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Search: Posts Made By: sibby
Forum: Ship Research 28th September 2019, 15:06
Replies: 22
Views: 2,086
Posted By sibby
I was told when i sailed with them Everards...

I was told when i sailed with them Everards carried their own insurance.
Forum: The Radio Room 17th August 2019, 15:26
Replies: 25
Views: 2,396
Posted By sibby
Tonight's the night the moon is bright we've shot...

Tonight's the night the moon is bright we've shot the stork, so you're alright.
Forum: Coasters 6th March 2019, 14:56
Replies: 101
Views: 40,158
Posted By sibby
I remember in 1964/65 seeing a Crescent ship in...

I remember in 1964/65 seeing a Crescent ship in Gt.Yarmouth with a jury rigged drilling tower built on deck made of big timbers, the drill tower was hanging above the port side. I was told she was to...
Forum: Maritime Family History Research 20th February 2019, 14:49
Replies: 24
Views: 2,492
Posted By sibby
We carried deck passengers on the Bamenda Palm on...

We carried deck passengers on the Bamenda Palm on occasion. Leading up to the Biafran war we carried 300 deck passengers from Lagos to Port Harcourt. they were escaping from the looming troubles. Our...
Forum: Non-Seafaring Obituaries 30th December 2018, 15:36
Replies: 11
Views: 1,005
Posted By sibby
She was a fantastic comedy actress but also a...

She was a fantastic comedy actress but also a very good straight actress. An all round entertainer. She will be sorely missed. R.I.P.
Forum: The Bridge 30th December 2018, 15:30
Replies: 10
Views: 1,827
Posted By sibby
1961 as an OS my pay was 5 a week, out of this...

1961 as an OS my pay was 5 a week, out of this was 30 bob for grub and thirty bob allotment. The spends on myself was made up of overtime.This was on a coaster.
Forum: Non-Seafaring Obituaries 21st December 2018, 14:50
Replies: 41
Views: 4,549
Posted By sibby
The lyrics of the song i mentioned was about the...

The lyrics of the song i mentioned was about the Easter uprising. I certainly did hear it and one or two others on Radio Caroline.
I fancied Fenella Fielding like mad. Her voice was one of the...
Forum: Non-Seafaring Obituaries 20th December 2018, 14:49
Replies: 41
Views: 4,549
Posted By sibby
Radio Caroline did indeed play Irish Nationalist...

Radio Caroline did indeed play Irish Nationalist songs. I well remember them playing the Merry Plough Boy, i liked it enough to go out and buy it.
Forum: Coasters 11th October 2018, 14:40
Replies: 17
Views: 3,230
Posted By sibby
I never went to Cantley , passed it many times....

I never went to Cantley , passed it many times. If memory serves me well i think the Lynn Trader went there. I know Everards went there quite regularly loading mollasses.
Forum: Coasters 8th October 2018, 15:44
Replies: 17
Views: 3,230
Posted By sibby
I posted a photo on S.H. another site. It was of...

I posted a photo on S.H. another site. It was of a tug towing a sailing barge up to Norwich. The barge was skippered by my late stepfathers father. The photo was taken by him. I went up to Norwich...
Forum: Coasters 21st September 2018, 15:39
Replies: 17
Views: 3,230
Posted By sibby
We had a German second engineer on the Trader he...

We had a German second engineer on the Trader he had married a Yarmouth girl.
His name was Deitmar Jacobs.
Forum: Brocklebank Line 1st September 2018, 16:15
Replies: 33
Views: 5,032
Posted By sibby
#8...

#8 (https://www.shipsnostalgia.com/usertag.php?do=list&action=hash&hash=8) . On the Bamenda Palm we only had one purser.
Forum: Coasters 31st August 2018, 15:15
Replies: 17
Views: 3,230
Posted By sibby
Hi Ray. Albert Axup had two sons. The younger one...

Hi Ray. Albert Axup had two sons. The younger one went to sea but i cant recollect his name. The last i heard of him he was mate with his father on the coaster Electro running from the Thames to the...
Forum: Coasters 27th August 2018, 15:08
Replies: 17
Views: 3,230
Posted By sibby
Lynn Trader was an old chant.

Lynn Trader was an old chant.
Forum: Coasters 25th August 2018, 16:25
Replies: 17
Views: 3,230
Posted By sibby
Hello Dave. I worked for the company from boxing...

Hello Dave. I worked for the company from boxing day 1961-1964. I sailed on the Norwich Trader. The skipper was Albert Axup. In the fleet at that time was Norfolk Trader, Boston Trader, Yarmouth...
Forum: Elder Dempster 19th June 2018, 16:45
Replies: 17
Views: 2,666
Posted By sibby
I remember my first time on the focsle head...

I remember my first time on the focsle head ringing the bell in fog, i kept hearing a gong and asked an AB what it was and he told me it was a chinese ship, and they used a gong instead of a bell. It...
Forum: Ben Line 19th May 2018, 16:55
Replies: 21
Views: 3,664
Posted By sibby
Yes, on the Bamenda Palm. We were to use a...

Yes, on the Bamenda Palm. We were to use a butterworth machine but it was found to be useless with the congealed palm oil so we had to go down with the kroo boys and scrape it off. It was a perk for...
Forum: The Engine Room 14th May 2018, 14:55
Replies: 50
Views: 7,023
Posted By sibby
On the coasters I sailed on in 60's they had...

On the coasters I sailed on in 60's they had gutter ways to a strum box before the pump, while washing the holds, which was nearly every trip we had to clear the strum box several times especially...
Forum: The Engine Room 13th May 2018, 15:47
Replies: 50
Views: 7,023
Posted By sibby
On the coasters I sailed on they only had two...

On the coasters I sailed on they only had two tarpaulins. We never had any leaks, and we sailed in gale force winds.
Forum: Non-Seafaring Obituaries 13th March 2018, 16:38
Replies: 36
Views: 2,495
Posted By sibby
Listened to one of his radio shows today on radio...

Listened to one of his radio shows today on radio 4extra at 12.00, laughed from start to finish. A very brilliant all round entertainer. RIP
Forum: Books, Magazines, TV, Video & Publications 2nd March 2018, 14:51
Replies: 13
Views: 4,072
Posted By sibby
I have a Freddie Quinn long player record with...

I have a Freddie Quinn long player record with Sailor amongst other songs. I Bought it in Rotterdam many years ago.
Forum: Fishing Vessels 6th February 2018, 16:39
Replies: 17
Views: 3,384
Posted By sibby
I was told way back in the sixties by some...

I was told way back in the sixties by some trawler pals of mine that it was frowned on if the skipper made them shoot nets and haul them in if the wind was force 8 and over, but for commercial...
Forum: Non-Seafaring Obituaries 6th February 2018, 16:07
Replies: 21
Views: 1,289
Posted By sibby
I used to work as a railways signalman after I...

I used to work as a railways signalman after I left the sea. It seemed a fairly regular occurrence for people to hide behind bridges and jump in front of a train giving the driver no chance of...
Forum: The Bridge 31st January 2018, 15:34
Replies: 29
Views: 5,597
Posted By sibby
We had arkus steering on Everards Clarity in...

We had arkus steering on Everards Clarity in 1968. The only time the skipper had us hand steering was in fog, close waters and if the wind was above force six. He said that the swell would put too...
Forum: Brocklebank Line 22nd January 2018, 17:21
Replies: 6
Views: 1,420
Posted By sibby
I sailed with an AB who got letter which just...

I sailed with an AB who got letter which just said chips he replied fish. He told me chips was, come home I'm pregnant, his reply was, -uck i'm staying here.
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