Another newbie

Old Ginger
26th October 2008, 21:40
Hi all
Another newbie joins the fold.
Born and bred Lytham, Lancashire, family from Cumberland, as was!
Radio College at Brooks Bar Manchester.
Only did 5 and a half years at sea as 'Sparkes' - all direct employ with Blue Flue/Glen - 1960-65. Just about half of that in two trips on 'Ulysses/GDWV' on the long jag from NYC all the way round. Great time, no savings, no airconditioning, etc ... sound familiar?
I've always kept a close watch on things maritime despite now living in so-called "middle England" ie Northamptonshire and am an active RNLI supporter here.
Look forward to getting stuck in shortly, expecially things Blue Flue!!
Mike Bailey(Wave)

bert thompson
26th October 2008, 21:41
Welcome Mike. Hope you enjoy this great site
Best wishes

non descript
26th October 2008, 21:43
Mike, warm welcome to you. Thank you for joining the community; enjoy the site and all it has to offer, surely you will find a whole host of Sparkies already here, and we very much look forward to your postings in due course. (Thumb)

K urgess
26th October 2008, 21:48
Welcome aboard, Mike.
As Tonga points out there are quite a few of us in the crew.
Although I'm not sure about a "Host" unless they're heavenly.
Way over the normal vessel's radio department manning levels anyway.
Luckily we have a large fully equipped radio room to rattle around in. [=P]
Find your way around the ship, join in and enjoy the trip.

Bruce Carson
26th October 2008, 21:56
Old Ginger, from Michigan, a warm welcome to Ships Nostalgia.
Good to have you onboard.
With your background it won't take you anytime to feel comfortable here.


26th October 2008, 23:55
Welcome onboard to SN and enjoy the voyage

Derek Roger
26th October 2008, 23:59
A Welcome from Canada . Enjoy the trip . Cheers derek

27th October 2008, 03:17
Welcome aboard fro the Philippines. Enjoy all this great site has to offer. there are plenty sparkies and blue flue men aboard. Hope you meet some old shipmates here

Old Ginger
27th October 2008, 11:04
Hi all

Many thanks for all the welcome messages. Good to be back with people who speak the same language!!!

Go easy, travel well.

Mike (==D)

27th October 2008, 11:11
Welcome aboard from Melbourne Australia, enjoy the voyage, fair sailing, Terence Williams.(A)

27th October 2008, 11:23
Greetings Mike and welcome to SN. Bon voyage.

Old Ginger
30th October 2008, 22:01
Hi again
If anyone's interested ... just updated my profile to show which ships I was on (early 60's).


31st October 2008, 00:51 will find this place fascinating !!!

31st October 2008, 09:45
Welcome aboard from another ex RO. I am coming to the conclusion we are the only sane ones onboard.

31st October 2008, 19:58
Welcome from Lancashire.
I hope you will enjoy the site.

3rd November 2008, 23:27

A warm welcome to the site from the Isle of Anglesey!
I hope you thoroughly enjoy the SN experience and get many happy hours entertainment from your membership. (Thumb)

5th November 2008, 11:46
Hi Mike welcome to the family, I was also at Brookes bar 1959-60 went with IMRC early 1961 we may have been there at the same time.