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Forum: Elder Dempster 10th August 2019, 08:29
Replies: 3
Views: 804
Posted By Pilot mac
Was it the date that you became fully integrated...

Was it the date that you became fully integrated with Ocean Sweets?
Forum: P & O 3rd August 2019, 08:47
Replies: 34
Views: 2,871
Posted By Pilot mac
Hi John, I was an Apprentice with Hain-Nourse...

Hi John,
I was an Apprentice with Hain-Nourse slightly later than your colleague. Hain-Nourse was formed in 1964 and consisted of the merged fleets of Hain, Nourse and Asiatic. 'Trevaylor' was a...
Forum: The Bridge 15th July 2019, 16:45
Replies: 52
Views: 5,135
Posted By Pilot mac
To get my Panama ticket I just had to have my...

To get my Panama ticket I just had to have my British ticket witnessed by a 'Notary Public' and then the difficult bit, the medical. I had only ever had the old pool medical which was pretty basic to...
Forum: BP Shipping 13th July 2019, 13:34
Replies: 19
Views: 2,509
Posted By Pilot mac
The UK has a responsibility for defence to the...

The UK has a responsibility for defence to the Isle of Man even though it is not strictly part of the UK. The fact that we had a warship there probably saved the day and is commendable. No idea of...
Forum: Ship Research 7th July 2019, 08:38
Replies: 40
Views: 3,465
Posted By Pilot mac
or Gravy browning to darken the wood!

or Gravy browning to darken the wood!
Forum: Bank Line 8th June 2019, 09:19
Replies: 3
Views: 764
Posted By Pilot mac
A very entertaining read thanks regards ...

A very entertaining read

thanks
regards
Dave
Forum: Bank Line 22nd April 2019, 17:18
Replies: 9
Views: 1,077
Posted By Pilot mac
I only came across them on a class of ship built...

I only came across them on a class of ship built for BI in about 1970/2 on the Tyne. The four ships were Manora, Merkara, Morvada and Mulbera, they all became 'Strath......' shortly after. Looks like...
Forum: Bank Line 22nd April 2019, 06:58
Replies: 9
Views: 1,077
Posted By Pilot mac
I sailed on a couple of P&O ships with Erman...

I sailed on a couple of P&O ships with Erman tween decks and experienced similar problems, they were a pain. From what I can remember they were only in the lower tween decks which were quite low,...
Forum: P & O 18th April 2019, 17:01
Replies: 35
Views: 6,737
Posted By Pilot mac
The Bonifacio incident proved that these ships...

The Bonifacio incident proved that these ships were somewhat vulnerable in a bilged condition, presumably an extra bulkhead was fitted when they were lengthened?

regards
Dave
Forum: Elder Dempster 23rd March 2019, 09:16
Replies: 22
Views: 2,387
Posted By Pilot mac
Dont know why his discharge book was not updated...

Dont know why his discharge book was not updated mine was always stamped. As an apprentice my sea time was also recorded by my employer and it was recorded on my indentures. I never knew this until...
Forum: Non-Seafaring Obituaries 18th January 2019, 08:47
Replies: 15
Views: 1,271
Posted By Pilot mac
A man with a great sporting pedigree. I helped...

A man with a great sporting pedigree. I helped him with the rugby team during my time at Warsash. He was an inspiration to many.
He will be sadly missed.

Dave
Forum: J & J Denholm 7th July 2018, 10:42
Replies: 71
Views: 8,157
Posted By Pilot mac
Bangkok to Rotterdam via the Cape with a cargo of...

Bangkok to Rotterdam via the Cape with a cargo of Tapioca, M V Kohinur, 1971,
42 days. No breakdowns and engines stopped for 6 minutes only at Capetown for mail/film change and stores.

Dave
Forum: Brocklebank Line 4th February 2018, 10:09
Replies: 8
Views: 1,505
Posted By Pilot mac
My first ship was Hain Nourse 'Kohinur' ex...

My first ship was Hain Nourse 'Kohinur' ex Asiatic, we still had a full Minicoy deck crew in 1971. They were great seamen and were mainly from the same extended family. They were a very happy bunch,...
Forum: Bank Line 20th November 2015, 08:30
Replies: 6
Views: 1,275
Posted By Pilot mac
HMAS Snipe had her letters rearranged on at least...

HMAS Snipe had her letters rearranged on at least one occasion.

Dave
Forum: Looking for Old Shipmates 17th September 2015, 20:31
Replies: 29
Views: 5,360
Posted By Pilot mac
Hi Dave, yes that was the trip. A long time ago...

Hi Dave,
yes that was the trip. A long time ago now but cant forget that night in the Bay.
As I remember it the weather was about NW 12,the deep tank bulkhead split open and we had to pump out the...
Forum: Looking for Old Shipmates 17th September 2015, 18:06
Replies: 29
Views: 5,360
Posted By Pilot mac
Hi Dave, I think I did part of a trip with you,...

Hi Dave, I think I did part of a trip with you, probably about 1976 on Shahristan (Strathappin). I was second Mate and took over from an African guy in Doha for the homeward trip. I think it was a...
Forum: Bank Line 11th September 2015, 13:25
Replies: 32
Views: 7,310
Posted By Pilot mac
Excuse me for infiltrating your Bank Line thread...

Excuse me for infiltrating your Bank Line thread but just the mention of 'clusters' sends a shiver down my spine. I have (not fond) memories of shoving the wooden handled bayonet plug into the socket...
Forum: The Radio Room 1st August 2015, 15:35
Replies: 54
Views: 11,608
Posted By Pilot mac
I was Mate on a ship that had a similar...

I was Mate on a ship that had a similar electrical set up, the only trouble was that the Lecy had tapped a supply from the AC generator to the Old Mans Fridge. We had to go to his cabin and...
Forum: The Radio Room 1st August 2015, 12:04
Replies: 54
Views: 11,608
Posted By Pilot mac
I'm amazed that the Canberra Star didn't have...

I'm amazed that the Canberra Star didn't have radar till 1971.
I too was on several ships where the radar was contained in a small shed like structure within the wheelhouse. No idea why this was,...
Forum: Bank Line 28th July 2015, 12:52
Replies: 3
Views: 1,285
Posted By Pilot mac
I think several of the paint companies tried to...

I think several of the paint companies tried to sell 'high performance paint' around this time. My experience of it were not good ! When sailing as Mate I can remember being advised by the supt and...
Forum: Dredgers 15th May 2015, 11:39
Replies: 3
Views: 2,180
Posted By Pilot mac
City of Cardiff and City of Chichester covering...

City of Cardiff and City of Chichester covering for Heron whilst she is undergoing survey/repairs. Demand for MDA is high at the moment so all yards are fairly empty.

Dave
Forum: Other Companies/Ships 6th March 2015, 17:34
Replies: 74
Views: 37,268
Posted By Pilot mac
Trefusis was a bit of a one off for Hains as she...

Trefusis was a bit of a one off for Hains as she became Chinese crewed during the Seamans strike of 1966?. I was in her 1972 as Apprentice. Two, three berth apprentice cabins were huge! Great ship...
Forum: The Bridge 28th January 2015, 10:01
Replies: 7
Views: 3,096
Posted By Pilot mac
I'll second that! Had him for Mates, true...

I'll second that! Had him for Mates, true Gentleman when comparing him to the b'stard I had for 2nd Mates.

regards
Dave
Forum: Computers and The Internet 17th January 2015, 07:55
Replies: 4
Views: 1,453
Posted By Pilot mac
Often unreliable and slow to load, try a...

Often unreliable and slow to load, try a Professional version for a much better experience !

Dave
Forum: British India Line 17th January 2015, 07:51
Replies: 14
Views: 6,202
Posted By Pilot mac
Probably too late but I think the 'N's run was ...

Probably too late but I think the 'N's run was Japan/Gulf.

regards
Dave
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