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Search: Posts Made By: Waighty
Forum: Ship Research 6th November 2019, 16:09
Replies: 7
Views: 711
Posted By Waighty
My thanks to all and particularly to Yvon who has...

My thanks to all and particularly to Yvon who has found details of the ships and the owner and manager. I have to assume then that the author worked for Wrangell & Co. Maybe I'll get in touch with...
Forum: Ship Research 31st October 2019, 12:56
Replies: 7
Views: 711
Posted By Waighty
What Shipping Company?

A recent book called "A Tramp for All Oceans" by Geoffrey Walker covers the author's seafaring days as Apprentice and Master, with a short bit about being Mate. In the book he mentions two ships he...
Forum: Bank Line 12th October 2019, 15:55
Replies: 763
Views: 132,425
Posted By Waighty
Om the same lines as a Quango I'm sure and...

Om the same lines as a Quango I'm sure and probably heavily into political correctness. If Andrew Weir had been a cross dressing bi-sexual extrovert then a plaque no problem! Forgive the scepticism...
Forum: Bank Line 11th October 2019, 15:40
Replies: 763
Views: 132,425
Posted By Waighty
Hello Alan, My main thrust was the benefits...

Hello Alan,

My main thrust was the benefits he brought to society by building a shipping concern that employed many hundreds of people and who in turn contibuted to the nation through taxes, etc....
Forum: Non-Seafaring Obituaries 7th October 2019, 15:44
Replies: 14
Views: 1,254
Posted By Waighty
According to an ex neighbour of mine (one Nick...

According to an ex neighbour of mine (one Nick Mason) it was Ginger Baker that inspired him to take up drumming. It inspired me too but I'm afraid the call of the sea won out - pity as I might, like...
Forum: Bank Line 7th October 2019, 15:35
Replies: 763
Views: 132,425
Posted By Waighty
Hello Alan, Thanks for the ship's name. The...

Hello Alan,

Thanks for the ship's name. The Blue Plaque project is still active. I was advised that the panel of 'experts' who make all the decisions sit twice a year and this or next month should...
Forum: Bank Line 12th September 2019, 15:19
Replies: 763
Views: 132,425
Posted By Waighty
Hello Alan, When Charlie mentioned...

Hello Alan,

When Charlie mentioned 'retiring' I suggested that maybe the Association might be interested in combining with BLN. I realise that might take a bit of work as with any IT project but...
Forum: Bank Line 11th September 2019, 15:21
Replies: 763
Views: 132,425
Posted By Waighty
Alan, After some fruitless attempts to...

Alan,

After some fruitless attempts to upload photos to Bank Line Nostalgia (BLN) I contacted Charlie (Stitt) and he implied that he was thoroughly p****d off with the website owners and was...
Forum: Bank Line 30th August 2019, 15:30
Replies: 14
Views: 1,650
Posted By Waighty
Pilot24 and GusMatz are spot on. Having read...

Pilot24 and GusMatz are spot on. Having read their posts my memory banks (such as they are) sprung into life and I remembered all about the hatch covers - main and tween deck. Thanks chaps.
...
Forum: Bank Line 18th August 2019, 15:49
Replies: 14
Views: 1,650
Posted By Waighty
Hello Tony, Thanks for your input. I don't...

Hello Tony,

Thanks for your input. I don't have memories of turning the wheels on the main deck hatches, as I recall when the panels reached the right position there was a dip in the trackway...
Forum: Bank Line 15th August 2019, 16:04
Replies: 14
Views: 1,650
Posted By Waighty
Hatch Covers on Fish Class

Can anyone remember what the hatch cover operating systems were on the Fish Class. If my memory is correct the Main Deck panels were wheel mounted and self-cleating (no turning of wheels) and...
Forum: Other Companies/Ships 15th August 2019, 15:53
Replies: 18
Views: 5,882
Posted By Waighty
Hello John, Took me a while to work out what...

Hello John,

Took me a while to work out what thread this post was on! That said, the Fish Class had pontoons in No1 TD, No2 TD and No5 UTD and LTD - slow, cumbersome and not popular with box...
Forum: Bank Line 6th August 2019, 15:45
Replies: 15
Views: 2,048
Posted By Waighty
Bugis Street - the home of some very interesting...

Bugis Street - the home of some very interesting 'girls' and the cabaret of watching Scandanavian seaman eating lightbulbs and Ben Line and Blu Flue guys knocking six bells out of each other - never...
Forum: Bank Line 6th August 2019, 15:37
Replies: 19
Views: 2,614
Posted By Waighty
If my memory is correct I remember Davis although...

If my memory is correct I remember Davis although it's possible I met him elsewhere because we joined Gowanbank on a dark and stormy night (to coin a phrase) at around 2100 on 8th February 1974 at...
Forum: The Bridge 5th August 2019, 17:48
Replies: 48
Views: 7,763
Posted By Waighty
I remember the Cooke's advert in Brown's Nautical...

I remember the Cooke's advert in Brown's Nautical Almanac and the one thing that struck me was the continued use of a letter by a happy customer - an American gentleman called Alston Newball Junior...
Forum: Bank Line 5th August 2019, 17:39
Replies: 19
Views: 2,614
Posted By Waighty
I was on Gowanbank the following year - 1974; not...

I was on Gowanbank the following year - 1974; not such a good trip - judging by the happy smiling faces in the photos - but it's all 'life enhancing' to use the modern expression!
Forum: Bank Line 18th July 2019, 15:16
Replies: 26
Views: 2,997
Posted By Waighty
The London dockers who did the loading at...

The London dockers who did the loading at Chapman's Anchorage earned a fortune for doing so. A couple of days loading explosives, armaments, etc. would give them a pay packet way way in excess of...
Forum: Bank Line 18th July 2019, 15:07
Replies: 15
Views: 2,048
Posted By Waighty
Bank Line and Weir's Head Office was indeed 21...

Bank Line and Weir's Head Office was indeed 21 Bury Street - where the Gherkin is now. Using 21 Bury Street was a shrewd move by Andrew Weir as it abutted directly onto what was the Baltic Exchange,...
Forum: Computers and The Internet 18th July 2019, 14:54
Replies: 18
Views: 1,967
Posted By Waighty
After the response and suggestions to my initial...

After the response and suggestions to my initial post I have today taken the plunge and bought an Epson XP-355. Since it had just been made the subject of a half price offer I thought this is an...
Forum: The Bridge 10th July 2019, 15:16
Replies: 52
Views: 5,556
Posted By Waighty
Or for us oldies - mv Exna! All downhill after it...

Or for us oldies - mv Exna! All downhill after it went metric!
Forum: Computers and The Internet 10th July 2019, 15:10
Replies: 18
Views: 1,967
Posted By Waighty
My grateful thanks to all who have contributed...

My grateful thanks to all who have contributed and given me food for thought. I don't use my printers for photos since I don't print any - just letters, articles, etc. and scans. Hopefully by the end...
Forum: Computers and The Internet 9th July 2019, 17:28
Replies: 18
Views: 1,967
Posted By Waighty
What is the Best Printer & Scanner at Affordable Price

My printer/scanner - Canon MG3550 - has become a paper shredder today and the inner workings have ground themselves to a shuddering stop - obviously the machine is in its death throes. Since I'm told...
Forum: The Bridge 26th June 2019, 16:20
Replies: 48
Views: 7,763
Posted By Waighty
No doubt you got discounts then! The 84 odd...

No doubt you got discounts then!

The 84 odd that I paid was below official price as once I'd chosen the sextant I wanted I walked back to the Bank Line office in Bury Street and they ordered it...
Forum: The Bridge 17th June 2019, 13:57
Replies: 48
Views: 7,763
Posted By Waighty
The sextant box was very handy for keeping...

The sextant box was very handy for keeping documentation in - plane ticket, professional 'ticket', Discharge Book, Seaman's Card, Passport etc. I imagine there were variations in space depending on...
Forum: Ben Line 17th June 2019, 13:42
Replies: 11
Views: 1,882
Posted By Waighty
I don't know whether it was Flume or not but when...

I don't know whether it was Flume or not but when I was on 'Salmaster' of the RMAS a forced air and water anti-roll system was fitted. On sea trials we left Aberdeen in a Force 9 and after a while...
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