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Search: Posts Made By: jostanley
Forum: The Radio Room 20th December 2018, 20:24
Replies: 178
Views: 34,665
Posted By jostanley
Pioneer RO Angela Firman

It was Angela Firman; she passed exams but couldn't get onto British ships, hence the Scandinavian choice. It was the same for Canadian women in WW2: not allowed on UK ships.
Angela's relative Rose...
Forum: The Engine Room 20th December 2018, 20:11
Replies: 62
Views: 14,749
Posted By jostanley
Chouan, That's a very important story. In...

Chouan, That's a very important story. In researching the history of women marine engineers for my book on MN women at sea I had heard related stories too: that she just wasn't going to be allowed to...
Forum: Nautical Colleges 20th December 2018, 19:34
Replies: 98
Views: 40,613
Posted By jostanley
Excuse me chaps, but what about the women on your...

Excuse me chaps, but what about the women on your courses? I am writing about them (in all the colleges) in an article for Nautilus International Telegraph and wonder if anyone could tell me about...
Forum: Blue Funnel Line 22nd March 2015, 21:00
Replies: 22
Views: 6,977
Posted By jostanley
Thank you

Thanks, everyone. That's really interesting. I'm sorry you didn't always have good experiences with women doctors. Jo.
Forum: Blue Funnel Line 11th March 2014, 19:22
Replies: 22
Views: 6,977
Posted By jostanley
Woman doctors on BluFlu, 1950s.

Did any of you BluFlu people sail with the two pioneering women doctors in the 1950s?
The first ever was in 1913 (Not BluFlu).
Then c1953 there was Jessie Lindsay and c1956 Wynne O'Mara. Wynne...
Forum: Clan Line 11th March 2014, 18:59
Replies: 5
Views: 3,545
Posted By jostanley
Pioneering woman ships Dr. Jessie Lindsay

Dr Jessie Lindsay was a Clan Line surgeon in 1955/1956, and in 1953 a Blue Funnel Line doctor.
It was very unusual to have women ship's doctors (she seems to have been the second, the first was...
Forum: The Bridge 2nd September 2013, 08:22
Replies: 33
Views: 7,042
Posted By jostanley
You're joking ! Women pilots' quips about masters' reactions

Some masters appear to have been shocked at a WOMAN pilot climbing aboard in the US. I hope that's past tense now.

One of the first US women pilots, Captain Wagner of San Francisco Bay, c.late...
Forum: The Bridge 2nd September 2013, 06:21
Replies: 33
Views: 7,042
Posted By jostanley
Portland, US, woman pilot's career progress

Try googling with the search term " 'woman pilot' ships". I found a lot.

And it seems that this week's a good day to remember the first woman pilot in Portland, whose obituary appeared exactly...
Forum: The Engine Room 12th May 2013, 10:37
Replies: 24
Views: 6,381
Posted By jostanley
I won't keep on thanking individuals but I do...

I won't keep on thanking individuals but I do appreciate all your illuminating replies. Thank you.
Yes, Victoria Drummond was the great pioneer and had a hard time. Indeed, there's a story that...
Forum: The Engine Room 12th May 2013, 10:18
Replies: 24
Views: 6,381
Posted By jostanley
Thank you, Lucy.

Thank you, Lucy.
Forum: The Engine Room 12th May 2013, 10:15
Replies: 24
Views: 6,381
Posted By jostanley
Thanks Graham. Much appreciated and have written...

Thanks Graham. Much appreciated and have written to you privately. same email address thanks.
Forum: The Engine Room 12th May 2013, 10:13
Replies: 24
Views: 6,381
Posted By jostanley
Clarifying

Hi everyone, thanks for your replies.

Just to clarify things. I'm afraid I'm not Joanne the Kiwi ship's master (wish I was, sort of).

And no, I'm not a psychologist but a historian. My Ph.D...
Forum: The Radio Room 1st May 2013, 09:19
Replies: 0
Views: 866
Posted By jostanley
Calling all women Sparks

Are there any women Sparks out there who'd care to tell me about their careers at sea, please?

It's for a book I am writing about the history of British women working on ships. (And the SN thread...
Forum: The Engine Room 1st May 2013, 08:41
Replies: 24
Views: 6,381
Posted By jostanley
Women engineers

Dear engineers,
Would anyone help me, please, with a book I am writing about the history of British women working on ships?

For the chapter on engineers I would like to track down two British...
Forum: SN Directory Discussion 13th July 2012, 10:37
Replies: 3
Views: 3,097
Posted By jostanley
Andrey, This is a wonderful piece of work. Thank...

Andrey, This is a wonderful piece of work. Thank you for doing it. For a book I am writing about women at sea in wartime would you be able to tell me how many USSR merchant seafarers died in WW2 and...
Forum: BP Shipping 2nd May 2012, 23:16
Replies: 214
Views: 58,735
Posted By jostanley
Dr Nina Baker is now working in the academic...

Dr Nina Baker is now working in the academic world in Strathclyde, and active in green politics. You can find out more by googling her.
Forum: BP Shipping 30th April 2012, 13:14
Replies: 17
Views: 6,406
Posted By jostanley
Please could someone help me track down a woman...

Please could someone help me track down a woman Third Mate who was on British Tay during the Falklands War? I am writing a book chapter about MN women in that war and she appears to be the only woman...
Forum: BP Shipping 30th April 2012, 13:02
Replies: 14
Views: 3,552
Posted By jostanley
Dennis and Tommy sound like great characters. I...

Dennis and Tommy sound like great characters. I don't know if you're aware that such men were part of a strong post-war gay tradition at sea. It took a particularly camp turn on passenger ships, but...
Forum: Other Companies/Ships 24th February 2010, 09:27
Replies: 1
Views: 871
Posted By jostanley
CPO Canadian Pacific Steamships

Can anyone help with the initials 'CPO' in this quote about missionary travel from Shanghai to UK in 1940.

A missionary leaving on furlough had to decide between:
'the “get on and get off”...
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