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Search: Posts Made By: Roger Harrison
Forum: Looking for Old Shipmates 12th April 2019, 10:43
Replies: 75
Views: 7,484
Posted By Roger Harrison
Hi Ceylon I've often wondered when I see your...

Hi Ceylon
I've often wondered when I see your Postings whether you were on "CEYLON"
back-end of 1956 - beginning 1957
I was First Trip Apprentice on the Molasses Tanker ATHELSULTAN (13 month trip...
Forum: Non-Seafaring Obituaries 15th March 2018, 13:40
Replies: 9
Views: 850
Posted By Roger Harrison
Hi Steve A true Lancastrian, but apparently born...

Hi Steve A true Lancastrian, but apparently born in Heswall, Wirral
part of Cheshire as it was then.
Roger
Forum: Non-Seafaring Obituaries 12th March 2018, 13:46
Replies: 36
Views: 2,120
Posted By Roger Harrison
Just listening here in Oz to the Radio Merseyside...

Just listening here in Oz to the Radio Merseyside Lunch-Time Phone-In . They have played a few clips of his Interviews on the station. I burst out laughing when he was jokingly bragging about his...
Forum: Elder Dempster 9th January 2018, 12:05
Replies: 34
Views: 4,611
Posted By Roger Harrison
Well remember the Apapa Club on Park Lane ...

Well remember the Apapa Club on Park Lane
Start drinking there in the evening - and still at it to see the Sunrise !
(usually in the company of Westminster Dredgers guys - one of whom was in the...
Forum: News and Views from the Shipping World 21st August 2017, 14:33
Replies: 212
Views: 12,195
Posted By Roger Harrison
Used to look out of the Bridge Windows in my day...

Used to look out of the Bridge Windows in my day !
What has AIS got to do with navigation - whether it be deep sea or coastal.
My pet rant - I get fed up watching these Documentaries about Cruise...
Forum: Offshore Oil & Gas Industry 29th June 2016, 15:25
Replies: 16
Views: 2,569
Posted By Roger Harrison
A Good Barometer is in the offshore Supply Vessel...

A Good Barometer is in the offshore Supply Vessel business.
Estimates are that 30% of the worlds fleets are laid-up - with several hundred new-builds coming onto the market in the next 12 months to...
Forum: Other Companies/Ships 22nd March 2016, 15:06
Replies: 36
Views: 12,384
Posted By Roger Harrison
Hi Rob I did my first trip as Apprentice on...

Hi Rob
I did my first trip as Apprentice on ATHELSULTAN with your Dad - commonly called Joe Gray - he was Chief Officer, with Dave Barbour as 2nd. Mate and Maung Tin Tun as 3rd. Mate. 13 month trip...
Forum: Bank Line 4th February 2016, 13:33
Replies: 85
Views: 13,253
Posted By Roger Harrison
The Ellerman Pappayanni (Happy Paps !) Market...

The Ellerman Pappayanni (Happy Paps !) Market Boats
LUCIAN CROSBIAN PALMELIAN MERCIAN in the early 60s usually ran Liverpool (or London) to Lisbon, Oporto and Leixoes on a 2 week turn-around....
Forum: Bulk Carriers 15th July 2014, 15:19
Replies: 41
Views: 10,118
Posted By Roger Harrison
Don't forget the IRON MASTER ! Citiq, China...

Don't forget the IRON MASTER ! Citiq, China owned. Made a lot of money in the dim and distant past off this Vessel.
Roger Harrison
Forum: Say Hello 8th April 2014, 14:57
Replies: 9
Views: 2,192
Posted By Roger Harrison
Velarde Great little ship.Was 2nd.Mate on this...

Velarde
Great little ship.Was 2nd.Mate on this vessel in 1964
One of my Wirral locals was Chief Steward John Gore
Roger Harrison
Forum: BP Shipping 26th January 2014, 14:22
Replies: 67
Views: 21,479
Posted By Roger Harrison
Hi Nina Have to take you up on your comment...

Hi Nina

Have to take you up on your comment about 2nd.Mates (FG) Certificate
I was made Uncertificated 3rd.Mate (still an Apprentice) at 19 1/2.
Passed my 2nd.Mates (FG) at 20, and my 1st.Mates...
Forum: Places, People & Events of Maritime Interest 28th September 2013, 02:47
Replies: 126
Views: 27,691
Posted By Roger Harrison
My 21st Birthday was spent in Port Huron,...

My 21st Birthday was spent in Port Huron, Michigan as 3rd.Mate on "MANCHESTER FAME" Up the road to the bar in the local bowling alley called the Bomb Shelter - free drinks for me all night.
The...
Forum: Computers and The Internet 15th June 2013, 16:42
Replies: 43
Views: 4,698
Posted By Roger Harrison
I wonder if its all down to Google counting the...

I wonder if its all down to Google counting the number of "hits" and associated with their charging their customers - or some such thing. I occasionally get it visiting Forums etc. - it does slow...
Forum: The Bridge 7th March 2013, 01:11
Replies: 52
Views: 11,292
Posted By Roger Harrison
I started Indentures in 1956 with Athel. Was made...

I started Indentures in 1956 with Athel. Was made up to 3rd Mate at age of 19
and passed 2nd.Mates Ticket aged 20. Passed Mates ticket at 22 - and I think the requirement for Masters was a further 2...
Forum: BP Shipping 20th April 2011, 22:42
Replies: 50
Views: 16,387
Posted By Roger Harrison
I was working ashore in Apapa in 1977-78 as GM...

I was working ashore in Apapa in 1977-78 as GM for Caleb Brett. There was still over a 100 ships there at anchor. We used to do amongst other surveys the annual Radio Survey. Many of the ships were...
Forum: Tankers 14th April 2011, 21:28
Replies: 8
Views: 2,508
Posted By Roger Harrison
Mark - The Summer Tanks were usually shut off and...

Mark - The Summer Tanks were usually shut off and left empty -especially with the SG of Molasses being so high. Only 6 of the 10 P & S Tanks were normally used for Molasses which got the Vessel down...
Forum: Tankers 14th April 2011, 13:22
Replies: 8
Views: 2,508
Posted By Roger Harrison
Hi Mark Incorrect - Athel Line 40s and 50s -...

Hi Mark

Incorrect - Athel Line 40s and 50s - built tonnage were all Port and Stbd tanks + Summer Tanks (No Centre Tanks). OK so Molasses-carriage was more specialised, but we also carried Fuel...
Forum: Blue Funnel Line 13th November 2010, 02:40
Replies: 722
Views: 120,456
Posted By Roger Harrison
For any Wirral-based Member ex Blue Funnel, there...

For any Wirral-based Member ex Blue Funnel, there is a ships bell from the Rhexenor (1945) up for auction at Kingsley Auctions, Hoylake this coming Tuesday November 16th. 2010

go to ...
Forum: SN Directory Discussion 13th November 2010, 02:25
Replies: 3
Views: 2,070
Posted By Roger Harrison
Rhexenor Ships Bell

Any Members based on the Wirral, there is a Ships Bell from Rhexenor built 1945 up for auction this coming Tuesday November 16th. 2010 at Kingsley Auctions on Market Street, Hoylake (they've moved to...
Forum: Other Companies/Ships 20th July 2010, 15:54
Replies: 36
Views: 12,384
Posted By Roger Harrison
Rob ----- see my reply on your other posting ...

Rob ----- see my reply on your other posting

Roger Harrison
Forum: Say Hello 20th July 2010, 15:51
Replies: 12
Views: 1,325
Posted By Roger Harrison
Rob Sailed as Apprentice on ATHELSULTAN...

Rob Sailed as Apprentice on ATHELSULTAN 1956/57 ---- 13 month trip with RG Gray as Chief Officer. Presume this was your dad - known throughout Athel Line as "Joe" Gray. Check out his Discharge...
Forum: Places, People & Events of Maritime Interest 18th June 2010, 10:15
Replies: 204
Views: 35,405
Posted By Roger Harrison
I agree .....and expensive pint. But then rough...

I agree .....and expensive pint. But then rough bars are like pure nostalgia after visiting bars from the age of 16 in all the hick ports of Cuba, Dominican Republic etc when I was an apprentice...
Forum: Places, People & Events of Maritime Interest 11th June 2010, 09:27
Replies: 204
Views: 35,405
Posted By Roger Harrison
Perch Rock still there. I am over from Oz for a...

Perch Rock still there. I am over from Oz for a couple of months staying with my son who lives just up the road from the Perch within 100 yds.

They drag me down to the Peggy Gadflys for a game of...
Forum: The Bridge 2nd May 2010, 16:24
Replies: 16
Views: 1,352
Posted By Roger Harrison
Not to mention the rag bag, and the sundry items...

Not to mention the rag bag, and the sundry items of female attire occasionally pulled from it -

Roger Harrison
Forum: Other Companies/Ships 27th August 2009, 03:34
Replies: 48
Views: 9,020
Posted By Roger Harrison
As an Apprentice in Athel Line on the ATHELFOAM,...

As an Apprentice in Athel Line on the ATHELFOAM, we visited Sagua la Grande early November 1958. - one of the many hick ports of Cuba to load Molasses. In fact they were stripping out some of the...
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