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Search: Posts Made By: The 2nd. Mate
Forum: Model Ships 12th October 2010, 18:54
Replies: 2
Views: 1,074
Posted By The 2nd. Mate
Hi NicoRos TKS very much for that great pic....

Hi NicoRos

TKS very much for that great pic.

Like I said she will be a corker.
Forum: News and Views from the Shipping World 24th September 2010, 18:35
Replies: 14
Views: 3,508
Posted By The 2nd. Mate
Shipping company expands fleet

I see from the local press that Rix Shipping is having a 1,000 tonne

tanker built at Paull near Hull. This will bring their fleet up to 10 vessels.(Thumb)

Nice toknow this can still happen even...
Forum: Colliers 22nd September 2010, 18:36
Replies: 12
Views: 6,519
Posted By The 2nd. Mate
I have a GRP hull of the steam ship "Ashfield"...

I have a GRP hull of the steam ship "Ashfield" along with 2 sheets of plans. According to the latter the information came from the Waine Research Foundation.

I have 3 of their books and, as you...
Forum: Ship Research 21st September 2010, 19:31
Replies: 9
Views: 9,398
Posted By The 2nd. Mate
Tacoma City

I stand corrected. If you obtained your quote from Heaton's "Reardon Smith Line" the full quote is:

"Tacoma City.....13.3.1941 mined and sunk 21/2 cables from Rock Ferry, River Mersey. 3 out of...
Forum: Colliers 17th September 2010, 18:26
Replies: 256
Views: 96,311
Posted By The 2nd. Mate
Hi Hamish I stand corrected. Shoreham would...

Hi Hamish

I stand corrected. Shoreham would have been even better for him seeing as he lived in Gosport.

Cheers

Ian
Forum: Colliers 16th September 2010, 19:11
Replies: 256
Views: 96,311
Posted By The 2nd. Mate
Hi Jack Can't say offhand. His longest spell...

Hi Jack

Can't say offhand. His longest spell was as Ch Eng of "Holdernore" but he did sail on others. Will make a serious attempt to dig out his DB's and have a look.

Cheers

Ian
Forum: Colliers 15th September 2010, 19:41
Replies: 256
Views: 96,311
Posted By The 2nd. Mate
Ch Eng. Hughie Hughes.

Hi all

This is a great and active thread and I join it because of my late father. His name was Hugh [Hughie] John Hughes and was a coasting man from age 14 until 1966, 2years before he died.
...
Forum: Model Ships 8th September 2010, 18:49
Replies: 2
Views: 1,074
Posted By The 2nd. Mate
s/s "Truro"

I see that Deans Marine are bringing out a kit of this ship next year. Lookig at the 'sales' model it appears she will be a corker.

One I 'must have' as I sailed on the "Volo" when we shared the...
Forum: Colliers 3rd September 2010, 19:06
Replies: 4
Views: 2,599
Posted By The 2nd. Mate
Hi woodytwoshoes and welcome to NS. The only...

Hi woodytwoshoes and welcome to NS.

The only Hansen I am aware of associated with Cardiff is the famous ship photographer. Cardiff Museum has a large collection.

Cheers

Ian
Forum: Tramp Steamers 1st September 2010, 18:26
Replies: 7
Views: 4,053
Posted By The 2nd. Mate
Neither do I!! A jews harp is not a musical...

Neither do I!! A jews harp is not a musical instrument so I reckon it would have had no effect :-}

Cheers

Ian [this one, not the other one!!]
Forum: Colliers 1st September 2010, 18:15
Replies: 102
Views: 38,870
Posted By The 2nd. Mate
Yup, that's Edgar Jones. We were on our way to...

Yup, that's Edgar Jones. We were on our way to LLanelli but running a wee bit late for the tide. As I remember there is a big[ish] sandbank at the mouth of the river which has to be circumnavigated....
Forum: Colliers 31st August 2010, 19:21
Replies: 102
Views: 38,870
Posted By The 2nd. Mate
Hi all From my coasting days [58/59] the...

Hi all

From my coasting days [58/59] the ones I remember are;
Stewarts of Glasgow [aka Winnie Whittons]
Yewmount Tom Pritchard and Torquil McLeod

Holderness s/s Co. Holdernore Edgar Jones
...
Forum: Other Companies/Ships 27th August 2010, 20:04
Replies: 345
Views: 81,550
Posted By The 2nd. Mate
Yes, I did, from 1952 to 1958[=P]

Yes, I did, from 1952 to 1958[=P]
Forum: Ellerman 27th August 2010, 20:01
Replies: 2
Views: 1,715
Posted By The 2nd. Mate
Hi Rubyrose There were 2 families involved,...

Hi Rubyrose

There were 2 families involved, both from Hull.

First was Charles Wilson who was, I believe, an international wine merchant.

Then there was John Ellerman, also from Hull who was...
Forum: Ellerman 27th August 2010, 19:48
Replies: 87
Views: 28,502
Posted By The 2nd. Mate
Hi all I sailed on the "Volo" in the early...

Hi all

I sailed on the "Volo" in the early 60's under Capt. Stilwell , a rather eccentric character. His nickname was 'Flag Jack' because he insisted on every flag being rove half way through the...
Forum: The Galley 27th August 2010, 18:46
Replies: 16
Views: 3,502
Posted By The 2nd. Mate
Hi all Somewhere about the house I have a...

Hi all

Somewhere about the house I have a Xmas Day Menu from the "City of Rochester" Makes my mouth water just looking at it!

Two Curry Cooks, one for the officers and one for the crew so we...
Forum: Ship Research 21st August 2010, 18:27
Replies: 9
Views: 9,398
Posted By The 2nd. Mate
Rod You will have to discover the date she...

Rod

You will have to discover the date she sank. After that get in touch with Liverpool Libraries and ask them to consult the Minutes of their Emergency Committee for that period. These minutes...
Forum: The Bridge 19th August 2010, 18:18
Replies: 37
Views: 4,431
Posted By The 2nd. Mate
Hi all The most unusual rig I have seen is...

Hi all

The most unusual rig I have seen is on a photo of my uncle as an Apprentice with Bank Line [s/s Trentbank] in the early 30's

The rig did have the "Midshipman's Patch" on the lapel of...
Forum: Ship Research 18th August 2010, 18:23
Replies: 184
Views: 73,732
Posted By The 2nd. Mate
Hi all Two things I will always remember...

Hi all

Two things I will always remember about Everards:
They always had their ad.on the rear cover of "Sea Breezes" in the 50's.

One of the finest acts of shiphandling I ever witnessed was...
Forum: Say Hello 17th August 2010, 18:28
Replies: 12
Views: 869
Posted By The 2nd. Mate
Dick A great website to try is Old Ship...

Dick

A great website to try is Old Ship Picture Thumbnails /name of ship OR alphabet letter with which ship's name begins.
Cheers

Ian
Forum: Say Hello 10th August 2010, 18:17
Replies: 6
Views: 587
Posted By The 2nd. Mate
Thank you one and all. With such a welcome how...

Thank you one and all. With such a welcome how can I not enjoy myself.

Cheers

Ian
Forum: Say Hello 8th August 2010, 18:36
Replies: 6
Views: 587
Posted By The 2nd. Mate
Hi all

A wee note to say hello to ye all. Ex mariner now age 74 and virtually housebound. so, like most, going back to childhood(Jester)
Served 10 years in MN then swallowed the hook when child born. Next...
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