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Search: Posts Made By: Philthechill
Forum: Brocklebank Line 17th July 2019, 09:14
Replies: 9
Views: 1,213
Posted By Philthechill
Thumbs up MY method!

The way I do them, Robert, is to cut a hole in a slice of bread, (I use a stainless egg-cup), lightly fry one side of the slice, turn it over, break the egg, with the yoke filling the hole, spoon hot...
Forum: Brocklebank Line 16th July 2019, 18:17
Replies: 9
Views: 1,213
Posted By Philthechill
Question Summer-set eggs.

Were Brock's the only outfit who served-up this excellent 'take' on a fried-egg and fried bread or was it just a speciality on one ship? Unfortunately I can't remember which ship/s I had them on!
...
Forum: Brocklebank Line 1st July 2019, 17:08
Replies: 14
Views: 1,530
Posted By Philthechill
Exclamation "Bot atcha"-----

----as we East Indiamen would say, Bob, "Bot, (pronounced 'Boat'), atcha", meaning, literally, "Very good", (Accompanied by the obligatory 'head-shake').

Incidentally, when one first met-up with...
Forum: Brocklebank Line 30th June 2019, 15:47
Replies: 14
Views: 1,530
Posted By Philthechill
Thumbs up Lungi, only way to sleep!

Broke-out my one, remaining lungi when it was hot, (28C), last night.

When, on 'Matheran' in 1961, I found sleeping was a somewhat 'sweaty' experience:sweat: so, on the engine-room serangs advice...
Forum: Brocklebank Line 16th June 2019, 18:25
Replies: 1
Views: 777
Posted By Philthechill
Angry Get rid!!!

Exactly WHAT have those two 'inputs', "Try not to gasp" and "Pole vaulter" got to do with Brock's?
Come-on moderators get rid of them please. Thank you. Phil (Thumb)
Forum: Brocklebank Line 29th May 2019, 09:06
Replies: 6
Views: 719
Posted By Philthechill
Thumbs up Always-----

----FW for propulsion and one Scotch boiler for the Ashworth & Parker "Jenny's" and Clark Chapman "fully-enclosed" winches. (Incidentally they were absolutely brilliant needing next-to-no maintenance...
Forum: Brocklebank Line 28th May 2019, 15:53
Replies: 6
Views: 719
Posted By Philthechill
Exclamation Spot on!

An odd combination which was on just those two ships, 'Makrana' and 'Mawana'.

After my 'seven-Monther', (on 'Matheran'), Mr. Evans', (THAT was the name of the Office bloke who let us know which...
Forum: Brocklebank Line 22nd May 2019, 17:25
Replies: 14
Views: 1,755
Posted By Philthechill
Exclamation Do you mean----

-----immediately aft of the boat deck?

Wasn't that where the deep-tank was? I seem to remember loading that tank with "edible oil" from Ceylon in 1961. What a cargo that was with its finicky...
Forum: The Engine Room 8th April 2019, 06:45
Replies: 75
Views: 27,488
Posted By Philthechill
Wink Another---

---part of your anatomy in fraught circumstances, Basil, goes "half-crown/sixpence" in rapid succession 'til you've got over the initial "shock" which was usually caused by the strident alarm-bell...
Forum: The Engine Room 7th April 2019, 10:45
Replies: 75
Views: 27,488
Posted By Philthechill
Exclamation ANOTHER blast, (no pun intended!),----

----from the past re, "Causeway".

We were alongside in Seaforth when the designer of the automation system, (a guy called Rutherford), was showing some of his pals round the Control Room.
...
Forum: The Engine Room 6th April 2019, 17:41
Replies: 75
Views: 27,488
Posted By Philthechill
Thumbs down We, 'Atlantic Causeway' were scheduled----

-----to call-in at Liverpool to drop-off some 'Urgent' containers which should have been dropped-off by another ACL ship which had suffered a break-down and couldn't take them so we had got the job....
Forum: The Engine Room 30th March 2019, 09:27
Replies: 50
Views: 12,211
Posted By Philthechill
Thumbs up Come-on John----

---THAT is what ethanol was invented for in those far-off days, when we were treated as adults and NOT rationed to two cans-a-day, (or whatever they are allowed these days).

'Standing-orders' for...
Forum: The Engine Room 28th March 2019, 18:43
Replies: 50
Views: 12,211
Posted By Philthechill
Thumbs up After a particularly----

----good night ashore in The Seychelles I went out on deck the following morning for a quick 'drag'.

The Chief, (Reg Seubart), was stood at the rail so I went and joined him.

Fired-up my tab...
Forum: Brocklebank Line 16th March 2019, 08:22
Replies: 5
Views: 1,197
Posted By Philthechill
Thumbs down Scanner is----

----on the blink Julian and, as I rarely used it, I can't be a***d to replace it. Phil(Sad)
Forum: Brocklebank Line 15th March 2019, 12:09
Replies: 5
Views: 1,197
Posted By Philthechill
Thumbs up Blast from the past!

My youngest granddaughter, (Lydia, 9) was looking through my Discharge Books and suddenly said, "Dada, who is this lady?".

Instant panic as I imagined she'd found a rather risqué picture I'd put...
Forum: Non-Seafaring Obituaries 10th February 2019, 08:45
Replies: 9
Views: 876
Posted By Philthechill
I know the----

----following will seem rather bizarre for which I apologise.

Whenever I hear/read about an airplane crash I invariably think of those poor passengers knowing they have but moments to live.
...
Forum: BP Shipping 7th February 2019, 09:31
Replies: 23
Views: 2,546
Posted By Philthechill
Red face Whoops!

I referred to the CO of Changi as a "Group Commander".

There's no such Rank! He would have been a "Group Captain". Phil
Forum: BP Shipping 5th February 2019, 16:06
Replies: 23
Views: 2,546
Posted By Philthechill
Thumbs up Many happy memories----

---of Gan.
One-in-particular was a real hoot!
Our visit coincided with a change of Gan CO.

The 'size' of Gan only warranted a Wing Commander as CO whereas large Stations, e.g. Biggin Hill, would...
Forum: Brocklebank Line 17th December 2018, 14:59
Replies: 9
Views: 1,691
Posted By Philthechill
Exclamation I'm sure-----

----you're right, Tony.

I remember having a yarn with Don on "Mangla" and him saying he had worked on her when she was being built at Rowans.

His 'inside' knowledge of her, (electrically),...
Forum: Brocklebank Line 11th December 2018, 23:29
Replies: 9
Views: 1,691
Posted By Philthechill
Rotten news.

I sailed with Don on 'Mangla' and a bloody good shipmate he was.

Strangely I was only thinking t' other day, "I haven't spoken to Don for quite a while. I'll give him a bell before Christmas".
...
Forum: Brocklebank Line 1st September 2018, 12:34
Replies: 33
Views: 4,663
Posted By Philthechill
Exclamation There was always-----

-----two on every Brock ship I was on.

I can recall just two names unfortunately! (Anno domini and all that!!!), Ted Hannah and Bill Wilford on 'Maipura'.

Re. 'The Duke'.

The only 'Duke' I...
Forum: Brocklebank Line 28th August 2018, 14:18
Replies: 4
Views: 1,562
Posted By Philthechill
Unhappy Ho-hum-----

-----THIS idea went-down like the proverbial lead balloon!

Under the Form Masters "Summing-up" of many moons ago I would have got a terse, "Must try harder next Term" at the end of my "Report".
...
Forum: Brocklebank Line 24th August 2018, 15:11
Replies: 4
Views: 1,562
Posted By Philthechill
Red face Whoops!

I should have been a bit more explicit!

I'm on BT for my 'phone/computer etc.

One of the Services they have is 'BT IT Help'.

Unfortunately it's not free and costs around £8 per Month.
...
Forum: Brocklebank Line 24th August 2018, 10:28
Replies: 4
Views: 1,562
Posted By Philthechill
Smile Bit of fun.

More-and-more Call Centres seem to have Indian females answer the 'phone when you call. (I then have a bit of fun with them at the end of my call!)

After I have got the answer to my query I ask...
Forum: Brocklebank Line 3rd June 2018, 18:03
Replies: 73
Views: 8,029
Posted By Philthechill
This isn't anything----

----to do with ale-houses just a memory of being in Birkenhead.

I can't remember the year, or ship, (possibly Maipura), but the occasion may jog a memory or several.

We were alongside and there...
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