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Search: Posts Made By: JoeQ
Forum: Ellerman 12th March 2019, 12:57
Replies: 12
Views: 2,157
Posted By JoeQ
Svitzer are a large Danish towage / salvage...

Svitzer are a large Danish towage / salvage company, in the same way Ellerman ships were called "City of -------" Svitzer name their tugs "Svitzer -------" e.g. "Svitzer Maimon".

As you say it...
Forum: Say Hello 28th February 2019, 08:57
Replies: 5
Views: 509
Posted By JoeQ
Dianne, I never sailed with your dad, I was in...

Dianne, I never sailed with your dad, I was in Bank Line 1977 - 1980. I do come from Keighley though. I didn't know we had other Bank Line bods in the town. Hope the party goes well. Joe
Forum: Ellerman 4th February 2019, 08:37
Replies: 12
Views: 2,157
Posted By JoeQ
You are correct. We sailed from Middlesbrough...

You are correct. We sailed from Middlesbrough where we had loaded, including 2 race horses on number 4 hatch, bound for South Africa. We stopped at Dakar to take bunkers then continued towards Cape...
Forum: Ellerman 15th January 2019, 23:09
Replies: 12
Views: 2,157
Posted By JoeQ
A pre-cursor to hot tapping regularly used by...

A pre-cursor to hot tapping regularly used by salvors these days, probably not so much in 1974

https://www.smit.com/services/salvage/environmental-care.html
Forum: Ellerman 15th January 2019, 17:31
Replies: 12
Views: 2,157
Posted By JoeQ
I was also on the Singapore at the time. I recall...

I was also on the Singapore at the time. I recall the bagged cargo in No1 lower hold was Fullers Earth, which when wet was not very pleasant. We had to dig a trench across the cargo to get pumps down...
Forum: Say Hello 11th November 2018, 16:20
Replies: 4
Views: 286
Posted By JoeQ
I got my grandfathers RN service records fro the...

I got my grandfathers RN service records fro the National Archives at Kew. His service however was 1896 - 1906. I think anything after about 1920 is available but only to the next of kin. As you are...
Forum: The Radio Room 30th September 2018, 02:36
Replies: 349
Views: 93,822
Posted By JoeQ
In LM there was a street of bars on the right...

In LM there was a street of bars on the right outside the dock gate, I remember Maxime's and the World Bar. Some pretty long nights in there. The beer was disgusting, Lauentina or 2M IIRC the first...
Forum: Places, People & Events of Maritime Interest 26th August 2018, 06:04
Replies: 20
Views: 3,473
Posted By JoeQ
I was on the St Albans in 1972 we went to drydock...

I was on the St Albans in 1972 we went to drydock in Govan to do the permanent repairs. They took a section of shell plating out of No 2 tween deck then promptly went on strike. We were there for...
Forum: Ellerman 10th July 2018, 03:25
Replies: 31
Views: 4,195
Posted By JoeQ
Alan, You are correct, I did not notice the...

Alan, You are correct, I did not notice the difference in tonnages. I am in Singapore at the moment but will be back in the UK at the end of this week. I will have a look in my discharge book at the...
Forum: Ellerman 6th July 2018, 10:21
Replies: 31
Views: 4,195
Posted By JoeQ
Ian, I see the Patrician is also on the list...

Ian, I see the Patrician is also on the list which I believe was lost off Gibraltar in 1963. So it must be before then
Forum: Ellerman 6th July 2018, 10:15
Replies: 31
Views: 4,195
Posted By JoeQ
I was on 3 of them, the Dundee, St Albans and a...

I was on 3 of them, the Dundee, St Albans and a coast on the Guildford. It does seem strange though, the (passenger ship) Durban not being listed and the other 3 as under construction
Forum: Ellerman 6th July 2018, 01:33
Replies: 31
Views: 4,195
Posted By JoeQ
Thanks for that Ian, I would put it later than...

Thanks for that Ian, I would put it later than 1954, the Dundee, St Albans and Lichfield are all in the fleet list. As far as I can recall they were built about 1960 - 62(ish) The Delhi is also...
Forum: Ellerman 5th July 2018, 03:26
Replies: 31
Views: 4,195
Posted By JoeQ
Ian, could you scan in some of the inside pages?...

Ian, could you scan in some of the inside pages? Would be interesting to see

t/y Joe
Forum: Say Hello 22nd May 2018, 01:24
Replies: 5
Views: 400
Posted By JoeQ
from Wikipedia: ...

from Wikipedia:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/99th_(Lanarkshire)_Regiment_of_Foot

During its early years, the 99th spent much of its time in the Pacific. The first detachments of the 99th...
Forum: Bank Line 4th November 2017, 07:51
Replies: 147
Views: 41,408
Posted By JoeQ
The deck stow was loaded as per our instructions...

The deck stow was loaded as per our instructions and lashed with the equipment we were provided with, which frankly was rubbish. Container shoes were fitted into the locators on the deck and locking...
Forum: Bank Line 3rd November 2017, 04:58
Replies: 147
Views: 41,408
Posted By JoeQ
I did the maiden voyage of the Laganbank (1978)...

I did the maiden voyage of the Laganbank (1978) on the Bank Savill run, joined in the yard at Sunderland. Loaded Gulf Coast of the States for Aussie / Kiwi and back. On the run back loaded in...
Forum: Maritime Family History Research 22nd September 2017, 04:48
Replies: 35
Views: 4,319
Posted By JoeQ
The Anglo Saxon was sunk by the German auxiliary...

The Anglo Saxon was sunk by the German auxiliary cruiser Widder on 21 August 1940. Several of the crew got away in the jolly boat and a couple of survivors landed in the Bahamas several weeks later....
Forum: Ellerman 13th September 2017, 02:20
Replies: 22
Views: 3,608
Posted By JoeQ
I sailed on the Athenian for 2 or 3 trips in...

I sailed on the Athenian for 2 or 3 trips in about 1974 - 75 though I do not remember you dad there are photographs of the ship and probably some of his others in the gallery which you may find...
Forum: Say Hello 22nd March 2017, 06:36
Replies: 10
Views: 747
Posted By JoeQ
John, I am heading back to the UK tonight for a...

John, I am heading back to the UK tonight for a couple of weeks holiday. What is MNA? Merchant Navy Association? I will be back from Mid-April, if you are around let me know and have a beer
Forum: Say Hello 22nd March 2017, 05:28
Replies: 10
Views: 747
Posted By JoeQ
It certainly has changed, I was here in the 70's...

It certainly has changed, I was here in the 70's as cadet and second mate and now live here:

Clifford Pier to the Fullerton Bay Hotel
Forum: Non-Seafaring Obituaries 13th December 2016, 02:00
Replies: 6
Views: 1,176
Posted By JoeQ
From the BBC: Former BBC weather presenter...

From the BBC:

Former BBC weather presenter Peter Gibbs recalled how McCaskill had arrived at work late on a cold day as his car would not start.

Gibbs said: "He actually went on air and his...
Forum: Ellerman 27th November 2016, 08:09
Replies: 13
Views: 3,697
Posted By JoeQ
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Link doesn't work
Forum: Looking for Old Shipmates 9th November 2016, 03:55
Replies: 2
Views: 616
Posted By JoeQ
I was able to obtain my grandfathers RN service...

I was able to obtain my grandfathers RN service record from the National Archives here:
...
Forum: Ship Research 13th October 2016, 06:18
Replies: 44
Views: 3,268
Posted By JoeQ
The Lady Gwendolen was a ship used to transport...

The Lady Gwendolen was a ship used to transport Guinness from Dublin to Liverpool, she was involved in a collision in the Mersey in November 1961. The report can be found here:
...
Forum: Ellerman 19th September 2016, 01:47
Replies: 5
Views: 1,618
Posted By JoeQ
Mediterranean as in Mediterranean Sea is with and...

Mediterranean as in Mediterranean Sea is with and Ean at the end. Papayanni ships all had an Ian at the end, so correct spelling for the company but wrong spelling for the sea.

I was 3rd mate on...
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