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Search: Posts Made By: Caffj
Forum: Say Hello 20th September 2013, 00:10
Replies: 10
Views: 1,054
Posted By Caffj
Hi, Ionian,Peter White & Stevemim, Very...

Hi, Ionian,Peter White & Stevemim,
Very interested to hear that the North Devon was a happy ship as this
conflicts with stories on the Merchant Navy.Net site where there are some
terrible stories...
Forum: Ship Research 31st January 2013, 23:35
Replies: 12
Views: 1,445
Posted By Caffj
Hi Jonjo, Was interested to read your description...

Hi Jonjo,
Was interested to read your description of Capt.Charlton.
Why were the 2nd and 3rd Mates demoted to abs? Who took their place on the
bridge? How did the Captain get away with it? Even...
Forum: Ship Research 31st January 2013, 00:07
Replies: 12
Views: 1,445
Posted By Caffj
Re North Devon/Hugh Roberts & Son. I served my...

Re North Devon/Hugh Roberts & Son.
I served my time with H.R as an Apprentice Deck Officer 1953-1957.
My first ship was the North Anglia, Capt Charlton. Very stern master,treated
Apprentices like we...
Forum: Other Companies/Ships 23rd September 2012, 23:33
Replies: 93
Views: 13,665
Posted By Caffj
Hi duquesa, Very surprised to hear Capt Norman...

Hi duquesa,
Very surprised to hear Capt Norman Sharpe was a strict master.
I sailed with him on the Crispin and spent many a happy hour chatting to him
on the bridge wing during the voyages I served...
Forum: Houlder Brothers 21st February 2012, 22:40
Replies: 936
Views: 128,846
Posted By Caffj
Hello Jen, Spoke to Patrick today. He remembers...

Hello Jen,
Spoke to Patrick today. He remembers you. Sadly Josephine passed away quite
some years ago. Have given Patrick details of this web site so perhaps I'll be
in touch.
CaffJ. (Patrick's...
Forum: Houlder Brothers 21st February 2012, 22:37
Replies: 936
Views: 128,846
Posted By Caffj
Hi Mike (Merrymagpie ) Spoke to Patrick today he...

Hi Mike (Merrymagpie )
Spoke to Patrick today he remembers you and the incident with the
lifeboat engine starting handle.
I've given him details of this web site so maybe he'll be in touch.
CaffJ
Forum: Other Companies/Ships 20th February 2012, 14:46
Replies: 93
Views: 13,665
Posted By Caffj
Hello Bob Hay(Eng) & Barmyclaresdad(RO) ex Booth...

Hello Bob Hay(Eng) & Barmyclaresdad(RO) ex Booth Line .
Bob you were on the Basil before I was. However notice you sailed on the
Boniface. Was the Capt. Norman Sharpe?
Barmyclaresdad: You must have...
Forum: Tramp Steamers 20th February 2012, 14:22
Replies: 5
Views: 2,616
Posted By Caffj
Hi Maritiem re North Shipping Co. Many thanks for...

Hi Maritiem re North Shipping Co. Many thanks for you input.Very interesting.
Puts the final touches to what I found out on the mariners-list.com.
Strange isn't it. I was a slave,(sorry Indentured...
Forum: Other Companies/Ships 18th February 2012, 16:36
Replies: 93
Views: 13,665
Posted By Caffj
Booth Line-Message to Bob Hay

Hi Bob,
Nice to hear from you.
What year were you on the Basil?
Were you ever on the Denis.?
Maggie Booth let me take a one way ride out on the Denis
from Liverpool to Fortaleza (Oct 1962) as 3rd...
Forum: Houlder Brothers 16th February 2012, 16:34
Replies: 936
Views: 128,846
Posted By Caffj
Re Houlder Bros. Does anyone remember my late...

Re Houlder Bros.
Does anyone remember my late brother-in-law Capt Norman Oddy,(now deceased) or my brother Patrick Cafferty who sailed as Chief Engineer
on quite a few Houlder Bros ships. Norman was...
Forum: Other Companies/Ships 15th February 2012, 14:02
Replies: 161
Views: 36,163
Posted By Caffj
Hello Ted Harrison, Re your reply about Common...

Hello Ted Harrison, Re your reply about Common Bros.
You say you sailed on the North Devon as 3rd Eng and went on her to China in
1964. Was she still owned by the North Shipping Co (Hugh Roberts &...
Forum: Other Companies/Ships 15th February 2012, 13:52
Replies: 161
Views: 36,163
Posted By Caffj
Common Bros.

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Hi Geordie,
Go to Google, type in Common Bros Shipping Co and you'll get the
answers. One piece of news from me. In 1964 they bought out
The North Shipping Co (Hugh Roberts & Son) and it's...
Forum: Tramp Steamers 15th February 2012, 12:30
Replies: 5
Views: 2,616
Posted By Caffj
Hi Derek, Nice to hear from you. I finished my...

Hi Derek,
Nice to hear from you. I finished my Apprenticeship on the North Cornwall.
What was she like,(condition wise) with NNSL. When I sailed on her she was
kept in immaculate condition.,people...
Forum: Tramp Steamers 14th February 2012, 17:02
Replies: 5
Views: 2,616
Posted By Caffj
North Shipping Company (Hugh Roberts & Son) Newcastle

During the 1950's did anyone sail on any ships belonging
to Hugh Roberts & Son? (North Shipping Co,Newcastle)
Would like to hear from you open uo this forum
Forum: Other Companies/Ships 13th February 2012, 23:35
Replies: 93
Views: 13,665
Posted By Caffj
.I worked for Maggie Booth back in the early...

.I worked for Maggie Booth back in the early 1960's
Worked as 3rd then 2nd Mate on the Crispin. Also sailed on the Basil
from Dec 61 to Aug 62(laid her up in the river Blackwater).
Also served on...
Forum: The Bridge 13th February 2012, 15:18
Replies: 41
Views: 5,731
Posted By Caffj
I was an Indentured Apprentice with the North...

I was an Indentured Apprentice with the North Shipping Co (Hugh Roberts & Son) from 1953 to 1957. I was paid overtime,(probably not all the hours I worked)but the money was a god sent given my pay...
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