Poteau Pirates Class of 1956

Deep In Depth

Page 1: Class
P2: Assignments
P3: E-Mail
P4: Tips and Hints
P5: Class Bulletin Board
P6: Class Photo Album
P6b: 2006 Reunion
P7: In Depth
P8: In Memory of
P9: Deep In Depth
P10: Pork...Em"


Ships I have sailed in

On Lookout for Pirates in the South China Sea
First Trip On Ocean Ship, Subic Bay to Sangley
AKL12 Mark - one hatch "Knot" Ship, on deck passenger
USS Renville APA227, seaman & QM3

USS George Clymer APA27, QM3

MSTS Card, able-seaman

There is a horror story in this rust bucket
A C2 like the wreck S/S John C, second mate

Third & Second Mate
SS Dolly Turman

Psalm 107
Psa 107:23 They that go down to the sea in ships, that do business in great waters;
:24 These see the works of the LORD, and His wonders in the deep.
:25 For He commandeth, and raiseth the stormy wind, which lifteth up the waves thereof.
:26 They mount up to the heaven, they go down again to the depths: their soul is melted because of trouble.
:27 They reel to and fro, and stagger like a drunken man, and are at their wits' end.
:28 Then they cry unto the LORD in their trouble, and He bringeth them out of their distresses.
:29 He maketh the storm a calm, so that the waves thereof are still.
:30 Then are they glad because they be quiet; so He bringeth them unto their desired haven.
:31 Oh that men would praise the LORD for His goodness, and for is wonderful works to the children of men!

Crossing the bar

by Alfred Tennyson

Sunset and evening star
And one clear call for me!
And may there be no moaning of the bar
When I put out to sea,

But such a tide as moving seems asleep,
Too full for sound and foam,
When that which drew from out the boundless deep
Turns again home.

Twilight and evening bell,
And after that the dark!
And may there be no sadness of farewell,
When I embark;

For tho' from out our bourne of Time and Place
The flood may bear me far
I hope to see my Pilot face to face
When I have cross'd the bar.

The Ship that brought my Grandfather to America
S/S Thingvalla of the Thingvalla Line flying the Danish Flag
S/S SeaLand Reliance, chief mate & second mate
S.S. Reliance
Chief Mate on the 4 to 8
M/V SeaLand Express same class as Trader, 3/M
M/V SeaLand Trader leaving Hong Kong, 3/M
Mariner Class Freighter C4-S-1a
A 7 hatch Mariner C4, this one is Lykes Flagged. States Steamship Co. had two. The Illinois and the Arizona. I shipped out on both as third mate, and on the Arizona as second mate. Waterman Steamship aquired the Arizona and renamed it the George Walton and I shipped as chief mate. From Houston to New York to Leningrad to Boston to Charleston, winding up in Kao-hsiung Taiwan where she was broken up for scrap. Came back on a 747 Pan American Clipper.

Chief Mate
Heavy Lift S.S. Transcloumbia

Transportation in Paradise; city and county of Hono in da LuLu

John Masefield

I must go down to the sea again,
to the lonely sea and the sky,
And all I ask is a tall ship
and a star to steer her by,

And the wheel's kick and the wind's song
and the white sail shaking,
And a grey mist on the sea's face
and a grey dawn breaking.

I must go down to the seas again,
for the call of the running tide
Is a wild call and a clear call
that may not be denied;

And all I ask is a windy day
with the white clouds flying,
And the flug spray and the blown spume,
and the sea-gulls crying.

I must go down to the seas again
to the vagrant gypsy life,
To the gull's way and the whale's way
where the wind's like a whetted knife;

And all I ask is a merry yarn
from a laughing fellow'rover,
And a quiet sleep and a sweet dream
when the long treck's over.
The Arkansas Traveler

Matson Ship S/S Kauai, second mate

was Lykes M/V Lyra, second mate

Second Mate
Bridge M/V Lyra

S.S.Charlotte Lykes

Third Mate
S.S. Washington Mail

This is States Line S.S. Oregon
Was Second Mate in S.S. Washington (same class as Oregon)

Down To The Sea In Ships
Charles W. Mitchell

I have gone down to the sea
I have worked the ships
I have seen the glory of the Lord
I have quenched my lips.

I have lived the life of a Mariner
The world can be a united neighborhood
I have defied the will of Lucifer
Working the ships in an adventuresome good.

I have been to many mountains
I have been through the valley of the shadow of death
I have sailed the seven seas
The lifeline of ships is a manifestation of
"Open Sesame" and God's breath.

I have gone down to the sea
I did see the sky
The Lord is my Captain
The Lord does glorify.

As ships that pass in the night
I have met the twain
I did go down to the sea
I would do it yet again.