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Search: Posts Made By: Allan Wareing
Forum: Say Hello 21st May 2013, 13:33
Replies: 13
Views: 1,790
Posted By Allan Wareing
Hello rudd. this is the picture I was looking...

Hello rudd. this is the picture I was looking for. Took me a long time to find it. She was a motor ship with a Doxford engine. Allan.
Forum: Say Hello 20th May 2013, 02:33
Replies: 13
Views: 1,790
Posted By Allan Wareing
Billy, it's along story but I finally found the...

Billy, it's along story but I finally found the Queen Anne on which I sailed. She had a small jumbo on the foremast which plumbed no 2 hold. Just like her sister Queen Adelade. The others were of her...
Forum: Looking for Old Shipmates 1st May 2013, 05:59
Replies: 35
Views: 10,996
Posted By Allan Wareing
Chris, Charlie Chivers, steward and Dale Chapman,...

Chris, Charlie Chivers, steward and Dale Chapman, bosun holding the lifebelt. ? Jefferson, fireman,2nd from left back row. On the right, Dave Durham 2eng,Peter Hibberdine Mate (dead) Joe Wright Right...
Forum: Looking for Old Shipmates 29th April 2013, 14:32
Replies: 35
Views: 10,996
Posted By Allan Wareing
Tui.

Hello Chris, I'll have another try. Allan
Forum: Looking for Old Shipmates 27th April 2013, 04:18
Replies: 35
Views: 10,996
Posted By Allan Wareing
Chris, I will attatch a photo of some crew...

Chris, I will attatch a photo of some crew members taken when we'd all just got the sack(Except myself). Just wondered if you were among them.
Regards, Allan.
Forum: Ship Research 26th April 2013, 05:45
Replies: 14
Views: 4,209
Posted By Allan Wareing
Belatedly here's an even better one. ...

Belatedly here's an even better one.
Regards Allan.
Forum: Tall ships 11th April 2013, 23:58
Replies: 14
Views: 3,234
Posted By Allan Wareing
Essjay, I have the book here in my hand. The Last...

Essjay, I have the book here in my hand. The Last Grain Race by Eric Newby . Published by Penguin in1958 (price 3/6).
A good read, Allan.
P.S. All pictures are there. Attached is one of...
Forum: Looking for Old Shipmates 1st April 2013, 09:09
Replies: 35
Views: 10,996
Posted By Allan Wareing
shipmates

Hello old shipmate (Tui), just stumbled across your post and thought you might like to know that I'm still alive and kicking.
Regards, Allan.
Forum: Special Purpose Vessels 7th March 2013, 08:42
Replies: 37
Views: 18,742
Posted By Allan Wareing
Having looked through the previous posts I wonder...

Having looked through the previous posts I wonder if any of you are interested in the attached pics of the MSCCoy 250 ton crane passing Statham in the Canal, just above Latchford Locks. Taken by me...
Forum: Histories 4th March 2013, 02:03
Replies: 73
Views: 10,489
Posted By Allan Wareing
Stan, your mention of supplying water off the...

Stan, your mention of supplying water off the beachheads got the grey matter working and I remembered P.L.U.T.O. ( pipeline under the ocean) which was used for supplying fuel for the invading forces....
Forum: Brocklebank Line 9th February 2013, 01:40
Replies: 38
Views: 6,900
Posted By Allan Wareing
She's probably not the one you sailed on though !...

She's probably not the one you sailed on though !
Allan
Forum: Ship Research 8th February 2013, 09:23
Replies: 20
Views: 5,569
Posted By Allan Wareing
Hi, I've just found proof that I was issued with...

Hi, I've just found proof that I was issued with a M.N. Badge. Pity it was printed upside down. Allan
Forum: Ship Research 3rd February 2013, 23:20
Replies: 20
Views: 5,569
Posted By Allan Wareing
Quite right Binnacle. See attached pic. However...

Quite right Binnacle. See attached pic. However ,pre war I served in the Merchant Service. During the war it became the Merchant Navy (and we had M.N. badges to wear) then after the war I found...
Forum: Other Companies/Ships 29th January 2013, 02:04
Replies: 28
Views: 18,553
Posted By Allan Wareing
Yes,Boss, I sailed as 3rdMate in Comedian and...

Yes,Boss, I sailed as 3rdMate in Comedian and Planter fromMar. '49 to May. '50. They were good feeders too. Regards, Allan
Forum: Brocklebank Line 19th January 2013, 10:10
Replies: 38
Views: 6,900
Posted By Allan Wareing
Hi Derek, I'm not a Brocks man myself but...

Hi Derek, I'm not a Brocks man myself but thought you might like the attached pics of Markhor in the Manchester Ship Canal in Aug. 1939 Regards Allan
Forum: Say Hello 15th December 2012, 10:34
Replies: 6
Views: 1,302
Posted By Allan Wareing
Welcome aboard Hugh from another Warringtonian...

Welcome aboard Hugh from another Warringtonian (there arent many of us around). I did sail in Harrison's Commedian and Planter in 1949/50 before joining Joe Shell where I was until 1957. Then left...
Forum: Ship Research 3rd December 2012, 11:07
Replies: 14
Views: 4,209
Posted By Allan Wareing
Thanks for her history, at least I got the bit...

Thanks for her history, at least I got the bit about being built tn the u.k and working the Australia right. Thanks again, Allan
Forum: Ship Research 3rd December 2012, 02:17
Replies: 14
Views: 4,209
Posted By Allan Wareing
babinda

She was certainly getting on a bit. The photos were taken in 1958/59 when we were carrying timber both ways across the Tasman. Sawn pine from Nelson to Sydney and hardwood railway sleepers,power and...
Forum: Ship Research 30th November 2012, 10:49
Replies: 14
Views: 4,209
Posted By Allan Wareing
Hi Mr Frost, on reflection maybe this was as...

Hi Mr Frost, on reflection maybe this was as unsophisticated, My first command, M.V. Babinda, South Pacific Shipping Coy.
Forum: Ship Research 18th November 2012, 03:10
Replies: 14
Views: 4,209
Posted By Allan Wareing
Hi Mr Frost, thanks for the photo - She looks a...

Hi Mr Frost, thanks for the photo - She looks a real old-timer.
I must say I never sailed in anything as primative as that.
Regards, Allan.
Forum: Ship Research 18th November 2012, 02:50
Replies: 14
Views: 4,209
Posted By Allan Wareing
Marvellous Hugh, you hit the nail right on the...

Marvellous Hugh, you hit the nail right on the head.
You certainly got the right details, Woolston Weir was also my place of abode on the rare occasions I was at home.
Makes me think how lucky I...
Forum: Ship Research 17th November 2012, 12:40
Replies: 14
Views: 4,209
Posted By Allan Wareing
Thanks for your reply. A bit mystified about only...

Thanks for your reply. A bit mystified about only 7 casualties named on the plaque when there were 13 given on that site.Was this the second of two ships with the same name ?
...
Forum: Ship Research 17th November 2012, 04:54
Replies: 14
Views: 4,209
Posted By Allan Wareing
s.s. Thurso of Hull

I'm looking for information on the Thurso-the name of the company who owned her and any information on the date and circumstances of the sinking in 1941.My brother Norman was one of the casualties...
Forum: Royal Fleet Auxiliary 2nd November 2012, 02:17
Replies: 57
Views: 10,259
Posted By Allan Wareing
R.F.A. braid and cap badge.

Not sure where to post this but here are two photos of braid and cap badge I wore when I was in the New Zealand Defence Departments R.N.Z.F.A. Tui in 1966/67. Hope this is of some help.
...
Forum: Looking for Old Shipmates 1st November 2012, 11:13
Replies: 8
Views: 2,627
Posted By Allan Wareing
N.Z.S.Coy.

Sailed in the Otaio as O/S in 1939. Happy days.
Will try to send a pic. Regards, Allan.
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