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Old 27th April 2007, 12:55
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Palm Line between 1963 & 1967

It would appear that not many ex-Palm Liner's contribute to the threads.
I have added comments and bits and pieces here and there but there has been no response. Is there any-body out there?
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Old 27th April 2007, 17:09
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Christopher,
"Fine pass all!!",keep going, there are plenty of Ex. West African Coasties out there.
I had two glorious years there on the Badagry and Lagos Palm.
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Old 27th April 2007, 20:20
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Palm Line is pretty healthy on S.N., have a look !!!!!!!!!!
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Old 27th April 2007, 22:26
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I was on deck on the Lobito Palm 05.08.65 to 21.01.66 joined in Antwerp payed off Amsterdam two trips,loading and discharging on the continent,great ship.I have an another photo of her.
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Old 29th April 2007, 14:02
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It would appear that not many ex-Palm Liner's contribute to the threads.
I have added comments and bits and pieces here and there but there has been no response. Is there any-body out there?
Hi Chris, Iwas on the Burutu Palm 53/54, great cook but a nut-case for a skipper ( with a Spanish name & temperament to match). It was an embarrassment at the pay-off table. trying to avoid the bosun who really wanted me & an Irish mate to rejoin her, but I truelly felt I may have inflicted an injury on a few of those Kru boys who were deliberately provoking us to thump them , whereby we could be charged with assault & be flogged, as happened to the manager of a prominent Hotel in Lagos! Those guys are probably residents in London now !!
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Old 29th April 2007, 18:09
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"Frankie Hymers", "The Moseley Hill Toreador" (?).
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Old 30th April 2007, 13:44
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Ron and Slick.

The Capatin you are referring to has to be Francisco de Imaz, commonly known as Frankie Imaz, a scouser through and through, despite the name.
I did two trips in the Gambia Palm with him in 1955.
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Old 30th April 2007, 15:21
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DHU - Enugu Palm 1966
EDH - Bamenda Plam 1966/67
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Old 1st May 2007, 08:38
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Hi Pete , I sailed on the Bamenda Palm 7 trips in all I was on the ship in May 1966 . What months in 1966 did you sail in her
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Old 1st May 2007, 11:43
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Hi Pete , I sailed on the Bamenda Palm 7 trips in all I was on the ship in May 1966 . What months in 1966 did you sail in her
15/11/66 Hamburg - 21/01/67 Rotterdam
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Old 1st May 2007, 11:46
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Thanks Billy

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Old 1st May 2007, 11:53
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Hi Ron I coasted the Burutu Palm from Belfast to Birkenhead and from Birkenhead to Glasgow as 3rd Eng - that was April 1966
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Old 1st May 2007, 11:59
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Hi Dan , I sailed on the Lobito Palm 13/12/1963 and discharged Rotterdam end of Feb 1964 - I was Jnr 3rd Eng
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Hi Pete,
Joined Kano at Falmouth about 67, went tramping, jumped her in Durban after 7 months. Regards janathull
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Ron and Slick.

The Captain you are referring to has to be Francisco de Imaz, commonly known as Frankie Imaz, a scouser through and through, despite the name.
I did two trips in the Gambia Palm with him in 1955.
Pat Baker.
Yes he was a certainly a differant sort of Captain thats for sure.
Was standing beside him a one of those cocktail parties that were given down the "Coast" when him approached a lady guest that had a prominent mole on her nose. Frankie told her to stand still while he wiped a piece of s**t off. Did not go down well and he didn't understand why!!!!
He had a few libations at the time.
He did havce a very strong Liverpool accent.
Life was never dull when he was on board.
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Old 7th May 2007, 23:15
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Lakercap

Yes Frankie Imaz was infamous for that sort of thing.
We had a certain lady as a passenger on board the Gambia in 1955 who had a falling out with Frankie one night at dinner, the following day she was sat under the veranda deck and I was stood on deck when Frankie appeared above her and shouted to me "is that old cow anywhere about?"
I shouted back "Yes Captain she is right below you".
She was horrified, but without turninig a hair Frankie yelled back "ask her would she like to join me for a drink?"

I had a fair amount of trouble calming her down.

He was a real character and was reputed to be married to one of the daughters of the Larrianaga shipping family.

Great days.

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Old 10th May 2007, 07:19
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hi i was an SOS on the Katsina Palm in 1963,great trip,also AB on the Libito Palm in 69,not so many crew boys on the Libito,the mate was ex Blue Funnel
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Old 10th May 2007, 12:58
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Hi Dan you were on board the Katsina Palm when I was on the Bamenda Palm /Lobito Palm in '63 I wonder wether you remember the Palm Line magazine that was issued on a monthly basis
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Old 11th May 2007, 19:29
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I worked in the head office at Shelley house in Marine Personnel, Denys Way was i/c, and I suppose I must have sent some of you your rejoining instructions, and I apologise if I got your leave amounts wrong!
I now wish I had sailed on those ships, I can only imagine what life was like on 'the coast'. Janathull, was that when the 'Kano' went out on charter, and how long was she away?
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Old 14th May 2007, 12:52
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I remember Dennis Way - if I'm not mistaken he had a "gammy" leg - wanted me to join the Enugu Palm and sail 24th December I told him "no chance" he was not amused - such is life
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Old 14th June 2007, 21:58
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There are more of the old Palm buckets I sailed on and did any of nyou ginger beers sail with Fiery ted as chief engineer and his wife Diamond Lil? george redford was the second on Ibadan Palm and called me Horace because he thought I stuffed my face too much; he could talk !!
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Old 21st February 2008, 16:24
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badagary palm 3/4/5/1963

ayeup,
just browsing the web under badagary palm,n came across your thread.
i was on the badagary palm march april may ,the one thing i remember
clearly ir docking in freetown sierra leone on independance day,one of the crew had a 45mm camera and he took a load of pics.i wish i could trace him.
dont even remember his name.
all t best
BAZ MUMFORD
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Old 22nd February 2008, 01:52
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Hi baz was going to email you about this post but see you found it. Can you remeber what the guy was, who took all the pics was he an Officer or an Engineer chances are somebody will know him.

Ron
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Old 20th August 2008, 18:28
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After many attempts at browsing the Web over the last few years to find some old Palm Liners, Bingo I have hit the bonanza. Its great see the old
characters been brought back to life and the associated tales which I can immediately relate to. Brilliant .
I will have to dig some of the old photos out of the attic , dust them off and scan them in.

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Old 25th August 2008, 13:09
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Sailed as EDH on Ibadan Palm 2/7/71 to 29/8/71 & Katsina Palm 5/8/74 to 10/1/75 (2 trips). Remember the bosun on Iabadan was from Tilbury, he had the end of his nose missing, can't remember his name, they were heavy ships on deck but had some good times.
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