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Seadogs Index E

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Eddie Davidson (Retired)

Eddie Davies (aka Buster or 1st Refuelling Officer)

Eddie Duncan

Eddie Kilroy (Deceased)

Eddie Kelleher

Eddie Lang

Eddie Scott

Eddie Teale

Eddie the Fireman

Eddie Wallace

Edna Ballantyre

Eileen Hart

Eileen O'Keane (Deceased)

Elaine Grahame (now Lawton)

Elaine Halsall (now Denmead)

Elaine Israel

Eldred Clark

Elizabeth Twine

Elmer Nemeth

Elspeth ? (WAP)

Elvin Mullinger

Elwyn Jones (aka Scobey from Holyhead Anglesey)

Eon Dyson

Eric ? (4EO)

Eric Banton

Eric Campbell

Eric's Memories of Oriana

Eric Edwards

Eric McGuffie

Eric Pinches

Eric Smith

Eric Snowden (Deceased)

Eric Speekenbrink

Eric Stancliffe

Eric Sweetman

Eric Taylor (aka Erictrician)

Ernest French (aka Froggy)

Etta JonquiŤre

Euan Scrimgeour

Eula Taulbee

Eve Becker

Eve Palmer

Eveline Maas (now Smith)

Eveline's Memories of Orsova (more ships to follow)

Evie Fleming

Everett ?

 

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Fiona Buy (now Hann)

Fiona Fitzpatrick

Francis Stileman

Frank Baker

Frank Jackson

Frank Kendall

Frank McGurran

Frank Murphy

Frank Stone

Frank Taylor

Frank Zaniewski

Frankie Cowie

Frankie Gay (now Blyth)

Fred Davies (aka The Red)

Fred Hall

Fred Rance

Fred Woolley

Freddie Blackmore

Freddie Lloyd

 

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Seadogs Index G

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G Singh

Gadge

Gareth Edwards

Gareth Hopes

Gareth Jones

Garry ? (Bellboy)

Garry James (aka Taff)

Garry Kerr

Garry Stewart (aka Aussie Jock)

Garven Faulkas

Gary Davies

Gary Edbrooke

Gary Maine

Gary Pemberton

Gary Richardson

Gary Stanley

Gary Wood (aka Trigger)

Gary's Memories of Oriana.

Gavin Ash

Gavin Menzies

Gaynor ? (Hairdresser)

Geoff Burrell

Geoff Constable

Geoff Cooper

Geoff Edwards

Geoff Fittes

Geoff Galan (aka Sir John)

Geoff Gibbs 

Geoff Harris

Geoff Heap (aka Groucho)

Geoff Hilman

Geoff Horan (aka ĎOrrible)

Geoff Howe

Geoff Kimber

Geoff's Memories of Sea Princess.

Geoff Pappin

Geoff Pettit (Deceased)

Geoff Seddon (Deceased)

Geoff Sheppard

Geoff's Memories of Uganda.

Geoff Srodzinski

George ? (Engineer)

George Alcock

George Barnes

George Clish

George Glessinger

George Marsh (aka Boggy)

George McHugh (Deceased) 

George Overrill (Deceased)

George Waddell

George Wales

Gerard Dubras (AP)

Gerry Dyer

Gerry McGowan (Deceased)

Gerry Murphy (aka Gerry Mouse)

Gerry Sue Eason

Gervais Maher

Geziena Poll (now Christine Smith)

Gillian Angrave

Gillian Humphries

Gilly Wray

Gino ?

Glen Cunningham

Glenn Moore

Glyn Dodson (aka Twinkle Toes)

Glyn's Memories include Himalaya, Oriana.

Gordon Anderson

Gordon Chapman

Gordon Dickens

Gordon Ferguson

Gordon McIntyre

Gordon Mincham

Gordon Nichols

Graeme Hayes

Graeme Heap

Graham ? (Eng)

Graham Billett

Graham Bingley

Graham Bird (aka Dicky)

Graham Bond

Graham Box

Graham Briggs

Graham Burton

Graham Charlwood

Graham Francis

Graham Harding (Deceased)

Graham Howard (aka Pugsley or Ronnie Barker)

Graham Kirk (aka Frickley) 

Graham Lewis

Graham Lyne (aka Jumbo)

Graham Mansell

Graham McQueen

Graham Paul (aka Shag)

Graham Santi

Graham Smith (aka Plank)

Graham Smith (aka Mara or Abdul)

Graham's Memories include Canberra, Island Princess, Oriana and Sun Princess. 

Graham Stephens

Graham's Memories of Himalaya. 

Graham Tebby

Graham Tuck (aka Chuck)

Graham Waller

Graham Webb

Greg Jackson

Greg Sinclair

Greg's Memories of Oriana. 

Greg Smith

Greg's Memories of Oriana, Orsova. 

Gregg Walker

Gudrun Hansen

Gus ? (BRS)

Guy Galpin

Guy Pagett

Guy Richards

Gwynne Tyler

 

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Hamish Reid

Hans ?

Harry Adamson (aka Dirty Harry)

Harry Bell

Harry Bonning

Harry Marsland

Harry Ritchie

Haydn Deane

Hazel Smith

Heather Campbell

Heather Sinclair

Heather Yandle

Helen Coundley

Helen Davies

Helen Hawkett (aka Aitch Squared)

Helen Osborne

Helen Skoins

Helena Swallow

Hilke Hasenkamp

Hillary ? (aka Hotpot)

Hilary Wheeler

Ho Kou Ping

Howard Bird (aka Dickie)

Howard Chergwin

Howard Franklin

Howard Kelly (aka Ned)

Howie Poole (Deceased)

Hugh Leslie

Hugie Martin

Huw Jones

Huw Williams (Deceased)

 

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Seadogs Index I

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Iain Mackinnon

Iain Reeves (aka Jim)

Ian ?

Ian Anderson

Ian Bates

Ian Bremner

Ian Brightmore

Ian Brown

Ian Brummit

Ian Brunton

Ian Cooke

Ian Colquhoun

Ian Dawson

Ian Gibb

Ian Grant

Ian Haggarty

Ian Hamilton

Ian Henchoz

Ian Henderson

Ian Hope (Deceased)

Ian Hunter (Engineer)

Ian Hunter (Purser)

Ian Jennings (aka Geordie) (Deceased)

Ian Johnson

Ian MacIntosh

Ian Mark

Ian Nicol

Ian Phillips

Ian Pollard

Ian Quinn

Ian Robson

Ian Rover

Ian Sabet

Ian Settle (aka Cecil)

Ian Smith

Ian Smith (Deceased)

Ian Stewart

Ian Stoker

Ian Strutt

Ian Tomkins (Deceased)

Ian Wall (aka Ace)

Ian Walters

Ian's Memories of Oriana 1972-1979

Ian White (aka Chalky)

Ian Wynn-Smythe (aka Winnie)

Ian Yates

Ineke Ooyevaar

Isabel Page

Isadore ? (Sonny Souto Band)

Ivan Jerman

Ivan Squires

Ivor Bayliss

Ivor Young

 

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Eddie Davies (aka Buster or 1st Refuelling Officer)

  

  

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Eddie writes;

I was ship's Boilermaker on the Iberia 68 -70, (the famous split fuel tank 1st class baggage room episode). Then Canberra in 70 (was relieving the great DP Lloyd boilermaker) then a couple of swings on the Chusan for 2 months. Then the Orcades until October 72. I was married on the Orcades in 72 in Fremantle and you can guess the engineers and one or 2 deck guys had a bit of a happy time (if they remember) as the grog was all free. TB was best man so he defiantly got on it and Captain Jock LeFevre was my spokesperson. The Baker made the wedding cake and the ship's band and photographers were also there.

   

When I left the sea I joined Watney Mann and ran a pub in Southampton, the Spa Tavern, from 1972 to 1974 so I also saw the guys after I left P&O when they came into the pub. I moved to Perth WA in November 74 with my wife and have been here for 37 years.

  

I'm sorry to here about the passing of old shipmates as we had a great time as young men. I was especially saddened recently with the news of Denis Tanner. I have caught up with some guys over here in OZ like Jim Taylor Eng (NSW), Pat McPherson (WA), Jack Cheetham (NZ) and of course Keith Fiddling (Deceased) in Qld. I have been trying to trace some of the guys Like John Cannon Gray (Fridge Eng), Peter Robinson (Pee Wee) 4th Eng, and I see Dave Barraclough in some of the photos what has happened to him?

  

Maybe through the Seadogs site it can organise a reunion in the UK for one big thrash every couple of years and guys will come from all over. I know this is old hat but maybe it could be done before all the old seadogs fall of the perch.

  

Eddie's email address is daviesec@yahoo.com.au

  

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Eddie Duncan

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Wow, now thereís a face from the past that I remember so well. Eddie was the Engine Room Storekeeper on Oriana. Great bloke. 

 

There's more photos of Eddie here

 

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Eddie Wallace

  

 

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Eddie was at sea for 14 years but I'm not sure in what capacity yet.

 

Eddie's email address is gm4xlu@blueyonder.co.uk

 

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Elaine Halsall (now Denmead)

Elaine worked at sea from 1984 to 1994 on Canberra, Oriana and Sea Princess as an AP/SAP/DP. She married Michael Denmead who worked as a PRS and Barman (plus other jobs on numerous P&O ships).

 

Courtesy of Chris Lawton

This was taken at the Canberra Reunion on Saturday 8th September 2007. 


There's more of Elaine starting here.  


Michael and Elaine have recently moved to Sydney and their new email address is mwejdenmead@gmail.com

  

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Eldred Clark

Eldred joined P&O as cadet in 1969 and sailed as 4th before departing for E&A and the S.S. Cathay in 1975. He retired ashore from ANL in 1983 and took up lecturing position in Sydney Technical College (School of Mechanical and Marine Engineering). He then retired from the maritime industry in 1988 and departed Australia in 1990 on a transfer/appointment to Brussels. Since returning to Europe heís worked in London, Paris and London again - now a prodigal POME residing with family in Surrey, UK.

 

Above is Eldred on SS Oronsay during Aussie Cruising Ď75

 

Hereís a great shot in front of the Sydney Harbour Bridge, Sydney Departure, December 1973

L-R:        

Elvin Mullinger, Ned Kelly, Eldred Clark

 

Thereís more photos of Eldred here, here

 

Eldredís email address is eldredclark@ntlworld.com

 

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Elmer Nemeth

Elmer was the bass player singer with the Tony Austin Trio who started out on the Oriana, Canberra and all the Princess ships. He married the gorgeous Jeannie Applegate who was a cruise hostess and entertainer/Singer on the Princess ships. 

 

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This is Elmer now at 80 years young and is still playing the Bass and singing.

 

There's more of Elmer starting here.


Elmer can be contacted through Jeannie's email address.

 

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Eric Banton

Eric was a Junior Engineer then 4th Engineer on Oronsay, 3rd Engineer on the Carthage and Himalaya and later he was 2nd Engineer on the Bendigo.

  

The above picture has been cut from the Himalaya Football team photo from 1954/55 which Eric kindly sent in which can be seen here.

  

Eric's email address is eric.bstairs@tiscali.co.uk

  

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Eric Campbell

Oriana 1969-70 with Eric Campbell (A/E) and Dawn Powell (WAP). 

  

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This is Eric now with his wife Bev on a recent trip to Italy.


There's more of Eric in Eric's Memories here.


Eric's email address is eric_campbell@telus.net

 

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Eric Taylor (aka Erictrician)

Courtesy of Paul Ridley

I don't know much about Eric other than he was a Lecky on Oriana.

 

There's more photos of Eric starting here.

 

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Ernest French (aka Froggy)

Ernest joined the Orient Line in 1948. He was the Purser on Otranto in 1954. He was the Purser on ORIANA in the 60's. He remembers Ernie Neville was Chief Engineer and then later came Tony Mazonowicz who we all know very well. He left P&O in 1974 having been Purser on most of the ships in the fleet. Ernest wrote the book called "ORMONDE to ORIANA" using the pseudonym Nelson French.  

 

There's more of Froggy here

 

Ernest's email address is ernestfrench@btinternet.com

 

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Euan Scrimgeour

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Euan was Assistant Surgeon on Orsova in 1965, that's the Dispenserís cabin behind.

Euan writes;

The Captain on my April voyage was W N Eade and the Surgeon was John F Farrall. Ian Butcher was the Pharmacist. I have always regretted I did not stay with my ship, it was the biggest mistake I ever made. The following year I did the Pacific Cruise, as a passenger, but I would have greatly preferred being on the crew.

 

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When she was in Fremantle in 1967, I did an oil  painting of her which I continue to enjoy.

 

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Shore trip 1965.

 

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In the foreground is Frances Carey (Senior Nursing Sister), and Keith ? (Hospital Attendant) on her left.

 

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Ceuta 1965.

 

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L-R: Euan, Russ ?, ?? (aka Ginger), Harry ?, ??, Alan ?, Ian Butcher (Dispenser).


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Bought on eBay 2013  - Who did it belong to?


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Himalaya leaving Tilbury, April 1965.
 

Dr Euan Scrimgeour now lives in Perth, Western Australia. He has extensive data on his voyages and would like to be contacted by any of the crew during 65-66.

 

Euan's email address is euan_scrimgeour@yahoo.co.uk

 

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Eula Taulbee

Eula was with Princess Cruises from 1989 until 1998. She sailed on the Island Princess, Pacific Princess, Star Princess, Royal Princess and Sky Princess as Shop Manager and still keeps in close contact with Dave Harbinson and a few more. Eula would love to hear from any or all that knew her.

 

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This is Eula with her much loved family taken on Christmas day 2005.

 

Eula's email address is etgoodsugar@msn.com

 

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Fiona Buy (now Hann)

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Fiona was a WAP for many years starting on Canberra. She is now the Furnishings Superintendent for Carnival Group UK. Hopefully I'll be able to add more detail about Fiona soon.

 

Fiona's email address is fiandrich@hann007.fsnet.co.uk

 

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Frank McGurran

Frank was an engineer with P&O and Canberra was his last ship before leaving in 1974 as J2/E to work on ferries. He married Jops Verschure (ex Dutch WAP).

 

Frank and Jops along with their great friends, John Hammond (2/El) and his wife Sue (was Collins - WAP) are off to the P&O reunion in Oxford on the 20th-23rd September 2009.

  

The photo above was cut from the Canberra group photo sent in by Frank.

 

Frank's email address is fmcgurran@yahoo.co.uk

 

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Fred Rance

 


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Fred joined the big O in Perth in March 1976 as Deck Boy. He remembers many great times, lots of laughing and drinking. He missed the sailing in Auckland December 1981 and I'm pleased to say he's still laughing and drinking. Fred now lives in Hemel Hempstead, England. 

 

Fred's email address is rances@ntlworld.com (bounces as invalid)

 

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Gareth Jones 

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Gareth (on the far right) was a P&O Group cadet from September 1971 to July 1975, then an Assistant Engineer and 4th Engineer from July 75 to March 1978. This photo was taken New Years Eve 1977 on the Pacific Princess.

 

Gareth recalls;

The guy next to me was a cadet, who's name I donít remember. The next two guys are Julian and Paul who were both Electricians, sorry I canít remember their surnames, although I do recall Jules came from Plymouth.

 

Gareth sailed on the following ships;

Oronsay 1973

Himalaya 1973

Oriana  1973-1974

Canberra 1974

Spirit of London 1974

Canberra 1975

Pacific Princess 1975 - 1978

 

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Gareth recalls;

This is me at Captain's Cocktails, doing what we did, only this time the young lady in the green dress, Elizabeth, has now been my wife for 29 years,. We met on the "Love Boat". This photo was taken about 30 seconds after we first met. She has her hand on her mother's shoulder as we had just passed through a cyclone and the ship was still moving a fair bit. We had actually met the day before, but she was so sea sick that she did not remember me.

 

Brilliant stuff Gareth and what a beautiful lady Ö it happened to me too and itís our 30th Wedding Anniversary tomorrow 28th August :)

 

Garethís story;

As for myself Iíve been here in Sydney now since 1978, Liz and I were married here in 1977 and I went back to sea for two trips before permanently settling here. Iíve been in the Engineering game ever since, working for a couple of U.S. based companies primarily in the valve industry. In 2003 Iíd had enough of working for U.S. companies, who only had the interest of the board and shareholders at heart (I get great satisfaction in knowing that one of my ex-bosses is doing three years jail for tax evasion and fraud), the hard working employees who made them all their money really were treated like shit. (I concur whole heartedly, Iíve just resigned from TYCO and all their previous senior management are in jail for the same reason). Anyway I put my money where my mouth was and started my own facilities maintenance business, time and money had always stopped me from doing it before. Weíve been busy since day one, so things are going pretty well.

 

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This is a picture of Gareth taken last month while on a business trip to China, Heís 4th from the left. The tall guy on the far left is Simon, one of Garethís sons, who also works in our business.

 

Thereís an amusing tale supplied by Gareth about Keith Radford and the ĎBopperí. Click here to read it.


There's more of Gareth starting here.

 

Garethís email address is garethj@bigpond.com

 

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Garry Stewart (aka Aussie Jock)

Garry was a very impulsive spontaneous guy with an acutely sharp wit. A lot of fun to be around. Deep down heís a very caring and loyal friend and was always the first to offer to help out with whatever. Garry was the Frigey on Oriana and has been a lecturer on Refrigeration & Air Conditioning at a large Tech College here in Perth for quite some time now.

 

Thatís Garry smack in the middle, the left of the two half bent over and below heís 2nd from the left putting the rabbit ears on Speedy. That was taken on Antigua Beach.

  

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Alan Conlin (TT), Garry, John Speed (Speedy), Les Diffey, Steve B and Super Mac

 

This is a recent shot of Garry with his lovely wife Dianne taken at our first official reunion dinner on the 5th April 2003.

 

Thereís more photos of Garry in Glyn's Memories, Kevin's Memories, Kevin's Movies, Les' Memories and Steve's Movies. You can also follow this trail in other areas starting here.

 

Garryís email address is stewgardia@bigpond.com (bounces as invalid)

 

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Gary Edbrooke

Gary was on the Pacific and Island Princess as a cadet in 1982 then on the Island and Sea Princess as a AEO till he left in 86. Now living in Connecticut in the US since 87.

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My marine engineering background helped me a lot as a mining engineer. Same song, different singer, if you know what I mean. This was my Super Sucker at Hilton Mine 1989.


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Me in 1100 Orebody Mt Isa just before I left for WA in 1991.


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Me about to leave home Sep 1980. 1st year cadet. The leaving of Cullercoats.


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Arriving in Australia as a mining engineer with only the shirt on my back. Actually I had a huge collection of short sleeve white shirts with eyelets on the shoulders, I had them for years. I'm sure people thought I only had one shirt. The barracks were made by the yanks in ww2. They were building a road to Darwin for the war.  We used to live in them. A bit like being at sea.

 

There's more of Gary here

 

 

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Gary Wood (Aka Trigger)

Gary was a Sparky on Oriana and joined in June 1977, a year after I left. I'm not sure of Gary's sea career between then and now but he's another who's still at sea and is presently Staff Electrotech on the new Crown Princess. 

  

Gary's supplied some excellent photos of those early days and most of the amazing guys that I sailed with are in them and I have to say that my deep regrets of leaving that life have now been profoundly magnified. 

  

Check out his section Gary's Memories

  

There's more of Gary starting here.

  

Gary's email address is gary&jill@talktalk.net

  

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Gavin Ash 

Hereís Gavin putting up the Chrissy decorations and thatís Mick Everson and friend. 

 

Thereís more photos of Gavin starting here.

 

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Geoff Fittes

 


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Geoff was with P&O from 1961 to 1971, mostly on Chusan and Orsova. He now lives in Valentine NSW.

 

Geoff's email address is fittesonline@optusnet.com.au

 

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Geoff Gibbs

Geoff is still at sea as Environmental Officer onboard ms Rhapsody of the Seas with Royal Caribbean Cruise Line where he's been for the past 11 years. In the early days of his career he worked for P&O Cruises from January 1983 to December 1988 as a Waiter, Linen Keeper, Ship's Writer and Junior Supervisor aboard Canberra, Sea Princess, Royal Princess and the old Oriana, and remembers many of the names and faces on this website. He would like to say hi to everyone that he knows and Best Wishes to them all. And he hopes to get to one of the reunions one day.

 

There's another photo of Geoff cropped up here, unfortunately it's not a good photo but I'm trying to get a better scan from Fruity.

 

Geoff's email address is geoffgibbs7@yahoo.co.uk

 

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Geoff Harris

Geoff sailed as an Engineer Officer with P&O between 1967 and 1974 on the "flying C's" (Cannanore + Coromandle), Strathconon, Oronsay and Spirit of London. 

Geoff adds;

I married Janice (nee Shingleton) ex WAP on Orsova and Oriana in 1974 and we now have 2 adult kids and one grandchild. After leaving P&O I transferred to Panocean and was Chief Engineer with them in 1975 until the company closed in 1984. Then as the Chief Engineer of the Omani Royal Yacht Al Said 1984 to 1989. Since then I have worked as a new building consultant and have supervised new building ships in Malaysia, Singapore, Japan, Germany, Romania and France. On other projects I have also worked and lived in the UAE, Qatar and the Oman. Now semi retired and just taking the odd small job to help ease the limitations on pension arrangements decimated by Gordon Brown and the present UK government in general.

 

The photo where the above photo was cut from can be seen here

 

Geoff's email address is geoff@viamaruk.wanadoo.co.uk

 

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Geoff Heap (aka Groucho)

Geoff was never far away from the action. Now thatís what I call an Easter treat.

 

He assures me that his hand was not touching the girl but Iím not sure and neither is Mick Everson by the looks.

 

Geoff showing a talent I didnít know he had. I canít remember him playing the squeezebox at any pour outs that I was at. Hidden talents Ö I think Geoff was a bit deeper than he ever let on. It just shows that my memory isn't perfect because you can hear Geoff playing that squeezebox and me singing along.

 

Hereís Groucho laying down on the job again. One of Orianaís propellers I presume.

 

This is Geoff at work as he is now. He works for a Brewery in London. Now thatís something Iíve dreamt of for many years but somehow I donít think it would have worked out for me being a confirmed alcoholic a bit like giving a fox the job of looking after the chickens. If you still had the mo Geoff Iíd have to say youíve hardly changed a bit but without the trademark Groucho Mo I donít think I would have recognised you in the street. Looks like thereís a few emails in your inbox Mate.

 

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This is Groucho sitting in Mike Jackís back garden in Southampton taken about 25 years ago, minding a rudimentary BBQ and glass of Rose!

 

This is Geoff playing in a band nearing his 60th Birthday. This is a new skill that Geoff's taking professional lessons for and the shot was taken at a student concert while on holiday in Bath. 

 

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They were doing a rendition of Bo Diddley's 'Who Do You Love?'.

 

Thereís more photos of Geoff starting here

 

Geoffís email address is geoffrey_heap@yahoo.co.uk

 

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Geoff Horan (aka ĎOrrible)

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Geoff posing (his words) at Glacier Bay

 

Oronsay alongside at the passenger terminal, Auckland 1973.

 

Graham Tuck (Chuck), Geoff Horan (Me) and Paul Hudson. Glacier Bay Ď73.

  

Taffy Morgan, with the late Don Hallam giving Ďthe engineers saluteí.

 

Fine body of men here, Pete Carney, Dave Stillwell, Geoff Horan and Paul Hudson at the bottom of a totem pole in Sitka or somewhere.

 

The Blue Ensign, as we had a RNR captain, think it was Fred Woolley.

 

There's more photos of Geoff starting here.

 

Geoff's email address is geoff@caldergeneralservices.co.uk (bounces as invalid)

 

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Geoff Kimber

Geoff writes;

I joined P&O as a cadet in 1975 and went to South Shields for all my training plus tickets. As first trip cadet I went on Sun Princess in August 77 along with fellow cadet Chris Lawton. This trip was decisive as from then on it could only be Passenger Division for me. I really enjoyed two subsequent trips on General Cargo but it was obvious the writing was on the wall for the GCD fleet. I joined Uganda in August 79 and stayed there through to end of 83, all apart from one trip on Canberra in 1980 and time out to do my 2nds ticket whilst Uganda was a hospital ship. After Uganda I went to Canberra in December 83 for a couple of years during which time I met a WAP who was to become the future Mrs Kimber Ė then known as Jackie Garrad. Once I got my Steam Chiefís I then joined Sea Princess where I did my motor time; I did the ticket, got the T-shirt and then one last trip for luck Ė then decided it was time to leave for a shore job. I got a job with BP in 1988 in the south east, moved house, got married and have two kids (now aged 14 & 11) and live near Aylesbury, still working for BP as product manager for marine lubricants.

 

Iíve seen a few seadogs on and off since I left (you know who you are!). Funny how they never seem to changeÖ you just have a beer, and just chat like it was only yesterday!

 

I spent quite a bit of time with Laurie on the 8-12. As many readers will recall, ďnight-lifeĒ on Uganda often ceased around half past midnight unless the barman could be encouraged to stay open later. This meant that if the 8-12 wished to partake in their social obligations then a speedy arrival on decks was paramount. For the engineers this was a little tricky, in having to hand-over, race up the ladder to the accommodation (sometimes quicker than the ER lift) take a shower, shave, brush, don full mess-kit and appear in the Music Room in as short a time as possible. This became quite an art form with the record standing at I think eight minutes past midnight. However there were short-cuts to be takenÖ as I was junior I put the 12-4 on the shake at 23.45, and during this task could sometimes take the opportunity to shave (I was loudly and incredulously accused of cheating by Laurie). I was most frustrated one evening when I arrived in what I considered bloody quick at 00.11 hours, only to find Laurie on his second beer! Then after a couple of beers myself I found the secret to Laurieís speedÖ he had not put on either socks or jocks and may have even been wearing his slippers!

 

Geoff's sent in some great Uganda shots posted here and a Uganda group Panto photo here and a Canberra Group shot here.

 

There's some great photos in Geoff's Memories.


There's more of Geoff starting here.

 

Geoff's email address is kimberg@btconnect.com

 

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Geoff Sheppard


Geoff worked as a school office assistant on 2 cruises in 1978 around Scandinavia and as far south as Lisbon, then again (by request) on 2 more, including the Christmas cruise in 79/80.


The above photo is cut from the panto photo in 1979 posted by Geoff Kimber.


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This is a more recent shot of Geoff with a spectacular view behind.

 

Geoff's sent in 55 great photos of his time on Uganda which can be seen here in Geoff's Memories.

 

Geoff's email address is geoff.shep@mail.com

 

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George McHugh (Deceased)

Courtesy of Steve B

George was Senior 2nd Engineer on Nevasa when I first started this amazing period of my life in 1974. The above photo has been cut from the photo below showing George chatting to Harry Ritchie (Junior 2nd Eng) in the Alleyway at a pourout in my Cabin (No 9). 

 

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The names of all the people in this photo are listed in the Nevasa Groups section.

 

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This was taken at one of Nevasa's famous theme nights - Toga Night. The full photo can be seen in the Nevasa Groups.


I'm so pleased that George emailed me yesterday (8th July 07) with the following amazing information;

I had the dubious pleasure of taking the "ORIANA" to Osaka as the last Chief Engineer. My crew consisted of Mike Gold (Chief Officer), Dave Mitchell (3/E/O) and two very splendid and capable bosuns (I regret I have forgotten their names). We were towed from Sydney to Osaka which was about thirty days.

 

For the technically minded the following had to be undertaken for Insurance purposes.

a) Rudder secured in amidships position.

b) Both Port and Starboard shafts disconnected to allow props to "feather" when under weigh.

c) All boilers secured and chemically treated for corrosion.

d) Turbines secured and turning gear engaged and isolated electrically.

e) All other facilities secured, eg. galley, sewage, air conditioning etc.

 

With only the two of us it was quite a task, eventually we got shore labour help towards the end. Dave Mitchell did a sterling job and should have been awarded a C.B.E. especially when our tug had an exhaust bellows failure and had to be welded and then we had to "Jump Start" the prop shafts.

Ask Dave how he did it.................

 

Check out this amazing career; 

1955 - 1961:

Engineer in training, Babcock and Wilcox. Renfrew.

1961 - 1964:

British India Steam Navigation Company - Engineer Officer.

1964 - 1987:

Princess Cruises (P&O Group) Chief Engineer Officer.

Ministry of Defence London. Senior Engineer Officer in charge of vessels carrying Military Personnel and Equipment in the following War Zones: Falkland Islands, Southern Arabia, Borneo, Cyprus.

1987 - 1990:

Feasibility Studies for the purchase of a passenger liner valued at $200 Million Dollars Canadian.

Undertaking surveys of passenger liners to ensure that they comply with the Current Regulations.

Consultant for the repair of large capacity storage tanks containing corrosive liquids. (Saudi Arabia).

Senior Engineer, self-propelled, self-elevating, oil drilling rig, Saudi Arabia.

Chief Engineer - Klaus E. Oldendorff Reederei "NORD", Vorsetzen 50, Hamburg.

1990 to Date:

Self-Employed Consultant Marine Engineer

Hull and Engineer Surveyor Conducting On/Off Hire Surveys for Underwriters, Owners.

Recommending Repair Specifications for bid purposes,

Negotiating scrutinizing and approving repair costs.

Preparation of Reports on behalf of Clients for:

Fire Damage to Machinery and Ancillary Equipment.

Boiler Plant and Auxiliary Machinery Failures.

Pre-Purchase Surveys for Bulk Cargo Vessels etc.

Machinery Selection Specifications for Vessels. 

  

There's more of George starting here,

  

George's email address is mchughengltd@shaw.ca

  

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Gerry Murphy (aka Gerry Mouse)

Gerry was an Electrical Officer on Canberra in the 80's. The above photo was cut from the Leckies Cabin photo in Canberra Groups. 

 

Gerry attended the big September '07 Canberra Reunion onboard the new Oriana in Southampton and there are a few photos of him in that section. 

 

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More recently i.e. July 08 Gerry attended another Canberra Reunion which can be seen here


All Gerry's photos can be seen starting here.

 

Gerry's email address is gerry.murphy76@btinternet.com

 

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Geziena Poll (now Christine Smith)

Christine was a former Dutch WAP on Oronsay 1970-71. 

 

She married Mike Smith (P&O Engineer) and they had a son Ian who followed in his parent's footsteps and is currently 1st VO on the new Oriana.

 

Christine's email address is michael@smithpoll.freeserve.co.uk

 

  

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Gillian Angrave

Gillian joined Canberra in 1967 and remained with her until 1970, then she sailed on Oriana between 1970-1974 as a WAP/SWAP. After leaving the sea in 1974 Gillian worked for two years for Fairways Marine at Hamble, before joining the FCO as Ambassadorís PA, from where she retired two years ago after 30 years, having spent most of her career in South America (Peru, Chile, Guatemala and Mexico), the Philippines and Hungary! She is now very much enjoying her retirement at Westergate, near Chichester, though she does have a part time job as Usher/Deputy Registrar at Chichester Registry Office.

 

Gillian's email address is gillian01@talktalk.net

 

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Glen Cunningham

Glen writes;

Bert McAughtrie and I went to Glasgow College of Nautical Studies as cadets and joined Orsova in Southampton in July 73 where we sailed with Charlie Hill, John Bates and others. We then Joined Arcadia in San Francisco to start Alaskan cruising with the Spirit of London. John Howell was Chief and Chris Hollywood Chandler was 2nd. Big Bill McCandless was 3rd along with Ted Miller and Mark Gardener. John Farmery was an A/E at the time. We did 2 circle Pacific Cruises plus the drydock in Esquimalt Canada. The oil crisis happened and all the Arks oil went to Oriana which was on its way to Australia at the time. P&O were left with a ship after an expensive drydock which they wanted to scrap. Thank God they didn't. Anyway Bert and I left and went to the Canberra in January 74 for the world cruise where we spent just about the whole cruise cleaning the 3 main boilers with Dave Ferguson which were stuffed after American cruising. We also did I think 8 Medi cruises on top of that before going back to College to complete phase 3 of our course. McAughtrie was always the lucky one and he got the new Princess ships in 75 and I got the Oronsay and the Bopper.


Since then I went back to the Arcadia after taking the Oronsay to scrap and was on her till nearly the end. I did do a brief Ken Hewitt favour on Uganda which I loved very much. After the Ark I was on Sea Princess where I relieved Dave Monteith as M/E. Those early days on SP were quite hairy but was made up by being ward room caterer. One of the best engineers I ever sailed with was J/2 and he was John Douglas after him was Big Bill McCandless. My wife, Janet, who I met on the Arcadia, used to bring food from home especially her Mum's apple pie and the Ram, John and myself would ho into these after full away. Near the end of every cruise Mike Ramsay would always make sure that Janet was on her way with the sandwiches otherwise get your arse down below. John Douglas was a great loss to P&O after his Dad died and if he had stayed I am sure would have been the Commodore Chief.


After Sea Princess I left and joined Drew Ameroid Australasia Pty Ltd and have been with them now for nearly 30 years in Sydney. Doogie Cruikshank lives close by me in Mittagong NSW as well. The 2 engineers I wish to remember here are Brendon O'Donoghue ex Oronsay and Arcadia who was my best man and Bob MacGilvary ex Oronsay, Oriana and Arcadia. I lost 2 great friends and I know many of their fellow engineers who sailed with them both feel the loss as well. Anyway that's my brief history with P&O over 10 years and of course we could all write a book about the people we sailed with and the great times we all had.

 

There's more of Glen starting here

 

Glen's email address is cunning@1earth.net

 

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Glenn Moore

Glenn was a Lecky on Oriana, Canberra and Royal Princess 1985-1986.

Glenn writes;

I was only with P&O Cruises for three trips but I still recognized many. I'd had about 7 years at sea (both as a Lecky and Engineer) on cargo ships of all varieties with Blue Star and CP Ships before joining P&O Cruises. I left P&O to go back to school. I then did a 4 month trip on another Cruise Ship. Then onto Classification Society Surveyor, Consultant, Steam Turbine OEM, then insurance engineering/underwriting. 

  

There's more of Glenn starting here.

   

Glenn's email address is glem057@yahoo.com

  

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Glyn Dodson

Glyn is a real genuine bloke. He worked hard and played hard. He scrubbed up pretty well if I remember right and was never without a lady on his arm. Here he is playing Croupier at a Casino Night.

 

Here he is entertaining the ladies in the Boiler Room. Thatís Celia Cowan directly in front of him but I donít know who the other girls are. It was taken while in port in Melbourne in March 1976.

 

Hereís Glyn kneeling 2nd from the left. A Top Guy.

 

Hereís a great shot of him with Jewkesy after a monumental battle with an ID Fan. I think they might have enjoyed one or ten cold beers after that shift.

 

Glynís had a few personal traumas over the years but heís a real fighter and career wise heís a highly sought after Project Manager. I donít think he even considers getting out of bed for projects under 10 million quid these days. This is him standing in front of a new large Hospital project that he managed.

 

Hereís a good shot of what he looks like now taken in France a couple of years back.

 

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Here's Glyn with his great kids (from two marriages obviously). They are Chris (oldest on the right), James and Ha Na. 

 

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Here they all are again next to HMS Victory.

 

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Finally we get to meet the lovely Fiona, Glyn's new partner. This is Glyn with his two youngest on the left and Fiona with her two on the right. What a good looking lot they are!

 

Here's Fiona looking absolutely gorgeous.

 

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I just don't know how you do it Mr Dodson!

 

Glyn and I have been in touch via email for some time now and heís helped me a lot with a few problems. Heís a good Mate.

 

Glynís email address is glyndodson@hotmail.com

 

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Gordon Chapman

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Courtesy of Roger Lownsborough

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Roger Lownsborough, Roger's wife, Gordon Chapman (1st RO) 

 

Roger recalls; 

This was taken at Captain's Cocktail Party in 1987 when P&O gave me a two-week freebie Mediterranean cruise for old times sake. We had the best of both worlds - endless cabin parties and pour outs and then we had all the perks of being passengers. .... we felt no pain at all!

 

There's more of Gordon starting here.

 

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Gordon Ferguson

Courtesy of Roger Lownsborough

Gordon Ferguson was 2nd RO on Chusan. Here he is enjoying a beer or two in Copenhagen, 1967. That is most definitely the right thing to do but not the best place to do it in ... so expensive. 

 

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Gordon McIntyre

Gordon was in the Purser's dept and sailed on Sea princess, Oriana and Canberra back in the mid 1980's. 

   

Gordon is now head of Hospitality Studies at Glasgow Metropolitan College, the largest college providing hospitality training in Scotland!


There's more of Gordon starting here.

 

Gordon's email address is Gordon.Mcintyre@glasgowmet.ac.uk

 

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Graeme Hayes

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Graeme joined P&O in 1984 as an Electrician and served on the Sun Princess, Sea Princess and the new Arcadia.

 

Graeme's email address is creme7@googlemail.com

 

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Graham Smith (aka Mara or Abdul) 

Courtesy of Steve Hodge

Graham writes;

I joined Oriana in April 1974 as 7th RO! The other RO's that I can remember were Jim Meany, Dave Gillmon and Peter Hannah, the others I'm afraid are forgotten. I stayed on her for 13 months doing the Medi then Aussie tours. Why would a 19 year old from Tyneside want to leave? I did another short trip on her in 1976 but spent most of the other years up till 1979 between the Pacific Princess and the Sun Princess. I left then and got married and started a family and spent the next 23 years working for a shoreside service company spending most of those years travelling the world. I'm now back at sea since 2002 working for P&O Ferries.

  

There's more of Graham starting here.

  

Graham has sent in some great photos which can be seen in Graham's Memories.

  

Graham's email address is graham_smith35@hotmail.com

  

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Graham Bond

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Graham Bond on his very first trip coming onto Orianaís Plates.

 

Bondy joined Oriana in October 1980 as Junior Engineer and was on board for her last voyage in '86. He had a year out on Uganda in '84 and was on board for her last voyage back to Falmouth. After Oriana was decommissioned he joined Canberra until early 1990 when he went to the Sky Princess.

 

In total he had 12 years on steamships before he even saw his first motorship and after he got his Chiefís Endorsement on the Pacific Princess and the Island Princess he left to team up with P&O Ferries. He took the money a couple of years ago and is now a Technical Superintendent working out of Limassol, Cyprus. Graham tells me heís seen and done many things in his life but nothing, absolutely nothing, can replace those days spent on the 'O'.

 

Obviously another ĎSoul Brotherí, welcome aboard Bondy

 

What's on the Menu?

Graham Bond and Tony Minards (aka Rooster) in Port Vila.

 

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Rugby team.

L-R Standing:      

Bullit, Don Oliver, Graham Bond, Paul Morgan, Stuart Drew, Ian Stoker, Steve Robinson, ?? (Cadet), John Greswold.

L-R Squatting:

?? (RO), Mark Steele, Ken Willey (Deceased).

 

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A very white Bill McCandless with Tony Davies (aka Sid Vicious) and a couple of Croupiers (all totally innocent).

 

Charlie Hill and a very attractive WAP called Sue.

 

Above is a rather familiar shot of Oriana sailing under the Sydney Harbour Bridge. Nothing unusual about that you might say however this was at the start of her last voyage. Who was the Fourth?

 

This is Graham, as he is now, with his stunningly gorgeous wife of 14 years who heís unfortunately failed to name. Mrs Bond I presume Ö  

    

Heís also sent a great Oriana Wardroom shot and a sad photo of Uganda in Port Stanley, Falkland Islands that Iíve put in their relevant sections.

  

There's more of Bondy starting here.

  

Graham has written his biography, 2 years in the writing, the majority of which is Oriana related, and was written as a diary so his kids would know what he did before he became ĎDadí. You can read a brilliant teaser here, Chapter 5, and information about how to get a copy will be available through this site when published shortly.

  

Book update (04/12/09) - Graham writes;

My book publishing has hit a bit of a blockage which is down to the fact that my car blew up, the central heating blew up and a water leak underground in the garden forced me to divert money to more pressing items, but I hope to have it out by March.

    

Book update (17/04/10) - Graham writes;

I was going to self publish but there is not much achievement in doing that so Iíve had the book reviewed and been advised to get it to a publisher. Itís now in the hands of 2 publishers in the UK but itís a slow process and I donít really know when it will be out there. I think I might actually try an Oz publisher and see how it goes, does anyone know any? Iíve attached another chapter for you to have a look at. 

   

Grahamís email address is gfbond@spidernet.com.cy

  

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Graham Briggs

  

  

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Graham writes;

I was born and lived in Gravesend, Kent and I joined P&O in 1959 as an Electrical Officer on the Iberia for cruising the West Indies and the Med. I stayed on her for line voyages to Australia. My other ships were the Coromandel, Himalaya and the Chusan. I also had spells of dock staff at Tilbury Kgv and Southampton. Whist cruising in 1960 I met a pax who was from Barton-on-Humber, Lincolnshire. We kept in touch and in march 1963 we were married at Barton-on-Humber where we still live and next week will be our 49th Wedding Anniversary.

  

Graham's email address is graham.briggs@sky.com

  

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Graham Francis

All I can tell you about Graham at this stage is that he was an engineer on Uganda around 1981 and he's sent in a great group shot taken on Uganda's plates which this photo was cut from.

 

Graham's email address is graham.francis7@virgin.net

 

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Graham Lewis

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Phil writes;

I've been holding onto this photo for 27 years Graham, I hope you are doing well. We had some great times. Graham and Sarah (hairy-great gal) on the IP. I think Sarah was seeing some Italian stud. Gerry Dyer organized the party but left before midnight.

 

There's more of Graham here.

 

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Graham Paul (aka Shag)

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Shag and Me - Graham Paul and me in the show lounge on Pacific Princess. Shag is looking particularly jaded.

 

Thereís more photos of Graham here, here, here, here,

 

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Graham Stephens

Graham was on Himalaya '65-'68 as Electrical Officer. 

 

Prior to that he was with Shaw Savill on the Southern Cross '62-'64.

 

  

There's more of Graham starting in Graham's Memories.

  

Graham's email address is garrad25@bigpond.com

  

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Graham Tuck (aka Chuck)

Graham was 4th engineer on Oronsay from 1972 to 1974.

 

Graham has sent in some great photos which are posted in Oronsay Groups (check out the Bunny Girls Night!) along with many others of Graham sent in by other seadogs.

 

There's more of Graham here,

 

Graham's email address is gp_tuck@hotmail.com (bounces as invalid)

 

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Greg Sinclair

Greg sailed on the Big O in 1970-71 just before my time but looking at the photos heís sent me nothing changed much between 1974-76 but Iím sad to say theyíre a lot different now. I guess that just makes our time much more sweeter. We were allowed, Iíd hasten to say even encouraged, to work hard and play even harder. Great Days. This was Greg standing in front No4 Boiler. Thatís one hell of a bear suit your wearing under your boiler suit Greg!

  

And, hereís Greg with his lovely wife Helen (definite Princess) taken on the 4th September 2005.

  

Greg would really like to hear from the following Engineers that he sailed with on Oriana in 1970 & 1971:

  

* Dave Betts Ė has made contact.

* Mark Gardiner Ė has made contact.

* Joe Ballam Ė has made contact.

* Doug Haigh Ė has made contact.

* Roger Villiers Ė has made contact.

* Brian Perry

* Matt Gibbs

* Norm Geehan Ė has made contact.

* Dave Collins

 

Greg was lucky enough to get down to the Pacific Princess when it went in Sydney on the 8th November 2005 and met up with Bill McCandless (CTO) as Iíd done earlier this year while it was here in Perth.

 

Bill McCandless & Greg Sinclair, 4 to 8 watch Junior Engineers Ė Oriana 1970 (The Fire Trip), 35 Years on.

 

These are Gregís comments about the above photo taken Feb 2006;

Doug Haigh came to Sydney with his wife Pam, for the weekend, and looked me up. It was great to see him after 33 years. We had a great old time talking about the old P&O days and catching up on the last 33 years. We had a nice lunch at the Royal Motor Yacht Club in Broken Bay which is my local and weíre going to keep in touch and get together whenever we can given that Doug lives in Warragul, Victoria an I Live in Sydney. Without the Beard, Doug would not look too different than he did in the boiler room photo with me in 1971.

  

Greg tells me the following amazing coincidence;

When I met up with Doug Haigh last month we found that we were both going to be first time Grandfathers and as it turned out I had a Grandson and Doug had a Granddaughter on the same day - 21 February 2006. How about that for a coincidence!

     

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Greg writes;

I thought Iíd let you know that Iíve finally made Chief Engineer. The vessel is ďAncient MarinerĒ, which Iíve owned for over a year now. 

  

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She is a 30í ďMarinerĒ Flybridge Cruiser, built in 1976 (Hence the name, which also applies to me) powered by two 225 HP Chrysler engines and will do 20 Knots and get on the plane. 

 

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There's more about Greg starting in Greg's Memories.

Gregís email address is sinclairgreg@optusnet.com.au

  

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Greg Smith

Greg was an Electrical officer with P&O and sailed on Canberra, Chusan and Oriana that I know of. The above photo was taken on Canberra sometime in 1972 or 1973. He was 2nd Lecky then.
 

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Here are Greg Smith and Eveline Maas (former Dutch WAP) on their wedding

day in Holland, August 1979. The bike is a BMW R75/5.
 

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And here they are today, 30 years later! 

 

There's more of Greg starting here.

There's more of Eveline starting here.

There's also Greg's Memories here.

There's also Eveline's Memories here.

 

Greg's email address is greg@smith-maas.com


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Gregg Walker

 

 

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Gregg was a PRS on Oriana (1st one), Canberra, Sea Princess, Sun Princess, Pacific Princess and Assistant Barman on Uganda  in 1984. He's now the Food and Beverage Tutor at the Centre for Service Industries (Proud operators of "Bistro 107" Training Restaurant) at the Wellington Institute of Technology in Wellington, New Zealand.

 

Gregg's email address is Gregg.Walker@weltec.ac.nz

 

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Guy Richards

           

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All I can tell you about Guy is that he was 3rd Officer on Oriana in the early 80ís and this photo was clipped from this one during a Boat Ticket training session where Guy was in charge which is interesting as heís now the ĎAll Weather Lifeboat Training Managerí for the RNLI Lifeboat College near Bournemouth.

  

Guyís email address is grichards@rnli.org.uk

  

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Gwynne Tyler

  

  

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Gwynne writes;

I sailed on Canberra from 1974 to 1977 as assistant carpenter, Max Jones was the "Chippie". Prior to that I sailed as LMM (painter/polisher on Orsova, Oronsay and two relief trips on Oriana. I recently contacted Dave Traynor (Fruity) the casino slot technician from ss Canberra ship and he remembers me. I had loads of fun on the Big C and the people at the time were exceptional. I am now retired and live in South San Francisco about 8 miles from the city. If any one remembers me please Please drop me a line.. 

   

Gwynne's email address is ssflimey@aol.com

 

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Harry Adamson (aka Dirty Harry)

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Harry (left) was a genuine straight up and down guy. What you saw was what you got with Harry and it was all good. Iíll never forget Harry for one important reason, he introduced me to the music of Dolly Parton and while the rest of us were playing Pink Floyd, Harry would be doing the Barn Dance in his cabin singing along with Dolly. The above shot was taken in the infamous Red Garter club in San Francisco. That's what I call a glass of Beer!

 

This is one of my all time favourite shots from my time at sea. Thatís Harry on the far left then Toby Tompkins, myself and Mike Jack on the right. For some reason it just fills me with masses of memories and emotions of what it was truly like being at Sea. The friendship, comradery and just having a carefree bloody good time with other likeminded free spirits. It also reminds me of how good I looked back then and if I couldíve only stopped pouring that amber fluid down my throat I probably still would.

 

Harry has finally made contact and writes;

I am new to the computer age so how can I put 35 years into an hour of one finger typing? I'll start with my resignation from P&O in the spring of 1976. On a Pacific trip from San Francisco to Sydney I met up with a Canadian passenger who was going to Australia to work as a nurse for a year, Heather (Sept 1975). We met up again in London (1976), decided to get married and move to Canada. Canadian immigration told Heather she had to go back to Canada alone and sponsor me from there. She flew to her home town of Winnipeg and I arrived on the 14th Nov. I started work for Canadian National Rail on the 26th Nov as a machinist repairing locomotives. We got married on the 10th Dec and here I am today. Since then life has been fairly good, one son who is one exam away from being a lawyer. I'm still living in Winnipeg, centre of Canada and 2hrs north of the USA border. Retirement is looming in the not too distant future as I've worked for the railway since my coming to Canada. First steam, then diesel, what next? Jet engines, I don't think so. Pass this on to the rest of the crew, best wishes Harry. (aka Dirty Harry)

  

Thereís loads more photos of Harry starting here

  

Harry's email address is heshar@shaw.ca

  

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Harry Ritchie

Harry was J2 on my first ship Nevasa and he was the ring leader of some pretty elaborate pranks played on a very naÔve new boy from the back blocks of Scunthorpe Ö me that is. The most memorable was conning me to dress in an oilskin coat and Sowester hat, armed with a real loaded spear gun and sent to the bow of the ship at night with a pair of binoculars around my neck to take my turn in the Whale Watch roster. Come in spinner, they got me hook, line and sinker. I did forgive him when I got to know him. He was a top bloke.

 

Thatís Harry in the middle, Duncan Kilgour on the right and I think thatís Pugsley Howard on the left.

 

Harry's email address is harryritchie1@onetel.com

 

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Haydn Deane

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Haydn was a Surgeon on the Island Princess thst I know for sure but probably other ships too. I'm not too sure how the transformation from surgeon to band leader came about but below is an email from Haydn; 

 

Well it eventually happened. Last night (19th June) at 2000hrs the culmination of 9 months waiting and an intense week of rehearsals resulted in the highlight of my musical journey so far. I am proud and happy it happened so please forgive my exuberance.

 

I and my Big Band performed with the full Brasov Philharmonic Orchestra on a specially built stage in the mediaeval square in Brasov. Sabin Pautza was flown in from New Jersey to conduct. It was a 2Ĺ hour concert and I sang 18 songs including two encores. It was a dream come true for me. To perform with almost 100 musicians and hear my voice accompanied by them was unbelievable.

 

The following link is to a clip from PRO TV National news, the Romanian equivalent of BBC, which was broadcast all over Romania today. It shows the beginning of the concert. The rain stopped after a couple of songs and the rest of the concert was to a packed square. Click on this link, then click on the video to see the broadcast. The title is "An Irish Doctor enchants the Brasov People with an unusual concert." I don't know for how long the link will be available.

 

I have also attached the play list, a copy of the event poster and a photo of my band.

 

*Sound Of Music Suite 

New York, New York 
Strangers in the night 
Thatís Amore 

*Star Dust 

Save the Last Dance for Me 
Beyond the Sea 
Letís Face the Music and Dance 

*The Entertainer 

Minnie the Moocher 
Sex Bomb 
Hit that Jive Jack 

*Music of the Great Movies

Feeling Good 
Always on my Mind 
Mr Bojangles 
Sway

*Pink Panther 

Something Stupid 
You can leave your hat on 
My Way

Encore: What a Wonderful World 

*An American in Paris

2nd Encore: Save the Last Dance for Me

* Brasov Philharmonic Orchestra alone

There is talk of a National Romanian tour!!

Haydn

 

There's a photo of Haydn as Surgeon here

 

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Hazel Smith

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Himalaya's Social Hostess, Hazel Smith, standing at the top of Table Mountain, Cape Town 1968.

 

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Howard Franklin

Howard was a Lecturer and first sailed in a P&O ship in 1972 on Arcadia, Orsova, and then Oriana. His late Godfather was Kenneth Inchcape, who was Chairman of P&O. Howard was one of the very first Speakers in a P&O ship. The original team was Howard for Flowers, Nico Gardener for Bridge, Margaret Newman for Art, Syd Perkin and Edna Duffield for Dancing and Frank and Evelyn Jackson as Port Lecturers.

 

Here's an early shot of Howard having lunch in Las Palmas and here's some group shots that Howard sent in from various ships which have been placed in the Various Groups section.

 

Howard's email address is dorrington.court@talktalk.net

 

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Huw Jones

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Huw is the Staff Electrotechnical on the new MV Oriana and I was pleased to meet him for the first time on the 9th March in Fremantle although he was also on the old Oriana in the 70ís but our paths never crossed. I hope to get more photos and history about Huw sometime.

 

There's more of Huw starting here.

 

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Iain Mackinnon

Now thereís a face I remember so well. Iain was a Barman on Oriana and with the amount of beer and Whiskey & Drys I consumed onboard he and I were face to face on may occasions. Good to see you looking so well Iain. He married Debbie McGowan who worked in the shops on the O. They now own and operate a very successful Real Estate business in Forestville, NSW looking after many neighbouring suburbs, from Terrey Hills to Naraweena. Check it out.

 

http://www.mackinnonestateagents.com.au

 

Do you have any photos of you back in the old days Iain?

 

Iainís email address is maca8@optusnet.com.au (bounces as invalid)

 

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Iain Reeves (aka Jim)

The above photo was cut from the "Monsters" photo in Gary Wood's section. Originally the character was listed as "Unknown Dead Person" but fortunately Iain recognized himself as definitely not being dead :)

 

Iain writes the following;

I remember it was a Transylvania night in the Wardroom, although some (Fritz and Sid Vicious?) had arrived as Transvestites. It must be early in the evening as the white face make-up (shoe whitener!) is still fairly intact. The Bride of Frankenstein (white veil and L plates) was an electrician I can only name as Motormouth. If I recall correctly, he was the one who did not enjoy himself too much one trip and sent a short postcard home "Pissed on, pissed off, pissed up.


I was on The O as an Engineer Cadet from April to August 81. Subsequently I joined Canberra in July 82 and went ashore in early 93 having sailed on Uganda, Sun Princess, Island Princess, Sky Princess and Sea Princess. Despite all the stone crushing, I always considered myself a steam queen first and foremost! I left when a new power station was built on my doorstep not long after my son was born. It had three large turbines even if two of them were of the gas variety. At least they were a definite step forward for infernal combustion! Amazingly the Ops Manager there actually knew what a Combined Chiefs ticket was! I started as a Shift Charge Engineer and left 11 years later when I was being pushed into a 
Production Managers job I didnít want. Since 2004 Iíve been operating a franchise offering commercial kitchen and extraction system cleaning (working on the principle of brass being proportional to muck). One day I may even make some money.


So, back to Oriana. After a six-month trip on a cargo ship (where every one I joined with went home after five months) I took the joining instructions with a large pinch of salt. Join Oriana in Sydney, 1st April 1981. Yeah OK, pull the other one ... About two weeks later Bondi (on his second trip) was introducing me to the delights of the Orient on the Rocks. How many last-minute dashes to the gangway have been made from there? I was sharing the cabin with Tim Wride. Some of the other cadets on board at the time were Phil Braid, Inky (Steve Thomas?) and Lurch. Tim went off on leave and I meet Alan Casey (KC) for the first time. This particularly evil character has featured in some of my worst hangovers over the years.


I did the usual tour round the departments. During my stint working with the Electricians, Jacko was 2ElO. Gary Wood, Ian Stoker, Peam, Plug, Cecil and Ned Kelly all featured. The lasting impression from bridge time was of walking in the anchor chain with Mike Fatchen, i.e. hanging onto the frames in the chain locker, pushing the chain into a coil with our feet. Donít think I fancy doing a risk assessment on that task! Marty Elliot was J2EO, Charlie Hill was a 3EO, Ian Tompkins was DC. In the way that these things go full circle, when I left Sea Princess, Marty was Chief, Charlie was 1EO and Ian Tomkins was Old Man.


There's more of Iain starting here.

 

Ian's email address is iain_reeves@lineone.net

 

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Ian Brunton

Ian served on Patonga, Arcadia, Oronsay and Oriana as an junior/4th engineer.


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Ian writes;

This is Strathlauder (Patonga) in Auckland mid seventies...


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... this is the Himalaya at Circular Quay on her scrap run, I was on the Oronsay and we were berthed at Woolloomooloo...


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... I walked from the Oronsay took a couple of pics of the Himalaya and then walked on to Pyrmont where the Arcadia was berthed, three old girls in Sydney on the same day, I'll bet someone will tell us the date...


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... this is the Uganda just after she got off the Sandbank at the mouth of the Tay at Dundee, I was supposed to be on board but refused Mr Hewitt's offer to travel to London join the Uganda and get off next day in Dundee(I lived in Dundee at the time) If I had I would have spent an extra day on the sandbank.

 

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Ian writes;

This is me on arrival Southampton 1976 on the Oronsay, all the standby crew dressed for the occasion much to the bewilderment of the chief John McLeod. The photo was taken by Jasper Sheedy I think...

   

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... this is me and a passenger named Anne in a bar on the big O in 76, we got married in 77 and are still together.

    

There's more of Ian starting here.

  

Ian's email address is iananne2@bigpond.com

  

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Ian Haggarty

  

  

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Ian Served on NZ Ruahine in 1963 as a Winger, then on Orsova from 1966-67 as a SPA then became ABS. In 1968 he served on Himalaya as a Bedroom Steward then Orcades from 1968-69 in Public Rooms.

  

Ian's email address is Mail@exchangerealestate.com.au

  

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Ian Jennings (aka Geordie) (Deceased)

Marty Elliot sent me the following email;

It was great to see Ian Jennings on one of the new photos, we were good mates on the Orsova and Uganda possibly Oriana for a short while but I can't remember, I could tell you a few tales about him but I don't think he would be impressed! I think he deserves to be included in the Dogs listing, he was one of the characters at sea that made it all worth while.

 

I've attached a few good photos of him plus some with Mick Downie included all taken on Orsova in 1973ish. Don't ask me what is going on, I think we had a skiffle band on watch, Mick was the 3rd Eng, myself and Geordie were juniors we did crazy things like that then.

 

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Great photos thanks Marty.

 

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And this is what Ian looks like now. Heís 2nd from the left.

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Willie Henry, Ian Jennings (aka Geordie), James Stevens (aka Jady), Brian Griffin (aka Griff) and Bert McAughtrie.

  

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Courtesy of Martin Pickles


There's more of Ian starting here.


Sadly Ian has been added to the Dogs Departed section here.

 

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Ian Johnson

Courtesy of Roger Lownsborough

Ian Johnson was 3rd RO on Chusan in 1967. This picture was taken at 01:00 as Ian worked hard on the daily newspaper 'Wireless News'

 

You can see a copy of the Wireless News in the new Chusan section here.

 

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Ian Mark

Ian has been an engineer with P&O for over 40 years. He's about to take on the role of Chief Technical Officer on the brand new Ventura.

 

 

There's more of Ian starting here.

 

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Ian Settle (aka Cecil)

Ianís going to send me some info about his time at sea. Thatís him at the back of the group closest to the panel.

 

Back L-R:

Gary Wood (aka Trigger), Ian Settle (aka Cecil), Don Oliver, Ian Stoker.

Front L-R:

Andy Jackson, Mike Ward (aka Motor Mouth), Bob Ashdown, Don Cole, Dave Shimmons.

 

Thereís more photos of Ian here,

 

Ianís email address is ian.settle1@ntlworld.com

 

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Ian Smith

Ianís 2nd Engineer on the new MV Oriana who happened to be on watch when we visited the Engine Control Room when the ship was in Fremantle on the 9th March 2006. He struck me as a real nice guy and so much like we were at that age which is another huge tribute to the P&O staff selection process. 

 

I hope to get more photos and history about Ian soon.

 

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Ian Smith (Deceased)

Ian was an Electrical Officer on Oriana in 1966/67.

 

Ian has kindly sent in some Oriana shots from that era.


There's more of Ian starting here


News of Ian's passing can be found here.

 

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Ian Stoker

Courtesy of John Elder

John says Ian looks tired but happy!

 

There's more of Ian starting here

 

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Ian Wall (aka Ace)

Courtesy of Steve Hodge

Ace - Ian Wall (aka Ace) AELO Pacific Princess.

 

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Ian Walters

Ian started as a Deck Cadet on Oriana in 1972 and is now the Captain of Arcadia.

   

Ian writes;

I was a Deckie on Oriana from 72 when I joined as a Cadet until 79 when I left having reached the joys of Navigator (S/2/O). A very happy time of my life with wonderful memories of many friends.

  

Ian has sent in a swag of photos which are in Ian's Memories. There's also more of Ian on this site starting here.

  

Ian can be contacted by leaving a message in the Forum.

  

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Ivor Young

Ivor and I joined P&O at the same time. We were on the 2 week Induction Course together and finished up joining Nevasa on the same day for a our very first cruise to Scandinavia. Thatís Ivor on the left with the always smiling Dennis Morris.

 

We hired this car while in Southampton for that 2 weeks, a Morris Marina if I remember right and Ivor boasted about being a Red Hot Rally Driver and one day he decided to prove it. He cranked up the engine to about 7000rpm and took us for the ride of our lives. Never used the clutch once and I never heard one gear grind. It was amazing and I shat myself. The exhaust pipe was cherry red when we got back. Amazing skills.

 

Thatís Paul Noble on the left, Alex Morton in the middle whom I later sailed with on the Canberra then Nevasa and the guy on the right is Neil Freebury. Paul & Neil went to Cargo Division and I never saw them again.

 

Iím pleased to say that a friend of Ivorís, Sue Erikson, found the site and sent me this great photo of what he looks like now. Ivor lives in California. Thanks Sue. (Sue sailed on the Princess ships from 78-81 and Iíll be adding her when she sends me some photos)

 

Thereís more of Ivor starting here.

 

Ivorís email address is iandlyoung@sbcglobal.net

 

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