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Search: Posts Made By: gordonarfur
Forum: News and Views from the Shipping World 8th September 2019, 01:20
Replies: 18
Views: 1,017
Posted By gordonarfur
Hi Roy, you probably know that in the 1100,s...

Hi Roy, you probably know that in the 1100,s England exported wine to Europe, in the 1600,s the Thames froze over for significant period, but does she? . A couple of weeks ago the biased...
Forum: News and Views from the Shipping World 6th September 2019, 01:50
Replies: 18
Views: 1,017
Posted By gordonarfur
Who cares, a stupid little girl still wet behind...

Who cares, a stupid little girl still wet behind the ears prattling on about something she knows F.A. about.
Forum: The Radio Room 29th July 2019, 00:21
Replies: 10
Views: 1,326
Posted By gordonarfur
Andrea Doria

Hi Spongebob - I had no option, I certainly did,nt choose it, they just shoved me onto the Kaitawa then after a few weeks I was upgraded to the Kawatiri (where the old man tried to tell me how to...
Forum: The Radio Room 28th July 2019, 23:05
Replies: 10
Views: 1,326
Posted By gordonarfur
Andrea Doria

Hi Bob did you honestly enjoy the USS? initially I got lumbered with the Kaitawa with its battery operated TX and receivers which I forgot to charge when in Greymouth and then had to run a line from...
Forum: The Radio Room 28th July 2019, 02:31
Replies: 10
Views: 1,326
Posted By gordonarfur
You guys did the sensible thing by starting young...

You guys did the sensible thing by starting young and dodging the british army and all its stupid BS. i did things **** backwards and did,nt start my PMG until i was 23, fortunately I managed to...
Forum: Bank Line 19th July 2019, 01:06
Replies: 26
Views: 2,499
Posted By gordonarfur
Best ports to visit

The conference lines owned the kiwi coast during the fifties and early sixties if the telephone exchange girls or the local nurses had,nt called within an hour of tying up to find out when the next...
Forum: Ship Research 26th April 2019, 03:53
Replies: 7
Views: 649
Posted By gordonarfur
I think Bristol City line also called regularly...

I think Bristol City line also called regularly at Baltimore to load coal and bulk cargo for Bristol and welsh ports.
Forum: The Engine Room 3rd March 2019, 02:49
Replies: 30
Views: 3,345
Posted By gordonarfur
Seaman 38 do I detect a note of resentment or...

Seaman 38 do I detect a note of resentment or jealousy in your posting? it was a well known fact that the uniformed gentlemen who manned the conference lines ships to OZ and NZ were in fact the creme...
Forum: The Engine Room 3rd March 2019, 02:38
Replies: 30
Views: 3,345
Posted By gordonarfur
spongebob - good comment, some of the black gang...

spongebob - good comment, some of the black gang needed cleaning up so it was rather difficult at times to differentiate between the sexes.
Forum: The Engine Room 2nd March 2019, 20:59
Replies: 30
Views: 3,345
Posted By gordonarfur
I can certainly vouch for the girls telephoning...

I can certainly vouch for the girls telephoning the "home boats" for a bit of action especially in the smaller ports of Timaru, New Plymouth etc, but i never experienced any of that in the Union Co...
Forum: Maritime Family History Research 24th February 2019, 23:27
Replies: 24
Views: 2,162
Posted By gordonarfur
The Empire Orwell was a troop ship hired by the...

The Empire Orwell was a troop ship hired by the UK govt for lugging squadies and their families around the world, mainly to the ME and Far East. All finished around the late fifties early sixties.
Forum: The Radio Room 23rd February 2019, 01:18
Replies: 7
Views: 1,272
Posted By gordonarfur
I have a morse key with F.I.L Z.H. ser. no 777...

I have a morse key with F.I.L Z.H. ser. no 777 stamped upon the a plate and fixed to the top , anyone know what that means?
Forum: Maritime Family History Research 23rd February 2019, 01:07
Replies: 24
Views: 2,162
Posted By gordonarfur
The Union Company owned two ships Tofua and Matua...

The Union Company owned two ships Tofua and Matua which had a regular 3 week voyage from Auckland to the Pacific Islands, they had passenger berths but often carried many islanders as deck passengers...
Forum: The Engine Room 15th February 2019, 21:38
Replies: 30
Views: 3,345
Posted By gordonarfur
There were plenty of them in Wellington and...

There were plenty of them in Wellington and Auckland in the late fifties and early sixties and all free!!
Forum: News and Views from the Shipping World 8th February 2019, 02:56
Replies: 18
Views: 3,006
Posted By gordonarfur
Rather strange that they have,nt latched on to...

Rather strange that they have,nt latched on to the Greek maritime academies which used to turn out blokes with both a combined masters and chiefs ticket all in within 18 months. Must have been very...
Forum: Elder Dempster 8th February 2019, 02:52
Replies: 23
Views: 1,944
Posted By gordonarfur
In my time we always spoke about Elder Dempsters...

In my time we always spoke about Elder Dempsters peanut boats presumably because they lugged them back from West Africa? and did,nt anyone on this post ever go into the Legs of Man pub near Lime...
Forum: Blue Funnel Line 1st February 2019, 02:22
Replies: 24
Views: 2,687
Posted By gordonarfur
Penarth to Weston Super Mare on a Campbells...

Penarth to Weston Super Mare on a Campbells paddle steamer does not constitute foreign going therefore how can the taffies talk about a welsh navy ?
Forum: Blue Funnel Line 27th January 2019, 03:26
Replies: 24
Views: 2,687
Posted By gordonarfur
I did,nt know that Taffies went to sea? never saw...

I did,nt know that Taffies went to sea? never saw or heard one while I was in the MN. Barry Island does not qualify as deep sea!!
Forum: Tankers 25th January 2019, 21:15
Replies: 15
Views: 1,405
Posted By gordonarfur
Yuk! those photos make a T2 look like a luxury...

Yuk! those photos make a T2 look like a luxury liner I would not have gone within a 100 yards of that old banger.
Forum: Blue Funnel Line 25th January 2019, 21:10
Replies: 24
Views: 2,687
Posted By gordonarfur
The most likely reason why 'blue flu" changed...

The most likely reason why 'blue flu" changed their names is that nobody could ever spell or pronounce the bloody things properly. Why they did,nt follow Federal or Bibby lines and give their ships...
Forum: Ship Research 16th January 2019, 02:46
Replies: 43
Views: 2,433
Posted By gordonarfur
Stein - don,t ask me, ask the twerps at the...

Stein - don,t ask me, ask the twerps at the admiralty who were moribund when it came to lateral thinking.
Forum: Ship Research 15th January 2019, 02:22
Replies: 43
Views: 2,433
Posted By gordonarfur
Alistair - thanks for the post it has made my day...

Alistair - thanks for the post it has made my day and answers the question why the huns had so few ships at sea during ww2. Silly buggers helped us by sinking some of their own, I always said...
Forum: Ship Research 13th January 2019, 21:08
Replies: 43
Views: 2,433
Posted By gordonarfur
Frank not only did I spend 5 years in the MN but...

Frank not only did I spend 5 years in the MN but prior to that I spent 2 years in the British army so I did my bit for blighty. Not keen on spraying my personal details on the web and it will stay...
Forum: Ship Research 12th January 2019, 22:55
Replies: 43
Views: 2,433
Posted By gordonarfur
Deck boys should be seen but not heard q.e.d.

Deck boys should be seen but not heard q.e.d.
Forum: Ship Research 12th January 2019, 20:53
Replies: 43
Views: 2,433
Posted By gordonarfur
So based on "international law" the Altmark had a...

So based on "international law" the Altmark had a right to sail through Norwegian territorial waters with 300 plus british seamen imprisoned in its hold? in war international law is,nt worth the...
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