Brian Knowles 

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(HESPERUS 1963) LEADING HAND. ON LEAVING P.W.S.T.S

 

click to enlarge 'Nux' Newton on Monkey Island - 'Isle of Thanet' click to enlargePeter Matthias on board 'Eskwood' Dover

Joined - orient line 'orcades' on 10 trippers to aussie...also served on Oronsay, Orsorva, Oriana,.....Union Castle ships..Pretoria Castle and Edinburgh Castle......Shaw Saville ships....Icenic, Illyric, Canopic.....Esso tankers.....Esso Woolston and Esso Lyndhurst.......John Carter shipping. 'Cranborne' and 'Sherborne', Southern Ferries. 'Panther' and  'Eagle'............then 6 years pilot cutter skipper out of Brixham ..boarding and disembarking channel and north sea pilots.

I left trinity house pilotage service mid 80's and started UK and European coach tour company which is now well established and very successful, but hard work and sometimes wishing I was back at sea. I try and spend as much time as I can on my own cruiser which is moored in Brixham harbour.

12/11/1962 -16/03/1963 . .PWSTS
ORIENT LINE . .APRIL 1963/MAY 1964
SHAW SAVIL . .JUNE 1964/DEC 1964
UNION CASTLE. .JAN 1965/ MAY 1965
JOHN CARTER SHIPPING . .OCT 1965/
DEC 1966
ESSO COASTEL TANKERS . .FEB 1974/
MAY 1974
SOUTHERN FERRIES . . . MAY 1974/
OCT 1974
TORBAY SEAWAYS . . . . JAN 1975/
JAN 1976
TRINITY HOUSE PILOTAGE
CUTTER SKIPPER DEC 1976/
JAN 1984

OWN COACH TOUR COMPANY 1985/2006.

2007 MCA CODED BOATMASTER PLYMOUTH
DOCKYARD TOUR VESSEL SKIPPER .

****LIKE TO MAKE CONTACT WITH ANY EX 'HESPERUS' 1963 OLD BOYS********

2016 update - Brian Knowles (Hesperus 1963) is now into his 70th year and after 53 years ago when training for sea at PWSTS is still earning his living at sea ! . . .Now a days a little more sedate as Boat Master working for 'The Western Lady Ferry Company' plying across Torbay between Torquay and Brixham with occasional trips to Dartmouth and still enjoying every moment , long may it last. Still wear my PWSTS BADGE on my uniform and proud of it.

Attached photo hard at work on the fly bridge entering Torquay Harbour

Email   bryclass@yahoo.co.uk