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Search: Posts Made By: Hugh Ferguson
Forum: Bank Line 29th October 2016, 16:34
Replies: 36
Views: 3,567
Posted By Hugh Ferguson
Did you get to Aden anytime 1955[56?

Did you get to Aden anytime 1955[56?
Forum: Bank Line 29th October 2016, 13:09
Replies: 36
Views: 3,567
Posted By Hugh Ferguson
You'd need a book to record the events of this,...

You'd need a book to record the events of this, seemingly, never ending voyage but I have no intention of doing that.

The port and event which comes most to mind took place in the Italian...
Forum: Bank Line 28th October 2016, 19:18
Replies: 36
Views: 3,567
Posted By Hugh Ferguson
This one.

This one.
Forum: The Engine Room 11th August 2016, 16:30
Replies: 43
Views: 4,618
Posted By Hugh Ferguson
The bug-bear of slow steaming for motor ships in...

The bug-bear of slow steaming for motor ships in convoy was the build-up of carbon causing scavenge fires. The last thing that a 7knot convoy wanted was a shower of sparks going skywards in the...
Forum: The Engine Room 10th August 2016, 19:55
Replies: 43
Views: 4,618
Posted By Hugh Ferguson
Good heavens this thread sure exploded. My...

Good heavens this thread sure exploded.
My only experience of such an event happened in the Glenroy homeward bound in the Gulf of Aden.
Late in my mid-day to 1600 watch there was a bang and...
Forum: The Engine Room 10th August 2016, 11:54
Replies: 43
Views: 4,618
Posted By Hugh Ferguson
Thanks! I had no idea that they were as common...

Thanks! I had no idea that they were as common as that.
Only one of my family was ever a marine engineer but that was long ago.
His ship. the s.s. LESBIAN, Ellerman & Papayanni, was torpedoed...
Forum: The Engine Room 9th August 2016, 21:23
Replies: 43
Views: 4,618
Posted By Hugh Ferguson
Are you not going to tell us what happened? ...

Are you not going to tell us what happened?
The one that happened in the ship I was in was very serious; are they not all?
Forum: The Engine Room 9th August 2016, 17:28
Replies: 43
Views: 4,618
Posted By Hugh Ferguson
Crankcase Explosion.

Anyone had an experience of such?
Forum: Maritime Family History Research 7th August 2016, 11:43
Replies: 9
Views: 1,078
Posted By Hugh Ferguson
The fate of U862

The fate of U862
Forum: Blue Funnel Line 26th July 2016, 15:55
Replies: 8
Views: 2,511
Posted By Hugh Ferguson
Not the one you wanted but but another

Not the one you wanted but but another
Forum: Blue Funnel Line 23rd July 2016, 17:25
Replies: 8
Views: 2,511
Posted By Hugh Ferguson
I remember her in 1943 & 1944 but I think she had...

I remember her in 1943 & 1944 but I think she had gone when I had a spell there in 1953 as an instructor.
Thanks for the picture-super!
Forum: Say Hello 5th July 2016, 08:18
Replies: 9
Views: 1,087
Posted By Hugh Ferguson
I think I may have confused a new-comer with the...

I think I may have confused a new-comer with the direction to See HERE

Point your cursor onto the word HERE and click. That will open my photo of H.M.S.Eagle actually sinking astern of the...
Forum: Say Hello 4th July 2016, 21:10
Replies: 9
Views: 1,087
Posted By Hugh Ferguson
[QUOTE=grahamila;2075746]Hello. I have just...

[QUOTE=grahamila;2075746]Hello. I have just joined this forum and am very new to all this. I am currently researching Operation Pedestal and my reason is that an uncle of mine (Herbert Creese) who...
Forum: Maritime Family History Research 2nd July 2016, 19:05
Replies: 7
Views: 1,292
Posted By Hugh Ferguson
There are no fewer than TEN pages in Bob Ruegg &...

There are no fewer than TEN pages in Bob Ruegg & Arnold Hague's book, "Convoys To Russia", listing all of the Merchant ships in all of those convoys!
The City of New York was not one them.

If...
Forum: Blue Funnel Line 28th June 2016, 12:59
Replies: 88
Views: 27,995
Posted By Hugh Ferguson
It was just a very well travelled paper-back...

It was just a very well travelled paper-back which I guess has long since disintegrated.
Forum: Say Hello 22nd June 2016, 10:05
Replies: 23
Views: 3,185
Posted By Hugh Ferguson
Be nice to know that the old boy got the message...

Be nice to know that the old boy got the message before he slipped his cable.
Forum: Blue Funnel Line 20th June 2016, 19:20
Replies: 119
Views: 40,723
Posted By Hugh Ferguson
I've just met a visitor to Cornwall who tells me...

I've just met a visitor to Cornwall who tells me that his father was once a commodore captain in Holts; the name is Andrews.
Anyone able to enlarge on this?
Forum: The Bridge 20th June 2016, 17:27
Replies: 261
Views: 55,026
Posted By Hugh Ferguson
No, Keith, we South Channel pilots all lived near...

No, Keith, we South Channel pilots all lived near Dover and only bumped into the Channel pilots as they landed on the Dungeness cutter-or in later years, Folkestone.
You would need to contact a...
Forum: Say Hello 15th June 2016, 18:12
Replies: 23
Views: 3,185
Posted By Hugh Ferguson
Pedestal Convoy was officially designated a 15...

Pedestal Convoy was officially designated a 15 knot convoy which was a very good speed for that era.
I would hazard a guess that the only merchant ship in that convoy,capable of more that 15K.,...
Forum: Say Hello 12th June 2016, 12:58
Replies: 23
Views: 3,185
Posted By Hugh Ferguson
Bringing this back to the top again, Ron, as you...

Bringing this back to the top again, Ron, as you may have missed the latest postings.
Forum: Say Hello 11th June 2016, 10:45
Replies: 23
Views: 3,185
Posted By Hugh Ferguson
www.shipsnostalgia.com/showthread.php?t=46906An...

www.shipsnostalgia.com/showthread.php?t=46906An A.B's account of Pedestal:-
Forum: Say Hello 10th June 2016, 13:08
Replies: 23
Views: 3,185
Posted By Hugh Ferguson
This is a chance to give an airing to one of...

This is a chance to give an airing to one of those in the Pedestal Convoy who never made it to Malta. He was a greaser aboard the Brisbane Star and was a mate of my old correspiondent, Bob Sanders...
Forum: Say Hello 10th June 2016, 12:41
Replies: 23
Views: 3,185
Posted By Hugh Ferguson
Ask your father, Ron, if he can remember the...

Ask your father, Ron, if he can remember the name, Jimmy Whadcoat. Jimmy was the 3rd=or more likely- the 4th mate of the Rochester Castle.
Jimmy later became a Trinity House Channel pilot based...
Forum: Say Hello 10th June 2016, 10:38
Replies: 23
Views: 3,185
Posted By Hugh Ferguson
In order to easily access succeeding clips, click...

In order to easily access succeeding clips, click on the tiny red arrow-top right-as you view each clip.
Forum: Say Hello 10th June 2016, 09:59
Replies: 23
Views: 3,185
Posted By Hugh Ferguson
Welcome, Ron! You've come to the right place....

Welcome, Ron! You've come to the right place. Click HERE (www.shipsnostalgia.tv/action/viewvideo/1715/Pedesatal_Convoy_1/) for starters.
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