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Forum: Bank Line 19th October 2019, 15:58
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Posted By bbyrne98
Oakbank, Durban 1977

I came across this article from The Natal Mercury of Saturday 5th February 1977, featuring Oakbank and Captain Raymond Bridger. I cannot imagine that Ray would have been so measured in his comments...
Forum: Other Companies/Ships 16th May 2019, 19:38
Replies: 201
Views: 49,973
Posted By bbyrne98
I clearly got off light then as I tallied timber...

I clearly got off light then as I tallied timber on the Amazon and KFC (certainly chilled boxes of chicken) in St Lucia. The KFC tallying was made very easy by the discovery that most of it had been...
Forum: Other Companies/Ships 8th April 2019, 19:43
Replies: 201
Views: 49,973
Posted By bbyrne98
Your post triggered a lot of memories from WOW to...

Your post triggered a lot of memories from WOW to WTF.

I did 3 on the Cyril as RO in 1977 but they were 7 weeks or so by then, if I recall correctly, Manaus only . Had my 19th birthday in NYK...
Forum: The Radio Room 19th October 2018, 17:55
Replies: 203
Views: 34,092
Posted By bbyrne98
'Callsigns sounding great' reminds me of EICL...

'Callsigns sounding great' reminds me of EICL (which sounds a tad flighty) and GCXY (a long draw on the dash) .. GTTV sounds quite authoritative ... !
Forum: Model Ships 16th September 2018, 18:38
Replies: 33
Views: 8,247
Posted By bbyrne98
Thanks for that David. There are some 1:600 (for...

Thanks for that David. There are some 1:600 (for the best part of 100) but I'll recheck in case I overlooked something.
Forum: Model Ships 16th September 2018, 17:32
Replies: 33
Views: 8,247
Posted By bbyrne98
I bought a 1:450 QE2 kit in Nagoya in 1982, built...

I bought a 1:450 QE2 kit in Nagoya in 1982, built it in 2002 and broke it in 2018 .. last week in fact. 'It wasn't the fall itself what killed it, but hitting the office floor'. Lo and behold, same...
Forum: The Radio Room 2nd June 2018, 20:54
Replies: 203
Views: 34,092
Posted By bbyrne98
First ship was GHDC to last 9KJH with MIMCo but...

First ship was GHDC to last 9KJH with MIMCo but ultimately A4JD .. now that was early in the list!

Mind you, A4JD wasnt ever on Portishead's Tfc list .. nope, nor would ever be ..
Forum: The Radio Room 5th January 2018, 23:08
Replies: 471
Views: 64,991
Posted By bbyrne98
'wasted' .. I rest my case.

'wasted' ..

I rest my case.
Forum: The Radio Room 5th January 2018, 20:26
Replies: 471
Views: 64,991
Posted By bbyrne98
Neville, Thanks for your honesty (unlike...

Neville,

Thanks for your honesty (unlike your oppo who seems to think it is Antarctica). It was indeed terminology in the past when ironically, we knew a great deal about that Continent.

I...
Forum: The Radio Room 3rd January 2018, 21:10
Replies: 471
Views: 64,991
Posted By bbyrne98
That explains at least half of it. Are you his...

That explains at least half of it. Are you his agent per chance?
Forum: The Radio Room 2nd January 2018, 19:51
Replies: 471
Views: 64,991
Posted By bbyrne98
The 'dark continent'?

The 'dark continent'?
Forum: The Radio Room 12th October 2017, 15:40
Replies: 103
Views: 16,546
Posted By bbyrne98
Many Thanks for sending me the .pdf - absolutely...

Many Thanks for sending me the .pdf - absolutely top quality. Clearly a labour of love, the outcome of which is much appreciated. Now am one very happy ex-R/O.

All the best, Barry
Forum: The Radio Room 10th June 2017, 18:08
Replies: 131
Views: 5,776
Posted By bbyrne98
The Panamanian ones certainly were in 1977.

The Panamanian ones certainly were in 1977.
Forum: Ships & the Breakers 19th January 2016, 21:58
Replies: 8
Views: 4,504
Posted By bbyrne98
I can see why you have a lot of affection for...

I can see why you have a lot of affection for her. The accommodation looks palatial (just look at those floor to ceiling windows overlooking the blunt end .. ouch!)... did she carry passengers?
Forum: The Radio Room 18th November 2015, 22:59
Replies: 27
Views: 4,714
Posted By bbyrne98
Thanks, lists one of my shortest voyages! I...

Thanks, lists one of my shortest voyages! I assume that there are at least another 3 pages of names and ships so it illustrates for me how many ships and ROs Stan and Bob actually had to manage ...
Forum: The Radio Room 18th November 2015, 22:43
Replies: 44
Views: 5,513
Posted By bbyrne98
12 hours I believe ... at least that's what my...

12 hours I believe ... at least that's what my wife told me just now (she still proudly retains her signed certificate). I recall that she wasn't too impressed when completing her time, entering...
Forum: The Radio Room 19th July 2015, 15:26
Replies: 112
Views: 16,756
Posted By bbyrne98
Ah, so that's how it was done ... I recall in my...

Ah, so that's how it was done ... I recall in my naievety writing to Robin Seaton bleating about favouritism in Liverpool (we all did stupid things in our youth, let's be honest) .. should have...
Forum: The Radio Room 19th July 2015, 14:28
Replies: 112
Views: 16,756
Posted By bbyrne98
.. except for Morecambe Bay ...

.. except for Morecambe Bay ...
Forum: Coasters 9th July 2015, 20:29
Replies: 28
Views: 11,198
Posted By bbyrne98
If it was the ships I mentioned, then I recall...

If it was the ships I mentioned, then I recall 'Ajax Marine' ... we used have a daily (Monday - Friday) telex schedule from the ship to the office in Grimsby .. seemed very sophisticated then. ...
Forum: Coasters 2nd July 2015, 22:56
Replies: 28
Views: 11,198
Posted By bbyrne98
Interesting. I recall joining the almost brand...

Interesting. I recall joining the almost brand new Jasmine B in (I think) January 1984 but believed that it was managed wholly by Hull Gates shipping along with Gardenia B and Orchid B. Indeed,...
Forum: The Radio Room 1st July 2015, 20:59
Replies: 92
Views: 16,309
Posted By bbyrne98
GLD was always miserable, officious....

GLD was always miserable, officious. Fortunately, whilst not a great maintainer, I could play some sweet tunes on the key, if I may say so. So, evens there.

HEB always good for a chat when in a...
Forum: Elder Dempster 28th June 2015, 21:02
Replies: 34
Views: 8,144
Posted By bbyrne98
Exotic and that was before going ashore ...

Exotic and that was before going ashore ...
Forum: The Radio Room 21st June 2015, 22:33
Replies: 18
Views: 6,281
Posted By bbyrne98
Hi George, you've clearly stirred some memories...

Hi George, you've clearly stirred some memories of Atlantic College, Dublin, not just your own but others and these are somewhat at odds with my experience some 10 to 12 years after yours. Perhaps...
Forum: News and Views from the Shipping World 23rd April 2015, 22:27
Replies: 9
Views: 2,268
Posted By bbyrne98
Impressive. I wonder what the shoreside enabling...

Impressive. I wonder what the shoreside enabling system looks like because that has to maintain pace (or be running slightly faster than) the 12 STS's working 30ish boxes per hour maybe ? How do they...
Forum: J & J Denholm 8th February 2015, 22:34
Replies: 23
Views: 6,374
Posted By bbyrne98
Thank you Andy, it reminded me of some great...

Thank you Andy, it reminded me of some great times on Al Dhafrah, not least the 1000 my wife won on the St Leger ... the article (p3, the suite smell of success) from John Dunipace was a really nice...
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