Marconi mariner mags

8th April 2008, 18:40
Anyone know where you can get the above mags, have tried e-bay and google but no luck so far.


K urgess
8th April 2008, 22:00
Very rare and difficult to find, particularly the later ones.
In about 5 years or more of searching I've found one from my period at sea (66 -77) and that cost as much as a 1960 bound edition.

9th April 2008, 21:01
Thanks for the info will keep looking.


K urgess
9th April 2008, 21:20
Ah some competition. (Thumb)
So far I've got numbers 1 to 24, 73 to 95 and 167.
Aiming for a full house.

15th April 2008, 16:15
Saw your posting re Mariner Magazine and was wondering if RO rates of
pay for the period 1964 to 1972 were listed. If so would you give me an
idea of what they were? I need this information for a pension claim.


Joe Morton

K urgess
15th April 2008, 16:19
Hi, Joe.
Can't find anything about pay rates.
When I started in 1966 it was 45 a month and around 1972 it had risen to about 100.
Afraid all the details were in my paybook that went back to Marconi when I quit.

15th April 2008, 16:24
tks Chris. I think the figures are about right.

Again tks fer replying


K urgess
15th April 2008, 16:36
You're welcome, Joe.
Welcome aboard by the way.
You never know someone else may have the info.
Enjoy the trip.

15th April 2008, 18:53
Can give you the rates BP were paying in early 1971 -

Less than 3 years service 1290-1758 (Pensionable salary 1050 - 1518)
3 - 5 years 1458 - 2190 (1782 - 2514)
5+ years 1602 - 2388 (2034 - 2820)
Plus 54 pa for 1st class PMG, 84 pa for Radar Maintenance, 42 pa for manufacturers course certificate.

After June 1971 all increased by around 12.5%

25th May 2008, 04:24
I've also been trying to find a source for the Mariner. Didn't realise they were worth their weight in gold. however. I don't suppose anyone could scan a few (he said cheekily). Maybe just the cartoons, or the lists of R/O's and their ships?

Papa Bear
25th May 2008, 07:49
Hi. Monaleen, have the Mimco salary rates for apparently 1968. The document was an attachment to a mimco publication on making a career in Marine radio. Found this item on a site, That address brings up a lot of neat stuff but not the NZ site, apparently it has been discontinued, shame, it had some neat stuff in it. Scanner is not on right now but could fax or snail mail if you would like.

Cheers John L.(Thumb)

Papa Bear
25th May 2008, 07:53
Guess I had better hang on to the few copies of the Mariner I have. Also got Denholms somewhere.

Cheers John L.(Thumb)