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Search: Posts Made By: wavedweller
Forum: News and Views from the Shipping World 21st December 2011, 15:22
Replies: 2
Views: 651
Posted By wavedweller
paddlers

not really concerning the Waverley, but the paddlers I worked on as boy in the 50s Ryde Sandown Whippingham all had bow rudders and seemed to handle going astern as good as going ahead
seems 'arry...
Forum: Tugs 12th December 2011, 15:06
Replies: 38
Views: 7,491
Posted By wavedweller
Hi Sidsal obviously 'arry didn't keep 'er orf...

Hi Sidsal
obviously 'arry didn't keep 'er orf the proverbial knuckle!!
Coulda bin nasty that, could've demolished the Miles and the George
Colin
Forum: Tankers 24th November 2011, 14:45
Replies: 12
Views: 1,776
Posted By wavedweller
GOSLP If these tankers are safe,why all the...

GOSLP
If these tankers are safe,why all the stringent regulations in force. Our cousins across the pond won't allow them within 40 miles of built up areas and rightly so. Milford Haven used to have...
Forum: Tankers 24th November 2011, 09:03
Replies: 12
Views: 1,776
Posted By wavedweller
Hi Mike We've plenty of gas here in Milford...

Hi Mike
We've plenty of gas here in Milford Haven-the L.N.G. type bought in by ginormous tankers and sited (both terminals) within spitting distance of towns and villages. I'm sure a petition can...
Forum: Esso Tankers 23rd November 2011, 15:52
Replies: 1
Views: 4,346
Posted By wavedweller
Hello Bruce. I know most of the residents in...

Hello Bruce. I know most of the residents in Thornton, (at least I used to) but your oppo Don Philips is a new one on me. Mind there has been quite a few new builds in the last year or two, so...
Forum: Esso Tankers 22nd November 2011, 15:33
Replies: 1
Views: 4,346
Posted By wavedweller
Thumbs up Esso tankers

No body seems to have much to say about the Esso Cheyenne or her sister Esso Apalachee. The Cheyenne was 15,278 tons and built in 1942 and named the Empire Coleridge.
On one trip whilst sailing...
Forum: Esso Tankers 22nd November 2011, 15:06
Replies: 137
Views: 58,295
Posted By wavedweller
Hi Bruce, 'fraid the only names I can recall are}...

Hi Bruce, 'fraid the only names I can recall are} Mr. Petrie who was mate on the Winchester, and Mr. Elliot who was mate on the Canterbury and then Cap'n. on the Windsor. Perhaps if I had a lay...
Forum: J & J Denholm 20th November 2011, 15:52
Replies: 73
Views: 19,622
Posted By wavedweller
Hi Raz Jones, Me and my mate joined the...

Hi Raz Jones,
Me and my mate joined the Clarkeden around New year 1960 I believe in the Manchester Ship Canal. Destination--bxxxxx Narvik. The coldest, roughest orrible trip in my life. Enjoyed the...
Forum: Shaw Savill 20th November 2011, 15:37
Replies: 120
Views: 42,112
Posted By wavedweller
Hello Jonnyingram. A few weeks ago I posted a...

Hello Jonnyingram. A few weeks ago I posted a thread on that very ship. The question I asked would any-one know what that casualties name was. So it was the Medic and I have a poor photo of her when...
Forum: Shaw Savill 20th November 2011, 15:27
Replies: 120
Views: 42,112
Posted By wavedweller
Hi Warwick, we possibly met on the D.M. as I...

Hi Warwick, we possibly met on the D.M. as I joined her in London in May time 1959 and arrived back in the U.K. in the August. Wonderful trip for me as I had a chance to visit my relatives living in...
Forum: Esso Tankers 19th November 2011, 14:49
Replies: 5
Views: 5,262
Posted By wavedweller
Hi Frank, thanks for yours. Don't recall Inkerman...

Hi Frank, thanks for yours. Don't recall Inkerman St, but I used to lodge in Queens Rd.
True story--came ashore one afternoon in Preston and phoned a 'friend' and I asked where we should meet
She...
Forum: Esso Tankers 19th November 2011, 08:33
Replies: 5
Views: 5,262
Posted By wavedweller
Esso to Frank P

Hi Frank, great to hear from you. Did I read your thread correct about the Steamer 'goin down hill'? The last time I was in there certain individuals were still turning their pint pots upside down on...
Forum: Esso Tankers 18th November 2011, 15:15
Replies: 137
Views: 58,295
Posted By wavedweller
To Jeff Egan I sailed on the Canterbury,...

To Jeff Egan
I sailed on the Canterbury, Winchester, Cheyenne, Durham, Southampton, Liverpool, Manchester,Guildford, Chelsea Preston and Windsor. The only names I can remember; Alan Andrews,...
Forum: Esso Tankers 18th November 2011, 14:54
Replies: 3
Views: 3,774
Posted By wavedweller
To Frank P Hello Frank, yes indeed I did, in...

To Frank P
Hello Frank, yes indeed I did, in fact that was where I joined her, after calling into the Steamer Hotel to take on bunkers first. Went to Preston many times from Fawley with bitumen....
Forum: Esso Tankers 17th November 2011, 15:59
Replies: 3
Views: 3,774
Posted By wavedweller
Esso babes

Had a phone call one windy day to go out to the Esso Dover broken down somewhere off the Smalls. When we got there our own tow line was too big (would have sank her) one of our mooring ropes was too...
Forum: Colliers 16th November 2011, 15:47
Replies: 0
Views: 2,219
Posted By wavedweller
colliers

As a young lad in the 1940s, I can remember 2 regular visitors to Pompey power station. I often saw them whilst crossing from Gosport to Pompey, they were the 'Pompey Light' and the
'Emsworth'. ...
Forum: Looking for Old Shipmates 13th November 2011, 16:06
Replies: 3
Views: 951
Posted By wavedweller
hi cmcd sorry but I don't know the lady in...

hi cmcd
sorry but I don't know the lady in question, but I do know of a monumental fisty-cuffs that took place between these 2 ships at the Delmonica?? bar in Capetown. could have done with that...
Forum: Ship Research 5th November 2011, 16:53
Replies: 6
Views: 1,224
Posted By wavedweller
Hi! I must have travelled on the Gosport ferries...

Hi! I must have travelled on the Gosport ferries hundreds of times when I lived out in Elson and worked on the IoW ferries. The only bell I can remember is the one that used to tell the crew to shut...
Forum: Bulk Carriers 24th October 2011, 15:05
Replies: 1
Views: 1,717
Posted By wavedweller
Water logged

2" of rain this morning, another 4" promised between noon and 20-00
windy-35 knots. very horribubble day- if it keeps this up, tankers will be berthing up our street instead of the Milford Haven...
Forum: Bulk Carriers 24th October 2011, 14:55
Replies: 365
Views: 113,047
Posted By wavedweller
Hello Sparks, I joined the Clarkeden on the...

Hello Sparks,
I joined the Clarkeden on the Manchester Ship Canal late December '61. First trip up to Narvik, (froze my bxxxx off). Good job she had the stbd, side tunnel as we would never got to...
Forum: Say Hello 18th October 2011, 15:03
Replies: 14
Views: 1,165
Posted By wavedweller
Hello Mickymini 'fraid never heard of a ship...

Hello Mickymini
'fraid never heard of a ship named "seriously". Don't give up on it

keep 'er orf the knuckle 'arry

Colin
Forum: Esso Tankers 16th October 2011, 16:17
Replies: 13
Views: 6,099
Posted By wavedweller
Esso Chelsea

Hi Bill,
I was on the Chelsea for about 3 months after joining her in South Shields. I distinctly remember havimg to carry our plates of food from the galley on the starboard side across the...
Forum: Esso Tankers 16th October 2011, 16:01
Replies: 2
Views: 4,333
Posted By wavedweller
Esso Canterbury

Hi Barrie, or Barry,
I was on the Canterbury from January 1958 till July 1958' On our last trip from Mina-al-Almadi she broke down so many times with boiler trouble she was sent to Marsaxxlok in...
Forum: Tankers 12th October 2011, 15:21
Replies: 17
Views: 3,067
Posted By wavedweller
Hi Reg. Quite simple really. The ships were...

Hi Reg.
Quite simple really. The ships were so ginormous, (over 1k ft in length) that, especially in the dark, people were getting lost and not seen for days especially as they only carried about...
Forum: Looking for Old Shipmates 5th October 2011, 14:51
Replies: 3
Views: 1,106
Posted By wavedweller
To Bruce, Hello, pleased to meet you. in reply...

To Bruce, Hello, pleased to meet you.
in reply to your question; I doubt it. I joined the Esso Cheyenne just before my 18th birthday in Aug. 58 and left the last week in December when the weather...
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