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Forum: Looking for Old Shipmates 28th May 2020, 18:26
Replies: 2
Views: 237
Posted By Foca
John Wroughton

Lincoln
Forum: Looking for Old Shipmates 26th May 2020, 16:16
Replies: 2
Views: 237
Posted By Foca
Elders and Fyffes...John Wroughton

!960/1966.
Looking for John Wroughton....who was at Liverpool Nautical College...when I did 2nd Mates ,Mates and Masters ..we stayed at the Merchant Navy Hotel, Canning Street...Last heard he was...
Forum: BP Shipping 17th May 2020, 09:05
Replies: 47
Views: 3,734
Posted By Foca
Certainly took me back to the 80's serving on...

Certainly took me back to the 80's serving on Lamnalco Vessels in the Gulf......Chicken Biryani, Beef Curry and Dhal from the Indian Cook....never tasted anything like it since
Forum: Ship Research 21st February 2020, 08:47
Replies: 56
Views: 3,738
Posted By Foca
The Workhorse of the fleet

https://ww2.eagle.org/content/dam/eagle/publications/company-information/workhorse-of-the-fleet-2019.pdf
Last Liberty I sailed on was Samiday..ex Harrison Scholar....Konstantis Yemelos(Greek) as...
Forum: Books, Magazines, TV, Video & Publications 29th November 2019, 14:35
Replies: 11
Views: 2,147
Posted By Foca
Gales

I remember a Captain in Fyffes driving his ship into a gale…….2nd Mate told the tale he was just going up to the chartroom at 2400hrs to be met with a deluge of salt water…whole bridge front had been...
Forum: Other Companies/Ships 27th November 2019, 11:48
Replies: 206
Views: 57,611
Posted By Foca
Boniface

Just been looking through my discharge book...Boniface Sept 1964/Dec 1964...I was Second Mate, think Mackereth was Master
Forum: Other Companies/Ships 25th November 2019, 11:31
Replies: 206
Views: 57,611
Posted By Foca
Viajero

I recognize Phil Baxter and Geoff, think it was the Viajero I sailed with him too. Iris and Ted seemed to have disappeared......be nice to have a reunion one day before we all pop off.
Pictures of...
Forum: Other Companies/Ships 24th November 2019, 14:43
Replies: 206
Views: 57,611
Posted By Foca
Just a few Picture I found

Peruvian Pilots Sifuentes and Correa....Basilian Pilot Fonseca.
Paddle steamer that I saw once only.
Tabatinga
Coming alongside at Leticia
Forum: Other Companies/Ships 15th November 2019, 20:00
Replies: 206
Views: 57,611
Posted By Foca
Booth Line

My last trip on the Amazon was in 1976, on the "Clement". We did two round runs to Iquitos, with a 2/3 weeks laid up with the other "V" boats at Bush Terminal. I did one further run on the "Cyril",...
Forum: Other Companies/Ships 15th November 2019, 16:28
Replies: 206
Views: 57,611
Posted By Foca
Tabatinga

The stop you mention on the beach near Leticia, was the Basilian Military Post at Tabatinga......easily recognized by the Red cliffs and beaches.
Ramon Castilla was just opposite quite an...
Forum: Other Companies/Ships 14th November 2019, 16:24
Replies: 206
Views: 57,611
Posted By Foca
In the 60' we used to pick up one of the "Flora"...

In the 60' we used to pick up one of the "Flora" flat bottom Mississippi punts, in Belem. which had a steel attachment on the bow for the sounding pole. As Second Mate I spent days out sounding with...
Forum: Other Companies/Ships 14th November 2019, 11:40
Replies: 206
Views: 57,611
Posted By Foca
I remember the Your Father's Mustache Club well,...

I remember the Your Father's Mustache Club well, used to have a banjo band playing then they used to show old black and white films...beer was served in jugs and you could buy a straw boater.........
Forum: Other Companies/Ships 10th November 2019, 15:48
Replies: 206
Views: 57,611
Posted By Foca
Pier One Brooklyn

The quay side was as in the pictures, but there was a big open space behind the sheds
Forum: Other Companies/Ships 7th November 2019, 09:22
Replies: 206
Views: 57,611
Posted By Foca
Memories Past and Present

Pier 1 as we remember it and now.....I wonder if the "Turkey Hero Shop" is still open
Forum: The Radio Room 17th October 2019, 10:36
Replies: 24
Views: 3,651
Posted By Foca
Amver

I remember in the 1970 being awarded the Amver Blue Pennant, as we had been on the plot for 12 months..that was on the "Viajero", Booth Line. We also used to do the Meteorological Reports for the...
Forum: Ship Research 17th September 2019, 13:08
Replies: 14
Views: 2,979
Posted By Foca
Can't be the "California Star" as it only arrived...

Can't be the "California Star" as it only arrived Liverpool as below

Sydney NSW, Jul 17, 1941 Independent Brisbane, Jul 19, 1941
Brisbane, Jul 21, 1941 Independent Melbourne, Jul 23, 1941
...
Forum: Ship Research 16th September 2019, 19:22
Replies: 14
Views: 2,979
Posted By Foca
Departure Sydney Thursday 17th July 1941

I am not really sure but a ship leaving Sydney on that date.
"California Star" Independent .......she was torpedoed in 1943 by German submarine U-515, 45 crew lost from total 64..1 taken POW...
Forum: Other Companies/Ships 11th September 2019, 11:48
Replies: 206
Views: 57,611
Posted By Foca
Supermercado Booth

In the 1980's the company decided in their wisdom to open two Supermarkets one in Manaus and one in Iquitos….to be stocked direct from UK via Booth line ships.
Sounds good on paper and it did have...
Forum: Other Companies/Ships 10th September 2019, 09:19
Replies: 206
Views: 57,611
Posted By Foca
Mike Locke

Hi David
Quite sad to hear about Mike.......yes indeed he was a nice chap. It was getting bad in Santos when I was there, we had a container broken into one night whilst we were at anchor and...
Forum: Passenger Liners 8th September 2019, 10:07
Replies: 87
Views: 28,333
Posted By Foca
Peter Meter

Just remembered what the last measure was "Bar Room betting only!!"
Forum: Special Purpose Vessels 6th August 2019, 18:52
Replies: 24
Views: 7,807
Posted By Foca
Thanks for a very interesting website, which is a...

Thanks for a very interesting website, which is a credit to you Paul......often wondered when I used to do weather charts at sea...if you had a nice R/O who would not mind getting all the codes for...
Forum: Other Companies/Ships 5th August 2019, 08:36
Replies: 206
Views: 57,611
Posted By Foca
I remember Mike Lock well, but I never sailed...

I remember Mike Lock well, but I never sailed with him.....I did sail with his cousin Charlie Lock, who was 2nd Engineer on the "Dunstan" in 1965...like a lot of Booth men seem to dropped out of site.
Forum: Brocklebank Line 2nd July 2019, 11:29
Replies: 14
Views: 2,356
Posted By Foca
dhoti

I used to wear one when I worked on Supply Ships in the Gulf to sleep in...Indian crew bought me one think in Hindu they are called dhoti
Forum: Other Companies/Ships 17th June 2019, 18:56
Replies: 206
Views: 57,611
Posted By Foca
Memories of Booths

During my 13 years in Booths, mostly spent on the UK and US runs..except for six months I spent in Lagos in the cement queue on the "Dominic ", but that's a story for another time. We did have some...
Forum: Other Companies/Ships 17th June 2019, 13:13
Replies: 206
Views: 57,611
Posted By Foca
Everyone I sailed with always said it was the ice...

Everyone I sailed with always said it was the ice in the drinks that caused to bad heads......!!
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