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Search: Posts Made By: harry pennington
Forum: Tramp Steamers 17th January 2015, 17:04
Replies: 27
Views: 12,965
Posted By harry pennington
If you look on Gallery. "Fort Capot River" looks...

If you look on Gallery. "Fort Capot River" looks like sister ship
Forum: Tramp Steamers 17th January 2015, 16:51
Replies: 27
Views: 12,965
Posted By harry pennington
Dear Norman, No luck on the Photo, but when I was...

Dear Norman, No luck on the Photo, but when I was on her up till 5th jan 56 in liverpool. Captain was Roy Nelson. Regards Harry
Forum: The Radio Room 16th May 2014, 19:17
Replies: 234
Views: 47,583
Posted By harry pennington
I too think the fairies are with you. At Brooks...

I too think the fairies are with you. At Brooks Bar it must have been a few months. We were asked to look at the adverts on the busses when traveling to and from the college, and try to spell out in...
Forum: The Radio Room 30th August 2013, 18:46
Replies: 234
Views: 47,583
Posted By harry pennington
Hi, Ron Stringer said in Nov 2010 that it was now...

Hi, Ron Stringer said in Nov 2010 that it was now a Medical centre after someone said it was now a Mosque, so it may well be there still. I was there sept 57 till sept 58 taking PMG 1. I may have...
Forum: Looking for Old Shipmates 9th April 2013, 20:25
Replies: 1
Views: 1,063
Posted By harry pennington
Harold, I was on Envoy early 61 as r/o,so missed...

Harold, I was on Envoy early 61 as r/o,so missed you. Macdonald was ch eng. Bowman 2nd. Howe J 2nd. Warden 3rd. Dickinson 4th.and the jnrs were Stokes,Martin and Hodge . You might have been with them...
Forum: Blue Star Line 9th April 2012, 23:31
Replies: 24
Views: 9,459
Posted By harry pennington
Sorry to hear that John has left us. God bless...

Sorry to hear that John has left us. God bless Fiona and the family.
Forum: Blue Star Line 9th April 2012, 18:48
Replies: 24
Views: 9,459
Posted By harry pennington
Alan, Thanks for an update on John, glad to hear...

Alan, Thanks for an update on John, glad to hear he was still the same old John. I hope he is still around and well. Harry
Forum: Blue Star Line 8th April 2012, 19:50
Replies: 24
Views: 9,459
Posted By harry pennington
Hi Alan, Yes it would be the very same John...

Hi Alan, Yes it would be the very same John Noyon. Had he made 1st mate by the time you knew him or even a greater position. He was one of those men who stood out and very good at his job. I wonder...
Forum: The Radio Room 5th April 2012, 21:39
Replies: 79
Views: 13,681
Posted By harry pennington
In the 60s when in port i would hook up the main...

In the 60s when in port i would hook up the main AE and get a good signal even as far as Cyprus and the east med. h
Forum: The Radio Room 5th April 2012, 19:14
Replies: 90
Views: 33,029
Posted By harry pennington
Hi, You must have joined Brasil Star after me....

Hi, You must have joined Brasil Star after me. The R/O cabin was below decks but did have a port hole. Must have changed along the way. Cheers, Harry
Forum: The Radio Room 28th March 2011, 22:07
Replies: 90
Views: 33,029
Posted By harry pennington
I was with IMRC 1958-62 having had 3 years with...

I was with IMRC 1958-62 having had 3 years with Marconi with very little leave between trips. The 7 trips down to BA on Blue Star 7 Weeks, gave me 2 weeks leave which was good news as by then i had...
Forum: Prince Line 6th March 2011, 12:26
Replies: 52
Views: 21,823
Posted By harry pennington
Pete, Early Feb 1961, sailed from Manchester 8am...

Pete, Early Feb 1961, sailed from Manchester 8am cleared Eastham by midnight. It was the one and only time I was on the canal and remember the Swing Bridge very well and as you say we were very close...
Forum: Prince Line 6th March 2011, 10:27
Replies: 52
Views: 21,823
Posted By harry pennington
Thanks Pete, I will be getting copies and...

Thanks Pete, I will be getting copies and reliving the old days, we did not think in them days we would look on them as good times, just got on with the job as best we could. Cheers Harry
Forum: The Radio Room 20th February 2011, 22:34
Replies: 201
Views: 31,738
Posted By harry pennington
Troppo,David, the UK used both G and M even...

Troppo,David, the UK used both G and M even shore stations, I think Mena [which was under British control at the time ]
MBU if i remember correctly and I cant remember the the others. Harry
Forum: The Radio Room 29th January 2011, 23:22
Replies: 201
Views: 31,738
Posted By harry pennington
My first trip in 1954 and all others after,all...

My first trip in 1954 and all others after,all their call signs have just left the mind, age you know.
Forum: Brocklebank Line 5th December 2010, 11:30
Replies: 10
Views: 1,530
Posted By harry pennington
I remember two ship I sailed on which were DRY. ...

I remember two ship I sailed on which were DRY. The old man had the odd bottle locked away but we never saw any of it. That was the middle 50s.
Forum: The Radio Room 30th November 2010, 21:51
Replies: 234
Views: 47,583
Posted By harry pennington
PMG2 at Brooks bar Sept 52--April 54, and then...

PMG2 at Brooks bar Sept 52--April 54, and then again for PMG 1 Sept 57--summer 58. First trip as second R/O still only 17 years old and still only that age next trip on my own.
Forum: The Radio Room 5th November 2010, 21:34
Replies: 125
Views: 20,610
Posted By harry pennington
Ron talked about the pocket money paid on board...

Ron talked about the pocket money paid on board to R/Os . I went for 8 a month, and it was one of the best things I could have done. The rest was paid into my bank, making me save and not leaving it...
Forum: The Radio Room 3rd November 2010, 16:47
Replies: 125
Views: 20,610
Posted By harry pennington
I had just over 3 years with Marconi as R/O...

I had just over 3 years with Marconi as R/O 1954-57 and had rung up some 100 days leave due with just a few days between trips with little or no chance of getting any more. The only way to get them...
Forum: Say Hello 29th October 2010, 09:50
Replies: 6
Hi
Views: 716
Posted By harry pennington
David, Those dates cover the time when i was back...

David, Those dates cover the time when i was back home getting a higher qualification and time on the MV Zealandic which was under Prince Line. See my profile. Good luck with your search. cheers Harry
Forum: Say Hello 28th October 2010, 22:56
Replies: 6
Hi
Views: 716
Posted By harry pennington
Hi DavyEFC. Welcome aboard. What year did your...

Hi DavyEFC. Welcome aboard. What year did your father sail on Pacific Envoy ??. I was there Feb 61 till May 61. Might have sailed with him. Cheers Harry
Forum: The Radio Room 26th October 2010, 13:09
Replies: 38
Views: 3,932
Posted By harry pennington
As R/O On one ship I had concern about the...

As R/O On one ship I had concern about the battery life and as look would have it we were having problems with the main circulating pumps
and had 7 days anchored in Aden. I gave the batts a full...
Forum: Prince Line 25th October 2010, 12:29
Replies: 52
Views: 21,823
Posted By harry pennington
When i sailed on her feb-may 61 the Chief Eng....

When i sailed on her feb-may 61 the Chief Eng. was Wilf Macdonald so it seems to be the same chap. Good crew.
Forum: Prince Line 24th October 2010, 18:30
Replies: 52
Views: 21,823
Posted By harry pennington
I sailed on the Pacific Envoy as R/O voyage 9 Feb...

I sailed on the Pacific Envoy as R/O voyage 9 Feb 61- May 61 the Chief Lecky was Jim Downie so i think he must have done a few years on her, The old man was at the time was Arthur Cooke. Yes it was a...
Forum: The Radio Room 30th September 2010, 10:47
Replies: 51
Views: 6,373
Posted By harry pennington
I am no hack, but they seemed okay to me. Fleet...

I am no hack, but they seemed okay to me. Fleet Street on the other hand seem to pluck stories out of the blue and when found to be wrong, dont admit to it.
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