Richard Johnston

I have always had a great interest for ships and the sea, Belfast in the early fifties was a major seaport and Harland and Wolff one of the worlds leading shipbuilders, so post war Belfast, for me anyway, was a great place to grow up in.

After serving an engineering apprentice-ship, I joined the Merchant Navy as a marine engineer in 1964 and was fortunate to sail in a few of the great Union Castle and Royal Mail ships that had been built in Belfast.

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