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Search: Posts Made By: Brian McCarthy
Forum: Ship Research 27th February 2019, 13:28
Replies: 1
Views: 1,471
Posted By Brian McCarthy
Hi, Sorry have just seen this thread, My father...

Hi, Sorry have just seen this thread, My father (from Cardiff) was first trip Second Mate on the Trevaylor joining in Avonmouth 17.3.45 and paying off Tilbury 17.5.46. Un fortunately he died 5 years...
Forum: Looking for Old Shipmates 13th November 2018, 15:54
Replies: 777
Views: 157,203
Posted By Brian McCarthy
Hi Brian I was on Battotah twice not my...

Hi Brian
I was on Battotah twice not my favourite. I went ashore after her and did truck driving for six months then got a job in social work working with multi handicapped, also went to agri...
Forum: Looking for Old Shipmates 11th November 2018, 14:44
Replies: 777
Views: 157,203
Posted By Brian McCarthy
Yes definitely not me Brian. I do remember an...

Yes definitely not me Brian. I do remember an Arab junior who kept his wife locked in their cabin. Think she spent the day hitting golf balls into a steel bucket, at least that is what it sounded...
Forum: Looking for Old Shipmates 6th November 2018, 18:13
Replies: 777
Views: 157,203
Posted By Brian McCarthy
The chap on the right in the dark clothing is...

The chap on the right in the dark clothing is John Wilson or Pope John. Lovely bloke , sailed with him a couple of times when he was 2/E and 3/E. From North Shields.

Regards,
Bri
Forum: Looking for Old Shipmates 6th November 2018, 18:03
Replies: 777
Views: 157,203
Posted By Brian McCarthy
regarding the small Russian up the Shatt in 80 I...

regarding the small Russian up the Shatt in 80 I was up there for about 3 months on the Khalidiah, Norwegian C/E. Jack Ashbridge was the old man. The sparky John Kelly (flute player and I (guitar and...
Forum: Looking for Old Shipmates 6th November 2018, 16:08
Replies: 777
Views: 157,203
Posted By Brian McCarthy
I joined in Jeddah after three and a half months...

I joined in Jeddah after three and a half months on the Mansouriah which ended in laying her up in Dubai. The 2/E was a nervous wreck after being involved in wrecks on his two previous ships that...
Forum: Other Companies/Ships 19th March 2017, 21:46
Replies: 498
Views: 126,515
Posted By Brian McCarthy
I was on the Khalidiah up at Basrah, we only had...

I was on the Khalidiah up at Basrah, we only had two turbos for the gennies so yo had to shut loads of stuff down to go down to one genny then swap the turbo- nightmare
Forum: Other Companies/Ships 19th March 2017, 21:43
Replies: 498
Views: 126,515
Posted By Brian McCarthy
I was on the Salimiah in 79, Bill Sadler was...

I was on the Salimiah in 79, Bill Sadler was Chief, Kenny Cambell the Old Man. I sailed with 2/o charlie on the theekar, he and his wife were living in North Yorkshire, my wife and I went there for...
Forum: Looking for Old Shipmates 6th November 2016, 17:37
Replies: 777
Views: 157,203
Posted By Brian McCarthy
Hi Bob, what are the names of your books, are...

Hi Bob, what are the names of your books, are they still available ?. I sailed with Dave Deans, did he come from Dundee, if so I also sailed with his son who did a trip or two as J/E before giving...
Forum: Looking for Old Shipmates 6th November 2016, 17:12
Replies: 777
Views: 157,203
Posted By Brian McCarthy
Hi, who is the chap in the uniform,I sailed with...

Hi, who is the chap in the uniform,I sailed with him but cannot remember which ship, Regards, Bri
Forum: Looking for Old Shipmates 6th November 2016, 01:06
Replies: 777
Views: 157,203
Posted By Brian McCarthy
I met that'someone ' in Beiruit airport after we...

I met that'someone ' in Beiruit airport after we paid off from separate ships, he showed me the cash, I found a seat far away, I think the airport was blown up a few days later
Forum: Other Companies/Ships 5th November 2016, 23:56
Replies: 498
Views: 126,515
Posted By Brian McCarthy
I wrote a poem about Hugglands cranes back in the...

I wrote a poem about Hugglands cranes back in the day which began Hugglands crane are you so ill ,that every day we have to fill your reservoir with oil so light and watch you work into the night....
Forum: Other Companies/Ships 5th November 2016, 22:37
Replies: 498
Views: 126,515
Posted By Brian McCarthy
Hi John, I sailed with UASC between 78/83 as a...

Hi John, I sailed with UASC between 78/83 as a junior /4th .I was on the Bassam for a trip to Port Keelung ?Singapore to Europe then back to the Gulf Dougie price was the Chief. next trip Ibn Duraid...
Forum: The Engine Room 5th November 2016, 22:08
Replies: 34
Views: 4,810
Posted By Brian McCarthy
must admit my first trip deepsea as a junior in...

must admit my first trip deepsea as a junior in the 70's the Chief engineer was the only one with a ticket. The others were all time served people and were among the best engineers I have sailed...
Forum: British India Line 10th February 2014, 22:37
Replies: 46
Views: 31,771
Posted By Brian McCarthy
There were some interesting pics and a bit of an...

There were some interesting pics and a bit of an article featuring Nevasa in West Africa a couple of months ago, Ships Monthly or Sea Breezes I think
Forum: British India Line 10th February 2014, 22:33
Replies: 46
Views: 31,771
Posted By Brian McCarthy
I went to The Royal Hospital School, Holbrook...

I went to The Royal Hospital School, Holbrook (for the sons of seamen) and the 2nd year kids went on a cruise each year I went on the Nevasa around the Medi in December 68 the previous year went on...
Forum: Ship Research 10th February 2014, 22:24
Replies: 2
Views: 7,416
Posted By Brian McCarthy
I was on the Tyco Provider in 1999, at St....

I was on the Tyco Provider in 1999, at St. Thomas, Longline was the station ship there but rarely went to sea
Forum: Royal Fleet Auxiliary 10th February 2014, 22:01
Replies: 66
Views: 16,597
Posted By Brian McCarthy
I sailed on her as a teenager from Swan Hunters,...

I sailed on her as a teenager from Swan Hunters, My Dad was Captain. Tried Compass swinging off the Tyne then the Ruston engines broke down. I had to get off in the pilot boat with a gale blowing...
Forum: Royal Fleet Auxiliary 10th February 2014, 21:45
Replies: 9
Views: 5,108
Posted By Brian McCarthy
Very nice, she was my Dads last ship before he...

Very nice, she was my Dads last ship before he retired in 1983.
Forum: Royal Fleet Auxiliary 10th February 2014, 21:32
Replies: 4
Views: 1,334
Posted By Brian McCarthy
There is an article and picture in the February...

There is an article and picture in the February Telegraph about the Freshsprig, they are trying to raise money to renovate her for seagoing service
Forum: Looking for Old Shipmates 9th February 2014, 23:12
Replies: 777
Views: 157,203
Posted By Brian McCarthy
Bill Sadler

AlbieR, I was the 'senior' junior and we had a particularly pathetic 2/E. Bil asked the office if he could promote me to 2/E as I was on watch with the second and did all his jobs off watch. Offic...
Forum: Looking for Old Shipmates 9th February 2014, 22:52
Replies: 777
Views: 157,203
Posted By Brian McCarthy
Bill and Anna

Hi, The Chief was Bill Hedley from Darlington with his wife Anna, kept in touch with them until about 10 years ago , Unfortunately Anna had a stroke but apparently Bill was a great carer, I sailed...
Forum: Looking for Old Shipmates 9th February 2014, 21:53
Replies: 777
Views: 157,203
Posted By Brian McCarthy
Were there 2 Bill Sadlers, I was a junior on the...

Were there 2 Bill Sadlers, I was a junior on the Al Salimiah , Bill was Chief, great bloke, lived in North Wales. I also did 3 months on the Mansouriah laying her up in Dubai before transferring to...
Forum: Other Companies/Ships 8th February 2014, 22:51
Replies: 498
Views: 126,515
Posted By Brian McCarthy
Uasc

Isailed with Medwin twice, he was 4th and then 3rd, next time I saw him he was working for Dubai drydock (early 80's) his missus was with him one trip,
regards, Bri
Forum: Other Companies/Ships 8th February 2014, 22:38
Replies: 498
Views: 126,515
Posted By Brian McCarthy
I was with UASC from 78-83, Ibn Bassam, Ibn...

I was with UASC from 78-83, Ibn Bassam, Ibn Duraid ,Al Salimiah,Al Shidadiah,Ibn Battotah (twice) Theekar, Al Mansouriah, Ibn Asakir and more as Junior/4E. They were good to work for most of the time...
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