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Search: Posts Made By: Tony Shaw
Forum: Say Hello 6th October 2014, 17:05
Replies: 36
Views: 6,075
Posted By Tony Shaw
An old friend of mine, 2nd mate with Lykes Lines,...

An old friend of mine, 2nd mate with Lykes Lines, threw a bottle over the side with a note, somewhere in the Gulf of Mexico, many years ago. It was retrieved some time later by a lady on the seashore...
Forum: Say Hello 29th September 2014, 15:01
Replies: 6
Views: 1,546
Posted By Tony Shaw
Hello David Re-your post and private enquiry, I...

Hello David
Re-your post and private enquiry, I was on the "Esso Avon" but left in January to join another vessel. I returned to the "Avon" later the following year but do not recall anybody...
Forum: News and Views from the Shipping World 12th September 2014, 19:20
Replies: 21
Views: 4,843
Posted By Tony Shaw
Remember reading ,in great detail, the full Board...

Remember reading ,in great detail, the full Board of Trade official enquiry into the collision between the "British Aviator" and "Crystal Jewel". It was quite a thick booklet and I remember thinking,...
Forum: Other Companies/Ships 29th August 2014, 10:56
Replies: 4
Views: 2,272
Posted By Tony Shaw
Also my first ship as cadet. Joined in 1959 and...

Also my first ship as cadet. Joined in 1959 and spent my whole cadetship on her apart from one voyage on the "Farsistan". A lovely ship as you all say and your first ship 'is always the best'. John...
Forum: The Bridge 11th April 2014, 17:12
Replies: 42
Views: 7,261
Posted By Tony Shaw
When I first went to sea as third mate and when...

When I first went to sea as third mate and when doing the morning sight followed by the noon 'fix' my sight book was a little like a Janet and John book with each line of calculations prefixed by...
Forum: Books, Magazines, TV, Video & Publications 21st March 2014, 13:53
Replies: 2
Views: 969
Posted By Tony Shaw
I can smell the canal now on a hot summer's day -...

I can smell the canal now on a hot summer's day - Chanel No.5 !
Forum: Dredgers 6th February 2014, 16:44
Replies: 24
Views: 9,713
Posted By Tony Shaw
Sorry David, I inadvertently misled you. I never...

Sorry David, I inadvertently misled you. I never worked for Abel's but did work for RMC on their aggregate dredgers,ending up skipper of the "Sand Serin". It was a good job and in the latter years we...
Forum: Dredgers 6th February 2014, 15:55
Replies: 24
Views: 9,713
Posted By Tony Shaw
Sorry,I don't remember you David but I remember...

Sorry,I don't remember you David but I remember the Clewes. I seem to remember that they had naughty ladies there !! As mentioned in an earlier post I remember the "Peakdale" well. A grand old lady !
Forum: Coasters 30th September 2013, 15:02
Replies: 0
Views: 1,236
Posted By Tony Shaw
Seafarer's Poems

Whilst serving as mate on the small coastal tanker "Esso Plymouth" we received word that the vessel was to be sold. As with several of the older vessels we all assumed she would go to Everards. With...
Forum: The Bridge 11th March 2013, 20:54
Replies: 58
Views: 13,118
Posted By Tony Shaw
As far as I remember, at least coastwise, a cook...

As far as I remember, at least coastwise, a cook is not necessary unless he is an integral part (number) of the Safe Manning Certificate. If he is he could be substituted by an AB, obviously hoping...
Forum: Other Companies/Ships 9th March 2013, 14:08
Replies: 50
Views: 10,742
Posted By Tony Shaw
Spent 6 years with Stricks, loading for the...

Spent 6 years with Stricks, loading for the Persian Gulf at the start of every voyage. Wanting a change I was offered a third mate's job on the "Crystal Sapphire". Was then offered, what I thought,...
Forum: Maritime Family History Research 9th March 2013, 10:55
Replies: 14
Views: 4,711
Posted By Tony Shaw
Hello Ken/ Yes, Terry was also with me on the...

Hello Ken/
Yes, Terry was also with me on the "Baluch" when he was 3rd mate. A good ship and I served almost all of my 4 year cadet ship on that vessel apart from one voyage on the "Farsistan". Yes,...
Forum: Maritime Family History Research 7th March 2013, 15:54
Replies: 14
Views: 4,711
Posted By Tony Shaw
Hello Ken Served a lot of my time on the...

Hello Ken
Served a lot of my time on the "Baluchistan" with Clive Gibbs. What a cracking fellow. He was chief officer at the time. Sailed with Bernard on the "Gorjistan"
We went to 10 berths in...
Forum: The Bridge 23rd February 2013, 11:28
Replies: 49
Views: 8,220
Posted By Tony Shaw
The best ship I was on for chart corrections was...

The best ship I was on for chart corrections was the sludge boat "Mancunium". The only charts we had were of the Manchester Ship Canal and the Mersey !
Forum: Tankers 31st January 2013, 19:52
Replies: 3
Views: 1,271
Posted By Tony Shaw
As lock master at Latchford Locks I had her quite...

As lock master at Latchford Locks I had her quite regularly passing through on her way up to Weaste. During one Christmas period,whilst lifting up in thr lock,the old man invited me aboard to take...
Forum: The Bridge 14th January 2013, 18:02
Replies: 49
Views: 8,411
Posted By Tony Shaw
Called up a ship in the Red Sea once,the usual...

Called up a ship in the Red Sea once,the usual what ship etc. After replying with the name and where bound the third mate added " I have my arms around the old man,s daughter and I,m hoping for a...
Forum: The Radio Room 12th January 2013, 17:26
Replies: 12
Views: 5,066
Posted By Tony Shaw
From 1959 to 1965 Michael. Good company to work...

From 1959 to 1965 Michael. Good company to work for.Served my time with them.
Forum: Dredgers 11th January 2013, 17:56
Replies: 81
Views: 20,508
Posted By Tony Shaw
Don't forget the little "Welsh Piper" !

Don't forget the little "Welsh Piper" !
Forum: Say Hello 28th November 2012, 20:28
Replies: 14
Views: 2,467
Posted By Tony Shaw
Sorry fellas - wasn't on the 'big' ones. Spent 15...

Sorry fellas - wasn't on the 'big' ones. Spent 15 years on small coasters :_Caernarvon, Ipswich, Dover, Hythe, Woolston, Inverness, Penzance, Tenby and Avon.
Forum: Dredgers 31st October 2012, 13:17
Replies: 81
Views: 20,508
Posted By Tony Shaw
Heard the same rumour but I think it's something...

Heard the same rumour but I think it's something to do with a Dutch firm being interested.
Forum: Other Companies/Ships 1st October 2012, 16:52
Replies: 60
Views: 18,964
Posted By Tony Shaw
Thanks Scelerat and also Joe Buckham !

Thanks Scelerat and also Joe Buckham !
Forum: Other Companies/Ships 28th September 2012, 17:06
Replies: 60
Views: 18,964
Posted By Tony Shaw
Scelerat - would like to hear more about this !...

Scelerat - would like to hear more about this ! Ta!
Forum: Other Companies/Ships 26th September 2012, 12:07
Replies: 60
Views: 18,964
Posted By Tony Shaw
I sailed with "Haji" De Neumann as cadet on the...

I sailed with "Haji" De Neumann as cadet on the "Baluchistan" and as third mate on the "Gorjistan". I was told about his 'quirks' and one night during the 8-12 I heard a noise like an owl hooting and...
Forum: Other Companies/Ships 17th April 2012, 16:56
Replies: 30
Views: 11,483
Posted By Tony Shaw
Yes, I was a little surprised that T & Js don't...

Yes, I was a little surprised that T & Js don't feature too heavily on the site. I did several deep sea trips with them on the "Novelist", "Strategist"(bulker) and the "Historian". I also did quite a...
Forum: Say Hello 4th April 2012, 11:00
Replies: 8
Views: 1,460
Posted By Tony Shaw
Hello John - Seem to remember spending a New...

Hello John - Seem to remember spending a New Year's Eve or a Christmas Eve with a John Pye(and missus) in Manchester Docks relieving on one of Harrison's vessels. I reckon it would be the...
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