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Search: Posts Made By: Geoff Garrett
Forum: Places, People & Events of Maritime Interest 10th August 2007, 05:41
Replies: 29
Views: 4,017
Posted By Geoff Garrett
In war, you play every card in your hand and you...

In war, you play every card in your hand and you play it for all it's worth and for the past couple of centuries the Brits have clearly proved themselves masters at it.
Forum: Brocklebank Line 4th August 2007, 00:32
Replies: 41
Views: 4,732
Posted By Geoff Garrett
Don't believe a word of it!

Don't believe a word of it!
Forum: News and Views from the Shipping World 2nd August 2007, 22:21
Replies: 3
Views: 818
Posted By Geoff Garrett
I have just been watching the BBC News World...

I have just been watching the BBC News World Service and was amazed to see a Legal Expert from The City being interviewed, he coming up with the theory that the Russians were in flagrant breach of...
Forum: News and Views from the Shipping World 29th July 2007, 04:06
Replies: 22
Views: 1,684
Posted By Geoff Garrett
...thats the bl**dy problem, they're all smart...

...thats the bl**dy problem, they're all smart cookies!
Forum: News and Views from the Shipping World 28th July 2007, 00:54
Replies: 22
Views: 1,684
Posted By Geoff Garrett
...if they can't drive cars, how the hell are...

...if they can't drive cars, how the hell are they supposed to drive ships?
Forum: Blue Funnel Line 27th July 2007, 01:45
Replies: 42
Views: 8,992
Posted By Geoff Garrett
I like that one Pat, your reasoning about...

I like that one Pat, your reasoning about engineers with testicular cancer. I suppose they would also be susceptible to cancer of the colon through scratchin' their behinds!
Forum: The Bridge 27th July 2007, 01:27
Replies: 59
Views: 5,999
Posted By Geoff Garrett
Noon sights were for the kids. The Mate would...

Noon sights were for the kids. The Mate would sort out the men from the boys with his star sights.

Soundings: Get ten different men to take soundings/dips and you will get ten different answers.
Forum: News and Views from the Shipping World 20th July 2007, 02:29
Replies: 10
Views: 3,191
Posted By Geoff Garrett
Forget the sleeping pills 3xEx, have a couple of...

Forget the sleeping pills 3xEx, have a couple of large brandy and sodas instead.
Forum: Looking for Old Shipmates 17th July 2007, 23:11
Replies: 9
Views: 2,114
Posted By Geoff Garrett
That's interesting, a snap brim trilby hat and a...

That's interesting, a snap brim trilby hat and a pair of underpants for working gear. Rather snappy!
Forum: Brocklebank Line 13th July 2007, 23:31
Replies: 21
Views: 1,930
Posted By Geoff Garrett
Some years ago, in Newcastle NSW, a Russian ship...

Some years ago, in Newcastle NSW, a Russian ship was "working" cargo in the desultory style common to those shores, which frustrated the Captain who made the mistake, after a few drinks, of going out...
Forum: Ships & the Breakers 11th July 2007, 00:27
Replies: 90
Views: 27,189
Posted By Geoff Garrett
I'm finding this Thread interesting. What I'm...

I'm finding this Thread interesting. What I'm curious to know is how many troops was a purpose built British troopship (BI's, Bibby etc) designed to carry? ie a Battalion, Regiment or what, come to...
Forum: Brocklebank Line 10th July 2007, 23:38
Replies: 18
Views: 2,484
Posted By Geoff Garrett
Philthechil, I'm not growing, A...

Philthechil,
I'm not growing, A Kiwifruit(Zespri). I'm growing it by the Hectare.
Rgds.
Forum: Brocklebank Line 10th July 2007, 00:28
Replies: 18
Views: 2,484
Posted By Geoff Garrett
Hello Philthechill, For saving life at sea...

Hello Philthechill,
For saving life at sea there is no monetary reward. How could there possibly be? It is your(our) duty to participate and failure to respond is in fact a crime.

What has...
Forum: Brocklebank Line 8th July 2007, 23:18
Replies: 18
Views: 2,484
Posted By Geoff Garrett
Was he a Geordie?

Was he a Geordie?
Forum: News and Views from the Shipping World 30th June 2007, 23:39
Replies: 30
Views: 5,103
Posted By Geoff Garrett
You've hit the nail on the head Bearsie....

You've hit the nail on the head Bearsie. Commercial pressure to pile it high on deck. In practice Charterers are inclined to pressure Masters with, "we always load this high on all vessels of this...
Forum: Brocklebank Line 28th June 2007, 00:27
Replies: 32
Views: 2,852
Posted By Geoff Garrett
I should really open up another thread up on...

I should really open up another thread up on Papua New Guinea "Pidgin", (another trade language similar to Bazaar Bhat/Swahili etc)a mixture of Island dialects, English and German and the one word...
Forum: Looking for Old Shipmates 24th June 2007, 22:35
Replies: 10
Views: 2,178
Posted By Geoff Garrett
Yeah, known Joe for years but in the days when he...

Yeah, known Joe for years but in the days when he was decidedly "brown ale" lol.
Forum: News and Views from the Shipping World 22nd June 2007, 00:06
Replies: 1
Views: 976
Posted By Geoff Garrett
One part of the route, the Goree, a road on the...

One part of the route, the Goree, a road on the Liverpool waterfront and also an island off Dakar, West Africa.
Forum: News and Views from the Shipping World 21st June 2007, 23:40
Replies: 95
Views: 9,923
Posted By Geoff Garrett
A wonderful thing nostalgia, only one problem...

A wonderful thing nostalgia, only one problem with it - you can't eat it.
Forum: Blue Funnel Line 18th June 2007, 23:20
Replies: 88
Views: 17,229
Posted By Geoff Garrett
Take care Buddy, You're the kinda guy George...

Take care Buddy,
You're the kinda guy George Bush would call a Bluey Fundamentalist and there's a place for guys like you, its called "Gitmo"!

so watchit.
Forum: Ship Research 17th June 2007, 22:52
Replies: 54
Views: 14,748
Posted By Geoff Garrett
"stores": Just a small point, the wanstead class...

"stores": Just a small point, the wanstead class were not "sold to china", they in fact maintained their British registry after being sold to London shipowners John Swire & Sons and for their wholly...
Forum: The Bridge 17th June 2007, 03:25
Replies: 214
Views: 17,424
Posted By Geoff Garrett
Very true Tony Crompton, on what you say on your...

Very true Tony Crompton, on what you say on your post #66 and I shall embellish further, more smart-asses per M3 in and around a berthing ship than in any other place in the port.
Forum: The Bridge 13th June 2007, 22:08
Replies: 214
Views: 17,424
Posted By Geoff Garrett
Probably ex-Blue Flue!

Probably ex-Blue Flue!
Forum: Ship Research 13th June 2007, 21:55
Replies: 54
Views: 14,748
Posted By Geoff Garrett
Hello Artie, I have a photograph of MV Woosung,...

Hello Artie,
I have a photograph of MV Woosung, purchased from Watts Watts by The China Navigation Co.Ltd. and which I believe was the former Watts Watts Woolwich and in which I served as Chief Mate...
Forum: Blue Funnel Line 12th June 2007, 23:22
Replies: 88
Views: 17,229
Posted By Geoff Garrett
James C, You've said it all for me, and I am...

James C,
You've said it all for me, and I am sure that the Holt family would have seen it also and pulled out not wanting to throw good money after bad.
Rgds.
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