Ken Clarke


I joined my first ship mv Cumberland of the NZ & Federal Company as deck boy (Seaman's Peggy). I spent around 3 years with that company eventually becoming AB QM etc. I did start a correspondence course for a 2nd Mate's ticket through Prince Edward V11 Nautical College at Limehouse, but unfortunately was unable to complete it.

I don't want to bore everybody with too many details right now with my further 4 years or so at sea, but will of course do so at a later date if anyone is interested.

I am going on 71 years of age now but I am still fit and healthy and have been running my own small business for nearly 10 years. On leaving the Merchant Navy I went on to work at the Shell Haven Oil Refinery . I spent 20 years as an Insurance Agent and various other occupations.