i sailed with Lyle and scottisch ship Managment between 63 and 70 when i got married, i sailed on the cape wrath, cape Nelson, Cape Franklin, cape York and the new cape Wrath. currently i live in leeuwarden a town in the north of Holland with my wife and two kids, i still vistit glasgow reguarly, my wife's family all still live in Glasgow, i would like to get in to contact with old shipmates.
Stumbled across this site by accident, what a lot of great memories, sailed with SSM as R/O 1970-1973 (Cape Franklin, Baron Cawdor,Cape York and Cape Race and again 1975-1976,baron Renfrew and Cape York, was just getting the hang of the morse code when it was made obsolete!! Anyone need a sub? Great times, with a lot of great mates (and engineers!).
Regards to all who remember me. (Oly)
Sailed on the Cape Franklin in 1974, then left SSM, and then sailed on Cape Ortegal in 1976.
Mostly from cumbernauld.
1972 CAPE FRANKLIN MY FIRST SHIP JOINED SOUTH SHIELDS SAILED TO MONROVIA AND THE SEA SICKNESS I THOUGHT THATS IT NOT DOING THIS AGAIN CAME ASHORE IN 1994 NICE TO SEE THIS SITE AND HER PIC THE MEMORY'S RUSH BACK ONLY DID ONE TRIP WITH SSM WHICH IS A SHAME
Have tried to reply to Paul Harper to his
steelguard address but yahoo unable to forward my message, can anyone help/advise ?
Hi all joined SSM in Feb. 1976 Baron Wemyss as a deck boy Master P.B.Hall the best trip that i ever had everyone wanted too sign back on for a double header, also sailed on the Cape Rodney and then back on again the Baron Wemyss before signing off as Hong Kong chinese were taken on as deck crew
sailed as gp1 in the Ortegal, Grenville ,Napier and Rodney.Some of the best times I had at sea. Currently sailing as mate in costal product tankers. I hope to make the reunion this year
Ex 3rd eng. 1969/1982.enjoyed site,would luv to hear from fellows of SSM appreciation society as i know there are many of us out there.
Hi there shipmates I sailed with SSM from 1966 till 1985 my first ship was the Cape Franklin and my last ship was the Cape Rodney,Oh happy days did we have some laughs and piss ups
A great surprise finding this site.Had a fantastic time with SSM at sea and laterly ashore with Eastern Bulkers.Joined SSM in Jan 77, first trip as 2/E on Cape Grafton followed by Baron Pentland,Cape Ortegal,Baron McLay,Cape Rodney,and then C/E on Cape Arnhem,Cape Finnisterre. Would be great to hear from anyone who I sailed with over that time. Difficult to make any reunions, still live in NZ.