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Search: Posts Made By: Pat Kennedy
Forum: Looking for Old Shipmates 12th October 2019, 20:52
Replies: 147
Views: 14,585
Posted By Pat Kennedy
There was a small contingent of RFA captains who...

There was a small contingent of RFA captains who posted here regularly back then. Lancastrian and Hill Shepherd were two I recall particularly. They mostly steered clear of political or controversial...
Forum: Looking for Old Shipmates 12th October 2019, 18:23
Replies: 147
Views: 14,585
Posted By Pat Kennedy
I do remember that Frank, in a vague way, but not...

I do remember that Frank, in a vague way, but not the personalities involved.
Who would want to be a moderator? Not me! (Thumb)
Forum: Looking for Old Shipmates 12th October 2019, 18:21
Replies: 147
Views: 14,585
Posted By Pat Kennedy
Yes Alex Salmond was another one of the good...

Yes Alex Salmond was another one of the good guys. Ex engine room rating, he lived in NZ and was close to the late,(and much lamented) Barrinoz, who was one of the stars of SN at that time.
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Forum: Looking for Old Shipmates 12th October 2019, 13:02
Replies: 147
Views: 14,585
Posted By Pat Kennedy
No Frank, I did not, but we did exchange PMs for...

No Frank, I did not, but we did exchange PMs for a while. I think he was the real deal, and I did confirm online that he had this yacht brokerage in Florida.
Other members, I recall, had sailed with...
Forum: Tugs 11th October 2019, 20:54
Replies: 1
Views: 124
Posted By Pat Kennedy
Tony, I remember a drum of Blue Funnel mast...

Tony,
I remember a drum of Blue Funnel mast brown going over the side at the dolphins in Hamburg in exchange for a case of ale. The recipient was a Bugsier tug.
Pat
Forum: Looking for Old Shipmates 11th October 2019, 20:41
Replies: 147
Views: 14,585
Posted By Pat Kennedy
Those two members were single issue posters, who...

Those two members were single issue posters, who were prolific and very concerned about the closure of several coastguard stations around the UK coast.
I think they both dropped out once that issue...
Forum: Looking for Old Shipmates 11th October 2019, 20:27
Replies: 147
Views: 14,585
Posted By Pat Kennedy
Further to the Bill Davies story, as I said in...

Further to the Bill Davies story, as I said in another thread concerning him, I was a staunch supporter of Bill, not believing the allegations made against him, until I was phoned by the site owner...
Forum: Looking for Old Shipmates 9th October 2019, 19:42
Replies: 147
Views: 14,585
Posted By Pat Kennedy
The Blue Funnel agent in Amsterdam always brought...

The Blue Funnel agent in Amsterdam always brought bars of chocolate and selected magazines, to give to the deck boys/pantry boy.
But... there was a price to pay!
He was, what is referred to as, a...
Forum: Looking for Old Shipmates 6th October 2019, 20:18
Replies: 147
Views: 14,585
Posted By Pat Kennedy
It doesnt help if you can't actually get on the...

It doesnt help if you can't actually get on the site in the first place.
It happened to me once, luckily I had the email address of another member, and he contacted site admin on my behalf.(Thumb)
Forum: Looking for Old Shipmates 4th October 2019, 20:46
Replies: 147
Views: 14,585
Posted By Pat Kennedy
Rodney, as a one time deck boy I do sympathize...

Rodney, as a one time deck boy I do sympathize with you, but I found that most posters on here are long past the stage of looking down on us lower deck subhumans, although there are one or two who...
Forum: Looking for Old Shipmates 4th October 2019, 20:41
Replies: 147
Views: 14,585
Posted By Pat Kennedy
Another regular poster who seems to have dropped...

Another regular poster who seems to have dropped off the face of the Earth is Samsette.
Anyone heard anything of him?
Forum: The Engine Room 1st October 2019, 20:08
Replies: 71
Views: 7,438
Posted By Pat Kennedy
I once delivered 25 compressed air cylinders to...

I once delivered 25 compressed air cylinders to Manchester Airport cargo facility for shipment to Sharjah. They were all fully pressurised to 300 bar. The receiving clerk at the cargo facility...
Forum: The Engine Room 1st October 2019, 10:36
Replies: 71
Views: 7,438
Posted By Pat Kennedy
Gas cylinders containing a flammable gas are...

Gas cylinders containing a flammable gas are always fitted with left hand threaded valve outlets. Indentified by a notch cut in the hexagonal
connecting nut.(Smoke)
Forum: News and Views from the Shipping World 28th September 2019, 19:44
Replies: 30
Views: 1,024
Posted By Pat Kennedy
I recall when Odyssey Works, the Blue Funnel HQ...

I recall when Odyssey Works, the Blue Funnel HQ in Birkenhead closed back in the 80s, within a couple of weeks every one of the neighbouring businesses in Corporation Rd had gates and fences painted...
Forum: News and Views from the Shipping World 28th September 2019, 19:40
Replies: 30
Views: 1,024
Posted By Pat Kennedy
Not much to report I'm afraid Albie. It rained....

Not much to report I'm afraid Albie.
It rained.
No access to the ship, and very limited access to the rest of the yard. Basically we looked at the ship close up, and then went in a big marquee on...
Forum: News and Views from the Shipping World 27th September 2019, 22:57
Replies: 30
Views: 1,024
Posted By Pat Kennedy
Thanks Albie, very kind of you to say so.(Thumb)

Thanks Albie, very kind of you to say so.(Thumb)
Forum: News and Views from the Shipping World 27th September 2019, 20:13
Replies: 30
Views: 1,024
Posted By Pat Kennedy
Thanks for that Steve, got tickets for me and Mrs...

Thanks for that Steve, got tickets for me and Mrs K for Sat 12.00 (Thumb)
Forum: Non-Seafaring Obituaries 27th September 2019, 19:46
Replies: 1
Views: 173
Posted By Pat Kennedy
I agree, and he was villified unmercifully by the...

I agree, and he was villified unmercifully by the Murdoch press in particular.
Who can forget the "Cheese eating surrender monkeys"?
Although it originated in an episode of the Simpsons, it was...
Forum: News and Views from the Shipping World 27th September 2019, 19:22
Replies: 30
Views: 1,024
Posted By Pat Kennedy
They did all the flight deck modules for the two...

They did all the flight deck modules for the two new carriers, and some of the lower blocks as well.
This is in the planning stage but could be a future project;
...
Forum: News and Views from the Shipping World 26th September 2019, 22:46
Replies: 30
Views: 1,024
Posted By Pat Kennedy
Albie Apparently there were tickets available...

Albie
Apparently there were tickets available for the public to access the ceremony but I never heard about it until it was too late.
I really hope that the yard can build on this achievement and...
Forum: News and Views from the Shipping World 26th September 2019, 19:15
Replies: 30
Views: 1,024
Posted By Pat Kennedy
No cranes left in the yard any more sadly. The...

No cranes left in the yard any more sadly.
The closest I could get was across the road outside a McDonalds.

No one was showing the slightest interest, just stuffing garbage into their faces....
Forum: Books, Magazines, TV, Video & Publications 23rd September 2019, 20:11
Replies: 9
Views: 805
Posted By Pat Kennedy
I have read it a couple of times and found it...

I have read it a couple of times and found it mostly quite authentic.
But I was a bit dubious about some of the deck crowd.
Forum: The Bridge 11th September 2019, 11:20
Replies: 25
Views: 1,431
Posted By Pat Kennedy
Barrie, on my first trip, I was told by one of...

Barrie, on my first trip, I was told by one of the ABs to go to the poop and get onto the docking bridge and stand by for the mail arrival by helicopter as we passed Gibralter at midnight.
I woke...
Forum: The Bridge 10th September 2019, 19:49
Replies: 25
Views: 1,431
Posted By Pat Kennedy
Thanks for that very clear description of a...

Thanks for that very clear description of a technique I remembered only from the point of view of an AB on stations. as you can imagine, the AB in charge of the forar'd backspring has no clear...
Forum: News and Views from the Shipping World 10th September 2019, 16:47
Replies: 18
Views: 1,426
Posted By Pat Kennedy
Virtue signalling eh Basil? A phrase associated...

Virtue signalling eh Basil? A phrase associated almost exclusively with authoritarian types.
This "kid" has had more impact on the world's view of climate change than anyone else in recent years....
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