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Search: Posts Made By: gordonarfur
Forum: Elders and Fyffes Today, 04:54
Replies: 4
Views: 403
Posted By gordonarfur
I thought the Myrtlebank Hotel was the nearest...

I thought the Myrtlebank Hotel was the nearest bar in Kingston, we used to go there and I think it was 50cents to use their swimming pool.
Forum: Maritime Family History Research Today, 04:43
Replies: 15
Views: 729
Posted By gordonarfur
Stephen I have tried to contact you without any...

Stephen I have tried to contact you without any success regarding the QOB reunion information. I have visited the site and will return to it when time permits. Many thanks Gordon
Forum: The Radio Room Today, 04:40
Replies: 15
Views: 1,095
Posted By gordonarfur
Leaving Havana after my first visit I was visited...

Leaving Havana after my first visit I was visited by our medical attendant (good geordie bloke) who enquired whether I was in need of a jag of penicillin, I said no thanks but why do you ask, his...
Forum: The Radio Room 3rd July 2020, 04:26
Replies: 42
Views: 2,057
Posted By gordonarfur
Praise the Lord I had more intelligence than to...

Praise the Lord I had more intelligence than to join mimco. I would have been tempted to plant one on some who called me in morse code instead of my name.
Forum: News and Views from the Shipping World 28th June 2020, 04:39
Replies: 70
Views: 2,842
Posted By gordonarfur
Hi Stephen I have been tech problems replying to...

Hi Stephen I have been tech problems replying to your query regarding the QOB. I was not aware that they held reunions and as I "mature" I find them tedious. After half an hour of "do you remember...
Forum: The Radio Room 26th June 2020, 01:58
Replies: 21
Views: 1,020
Posted By gordonarfur
There were plenty of British ships with M...

There were plenty of British ships with M callsigns in the fifties and early sixties. They were a bloody nuisance if your ship had an M callsign as you had to wait for all the tfc lists G,s from...
Forum: News and Views from the Shipping World 26th June 2020, 01:27
Replies: 70
Views: 2,842
Posted By gordonarfur
Hi Stephen I spent a year with FW on their Queen...

Hi Stephen I spent a year with FW on their Queen of Bermuda. Back in the late fifties we sailed from Pier 95 at 3pm saturday (unless we were cruising ) arrive Hamilton 8 am monday always bang on...
Forum: Elder Dempster 19th June 2020, 03:44
Replies: 70
Views: 4,822
Posted By gordonarfur
Did someone mention the Saxon Star? On her last...

Did someone mention the Saxon Star? On her last (probably) trip to NZ I was told that she broke down every day ran short of fresh water and managed to arrive at her destination some 55 days after...
Forum: The Engine Room 12th June 2020, 06:57
Replies: 15
Views: 1,470
Posted By gordonarfur
Thank goodness I kept away from a career in the...

Thank goodness I kept away from a career in the black gang. The only claustro I experienced was hiding in a cupboard under the stairs when the girl friends husband unexpectedly came home.
Forum: The Radio Room 23rd May 2020, 06:42
Replies: 20
Views: 1,333
Posted By gordonarfur
Yep Hobart 1963 , RI tried to collar me as I took...

Yep Hobart 1963 , RI tried to collar me as I took off ashore, told me that they (the ozzies) had been monitoring our frequency wobble (QRI) ? just after we had sailed from NZ and if I did,nt do...
Forum: Ship Research 15th May 2020, 00:56
Replies: 25
Views: 1,305
Posted By gordonarfur
I sailed on the Lancashire in 1955 from Liverpool...

I sailed on the Lancashire in 1955 from Liverpool to Port Said and the Empire Ken looks to me like a luxury liner compared to the old Bibby line banger which was born about 1911 and could get up to...
Forum: Historic Shipping lines and Ships 7th May 2020, 23:59
Replies: 27
Views: 2,175
Posted By gordonarfur
He was,nt by any chance on the Safmarine ss. ...

He was,nt by any chance on the Safmarine ss. "Morgenster" which in Sept 1961 was in such a hurry to enter the Avonmouth dock that as we were exiting the she gave us a long lingering kiss all along...
Forum: The Engine Room 7th May 2020, 23:52
Replies: 12
Views: 1,743
Posted By gordonarfur
No wonder they were called the black gang (poor...

No wonder they were called the black gang (poor sods).
Forum: The Engine Room 7th May 2020, 23:27
Replies: 15
Views: 1,607
Posted By gordonarfur
Hi Bob that recalcitrant motorman (greaser) you...

Hi Bob that recalcitrant motorman (greaser) you mentioned was probably the same guy that had the row with the 2/E on the Wainui and held her up in Auckland for 84 days thus losing even more jobs for...
Forum: The Radio Room 18th April 2020, 23:17
Replies: 106
Views: 7,825
Posted By gordonarfur
The two canadian guys I heard during my time in...

The two canadian guys I heard during my time in USS Co did,nt seem to know much about operating systems and they almost always seemed to prefer R/T over morse. having said that they may have been...
Forum: Ship Research 16th April 2020, 23:49
Replies: 6
Views: 675
Posted By gordonarfur
Furness Withy one of the largest shipping...

Furness Withy one of the largest shipping companies in the UK that very few ever heard of. Fort Avalon and the Fort Hamilton were still operating on the New York Newfoundland run in the late...
Forum: The Radio Room 3rd April 2020, 02:57
Replies: 106
Views: 7,825
Posted By gordonarfur
the unions in Canada eliminated their MN rather...

the unions in Canada eliminated their MN rather like the Brits, Kiwis and Ozzies a little later that is the reason why they joined USS. Don,t know where they got their tickets but their knowledge of...
Forum: The Radio Room 27th March 2020, 00:38
Replies: 44
Views: 3,406
Posted By gordonarfur
Small world, Allan Davidson was a cadet on the...

Small world, Allan Davidson was a cadet on the Queen of Bermuda in 1957 when I first went to sea. I was told many years later that he ended his career as the harbour master in Hamilton Bermuda. ...
Forum: The Radio Room 27th March 2020, 00:28
Replies: 106
Views: 7,825
Posted By gordonarfur
Mainly Micks and Jocks with Macs but very few...

Mainly Micks and Jocks with Macs but very few with direct employ firms.
Forum: The Radio Room 20th March 2020, 00:21
Replies: 44
Views: 3,406
Posted By gordonarfur
Can,t imagine a bell of that size hanging inside...

Can,t imagine a bell of that size hanging inside my cabin or on the bridge and being activated by the auto alarm. If it was, I would have cut it down and flogged it off for scrap at the next port.
Forum: Ship Research 6th March 2020, 04:02
Replies: 30
Views: 3,722
Posted By gordonarfur
Crs 10

Many thanks Hugh much appreciated. Rgds Gordon
Forum: Ship Research 5th March 2020, 23:15
Replies: 30
Views: 3,722
Posted By gordonarfur
What is a CRS 10? can you please expand? tks

What is a CRS 10? can you please expand? tks
Forum: The Radio Room 21st February 2020, 02:26
Replies: 21
Views: 1,752
Posted By gordonarfur
never heard of 25mcs tried 22mcs a couple of...

never heard of 25mcs tried 22mcs a couple of times, never heard a dickey bird.
Forum: BP Shipping 31st January 2020, 02:08
Replies: 7
Views: 1,246
Posted By gordonarfur
Probably now got 3x46 gallon drums lashed...

Probably now got 3x46 gallon drums lashed together and thats it.
Forum: Colliers 27th January 2020, 22:16
Replies: 38
Views: 18,542
Posted By gordonarfur
I have just read the report of the loss of the...

I have just read the report of the loss of the "Kaitawa" and in the short period (thank goodness) that I sailed on her I did not see any sort of calibration chart for the DF nor did the ship have any...
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