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Search: Posts Made By: Phil McDonald
Forum: Nautical Colleges 30th July 2018, 21:13
Replies: 6
Views: 2,057
Posted By Phil McDonald
Hi mate, Dartford was a mixed college of PE and...

Hi mate,
Dartford was a mixed college of PE and standard teachers. My future wife was the latter kind. We separated 3 years ago after almost 40 years of marriage.
I had my 63rd birthday earlier...
Forum: Tramp Steamers 21st July 2018, 13:34
Replies: 27
Views: 9,204
Posted By Phil McDonald
It was indeed. Where did the years go? Got a...

It was indeed. Where did the years go?

Got a feeling it was Captain Murray. Second or third engineer was Jim Newbold and a guy called Chris from Oz or NZ was a junior engineer.
Forum: Tramp Steamers 21st July 2018, 11:52
Replies: 27
Views: 9,204
Posted By Phil McDonald
Armadale was a beautiful ship. Huge shock to find...

Armadale was a beautiful ship. Huge shock to find that she was abandoned by her crew after an explosion and fire in 1989.
Forum: Tramp Steamers 21st July 2018, 11:31
Replies: 27
Views: 9,204
Posted By Phil McDonald
Was he about 50 with a beard?

Was he about 50 with a beard?
Forum: Tramp Steamers 21st July 2018, 09:07
Replies: 27
Views: 9,204
Posted By Phil McDonald
Maybe that was Dick Clarke, the other Nav Cadet...

Maybe that was Dick Clarke, the other Nav Cadet on that trip.

Phil
Forum: Tramp Steamers 17th July 2018, 19:52
Replies: 27
Views: 9,204
Posted By Phil McDonald
Fortunately not me. Townsville was cool though. ...

Fortunately not me. Townsville was cool though.

Phil
Forum: Tramp Steamers 17th July 2018, 19:21
Replies: 27
Views: 9,204
Posted By Phil McDonald
I sailed on the second voyage of the Armadale as...

I sailed on the second voyage of the Armadale as a navigating officer cadet

Phil McDonald
Forum: Looking for Old Shipmates 10th February 2017, 12:36
Replies: 20
Views: 4,026
Posted By Phil McDonald
Have emailed you Dave, hope it gets through

Have emailed you Dave, hope it gets through
Forum: Say Hello 10th February 2017, 09:12
Replies: 20
Views: 3,591
Posted By Phil McDonald
When I was on the Armadale we got caught in...

When I was on the Armadale we got caught in Hurricane Agnes in June 1972. I think Jim Newbold was the 3rd engineer on that trip and there was a junior engineer called Chris (I think he was from Oz or...
Forum: Looking for Old Shipmates 10th February 2017, 08:46
Replies: 20
Views: 4,026
Posted By Phil McDonald
D'oh!

When I click on a photo in your gallery it tells me I have to be a registered user to view photos. I am registered and logged in. I tried logging out and logging in again but still got the same...
Forum: Nautical Colleges 10th February 2017, 08:23
Replies: 6
Views: 2,057
Posted By Phil McDonald
There wasn't a permanent disco on board, it was a...

There wasn't a permanent disco on board, it was a mobile disco that was set up for the evening. :)

There was certainly a teacher training college in Dartford in 1973, because I visited it, it was...
Forum: Looking for Old Shipmates 9th February 2017, 09:08
Replies: 20
Views: 4,026
Posted By Phil McDonald
The company was still called Trinder Anderson...

The company was still called Trinder Anderson between 1971-3 during my cadetship with them. Though I remember the ships I was on being on charter to P&O cargo and SEAL.
Forum: Looking for Old Shipmates 9th February 2017, 09:05
Replies: 20
Views: 4,026
Posted By Phil McDonald
Small world

I joined in Rotterdam too :)

I was 16, my first trip and flew into Rotterdam in the middle of the night, arriving in the early hours with only a night watchman awake :)

I was tall, skinny and...
Forum: Nautical Colleges 9th February 2017, 07:59
Replies: 6
Views: 2,057
Posted By Phil McDonald
The Worcester, Greenhithe, Kent

Attended between 1971 & 1973 as navigating officer cadet, between voyages. Met my future wife on board at a disco on March 15th 1973. She was came as one of a group of girls from Dartford teacher...
Forum: Looking for Old Shipmates 8th February 2017, 20:18
Replies: 20
Views: 4,026
Posted By Phil McDonald
Hi

I was on the Antrim in 1971 and the Armadale and Australind in 1972 as navigating officer cadet.

Phil
Forum: Say Hello 8th February 2017, 20:15
Replies: 6
Views: 1,053
Posted By Phil McDonald
Hi

I was on the Antrim in 1971 and the Armadale and Australind in 1972 as a navigating officer cadet

Phil
Forum: Say Hello 8th February 2017, 19:59
Replies: 20
Views: 3,591
Posted By Phil McDonald
I was a Navigating Officer cadet on the Armadale....

I was a Navigating Officer cadet on the Armadale. 1972 I think.

Phil McDonald
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