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Search: Posts Made By: boatlarnie
Forum: Bank Line 26th April 2014, 16:36
Replies: 51
Views: 10,716
Posted By boatlarnie
Going back to my days in Bank Line (1957-1971)...

Going back to my days in Bank Line (1957-1971) from Apprentice to Chief Officer I guess we spent more time working than anything else so main mode of dress was boiler suit or tatty shorts and 'T'...
Forum: Bank Line 30th January 2012, 18:28
Replies: 48
Views: 14,342
Posted By boatlarnie
The reunion on October 6th is starting to look...

The reunion on October 6th is starting to look very promising; it will be a great surprise to members of the Bank Line Assocoation who have, as yet, not joined BL Nostalgia. I think some arm twisting...
Forum: Bank Line 10th January 2012, 05:45
Replies: 48
Views: 14,342
Posted By boatlarnie
Contact Brian Lucy at [email protected]

Contact Brian Lucy at [email protected] and he will be glad to provide you with details. I think the usual practice is to stay overnight at the hotel, I am pretty sure after a good session few...
Forum: Bank Line 20th December 2010, 19:29
Replies: 92
Views: 23,804
Posted By boatlarnie
The correct term for a group of bankers is a...

The correct term for a group of bankers is a WUNCH!! Hence the expression 'A Wunch of Bankers'??

Merry Christmas and may 2011 bring you guys all you want and richly deserve after those never to be...
Forum: Bank Line 11th December 2010, 12:51
Replies: 20
Views: 3,198
Posted By boatlarnie
John Lowans was Apprentice with me on Cloverbank...

John Lowans was Apprentice with me on Cloverbank (1959), John Steel was Apprentice on Oakbank (1963/64); also on Oakbank Angus McBain was Ch. Officer and I think he became Master. Last but not least...
Forum: Bank Line 15th October 2010, 12:25
Replies: 96
Views: 12,363
Posted By boatlarnie
He was one of the Bank Line Eleven and his...

He was one of the Bank Line Eleven and his nickname, as I heard it, was Kent the (absolutely unrepeatable on this forum!!)
Forum: Bank Line 14th October 2010, 19:46
Replies: 96
Views: 12,363
Posted By boatlarnie
Jeez, cannot remember how many apples we used to...

Jeez, cannot remember how many apples we used to get on the centre table but I have to say Len Thorne was a pretty fair Master so doubt if the Butler would have got away with that. Food was pretty...
Forum: Looking for Old Shipmates 19th September 2010, 06:21
Replies: 0
Views: 517
Posted By boatlarnie
Don Morton/Parick O'Hare

Looking for news of Don Morton and Patrick O'Hare from BP tankers, circa 1962.

boatlarnie, ex bank line (1957-1971), safmarine (1973-2001)
Forum: Bank Line 15th September 2010, 17:10
Replies: 65
Views: 5,695
Posted By boatlarnie
Les Steers once explained to the Chief Steward,...

Les Steers once explained to the Chief Steward, or tried to, that one could make a nice stock by boiling bones left from a roast in water. Next day we were treated to Bone Soup!!
Boatlarnie
Forum: Bank Line 11th September 2010, 12:04
Replies: 18
Views: 2,143
Posted By boatlarnie
Alistair, Just been reading your 7 chapters of...

Alistair,
Just been reading your 7 chapters of Bank Line history, thoroughly enjoyed them and as I read some great memories came flooding back of the ships I had sailed on, shipmates I had sailed...
Forum: Bank Line 11th September 2010, 11:31
Replies: 40
Views: 4,492
Posted By boatlarnie
The song I remember the most from my Bank Line...

The song I remember the most from my Bank Line days is Marienne Faithful singing 'Come and Stay with me' which would be around 1965. Abbeywood will probably recollect this as well for it was on the...
Forum: Bank Line 24th July 2010, 15:39
Replies: 72
Views: 12,551
Posted By boatlarnie
Hi Alistair, That's the one although for the...

Hi Alistair,
That's the one although for the life of me I cannot remember which ship I was on at the time. I seem to remember being taken to Lucky Pierre's by either you or Mike Ward, drinking...
Forum: Bank Line 18th July 2010, 07:27
Replies: 30
Views: 3,265
Posted By boatlarnie
Thanks for that Alan, spitting image of Paddy...

Thanks for that Alan, spitting image of Paddy though; remember Healey Martin for met him a few times although never sailed with him.
Regards,
Boatlarnie
Forum: Bank Line 17th July 2010, 18:58
Replies: 30
Views: 3,265
Posted By boatlarnie
Alan, I'm talking about the guy 2nd from the...

Alan, I'm talking about the guy 2nd from the left, looks like Paddy Ramsey; just wondered when that shot was taken for Paddy and I sailed on the old Lossiebank 1958-1959.
Talking about the Southbank...
Forum: Bank Line 17th July 2010, 12:58
Replies: 30
Views: 3,265
Posted By boatlarnie
Hullo Alan, Checking that photo out of the...

Hullo Alan,
Checking that photo out of the Apprentices on the Southbank, was one of them Dave 'Paddy' Ramsey by any chance?

Regards,
Boatlarnie
Forum: Bank Line 14th July 2010, 12:26
Replies: 72
Views: 12,551
Posted By boatlarnie
Maybe so China Hand, but thought I would rev...

Maybe so China Hand, but thought I would rev people's memories up a bit, also mine as maybe more 'fun' places are mentioned. Anyone remember Fathers Moustache in Bourbon Street; used to meet some...
Forum: Bank Line 12th July 2010, 14:09
Replies: 72
Views: 12,551
Posted By boatlarnie
Taverns, pubs and places of ill-repute

I have been trying to remember all the bars I visited during my time in the Bank Line, 1957-1971. There was Isiahs and the Temple Bar in Calcutta, a night club in Colombo whose name escapes me;...
Forum: Bank Line 19th June 2010, 19:20
Replies: 87
Views: 17,149
Posted By boatlarnie
Hi Alastair, Sailed with Farquhar on the...

Hi Alastair,
Sailed with Farquhar on the Irisbank (1967-1968), he was a great shipmate, good sense of humour and extremely reliable helping out all and sundry when needs be. Only mistake I made was,...
Forum: BP Shipping 29th April 2010, 07:03
Replies: 0
Views: 1,020
Posted By boatlarnie
Old BP tanker friends

Met up with a couple BP Tanker guys whilst doing my 2nd Mates then Mates in the early 60's; we became great friends but, as happens, we went our seperate ways. Thought I might ask to see if anyone...
Forum: Bank Line 19th April 2010, 16:57
Replies: 37
Views: 4,261
Posted By boatlarnie
I'm surprised none of you L.M. experts remembered...

I'm surprised none of you L.M. experts remembered the name of the 'onion' beer; it was called Laurentino and was only matched in taste by a Canadian beer known as Molsens. However, plates of piri...
Forum: Bank Line 14th April 2010, 20:33
Replies: 37
Views: 4,261
Posted By boatlarnie
Voice of Kenya

Just wondered how many of you out there remember Doug Dudley, stevedore manager in Mombasa, affectionately known as 'the voice of Kenya'. He moved down to Durban sometime in the 90's and worked there...
Forum: Bank Line 13th April 2010, 10:45
Replies: 38
Views: 6,354
Posted By boatlarnie
Okay Ray, Next time I e-mail him I will mention...

Okay Ray,
Next time I e-mail him I will mention your name although I only know you as RayL; maybe you can e-mail me your full name and your rank when you were on the Spey.
Dave actually has a very...
Forum: Bank Line 8th April 2010, 12:54
Replies: 38
Views: 6,354
Posted By boatlarnie
Hullo RayL, I am pretty sure Dave Vincent will...

Hullo RayL,
I am pretty sure Dave Vincent will pick up your mention of the Speybank for I communicate with him via e-mail and Skype and he did mention he logged into SN now and again. He spends 6...
Forum: Bank Line 22nd March 2010, 10:19
Replies: 52
Views: 10,793
Posted By boatlarnie
Hamish, were Safmarine Masters bad luck for you...

Hamish, were Safmarine Masters bad luck for you Superintendents in New Orleans?? I remember being in NOLA one evening on a Saf ship, Mike Ward and a couple others picking me up and driving straight...
Forum: Bank Line 22nd March 2010, 10:07
Replies: 198
Views: 20,928
Posted By boatlarnie
Got a feeling that was Gizo where one entered...

Got a feeling that was Gizo where one entered between 2 reefs in the early morning, hard a port when the Mate saw the nigger head in the lagoon then full astern and hard a satrboard when the anchor...
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