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Search: Posts Made By: Zl2axh
Forum: Ship Research 5th July 2019, 00:49
Replies: 53
Views: 4,916
Posted By Zl2axh
NZ Shipping Co / Federal Steam ships had films...

NZ Shipping Co / Federal Steam ships had films delivered two or three times a trip. Job of showing the films was 2R/O responsibility. Cant remember how many film reels I spliced after overheating...
Forum: The Radio Room 17th May 2019, 03:55
Replies: 21
Views: 2,508
Posted By Zl2axh
There was a book of international signal codes on...

There was a book of international signal codes on all the ships I sailed on (1959 to 1965). It contained 5 character codes for just about every maritime phrase possible. I never used it except a...
Forum: The Radio Room 12th April 2019, 00:48
Replies: 203
Views: 32,914
Posted By Zl2axh
MV Cumberland GPPY (was previously the call sign...

MV Cumberland GPPY (was previously the call sign for SS Clan Fraser, sunk in 1941). Federal Steam Navigation (NZ Shipping Co). Joined her in Liverpool 1965, round trip to NZ.
Forum: New Zealand Shipping Co. 5th September 2018, 02:47
Replies: 41
Views: 13,378
Posted By Zl2axh
Smile Didn't know you could be an R/O without PMG! ...

Didn't know you could be an R/O without PMG!
Had a look through your other photos and there is one of the Cumberland in Bluff with a good view of the 'all weather loaders'.
I got a perk job for the...
Forum: Nautical Colleges 29th June 2018, 05:33
Replies: 3
Views: 2,233
Posted By Zl2axh
Leith Nautical College Radio

There's a lonely post!
I attended Leith Nautical College in 1957/58 (aged 15).PMG 2nd class, PMG 1st class and MoT Radar.
Joined NZ Shipping Co. late 58 shipped out on Cumberland as 2RO.
Forum: Ship Research 15th June 2018, 01:31
Replies: 16
Views: 1,947
Posted By Zl2axh
Jagga Dan movie

Apropos of nothing much. I recollect an ancient movie (1953’ish) featuring the Magga Dan. Starred, I think, Allan Lad and Stanley Baker.
Forum: New Zealand Shipping Co. 4th August 2017, 08:17
Replies: 41
Views: 13,378
Posted By Zl2axh
Cant remember the dates too well, but I think it...

Cant remember the dates too well, but I think it was when I was in Bluff on the Cumberland. The Port opened their new All Weather loaders which took frozen lamb direct from the sheds to the ship's...
Forum: New Zealand Shipping Co. 4th August 2017, 05:28
Replies: 41
Views: 13,378
Posted By Zl2axh
I joined the Cumberland in Liverpool in May 1959...

I joined the Cumberland in Liverpool in May 1959 as 2nd R/O. My first ship. Did not know where NZ was and wondered why the calendar on the radio room wall had mid summers say in the middle of...
Forum: New Zealand Shipping Co. 31st July 2017, 11:19
Replies: 23
Views: 11,727
Posted By Zl2axh
Pipiriki

Joined the Pipiriki in Falmouth Feb 62 as 1stRO. Did one trip to Oz NZ and back. Skipper was Cptn Dan.
Photo of some of the crew going through the Red Sea. 3O in whites. Couple of engineers, 2nd...
Forum: The Radio Room 31st July 2017, 10:42
Replies: 11
Views: 3,464
Posted By Zl2axh
PMG Exams

I went through Leith Nautical College straight from school at the age of 15 whilst I was in learning and exam taking mode. I sat 2nd Class PMG and 1st Class PMG at the same time (there were different...
Forum: The Radio Room 2nd October 2016, 10:42
Replies: 420
Views: 84,127
Posted By Zl2axh
These are old posts but I have just found this...

These are old posts but I have just found this forum and remember Ted, Fred and Andrew well from 1958. Started at age 15 and the first person I met was Ted with flakes of cigarette paper stuck to his...
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