just finished reading your post's,fascinating stuff. We are both of the same vintage and have many common memories. Your dad's story was special though,I have never seen so many discharges in one post,phenomenal!. Your dad was truly special in that he was an allrounder, he served his timed on deck as an A.B. ,as well as down below as a fireman/trimmer and 4th engineer. Not many folk can boast of such a career. You have done your father proud and I thank you for sharing your memories and posting the pictures.
I too sailed on the Chirripo, the new one ,in the 60's.