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Search: Posts Made By: Alan Rawlinson
Forum: Bank Line 30th July 2019, 08:06
Replies: 19
Views: 1,484
Posted By Alan Rawlinson
With GNUA's permission, I have also posted the...

With GNUA's permission, I have also posted the ship pictures on my site http://banklineonline.com
Forum: Bank Line 21st July 2019, 08:10
Replies: 15
Views: 1,463
Posted By Alan Rawlinson
21 Bury St. was a magic place for me, where I...

21 Bury St. was a magic place for me, where I obtained a passport to another world, a kaleidoscope of lands, of colour, and life changing experiences. The soft carpet, the glass panels, and the...
Forum: Bank Line 29th June 2019, 17:23
Replies: 29
Views: 5,832
Posted By Alan Rawlinson
Sea Breezes - August issue

There is the article mentioned above now being published in the August issue of Sea Breezes. ( out late July). Anyone interested in the pictures or Bank Line related material should see my site ...
Forum: The Bridge 27th June 2019, 17:19
Replies: 44
Views: 4,982
Posted By Alan Rawlinson
Went to the manager of lloyds Bank, Stanmore, for...

Went to the manager of lloyds Bank, Stanmore, for a 50 loan in 1955 in order to buy a sextant. Special appointment and a serious interview with arrangements to pay back monthly before he would...
Forum: Bank Line 14th June 2019, 12:20
Replies: 31
Views: 6,116
Posted By Alan Rawlinson
Hi Bob Just noticed this old post and wanted to...

Hi Bob
Just noticed this old post and wanted to mention that there is an amusing account of a Sparkies voyage on the Weybank ( circa 1968) with interesting pictures and paintings. They are on my...
Forum: Bank Line 8th June 2019, 08:26
Replies: 3
Views: 653
Posted By Alan Rawlinson
Weybank 1960's

See this link for an interesting and witty account of a trip on the Weybank 1968

http://junglecat.de/about/index.html

and tons of Bank Line related posts at https://banklineonline.com
Forum: Bank Line 25th May 2019, 17:27
Replies: 4
Views: 2,130
Posted By Alan Rawlinson
Here is a short video by the BBC of the...

Here is a short video by the BBC of the reunion.......



https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-somerset-48380440
Forum: Bank Line 21st May 2019, 17:39
Replies: 29
Views: 5,832
Posted By Alan Rawlinson
The latest effort is likely to be out in Sea...

The latest effort is likely to be out in Sea Breezes this summer - precise month to be announced. It is headed "Bank Line's building boom", and focuses on the period 1957 to 1967 when no less...
Forum: Bank Line 21st May 2019, 17:33
Replies: 29
Views: 5,832
Posted By Alan Rawlinson
Bank Line House magazine articles

I have reproduced a few (hopefully!) interesting profiles of the old Masters in Bankline - taken from the house magazines. It includes Capt. Scobie's account . ( Chief Super and Director). There...
Forum: Bank Line 4th May 2019, 14:35
Replies: 4
Views: 2,130
Posted By Alan Rawlinson
Update:- Over 50 persons expected so far at the...

Update:- Over 50 persons expected so far at the re-union, some from USA, HK, Thailand etc..
Forum: Bank Line 5th April 2019, 13:03
Replies: 6
Views: 2,019
Posted By Alan Rawlinson
Bank Line sites

I have set up two sites with available Bank Line material. The first is a website banklineonline.com with the aim of providing ship photos, nostalgia and memorabilia -see banklineonline.com. It...
Forum: Bank Line 28th March 2019, 21:07
Replies: 1
Views: 392
Posted By Alan Rawlinson
Hallo Mylinh The 3/0 on the Sibonga wrote in...

Hallo Mylinh

The 3/0 on the Sibonga wrote in one of the threads here some years ago. I have sent him a message re the film and the reunion, but nothing back yet. There are also a couple of...
Forum: Say Hello 26th March 2019, 19:00
Replies: 2
Views: 527
Posted By Alan Rawlinson
Hallo Mylinh I am in touch with Maxine re...

Hallo Mylinh

I am in touch with Maxine re the reunion, and will send her a short video clip with a message for Healey on this special occasion . we have been lifelong friends. I have also...
Forum: Bank Line 26th March 2019, 17:48
Replies: 4
Views: 2,130
Posted By Alan Rawlinson
40 year reunion

The 21st May will see the 40 year reunion of the saving of 1002 refugees at sea by the Sibonga. The Master was Healey Martin, and the reunion is at the Nightingale Nursing Home in Dungannon where...
Forum: Tramp Steamers 15th February 2019, 08:52
Replies: 36
Views: 3,012
Posted By Alan Rawlinson
Interesting thread. The Liberty ships hold a...

Interesting thread. The Liberty ships hold a fascination for so many mariners and ex mariners. No one has mentioned the odd arrangement at No 3 hatch derricks whereby the securing arrangements...
Forum: Ship Research 27th January 2019, 11:32
Replies: 31
Views: 3,453
Posted By Alan Rawlinson
turn of the century

The pictures (ships) shout " turn of the century" to me, give or take a year or two.
Forum: Tall ships 27th January 2019, 09:20
Replies: 93
Views: 29,974
Posted By Alan Rawlinson
Pamir visit

Boarded the Pamir in Buenos Aires when she was loading prior to the tragic loss in 1957. I was senior Apprentice then on the Liberty SS Maplebank, just along the quay, and recall meeting some of...
Forum: Nautical Colleges 25th January 2019, 08:23
Replies: 173
Views: 39,780
Posted By Alan Rawlinson
Hi David I joined in 48 and I have posted a...

Hi David

I joined in 48 and I have posted a few photos on varios sites online like Facebook pages for Woolverstone and LNS. Also they are on SN threads for the sea schools. Don't recall the...
Forum: Bank Line 19th January 2019, 08:33
Replies: 6
Views: 1,377
Posted By Alan Rawlinson
Copra run et al...

Thanks for the nice comments above - much appreciated.

I am putting a poetry book together, and meanwhile if we are promoting Bank Line books, I have 2 available on Amazon as inexpensive ebooks...
Forum: Bank Line 11th January 2019, 08:40
Replies: 29
Views: 5,832
Posted By Alan Rawlinson
The Bank Line "Liberties" were purchased after...

The Bank Line "Liberties" were purchased after the war in the late 40's, and the Maplebank was one of them. (ex Samwash).

I was on her in Dunedin 53 and 54 with the discharge of phosphate...
Forum: Bank Line 10th January 2019, 14:55
Replies: 753
Views: 126,426
Posted By Alan Rawlinson
Trinidad Poem

Here's a poem written for inclusion in my new book - " Ocean Dreams" due out shortly.

It was inspired by laying at anchor in the Bank Line ships at Point Fortin, Trinidad. It's early dawn, and...
Forum: Bank Line 28th December 2018, 09:12
Replies: 63
Views: 22,504
Posted By Alan Rawlinson
Sailed with a Barber who was 3/0 way back in 1953...

Sailed with a Barber who was 3/0 way back in 1953 on a round the world trip on the " Ernebank". I was an 18 year old Appy. I am curious if it is the very same person, as the ages tally quite...
Forum: Bank Line 24th December 2018, 20:00
Replies: 63
Views: 22,504
Posted By Alan Rawlinson
menus

The item I remember was " Consomme a la marmite' !
Forum: Bank Line 23rd December 2018, 15:24
Replies: 63
Views: 22,504
Posted By Alan Rawlinson
T'was 10th May 1985 in Dubai, when the "...

T'was 10th May 1985 in Dubai, when the " Pikebank" visited. We had a meal in the Sheraton revolving restaurant.
Forum: Bank Line 22nd December 2018, 16:39
Replies: 63
Views: 22,504
Posted By Alan Rawlinson
Healey was senior apprentice, and then acting 3/0...

Healey was senior apprentice, and then acting 3/0 many moons ago, when I was C/O on the Southbank. We became lifelong friends, and I was able to entertain him and Mildred in Dubai around 1985 when...
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