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Search: Posts Made By: Strachan
Forum: Blue Funnel Line 24th October 2013, 03:06
Replies: 170
Views: 23,069
Posted By Strachan
I find this thread rather desperate. I...

I find this thread rather desperate.

I joined Bluies as a Midshipman from Grammar School and an OBSS Course (Aberdovey) in December 1958. Sailed with middy's of quality like Taff Pitchard, Hugh...
Forum: Say Hello 18th October 2013, 22:14
Replies: 7
Views: 2,398
Posted By Strachan
I knew Robert DLS quite well. First met him in...

I knew Robert DLS quite well. First met him in 1965 when he gave me my first Masters job (Pilar Regidor). Always remembered to bring him a carving when returning to Sydney and was well looked after....
Forum: Other Companies/Ships 17th September 2013, 22:01
Replies: 398
Views: 69,982
Posted By Strachan
I suspect that's Davey Greenhalgh ex Blu Flu. Did...

I suspect that's Davey Greenhalgh ex Blu Flu. Did a voyage with him on Diomed 1960 (?).
Forum: Other Companies/Ships 21st August 2013, 23:24
Replies: 18
Views: 6,284
Posted By Strachan
I was 3/o, 2/o, & C/O in Taiyuan, Shansi,...

I was 3/o, 2/o, & C/O in Taiyuan, Shansi, Soochow, Kweilin 1963 - 1967. Sailed with Ennion, Hutchinson, Darch, Pook, Coy, "Mauretania Mac", and lots of others I can no longer remember. Left in 1967...
Forum: Looking for Old Shipmates 23rd July 2013, 22:03
Replies: 7
Views: 2,329
Posted By Strachan
The middy on the right (sitting on the gunwale)...

The middy on the right (sitting on the gunwale) looks like "Taff" Pritchard.
Forum: The Bridge 18th January 2013, 19:30
Replies: 134
Views: 31,079
Posted By Strachan
It'd more likely be Stockholm tar. :-)

It'd more likely be Stockholm tar. :-)
Forum: Ship Research 7th January 2013, 03:55
Replies: 10
Views: 4,529
Posted By Strachan
Larrinaga

Many years ago I was Middy in Blue Funnel. Our 6th floor offices were directly opposite the Larrinaga offices across the road/laneway. We smiled and exchanged phone numbers with their secretaries by...
Forum: The Bridge 30th October 2012, 23:30
Replies: 134
Views: 31,079
Posted By Strachan
Blacking down (in Blue Flu) was done with...

Blacking down (in Blue Flu) was done with Stockholm tar on the standing rigging. A sod of a job.
Forum: Blue Funnel Line 1st August 2012, 22:32
Replies: 6
Views: 2,362
Posted By Strachan
I think you'll find it's Helenus :-)

I think you'll find it's Helenus :-)
Forum: Blue Funnel Line 28th July 2012, 22:56
Replies: 6
Views: 2,362
Posted By Strachan
I had the privilege of one voyage (as Middy) on...

I had the privilege of one voyage (as Middy) on Diomed with him as Ch.Off in 1960. A very fair man who doled out less "field days" homeward in the Indian Ocean than his successor.
Forum: Ships No More 17th March 2012, 01:09
Replies: 50
Views: 10,272
Posted By Strachan
Malaita built 1937 for Burns Philp scrapped 1971...

Malaita built 1937 for Burns Philp scrapped 1971 @ 34 years old. I was Mate/Master in her 1965 as Pilar Regidor (Manners). Delightful old girl with a hull more chartpaper and varnish than steel. :-)
Forum: The Bridge 11th March 2012, 23:35
Replies: 30
Views: 7,159
Posted By Strachan
My experience with Glenogle was Jan 1963 getting...

My experience with Glenogle was Jan 1963 getting the last few days of necessary sea time to go for 2nd Mates.
Forum: Computers and The Internet 2nd March 2012, 01:33
Replies: 6
Views: 1,885
Posted By Strachan
Further on Redirection

I note that I'm being redirected every now and then from the SN site (and ONLY the SN site) to updatesearch.org (which is a site suspect "nasty") and from there to origin-ics.ravenbleu.com which is a...
Forum: The Engine Room 19th February 2012, 20:23
Replies: 82
Views: 28,245
Posted By Strachan
Then one of the sources is wrong. I sailed...

Then one of the sources is wrong.

I sailed on Shansi and Soochow and one of them was a 3-cyl Doxford but I can't remember which.
Forum: Royal Navy 15th February 2012, 02:37
Replies: 28
Views: 7,481
Posted By Strachan
The builders models of all TNT ships...

The builders models of all TNT ships (Carpentaria, Capricornia, Zinc Master, Union Co. ships [also owned by TNT], 10 supply ships, Shearwater Sapphire, Iron Sturt etc etc) went to the Sydney Maritime...
Forum: The Bridge 11th February 2012, 01:14
Replies: 30
Views: 7,159
Posted By Strachan
Paperless Ships

It had to come. Aeroplanes don't carry charts or sextants or Nories/Burtons and they seem to be able to find their way about.
It's just natural resistance. Remember the day when you first pulled out...
Forum: Blue Funnel Line 7th February 2012, 23:01
Replies: 119
Views: 40,770
Posted By Strachan
Lifeboat Ticket

It was in Bluies, and an EDH ticket. Most updated them to AB before 2nd Mates.
Forum: Looking for Old Shipmates 4th February 2012, 23:20
Replies: 14
Views: 3,894
Posted By Strachan
I sailed as Middy with Ralph two voyages on...

I sailed as Middy with Ralph two voyages on Diomed and one on Antenor (Blue Funnel). His father ran the power station at Aden as I recall, he had a delightful sister that I only met once :-(

We...
Forum: News and Views from the Shipping World 31st January 2012, 01:05
Replies: 4,191
Views: 783,019
Posted By Strachan
I presume this is YOUR pinnacle of excellence. ...

I presume this is YOUR pinnacle of excellence.

Have you ever moved a semi-submersible oil rig from one location to another and put it within 25 metres of the target without the benefit of GPS?...
Forum: News and Views from the Shipping World 11th January 2012, 00:06
Replies: 114
Views: 16,812
Posted By Strachan
This is where the money comes from

Follow this link to Sea Shepherd funding .....

http://www.smh.com.au/environment/whale-watch/the-stars-who-are-forking-out-for-the-campaign-to-save-the-whales-20120110-1ptm6.html
Forum: News and Views from the Shipping World 30th December 2011, 01:01
Replies: 114
Views: 16,812
Posted By Strachan
Watson is manager of a vessel registered as a...

Watson is manager of a vessel registered as a yacht so it can be commanded on Foreign voyages by a man without a ticket. No insurance on the hull or crew. Watson is NOT the anti-Christ, but I despise...
Forum: The Bridge 22nd December 2011, 19:39
Replies: 28
Views: 7,306
Posted By Strachan
The word "Midshipman" tells all. He was a Junior...

The word "Midshipman" tells all. He was a Junior middy on Antenor when I was getting to the end of my time.
Forum: Books, Magazines, TV, Video & Publications 18th December 2011, 03:58
Replies: 19
Views: 8,416
Posted By Strachan
In Oz books with an ISBN go into the National...

In Oz books with an ISBN go into the National Library and State Library and then the book turns up on all sorts of lists and catalogues and sales appear from the oddest places.

Non-ISBN books are...
Forum: Looking for Old Shipmates 15th December 2011, 20:10
Replies: 8
Views: 7,326
Posted By Strachan
Dennis Gallagher was a Bluie 3rd Mate who...

Dennis Gallagher was a Bluie 3rd Mate who graduated to Master of Smit Lloyd 33 (AHTS) in Bass Strait. He then started a yacht brokerage in Brisbane and eventually started the present Company. Haven't...
Forum: The Bridge 13th December 2011, 19:44
Replies: 55
Views: 21,233
Posted By Strachan
Gyro Error

Wouldn''t it come under "the ordinary practices of seamen" ?
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