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Forum: The Radio Room 5th March 2011, 15:18
Replies: 203
Views: 35,304
Posted By Buoy
First trip Thos & Jas Harrisons 'Naturalist/GRSU'...

First trip Thos & Jas Harrisons 'Naturalist/GRSU' March 1968. Seasick for about 10 of the 12 week trip, but never ever again in lots worse wx!
Forum: The Radio Room 31st October 2010, 20:36
Replies: 18
Views: 3,363
Posted By Buoy
Have a look at this one from the P&O BSL OBO...

Have a look at this one from the P&O BSL OBO 'Kildare'

https://www.shipsnostalgia.com/gallery/showphoto.php/photo/150835/title/mas-20-mf-2fhf-antenna-i/cat/all
Forum: Say Hello 2nd February 2009, 20:39
Replies: 43
Views: 5,050
Posted By Buoy
Greetings and welcome to SN. I did my first trip...

Greetings and welcome to SN. I did my first trip as a Marconi JRO in T&J's Naturalist in March 1968. Spent 90% of the time throwing up due extreme seasickness! Enjoy the site!!
Forum: P & O 2nd February 2009, 20:23
Replies: 9
Views: 1,304
Posted By Buoy
Thanks Byron. The back is much improved - the...

Thanks Byron. The back is much improved - the only advantage is a delightful young lady chiropracter who manhandles me twice a week at present.
Forum: The Radio Room 30th January 2009, 13:08
Replies: 62
Views: 5,848
Posted By Buoy
Just come across this thread. I remember "QRLM =...

Just come across this thread. I remember "QRLM = I am busy being interfered with" and also "QSD TOF" QSD = Your keying is defective; TOF = Try Other Foot !!
Forum: P & O 29th January 2009, 11:25
Replies: 9
Views: 1,304
Posted By Buoy
Hi Degema, I also went to the funeral, we...

Hi Degema,
I also went to the funeral, we should have communicated better - pretty poor for an ex sparkie! As you say there was a very large turnout. I couldn't go to the crematorium as I have a...
Forum: P & O 23rd January 2009, 12:46
Replies: 9
Views: 1,304
Posted By Buoy
I knew Tim was ill, but this is a shock. Sailed...

I knew Tim was ill, but this is a shock. Sailed with him a few times & knew in business when he was with Graig. A great bloke and his family & friends will miss him sorely.
Forum: The Radio Room 5th December 2008, 13:15
Replies: 31
Views: 3,981
Posted By Buoy
AS9ST thats the one! I thought all the Big...

AS9ST thats the one!

I thought all the Big G's had these fitted and not the MAS-20? I stood by Galconda building in Emden and I was pretty sure it was the AS9 fitted?? Just found a pic of the...
Forum: Say Hello 3rd December 2008, 19:37
Replies: 14
Views: 1,011
Posted By Buoy
Hi Colin and welcome at last! Have just been...

Hi Colin and welcome at last!

Have just been in touch wil Alf H also, he said you were here somewhere. Get in touch!

Derek Rice
Forum: The Radio Room 3rd December 2008, 19:26
Replies: 420
Views: 85,727
Posted By Buoy
I don't see any mention of Newport &...

I don't see any mention of Newport & Monmouthshire College of Technology in this lot. I was there in 1966-68. Actually stayed in digs with one of the lecturers, Howard Jordan. They moved house...
Forum: The Radio Room 2nd December 2008, 16:16
Replies: 31
Views: 3,981
Posted By Buoy
We used to have these in the P&O BSL ships in the...

We used to have these in the P&O BSL ships in the mid '70's. I have just uploaded a picture of one in Kildare which you can see in my gallery, in the 'Life On Board' section or at:
...
Forum: The Radio Room 2nd July 2008, 18:03
Replies: 60
Views: 10,239
Posted By Buoy
Mrgc

There was a McKinnon in charge in Newport (Mon) when I was there 1966.

I did my MRGC conversion in Bristol in 1976, ticket number MT/414 dated 21 Jan 1977.

Also had a Liberian License # 186680...
Forum: Say Hello 2nd July 2008, 00:23
Replies: 7
Views: 1,946
Posted By Buoy
Hi Graham, Trust things are well all these...

Hi Graham,
Trust things are well all these years on? We sailed in Ottawa together and had some pretty good sessions as I recall... Now semi retired and living in Portishead (nothing to do with the...
Forum: Say Hello 30th April 2008, 18:52
Replies: 6
Views: 400
Posted By Buoy
Greetings

Greetings and welcome. You wouldn't happen to be the Mike Hawkesworth in Oronsay during late 1960's early 70's by anychance?

Enjoy the site, it will keep you up late at night!
Forum: P & O 18th January 2008, 14:01
Replies: 3
Views: 1,035
Posted By Buoy
P&O as such doesn't exist anymore. The cruise...

P&O as such doesn't exist anymore. The cruise ships were sold out to Carnival (even though some still trade under the P&O Cruises name they are owned by Carnival). The Bulk ships went to Zodiac and...
Forum: News and Views from the Shipping World 18th November 2007, 17:38
Replies: 73
Views: 7,263
Posted By Buoy
James, I think what you are getting at is...

James,
I think what you are getting at is generally known as 'data fusion'. This is the 'black art' of taking all available data and trying to make it into one picture! There are huge problems as...
Forum: The Bridge 29th October 2007, 01:32
Replies: 46
Views: 12,160
Posted By Buoy
OBO's used to carry, as their name suggests, Oil,...

OBO's used to carry, as their name suggests, Oil, Bulk or Ore cargoes. The idea was to utilise the unprofitable leg when in ballast by converting the ship to carry a different cargo back to the next...
Forum: Say Hello 25th September 2007, 19:42
Replies: 10
Views: 1,446
Posted By Buoy
Welcome to the SN website Owen, I am sure you...

Welcome to the SN website Owen, I am sure you will find it fascinating, and totally addictive.

I sailed in Oronsay from late 1968 until 1971 as one of the team of R/O's & thoroughly enjoyed it. ...
Forum: Tankers 24th September 2007, 20:09
Replies: 10
Views: 3,799
Posted By Buoy
I sailed in Mantua in late 1971. Joined in...

I sailed in Mantua in late 1971. Joined in Gibraltar and left in dry dock in South Shields. In between we had a great time 'cruising' around the Caribbean and also did a trip to the Cape Verde...
Forum: Tankers 24th September 2007, 19:13
Replies: 39
Views: 16,841
Posted By Buoy
I sailed in Ardshiel shortly after the book was...

I sailed in Ardshiel shortly after the book was written and sailed with most of the people mentioned either before or after. I think the general feeling was that Mostert was reasonably fair with his...
Forum: Say Hello 19th September 2007, 16:39
Replies: 10
Views: 1,128
Posted By Buoy
Greetings Paul & Welcome! I dont think we...

Greetings Paul & Welcome!

I dont think we ever ended up meeting but our paths seemed pretty parallel during the BSD days. Enjoy the site, its quite addictive! Looking forward to some of your...
Forum: Say Hello 20th April 2007, 01:32
Replies: 9
Views: 565
Posted By Buoy
Welcome aboard Endure, another Sparks to add to...

Welcome aboard Endure, another Sparks to add to the growing number of us populating this site! I was also a R/O in P&O BSL from its inception until I came ashore to PEL/Broadgate in 1984. Enjoy the...
Forum: P & O 20th April 2007, 01:25
Replies: 14
Views: 2,385
Posted By Buoy
Tony, l-r: Colin Shelton (2nd Eng); Rod...

Tony,
l-r: Colin Shelton (2nd Eng); Rod Richardson (4th Eng); yourself (!); me and the present Mrs R; Alfie Hatteral (Mate); Paul Chapman (JRO). No idea what happened to Alfie. The only one we are...
Forum: P & O 18th April 2007, 20:55
Replies: 14
Views: 2,385
Posted By Buoy
Smile Tony, as requested, pic attached - I hope. I...

Tony, as requested, pic attached - I hope.

I changed my cap badge following the previously mentioned rollicking, but changed my buttons for Trident Tankers ones & kept those throughout.

Derek
Forum: P & O 18th April 2007, 00:31
Replies: 14
Views: 2,385
Posted By Buoy
Hi all. Take a close up look at the pic 'Buoy's...

Hi all. Take a close up look at the pic 'Buoy's Nuptials' I uploaded into 'Members Faces' today. This was taken 10 Aug 1974 (perish I should ever forget...!) & it looks to me like we all have the...
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