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Search: Posts Made By: Ericof_t110
Forum: Dredgers 15th January 2019, 17:30
Replies: 111
Views: 37,576
Posted By Ericof_t110
Johnny Mac

Hello Janice, I worked on some of the same jobs and craft that your Dad did.The photo showed Sam Jupe/Mac/?/Willy Ross/Bill Cunningham
not sure of the other two.I wasn't in Doha,but have fond...
Forum: Dredgers 23rd November 2014, 17:41
Replies: 111
Views: 37,576
Posted By Ericof_t110
Nostalgia.

Hi Ray,sorry to hear of Sam passing on,my wife and I were recently talking about when I worked in Ireland on the "AFRICA" Sam was Master of "F101",I did the run back to James yard on the "F102"with...
Forum: Dredgers 28th July 2014, 19:34
Replies: 111
Views: 37,576
Posted By Ericof_t110
John Hay

I worked with Jack Hay,a steam engineer, on several jobs for James. Last I heard of Jack,Someone told me he had "taken charge" of
a bar on a cross channel ferry.That quite a few years ago,and...
Forum: Dredgers 15th February 2014, 22:13
Replies: 20
Views: 5,152
Posted By Ericof_t110
Thanks Namyar,glad someone keeps a good log,my...

Thanks Namyar,glad someone keeps a good log,my memory not so good. Ericof
Forum: Dredgers 12th February 2014, 14:09
Replies: 20
Views: 5,152
Posted By Ericof_t110
foremost prince

Foremost Prince sailed to New Zealand sometime in 1970`s or early 80`s from Southampton with a run crew after an extensive 're-fit in James yard.Jack Flood and his dredging team emigrated there as...
Forum: Dredgers 11th February 2014, 15:17
Replies: 111
Views: 37,576
Posted By Ericof_t110
trojan

Hi there Ray the lecky,hope you are well,how's things with Trojan?
I've been having PC problems,hopefully now sorted.



ky,not having been in touch for a while,had problems signing in...
Forum: Dredgers 24th August 2013, 19:47
Replies: 111
Views: 37,576
Posted By Ericof_t110
Hi Ray,good to hear from you again,I crewed on...

Hi Ray,good to hear from you again,I crewed on Trojan for a few weeks
with Len Whitlock (capt) and Ben Nye (driver).We run around the coast
from Soton to Shearness,and worked that area.Bob...
Forum: Dredgers 23rd February 2013, 11:34
Replies: 111
Views: 37,576
Posted By Ericof_t110
The "Hauler" or "Hawler" was bunker ship,Ray,her...

The "Hauler" or "Hawler" was bunker ship,Ray,her Master was called
"Old Mac" MacDonald and the ship was used for shifting moorings,delivering stores etc.There was an old boilerman called Albert...
Forum: Dredgers 10th February 2013, 12:49
Replies: 111
Views: 37,576
Posted By Ericof_t110
James Dredging

Jack Tomkins was chief on F Soton and Ginger Barret his greaser yes,
Coor Cross,we used to call him Gorden,was the Dutch master,George
Coward was his mate at that time.Jack was made floating supt.a...
Forum: Dredgers 24th January 2013, 16:51
Replies: 111
Views: 37,576
Posted By Ericof_t110
James Dredging

Fred Ward ran the "Pintail",his eyes were red and watery like a bloodhound,nice bloke,he used to run bets ashore from the "Dibden Bay"for Johnny Walker and Peter Tucker.I remember Frank Judd,and...
Forum: Dredgers 22nd January 2013, 08:04
Replies: 111
Views: 37,576
Posted By Ericof_t110
You've got a good memory Ray,how could I forget...

You've got a good memory Ray,how could I forget Drakes gang?Whenever we were layed up in the yard,Albert would conscript all the crew into his gang.
Eric
Forum: Dredgers 21st January 2013, 16:38
Replies: 111
Views: 37,576
Posted By Ericof_t110
Harry Longman,the man on the gate,sent me to 50...

Harry Longman,the man on the gate,sent me to 50 berth to see a Dutchman named Adrian 'Harry' Kop who put me on a barge and thus started my journey with 'James dredging co'in the early 60's.
Eric B
Forum: Dredgers 21st January 2013, 08:21
Replies: 111
Views: 37,576
Posted By Ericof_t110
Barry's dad Jack Langford worked with us on...

Barry's dad Jack Langford worked with us on "Afrika"in Cobh,and"Carnroe"and various other jobs in UK.Dennis Brown was with the civil engineering side,Pontoons etc in Southampton.I do recall those...
Forum: Dredgers 20th January 2013, 12:32
Replies: 111
Views: 37,576
Posted By Ericof_t110
Hi Ray,I remember some of the Floods.Old Tom...

Hi Ray,I remember some of the Floods.Old Tom Flood was "the man in 50 berth"who rode a push bike,Young Tom a checker for Docks board.Ted Flood I worked with on "F48"at Southend at one time,Harold...
Forum: Dredgers 3rd January 2013, 20:54
Replies: 111
Views: 37,576
Posted By Ericof_t110
F101 James Dredging

Well Ray,you've brought back some good memories for me there.Ted Whitfield worked on Foremost Southampton with me and Ken Smith in Gibraltar 30 odd years ago,someone dropped a shackle on his head,so...
Forum: Dredgers 3rd January 2013, 07:51
Replies: 111
Views: 37,576
Posted By Ericof_t110
F101 James Dredging

Hi Ray,I remember you from my times on most of the bucket dredgers
and pumps in southampton where I was on deck as gopher, mate and skipper.I also worked with Sam occasionally on F101 at Portsmouth...
Forum: Dredgers 1st June 2012, 19:35
Replies: 111
Views: 37,576
Posted By Ericof_t110
Hi Terryk,I worked for James Dredging from early...

Hi Terryk,I worked for James Dredging from early 60's so wouldn't know of the
Catalan.Still nice to get some more interest in the old dredging days,good luck,Eric.
Forum: Dredgers 14th February 2012, 22:30
Replies: 111
Views: 37,576
Posted By Ericof_t110
hi yobsub,bumpt into Ted in sainsburys,bitterne...

hi yobsub,bumpt into Ted in sainsburys,bitterne southampton about 2
years ago.He looked fit and healthy for his age-70ish,said he was doing a" bit of part time "work in a boatyard at northam bridge....
Forum: Dredgers 25th November 2011, 11:33
Replies: 111
Views: 37,576
Posted By Ericof_t110
re Ken Smith and George Hughes I think the agent...

re Ken Smith and George Hughes I think the agent on that job in france was a
Dutchman of many languages called Max Remains?I also worked on F.Southampton in Gibraltar.
Eric
Forum: Dredgers 22nd November 2011, 08:16
Replies: 111
Views: 37,576
Posted By Ericof_t110
Hi Bill,I worked with all 3 of those good men.Ken...

Hi Bill,I worked with all 3 of those good men.Ken Smith and George
Hughes in France,and also in several locations in UK. Bill was Agent
in Felixstow on one job.Thanks for that,wonder where they are...
Forum: Dredgers 3rd November 2011, 15:05
Replies: 111
Views: 37,576
Posted By Ericof_t110
anyone recall "carnroe","grabwell","48",the...

anyone recall "carnroe","grabwell","48",the Floods,Ken Smith,Bill Coward,the Parkers?All James men I believe.We used to change shifts at 50 berth Southampton.
Forum: Say Hello 30th October 2011, 16:52
Replies: 7
Views: 1,246
Posted By Ericof_t110
Cheers for that Gulpers,down the hatch.

Cheers for that Gulpers,down the hatch.
Forum: Say Hello 30th October 2011, 13:03
Replies: 7
Views: 1,246
Posted By Ericof_t110
Thanks for all the welcomes,I was on a...

Thanks for all the welcomes,I was on a reclamation pump called "GULPER" for a
while on the Thames at a place called Cliffe.
Forum: Say Hello 22nd October 2011, 14:12
Replies: 7
Views: 1,246
Posted By Ericof_t110
Buckets & pumps

I worked for a dredging company called James contracting & shipping,
early 60s until 1983.does anyone remember foremost 48,with the
Floods and Bill Cunningham and Ken Smith?
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