Mike Barrett

After leaving Hull Nautical College, I started sailing as a cadet on the Clan Menzies in 1964 when we undertook a historic voyage to Peru and Chile for a cargo of fishmeal. I ended up as a Second Mate on the Clan Grant in 1973.

In between I served on the Clan Maclaren, Elizabeth Bowater, Nicolas Bowater, Clan Maclean, Clan Machlachlan, Gladys Bowater, SA Vaal, Sarah Bowater, Constance Bowater, King Arthur, Clan Farquharson, Clan Matheson, and Clan Macnab.

I attained a Masters certificate in 1973 and immigrated to the US and recently retired after 30 years in the civil service.

I worked in the Marine Division of the National Geospacial Intelligence Agency. Much of my work involved the production of nautical charts for the US Navy and Department of Defence.

I live in Fairfax, Virginia, an outer suburb of Washington DC.

I never forgot my roots. I would love to hear from any of my old shipmates who are still alive and kicking.

 

Service Record

From

To

Clan Menzies

Cadet

8/1964

4/1965

Clan MacLaren

Cadet

10/1965

1/1966

Gladys Bowater

Cadet

3/1966

1/1967

Clan MacLachlan

Uncert 3rd Officer

4/1967


2nd Mates’s

Certificate



Constance Bowater

3rd Officer

1/1968

3/1968

King Arthur

3nd Officer

3/1968

1968

Clan Matheson

3rd Officer

7/1968

1969

1st Mate’s

Certificate

12/1969


Promoted

2nd Officer

1970


Clan Grant

2nd Officer

1972


Master’s

Certificate

1973


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