New Orleans.