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peter barc




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Owned and Captained by the late Herman Kiepe of Haren ems, My cabin was forw'd with a small diesel stove to keep warm, this photo was taken about early 70s when I was on it and she still had no Radar, no VHF,and no autopilot, we sailed mostly with a crew of 3, Capt and Mate lived aft and the A/B (me) forw'd, every 2 hours whilst at sea a bell was rung forw'd for me to go to the Engine Room grease up and pump up the fuel day tank (By Hand of Course)and then give the watchkeeper a spell on the wheel, Dayroom on Deck was the Capt's Watchtower.
Not a Happy Ship this one a workhorse with a capital H
· Date: Thu, 8 March 07 · Views: 462
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Eggo
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Registered: December 2006
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Thu, 8 March 07 16:22

Looks like a good one to avoid peter.Did she have a steering engine? I sailed on the Burtonia,a vessel of similar vintage and her steering gear was direct drive , it took 2 men to get her around the apex into the trent.Les
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Bootsmann

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Thu, 8 March 07 16:29

According to my GL register she was well equipped with an echo sounder.
But letīs be fair, she was a ship and therefore had a soul.
Rgds Manfred
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kottemann
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Thu, 8 March 07 16:38

Sir I salute you. Id have thrown the lazy b#$##rd captain and the mate over the side didnt they ever grease the motor?
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Eggo
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Thu, 8 March 07 16:51

Thats the point Her Kotteman she didnt have a motor , not exactly rod and chain but a system of gears directly to the rudder.How was your trip to Rotterdam see you went up the Euromast ? Les
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kottemann
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Thu, 8 March 07 16:56

Yeah it was good Les lot of memories some good some bad Seamans mission hasnt changed a bit Parkkade still the same except the Metro is now the Scorpion. Lots of beer consumed a few salty sea dog tales the usual.
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peter barc

Registered: August 2007
Thu, 8 March 07 17:21

Hi Les,
The steering was direct drive and a ***** to steer, I only did 5 months on this one,
Rob, Coul'nt throw the Capt as he was the Capt and also very very heavy,
On one occasion we went to Nijmegen on the town quay to load a cargo of Bones for the Clarks wharf Erith for the Glue works we went downriver to Roterdam stieljeskade and laid weathbound for about 10 days on arrival at Erith the bearth was not available so we were to lay on the buoys all over Xmas, I then asked the old man if i could go home to Ipswich just for 2 Days at Xmas he said no cos who,s gonna swing off the generator to start it to charge the batteries(Deutz 2 flywheel job) the capt could;nt because he was too old and the mate coul'nt cos he was too fat, anyway come Christmas day after I cooked the dinner I served theirs up in the Capts Dayroom and i'm sat all alone down below to eat mine and listening to the Radio, no TV onboard..thats when i gave him my 48 hrs (after dinner)
Finally when we got alongside the wharf the mate and i tried to pull the Tarps back to roll em up but they were stuck, what had happend was that the cargo was completly full of maggots and even between the hatch tarps they were stuck, we or I had to get the deckwash hose out and blow water between the tarps to release the maggots or suction that they were causing, bye the way he woul'nt let me sign off in Erith but only in Duisburg with a bad dishcharge in my book saying that I left before my 48 hrs..

Happy Days eh Gents
Peter
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kottemann
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Thu, 8 March 07 17:37

I have to say it sounds a nightmare. I was lucky with skippers except for one who shall remain nameless because he is still in the game. He used to turn off the booster for the tv aerial at 10pm so couldnt watch telly and that was one of his more endearing habits.
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peter barc

Registered: August 2007
Thu, 8 March 07 18:11

RoB
At least you had a TV, one thing I did learn well on that ship was to take a bearing on the DF cos that was all she had on the bridge and one of those big clock type sounders, and the wheel was taller than me...
Peter..
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kottemann
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Thu, 8 March 07 18:35

TV at sea was annoying I remember watching the league cup final in 96 Leeds v Villa we lost the signal for the second half. Probably just as well because Villa beat us 3-0.
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John Baird
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Registered: January 2007
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Fri, 9 March 07 06:03

Peter , You was sailing in " purgutory" my son !! I would have thrown the old man over the side like Rob said ,only thing was you,d have got no satisfaction. S**TE usual floats and there fore the b****rd would,nt have drowned!! An here,s me thinking life on the puffers was bad!!!! Noce photo though.
John
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peter barc

Registered: August 2007
Fri, 9 March 07 16:49

Hi John,
we often went to Goole on that ship with Steel coils from Duisburg and as I was courting there on one particular night I was going to take my then Girlfriend to the Cinema so I took my suit and Tie (Early 70s remember) out of my locker and to my Horror my blue suit had turned green due to the dampness in that forw'd cabin it had grown moss so I brushed it off best i could and a clean damp shirt and ashore i went, during the film i tried to get closer to her and she tried to get further away, well years later after we married it came out in conversion and she said that i had that strange smell about me a kind of mossy fishmeal diesel smell, well i did'nt need after shave with that suit..
A coaster boy suit indeed.
Peter
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kottemann
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Fri, 9 March 07 17:12

I used to tie my overalls to a heaving line and let them trail behind the ship to get the smell of fishmeal out of them. I forgot about them one time I pulled in the line to find one sleeve attached.
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Bearsie

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Fri, 9 March 07 17:16

LOL Kottemann, same happened to me with a brandnew pair of jeans!
but it was the line that gave out, it was left turn and the propeller went right turn... or some such. gggrrr
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Bearsie

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Fri, 9 March 07 17:24

Peter, its amazing some of the stuff we did back then...
The Egerland wasn't much bigger but had a crew of 7.
Captain, 1st Mate, Cook, 4 sailors., me doing engine room on the side.
We also lived forwards but it was rather nice and warm, we had an oil stove, WC and shower. Galley and Mess was aft.
The captain definitley wasn't from Haren/Ems... they seem to have a reputation that makes a scotsman look like a money waster LOL

Either way, a lot depended on young (ish) and fit people to keep it all going!
Wooden hatches, hand pumps for every thing, hand lubing, hand steering and those darn Diesels!

When you think about how little it took to make life easier...
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peter barc

Registered: August 2007
Fri, 9 March 07 18:39

Bearsie,
I also had an oil stove but it needed a new pump and he woul'nt buy it and the WC well everytime the ship pitched it used to spray up with a foul smell so what i did there was i got a small Tin like a Heinz Bean tin wrapped a rag around it and shoved it in the hole to stop the Toilet breathing, Yes you are right about Haren/ems they were in those days very money conscious (Geizig)
everthing was to expensive, well just look at the Marga Kiepe in the early 70s a ship with no radar no Vhf no auto, just a clock sounder and a DF and big radio set MW and should have realised before I signed on, most shipping families from Haren Ems were Kiepe, Held, Schepers. all big shipowning families, the saying was years ago if you did,nt have a skipper or mate's ticket no way could you marry a girl from Haren/Ems.
We were at that time in charter to RMS Duisburg and some of the other ships I remember on the same charter with us were, Warfleth (400 tonner), Juv,Thyra Behrens, Bernd B, Maren C, Reind, Eldor (400 tonner), the rest I cant remember,
Peter
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