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Search: Posts Made By: Alistair Macnab
Forum: News and Views from the Shipping World 4th August 2019, 23:49
Replies: 44
Views: 5,401
Posted By Alistair Macnab
Harland and Wolff...

Well, there's not to much to write about given the overwhelming bad comments in this site. Having stood by two newbuildings and a return to Belfast for scavenge fire problems, I confess not to be an...
Forum: Say Hello 1st May 2019, 17:43
Replies: 13
Views: 1,442
Posted By Alistair Macnab
Ardrossan Shipyard...


My uncle, Arthur Macnab was an apprentice something or other at the Ayr Shipyard and during the Depression in the 1930s, the Ayr shipyard closed down due to lack of work and their...
Forum: Bank Line 12th April 2019, 22:13
Replies: 5
Views: 1,563
Posted By Alistair Macnab
The shipping wizard of kirkcaldy


Many thanks for your acknowledgement of receipt of the book. I had some lingering doubts of mailing to Macau but my local Post Office worker here in Brooklyn took the destination in...
Forum: Bank Line 5th March 2019, 15:59
Replies: 23
Views: 3,000
Posted By Alistair Macnab
"The Shipping Wizard of Kirkcaldy"


I've sent you an additional copy of my book which you might present as additional evidence in support of your Blue Plaque project in London. I am following up your good work with...
Forum: Bank Line 27th February 2019, 20:20
Replies: 23
Views: 3,000
Posted By Alistair Macnab
"the shipping wizard of kirkcaldy"


Thank you very much for your photographs of Inverforth House and Gardens. That the property was bought from that great entrepreneur, Lord Leverhulme, who headed what was the largest...
Forum: Maritime Family History Research 19th February 2019, 18:08
Replies: 24
Views: 2,315
Posted By Alistair Macnab
Deck Passengers on Bank Line ships...

Andrew Weir's Bank Line were very active in the carriage of Deck passengers during the first half of the 20th century. Starting in 1906 after some in-chartering voyages, two new ships were built in...
Forum: Coasters 20th January 2019, 19:41
Replies: 8
Views: 913
Posted By Alistair Macnab
The Clyde Puffer

Andrew Weir built two 'coastal and canal' steamships at Mackie and Thomson in 1894. They were approximately 93 GRT and were used to provide an intermodal through serviced from Glasgow to...
Forum: Bank Line 19th January 2019, 02:28
Replies: 6
Views: 1,477
Posted By Alistair Macnab
Fleetbank (1953 version) on Copra Run

Gerry, Did you and I sail together on the old "Fleetbank"? Your name rings a bell and since you mention 'Hamish' I am known in some circles by that moniker! Don't know about the survival of...
Forum: Ship Research 14th January 2019, 21:57
Replies: 43
Views: 2,611
Posted By Alistair Macnab
WWII German Merchant Marine...

The tsmv "SPEYBANK" one of the 21 motorships built and engined by Harland and Wolff in Glasgow in 1926 of 5154 GRT , and with twin Burmeister and Wain diesel engines, she was captured by the Germans...
Forum: Bank Line 10th January 2019, 02:42
Replies: 23
Views: 3,000
Posted By Alistair Macnab
"The Shipping Wizard of Kirkcaldy"!

I thought I still had a couple of slots available on my private in-box. Anyway, I have now eliminated all the messages therein and am again open to receive all new communications.
Thank you...
Forum: Bank Line 5th January 2019, 17:42
Replies: 23
Views: 3,000
Posted By Alistair Macnab
"The Shipping Wizard of Kirkcaldy"

Anthony in Macau...
Please formalize your order for the book on my "Private Mail" section on this site as we are not permitted to engage in commercial activities in open forum. I shall be pleased to...
Forum: Bank Line 27th December 2018, 23:27
Replies: 23
Views: 3,000
Posted By Alistair Macnab
"The Shipping Wizard of Kirkcaldy"

My book is selling well and is immediately available from me for the provision of your mailing address. One of your ex-Bank Line brothers has made this observation:

"What a marvelous book it is....
Forum: Say Hello 1st December 2018, 22:48
Replies: 4
Views: 882
Posted By Alistair Macnab
Brian Penswick...

You old son-of-a-gun, You and I were shipmates on board a Bank Line ship which I think was he "Ettrickbank" on the Oriental African Line. I may be wrong about the ship, but I remember you...
Forum: Bank Line 4th November 2018, 20:36
Replies: 5
Views: 1,563
Posted By Alistair Macnab
The Shipping Wizard of Kirkcaldy

The captioned work is now available in the United States at all main booksellers. But a special Bank Line hard cover edition is now available worldwide by private message through Ships Nostalgia or...
Forum: Ship Research 18th October 2018, 21:14
Replies: 9
Views: 929
Posted By Alistair Macnab
Mast Table extra fittings...

The idea that these unusual fittings were for derricks stowed vertically is half correct. What about the additional derricks that were heeled on the outboard side of masthouses and supported from the...
Forum: Bank Line 6th October 2018, 17:59
Replies: 2
Views: 1,250
Posted By Alistair Macnab
Bank Line Books and Articles...

Alan continues to write very good books and articles about his seagoing career and individual articles like this newest one concerning a voyage on "Crestbank" in 1959. Knowledgeable readers will...
Forum: Coasters 4th October 2018, 21:39
Replies: 15
Views: 8,439
Posted By Alistair Macnab
Burns and Laird Lines...

During the late 40s and early 50s the Lairdscrest and the Lairdswood regularly ran from Ayr with cattle on the hoof. The company office on the North Quay was a pretty art deco building with the...
Forum: Historic Shipping lines and Ships 28th August 2018, 18:11
Replies: 13
Views: 1,522
Posted By Alistair Macnab
Lakercapt: Thanks for the photographs. I was...

Thanks for the photographs. I was aboard "BERYL" (Captain Stewart) in 1953 and well-remember Llandulas loading. I was sort-of Deck Boy and lived in the port side of the foxl along with...
Forum: The Bridge 10th August 2018, 01:50
Replies: 4
Views: 994
Posted By Alistair Macnab
What Ship?

Running in the Indian Ocean between Mombasa and Singapore, as Third Mate, I had difficulties with my morse reading by lamp with the
They were a bit much for...
Forum: Ship Research 7th July 2018, 01:06
Replies: 23
Views: 1,620
Posted By Alistair Macnab
SN Problems...

I presume that it is widely known in the appropriate circles that the DIRECTORY is also NBG? From my standpoint, that the Gallery AND the Directory are no longer available means that two-fifths of...
Forum: Bank Line 2nd June 2018, 17:06
Replies: 29
Views: 6,243
Posted By Alistair Macnab
Bank Line Magazine...

Don't all of you send your memoirs to SN yet! I replied yesterday to this message but it must have looked too much like an advert for my new book. As a consequence, I'll be careful not to trip the...
Forum: Bank Line 13th May 2018, 20:44
Replies: 147
Views: 41,173
Posted By Alistair Macnab
"ROSEBANK" Harland's 1959

The one and only "Rosebank" was one of the Harland & Wolff 'Cloverbank Class'. She was built for Bank Line but spent three years, 1961-1964 technically owned by the subsidiary company, Inver...
Forum: RNLI 4th April 2018, 23:16
Replies: 27
Views: 5,389
Posted By Alistair Macnab
Duty Bound to Assist...

At the time of the Vietnam Boat People problem in the South China Sea when three Bank Line ships were involved in four incidents, the survivors who were saved all reported that many ships had ignored...
Forum: Places, People & Events of Maritime Interest 17th February 2018, 16:57
Replies: 126
Views: 28,189
Posted By Alistair Macnab
21st. Birthday...

Like Mike Agate, I was a Bank Line survivor. My 21st. was spent in Colombo at the GOH close to the landing stage. What made it a memorable event was the crown and anchor tattoo on my right forearm...
Forum: The Bridge 3rd February 2018, 03:42
Replies: 7
Views: 1,450
Posted By Alistair Macnab
Talking Magnetic Compass Adjusting...

I always remember the difficulty I had with the Magnetism course at the Royal College in Glasgow. Getting close to exam time, I confessed to the lecturer that it was all 'magic' to me and that I just...
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