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Search: Posts Made By: Dod Caukie
Forum: Blue Funnel Line 10th June 2018, 12:38
Replies: 8
Views: 1,700
Posted By Dod Caukie
Originally Nestor was laid up with two bow...

Originally Nestor was laid up with two bow anchors and two stern anchors. The first time we had a strong gale of wind the anchors dragged. They were relaid by an OIL anchor handler and four more...
Forum: The Engine Room 11th February 2016, 17:46
Replies: 61
Views: 7,168
Posted By Dod Caukie
Gardner engines were the engine of choice for a...

Gardner engines were the engine of choice for a large number of Scottish fishing boats until the late 1960's when the need for more towing power lost them sales. At that time I was on ships trading...
Forum: Elder Dempster 30th December 2015, 17:36
Replies: 16
Views: 2,961
Posted By Dod Caukie
Stewart had left Ocean Fleets at the time of his...

Stewart had left Ocean Fleets at the time of his death and was Master of a Saudi ship I believe. The bit about Greek seamen might be right but I'm sure it was in Morocco. I attended his funeral...
Forum: Elder Dempster 27th December 2015, 15:46
Replies: 16
Views: 2,961
Posted By Dod Caukie
Stewart Thomson died in Morocco, Casablanca I...

Stewart Thomson died in Morocco, Casablanca I think. Mugged on his way back to the ship. An awful end for a great shipmate and friend.

George T.
Forum: Elder Dempster 23rd December 2015, 17:36
Replies: 16
Views: 2,961
Posted By Dod Caukie
A very merry Christmas and a happy new year to...

A very merry Christmas and a happy new year to all the ex. Hendersons' and Elders personnel using this great web site.

George Thomson
Forum: Blue Funnel Line 19th October 2015, 16:38
Replies: 15
Views: 5,719
Posted By Dod Caukie
Jim Cheshire was Chief Steward on my first trip...

Jim Cheshire was Chief Steward on my first trip on the "Dumbaia". The Master was Marion Sheridan who was Polish and the Chief Engineer was Eric Stubbs. I joined in Glasgow July 1964. Most of us were...
Forum: Elder Dempster 21st September 2015, 20:05
Replies: 29
Views: 8,300
Posted By Dod Caukie
I'm sure that it was "Guiness gives you power"...

I'm sure that it was "Guiness gives you power" but it was inferring sexual potency. There was also the one about a baby in every bottle!!
Forum: Blue Funnel Line 8th April 2014, 09:20
Replies: 12
Views: 2,285
Posted By Dod Caukie
As soon as I saw the photo I thought Clifford...

As soon as I saw the photo I thought Clifford Pier. Caught a few wallah wallah boats from there in my time.

George T
Forum: Blue Funnel Line 20th March 2014, 17:55
Replies: 83
Views: 17,064
Posted By Dod Caukie
Peter Crouch and Pat Duff were both arrested in...

Peter Crouch and Pat Duff were both arrested in Shanghai about the same time. Several others were also arrested including J C Rae. Peter Crouch served about 3 years in jail before being released. I...
Forum: Blue Funnel Line 1st September 2013, 11:34
Replies: 8
Views: 5,098
Posted By Dod Caukie
The ship was on a round the world service from...

The ship was on a round the world service from the USA to the far east. Your father died on passage from the Suez canal to Penang and was buried at sea in the Indian Ocean once permission had been...
Forum: Blue Funnel Line 28th August 2013, 17:30
Replies: 8
Views: 5,098
Posted By Dod Caukie
I sailed With George Myles a couple of times the...

I sailed With George Myles a couple of times the last being the voyage he passed away on. The ship was on passage to Penang from Suez at the time of his death.I was 2nd Engineer on that voyage Alan...
Forum: Blue Funnel Line 30th June 2013, 11:18
Replies: 85
Views: 38,784
Posted By Dod Caukie
As one who had the good fortune to sail with both...

As one who had the good fortune to sail with both Blue Funnel and Glen Line, while the companies were run as separate entities, the manning of the ships of both fleets was organised from India...
Forum: Elder Dempster 22nd May 2013, 19:32
Replies: 16
Views: 4,723
Posted By Dod Caukie
I was being sarcastic!! After 5 months on her and...

I was being sarcastic!! After 5 months on her and trips on several other Elders "D" boats I'm well aware she was Doxford engined.
George T
Forum: Blue Funnel Line 26th September 2012, 16:57
Replies: 4
Views: 2,474
Posted By Dod Caukie
Sailed with JK on his last trip as Ch. mate on...

Sailed with JK on his last trip as Ch. mate on "Prometheus" and later with him as Master Of "Clytoneus" the product carrier one not the A boat. His wife joined him at Aruba where we were on the...
Forum: Blue Funnel Line 12th December 2010, 14:57
Replies: 8
Views: 2,313
Posted By Dod Caukie
I sailed with John Pilling on the Prometheus...

I sailed with John Pilling on the Prometheus in1971. He was very much into fancy ropework and short story writing. If memory serves me right he had quite a number of stories published in "Sea...
Forum: Glen Line 18th October 2010, 17:50
Replies: 12
Views: 6,472
Posted By Dod Caukie
His name is Pat Duff. Sailed with him in the 80's...

His name is Pat Duff. Sailed with him in the 80's on the Libyan tankers managed by Ocean. Was also with him in Falmouth when the Cyclops was sold to the Greeks. A great guy to work and sail with....
Forum: The Engine Room 5th September 2010, 15:35
Replies: 364
Views: 120,524
Posted By Dod Caukie
Silver line were operating the Carlantic at the...

Silver line were operating the Carlantic at the time she was under tow in the Indian Ocean I believe. Her sister ship Carisle was supposedly a better ship. Carisle kept going when I was on her in...
Forum: The Engine Room 30th July 2010, 17:00
Replies: 364
Views: 120,524
Posted By Dod Caukie
"Carisle" was the worst, only consolation her...

"Carisle" was the worst, only consolation her sister ship "Carlantic" was reputedly a bigger disaster. Ships were managed by OTT but lost contract to Silver Line. Happy days when we saw the back of...
Forum: Elder Dempster 8th March 2010, 15:37
Replies: 16
Views: 4,723
Posted By Dod Caukie
Joined the "Philly Flyer" in Lome July'75 and...

Joined the "Philly Flyer" in Lome July'75 and left her in Abidjan Dec. '75. I had just got my steam endorsement to my Chiefs' ticket and "Dumurra" was my first steam ship as 2nd Eng!!!!!

George T
Forum: Glen Line 7th March 2010, 13:54
Replies: 8
Views: 7,421
Posted By Dod Caukie
Was 5th Engineer from Dec 1967 to Nov 1968. Chief...

Was 5th Engineer from Dec 1967 to Nov 1968. Chief Engineer was "Nobby" Clark, both 2nd Engs I sailed with became Lloyds surveyors. Tanktop in engineroom was unbelieveable.
George T
Forum: Elder Dempster 7th March 2010, 13:23
Replies: 32
Views: 7,112
Posted By Dod Caukie
Sailed on "Dalla" 1971/72 first trip 2nd...

Sailed on "Dalla" 1971/72 first trip 2nd Engineer. Mike Williams was Master,Ven Webster Chief Eng and Billy Cunningham was the "Chippy"
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