|Brian Mullan||5th engineer||1948|
|Frederick Cyril...||apprentice||1956 to 1959|
|Roy Pacey||3rd engineer||1956 to 1957|
|Ian F Guthrie||deck apprentice||1957 to 1958|
|Graham Marsh||efficient deckhand||1958 to 1962|
|Tony Rafferty||catering boy||1958 to 1959|
|Albert Jolly||5th engineer||1958|
|Michael Walker||deck apprentice||1959 to 1960|
|05/07/2015 - 15:27||Michael Ellis||
My first ship from Apprenticeship as Marine Engineer joined late August 1957 as Fifth Engineer, paid off compassionate grounds Scapa Flow late Oct 1957,as my wife gave birth to daughter( after being on board for whole drydock at Falmouth) and her father terminally ill in hospital!
|03/29/2009 - 21:12||Ian F Guthrie||
The Lingula was my first ship and the first trip lasted just a year. My first port was Havana, Cuba. Batista was still just hanging on to power, but when we were ashore there was fighting in the outskirts of Havana. It was quite exciting for a first trip apprentice, seeing armed soldiers rushing around. We did several runs between Rotterdam and Norkopping, Sweden. We carried a highly refined oil and the tanks had to be thoroughly cleaned each time so we had lots of time in Rotterdam each turn round. It was winter and the Baltic was frozen and several times we needed a Russian icebreaker to get us out. The pilot drove out to the ship from Norkopping and then walked the last few hundred yards. The bow plates were very badly dented by the pressure of the ice and after winter we spent a few weeks in dry dock at Wilton Fiornord having new plates put on the bow. It was -50 degrees and all the water services froze solid we had to "go" over the side.