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Search: Posts Made By: Butters
Forum: The Radio Room 31st August 2019, 11:19
Replies: 10
Views: 1,408
Posted By Butters
Greg, Did you do a trip on WAIMEA as xtra R/O...

Greg,
Did you do a trip on WAIMEA as xtra R/O at that time as I was Apprentice and the name rings a bell to me.

Lindsay B
Forum: Tramp Steamers 12th February 2019, 09:01
Replies: 36
Views: 3,877
Posted By Butters
I have looked through three books on Liberty...

I have looked through three books on Liberty Ships and have found pictures of derrick housing and they all appear to be at housing at extremes on each housing on the side of the derrick housing.
...
Forum: Bank Line 22nd January 2018, 08:50
Replies: 18
Views: 4,473
Posted By Butters
There are to other excellent books on these...

There are to other excellent books on these Pacific Islands including Christmas Island that I have.

Three Islands by Maslyn Williams.
&
The Phosphateers by Maslyn Williams &...
Forum: Colliers 2nd December 2017, 10:04
Replies: 34
Views: 15,418
Posted By Butters
That I would assume was 'KAIAPOI'. I was at a...

That I would assume was 'KAIAPOI'. I was at a Union Company annual reunion last Tuesday the 28th. November and actually talked with the Master at that time Capt. Ray Stewart about that voyage , he is...
Forum: Maritime Family History Research 13th October 2017, 09:59
Replies: 3
Views: 532
Posted By Butters
Perhaps try the Christchurch City Archives or the...

Perhaps try the Christchurch City Archives or the Wellington City Archives ,
I have found many things of ships and crews on there sites. Also you can ask for any info .
Lindsay B x Lytteltonian.
Forum: Union Steam ship Co Of New Zealand LTD 4th September 2017, 12:00
Replies: 4
Views: 4,322
Posted By Butters
Yes born & bred in Lyttelton . Did not smoke a...

Yes born & bred in Lyttelton . Did not smoke a pipe that was the other apprentice.
The Master was Frank Ingram from Melbourne later a Port Phillip Bay Pilot .
The Chief Mate would have been either...
Forum: Union Steam ship Co Of New Zealand LTD 3rd September 2017, 10:28
Replies: 4
Views: 4,322
Posted By Butters
Well that is very interesting Gregg , I was...

Well that is very interesting Gregg , I was Apprentice on 'WAIMEA', when you did the trip with Bill Canny .I have never known what happened to him.
Lindsay Butterfield
Napier
Forum: Books, Magazines, TV, Video & Publications 24th August 2017, 11:01
Replies: 7
Views: 1,849
Posted By Butters
Yes I have just finishing this book , and found...

Yes I have just finishing this book , and found it most interesting as I had sailed with Blue Star personal in early 1970's who had served in the Great Bitter Lakes .
A wonderful read.
Lindsay B...
Forum: Say Hello 24th August 2017, 10:56
Replies: 31
Views: 4,401
Posted By Butters
Union Steam Ship company of N.Z. Had six vessels...

Union Steam Ship company of N.Z. Had six vessels built by Caledon all in the 1960's . General Cargo ships 'Ngakuta , Ngatoro, Ngahere , Ngapara', 1964-66
and then the first two Trans Tasman Roll on...
Forum: The Engine Room 19th July 2017, 10:28
Replies: 25
Views: 2,077
Posted By Butters
Funniest one I had was the phone call from the...

Funniest one I had was the phone call from the Engineroom when departing a certain Port - what the f... is going on - reply don't do anything we are trying to extract the Old Man's trouser pocket...
Forum: Union Steam ship Co Of New Zealand LTD 21st March 2017, 09:04
Replies: 13
Views: 5,425
Posted By Butters
I have a Thermo cold water container and spare...

I have a Thermo cold water container and spare metal interior , original carton advises c/o Chief Stwd . s.s. Maheno
Forum: Say Hello 20th June 2016, 08:20
Replies: 23
Views: 3,271
Posted By Butters
One of the Midshipman David Cargill Broadwood...

One of the Midshipman David Cargill Broadwood Lochhead Joined Union Steamship Company of N.Z. Ltd., as 3rd. Officer & rose to Master in the 1960's.His latter years were spent on the Coastal tankers...
Forum: Tall ships 3rd May 2016, 22:41
Replies: 102
Views: 32,480
Posted By Butters
Sorry to hear that John . I first met him in 1963...

Sorry to hear that John . I first met him in 1963 when he had brought the dredge 'TASMAN BAY', down to Lyttelton for docking .In later years I caught up with him at Nelson , and in Napier when on the...
Forum: New Zealand Shipping Co. 8th April 2016, 10:37
Replies: 2
Views: 2,675
Posted By Butters
I am x Union Steam Ship Company and have A4 size...

I am x Union Steam Ship Company and have A4 size GA plan but that is all if of any use could email to you.

Butters
Forum: Tall ships 23rd January 2016, 08:44
Replies: 102
Views: 32,480
Posted By Butters
This was one of the many stories told at his...

This was one of the many stories told at his service. I had known George well since coming ashore with Union Co., in 1980 as Stevedoring Manager at Napier. My Father had sailed with 'deafy' also Les...
Forum: Tall ships 17th January 2016, 21:22
Replies: 102
Views: 32,480
Posted By Butters
A former crew member of PAMIR later NZ ship...

A former crew member of PAMIR later NZ ship master and Harbour Master at Napier Capt. George Gunn passed away in early December in his 88 th. Year. His funeral service was held at the Napier Sailing...
Forum: J & J Denholm 30th December 2015, 08:44
Replies: 176
Views: 43,643
Posted By Butters
John , Yes I did know Tom he was a Ship...

John ,
Yes I did know Tom he was a Ship Container Planner for Napier Port Limited until his retirement which was around the same time as myself but have not heard about him since then . I believe he...
Forum: J & J Denholm 29th December 2015, 07:04
Replies: 176
Views: 43,643
Posted By Butters
I was a Stevedoring Manager in Napier NZ after...

I was a Stevedoring Manager in Napier NZ after coming ashore in 1980 and worked these two ships in 1981 and 1982-83 when they were loading carcase Lamb for Bandar Abbas in Iran at which time Salen...
Forum: Union Steam ship Co Of New Zealand LTD 7th December 2015, 08:37
Replies: 25
Views: 9,089
Posted By Butters
There was a good team of x Officers and Engineers...

There was a good team of x Officers and Engineers from these two vessels at the USSCo. annual Christmas reunion in Auckland a fortnight ago.

Butters
Forum: Other Companies/Ships 22nd November 2015, 05:15
Replies: 9
Views: 3,508
Posted By Butters
Another good book 'The Straits Steamship Fleets',...

Another good book 'The Straits Steamship Fleets', by W.A.Laxon of New Zealand , was published by The Serawak Steamship Company Berhad , P.O.Box 131 .Kuching 93700, Sarawak , Malaysia in 2004 and...
Forum: Nautical Colleges 1st June 2015, 08:43
Replies: 2
Views: 1,010
Posted By Butters
Yes spent many days as Apprentice in the building...

Yes spent many days as Apprentice in the building 1967-1970 & did Second Mates & Mates under Capt. Mac's watchful eye.
LindsayB
Forum: Shaw Savill 21st April 2015, 10:21
Replies: 16
Views: 5,178
Posted By Butters
I remember him teaching at the Nautical School -...

I remember him teaching at the Nautical School - Wellington I think it was and an extremely interesting lecturer & a gentleman.
My condolences to his family.

LindsayB
Forum: Tall ships 26th February 2015, 08:38
Replies: 102
Views: 32,480
Posted By Butters
If my memory is correct Colin Grey was on...

If my memory is correct Colin Grey was on 'Hauraki', when she was captured by the Japanese in WW2 . In later days as a Deck officer in Union Co., I remember him as Bosun of the permanent hands in...
Forum: Say Hello 30th November 2014, 08:55
Replies: 7
Views: 1,257
Posted By Butters
Hi and a welcome from sunny Hawkes Bay Lindsay B

Hi and a welcome from sunny Hawkes Bay
Lindsay B
Forum: Tall ships 17th April 2014, 05:15
Replies: 102
Views: 32,480
Posted By Butters
I have a copy of the book 'PAMIR', by Sydney...

I have a copy of the book 'PAMIR', by Sydney Waters printed in the late 1940's this has crew lists for all voyages but not as much about the ship itself as the one Jack Churchouse wrote.

Butters
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