For what it's worth, around 1950 I had summer jobs working on my Uncle George MacGregor's farm in Cardross,Scotland. He managed the farm, which was part of the Hogarth Estate,owned by Alistair Hogarth of the Shipping Line. I was only about 8-16 yrs old and thought Alistair to be about 35-40 then. He was such a nice person, although I have read stories about "The Hungry Hogarths".
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I see that I was on leave in 1977 on your list here, since my last trip on Cape Finisterre, 1986, I eventualy ended up working for the Bergesen gas. Got to 2nd Engeneer, and survived Bergesen's long enough to see a Philapeno cadet who I helped to train come back and releive me as 2nd Engineer. Now laid up from the sea with a crushed vertebra, compleat hip change and petruitary gland removal, So now living on pills, apart from this enjoying life were I now life in Brasil.
Sorry to hear of Frank Taylors tragic death.
Like Tom Hamilton's recent entry, I was in shore based 'Operations' in Princes Square from 1960 with lyles till the formation of SSM, lasting there with Tom, Billy Picken, Alastair McAskill & others until the receipt of my P.45 in 1984! I keep in touch regularly with Jim Gray who lives nearby and, on several occasions each year, with Keith McKellar, Chief Officer, when I see him at his home on the Isle of Jura. Regards to all.
I sailed on the old Cape Wrath in "63".
when it was Lyles, would love to hear from old shipmates. Capt Jones was the master, Derek Boarder Cat.Off. Frank Doyle AB, still remember nearly all the names of crew, was my first trip, now living in Oz. Keep up the good work.
I was 3rd Mate on Baron Cawdor maiden voyage to south Australia from Tampa. Yes, a real nightmare with electric crane and hatch problems. Remember deck cadet from Stornaway and another from Australia who I found here is now working in Hong Kong. Miss those days....
Cadet on Cape Rodney,Cape Howe 1949 1951
3rd Mate Baron Inverclyde 1954
where is David Thomson ?and Big Tam Browm
Like a few others, stumbled on this site this morning. I worked for John Kilgour & Co London as a Baltic broker from 1961-1979. We were brokers for Lyle and then SSM. I moved on to Ahrenkiel Hamburg's London office and finally retired in 2002. Rember Tom Hamilton & John Fulton very well.
Reading Billy Budd's comments on Baron Cawder.
As I sailed as mate on her maiden voyage I know what he means.
Was always something going wrong.
Arraived in Oz with cargo from Tampa (via the long way) and there was hardly any paint left on hull.
#3 crane was always breaking down and the hydraulic assist was not working so had big handles to operate crane.
Hatch hydraulics motors a(electric) burnt out and opened hatches using cranes.
Always seemed to be something going wrong.
One trip and bye bye
Tony - John Drury changed email address a little while ago. Please feel free to email me and I will pass his new address on.
I discovered the SSM website today and am amazed it so very much alive. Nice to see. Perhaps I am the exception. Not shipside but landside. With Hogarths 1953-1968 thence SSM as assistant operations manager with John Fulton ex Lyles, Walter Scott as operations director. I left SSM in 1973 for Cardiff. Any other landbased guys still out there??