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Forum: Looking for Old Shipmates 18th March 2011, 21:56
Replies: 43
Views: 7,287
Posted By wood butcher
Thames Workers

Thanks for that info Plasma,i remember the Walbrook now.The Skippers name was Evans,i believe the boiler blew when she went down and he was blown to the surface.
Forum: Books, Magazines, TV, Video & Publications 23rd December 2010, 01:04
Replies: 50
Views: 7,309
Posted By wood butcher
Everyone who has led an interesting life such as...

Everyone who has led an interesting life such as we should write of their experiences for those in the family who come after us.I have done it for my Grandchildren and of course their children.I wish...
Forum: Looking for Old Shipmates 14th December 2010, 21:32
Replies: 258
Views: 68,188
Posted By wood butcher
Hi Dave do you remember Joe Dujmovic?, he was...

Hi Dave do you remember Joe Dujmovic?, he was Bosun on the Discoverer,i sailed with him on the Beaverfir in the 60s.
Forum: Ship Research 14th December 2010, 21:16
Replies: 27
Views: 11,091
Posted By wood butcher
I was on the drydocking of the Magdeburg in...

I was on the drydocking of the Magdeburg in Tilbury Docks,i remember the great gash in her full of Thames mud.Temporary plates were welded to her so she could be towed to buyers,Greeks i think,i...
Forum: Brocklebank Line 13th December 2010, 22:28
Replies: 146
Views: 19,048
Posted By wood butcher
Has anyone out there have any photos of the...

Has anyone out there have any photos of the Malakand?,my late Brother Harry James was Carpenter in her in the early 50s.I dont know the dates because unfortunately his discharge book has been lost.
Forum: Elder Dempster 9th November 2010, 16:09
Replies: 45
Views: 12,126
Posted By wood butcher
Elder Dempster SS Prah

Thanks Derek,I have been searching for this ship for quite some time,its nice to think that my Brother might have been aboard at that time,cheers.
Forum: Elder Dempster 8th November 2010, 23:14
Replies: 45
Views: 12,126
Posted By wood butcher
ss prah

Hello Purserjuk,thanks very much for the info on the Prah,just goes to show what a great site this is.cheers
Forum: Elder Dempster 7th November 2010, 21:05
Replies: 45
Views: 12,126
Posted By wood butcher
Elder Dempster

I wonder if anybody can help in my search for a ship called the Prah,my late Brother sailed as Carpenter in her in the early 50s,i think she may have been one of Elders ships but am not sure.
Forum: Other Companies/Ships 14th October 2010, 21:14
Replies: 36
Views: 9,241
Posted By wood butcher
Cp Ships

Hello Mappy,its great to hear that Joe is still going strong.I sailed as Chippy with him on the Beaverfir,but i knew him before that,he was a great mate of my Brother another ex seagoing Chippy sadly...
Forum: Looking for Old Shipmates 26th August 2010, 21:57
Replies: 0
Views: 722
Posted By wood butcher
looking for old shipmates.

Looking for Peter Bruton,he sailed as Chippy on P&O,passenger and cargo in the 60s,also worked in Tilbury and Royal docks.
Forum: Looking for Old Shipmates 30th July 2010, 21:28
Replies: 43
Views: 7,287
Posted By wood butcher
Thames Workers

Hi Tony i remember all those pubs especially the Steps,it was my local so to speak when i was sailing out of E berth Vic Dock for CP in the 60s,all the crowd used it as a last watering hole just...
Forum: Looking for Old Shipmates 22nd July 2010, 21:08
Replies: 43
Views: 7,287
Posted By wood butcher
Thames Workers

Does anyone remember the PLA tug that sank in Tilbury Dock in the 50s?, I think it was pulled over by an Orient boat while acting as a drag.I can remember seeing the mast and funnel sticking out of...
Forum: Looking for Old Shipmates 29th June 2010, 18:44
Replies: 116
Views: 35,334
Posted By wood butcher
Canadian Pacific

Hello all ,I joined Beaverelm in Dec 62 as Chippy,more or less straight out of my apprenticeship.I did four trips in her then joined the Fir for eight trips,my last trip was back on the Elm sailng in...
Forum: Other Companies/Ships 20th June 2010, 22:46
Replies: 36
Views: 9,241
Posted By wood butcher
CP Ships

Hi all sailed my first trip on Beaverelm Xmas 62,as Chippy,a good introduction to heavy weather .Ended up on the Fir .Does anyone remember Joe Dujmovic? he was Bosun on the Fir ,Trader and Voyager.
Forum: Looking for Old Shipmates 19th June 2010, 21:57
Replies: 43
Views: 7,287
Posted By wood butcher
Thames Workers

Hello Stan,only one name rings a bell [Joe Laurie], but i dont know if he worked for Harland & Wolff.I also worked at H&W at Nth Woolwich on the building of a mud hopper named the Asa Binns for the...
Forum: Looking for Old Shipmates 17th June 2010, 23:02
Replies: 43
Views: 7,287
Posted By wood butcher
Thames Workers

Hello Karbine ,I served an apprenticeship as a shipwright at Harland & Wolff Tilbury 1956-61 ,working on all sorts of ships .The drydocks were always busy ,talk about another age ,shame all gone...
Forum: Say Hello 15th June 2010, 18:45
Replies: 67
Views: 9,409
Posted By wood butcher
Hi, been reading about Brocklebank with great...

Hi, been reading about Brocklebank with great interest.I worked on quite a few in Tilbury Docks in the 50s when i was serving my apprenticeship as a shipwright.My late Brother sailed on the Malakand...
Forum: Say Hello 12th June 2010, 17:52
Replies: 7
Views: 739
Posted By wood butcher
hello shipmates

Hi all just to say hello from an old Canadian Pacific Chippy .
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