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Search: Posts Made By: Chipity
Forum: Union Steam ship Co Of New Zealand LTD 19th January 2007, 13:15
Replies: 15
Views: 7,456
Posted By Chipity
The inter-island deck passengers were a fond...

The inter-island deck passengers were a fond memory also, if it started to get rough it was necessary to shift the foredeck passengers aft, and then nobody got any sleep. She was a grand ship. I...
Forum: Union Steam ship Co Of New Zealand LTD 13th November 2006, 08:02
Replies: 35
Views: 12,206
Posted By Chipity
The USS Co, Had a very interesting past, I...

The USS Co, Had a very interesting past, I sailed on the Matua & Tofua on the Island run, to Fiji, Tonga,Samoa & Niue. It was a marvelous trip with a monthly turn around,though the trips back to...
Forum: Looking for Old Shipmates 17th August 2006, 09:30
Replies: 5
Views: 998
Posted By Chipity
Hi, I sailed with a [Tommy Greenwood] on the NZ...

Hi, I sailed with a [Tommy Greenwood] on the NZ Govt Vessel Moana Roa that traded between Rarotonga & N.Z.. he was a mighty bloke! Are you related? when I met him he sailed as mate but had a...
Forum: The Radio Room 24th October 2005, 02:35
Replies: 104
Views: 16,236
Posted By Chipity
Alex I have been intrigued by the threads. the...

Alex I have been intrigued by the threads. the sparks on my first ship was a Marconi man. I understood he was employed by Marconi and not the shipping line? Did he sign the ship"s articles? The...
Forum: Special Purpose Vessels 17th September 2005, 21:11
Replies: 3
Views: 3,106
Posted By Chipity
Yes, Thank you Bruce, I have read both of those...

Yes, Thank you Bruce, I have read both of those accounts, my father was born on Norfolk and I am uncertain weather he joined the Iris there or in Auckland, he used to refer to Fanning Island where...
Forum: Special Purpose Vessels 17th September 2005, 02:36
Replies: 3
Views: 3,106
Posted By Chipity
Hmcs Iris

My father served aboard the cable maintainence ship Iris and I have a copy of one of his discharge certificates dated 1922. I believe she was built in 1902 by DJ Dunlop & Co. Glasgow, My father...
Forum: J & J Denholm 17th September 2005, 02:09
Replies: 63
Views: 22,145
Posted By Chipity
M V Carronpark

Thank you, for your reminders I recall now the Carronpark had a soccer team and played against other ships who were in port at the same time.We also carried bulk cargos but took 8 or 9 days to...
Forum: J & J Denholm 13th May 2005, 09:05
Replies: 63
Views: 22,145
Posted By Chipity
Denholm Line M V Carronpark

Does anyone know anything of the Denholm Line. I was on the MV Carronpark in about 1955. I believe there was a sistership Lylepark; the Company was mainly into tankers so I heard tell. when I joined...
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