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Search: Posts Made By: Rogerfrench
Forum: Ship Research 8th March 2019, 20:13
Replies: 30
Views: 1,644
Posted By Rogerfrench
Isn't Dandy by definition a yawl? Not wanting a...

Isn't Dandy by definition a yawl? Not wanting a semantic debate....
Forum: Elder Dempster 8th March 2019, 20:11
Replies: 23
Views: 2,507
Posted By Rogerfrench
It's being organised byh some ex-Fourah Bay...

It's being organised byh some ex-Fourah Bay chaps. They've held events in prior years, for FB people only, but are now expanding it to any ex-ED people.
I think it was mentioned on Facebook .
I...
Forum: Elder Dempster 7th March 2019, 12:58
Replies: 23
Views: 2,507
Posted By Rogerfrench
So how many here are going to the ED reunion in...

So how many here are going to the ED reunion in the Liner Hotel, Liverpool, on 25th September?
I will be making the trip from Texas, with my ex-ED wife of 55 years, for another trip down memory lane.
Forum: Elder Dempster 4th February 2019, 21:11
Replies: 23
Views: 2,507
Posted By Rogerfrench
OK, I'll try to think of something. Many...

OK, I'll try to think of something.
Many apologies for my non-reply, I'm afraid I missed the question! Anyway, sadly no, I've lost touch with Archie.
Forum: Elder Dempster 4th February 2019, 19:13
Replies: 23
Views: 2,507
Posted By Rogerfrench
I don't think we need another forum, because I...

I don't think we need another forum, because I think this one works quite well already.
Maybe a post on Facebook telling people about it?
Forum: Elder Dempster 24th January 2019, 19:52
Replies: 13
Views: 1,684
Posted By Rogerfrench
Graham, my ED indentures are a year younger than...

Graham, my ED indentures are a year younger than yours, and say that for my 4 years I would receive 684 pounds.
We did get a couple of small pay increases though. I seem to remember that in my...
Forum: Elder Dempster 29th May 2018, 21:16
Replies: 14
Views: 1,988
Posted By Rogerfrench
The "Bas" was of course Millard.

The "Bas" was of course Millard.
Forum: Elder Dempster 29th May 2018, 21:15
Replies: 14
Views: 1,988
Posted By Rogerfrench
Sorry, GTP, Good try but I don't think the bawdy...

Sorry, GTP, Good try but I don't think the bawdy ditty I vaguely remember would ever make its way to vinyl!
Forum: Elder Dempster 29th May 2018, 19:05
Replies: 14
Views: 1,988
Posted By Rogerfrench
Nothing to do with the thread title, but...

Nothing to do with the thread title, but something made me think of a homeward-bound ED cadet ditty with the words:

Home to Bas
Home to Bas
Home to Bas in Liverpool
(forgot the rest)

Those...
Forum: The Engine Room 29th May 2018, 18:20
Replies: 50
Views: 7,229
Posted By Rogerfrench
Sorry, Barrie, I saw several where the beams and...

Sorry, Barrie, I saw several where the beams and end coamings were cambered, and the boards, laid fore and aft , naturally followed the camber. Not a big camber, maybe the same as the deck? certainly...
Forum: Elder Dempster 27th April 2018, 19:25
Replies: 76
Views: 12,978
Posted By Rogerfrench
R700363, just celebrated 54 years. Struggling to...

R700363, just celebrated 54 years. Struggling to find a connection!
Forum: Elder Dempster 5th March 2018, 15:51
Replies: 12
Views: 3,069
Posted By Rogerfrench
I too went there, way back when, on the Ebani. ...

I too went there, way back when, on the Ebani.
By the way, Fernando Po was the name of the island , now Bioko. The port was Santa Isabel, now Malabo.
I may have a photo somewhere, I'll try to find...
Forum: Elder Dempster 5th February 2018, 14:55
Replies: 7
Views: 1,649
Posted By Rogerfrench
Very sad. Derek kept people in touch. He will be...

Very sad. Derek kept people in touch. He will be missed by many.
Forum: Ship Research 22nd December 2017, 22:36
Replies: 24
Views: 3,992
Posted By Rogerfrench
DEFINITELY is definitely not spelt DEFINATELY.

DEFINITELY is definitely not spelt DEFINATELY.
Forum: Elder Dempster 24th October 2017, 04:45
Replies: 34
Views: 5,117
Posted By Rogerfrench
Well I hope you're all over that. We were away...

Well I hope you're all over that.
We were away from home when Harvey came calling, but thankfully suffered no loss or damage.
The Trumpster hasn't hurt yet, but then, he hasn't accomplished...
Forum: Ship Research 23rd October 2017, 12:44
Replies: 91
Views: 16,263
Posted By Rogerfrench
Well I always though that Elder Dempster's Eboe...

Well I always though that Elder Dempster's Eboe and Ebani were very good-looking ships until they started beggaring around with the paintwork abd topmasts.
Not at all easy to work though!
Forum: Elder Dempster 23rd October 2017, 12:31
Replies: 34
Views: 5,117
Posted By Rogerfrench
Welcome back indeed. I hope you enjoyed your time...

Welcome back indeed. I hope you enjoyed your time away!
Forum: The Bridge 22nd April 2017, 11:05
Replies: 35
Views: 5,000
Posted By Rogerfrench
I do remember the 10 10 10 10 standard, like a...

I do remember the 10 10 10 10 standard, like a Liberty ship perhaps.
Ten thousand tons
Ten knots
Ten tons
Ten derricks.
Forum: Elder Dempster 20th January 2017, 16:09
Replies: 24
Views: 4,762
Posted By Rogerfrench
Alan, Pat left ED in 1967, I don't think you...

Alan, Pat left ED in 1967, I don't think you met.

Julian, clumsy phrasing on my part. We celebrate 53 married years next month!
Forum: Elder Dempster 19th January 2017, 21:40
Replies: 24
Views: 4,762
Posted By Rogerfrench
Hmm, this thread really wakens old memories. I...

Hmm, this thread really wakens old memories.
I have Jimmy's book, I even sailed with him on the Aureol in 1962, but I was only a cadet then so I doubt if he even spared me a glance.
Later on I was...
Forum: Non-Seafaring Obituaries 5th August 2016, 15:41
Replies: 4
Views: 883
Posted By Rogerfrench
Very sad news. One of the greats, and a nice guy...

Very sad news. One of the greats, and a nice guy too.
Forum: Tall ships 15th March 2016, 18:57
Replies: 8
Views: 2,747
Posted By Rogerfrench
What period are you asking about Johan?...

What period are you asking about Johan? Apprentices' accommodation was sometimes called the half-deck, as a kind of nickname referring to older times.
When I was an apprentice in the late 1950s I...
Forum: News and Views from the Shipping World 18th January 2016, 10:42
Replies: 25
Views: 4,329
Posted By Rogerfrench
Agreed, nice one indeed, and I'm pretty sure you...

Agreed, nice one indeed, and I'm pretty sure you can see one of my old ships, the Onitsha, in Gravesend Reach with a barge across No. 2 hatch. What do you think, fellow ex-ED man?
Forum: Elder Dempster 24th December 2015, 19:37
Replies: 16
Views: 3,056
Posted By Rogerfrench
Merry Christmas and a great 2016 to all ex-ED....

Merry Christmas and a great 2016 to all ex-ED. Makee all dey good-oh, no wahallah, plenty good chop!
Forum: News and Views from the Shipping World 12th September 2015, 10:20
Replies: 52
Views: 9,818
Posted By Rogerfrench
The only remarkable thing about the Titanic was...

The only remarkable thing about the Titanic was her sinking, and that's really more about the human aspect than the ship.
Otherwise, she was one of three in a class of somewhat ponderous liners,...
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