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Search: Posts Made By: Joe C
Forum: Bank Line 26th June 2017, 10:44
Replies: 64
Views: 14,563
Posted By Joe C
Memories

!954,First time abroad just turned 17 very wet behind the ears, in Rotterdam on the Moraybank, looked right,stepped into the road and was thoroughly "zapped" by a very unhappy cyclist ,(from the...
Forum: Bank Line 18th September 2016, 15:14
Replies: 52
Views: 5,463
Posted By Joe C
[QUOTE=Alan Rawlinson;2185202]Thanks Joe -...

[QUOTE=Alan Rawlinson;2185202]Thanks Joe - memories from sixty years back. Still vivid in places! I am working on a printed version which has been slightly extended to 71000 words up from the...
Forum: Bank Line 17th September 2016, 16:22
Replies: 52
Views: 5,463
Posted By Joe C
Any Budding Sailors.

Enjoyed your book Alan,many hours of dedication and research You must have been so tempted to "elaborate a little"here and there. So sensible to keep it all on an even keel. The Irisbank chapter...
Forum: Nautical Colleges 8th May 2016, 13:50
Replies: 119
Views: 35,954
Posted By Joe C
Have to agree, had no idea that I would enjoy...

Have to agree, had no idea that I would enjoy technical drawing, in fact I had never heard of it,being an ex grammar school boy who went to KE VII for the pre-sea year in 1953/4.Loved every minute of...
Forum: Bank Line 7th April 2016, 13:33
Replies: 64
Views: 11,898
Posted By Joe C
That Biscope (What was it called?) in Durban that...

That Biscope (What was it called?) in Durban that served grilled steaks,bearing in mind that in the '50s in the UK there was no such thing as a T-bone steak.
Forum: Nautical Colleges 21st February 2016, 19:24
Replies: 93
Views: 30,149
Posted By Joe C
I had the dubious privilege of failing the...

I had the dubious privilege of failing the lantern test after finishing my apprenticeship with Bank Line and being advised that I could take my 2nd Mates exams and have them stamped "Failed...
Forum: Bank Line 21st February 2016, 19:09
Replies: 9
Views: 2,289
Posted By Joe C
I didn't see the Sputnik but I did see Bill Haley...

I didn't see the Sputnik but I did see Bill Haley and the Comets in Auckland in the fifties and Louis Armstrong in Aussie.
Among my "Cruise Memories";Shanghai,no cameras,no binoculars and no lights...
Forum: Bank Line 24th December 2015, 14:44
Replies: 26
Views: 4,146
Posted By Joe C
Best Wishes for Christmas and the New Year to all...

Best Wishes for Christmas and the New Year to all on Ships Nostalgia .

Joe Coghill Peterborough

Bank Line Apprentice 1954/58
Forum: Bank Line 24th November 2015, 15:46
Replies: 763
Views: 130,858
Posted By Joe C
Wasn't this our Visag Christmas when we were...

Wasn't this our Visag Christmas when we were invited on board the Russian ship and made merry with very high octane vodka?
Forum: Bank Line 10th November 2015, 14:57
Replies: 763
Views: 130,858
Posted By Joe C
Is that an anchor ball and a bow wave?

Is that an anchor ball and a bow wave?
Forum: Bank Line 5th September 2015, 16:04
Replies: 32
Views: 7,314
Posted By Joe C
I used to really enjoy arriving at new places...

I used to really enjoy arriving at new places that really lived up to their reputations;-Cape Town,Sydney,New York, Lyttleton,Yokohama Bay,The Panama Canal,Hong Kong,Shanghai and no doubt many others...
Forum: Bank Line 5th July 2015, 16:36
Replies: 33
Views: 9,125
Posted By Joe C
I often considered through my working life how I...

I often considered through my working life how I could have better spent my five years,('53/'54 at KE VII,and '54/'58,serving my apprenticeship with Bank Line,) especially as I was unable to...
Forum: Bank Line 20th April 2015, 19:11
Replies: 17
Views: 4,480
Posted By Joe C
It must be nearly sixty years since we...

It must be nearly sixty years since we "Odysseyed "on the Irisbank,two unforgettable Bank Line years.My very best wishes to you Alan on your 80th birthday and many more.
Forum: Bank Line 2nd March 2015, 11:58
Replies: 11
Views: 2,504
Posted By Joe C
Rats

When we arrived in the States on the Irisbank we had such a rat infestation that they insisted our guards were to stop our rats getting ashore!
Forum: Bank Line 28th December 2014, 09:37
Replies: 32
Views: 7,757
Posted By Joe C
Same one as you John,in 1954,Doxford ,sister to...

Same one as you John,in 1954,Doxford ,sister to the Meadowbank of the time I believe.
Forum: Bank Line 27th December 2014, 12:45
Replies: 32
Views: 7,757
Posted By Joe C
In my short four years as an apprentice...

In my short four years as an apprentice experienced two twin screw ancients,one a "happy ship"(could have been to do with being on the Africa, Far East run)The other,happy at times, but two years...
Forum: Nautical Colleges 17th November 2014, 09:50
Replies: 26
Views: 8,883
Posted By Joe C
Have you seen Geoff Gowers photo "Capt. Miller...

Have you seen Geoff Gowers photo "Capt. Miller and Crew...."in the gallery,members faces 23rd Sept.
Forum: Bank Line 2nd November 2014, 17:38
Replies: 64
Views: 14,563
Posted By Joe C
And the goats,over the hawse pipes,they could...

And the goats,over the hawse pipes,they could always find a goat,wherever we were in the world.
Forum: Bank Line 6th October 2014, 19:24
Replies: 37
Views: 7,857
Posted By Joe C
Obviously no respect for art Alex,but thank...

Obviously no respect for art Alex,but thank goodness they retained most of the '30s Art Deco buildings
Forum: Bank Line 4th October 2014, 10:31
Replies: 37
Views: 7,857
Posted By Joe C
Napier

Napier
Forum: Bank Line 15th September 2014, 10:23
Replies: 45
Views: 8,262
Posted By Joe C
On the phosphate run on the Moraybank in the mid...

On the phosphate run on the Moraybank in the mid 50s the crew decided to hide their cigs and tobacco on the tween deck beams.Unfortunately they stashed them in the dark and when the rummagers let the...
Forum: Bank Line 3rd September 2014, 09:38
Replies: 40
Views: 9,742
Posted By Joe C
Despite the nautical notations,know what you must...

Despite the nautical notations,know what you must be going through,fight on Alan and win as I know you will
Forum: Bank Line 19th July 2014, 13:20
Replies: 40
Views: 9,742
Posted By Joe C
By the way,the mulga wood has a wonderful Aussie...

By the way,the mulga wood has a wonderful Aussie slogan on it which reads...
"a friend is not a fella who is taken in by sham,a friend is one who knows your faults and doesn't give a damn"
You have...
Forum: Bank Line 19th July 2014, 13:13
Replies: 40
Views: 9,742
Posted By Joe C
I doubt if I could market my memorabilia:- A...

I doubt if I could market my memorabilia:-
A copy of the correspondence course for deck apprentices (hardly used),my old chipping goggles with a trace of red lead.a piece of mulga wood from Aussie,...
Forum: Bank Line 3rd July 2014, 17:56
Replies: 78
Views: 16,466
Posted By Joe C
I dare not mention the Golden Hind or similar...

I dare not mention the Golden Hind or similar when I'm foolish enough to "swing the lamp". My lot would ask me if I sailed on it.
Irisbank smoko photo showing battens and wedges etc.
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