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Forum: The Radio Room 19th December 2018, 04:18
Replies: 203
Views: 32,950
Posted By Criffh
First ship Jan 1967 Denholm's ore carrier Sir...

First ship Jan 1967 Denholm's ore carrier Sir Andrew Duncan/MYBN. Joined Mimco at East Ham depot., then overnight train to Glasgow. Met 1st R/O early morning in Glasgow depot. He had a large bruise...
Forum: The Radio Room 15th October 2015, 19:03
Replies: 54
Views: 11,613
Posted By Criffh
Joined Newcastle Star in Liverpool October 69, at...

Joined Newcastle Star in Liverpool October 69, at the start of the Compass Line charter. Sailed for Cape Town and spent 24 hours at the Bar waiting for the fog to lift. No radar. Excellent run...
Forum: Blue Star Line 5th March 2012, 07:02
Replies: 16
Views: 4,661
Posted By Criffh
When I was in digs in Southampton doing my ticket...

When I was in digs in Southampton doing my ticket in the mid 60s, the landlord was insistent that the reason for two ships colliding in the Solent the previous night was that radar couldn't see in...
Forum: J & J Denholm 28th February 2012, 04:40
Replies: 19
Views: 5,168
Posted By Criffh
Did my 6 months as a junior R/O on Sir Andrew...

Did my 6 months as a junior R/O on Sir Andrew Duncan in 1967. Capt. Macdonald was the master. Many happy returns!
Forum: Blue Star Line 26th February 2012, 12:34
Replies: 16
Views: 4,661
Posted By Criffh
Joined Newcastle Star in Liverpool October 1969...

Joined Newcastle Star in Liverpool October 1969 as R/O. Sailed straight into thick fog. No radar, so anchored at the Bar LV for 24 hours waiting for the fog to lift. The cost of this delay alone...
Forum: The Radio Room 19th February 2012, 13:22
Replies: 119
Views: 17,499
Posted By Criffh
Well, I signed off for the last time and came...

Well, I signed off for the last time and came ashore twice! The first time was in March 1973, after six years as a Marconi R/O. Colour tv in the UK was quite a new thing back then, and servicing...
Forum: The Radio Room 4th January 2012, 13:14
Replies: 14
Views: 2,803
Posted By Criffh
Several T&J Harrison ships had Redifon Transit...

Several T&J Harrison ships had Redifon Transit satellite navigation equipment fitted in the 1970's. These were rather large metal boxes, which sat on the chartroom table. The readout consisted of a...
Forum: Bank Line 19th October 2011, 17:17
Replies: 285
Views: 54,681
Posted By Criffh
Seven or 8 years and a number of shipping...

Seven or 8 years and a number of shipping companies after the Teviot Bank, I joined a T&J Harrison ship. Requested Lpool Depot to keep me with them, which they did, except for one trip, for my final...
Forum: Bank Line 18th October 2011, 17:22
Replies: 285
Views: 54,681
Posted By Criffh
Johnnietwocoats, believe it or not, I had a far...

Johnnietwocoats, believe it or not, I had a far worse master than Cheerful Charlie on my next ship. An absolute headcase. But that wasn't Bank Line.
Forum: Bank Line 17th October 2011, 19:04
Replies: 285
Views: 54,681
Posted By Criffh
Joined Teviotbank in the UK, 1970, as R/O. ...

Joined Teviotbank in the UK, 1970, as R/O. Charlie Howe was the master, who took great pleasure in leading me a dog's life. The fact that the ship was almost new, had a/c and a swimming pool, a...
Forum: The Radio Room 15th October 2011, 11:15
Replies: 51
Views: 9,825
Posted By Criffh
Received a dictionary and atlas when I was on the...

Received a dictionary and atlas when I was on the Sugar Refiner/GOYK. The c/o's superb sketches of alcohol-induced visions of sea monsters in the log book undoubtedly played a large part in us...
Forum: The Radio Room 15th October 2011, 10:54
Replies: 18
Views: 4,571
Posted By Criffh
I've still got my one and only Vernons cheque,...

I've still got my one and only Vernons cheque, received in 1984 while I was on MV Benvorlich. Must have been well off in those days, because I didn't bother to cash it! My winnings amounted to...
Forum: The Radio Room 14th October 2011, 20:08
Replies: 76
Views: 11,683
Posted By Criffh
1967, MV Rossetti/GVMX, my second ship. Off the...

1967, MV Rossetti/GVMX, my second ship. Off the coast of Brazil one afternoon, watching two Brazilian Naval ships conducting an exercise as we sailed by. Several hours later, the cabin boy was...
Forum: The Radio Room 14th October 2011, 19:22
Replies: 17
Views: 3,752
Posted By Criffh
Sugar Line MV Sugar Producer, paying off in...

Sugar Line MV Sugar Producer, paying off in Belfast after a Great Lakes voyage. On the return North Atlantic crossing, several items on deck, including nav lights, were sabotaged. The master...
Forum: The Radio Room 14th October 2011, 18:50
Replies: 47
Views: 7,108
Posted By Criffh
Sugar Line used to provide Watneys Export Lager...

Sugar Line used to provide Watneys Export Lager in kegs on their ships. Pretty potent, and and if spilt would make a good substitute for varnish once dried. Not too bad once you got used to it...
Forum: The Radio Room 14th October 2011, 18:01
Replies: 23
Views: 5,651
Posted By Criffh
Two joinings come to mind. A number of officers...

Two joinings come to mind.
A number of officers were flown out to Calcutta to join T&J Harrison's MV Warrior, mid 1982. From there, we were supposed to stay in a hotel overnight, then fly down to...
Forum: The Radio Room 28th March 2011, 19:40
Replies: 21
Views: 2,970
Posted By Criffh
I was R/O on Texaco Bahrain/GQNB in 1970/71,...

I was R/O on Texaco Bahrain/GQNB in 1970/71, during which time we did several runs between Singapore and Saigon, with only a part-cargo, so that we could get up the river. Lots of sandbags around...
Forum: The Radio Room 10th November 2010, 16:58
Replies: 31
Views: 3,251
Posted By Criffh
All they did around my neck of the woods was...

All they did around my neck of the woods was swear at each other.
Forum: Bulk Carriers 3rd November 2010, 15:24
Replies: 14
Views: 5,125
Posted By Criffh
Just come across this thread. I was R/O on Avon...

Just come across this thread. I was R/O on Avon Bridge from September 72 to March 73. Ridley was the master, and for some reason really had it in for me, while the mates got away with murder!
Last...
Forum: The Radio Room 29th August 2010, 14:15
Replies: 199
Views: 19,366
Posted By Criffh
I was recently foraging around in the attic, and...

I was recently foraging around in the attic, and came across my old Hi-mound mechanical bug key. Dots were originally produced by a contact operated by a swinging weight when the paddle was held to...
Forum: The Radio Room 9th August 2010, 18:45
Replies: 420
Views: 84,139
Posted By Criffh
East Park Tce was already up and running by the...

East Park Tce was already up and running by the time I started my PMG course, although we regularly visited St. Mary's as the canteen was there.
Docgk's photo of the Morse room reminded me of the...
Forum: The Radio Room 3rd August 2010, 18:09
Replies: 420
Views: 84,139
Posted By Criffh
Hi Mike A very entrepreneureal lady by the...

Hi Mike

A very entrepreneureal lady by the sounds of it, and no doubt her husband was grateful for the extra cash! My firsy digs was with an ex-farmer, his wife, and 12 year old daughter. They...
Forum: The Radio Room 3rd August 2010, 12:14
Replies: 420
Views: 84,139
Posted By Criffh
Hi Ian, Mike, Getting a 2nd class PMG...

Hi Ian, Mike,

Getting a 2nd class PMG stretched my brain cell to the limit, and I didn't stay on for PMG/1 or radar. Can't say I particularly enjoyed living in digs during the week, having to...
Forum: The Radio Room 2nd August 2010, 17:33
Replies: 420
Views: 84,139
Posted By Criffh
Hi Ian Glasses, fairly tall as far as I...

Hi Ian

Glasses, fairly tall as far as I remember. I didn't manage to get a snap of that one!
Do you remember who took over the maths classes from the lady I mentioned? He was a laid-back chap...
Forum: The Radio Room 2nd August 2010, 14:41
Replies: 420
Views: 84,139
Posted By Criffh
Southampton

I did my PMG course in Soton, 1965-66. Attached are a few photos from back then. I well remember Moody, Johnson and Fisher. Wasn't there a Mr. Tremaine too? Our maths teacher was the wife of the...
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