David Downes


1974 Cuttysark class was made Pretty Officer (the first for many years at the school) and was presented the Marien society award in London with recommendation for leath officer training college my first ship was the Clann Ross joined as engine room boy sailed from Cardiff sailed to South Africa my deep sea career was short I joined cresent shipping as a mate and had some happy years on BM Naughton with a skipper named Bill Hardwick from Southend