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Search: Posts Made By: peterlball
Forum: Other Companies/Ships 6th March 2018, 23:50
Replies: 399
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Posted By peterlball
I remember the Palm Court from before I joined...

I remember the Palm Court from before I joined ICSN Co. As a cadet with E&A Line I got to know well the ICSN ships because of the hospitality and frequent party events aboard the ships. So I...
Forum: Other Companies/Ships 6th March 2018, 12:28
Replies: 399
Views: 73,356
Posted By peterlball
Oh - my memory has deteriorated same as my body,...

Oh - my memory has deteriorated same as my body, lol. I was ashore in HK in the Clover Hotel at the same time as you, for mates ticket - we probably had a few beers together at that time in Joes...
Forum: Other Companies/Ships 6th March 2018, 11:32
Replies: 399
Views: 73,356
Posted By peterlball
My recollection is that Eric Dunbars' bar was...

My recollection is that Eric Dunbars' bar was called - "The Ship Inn" - if that was the bar just over the road or on the next road from "Joes Bar". Joe used to keep a gun under the bar in case of...
Forum: Other Companies/Ships 25th February 2018, 07:57
Replies: 399
Views: 73,356
Posted By peterlball
They are all ex-Indo China SN Co people that we...

They are all ex-Indo China SN Co people that we sailed with or knew. Good to hear that they are still out there alive and kicking.
Forum: Other Companies/Ships 31st January 2018, 15:46
Replies: 399
Views: 73,356
Posted By peterlball
Hi Bob. Can you remember how long the full...

Hi Bob. Can you remember how long the full round voyage generally was on TAKSANG for say Calcutta-Japan-Calcutta and about how long were the different port stays generally. Must have been plenty...
Forum: Other Companies/Ships 30th January 2018, 18:57
Replies: 399
Views: 73,356
Posted By peterlball
Google is very confusing for the word "HO". ...

Google is very confusing for the word "HO". Seems to focus on the sanskrit word which means "To be oneself", but that cannot be it for ICSN Co. Nearest I can find is ... "HO" = "well" or...
Forum: Other Companies/Ships 29th January 2018, 16:02
Replies: 399
Views: 73,356
Posted By peterlball
TAKSANG menu June 1956 on passage Singapore to...

TAKSANG menu June 1956 on passage Singapore to Penang =
Fleet list as follows Eastern Queen/ Glory/ Saga/ Star/ Muse/ Argosy (building) then the Sang boats with translations and not using...
Forum: Other Companies/Ships 29th January 2018, 09:38
Replies: 399
Views: 73,356
Posted By peterlball
Hi Nick - what a great idea.... will work on it....

Hi Nick - what a great idea.... will work on it. Just heard from Jon Elliot (after your time) with mention of familiar names. I have located those H-boat name translations and will send them...
Forum: Other Companies/Ships 26th January 2018, 17:11
Replies: 399
Views: 73,356
Posted By peterlball
That was supposed to be my email address which is...

That was supposed to be my email address which is = [email protected]
Forum: Other Companies/Ships 26th January 2018, 17:09
Replies: 399
Views: 73,356
Posted By peterlball
Hi Nick. If you still have that copy of my long...

Hi Nick. If you still have that copy of my long history of ICSN that I think I sent to you ages ago - between pages 154 and 155 there are a number of illustrations. One is of the menu that you are...
Forum: Other Companies/Ships 21st January 2018, 17:21
Replies: 399
Views: 73,356
Posted By peterlball
Hello Caroline. I sailed with Laurie Cox on...

Hello Caroline. I sailed with Laurie Cox on HINSANG. He later left the Company after a grounding and went on to the "Outside" Companies, which were the non-British ones in HongKong. He died not...
Forum: Colliers 27th November 2017, 19:29
Replies: 38
Views: 17,073
Posted By peterlball
Hi - I was 3/0 for a voyage from Auckland to...

Hi - I was 3/0 for a voyage from Auckland to South Australian Gulfs on KAITUNA. Think the master was Capt Billingham (??) who gave me a bad time so I then resigned to go on and on elsewhere. I...
Forum: Ship Research 26th November 2017, 20:39
Replies: 16
Views: 3,610
Posted By peterlball
ss Nellore

I have the passenger deck cabin plan of ss Nellore, let me know if you would like a copy. I knew well Captain Colin Springall (deceased now) who was a cadet officer on Nellore when she was sunk. ...
Forum: Other Companies/Ships 3rd September 2017, 19:04
Replies: 399
Views: 73,356
Posted By peterlball
On that voyage upriver on the Yangste I spent the...

On that voyage upriver on the Yangste I spent the whole trip out on deck looking at the wonderful scenery. My son (in his 20s) spent the whole time inside the nextdoor cabin with some HK Chinese...
Forum: Other Companies/Ships 3rd September 2017, 18:52
Replies: 399
Views: 73,356
Posted By peterlball
As a cadet when keeping the movement book on the...

As a cadet when keeping the movement book on the bridge it was also your job to make notes on a slip of paper of the numbers and silhouette of the Chinese naval vessels that were passed, for later...
Forum: Other Companies/Ships 3rd September 2017, 11:43
Replies: 399
Views: 73,356
Posted By peterlball
Hi Dale. I was 2/O on Eastern Queen for 18...

Hi Dale. I was 2/O on Eastern Queen for 18 months around the same time as you. It was a great social life aboard as you say and on deck was not too hard-working and the run was great - one month...
Forum: Other Companies/Ships 3rd September 2017, 10:54
Replies: 399
Views: 73,356
Posted By peterlball
Chalkie White stayed on and on and would have...

Chalkie White stayed on and on and would have retired with an ICSN pension. The transition for him from the old style cargo liners to all kind of tramps and bulkies must have been quite an...
Forum: Other Companies/Ships 2nd September 2017, 20:11
Replies: 399
Views: 73,356
Posted By peterlball
well I sailed with him for one long round voyage...

well I sailed with him for one long round voyage and it was not a pleasant experience - the only ICSN master that I could not get along with in any way. He had a major "down" on me.
Forum: Other Companies/Ships 2nd September 2017, 19:43
Replies: 399
Views: 73,356
Posted By peterlball
Captain Reeves - an "interesting" personality, ...

Captain Reeves - an "interesting" personality, used to waffle around Eastern Star wearing white uniforms made of quality silk - apparently very cool and comfortable in the tropics but also very...
Forum: Other Companies/Ships 2nd September 2017, 18:17
Replies: 399
Views: 73,356
Posted By peterlball
the Pen Lobby and Gaddi's restaurant were...

the Pen Lobby and Gaddi's restaurant were wonderful experiences, and sometimes with Hollywood stars breezing by - saw John Wayne once and Mega-millionaire American cruise ship passengers dressed in...
Forum: Other Companies/Ships 2nd September 2017, 18:00
Replies: 399
Views: 73,356
Posted By peterlball
Manila pilotage and everything else there...

Manila pilotage and everything else there demanded cartons of lucky strike cigs and I think I remember the HK pilots also received cartons of cigs, altho Jardine masters did not normally use pilots.
Forum: Other Companies/Ships 2nd September 2017, 17:40
Replies: 399
Views: 73,356
Posted By peterlball
Reminds of one time as a cadet on an E&A ship...

Reminds of one time as a cadet on an E&A ship while aiming for a Kowloon pier, the pilot had us stalled right across the two Kowloon star ferry piers. The British officer in charge of the ferry...
Forum: Other Companies/Ships 2nd September 2017, 10:04
Replies: 399
Views: 73,356
Posted By peterlball
Hi Robert McD. Good to see you back on this...

Hi Robert McD. Good to see you back on this website. I was wondering how you were after your stroke.
From Peter Ballantyne
Forum: Other Companies/Ships 10th August 2017, 12:12
Replies: 399
Views: 73,356
Posted By peterlball
Jenny would have to be Jenny Stoodley, wife of...

Jenny would have to be Jenny Stoodley, wife of C/E. One time a bunch of us from the college took a riotious expedition over to Macao and Jenny came along for the ride = all great fun but didn't...
Forum: Other Companies/Ships 9th August 2017, 17:58
Replies: 399
Views: 73,356
Posted By peterlball
First time I have heard Maurice Martins name in...

First time I have heard Maurice Martins name in must be 50 years. I sailed with him on E/Saga at the time he got engaged to an Australian girl in Sydney = major drama from her parents who were a...
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