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Forum: BP Shipping 19th May 2020, 09:53
Replies: 46
Views: 2,995
Posted By R798780
The closest I get is with a packet of Asharun...

The closest I get is with a packet of Asharun Spices which come complete with a recipe / cooking instructions. Created by a young lady of East African Indian origins from her mother's recipes. But...
Forum: Brocklebank Line 19th May 2020, 09:38
Replies: 28
Views: 1,524
Posted By R798780
GOH - Grand Oriental Hotel - in Colombo became...

GOH - Grand Oriental Hotel - in Colombo became the Taprobane; Mixed up initials methinks. Another product of the Raj ? Got a pic somewhere with GOH on the tiles of the sloping red roof. Not a bad...
Forum: Brocklebank Line 17th May 2020, 13:11
Replies: 28
Views: 1,524
Posted By R798780
The Calcutta Swimming Club shows on Google maps...

The Calcutta Swimming Club shows on Google maps about 150 yards north of the Eden Gardens Stadium. I searched for Garden Reach, Calcutta but had to drag nearly half a mile upstream just short of the...
Forum: Brocklebank Line 10th May 2020, 18:02
Replies: 13
Views: 1,542
Posted By R798780
I didn't come across Jalfrezi and Parathas on my...

I didn't come across Jalfrezi and Parathas on my first few trips but it was a regular after that. A dry curry that came ready wrapped in the parathas like fajitas. The Goanese chief cook on Lucerna...
Forum: Tankers 2nd May 2020, 17:04
Replies: 37
Views: 9,373
Posted By R798780
The dancing bear was Ian Seery from Sunderland. ...

The dancing bear was Ian Seery from Sunderland. He was on Luminetta same time as Piggy Wilson who became known as the dancing pig - same evening they went ashore!
Forum: Ship Research 25th April 2020, 14:39
Replies: 61
Views: 2,917
Posted By R798780
Maskeliya (1954) was the first British ship with...

Maskeliya (1954) was the first British ship with A/C winches. Just the two at No 4 hatch all the others were Clark Chapman Silent Steam. The electric winches were experimental and replaced after a...
Forum: Brocklebank Line 17th March 2020, 23:22
Replies: 13
Views: 1,542
Posted By R798780
China Chiloe was a regular dish on all the Brock...

China Chiloe was a regular dish on all the Brock ships I was on with their Bengali cooks. One Bombay/Goanese cook on the tankers (Moss Tankers) wanted to draw chickens for the China Chiloe. Most of...
Forum: Port Line 15th February 2020, 17:16
Replies: 15
Views: 5,216
Posted By R798780
The weekly (masters) inspection was moved from...

The weekly (masters) inspection was moved from Sunday to Saturday - could be an overtime thing - and I imagine pub lunches followed suit.
Forum: Port Line 14th February 2020, 15:01
Replies: 15
Views: 5,216
Posted By R798780
Jalfreeji and Parathas - standard Brocklebank...

Jalfreeji and Parathas - standard Brocklebank dish; I first encountered it on the Maskeliya. Became a regular for Pub-lunch on the tankers
Forum: Looking for Old Shipmates 29th September 2019, 13:32
Replies: 25
Views: 4,521
Posted By R798780
Purser Ricky Taylor?; good feeder and a built in...

Purser Ricky Taylor?; good feeder and a built in entertainment.
Forum: Brocklebank Line 28th May 2019, 16:46
Replies: 6
Views: 1,000
Posted By R798780
We came across Makrana as was in Mombassa in late...

We came across Makrana as was in Mombassa in late '73. Named Aegis Eternity with Greek flag they were trying to get one scotch boiler running to complete the voyage and go for scrap. Makrana had...
Forum: Brocklebank Line 25th May 2019, 09:30
Replies: 14
Views: 2,887
Posted By R798780
Totally different class. Maskeliya 470' loa; 57'...

Totally different class. Maskeliya 470' loa; 57' beam: Masirah 497' loa; 63' 04" beam. Two level (stepped) boat deck on Maskeliya, single level on Masirah. The one similarity was the domed...
Forum: Brocklebank Line 24th May 2019, 12:09
Replies: 14
Views: 2,887
Posted By R798780
I did hear that someone had to stand by the...

I did hear that someone had to stand by the contactor room at No 4 when working cargo to reset the breakers (or whatever) when they popped - a very frequent event from hearsay. Brocklebanks reverted...
Forum: Brocklebank Line 23rd May 2019, 17:47
Replies: 14
Views: 2,887
Posted By R798780
Maturata and Maskeliya were a class of their own;...

Maturata and Maskeliya were a class of their own; and had a smaller beam than the normal Brocks 63' 04". (Maipura, Matra Mahseer and Manaar were 72') As I understand they were tea trade specific by...
Forum: Say Hello 6th May 2019, 13:11
Replies: 4
Views: 599
Posted By R798780
Steve Torkington's first hand account in this...

Steve Torkington's first hand account in this posting. Very little showing when I passed in late '64

https://www.shipsnostalgia.com/showthread.php?t=4428&highlight=martand
Forum: Brocklebank Line 10th December 2018, 20:17
Replies: 9
Views: 2,022
Posted By R798780
Sad news indeed. We sailed with Don on the...

Sad news indeed. We sailed with Don on the Maihar in '70; the only time but did a lot of catching up with him at the reunion 8 years ago. RIP Donald.
Forum: Brocklebank Line 27th May 2018, 13:23
Replies: 73
Views: 10,327
Posted By R798780
I joined my first ship "Malakand" in Vittoria...

I joined my first ship "Malakand" in Vittoria Dock, Birkenhead. Just across the dock was "Masirah"looking very pukka (a.k.a. Murphy's Yacht ?)
A touch of chalk and cheese.
Forum: The Bridge 29th April 2018, 20:20
Replies: 54
Views: 10,242
Posted By R798780
Malakand (1942) had a Monkey Island standard...

Malakand (1942) had a Monkey Island standard compass; and a magnetic steering compass in the wheelhouse. There was also a retrofitted gyro repeater at one side of the steering compass. Later...
Forum: The Galley 14th April 2018, 11:32
Replies: 57
Views: 9,466
Posted By R798780
Just found a pile of menus from a time on the...

Just found a pile of menus from a time on the South African coast.

With the Indian crews previously "Jalfrezi and Parathas" would frequently be an item - for which one Goanese chief cook would...
Forum: The Galley 14th April 2018, 11:25
Replies: 57
Views: 9,466
Posted By R798780
Delivered stores one time to a Cunard bulker,...

Delivered stores one time to a Cunard bulker, possibly the Cunard Carrier from tanker Lumiere
Forum: Brocklebank Line 8th July 2017, 22:38
Replies: 24
Views: 3,823
Posted By R798780
A collection of facts; comparing the smaller tea...

A collection of facts; comparing the smaller tea boats - Maskeliya and Maturata - with the larger Mahseer / Matra class; and with the Makrana / Mawana class and the later motor ships thrown in. The...
Forum: Tankers 31st May 2017, 12:24
Replies: 37
Views: 9,373
Posted By R798780
Not sure about the '82 ............... we were on...

Not sure about the '82 ............... we were on Luminetta together in 1984
Forum: Looking for Old Shipmates 9th May 2017, 11:27
Replies: 0
Views: 344
Posted By R798780
Austen Mills / Alan Mills

Jeannette Hankinson needs info about her dad: Can anyone help? "Looking for anyone with information that may help me. My dad worked for the merchant navy at some point between 1955-1970, I vaguely...
Forum: Nautical Colleges 27th April 2017, 21:04
Replies: 14
Views: 3,486
Posted By R798780
No pre-sea in my case; straight into real life !

No pre-sea in my case; straight into real life !
Forum: Nautical Colleges 27th April 2017, 20:07
Replies: 14
Views: 3,486
Posted By R798780
A tad narrow minded view, methinks: Some of us...

A tad narrow minded view, methinks: Some of us worked hard to get the lived in look; but a lot had to be down to squeezing the steaming bonnets into suitcases. They came out for stations, lifeboat...
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