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Search: Posts Made By: Pat Kennedy
Forum: Non-Seafaring Obituaries 28th November 2019, 20:11
Replies: 9
Views: 498
Posted By Pat Kennedy
He also gave the best description of Arnold...

He also gave the best description of Arnold Schwarzenegger I have heard.
"A brown condom stuffed with Walnuts"
(K)
Forum: Non-Seafaring Obituaries 27th November 2019, 20:31
Replies: 9
Views: 498
Posted By Pat Kennedy
Clive James used to host that TV show which took...

Clive James used to host that TV show which took the piss out of those Japanese game shows which subjected the contestants to outrageously horrendous tasks. He did so with very pithy commentaries, a...
Forum: Blue Funnel Line 26th November 2019, 20:44
Replies: 305
Views: 61,285
Posted By Pat Kennedy
[QUOTE=makko;3016463]Hi Derek, It was...

[QUOTE=makko;3016463]Hi Derek,

It was Odyssey Works! My Dad started out as an apprentice turner at Gandie belt works in Wallasey

Dave, your mention of Gandy belt works reminded me that my...
Forum: Looking for Old Shipmates 25th November 2019, 12:34
Replies: 257
Views: 29,810
Posted By Pat Kennedy
There were plenty of Sandy Macnabs, and not just...

There were plenty of Sandy Macnabs, and not just in Bank Line.
Some could even jump six feet!(Jester)
Forum: Looking for Old Shipmates 25th November 2019, 11:05
Replies: 257
Views: 29,810
Posted By Pat Kennedy
Two chaps from the opposite ends of the political...

Two chaps from the opposite ends of the political spectrum. rcraig seemed to me to be a Socialist and humanitarian, with a marked disdain for the hanging and flogging brigade, while Alistair appears...
Forum: Looking for Old Shipmates 25th November 2019, 00:40
Replies: 257
Views: 29,810
Posted By Pat Kennedy
Then there was the permanently enraged IanIan,...

Then there was the permanently enraged IanIan, who seemed more deranged with every post.(MAD)
Forum: Looking for Old Shipmates 24th November 2019, 14:00
Replies: 257
Views: 29,810
Posted By Pat Kennedy
Boatman25, he caused a stir on here a few years...

Boatman25, he caused a stir on here a few years ago when he strongly objected to women breastfeeding in public places. He has not posted for a while now.
Forum: Looking for Old Shipmates 21st November 2019, 20:18
Replies: 257
Views: 29,810
Posted By Pat Kennedy
Someone I have not seen here since February is...

Someone I have not seen here since February is rcraig, a sagacious poster, who, if I remember right is/was a member of the Scottish legal professions
Forum: Blue Funnel Line 9th November 2019, 15:50
Replies: 305
Views: 61,285
Posted By Pat Kennedy
That captain Gepp you mention Ian, was marine...

That captain Gepp you mention Ian, was marine superintendant in Liverpool/Birkenhead during my time in BF. (1950/60s).
He always wore a bowler hat as he watched the incoming ship through the locks,...
Forum: Looking for Old Shipmates 6th November 2019, 21:45
Replies: 257
Views: 29,810
Posted By Pat Kennedy
Another poster who has not been seen for a good...

Another poster who has not been seen for a good while is the Canadian member LkSimcoe.
You may remember a few years back he very courageously came out as gay on this site.
He was not elderly, only...
Forum: The Galley 6th November 2019, 21:08
Replies: 34
Views: 2,871
Posted By Pat Kennedy
Well lets see. I have 64 ships in my discharge...

Well lets see.
I have 64 ships in my discharge book. 10 of them were repeats, 3 were tankers, 2 were ore carriers, 2 were passenger liners, and 2 were coasters.
That leaves 45 general cargo ships....
Forum: The Galley 6th November 2019, 16:38
Replies: 34
Views: 2,871
Posted By Pat Kennedy
Now I come to think of it, every cargo ship I was...

Now I come to think of it, every cargo ship I was in had the galley on the Port side. I wonder now if there was a particular reason for this.
Forum: The Galley 6th November 2019, 00:16
Replies: 34
Views: 2,871
Posted By Pat Kennedy
(Thumb) I wish we had one of them Greg. All the...

(Thumb)
I wish we had one of them Greg. All the ships I was in, the galley was in lockdown throughout the night. The cook would leave a tray of cold cuts and salad out in the sailors mess which was...
Forum: The Galley 2nd November 2019, 15:33
Replies: 34
Views: 2,871
Posted By Pat Kennedy
Correct, all 'A' class 'P' class and 'H' class...

Correct, all 'A' class 'P' class and 'H' class had the galley on the main deck midships on the port side abaft the saloon and fwd of the sailor's messroom
There was also a galley on the poop which...
Forum: Ellerman 2nd November 2019, 14:27
Replies: 21
Views: 7,789
Posted By Pat Kennedy
Yes, I was in the Florian in 1963, a bit of a...

Yes, I was in the Florian in 1963, a bit of a comedown after Blue Funnel. Sailors accomodation directly above the steering flat where lived a ferocious clanking monster of a steering engine which put...
Forum: Say Hello 29th October 2019, 22:01
Replies: 20
Views: 1,251
Posted By Pat Kennedy
When I worked in Cammel Lairds in the 60s and...

When I worked in Cammel Lairds in the 60s and 70s, most of the ship repair fitters were ex marine engineers,and my brother Jimmy was one of them.
After a few years at sea with Blue Funnel and...
Forum: Say Hello 23rd October 2019, 17:36
Replies: 3
Views: 412
Posted By Pat Kennedy
There is a thread on here entitled MV Mano(ex...

There is a thread on here entitled MV Mano(ex Menelaus Blue Flue)
Forum: Looking for Old Shipmates 18th October 2019, 21:39
Replies: 257
Views: 29,810
Posted By Pat Kennedy
A couple more previously very active members who...

A couple more previously very active members who have disappeared from the site are Chadburn, a very knowledgeable ex Ch Engineer with some military connections, and Leratty, who, it seemed, was a...
Forum: Blue Star Line 18th October 2019, 17:33
Replies: 23
Views: 1,577
Posted By Pat Kennedy
She was re-registered to leafy Berkshire(EEK)

She was re-registered to leafy Berkshire(EEK)
Forum: Blue Star Line 18th October 2019, 14:01
Replies: 23
Views: 1,577
Posted By Pat Kennedy
:sweat: No Manchester Star either(Smoke)

:sweat:

No Manchester Star either(Smoke)
Forum: The Galley 17th October 2019, 20:44
Replies: 28
Views: 3,354
Posted By Pat Kennedy
Regrettably, Liverpool Bar Light Vessel did not...

Regrettably, Liverpool Bar Light Vessel did not offer light refreshments to passing ships, just a group flashing light every 30 seconds at a height of 30ft above the water, visible for 10 miles. In...
Forum: Looking for Old Shipmates 17th October 2019, 10:39
Replies: 257
Views: 29,810
Posted By Pat Kennedy
Et *** spiritu tuo. For some arcane reason,...

Et *** spiritu tuo.

For some arcane reason, the SN censor has replaced the latin word for with, with asterisks.
Must be American, they are a very prissy people.
Forum: Looking for Old Shipmates 16th October 2019, 23:01
Replies: 257
Views: 29,810
Posted By Pat Kennedy
We are both wrong Barrie. It is : Duco ...

We are both wrong Barrie.
It is :
Duco
Ducis
Ducit
Ducimus
Ducitis
Ducunt

But not bad after 65 years(Thumb)
Forum: Looking for Old Shipmates 16th October 2019, 22:28
Replies: 257
Views: 29,810
Posted By Pat Kennedy
Duco Ducas Ducat Ducamus Ducatus Duc......

Duco
Ducas
Ducat
Ducamus
Ducatus
Duc...
cue smothered giggles in class.
Forum: The Galley 16th October 2019, 21:16
Replies: 28
Views: 3,354
Posted By Pat Kennedy
On that Firth Fisher, which was carrying coal...

On that Firth Fisher, which was carrying coal from Liverpool to Northern Ireland when I was in her, the galley was closed down before we passed the bar and only opened again approaching Warren Point...
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