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Search: Posts Made By: Johnny Walker
Forum: The Galley 16th October 2019, 11:44
Replies: 19
Views: 924
Posted By Johnny Walker
I spent many years in the galley in a career...

I spent many years in the galley in a career spanning 24 years in small product carriers/tramp cargo ships/ bulk carriers etc. Those metal bars on the stove are called fiddles. In extreme weather you...
Forum: The Radio Room 2nd October 2019, 10:18
Replies: 10
Views: 846
Posted By Johnny Walker
I for one have not come across that site before,...

I for one have not come across that site before, thanks for posting the link it is a very interesting site.(Applause)
Forum: Say Hello 7th September 2019, 09:55
Replies: 17
Views: 1,503
Posted By Johnny Walker
I sailed on this ship for a couple of months...

I sailed on this ship for a couple of months joining her in dry-dock in Jarrow on the 17/5/77 and leaving her at Eastham on 17/7/77 The only thing I remember about the ship was that the captain had...
Forum: Say Hello 2nd July 2019, 14:16
Replies: 4
Views: 584
Posted By Johnny Walker
I was there about two months ago for 3 days...

I was there about two months ago for 3 days before going to Makassar for a few days then up to Pontianak in Borneo. The last time I was there in the early 80's to join a ship in Tanjung Priok the...
Forum: The Engine Room 24th April 2019, 11:11
Replies: 16
Views: 2,472
Posted By Johnny Walker
a seaman on asking a taxi driver in port said...

a seaman on asking a taxi driver in port said about the infamous donkey show was told 'No more show sir donkey dead all sh*g*ed out.(Smoke)
Forum: Say Hello 18th February 2019, 10:59
Replies: 5
Views: 672
Posted By Johnny Walker
I had 2 or 3 years with them on the small product...

I had 2 or 3 years with them on the small product tankers I think just before your time. As a cook steward normal runs were around Europe Carribian North America etc. good ships and company to work...
Forum: News and Views from the Shipping World 30th January 2019, 13:01
Replies: 3
Views: 681
Posted By Johnny Walker
How any one in government can predict any thing...

How any one in government can predict any thing as far ahead as 30 years from now appears to me as ludicrous. I just hope it is better than the history of U.K. shipping from the last 30 years as...
Forum: Houlder Brothers 20th January 2019, 12:50
Replies: 2
Views: 683
Posted By Johnny Walker
Bob if it is a slim volume why not scan it and...

Bob if it is a slim volume why not scan it and post it as a attachment on this forum. That way you get to keep hold of it and those like myself who are interested get to read it???
Forum: Ship Research 12th November 2018, 09:40
Replies: 8
Views: 3,008
Posted By Johnny Walker
There is a photo of ROSSETTI on the Shipspotting...

There is a photo of ROSSETTI on the Shipspotting photo site just use the search engine with the name Rossetti. There is also information (Not a lot) on The Ship List site just google Ship list and...
Forum: Say Hello 5th October 2018, 09:35
Replies: 16
Views: 1,587
Posted By Johnny Walker
Exclamation The first five entries of ship,engagement,...

The first five entries of ship,engagement, discharge and rating shown on page 7 of that discharge book appear to be the same hand writing, is that a replacement book as there are no official 'ships...
Forum: Say Hello 22nd July 2018, 08:42
Replies: 8
Views: 629
Posted By Johnny Walker
Why is it some of the threads are normal and...

Why is it some of the threads are normal and readable and other threads (The majority) appear to be in Korean .
Forum: The Bridge 19th July 2018, 07:48
Replies: 103
Views: 11,034
Posted By Johnny Walker
Looking at my discharge book I joined her on...

Looking at my discharge book I joined her on 11/1/78 and left her on 10/3/78 I also sailed on The La Pradera, La Falda , La Bahia, La Cumbre and the La Selva over a 4 year period with Buries Markes...
Forum: The Bridge 18th July 2018, 09:05
Replies: 103
Views: 11,034
Posted By Johnny Walker
It's a small world I did about a year on the La...

It's a small world I did about a year on the La Quinta over 4 different voyages. On one of those voyages I joined the ship in Rotterdam while the ship was loading methanol for the MSC .Whilst...
Forum: J & J Denholm 14th July 2018, 11:01
Replies: 71
Views: 8,163
Posted By Johnny Walker
The longest sea passage I ever did was on the...

The longest sea passage I ever did was on the Sharpness (Jebsen's) From Constanza to Shanghai via the cape as the Suez canal was closed in about 75. That took about 42 days including a few days at...
Forum: Ship Research 25th May 2018, 11:21
Replies: 2
Views: 579
Posted By Johnny Walker
#1...

#1 (https://www.shipsnostalgia.com/usertag.php?do=list&action=hash&hash=1) I sailed with Metcalfe's in the 60's All the photographs that I have seen of the Ann M are in black and white. There is one...
Forum: News and Views from the Shipping World 24th May 2018, 08:13
Replies: 29
Views: 4,439
Posted By Johnny Walker
Like your good self I spent more time Kowloon...

Like your good self I spent more time Kowloon Side than on the Island. In fact I was only ever there once on a ship (A shell tanker ) in about 70/71 I can not for the life of me remember where that...
Forum: News and Views from the Shipping World 23rd May 2018, 09:48
Replies: 29
Views: 4,439
Posted By Johnny Walker
I think you have the history of the club the...

I think you have the history of the club the wrong way round. It was built specifically as a sailors home and mission to seamen in 1933 at 40 Gloucester road next door to the China Fleet Club on Hong...
Forum: Elder Dempster 22nd May 2018, 08:34
Replies: 76
Views: 12,418
Posted By Johnny Walker
#62...

#62 (https://www.shipsnostalgia.com/usertag.php?do=list&action=hash&hash=62) The endorsements in the old discharge books as described in Benjidog are correct but omit to mention one other discharge...
Forum: News and Views from the Shipping World 10th March 2018, 04:52
Replies: 29
Views: 4,439
Posted By Johnny Walker
Talking What were you at the time commodore of the fleet

What were you at the time commodore of the fleet
Forum: News and Views from the Shipping World 8th March 2018, 04:10
Replies: 29
Views: 4,439
Posted By Johnny Walker
You have managed to remind me that in the 80's...

You have managed to remind me that in the 80's the waiting staff in that restaurant were some of the most miserable caterers I have ever met. I remember them serving me a steak on one of those stupid...
Forum: News and Views from the Shipping World 3rd March 2018, 03:56
Replies: 29
Views: 4,439
Posted By Johnny Walker
I have mixed memories of the club from the late...

I have mixed memories of the club from the late 70's through to the last time I was in there last year. It was a very convenient and cheap place to stay in the 70's when I first started to visit and...
Forum: The Engine Room 11th February 2018, 14:47
Replies: 14
Views: 3,384
Posted By Johnny Walker
I first used the place in the late 70's through...

I first used the place in the late 70's through the 80's and early 90's during that time it was always called the 4 sisters. What it was called before then I do not know. It was owned by a ships...
Forum: The Engine Room 10th February 2018, 17:43
Replies: 14
Views: 3,384
Posted By Johnny Walker
That was the 4 sisters bar (Also Known as the 8...

That was the 4 sisters bar (Also Known as the 8 T*ts) It was in Minden Passage which ran parallel with Nathan Road It could be accessed from middle road in the south or mody road in the north.
Forum: Ship Research 4th February 2018, 18:52
Replies: 14
Views: 2,417
Posted By Johnny Walker
Having spent a bit of time on shell tankers in...

Having spent a bit of time on shell tankers in the early seventies, one in particular that I remember because I joined her in Curacao 3/71 which at the time was her home port and left her about 6...
Forum: Places, People & Events of Maritime Interest 21st January 2018, 08:49
Replies: 14
Views: 2,186
Posted By Johnny Walker
Thanks for #3...

Thanks for #3 (https://www.shipsnostalgia.com/usertag.php?do=list&action=hash&hash=3) that is definitely the port that I remember the ship had loaded in the U.K. and sailed via the cape been at...
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