Paul O’Brien-Hill

Hi, As you say this was a good company to work for.

It is only in my latter years that I have come to realize this.

My years on the various Clan, King and Union-Castle ships were fairly uneventful.

I was on the Clan Macinnes in 1973 when she had the fire in #2 hold that caused quite a stir in Cadiz! Otherwise not much to tell.

Lots of anecdotes about self and fellow crew but probably of not much interest to too many people but myself.

I have attached  an copy of my original apprenticeship papers ( How the pay scales have changed), a picture  of the Clan Grant in India somewhere in about 1970 and a couple of pictures of a quiet night taken in the bar (The Red Lion, what else would it be called?)  on the Clan Macnair in about 1977.

It was a fancy dress arranged by the wives somewhere where we had been at anchor for ever and were all getting a little silly! I have some slides but very few that would be of interest.

All the best. Paul

Service Record

From

To

Clan Grant

Eng Cadet

10/1969

7/1970

Nina Bowater

Eng Cadet

8/1970

10/1970

Clan Grant

Eng Cadet

3/1971

9/1971

King James

Jnr Engineer

1972

1973

Clan MacInnes

Jnr Engineer

8/1973

12/1973

Southampton Castle

Jnr 2nd Engineer

8/1974

9/1974

Southampton Castle

2nd Engineer

10/1974

12/1974

Clan MacNair

2nd Engineer

1975

1977

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