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Search: Posts Made By: Billyly
Forum: Other International Navies 9th November 2010, 03:00
Replies: 94
Views: 24,033
Posted By Billyly
I like the way the it is described as "one of...

I like the way the it is described as "one of those little setbacks" !!
Forum: Other International Navies 8th November 2010, 11:33
Replies: 94
Views: 24,033
Posted By Billyly
Further update: ...

Further update:

http://www.nzherald.co.nz/royal-nz-navy/news/article.cfm?o_id=439&objectid=10685219

Looks like they will get away with a slap on the wrist and under the carpet it goes - until...
Forum: Other International Navies 3rd November 2010, 05:46
Replies: 94
Views: 24,033
Posted By Billyly
If it had been merchant seaman they would have...

If it had been merchant seaman they would have been locked up for sure. Mind you they dont go around terrorising women and kids after a few beers!
Forum: Other International Navies 3rd November 2010, 00:13
Replies: 94
Views: 24,033
Posted By Billyly
Glad to see the NZ Navy are upholding their high...

Glad to see the NZ Navy are upholding their high standards as usual:

http://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=10685003

They should be charged with home invasion in a civil...
Forum: Books, Magazines, TV, Video & Publications 31st August 2010, 02:06
Replies: 10
Views: 1,997
Posted By Billyly
Hi Phil Yes, his photo collection would have...

Hi Phil

Yes, his photo collection would have been very interesting as he liked to take photos of people as well as ships. He was always popping up from somewhere with his camera in hand. So...
Forum: Books, Magazines, TV, Video & Publications 28th August 2010, 05:39
Replies: 10
Views: 1,997
Posted By Billyly
I have a copy of the book but have also been...

I have a copy of the book but have also been looking for another for a few years with the same results as mentioned.
I sailed with Hank (the Yank) a few times and there is a picture of me in the...
Forum: The Bridge 4th July 2010, 05:07
Replies: 76
Views: 8,398
Posted By Billyly
I think what they are trying to say is they have...

I think what they are trying to say is they have increased staff numbers so much the subscriptions from Master Mariners alone does not pay the bills so they are following the "dumbing down" trend...
Forum: The Bridge 1st July 2010, 14:11
Replies: 76
Views: 8,398
Posted By Billyly
I have been thinking of resigning for a few years...

I have been thinking of resigning for a few years now but have given it the benefit of the doubt but enough for me too after 20 years.
I am sure I could put the money to a better MN related cause...
Forum: Other International Navies 5th May 2010, 05:17
Replies: 94
Views: 24,033
Posted By Billyly
I think thats the problem Bob Merchant Navy ...

I think thats the problem Bob

Merchant Navy : wine, women and song
Royal Navy : rum, bum and records
Forum: Other International Navies 28th April 2010, 07:19
Replies: 94
Views: 24,033
Posted By Billyly
Brian You still have'nt explained why the navy...

Brian
You still have'nt explained why the navy ends up with ships (launches now) that are not fit for purpose, badly designed and built. No good blaming it on Government decisions I am sure the...
Forum: Other International Navies 27th April 2010, 10:15
Replies: 94
Views: 24,033
Posted By Billyly
A bad workman blames his tools. The "Chuck"...

A bad workman blames his tools. The "Chuck" Upham operated OK as a merchant vessel for years but was not suited for its role in the navy. (neither were the sailors suited for their role on the...
Forum: SN Directory Discussion 10th January 2010, 04:19
Replies: 95
Views: 25,483
Posted By Billyly
I started with Seaforth in 1977 and was on the...

I started with Seaforth in 1977 and was on the Seaforth Hero and Seaforth Prince anchor handling with pelican hooks. I came across one of the old Seaforth boats in Singapore last year. It still had...
Forum: Union Steam ship Co Of New Zealand LTD 14th November 2009, 03:32
Replies: 35
Views: 12,191
Posted By Billyly
I sailed with Ray a couple of times in the late...

I sailed with Ray a couple of times in the late 70's and met him in NZ after that. There is a R Garrard listed in the NZ white pages in Auckland phone +64 9 5356460 may be worth a try!
Forum: Offshore Oil & Gas Industry 4th September 2009, 05:44
Replies: 50
Views: 27,050
Posted By Billyly
I was 2nd Mate and Mate on the Seaforth Cape in...

I was 2nd Mate and Mate on the Seaforth Cape in 1978 with Davie Dunnet.
Forum: The Bridge 19th August 2009, 02:44
Replies: 40
Views: 4,355
Posted By Billyly
Obviously has a big ship on his shoulder!

Obviously has a big ship on his shoulder!
Forum: The Bridge 17th August 2009, 06:23
Replies: 40
Views: 4,355
Posted By Billyly
Totally agree.

Totally agree.
Forum: P & O 24th September 2008, 07:21
Replies: 143
Views: 30,318
Posted By Billyly
All very interesting, keep up the good work. My...

All very interesting, keep up the good work. My family emigrated to NZ from London aboard the Arcadia arriving in Wellington on 18 December 1963.
I was 10 at the time and it was very exciting to...
Forum: The Bridge 19th May 2008, 06:37
Replies: 41
Views: 16,522
Posted By Billyly
Get hold of a book called Principles of...

Get hold of a book called Principles of Navigation for Second Mates by TG Jones and all will be revealed
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