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Forum: Special Purpose Vessels 10th January 2015, 17:35
Replies: 29
Views: 15,536
Posted By KevinR
I well remember our stint alongside in Suva,...

I well remember our stint alongside in Suva, John!! Your list of names also brings back memories of our voyage. You will remember of course, the Red Dragon nightclub! We had a regular contract...
Forum: Lamport & Holt Line 9th November 2014, 14:26
Replies: 9
Views: 9,430
Posted By KevinR
Talking Santos Bars....

I remember the ABC bar well, it was on Hellfire Corner and well known for riotous evenings... I did many trips down that coast and visited all the bars from Recife down to the Lighthouse Bar in...
Forum: Lamport & Holt Line 9th November 2014, 14:15
Replies: 9
Views: 9,430
Posted By KevinR
Had some great nights in the Lighthouse bar,...

Had some great nights in the Lighthouse bar, Montevideo!
Forum: Looking for Old Shipmates 21st October 2013, 00:18
Replies: 12
Views: 3,656
Posted By KevinR
I sailed on Manzanares and Musa as Ch/Eng. in...

I sailed on Manzanares and Musa as Ch/Eng. in 1978/79
Cheers - Kevin Routledge
Forum: Looking for Old Shipmates 21st October 2013, 00:12
Replies: 4
Views: 2,420
Posted By KevinR
Hi, Ray, I was 2nd. Engr. on Mercury, Retreiver,...

Hi, Ray, I was 2nd. Engr. on Mercury, Retreiver, Stanley Angwin and Edward Wilshaw, also Cable Enterprise later.

Kevin Routledge
Forum: Model Ships 10th November 2011, 23:12
Replies: 9
Views: 3,162
Posted By KevinR
I bought my first Unimat SL in Singapore about 40...

I bought my first Unimat SL in Singapore about 40 years ago, and had it fitted into a teak case by a local Chinese joiner. I have nearly all of the accessories and these are fitted onto the inside of...
Forum: Lamport & Holt Line 15th March 2010, 22:59
Replies: 17
Views: 8,272
Posted By KevinR
Hi, Mike, - I too was a junior eng. on the D...

Hi, Mike, - I too was a junior eng. on the D boats. Remember the bloody steam winches?? I had to look after them in port, when the dockers used to wind the steam valve full open and control the...
Forum: Lamport & Holt Line 28th June 2009, 22:18
Replies: 10
Views: 4,264
Posted By KevinR
As a postscript to the thread, my very first trip...

As a postscript to the thread, my very first trip to sea ( to a Channel port) was as a Junior Engineer on Lamport & Holt's SS Memling. This was in October 1958, and the Memling was a Liberty Ship...
Forum: Model Ships 1st March 2009, 00:14
Replies: 7
Views: 3,651
Posted By KevinR
Royal Yacht HMY Britannia

Fellow modellers may be interested in my 1:100 scale model of Britannia. It is entirely scratch-built from a crude set of drawings, and many photographs - some of which were kindly supplied by the...
Forum: Model Ships 28th February 2009, 23:41
Replies: 7
Views: 2,118
Posted By KevinR
Wink Hi, Doug, Thanks for your remarks! After...

Hi, Doug,
Thanks for your remarks!
After much practice, I could turn out two handrail stanchions a minute. To make the jig, two pieces of steel about 1-1/2" x 3/4" x 3/16" thick were clamped...
Forum: Lamport & Holt Line 27th February 2009, 23:30
Replies: 8
Views: 3,321
Posted By KevinR
I have many memories of the old Debrett's...

I have many memories of the old Debrett's engineroom! When manoeuvring, and we got "Stop" on the telegraph, the junior on watch had to run round speeding up the steam-driven Lub.oil and FW Circ....
Forum: Special Purpose Vessels 17th February 2009, 21:23
Replies: 29
Views: 15,536
Posted By KevinR
Talking What a horrific accident, Pat! First I have...

What a horrific accident, Pat! First I have heard of it, though I joined "Mercury" in Birkenhead during the final phases of fitting out, and subsequently sailed on her for the next 2 years.
My most...
Forum: Offshore Oil & Gas Industry 15th February 2009, 21:36
Replies: 39
Views: 13,178
Posted By KevinR
Wink Atlantic Shore

I was C/Eng. on the Atlantic Shore back in '72/73 with Topsy Turner and Chris Upjohn as Captains. Anybody know where Chris is now (think he's in Oz).? I'd also like to contact John Fox and John...
Forum: Model Ships 15th February 2009, 19:42
Replies: 7
Views: 2,118
Posted By KevinR
Thames Fisher

A couple of pics. of a 1:100 scale model I made for James Fisher & Sons, which is a clean products tanker.
Everything on the model is scratch made with no commercially made parts (handrail...
Forum: Special Purpose Vessels 15th February 2009, 19:21
Replies: 29
Views: 15,536
Posted By KevinR
I was 3/Eng, then 2/Eng. on the Mercury 1962...

I was 3/Eng, then 2/Eng. on the Mercury 1962 -1965. She was a great ship with British Officers and Spanish crew and had a superbly equipped engineroom workshop. I attach a pic. of the 1:100 scale...
Forum: Offshore Oil & Gas Industry 15th February 2009, 00:59
Replies: 39
Views: 13,178
Posted By KevinR
Wink Great to hear from some of the old OM. crew! I...

Great to hear from some of the old OM. crew!
I was C/engr. on, to begin with, Essex Shore out of G.Yarmouth. Then a lot of trips on Atlantic Shore in 1972/73 with Topsy Turner, followed by Bay,...
Forum: Special Purpose Vessels 11th February 2009, 22:30
Replies: 15
Views: 3,952
Posted By KevinR
Hi, Phil, That's right, Derek Ilderton...

Hi, Phil,

That's right, Derek Ilderton (wonder what happened to him? Yes, Dick & KJ retired. Not been down to the Terminal for 4 or 5 years, lot of new faces there now! As for the model plane, I...
Forum: Special Purpose Vessels 6th February 2009, 20:00
Replies: 15
Views: 3,952
Posted By KevinR
Yes , I remember that - who was the Mate? But...

Yes , I remember that - who was the Mate? But that wasn't as bad as when I made a model of the tanker Thames Fisher (for Fisher's). Took ages and lots of brainbashing to get all the pipes and...
Forum: Special Purpose Vessels 5th February 2009, 22:19
Replies: 15
Views: 3,952
Posted By KevinR
Hi, Phil, Trying to upload a pic.......... ...

Hi, Phil,

Trying to upload a pic..........

Kevin
Forum: Special Purpose Vessels 31st January 2009, 18:33
Replies: 15
Views: 3,952
Posted By KevinR
Hi again, Phil, I went aboard the P.Fisher...

Hi again, Phil,

I went aboard the P.Fisher when she was alongside, shut down and elec. power off, waiting to be towed away - as you say, very sad. I "liberated" a few bits & pieces as souvenirs...
Forum: Special Purpose Vessels 27th January 2009, 21:39
Replies: 15
Views: 3,952
Posted By KevinR
Smile Pacific Fisher

Hi, Phil,
I was Chief Engr. on the old Fisher for a few great trips! I will see if I can find any pics. for you.
Cheers, Kevin Routledge
Forum: Places, People & Events of Maritime Interest 3rd September 2007, 00:09
Replies: 55
Views: 16,582
Posted By KevinR
I often visited CH & the swimming pool when I was...

I often visited CH & the swimming pool when I was based at S'pore - we were standing-by on a Cable & wireless repairship on a 2-year commission, with wives & families provided with shore...
Forum: SN Directory Discussion 11th August 2007, 17:54
Replies: 1
Views: 1,477
Posted By KevinR
Port caroline

Discussion thread for Port caroline (https://www.shipsnostalgia.com/guides/Port caroline). If you would like to add a comment, click the New Reply button
Forum: Model Ships 19th April 2007, 00:05
Replies: 10
Views: 6,944
Posted By KevinR
I have built many museum-quality model ships,...

I have built many museum-quality model ships, mostly around 4 ft. long (1/100 scale.) I get the perspex cases made by the local plastics factory - they fold the top corners round, then fit the...
Forum: Looking for Old Shipmates 3rd January 2007, 01:48
Replies: 219
Views: 57,091
Posted By KevinR
Manzanares

Yes, you are correct in that the Manzanares was designed for UMS operation. I sailed on her as C/Eng. and the ER was unmanned during the night.
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