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Search: Posts Made By: sidsal
Forum: Brocklebank Line 2nd December 2017, 20:09
Replies: 6
Views: 1,428
Posted By sidsal
Alan Actually food was OK at sea in ww2. I was...

Alan
Actually food was OK at sea in ww2. I was in Brocks 43 to 47 and tankers were much better feeders than Brocks. Mind you the old Maihar my first ship
had no refrigeration or running water so...
Forum: Brocklebank Line 24th November 2017, 20:29
Replies: 6
Views: 1,428
Posted By sidsal
IN ww2 Brocks feeding was pretty rotten. Fresh...

IN ww2 Brocks feeding was pretty rotten. Fresh food was scarce. We were told that fresh veg n the Susez anal was too expensive whereas it was dirt cheap ( as I found out in tankers later). Boiled...
Forum: Say Hello 17th November 2017, 20:28
Replies: 8
Views: 1,105
Posted By sidsal
I was in Brocks from 1943 to 1947 as apprentice,...

I was in Brocks from 1943 to 1947 as apprentice, 4th and 3rd mate. nme doesn't ring a bell. As someone has asked - what capacity was he in ?
Forum: Brocklebank Line 26th October 2017, 20:20
Replies: 5
Views: 987
Posted By sidsal
Sailedwith Pem when he was mate and I was 3rd...

Sailedwith Pem when he was mate and I was 3rd mate on (old) Mathurs inabout 1946. Great chap
Forum: Books, Magazines, TV, Video & Publications 19th October 2017, 15:55
Replies: 43
Views: 10,226
Posted By sidsal
Years ago I was asked by the then editor of Sea...

Years ago I was asked by the then editor of Sea Breezes to write an article on my circumnavigation under sail. I was told it could be several months before it was published. I wrote the article...
Forum: Say Hello 5th October 2017, 15:13
Replies: 7
Views: 465
Posted By sidsal
Did a DEMS gunnery course in Liverpool in 1942 -...

Did a DEMS gunnery course in Liverpool in 1942 - and live firing at Ainsdale Sands where there was a naval gunnery school. No atomics then but in my flying career saw a notice in Dublin Met office...
Forum: Royal Navy 1st October 2017, 15:07
Replies: 101
Views: 8,962
Posted By sidsal
The Queen Elisabeth would be no match against...

The Queen Elisabeth would be no match against the Argentinian cruisers -
Fray Bentos Superbos and Grapefruit Segmentos.
Will we never learn
Forum: Maritime Family History Research 28th September 2017, 17:56
Replies: 161
Views: 10,882
Posted By sidsal
Schooner rigged. meaning nit very well dressed !

Schooner rigged.
meaning nit very well dressed !
Forum: Maritime Family History Research 21st September 2017, 21:12
Replies: 35
Views: 4,465
Posted By sidsal
I was at sea in ww2 but was not torpedoed...

I was at sea in ww2 but was not torpedoed fortunately. I do know however that seamen's wages ceased from the date of the ship's loss. The army also deducted the price of a blanket in which a...
Forum: Say Hello 13th August 2017, 18:32
Replies: 1
Views: 222
Posted By sidsal
Tony I was either apprentice or 4th Mate on...

Tony
I was either apprentice or 4th Mate on Macharda in 1944/5. I'm away from home at present so can't look at my discharge book ( R288439)
Forum: Tankers 11th August 2017, 21:47
Replies: 13
Views: 1,147
Posted By sidsal
In a convoy of 100 odd ships - NY to UK in...

In a convoy of 100 odd ships - NY to UK in June1944 we had two "Woolworth" carriers as they were known' Each carries 3 Swordfish planes on deck ( no hangers). They would fly off a plane or 2 at...
Forum: The Engine Room 19th July 2017, 14:28
Replies: 25
Views: 2,127
Posted By sidsal
Mashud of Brocklebank line - at the end of ww2 we...

Mashud of Brocklebank line - at the end of ww2 we set about dumping the concrete slabs which lotsof ships had around the wheelhouse tp defend against bombs, shrapnel etc. On taking the ones from the...
Forum: The Bridge 17th July 2017, 17:33
Replies: 35
Views: 5,005
Posted By sidsal
Jubilee Sailing Trust has a lady captain - on...

Jubilee Sailing Trust has a lady captain - on loan from P&O I believe. She has captained square rigged Lord Nelson and Tenacious on long ocean voyages.
Tenacious which is refitting in OZ at present...
Forum: The Bridge 29th June 2017, 22:14
Replies: 33
Views: 3,560
Posted By sidsal
Basil. My but you are a man of many parts ( from...

Basil. My but you are a man of many parts ( from your c.v.)
I used to include the moon in taking sights and still have a Tamaya sextant having sold my wartime utility one when I was hard up. In my...
Forum: Say Hello 18th April 2017, 20:26
Replies: 4
Views: 576
Posted By sidsal
Welcome Richard ! I am a Welsh Davies ( aged...

Welcome Richard !
I am a Welsh Davies ( aged 90) and I am the proud possessor of a gunnery certificate the same as the one shown - mine was 1942 vintage. HMSEaglet in Salthouse dock Liverpool was...
Forum: Ship Research 6th April 2017, 20:33
Replies: 13
Views: 1,648
Posted By sidsal
In ww2 the "Woolworth" carriers - takers or grain...

In ww2 the "Woolworth" carriers - takers or grain carriers with a deck built on them and carrying usually 3 Swordfish planes would have small rescue ships sailing near them in convoy. In one very...
Forum: Brocklebank Line 26th March 2017, 21:45
Replies: 26
Views: 4,477
Posted By sidsal
I don't know whether the Nutall you chaps mention...

I don't know whether the Nutall you chaps mention was the mate on the FORT CAMOSUN in ww2. The only memory I have is of a large man with a dimunitive wife. He boasted that he would fart in bed and...
Forum: Royal Navy 24th March 2017, 22:42
Replies: 9
Views: 1,512
Posted By sidsal
A neighbour of mine from Penmaenmawr N Wales was...

A neighbour of mine from Penmaenmawr N Wales was on the Barham and survived . He was a sub lieutenant called Mathews.
Forum: Say Hello 22nd March 2017, 22:41
Replies: 67
Views: 9,460
Posted By sidsal
Derek Watson Ross was Mate on , I think, Maihar...

Derek
Watson Ross was Mate on , I think, Maihar in 1943/4 and Phil Brand Mate on Mathura when I was 3rd Mate. There's been quite a bit on the latter on the HMS Conway chatline - all very...
Forum: Say Hello 21st March 2017, 22:54
Replies: 67
Views: 9,460
Posted By sidsal
Aged 90 I was in Brocks before you chaps. As 3rd...

Aged 90 I was in Brocks before you chaps. As 3rd Mate on Malakand I painted the white line around the hull in Colombo at the end of ww2. The hull had been painted black in Calcutta. The...
Forum: Brocklebank Line 10th March 2017, 22:43
Replies: 53
Views: 6,198
Posted By sidsal
There was a barber in Port Said who used to come...

There was a barber in Port Said who used to come on board and he had a letter or recommendation from a P&O chief officer which read - "If you need a good haircut I recommend you give this man a wide...
Forum: The Bridge 9th January 2017, 20:58
Replies: 63
Views: 6,981
Posted By sidsal
November 1943 - Aden -ancient (1917 built)...

November 1943 - Aden -ancient (1917 built) Maihar. Me - first trip apprentice after HMS Conway. Topmast on rear mast removed - as was usual to make it difficult for U Boats being able to see an...
Forum: Say Hello 14th September 2016, 19:36
Replies: 12
Views: 1,558
Posted By sidsal
Reading you wireless ops chaps brings to mind a...

Reading you wireless ops chaps brings to mind a childhood friend Idris Thomas from Wallasey who before his family moved there lived in Penmaenmawr. he went to the ireless college at C Bay and joined...
Forum: Bulk Carriers 8th September 2016, 23:17
Replies: 1,090
Views: 191,309
Posted By sidsal
Indeed a tragic event. God rest their souls !

Indeed a tragic event.
God rest their souls !
Forum: BP Shipping 4th July 2016, 22:49
Replies: 67
Views: 22,245
Posted By sidsal
Masters at 17 - not possible ! Must have the...

Masters at 17 - not possible ! Must have the seatime.
Apprenticeship for deck officers was 4 years seatime - reduced in ww2 to 3 years. If trained on |HMS Conway or Worcseter the time there counted...
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