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Search: Posts Made By: oldbosun
Forum: Maritime Family History Research 12th January 2017, 15:11
Replies: 6
Views: 725
Posted By oldbosun
Start search in Ireland I would. Nothing wrong in...

Start search in Ireland I would. Nothing wrong in advertising his name. Surely that Discharge book had his name and address in it? Also used to have next of kin? The Irish Seaman's Union should have...
Forum: Ship Research 14th December 2016, 19:00
Replies: 10
Views: 3,965
Posted By oldbosun
You have to be careful about buying a ship's...

You have to be careful about buying a ship's wheel. There are many wheels out there that never were on a ship, any ship. They are made specially for the wall decoration trade. Many of us that have a...
Forum: News and Views from the Shipping World 15th February 2015, 08:52
Replies: 13
Views: 2,236
Posted By oldbosun
Red face Aha. That explains it then. Electricity is an...

Aha. That explains it then. Electricity is an amazing thing, but a mystery to most of us.
It's safe to keep on pirating then. No jolts or anything like that to surprise us. We've been practising on...
Forum: News and Views from the Shipping World 14th February 2015, 08:35
Replies: 13
Views: 2,236
Posted By oldbosun
I think the 3 effs would be long gone before the...

I think the 3 effs would be long gone before the switch was thrown Trots.
No leckie yet answered my question.
Forum: News and Views from the Shipping World 31st January 2015, 15:50
Replies: 13
Views: 2,236
Posted By oldbosun
Am I being na´ve when I ask couldn't the ships...

Am I being na´ve when I ask couldn't the ships rails be electrified so that when there's an impending piracy attack, a switch is thrown and anybody touching the rails after that would get a jolt and...
Forum: Looking for Old Shipmates 24th December 2014, 19:25
Replies: 17
Views: 14,124
Posted By oldbosun
I was Vindi, Deck 1946. Harsh 3 months there...

I was Vindi, Deck 1946. Harsh 3 months there after 5 years of wartime. Vindi taught me the basics of living amongst men who were teenagers at that time.
Vindi stood me in good stead and I always...
Forum: The Bridge 19th November 2014, 19:33
Replies: 200
Views: 34,460
Posted By oldbosun
You didn't have to have time in as EDH when I...

You didn't have to have time in as EDH when I became AB from Deck boy, JOS, SOS then AB. I never was EDH. Until they brought out those certificates all you had was a stamp in your discharge book to...
Forum: Ship Research 19th November 2014, 11:38
Replies: 4
Views: 1,194
Posted By oldbosun
Some Liberties were tankers too.

Some Liberties were tankers too.
Forum: The Engine Room 5th October 2014, 19:03
Replies: 4
Views: 1,906
Posted By oldbosun
Smile Of interest to Marine Engineers

Engineers may find an interesting item on this web page
http://www.vincelewis.net/bigengine.html
I did and I'm not an engineer.
Forum: Tankers 24th May 2014, 13:00
Replies: 48
Views: 18,491
Posted By oldbosun
Many thanks for steering me towards the website...

Many thanks for steering me towards the website and the pictures of one of my old ships, the "Esso Buffalo".
Double thanks are due because that is a great website which will be giving me many hours...
Forum: Tankers 24th May 2014, 11:26
Replies: 48
Views: 18,491
Posted By oldbosun
In 1952 I sailed AB on a T2 Shell tanker,...

In 1952 I sailed AB on a T2 Shell tanker, "Theobaldius" Captained by a right B*stard. Well known amongst seamen and officers alike for his bastardness. 7 months of misery for the whole crew, cadets...
Forum: Shell 27th April 2014, 17:13
Replies: 69
Views: 30,225
Posted By oldbosun
I was in Hyalina in 1949. For some reason she was...

I was in Hyalina in 1949. For some reason she was looked upon as a very fast ship. Very modern and state of the art for a tanker. Captain "Butcher" Shaw. Hyalina net tonnage was 7,300 something....
Forum: Histories 26th March 2014, 19:00
Replies: 131
Views: 20,913
Posted By oldbosun
Smile Not being argumentive Scelerat because I know...

Not being argumentive Scelerat because I know very little about ship movement by sail, but how did the Spaniards sail anywhere at all if they couldn't sail into the wind? I mean, if they always...
Forum: Ship Research 25th July 2013, 00:32
Replies: 28
Views: 4,484
Posted By oldbosun
Smile I never did see this ship, but I did read many...

I never did see this ship, but I did read many years ago in one of the old sixpenny "Seabreezes" of a Maltese registered ship named
"GIVEMEWORK".
I guess the article would be in "Seabreezes"...
Forum: Say Hello 28th November 2012, 11:28
Replies: 21
Views: 3,485
Posted By oldbosun
Smile I thought that myself when I saw the movie...

I thought that myself when I saw the movie 'Titanic' many years ago. I thought I had caught something when I talked about it in the messroom, because aren't all seamen just waiting for mistakes when...
Forum: Looking for Old Shipmates 2nd October 2012, 20:16
Replies: 57
Views: 15,585
Posted By oldbosun
Vindi Oct 1946. Dis A No r347216 Do not...

Vindi Oct 1946. Dis A No r347216
Do not remember my 3 months there with fondness. It was harsh, bordering on brutal. Stood me in good stead though. I was already wartime toughened when I went there....
Forum: Shell 7th September 2012, 16:25
Replies: 18
Views: 6,484
Posted By oldbosun
I was AB with him on Shell's "Linga". A little...

I was AB with him on Shell's "Linga". A little man. Stood on a box to be able to see over the bridge wing. He had a monster size pair of binoculars. We were told they were range finders, captured...
Forum: Bank Line 20th July 2012, 20:02
Replies: 98
Views: 30,031
Posted By oldbosun
Alistair Macnab. You mention Captain Peter...

Alistair Macnab.
You mention Captain Peter Stewart. I was a young teen age ordinary seaman with him in the Liberty ship "Corabank" in 1947, 15 month trip.
A thorough gentleman in all respects. He...
Forum: Looking for Old Shipmates 18th July 2012, 12:52
Replies: 56
Views: 13,987
Posted By oldbosun
I was AB in Cunards freighter "Asia" pre '55. I...

I was AB in Cunards freighter "Asia" pre '55. I went aboard in London KGV. Crew were in the messroom. I started asking the guys how long they'd been on her. (My first impression of the mate was he...
Forum: The Radio Room 13th July 2012, 19:00
Replies: 76
Views: 14,575
Posted By oldbosun
I was in Royal Mail shore gang years ago in KGV...

I was in Royal Mail shore gang years ago in KGV dock in London.
They were making a movie there called "Cockleshell Heroes". We were held up for a while as they were shooting a scene and right where...
Forum: Ship Research 24th April 2012, 20:06
Replies: 91
Views: 15,723
Posted By oldbosun
Smile Your opinion. Best looking cargo ships.

I wholeheartedly agree with you Hamish.
Seamen lived above decks amidships.
And what about in good weather steering from the wheelbox on monkey island?.
Easy ships to work on deck too.
That was...
Forum: News and Views from the Shipping World 1st December 2010, 19:17
Replies: 43
Views: 7,452
Posted By oldbosun
Let go the stern anchor

What was the mate, bosun doing to let this happen?.
Or don't they have claws on the anchor chain these days when the ship is at sea?
We never shoulda left it in their hands lads, they haven't got...
Forum: News and Views from the Shipping World 29th March 2010, 19:34
Replies: 7
Views: 1,759
Posted By oldbosun
Memories coming back here Lakercapt. We ran...

Memories coming back here Lakercapt. We ran aground in the St Clair River in '61. Blocked the fairway both ways. You can guess we were not at all a popular ship.
After getting freed up (a story in...
Forum: Looking for Old Shipmates 29th March 2010, 19:02
Replies: 44
Views: 8,808
Posted By oldbosun
I jumped with Ginger Bulbrook from a Bankboat in...

I jumped with Ginger Bulbrook from a Bankboat in Christchurch NZ in about 1947 or 8. He was deck boy, I was JOS. I think we did it for a lark more than anything.
We very quickly got nicked and kept...
Forum: News and Views from the Shipping World 18th November 2008, 23:59
Replies: 1,076
Views: 92,064
Posted By oldbosun
Surely, with the latest supertanker getting...

Surely, with the latest supertanker getting nicked with a $100,000,000 cargo that something can be done to prevent boarding.
For a start off, armed soldiers or sailors of the ship's flag...
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