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Search: Posts Made By: Phil Saul
Forum: Ship Research 18th January 2020, 02:18
Replies: 17
Views: 725
Posted By Phil Saul
I gave myself up at Otahuhu police station and...

I gave myself up at Otahuhu police station and although they locked me up for about 20 minutes, they let me go as they had no record of me skinning out. Turned out that they weren't looking for me...
Forum: Ship Research 17th January 2020, 21:31
Replies: 17
Views: 725
Posted By Phil Saul
Skinned out of the Federal boat Westmorland at...

Skinned out of the Federal boat Westmorland at Timaru in 1972.
Worked in freezing works in Auckland for two years then re-joined Westmorland in 1974 on exactly the same berth in Timaru she was on...
Forum: Looking for Old Shipmates 10th April 2019, 23:52
Replies: 257
Views: 37,161
Posted By Phil Saul
Hi Pat, Bill Davies was the type of individual...

Hi Pat,
Bill Davies was the type of individual who always had to be right, hence the reason for him inventing all those alter-egos so that it appeared that others supported his views, regardless of...
Forum: Looking for Old Shipmates 10th April 2019, 00:53
Replies: 257
Views: 37,161
Posted By Phil Saul
I've got to agree with you Pat. This site has...

I've got to agree with you Pat.
This site has become pretty boring and no-one in admin appears to be driving it.
Although I still look in almost every day, it definitely doesn't have the input it...
Forum: Blue Funnel Line 19th September 2018, 23:14
Replies: 18
Views: 3,428
Posted By Phil Saul
Collett was Master at the time and Bronco Lane...

Collett was Master at the time and Bronco Lane was Master when I joined her in'64.

Regards Phil
Forum: Looking for Old Shipmates 27th August 2018, 05:37
Replies: 35
Views: 6,027
Posted By Phil Saul
Hi Pat, Joined P-boat in '64, official...

Hi Pat,

Joined P-boat in '64, official turn-to 06.00 but if you turned-to then, you were chasing your a*se for the rest of the morning, so always earlier.
Worked through to 21.30 with two hours...
Forum: Blue Star Line 24th August 2018, 23:36
Replies: 11
Views: 2,780
Posted By Phil Saul
Hi Cath, Can you keep me posted on the dates...

Hi Cath,

Can you keep me posted on the dates for the Liverpool re-union next year if it goes ahead, as I'm planning on being in the UK May/June and would love the chance to meet up.


Regards...
Forum: Non-Seafaring Obituaries 25th February 2018, 01:03
Replies: 11
Views: 847
Posted By Phil Saul
When you look at his standard of living and the...

When you look at his standard of living and the company he kept, he was just another blood-sucker feeding off the gullible.
That's religion for you though. A good earner, if you lack morals and are...
Forum: Blue Funnel Line 26th January 2018, 23:55
Replies: 18
Views: 3,428
Posted By Phil Saul
After a bit more research, it appears that the...

After a bit more research, it appears that the ship launched was the Glenalmond.
She came into service in September 1966 so must have been launched a bit before this for fitting out, which seems to...
Forum: Blue Funnel Line 26th January 2018, 23:19
Replies: 18
Views: 3,428
Posted By Phil Saul
Hi Pat, Must have been one of the Super-Ps...

Hi Pat,

Must have been one of the Super-Ps or Glen boats then.
I thought it would be easy to verify and have tried shipping sites and google but had no luck.
I know it was winter time as when we...
Forum: Blue Funnel Line 26th January 2018, 21:13
Replies: 18
Views: 3,428
Posted By Phil Saul
Red face This launch of one of the companies ships by...

This launch of one of the companies ships by Princess Chichibu was definitely prior to September '66
I left the Peleus in August '66 and the launch was a couple of trips previous.
Have a feeling it...
Forum: Blue Funnel Line 25th January 2018, 22:30
Replies: 18
Views: 3,428
Posted By Phil Saul
Hi Tony, The passenger accommodation was...

Hi Tony,
The passenger accommodation was allocated to the mates, engineers, Ch Steward, etc.
They were given larger cabins so that some of them could take their wives away with them, which was...
Forum: Blue Funnel Line 25th January 2018, 20:55
Replies: 18
Views: 3,428
Posted By Phil Saul
Hi Peter, I left the Peleus in August 1966...

Hi Peter,

I left the Peleus in August 1966 and we definitely had not carried passengers for the previous couple of trips so passengers must have gradually been phased out over that period.
I...
Forum: Blue Funnel Line 24th January 2018, 21:04
Replies: 18
Views: 3,428
Posted By Phil Saul
Thanks Pat and Tony. I will check this site out...

Thanks Pat and Tony.
I will check this site out
Appreciate your assistance Pat.

Regards Phil
Forum: Blue Funnel Line 23rd January 2018, 23:36
Replies: 18
Views: 3,428
Posted By Phil Saul
P-boat de-passengerisation

Hi Guys,

Can anyone tell me the date that the Peleus accommodation was converted from passenger to officers and engineers.
I know it was converted for the benefit of Princess Chichibu, the...
Forum: Books, Magazines, TV, Video & Publications 27th May 2017, 06:13
Replies: 7
Views: 1,871
Posted By Phil Saul
Stranded in the Six-Day War

Just finished this book by Cath Senker about the 14 ships which were trapped in the Bitter Lakes in 1967.
Well worth the read.
Regards Phil
Forum: Blue Funnel Line 17th May 2017, 03:49
Replies: 18
Views: 5,051
Posted By Phil Saul
Thumbs up [QUOTE=Cath_Senker;2477002]In time for the 50th...

[QUOTE=Cath_Senker;2477002]In time for the 50th anniversary of the Six-Day War in June 1967, I have published Stranded in the Six-Day War, my book about the seafarers on board the ships trapped in...
Forum: Blue Funnel Line 17th February 2017, 21:36
Replies: 13
Views: 5,634
Posted By Phil Saul
Hi Tom, I thought it was worth asking, but...

Hi Tom,

I thought it was worth asking, but in hindsight, there must have been quite a few guys over the years, killed by falling down the hatch of a Bluie.
The guy I'm talking about was buried in...
Forum: Blue Funnel Line 17th February 2017, 04:26
Replies: 13
Views: 5,634
Posted By Phil Saul
Hi Tom, Did your uncle, the father of Derek...

Hi Tom,

Did your uncle, the father of Derek Roberts, work at Associated Octel in Ellesmere Port ?
I remember my father introducing me to a workmate of his whose son had been killed falling down...
Forum: Non-Seafaring Obituaries 17th October 2016, 01:24
Replies: 12
Views: 1,560
Posted By Phil Saul
He'd amassed a personal fortune of 49 Billion $. ...

He'd amassed a personal fortune of 49 Billion $.
100 times richer than QE II.
Hmmmmmmm
Forum: Books, Magazines, TV, Video & Publications 27th January 2016, 22:27
Replies: 5
Views: 1,457
Posted By Phil Saul
Hi Robert, Having also jumped ship in NZ I...

Hi Robert,

Having also jumped ship in NZ I will have to get a copy of your book to compare experiences.
Congratulations on getting your book published.

Regards Phil (Thumb)
Forum: P & O 6th January 2016, 22:25
Replies: 12
Views: 4,585
Posted By Phil Saul
What the hell do you expect when they fill the...

What the hell do you expect when they fill the ship with a couple of thousand passengers all doing exactly the same thing. They end up catering for the lowest common denominator.
You see them in Mt...
Forum: The Galley 23rd October 2015, 04:12
Replies: 66
Views: 23,651
Posted By Phil Saul
Sailed with a Glaswegian 2nd Cook in Bluies one...

Sailed with a Glaswegian 2nd Cook in Bluies one trip and the 2nd Mate sent his steak back claiming it wasn't cooked enough.
2nd cook threw it back on the grill for a bit, then put it on the plate...
Forum: Say Hello 24th September 2015, 07:12
Replies: 11
Views: 1,637
Posted By Phil Saul
Hi Dolan, I'm afraid you won't find too many...

Hi Dolan,

I'm afraid you won't find too many of the old haunts to re-visit, especially not in Auckland unfortunately.
Things have changed a tad over 40 years and you won't recognise the Auckland...
Forum: Say Hello 7th September 2015, 00:21
Replies: 11
Views: 1,637
Posted By Phil Saul
Hi Radio, You have obviously inherited your...

Hi Radio,

You have obviously inherited your Dads gift as a wordsmith as your blog is a beautiful tribute to John.

I sailed with John in the Westmorland in '72 on the trip we discharged a deck...
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