|07/18/2012 - 17:29||Dave Chissel||
this was my first experience of turbo electrics and I was a nervous wreck on my first watch but the 3rd engr, paddy Sterne, was really a great guy and quickly at ease. The alternators would go out of step in heavy weather and demanded your presence at the controls for the full watch. Anderson a geordie, was the chief and Britain was the skipper. We were out UK waters for 15 months and I got my income tax back. I joined in dry dock in Cardiff and the crew were a motley lot and the only true welshman was a steward called Timothy Mahoney. I learned so much that trip, not only about engineering neither!