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Search: Posts Made By: Glyn Howell
Forum: Maritime Family History Research 30th June 2014, 16:21
Replies: 4
Views: 2,098
Posted By Glyn Howell
Glyn Howell re Port Kembla

G'day Dolphinfish,

I have several letters from my Uncle, actually one of my dad's younger brothers, to his mother, posted from the Port Kembla, the last one posted from Pier 10, Brooklyn, NY. in...
Forum: Maritime Family History Research 21st June 2014, 12:03
Replies: 4
Views: 2,098
Posted By Glyn Howell
To Dolphinfish. An interesting request. One of...

To Dolphinfish.
An interesting request. One of my uncles served with the Commonwealth and Dominion Line, later to become Port Line. His name was Arthur Howell. He joined the Port Kembla on the 14th...
Forum: Ship Research 23rd April 2011, 11:09
Replies: 2
Views: 1,634
Posted By Glyn Howell
Information on SS Palm and SS Bata

They say a journey starts with the first step, many thanks.

Glyn.
Forum: Ship Research 21st April 2011, 18:21
Replies: 2
Views: 1,634
Posted By Glyn Howell
Information on SS Palm and SS Bata circa 1910

I have found on a web site, namely Ahoy - Mac's Web Log, another site for Mariners, a plea from an English lady appears for information of two ships, SS Palm and SS Bata.

The lady has a Bible with...
Forum: Dredgers 30th March 2011, 17:31
Replies: 111
Views: 39,345
Posted By Glyn Howell
Past crews of Westmnister Dredging

G'Day Sandman,

Strange, after being absent from this thread for some time, several names crop up . I was watching "Doctors"...I know, I know..but it is raining and it is cold and I am 77...but one...
Forum: Dredgers 27th March 2011, 17:40
Replies: 111
Views: 39,345
Posted By Glyn Howell
Sandman, My memory of the brief time 1972 to...

Sandman,

My memory of the brief time 1972 to 1975 is, sadly, fading quickly, I remember Bob Tanner very well, as when I first joined Westminster's from South Coast Sand and Ballast I spent some...
Forum: Dredgers 25th March 2011, 17:39
Replies: 111
Views: 39,345
Posted By Glyn Howell
G'day Sandman, What a great bit of news that...

G'day Sandman,

What a great bit of news that he is still alive. I have a photograph of him looking into the radar on the Rockstone. I was in charge at the time and Dick Philips, the second/ Relief...
Forum: Dredgers 24th March 2011, 11:05
Replies: 111
Views: 39,345
Posted By Glyn Howell
Morning Sandman, Tell me, is this the same...

Morning Sandman,

Tell me, is this the same Frank James that was skipper of the Wightstone or have I dropped in on a thread about someone else?

Glyn
Forum: Royal Navy 12th January 2011, 23:50
Replies: 37
Views: 8,916
Posted By Glyn Howell
Pussers Rum

Way back in 1951 I was introduced to Rum and Coke in Curcao, I developed a liking for Four Bells, the export kind, but lately I prefer Woods.

Many years ago when I was Captain, I had a Chief...
Forum: Dredgers 10th January 2011, 16:46
Replies: 111
Views: 39,345
Posted By Glyn Howell
Re: Norstone

Stoneleigh, hello again.

You mentioned that time dims the memory. Your placement of personnel made me realise that I was hopelessly out time wise. I thought that I had joined W.Gravels in 1971. I...
Forum: Looking for Old Shipmates 7th January 2011, 18:34
Replies: 0
Views: 674
Posted By Glyn Howell
Calling all Radio Officers circa 1957

In my fast decreasing years I have been looking at old photo albums.
In the early fifties I was an Apprentice and Third Mate with Anglo Saxon or Shell Tankers, but two great Radio Officer friends...
Forum: Dredgers 7th January 2011, 17:58
Replies: 111
Views: 39,345
Posted By Glyn Howell
Re Westminster Gravels and Norestone.

A very good memory Stoneleigh, it brings many things back. Another test, can you remember the MD P.H.Short and Director D.S.Bason?
And on the Bankstone was Dennis White and second mate Malcome...
Forum: Dredgers 6th January 2011, 17:55
Replies: 111
Views: 39,345
Posted By Glyn Howell
Dredger Norestone

Stoneleigh

You are right, as having read up my records I find I left the Norestone January 1974, then three months on the Bankstone and Wightstone, and then a most arduous 6 months on the...
Forum: Dredgers 5th January 2011, 16:04
Replies: 111
Views: 39,345
Posted By Glyn Howell
Re: Norestone

Hi Stoneleigh,
I do not think that Bob Tanner was ever on the Norestone, except perhaps for a short relief. B.Couch, myself, Dick Phillips and maybe the second mate who used to be with Frank James...
Forum: Dredgers 3rd January 2011, 11:31
Replies: 111
Views: 39,345
Posted By Glyn Howell
Very interesting reading about Westminster...

Very interesting reading about Westminster Dredging and the various characters within, but nobody mentioned the Norestone, which, I believe, eventually went out to Pakistan. We ran for a long time...
Forum: Coasters 2nd January 2011, 12:46
Replies: 101
Views: 40,167
Posted By Glyn Howell
Thumbs up Crescent Shipping

What a wonderful thread this has been. I joined the Ordinence at Otterham Quay in 1969. This vessel had been built either during the war or soon after. The Skipper was a certain Louis Gavano, he had...
Forum: News and Views from the Shipping World 2nd December 2010, 17:47
Replies: 43
Views: 7,523
Posted By Glyn Howell
Drunk lets go anchor

I should have known that that all the world had seen the article.
I was interested because when I had a short time in dredging with Westminster Dredging much the same thing happened. The crew...
Forum: News and Views from the Shipping World 2nd December 2010, 16:47
Replies: 43
Views: 7,523
Posted By Glyn Howell
Drunk Decides to let go Cruise Liners Anchor

Did anyone see that choice snippet in the Daily Mirror which said that a drubk cruise passenger released the ship's anchor as it sailed across the Gulf of Mexico. The 44 year old is accused of...
Forum: Dredgers 18th November 2010, 18:11
Replies: 81
Views: 20,544
Posted By Glyn Howell
Sand Weaver and others.

I read with interest the threads regarding Sand Weaver and others. Back in 1970 I was mate/Relief Master on the Sand Wren, Sandlark and Sand Grebe. I went from there to Westminster Gravels to serve...
Forum: Shell 15th November 2010, 18:04
Replies: 46
Views: 14,708
Posted By Glyn Howell
Shell Tankers

G'day out there.

Served as an Apprentice with Anglo-Saxon 1952- 1956 by which time it was Shell Tankers. Velletia, Naninia, Hyalina, Tenagodus, Nuculana and finally Rosa out in Trinidad, secunded...
Forum: The Radio Room 13th November 2010, 12:00
Replies: 165
Views: 21,883
Posted By Glyn Howell
Using the morse code

Morning Ray,
After the end of WWII, and I suspect well into the 50's, RN vessels would call most vessels they passed on the Aldis lamp, thus checking the standard of the user of the called vessel...
Forum: The Bridge 12th November 2010, 17:30
Replies: 26
Views: 2,774
Posted By Glyn Howell
Air Tables.

Neil, G'day.

Just viewing that attachment regarding tables I became quite faint!
As to Charlie Diston, well now, I never was quite as intimate as that even though I sailed with him as an...
Forum: Port Line 12th November 2010, 17:03
Replies: 5
Views: 3,152
Posted By Glyn Howell
Books on the Port Line.

Ronnie,
Thanks for the info. I assume that you have had something to do with Port Line. My uncle, Captain Arthur Howell joined The Commonwealth and Dominion Line, later changed to Port Line in 1915...
Forum: Tramp Steamers 11th November 2010, 13:22
Replies: 110
Views: 25,378
Posted By Glyn Howell
Have the "good" times finished for Apprentices.

I have just discovered this thread and have read all of the comments. I joined my first ship the Hyalina, an Anglo Saxon Pet. Tanker in 1952 on 7 10s a month as a deck apprentice. I was away for...
Forum: The Radio Room 11th November 2010, 10:31
Replies: 125
Views: 21,102
Posted By Glyn Howell
Gareth, I think we used 1651, give or take a...

Gareth,

I think we used 1651, give or take a digit, the trouble was Trinity House, at least on the Harwich District, used Walton Coastguard to send messages to the Head Office in Harwich. We used...
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