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Search: Posts Made By: Leratty
Forum: Blue Funnel Line 15th April 2016, 13:41
Replies: 76
Views: 21,276
Posted By Leratty
I have always loved that term 'go down,' does...

I have always loved that term 'go down,' does anyone know how or where it originated?

India used the term too & still does.

As to Blue Flue, yes their ships always looked powerful & business...
Forum: The Bridge 9th April 2016, 19:57
Replies: 125
Views: 24,958
Posted By Leratty
China Hand just love that there is a god! ...

China Hand just love that there is a god!

Christ plastic sextants holy horror, sacrilege am getting the vapours. The 3rd on my 1st trip as app showed me how to hold it along with one or two...
Forum: Non-Seafaring Obituaries 9th April 2016, 18:22
Replies: 15
Views: 1,505
Posted By Leratty
what a life hope she is happy where she is.

what a life hope she is happy where she is.
Forum: Non-Seafaring Obituaries 31st March 2016, 14:51
Replies: 16
Views: 1,895
Posted By Leratty
indeed a sad day he left us with many a smile...

indeed a sad day he left us with many a smile that's for sure. I hope he joins all the other Brit funnymen & has more laughs up there with St Pete.
Forum: The Engine Room 10th March 2016, 11:18
Replies: 364
Views: 121,273
Posted By Leratty
The Brasil Star was seriously bad as the worst...

The Brasil Star was seriously bad as the worst feeder with rat bag crew, all regulars bar one or two. Accommodation diabolical, no matress more a straw-capock sack infested with bugs, the heads were...
Forum: Non-Seafaring Obituaries 4th March 2016, 11:48
Replies: 7
Views: 1,168
Posted By Leratty
Concur Keith so young he was a gentleman on the...

Concur Keith so young he was a gentleman on the field.
Forum: The Bridge 18th February 2016, 18:37
Replies: 45
Views: 7,321
Posted By Leratty
dunnage hatch when I was on ships that had them...

dunnage hatch when I was on ships that had them were small hatches aft, kinda like a attic where all sorts of things were stored by the bosun-lampy. I recall having a hatch board sent (dropped) down...
Forum: Tramp Steamers 11th February 2016, 16:33
Replies: 86
Views: 32,597
Posted By Leratty
Ian it was not so much "well done" more self...

Ian it was not so much "well done" more self preservation, survival, fear, looking out for your mate etc. + we were so young you just did not think of any consequences, where angels tread comes to...
Forum: Tramp Steamers 11th February 2016, 11:12
Replies: 86
Views: 32,597
Posted By Leratty
Ian that have been scary though we were pretty...

Ian that have been scary though we were pretty fit slim & agile way back then. Loved the bit of the tank barrels poking over the cargo surely a nice touch of surrealism.

One of a No I had was...
Forum: Non-Seafaring Obituaries 9th February 2016, 14:00
Replies: 11
Views: 2,037
Posted By Leratty
Pat thanks for that, I was very surprised that...

Pat thanks for that, I was very surprised that RNZN did not per se commence until 1941 when Aus was RAN for quite some years before.

My understanding of RN officers in command of RAN or NZ ships...
Forum: Non-Seafaring Obituaries 4th February 2016, 14:07
Replies: 11
Views: 2,037
Posted By Leratty
R with many numerals, yes he was indeed. Quite a...

R with many numerals, yes he was indeed. Quite a few British seamen burried there too, one off a ship I served on. Went to the graves of the Houlder boat in Monte too. Must say I misted up.
Forum: Non-Seafaring Obituaries 3rd February 2016, 11:20
Replies: 11
Views: 2,037
Posted By Leratty
Pat was it not HMNZS Achilles as I think she was...

Pat was it not HMNZS Achilles as I think she was owned & crewed by the Kiwis? There is a point on Auckland harbour I shan't try & spell that beautiful harbours name begins with W......ends with a....
Forum: The Bridge 30th January 2016, 11:41
Replies: 22
Views: 5,777
Posted By Leratty
David p14 last para, love it shall be suffering...

David p14 last para, love it shall be suffering intermittent chuckling rest of day.
Forum: Non-Seafaring Obituaries 28th January 2016, 11:46
Replies: 6
Views: 1,077
Posted By Leratty
Wow what a lady. I sure would like to have net...

Wow what a lady. I sure would like to have net her in the club or at anchor some where warm as the talk would have been envigorating across the board.

A good life was had.
Forum: Tramp Steamers 27th January 2016, 11:41
Replies: 35
Views: 14,608
Posted By Leratty
I just saw post fter having posted it...it is the...

I just saw post fter having posted it...it is the heat sensitive keyboard on the ph which causes thecerrors. Yes should have checked before post.

Is it just the when utilising the ph you can...
Forum: Tramp Steamers 27th January 2016, 11:27
Replies: 35
Views: 14,608
Posted By Leratty
Hawkey that wsd somevtrip would loved to have...

Hawkey that wsd somevtrip would loved to have donebthe Japanese portion.

We lived there for just over two years aftet my sea time & loved it. A wonderful place. Ha ha though we saw it from a...
Forum: Tramp Steamers 27th January 2016, 11:20
Replies: 13
Views: 7,394
Posted By Leratty
I too agree it is the crew that makes the ship a...

I too agree it is the crew that makes the ship a happy one. Only had one ship where it was not a happy one. Brasil Star, ironic did two trips though that was for the run truly superb oh those...
Forum: Non-Seafaring Obituaries 11th January 2016, 12:42
Replies: 28
Views: 2,977
Posted By Leratty
I too am in shock as there are postersvup for...

I too am in shock as there are postersvup for concerts here in June? He was a superb musso.

Yes to Merry Christmas Mr. Lawrence.

Hope he will be in that big band up there amvsure he will.
Forum: Non-Seafaring Obituaries 16th December 2015, 11:11
Replies: 3
Views: 899
Posted By Leratty
Yes although taciturn as well as grumpy an...

Yes although taciturn as well as grumpy an interesting man ahead of his time in Aus. I met him when he was consulting to us 'Bechtel' in Aus. A superb lunching companion.
Forum: Modern Cruise Ships 12th December 2015, 11:12
Replies: 3
Views: 5,194
Posted By Leratty
Wonderful read. It just shows that such a...

Wonderful read. It just shows that such a commercial with vision gamble can pay off in spades. More power to them & the nete do well so came good to as a bonus. On saying that though will horses...
Forum: Non-Seafaring Obituaries 23rd November 2015, 10:33
Replies: 14
Views: 1,606
Posted By Leratty
Yes one hell of a loss. I recall the pic's of him...

Yes one hell of a loss. I recall the pic's of him in UK at WC always smiling.
spongebob, yes I said that to BC when I read about he death. That is a memory I too have always in my minds eye just...
Forum: Non-Seafaring Obituaries 23rd July 2015, 12:40
Replies: 14
Views: 2,528
Posted By Leratty
My youth too had lost something ad as a lad...

My youth too had lost something ad as a lad always enjoyed him. A new member for the big club in the sky.
Forum: Non-Seafaring Obituaries 26th June 2015, 11:01
Replies: 9
Views: 1,330
Posted By Leratty
Yes a good journey man actetr who brought us much...

Yes a good journey man actetr who brought us much pleasure with The Avengets et al. Hope he enjoys his next life.
Forum: Non-Seafaring Obituaries 12th June 2015, 10:30
Replies: 18
Views: 2,420
Posted By Leratty
Varley I too don't recall him in Battle of River...

Varley I too don't recall him in Battle of River Plate so shall look it up.

When I was a young lad taking a 1/2 day from the booze I went to visit Capt. Langsdorf's grave in B.A. as I was an &...
Forum: Non-Seafaring Obituaries 24th April 2015, 18:34
Replies: 14
Views: 2,618
Posted By Leratty
Capt. Dick, I sent you a PM oh maybe June last...

Capt. Dick, I sent you a PM oh maybe June last year asked a couple of questions re Cook Town your vessel etc to no response?

We have sailed all up that area in a couple of largish yachts so no it...
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