Grey Warrior

celsis
8th August 2008, 13:00
The thread about the Cowie brothers got me thinking....

Can anybody remember who was the skipper on the Warrior's maiden voyage? He was a chubby wee guy who had yarns following him everywhere....Somebody said he broke his arm on the Valla?

john fraser
8th August 2008, 20:59
Would pt have been Bobby Dick.Always had plenty stories to tell.

celsis
9th August 2008, 01:59
That's the man! Is he still around?

john fraser
9th August 2008, 19:10
Celsis.
Sorry don,t know if he is around or not.I remember a few year ago a couple of retired Ben Line masters were caretakers for a place down the Kirkgate in Leith.I think it was some sort of Masters Mariners club.If you are in the area someone there may be able to help you.Remember Kirkgate.not Constitution Street. Thats the other club. Nobles or Port O Leith

kate2finn
30th January 2009, 00:48
Bobby Dick died a few years ago. We always got a Christmas card from him and his wife Janet,and it was she who told me he had died. I first met them both when we were laid up in Norway in 1975.My husband was on the Vianna.

Ricky Dooley
6th June 2009, 18:53
Hi lads,
I remember the voyage fairly well, being the only junior engineer for a while.
Murray Cowie was the chief engineer, Peter Lurtsima(!) was the day work second. I'm pretty sure "Moby Dick" was the old man. I'll get round to the other guy's names, well, it was 33 years ago!!
Alistair Napier was 2nd mate, the 3rd mate was a guy called Robbie ?

celsis
2nd August 2009, 12:33
Hi lads,
I remember the voyage fairly well, being the only junior engineer for a while.
Murray Cowie was the chief engineer, Peter Lurtsima(!) was the day work second. I'm pretty sure "Moby Dick" was the old man. I'll get round to the other guy's names, well, it was 33 years ago!!
Alistair Napier was 2nd mate, the 3rd mate was a guy called Robbie ?

Didn't we have an AB who threw a wobbler and had to be raken ashore in Brazil? Jim somebody or other?

Ricky Dooley
2nd August 2009, 13:07
Yes, that's right, and the relief junior also threw a "tammy" in Long Beach when they were waiting for orders there for about a month!

Regards, Ricky

celsis
27th January 2014, 20:37
I remember you Ricky. Your dad and mine worked together in BT.