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BRIAN CALVERT

 

At the age of 14 Brian as a stowaway headed out of St Andrews Dock to the fishing grounds aboard the St Elstan this was the start of a career that would last 13 years. From 1951 - 1964 Brian would sail in 41 different vesssels, meeting many men that would become life long friends, and others that would die at sea, such was the nature of the fishing fleet. Brian looks back at his time as a deck hand with many fond memories, the friends he made and the times they had, both good and bad, but like every ex trawlerman there is sorrow and regret, friends and relatives now long gone but always remembered. Brian spent his time as a deck hand aboard many Hull trawlers, The Somerset Maugham Skippered by Bill Brettell was his last ship, although Brian now tells me his memory is going, I thank him for the photographs he has supplied and the information he has offered.

 

Brian is now living in Australia and has been a patron of the hulltrawler website since it`s early days and his contribution of photographs and information has greatly enhanced the site.

ST ELSTAN H484 . Stowaway Feb 1951 .
ORSINO H579 . Deckie Learner 1952 March - Apr 1952
BARDIA H302 . Decky Learner Feb 1952 2 Trips Iceland
CAPE DUNER H85.
Hull
Deckhand .
Sept 1952.
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OPHELIA H576 . Deckie Learner 1953 Sept 1953 - Oct 1953 1 Trip to Iceland
IMPERIALIST H2 . Deckie learner Oct 1953 Oct 1953 - Feb 1954 Five trips - Iceland, White Sea and North Coast / Jan 1959 1 trip
SOUTHELLA H303 . Deckie Learner Mar 1953 Mar 1953 - May 1953 - 2 Trips / Oct 1958 - Jan 1959
KIRKELLA H209 .
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Decky Learner .
1954
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GLENELLA H333
. Sparehand
Sept - Nov 1955
2 trips Iceland
FARADAY H195 .
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Spare Hand
1956.
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ANTHONY HOPE H254
.
Spare Hand
1956.
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JAMES BARRIE H15 . Spare Hand
1957
Feb - Mar 1957 3 trips / Nov - Dec 1960 2 trips White Sea / May - June 1961 North Coast
OLVINA H139 Bosun / Third hand 1957 May - Sept 1957 6 trips
THORNELLA H582 . Sparehand 1958 .
ARCTIC EXPLORER H287 . Spare Hand Jan - Mar 1958 2 trips
LORD STANHOPE H199
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Sparehand
1958
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PETER CHEYNEY H195 . Deckhand 1959 Sept 1959
PETER SCOTT H103
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Sparehand
1960.
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SOMERSET MAUGHAM H329
.
Sparehand
1961
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JOSEPH CONRAD H161
.
Sparehand
1960 - 1961
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ST PETER H102 . Sparehand . .
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