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Search: Posts Made By: Bill Morrison
Forum: Looking for Old Shipmates 5th October 2019, 21:34
Replies: 193
Views: 17,323
Posted By Bill Morrison
I think he was on site yesterday, some problem...

I think he was on site yesterday, some problem with his computer of late.
Forum: Tall ships 16th September 2019, 20:31
Replies: 27
Views: 1,857
Posted By Bill Morrison
Where do you start with one's fascination of...

Where do you start with one's fascination of sailing vessels. I my case it started with Basil Lubbock's Colonial Clippers which I found in the reference section of my local library followed by his...
Forum: Coasters 7th September 2019, 18:53
Replies: 5
Views: 621
Posted By Bill Morrison
https://www.aberdeenbuiltships.com/ Type thomas...

https://www.aberdeenbuiltships.com/
Type thomas goulden in the box. eight articles to view.
Forum: Tall ships 23rd July 2019, 20:57
Replies: 6
Views: 1,041
Posted By Bill Morrison
Farewell to Topsails (1937)

I saw this today on Talking Pictures T.V. CH.81 U.K.
Farewell to Topsails (1937) and thanks to Youtube you can see it on the Net.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PvG4Wp6lwoo

The vessels...
Forum: Offshore Oil & Gas Industry 7th July 2019, 21:43
Replies: 24
Views: 3,141
Posted By Bill Morrison
Hi Keith. I think Derek past away suddenly at the...

Hi Keith. I think Derek past away suddenly at the begining of May this year. Another Torry Loon gone.
Bill
Forum: The Engine Room 26th June 2019, 21:39
Replies: 82
Views: 28,186
Posted By Bill Morrison
Posts #79...

Posts #79 (https://www.shipsnostalgia.com/usertag.php?do=list&action=hash&hash=79) , 80, 81& 82.
I never had the good fortune or misfortune of sailing with Doxford Engines but heard many horror...
Forum: Say Hello 26th June 2019, 21:00
Replies: 4
Views: 430
Posted By Bill Morrison
Hi Ian. I thought you were already a member of...

Hi Ian. I thought you were already a member of this site ? Our paths crossed on the Iberic while laid up in the Blackwater River 1969. It was a great time both anchors down and shackled under the...
Forum: Ship Research 1st June 2019, 16:18
Replies: 2
Views: 547
Posted By Bill Morrison
Hi philuren. I have never seen or heard any local...

Hi philuren. I have never seen or heard any local shipping company running between Aberdeen and Ireland. There was a company called M Langlands & Sons
which it would appear ran a fleet of coasters...
Forum: Say Hello 21st May 2019, 19:54
Replies: 4
Views: 656
Posted By Bill Morrison
Welcome to the site Keith. Have a look in the...

Welcome to the site Keith. Have a look in the Shaw Savill thread in the shipping companies section. Not many S.S.& A. left these days, the Shaw Savill Society in to be wound up next year (2020)
Forum: Looking for Old Shipmates 16th May 2019, 20:30
Replies: 193
Views: 17,323
Posted By Bill Morrison
Derek, Derek forgive me I just couldn't let it...

Derek, Derek forgive me I just couldn't let it pass.
Bill

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vjqHzFak1yE
Forum: Say Hello 16th May 2019, 19:53
Replies: 4
Views: 556
Posted By Bill Morrison
Thanks for your reply Denis. As I recall being...

Thanks for your reply Denis. As I recall being told the journey back to the U.K. was fun and games. Rounding everybody up in Singapore proved trying.
Forum: Tall ships 14th May 2019, 20:18
Replies: 11
Views: 1,203
Posted By Bill Morrison
Black pearl

Watching Impossible Engineering on Ch. 19 U.K. tonight I came across this. Some may have seen it before but new to me. This is definitely "Back to the Future."
...
Forum: Non-Seafaring Obituaries 13th May 2019, 19:47
Replies: 15
Views: 1,123
Posted By Bill Morrison
Que Sera Sera R.I.P. Doris ...

Que Sera Sera
R.I.P. Doris

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xZbKHDPPrrc
Forum: Say Hello 9th May 2019, 19:58
Replies: 4
Views: 556
Posted By Bill Morrison
Welcome to the site Denis. I vaguely remember...

Welcome to the site Denis. I vaguely remember some of the engineers who were on the last trip. Was Vic Andrews the 2nd Eng.?
Bill
Forum: Offshore Oil & Gas Industry 7th May 2019, 20:29
Replies: 50
Views: 27,077
Posted By Bill Morrison
#s...

#s (https://www.shipsnostalgia.com/usertag.php?do=list&action=hash&hash=s) 47,48. On the internet a history of Scottish Ship Management "Traid" with reference to Seaforth Maritime. This one I found...
Forum: Offshore Oil & Gas Industry 7th May 2019, 20:21
Replies: 50
Views: 27,077
Posted By Bill Morrison
The only person I can recall was an Albert...

The only person I can recall was an Albert Whittles who came to Seaforth when the shipyard closed!
Forum: Offshore Oil & Gas Industry 4th May 2019, 15:40
Replies: 50
Views: 27,077
Posted By Bill Morrison
Hi BillH. Possibly one of the best companies I...

Hi BillH. Possibly one of the best companies I had been employed by. This from an article written in 1982.
The moving spirit behind the formation of Seaforth Maritime was Ian Noble it's chairman...
Forum: Ship Research 9th April 2019, 20:05
Replies: 17
Views: 1,242
Posted By Bill Morrison
Hi Cheyl. While looking for information on The...

Hi Cheyl. While looking for information on The Golden Sceptre if this is the same vessel your grandfather was fortunate not to be aboard.
From The Real Price of Fish Aberdeen Steam Trawler Losses...
Forum: Ship Research 10th March 2019, 20:27
Replies: 30
Views: 1,527
Posted By Bill Morrison
Well Stein I only paid 12.00 for my copy on ebay...

Well Stein I only paid 12.00 for my copy on ebay a few years back.
I think you will find it worth the present cost. Attached a preview on dandy rig.
Forum: Ship Research 9th March 2019, 18:53
Replies: 30
Views: 1,527
Posted By Bill Morrison
Posts #1...

Posts #1 (https://www.shipsnostalgia.com/usertag.php?do=list&action=hash&hash=1) & #6 (https://www.shipsnostalgia.com/usertag.php?do=list&action=hash&hash=6) . Sailing Drifters by Edger J. March....
Forum: Say Hello 1st March 2019, 20:26
Replies: 1
Views: 297
Posted By Bill Morrison
Hello Betty. I have in my book collection a short...

Hello Betty. I have in my book collection a short history of the U.S.S.C. It is of the early years but no mention of your Geat, Grandfather. If you go onto the internet and look for books on the...
Forum: Royal Navy 9th February 2019, 14:30
Replies: 39
Views: 5,425
Posted By Bill Morrison
Zealandic. The Firth of Forth Railway bridge,...

Zealandic. The Firth of Forth Railway bridge, heading for Grangemouth. Originally for Leith which was strike-bound.
Forum: Royal Navy 8th February 2019, 20:03
Replies: 39
Views: 5,425
Posted By Bill Morrison
We seemed to clear it but the bosun was standing...

We seemed to clear it but the bosun was standing by with a pot of paint and a brush just in case.
Forum: Non-Seafaring Obituaries 24th January 2019, 20:09
Replies: 20
Views: 3,364
Posted By Bill Morrison
Yes they sang. Whispering Grass No1 UK charts may...

Yes they sang. Whispering Grass No1 UK charts may 1975.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ATU12zLXySY

Not down loading pity.
Forum: Say Hello 18th January 2019, 20:14
Replies: 3
Views: 493
Posted By Bill Morrison
Hello Zane. Welcome to the site. The Longhope...

Hello Zane. Welcome to the site. The Longhope Lifeboat tragedy of 17/3/1969 is still in my memory. At the time I was sailing to New Zealand and a shipmate came from St Margaret's Hope. When we...
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