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Search: Posts Made By: bev summerill
Forum: Elder Dempster 15th January 2019, 21:33
Replies: 13
Views: 1,691
Posted By bev summerill
Just found one of my pay off slips as a Deck...

Just found one of my pay off slips as a Deck Apprentice with Bristol City Line
on the New York City
1st Sept 1961 -18 Oct 1961

pay 21 4s 0d
sundays at...
Forum: Elder Dempster 28th November 2018, 22:52
Replies: 32
Views: 9,788
Posted By bev summerill
next time you have palm oil chop on your own...

next time you have palm oil chop on your own bring it to Somerset and I will help you out
Forum: Elder Dempster 10th July 2017, 21:56
Replies: 33
Views: 10,870
Posted By bev summerill
apprentice signing on

I served my apprenticeship with Bristol City Line 1960-64 and never had any entries in my discharge book.All voyages were written on the back of my indentures
Bev Summerill
Forum: Elder Dempster 4th April 2016, 15:07
Replies: 3
Views: 2,002
Posted By bev summerill
I also am cornish originally from St Ives ...

I also am cornish originally from St Ives

Bev S
Forum: Elder Dempster 22nd March 2016, 22:11
Replies: 3
Views: 2,002
Posted By bev summerill
I as 3rd mate and then 2nd mate on Forcados for...

I as 3rd mate and then 2nd mate on Forcados for several voyages from April1968 to May 1970

Bev Summerill another cornish man
Forum: Say Hello 19th March 2016, 16:25
Replies: 7
Views: 1,071
Posted By bev summerill
The Corato was my last trip to sea in 1986 but...

The Corato was my last trip to sea in 1986 but she was a bulk carrier.Same shipping company
Forum: Ships & the Breakers 19th January 2016, 14:59
Replies: 8
Views: 4,514
Posted By bev summerill
I am sure the Flinders Bay had her steam engines...

I am sure the Flinders Bay had her steam engines replaced by motor whilst it was still OCL
Forum: Elder Dempster 26th December 2015, 11:49
Replies: 16
Views: 3,073
Posted By bev summerill
Oh for a good palm oil chop or pepper soup

Oh for a good palm oil chop or pepper soup
Forum: Ferries 8th October 2015, 21:30
Replies: 15
Views: 3,212
Posted By bev summerill
thank you Bosun .That was my last trip ( I Bought...

thank you Bosun .That was my last trip ( I Bought a pub) I did not get on with the old man and nearly 9 months was too long for my wife
Forum: Elder Dempster 22nd September 2015, 20:57
Replies: 29
Views: 8,394
Posted By bev summerill
Guinness gives you power is as I remember it

Guinness gives you power is as I remember it
Forum: Ferries 16th September 2015, 12:53
Replies: 15
Views: 3,212
Posted By bev summerill
I brought our Lady Patricia home as deck cargo...

I brought our Lady Patricia home as deck cargo from Australia in 1986 so she has had a good life. For the life of me I cannot remember the name of the bulk carrier I was on but I am in France and my...
Forum: The Bridge 8th September 2015, 21:44
Replies: 71
Views: 12,806
Posted By bev summerill
As far as I am aware ships never carried guns for...

As far as I am aware ships never carried guns for use of the Captain I sailed as Master and never saw one
Bev Summerill
Forum: Coasters 30th July 2015, 17:06
Replies: 23
Views: 12,303
Posted By bev summerill
Bristol is not in Somerset

Bristol is not in Somerset
Forum: Elder Dempster 14th April 2014, 17:51
Replies: 19
Views: 3,951
Posted By bev summerill
I was in Bathurst many times in the 60's and 70's...

I was in Bathurst many times in the 60's and 70's to load peanuts which were of a very high quality HPS hand picked specials.Peanuts were the only cargo I ever loaded there
Bev S
Forum: Elder Dempster 10th April 2014, 22:20
Replies: 19
Views: 3,951
Posted By bev summerill
yet another SNAFU Bev

yet another SNAFU

Bev
Forum: Elder Dempster 5th April 2014, 22:34
Replies: 19
Views: 3,951
Posted By bev summerill
I discharged several times in Bathurst but always...

I discharged several times in Bathurst but always alongside with a delay at anchor if there was another shop alongside.I was not aware that they had any lighters

Bev Summerill
Forum: J & J Denholm 8th June 2013, 22:33
Replies: 3
Views: 2,310
Posted By bev summerill
I sailed with denholm Bermuda for 3 years but I...

I sailed with denholm Bermuda for 3 years but I do not feel the same feeling about them as with my first 2 companies

Bev summerill
Forum: Elder Dempster 7th June 2013, 22:38
Replies: 32
Views: 9,788
Posted By bev summerill
yes most of the crews were Freetown and Nigerian

yes most of the crews were Freetown and Nigerian
Forum: Elder Dempster 4th June 2013, 22:07
Replies: 32
Views: 9,788
Posted By bev summerill
it was the pepper soup that you sat around with...

it was the pepper soup that you sat around with nowt on drinking cold beer to cool your mouth

Bev Summerill
Forum: Elder Dempster 3rd June 2013, 21:31
Replies: 32
Views: 9,788
Posted By bev summerill
palm oil chop 1medium yam 2 large onions 1/2...

palm oil chop

1medium yam 2 large onions 1/2 lb okra if available, red pepper,salt 1 pint approx. palm oil 1lb beef cubed,

1 medium chicken quartered or in small portions,tomato puree, 6...
Forum: Elder Dempster 24th January 2013, 22:16
Replies: 5
Views: 1,480
Posted By bev summerill
I sailed with capt Woosey but I cannot remember...

I sailed with capt Woosey but I cannot remember which ship as my discharge books have gone into a secure place and I cannot remember where i put them. Old age dos not come alone
Forum: Nautical Colleges 19th January 2013, 15:23
Replies: 8
Views: 2,259
Posted By bev summerill
Bristol Tech

I went to bristol tech in 1959 for pre sea training before I started my deck apprenticship with Bristol City Line.It was the first year the course was run and we received 6 months sea remission.
I...
Forum: Elder Dempster 29th November 2012, 21:22
Replies: 27
Views: 5,451
Posted By bev summerill
I spent nearly 15 years as a deck officer with...

I spent nearly 15 years as a deck officer with EDs which was a good company to work for even after blue flue took over. the story about charging the crew for their goods must have been a one off as I...
Forum: Elder Dempster 15th November 2012, 21:03
Replies: 27
Views: 5,451
Posted By bev summerill
They were not crewboys but Kroo which was the...

They were not crewboys but Kroo which was the name of their tribe in freetown as per a previous answer they came out to the ship by lighter if it was not alongside. I spent about 15 years with ED's...
Forum: The Bridge 1st November 2012, 23:04
Replies: 31
Views: 5,780
Posted By bev summerill
yes but that was just the ships dog

yes but that was just the ships dog
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