Chief Engineer John Smith getting to know one of his juniors
The names clearly made an impression: Captain Charles de Franca Hedges and Cadet Anthony John St Ledger Cochrane-Barnett !
Cadet Training Officer Donald Linehan standing with
Purser Noel Procter, Chief Engineer and Mrs Smith
3/O Ian Brimelow and T/O Donald Linehan seated,
Stephen Foster making pink gins behind the bar.
I’m guessing he’s getting advice from fellow cadet Roy Crowther.
L-R standing: Cadet Dave Beattie, T/O Donald Linehan, C/E’s wife Mrs Smith, Cadet Stephen Foster, Purser Noel Procter impersonating Baron von Richthofen Cadet Norman English, still wearing the captain's reefer jacket.
Captain Hedges pleading for his demotion to cadet to be reversed. An impressive array of empty bottles in the background.
Cadet Norman English getting accustomed to his rapid promotion.
L-R: C/O Arthur Wigham in disguise, T/O Donald Linehan, and Cadet Dave Beattie
I am indebted to Neil Purdon, then a cadet, for taking and submitting these photographs
Clan Menzies 1970.
From L to R Nick Row, Simon Cobley, Andy Wright, Dave Fawcitt, Tony Gorringe, Johny Guy,
Pete Cookson, Dave Tweedy?, Bernie, Yaso, Stewart Thomas, Jerry Beavis
Review - October 1968
L - R Cadets G. Jenkins, D.Roberts and A. McKay, watched by 3rd. Engineer G. Evans.
By February 70, we had the situation of one half of the cadet unit undertaking their second trip, and one half their first, so the court of King Neptune was set up by the 2nd trippers, although I'm not sure if they were qualified for such a role.
We were somewhat cramped for space at No 4, the usual position for the swimming pool, by the carriage of six horses in stables, thus Neptune's Court had the addition of straw and lashings.
We had calls at Ascension and St. Helena where there are a couple of other shots of cadets.
Cadet P Cookson at Green Farm - Ascension Island
At Napoleon’s Tomb - St Helena
Life after Clan Line
From Clansman - April 1972
Clansman - April 1973
Voyage Notes - 1965
Clan Menzies Cadets - 1966
Clan Menzies Cadets - 1968
Clan Menzies Cadets - 1969
Clan Menzies Cadets - February 1970
Clan Menzies Cadets - 1972
Christmas Day - 1972
Clan Menzies Cadets - 1973
Clan Menzies Cadets - 1975
Clan Menzies Cadets - 1976
Clan Menzies - Art Gallery
Clan Menzies Cadets - July 1970
Broken Tail Shaft - 1976
From Brian Hardy
Clan Menzies in Colombo dry dock late 1976.
We were on passage to India, light ship, when 400 or 500 miles from Colombo the tail shaft sheared
We drifted for a over a week, waiting for a tug, or another of the company’s vessels to tow us.
It took over a week for tug when connected to bring us into Colombo and dry dock for repairs
Yep no Clan boat tow though it was about 10 - 14 days for the very small tug to arrive
I remember Captain Macintyre's face when he came back up to the bridge after witnessing the stern shaft shearing.
The 2nd of 3 incidents the Clan Menzies had in less than 6 weeks. 1st was the fuel pump drive shaft shearing on departure from Durban 5 days adrift. The 3rd was dragging anchor dead ship in Columbo harbour drifted into the ship astern of us, just minor damage to both ships, eventful trip it certainly was, learnt a lot as 2nd trip and only deck cadet on board.
I remember the diet of carrots and ducks eggs was a bit boring though, cracking time.
Still in Clan Line colours but seen leaving Durban as Trinity Splendour