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Search: Posts Made By: AGAMEMNON
Forum: Blue Funnel Line 5th September 2015, 21:43
Replies: 22
Views: 7,097
Posted By AGAMEMNON
Well Phil, I think I was a Middy there then. ...

Well Phil, I think I was a Middy there then.
The doctor was called Janet Donald as recall.
Scottish lady.
Forum: Blue Funnel Line 3rd May 2015, 14:56
Replies: 9
Views: 3,052
Posted By AGAMEMNON
I think there may have been some glass etchings...

I think there may have been some glass etchings on saloon / lounge doors.
Difficult to recall now!
Forum: Blue Funnel Line 26th August 2014, 11:55
Replies: 29
Views: 8,499
Posted By AGAMEMNON
Often called "The Blue Funnel Playboy Club" in...

Often called "The Blue Funnel Playboy Club" in the 1960s. Oh what wags we were!
Forum: Blue Funnel Line 29th January 2014, 11:19
Replies: 3
Views: 980
Posted By AGAMEMNON
I can't remember if/when the slate was done away...

I can't remember if/when the slate was done away with...I left in 1972.
However I recall thinking later on what a good idea it was to have but one version of the truth! No calling for...
Forum: Royal Navy 6th October 2013, 11:00
Replies: 47
Views: 5,842
Posted By AGAMEMNON
Those damned split infinitives....they pop up...

Those damned split infinitives....they pop up everywhere!!
Forum: Blue Funnel Line 14th May 2013, 18:26
Replies: 305
Views: 61,285
Posted By AGAMEMNON
New name, Frank Pink. Whatever happened to him?

New name, Frank Pink. Whatever happened to him?
Forum: Blue Funnel Line 28th April 2013, 10:38
Replies: 305
Views: 61,285
Posted By AGAMEMNON
I sailed as a junior middy with Paddy Harnett on...

I sailed as a junior middy with Paddy Harnett on the Telemachus in 1962 when he was mate (relieved Barry Mothersill; Captain was Stuart Allerton). Paddy ended up in the RFA. I believe he died in...
Forum: Blue Funnel Line 26th February 2013, 17:56
Replies: 119
Views: 41,227
Posted By AGAMEMNON
Does anyone know how Claude Goodman came by a CBE?

Does anyone know how Claude Goodman came by a CBE?
Forum: Royal Fleet Auxiliary 10th February 2013, 16:14
Replies: 22
Views: 5,285
Posted By AGAMEMNON
Hi Johnnyboy55, I was 2/O Navigator on the voyage...

Hi Johnnyboy55, I was 2/O Navigator on the voyage you described so graphically. I wouldn't disagree with a word of it either!! Scary stuff. You are correct with the names you mention (as I recall)...
Forum: Ship Research 18th January 2013, 11:46
Replies: 10
Views: 3,104
Posted By AGAMEMNON
My great-uncle Harry Baker was chef in her many a...

My great-uncle Harry Baker was chef in her many a long year ago!
Forum: Blue Funnel Line 31st December 2012, 16:14
Replies: 9
Views: 3,923
Posted By AGAMEMNON
Thanks Ken. I knew it was wrong but I'm just...

Thanks Ken. I knew it was wrong but I'm just left wondering how many wrong ones were made and issued. Perhaps there was a batch of them; I joined Denbighshire in Nov 61 as my first ship and it was...
Forum: Blue Funnel Line 27th December 2012, 11:33
Replies: 9
Views: 3,923
Posted By AGAMEMNON
TABNAB, sorry I can't help with your query, but...

TABNAB, sorry I can't help with your query, but the Glen Line house flag prompted me to dig out my old cap badge (first worn in Denbighshire in 1961) and I have just spotted that the red & white...
Forum: Blue Funnel Line 25th September 2011, 11:12
Replies: 119
Views: 41,227
Posted By AGAMEMNON
As a follow-on, a few weeks ago I saw an article...

As a follow-on, a few weeks ago I saw an article in a newspaper about twin ladies who had their 100th birthday. One, a Mrs Rippon had apparently married a Merchant Navy officer......I just wondered....
Forum: Elder Dempster 1st March 2011, 19:55
Replies: 17
Views: 4,164
Posted By AGAMEMNON
Spud Murphy always favoured the Gulars.

Spud Murphy always favoured the Gulars.
Forum: The Bridge 6th January 2011, 18:35
Replies: 13
Views: 2,322
Posted By AGAMEMNON
Banned private ones on bridges of ships I...

Banned private ones on bridges of ships I commanded almost as soon as they were invented! I found the OOW too busy talking to his girlfriend to answer my question!
Forum: BP Shipping 6th January 2011, 18:28
Replies: 220
Views: 61,418
Posted By AGAMEMNON
Joanna White was 2/0 on British Tamar in...

Joanna White was 2/0 on British Tamar in Falklands 1982. I think she was ex cadet.
Forum: Royal Fleet Auxiliary 29th December 2010, 18:29
Replies: 288
Views: 42,041
Posted By AGAMEMNON
Aaah, but..... if I'm to be told to foxtrot oscar...

Aaah, but..... if I'm to be told to foxtrot oscar I like to know it has been said. Know what I mean?
I say this with over 40 years experience of our chinese brothers. Some good , some not so good,...
Forum: Royal Navy 19th October 2010, 14:54
Replies: 26
Views: 7,245
Posted By AGAMEMNON
Sounds like a fishing expedition Nick! Take...

Sounds like a fishing expedition Nick!
Take care, chaps.
Forum: Blue Funnel Line 30th September 2010, 13:17
Replies: 10
Views: 2,031
Posted By AGAMEMNON
Barry Milkins, a 3rd Mate in the 1960s joined the...

Barry Milkins, a 3rd Mate in the 1960s joined the police in Hull. Told me he had a key role in the stolen bike squad! Later became a pilot in (I think Harwich). Sadly died about 5 years ago.
Forum: The Bridge 14th September 2010, 18:33
Replies: 24
Views: 3,695
Posted By AGAMEMNON
Recall flying Dan Dare charter from Speke...

Recall flying Dan Dare charter from Speke (Liverpool) to Rotterdam to join an ED ship in the mid 60s. Soon after take off the main door fell off. Land? Never. Issued blankets......
Forum: Royal Fleet Auxiliary 8th April 2010, 15:33
Replies: 15
Views: 4,124
Posted By AGAMEMNON
I was also in "Goldie" for HM's Silver Jubilee...

I was also in "Goldie" for HM's Silver Jubilee Review. Had a good job as Cdre Black Sam's SJO. Have some wonderful memories not just of the review and Sam and Joyce, but of the BBC Outside...
Forum: Royal Fleet Auxiliary 8th April 2010, 15:27
Replies: 15
Views: 4,124
Posted By AGAMEMNON
More to do with having no rudder, Hill Shepherd. ...

More to do with having no rudder, Hill Shepherd. The steering gear worked perfectly throughout, but there was nowt on the other end!
I do recall you the event you mention in the North Sea (and our...
Forum: Royal Fleet Auxiliary 7th April 2010, 15:29
Replies: 15
Views: 4,124
Posted By AGAMEMNON
Served in her a few times, but she did me a very...

Served in her a few times, but she did me a very bad turn on 1 Sep 1990. And she was quite new then!!!
Anyone else here out there on that day?
Forum: Royal Fleet Auxiliary 7th April 2010, 15:24
Replies: 1
Views: 936
Posted By AGAMEMNON
You can call yourself "Scabby Rat", but the...

You can call yourself "Scabby Rat", but the corporals running Mexes were some of the people I admired most! In Falklands days they kept the cargo moving in often atrocious conditions -- no...
Forum: The Bridge 21st February 2010, 11:57
Replies: 19
Views: 2,397
Posted By AGAMEMNON
I too am unsure what this thread seeks to...

I too am unsure what this thread seeks to establish. I think what it shows is too much book-learning and not enough time learning the trade through observation and mentoring! Much seamanship turns...
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