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Forum: Passenger Liners 4th April 2020, 03:59
Replies: 46
Views: 8,239
Posted By duncs
Bob, just as a matter of interest, I am...

Bob, just as a matter of interest, I am intrigued. Were both vessels, being class 1,
H8, H16 or H24?

Rgds Duncs
Forum: The Radio Room 3rd April 2020, 03:29
Replies: 106
Views: 8,332
Posted By duncs
I agree Gordon. Re uncles, any names or...

I agree Gordon.
Re uncles, any names or patronymics that I might recognise?

Duncs
Forum: The Radio Room 3rd April 2020, 03:11
Replies: 106
Views: 8,332
Posted By duncs
Zl2, I can't argue against any of your theories. ...

Zl2, I can't argue against any of your theories. Until I went to school on the mainland, I had never heard the term. It was an older boy who explained it to me. So maybe he just made it up. I...
Forum: The Radio Room 3rd April 2020, 01:24
Replies: 106
Views: 8,332
Posted By duncs
Sorry for the delay in replying Gordon, I was...

Sorry for the delay in replying Gordon, I was hors de combat for a few days. I wrote a reply last night, but when posting, it went dud, with the usual Korean sh1t coming up. P1ssed me off. I'll...
Forum: The Radio Room 28th March 2020, 00:56
Replies: 106
Views: 8,332
Posted By duncs
Sorry Zl, I should have said that these names...

Sorry Zl, I should have said that these names were Gaelic. Iagan is just a more familiar name(Gaelic), for Iain. Same same Jan etc.
You could have the same name in the family. EG: Iagan...
Forum: The Radio Room 27th March 2020, 22:50
Replies: 106
Views: 8,332
Posted By duncs
Not even a Paise! Mind you, later, I gave...

Not even a Paise!

Mind you, later, I gave the Steward a few Rupees.
Forum: The Radio Room 27th March 2020, 22:38
Replies: 106
Views: 8,332
Posted By duncs
I don't know why my post was repeated!

I don't know why my post was repeated!
Forum: The Radio Room 27th March 2020, 22:33
Replies: 106
Views: 8,332
Posted By duncs
Going back to ROs ethnicity. Jim Fitzgerald,...

Going back to ROs ethnicity. Jim Fitzgerald, from Cork, was CRO. I had just joi Muned as 2RO. I did the night watch. Arrived Bombay. He put me on the shake, in the morning, said it was Sunday,...
Forum: The Radio Room 27th March 2020, 22:32
Replies: 106
Views: 8,332
Posted By duncs
Going back to ROs ethnicity. Jim Fitzgerald,...

Going back to ROs ethnicity. Jim Fitzgerald, from Cork, was CRO. I had just joi Muned as 2RO. I did the night watch. Arrived Bombay. He put me on the shake, in the morning, said it was Sunday,...
Forum: The Radio Room 27th March 2020, 21:37
Replies: 106
Views: 8,332
Posted By duncs
I think phdad's explanation is the more likely. ...

I think phdad's explanation is the more likely.
Although a right footer will probably kneel left knee down.
Mind you, when you see, on TV, the luvvies getting a knighthood, it's their starboard...
Forum: The Radio Room 27th March 2020, 16:11
Replies: 106
Views: 8,332
Posted By duncs
Here, the term for John is Iain, or more...

Here, the term for John is Iain, or more familiar, Iagan.

Maybe, Jock is the Scots, Anglified, term for Iagan?


Iagan is pronounced like eye can.
Forum: The Radio Room 27th March 2020, 05:30
Replies: 106
Views: 8,332
Posted By duncs
Another one I can't understand. Is it old age? ...

Another one I can't understand. Is it old age?

Is that not an American term(Jocks).
Forum: Royal Navy 27th March 2020, 05:07
Replies: 12
Views: 1,328
Posted By duncs
Cutting boats in two. It reminds me of an uncle...

Cutting boats in two. It reminds me of an uncle of my mother. He was from Mingulay, a small island South of Barra. He had a boat, a smaller version of the 'Zulu'. He felt she wasn't going close...
Forum: The Radio Room 27th March 2020, 04:34
Replies: 106
Views: 8,332
Posted By duncs
Probably, an atheist, Bob! (Applause) ...

Probably, an atheist, Bob!

(Applause)

(Smoke)
Forum: The Radio Room 27th March 2020, 03:46
Replies: 106
Views: 8,332
Posted By duncs
OK, that's fine Stephen. But, why 'left foot'?...

OK, that's fine Stephen. But, why 'left foot'? What do's it mean?
Is it a marching order, perhaps? One side left foot forward, other side right foot forward?
Forum: Royal Navy 27th March 2020, 03:11
Replies: 12
Views: 1,328
Posted By duncs
My memory of these whalers, not RN, I think. ...

My memory of these whalers, not RN, I think. They were cut in two and each given a transom stern, giving two boats. We called them scows. We had one, and from memory, very easy to row.
Forum: The Radio Room 27th March 2020, 02:52
Replies: 106
Views: 8,332
Posted By duncs
Me too, also! I've heard it used many times, but...

Me too, also! I've heard it used many times, but haven't a clue what it means.
A left handed sparks, perhaps?

Maybe one of our more erudite members could explain.
Forum: The Radio Room 25th March 2020, 12:19
Replies: 106
Views: 8,332
Posted By duncs
Before I went to sea, I worked on a building site...

Before I went to sea, I worked on a building site in Glasgow(I was 16 at the time).
Working beside me was, to me elderly, an Irish guy.
He asked me where I was from. I said the West coast. Yes he...
Forum: The Radio Room 25th March 2020, 00:56
Replies: 106
Views: 8,332
Posted By duncs
Thanks Dr Jim. I've been around for a good many...

Thanks Dr Jim.
I've been around for a good many years, but have never heard that applied to an Irishman. Paddy, yes, but never Mick!

Just as an aside. I was on a ship and the 3E(Scottish)...
Forum: The Radio Room 25th March 2020, 00:36
Replies: 106
Views: 8,332
Posted By duncs
I don't understand that. Can you explain? ...

I don't understand that. Can you explain?

An ex RO
Forum: The Radio Room 14th March 2020, 00:23
Replies: 29
Views: 2,972
Posted By duncs
Hi Finbar, I was only relieving on them, through...

Hi Finbar, I was only relieving on them, through MIMCO, though I'm from Castlebay, Barra. I didn't know the regular ROs.

GNOT I think was the 'Iona', The 'Claymore', I think was GYAE.

Rgds...
Forum: The Radio Room 13th March 2020, 03:05
Replies: 29
Views: 2,972
Posted By duncs
Just as a matter of interest, Finbar/EJM. I've...

Just as a matter of interest, Finbar/EJM. I've probably spoken to you on the key. 'Claymore' and 'Iona'.
Forum: P & O 4th March 2020, 18:44
Replies: 43
Views: 5,405
Posted By duncs
You're right there Dave, no internal access to...

You're right there Dave, no internal access to bridge. Radio room behind the chartroom. Blowing a hooly, auto alarm bells going off, running up, outside, in skiddies and flip-flops.

On one...
Forum: P & O 2nd March 2020, 22:25
Replies: 43
Views: 5,405
Posted By duncs
The 'Kohinur' After the BI boats, she was a...

The 'Kohinur'
After the BI boats, she was a yacht!
Forum: The Engine Room 2nd March 2020, 21:35
Replies: 7
Views: 1,208
Posted By duncs
I agree, Stephen. I probably own a car, but I...

I agree, Stephen. I probably own a car, but I don't drive. No driving licence. Just as well, I suppose.
As for the easiest, when there is a problem, I say to her, take the effing thing over to...
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