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Search: Posts Made By: noelmavisk
Forum: News and Views from the Shipping World 9th August 2019, 02:31
Replies: 44
Views: 6,474
Posted By noelmavisk
That brings to mind the day I went aboard the...

That brings to mind the day I went aboard the Loch Loyal in Belfast togged up in in my not quite white boiler-suit and was asked by one of the painter's if I was 'flat white or gloss'
Forum: News and Views from the Shipping World 2nd August 2019, 03:39
Replies: 44
Views: 6,474
Posted By noelmavisk
I was fortunate enough to be sent to Belfast to...

I was fortunate enough to be sent to Belfast to be 3rd engineer of the RMS Loch Loyal which was being built at Harlands. She wasn't ready to live aboard so I had to live in digs and travel to...
Forum: Bank Line 19th July 2019, 06:57
Replies: 26
Views: 3,013
Posted By noelmavisk
Rio for me, the beaches, the women, Sugar Loaf, ...

Rio for me, the beaches, the women, Sugar Loaf, and the views from that Christ statue, I know the name but can't remember the spelling.
Forum: The Engine Room 25th May 2019, 22:07
Replies: 28
Views: 3,572
Posted By noelmavisk
Did 2 voyages on the RMS Deseado as 2nd.Freezer...

Did 2 voyages on the RMS Deseado as 2nd.Freezer and your explanation pretty well sums up how it was on the Deseado.
Was also 4th & Jun.3rd on the Deseado, 2 years all told.
Forum: J & J Denholm 20th July 2018, 02:35
Replies: 71
Views: 8,368
Posted By noelmavisk
'Pamir' a sad end to a fine vessel and so many...

'Pamir' a sad end to a fine vessel and so many young lives lost, I was on one of the vessels that went to her aid, but alas to no avail. We were getting torn to pieces ourselves but I don't think...
Forum: The Engine Room 18th May 2018, 08:05
Replies: 50
Views: 6,973
Posted By noelmavisk
Hatchboards.

Actually I have a coffee-table in my living room that is made from a real wooden hatch-board complete with 2 metal banding bars and 2 metal hand-bars for lifting.. Quite a conversation piece. I...
Forum: The Engine Room 12th June 2017, 10:32
Replies: 73
Views: 17,491
Posted By noelmavisk
I joined the RMS Deseado as 4th Engineer on her...

I joined the RMS Deseado as 4th Engineer on her last trip up the West Coast. At voyage end she was dry-docked in Hamburg and was converted to a fully refrigerated vessel for the South American meat...
Forum: The Engine Room 16th June 2016, 05:02
Replies: 17
Views: 3,966
Posted By noelmavisk
Smile Should have mentioned that the Chief & 2nd Fridge...

Should have mentioned that the Chief & 2nd Fridge were on days outward bound because we were on the meat run to Argentina and sailed empty of any cargo, the crew cleaning the holds to be ready to...
Forum: The Engine Room 10th June 2016, 07:58
Replies: 17
Views: 3,966
Posted By noelmavisk
Memory not that good but when I was an engineer...

Memory not that good but when I was an engineer with Royal Mail Lines, I served on the 'Deseado' for 2 years, 1955-1957. Joined her as 4th engineer then promoted to 2nd Fridge engineer, and promoted...
Forum: Looking for Old Shipmates 21st March 2016, 09:47
Replies: 50
Views: 16,235
Posted By noelmavisk
Circa 1946-48 I was in the 1st. Tyne Sea Scout...

Circa 1946-48 I was in the 1st. Tyne Sea Scout Troop headquartered in Newcastle upon Tyne in an old pub called the George & Dragon located on the Forth Banks. The Troop had a second facility at Blyth...
Forum: Royal Mail Line 2nd March 2016, 17:39
Replies: 140
Views: 54,744
Posted By noelmavisk
Happy Days

My name is Noel Kelly and I joined Royal Mail in December 1953 and would spend what I always say were the happiest 5 years of my life.
My first ship was the 'Balantia' and I was 5th engineer for a...
Forum: Royal Mail Line 2nd March 2016, 17:09
Replies: 21
Views: 9,185
Posted By noelmavisk
Maiden Voyage.

My name is Noel Kelly, originally from Gateshead, I was sent to Belfast in 1957 to join the Loch Loyal as 3rd. Engineer for her maiden voyage and subsequent second voyage. When I arrived in Belfast...
Forum: The Engine Room 21st May 2015, 01:52
Replies: 31
Views: 6,160
Posted By noelmavisk
Angry Memory jogged. Served my apprenticeship at...

Memory jogged.
Served my apprenticeship at Clarke Chapman's on steam Windlasses and Winches. If I remember right, all the nuts & bolts on these auxiliaries were standard Whitworth thread, and I knew...
Forum: The Engine Room 12th May 2015, 09:02
Replies: 143
Views: 34,786
Posted By noelmavisk
Unfortunately my memory is a mess, not because of...

Unfortunately my memory is a mess, not because of my age(82) but because of brain damage caused by surgery to remove a tumour.
Anyhoo, I do remember I served my apprenticeship on steam engines and...
Forum: The Engine Room 14th November 2012, 05:50
Replies: 3
Views: 6,561
Posted By noelmavisk
Spent 5 years with Royal Mail and was fortunate...

Spent 5 years with Royal Mail and was fortunate enough never to be assigned to a Highland boat although I did use them as a doss house if I was between ships etc and needed a place to sleep. Could...
Forum: Say Hello 18th October 2012, 17:19
Replies: 16
Views: 2,817
Posted By noelmavisk
Eeeehyebuggerman, I'll drink to that. I still...

Eeeehyebuggerman, I'll drink to that. I still tell people I'm from Durham, land of the Prince Bishops.(Thumb)
Forum: Say Hello 17th October 2012, 21:37
Replies: 16
Views: 2,817
Posted By noelmavisk
No it's not bonny lad. They changed the area to...

No it's not bonny lad. They changed the area to Tyne & Wear years ago, now that was depressing.:@
Not sure if it's still Tyne & Wear, perhaps South Tyneside as they made more changes.
Forum: Say Hello 17th October 2012, 09:38
Replies: 16
Views: 2,817
Posted By noelmavisk
I would do my best to answer any questions about...

I would do my best to answer any questions about fibreglass useage but I must admit my expertise and knowledge took a severe dive 18 years ago when I was diagnosed as having a brain tumour and the...
Forum: Say Hello 17th October 2012, 08:58
Replies: 16
Views: 2,817
Posted By noelmavisk
Not really but I think sunny Santa Clarita is a...

Not really but I think sunny Santa Clarita is a bit north of me here in Anaheim, home of Disneyland. Lived first in Long Beach, then Garden Grove, then Santa Ana, and lastly Anaheim for the past 32...
Forum: Say Hello 16th October 2012, 08:44
Replies: 16
Views: 2,817
Posted By noelmavisk
Out of the blue I heard that a boat...

Out of the blue I heard that a boat company(Columbia Yachts) were looking for someone with a mechanical/marine background so I went to check it out and was offered a job installing inboard engines....
Forum: Say Hello 15th October 2012, 08:42
Replies: 16
Views: 2,817
Posted By noelmavisk
Hello to all.

Hi, my name is Noel Kelly and I am originally from Gateshead, Co.Durham(well it was in Co.Durham when I lived there).
Joined a Sea Scout troop in Newcastle, learned to sail, and grew to love the sea...
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