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Search: Posts Made By: nickwilson89
Forum: Other Companies/Ships 11th July 2019, 18:26
Replies: 398
Views: 70,534
Posted By nickwilson89
Gary, Good to hear from you and reassured to...

Gary,

Good to hear from you and reassured to leearn you are still around! Thanks for setting me straight. I did two short trps on the Hewsang with Peter 2/e, in early 1963 and he came to our...
Forum: Other Companies/Ships 12th June 2019, 23:19
Replies: 398
Views: 70,534
Posted By nickwilson89
Gee, things are slow when i see I was the last...

Gee, things are slow when i see I was the last person to contribute something and that was six months ago. I hope it does not mean what I think it my mean, that is we are getting older and older.
...
Forum: Nautical Colleges 30th May 2019, 01:49
Replies: 71
Views: 26,898
Posted By nickwilson89
Sept 55 to Jan 56 for second mates. I remember...

Sept 55 to Jan 56 for second mates. I remember Messrs. Duncan and Scholes as our lecturers for nearly all subjects. For the first time in my life I had teachers who treated their students as equals...
Forum: Other Companies/Ships 31st December 2018, 21:01
Replies: 398
Views: 70,534
Posted By nickwilson89
When you find yourself being propelled through...

When you find yourself being propelled through your eighties at a faster and faster speed it dawns on you how many good books you never got around to reading. It was while feeling such a twinge of...
Forum: Other Companies/Ships 12th December 2018, 18:15
Replies: 398
Views: 70,534
Posted By nickwilson89
I ran across two good group photos in Gallery...

I ran across two good group photos in Gallery under the title Eastern Maid. They were submitted in 2015 by a friend of the late RWJ Raudon, in NZ and showed the officers of the E.Maid taken at...
Forum: Looking for Old Shipmates 16th September 2018, 17:23
Replies: 601
Views: 210,553
Posted By nickwilson89
Hello Malcolm, Yes, the lunches were my...

Hello Malcolm,

Yes, the lunches were my only surviving link with the retirees and others. I have been trying to pass around the sad news of Jack farmer's death last month. I have been in touch...
Forum: Other Companies/Ships 13th September 2018, 17:49
Replies: 398
Views: 70,534
Posted By nickwilson89
Ahem! Forgive me , Jon,for being slightly...

Ahem! Forgive me , Jon,for being slightly flippant but as an ex deck officer who sailed on the Hang Sang, in 1959, 1961 -62,, and 1964-65 what exactly was there to learn on a clapped out old log...
Forum: Other Companies/Ships 13th September 2018, 06:20
Replies: 398
Views: 70,534
Posted By nickwilson89
Hello Kerry, It is always good to hear from the...

Hello Kerry,
It is always good to hear from the off spring of an old Jardineer. You must be the third in as many years. Your father's name is so familiar to me though I am sure we never sailed...
Forum: Looking for Old Shipmates 12th September 2018, 18:19
Replies: 601
Views: 210,553
Posted By nickwilson89
Am I the last man standing of the pre Dene...

Am I the last man standing of the pre Dene Shipping take over Silver Line? It seems so, at least on SN. Must be getting old though I feel anything but at 83.
Remember when the balding Michael Renon...
Forum: Other Companies/Ships 4th September 2018, 23:22
Replies: 6
Views: 2,464
Posted By nickwilson89
Three years late so this is really.just for the...

Three years late so this is really.just for the record. Yes, they were four year tours in the 1950s with eight month leave and the company expected you to do more if you had taken time off for...
Forum: Ship Research 4th June 2018, 16:33
Replies: 3
Views: 616
Posted By nickwilson89
Stein, Thanks for your research. These were...

Stein,

Thanks for your research. These were cargo ships trading in the FE in the early 1970s and it was not so much the hull that was shortening but the top of the bow and the curve of the stern....
Forum: Ship Research 2nd June 2018, 20:50
Replies: 3
Views: 616
Posted By nickwilson89
The Shortening of Fearnley & Eger Ships c.1970

I hope someone shares my memory of the odd way in which several of their ships were 'shortened' at Taikoo Docks in order to reduce the vessels' length overall (LOA) and can explain why this was done....
Forum: News and Views from the Shipping World 24th May 2018, 17:32
Replies: 29
Views: 4,507
Posted By nickwilson89
Thanks. I am already a Gwulo addict and read...

Thanks. I am already a Gwulo addict and read their stuff everyday. Never regretted moving across the Pacific to Vancouver nearly 50 years (following the old tradition of Mongkok Police Sergeants upon...
Forum: News and Views from the Shipping World 23rd May 2018, 17:51
Replies: 29
Views: 4,507
Posted By nickwilson89
Thanks, Johnny. I love being corrected when it...

Thanks, Johnny. I love being corrected when it helps me to correct old memories. I knew women came into the picture somewhere. I guessed at Wrens which did not sound right and now you mention...
Forum: News and Views from the Shipping World 23rd May 2018, 01:58
Replies: 29
Views: 4,507
Posted By nickwilson89
Does anyone know why the old mission in HK on...

Does anyone know why the old mission in HK on Gloucester Road in Wanchai was known as the Dogs' Home?.

I once heard it had been a Wrennery before it was a mission.

Nick
Forum: News and Views from the Shipping World 12th May 2018, 06:05
Replies: 299
Views: 28,011
Posted By nickwilson89
Without sounding too vindictive I would have...

Without sounding too vindictive I would have thought masters, officers of the deck and others in command faced prison sentences when their proven negligence caused the loss of life. Certainly...
Forum: Non-Seafaring Obituaries 6th May 2018, 00:59
Replies: 4
Views: 819
Posted By nickwilson89
Thanks, Dave. I think by now his ashes will have...

Thanks, Dave. I think by now his ashes will have been scattered in the land of his birth. Nick
Forum: Non-Seafaring Obituaries 4th May 2018, 00:39
Replies: 4
Views: 819
Posted By nickwilson89
Hello David, I am glad you came across my...

Hello David,

I am glad you came across my new post. Someone asked me the same question, here in Vancouver, yesterday. I came here in early 1974 and somehow f shortly found myself on the board...
Forum: Non-Seafaring Obituaries 3rd May 2018, 22:38
Replies: 4
Views: 819
Posted By nickwilson89
Rev.Joseph Parker, Mission Padre, Dublin, Belfast & Vancouver

Joe died on April 21st in the Okanagan, B.C. after suffering Alzheimers for many years, leaving a wife, Dorothy, and two children Roger and Karen. A second son was killed in the 'Troubles' in...
Forum: Other Companies/Ships 6th March 2018, 17:59
Replies: 398
Views: 70,534
Posted By nickwilson89
The Pub was up D'Aguilar Street next door to a...

The Pub was up D'Aguilar Street next door to a Wimpys burger place so although popular with ICSN people past and present it was well placed for the office trade being just a few steps away from...
Forum: Other Companies/Ships 5th March 2018, 21:23
Replies: 398
Views: 70,534
Posted By nickwilson89
Peter, Very good to hear from you again. Yes, the...

Peter, Very good to hear from you again. Yes, the name for Eric's pub does ring a bell. A very inventive fellow, was Eric!

My email address is [email protected] and yes, I would enjoy...
Forum: Other Companies/Ships 24th February 2018, 17:34
Replies: 398
Views: 70,534
Posted By nickwilson89
I had to attend on board a British tramp once...

I had to attend on board a British tramp once and remember after talking to the master and some of the crew asking the local agent why a British ship had a Scandinavian crew. Of course, it did not...
Forum: Other Companies/Ships 24th February 2018, 17:28
Replies: 398
Views: 70,534
Posted By nickwilson89
I missed this post earlier. The Gladstone pilot...

I missed this post earlier. The Gladstone pilot must have been Richard's son; Maxie's marriage to Elsa was childless and never struck me as being a very warm one. Richard was a Singapore pilot in the...
Forum: Other Companies/Ships 23rd February 2018, 23:51
Replies: 398
Views: 70,534
Posted By nickwilson89
Bob, if you still have an interest in what makes...

Bob, if you still have an interest in what makes a Hebridean unlike any other denizen of Scotland try and get hold of Peter James' Lewis Trilogy, comprising 'The Blackhouse', 'The Lewis Man' and ...
Forum: Other Companies/Ships 22nd February 2018, 08:25
Replies: 398
Views: 70,534
Posted By nickwilson89
As an old Calcutta run man who joined the Saga in...

As an old Calcutta run man who joined the Saga in January 1958 immediately after her release, and stayed or 18 months , I am convinced no Indian Customs rummager ever fund anything without a tip off...
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