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Forum: Ben Line 4th February 2017, 22:55
Replies: 20
Views: 3,018
Posted By hugdavliv
Catering on Ben Line ships

I have the excellent Ships in Focus book on Ben Line. Unfortunately, never saw one of their ships. Dare say my dad did, as he was a chief engineer. Just a question about the catering. We're all the...
Forum: The Engine Room 2nd March 2016, 23:22
Replies: 116
Views: 17,208
Posted By hugdavliv
To Nick Jones, i can understand this, as many of...

To Nick Jones, i can understand this, as many of my family are left handed. Certain things i can do equally well both hands, some things better with the left. Such as darts and snooker.
Forum: Port Line 2nd March 2016, 23:13
Replies: 0
Views: 2,236
Posted By hugdavliv
The trawl net.

I visited a lifeboat station in the North Sea coast last year. Can't be any more specific. The stations mechanic had said his dad, who was still alive, had sailed with Port Line, post war. He said...
Forum: Blue Funnel Line 2nd March 2016, 23:01
Replies: 1
Views: 982
Posted By hugdavliv
Maybe the cat amongst the Pigeons?

Blue Funnel and ED design post war. Obviously, there were differences in the designs of certain classes of ships. However, the Blue Flue post war A class, ran into 25 plus ships. EDs were in dribs...
Forum: The Engine Room 7th February 2016, 22:07
Replies: 116
Views: 17,208
Posted By hugdavliv
Dad was a chief engineer, who when he worked for...

Dad was a chief engineer, who when he worked for a short sea company in the 50s often came home with blackened finger nails. Told me a bad man had hit him. Suspect it was very seized nuts been...
Forum: Model Ships 7th February 2016, 21:56
Replies: 7
Views: 2,444
Posted By hugdavliv
Charles Waine who published his books may know,...

Charles Waine who published his books may know, Bob Hughes
Forum: BP Shipping 4th February 2016, 14:22
Replies: 22
Views: 5,038
Posted By hugdavliv
I was quite interested in Ships Illustrated...

I was quite interested in Ships Illustrated publication on early BP supertankers. However, i noticed only one small photograph of an engine room scene. Even then, it was about a deck cadet...
Forum: Model Ships 6th December 2014, 21:27
Replies: 16
Views: 6,278
Posted By hugdavliv
Kits

I managed to get an Esso Glasgow, Benledi and Hawaian Planter on ebay this year, for reasonable prices. The later l plan to convert to Benlines Benevis. I also bought two trumpeter 1/350 liberty...
Forum: Other Companies/Ships 5th December 2014, 21:11
Replies: 16
Views: 10,121
Posted By hugdavliv
Runcimans

My grandfather was a bosun, on Runcimans first Nethermoor. I think it was the companies 6th steamer ? Last year, l stayed at Doxford Hall, a former home of Lord Runciman. The Hall is now a luxury...
Forum: Other Companies/Ships 4th December 2014, 09:44
Replies: 67
Views: 22,725
Posted By hugdavliv
My late father sailed on a few ships of the...

My late father sailed on a few ships of the company, Wells City, Montreal City and Bristol City. This would be in the mid 1950s. I have a lovely black and white print of the Bristol City and the sky...
Forum: Other Companies/Ships 3rd December 2014, 14:08
Replies: 12
Views: 4,527
Posted By hugdavliv
B and C, Owen Hughes, chief engineer.

Dad was a second and chief, for B and C for many years. He has been dead for over 20 years. He sat for his motor endorsement for the Egret. I had my first ever shower on the Egret, at the age of six...
Forum: Other Companies/Ships 3rd December 2014, 13:48
Replies: 175
Views: 46,844
Posted By hugdavliv
My dad was a chief engineer with Booths, he has...

My dad was a chief engineer with Booths, he has been dead for over 20 years, but used to talk about Fred. I think he ended up in Kuwait shipping? Bob Hughes
Forum: The Galley 24th November 2014, 13:16
Replies: 161
Views: 45,325
Posted By hugdavliv
Dads opinion of Chief stewards.

Dad was a chief engineer and gave me the impression that the chief steward sold ships provisions for his gain. My dads favourite quip to the chief was"You do a good glass of water" For many years dad...
Forum: Other Companies/Ships 27th August 2012, 15:01
Replies: 175
Views: 46,844
Posted By hugdavliv
Booth Line

My late father Owen Hughes, was a chief engineer with Booths in the mid 60's and sailed all the way up to Iquitos. I rembember dad talking about a Polish 1st mate, who had been in the RAF. I did...
Forum: Other Companies/Ships 5th August 2012, 18:11
Replies: 4
Views: 5,031
Posted By hugdavliv
Hugdavliv

Euxine shipping company. My father was chief engineer on Euxine's Terica in 1965/66 and then the ship was sold , I believe the ship was one of two sisters built in Spain.He sailed in the Eastern...
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