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Search: Posts Made By: Dave Haxell
Forum: Coasters 3rd October 2018, 22:18
Replies: 17
Views: 3,230
Posted By Dave Haxell
Thanks guys. Interesting information there....

Thanks guys. Interesting information there. Particularly the tugs up the river to Norwich. I shall look into them and se what I can find out. I now have a complete fleet list and the details from...
Forum: Coasters 24th August 2018, 16:25
Replies: 17
Views: 3,230
Posted By Dave Haxell
Great Yarmouth shipping Company

Hi Chaps,

I am looking for information on this company. I have an incomplete fleet list and I know that they were taken over/ absorbed into the General Steam Navigation in the 1960's. Does...
Forum: Coasters 7th July 2017, 10:22
Replies: 6
Views: 1,673
Posted By Dave Haxell
Gents thank you very much for all the info. I was...

Gents thank you very much for all the info. I was going to spend a few hours this weekend doing a bit of research but with your help it now looks like the garage door will get painted after all!!!...
Forum: Coasters 4th July 2017, 14:40
Replies: 6
Views: 1,673
Posted By Dave Haxell
Mr Frost, as always, thanks very much for this...

Mr Frost, as always, thanks very much for this information. I shall research the managed tonnage as well. Judging by the name & the photo i have, the Yarvic is an old puffer. She looks quite similar...
Forum: Coasters 2nd July 2017, 18:58
Replies: 6
Views: 1,673
Posted By Dave Haxell
East Anglian Shipping Company

Does anybody have any info regarding this company. I believe they traded out of Lowestoft with the YARVIC during the 60's to Rotterdam. I have a picture of the Yarvic but no info about the company....
Forum: Blue Star Line 9th August 2016, 12:59
Replies: 6
Views: 5,260
Posted By Dave Haxell
Orwell Star: Built as the JULIA -ANNA for E...

Orwell Star:
Built as the JULIA -ANNA for E Smid of Gronnigen by Bijholt of Foxhol in the Netherlands: Yard no 555. Launched 21.12.1955 and completed 15.03.1956. 499 Gross tonnage: 700 Dwt. LOA...
Forum: Blue Star Line 1st August 2016, 21:53
Replies: 1
Views: 1,987
Posted By Dave Haxell
Hi there, Rockhampton Star 1958 & 7,474 tons...

Hi there,
Rockhampton Star 1958 & 7,474 tons call sign was GWTX
Forum: Ship Research 18th January 2016, 22:39
Replies: 10
Views: 1,413
Posted By Dave Haxell
Ted, Thanks very much and sorry for not getting...

Ted, Thanks very much and sorry for not getting back to you earlier. Had a significant birthday and the malt got me for a few days.
Forum: Ship Research 11th January 2016, 16:09
Replies: 10
Views: 1,413
Posted By Dave Haxell
Cheers Ted for the info, I found 5 good photos...

Cheers Ted for the info,
I found 5 good photos of the Alexander T Wood on www.photoship.co.uk. One has a funnel with a large W on. Could this be the funnel of Westriver do you think? I shall check...
Forum: Ship Research 10th January 2016, 20:38
Replies: 10
Views: 1,413
Posted By Dave Haxell
Brilliant, thank you all for replying. I know...

Brilliant, thank you all for replying. I know have my questions answered. I did not know about the bulk carriers so will now spend the next few evenings trying to find photos and information about...
Forum: Ship Research 9th January 2016, 22:25
Replies: 10
Views: 1,413
Posted By Dave Haxell
Ascot Shipping Co Ltd

I am trying to find out the history of the Ascot shipping Co Ltd. which was also known as the Aviation Shipping Company and possibly managed by N.W Purvis. I know in the 1950's they had some war time...
Forum: New Zealand Shipping Co. 28th November 2012, 07:34
Replies: 24
Views: 6,067
Posted By Dave Haxell
She was indeed a very happy ship. I joined her in...

She was indeed a very happy ship. I joined her in Sheerness in early 1976. Bugsy Moran was indeed the skipper. We sailed up to Felixstowe and loaded a load of MG sports cars for Halifax. Crossing...
Forum: BP Shipping 14th August 2011, 22:05
Replies: 46
Views: 12,744
Posted By Dave Haxell
I served on the British Cavalier in late 1972...

I served on the British Cavalier in late 1972 early 1973 and as far as i can recall she had around 50 personnel on board. The most heavily manned was the engine room where we had a donkeyman,...
Forum: Coasters 12th August 2011, 13:25
Replies: 37
Views: 18,950
Posted By Dave Haxell
I sailed on the Christopher M between March &...

I sailed on the Christopher M between March & July 1973. I joined her at low tide at Shoreham. I could just make the housing out from the quay which was a bit of a shock as i just left a British...
Forum: Ship Research 29th April 2011, 22:03
Replies: 15
Views: 4,951
Posted By Dave Haxell
Several ships with Suffolk in their name and as...

Several ships with Suffolk in their name and as other have stated the Miramar web site is excellent for all information. I can remember seeing the Ipswich Pionier and Ipswich Progress during the...
Forum: Other Companies/Ships 29th May 2010, 00:23
Replies: 302
Views: 65,301
Posted By Dave Haxell
I was on the Valiant same time as you Mick, in...

I was on the Valiant same time as you Mick, in fact you must still have my crushed blue velvet jacket (hmm nice !!!!). I remember you and Gus having the most untidiest cabins in the the fleet. This...
Forum: Looking for Old Shipmates 4th December 2009, 20:49
Replies: 25
Views: 9,783
Posted By Dave Haxell
Hi Guys I joined the Cumberland in July 1976 in...

Hi Guys I joined the Cumberland in July 1976 in Cardiff just as she came in from deep sea. She had a cargo of hides which had gone off and the crew refused to clean it all up, so we sailed to Royal...
Forum: Ship Research 24th October 2009, 22:55
Replies: 9
Views: 2,060
Posted By Dave Haxell
A red flag with white diamond could be the...

A red flag with white diamond could be the American Export line Inc but they had a blue E superimposed in the diamond. Dont suppose that helps in any way. I'll keep looking for you
Forum: Coasters 15th October 2009, 13:44
Replies: 1
Views: 634
Posted By Dave Haxell
Coast Line - Passenger Services

I understand that Coast Lines use to run a pretty comprehensive passengers service around the British Isles which only stopped around the mid sixties. I believe this was on mainly cargo passenger...
Forum: Nautical Colleges 8th October 2009, 22:22
Replies: 600
Views: 170,865
Posted By Dave Haxell
I was at the NSTS in Gravesend from September...

I was at the NSTS in Gravesend from September 1972 till end of November. I can remember all the Dorms had name of ships. My first one was called the Melborne Star and then when I was made Leading...
Forum: The Galley 30th September 2009, 23:36
Replies: 116
Views: 30,788
Posted By Dave Haxell
Old mans rounds

When ever the 'unemployed' used to enter the galley on inspections, the cook on the Baltic boat I was on would always started draining fat from the fryer through a sieve into a pan. He always used to...
Forum: Say Hello 23rd September 2009, 00:33
Replies: 5
Views: 555
Posted By Dave Haxell
hi there

Just found this site. I have always been interested in shipping since I was a small child and was lucky enough to go to sea for most of the 70's mainly on the Baltic boats and P&O GCD. The best years...
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