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Search: Posts Made By: vic pitcher
Forum: Ship Research 7th October 2019, 10:46
Replies: 5
Views: 333
Posted By vic pitcher
Gilcruix

Wasn't this the ship that John Masefield was Apprentice in?
Forum: Tall ships 16th September 2019, 10:19
Replies: 27
Views: 1,856
Posted By vic pitcher
Books about square sail

My two all-time favourites: "MASTER in SAIL by Captain James Learmont
"The War with Cape Horn" Alan Villiers
Forum: Ships No More 30th June 2019, 06:50
Replies: 42
Views: 23,913
Posted By vic pitcher
Ullapool

Remember well seeing the green wreck buoy while waiting for the ferry.
Forum: The Bridge 25th December 2018, 09:45
Replies: 48
Views: 7,285
Posted By vic pitcher
A K.H. Mate, bought from SN member John Cann in...

A K.H. Mate, bought from SN member John Cann in 1960 when he was 2nd Mate of "Homer City" and he treated himself to a Plath. Many years of good use since then, now a much loved curio.
Forum: Other Companies/Ships 4th December 2018, 11:32
Replies: 225
Views: 78,360
Posted By vic pitcher
Sailing with Commons

Wasn't with Commons very long; sailing as 2nd Mate in IRON HORSE
BORDER CHIEFTAIN and WARBAH.
Very good memories of happy and contented times.
In IRON HORSE with Albert Le Blond (2/E), Highly...
Forum: Looking for Old Shipmates 11th February 2018, 16:55
Replies: 2
Views: 982
Posted By vic pitcher
Cuckow mariners

In 1957 as an Apprentice in Smith's "Bradford City" I was shipmates with a rather elderly "professional 2nd Mate" called Cuckow, who joined the ship in Tilbury.

I later came across the name while...
Forum: Ship Research 14th December 2017, 09:03
Replies: 6
Views: 1,074
Posted By vic pitcher
Galloway Shipping

There was a strong economic connection between Galloway and Liverpool, notably the carriage of livestock.

In the last two decades of the 19th Century, the noted paddle stamer "Countess of...
Forum: Nautical Colleges 5th September 2017, 16:46
Replies: 5
Views: 1,319
Posted By vic pitcher
Clarence Street

[QUOTE=woodend;2595130]I'm a product of Liverpool Nautical College in Clarence Street. Was at the pre-sea Course 54 - 55 and then Second Mates 1959, Mates 61 and Masters 64.
Any other products of...
Forum: Histories 17th March 2017, 13:11
Replies: 114
Views: 16,509
Posted By vic pitcher
Barrie In 1952 "Sea Breezes" published a series...

Barrie
In 1952 "Sea Breezes" published a series of articles by Capt T P Marshall (Retire Principal Examnier of Masters & Mates). The September 1952 article recounted his service in Horsley's turret...
Forum: The Bridge 31st May 2015, 17:21
Replies: 77
Views: 14,218
Posted By vic pitcher
Sea Anchor for an ocean-going ship

On the 6th July 1900, the 5000 dwt British steamer TITANIA on passage Cape Town-BA lost her propellor.

Her Master, Islayman J.M. Macmillan decided to attempt to fit the spare prop.
Hifting of...
Forum: Blue Funnel Line 1st May 2015, 09:28
Replies: 1
Views: 1,209
Posted By vic pitcher
Definitely rings bells. The perpretrator was...

Definitely rings bells.

The perpretrator was wild HK ship character whose name, for the life of me, I can't recall. I spent a memorable evening with him and his wife on board the ss Lantao in...
Forum: Tramp Steamers 5th April 2015, 15:07
Replies: 68
Views: 32,290
Posted By vic pitcher
Peter Quite correct. First Nitto voyage was...

Peter

Quite correct. First Nitto voyage was loading iron ore at Dungun for Japan where you were relieved by Bobby Baptista; the phosphate trip followed.

Vic
Forum: Tramp Steamers 4th April 2015, 15:24
Replies: 68
Views: 32,290
Posted By vic pitcher
Peter Good to hear from you. I think you...

Peter

Good to hear from you. I think you must have left the East Breeze at the Kobe drydocking, where the shelter deck was closed for the tramping charter with Nitto. This was the origin of the...
Forum: Tramp Steamers 13th March 2015, 12:32
Replies: 68
Views: 32,290
Posted By vic pitcher
Hi Peter I'm sure you'll remember East...

Hi Peter

I'm sure you'll remember East Breeze in 1960.
Master Tassy Holmes (The Gong!)
Mate Jack Parish (Gunnedah)
2nd Mate (Alan McColl)
3rd Mate (Me)
Barry Edwards (Chief)
Fay (His Missis)...
Forum: The Bridge 27th December 2014, 10:12
Replies: 8
Views: 4,060
Posted By vic pitcher
Noon Sights

2- Hour angle too small
Forum: Say Hello 14th August 2014, 09:50
Replies: 10
Views: 2,233
Posted By vic pitcher
Your last posting

John

I have sent you a PM regarding communications between SN Members.

What I meant in my last posting was that it would be interesting to see any photos, etc. that you have, uploaded to the...
Forum: Say Hello 11th August 2014, 08:41
Replies: 10
Views: 2,233
Posted By vic pitcher
John Your father was Superintendent when i...

John

Your father was Superintendent when i joined Manners in 1960.
I also sailed with him as 2nd Mate in West Breeze on a few trips to Cuba. I look forward to seeing photos etc posted.
Forum: Histories 22nd July 2014, 15:06
Replies: 15
Views: 4,660
Posted By vic pitcher
Which one was he, Chris?

Which one was he, Chris?
Forum: Maritime Family History Research 19th May 2014, 07:37
Replies: 3
Views: 2,583
Posted By vic pitcher
Quite right Engine Serang, my mistake, a memory...

Quite right Engine Serang, my mistake, a memory lapse.
Forum: Maritime Family History Research 18th May 2014, 08:49
Replies: 3
Views: 2,583
Posted By vic pitcher
The redoubtable Captain Kelly (Donaghadee) of the...

The redoubtable Captain Kelly (Donaghadee) of the "Drumochter" passed away many years ago. I haven't heard of any other surviving crew members.

I was Master of the subsequent Pass of Drumochter ...
Forum: BP Shipping 11th December 2013, 09:11
Replies: 24
Views: 6,068
Posted By vic pitcher
This was the ss TITANIA (Captain J M Macmillan)....

This was the ss TITANIA (Captain J M Macmillan). The prop loss occurred on 6th July 1900 while on passage Cape Town to BA.

The Master, 3rd Mate Bell and Bosun Johnson performed the miraculous feat...
Forum: Tramp Steamers 4th May 2013, 10:30
Replies: 68
Views: 32,290
Posted By vic pitcher
Hi Don After a brief spell standing by on...

Hi Don

After a brief spell standing by on San Ernesto/San Mayon at Yaumati
anchorage , preparing her for a SafEquip survey, I then went to the Sunda Breeze as 2nd Mate for a short period, she'd...
Forum: Looking for Old Shipmates 7th March 2013, 09:43
Replies: 14
Views: 10,253
Posted By vic pitcher
Tassie Holmes

Thanks yr pm

I am ex-Manners and sailed with Tassie Holmes in East Breeze in 1960.
I have seen your photo and you are the image of your father as I remember him.
I also met a few of the...
Forum: Nautical Colleges 13th October 2012, 18:11
Replies: 18
Views: 7,950
Posted By vic pitcher
I attended the same course with Woody. The...

I attended the same course with Woody. The Nautical Training Dept (as it was then called) occupied a couple of floors in the College of Building in Clarence St (off Brownlow Hill, close to the...
Forum: The Bridge 6th August 2012, 16:00
Replies: 186
Views: 33,198
Posted By vic pitcher
Now solved the thumbnail attachment problem, so...

Now solved the thumbnail attachment problem, so attached are the Amazing Cardboard Sextant and CAPILANO's KH MATE
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