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Search: Posts Made By: guinnessmick
Forum: Houlder Brothers 22nd January 2015, 11:02
Replies: 1,019
Views: 237,943
Posted By guinnessmick
i read the article about the swan river a ship...

i read the article about the swan river a ship that i spent 15 months of my life aboard and found one or two things that did not ring true first was that in 1959 a cat boys wage was 13-12-6pence...
Forum: Houlder Brothers 16th January 2015, 13:18
Replies: 1,019
Views: 237,943
Posted By guinnessmick
when does it go on sale

when does it go on sale
Forum: Houlder Brothers 25th December 2014, 21:53
Replies: 15
Views: 4,847
Posted By guinnessmick
hi i was on the thorpe grange in 64 when one of...

hi i was on the thorpe grange in 64 when one of the crew went missing but it was not 6th of december i joined her in hull on the 21st october and they paid us all off at swansea on the 14 th november...
Forum: Say Hello 29th November 2014, 05:58
Replies: 9
Views: 1,186
Posted By guinnessmick
i sailed with an alan caley from hull on the ss...

i sailed with an alan caley from hull on the ss parkgate on the 20/5/60 it would not be you by any chance would it, i still live in hull
Forum: Ship Research 21st October 2014, 13:27
Replies: 10
Views: 2,646
Posted By guinnessmick
i sailed on the in 61 i joined her in Hull on the...

i sailed on the in 61 i joined her in Hull on the 18/9/61 and i paid off in middlesborough on the 16/11/61 she may have been old and she may have been slow but she was a good sea ship
Forum: Houlder Brothers 22nd September 2014, 10:56
Replies: 207
Views: 58,934
Posted By guinnessmick
i was 2nd cook on the swan river from 15/5/63 til...

i was 2nd cook on the swan river from 15/5/63 til 3/7/64 when was you on her graham
Forum: Other Companies/Ships 14th August 2014, 15:32
Replies: 302
Views: 64,382
Posted By guinnessmick
hi my name is mick johnson i never sailed with...

hi my name is mick johnson i never sailed with mick but i know lots of lads that did
Forum: Ellerman 21st July 2014, 17:55
Replies: 87
Views: 28,462
Posted By guinnessmick
i sailed with alfie dye but not on a wison ship i...

i sailed with alfie dye but not on a wison ship i sailed with alf on the baltic star
Forum: Coasters 13th June 2014, 11:33
Replies: 8
Views: 3,708
Posted By guinnessmick
i was in three of ahl i was galley boy in melrose...

i was in three of ahl i was galley boy in melrose abbey from24/3/62 to 29/5/62 then selby as assistant steward from9/6/62 to 7//9/62 then whitby abbey 15/8/64 to 24/8/64 asst cook
Forum: BP Shipping 12th December 2013, 16:04
Replies: 24
Views: 6,049
Posted By guinnessmick
the prospero lost her prop in mid atlantic in 62,...

the prospero lost her prop in mid atlantic in 62, when i joined the swan river in 63 one of the deck crew was aboard her when it happened and he has a zippo lighter with a prop on it which was...
Forum: Ellerman 26th November 2013, 10:47
Replies: 87
Views: 28,462
Posted By guinnessmick
when i was on the borodino laurie kohlerwas the...

when i was on the borodino laurie kohlerwas the chippy a guy called bud garner was the bosun both terry & john chapman sadly died plus nipper and barry tornberg
Forum: Other Companies/Ships 9th November 2013, 23:46
Replies: 302
Views: 64,382
Posted By guinnessmick
whats your name patprouse i see mike now and then...

whats your name patprouse i see mike now and then i pass on your message when he comes home he is in thailand at the moment he comes home on december 3rd
Forum: Tramp Steamers 13th May 2013, 15:17
Replies: 17
Views: 4,620
Posted By guinnessmick
i did my first trip to sea on the albano. i...

i did my first trip to sea on the albano. i joined her in the dry-dock in alex dock in hull on the 10/11/59 4 days after leaving sea school. what a trip that was we dragged anchor in a storm off...
Forum: The Galley 30th April 2013, 08:54
Replies: 161
Views: 45,277
Posted By guinnessmick
seaman never complained to those that mattered...

seaman never complained to those that mattered just among themselves and it was always the galley staff that got it in the neck
Forum: Say Hello 3rd March 2013, 10:08
Replies: 9
Views: 1,186
Posted By guinnessmick
your not from hull are you

your not from hull are you
Forum: Say Hello 25th November 2012, 23:09
Replies: 14
Views: 2,456
Posted By guinnessmick
esso cardiff esso humber esso clyde esso milford...

esso cardiff esso humber esso clyde esso milford haven esso demetia esso tyne esso fawley esso clyde esso tees esso forth esso seven esso mersey esso warwickshire esso aberdeen esso fife esso...
Forum: Other Companies/Ships 30th October 2012, 12:19
Replies: 302
Views: 64,382
Posted By guinnessmick
i was on the baltic star twice once as a cabin...

i was on the baltic star twice once as a cabin boy and J A Jones was the skipper once as 2nd cook and baker and J C Purdy was the skipper and i did a couple of trips on the baltrover and the skipper...
Forum: The Galley 27th September 2012, 16:20
Replies: 161
Views: 45,277
Posted By guinnessmick
thats very true too, but i do miss it lots

thats very true too, but i do miss it lots
Forum: The Galley 26th September 2012, 14:27
Replies: 161
Views: 45,277
Posted By guinnessmick
thats very true, but on todays ships you cannot...

thats very true, but on todays ships you cannot do that no hatches to sit on lol
Forum: The Galley 23rd September 2012, 12:56
Replies: 161
Views: 45,277
Posted By guinnessmick
i did not say that all c/stewards where at it but...

i did not say that all c/stewards where at it but if the cap fits so to speak
Forum: The Galley 21st September 2012, 11:19
Replies: 161
Views: 45,277
Posted By guinnessmick
a lot of chief stewards who kept the food down...

a lot of chief stewards who kept the food down to a minimum did so so they could sell the surplus stores to line their own pockets the company put the stores aboard to use
Forum: Bank Line 18th August 2012, 19:11
Replies: 65
Views: 11,245
Posted By guinnessmick
longest time i was without setting foot ashore...

longest time i was without setting foot ashore was53 days BA to yokohama and we docked the day before president kennedy got shot
Forum: Houlder Brothers 28th July 2012, 18:41
Replies: 1,019
Views: 237,943
Posted By guinnessmick
I was Third Mate on the Swan when I went with an...

I was Third Mate on the Swan when I went with an AB to bring in the side streaming log as we were approaching St Vincent. He threw the grapnell and slipped over the rail. Fortunately there was a...
Forum: Houlder Brothers 30th April 2012, 07:37
Replies: 1,019
Views: 237,943
Posted By guinnessmick
i will do and my best wishes to you too and your...

i will do and my best wishes to you too and your right they were happy days
Forum: Houlder Brothers 29th April 2012, 13:22
Replies: 1,019
Views: 237,943
Posted By guinnessmick
i was on the swan river when the person went over...

i was on the swan river when the person went over he is a good friend of mine Brian Chapman, he was a very lucky person to be found alive and to be no less the worse for it.
i was the second cook...
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