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Search: Posts Made By: Waighty
Forum: The Radio Room 30th March 2020, 12:24
Replies: 375
Views: 103,368
Posted By Waighty
Mosquito and Venus brought back memories of...

Mosquito and Venus brought back memories of visits in Ben Line!
Forum: Bank Line 30th March 2020, 11:47
Replies: 6
Views: 473
Posted By Waighty
Bank Line Containers

Can anyone enlighten me as to what happened to all those buff painted Bank Line 20' containers - the BKLU plus numbers - that were seemingly everywhere in the late 70s early 80s? There were quite a...
Forum: Bank Line 11th March 2020, 16:01
Replies: 9
Views: 968
Posted By Waighty
Thanks for that information Duncan112, a very...

Thanks for that information Duncan112, a very useful discovery.
Forum: Bank Line 10th March 2020, 16:17
Replies: 9
Views: 968
Posted By Waighty
Hi Alan, A private plaque is a good idea....

Hi Alan,

A private plaque is a good idea. Depending on where one wished to mount it some sort of permission would be required if on a building. The nearest building to 21 bury Street is the...
Forum: The Bridge 9th March 2020, 15:07
Replies: 13
Views: 2,173
Posted By Waighty
Basil, the main bugbear was sifting through the...

Basil, the main bugbear was sifting through the various sections to find what permanent notices and Ts and Ps, if any, afffected your area or intended area in the future. In liner companies this was...
Forum: Bank Line 7th March 2020, 15:58
Replies: 9
Views: 968
Posted By Waighty
Alistair, I have a feeling that even if he...

Alistair,

I have a feeling that even if he had donated Hyde Park to London their decision would be the same!

Searching the internet regarding access to the Blue Plaque panel's deliberations...
Forum: Bank Line 6th March 2020, 16:06
Replies: 9
Views: 968
Posted By Waighty
Re my last post I note that the PDF needs to be...

Re my last post I note that the PDF needs to be downloaded so I'll attach a jpeg to this one so you won't need to download (hopefully) but you might need to zoom in.
Forum: Bank Line 6th March 2020, 14:41
Replies: 9
Views: 968
Posted By Waighty
Andrew Weir - The Blue Plaque Submission

Following on from previous posts and threads this post is just to let you know that I have today (6th March) received notification from the Blue Plaques team at English Heritage that our submission...
Forum: Bank Line 2nd February 2020, 14:22
Replies: 44
Views: 3,595
Posted By Waighty
I agree, I never saw any penultimate shackle...

I agree, I never saw any penultimate shackle being yellow or the final shackle being red, just the usual red paint on the Kenter shackle and the white paint on the various links either side, with...
Forum: Bank Line 30th January 2020, 10:18
Replies: 17
Views: 2,196
Posted By Waighty
My thanks again to contributors to this subject....

My thanks again to contributors to this subject. I wondered at the time whether it was only the marine industry that used Tirfors (or whatever name folk called them) but after seeing Pat Kennedy's...
Forum: Bank Line 20th January 2020, 12:21
Replies: 44
Views: 3,595
Posted By Waighty
My thanks to all contributors. Re post #2...

My thanks to all contributors.

Re post #2 (https://www.shipsnostalgia.com/usertag.php?do=list&action=hash&hash=2) , I've only been on one vessel where we lost the stbd anchor and that was the...
Forum: Bank Line 19th January 2020, 14:06
Replies: 44
Views: 3,595
Posted By Waighty
Anchors and Cables

Can anyone answer this query?

I seem to remember that on Bank Line vessels the port anchor had 10 shackles of cable but the stbd anchor only had 9 shackles - or maybe it was the other way round....
Forum: Bank Line 19th January 2020, 14:02
Replies: 9
Views: 1,118
Posted By Waighty
I remember reading about this incident in one of...

I remember reading about this incident in one of Bank Line's Incident & Accident Reports that they used to circulate around the fleet after such an event. If memory serves there was some comment...
Forum: Bank Line 17th January 2020, 14:22
Replies: 9
Views: 1,118
Posted By Waighty
Who was Master?

Who was Master?
Forum: Royal Maritime Auxiliary Service 17th December 2019, 13:33
Replies: 2
Views: 718
Posted By Waighty
It comes to all ships eventually. Any photos of...

It comes to all ships eventually. Any photos of her at Aliaga at all?
Forum: Royal Maritime Auxiliary Service 29th November 2019, 10:37
Replies: 11
Views: 1,911
Posted By Waighty
Hello Soonguy, not being the brainiest of ex...

Hello Soonguy, not being the brainiest of ex mariners in computer matters, I think the Moderators will have to move it, although I'm not entirely sure how to get hold of them either! I'll see what I...
Forum: Royal Maritime Auxiliary Service 27th November 2019, 14:41
Replies: 11
Views: 1,911
Posted By Waighty
As this subject is not YC/PAS/RMAS related...

As this subject is not YC/PAS/RMAS related perhaps this set of posts should be moved to the TUGS or SPECIAL PURPOSE VESSEL sub-sites?
Forum: Ship Research 6th November 2019, 15:09
Replies: 7
Views: 1,359
Posted By Waighty
My thanks to all and particularly to Yvon who has...

My thanks to all and particularly to Yvon who has found details of the ships and the owner and manager. I have to assume then that the author worked for Wrangell & Co. Maybe I'll get in touch with...
Forum: Ship Research 31st October 2019, 11:56
Replies: 7
Views: 1,359
Posted By Waighty
What Shipping Company?

A recent book called "A Tramp for All Oceans" by Geoffrey Walker covers the author's seafaring days as Apprentice and Master, with a short bit about being Mate. In the book he mentions two ships he...
Forum: Bank Line 12th October 2019, 14:55
Replies: 765
Views: 138,227
Posted By Waighty
Om the same lines as a Quango I'm sure and...

Om the same lines as a Quango I'm sure and probably heavily into political correctness. If Andrew Weir had been a cross dressing bi-sexual extrovert then a plaque no problem! Forgive the scepticism...
Forum: Bank Line 11th October 2019, 14:40
Replies: 765
Views: 138,227
Posted By Waighty
Hello Alan, My main thrust was the benefits...

Hello Alan,

My main thrust was the benefits he brought to society by building a shipping concern that employed many hundreds of people and who in turn contibuted to the nation through taxes, etc....
Forum: Non-Seafaring Obituaries 7th October 2019, 14:44
Replies: 14
Views: 2,405
Posted By Waighty
According to an ex neighbour of mine (one Nick...

According to an ex neighbour of mine (one Nick Mason) it was Ginger Baker that inspired him to take up drumming. It inspired me too but I'm afraid the call of the sea won out - pity as I might, like...
Forum: Bank Line 7th October 2019, 14:35
Replies: 765
Views: 138,227
Posted By Waighty
Hello Alan, Thanks for the ship's name. The...

Hello Alan,

Thanks for the ship's name. The Blue Plaque project is still active. I was advised that the panel of 'experts' who make all the decisions sit twice a year and this or next month should...
Forum: Bank Line 12th September 2019, 14:19
Replies: 765
Views: 138,227
Posted By Waighty
Hello Alan, When Charlie mentioned...

Hello Alan,

When Charlie mentioned 'retiring' I suggested that maybe the Association might be interested in combining with BLN. I realise that might take a bit of work as with any IT project but...
Forum: Bank Line 11th September 2019, 14:21
Replies: 765
Views: 138,227
Posted By Waighty
Alan, After some fruitless attempts to...

Alan,

After some fruitless attempts to upload photos to Bank Line Nostalgia (BLN) I contacted Charlie (Stitt) and he implied that he was thoroughly p****d off with the website owners and was...
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