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Search: Posts Made By: PKiddell
Forum: Say Hello 18th March 2016, 06:08
Replies: 5
Views: 854
Posted By PKiddell
Hallo Alan, I was 2nd on the Durham during part...

Hallo Alan, I was 2nd on the Durham during part of that period, but had a good mate John Prideaux on Hinakura and maybe a R/O Archie Mc Inness.
Forum: Say Hello 10th May 2012, 05:59
Replies: 8
Views: 713
Posted By PKiddell
Hi Grizabella, no stokers around now, but there...

Hi Grizabella, no stokers around now, but there is a Kestrel Preservation Society restoring the old girl and even though its a dirty diesel shes still the old Devonport Ferry. You can go on their...
Forum: Say Hello 28th April 2012, 04:30
Replies: 6
Views: 876
Posted By PKiddell
Swanvesta, I sailed with Anchor Line 54/57 as...

Swanvesta, I sailed with Anchor Line 54/57 as engineer on Egidia, Tashinia, Cilicia,was your mate Andrew with them in those days?
Peter
Forum: Say Hello 28th April 2012, 04:21
Replies: 5
Views: 986
Posted By PKiddell
Kurt,will check with Sally Fodie who was skipper...

Kurt,will check with Sally Fodie who was skipper of the Kestrel and wrote a book on the Waitemata Ferries,if she would like to contact you re Kestrels life.
Peter
Forum: Ship Research 28th April 2012, 04:15
Replies: 91
Views: 16,620
Posted By PKiddell
For appearances the Port Auckland and Port...

For appearances the Port Auckland and Port Brisbane were streets ahead of the standard ship design of those days, plus they had the accomodation for crew to go with it.
Peter
Forum: Looking for Old Shipmates 12th May 2011, 10:42
Replies: 0
Views: 659
Posted By PKiddell
Lost Contact

Charlie Clements Ch.Eng Port Line last seen on Knight Templer mid 1960's
Forum: Ship Research 26th December 2010, 04:28
Replies: 6
Views: 2,646
Posted By PKiddell
Surfaceblow, thanks very much for that...

Surfaceblow, thanks very much for that info.remember seeing them in Auckland,well maintained and nice looking vessels.
Peter kiddell
Forum: Ship Research 25th December 2010, 01:03
Replies: 6
Views: 2,646
Posted By PKiddell
Matson Line

The Mariposa and Monteray built in 1952. Would like to find the shipyard,and were they purpose built or laid down as naval vessels.

Peter Kiddell
Forum: Say Hello 17th November 2010, 03:55
Replies: 7
Views: 840
Posted By PKiddell
Hi Tony, I left Auckland in Feb. 1950 in the...

Hi Tony, I left Auckland in Feb. 1950 in the Narica along with another couple of Kiwi engineers . We transferred to the Nacella at Singapore and a day after we sailed from Pulu Bukum we heard that...
Forum: Say Hello 14th August 2010, 10:21
Replies: 5
Views: 864
Posted By PKiddell
Hi Workaway,good to hear that Jebsons had some...

Hi Workaway,good to hear that Jebsons had some good ships. We manned the Bulkness in 1974 with a composite crew of Aussies and Kiwis running from Gladstone to the smelter in Bluff. ...
Forum: Looking for Old Shipmates 20th October 2009, 05:50
Replies: 3
Views: 1,001
Posted By PKiddell
old shipmates

Ronnie McKinnon,Scots engineer joined the Princess Victoria for Delivery Voyage approx 1954
Forum: Ship Research 12th October 2009, 05:49
Replies: 29
Views: 15,955
Posted By PKiddell
Tony. as they say all good things must come to...

Tony. as they say all good things must come to an end, and for my money the 50's,60's and 70's was a great period to be at sea,those were the days when superintendents ran things. Anyway there is...
Forum: Ship Research 11th October 2009, 09:48
Replies: 29
Views: 15,955
Posted By PKiddell
Tony, ...

Tony, the 2nd.Engineer was a Colin Wickham who told me of the event, and how the ship was turned which as you say most likely...
Forum: Ship Research 5th July 2009, 12:02
Replies: 3
Views: 1,289
Posted By PKiddell
Bob maybe the crew liked the run if a Cffs...

Bob maybe the crew liked the run if a Cffs Harbour homeporter but I worked on one survey on the Kopua as an apprentice and I remember she was noted as the bad boys ship for engineers. The Chief was a...
Forum: Looking for Old Shipmates 25th May 2009, 07:17
Replies: 35
Views: 10,302
Posted By PKiddell
Hi Denis, I sailed with Granny Griffiths who has...

Hi Denis, I sailed with Granny Griffiths who has passed away,also new Ron Sharpe saw him at the USSCo reunion in 2007 or 8 but he has since died. Note the name Robert Craig,there was a Dave Craig C/E...
Forum: Say Hello 24th August 2008, 12:12
Replies: 15
Views: 1,316
Posted By PKiddell
Matt. strange that you should appear on SN....

Matt. strange that you should appear on SN. Recently I've been racking my brains to remember that name. In 1964 I was 2nd.eng. on the m.v. Durham when we had a crankcase explosion in the port engine...
Forum: Say Hello 3rd August 2008, 07:53
Replies: 9
Views: 532
Posted By PKiddell
hi yvonne, i was an engineer on the Anchor Line...

hi yvonne, i was an engineer on the Anchor Line ships in 1954/55 which used to load whisky for the USA at yorkhill, and it was always amazing how some of the dockersmanaged to climb out of the hold...
Forum: Say Hello 2nd June 2008, 02:28
Replies: 20
Views: 7,769
Posted By PKiddell
I was intermediate 2/E on the Cillicia in !955/56...

I was intermediate 2/E on the Cillicia in !955/56 and as mentioned the round trip was Glasgow,Birkenhead,Liverpool landing stage,then Port Said,Aden for fuel,Karachi, Bombay for 6 weeks then the...
Forum: Say Hello 23rd January 2008, 09:11
Replies: 12
Views: 705
Posted By PKiddell
Hi Brian,glad to see you on this site. Was down...

Hi Brian,glad to see you on this site. Was down at the wharfs recently had a chat with Lester, Mark,Peter, also Carl and Dave from the shore squad. John Hurst and I both work at Auckland Airport as...
Forum: News and Views from the Shipping World 10th December 2007, 09:19
Replies: 12
Views: 2,066
Posted By PKiddell
For John Crossland, the Wingatui actually made it...

For John Crossland, the Wingatui actually made it into the Tasman but then headed out into the Tasman due to the weather and being on a lee shore, he did hope to make New Plymouth for bunkers food &...
Forum: News and Views from the Shipping World 7th December 2007, 23:46
Replies: 12
Views: 2,066
Posted By PKiddell
Re long voyages to get nowhere. The Union...

Re long voyages to get nowhere. The Union Steamship Co vessel SS Wingatui left Welligton on 23/5/1945 in ballast for Westport normally a 5 day voyage for her. 38 days later she arrived back in...
Forum: News and Views from the Shipping World 6th December 2007, 02:33
Replies: 12
Views: 2,066
Posted By PKiddell
Alvei located 760 km off North Cape NZ. All...

Alvei located 760 km off North Cape NZ. All board safe and well, delay due to unfavourable weather conditions.
Forum: News and Views from the Shipping World 5th December 2007, 02:53
Replies: 0
Views: 1,227
Posted By PKiddell
Smile Union Steamship Co.of NZ

Auckland held their yearly reunion on Tuesday 27th. Nov. at the Devonport yacht club. Good attendance ,so plenty of catching up to do, and there's nothing like a few jars to loosen the tongues. As...
Forum: Union Steam ship Co Of New Zealand LTD 10th November 2007, 02:22
Replies: 3
Views: 1,985
Posted By PKiddell
Hi Kiwi know its a bit late but have just bought...

Hi Kiwi know its a bit late but have just bought a book called "Hell or High Water"edited by Neil Atkinson. Stories about NZ seafarers during the war and Bill Halls story is one of them, makes good...
Forum: Union Steam ship Co Of New Zealand LTD 10th November 2007, 02:13
Replies: 13
Views: 8,065
Posted By PKiddell
HI Blair. the dispute arose over the 2nd.Eng....

HI Blair. the dispute arose over the 2nd.Eng. refusing to engage a motorman put forward by the Seamans Union, prior to this both the Mates and the Engineers were allowed to make a selection of who...
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