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Search: Posts Made By: Baltic Wal
Forum: Ship Research 23rd May 2012, 12:26
Replies: 38
Views: 7,986
Posted By Baltic Wal
I agree fully with Rafal, I have had dealings in...

I agree fully with Rafal, I have had dealings in the past with the NNM dealing with Mike Bullion and he told me about the vast amount of items donated to the museum that will never see the light of...
Forum: Ship Research 19th May 2010, 17:54
Replies: 8
Views: 2,356
Posted By Baltic Wal
Need more information, November 1942 was...

Need more information, November 1942 was Operation Torch, invasion of North Africa, 12 cargo ships were lost in the Western Mediterranean and none in the Eastern Mediterranean. Unlikely that there...
Forum: Other Companies/Ships 11th April 2010, 20:02
Replies: 302
Views: 64,615
Posted By Baltic Wal
The chance is that the ship you saw was the...

The chance is that the ship you saw was the MacAndrews PONZANO she was transferred to UBC and renamed BALTIC SPRAY mid 1960. Don't know if she would have been on the Gdynia run.
Forum: Bolton S. S. Co., London 11th April 2010, 19:34
Replies: 150
Views: 42,176
Posted By Baltic Wal
Charles, you will have been on it while I was,...

Charles, you will have been on it while I was, Middlesbrough, two trips to Bone with Barrow in the middle back to Middlesbrough then sailing news years eve to drydock in Newcastle
Forum: Bolton S. S. Co., London 7th May 2009, 18:30
Replies: 150
Views: 42,176
Posted By Baltic Wal
Two others to add are Polarum and Doug H

Two others to add are Polarum and Doug H
Forum: Bolton S. S. Co., London 29th April 2009, 18:30
Replies: 10
Views: 5,819
Posted By Baltic Wal
Punishment was hard as an Apprentice in the early...

Punishment was hard as an Apprentice in the early 60's, knew I shouldn't have put that marble in the Mates ducting.

Taken on the Rievaulx in 1961 while holystoning the bridge wing deck
Forum: Bolton S. S. Co., London 26th April 2009, 08:41
Replies: 150
Views: 42,176
Posted By Baltic Wal
Next to the crapper was the was room, where we...

Next to the crapper was the was room, where we had the Hoover Tanglemaster, where everything came out in a knot. Also the Apprentices study opposite the 2nd Mates cabin.

The only time it smelt...
Forum: Bulk Carriers 25th April 2009, 17:56
Replies: 365
Views: 114,291
Posted By Baltic Wal
Rievaulx also had a port tunnel, not sure if it...

Rievaulx also had a port tunnel, not sure if it went forward of midships though.
Forum: Bolton S. S. Co., London 25th April 2009, 17:53
Replies: 150
Views: 42,176
Posted By Baltic Wal
Lloyd, Things must have changed, although I...

Lloyd,

Things must have changed, although I cannot vouch for the Redcar, on the other three there was no such thing as a bar, and for an apprentice to be given beer was unthinkable. The only time...
Forum: Bolton S. S. Co., London 23rd April 2009, 12:25
Replies: 150
Views: 42,176
Posted By Baltic Wal
Ian, Further to an earlier post, I was on...

Ian,

Further to an earlier post, I was on deck.

Ribblehead Apprentice Aug 1959-March 1960
Romanic Apprentice May 1960-January 1961
Rievaulx Apprentice February 1961- October 1961
Ruysdael...
Forum: Ben Line 14th April 2009, 20:18
Replies: 5
Views: 2,630
Posted By Baltic Wal
I was there for the opening of the Convoy of...

I was there for the opening of the Convoy of Trees, and was involved with the MNWB with donners to the convoy. In addition there is a Merchant Navy Memorial book containing the names of all the...
Forum: Bolton S. S. Co., London 8th April 2009, 09:26
Replies: 150
Views: 42,176
Posted By Baltic Wal
Ian, I was on deck, my profile shows all the...

Ian, I was on deck, my profile shows all the ships I sailed on.
Forum: Bolton S. S. Co., London 6th April 2009, 15:18
Replies: 150
Views: 42,176
Posted By Baltic Wal
Name missing from the list, Ian Stockbridge,...

Name missing from the list,

Ian Stockbridge, I noticed a few names I sailed with.
Forum: The Bridge 27th March 2009, 19:44
Replies: 83
Views: 5,811
Posted By Baltic Wal
September 1959 while on the RIBBLEHEAD we sailed...

September 1959 while on the RIBBLEHEAD we sailed into Konakry flying the French Tricolour and the H penant. We then hang around being ignored by the plot station. After an hour the agent rushed out...
Forum: The Bridge 24th March 2009, 12:22
Replies: 83
Views: 5,811
Posted By Baltic Wal
On a tramp we weren't too particular, raised them...

On a tramp we weren't too particular, raised them as we passed the lanyard, and red ensign usually stayed up.
Forum: The Engine Room 22nd March 2009, 17:16
Replies: 364
Views: 120,730
Posted By Baltic Wal
RESTORMEL, took 28 days to cross the Atlantic...

RESTORMEL, took 28 days to cross the Atlantic from London to Newport News. Dangerous coming back with a metacentric height of less than 1". The engineers had to play with ballast continually to...
Forum: Bank Line 11th March 2009, 19:14
Replies: 12
Views: 1,949
Posted By Baltic Wal
Alistair, yours must have shrunk. The one I have...

Alistair, yours must have shrunk. The one I have is a normal and very good tie, and I didn't sail with Bank Line.
Forum: Other Companies/Ships 27th February 2009, 18:08
Replies: 71
Views: 26,127
Posted By Baltic Wal
When I was on the Ruysdael I did two grain trips...

When I was on the Ruysdael I did two grain trips to Baltimore then we had a Saguenay Chater. A very interesting trip. First port of call Barbados. They made the mistake of berthing us the night...
Forum: Other Companies/Ships 22nd February 2009, 18:38
Replies: 302
Views: 64,615
Posted By Baltic Wal
Express was different from the others of similar...

Express was different from the others of similar design. I think she was initialy designed for MacAndrews.
Forum: Ship Research 4th February 2009, 16:09
Replies: 29
Views: 8,868
Posted By Baltic Wal
The Belgians are trying to organise an event to...

The Belgians are trying to organise an event to celebrate the 90th anniversary of the excecution of Captain Fryatt. He served with the Great Eastern Railway at the time and are trying to get a...
Forum: Say Hello 4th February 2009, 15:59
Replies: 11
Views: 1,097
Posted By Baltic Wal
Welcome to the site. Gabe Thomas was in...

Welcome to the site.

Gabe Thomas was in charge of the Register of Seamen & Shipping in Cardiff. He has written a book and also has a web site regarding Milag Nord.
...
Forum: Say Hello 25th January 2009, 19:05
Replies: 13
Views: 3,207
Posted By Baltic Wal
I have the survivors report from the Chief...

I have the survivors report from the Chief Officer, PM me with your e-mail address and I will send it to you.
Forum: Ship Research 24th January 2009, 17:50
Replies: 7
Views: 1,231
Posted By Baltic Wal
Here's Swinburne for you

Here's Swinburne for you
Forum: The Engine Room 15th January 2009, 12:42
Replies: 6
Views: 1,281
Posted By Baltic Wal
The Rembrandt was not a success, and spent a lot...

The Rembrandt was not a success, and spent a lot of time back at Smiths Dock. At one stage one of the ore carriers was moored alongside and the Apprentices painted white elephants on the side.

I...
Forum: Other Companies/Ships 14th January 2009, 18:56
Replies: 71
Views: 26,127
Posted By Baltic Wal
I sailed onall of those in the early 60's, may...

I sailed onall of those in the early 60's, may have come across one another. Ribblehead my first ship as an Apprentice, and the Rembrandt my first as 3rd Mate. And I was able to push that tempting...
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