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Search: Posts Made By: notnila
Forum: Colliers 4th May 2019, 00:05
Replies: 32
Views: 10,481
Posted By notnila
That story reminded me of when I was A/Steward on...

That story reminded me of when I was A/Steward on the Gosport,the ship had docked in Middlesborough and the watch ashore,and me, spent the weekend on Tyneside.On returning the lot of us were on the...
Forum: Tramp Steamers 27th October 2018, 00:24
Replies: 31
Views: 13,242
Posted By notnila
Excellent post Harry,I went to sea in 1960 on a...

Excellent post Harry,I went to sea in 1960 on a BP Tanker as pantry boy,and can still remember feeling sorry for the Apprentices.Even the Companies I thought of as good,like Royal Mail or Houlder...
Forum: Other Companies/Ships 6th January 2017, 23:57
Replies: 17
Views: 12,859
Posted By notnila
I should have said that this took place in...

I should have said that this took place in Beira,around todays date 1962!
I also should have wished everyone a Happy and Prosperous New Year!!!
Forum: Other Companies/Ships 31st December 2016, 00:01
Replies: 17
Views: 12,859
Posted By notnila
"Irish Alder (2)"berthed astern of "Baron...

"Irish Alder (2)"berthed astern of "Baron Pentland"when I was on the latter.A couple of us were just returning aboard as they secured their gangway and a guy came down with a bike fitted with pannier...
Forum: Say Hello 1st April 2016, 23:18
Replies: 9
Views: 681
Posted By notnila
I remember a Shaun(Sean)Linton Tourist Winger in...

I remember a Shaun(Sean)Linton Tourist Winger in "Oriana"maiden voyage,skinned out in Sydney NSW.Last saw him standing in the crowd waving us goodbye!From N.Ireland I believe,any connection?
Forum: Maritime Family History Research 20th November 2015, 22:47
Replies: 39
Views: 7,043
Posted By notnila
I posted in another thread a while back that I'd...

I posted in another thread a while back that I'd received a "GOOD" for conduct off the "Capetown Castle".I think it was viewed as worse than a DR by the Pool.Had a helluva job to get another...
Forum: The Galley 8th February 2015, 22:33
Replies: 79
Views: 24,037
Posted By notnila
In Fife that IS the healthy option!!!!!(Jester)

In Fife that IS the healthy option!!!!!(Jester)
Forum: Looking for Old Shipmates 9th December 2014, 22:53
Replies: 23
Views: 6,218
Posted By notnila
I got a berth for one night on the Harry...

I got a berth for one night on the Harry Richardson when I missed the "Gosport"in N.Shields.Well not exactly a berth,the Watchkeeper allowed me to sleep in the messroom!
I did a Couple of Months on...
Forum: Say Hello 21st September 2014, 22:01
Replies: 6
Views: 887
Posted By notnila
Welcome CC.I sailed in "Baron Pentland"approx...

Welcome CC.I sailed in "Baron Pentland"approx August 61 to March 62.Cain was Master,CO Gordon,2nd Mate was,I believe,the Old Man's nephew.
Best regards
Arch
Forum: Non-Seafaring Obituaries 28th January 2014, 21:01
Replies: 14
Views: 2,225
Posted By notnila
A life well lived!I first heard him in the 1950s...

A life well lived!I first heard him in the 1950s and have been a fan ever since!
Forum: Non-Seafaring Obituaries 3rd January 2014, 20:52
Replies: 8
Vw
Views: 1,385
Posted By notnila
Thank you for your commiserations.Got out of dry...

Thank you for your commiserations.Got out of dry dock today at(I thought)the reasonable cost of 135.So now it's back to the Fleshpots of Methil,Kirkcaldy and Glencraig tomorrow!!!!!!
Forum: Non-Seafaring Obituaries 1st January 2014, 02:00
Replies: 8
Vw
Views: 1,385
Posted By notnila
Vw

Suddenly,without time to say goodbye,the forrard port side coil spring of my Golf,left the car in dry dock,and us in London where we had been spending Christmas with our daughter and family,Instead...
Forum: Colliers 17th December 2013, 22:17
Replies: 33
Views: 14,905
Posted By notnila
I asked about it on another thread a while...

I asked about it on another thread a while back,What you see is the remains of the old jetty.
Regards
Arch
Forum: Ben Line 22nd November 2013, 23:48
Replies: 19
Views: 4,331
Posted By notnila
Hope everything turns out OK for you.All the best!

Hope everything turns out OK for you.All the best!
Forum: Places, People & Events of Maritime Interest 2nd October 2013, 22:40
Replies: 126
Views: 28,232
Posted By notnila
26th June 1964 On the"Lady Charrington"...

26th June 1964 On the"Lady Charrington" discharging coal at Woolwich Arsenal,three of us crossed the river and spent the evening in the Kent Arms.I believe I did all that was expected of me,and made...
Forum: Colliers 8th August 2013, 22:36
Replies: 35
Views: 7,983
Posted By notnila
After I'd posted my question I googled Fulham...

After I'd posted my question I googled Fulham Power Station in 1960s,a couple of pix at the end(with a Flattie alongside),showed it exactly next to Craven Cottage Ground.
Forum: Colliers 6th August 2013, 22:36
Replies: 35
Views: 7,983
Posted By notnila
In London at the moment visiting my daughter and...

In London at the moment visiting my daughter and family.Today we walked the River from Putney Bridge to Hammersmith and I was telling my Grandkids about the Flatties when I realised I didn't know how...
Forum: The Radio Room 22nd June 2013, 22:54
Replies: 79
Views: 11,032
Posted By notnila
Wasn't that the Russian who signed for West Ham?

Wasn't that the Russian who signed for West Ham?
Forum: Bank Line 4th May 2013, 22:28
Replies: 89
Views: 16,105
Posted By notnila
21 days there loading grain on a Baron Boat!Also...

21 days there loading grain on a Baron Boat!Also spent a couple of nights as a guest of South Australia's Finest.And fined a Fiver to boot!
Forum: The Galley 3rd April 2013, 20:40
Replies: 161
Views: 45,343
Posted By notnila
Alan,I was helping to clean out Fridges ,I...

Alan,I was helping to clean out Fridges ,I reached into a corner to pick up a Corned Beef tin,not noticing that it was already opened and cut my hand fairly deep.Wrapped a T-shirt round it and went...
Forum: Say Hello 28th January 2013, 23:06
Replies: 54
Views: 14,010
Posted By notnila
Aye,Bluebird Coaches.

Aye,Bluebird Coaches.
Forum: Port Line 24th January 2013, 21:36
Replies: 11
Views: 4,410
Posted By notnila
Nice Neil,I enjoyed every minute of them.Thanks...

Nice Neil,I enjoyed every minute of them.Thanks for posting.
Forum: Ships No More 4th January 2013, 23:21
Replies: 7
Views: 8,538
Posted By notnila
British Earl,which I joined in Grangemouth early...

British Earl,which I joined in Grangemouth early 1960,sailed to two ports in Norway then to"lay up" in Falmouth April/May of that year.
Regards Arch
Forum: Say Hello 15th November 2012, 22:15
Replies: 9
Views: 1,233
Posted By notnila
Welcome Prince 30,Google SS Scapa Flow and you...

Welcome Prince 30,Google SS Scapa Flow and you will find lots of info on"wrecksite".
Arch.
Forum: Looking for Old Shipmates 14th September 2012, 22:53
Replies: 9
Views: 2,918
Posted By notnila
I sailed with him on "Abadesa",I believe his...

I sailed with him on "Abadesa",I believe his first tanker.I can still hear him going on"This isn't a real ship!A real ship has masts and sticks and things,and a chimney in the middle!"He was a great...
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