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Forum: Say Hello 22nd January 2020, 00:59
Replies: 7
Views: 414
Posted By Trader
Welcome to the site Ruud. As Trotterdom says, we...

Welcome to the site Ruud. As Trotterdom says, we had another Ruud on the site years ago He was a real Dutch coaster man, never forgotten, as John T said. We exchanged many an e-mail especially about...
Forum: Blue Funnel Line 22nd November 2019, 19:43
Replies: 305
Views: 65,949
Posted By Trader
Hello Bruce, I sailed on the "Astyanax" with a...

Hello Bruce, I sailed on the "Astyanax" with a John Bax AB in 1954/55 who came from Kent. He has got to be the same man as you described.A very tall man as I recollect, he told me that he felt a bit...
Forum: Say Hello 8th November 2019, 01:37
Replies: 1
Views: 366
Posted By Trader
A regular in Manchester in 50's/60's with...

A regular in Manchester in 50's/60's with newsprint.
Forum: Looking for Old Shipmates 8th November 2019, 01:34
Replies: 257
Views: 41,124
Posted By Trader
I have just found out from another site and by...

I have just found out from another site and by his son that Jim Barnes passed away a couple of years ago. Jim made over 3000 posts.
Forum: Brocklebank Line 29th July 2019, 02:45
Replies: 8
Views: 2,130
Posted By Trader
Lovely film, talk about "nostalgia". Thanks for...

Lovely film, talk about "nostalgia". Thanks for posting Harry.
Forum: BP Shipping 1st July 2019, 00:59
Replies: 32
Views: 7,211
Posted By Trader
Rifle eye seemed to have the monopoly on Blue...

Rifle eye seemed to have the monopoly on Blue Funnel ships.
Forum: Ship Research 22nd June 2019, 00:56
Replies: 53
Views: 6,083
Posted By Trader
I was with Blue Funnel from 1952 until 1956 and...

I was with Blue Funnel from 1952 until 1956 and there were no films or swimming pools on the ships I sailed on. We did have though, in the crew recreation room an old fashioned radiogram which was...
Forum: Blue Star Line 31st May 2019, 18:59
Replies: 16
Views: 3,442
Posted By Trader
Unfortunately Manchester Liners Old Shipmates has...

Unfortunately Manchester Liners Old Shipmates has gone the same way due to ill health and old age. It was a mine of information about Manchester Liners, photos, ship fleets, history etc.
Forum: Ship Research 22nd April 2019, 19:41
Replies: 7
Views: 919
Posted By Trader
Hi Jay, I visited Baltimore in 1956 on the...

Hi Jay, I visited Baltimore in 1956 on the "Manchester Progress" and again in 1959 on the "Manchester Port". The company, Manchester Liners, had a regular run to the East coast of the USA calling at...
Forum: Computers and The Internet 29th March 2019, 20:22
Replies: 6
Views: 1,299
Posted By Trader
Thank you sparkie. Have bookmarked it for future...

Thank you sparkie. Have bookmarked it for future reference, looks interesting.
Forum: Say Hello 26th January 2019, 02:40
Replies: 3
Views: 479
Posted By Trader
I was on the Esso Lambeth one of four Esso...

I was on the Esso Lambeth one of four Esso vessels trading around the UK coast. She was twin screw and had two triple action steam engines, built on the Great Lakes during the war for trading on the...
Forum: Special Purpose Vessels 13th September 2018, 01:16
Replies: 16
Views: 4,087
Posted By Trader
Hi Mick, did you know Len Winfield from...

Hi Mick, did you know Len Winfield from Radcliffe. I sailed with him on the Manchester Fame or Faith (can't remember which one). Frank was on there at the same time, I think they were related through...
Forum: Special Purpose Vessels 12th September 2018, 19:18
Replies: 16
Views: 4,087
Posted By Trader
Hi Mick, I sailed with Frank Whalley on...

Hi Mick, I sailed with Frank Whalley on Manchester Liners, I believe he was ex. RN. Sorry to hear that he had passed away, he was a good shipmate, came from Bolton if I remember rightly. Another old...
Forum: Looking for Old Shipmates 27th August 2018, 02:07
Replies: 35
Views: 6,094
Posted By Trader
Good post Pat, I remember it well, I went 6 years...

Good post Pat, I remember it well, I went 6 years before you but it was the same routine. The only good thing about it was having a week in the PO's mess followed by a week on deck.
You didn't...
Forum: Say Hello 16th August 2018, 02:44
Replies: 24
Views: 1,762
Posted By Trader
John's post was 12 years ago.

John's post was 12 years ago.
Forum: Esso Tankers 15th August 2018, 01:31
Replies: 13
Views: 6,298
Posted By Trader
I will second that Bruce, I spent a few months on...

I will second that Bruce, I spent a few months on the Esso Lambeth in 1965. Terrible accommodation for the AB's, decent feeder, plenty of overtime but ho' how I hated doing two hours on the wheel....
Forum: Say Hello 30th April 2018, 01:59
Replies: 4
Views: 569
Posted By Trader
Welcome aboard Mick. You have joined a great...

Welcome aboard Mick. You have joined a great ship. I sailed with Manchester Liners from 1956 to 1965 on and off and like you moved on when containers came in. I was on the Progress, City, Port,...
Forum: Say Hello 29th December 2017, 20:15
Replies: 17
Views: 4,302
Posted By Trader
I was at Aberdovey in March 1952 (course 114)...

I was at Aberdovey in March 1952 (course 114) Bruce. The Warspite was there then. There was also another old sailing vessel laid up there, the Garibaldi. One of our jobs was to pump her out every...
Forum: The Radio Room 20th September 2017, 00:55
Replies: 27
Views: 4,000
Posted By Trader
Try Googling them sparks69. Plenty of info....

Try Googling them sparks69. Plenty of info. there. I remember them running tank landing craft ships from Preston to Larne in 50's/60's. One of the first roll on/ roll off companies.
Forum: Tall ships 29th July 2017, 00:04
Replies: 11
Views: 9,209
Posted By Trader
Hello Bruce, I was at Aberdovey in March 1952...

Hello Bruce, I was at Aberdovey in March 1952 course 114. The Warspite was the vessel in use then. There was another vessel laid up in the dock at Aberdovey the "Garibaldi" which I think had been in...
Forum: Maritime Family History Research 9th February 2017, 19:36
Replies: 13
Views: 5,444
Posted By Trader
Barrie, the list of pilots, taken from the book I...

Barrie, the list of pilots, taken from the book I have "No Tides to Stem", was compiled on 1st. Dec. 1895. Here is a quote from the SCHEDULE, Bye-Law No.3........"Pilotage upon the Canal is not...
Forum: Maritime Family History Research 8th February 2017, 17:45
Replies: 13
Views: 5,444
Posted By Trader
Hi Mry, I have sent you a couple of Private...

Hi Mry, I have sent you a couple of Private Messages but I don't think you may have received them as they don't appear in my "sent" box I must be doing something wrong.
Here is the gist of the...
Forum: Manchester Liners 16th December 2016, 19:35
Replies: 11
Views: 7,560
Posted By Trader
Like you I never made any of the reunions as I...

Like you I never made any of the reunions as I live in Dover now so too far to travel. I also sailed with Capt. Illingworth many years ago, a nice man. I did about ten years with the Liners on & off...
Forum: Manchester Liners 16th December 2016, 04:09
Replies: 11
Views: 7,560
Posted By Trader
Arthur Banner passed away in 2010, I never sailed...

Arthur Banner passed away in 2010, I never sailed with him but I knew him. I sailed with Sammy Bethel when he was Chippy on the "Manchester Faith". The name Albert Quinn rings a bell but I cannot put...
Forum: Looking for Old Shipmates 25th October 2016, 03:23
Replies: 2
Views: 583
Posted By Trader
Hi SonOfaCaptain, I attended the OBSS in...

Hi SonOfaCaptain,

I attended the OBSS in March 1952 course 114 so a few years before your father. I still have my log book that we had to fill in somewhere. An experience not to be missed. I went...
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