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Search: Posts Made By: mahseer1
Forum: News and Views from the Shipping World 23rd March 2010, 15:57
Replies: 1,076
Views: 92,422
Posted By mahseer1
Useful Stuff - Thanks

Thanks for posting - this is the most enlightening piece of information I've seen recently and cuts through the anger and frustration of ex-seafarers with good, sensible information. Piracy and...
Forum: Bank Line 18th August 2009, 22:28
Replies: 763
Views: 130,824
Posted By mahseer1
I was an apprentice on Brock's "Mahronda" in the...

I was an apprentice on Brock's "Mahronda" in the late 50s. Anchored at Sandheads and rolling quite heavily. The Mate had a hatch tent hauled up the after shrouds in the hope that the wind would...
Forum: Brocklebank Line 12th August 2009, 23:05
Replies: 80
Views: 6,283
Posted By mahseer1
Well done! I've been watching this drama unfold...

Well done! I've been watching this drama unfold since 2nd March and thought you would never make it! Rather like picking up the Overfalls Lightvessel dead ahead after an Atlantic crossing without...
Forum: Coasters 15th May 2009, 13:04
Replies: 5
Views: 1,361
Posted By mahseer1
MV Sapphire 1935

Thanks to everyone for trying - like you, I can only find the post-war pics.
Kind regards
PB
Forum: Coasters 4th May 2009, 21:38
Replies: 5
Views: 1,361
Posted By mahseer1
MV Sapphire 1935

I am trying to help a friend find a photograph of the Sapphire (built 1935) which sank after a collision off St David's Head in April 1940. His father, though rescued, never recovered and died...
Forum: Brocklebank Line 22nd September 2008, 22:29
Replies: 56
Views: 7,777
Posted By mahseer1
Sid's story has made me feel quite humble - only...

Sid's story has made me feel quite humble - only 11 years separate us but he has experienced things which most of us now can only read about. I lost and uncle who was First Mate on the Empire...
Forum: Brocklebank Line 30th May 2008, 20:43
Replies: 10
Views: 1,054
Posted By mahseer1
John, Mahseer was my first ship in '55 and...

John,

Mahseer was my first ship in '55 and I'm sure that many members will be interested to learn more about that terrible trip. What year was it and how did she manage to sink in Kidderpore...
Forum: Brocklebank Line 27th June 2007, 10:36
Replies: 9
Views: 1,472
Posted By mahseer1
Great to see that Blue Funnel and Glen Line men...

Great to see that Blue Funnel and Glen Line men are using the Brock forum and enhancing its already great reputation. I have to admit that they were the greatest ships of their day and I envy the...
Forum: Ellerman 23rd June 2007, 11:49
Replies: 6
Views: 2,246
Posted By mahseer1
Just happened to catch the name 'City of Lyons'...

Just happened to catch the name 'City of Lyons' and it brought back memories of the summer of '51. As 12-year-old and holidaying near Abersoch, North Wales, I was beach-combing a bay called 'Hell's...
Forum: Brocklebank Line 19th June 2007, 14:57
Replies: 61
Views: 5,818
Posted By mahseer1
I was fortunate enough to be 3rd Mate on Masirah...

I was fortunate enough to be 3rd Mate on Masirah from Feb '62 to Nov '63 and just remember her as a very happy ship with just the odd incident or two to keep things interesting. Sadly the years have...
Forum: Brocklebank Line 6th June 2007, 00:45
Replies: 12
Views: 3,270
Posted By mahseer1
As a personal touch I attach the signature of...

As a personal touch I attach the signature of Capt Scurr. I remember coasting with him and getting a bawling out (quietly) for not echo-sounding a particular bank we had crossed in the North Sea. ...
Forum: Brocklebank Line 6th June 2007, 00:39
Replies: 39
Views: 2,856
Posted By mahseer1
As a personal touch I am attaching Capt Pem's...

As a personal touch I am attaching Capt Pem's signature. I only coasted with him briefly but have only positive memories.
Forum: The Radio Room 12th May 2007, 16:20
Replies: 165
Views: 21,686
Posted By mahseer1
In the mid-50s as a junior deck apprentice I...

In the mid-50s as a junior deck apprentice I realised how important it was to be fairly confident with the aldis lamp. I sailed with at least two 3rd Mates who used to sweat blood at the thought of...
Forum: Brocklebank Line 13th April 2007, 11:42
Replies: 22
Views: 2,758
Posted By mahseer1
Don If you have time, I am sure there are many...

Don
If you have time, I am sure there are many who would love to know the details of Manipur's last voyage and why cameras were forbidden. All details would be gratefully received.

Kind regards...
Forum: Brocklebank Line 18th December 2006, 00:24
Replies: 3
Views: 876
Posted By mahseer1
Mahronda Blazer Badge

I have just unearthed this badge and wonder if you can translate the motto and message contained therein.

I was apprentice on the Mahronda at this time and Dent Holt was the colourful 2nd Steward...
Forum: Brocklebank Line 3rd December 2006, 22:37
Replies: 110
Views: 14,235
Posted By mahseer1
Lamb Cutlets - the only time in 10 years that I...

Lamb Cutlets - the only time in 10 years that I had an upset tummy in Brocks and we had just dockd in Calcutta. I didn't like to admit to the fact that I could only keep down chilled tonic water and...
Forum: Brocklebank Line 14th November 2006, 13:42
Replies: 146
Views: 18,818
Posted By mahseer1
Roger Great photos and I'm fairly sure it's...

Roger

Great photos and I'm fairly sure it's Port Said. Several years ago there was an item on TV about a collection of photographic plates found in Port Said. Apparently a local professional...
Forum: Brocklebank Line 9th November 2006, 20:40
Replies: 146
Views: 18,818
Posted By mahseer1
Hello Tony Sorry to hear about Capt...

Hello Tony

Sorry to hear about Capt Simpson's family. He and his wife, of course, would have been well into their 100s by now but sad to hear about his son. Did he move down to Sussex to be near...
Forum: Brocklebank Line 8th November 2006, 20:50
Replies: 146
Views: 18,818
Posted By mahseer1
Tony and Roger I sailed with Trev when I was...

Tony and Roger

I sailed with Trev when I was apprentice on the Mahronda and for about 18 months on the Masirah when he was 2nd mate and I was third. His wife (who we called Nan) joined him on the...
Forum: Ellerman 3rd November 2006, 21:12
Replies: 5
Views: 2,262
Posted By mahseer1
Jim Many thanks for your comprehensive reply...

Jim

Many thanks for your comprehensive reply which answers all my questions. A sad incident with which all navigators will empathise. As third Mate on the Matheran one morning the Captain and I...
Forum: Brocklebank Line 27th October 2006, 13:02
Replies: 49
Views: 3,485
Posted By mahseer1
Tony Many thanks to all involved in making this...

Tony
Many thanks to all involved in making this book available - I'm sure we all appreciate the time and effort involved.

Regards
Peter B
Forum: Brocklebank Line 25th October 2006, 22:46
Replies: 146
Views: 18,818
Posted By mahseer1
Roger Yes, definitely Ken Bell who I met a...

Roger

Yes, definitely Ken Bell who I met a couple of times. He was from Dundee and I heard about his sad death after I left the sea in 1964 - I think he drowned in the late 60s. In Dundee Model...
Forum: Brocklebank Line 25th October 2006, 11:22
Replies: 49
Views: 3,485
Posted By mahseer1
I am definitely interested - cheque book open and...

I am definitely interested - cheque book open and pen poised.
Forum: Ellerman 18th October 2006, 00:26
Replies: 5
Views: 2,262
Posted By mahseer1
Thanks Harry - at least I'm not imagining it!

Thanks Harry - at least I'm not imagining it!
Forum: Ellerman 17th October 2006, 20:50
Replies: 5
Views: 2,262
Posted By mahseer1
Colombo Incident

I've always been an admirer of Ellerman ships - nice design and colour scheme, etc.

I wonder if anyone can confirm and give the story behind an incident involving an Ellerman ship in the late...
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