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Search: Posts Made By: Dion de la Croix
Forum: Union Steam ship Co Of New Zealand LTD 18th March 2020, 07:39
Replies: 3
Views: 1,828
Posted By Dion de la Croix
Thanks for your input. Were you in the Karu...

Thanks for your input. Were you in the Karu before or after the aft accommodation deck house was enlarged? I may be mistaken regarding the for'ard accommodation but still have that idea in my mind....
Forum: Union Steam ship Co Of New Zealand LTD 18th July 2019, 06:03
Replies: 3
Views: 1,828
Posted By Dion de la Croix
Karu

Greetings to all and especially to those who are still around to remember the days of bountiful New Zealand ships and plenty of jobs on the kiwi coast. Question, any body have any idea as to when the...
Forum: Union Steam ship Co Of New Zealand LTD 28th February 2019, 23:46
Replies: 45
Views: 16,261
Posted By Dion de la Croix
The Australian explosives schooner would have...

The Australian explosives schooner would have been the Wongala. A regular visitor to N.Z. ports. Owned by ICI doing the explosives. saw her several times at Shelly Bay, wellington.
Forum: The Bridge 5th January 2019, 22:58
Replies: 10
Views: 1,979
Posted By Dion de la Croix
Hello Gordonarfur, I have a strong urge to reply...

Hello Gordonarfur, I have a strong urge to reply to your post with my defense of the Kiwi coast. You must have had an unfortunate experience out here in wonderland. Did you spend your 2 years in...
Forum: Blue Star Line 4th January 2019, 00:11
Replies: 2
Views: 2,250
Posted By Dion de la Croix
Just noticed the post. I worked with Ifor at Blue...

Just noticed the post. I worked with Ifor at Blue Port ACT, Wellington, New Zealand in 1976 - 77. He was always the gentleman and easy to work alongside.
Forum: The Bridge 3rd January 2019, 23:27
Replies: 10
Views: 1,979
Posted By Dion de la Croix
Forgot to mention exchange rates. New Zealand on...

Forgot to mention exchange rates. New Zealand on par with the British pound. New Zealand pound purchased 25 shillings Australian. Allowed to sub a maximum of 5 pounds N.Z. per week when on the Aussie...
Forum: The Bridge 3rd January 2019, 23:23
Replies: 10
Views: 1,979
Posted By Dion de la Croix
Deck Boy New Zealand 1956

Base pay 17 pounds 12 shillings per month in 1956. A good overtime ship would easily double the pay with a bit more if working Saturdays and Sunday at sea. Standard 4 hours overtime each Sunday to...
Forum: Union Steam ship Co Of New Zealand LTD 24th July 2018, 10:02
Replies: 20
Views: 8,453
Posted By Dion de la Croix
I was deck boy in the Waipori in January 1956...

I was deck boy in the Waipori in January 1956 when we moved Wirth's Circus from Picton to Wellington. Had an elephant break loose on the Picton wharf. Ran around a shed and smashed into several...
Forum: The Galley 6th April 2018, 03:11
Replies: 57
Views: 9,227
Posted By Dion de la Croix
In New Zealand we would have a 6 pack of Big Ben...

In New Zealand we would have a 6 pack of Big Ben pies washed down with a gallon of Red Bull.
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