Hello

Roger King
16th February 2017, 11:08
Greetings! I joined Ships Nostalgia only a couple of days ago. I was a Marconi Radio Officer 1969-1974 and served on: Benalligan Ben Line) King Jaja and Oduduwa (Nigerian National - coast only, thank goodness) Rapallo (Ellerman Wilson) Chicanoa (Fyffes) Bridgepool (Ropners) Esso Oxford, Kohinur (Haines/BI) Uganda (P&O) Kohistan P&O) Ikeja Palm (Palm Line). Would be great to hear from anyone who knew me or knew these ships.

Wismajorvik
16th February 2017, 11:21
Kohistan in '64. Coasting Avonmouth, Liverpool, Antwerp. Remember the Redifon R50 main receiver.

Roger King
16th February 2017, 14:40
By the time I got on board Kohistan in 1974 she had been absorbed into P&O General Cargo Division. Don't remember the R50 but that could be my memory. I did a round trip to the Arabian Gulf on this one.

R58484956
17th February 2017, 09:28
Greetings Roger and welcome to SN. Bon voyage.

hawkey01
17th February 2017, 11:34
Roger,

Welcome to SN. Come along to the Radio Room probably some old friends and colleagues there.

Hawkey01

Wismajorvik
20th February 2017, 17:06
By the time I got on board Kohistan in 1974 she had been absorbed into P&O General Cargo Division. Don't remember the R50 but that could be my memory. I did a round trip to the Arabian Gulf on this one.

Strange how one memory kicks off another. The shack had a porthole onto the bridge and there was a bespoke "shutter" to bung into the port to avoid light spilling out. A grumpy skipper wouldn't call the Mersey pilot on VHF but insisted I use 2Mhz.