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Search: Posts Made By: DickGraham
Forum: The Radio Room 19th October 2019, 10:01
Replies: 18
Views: 613
Posted By DickGraham
I don't remember much about the spares except...

I don't remember much about the spares except "Used but Good"!

And, of course, the "dipping fahrenheit thermometer". :)
Forum: Bank Line 18th July 2019, 10:09
Replies: 15
Views: 1,960
Posted By DickGraham
Yes Duncan that lights up a few of my brain...

Yes Duncan that lights up a few of my brain cells(Thumb)
Forum: Bank Line 16th July 2019, 10:32
Replies: 15
Views: 1,960
Posted By DickGraham
Erection on Bury Street

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-london-48989805 ---- Bury Street - was that not where the Bankline Offices were? Seem to remember telling taxi drivers to go to Bury Street round the back of the...
Forum: The Radio Room 6th July 2019, 11:32
Replies: 15
Views: 1,395
Posted By DickGraham
Sailed with one on the Fleetbank which was a bit...

Sailed with one on the Fleetbank which was a bit of an upgrade from the 'Span VI I'd sailed with on the previous trip on Weybank (LOL)
Forum: The Radio Room 25th June 2019, 10:14
Replies: 30
Views: 3,133
Posted By DickGraham
Yep sailed with one of those on the MV Eid in '73...

Yep sailed with one of those on the MV Eid in '73 - good transmitter - all the band switching was done using lightweight 'bicycle chains' (forerunner of the ledex motor switching in...
Forum: Bank Line 8th June 2019, 12:25
Replies: 3
Views: 783
Posted By DickGraham
Fabulous! Only read the first page so far but...

Fabulous! Only read the first page so far but that could have been me 10 years later as my first Bank boat was the Weybank.
Forum: The Radio Room 19th March 2019, 10:47
Replies: 27
Views: 4,528
Posted By DickGraham
Thanks for giving us that. Tracked my journey...

Thanks for giving us that. Tracked my journey through Marconi employment - they managed to get my name wrong in different ways at every movement(LOL)
Forum: The Radio Room 1st October 2018, 10:08
Replies: 349
Views: 93,822
Posted By DickGraham
Yes LM - loverly! Seem to remember drinking beer...

Yes LM - loverly! Seem to remember drinking beer with gold foil round the top - cost 2.50 Escudos per bottle but could get 70 Escudos to the pound on the black market - made the "escort fees"...
Forum: The Radio Room 18th June 2018, 19:39
Replies: 85
Views: 7,034
Posted By DickGraham
I'd do it for a case of beer and for a bottle of...

I'd do it for a case of beer and for a bottle of Gin I would show them how to work the kit - It's not my ship and I'm just a poorly paid Marconi sahib - I'd make a really good bad guy! (Smoke)
Forum: The Radio Room 8th June 2018, 09:32
Replies: 203
Views: 32,998
Posted By DickGraham
Dave M - Yep the daft thing was I travelled all...

Dave M - Yep the daft thing was I travelled all the way to Lyme Bay to join her via the channel pilot boat - then sailed to Methil to await discharge orders (can't remember why) but I lived in...
Forum: The Radio Room 7th June 2018, 10:18
Replies: 203
Views: 32,998
Posted By DickGraham
First trip was on Mysia, a shell supertanker, c/s...

First trip was on Mysia, a shell supertanker, c/s GYZA and the senior R/O was A. H. G. 'Tim' Wall. Two trips to Forcados and a bit of hanging around Lyme Bay and Methil in a four month trip.
Forum: The Engine Room 29th May 2018, 10:07
Replies: 35
Views: 5,528
Posted By DickGraham
I distinctly remember when berthed in Blyth in...

I distinctly remember when berthed in Blyth in 1972 on the MV Worthing (a Stevie Clark flatty) the toilet "produce" floating around the discharge outlet for days. Also the outlet had a flap as a...
Forum: Places, People & Events of Maritime Interest 24th May 2018, 16:24
Replies: 29
Views: 3,753
Posted By DickGraham
Red face Kiwis to be pals again!

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-44210833
Thank goodness NZ are going to be friends with us again after Brexshit so hopefully we won't starve!
However........... there is no British Merchant Navy...
Forum: The Radio Room 19th April 2018, 10:24
Replies: 4
Views: 1,510
Posted By DickGraham
Thanks for that link - I didn't half sit up when...

Thanks for that link - I didn't half sit up when I saw the ship at the end of the film - Mysia - my first ship 1972 - GYZA (==D)
Forum: The Radio Room 16th March 2018, 11:35
Replies: 349
Views: 93,822
Posted By DickGraham
Them were the days!! Sunshine Day and Night...

Them were the days!!

Sunshine Day and Night club Mombasa.
HongKong bar Penang where you got tanked up before moving on to the Green Door and others.
Pink Pussycat Durban.
Tong Lok Port Klang....
Forum: The Radio Room 2nd March 2018, 13:35
Replies: 47
Views: 9,580
Posted By DickGraham
Ah Paul now that set the rusty old cogs turning -...

Ah Paul now that set the rusty old cogs turning - it's taken half a day for the info to surface - my paybook number was 24116. Think they took the paybooks away when they 'modernised'!
Took a Google...
Forum: The Radio Room 1st March 2018, 11:04
Replies: 47
Views: 9,580
Posted By DickGraham
Funny to see other MIMCo R/Os were treated the...

Funny to see other MIMCo R/Os were treated the same as me - I did 4 months junior on Shell Mysia then on my own for a couple of months on Stevie Clarke's Worthing. (I was chuffed to get my own ship...
Forum: Fishing Vessels 5th February 2018, 10:29
Replies: 17
Views: 3,336
Posted By DickGraham
The Radio Officer of the Ross Cleveland, Rowland...

The Radio Officer of the Ross Cleveland, Rowland Thompson, is commemorated in my local cemetery, Ellon Aberdeenshire. I pass him every time I go to check that the mother-in-law is still there.
Forum: The Radio Room 4th October 2017, 20:51
Replies: 79
Views: 10,682
Posted By DickGraham
Thanks Ron but I'll not bother him. I did try to...

Thanks Ron but I'll not bother him. I did try to phone him at Selex once when passing through but he didn't pick up - that's when I found that Marconi House is now a block of flats with the same name...
Forum: The Radio Room 3rd October 2017, 10:33
Replies: 79
Views: 10,682
Posted By DickGraham
I know this is a really old thread but I picked...

I know this is a really old thread but I picked up on "Percy Oyston". The young Geordie tech you refer to was probably Billy Quinn who until very recently was listed as the Newcastle contact for...
Forum: Bank Line 2nd October 2017, 21:56
Replies: 147
Views: 41,408
Posted By DickGraham
Great Times

Did trips on Weybank, Fleetbank, Springbank, Ernebank, Moraybank, Birchbank, and Sibonga (chartered to EAC) between '73 and '80 - fond memories indeed! Always a great bunch of guys who certainly knew...
Forum: Say Hello 2nd October 2017, 21:16
Replies: 2
Views: 220
Posted By DickGraham
Hello!

Just found this site while Google searching for old workmates.
I was a Marconi Radio Officer (Leith Nautical) from '72 to '80 mostly with Bankline, then '80 to '82 as an MET at Newcastle depot then...
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