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Search: Posts Made By: Derek Dunn
Forum: Nautical Colleges 15th December 2018, 13:46
Replies: 172
Views: 43,575
Posted By Derek Dunn
Good afternoon Nina, about a dozen of us from...

Good afternoon Nina, about a dozen of us from intake year 1969 have been getting together in Glasgow for a "meet-up". We are planning to get as many of us from that year group together for a reunion...
Forum: Nautical Colleges 9th December 2018, 16:59
Replies: 172
Views: 43,575
Posted By Derek Dunn
Would be great to see them Brian. What about...

Would be great to see them Brian.
What about John O'Hare from Callander? I sometimes speak to him.
Rab Fraser from Edinburgh, (Denhams).
Forum: Nautical Colleges 9th December 2018, 11:01
Replies: 172
Views: 43,575
Posted By Derek Dunn
Morning Brian, yes we certainly must have passed...

Morning Brian, yes we certainly must have passed each other in GCNS. I will put a couple of names to you: Paul Smith (Shell), Colin Hill (Salvesons), Jock Munro ( he was from Tranent and drove a...
Forum: Nautical Colleges 9th December 2018, 08:57
Replies: 172
Views: 43,575
Posted By Derek Dunn
Good morning Brian, I was second year intake at...

Good morning Brian, I was second year intake at GCNS and worked for Ben Line. I sailed with Colin Shaw when he was 2nd and I was 3rd. As I did a reversed phase I met many of your year group when I...
Forum: Nautical Colleges 20th July 2018, 16:09
Replies: 172
Views: 43,575
Posted By Derek Dunn
Alex, we (the class of '69), are having another...

Alex, we (the class of '69), are having another get together in Glasgow next Thursday, would you like to come? I have John O'Hares number too.
Forum: Nautical Colleges 25th October 2017, 07:35
Replies: 172
Views: 43,575
Posted By Derek Dunn
Any engineer cadets who attended GCNS between...

Any engineer cadets who attended GCNS between August 1969 and June 1971; some of us are having a wee get-together next week in Glasgow. Please PM me for details.
Forum: Say Hello 25th October 2017, 07:31
Replies: 1
Views: 248
Posted By Derek Dunn
GLASGOW COLLEGE of NAUTICAL STUDIES, 1969-1971

If there are any engineer cadets who attended GCNS between August 1969 and June 1971, some of us are having a get-together in Glasgow next week. Please PM me for details.
Forum: Offshore Oil & Gas Industry 7th May 2017, 09:49
Replies: 79
Views: 42,607
Posted By Derek Dunn
Mark Priddie

I am sad to read that Mark Priddie has cross the bar. I sailed with him in 1983 on Dominion Service - he was one of the best.
Forum: Ben Line 26th April 2017, 08:41
Replies: 129
Views: 41,079
Posted By Derek Dunn
Good morning Ali, have you hung up your shifter...

Good morning Ali, have you hung up your shifter yet or have you found some other mischief to get up to? Did you ever meet Ian (Dave) Taylor?
He was originally from Leven in Fife. I met him in 1981...
Forum: The Bridge 21st October 2016, 08:43
Replies: 6
Views: 2,044
Posted By Derek Dunn
Hello to you both (R651400 and Erimus), I am...

Hello to you both (R651400 and Erimus), I am interested in the Dunblane man, perhaps an ad in the local paper might attract something? R651400 - I think it is the location and the resulting...
Forum: The Bridge 17th October 2016, 09:36
Replies: 6
Views: 2,044
Posted By Derek Dunn
We don't need radio officers, lol. We use...

We don't need radio officers, lol. We use hand-held devices and VHF.
Thanks for the reply anyway.
Forum: The Bridge 9th October 2016, 14:00
Replies: 6
Views: 2,044
Posted By Derek Dunn
Loch Katrine, Skippers.

Hello, are there any early-retired skippers in the Stirling/Callander area who would like to work part-time on Loch Katrine next Spring through until the Autumn? We are looking for Boat Masters to...
Forum: Ben Line 7th October 2016, 08:30
Replies: 34
Views: 13,641
Posted By Derek Dunn
It does help either when they crash into the...

It does help either when they crash into the pier on occassion. ;)
Forum: Ben Line 5th October 2016, 19:39
Replies: 34
Views: 13,641
Posted By Derek Dunn
The answer would be never :( But, how often...

The answer would be never :(
But, how often did we check the prop shaft bolts at sea?
However, they will be checked weekly from now on, I am working on a modified engine room log book. The problem...
Forum: Ben Line 4th October 2016, 08:11
Replies: 34
Views: 13,641
Posted By Derek Dunn
Good morning Chadburn, I see you have looked at...

Good morning Chadburn, I see you have looked at our website. The tailshaft coupling bolts with the intermediate shaft came loose -- don't ask me why this happened we haven't a clue. Anyway when the...
Forum: Ben Line 3rd October 2016, 07:46
Replies: 34
Views: 13,641
Posted By Derek Dunn
Hi guys, I retired from full time work 3 years...

Hi guys, I retired from full time work 3 years ago when 61. I now work part time looking after our 117 year old steamship along with 10 diesel engines around the place.
Have a look at ...
Forum: Ben Line 2nd October 2016, 08:15
Replies: 34
Views: 13,641
Posted By Derek Dunn
Diesels are all to the good but ye canny beat...

Diesels are all to the good but ye canny beat steam;

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2VvVUaHS8vU
Forum: Ben Line 21st April 2015, 21:19
Replies: 44
Views: 9,841
Posted By Derek Dunn
Hi Paul, I will have been retired from full time...

Hi Paul, I will have been retired from full time employment 2 years come June this year but I'm working harder than ever. I've been wrestling with a tail-shaft today trying to get it out for the MCA...
Forum: Ben Line 21st April 2015, 21:16
Replies: 44
Views: 9,841
Posted By Derek Dunn
Hi Ali, you could be right there, I can't think...

Hi Ali, you could be right there, I can't think of anyone from my era (1972) still going.
Forum: Ben Line 20th April 2015, 09:06
Replies: 44
Views: 9,841
Posted By Derek Dunn
Retired

Are(Thumb) you next to retire Paul???
Forum: Ben Line 15th April 2015, 08:57
Replies: 44
Views: 9,841
Posted By Derek Dunn
Retired ???

Hi guys, I retired at the tender age of 61 (nearly two years ago) because to have worked until this year I would only have gained 20 per week extra in my company pension - no brainer really. Since...
Forum: Ben Line 13th April 2015, 23:11
Replies: 44
Views: 9,841
Posted By Derek Dunn
Hello Ali, I wish you a long and happy retirement...

Hello Ali, I wish you a long and happy retirement - it is a grand feeling to get up in the morning and decide for yourself what to do with your OWN day. I am sure you will find something to keep you...
Forum: Ben Line 4th March 2015, 20:16
Replies: 0
Views: 1,323
Posted By Derek Dunn
Missing whistle?

I recently had my grey cells kicked back into life when somebody recounted the tale of the steam whistle which fell from the funnel of a Ben-boat and landed on the boat deck at the Chief Engineers...
Forum: Ben Line 4th March 2015, 20:13
Replies: 3
Views: 2,029
Posted By Derek Dunn
Really sorry to hear of Stuart's passing, I...

Really sorry to hear of Stuart's passing, I sailed with him on the Grey Hunter, he was a fine man. My condolences to his family. Derek.
Forum: Ben Line 26th February 2015, 09:51
Replies: 129
Views: 41,079
Posted By Derek Dunn
Hello everybody, did anybody out there ever know...

Hello everybody, did anybody out there ever know of an Eric Morgan from Hartlepool? I understand he may have been 2/E on the Benlomond and Benmhor?
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