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Search: Posts Made By: balmoral queen
Forum: Looking for Old Shipmates 22nd February 2019, 00:38
Replies: 33
Views: 8,173
Posted By balmoral queen
Hello Mike of the Jason 2, Don't know if you...

Hello Mike of the Jason 2,
Don't know if you will ever read this young man, but I am still on this earth.
Wishing you all the best, plenty of memories of the chase boats.
Sir Henry of the...
Forum: Coasters 16th September 2018, 15:02
Replies: 28
Views: 11,225
Posted By balmoral queen
Hello Dave Wallace, Indeed, a very nice blast...

Hello Dave Wallace,
Indeed, a very nice blast from the past. Your name I remember but Iím desperately trying to put a face to it.
The Duchess did an official dry docking in Ramsey, best dry dock I...
Forum: Places, People & Events of Maritime Interest 28th November 2017, 23:34
Replies: 325
Views: 64,938
Posted By balmoral queen
Damn predictive text,Melendez started off life as...

Damn predictive text,Melendez started off life as melee.
Forum: Places, People & Events of Maritime Interest 28th November 2017, 23:32
Replies: 325
Views: 64,938
Posted By balmoral queen
Thanks for that Pat. Us apprentices could get...

Thanks for that Pat. Us apprentices could get lost in there, away from the b------ Geordie mate we had, he couldn't, find us in the Melendez. There was another pub up from the Abbey Road gate that we...
Forum: Places, People & Events of Maritime Interest 28th November 2017, 22:33
Replies: 325
Views: 64,938
Posted By balmoral queen
Query from an outsider, can anyone tell me the...

Query from an outsider, can anyone tell me the name of the pub outside Camell Lairds gate.? Did a dry docking in 1952 in a T2 tanker to have straps riveted lengthwise on hull. Thanks.
H. Edmunds.
Forum: Ship Research 28th November 2017, 20:26
Replies: 15
Views: 5,211
Posted By balmoral queen
Hello again Lakercapt. I got my wires crossed,...

Hello again Lakercapt.
I got my wires crossed, Dryburgh's master was George Simpson, mate Magnus Scollay. 1955.
Regards,
H. Edmunds.
Forum: Ship Research 28th November 2017, 18:02
Replies: 15
Views: 5,211
Posted By balmoral queen
Hello Lakercapt., Captain of Eildon was Jack F....

Hello Lakercapt.,
Captain of Eildon was Jack F. Kersley from So. Queensferry. He left to become a Forth Pilot and was relieved by John Forbes who was mate of the Crichtoun. He didn't stay long, went...
Forum: Tankers 27th November 2017, 23:19
Replies: 30
Views: 10,246
Posted By balmoral queen
Hello Pat Kennedy, Yes a bum run indeed, made...

Hello Pat Kennedy,
Yes a bum run indeed, made worse by the fact that on the run back from Stanlow, we didn't have a full cargo and the plan was to pump ORD from one empty tank to another to rinse...
Forum: Ship Research 27th November 2017, 21:49
Replies: 15
Views: 5,211
Posted By balmoral queen
I was 2nd. Mate and Mate on Dryburgh and Eildon....

I was 2nd. Mate and Mate on Dryburgh and Eildon. A never ending topic of conversation was the Heriot's rolling, even in the canal to Amsterdam.
H. Edmunds.
Forum: Tankers 27th November 2017, 21:29
Replies: 30
Views: 10,246
Posted By balmoral queen
Hello to Ron Stringer, I wonder if you can help...

Hello to Ron Stringer,
I wonder if you can help my failing memory. Back in the 1970s, I was the captain of a coaster frequently running continent - Thames - continent with maize for up river Thames...
Forum: Coasters 14th November 2017, 00:04
Replies: 28
Views: 11,225
Posted By balmoral queen
Hello Joe W. That was the Tower Duchess, l...

Hello Joe W.
That was the Tower Duchess, l shouldn't wonder. I had her on that run for the best part of two years. Was that Scottie that you sailed with and met in Singapore?
H. Edmunds.
Forum: Colliers 13th November 2017, 23:41
Replies: 102
Views: 39,340
Posted By balmoral queen
Capt. Jack F. Kersley, Eildon. Capt. Jock Masson,...

Capt. Jack F. Kersley, Eildon. Capt. Jock Masson, Ronan or Cardrona. Gibsons of Leith, all SC charter. Sailed as 2nd mate with Capt. Grant on Duncansby Head.
H. Edmunds
Forum: Colliers 13th November 2017, 23:12
Replies: 10
Views: 6,075
Posted By balmoral queen
When I was 2nd. Mate and Mate in Queenships, it...

When I was 2nd. Mate and Mate in Queenships, it was known as the Anglesey Navy. Capts. Hughes, Thomas and Jones are just three of the names I remember, along with Tommy Shane, a brilliant Irish...
Forum: The Bridge 7th July 2017, 22:37
Replies: 32
Views: 3,416
Posted By balmoral queen
Hello George, The Mk 5 had unlit dials in the...

Hello George,
The Mk 5 had unlit dials in the squarish black box. Prior to that, it was three dials in a straight line. I can't remember what Mk. that was.
Henry.
Forum: The Bridge 7th July 2017, 21:49
Replies: 32
Views: 3,416
Posted By balmoral queen
Nice one Ron. I've just remembered it was the...

Nice one Ron.
I've just remembered it was the Mk 12 that had the lights. The Mk 21 was closed in.
A company I worked for wouldn't give us Decca, they insisted on an American thingy that worked on...
Forum: The Bridge 7th July 2017, 20:58
Replies: 32
Views: 3,416
Posted By balmoral queen
When the Mk. 21 came along, there was something...

When the Mk. 21 came along, there was something very reassuring on dark, uncomfortable nights about the red green and purple lights as the flashed on the display. A great advance on the original...
Forum: The Bridge 24th February 2017, 22:24
Replies: 32
Views: 3,416
Posted By balmoral queen
Can't remember which one it was, but a Decca lane...

Can't remember which one it was, but a Decca lane ran right through Blyth Piers and two Colliers met head on in dense fog. A N.M. advised against homing along Decca lines.. A good advert for Decca!
Forum: Coasters 9th February 2017, 22:03
Replies: 6
Views: 3,768
Posted By balmoral queen
My great regret was not getting down Exmouth way...

My great regret was not getting down Exmouth way while the Rowsells were still going. I agree with you, closing Exmouth to commercial shipping was a real shame. A really hospitable port.
Forum: Shell 8th February 2017, 01:13
Replies: 20
Views: 7,000
Posted By balmoral queen
On Newcombia as apprentice and Ron Kerley was...

On Newcombia as apprentice and Ron Kerley was Mate. Early 50's. Worst case of dandruff you've ever seen...... Likeable enough, but not much go in him.
H. Edmunds.
Capts. on Newcombia, R.S....
Forum: Ship Research 8th February 2017, 00:28
Replies: 9
Views: 2,880
Posted By balmoral queen
Deck app. on Tomocyclus, Newcombia and Velutina...

Deck app. on Tomocyclus, Newcombia and Velutina early 50's. Co's nickname Anglo-Geordie Paraffin Oil Co. Worked some crazy hours tank cleaning. Wouldn't go back with them after time was up, so they...
Forum: Say Hello 7th February 2017, 08:34
Replies: 30
Views: 7,434
Posted By balmoral queen
For a short while I was second mate on Dryburgh...

For a short while I was second mate on Dryburgh with Capt. George Simpson, Mate Magnus Scollay from Shetland, in about 1955. I then went 2nd Mate and then Mate on the Eildon with Capt. Jack Kersley...
Forum: Say Hello 8th January 2017, 15:13
Replies: 19
Views: 2,528
Posted By balmoral queen
I was 2nd Mate on Gibson's Eildon at the time and...

I was 2nd Mate on Gibson's Eildon at the time and was on watch in the morning when, south of the South Foreland, we passed the upturned Teeswood with her forefoot proud of the water. We were...
Forum: Coasters 8th January 2017, 14:28
Replies: 6
Views: 3,768
Posted By balmoral queen
What happened to those great guys, the Rousels?

What happened to those great guys, the Rousels?
Forum: Tankers 26th November 2016, 16:26
Replies: 54
Views: 15,006
Posted By balmoral queen
Do any of you guys remember an incident in the...

Do any of you guys remember an incident in the Thames back in the 70's when a Portuguese warship fired off a rocket which landed on the deck of a Matco tanker that was a/s and discharged. The Captain...
Forum: Other Companies/Ships 24th November 2016, 16:44
Replies: 8
Views: 2,928
Posted By balmoral queen
I was 3rd Mate on the Meta with McNab back in the...

I was 3rd Mate on the Meta with McNab back in the late 50's (I think). A bit of general and nitro glycerine detonators which were loaded by the crew at the Tail of the Bank. Ch. Stwds. job was to...
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