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Search: Posts Made By: albertwebster
Forum: Say Hello 24th April 2006, 22:01
Replies: 18
Views: 845
Posted By albertwebster
Great to see the photo of the Freemasons, my...

Great to see the photo of the Freemasons, my local when I sailed out of London with Ben Line in the 1950s and 60s. I remember there was an Irish barmaid there which I fancied and I used to put Johnny...
Forum: Say Hello 9th April 2006, 23:13
Replies: 7
Views: 262
Posted By albertwebster
Welcome aboard Coull1. Can you tell us which...

Welcome aboard Coull1. Can you tell us which ships you were on and when. Being ex Ben Line and BP myself, some of the crew of the good ship shipsnostalgia might have been shipmates at some time.
Forum: BP Shipping 9th April 2006, 21:32
Replies: 53
Views: 5,184
Posted By albertwebster
Thanks John, You are probably right, the brain...

Thanks John, You are probably right, the brain box is getting worse with age.I remember the trip but not the reason.

regards, Albert.
Forum: BP Shipping 9th April 2006, 00:47
Replies: 53
Views: 5,184
Posted By albertwebster
British Bulldog.

I joined the British Bulldog (official number 184521, 18,593 grt) at the Isle of Grain refinery on the 2nd May 1959. The Suez Canal was closed at this time because of the Arab Israeli war, so we...
Forum: Blue Star Line 8th April 2006, 21:59
Replies: 1
Views: 924
Posted By albertwebster
Colorado Star.

Does anyone remember Tommy Hocknull, an edh on the Colorado Star. Tommy now lives in a care home and has lost his dischargebook, being an ex ab myself I am trying to build a picture of Tommy's...
Forum: Ben Line 8th April 2006, 21:52
Replies: 13
Views: 1,508
Posted By albertwebster
Reading these threads brings back a lot of...

Reading these threads brings back a lot of memories of the time I was edh on the Benreoch 1955 to 1956, on the express run London to Singapore in 21 days. Travelling at that speed in them days was...
Forum: Colliers 26th March 2006, 01:00
Replies: 31
Views: 4,184
Posted By albertwebster
Remember watching the Sir John Snell and her...

Remember watching the Sir John Snell and her sisters, James Rowan and Charles H. Merz being built, (force of habit calling a ship a she, even though the ship is named after a bloke. I'd rather call a...
Forum: Ben Line 26th March 2006, 00:37
Replies: 8
Views: 1,410
Posted By albertwebster
Yes I remember Capatain Bob very well, the Bear...

Yes I remember Capatain Bob very well, the Bear we used to nickname him. I'm sure he was first officer on the Benreoch when I sailed on her 1955-1956. Then met up with him again as skipper on the (I...
Forum: Looking for Old Shipmates 9th January 2006, 23:16
Replies: 1
Views: 629
Posted By albertwebster
Tommy Hocknull

I have met Tommy in a local care home where he is now resident. He was in the Merchant Navy as a seaman from 1958-2000. He has lost all his memoribilia and would like to hear from any of his former...
Forum: Other Companies/Ships 28th December 2005, 22:53
Replies: 33
Views: 5,720
Posted By albertwebster
Hi Bowaterssco. I will gladly send a copy of...

Hi Bowaterssco.

I will gladly send a copy of that menu. The only problem is that unfortunately it won't be till after the New Year. Too busy over the festive season. Incidentally I also sailed with...
Forum: Other Companies/Ships 28th December 2005, 22:44
Replies: 33
Views: 5,720
Posted By albertwebster
Hi Jet. Thanks for that information re the...

Hi Jet.
Thanks for that information re the Gladys. I downloaded a photo of her from the websites given by Bruce Carson (see 19th December post) I now have it as my screensaver.

Regards, Albert...
Forum: Say Hello 28th December 2005, 22:38
Replies: 22
Views: 740
Posted By albertwebster
Welcome aboard Onozo. I was an AB on the Gladys...

Welcome aboard Onozo.
I was an AB on the Gladys Bowater from October 1962 to Janauary 1963. Does that ring any bells.
Regards Albert Webster. (also retired, 68 years young).
Forum: Tugs 25th December 2005, 21:09
Replies: 10
Views: 3,390
Posted By albertwebster
Hi JAMES. CAME ACROSS THIS IN THE WEBSITE...

Hi JAMES. CAME ACROSS THIS IN THE WEBSITE ENCYCLOPEDIA OF AUSTRALIAN SHIPWRECKS, SOME VERY INTERESTING SHIPS BUILT AT ABERDEEN ARE LISTED THERE.
oceans1.customer.netspace.net.au

THE STEEL HULLED...
Forum: Looking for Old Shipmates 21st December 2005, 23:14
Replies: 10
Views: 910
Posted By albertwebster
Ahoy there Bobby. read your profile, you weren't...

Ahoy there Bobby. read your profile, you weren't by any chance the engineer on the Watt's Watt's Greenwich which struck the bridge parapet in Corpus Christi because the gear box jammed. We were there...
Forum: Other Companies/Ships 21st December 2005, 00:15
Replies: 33
Views: 5,720
Posted By albertwebster
Hi Derek. Sorry, the name Ian Scott dosen't ring...

Hi Derek.
Sorry, the name Ian Scott dosen't ring any bells but I know how he feels, only I swallowed the hook then got married. Still am after 38 years.

I have a 1962 Christmas menu from the Gladys,...
Forum: Houlder Brothers 20th December 2005, 18:46
Replies: 935
Views: 125,594
Posted By albertwebster
Ahoy Bob, could you give me any dates when you...

Ahoy Bob,

could you give me any dates when you were on the Bidford Priory,

thanks, Albert Webster.
Forum: Other Companies/Ships 19th December 2005, 21:30
Replies: 33
Views: 5,720
Posted By albertwebster
Hi Shipmate just viewed the Wimpey Sealab. I'm...

Hi Shipmate

just viewed the Wimpey Sealab. I'm sure she didn't have a drilling derrick when I saw her.
regards Albert Webster.
Forum: Other Companies/Ships 19th December 2005, 21:07
Replies: 33
Views: 5,720
Posted By albertwebster
Thanks for the info Tanker. Does anyone know...

Thanks for the info Tanker. Does anyone know where she was built? I think it was at Caledon at Dundee, not very sure though.

regards Albert Webster.
Forum: Other Companies/Ships 19th December 2005, 21:04
Replies: 33
Views: 5,720
Posted By albertwebster
Thanks Bruce. Wonderful photo of the Gladys on...

Thanks Bruce. Wonderful photo of the Gladys on the Merchant Navy Net.

regards Albert Webster.
Forum: Other Companies/Ships 19th December 2005, 11:55
Replies: 33
Views: 5,720
Posted By albertwebster
Bowaters.

Ahoy Shipmates.

Does anyone have any information on the Bowater Boats. I sailed on the Gladys Bowater which I sailed on in the 1960s. I joined her at Ridham dock in October 1962 and sailed for Umea...
Forum: Ben Line 19th December 2005, 10:55
Replies: 74
Views: 6,307
Posted By albertwebster
Sorry Bert. I can recall the expression North Sea...

Sorry Bert. I can recall the expression North Sea Chinamen, but cant remember if it referred particularly to Shetlanders or to all Ben Line sailors from the East Coast, you see I signed off my last...
Forum: Coasters 19th December 2005, 10:34
Replies: 25
Views: 1,818
Posted By albertwebster
I HAD JUST SIGNED OFF A 40,000 ton TANKER AND...

I HAD JUST SIGNED OFF A 40,000 ton TANKER AND FROM THE BIGGEST SHIP I WAS EVER TO SAIL ON, TO THE SMALLEST, OR OUT OF THE FRYING PAN INTO THE FIRE IS MORE LIKE IT.

I JOINED THE FERNDENE, (330 grt),...
Forum: Ben Line 19th December 2005, 00:35
Replies: 74
Views: 6,307
Posted By albertwebster
Was a deckie on the Benrinnes - October1955 to...

Was a deckie on the
Benrinnes - October1955 to November 1955. (coastal voyage).
Benreoch - November 1955 to August 1956.
Benvrackie - August 1961 to October 1961. (coastal voyage).
Benvorlich - June...
Forum: Say Hello 17th December 2005, 20:25
Replies: 17
Views: 564
Posted By albertwebster
Welcome aboard George. Sailed between Sydney...

Welcome aboard George. Sailed between Sydney Heads many times in the 50s and 60s. Got some great memories of the times I sailed round the Oz coast and on to Nauru and Ocean Island with Watts Watts's...
Forum: Houlder Brothers 16th December 2005, 19:52
Replies: 935
Views: 125,594
Posted By albertwebster
I had an uncle who was, I believe a skipper...

I had an uncle who was, I believe a skipper (sorry Captain!) with Houlders during the 1950 - 1960s. His name was Gordon Clark and I believe he went under the nickname of Nobby, (as all Clark's did)....
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