i went to merchant navy sea training school at sharpness in 1962 after leaving school , then signed

                             onto a oil tanker ship at falmouth docks

 The former sailing ship Vindicatrix was moored in the Old Arm at Sharpness from 1939 to 1966 to provide a base for training boys as deck hands and stewards for the merchant navy. The courses lasted two or three months, and around 70,000 boys received their basic training here.

2 months for catering staff , 3 months for deckhands

    the photo of the sailing ship  [ arranmore ] before she become training ship  [ vindicatrix  ]

                SEA TRAINING SHIP  [ VINDICATRIX ]  AT SHARPNESS

    OIL TANKER SHIP  [ CLUTHA RIVER / HOULDER BROTHERS ] I JOINED IN FALMOUTH

                                DOCKS IN 1962

                         CLUTHA RIVER AT  PERSIAN GULF

                  CLUTHA RIVER GOING UNDER SYDNEY BRIDGE , AUSTRALIA

                                 CLUTHA RIVER , SYDNEY . AUSTRALIA

                              CLUTHA RIVER  , KOBE . JAPAN

                                            ROUGH WEATHER / CHINA SEA

                                ROUGH WEATHER / CHINA SEA

                                       ROUGH WEATHER / CHINA SEA

                                      CLUTHA RIVER / FORE DECK

                             CLUTHA RIVER  / ATLANTIC OCEAN

                                  SOME OF SHIPS  CREW AT PULAU BUKOM , SINGAPORE

                         BOSUN  , ELFIE BOVEY , IAN HAMPTON  , KOBE.JAPAN

 
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