Memories of a stormy sea

I WONDER if through your columns you could provide answers to the following questions.

On Thursday 1 April 1954 I sailed with a school party from Newhaven to Dieppe around midday. The sea was so rough many of the crew said it was the worst they could remember.

I would love to know the shipping line and name of the ship at that time and if the weather was really as bad as I seem to now remember.

Alan Morris, Bolton