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Search: Posts Made By: kwg
Forum: The Bridge 4th October 2017, 20:20
Replies: 29
Views: 5,381
Posted By kwg
Ships That Will Sail Themselves

From to-days financial pages of The Daily Mail
Forum: Looking for Old Shipmates 26th July 2017, 11:30
Replies: 3
Views: 741
Posted By kwg
Hi Buster 10...Sailed with Capt. C. Howe on the...

Hi Buster 10...Sailed with Capt. C. Howe on the Fleetbank 1960. If you do a search on the Bank Line forum for 'Howe' you will find loads about him...most not very complementary...he was a tyrant...
Forum: Bank Line 20th March 2012, 16:14
Replies: 763
Views: 130,375
Posted By kwg
Back to pilfering...Late 50's-60's, where did the...

Back to pilfering...Late 50's-60's, where did the teams of Gurkha security guards come aboard? Real little hard nuts with lead and copper wire weighted bamboo rods. Always kept to themselves doing...
Forum: Computers and The Internet 8th March 2012, 10:25
Replies: 39
Views: 7,186
Posted By kwg
Bought my wife a kindle last year, she loves the...

Bought my wife a kindle last year, she loves the thing. She buys her Amazon books using the 'thegivingmachine'. Amazon donate 3.7% of the cost of her purchase to whatever charity she chooses, in her...
Forum: Ship Research 28th December 2011, 14:07
Replies: 6
Views: 4,673
Posted By kwg
There is another SN thread on this under...

There is another SN thread on this under 'Navigation Lights'....
Ship Research > Navigation light? 30th Apr 2007
Forum: Bank Line 29th September 2011, 13:00
Replies: 3
Views: 1,337
Posted By kwg
Madang Night Nav Aid Early 60's

Anyone remember... palm tree's every 100m or so port side entering Madang...White 2m band painted round the trunk with 100's of empty beer bottles on nails forming a 1m collar, middle of the white...
Forum: Historic Shipping lines and Ships 14th September 2011, 18:49
Replies: 44
Views: 13,587
Posted By kwg
USA Liberty Ships.... ...

USA Liberty Ships....

http://www.usmm.org/libertyships.html#anchor435563
Forum: Bank Line 10th September 2011, 18:39
Replies: 206
Views: 37,363
Posted By kwg
And the trail of the Phosphorus glow from way,way...

And the trail of the Phosphorus glow from way,way back in the wake to the bow wave.
Forum: Computers and The Internet 21st August 2011, 14:30
Replies: 2
Views: 1,149
Posted By kwg
Did you download the free version, if so...

Did you download the free version, if so uninstall and start from scratch with a new 'ID' taking care with the installation wizard. I had a similar problem and this solved it....good luck
Forum: Computers and The Internet 21st August 2011, 09:39
Replies: 7
Views: 1,923
Posted By kwg
I think I would take my 'BLACKBURRY BOLD' instead...

I think I would take my 'BLACKBURRY BOLD' instead of a lap-top.
Forum: Bank Line 11th July 2011, 09:10
Replies: 15
Views: 2,919
Posted By kwg
A old thread I know...some might not have looked...

A old thread I know...some might not have looked at this site and the forum "British Companies", Andrew Weir, some very nice pics....

http://www.oceaniashippingforum.com/index.php
Forum: Bank Line 8th July 2011, 11:43
Replies: 10
Views: 2,286
Posted By kwg
Swing - High - Swing - Low

What do you think guys, watching the tugs and what I assume is the pilot cutter I don't see a 3m swell....

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KyrztAn_hV8&feature=player_embedded
Forum: Nautical Colleges 18th February 2011, 14:21
Replies: 7
Views: 2,351
Posted By kwg
MN College Scarf

Anyone remember from the 60's those broad, long, woolen MN college scarves (not the knitted ones). The number I lost to various girlfriends...They're back on the market again. She who must be...got...
Forum: Bank Line 15th January 2011, 15:09
Replies: 94
Views: 12,630
Posted By kwg
Middle of Pacific Fleetbank 1960, C/E angrily...

Middle of Pacific Fleetbank 1960, C/E angrily pokes his head into all the Apps & Mates accom. Everyone listening to the same music. At dinner still raving in the dinning saloon, "only those on the...
Forum: Maritime Family History Research 1st January 2011, 11:34
Replies: 5
Views: 2,177
Posted By kwg
Merchant seamen were entitled to War Service...

Merchant seamen were entitled to War Service Chevrons as indicated below from the Times of Aug 4th 1943:

OTHER DECORATIONS
The King has also approved an emblem to denote mentions in dispatches,...
Forum: Looking for Old Shipmates 26th October 2010, 08:53
Replies: 4
Views: 1,418
Posted By kwg
Sailed with Angus, mid 1960's, he was C/O myself...

Sailed with Angus, mid 1960's, he was C/O myself 3/O, Fleetbank maybe.

One of BL's real gentlemen
Forum: Bank Line 3rd October 2010, 09:33
Replies: 9
Views: 2,061
Posted By kwg
THE REUNION.SATURDAY OCTOBER 9th At the...

THE REUNION.SATURDAY OCTOBER 9th

At the Holiday Inn. Bromsgrove
Kidderminster Road
Bromsgrove, Worcs. B61 9AB
Forum: Bank Line 4th September 2010, 09:11
Replies: 285
Views: 54,618
Posted By kwg
[QUOTE=Macphail;452617]I sailed with Captain...

[QUOTE=Macphail;452617]I sailed with Captain Freddy Feint on the Larchbank.
A real gent.
I was told he was ex RN, and was on the Exeter during the battle of the river Plate.
Can anybody confirm ?.
Forum: Places, People & Events of Maritime Interest 4th July 2010, 11:44
Replies: 3
Views: 1,442
Posted By kwg
I think this is what you are referring to..it was...

I think this is what you are referring to..it was intended to be a 'coal dock' but never completed...Google this...'History of Otterspool | Liverpool City Council'
Forum: Bank Line 15th April 2010, 14:47
Replies: 42
Views: 10,930
Posted By kwg
Mid 1960's, Wewak I think, one of those one berth...

Mid 1960's, Wewak I think, one of those one berth jetties where the jungle is just a few yards from the sea...sweltering mid afternoon when 100's of fully kitted Australian soldiers stealthily emerge...
Forum: Bank Line 25th March 2010, 08:51
Replies: 206
Views: 37,363
Posted By kwg
Aaaahhh yes the steak's, half a steer on a...

Aaaahhh yes the steak's, half a steer on a plate...hmmm
Forum: Bank Line 22nd March 2010, 20:52
Replies: 206
Views: 37,363
Posted By kwg
As I remember it

As I remember it
Forum: Bank Line 22nd March 2010, 09:41
Replies: 198
Views: 20,847
Posted By kwg
These days it's easy to revisit the countries,...

These days it's easy to revisit the countries, ports and islands of our youth...'Google Earth'...Even better 'Street View' if it has visited, my, how some have changed over 50 years.
Forum: Bank Line 16th March 2010, 14:26
Replies: 763
Views: 130,375
Posted By kwg
This reminds me of a story an old C/O Angus...

This reminds me of a story an old C/O Angus McBain (spelling) told me from the war. Some MN vessels were fitted with a gizmo on the deck steam line as an anti-aircraft weapon, a hand grenade was...
Forum: Bank Line 16th March 2010, 09:51
Replies: 763
Views: 130,375
Posted By kwg
Fleetbank...Only time ever in BL as an Appy did...

Fleetbank...Only time ever in BL as an Appy did any bridge watches...2 weeks from L/pool taking and recording deep tank temps, 3 each tank, top/middle/bottom, every 2 hrs. If I remember right we...
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