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    Apologies if a similar thread exists elsewhere - not been on here long and still finding my way around.


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    Sailed with Harrison Line from 1973 until 1983. Ships sailed on:
    Novelist, Linguist, Benefactor (favourite), Merchant, Strategist, Wanderer, Astronomer, Author, Adviser. Plus many more on coastal duties.

    Anyone else on here done similar?

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    Quote Originally Posted by kevin View Post
    Apologies if a similar thread exists elsewhere - not been on here long and still finding my way around.

    Sailed with Harrison Line from 1973 until 1983. Ships sailed on:
    Novelist, Linguist, Benefactor (favourite), Merchant, Strategist, Wanderer, Astronomer, Author, Adviser. Plus many more on coastal duties.

    Anyone else on here done similar?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Waterways View Post
    Kevin, did you go to the Falklands in the Falklands war?
    No. I was on the Astronomer on our way back from the West Indies when she was requested for the Falklands. Those of us due leave left in, I think, Felixstowe then she went to the continent to be totally discharged before heading for Devonport to be converted for helicopter support. She then set off for the Falklands as the RFA Reliant.
    Can't remember most who went except Gordon (Chippie) Ellis (2nd engineer)and Roy Dobson (chief officer). Got a booklet somewhere with all the details of those who sailed on her initially.

    Pictures here of her both as the Astronomer and Reliant - at the bottom of the page:

    http://www.rfa.graphical.freeuk.com/misc.html
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    By the way Kevin, the Chippie in your crew is not me. I,ve only ever sailled on the Mountwood, Royal Daffodil and a few other ferries.

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    Quote Originally Posted by chippie View Post
    By the way Kevin, the Chippie in your crew is not me. I,ve only ever sailled on the Mountwood, Royal Daffodil and a few other ferries.
    Could tell from the photo - and he's probably got 10 years on you!

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    Harrison Line ,

    Brings back my short time "working by" in the staff canteen. I can not remember what dock it was in.
    Never did get a ship with them. I went to Watts Watts on the MV Windsor.

    Harrison Line nick name was " Two of Fat and One of Lean" if I remember (Two White bands on the funnel and a Red band between them).

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