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Search: Posts Made By: IAN M
Forum: Ship Research 20th February 2020, 22:14
Replies: 13
Views: 370
Posted By IAN M
Fort ships and Liberty ships were entirely...

Fort ships and Liberty ships were entirely different. Forts were coal burners built in Canada. Liberties were oil burners built in the USA.
Forum: The Radio Room 17th February 2020, 21:13
Replies: 16
Views: 1,069
Posted By IAN M
Yes PhiL, one and the same, and thank you for...

Yes PhiL, one and the same, and thank you for your kind words.

Regards

Ian
Forum: Clan Line 14th February 2020, 17:38
Replies: 2
Views: 1,386
Posted By IAN M
The funeral of Captain Robert Royan took place...

The funeral of Captain Robert Royan took place yesterday.
Forum: The Radio Room 3rd February 2020, 18:39
Replies: 16
Views: 1,069
Posted By IAN M
It does beggar belief, but thanks for finding...

It does beggar belief, but thanks for finding this out.

Regards

Ian
Forum: The Radio Room 3rd February 2020, 18:25
Replies: 16
Views: 1,069
Posted By IAN M
Thanks for this, but the information given me is...

Thanks for this, but the information given me is so vague that I'm giving up the search.

Regards

Ian
Forum: The Radio Room 1st February 2020, 21:26
Replies: 16
Views: 1,069
Posted By IAN M
Thanks Phil Definitely not the same guy, as...

Thanks Phil

Definitely not the same guy, as David spent the War in the RAF. I have a copy of Robert's book.
Forum: The Radio Room 1st February 2020, 15:30
Replies: 16
Views: 1,069
Posted By IAN M
Thanks, Larry.

Thanks, Larry.
Forum: The Radio Room 1st February 2020, 02:09
Replies: 16
Views: 1,069
Posted By IAN M
Tracing a radio officer

I have been asked to trace a David Welsh who, apparently, attended The Caledonian Wireless College, in Glasgow, circa 1939, and may have been a radio officer in the MN for a brief spell before...
Forum: Union Castle - Safmarine 20th January 2020, 03:42
Replies: 1
Views: 289
Posted By IAN M
Thanks for this post, Chris. Robert used to visit...

Thanks for this post, Chris. Robert used to visit me regularly. I enjoyed our conversations and will miss him.
Forum: Say Hello 15th January 2020, 20:37
Replies: 2
Views: 223
Posted By IAN M
Extracted from by book, SHIPPING COMPANY LOSSES...

Extracted from by book, SHIPPING COMPANY LOSSES OF THE SECOND WORLD WAR.

KING CITY (Captain H.W. Marshall). Bound for Singapore from Cardiff with a cargo of coal when sunk by the German raider...
Forum: The Radio Room 12th January 2020, 16:08
Replies: 36
Views: 1,979
Posted By IAN M
Extracted from by book, OUTWARD BOUND. Now...

Extracted from by book, OUTWARD BOUND.

Now that the war was over, the Special Certificate, which I and thousands of others held, was no longer to be a qualification for service on ships large...
Forum: The Radio Room 29th December 2019, 02:37
Replies: 5
Views: 874
Posted By IAN M
Wot? No experiences or even comments?

Wot? No experiences or even comments?
Forum: The Radio Room 27th December 2019, 15:57
Replies: 5
Views: 874
Posted By IAN M
EXTRACTED FROM MY BOOK, VIA SUEZ CHRISTMAS...

EXTRACTED FROM MY BOOK, VIA SUEZ

CHRISTMAS 1949

It was a somewhat wild night when we arrived off Colombo at midnight on Christmas Eve and I leaned on the boat deck rail, enjoying the spectacle...
Forum: Blue Funnel Line 10th November 2019, 03:45
Replies: 305
Views: 66,014
Posted By IAN M
Pat He was well liked when Master of the...

Pat

He was well liked when Master of the Samforth. Later, in 1948, when Marine Super, he came on board the Atreus to inspect her before she sailed, saw me and came over to shake my hand.
...
Forum: Blue Funnel Line 9th November 2019, 02:41
Replies: 305
Views: 66,014
Posted By IAN M
Re post #67...

Re post #67 (https://www.shipsnostalgia.com/usertag.php?do=list&action=hash&hash=67)

I sailed with men who had an Extra Masters Certificate.

SAMFORTH, 1944/5. Captain E.A.H. Gepp and 1st...
Forum: The Galley 4th November 2019, 21:36
Replies: 34
Views: 3,880
Posted By IAN M
When I sailed on the wartime Liberty Ships Samite...

When I sailed on the wartime Liberty Ships Samite And Samforth, the galley was on the main deck; directly below my room on the port side of the boat deck and made it uncomfortably hot in warm weather.
Forum: Books, Magazines, TV, Video & Publications 24th September 2019, 21:42
Replies: 9
Views: 1,390
Posted By IAN M
Thank you for your kind words. I, too, am...

Thank you for your kind words.

I, too, am sorry your Dad didn't see the book, particularly as both the ships you mention are in it.

Best Wishes

Ian
Forum: Books, Magazines, TV, Video & Publications 24th September 2019, 21:23
Replies: 9
Views: 1,390
Posted By IAN M
Thank you for that, Harry, but it was the books...

Thank you for that, Harry, but it was the books concerning my own memoirs which I had in mind, and are as follows.

LIFE ABOARD A WARTIME LIBERTY SHIP

OUTWARD BOUND - Post-War tramping - mainly...
Forum: Books, Magazines, TV, Video & Publications 24th September 2019, 12:43
Replies: 9
Views: 1,390
Posted By IAN M
Try my books - all non-fiction.

Try my books - all non-fiction.
Forum: Ship Research 8th July 2019, 01:21
Replies: 6
Views: 3,973
Posted By IAN M
Extracted from my book, SHIPPING COMPANY LOSSES...

Extracted from my book, SHIPPING COMPANY LOSSES OF THE SECOND WORLD WAR.

PAMPAS (Captain E.B. Ingram). Convoy MW.10, composed of the Pampas, HMS Breconshire (Captain C.A.G. Hutchinson), Clan...
Forum: Ships No More 30th June 2019, 23:32
Replies: 42
Views: 25,008
Posted By IAN M
Barry PEGU. From Glasgow and entering the...

Barry

PEGU. From Glasgow and entering the Mersey on the night of 24 November, 1939, to load for Rangoon, when she went aground near the Beta Buoy. Refloated on the 26th, but hit the revetment and...
Forum: Ships No More 29th June 2019, 12:43
Replies: 42
Views: 25,008
Posted By IAN M
Extracted from my book, MINED COASTS. TACOMA...

Extracted from my book, MINED COASTS.

TACOMA CITY. Steamship. 13 March 1941. In Convoy HX.110 which left Halifax on 19 February and arrived in Liverpool on 11 March. Sunk by a parachute mine which...
Forum: Nautical Colleges 7th June 2019, 15:51
Replies: 11
Views: 1,634
Posted By IAN M
Michael Dundee was then the world centre of...

Michael

Dundee was then the world centre of the jute industry and there was a Textile Department at the Dundee Tech. My brother was a lecturer in the Department and, for several years before the...
Forum: Nautical Colleges 6th June 2019, 23:13
Replies: 11
Views: 1,634
Posted By IAN M
You'll find my experiences at the old Dundee...

You'll find my experiences at the old Dundee baths in my book, Dundee Memories. My only experience of sailing was when I did my Lifeboatman's Certificate at Salthouse Dock in Liverpool in October...
Forum: Nautical Colleges 5th June 2019, 20:22
Replies: 11
Views: 1,634
Posted By IAN M
Dundee never had a navigation/nautical college,...

Dundee never had a navigation/nautical college, Ann, but nautical subjects were taught at the Tech.

It did, however, have a wireless college in Windsor Street which I attended in early 1943, and...
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