RMAS ship Linloss

philipbalfe
20th April 2010, 19:35
Hi can eney one help i was on the Kinloss out of dover and chatham,
dous eney one know wear she ended hear days
Thanks Phil Balfe(Thumb)

kevin barber
4th June 2010, 19:44
Hi I worked on Kinloss too, out of Chatham. Master was Ken Abbey. No idea where she ended up but I had a great time on her.
kevin barber

BUGGINS
6th June 2010, 17:47
Kinloss was sold in 1989 and scrapped at Inverkeithing next to thr Forth Bridge.

senior pilot
15th June 2010, 18:05
look in the tug gallery and seach kinloss and you will get a picture of her alongside in inverkiething awaiting scrapping

Waighty
26th December 2010, 11:16
Hi can eney one help i was on the Kinloss out of dover and chatham,
dous eney one know wear she ended hear days
Thanks Phil Balfe(Thumb)

I spent a short spell on Kinloss as Master when she was based at Rosyth and spent some very enjoyable times on the East coast - well during the summer anyway! Her catering staff in the mid 80s were brilliant. I also have to say the same about Uplifter's crew as well. In fact I recall one occasion when both vessels were berthed alongside each other and coincidentally both were doing roast beef for lunch but only Kinloss was doing Yorksshire pudding - so a generous portion was duly passed through the saloon porthole!

Stevo
1st January 2011, 11:23
http://www.shipsnostalgia.com/gallery/showphoto.php/photo/171348/title/kinloss-at-inverkeithi/cat/all

Facinating boats which gave the tax payer more than their monies worth.

Trevor Ashurst
22nd February 2011, 15:55
I remember the Kinloss well, actually own the bridge Telegraph. I was also on Uplifter, Goosander and Salmaster.
Glad to see others still remember them.

Slowone
12th May 2011, 17:31
I served on KINLOSS taking her from Chatham to Rosyth, she was my introduction to going to sea! Had many happy hours rolling my guts out on her as we slowly wandered up and down the East coast. It was always interesting trying to start the engine, we usualll left the engine room owing you guys up top a few telegraph moves as we couldn't keep up. Will dig out a couple of old snaps of her and post them soon.

Added a picture of the old girl alongside the wall at Chatham, its in the gallery - not sure if thats the right place for it

Waighty
12th May 2011, 18:01
I served on KINLOSS taking her from Chatham to Rosyth, she was my introduction to going to sea! Had many happy hours rolling my guts out on her as we slowly wandered up and down the East coast. It was always interesting trying to start the engine, we usualll left the engine room owing you guys up top a few telegraph moves as we couldn't keep up. Will dig out a couple of old snaps of her and post them soon.

Please do, I'll look forward to that.

chadburn
13th May 2011, 15:00
Was it the Kinloss that assisted one of the "Tons" after a collision in the North Sea?

shoot999
14th May 2011, 11:55
Was it the Kinloss that assisted one of the "Tons" after a collision in the North Sea?


Correct. Along with another RMAS/PAS vessel. Although I cant remember the name of the other mooring/salvage vessel.

The casualty was the Fittleton. Turned over following a collision with HMS Mermaid.

The Kinloss was mainly used for escort duties during the operation; and assisting the large floating crane to keep position.

The casualty was towed into Den Helder whilst it was still submerged.

If I remember correctly one of the R class tugs was involved in the subsequent tow of the Fittleton from Den Helder to Chatham.

Ive got a picture somewhere of the Kinloss holding the crane in position over the casualty. I'll upload it when I can.

Slowone
19th June 2011, 00:06
Couple of pictures of Kinloss put up on the gallery, also found a pic of the crew of Kinloss around 1981 with Ken Abbey and his wife on his retirement from the ship and RMAS.

roofaerosyth
25th August 2011, 19:36
I remember the Kinloss well, actually own the bridge Telegraph. I was also on Uplifter, Goosander and Salmaster.
Glad to see others still remember them.

wot ye up to these days trevor?(Wave)

jan martin
7th September 2011, 21:45
I served on KINLOSS taking her from Chatham to Rosyth, she was my introduction to going to sea! Had many happy hours rolling my guts out on her as we slowly wandered up and down the East coast. It was always interesting trying to start the engine, we usualll left the engine room owing you guys up top a few telegraph moves as we couldn't keep up. Will dig out a couple of old snaps of her and post them soon.

Added a picture of the old girl alongside the wall at Chatham, its in the gallery - not sure if thats the right place for it
hI IM JAN MARTIN ON KINLOSS FROM 1978 UNTIL 1983 TOOK HER TO ROSYTH GREAT SHIP GREAT CREW PLENTY OF LAUGHS AND GREAT MEMORIES

henry hall
17th February 2012, 00:37
Hi jan,

this is henry hall.

my email ia johnhallphotography@virginmedia.com

slitpin
28th August 2012, 17:40
I joined kinloss in1978 she was my first ship I was one of two 2nd
engineers roy benfield was the chief and jack le breton was the other
2nd ken abbey was the skipper they were great times

jan martin
2nd September 2012, 22:37
I joined kinloss in1978 she was my first ship I was one of two 2nd
engineers roy benfield was the chief and jack le breton was the other
2nd ken abbey was the skipper they were great times

hi jan martin here we joined kinloss about the same time jack walker was one of the best cooks ive sailed with and do you remember wally redman who ran the unofficial shop

slitpin
3rd September 2012, 17:16
Hi Jan
Yes of coarse I remember Wally and Jack Walker he was a fine cook
Jack transfered to pembroke dock were he was fondly remembered
as he sadly passed away before I also transfered to P D
I still live in Milford Haven.Going back to the kinloss my first trip away
was to the Wash to salage a F111 lost by the Americans
Incidently my name is John Richardson the nickname slitpin was given
to me by Jack Le Breton. Your name Sounds familiar I'm sure with a little more detail I could put your face to it I also Remember Kevin Barber

shoot999
3rd September 2012, 17:41
Hi Jan
Yes of coarse I remember Wally and Jack Walker he was a fine cook
Jack transfered to pembroke dock were he was fondly remembered
as he sadly passed away before I also transfered to P D
I still live in Milford Haven.Going back to the kinloss my first trip away
was to the Wash to salage a F111 lost by the Americans
Incidently my name is John Richardson the nickname slitpin was given
to me by Jack Le Breton. Your name Sounds familiar I'm sure with a little more detail I could put your face to it I also Remember Kevin Barber

Recognise some of those names but I must of left just before you joined. Kinloss was D606; and being a sea-goer not a job most in Chatham wanted. They were one mate down when I heard I passed the mates exam; and within the hour I had been posted to the Kinloss.
At that time the Master was Norrie Robertson and the other mate BangBang Cannon. Roy was the Chief. Jack LeBreton joined a few months after me. I was their from 75 to 77 and was relieved by Eric Kidney. Good times.

Waighty
5th September 2012, 16:31
Recognise some of those names but I must of left just before you joined. Kinloss was D606; and being a sea-goer not a job most in Chatham wanted. They were one mate down when I heard I passed the mates exam; and within the hour I had been posted to the Kinloss.
At that time the Master was Norrie Robertson and the other mate BangBang Cannon. Roy was the Chief. Jack LeBreton joined a few months after me. I was their from 75 to 77 and was relieved by Eric Kidney. Good times.


Norrie Robertson went to Rosyth, which is where he started I believe, after Chatham and eventually took a turn as Admiralty Pilot at Invergordon, liked it so much and applied for a pilots job with Cromary Firth Port company when it was privatised. Since he only had Admiralty qualifications they were reluctant at first to take him on but eventually they did. I last saw him there in November 1991 when on Salmaster. I guess he's well retired now.

henry hall
7th September 2012, 22:56
My first trip on kinloss was also on the f111 job,i was a junior AB and shared the after four berth cabin with Danny Doughnut, Alan wilkes, and Neil Fraye. There were also a couple of other junior AB's during my time, but cant remember the names. does anyone else remember tojo.

jan martin
7th September 2012, 23:14
Norrie Robertson went to Rosyth, which is where he started I believe, after Chatham and eventually took a turn as Admiralty Pilot at Invergordon, liked it so much and applied for a pilots job with Cromary Firth Port company when it was privatised. Since he only had Admiralty qualifications they were reluctant at first to take him on but eventually they did. I last saw him there in November 1991 when on Salmaster. I guess he's well retired now.

hi slitpin its jan martin i came from devonport where i served on the pintail yc 480 482 and 484hence the nickname jan it was given to me by harry shotter. iwork on the river thames for serco. i believe malc packer went to pembroke ive got photos somewhere i will dig them outand post them.

jan martin
23rd September 2012, 21:57
My first trip on kinloss was also on the f111 job,i was a junior AB and shared the after four berth cabin with Danny Doughnut, Alan wilkes, and Neil Fraye. There were also a couple of other junior AB's during my time, but cant remember the names. does anyone else remember tojo.

hi henry two names i remember is andy baker and dennis johnson

harryshotter
18th October 2012, 22:43
hi slitpin its jan martin i came from devonport where i served on the pintail yc 480 482 and 484hence the nickname jan it was given to me by harry shotter. iwork on the river thames for serco. i believe malc packer went to pembroke ive got photos somewhere i will dig them outand post them.

Pincher it's Harry-hopefully your ok.Never forget malc and his "cloud of gasbills" he was good at crosswords!(==D)

harryshotter
18th October 2012, 22:59
My first trip on kinloss was also on the f111 job,i was a junior AB and shared the after four berth cabin with Danny Doughnut, Alan wilkes, and Neil Fraye. There were also a couple of other junior AB's during my time, but cant remember the names. does anyone else remember tojo.

I've been working recently with Danny Doughnut's (Cliff Orman) cabin boy from the Kinbrace at Portland !!!!!!!!!!!!![=P]

jan martin
21st October 2012, 22:01
I've been working recently with Danny Doughnut's (Cliff Orman) cabin boy from the Kinbrace at Portland !!!!!!!!!!!!![=P]

I Harry ive seen Russell Ward a few times the last time he was working on pleasure boats on the thames in london also paul de witt works for the port of London authority at woolwich in London i remember the clouds of gasbills answer but i cant remember the question

harryshotter
26th October 2012, 23:10
Jan,
good to hear from you mate. I remember Russ, always made me chuckle and still does at the mention of DARTFORD on the radio! In the twighlight of a career as a Production Manager for a water company myself,living in Royal Tunbridge Wells,so not too far from Chatham!

harryshotter
5th November 2012, 21:40
Know what become of Jack Le Breton,tried the internet over the past few years, nothing? Fancy a pint somewhere/when Jan?

Dennis Johnson
13th November 2012, 17:38
Jack lives in Portsmouth you can find him on Facebook or e mail Jack Le Bretton
E-mail Address(es):
jackportsea@yahoo.co.uk

Regards
Dennis Johnson

harryshotter
22nd November 2012, 21:29
Ta Dennis

henry hall
23rd December 2012, 21:45
Hi Slowone,

Were you the engineer on the kinloss during the early 80's that had a case full of camera gear.

regards

Henry Hall