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Forum: Say Hello 7th December 2012, 11:08
Replies: 5
Views: 943
Posted By MartinB
Manchester Liners

John, it was a Captain Maclaren who lived next door but one to us in Timperley who first gave us a glimpse of seafaring when he gave my brother an ML cadet handbook back in the 50's. And it was...
Forum: Other Companies/Ships 27th November 2012, 11:29
Replies: 13
Views: 2,397
Posted By MartinB
Hustlers were also ships

The 'Hustler' was a class of small container ship run by amongst others Ellerman Papayani of Liverpool. I count myself fortunate that for 3 years I sailed with some of the best story tellers of their...
Forum: Say Hello 27th November 2012, 10:33
Replies: 9
Views: 744
Posted By MartinB
Thanks to all of you for the welcome. It is...

Thanks to all of you for the welcome. It is taking me a while to fathom my way around the forums and how to reply. If these things were driven by steam we'd be ok.
Forum: The Engine Room 27th November 2012, 10:16
Replies: 258
Views: 49,901
Posted By MartinB
Steam Ship watch keeping and running maintenance

Brian, I sailed on 2 oil-fired steam turbine driven passenger ships one built in 48 the other in 56 and one steam turbine driven general cargo ship also built in 56. The engineroom manning and duties...
Forum: Say Hello 26th November 2012, 12:19
Replies: 9
Views: 744
Posted By MartinB
David, in 71 I was on the Orcades, 72 on the...

David, in 71 I was on the Orcades, 72 on the Orcades (Junior), Uganda (Assistant) and then Spirit of London (Junior then 3rd) and in 73 I was still on the Spirit. Have you viewed the 'Seadogs' site...
Forum: Say Hello 26th November 2012, 12:03
Replies: 9
Views: 744
Posted By MartinB
Say Hello

Hi, I am former MN Engineer, having spent years 67 to 74 with P&O serving on cargo, container and passenger ships followed by 74 to 77 with Ellerman Papayani on the Hustlers, and then Foreign until...
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