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Search: Posts Made By: knighta
Forum: Other Companies/Ships 26th July 2019, 01:20
Replies: 37
Views: 9,105
Posted By knighta
I remember seeing one named "Kulpawn River" in...

I remember seeing one named "Kulpawn River" in Denmark circa 1969.
Forum: Offshore Oil & Gas Industry 10th January 2019, 03:08
Replies: 95
Views: 35,213
Posted By knighta
Polar Shore/Ocean Foxtrot

"Polar Shore", latterly in Canada (where she took part in the deep-water salvage of the oil-barge "Irving Whale") as "Ocean Foxtrot", has now sailed to the Caribbean, under the St. Vincent &...
Forum: Ship Research 6th January 2019, 23:38
Replies: 13
Views: 5,663
Posted By knighta
Janolyne/Fermont

Bill: Janolyne was laid up near Montreal for years, then acquired the name "Fermont"and was bought by someone in the U.S. She set out for Miami, but was wrecked on Seal Island, 1991 or 1992. I have...
Forum: Ship Research 6th January 2019, 23:31
Replies: 13
Views: 5,663
Posted By knighta
Fosdyke Trader/Fermont

Hi Ken: The Fosdyke Trader became Janolyne and finished her days in Canada as "Fermont". After being laid up in Montreal for several years she was sold to someone in the U.S., and headed South. She...
Forum: The Radio Room 2nd August 2018, 18:51
Replies: 349
Views: 93,685
Posted By knighta
Seamen's Bars

We were discussing "Seamen's Bars" in the coffee room (I dare not say where) where several of us are former mariners. This is what we remember:

LONDON
The Stack of Bricks (near King Ted's)
The...
Forum: Other Companies/Ships 17th July 2018, 19:12
Replies: 10
Views: 3,501
Posted By knighta
"British Viking" stayed with B.U.E. for two...

"British Viking" stayed with B.U.E. for two years, then went to P & O Defence Maritime Services in Australia as "Seahorse Spirit", working out of Crib Point near Melbourne. She stayed with them until...
Forum: Elder Dempster 12th June 2018, 01:30
Replies: 76
Views: 12,432
Posted By knighta
In 1998, I demonstrated my incompetence as a...

In 1998, I demonstrated my incompetence as a skier by colliding with a tree. I was in a coma for 4 days. When I re-surfaced, the Doctor, checking to see if I was brain-damaged, asked me "Who are...
Forum: Nautical Colleges 18th April 2017, 23:40
Replies: 71
Views: 26,756
Posted By knighta
Peter Costalis

It was Peter Costalis. I met him at Plymouth during Second Mate's, 1971. He was a member of our car-rally group. Peter went into ship management and ran a chemical tanker "pool". He is semi-retired...
Forum: Port Line 14th March 2017, 13:05
Replies: 17
Views: 9,633
Posted By knighta
The bell of the "Port Chalmers"

Greetings:
As an Apprentice, I attended Plymouth School of Maritime Studies. The School owned the bell of the "Port Chalmers". The Duty Officer used to ring the hours on the bell. I do not know if...
Forum: Ship Research 11th March 2017, 16:52
Replies: 132
Views: 49,460
Posted By knighta
When I was 2/O in Bulk Acid Shipping Services in...

When I was 2/O in Bulk Acid Shipping Services in 1975, I sailed with C/O George Grant, (a Scot) who was on one of the Blue Funnel ships trapped in the Bitter Lakes. I remember that he said that...
Forum: Looking for Old Shipmates 2nd March 2017, 02:13
Replies: 9
Views: 2,320
Posted By knighta
John Voisey

I sailed with John Voisey on the maiden voyage of "Gadinia" in 1972. He was 2/O, I was 3/O. John was a good shipmate, and I have been trying to find him. I heard that he had retired to Malta, but I...
Forum: Other Companies/Ships 13th February 2017, 02:22
Replies: 58
Views: 17,233
Posted By knighta
Balder Hudson/British Viking/Seahorse Spirit

The Balder Hudson/British Viking/Seahorse Spirit was scrapped at Alang in India in August 2016.
Forum: Shell 6th February 2017, 01:32
Replies: 69
Views: 30,397
Posted By knighta
I joined the "Hinnites" in Singapore in 1969,...

I joined the "Hinnites" in Singapore in 1969, with 3/E Alan Day, and my fellow D/A Chris Savage. The Master was Douglas Mortimer, a real gentleman. The Mate was Brian Davis-Patrick, then David...
Forum: Places, People & Events of Maritime Interest 16th August 2016, 21:53
Replies: 55
Views: 16,444
Posted By knighta
Straits Cabaret

Hi Jim: I only visited the Straits Cabaret once, I think when I was waiting for the Shell Tanker "Hinnites" in 1969. I seem to remember that the Mama-San was "married" to a Shell officer named Peter....
Forum: Ship Research 2nd December 2015, 18:01
Replies: 24
Views: 22,708
Posted By knighta
Hi: I have just become aware of a book entitled...

Hi: I have just become aware of a book entitled "Singapore's Dunkirk: After the Fall", which is an anthology of stories of escape attempts. Might be worth getting hold of. Alan Knight.
Forum: Offshore Oil & Gas Industry 27th November 2015, 01:04
Replies: 1
Views: 2,473
Posted By knighta
Balder photos

Hi: I sailed with Balder Offshore Canada Inc. 1980-86 and have some photos of Balder Hudson. If you would like them, contact me. [email protected]
Forum: Shell 22nd October 2015, 02:55
Replies: 4
Views: 3,820
Posted By knighta
Thanks, Ian. I will buy a copy. Alan.

Thanks, Ian. I will buy a copy. Alan.
Forum: Other Companies/Ships 30th September 2015, 02:35
Replies: 58
Views: 17,233
Posted By knighta
Hi from Canada:I have just found a photo of the...

Hi from Canada:I have just found a photo of the Uglands crew of "Balder Hudson" at Sable Island, Nova Scotia, during the summer of 1990, and uploaded it to the gallery. I suspect that you are in the...
Forum: Shell 20th September 2015, 16:00
Replies: 4
Views: 3,820
Posted By knighta
Ian: I would like to see the article, and would...

Ian: I would like to see the article, and would be grateful if you would send it to me at [email protected]
In return, I would send you my article on the sinking of "Eulima" February 1943.
Best...
Forum: Other Companies/Ships 20th August 2015, 01:11
Replies: 36
Views: 8,708
Posted By knighta
"Fermont"

If you go to www.shipspotting.com and look for "Fermont", you will see what may have been the last CHANT to survive. In the early 1990's, after a long period in lay-up, she was bought by a man named...
Forum: Places, People & Events of Maritime Interest 30th July 2015, 04:03
Replies: 22
Views: 19,808
Posted By knighta
Try the Department of Veteran's Affairs in...

Try the Department of Veteran's Affairs in Charlottetown PEI. When Canadian merchant seamen were declared to be veterans circa 1998, many of the Transport Canada Marine Safety offices sent their...
Forum: Ship Research 5th May 2015, 01:04
Replies: 18
Views: 5,633
Posted By knighta
When I was an Instructor at the Nova Scotia...

When I was an Instructor at the Nova Scotia Nautical Institute in Halifax in 1986-87, one of my colleagues was Albert "Don" Darbyshire, who was 3/O of "Empire Sailor" when it was torpedoed. He told...
Forum: Looking for Old Shipmates 21st April 2015, 21:49
Replies: 218
Views: 56,463
Posted By knighta
"Magdalena"

Hi: I did one trip as "rent-a-mate" 2/O of "Magdalena" with Capt. Laurie Jewers Nov/Dec 1975. Joined in Southampton, to Panama, Armuelles, Baltimore, Belize (with general cargo), Golfito, Charleston,...
Forum: Other Companies/Ships 4th April 2015, 22:44
Replies: 33
Views: 11,027
Posted By knighta
There was a Capt. Ivor Williams serving with the...

There was a Capt. Ivor Williams serving with the Canadian Coast Guard in Halifax N.S., circa 1990. He resigned and went with a "start-up" owned by a science-fiction writer, who lived in a school bus...
Forum: Shell 3rd April 2015, 02:35
Replies: 6
Views: 4,412
Posted By knighta
Shell pensions.

When I resigned from Shell Tankers (U.K.) Ltd., in 1975 (as 2/O), I transferred all (I thought) of my my pension from the Shell scheme, into the MNOPF. Last year, I received a letter from Abbey...
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