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Search: Posts Made By: tabnab44
Forum: Other Companies/Ships 18th January 2015, 11:34
Replies: 372
Views: 95,945
Posted By tabnab44
Dick Chapman , lovely bloke , sailed with him on...

Dick Chapman , lovely bloke , sailed with him on the OARSMAN and WHEELSMAN when he was mate , very sad loss. Spent a lot of time on the Wheelsman between 79 and 82 , Masters were John Bates , Steve...
Forum: Nautical Colleges 18th January 2015, 11:19
Replies: 33
Views: 15,974
Posted By tabnab44
I was at MNC Greenhithe with the first lot of...

I was at MNC Greenhithe with the first lot of Class 5 Deck Trainee's from 1979 -1981 a mad lot , Ivor "Fred" Minnis , Kevin Bunten ,Stuart Vallis, Simon Nozworthy, Dave Morris, Ian Diaper, Mark...
Forum: News and Views from the Shipping World 6th December 2011, 10:00
Replies: 64
Views: 13,228
Posted By tabnab44
Video of Wavereley arriving at Swanage Pier

I filmed the Waverely arriving at Swanage Pier a couple of summers ago in a North East Force 6 (wind and swell up her backside) She seemed to stop on a sixpence which I think was remarkable...
Forum: News and Views from the Shipping World 30th September 2010, 23:17
Replies: 0
Views: 690
Posted By tabnab44
Save Studland Bay Anchorage

Evening All,
As seafarers we all know the importance of finding a safe sheltered anchorage in bad weather.
Unfortunately others have no idea of the importance and this is the case in STUDLAND BAY...
Forum: Fishing Vessels 30th September 2010, 22:58
Replies: 0
Views: 715
Posted By tabnab44
Save Studland Bay Anchorage

Evening All ,
The current weather means we all know and welcome a sheltered and quiet anchorage. Studland Bay, Dorset Uk is such a place (except in an easterly wind).
My family have fished from...
Forum: Dredgers 7th November 2009, 15:46
Replies: 71
Views: 19,555
Posted By tabnab44
The "MAGNIFICENT SEVERN" as she was fondly known...

The "MAGNIFICENT SEVERN" as she was fondly known ..she's a legend !
Forum: Dredgers 26th October 2009, 13:17
Replies: 71
Views: 19,555
Posted By tabnab44
Arco 's

Well as far as I'm concerned the Arco Severn was a far better looking ship than the Arco Thames ... and a better looking crew! ..On a sliding scale of 0 to 10 I would rate the Thames as a piddly 4...
Forum: The Bridge 25th October 2009, 00:13
Replies: 187
Views: 28,217
Posted By tabnab44
Having held PECs for 6 UK ports including the...

Having held PECs for 6 UK ports including the Thames ,Medway and Southampton I speak from experience that the fatigue I sometimes suffered when doing "Double Headers" and "Turn Arounds" into long...
Forum: Looking for Old Shipmates 24th October 2009, 13:28
Replies: 3
Views: 1,468
Posted By tabnab44
Oops .. Missed one ... Neil Gordon ..think he...

Oops .. Missed one ... Neil Gordon ..think he went into the Police ..another Everards man.
Forum: Looking for Old Shipmates 11th October 2009, 19:34
Replies: 3
Views: 1,468
Posted By tabnab44
First Intake Of Class 5 Deck Trainees

Hello Everyone , I am trying to trace these lads from 1978 -1981 who went to MNC Greenhithe,I am in touch with quite a few of this group but need info on the following..

Ian Hutchinson ....last...
Forum: Other Companies/Ships 11th October 2009, 14:21
Replies: 372
Views: 95,945
Posted By tabnab44
Yeah I was one of those Class 5 Trainees...

Yeah I was one of those Class 5 Trainees too.Joined my first ship Bridgeman at Amoco jetty Milford Haven on a stormy night back in Feb 79 ..Dennis Smith was the Second Mate in his oilskins who helped...
Forum: Coasters 10th October 2009, 20:55
Replies: 200
Views: 41,893
Posted By tabnab44
The Black Knight

Oh yes I sailed with Alec on the Farnese ...he was certainly a character and had many funny stories ...One was back in the early sixties he was on one of the three island cargo ships ... it was the...
Forum: Coasters 10th October 2009, 20:31
Replies: 200
Views: 41,893
Posted By tabnab44
Yes I sailed with Everards non-federated fleet...

Yes I sailed with Everards non-federated fleet from 1984 to 1988 as Second Mate and Mate ... on the Farnese and Formality with Capt Paddy O'donnell of sailing barge fame ... and then on the...
Forum: Nautical Colleges 10th October 2009, 00:49
Replies: 599
Views: 167,657
Posted By tabnab44
Well I never ! just looked at the date and I...

Well I never ! just looked at the date and I arrived at Gravesend 9th October 1978 ... whow 31 years ..and Brucie is still on the box !
Forum: Dredgers 16th February 2007, 14:26
Replies: 71
Views: 19,555
Posted By tabnab44
How am I ?

Well Peter..... as they say in the LITTLE BRITAIN series... "I'M A LADY"...
I could have been the 2nd Mate or more likely the cook ...
for sercurity reasons I have to remain enonumouse ... (Read)
Forum: Books, Magazines, TV, Video & Publications 4th February 2007, 20:53
Replies: 3
Views: 1,390
Posted By tabnab44
NAUTICAL THEME DVDs

I have just viewed "CAPTAINS COURAEGOUS" a BW film starring SPENCER TRACEY ....its based on a GRAND BANKS FISHING SCHOONER and has wonderful footage of other schooners and their fishing dory's ..its...
Forum: News and Views from the Shipping World 12th January 2007, 21:18
Replies: 104
Views: 8,537
Posted By tabnab44
The thing with underground chickens is something...

The thing with underground chickens is something from way back in the days of sail ...I'm trying to find out more and will post any bits I can come up with.
Forum: Say Hello 9th December 2006, 10:51
Replies: 14
Views: 1,180
Posted By tabnab44
Welcome Janice, I think this site is just...

Welcome Janice, I think this site is just brilliant and has that very special SEAFARING SPIRIT about it ...well done everyone !
Forum: Nautical Colleges 9th December 2006, 10:41
Replies: 599
Views: 167,657
Posted By tabnab44
Ello Broady, Yeah I was there from Oct78-Jan79...

Ello Broady, Yeah I was there from Oct78-Jan79 did'nt do the marching thou gh but I remember watching them practice across the courtyard.think it was leading hands only wasn't it ? I remember the...
Forum: News and Views from the Shipping World 7th December 2006, 23:30
Replies: 104
Views: 8,537
Posted By tabnab44
I was always told if you had an itchy bum hole at...

I was always told if you had an itchy bum hole at sea it was a sure sign there was a Greek ship around .... 9 out of 10 times this was true ... the tenth was normally when I'd upset the cook !
Forum: News and Views from the Shipping World 7th December 2006, 23:26
Replies: 17
Views: 15,552
Posted By tabnab44
You are right another sad day ...one of many for...

You are right another sad day ...one of many for BRITISH SHIPPING ...I worked for Freds for 4 years really enjoyed it ...farewell YELLOW PERILS ... we shall miss you .
Forum: Nautical Colleges 6th December 2006, 12:47
Replies: 599
Views: 167,657
Posted By tabnab44
Yeah those discos..it was similar to hundreds of...

Yeah those discos..it was similar to hundreds of flys swarming round a couple of Richard the Thirds !...
Those anti clap and Vd films were pretty horrible as well !
Forum: Coasters 28th November 2006, 12:17
Replies: 200
Views: 41,893
Posted By tabnab44
IN the 80s some of Everards ran up the Amazon and...

IN the 80s some of Everards ran up the Amazon and they were regular suppliers to the Falklands...not just coastal ya know...and still in business!
Forum: Coasters 28th November 2006, 12:12
Replies: 200
Views: 41,893
Posted By tabnab44
I worked for Everards for 4 years back in the 80s...

I worked for Everards for 4 years back in the 80s we used to joke about the"LEFTITTY" and the"RIGHTITTY" good company though..looked after me during my time there ...and they are still in the...
Forum: News and Views from the Shipping World 28th November 2006, 08:33
Replies: 104
Views: 8,537
Posted By tabnab44
Seamen's Superstitions / Friday 13th

Hello ,well its been nearly 25 years since an old hand told me the real story about why we call those furry things with long ears "UNDERGROUND CHICKENS" and dont mention their real name onboard ship...
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