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Search: Posts Made By: KIWI
Forum: Books, Magazines, TV, Video & Publications 19th September 2016, 03:50
Replies: 61
Views: 7,815
Posted By KIWI
An American novel written by W.E.B.Griffin...

An American novel written by W.E.B.Griffin mentions American Marines clearing the wharves in Wellington of wharfies who were going on strike because of rain.Armed guards ensured there was no further...
Forum: Books, Magazines, TV, Video & Publications 11th August 2015, 06:00
Replies: 15
Views: 2,940
Posted By KIWI
The TATTOO is being held here in Wellington early...

The TATTOO is being held here in Wellington early next year.It was held here to full houses some years ago so I already have my booking & will be going to this one. KIWI
Forum: The Engine Room 9th September 2013, 04:59
Replies: 47
Views: 11,772
Posted By KIWI
As an apprentice purchased a set of Crescent...

As an apprentice purchased a set of Crescent Crestalloy shifting spanners.Seventy years on still have the 4-6 & 12 The jaws are as tight on them as the day they were bought.In particular the 12...
Forum: Say Hello 15th February 2013, 20:37
Replies: 37
Views: 5,504
Posted By KIWI
Beat you by two years. Kiwi

Beat you by two years. Kiwi
Forum: Other Companies/Ships 11th December 2012, 05:09
Replies: 13
Views: 2,305
Posted By KIWI
My first Xmas at sea was on a Norwegian tramp...

My first Xmas at sea was on a Norwegian tramp discharging lumber in Sydney.The meal was as good as any P&O Xmas Dinner I had in later years but was served Xmas Eve rather than Xmas Day.Ships...
Forum: Places, People & Events of Maritime Interest 22nd July 2012, 02:35
Replies: 29
Views: 13,402
Posted By KIWI
Found myself in the Red Ensign Club when I came...

Found myself in the Red Ensign Club when I came across from Rotterdam to London 1950.My memory of it is exactly as laid out by Kiwi One.I used to think of it as Edgar Wallace territory as all the...
Forum: Shaw Savill 17th April 2012, 04:56
Replies: 120
Views: 42,462
Posted By KIWI
Don Evans now fully retired & living in Otaki...

Don Evans now fully retired & living in Otaki forty or fifty K notrh of Wellington.KIWI
Forum: The Bridge 25th February 2012, 20:59
Replies: 121
Views: 25,873
Posted By KIWI
Watched the QE come into berth here in Wellington...

Watched the QE come into berth here in Wellington a few days ago.She will certainly not make this thread.She would not have been out of place across the harbor standing among the apartment buildings...
Forum: Ships & the Breakers 20th February 2012, 00:59
Replies: 87
Views: 20,453
Posted By KIWI
My Aussie mate & I both happened to be in KG5...

My Aussie mate & I both happened to be in KG5 Docks on different ships at the same time & met up to go for a beer in the Round House.Going out we had to pass the Maloja which was berthed in her usual...
Forum: News and Views from the Shipping World 27th January 2012, 20:31
Replies: 4,191
Views: 781,560
Posted By KIWI
After post 1127 it is nice to get back to the the...

After post 1127 it is nice to get back to the the normal SN standard of debate on such an interesting topic.May it remain the norm. KIWI
Forum: Shaw Savill 7th January 2012, 22:03
Replies: 19
Views: 10,308
Posted By KIWI
Did any member of SS&A Society sail with a...

Did any member of SS&A Society sail with a engineer Johnny Mallard?I sailed with him on P&O's Maloja & he contacted me here in Wellington when he was on either Southern Cross or Northern Star but...
Forum: The Engine Room 4th January 2012, 03:58
Replies: 63
Views: 17,193
Posted By KIWI
Reference #10.Would confirm that I personally...

Reference #10.Would confirm that I personally attended several funerals at sea when on both Maloja & Stratheden.The rites were held early morning & we were asked to volunteer our attendance. I guess...
Forum: The Bridge 17th December 2011, 00:55
Replies: 121
Views: 25,873
Posted By KIWI
Further to my #71 one photo is accessible at...

Further to my #71 one photo is accessible at http://www.paperspost.natlib.govt.nz the other is courtesy of Voyager NZ Maritime Museum. KIWI
Forum: The Bridge 17th December 2011, 00:38
Replies: 121
Views: 25,873
Posted By KIWI
Presently reading a magazine article on Captain...

Presently reading a magazine article on Captain Davey & the USSCo Awatea.There are two double page pictures of her & although only 13482 gross tonnage every thing is in proportion making her a great...
Forum: Say Hello 20th October 2011, 22:16
Replies: 6
Views: 2,985
Posted By KIWI
The sister site dealing with cruise ships would I...

The sister site dealing with cruise ships would I imagine be also of interest to you. KIWI
Forum: Say Hello 15th May 2011, 01:20
Replies: 5
Views: 914
Posted By KIWI
Welcome to the site & although I beat you by...

Welcome to the site & although I beat you by about eleven years it is nice to see ships mentioned that are well known to me.For some reason as has already been stated P&O is poorly represented.Wish...
Forum: The Engine Room 21st April 2011, 21:48
Replies: 11
Views: 2,499
Posted By KIWI
The Liberty Ship I was on in 1949 certainly...

The Liberty Ship I was on in 1949 certainly didn't have any emergency stop fitted.Here in NZ the inter island ferries had emergency stops for the vent fans fitted on the boat deck in the fifties. I...
Forum: The Engine Room 28th March 2011, 20:23
Replies: 228
Views: 28,062
Posted By KIWI
A lot of of the every day things such as putting...

A lot of of the every day things such as putting a nut on a screw is done these days purely by instinct.Cannot see a thing.Sharpening a twist drill is just a memory.Remember when the tradesman you...
Forum: Bank Line 6th March 2011, 00:29
Replies: 40
Views: 3,684
Posted By KIWI
After being away from home for some years...

After being away from home for some years experienced all foregoing but there was one other experience that I don't think hs been mentioned yet.While I was away many of my close mates had got married...
Forum: Tankers 13th February 2011, 03:43
Replies: 25
Views: 7,068
Posted By KIWI
Stanvac Canberra should read 1954 not 44. KIWI

Stanvac Canberra should read 1954 not 44. KIWI
Forum: Books, Magazines, TV, Video & Publications 20th December 2010, 23:45
Replies: 79
Views: 14,983
Posted By KIWI
I do not think it has been mentioned but for...

I do not think it has been mentioned but for those interested in sailing chips "Pamir Under The New Zealand Ensign" author Jack Churchouse is well worth reading.It covers her voyages to Vancouver &...
Forum: Preserved Vessels & Restoration Projects 22nd November 2010, 04:34
Replies: 42
Views: 15,125
Posted By KIWI
Having sailed on a Norwegian Liberty those photos...

Having sailed on a Norwegian Liberty those photos sure bring back some memories.Our engine room was spotless but the J'OB looks like it is a work of art.Big regret is that the modern cine camera was...
Forum: BP Shipping 10th November 2010, 06:01
Replies: 23
Views: 4,302
Posted By KIWI
On passenger ships it was a given that on...

On passenger ships it was a given that on arrival or departure from an Australian port there would be piping from a lone piper or up to a full band.This would apply to NZ too. KIWI
Forum: Brocklebank Line 27th October 2010, 04:12
Replies: 50
Views: 8,244
Posted By KIWI
Cigarette lighters in the shape of a small...

Cigarette lighters in the shape of a small camera.They were a popular buy for the folks back home & were in just about every P&O cabin. KIWI
Forum: Computers and The Internet 25th October 2010, 20:49
Replies: 14
Views: 2,937
Posted By KIWI
Re No1.Received the same letter this am...

Re No1.Received the same letter this am supposedly from a friend & member of this site living in Tauranga.He was in England not Cyprus.Deleted this message plus the usual Dr Mumbo Jumbo requests then...
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