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Search: Posts Made By: johnb42
Forum: Nautical Colleges 27th February 2013, 13:23
Replies: 71
Views: 26,752
Posted By johnb42
I was at King Teds for the same period. If I...

I was at King Teds for the same period. If I remember correctly (and there's no guarantee of that) you were the one who had done a trip as bridge boy on a Royal Mail passenger ship (Andes?)before...
Forum: Bank Line 6th October 2011, 21:39
Replies: 64
Views: 11,898
Posted By johnb42
Anyone remember the Charcoal Haven and Seafood...

Anyone remember the Charcoal Haven and Seafood Haven (same restaurant separated by a partition) in Durban? Fantastic food either side of the partition back in the early seventies.
Went back a few...
Forum: Bank Line 25th September 2011, 21:49
Replies: 64
Views: 11,898
Posted By johnb42
Duck kao shwe from the night market in Rangoon...

Duck kao shwe from the night market in Rangoon (Yangon for the pc), circa 1959. Wrapped in a banana leaf and carefully carried back to the ship by trishaw. Remember it to this day.
Forum: Bank Line 20th September 2011, 21:39
Replies: 206
Views: 37,411
Posted By johnb42
Plenty of magic moments for me in the Bank Line,...

Plenty of magic moments for me in the Bank Line, but one that sticks with me is when we arrived in Dar-es-Salaam on the Shirrabank. I got the news on arrival that my wife had given birth to my second...
Forum: Bank Line 12th May 2011, 00:10
Replies: 763
Views: 130,849
Posted By johnb42
The same gentleman would lean over the chart,...

The same gentleman would lean over the chart, glass in hand ( and I don't mean a telescope) and blearily enquire what was going on. Frequently the glass would slosh a few drops of Scotch onto the...
Forum: Bank Line 4th May 2011, 23:13
Replies: 206
Views: 37,411
Posted By johnb42
De nada, amigo.

De nada, amigo.
Forum: Bank Line 4th May 2011, 23:02
Replies: 29
Views: 5,048
Posted By johnb42
The section of the book that I still remember...

The section of the book that I still remember vividly, was the one on back ache. Today's pc brigade would have had a ball with it.
The immediate assumption seemed to be that anyone presenting with...
Forum: Bank Line 28th April 2011, 18:03
Replies: 206
Views: 37,411
Posted By johnb42
China hand, is this the guy you remember?? ...

China hand, is this the guy you remember??
https://www.shipsnostalgia.com/showthread.php?t=26991&highlight=Edouardo
Forum: Bank Line 17th April 2011, 23:21
Replies: 41
Views: 8,288
Posted By johnb42
It is all very simple really, Alan. There was a...

It is all very simple really, Alan.
There was a kudos to saying "I'm a Bank Line man", that no other Company (bar none) had. There are still hordes of seamen out there (getting old now, yes) who...
Forum: Say Hello 17th April 2011, 20:14
Replies: 6
Views: 2,264
Posted By johnb42
A long time since you posted. Mike, but I sailed...

A long time since you posted. Mike, but I sailed with Chandris(London). Did two seasons on the Canadian coast on Charlton Mira.
3rd Mate, March 65 to March 66 and 2nd Mate February 67 to August 67....
Forum: Bank Line 9th February 2011, 19:57
Replies: 285
Views: 54,667
Posted By johnb42
Very sad to hear that. I sailed as Mate with...

Very sad to hear that. I sailed as Mate with George on the Marabank, I always found George to be a gentleman who would do you a good turn before a bad one.
I have an ancient snap of him taken on...
Forum: Bank Line 13th September 2010, 11:09
Replies: 5
Views: 1,496
Posted By johnb42
Waighty, I sailed with DJR as second mate on...

Waighty,
I sailed with DJR as second mate on the Beaverbank and was in fact Mate on the Marabank with you in 1971. Lurch was the 3rd Mate, right? I remember the Marseilles pilot incident well - the...
Forum: The Engine Room 14th August 2010, 01:42
Replies: 37
Views: 4,245
Posted By johnb42
In my early days as 3rd Mate, whilst serving on a...

In my early days as 3rd Mate, whilst serving on a London Greek , I had the misfortune to be given a disciplinary Pool committee. This was at the time, a shameful experience for me and my family.
...
Forum: Bank Line 10th June 2010, 13:01
Replies: 87
Views: 17,139
Posted By johnb42
Chief engineers. I remember Bob Forrest on the...

Chief engineers. I remember Bob Forrest on the Beaverbank. Alban Brunz (ex Paddy Henderson) Elmbank. Noel Sneleickz (sorry if the spelling is wrong) Marabank.
Shirrabank, Northbank and a second year...
Forum: Bank Line 10th May 2010, 11:21
Replies: 76
Views: 15,094
Posted By johnb42
As second Mate on the Beaverbank, I remember...

As second Mate on the Beaverbank, I remember having a fan mounted on the bulkhead at the end of my bunk. The bugs would get caught in the jet stream and come at you like shrapnel when you were trying...
Forum: Bank Line 30th April 2010, 13:07
Replies: 41
Views: 7,032
Posted By johnb42
Waighty, I think it was 'Brian' Ludlow. I...

Waighty,
I think it was 'Brian' Ludlow. I remember him interviewing me when I joined the Company as 2nd Mate. Straight forward interview "Trips five to fifteen months, food, you'll be alright if you...
Forum: Bank Line 3rd April 2010, 22:39
Replies: 63
Views: 7,001
Posted By johnb42
Surely is one or the other.(Thumb)

Surely is one or the other.(Thumb)
Forum: Bank Line 3rd April 2010, 01:36
Replies: 63
Views: 7,001
Posted By johnb42
Most of my nightmares are looking back at some of...

Most of my nightmares are looking back at some of the things I did as Master but would not even consider today, were I still in that position.
Forum: Bank Line 3rd April 2010, 01:22
Replies: 42
Views: 10,956
Posted By johnb42
OK, so Apia is not PNG but it was still a great...

OK, so Apia is not PNG but it was still a great place.
Forum: Bank Line 3rd April 2010, 01:19
Replies: 42
Views: 10,956
Posted By johnb42
Apia 1968, Took a needed break from making...

Apia 1968,
Took a needed break from making cargo plans (numerous copies, airmail jobs etc) walked down the jetty for a breather, young lady falls in step with me, talk some, walk some more, hold...
Forum: Bank Line 23rd March 2010, 14:31
Replies: 285
Views: 54,667
Posted By johnb42
Cheers Ian, I never met him but I remember a...

Cheers Ian, I never met him but I remember a Captain Steers (thought his Christian name was Lewis, but may be wrong) who lost the Levernbank off of Matarani in
about '73. Our 3rd Mate had sailed...
Forum: Bank Line 23rd March 2010, 11:35
Replies: 198
Views: 20,902
Posted By johnb42
I was a bit later than that Alan. I joined the...

I was a bit later than that Alan. I joined the Beaverbank in March '68.
Regards
John
Forum: Bank Line 23rd March 2010, 02:03
Replies: 285
Views: 54,667
Posted By johnb42
boatlanie, was this Louis (Lewis?) Steers by...

boatlanie,
was this Louis (Lewis?) Steers by any chance? Came up through the hawse pipe?
Forum: Bank Line 23rd March 2010, 01:57
Replies: 198
Views: 20,902
Posted By johnb42
This has turned into a very interesting thread...

This has turned into a very interesting thread for me. I joined the Beaverbank in Hamburg, sailed light ship to the US Gulf for the usual discharge in Aussie. On completion of discharge, however,...
Forum: Bank Line 22nd March 2010, 12:57
Replies: 198
Views: 20,902
Posted By johnb42
boatlarnie, Not much detail, but here is a...

boatlarnie,
Not much detail, but here is a photo I took of the older Beaverbank at Gizo in '68. I seem to remember that she had been aground in Gizo the previous voyage, did quite a bit of bottom...
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