I attended the school in 1961, leaving in June to join the Ceramic of Shaw
Saville and Albion in London. My subsequent ships were, the Africa and
last of all the Suevic. I left the Merchant Navy in late 1962.
I have worked in transport since then, and I own and operate a fleet of
twelve coaches, mainly in the U.K. and Europe.
My memories of L'tant Porte was that he was far and away the best
instructor at the school and the knowledge he passed on of rope work,
knots, splicing etc. etc. I still use today.