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Search: Posts Made By: Fergie
Forum: News and Views from the Shipping World 7th March 2018, 04:12
Replies: 29
Views: 4,319
Posted By Fergie
I witnessed the arrival back in the Colony of HMS...

I witnessed the arrival back in the Colony of HMS Amethyst after the Yangstze Incident from Wanchai Seamens Building about 1949. What a day it was for celebrations. The Chinese dragon had really...
Forum: Other Companies/Ships 22nd February 2018, 07:03
Replies: 398
Views: 69,773
Posted By Fergie
I have just finished reading a book. "3 Great...

I have just finished reading a book. "3 Great Adventure Stories", the section I refer to is "Airline Detective" by Donald Fish. He built up the organisation to combat smuggling crimes being...
Forum: Other Companies/Ships 20th February 2018, 03:29
Replies: 398
Views: 69,773
Posted By Fergie
I was 3/E on Loksang from August 1949 to...

I was 3/E on Loksang from August 1949 to September 1950. In that period Richard Groundwater was Master, Frank Cross Chief Officer, Jack Marshall Second Officer, and a local Chinese Third officer.
...
Forum: Say Hello 8th February 2018, 08:14
Replies: 7
Views: 918
Posted By Fergie
Further to #6...

Further to #6 (https://www.shipsnostalgia.com/usertag.php?do=list&action=hash&hash=6) message. the Holm Line Holmwood was sunk close to Chatham Is and crew and passengers taken prisoner.

USSCo...
Forum: Say Hello 8th February 2018, 07:03
Replies: 7
Views: 918
Posted By Fergie
Awatea was sunk in North African landings but he...

Awatea was sunk in North African landings but he was hardly likely to be a prisoner of the Japanese. There were also a couple of USSCo ships sunk off Australia East Coast.
Forum: Computers and The Internet 28th January 2018, 08:44
Replies: 27
Views: 3,470
Posted By Fergie
Hi Bob, I got a new hard drive from PB...

Hi Bob,
I got a new hard drive from PB Technologies in July 2015 for NZ $125, guided by a friend who installed it. I guess PBTech have a branch in Tauranga and possibly Hamilton
Forum: Shaw Savill 21st January 2018, 08:06
Replies: 21
Views: 3,778
Posted By Fergie
Still having dressings Mary but every 2nd day,...

Still having dressings Mary but every 2nd day, and the wound is a lot easier. Thanks for your concern.
Forum: Shaw Savill 21st January 2018, 02:49
Replies: 21
Views: 3,778
Posted By Fergie
Jim, we have never met. My wife died Christmas...

Jim, we have never met. My wife died Christmas Eve 2013. Amazing the memories this site brings back. Enjoy them. I have just been diagnosed with Acute Myeloid Leukemia so I guess I will be joining...
Forum: Say Hello 8th November 2017, 06:52
Replies: 13
Views: 634
Posted By Fergie
tonydjo Never sailed on any of the ships you...

tonydjo

Never sailed on any of the ships you mention but living in NZ we had Blue Star, Port Line, Shaw Savill, NZ shipping and Federal always in our ports. Each developed a profile of their own....
Forum: Say Hello 5th November 2017, 04:21
Replies: 13
Views: 634
Posted By Fergie
Means you are interested in real ships, not a...

Means you are interested in real ships, not a load of boxes or a block of flats
Forum: The Engine Room 11th June 2017, 02:12
Replies: 30
Views: 2,819
Posted By Fergie
Too young to be part of the heroics those at sea...

Too young to be part of the heroics those at sea did during the war years in various boiler furnace/drum repairs.
I left NZ as supernumary 5th on a Williamson tramp in 1949. My head was full of the...
Forum: Shell 23rd May 2017, 23:27
Replies: 2
Views: 1,631
Posted By Fergie
Is she the little bitumen tanker that used to...

Is she the little bitumen tanker that used to supply NZ coastal ports? Worked on her many time during apprenticeship. Always a very warm ship with product heating. Was eventually superseded by...
Forum: The Galley 6th May 2017, 05:13
Replies: 15
Views: 2,666
Posted By Fergie
Varley, I am not sure whether the recently...

Varley, I am not sure whether the recently discovered Myrtle Rust, not previously in New Zealand, is classed as a fungus but I hope something eats it. It is a wind borne disease and the nearest...
Forum: Union Steam ship Co Of New Zealand LTD 21st March 2017, 08:25
Replies: 13
Views: 5,302
Posted By Fergie
Much faith was put into the new Maheno and Marama...

Much faith was put into the new Maheno and Marama when they came into the fleet years later after the service of the original two but sadly the downward path was already slippery. Last I heard one of...
Forum: Histories 15th March 2017, 01:41
Replies: 114
Views: 16,490
Posted By Fergie
A year or so earlier another Isbrandsen...

A year or so earlier another Isbrandsen (spelling) ship made headlines. The "Flying Arrow" disregarded US Govt warnings about travelling to Communist China and was fired upon by presumably Chiang Kai...
Forum: Histories 9th March 2017, 06:56
Replies: 28
Views: 4,941
Posted By Fergie
I had been at sea in my career about one full day...

I had been at sea in my career about one full day and as was on the 4 to 8 watch with 2/E. Just as we rounded North Cape of North Is New Zealand a fire tube burst in one boiler. Fresh from Marine...
Forum: Colliers 5th February 2017, 22:58
Replies: 34
Views: 15,177
Posted By Fergie
I joined Kaitawa as 4/E in August 1951 Capt...

I joined Kaitawa as 4/E in August 1951 Capt Tulloch was master, later Capt Gillan. Mick Danby (i think that was his name was 3/E). Chuck Walsh was C/E. When we arrived in Wgtn October 1951 I went to...
Forum: Union Steam ship Co Of New Zealand LTD 5th February 2017, 06:46
Replies: 3
Views: 1,985
Posted By Fergie
We had an engineer from Aorangi work by us on...

We had an engineer from Aorangi work by us on Waimate. Aorangi was still running then but after her big refit in Sydney they were seldom able to have all 4 main engines running at once. Always some...
Forum: Say Hello 1st January 2017, 00:14
Replies: 7
Views: 1,160
Posted By Fergie
I never sailed on a tanker during my time at sea,...

I never sailed on a tanker during my time at sea, yet I now have a slow progressing blood cancer MyeloFibrosis that Google says may be associated with exposure to toluene and benzene, and also to...
Forum: Other Companies/Ships 22nd December 2016, 07:14
Replies: 398
Views: 69,773
Posted By Fergie
Both Chak and Choy were around in my day but they...

Both Chak and Choy were around in my day but they never went to Calcutta in those days. Both traded to China and North from Hong Kong. We were in Penang when word came that Chak had blown up whilst...
Forum: Other Companies/Ships 18th December 2016, 00:05
Replies: 398
Views: 69,773
Posted By Fergie
I have it as hull builders Short Bros., and...

I have it as hull builders Short Bros., and engine builders as North Eastern Marine. Launched 7/11/45, commissioned 3/46, yard No 489,
o/n 180835
Forum: Other Companies/Ships 16th December 2016, 06:53
Replies: 398
Views: 69,773
Posted By Fergie
No I am Fergus Pearce. Loksang had accom for I...

No I am Fergus Pearce. Loksang had accom for I think 8 passengers in 2 berth cabins. All were in the bridge block on Starboard side. Port side had a smoke room and sparks cabin. Deck passengers were...
Forum: Other Companies/Ships 16th December 2016, 04:47
Replies: 398
Views: 69,773
Posted By Fergie
Hello BTZ I sailed as 3/E on Loksang about 66...

Hello BTZ
I sailed as 3/E on Loksang about 66 years ago and have fogotten a bit but I may be able to help.
She had triple expansion steam engine that was lightweight and with balance weights on the...
Forum: The Radio Room 5th November 2016, 04:01
Replies: 70
Views: 5,596
Posted By Fergie
In this order Home port Hong Kong Port...

In this order
Home port
Hong Kong
Port Pirie, is was cooler down below than on deck
Forum: The Engine Room 5th November 2016, 03:55
Replies: 85
Views: 7,277
Posted By Fergie
Bob, a second engineer on USSCo "Monowai"...

Bob, a second engineer on USSCo "Monowai" committed suicide in Auckland just before sailing, probably about 1952. Chuck Walsh was taken from his ship, can't remember whether he was chief or second at...
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