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Search: Posts Made By: Sailtie
Forum: Say Hello 13th September 2013, 13:47
Replies: 14
Views: 1,504
Posted By Sailtie
Hello Mike, I was at Warsash in the same term...

Hello Mike,
I was at Warsash in the same term as you. I am also in touch with Bruce Pollard, Chris Marrow and Bob Mallam all from our time.
I did my time and up to 2/O with Royal Mail, then Chief...
Forum: Royal Mail Line 31st July 2013, 20:10
Replies: 26
Views: 15,490
Posted By Sailtie
I was J/4/O then S/4/O in 1964. That's 9th and...

I was J/4/O then S/4/O in 1964. That's 9th and 8th Mate if you work it out.
Forum: The Bridge 22nd July 2013, 11:10
Replies: 15
Views: 2,619
Posted By Sailtie
I've just done a Channel Crossing Fowey to Chenal...

I've just done a Channel Crossing Fowey to Chenal du Four and back in my yacht which is now fitted with AIS.
What a boon!
You really do know which ships are on collision courses, which are...
Forum: Royal Mail Line 19th April 2013, 10:15
Replies: 140
Views: 54,770
Posted By Sailtie
Be nice if you could post some of the slides...

Be nice if you could post some of the slides Malcolm. I remember the Essequibo with some affection. Daddy's yacht.
Forum: Bank Line 19th March 2013, 10:42
Replies: 5
Views: 2,272
Posted By Sailtie
Capt. John Taylor's sextant

Is on ebay at the moment if any of you old Bank liners are interested

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Kelvin-Hughes-Ltd-Marine-Sextant-/151013965697?pt=UK_Antiques_Marine_RL&hash=item2329223f81

or...
Forum: Passenger Liners 15th March 2013, 12:25
Replies: 4
Views: 1,478
Posted By Sailtie
Excellent photo Chris. Thanks very much. Looks...

Excellent photo Chris. Thanks very much.
Looks like all brass then so that's what I'll go with.
Thanks for taking the trouble Scelerat but looks like your engineer mate is thinking of another ship....
Forum: Passenger Liners 13th March 2013, 18:49
Replies: 4
Views: 1,478
Posted By Sailtie
Himalaya wheelhouse

I am a writer and P&O's Himalaya appears in the book I'm currently writing.
What I would like to know please is: Was the wheel all brass or brass bound wood?
Sounds like a minor detail but I'd...
Forum: Royal Mail Line 31st January 2013, 17:58
Replies: 140
Views: 54,770
Posted By Sailtie
We were on board together for 2 days. I signed on...

We were on board together for 2 days. I signed on for the deep sea voyage on 4th Jan 1965. By 'on board' I probably mean in the pub. I think The Graving Dock was closest.
All the best
Forum: Royal Mail Line 29th January 2013, 09:57
Replies: 140
Views: 54,770
Posted By Sailtie
We must have sailed together Geoff. My discharge...

We must have sailed together Geoff. My discharge book tells me I was 3rd Mate of Albany from September '64 to August '65.
Forum: The Bridge 24th December 2012, 17:07
Replies: 132
Views: 25,296
Posted By Sailtie
Ridgeway's 'school' was at Ardmore I think. I...

Ridgeway's 'school' was at Ardmore I think.
I never met him but have met Blythe on a number of occasions. No doubt a very tough and brave soldier but as far as good manners and all round 'couth' are...
Forum: Ferries 21st December 2012, 20:26
Replies: 8
Views: 3,472
Posted By Sailtie
Phew! Glad you mentioned you were talking about a...

Phew! Glad you mentioned you were talking about a ship. I thought they might be taking my old mate Black Jack Pearson to the scrappies.
Forum: Other Companies/Ships 19th December 2012, 11:40
Replies: 10
Views: 1,892
Posted By Sailtie
I think these ships belonged to John Holt & Co of...

I think these ships belonged to John Holt & Co of Liverpool but there are so many Holts. Lamport & Holt, Alfred Holt etc.
Forum: Other Companies/Ships 11th December 2012, 16:59
Replies: 13
Views: 2,342
Posted By Sailtie
I found Christmas aboard whether at sea or...

I found Christmas aboard whether at sea or alongside fine until some bright spark said:
'I wonder what they are doing at home now?'
Forum: Royal Navy 11th December 2012, 16:56
Replies: 27
Views: 5,001
Posted By Sailtie
The program was rubbish. Stupid, sensationalist...

The program was rubbish. Stupid, sensationalist commentary when the only thing I learned was that a load of journalists had a good holiday on a swanky yacht. Hood was sunk by good gunnery/lucky...
Forum: The Bridge 11th December 2012, 16:47
Replies: 132
Views: 25,296
Posted By Sailtie
It was a Royal Mail ship 'Picardy' who took...

It was a Royal Mail ship 'Picardy' who took Teignmouth Electron to Santa Domingo where ( I think) she pretty much rotted away.
Forum: Other Companies/Ships 23rd November 2012, 14:31
Replies: 48
Views: 9,287
Posted By Sailtie
Normally to the shout of 'LEAKERS!' You are...

Normally to the shout of 'LEAKERS!' You are right, it was common practice in the Royal Docks.
Forum: Model Ships 6th November 2012, 12:31
Replies: 2
Views: 1,301
Posted By Sailtie
I have the original owners portrait of Rovuma,...

I have the original owners portrait of Rovuma, presumably from the boardroom.
I bought it at an auction years ago. She's a lovely ship but a bit strange to see what is so obviously a British ship of...
Forum: The Bridge 31st October 2012, 11:22
Replies: 31
Views: 5,729
Posted By Sailtie
I was RNR and kept dog watches on Grey Funnel...

I was RNR and kept dog watches on Grey Funnel Liners
Forum: Say Hello 25th October 2012, 20:57
Replies: 6
Views: 1,253
Posted By Sailtie
Hello Conor, How are things in Jamaica? What...

Hello Conor,
How are things in Jamaica?
What Royal Mail ships were you in?
Forum: Looking for Old Shipmates 24th October 2012, 11:09
Replies: 35
Views: 7,733
Posted By Sailtie
I always had a secret plan to join Orient Line...

I always had a secret plan to join Orient Line when I had a Masters ticket. I believe this was essential for a deck officer of any rank in the 50's and before.
By the time I sat Masters it was all...
Forum: P & O 28th September 2012, 16:09
Replies: 18
Views: 9,149
Posted By Sailtie
First proper ship I ever set foot on. We visited...

First proper ship I ever set foot on. We visited my uncle (Harold Masson) who was a QM about 53 or 54.
I think it was the exotic smell of curry and heavy fuel oil that made me want to go to sea.
Forum: Looking for Old Shipmates 28th September 2012, 15:15
Replies: 8
Views: 2,810
Posted By Sailtie
Hello Robin, I hear you are doing a talk at HQS...

Hello Robin,
I hear you are doing a talk at HQS Wellington about the sinking. I cant get there but would be interested if you are doing a transcript/video or whatever.
I got the info from Peter...
Forum: Looking for Old Shipmates 11th September 2012, 12:30
Replies: 14
Views: 3,911
Posted By Sailtie
Sorry to butt in on your thread oldman. I...

Sorry to butt in on your thread oldman.
I don't know Michael Galloway but I'd like to know what happened to John Watkinson who joined Ben Line in 1960.
He was a top bloke too. Must have been lots...
Forum: Royal Mail Line 16th August 2012, 17:01
Replies: 34
Views: 15,183
Posted By Sailtie
That's right Jack. Geoff's dad was not only a...

That's right Jack. Geoff's dad was not only a director of Grants whisky but he was also the Provost (Mayor) of Dufftown. I heard from Geoff some years after he left RML when he was Assistant Purser...
Forum: Royal Mail Line 14th August 2012, 15:32
Replies: 34
Views: 15,183
Posted By Sailtie
Now we are going. Anyone remember Nick Orme? Last...

Now we are going. Anyone remember Nick Orme? Last I saw him he was 3/0 on an E boat in Callao.
Another old friend was Don Pearce from Portsmouth. I was at Warsash with him we sailed together 3...
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