SEVERAL OF THE United Kingdom’s shipping lines operated cadet training ships, eg, Elder Dempster’s Obuasi, NZS’s Otaio and BI’s Chantala to name a few.
I have been reading PM Heaton’s book about the South American Saint Line which is of interest to me as I made a voyage on one of their ships when it was chartered to my employers at that time and have already done some research into this fleet. I notice that this Company owned and operated a cadet training vessel, the converted Minesweeper St Briavels, which seems to be overlooked on all websites concerning the UK’s cadet ships.
I have been trying to locate a photograph of this ship without success and I wonder if any readers can help me find one. Any assistance will be greatly appreciated and, as usual, any expenses will be repaid.
J F POWELL
2 Water Lane, Enford
Nr Pewsey, Wiltshire, SN9 6AP