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Old 24th September 2021, 21:11
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Smile Hello Everyone!

My name is Bob Smith - I went to sea when I was 16 - I first attended the Sea Training School, Gravesend, as a catering boy. Spent five years (1960-65) on P&O passenger ships first as a bell boy and ended up as a Public Room Steward. I worked on the Arcadia, Iberia, Stratheden, Chathay, and Chitral. In 1965 I left P&O and went to work for the Post Office, London, as a telephone engineer. Came to the states, got married and settled down. Now retired and thinking about writing a memoir. Would like to contact any old shipmates or others who had served on the same ships or had similar experiences as a working-class kid leaving a secondary modern school going to sea looking for adventure.
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Bob
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Old 24th September 2021, 21:30
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Welcome aboard Bob.
Have a look around. I think you might be in the right place.
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Old 25th September 2021, 00:49
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Nice introduction, Bob. Welcome aboard.

My schooling was the original, one and only, Technical Comprehensive school in England. Formerly Wallasey Technical Grammar, then the Mosslands School. I am a former engineer with Ocean T&T/Blue Funnel.

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Dave
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Old 25th September 2021, 07:50
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Bob

Welcome to SH. I worked aboard Arcadia.
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Old 25th September 2021, 09:12
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Greetings Bob and welcome to SH. Bon voyage.
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Old 27th September 2021, 10:21
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Bob,

Welcome to SH.

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