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Search: Posts Made By: george e mitchell
Forum: Ben Line 19th June 2019, 19:17
Replies: 11
Views: 1,643
Posted By george e mitchell
Stood by the building of four 8000 hp oil field...

Stood by the building of four 8000 hp oil field supply vessels being built by DRYPOOL
SHIPYARD in Hull.for use in the North Sea The year was 1971 These ships were each fitted with flume tanks,...
Forum: Shaw Savill 18th May 2019, 22:58
Replies: 0
Views: 338
Posted By george e mitchell
missing site

Ive been writing to Shaw Savill memories and culture for several
years, but have not been able to find it.over the last month.

ANYBODY KNOW if its still on line, somewhere else or been removed.
...
Forum: Computers and The Internet 22nd May 2018, 19:19
Replies: 7
Views: 1,429
Posted By george e mitchell
Hi all. Thankyou very much for your information....

Hi all. Thankyou very much for your information. the shift plus 2 worked
perfect, That will keep me going till the experts arrive.( DAUGHTER OR GRANDCHILDREN ) They can go into the settings and do...
Forum: Computers and The Internet 22nd May 2018, 18:34
Replies: 7
Views: 1,429
Posted By george e mitchell
any ideas

hi,all. A few weeks ago my laptop was updated, as has happened many times over the years , This time it took nearly two hours;
When completed I found I had a load of new items I will possible never...
Forum: Ferries 31st March 2018, 13:44
Replies: 9
Views: 2,787
Posted By george e mitchell
A wonderfull film to watch, My first visit to...

A wonderfull film to watch, My first visit to Auckland was in 1962 on
the Shaw Savill Waiwera, Cant remember If the ferries were still running then.
Scotland is my home country but I nearly...
Forum: Shaw Savill 31st March 2018, 12:00
Replies: 52
Views: 17,604
Posted By george e mitchell
I sailed with Tommy Hoy for two years on the Shaw...

I sailed with Tommy Hoy for two years on the Shaw Savill Waiwera. 1962 I was first trip Junior and Tommy was 2nd engineer, He was my inspiration to become 2nd. engineer which I eventually did then on...
Forum: Fishing Vessels 12th March 2018, 21:50
Replies: 17
Views: 3,204
Posted By george e mitchell
Hi Aberdonian. Sorry to take so long to answer,...

Hi Aberdonian. Sorry to take so long to answer, had problems with my typing fingers your family history and mine were very similar as were the others moving up and down the coast following the...
Forum: Fishing Vessels 9th February 2018, 01:25
Replies: 17
Views: 3,204
Posted By george e mitchell
continued from 14 Going back to the original...

continued from 14
Going back to the original title. In 1955 I came home from School and found my
mother in a bit of a state, She had just heard the news that two ships from Hull had been lost with...
Forum: Fishing Vessels 9th February 2018, 00:49
Replies: 17
Views: 3,204
Posted By george e mitchell
Continued from 13. Upon completing my...

Continued from 13.
Upon completing my apprenticeship in building. steam engines. and winches
The steam trawlers were being replaced with diesel engine ships, so I had a good knowledge of both.My...
Forum: Fishing Vessels 8th February 2018, 23:12
Replies: 17
Views: 3,204
Posted By george e mitchell
Continued from no,12 Where I grew up in OLD...

Continued from no,12
Where I grew up in OLD TORRY, which was the original village before Aberdeen swallowed it up. We were next to the fishing boat shipyard. the fishing harbour
where about 40...
Forum: Fishing Vessels 8th February 2018, 22:22
Replies: 17
Views: 3,204
Posted By george e mitchell
I watched the headscarf heros with great...

I watched the headscarf heros with great interest. bringing back many memories
good and bad, I was born into a fishing family where generations of families worked
In Hull the area for fishermen...
Forum: Computers and The Internet 5th February 2018, 20:16
Replies: 32
Views: 4,771
Posted By george e mitchell
I have used my laptop for over two years. when I...

I have used my laptop for over two years. when I first joined S,N, I had to put in name and password. It must be about a year now that I did not have to do that
I think it did it by itself, Then...
Forum: Maritime Family History Research 14th October 2017, 21:00
Replies: 83
Views: 5,155
Posted By george e mitchell
Reading the various posts regarding the Flower...

Reading the various posts regarding the Flower corvettes and the Castle frigates,reminded me of one of my favourite movies, which ive watched many times,
MADE APPROX 1953 when I was 15, Starred Jack...
Forum: Maritime Family History Research 14th October 2017, 19:17
Replies: 83
Views: 5,155
Posted By george e mitchell
Hi Bill Morrison. our paths seemed to have criss...

Hi Bill Morrison. our paths seemed to have criss crossed many times through the
years, You lived in torry, so did I . I joined Shaw Savill, so did you, We both left
Shaw Savill in the same year, WE...
Forum: Maritime Family History Research 13th October 2017, 17:42
Replies: 83
Views: 5,155
Posted By george e mitchell
Hi SIBBY. reading your post brought back a memory...

Hi SIBBY. reading your post brought back a memory about the Lady boats this is nothing to do with weather, When my youngest daughter was born I was home on leave, and was given the job of getting her...
Forum: Maritime Family History Research 13th October 2017, 14:15
Replies: 83
Views: 5,155
Posted By george e mitchell
Hi Bob, Ive seen the high peaks and the low...

Hi Bob, Ive seen the high peaks and the low troughs but not so low as you suggest. not surprising as we drilled in 600 / 1000 feet of water. Retired 2000
and I would not be bothered if I never saw...
Forum: Maritime Family History Research 13th October 2017, 03:57
Replies: 83
Views: 5,155
Posted By george e mitchell
Hi AGAIN. In my early days the first nine Years...

Hi AGAIN. In my early days the first nine Years at sea, I crossed the Atlantic
many times, UK TO NEW YORK, I found the bad weather more comfortable
because of the long Atlantic rollers.when that...
Forum: Maritime Family History Research 13th October 2017, 02:52
Replies: 83
Views: 5,155
Posted By george e mitchell
Holland 25, Having been at sea for thirty nine...

Holland 25, Having been at sea for thirty nine years in total, Thirty of them on rigs trawlers and supply boats. I believe I have seen and been in some of the worst storms, ESPECIALLY in Northern...
Forum: Maritime Family History Research 12th October 2017, 22:45
Replies: 83
Views: 5,155
Posted By george e mitchell
,Watching the videos and stories on this thread...

,Watching the videos and stories on this thread and participating I remembered
what my father said to me when I said I was going trawling on the Icelanders,
He said if that's all the sense ive got...
Forum: The Radio Room 11th October 2017, 23:37
Replies: 27
Views: 2,367
Posted By george e mitchell
TO TSELL post no,5 My first voyage to Bluff was...

TO TSELL post no,5 My first voyage to Bluff was after a discharge in Australia, We were there for nearly a month, in 1963 on board the Shaw Savill Waiwera. I don't think the automatic loaders were...
Forum: Maritime Family History Research 11th October 2017, 14:58
Replies: 83
Views: 5,155
Posted By george e mitchell
I have commented with a previous post that in my...

I have commented with a previous post that in my nine years on the Australia New Zealand run I only had two bad encounters in the bay of Biscay, I also mentioned trawling in ICELAND waters, Then I...
Forum: Bank Line 9th October 2017, 21:38
Replies: 15
Views: 2,592
Posted By george e mitchell
After month on month off on the oil rigs our...

After month on month off on the oil rigs our handover was passing each other on the Helideck ,If you knew who your relief was the handover was HI JIM ITS ALL OK If you did not know who your relief...
Forum: Maritime Family History Research 8th October 2017, 23:52
Replies: 83
Views: 5,155
Posted By george e mitchell
hi,Pam There is some really good videos on utube ...

hi,Pam There is some really good videos on utube ( TRAWLERS IN BAD WEATHER,)also supply boats entering Aberdeen Harbour,
That will show you how trawlermen work, After I left merchant navy I did two...
Forum: Maritime Family History Research 8th October 2017, 23:21
Replies: 83
Views: 5,155
Posted By george e mitchell
hi. I took my wife on a 5 month voyage to...

hi. I took my wife on a 5 month voyage to Australia and back to London, Every
thing went well till We left the Med. right into an Atlantic Storm ( Mid November) then into the Bay of Biscay, The...
Forum: Maritime Family History Research 5th October 2017, 16:49
Replies: 161
Views: 9,876
Posted By george e mitchell
Hi Ron, thanks for your reply. I would never had...

Hi Ron, thanks for your reply. I would never had made the link between
The channels, (Being excited at being on the home stretch, and a sense of achievement , after a 5 month trip of about 28000...
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