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Search: Posts Made By: Pilot24
Forum: Bank Line 23rd August 2019, 09:47
Replies: 14
Views: 1,542
Posted By Pilot24
Fish Class had single pull hatches on the main...

Fish Class had single pull hatches on the main deck using the Velle derricks to open. There was a locking pin that could be placed in when the hatch was closed. There was one captain, E.T. Rees who...
Forum: Computers and The Internet 9th May 2019, 10:23
Replies: 4
Views: 555
Posted By Pilot24
At the bottom of the toolbar you were on there is...

At the bottom of the toolbar you were on there is a command "remove line after paragraph" Hit that and see if that works.
Forum: Say Hello 29th April 2019, 09:57
Replies: 5
Views: 844
Posted By Pilot24
Morning Pill44, hope you enjoy the site. When I...

Morning Pill44, hope you enjoy the site.
When I was third mate in Bank Line we discharged lead blisters in Barry.
As I remember we were too big for the locks so had to use the basin.
Forum: Bank Line 22nd April 2019, 09:35
Replies: 9
Views: 1,135
Posted By Pilot24
The only time the dammed things worked properly...

The only time the dammed things worked properly was if you'd had a cargo of palm kernels which seemed to help them slide along. Many a long day was spent trying to get them working!
Forum: The Galley 19th March 2019, 11:31
Replies: 23
Views: 7,861
Posted By Pilot24
Hats off to all cooks who work in bad weather!...

Hats off to all cooks who work in bad weather! Slightly off topic but we were on passage in the Indian Ocean and rolling like hell! Our table in the saloon was athwartships butted up to the galley...
Forum: Bank Line 28th December 2018, 10:17
Replies: 63
Views: 25,329
Posted By Pilot24
Yes, I remember the fire and a certain 3/E who...

Yes, I remember the fire and a certain 3/E who didn't want anything to do with puint it out as it wasn't his job!
Forum: Bank Line 26th December 2018, 17:53
Replies: 63
Views: 25,329
Posted By Pilot24
Evening Duncan, Were you with me when Harry...

Evening Duncan,
Were you with me when Harry Barber (89 years old and still going) came up with the excellent idea of having a smaller but better prepared Christmas Din Dins? Went very well as I...
Forum: Bank Line 3rd December 2018, 16:27
Replies: 63
Views: 25,329
Posted By Pilot24
Please accept Joyce, (My wife) and my sencere...

Please accept Joyce, (My wife) and my sencere sympathies.
Joyce and I married in March 1986 and joined the Clydebank? two weeks later in Hamburg.
C.B. was the master and made my new wife very...
Forum: Bank Line 19th November 2018, 17:28
Replies: 147
Views: 41,445
Posted By Pilot24
My wife and I visited Farquar some 30 years ago,...

My wife and I visited Farquar some 30 years ago, it was, to say the least, a memorable evening with the next day being somewhat quiet.
I sailed with him on the Troutbank which we joined in Hong Kong...
Forum: BP Shipping 17th November 2018, 17:56
Replies: 39
Views: 8,588
Posted By Pilot24
Did two stints in the Engine Room, once on the...

Did two stints in the Engine Room, once on the Dartbank and the second on the Sprucebank, and yes, it was in my Record Book.
4-8 on the Dartbank and 12-4 on the Sprucebank.
3rd Eng was "servicing"...
Forum: Say Hello 31st August 2018, 14:26
Replies: 14
Views: 1,060
Posted By Pilot24
Me also, if a pilot's salary was on that basis...

Me also, if a pilot's salary was on that basis I'd be a millionaire!(K)(K)
Forum: Say Hello 31st August 2018, 10:03
Replies: 14
Views: 1,060
Posted By Pilot24
Thanks Chaps! I'll stick my head out again and...

Thanks Chaps! I'll stick my head out again and see what the sun looks like.
Funny thing though, when I was in Bank Line I was one of the few officers that the muslim crew could trust to point them...
Forum: Say Hello 30th August 2018, 17:34
Replies: 14
Views: 1,060
Posted By Pilot24
Ouch! I will now withdraw into a darkened...

Ouch!
I will now withdraw into a darkened corner and consider myself well and truely bollocked!
Forum: Say Hello 30th August 2018, 13:20
Replies: 14
Views: 1,060
Posted By Pilot24
Not an "odd response" just one from who didn't...

Not an "odd response" just one from who didn't know the AB involved. I apologise if I've caused offence as that is never, and never was my intention.
I still stand by my opinion that seafarers are...
Forum: Say Hello 30th August 2018, 10:45
Replies: 14
Views: 1,060
Posted By Pilot24
Not true at all as I knew several Catholics who...

Not true at all as I knew several Catholics who sailed with both Head Line and Kellys.
These wee stories tend to snowball a bit! Perchance had the AB maybe been sacked or had a DR in his discharge...
Forum: The Radio Room 2nd June 2018, 16:46
Replies: 203
Views: 33,025
Posted By Pilot24
Dartbank, MXFG way back in 1973 and I still...

Dartbank, MXFG way back in 1973 and I still remember it!
Forum: Bank Line 14th March 2018, 11:09
Replies: 147
Views: 41,445
Posted By Pilot24
I like the term "aquired taste" regarding the...

I like the term "aquired taste" regarding the master! I am still of the opinion that some of the masters I came across had been promoted when still quite young but on promotion time stopped for them...
Forum: Bank Line 28th February 2018, 07:23
Replies: 15
Views: 2,533
Posted By Pilot24
Ah! The penny has dropped. Yes I do remember...

Ah! The penny has dropped. Yes I do remember insuring my P.E.s but that was where it stopped. Slightly off topic my old mate Duncan is correct about Spinks, they were mentioned frquently in the Bank...
Forum: Bank Line 27th February 2018, 13:53
Replies: 15
Views: 2,533
Posted By Pilot24
Many thanks. This must have been for the shore...

Many thanks. This must have been for the shore staff as we always belonged to the MNOPF.
Forum: Bank Line 22nd February 2018, 05:57
Replies: 15
Views: 2,533
Posted By Pilot24
I remember having to go to the Baltic Exchange to...

I remember having to go to the Baltic Exchange to make a statement after a fire on one of the ships. The solicitor, an Bank Line employee whoese name escapes me and myself were entertained to lunch...
Forum: Bank Line 19th July 2017, 19:30
Replies: 147
Views: 41,445
Posted By Pilot24
Ah Harry Taylor, tend to remember he had his own...

Ah Harry Taylor, tend to remember he had his own style of management which might not be overly acceptable nowadays! (To put it mildly.)
Forum: Bank Line 12th December 2016, 17:59
Replies: 7
Views: 2,234
Posted By Pilot24
Peter, after all these years you have my...

Peter, after all these years you have my deepestest sympathy and I would apologise without any reservation whatsoever if I have caused you any further hurt.
Billy
Forum: Bank Line 11th December 2016, 14:02
Replies: 7
Views: 2,234
Posted By Pilot24
Please don't quote me as names are not my strong...

Please don't quote me as names are not my strong point but might this have been the young chap who had a fatal accident in Capetown. I recall a cadet who died from a fall from Table Mountain....
Forum: Books, Magazines, TV, Video & Publications 25th August 2016, 04:13
Replies: 16
Views: 1,595
Posted By Pilot24
FMM are a fantastic pipe band to say the least....

FMM are a fantastic pipe band to say the least. We used to have one pilot who sorted his holidays around the world pipe band contest, even doing swops so he could go! Brilliant clips, many thanks...
Forum: Historic Shipping lines and Ships 23rd July 2016, 16:42
Replies: 135
Views: 57,343
Posted By Pilot24
Alas no! I only got to know David when I joined...

Alas no! I only got to know David when I joined the pilots and having sailed with Bank Line we never made to the St Lawrence.
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