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Search: Posts Made By: Rob Randle
Forum: Modern Cruise Ships 4th July 2010, 18:35
Replies: 1
Views: 1,974
Posted By Rob Randle
Saga Rose

Have just had a text from my daughter who is currently serving as second mate in Saga Pearl 2, saying the Saga Rose has gone for scrap. She was anchored in Algeceras bay hoping for a buyer. My wife...
Forum: Blue Funnel Line 29th September 2009, 18:27
Replies: 2
Views: 1,085
Posted By Rob Randle
Hi Pat, Thanks very much for your reply, I can...

Hi Pat,
Thanks very much for your reply, I can finish the model now.
Thanks again. Regards Rob.
Forum: Blue Funnel Line 28th September 2009, 18:17
Replies: 2
Views: 1,085
Posted By Rob Randle
Blue Funnel Livery.

I am currently finishing a model of an 'M'class Bluey. Can any of you old China hands remember the colour of the tops of the mast houses, and were the boat deck, bridge deck, monkey island, poop and...
Forum: Blue Star Line 20th September 2007, 21:48
Replies: 16
Views: 4,719
Posted By Rob Randle
Hi Cisco, All of the west coast...

Hi Cisco,
All of the west coast of the US ships ( Mainly whiskey and cars outward & chilled & canned fruit homeward) had radar then at the insistence of the LA pilots I believe.Also...
Forum: Blue Star Line 9th May 2007, 22:26
Replies: 8
Views: 1,710
Posted By Rob Randle
Hi, Originally Lamport & Holts' 'D' class,...

Hi,
Originally Lamport & Holts' 'D' class, what awful looking ships.When I was in BSL a 2nd mate I sailed with had served in one as a cadet, he reckoned the naval architect who designed them...
Forum: Blue Star Line 22nd April 2007, 17:57
Replies: 7
Views: 3,522
Posted By Rob Randle
Newcastle Star

Hi Vernon,
I was senior cadet in the "Newcastle" the trip before you. Joined her January 1964 in Hobart ( transfered from the "Rockhampton Star" after a round trip from Oz to the east...
Forum: Say Hello 9th April 2007, 19:06
Replies: 15
Views: 1,602
Posted By Rob Randle
Blue Star Line

Hi Ray,
I joined Blue Star in 1963 as a deck cadet and came ashore after reaching the dizzy heights of 4/0.(I made some stupid decisions in my youth!)I sailed in the following ships,...
Forum: Blue Star Line 7th February 2007, 22:41
Replies: 8
Views: 3,008
Posted By Rob Randle
The tugs certainly were pulling for all they were...

The tugs certainly were pulling for all they were worth. we had both ends of our "insurance wire" (the strongest wire rope in the ship) out to two of the tugs, and after we were refloated the wire...
Forum: Blue Star Line 4th February 2007, 18:36
Replies: 8
Views: 3,008
Posted By Rob Randle
Hobart Star

I was first trip cadet in the Hobart star in 1963 when she went aground in Port Melbourne.The ship was bethed on either Princes or Station pier ( I can't remember which is which now) and we were...
Forum: Blue Star Line 22nd October 2006, 21:14
Replies: 22
Views: 7,000
Posted By Rob Randle
The "Santos Star" Was built as the "Constable"...

The "Santos Star" Was built as the "Constable" for Lamport & Holt (Built by Brooke Marine, Lowestoft,1959).The "Mendoza Star" had previously been Lamports "Chatham" (Built Alexander Stephen & Sons on...
Forum: Blue Star Line 12th February 2006, 17:22
Replies: 35
Views: 13,081
Posted By Rob Randle
Hi igater, do you know where John Macereth is now...

Hi igater, do you know where John Macereth is now ? We were cadets together on the "conway" in the early sixties, his father was master with "Maggie Booths"John Joined Blue Star as cadet shotly after...
Forum: Blue Star Line 26th November 2005, 14:06
Replies: 35
Views: 13,081
Posted By Rob Randle
Some of the Bos'ns from the western Isles were...

Some of the Bos'ns from the western Isles were certainly characters.I sailed with George Mackinnon for a short time in the Hobart Star.He was from Barra(I think) his son was an OS and out of 14 men...
Forum: Blue Star Line 26th November 2005, 13:35
Replies: 12
Views: 9,681
Posted By Rob Randle
Rockhampton Star

I signed on the "Rocky" in Melbourne in 1963.I had sailed from the UK as first trip Cadet on board the Hobart Star in May of that year.We had discharged our outward cargo and almost completed loading...
Forum: Blue Star Line 20th November 2005, 18:45
Replies: 35
Views: 13,081
Posted By Rob Randle
This is a great site, I've just discovered it,...

This is a great site, I've just discovered it, some excellent photos. I always thought the Dunedin Star was known as Vesty's yacht!I sailed in the following "Star boats" in the sixties, Hobart,...
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