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Forum: News and Views from the Shipping World 9th May 2013, 15:42
Replies: 205
Views: 32,116
Posted By pete
nobody has mentioned the possibility of BOTH...

nobody has mentioned the possibility of BOTH steering motors failing
Forum: News and Views from the Shipping World 13th October 2012, 15:16
Replies: 7
Views: 1,718
Posted By pete
I must confess to sailing with one or two drunken...

I must confess to sailing with one or two drunken Masters. But the one that comes to mind, as we were sailing towards Rangoon at 0200 hrs this particular Master arrived on the bridge and and the...
Forum: Bank Line 11th October 2012, 17:48
Replies: 48
Views: 14,323
Posted By pete
at last, you lot have recovered enough from your...

at last, you lot have recovered enough from your hangovers to comment on the reunion. I wish I could have been there but I already had a holiday booked in the depths of Dartmoor (No!!! Not the nick)...
Forum: Bank Line 19th August 2012, 12:21
Replies: 65
Views: 11,256
Posted By pete
Longest Voyage was London to Port Moresby during...

Longest Voyage was London to Port Moresby during the Suez Crisis, about 44 Days I think, unless you include 100 odd days drifting off Nauru waiting to load a full cargo of Bird Sh*t for Aussie. ...
Forum: The Galley 10th August 2012, 10:39
Replies: 84
Views: 22,942
Posted By pete
As a matter of interest Grockles are sometimes...

As a matter of interest Grockles are sometimes referred to as haemorrhoids because they are Pink, come in bunches and they're a pain in the A**SE........pete
Forum: The Galley 10th August 2012, 10:32
Replies: 84
Views: 22,942
Posted By pete
"Bl**dy Grockles and their Caravans blocking all...

"Bl**dy Grockles and their Caravans blocking all the Devon Lanes" approx. Quote from the Film "The System" 1962. Thought to have come from the clown Grock who lived in Torquay and referred to...
Forum: The Galley 25th July 2012, 08:49
Replies: 84
Views: 22,942
Posted By pete
No Way kevjacko, No Way.................pete

No Way kevjacko, No Way.................pete
Forum: The Galley 24th July 2012, 09:10
Replies: 84
Views: 22,942
Posted By pete
Really good Pasties can be found at Ivor Dewdney...

Really good Pasties can be found at Ivor Dewdney in Plymouth, However nothing can beat Homemade. As I'm from West Devon I'm going to shutup before "Cousin Jack" (The Cornish contingent) send up a...
Forum: Bank Line 21st July 2012, 09:20
Replies: 7
Views: 2,474
Posted By pete
Maceo, Brazil. 6 Weeks at anchor (Harbour Genny...

Maceo, Brazil. 6 Weeks at anchor (Harbour Genny running at night) then 6 weeks alongside loading. Sadly the USHS Hope was lying alongside and this was full of Nurses. The things we have to do to...
Forum: Say Hello 7th April 2012, 15:35
Replies: 7
Views: 1,746
Posted By pete
Hi ETO I was on the Dart from 67 to 69 another...

Hi ETO I was on the Dart from 67 to 69 another website for you is shipspotting. She was a good ship..cheers.......pete
Forum: Bank Line 1st February 2012, 08:31
Replies: 16
Views: 5,260
Posted By pete
Thanks Jim, I knew something had happened. As a...

Thanks Jim, I knew something had happened. As a matter of interest I recently had to contact the Bank Line office only to find that they now employ only 25 PEOPLE as opposed to the 2,000 plus in...
Forum: Bank Line 1st February 2012, 08:18
Replies: 3
Views: 1,881
Posted By pete
Well found Alan, I'll have a good look...

Well found Alan, I'll have a good look later(moving house etc.).......pete
Forum: Bank Line 28th January 2012, 09:49
Replies: 16
Views: 5,260
Posted By pete
Further to your post Alan whatever happened to...

Further to your post Alan whatever happened to all those Log Books that we so laboriously copied out???.......pete
Forum: Bank Line 20th January 2012, 07:18
Replies: 53
Views: 9,026
Posted By pete
(Pint) For me it must be Penang. I believe the...

(Pint) For me it must be Penang. I believe the Hong Kong Bar is still there despite that fire which destroyed all those wonderful 'Photo Albums.......pete (Pint)

ps see you all at the reunion
Forum: News and Views from the Shipping World 16th January 2012, 17:16
Replies: 4,191
Views: 782,242
Posted By pete
Leaving Chalna in Bangladesh was interesting as...

Leaving Chalna in Bangladesh was interesting as you sailed across the bar. Wonderful "Stern" wave due to squatting, but what the h*ll keep going as it was a Flood Tide........pete
Forum: News and Views from the Shipping World 16th January 2012, 07:48
Replies: 4,191
Views: 782,242
Posted By pete
jaguar 06 interesting point but I was taught all...

jaguar 06 interesting point but I was taught all about "squat" when I was up for 2nd Mates in 1964 so it was known about earlier than you state.......pete
Forum: Bank Line 12th December 2011, 18:50
Replies: 21
Views: 5,671
Posted By pete
Oh yes smithax, I remember it well as I was on...

Oh yes smithax, I remember it well as I was on the bridge when it happened. Capt. W.W.Creber was in command ?? and it was off Chalna where we took a bit of a lump out of the City of...
Forum: Bank Line 12th November 2011, 11:16
Replies: 28
Views: 6,699
Posted By pete
Was on one Bank Boat when we spent Christmas in...

Was on one Bank Boat when we spent Christmas in Saudi..Nuff said??.....pete
Forum: Bank Line 12th November 2011, 11:02
Replies: 38
Views: 9,491
Posted By pete
I think that if you check the Gallery under...

I think that if you check the Gallery under "Elmbank" you will find a fuzzy image of the "Oona (Ooma??) taken by my Father in 1935 (I think).......pete
Forum: The Radio Room 15th October 2011, 16:55
Replies: 47
Views: 7,104
Posted By pete
I am now going to go against the "flow" of this...

I am now going to go against the "flow" of this thread and say I like Orangeboom. so many people dislike it but if you want a revolting brew try San Miguel brewed in the Phillipines YUK.........pete
Forum: Bank Line 12th October 2011, 16:23
Replies: 64
Views: 11,898
Posted By pete
Approaching Harmony Street in NOLA and radioing...

Approaching Harmony Street in NOLA and radioing the Cab Firm and ordering "15 Burgers, all on" as you moved alongside the cab would arrive, lower the cash o'side and haul up the burgers. Heaven...
Forum: Bank Line 21st September 2011, 11:12
Replies: 64
Views: 11,898
Posted By pete
IN durban there was a restaurant called the XL,...

IN durban there was a restaurant called the XL, long since burned out but good food. Also the stevedores eating house in B.A. where they did the BEST steaks this side of the "Black Stump" Ohh the...
Forum: Bank Line 18th September 2011, 10:54
Replies: 27
Views: 6,197
Posted By pete
On the Spey and the Mara (sailed on both) we...

On the Spey and the Mara (sailed on both) we fitted 2x40 gall drums welded together on the funnel to stop the Funnel Fume flooding into the Bridge. It worked but when we arrived in Durban the Super...
Forum: Ship Research 20th August 2011, 10:35
Replies: 22
Views: 3,736
Posted By pete
(Jester)Ummm..I was just pondering over yor...

(Jester)Ummm..I was just pondering over yor fathers appointment as 2nd Cook & Baker. As a gunner he would have access to many Rock Cakes and as such would have an endless supply of...
Forum: Nautical Colleges 20th August 2011, 10:19
Replies: 215
Views: 65,230
Posted By pete
Did my all my tickets in Plymouth College (as it...

Did my all my tickets in Plymouth College (as it was then) finishing in 1974. I remember Chiefy Tozer well but I can also remember Capt Day (Planetarium) and Capt Fifield who was my saviour with his...
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