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Search: Posts Made By: Laurie Ridyard
Forum: Say Hello 27th June 2020, 09:25
Replies: 6
Views: 445
Posted By Laurie Ridyard
Please either post copies of Discharge Book...

Please either post copies of Discharge Book Entries or list them.

ATB

Laurie
Forum: The Bridge 26th June 2020, 08:37
Replies: 6
Views: 833
Posted By Laurie Ridyard
Ha ! I was 3/O on MV " Manchester Faith "We were...

Ha ! I was 3/O on MV " Manchester Faith "We were approaching Malin Head and it was a bit foggy, so I had the Radar on.

A stationary blip appeared dead ahead, so I altered course and the Ol' Man (...
Forum: Say Hello 19th June 2020, 09:10
Replies: 1
Views: 155
Posted By Laurie Ridyard
Hoots ! Mon ! Och ! Aye ! The noo !

Hoots ! Mon !

Och ! Aye ! The noo !
Forum: Elder Dempster 14th June 2020, 20:10
Replies: 70
Views: 4,822
Posted By Laurie Ridyard
My memories of Krooboys are firstly of a baby...

My memories of Krooboys are firstly of a baby monkey

I went down aft and there was a baby monkey ties to coil of mooring rope. It jumped onto my arm and would not let go ! He was so small , he...
Forum: Elder Dempster 14th June 2020, 09:12
Replies: 70
Views: 4,822
Posted By Laurie Ridyard
Ha ! I sailed with a really disgusting Ol ' Man....

Ha ! I sailed with a really disgusting Ol ' Man.

He was short and fat with a goatee beard and boss eyed.

He would talk as he was eating, spluttering food all over ! He would take out his...
Forum: Brocklebank Line 4th June 2020, 23:41
Replies: 65
Views: 11,448
Posted By Laurie Ridyard
Aberdonian -Post 47. Just realised I...

Aberdonian
-Post 47.

Just realised I already answered your post !
Forum: Brocklebank Line 4th June 2020, 23:34
Replies: 65
Views: 11,448
Posted By Laurie Ridyard
Just read your message. No, I never came...

Just read your message.

No, I never came across Gordon.

ATB



Laurie.
Forum: Ship Research 1st June 2020, 07:55
Replies: 7
Views: 543
Posted By Laurie Ridyard
I haven't a clue.

I haven't a clue.
Forum: Ship Research 1st June 2020, 07:53
Replies: 7
Views: 543
Posted By Laurie Ridyard
I do not know .

I do not know .
Forum: Colliers 24th May 2020, 00:04
Replies: 20
Views: 7,288
Posted By Laurie Ridyard
See ...

See
https://www.uboat.net/allies/merchants/ship/1783.html

ATB

Laurie
Forum: Ship Research 22nd May 2020, 09:08
Replies: 26
Views: 6,869
Posted By Laurie Ridyard
I understand Green and Silley Weir (Falmouth Dry...

I understand Green and Silley Weir (Falmouth Dry Docks and Cardiff Dry Docks ) were owned by Hains , which is how they became part of P & O in 1917.

ATB

Laurie.
Forum: Brocklebank Line 22nd May 2020, 09:00
Replies: 28
Views: 2,200
Posted By Laurie Ridyard
You really do post a load of rubbish. I was...

You really do post a load of rubbish.

I was not being " judgemental "; merely commenting on what I had seen.

I did not desrcibe Calcutta as " bad " , merely the dirtiest filthiest place I had...
Forum: Brocklebank Line 18th May 2020, 09:24
Replies: 28
Views: 2,200
Posted By Laurie Ridyard
I remember Calcutta as the dirtiest filthiest...

I remember Calcutta as the dirtiest filthiest place on Earth.

This story is the God's honest truth....

I went there as an apprentice on M.V. " Trecarne " with a load of 6,000 tons of petroleum...
Forum: Ship Research 25th April 2020, 09:39
Replies: 61
Views: 3,484
Posted By Laurie Ridyard
Heavy transformers ? In 1960, I bought an AC...

Heavy transformers ?

In 1960, I bought an AC / DC record player. @ Twas great.

ATB


Laurie
Forum: Ship Research 20th April 2020, 23:57
Replies: 15
Views: 2,265
Posted By Laurie Ridyard
If any of the above vessels were sunk or damaged...

If any of the above vessels were sunk or damaged by Uboats, you may find full details and pictures s on the Web Site -

https://www.uboat.net/

Here is an example-
...
Forum: Say Hello 4th April 2020, 17:10
Replies: 4
Views: 625
Posted By Laurie Ridyard
I don't know anything about them.

I don't know anything about them.
Forum: Ship Research 3rd April 2020, 08:53
Replies: 12
Views: 697
Posted By Laurie Ridyard
That photograph looks very much like Moel - y-...

That photograph looks very much like Moel - y- Don on Anglesey- opposite Y Felinheli ( Port Dinorwic ) which was the ferry crossing point .

There is remains of a wooden cargo (? ) vessel...
Forum: Ship Research 2nd April 2020, 22:58
Replies: 12
Views: 697
Posted By Laurie Ridyard
" Sloop " and " smack " are general terms...

" Sloop " and " smack " are general terms relating to small sailing vessels, which can have up three masts and be square rigged.

In the RN a sloop referred to a vessel carrying 18 guns or...
Forum: Ship Research 1st April 2020, 23:16
Replies: 12
Views: 697
Posted By Laurie Ridyard
There are plenty of pics of Scottish sail fishing...

There are plenty of pics of Scottish sail fishing smacks, and some ohave been preserved . See e.g.....
...
Forum: Say Hello 19th March 2020, 10:14
Replies: 26
Views: 1,137
Posted By Laurie Ridyard
Danny ? Danny ??? Who or what the f*** is Danny...

Danny ? Danny ??? Who or what the f*** is Danny ?

Please elaborate as I have never heard of " Danny".

Can't find any pics

Where is it based ?

ATB
Forum: P & O 2nd March 2020, 16:57
Replies: 43
Views: 5,297
Posted By Laurie Ridyard
I left Hains because of a detestable Ol' Man ...

I left Hains because of a detestable Ol' Man S.O. Watkins and equally detestable Mate Dodds, who tried to get me sacked when I was an Apprentice.

ATB

Laurie.
Forum: Coasters 14th February 2020, 08:49
Replies: 10
Views: 2,607
Posted By Laurie Ridyard
Hello !Check with https://www.uboat.net/ to find...

Hello !Check with https://www.uboat.net/ to find if any of those v/Ls were sunk by Uboats. At least 2 were.

ATB

Laurie.
Forum: Coasters 14th February 2020, 08:46
Replies: 10
Views: 2,607
Posted By Laurie Ridyard
Full info on the sinking of the above two vessels...

Full info on the sinking of the above two vessels and the Uboot can be found here....

https://www.uboat.net/boats/successes/u201.html

ATB


Laurie.
Forum: The Engine Room 2nd February 2020, 09:10
Replies: 41
Views: 7,847
Posted By Laurie Ridyard
I was on deck, but I'll stick my bit in...

I was on deck, but I'll stick my bit in here.....

I sailed on mostly Doxfords, but as a Deck App., I did one trip on
S.S. " Treglisson ", a triple expansion with exhaust steam turbine...
Forum: Say Hello 25th January 2020, 23:53
Replies: 19
Views: 2,680
Posted By Laurie Ridyard
Hi ! Found this.... ...

Hi !
Found this....
http://www.shipspotting.com/gallery/photo.php?lid=1745601

ATB

Laurie

PS Just seen your comments there. Very rusty.... must have been going through ice.
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