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Search: Posts Made By: john meekin
Forum: Port Line 14th June 2011, 17:39
Replies: 14
Views: 9,706
Posted By john meekin
iain, the townsville was a great ship...

iain, the townsville was a great ship topsides,but a bit of a disaster down below,i joined her mid 1961,at swan hunters,she had just had 5 months rebuild of one of her engines,i think it had gone...
Forum: Blue Funnel Line 6th May 2009, 12:24
Replies: 170
Views: 23,243
Posted By john meekin
Steering

I remember on a Wilsons 10 day boat round Oslo fjord we used to get the order "nothing to port,(or starboard),some times it was "nothing to port or starboard,that realy kept us on our toes,and we...
Forum: SN Directory Discussion 8th April 2009, 16:44
Replies: 153
Views: 22,515
Posted By john meekin
sugee

Pat,do you recall that stuff we used in Bluies to remove the rust stains from white paintwork,I seem to remember we sprayed it on after we sugeed the bulkheads,the paintwork came up like new,it must...
Forum: SN Directory Discussion 8th April 2009, 16:29
Replies: 153
Views: 22,515
Posted By john meekin
jollyboats

Joe your memory is sadly lacking mate,we had a jollyboat on the cape grenville,it was housed down aft above the bosuns cabin,we were using it in hong kong to paint the boot topping,thats when my...
Forum: Ellerman 14th February 2009, 11:01
Replies: 87
Views: 28,659
Posted By john meekin
Joe Cassidy. Joe i got your private...

Joe Cassidy. Joe i got your private message,regarding our time on trentino and cape grenville,but i can,t retrieve the message,can you contact me again please? best regards "blacky" meekin
Forum: Ellerman 8th December 2008, 01:00
Replies: 87
Views: 28,659
Posted By john meekin
Hi Shaun,Imust have realy been out of touch,what...

Hi Shaun,Imust have realy been out of touch,what was Riolto doing down west africa?I thought she never went further south than Montreal.The trip I was on her 1956,deck boy,thats only 52years ago,I...
Forum: Ellerman 9th October 2008, 00:08
Replies: 87
Views: 28,659
Posted By john meekin
hi paul,i dimmly recall a ship being used as a...

hi paul,i dimmly recall a ship being used as a nightclub,(never went aboard).i am not the john meekin you sailed with on the abby boats,that john was my second cousin,we never realy met up while i...
Forum: Ellerman 4th October 2008, 20:26
Replies: 87
Views: 28,659
Posted By john meekin
last time i was in hull,iwas round the victoria...

last time i was in hull,iwas round the victoria pier area,i was amazed when i saw the old town dry dock all silted up,i rememberworking for brighams,and having to sweep all the silt away from the...
Forum: Ellerman 16th September 2008, 00:48
Replies: 87
Views: 28,659
Posted By john meekin
hi artie,i,m wondering about frank blampy? the...

hi artie,i,m wondering about frank blampy? the blampy i knew on the prospero in 1963 would have been a bit older than me,iwas 23 then,i think he married a girl turner,he had a mate artie shaw,who...
Forum: Ellerman 15th September 2008, 15:57
Replies: 87
Views: 28,659
Posted By john meekin
hi arty,you being hessle road,did you ever come...

hi arty,you being hessle road,did you ever come across keith hewlet,50s-60s.he lived in greek st,ex fishing,i was with him on trentino,one 1st class man,i believe he went back fishing,and was lost...
Forum: Ellerman 12th September 2008, 18:32
Replies: 87
Views: 28,659
Posted By john meekin
hi ,i was on the marengo,mar ,63,we had just gone...

hi ,i was on the marengo,mar ,63,we had just gone through the pentlands ,into a force 10.we had a right bouncer,gillis did,nt hold back,and one of the passengers gave birth,noone knew she was...
Forum: Blue Funnel Line 12th September 2008, 00:42
Replies: 12
Views: 3,640
Posted By john meekin
hi ron i think you are right,if i recall,the...

hi ron i think you are right,if i recall,the device only gave a limited number of "fixes" each day,depending on the number of sats in range,unlike the modern G.P.S.but it was a very big step in its...
Forum: Ellerman 11th September 2008, 19:15
Replies: 87
Views: 28,659
Posted By john meekin
hi theskew. my names john meekin,deck boy carlo...

hi theskew. my names john meekin,deck boy carlo riolto 1956,os dago cicero boridino1957,edh trentino x9 58-59,ab volo 1960, ab cattaro marengo rapallo,1962-1963,i knew a lot of the names mentioned,i...
Forum: Blue Funnel Line 11th September 2008, 00:43
Replies: 12
Views: 3,640
Posted By john meekin
the prometheus was the first merchant ship...

the prometheus was the first merchant ship anywhere to be fitted with G.P.S.it was my last voyage on her.we sailed on 8-2-71and took a technition down as far as las palmas to calibrate it.we were...
Forum: Blue Funnel Line 6th September 2008, 21:24
Replies: 12
Views: 3,640
Posted By john meekin
hi dougie, idid the first 13 voyages as ab, till...

hi dougie, idid the first 13 voyages as ab, till 1971.do you remember the malay deck apprentice who bought his girlfriend in penang a ring for a present,her mother deemed it was a engagement...
Forum: Ship Research 5th September 2008, 00:50
Replies: 5
Views: 2,147
Posted By john meekin
have you got the right name? there was a artic...

have you got the right name? there was a artic bucaneer out of hull, i sailed on her in 1954 regards john meekin
Forum: Blue Funnel Line 4th September 2008, 11:57
Replies: 2
Views: 2,150
Posted By john meekin
a shipmate dave duffy, did the maiden voyage on...

a shipmate dave duffy, did the maiden voyage on priam, in singaphore they loaded a fighter plane that was more expensive than the ship.the mate didn,t trust the dockers to operate the "stulken"so the...
Forum: Port Line 3rd September 2008, 13:39
Replies: 19
Views: 5,564
Posted By john meekin
hi edd, i did a trip on the old dunedin down to...

hi edd, i did a trip on the old dunedin down to NZ in 1961,as a.b. it was a great trip with a great crew,two from every part of the U,K.we mixed well.we lived up in the forc.sle great in calm weather...
Forum: Blue Funnel Line 3rd September 2008, 00:39
Replies: 88
Views: 17,500
Posted By john meekin
sailing days

sow-sow-la,where was i when all this palava was going on? i did 21 trips deep sea with B.F.as ab ls, and i didn,t see any of this. i just signed on got aboard got my cabin,my bed linen,met up with...
Forum: Blue Funnel Line 2nd September 2008, 18:26
Replies: 83
Views: 17,230
Posted By john meekin
i dont remember the date but we were in singapore...

i dont remember the date but we were in singapore a "a" boat berthed astern,she had just come down from shangai,she had been arrested for three weeks i think,and the crewhad had a rough time with the...
Forum: Blue Funnel Line 2nd September 2008, 01:21
Replies: 8
Views: 5,123
Posted By john meekin
hi sow sow. i was on protesiaus on her final...

hi sow sow. i was on protesiaus on her final voyage before she went to barber line. i brought out the prometheus,and did 13 trips ending1971,they were great ships i enjoyed every trip.could you send...
Forum: Say Hello 8th February 2008, 18:08
Replies: 7
Views: 576
Posted By john meekin
Thumbs up H ello im john meekin(yorky).Iwas in MN...

H ello im john meekin(yorky).Iwas in MN from1956-1972 sailed out of hull as ABfor a few years then Port boats then did 7 years with Blue Flue.i brought out thePrometheus from the yard did 5yearson...
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