Leo Jones

I joined the Great City and have so many good memories. Alec Osborne Chief Eng: was and I hope still is a first class hands on man. I know that he was from Cornwall tied in in some way to the docks. For me he was a first class man and I am now 76 years of age and have been around some so I think I do Know.
The incident off Fremantle--the steering gear!! I do recall and was one of the team concerned with the repair. We had an Irish crew who were particularly uncontrelable and in fact the Skipper had the Royal Navy alongside somewhere in the Indian Ocean and had a couple of sailors arrested and removed after they had broken into the bond. I have still photos of some of the crew and an apprentice who I atill have good memories of------His father was a butcher somewhere in west wales.

August 2011.