Gladys Bowater

A record kept by Mike Worth, Third Officer and P H Dathan, Second Officer (died April 2015)

Whilst doing a very long overdue sort out of the loft I came across these facts and figures from the 1970 Lakes season on Gladys Bowater.

30th March 1970 to 6th Dec 1970. (RFWE Corner Brook to RFA Escomains)

Duration 250 days 19hr 06 mins.


M.V. Gladys Bowater

Returning after a Lakes Season Nov 1970.

Suffering from ice accretion in the Gulf of St Lawrence.

Navigation.

Passage Dist: 41863 nm

Steam Dist: 32386 nm

Pilotage: 9477 nm

Pilots: 191

Tie up/let go: 712

Locks: 240

Bridges: 578

No. of Ports: 30

Cargo carried:

366527 Long tons

Newsprint Rolls: 51914

Length of Paper: 311848 miles ( London to New York:103.5 Times)

Port Time: 84 days 16hr 42mins

Montreal . Bunkers, Stores> ice delay etc . 4 days 23hrs 19mins

Nights in Port 1800>0600 :: 73

A Season on The Great Lakes - 1970

Life after Bowaters

As Alexandra

First to Arrive - 1966

Review - June 1966

Gladys

Bowater

Left Barry

22 March

For Cornerbrook

Master

T Parsons

Chief Officer

R Hunter

Second Officer

P Dathan

Third Officer

M Worth

Cadets

I McPherson

J Forbes-Simpson

Radio Officer

J McKie

Bosun

E Petty

Chief Engineer

J Smith

Second Engineer

J Acors

Third Engineer

D Gray

Fourth Engineer

J Bell

Junior Engineer

J McConnell

Electrician

U Decker

ERS

G Wan

Purser/Catering Officer

J Kelly

Chief Cook

F Dixon

Second Steward

W Barnes

Gladys

Bowater

Left North Shields

25 March

For Cornerbrook

Master

J C McLarty

Chief Officer

A F Wigham

Second Officer

R Ford

Third Officer

D Jackson

Cadets

M Davis

M Barrett

Radio Officer

P Whelan

Chief Engineer

G McCoard

Second Engineer

D Johnson

Third Engineer

M Lee

Fourth Engineer

M Dunne

Junior Engineer

D Ramsey

Electrician

F O’Hare

Purser/Catering Officer

H Haggis

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