My Own Command – S.S. Helencrest 

At long last, my own command! I joined S.S. Helencrest in Hull. She was a beautiful vessel, named after the owner’s daughter, Helen Roberts, who sang leading roles with the D’oyley Carte opera Co. The Helencrest had fine accommodation. The Captain’s suite was walled in mahogany, with a full sized bed in the bedroom and desk and easy chairs in the day room. On the same deck were toilet facilities and a spare room used by the RAF pilots. 

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