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Search: Posts Made By: IvortheEngine
Forum: Bank Line 16th July 2019, 12:12
Replies: 15
Views: 1,693
Posted By IvortheEngine
Funnier story than The nightmare on Elm street

Funnier story than The nightmare on Elm street
Forum: The Radio Room 12th July 2019, 12:35
Replies: 15
Views: 1,297
Posted By IvortheEngine
Cracking or crackling?

Cracking or crackling?
Forum: The Radio Room 30th May 2019, 12:38
Replies: 345
Views: 90,583
Posted By IvortheEngine
The Legaspi, just outside the dock gate in...

The Legaspi, just outside the dock gate in Manila, was a first port of call for many Ben Liners on the way up the road ( quite a few of them married Filipina girls from there over the years).
Plenty...
Forum: Looking for Old Shipmates 14th March 2019, 14:02
Replies: 3
Views: 1,117
Posted By IvortheEngine
Just noticed this one many years after the...

Just noticed this one many years after the initial exchange of emails. Sailed with Clive a couple of times, first on the Bennevis and also on the Ros Castle (also Ben line). He was indeed a top man...
Forum: Say Hello 31st January 2019, 12:43
Replies: 7
Views: 739
Posted By IvortheEngine
Hello Swansea Jack - only around 70 miles up the...

Hello Swansea Jack - only around 70 miles up the road in Aberystwyth ( My three daughters all went to Swansea Uni in the 90s). I was a Sparks with Marconi 1973-86 - Sailed out of Swansea twice on BI...
Forum: Nautical Colleges 6th December 2018, 14:27
Replies: 174
Views: 65,710
Posted By IvortheEngine
Riversdale 1970 - 73

Hello Steve - I should probably remember you as I was a Marine Radio Student at Riversdale 1970-73. I lived in Kinsman House (the Tower Block Hostel , 6th floor) all of that time.

Managed to pass...
Forum: Say Hello 12th September 2018, 12:30
Replies: 2
Hi
Views: 287
Posted By IvortheEngine
Another old Marconi sparky (73 to 86) saying...

Another old Marconi sparky (73 to 86) saying hello back, and welcome to a very entertaining site
Forum: The Radio Room 4th June 2018, 13:03
Replies: 201
Views: 31,720
Posted By IvortheEngine
GHLR - Stag Line's PHOTINIA.....Senior R/O was...

GHLR - Stag Line's PHOTINIA.....Senior R/O was Sandy McGillivray then became Sparky when Sandy paid off. Was there for about 11-1/2 months 73-74
Forum: News and Views from the Shipping World 8th March 2018, 21:43
Replies: 29
Views: 4,213
Posted By IvortheEngine
Black Pepper Steaks at the Seamans Mish, Kowloon

Stayed at the Mariners Club, Kowloon for a week April 1980 before joining Benrinnes which had been delayed by equipment repairs in Manila. Black Pepper Steaks every day...bloody lovely!
Forum: Nautical Colleges 14th February 2018, 13:32
Replies: 174
Views: 65,710
Posted By IvortheEngine
Only just noticed your post from a few years...

Only just noticed your post from a few years back. I was also there 1970-73 then went to sea with Marconi....were you in the hostel (Kinsman House)? My memory for names is not as good as it used to...
Forum: The Radio Room 21st September 2017, 10:29
Replies: 90
Views: 13,574
Posted By IvortheEngine
Thanks David....just wondered what became of...

Thanks David....just wondered what became of him.....someone out there may know?

All the best

Ivor
Forum: The Radio Room 20th September 2017, 12:59
Replies: 90
Views: 13,574
Posted By IvortheEngine
Hello all - not a product of "Wray Castle" myself...

Hello all - not a product of "Wray Castle" myself ( did my Sparky training at Riversdale Tech, Liverpool 1970-73) - I believe a friend of mine, Garry Black from Douglas, Isle of Mann transferred up...
Forum: Ship Research 22nd June 2017, 12:23
Replies: 50
Views: 22,717
Posted By IvortheEngine
Hello David - the BI school cruise ships on the...

Hello David - the BI school cruise ships on the go in the late 60's were the 'Devonia', 'Dunera' and 'Nevasa'....these were replaced by the last of them, the 'Uganda' which was 'Taken up from Trade'...
Forum: Bank Line 15th May 2017, 12:13
Replies: 147
Views: 40,348
Posted By IvortheEngine
Greetings Minty - unfortunately I'm a different...

Greetings Minty - unfortunately I'm a different Ivor the Engine.....got my nickname when I joined the Bendearg in Panama (Full European Crew Change ....I was the only Welshman and the children's...
Forum: Bank Line 6th May 2017, 00:25
Replies: 147
Views: 40,348
Posted By IvortheEngine
Gday Skippy - just seen your post from way back....

Gday Skippy - just seen your post from way back. I remember you from Rowanbank voyage 24.11.75 - 6.8.76... Capt John Sturgess( the other cadets were two first trippers...Vasco da Hamer who left...
Forum: Ben Line 21st January 2017, 19:59
Replies: 20
Views: 3,035
Posted By IvortheEngine
Hi Stuart - have just purchased and read your...

Hi Stuart - have just purchased and read your excellent book. It brought back a few fond memories of a good company. (I did nine trips as Sparks with Ben Line between 1977 and 1984).

Well done - ...
Forum: Say Hello 19th September 2016, 13:50
Replies: 12
Views: 1,304
Posted By IvortheEngine
Riversdale Tech

Thanks for that David - would be nice to hear from Mick or anyone else from that era. I never did the Friends Reunited thing - should have thought about it earlier.
Forum: Ship Research 15th September 2016, 16:47
Replies: 50
Views: 22,717
Posted By IvortheEngine
Did a school cruise on the Devonia in...

Did a school cruise on the Devonia in 1966.......Swansea, Vigo, Malaga, Gibraltar and Lisbon then did another one on Uganda in 1970 a few months before I went to Liverpool to do "Sparky"...
Forum: Say Hello 15th September 2016, 13:10
Replies: 12
Views: 1,304
Posted By IvortheEngine
Greetings fellow Welshman

Greetings fellow Welshman -Dangerous times Sidsal - my father went to sea in 1942 as a 16 year od deck boy in the Lotte R (Stoneham and Rolf) with Captain Brodigan from Trefechan, Aberystwyth who had...
Forum: Say Hello 13th September 2016, 23:25
Replies: 12
Views: 1,304
Posted By IvortheEngine
Hello again David - am enjoying the site - what a...

Hello again David - am enjoying the site - what a small world it is.
I see you have the Legs of Mann on your Handle - don't suppose you ever came across Garry Black from Douglas? He was in my year...
Forum: Say Hello 13th September 2016, 23:12
Replies: 12
Views: 1,304
Posted By IvortheEngine
Photinia / Stag Line

Jimmy was a Stag Line man through and through - met him on a Marconi Radiolocator course at East Hamjust before I joined the Olivebank - Jimmy's next trip was on Photinia to repair cables in the...
Forum: Say Hello 6th September 2016, 12:52
Replies: 12
Views: 1,304
Posted By IvortheEngine
Riversdale, LPool

Thanks David - I had been accepted to start at The Wireless College, Colwyn Bay myself in Sept 70 but it went bust during the summer so went to Liverpool instead. I can remember a few of the Colwyn...
Forum: Say Hello 5th September 2016, 22:16
Replies: 12
Views: 1,304
Posted By IvortheEngine
Hello from IvortheEngine

Been meaning to join for a while and finally tempted by the Benrinnes thread ( one of the best of my many enjoyable voyages between 1973 and redundancy in 1986).

Home town Aberystwyth, mid Wales....
Forum: Ben Line 5th September 2016, 18:19
Replies: 16
Views: 5,339
Posted By IvortheEngine
Benrinnes Survivor

Undoubtedly -but I don't think it would have gone down well on the Old Man's Deck! - no bath up there either
Forum: Ben Line 4th September 2016, 00:02
Replies: 16
Views: 5,339
Posted By IvortheEngine
Smile Benrinnes Survivor

Hi Jim - I believe Ben Line bought the "Benrinnes" from Fishers of Barrow (was "Neptune Fisher" and before that "Weser Agent" - German Registry) as a feeder container ship because the container...
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