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Search: Posts Made By: Andy Duncan
Forum: Union Steam ship Co Of New Zealand LTD 28th June 2020, 05:58
Replies: 71
Views: 11,231
Posted By Andy Duncan
Sailed on both of these ship , they both were...

Sailed on both of these ship , they both were operated for their entire life by Union Co.,the Rotorua ran very well, the turbine and drive motors well maintained, the Rotoiti was re-engined and...
Forum: Elder Dempster 16th June 2020, 01:14
Replies: 70
Views: 4,718
Posted By Andy Duncan
Clan arguments could be another source of ...

Clan arguments could be another source of entertainment at night in the bar sometimes getting quite heated !!!
Forum: Elder Dempster 15th June 2020, 03:59
Replies: 70
Views: 4,718
Posted By Andy Duncan
In SSM Master,Mate Chief and 2nd on one table...

In SSM Master,Mate Chief and 2nd on one table ,all us others on second table sitting anywhere. Occassion awkward moments when some Scots would not sit facing the Queen !
Forum: Looking for Old Shipmates 9th June 2020, 02:53
Replies: 25
Views: 3,349
Posted By Andy Duncan
If you wanted any lessons in how to waste money...

If you wanted any lessons in how to waste money then The Nauruans were experts at it, there's so many example,large office buildings empty,purchasing vesselsthat were wrong and past there us by date...
Forum: Looking for Old Shipmates 8th June 2020, 21:55
Replies: 25
Views: 3,349
Posted By Andy Duncan
John , there was some controversy over those...

John , there was some controversy over those vessels ,both had rusted out ballast tanks and if memory is correct never got repaired.
Caldecott (cant remember his first name ) was Superintendent...
Forum: Looking for Old Shipmates 8th June 2020, 21:50
Replies: 25
Views: 3,349
Posted By Andy Duncan
Did two trips on the Enna ,one with Eric Frewin...

Did two trips on the Enna ,one with Eric Frewin and the second trip with Rockie Evans, did four trips on Kollie D ( one a double header ,no relief) various Chiefs, couple from Australia (can't...
Forum: Say Hello 8th June 2020, 05:55
Replies: 14
Views: 3,830
Posted By Andy Duncan
Did two trips on the Enna ,one with Eric Frewin...

Did two trips on the Enna ,one with Eric Frewin and the second trip with Rockie Evans, did four trips on Kollie D ( one a double header ,no relief) various Chiefs, couple from Australia (can't...
Forum: The Engine Room 6th June 2020, 23:15
Replies: 21
Views: 1,825
Posted By Andy Duncan
Bob were you involve with the new boilers...

Bob were you involve with the new boilers installed at the Auckland Hospital mid 1960s? ,I was there as an apprentice,a good learning curve for me.
Forum: The Radio Room 27th April 2020, 21:35
Replies: 13
Views: 1,188
Posted By Andy Duncan
I missed the Union Co reunion unfortunately,I...

I missed the Union Co reunion unfortunately,I left Auckland 20 yrs ago and now live in Waipu Cove
Forum: Ship Research 27th April 2020, 04:58
Replies: 14
Views: 1,227
Posted By Andy Duncan
Very true John T ,a sobering thought? Andy

Very true John T ,a sobering thought?

Andy
Forum: The Radio Room 26th April 2020, 22:36
Replies: 13
Views: 1,188
Posted By Andy Duncan
Gorden, I was based in Auckland for a number of...

Gorden, I was based in Auckland for a number of years and shipped out with various companies one being Union Co. We probably have ship mates in common.
Andy
Forum: Ship Research 26th April 2020, 06:35
Replies: 2
Views: 322
Posted By Andy Duncan
Thanks for that ,as soon as I saw the name it...

Thanks for that ,as soon as I saw the name it came back to me

Andy
Forum: The Radio Room 26th April 2020, 06:01
Replies: 13
Views: 1,188
Posted By Andy Duncan
I was with SSM for a few years ,they good to sail...

I was with SSM for a few years ,they good to sail with (except for the medium speed ships !!!) some interesting characters which made runs ashore a lot of fun.
Andy
Forum: Ship Research 26th April 2020, 05:50
Replies: 14
Views: 1,227
Posted By Andy Duncan
Yes I've heard stories of ships arriving at...

Yes I've heard stories of ships arriving at Onehunga thinking its Port of Auckland,actually one was reasonably resent. John !! coast to coast walks,my god what has the world of ROs come to

Andy
Forum: Special Purpose Vessels 23rd April 2020, 05:49
Replies: 0
Views: 525
Posted By Andy Duncan
Research Vessel

Research Vessel,Rapuhia
Did a short time on this vessel in 1989, it was managed by Union Company NZ ,the vessel was very interesting in many ways, diving well in the centre of ship, unusual fuel...
Forum: Ship Research 20th April 2020, 23:56
Replies: 2
Views: 322
Posted By Andy Duncan
Research Vessel,Rapuhia

Did a short time on this vessel in 1989, it was managed by Union Company NZ ,the vessel was very interesting in many ways, diving well in the centre of ship, unusual fuel control system by flooding...
Forum: Say Hello 17th April 2020, 02:10
Replies: 18
Views: 2,363
Posted By Andy Duncan
Ask your question on this site, they should be...

Ask your question on this site, they should be able to help, Scottish Ship Management site

https://captainweb.activeboard.com/forum.spark?aBID=20597

Andy
Forum: Maritime Family History Research 5th March 2020, 03:26
Replies: 17
Views: 1,416
Posted By Andy Duncan
John T how dare you mention that word Southwark !...

John T how dare you mention that word Southwark ! I have vivid memories of the hangovers that caused. But getting back to the DB in the days she was living in Sydney it would have been a huge journey...
Forum: Maritime Family History Research 4th March 2020, 00:19
Replies: 17
Views: 1,416
Posted By Andy Duncan
Interesting story , how and why did her discharge...

Interesting story , how and why did her discharge book get to and is still in the S.A pub, be interested to know
Forum: Union Steam ship Co Of New Zealand LTD 25th January 2020, 20:26
Replies: 5
Views: 1,415
Posted By Andy Duncan
Will try Union company on Facebook,lots of ex...

Will try Union company on Facebook,lots of ex employees there
Andy
Forum: The Engine Room 22nd December 2019, 07:10
Replies: 24
Views: 4,358
Posted By Andy Duncan
My mistake, when I look at the dates it all made...

My mistake, when I look at the dates it all made sense, I remember a group of us from the Baron Pentland ending up on the Bogong for drinks (that's why the memory was hazy)
Forum: The Engine Room 20th December 2019, 03:04
Replies: 24
Views: 4,358
Posted By Andy Duncan
Was the Bogong one of that class?

Was the Bogong one of that class?
Forum: Looking for Old Shipmates 8th November 2019, 03:05
Replies: 257
Views: 53,346
Posted By Andy Duncan
Trotterdotpom , I use to enjoy his input

Trotterdotpom , I use to enjoy his input
Forum: Passenger Liners 23rd May 2019, 03:39
Replies: 46
Views: 7,992
Posted By Andy Duncan
Any update on the St Helena?

Any update on the St Helena?
Forum: Looking for Old Shipmates 28th October 2018, 04:02
Replies: 25
Views: 3,349
Posted By Andy Duncan
Gosh John I was in Tenby last month for a couple...

Gosh John I was in Tenby last month for a couple of weeks ,we could of had a beer and reminisced !!
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