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Search: Posts Made By: CAPT.BOB
Forum: Ship Research 11th January 2019, 17:02
Replies: 43
Views: 2,629
Posted By CAPT.BOB
I sailed on the "Oakmore" when 2/0 with Furness...

I sailed on the "Oakmore" when 2/0 with Furness Withy.She was formerly the "Levante" owned by Atlas-Levante Line AG.Until 1945 she was used by the German Govt.as a troop carrier to E.Prussia and...
Forum: Prince Line 27th November 2018, 23:56
Replies: 5
Views: 1,533
Posted By CAPT.BOB
Oakmore

Anyone out there sail on the Oakmore,she was Johnstone Warren and had been a German Vessel taken over as reparation after the war.
Ice Breaker bow and no wheel on the bridge,just a stb'd and port...
Forum: Prince Line 18th May 2018, 16:44
Replies: 0
Views: 1,045
Posted By CAPT.BOB
M V Beechmore

Hello to all you "OLD" Furness/Prince Line hands.
A name came to mind recently and I thought I'd toss it out to see if it rings any bells.
Bunny Austin Ch.Stwd.He was on the Beechmore 1959/60 when...
Forum: Looking for Old Shipmates 18th May 2018, 16:27
Replies: 8
Views: 1,752
Posted By CAPT.BOB
Capt.Billy Cooper

I fear the Capt.Cooper I knew is not the one you are seeking as He was Master of the Pacific Stronghold in 1961 when I was on her as a Deck Cadet.He did however come from N Shields
He was an OBE...
Forum: Elder Dempster 4th May 2018, 21:24
Replies: 76
Views: 12,430
Posted By CAPT.BOB
'68 was a good year

Snap on the Golden Wedding,Struck out on the Dis A number
Forum: Shaw Savill 24th April 2018, 21:51
Replies: 37
Views: 16,612
Posted By CAPT.BOB
A Mystic Meanderings

Good Evening Bob,
Hearing from you was a real "Blast from the Past."
I've had a quick look at the u tube film and will watch it completely as I only flicked through it.
One thing I didn't recall...
Forum: Shaw Savill 21st April 2017, 15:32
Replies: 37
Views: 16,612
Posted By CAPT.BOB
Capt.R.C. Proctor

Good Afternoon shipmates,
I haven't visited this site in years and while scrolling down the "Mystic"which I wrote about in June 2008,I read your comments on Capt.R C.Proctor OBE.He was a great ship...
Forum: Non-Seafaring Obituaries 10th December 2016, 19:16
Replies: 15
Views: 1,139
Posted By CAPT.BOB
M V Mystic

I seem to remember seeing John Glenn passing over Australia when we were in Adelaide on 20th Feb 1962.or am I imagining it.
Forum: Looking for Old Shipmates 4th December 2016, 19:48
Replies: 0
Views: 442
Posted By CAPT.BOB
Pre Sea Cadet Course Belfast Technical College 1958/59

Hello you Ancient Mariners,
Is there anyone out there?
I know that out of our year probably only myself and 2 others
completed a full career at sea.Where are they and the others now.
Robin Gray
Forum: Places, People & Events of Maritime Interest 31st December 2015, 20:28
Replies: 81
Views: 24,920
Posted By CAPT.BOB
I've just returned to Ship's nostalgia after a...

I've just returned to Ship's nostalgia after a couple of years absence,so bear with me.
Back in the 60's while working for Furness Withy/Prince Line I made many canal transits on Pacific boats...
Forum: The Bridge 5th February 2013, 17:07
Replies: 30
Views: 6,279
Posted By CAPT.BOB
I sailed with a BOT acquaintance who had been...

I sailed with a BOT acquaintance who had been with Jardines and knew of a Eng Superintendent on the China Coast who had been known as Two Gun Thompson because he carried a couple of pearl handled...
Forum: Places, People & Events of Maritime Interest 10th October 2012, 18:40
Replies: 5
Views: 1,946
Posted By CAPT.BOB
One wonders what Brucie Forsyth would have...

One wonders what Brucie Forsyth would have received for his efforts in1943.
Forum: Looking for Old Shipmates 15th September 2012, 16:13
Replies: 4
Views: 1,730
Posted By CAPT.BOB
Thanks for the posts.Regretfully they are for...

Thanks for the posts.Regretfully they are for 1961.The Team in the Picture was for the trip leaving uk in summer 62 till Dec 62.
Forum: Looking for Old Shipmates 21st June 2012, 21:26
Replies: 4
Views: 1,730
Posted By CAPT.BOB
Mystic Football Team 1962

I've got the photograph.Are you in it?
Mel Jones,Don McLeod,Dick Standford,Peter Kerpner,Rog Black,Brian Maflin.The others apart from Capt.Proctor I have forgotten.
Make my day and get in touch...
Forum: Looking for Old Shipmates 21st June 2012, 21:18
Replies: 7
Views: 2,899
Posted By CAPT.BOB
I believe I sailed with Mr Gregson who was c/o...

I believe I sailed with Mr Gregson who was c/o when I was 3rd Mate on the Sagamore.If I'm right he became ill off the Spanish coast and was taken ashore in Vigo.That would have been in the mid 60's
Forum: Prince Line 21st June 2012, 20:56
Replies: 52
Views: 22,283
Posted By CAPT.BOB
Glad to see the thread about the Lancastrian...

Glad to see the thread about the Lancastrian Prince and the Bomb is still going.It's been a very long time time since I was on this site and having just found some old photos taken of myself and...
Forum: Other Companies/Ships 5th May 2011, 22:28
Replies: 25
Views: 4,518
Posted By CAPT.BOB
A yes I remember it well.1960 Beechmore.The good...

A yes I remember it well.1960 Beechmore.The good side was collecting donuts and "Fresh Milk" from the Chuck Wagons and stepping on board as the ship came down.The folk being amazed to see us from so...
Forum: Model Ships 28th July 2010, 21:14
Replies: 35
Views: 15,061
Posted By CAPT.BOB
After a time away from ShipsNostalgia It's good...

After a time away from ShipsNostalgia It's good to return and find some Furness Chat.
I too enjoyed the West Coast Run and spent a number of happy trips there,latterly on the Fortune as 4th Mate...
Forum: Bulk Carriers 28th July 2010, 20:59
Replies: 91
Views: 34,201
Posted By CAPT.BOB
I've not been on ShipsNostalgia for some time and...

I've not been on ShipsNostalgia for some time and find some chat about the Sagamore.
I was 3/0 on her 1967/68 and it may interest you to know she visited some strange places.Phillydelphia USA,An ore...
Forum: Computers and The Internet 22nd August 2009, 21:26
Replies: 28
Views: 3,292
Posted By CAPT.BOB
Being a non "geek" I know nothing of how it...

Being a non "geek" I know nothing of how it works, but as an "Ancient Mariner"I find it great to use and ideal for simple editing of pics.
Bob
Forum: Prince Line 15th August 2009, 21:49
Replies: 52
Views: 22,283
Posted By CAPT.BOB
Hi Should I call you keltic or star, Where are...

Hi Should I call you keltic or star,
Where are you living now?I take it somewhere in Canada.
I was in the States earlier this year and met Jim McIntyre in "Intercourse"Penn for lunch.I'd never...
Forum: Prince Line 14th August 2009, 21:11
Replies: 52
Views: 22,283
Posted By CAPT.BOB
Prince Line

I'm glad to see some Old Prince Line hands have come out of the woodwork.What about the Furness men, time to hear from them.
By the way, we have the "Tall Ships" here in Belfast until Sunday 16th....
Forum: News and Views from the Shipping World 14th February 2009, 15:48
Replies: 1
Views: 776
Posted By CAPT.BOB
Lets begin with some collective handwringing.As...

Lets begin with some collective handwringing.As MNAOA members we were for ever doing this when action was needed.Too late now.Thank heavens for the State Pension to supplement what we get and lets...
Forum: Ferries 9th February 2009, 22:34
Replies: 9
Views: 2,188
Posted By CAPT.BOB
Bruce, Thanks for the link. Bob

Bruce,

Thanks for the link.
Bob
Forum: Prince Line 9th February 2009, 21:30
Replies: 52
Views: 22,283
Posted By CAPT.BOB
I just found your connection with the Lancastrian...

I just found your connection with the Lancastrian Prince,which was my last Deep Sea vessel.
I had been with Furness since starting as an aprentice in 1959 and after getting married in 1968 joined...
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