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Search: Posts Made By: bill mc guire
Forum: The Engine Room 28th September 2019, 20:26
Replies: 2
Views: 1,054
Posted By bill mc guire
hi dave i was on watch withyour dad on the...

hi dave i was on watch withyour dad on the teviotbank for 7months in 1973 and i must say i never worked witha better 2nd engineer in any of my ships thereafter i remember a rather frosty reception...
Forum: Bank Line 11th May 2012, 18:39
Replies: 772
Views: 141,547
Posted By bill mc guire
only spent 3 years at sea73/76but the first...

only spent 3 years at sea73/76but the first year74/75was spent o the teviotbank
this was the hapiest ship i was to sail on and those memories live on till this day in my humble opinion great...
Forum: Royal Navy 1st May 2012, 17:22
Replies: 181
Views: 35,402
Posted By bill mc guire
WHY O WHY COULDN,T THEY JUST HAVE UPGRADED...

WHY O WHY COULDN,T THEY JUST HAVE UPGRADED ANDMODERNISED THE CARRIERS THEY HAD SURELY IT WOULD HAVE COST LESS AND STILL SECURED JOBSMAYBE ITS TIME TO PUT THEASE DECISIONS TOTHE BRITISH PEOPLE AS...
Forum: The Engine Room 30th January 2012, 09:37
Replies: 137
Views: 45,941
Posted By bill mc guire
british built and manned ships with doxford...

british built and manned ships with doxford enginesall gone where did we go so wrong
Forum: The Engine Room 30th January 2012, 09:16
Replies: 56
Views: 12,430
Posted By bill mc guire
used to pump it straight over the wall though we...

used to pump it straight over the wall though we did have oily water seperators this had been going on from the beginining of steam and the sea is still here let the greenies answer that
Forum: The Engine Room 24th January 2012, 13:10
Replies: 69
Views: 15,605
Posted By bill mc guire
can only speak for my time early 70s you had to...

can only speak for my time early 70s you had to have served your apprenticeship in heavy engineering then had a pre-sea sea grading with the board of trade before shipping companies would even...
Forum: Bulk Carriers 1st December 2011, 14:00
Replies: 365
Views: 120,998
Posted By bill mc guire
done the run up to murmansk3times with scottish...

done the run up to murmansk3times with scottish ship management on the cape nelson what a miserable dump rained all the time i remember the red army border guards doing a contraband check in the...
Forum: Bulk Carriers 1st December 2011, 13:45
Replies: 365
Views: 120,998
Posted By bill mc guire
i done 3four trips to murmansk in s.s.m cape...

i done 3four trips to murmansk in s.s.m cape nelson and can,t think of a more miserable place on the face of the earth raining all the timeremember the border gaurds doing a contraband check i the...
Forum: The Engine Room 1st December 2011, 11:38
Replies: 24
Views: 3,988
Posted By bill mc guire
my only experiancr with doxfords was on aj type...

my only experiancr with doxfords was on aj type and a l/b and if you tried to stop them with air injection you only made them turn faster
Forum: The Engine Room 21st November 2011, 17:55
Replies: 364
Views: 124,077
Posted By bill mc guire
ithink the worst ship t ever had the misfortune...

ithink the worst ship t ever had the misfortune to have stepped aboard was a clyde excursion vessal called queen mary the name was all she had in common with the cunarder she was run by a company...
Forum: Say Hello 21st November 2011, 10:17
Replies: 118
Views: 17,839
Posted By bill mc guire
hi terry just a quick question di you ever sail...

hi terry just a quick question di you ever sail with texaco
Forum: News and Views from the Shipping World 21st November 2011, 10:10
Replies: 14
Views: 2,199
Posted By bill mc guire
on my first trip mvteviotbank the dhob wallah...

on my first trip mvteviotbank the dhob wallah decidedto invent a new method for washing ourdirty overalls i remember i gave him three overals (spent a full watch lapping and testing main engine...
Forum: Royal Navy 11th November 2011, 14:49
Replies: 199
Views: 27,281
Posted By bill mc guire
given the cuts already inflickted on the services...

given the cuts already inflickted on the services not least the royal navy we should ask would cameron andcompany hae the balls magie had to comit to taking them back i think not
Forum: Bank Line 29th October 2011, 11:46
Replies: 292
Views: 60,134
Posted By bill mc guire
only sailed with one bank line captain cspt scott...

only sailed with one bank line captain cspt scott airishman and a gentleman fromthe top of his head to the tips of his fingers teviotbankmarc/sept1973 only good memories of the man
Forum: Looking for Old Shipmates 15th August 2010, 11:40
Replies: 0
Views: 915
Posted By bill mc guire
Smile looking for shipmate

would anyone have any information on sandra & davie dempster from fife, i sailed with them on the texaco durham in 1973/4 & would like to know what became of them. I recently came across a picture of...
Forum: Looking for Old Shipmates 28th June 2010, 12:54
Replies: 20
Views: 5,008
Posted By bill mc guire
Hi Jack i was a lowly junior eng, the captains...

Hi Jack i was a lowly junior eng, the captains name was scott he was from Ireland, i remember the the chief eng was indian but he left in singapore & the new chief was a guy called Erskine doing his...
Forum: Looking for Old Shipmates 27th June 2010, 11:54
Replies: 20
Views: 5,008
Posted By bill mc guire
jack you would,nt be from edinburgh by any...

jack you would,nt be from edinburgh by any chance, the senior lecky on my time on teviotbank was called jack and was from edinburgh also the second lecky was a lad called brian also a first tripper...
Forum: Ship Research 22nd June 2010, 14:57
Replies: 8
Views: 3,542
Posted By bill mc guire
Question Doxford Ships

Would anyone know of a site dedicated to ships built by doxfords at there pallium yard between 1960 up till there clousure
Forum: News and Views from the Shipping World 21st June 2010, 10:32
Replies: 254
Views: 30,958
Posted By bill mc guire
Wink oil spill & smit salvage

Just a word on this disaster i have this weekend watched a documentry on national geographic which is right up to-date on the deepwater horision it was in the series called SALVAGE CODE RED. Smit...
Forum: Looking for Old Shipmates 21st June 2010, 10:12
Replies: 20
Views: 5,008
Posted By bill mc guire
Red face bank line

First off a big thanks to Hawkeye01 & riversea for the info on the texaco durham most appreciated, now i would be obliged if someone out there can give me info on the mv teviotbank of 1967, i joined...
Forum: Ship Research 19th June 2010, 12:17
Replies: 2
Views: 1,660
Posted By bill mc guire
Unhappy Texaco Durham

Can anyone tell me what became of the texaco durham, i know she was handed back to her owners who were John Jacobs in 1975 but would like to know what happened to her from there.
Forum: Looking for Old Shipmates 17th June 2010, 12:17
Replies: 3
Views: 1,469
Posted By bill mc guire
bank line

looking for any info on william harding ( tonto ) who was a deck cadet on M.V. teviotbank in 1973 i rember he had a bout with malaria i think on our way to indonesia & was promoted to acting third...
Forum: Say Hello 13th June 2010, 12:57
Replies: 5
Views: 653
Posted By bill mc guire
Wink say hi

hi everyone my name is bill mc guire (willie) im ex merchant navy from early 70s was junior eng on teviotbank,texico durham & norway and finished with scottish ship management on the cape nelson, im...
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