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Search: Posts Made By: sailor63
Forum: Maritime Family History Research 13th April 2017, 08:57
Replies: 5
Views: 787
Posted By sailor63
Wryneck.

Hi Popeye, i have no records at all, when he died in the 80,s me and my dad cleared out his house and found the photo of Wryneck outside Valletta Harbour and i have enough pics of him in uniform to...
Forum: Maritime Family History Research 8th April 2017, 00:24
Replies: 5
Views: 787
Posted By sailor63
Hi Popeye, at some stage during W.W.11. my Uncle...

Hi Popeye, at some stage during W.W.11. my Uncle served aboard the Wryneck as a stoker, i got a pic of her steaming into valetta malta.
Forum: Royal Navy 18th June 2016, 09:47
Replies: 4
Views: 1,279
Posted By sailor63
H.M.S. Wryneck.

Thanks Canadian.
Forum: Royal Navy 18th June 2016, 09:20
Replies: 4
Views: 1,279
Posted By sailor63
H.M.S. Wryneck

Thanks Hugh. I,ll give that a go.
Forum: Royal Navy 13th June 2016, 21:21
Replies: 4
Views: 1,279
Posted By sailor63
H.M.S. Wryneck.

An uncle of mine was a stoker Rating on H.M.S. Wryneck, a "w" class destroyer (built in about 1918 i think) which was sunk by dive bombers and M.E. 109,s just north of Crete April 1941. Now uncle...
Forum: Blue Star Line 29th April 2016, 11:41
Replies: 41
Views: 18,503
Posted By sailor63
Hi Peterb. I did a voyage on the Scottish from...

Hi Peterb. I did a voyage on the Scottish from feb. 66 to june 66. just before you got stuck in the canal. just think, she rotted there for 8 yrs! Cheers. Colin.K.
Forum: Coasters 17th April 2016, 13:19
Replies: 23
Views: 11,756
Posted By sailor63
I served on the Sappho ( built at Goole in 45,...

I served on the Sappho ( built at Goole in 45, named Falster) A ship with no deck gear whatsoever, just a windlass for the anchor. no gyro compass, just a magnetic one on the monkey island, viewed...
Forum: Looking for Old Shipmates 27th January 2013, 14:29
Replies: 14
Views: 3,821
Posted By sailor63
M.V. Australind.

Did a run job on her march 63, antwerp dry dock to london.
Forum: Royal Mail Line 7th July 2012, 21:33
Replies: 34
Views: 14,827
Posted By sailor63
Escalante,march to may,65.did my steering ticket...

Escalante,march to may,65.did my steering ticket on her as a s.o.s. took lifeboat and e.d.h. at st. katherines dock after payoff. Cheers, colin.K.
Forum: Looking for Old Shipmates 7th July 2012, 21:16
Replies: 4
Views: 1,972
Posted By sailor63
Two trips on the Icenic.june to october 63, and...

Two trips on the Icenic.june to october 63, and october 63 to march 64. cheers. Colin.K.
Forum: Looking for Old Shipmates 21st January 2012, 14:15
Replies: 162
Views: 39,512
Posted By sailor63
sugar line.

Hello Clive, refiner, jan-feb 65, sapphire,mar-may, 68, carrier,apr-dec, 68, producer, feb-june 69, sapphire, nov-69-mar 70, producer, apr-may 70. good memories of these ships. Cheers, Colin.K.
Forum: Looking for Old Shipmates 10th November 2011, 23:43
Replies: 114
Views: 33,304
Posted By sailor63
c.p. ships.

was on the beaverfir, 5 trips, all great lakes. rolled like a barrel.lol. 25-3-64. to 19-12-64. cheers, colin. K.
Forum: Looking for Old Shipmates 28th October 2011, 22:20
Replies: 6
Views: 1,884
Posted By sailor63
hi there Kiwi kid,i sailed wth all those guys in...

hi there Kiwi kid,i sailed wth all those guys in the photo on the Icenic for two voyages, tho not all on both trips if that makes any sense.the two from right to left were called Dave and Melvyn, or...
Forum: Places, People & Events of Maritime Interest 9th September 2009, 19:09
Replies: 113
Views: 38,692
Posted By sailor63
joining ships abroad

Hi Mike, 8 years later i too experienced the "heres your warrant" nightmare.lol. i had to get from Luton to Antwerp unaccompanied to join the Australind in dry dock, and sail the bloody thing back to...
Forum: Places, People & Events of Maritime Interest 9th September 2009, 17:50
Replies: 113
Views: 38,692
Posted By sailor63
katherine dock

Where we had to take our lifeboat exams, bet i was the only bloke to go thru that lot with a broken toe! rigging derricks for docking, tightened a runner that wasnt shackled to the deck properly it...
Forum: Places, People & Events of Maritime Interest 10th March 2009, 21:32
Replies: 29
Views: 5,436
Posted By sailor63
genoa

only went there once but for quite some time cos we had to offload a full cargo then reload another full cargo and go back out the way we had just been. i.e. the whole of africa from west to east...
Forum: Looking for Old Shipmates 11th February 2009, 10:21
Replies: 17
Views: 13,830
Posted By sailor63
Vindy.(reunion)

Been a regular myself for the last 3 years but last year was spoilt by the rotten stink coming from the newly opened food re- cycling plant next door . the whole of sharpness now smells like the...
Forum: Shaw Savill 15th August 2007, 16:16
Replies: 20
Views: 7,666
Posted By sailor63
Icenic

Hi all, did 2 trips as deck boy on the lovely iCENIC, aussie-kiwi in 63+64, first taste of suez, red sea, Indian ocean, australian sunshine, and Kiwi girls legendary hospitality, so to speak, lol....
Forum: Houlder Brothers 12th August 2007, 18:37
Replies: 1,019
Views: 234,157
Posted By sailor63
Hi Ian, I sailed on the Royston Grange one trip...

Hi Ian, I sailed on the Royston Grange one trip to B.A. in 1963. as we all know she met a terrible end outside Monty in ,72 i think. cheers, colin.K. (sailor63).
Forum: Say Hello 16th March 2007, 21:17
Replies: 6
Views: 574
Posted By sailor63
Smile Introduction.

Hi Everybody, my name is Colin Knight, and after a 3 month spell at the notorious "Vindy" in the worst winter known to mankind, (Jan to Mar. 1963! Brrrrrrrrrr.) I managed 7 years at sea on 18 ships...
Forum: Looking for Old Shipmates 16th March 2007, 18:49
Replies: 114
Views: 33,304
Posted By sailor63
Hi Geoff, Not quite your time, a year in front...

Hi Geoff, Not quite your time, a year in front actually. I did what amounts to a season on the Beaverfir from 25th march 1964, ( still using ice-breakers on the St. Lawrence!) till19th. december,...
Forum: Union Castle - Safmarine 15th March 2007, 10:40
Replies: 31
Views: 11,096
Posted By sailor63
hi Joesoap, Were most U/C boats liners? I only...

hi Joesoap, Were most U/C boats liners? I only ask because your the first person i seen to have tramped for U/C so far. Way back in july 66 i joined the old Kenilworth Castle on what i believe to...
Forum: Blue Star Line 15th March 2007, 10:15
Replies: 9
Views: 7,303
Posted By sailor63
hi Rick, your right,she was a work up, but thats...

hi Rick, your right,she was a work up, but thats what made you feel worthwhile, you used all your skills and training, what do they do now? I hear that some boats dont even have wheels these days!...
Forum: Blue Star Line 15th March 2007, 10:07
Replies: 6
Views: 2,453
Posted By sailor63
Hi Lads,sailor 63 here,the old Brasil was my...

Hi Lads,sailor 63 here,the old Brasil was my final voyage,London to Bremen, 5th of June 1970 to the 30th july. dry dock i think. I know we flew home. If i,d known how quick those old boats were going...
Forum: Wrecks 14th March 2007, 21:15
Replies: 27
Views: 4,647
Posted By sailor63
hi Jeff, if you want an even better one try this...

hi Jeff, if you want an even better one try this http://maps.live.com/ its superior to google and offers a bonus of "Birds Eye " view onf a lot of places, which amounts to an almost roof top...
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