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Search: Posts Made By: norman.r
Forum: The Bridge 1st June 2014, 18:45
Replies: 9
Views: 1,007
Posted By norman.r
When I was on "Bowbelle" during the passage...

When I was on "Bowbelle" during the passage through the bridges on the Thames the Second mate and two seamen were on lookout duty in the bow. There was always a problem particularly at night as the...
Forum: The Bridge 1st June 2014, 15:07
Replies: 9
Views: 1,007
Posted By norman.r
I was interested to see your comments on the tv...

I was interested to see your comments on the tv reporting of the incident and fully agree that the background from the "Bowbelle" perspective was never reported. I was Mate on her from 1983 to 1985...
Forum: Elder Dempster 26th November 2013, 18:57
Replies: 18
Views: 1,687
Posted By norman.r
I appreciate your point Graham. To me the...

I appreciate your point Graham. To me the painting gives a very atmospheric and interesting picture of a point in time which many of us recognize and brings about an element of nostalgia. It would...
Forum: Elder Dempster 26th November 2013, 15:43
Replies: 18
Views: 1,687
Posted By norman.r
I have been thinking of that discharge as I could...

I have been thinking of that discharge as I could not work out what it could be from.
The explanation Derek has given would seem to be a logical explanation.
Norman
Forum: Elder Dempster 24th September 2013, 16:56
Replies: 27
Views: 2,824
Posted By norman.r
There was one master, and admittedly this did not...

There was one master, and admittedly this did not happen every day who during the afternoon siesta when disturbed to come to an anchorage would wrap himself up in the bed sheet and come to the bridge...
Forum: Say Hello 8th March 2013, 16:28
Replies: 8
Views: 643
Posted By norman.r
I knew Gerald Barry when he was Commodore master...

I knew Gerald Barry when he was Commodore master of the B&I ships on "Leinster" during the 1960 's and 70's. He was a bluff Irishman and popular with the passengers. He lived in Heswall . He passed...
Forum: Say Hello 7th September 2010, 16:15
Replies: 10
Views: 525
Posted By norman.r
Hi Graham, Welcome aboard. Should make an...

Hi Graham, Welcome aboard. Should make an addition to the "Nudes" circulation.
Norman
Forum: Places, People & Events of Maritime Interest 29th August 2010, 15:06
Replies: 9
Views: 1,179
Posted By norman.r
Hi Glan I have lived on Mariners' Park for the...

Hi Glan
I have lived on Mariners' Park for the last eleven years and will be glad to help with any background. The information given by Dave seems pretty informative.
Norman
Forum: Places, People & Events of Maritime Interest 28th August 2010, 16:36
Replies: 9
Views: 1,179
Posted By norman.r
Hi Glan There are a number of members living in...

Hi Glan
There are a number of members living in Wallasey who will be only too glad to help
Norman
Forum: Tramp Steamers 12th February 2010, 19:28
Replies: 110
Views: 16,934
Posted By norman.r
Speaking as one who came through the system in...

Speaking as one who came through the system in the early 50's it did seem at the time to be cheap labour but we learned as time went on that we were exposed to experiences that in the future would...
Forum: Say Hello 30th November 2009, 18:59
Replies: 11
Views: 408
Posted By norman.r
Welcome John to this varied and interesting site....

Welcome John to this varied and interesting site. It should make a change from Graham "TP"
Norman
Forum: Places, People & Events of Maritime Interest 17th November 2009, 19:07
Replies: 22
Views: 5,464
Posted By norman.r
The museum is based at Fort Perch Rock at New...

The museum is based at Fort Perch Rock at New Brighton, Wallasey, and is well worth a visit should you get the chance.
Norman
Forum: Elder Dempster 11th November 2009, 17:26
Replies: 14
Views: 1,579
Posted By norman.r
You will find a couple of photographs of Owerri...

You will find a couple of photographs of Owerri in the gallery section
As a matter of interest I sailed as third mate on her in 1956
Norman
Forum: The Bridge 20th August 2009, 19:12
Replies: 177
Views: 20,644
Posted By norman.r
I was with Elder Dempster at about the same time...

I was with Elder Dempster at about the same time and knew how to use the Admiralty Tables but none of the ships that I had served on carried them except for a former Liberty Ship Zungon. I used the...
Forum: Places, People & Events of Maritime Interest 27th July 2009, 19:09
Replies: 204
Views: 23,552
Posted By norman.r
I feel I have to add my own little bit to this...

I feel I have to add my own little bit to this thread. In the days when I was young and fancy free in the late forties and early fifties the Tower Ballroom was the place to go on a Saturday night....
Forum: Elder Dempster 8th July 2009, 17:27
Replies: 61
Views: 5,784
Posted By norman.r
To follow on with the Adam and Eve thread I have...

To follow on with the Adam and Eve thread I have attached one of the original Genesis interpretations.
Norman
Forum: News and Views from the Shipping World 29th January 2009, 19:59
Replies: 43
Views: 3,113
Posted By norman.r
This is an extremely serious incident and should...

This is an extremely serious incident and should never have happened. It seems that something that should have been done was not done and could have lead to in other circumstances to a disaster. No...
Forum: The Bridge 3rd December 2008, 19:26
Replies: 9
Views: 889
Posted By norman.r
I was still at school during the last war but my...

I was still at school during the last war but my father was a chief engineer with United Africa Co and during his very infrequent times at Liverpool he would take me on board and let me have a run...
Forum: Say Hello 1st December 2008, 19:27
Replies: 24
Views: 1,390
Posted By norman.r
Zillah Shipping were incorporated in the Coast...

Zillah Shipping were incorporated in the Coast Lines Group in 1949.
A Google search should bring them up.
Norman
Forum: Looking for Old Shipmates 6th April 2008, 12:39
Replies: 2
Views: 611
Posted By norman.r
Carl Leckey has a web site...

Carl Leckey has a web site http://www.duttonlocks.co.uk which may be useful to you.
Norman
Forum: Ship Research 2nd April 2008, 19:14
Replies: 9
Views: 1,152
Posted By norman.r
Andrew I have posted a picture of "Memphis" in...

Andrew
I have posted a picture of "Memphis" in the gallery.
Norman
Forum: Ship Research 2nd April 2008, 16:13
Replies: 9
Views: 1,152
Posted By norman.r
Memphis

Andrew
I was with Moss Hutchison for 3 years in the late 50's and my last ship with them was "Memphis" where I was second mate on a coastal trip Livepool to Glasgow and back to Liverpool.
The...
Forum: The Radio Room 31st March 2008, 16:53
Replies: 25
Views: 2,713
Posted By norman.r
I have a vhf scanner which I have set to all the...

I have a vhf scanner which I have set to all the marine bands on the Mersey so when I log on to ais.liverpool I can also listen to vhf traffic. Handy.
Norman
Forum: The Bridge 9th March 2008, 20:18
Replies: 37
Views: 2,314
Posted By norman.r
I used and still have both Nories and Burtons...

I used and still have both Nories and Burtons tables. I preferred Burtons for normal sight work. As regards the Rude Star Identifier I still have the one I bought for a few shillings in the...
Forum: Coasters 19th January 2008, 19:34
Replies: 12
Views: 1,463
Posted By norman.r
In the late sixties I worked with three of these...

In the late sixties I worked with three of these vessels. "Frieda Graebe" captain Willi Broszka, "Siegerland" owner Otto Albers, and captain Fritz Scultze, and "Hannes Knuppel" owner Hans Herman...
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