Desmond Kaliszewski becomes Skipper

For several years Desmond was master of the other Trust barge, Sir Alan Herbert, working with Inner London schoolchildren. He also worked with deprived young people in his own ship on charter to Shaftesbury Homes. He carried passengers in Crescent Shipping’s sailing barge and also served as Master in their commercial fleet. Prior to taking the job of Thalatta’s skipper he had completed a single-handed voyage around Britain in his 70ft gaff ketch Sylvana Suzanna.

The photo shows Desmond Kaliszewski and Elizabeth Whitelam, 3rd Hand from 1985–1990.