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1959 to 1975
|04/29/2015 - 14:40||John Frearson||
My First ship Left GPO Telephones for a sea adventure trained as Fireman F/G fist Flew
|04/25/2015 - 17:13||John Frearson||
Tom Mac served as Able seaman on Verconella During 1967 to 1968 then paid off at Falmouth. Tom Mac told me he once jumped ship after a long voyage at a South Pacific island run by Queen who was in the first hut he moved into.
|06/18/2014 - 15:29||Jonathan Barker||
My very first ship at sea, working for Marconi International Marine Company (MIMCO), as a junior Radio Officer for just over 6 months. Fond memories! Joined her in Bremerhaven in 1967 - to Gulf via Dakar and Gabon. Then round trip to Geelong near Melbourne and back to the Gulf. Paid off in Mina Al Ahmadi (Kuwait).
|01/13/2014 - 12:34||Josie. Croft||
My honeymoon ship. First time on a shell tanker with my husband Mike Croft, Radio Officer, Joined in Montreal with Trigger McGee, that was quite an experience. What a great 6 months. Paid off in November in LA.
|11/16/2012 - 04:06||Glyn Winskill||
The Verconella was my very first ship in the British Merchant Navy at the age of 22. We sailed between Petit-Couronne and Lake Maracaibo Venezuela. I truely enjoyed the expierience having come from an apprenticeship within shore based engineering, and stayed at sea for a further 9 years.
|12/19/2010 - 15:46||Robert Thompson||
Could you imagine my apprehension, fresh out of Sea School? and having been told you're painting those masts!! Hope I got the Bosun's chair hitch right! I am still here!!!