I was searching online for some images of trawlers I sailed on from Aberdeen and came across this site.
Quick introduction then: My name's Kris Stewart, aged 56 now, and I'm from Arbroath in NE Scotland. I sailed from Aberdeen from 1972 until 1978 with North Star.
Did the deckie apprentice/deckie learner thing before becoming a deckhand. After that I went down the engine room and did 3 block release sessions, 18 months apart, at Aberdeen Technical College before becoming chief engineer.
Sailed on a few trawlers as deckhand, then as 3rd, 2nd and chief engineer: Scottish Princess, Scottish Queen, Boston Hercules, Parkroyd, Grampian Cairn, Grampian Hill, Grampian Eagle, Grampian Monarch to name a few.
Mostly working Fair Isle, Faroes, South East Iceland and some West coast work.
I'm now working as an Automotive Technology lecturer at Dundee College.
I've got a few photo's from back then which I'll upload to the site when I get a chance, and I've got a not bad memory for names, so may recall some tales on here. O0
It'd be good to hear from anybody that remembers me from back then, I think? :o
Cheers - Kris
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Posted 01 June 2011 - 07:59 PM
Welcome to the site , a few ex North Star men here but all from stand by time I think , have a browse around and join the craic
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