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Search: Posts Made By: Doxfordman
Forum: The Radio Room 17th August 2019, 12:30
Replies: 25
Views: 2,307
Posted By Doxfordman
Thanks thus far.

Thanks thus far.
Forum: The Radio Room 17th August 2019, 09:04
Replies: 25
Views: 2,307
Posted By Doxfordman
Marriage Telegram

I need some help. A very good friend of mine is getting married very soon and I need to send a message. I can recall part of a message that used to be sent to lads getting married from ships. Part of...
Forum: Nautical Colleges 12th March 2017, 21:44
Replies: 119
Views: 36,061
Posted By Doxfordman
No way. We come back every UK summer. Father...

No way. We come back every UK summer. Father still alive and wife's Mother. Be around and about the UK end of May to early Sept. I still do some consultancy work, just a little to keep me active.
Forum: Nautical Colleges 11th March 2017, 23:06
Replies: 119
Views: 36,061
Posted By Doxfordman
Long story Peter, but after I got my chief's I...

Long story Peter, but after I got my chief's I came ashore and worked in the CI for my old chap as a superintendent, then joined Condor Ferries running fast craft to the CI's. Became technical...
Forum: Nautical Colleges 11th March 2017, 20:57
Replies: 119
Views: 36,061
Posted By Doxfordman
G'day Peter Trusler, Not in KIWI but living in...

G'day Peter Trusler, Not in KIWI but living in Hobart, Tasmania. Been here for 18 years. Retired now for the last 4 years. Any idea what happened to Nigel and Tom? Great thread with many memories.
Forum: Nautical Colleges 10th March 2016, 07:32
Replies: 119
Views: 36,061
Posted By Doxfordman
He did, he also had a Honda 250 ish in Phase 1....

He did, he also had a Honda 250 ish in Phase 1. We used to ride up to Peterborough on it to where he lived in St Ives for weekends. I think he is or was in Aus as well.

All of 1970 intake must be...
Forum: Nautical Colleges 8th March 2016, 06:57
Replies: 119
Views: 36,061
Posted By Doxfordman
Memories rekindled, I was at PT commencing...

Memories rekindled, I was at PT commencing September 13th 1970. New Zealand Shipping Company along with Paul Radcliffe, Steve Humphries, Simon Bradford?, Shamus Bampton, Pete Hensby and quite a few...
Forum: P & O 21st October 2014, 22:51
Replies: 12
Views: 8,278
Posted By Doxfordman
G'day Geoff, Just checked my Discharge book and...

G'day Geoff,
Just checked my Discharge book and i see that I joined the Sussex on the 3rd July 1975 in Avonmouth. From there to Liverpool where we resumed the Westmorland itinerary but the accuracy...
Forum: The Engine Room 4th October 2014, 23:27
Replies: 137
Views: 42,944
Posted By Doxfordman
What a fantastic video of the old Doxfords....

What a fantastic video of the old Doxfords. Memories flooded back of good times and not so good times.

We had a series of ships known as the "H" class boats which had twin 5 cylinder LBD Doxfords...
Forum: The Engine Room 6th June 2014, 04:12
Replies: 4
Views: 1,759
Posted By Doxfordman
Just been in Hong Kong, pretty sure the Star...

Just been in Hong Kong, pretty sure the Star Ferries have Crossleys in them.
Forum: New Zealand Shipping Co. 29th December 2013, 22:35
Replies: 21
Views: 6,398
Posted By Doxfordman
I was on her in 1975 and we certainly played the...

I was on her in 1975 and we certainly played the "Sussex" anthem every time we entered and left Port. We had an international crew mainly from the Liverpool pool. Bloody hard work, but very happy...
Forum: Nautical Colleges 11th December 2013, 19:45
Replies: 119
Views: 36,061
Posted By Doxfordman
Wow, I remember most of those names. Alan fetched...

Wow, I remember most of those names. Alan fetched up living in Weymouth and was a Super for Condor Ferries. He got divorced and moved with his new partner to Southern Spain, where I believe he still...
Forum: P & O 7th December 2013, 19:47
Replies: 20
Views: 4,342
Posted By Doxfordman
I was with Roger (Scareface) Leechman in the...

I was with Roger (Scareface) Leechman in the Essex. He is still alive and well, living in California I think.
Forum: New Zealand Shipping Co. 30th August 2012, 23:43
Replies: 38
Views: 9,527
Posted By Doxfordman
Quote from my "Purple Peril" Mv Essex, NZSCo,...

Quote from my "Purple Peril"
Mv Essex, NZSCo, built by john Brown Clydebank April 1954.
10936.07 GRT, 6086.66 NRT, 12550 DWT (Summer)
Length 525' 91/2", Beam 70', Draft 30' 73/8" (Summer)
2x 12...
Forum: New Zealand Shipping Co. 30th August 2012, 00:33
Replies: 38
Views: 9,527
Posted By Doxfordman
Seeing those pictures.... The nightmares...

Seeing those pictures....

The nightmares return!!!
Forum: P & O 22nd August 2012, 05:51
Replies: 72
Views: 12,393
Posted By Doxfordman
A true survivor Johntee - once was enough for me!!

A true survivor Johntee - once was enough for me!!
Forum: The Engine Room 12th July 2012, 00:39
Replies: 115
Views: 37,704
Posted By Doxfordman
I had a very strong relationship with Ruston...

I had a very strong relationship with Ruston diesels at Newton-Le-Willows. does anyone remember Tony Orall, he was reported to be responsible for the design of the AO piston? I could wax lyrical...
Forum: The Engine Room 25th June 2012, 23:16
Replies: 9
Views: 7,896
Posted By Doxfordman
I'm sure compressed air pipes were pink in colour...

I'm sure compressed air pipes were pink in colour on our ships?
Forum: P & O 4th February 2012, 21:25
Replies: 23
Views: 7,620
Posted By Doxfordman
I well remember the "super' straths - really...

I well remember the "super' straths - really great ships, well designed. Many visits - hatch brothers was alive and well. Did a stint on Strathconon the container ship on secondment from BSD....
Forum: P & O 5th December 2011, 20:19
Replies: 6
Views: 2,252
Posted By Doxfordman
Would certainly have been a Doxford LBD from...

Would certainly have been a Doxford LBD from 1956. The Doxford J type was an excellent engine, probably the best engine Doxfords ever built.
Forum: Computers and The Internet 5th November 2011, 20:52
Replies: 4
Views: 1,277
Posted By Doxfordman
I run libra office on my Mac, which is 64 bit. No...

I run libra office on my Mac, which is 64 bit. No problems at all.
Forum: Nautical Colleges 3rd November 2011, 07:40
Replies: 119
Views: 36,061
Posted By Doxfordman
Bruce, Yep, you would have been a year in...

Bruce,

Yep, you would have been a year in front of me / us.
Forum: Nautical Colleges 29th October 2011, 10:51
Replies: 119
Views: 36,061
Posted By Doxfordman
Bruce, You must have been there same time as...

Bruce,
You must have been there same time as me. Phase 3, 73-74.
Did you know Alan Gosling? He was an RFA cadet.
Forum: Nautical Colleges 12th October 2011, 01:42
Replies: 119
Views: 36,061
Posted By Doxfordman
Empson Steet was in Bow, not North Woolwich from...

Empson Steet was in Bow, not North Woolwich from my memory? Might be wrong. Slivertown Way comes to memory but that might have the road to there. can rember the sweet smell of the sugar refinary,...
Forum: Nautical Colleges 13th September 2011, 03:57
Replies: 119
Views: 36,061
Posted By Doxfordman
Sheeesh, It was 41 years ago today - 13th...

Sheeesh,
It was 41 years ago today - 13th September 1970, That I began my Cadetship with NZSC and Poplar Tech, whilst staying at the Mariner Hotel. A lot of water has gone over the side since then!
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