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Search: Posts Made By: roibaird7
Forum: Ship Research 4th February 2011, 06:49
Replies: 8
Views: 2,034
Posted By roibaird7
My brother Jamesie Gibson Belfast was crew...

My brother Jamesie Gibson Belfast was crew member on the Maloja towards the end of the war1944 ...........he was on T124x articiles
Forum: Bank Line 6th January 2011, 00:12
Replies: 68
Views: 5,890
Posted By roibaird7
Holy MOG!!!! the amount of times I read about...

Holy MOG!!!! the amount of times I read about carrying and discharging phosphate to Aussie and NZ makes me wonder if both countries will finish up in opposition to Naurua and Ocean Island. lol
Forum: Ship Research 26th December 2010, 21:05
Replies: 10
Views: 1,473
Posted By roibaird7
After the invasion of Sicily and sailing by night...

After the invasion of Sicily and sailing by night then " hopscotching" along the Nth African coast dropping the hook during the day at various ports along the way Philipville Bone Oran Algiers etc...
Forum: Royal Fleet Auxiliary 25th December 2010, 16:04
Replies: 288
Views: 31,152
Posted By roibaird7
agh man! Didnt they use HK Chinese during the 2nd...

agh man! Didnt they use HK Chinese during the 2nd WW?
Forum: Looking for Old Shipmates 12th December 2010, 07:18
Replies: 17
Views: 2,505
Posted By roibaird7
I can consider myself lucky then! I was on the...

I can consider myself lucky then!
I was on the Ivybank ex SAMYORK. 1948(Nauruand 0cean Islands phosphate for Aust then the run homeward bound bound calling in at Christmas Fanning and...
Forum: Tramp Steamers 27th June 2010, 08:55
Replies: 10
Views: 3,200
Posted By roibaird7
lord cochrane/arcwear

Hugh
For what its worth----My brother Hugh Gibson was a crew member on the Lord Cochrane prewar

Cheers BG
Forum: Watts Watts & Co - Ships & History 1st May 2010, 10:29
Replies: 7
Views: 2,625
Posted By roibaird7
I was on the Chertsey .time of Sicily...

I was on the Chertsey .time of Sicily invasion.....................then on the Maycrest immediately afterwards
Forum: Ships No More 30th April 2010, 06:18
Replies: 10
Views: 3,601
Posted By roibaird7
prince leopold

My late brother Jamesie Gibson, served on the Prince Leopold during war time-I think he served under T 124x articles
Forum: Watts Watts & Co - Ships & History 29th April 2010, 17:20
Replies: 40
Views: 9,853
Posted By roibaird7
maycrest/ chertsey sicily

Hi
I too sailed on the Chertsey to the Sicily invasion and on the Maycrest immediately afterwards Trevor Jones? was he in the catering and from Porth in Wales

?????????
Forum: Bank Line 8th April 2009, 06:17
Replies: 198
Views: 12,655
Posted By roibaird7
Bander Shapuur and Khoramshar up the Gulf past...

Bander Shapuur and Khoramshar up the Gulf past Abadan---------during the war----------i think the cargo was for the Russians and pipes for oil fields
Forum: Bank Line 27th February 2009, 10:26
Replies: 87
Views: 8,147
Posted By roibaird7
Hugh Grant----------------One memory of the...

Hugh Grant----------------One memory of the Ivybank takes me to the galley where the 2nd cook was a European displaced person...... cant remember his name but he was on the Ivybank for a long long...
Forum: Royal Fleet Auxiliary 27th February 2009, 10:10
Replies: 7
Views: 1,580
Posted By roibaird7
Lancastrian............... Thanks for...

Lancastrian............... Thanks for that info and I had a wee shuftee at the link you suggested it was a long time ago I was a crew member 1950
Forum: Looking for Old Shipmates 27th February 2009, 07:21
Replies: 11
Views: 992
Posted By roibaird7
Tony .............The "dischage book" you...

Tony
.............The "dischage book" you demonstrated earlier is copy of the ships he served on .. It is possible that he lost his original Discharge book and a copy of his ships were obtained...
Forum: Royal Fleet Auxiliary 26th February 2009, 09:43
Replies: 7
Views: 1,580
Posted By roibaird7
whatever hapened to one of my old ships the WAVE...

whatever hapened to one of my old ships the WAVE PROTECTOR?
Forum: Looking for Old Shipmates 15th February 2009, 02:30
Replies: 9
Views: 1,612
Posted By roibaird7
I had the distinction of sailing on the Durango...

I had the distinction of sailing on the Durango on her maiden voyage outta Belfast 1944 [from memory]
Forum: Historic Shipping lines and Ships 12th February 2009, 03:51
Replies: 104
Views: 12,554
Posted By roibaird7
and whilst I'm still o this Head Lnen lark lol...

and whilst I'm still o this Head Lnen lark lol my brother Jamesie Gibson was a donkey mand on several Head Line -----------also my brother in law Bille Mc Quillan was donkey man as well
Forum: Say Hello 12th February 2009, 00:45
Replies: 10
Views: 408
Posted By roibaird7
Good luck to you in your search for former...

Good luck to you in your search for former shipmates It's a common quest for all of us here on the forum by the way------me is ex Belfast lol 58 years in New Zealand
Forum: Bank Line 12th February 2009, 00:40
Replies: 87
Views: 8,147
Posted By roibaird7
"""]Must have done the next trip after you, was...

"""]Must have done the next trip after you, was on her 1950-52 same type of trip, with about eight trips to nauru and Ocean island, the OM was "Freddy"Hale on that trip["""

Hamish The...
Forum: Bank Line 10th February 2009, 03:35
Replies: 87
Views: 8,147
Posted By roibaird7
I joined the Sam York later to become the IVYBANK...

I joined the Sam York later to become the IVYBANK in Melbourne 1948 --------a trip to Nauru phosphate------------------then UK bound via levuka Fiji and a great trip doing the...
Forum: Watts Watts & Co - Ships & History 10th February 2009, 02:36
Replies: 40
Views: 9,853
Posted By roibaird7
My first two ships were WATTS WATTS the...

My first two ships were WATTS WATTS the Chertsey1943.......invasion of SIcily.. and the Maycrest late 1943......... later sunk and used at Dunkirk as a block ship MULBERRy?
Forum: Other Companies/Ships 10th February 2009, 02:20
Replies: 27
Views: 3,894
Posted By roibaird7
my first Head line job was the Empire Glade...

my first Head line job was the Empire Glade managed by the Headline------1944 Bill English was the Chief Steward-- then the second was was the Empire Garrison later to become the...
Forum: Royal Mail Line 10th February 2009, 02:04
Replies: 97
Views: 18,248
Posted By roibaird7
Bob Gibson here-------done a trip on the DURANGO...

Bob Gibson here-------done a trip on the DURANGO on her maiden voyage outta Belfast to B A or was it Montevdieo? tno cargo there -proceeded to New Zealand 2nd trip on her was to the Plate ...
Forum: Historic Shipping lines and Ships 9th February 2009, 07:23
Replies: 104
Views: 12,554
Posted By roibaird7
just joined this site and enjoying the Head Line...

just joined this site and enjoying the Head Line memories .---------I was on the Empire Glade 1944 managed by Heyns ........joined the EMPIRE GARRISON just after the war----previous name...
Forum: Say Hello 8th February 2009, 20:19
Replies: 8
Views: 260
Posted By roibaird7
hello

Hi to everyone----------looking forward to partaking in this site and Durango -should you read this-I have solved the problem of sending my first post! lol
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