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Search: Posts Made By: Bigmo
Forum: J & J Denholm 16th January 2015, 08:49
Replies: 181
Views: 42,161
Posted By Bigmo
Anybody Left From Denholms

Still a Paddy around.
Forum: Places, People & Events of Maritime Interest 30th September 2013, 15:52
Replies: 126
Views: 28,208
Posted By Bigmo
Spent my 21st (14/03/61) as first trip Apprentice...

Spent my 21st (14/03/61) as first trip Apprentice somewhere between Norfolk, Vriginia and Manchester on Stag Line vessel. In those days I was quite old to be a first tripper!
Forum: News and Views from the Shipping World 2nd July 2013, 07:47
Replies: 4,191
Views: 782,247
Posted By Bigmo
There are 7 individual webcam sites across the...

There are 7 individual webcam sites across the top of the page, try the right hand one.
Forum: News and Views from the Shipping World 1st July 2013, 15:48
Replies: 4,191
Views: 782,247
Posted By Bigmo
I've only just noticed that the web cam on the...

I've only just noticed that the web cam on the right of the Giglio News web cam site gives another view of the wreck,
Forum: The Bridge 6th March 2013, 14:37
Replies: 52
Views: 11,387
Posted By Bigmo
I seem to remember getting time and a half...

I seem to remember getting time and a half seatime while sailing as mate with a mates ticket between Mates and Masters
Forum: Bulk Carriers 30th December 2012, 19:25
Replies: 639
Views: 132,776
Posted By Bigmo
Joined the EB Carrier in Singapore in October...

Joined the EB Carrier in Singapore in October 1989 after engineroom flooding and crew mutiny. At the time there were at least two NITC vessels under DSM in the same yard.
Forum: Looking for Old Shipmates 24th January 2012, 16:17
Replies: 25
Views: 5,989
Posted By Bigmo
Don't forget the Troll Vessels! Troll River, cars...

Don't forget the Troll Vessels! Troll River, cars from Japan to the States.
Forum: Looking for Old Shipmates 3rd December 2011, 08:40
Replies: 2
Views: 933
Posted By Bigmo
Thanks Taffrailmick, yes, I met met him in July,...

Thanks Taffrailmick, yes, I met met him in July, as you say, hale and hearty.
Forum: Say Hello 18th October 2011, 16:24
Replies: 5
Views: 1,162
Posted By Bigmo
Hi Charlie, Talk about a blast from the past,...

Hi Charlie, Talk about a blast from the past, send me a mail when you get a moment.
Maurice (Paddy) Kennedy
Forum: Esso Tankers 15th September 2011, 14:52
Replies: 137
Views: 59,377
Posted By Bigmo
Thanks Callpor for your info. When I sailed on...

Thanks Callpor for your info. When I sailed on her she was the "Red Seagull" registered in Gibraltar and owned by SOSEMA Switzerland. She continued trading as such until scrapped early 2000's. A fine...
Forum: Esso Tankers 12th September 2011, 17:38
Replies: 137
Views: 59,377
Posted By Bigmo
I sailed on an ex Esso tanker, "Esso Tokyo,"...

I sailed on an ex Esso tanker, "Esso Tokyo," through the 90's, I've never seen her mentioned on the Esso Tanker site! GRT.200598. NRT.157877.
Forum: J & J Denholm 4th September 2011, 12:33
Replies: 45
Views: 10,076
Posted By Bigmo
Alan, I sailed with your father from October '73...

Alan, I sailed with your father from October '73 to May '74 when I was Ch.Officer on the Naess Louisiana as she was then. He was a gentleman and a pleasure to sail with.
Forum: Ship Research 13th July 2011, 08:30
Replies: 88
Views: 28,341
Posted By Bigmo
Capt Reekie

I sailed with Capt Reekie many times during my 10 years with Stag Line and this is the first time I've seen him in uniform, fantastic!
Forum: Looking for Old Shipmates 14th June 2011, 20:08
Replies: 2
Views: 933
Posted By Bigmo
Doug Saunders

Looking for Doug Saunders, ex Ch.Eng with Denholms served with me on the Sulpher Boats (Naess/Nordic Louisanna) sometime around 1973/1975. Lived in the Isle of Mann, married Valerie who had a...
Forum: Ship Research 31st May 2011, 12:52
Replies: 15
Views: 3,655
Posted By Bigmo
Closing hatches was just the reverse, you...

Closing hatches was just the reverse, you shackled on to the first lid, unhooked it from the one behind, lowered it onto the tracks, hauled it into position, knocked the pin out of the wheels and...
Forum: Ship Research 30th May 2011, 08:25
Replies: 15
Views: 3,655
Posted By Bigmo
Cydonia/Camellia.

The hatches on these vessels were 3 section McGregor single pull. Each section was attached to the cargo winches and pulled individually to the end where they tipped to the vertical position, the...
Forum: Ship Research 30th March 2011, 20:42
Replies: 88
Views: 28,341
Posted By Bigmo
Capt Shaw.

At the age of nearly 21 in FEB 1961 I went to Stag Line office to be interviewd for an apprenticeship, being the age that I was it was most unusal for anyone that age to be taken on as such. Your...
Forum: Say Hello 3rd February 2011, 09:28
Replies: 31
Views: 2,871
Posted By Bigmo
Sailed with Jock when he was Apprettice in the...

Sailed with Jock when he was Apprettice in the 60's, sorry to hear of his death, must have been relativly young.
Forum: J & J Denholm 15th December 2010, 19:32
Replies: 21
Views: 5,471
Posted By Bigmo
Sailed with Shelia on her first trip as 3rd Mate...

Sailed with Shelia on her first trip as 3rd Mate on the sulphur boats in the early 70's, did her job professionally.
Forum: Other Companies/Ships 20th February 2010, 19:15
Replies: 25
Views: 4,517
Posted By Bigmo
Shop at the other end as well, we salties...

Shop at the other end as well, we salties appreciated very much.
Forum: Other Companies/Ships 20th February 2010, 16:34
Replies: 25
Views: 4,517
Posted By Bigmo
I remember being swung out and landed on the...

I remember being swung out and landed on the approach wall in the early 60's
You had to rely on the crew to check the landing boom when it was at right angles to the vessel, a few unpopular...
Forum: J & J Denholm 28th December 2009, 17:40
Replies: 22
Views: 4,588
Posted By Bigmo
Yep, I was mate on the Norvegia Team in 1976 with...

Yep, I was mate on the Norvegia Team in 1976 with George Hay then Willie Coutts, last trip as Choff. Andy Kaye was Ch Eng, remember the 2/O did up the bar, was very fancy! Paid off in Algercias, all...
Forum: Other Companies/Ships 30th August 2009, 17:39
Replies: 100
Views: 53,498
Posted By Bigmo
Haven't been on the Stag site for a while, any...

Haven't been on the Stag site for a while, any mention of "Robbie" always brings back memories, coming alongside Slaford lay-by I think, on the Cydonia, the pilot remarked, "No linesmen here yet" a...
Forum: Say Hello 24th July 2009, 07:59
Replies: 17
Views: 1,063
Posted By Bigmo
Stag Line

Sailed with Capt.Freeman August to November 1968, April to July 1969 on the Photinia as Ch. Officer. A gentleman, sorry to hear he did not get to see grandchildren.

Bigmo.
Forum: J & J Denholm 9th June 2009, 15:23
Replies: 4
Views: 1,461
Posted By Bigmo
Sad news about Dave, sailed with his father...

Sad news about Dave, sailed with his father (Ch.Eng.) and Dave in Stag Line, comiserations to his family.
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