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Forum: Looking for Old Shipmates 13th September 2013, 11:37
Replies: 114
Views: 34,129
Posted By pensioner
Hi Ben Sorry these ships were before my time in...

Hi Ben
Sorry these ships were before my time in CP I joined them in 1970. I would assume they were probably what was known as "The Black Beavers" for obvious reasons and were Diesel Electric.

Re...
Forum: Looking for Old Shipmates 12th September 2013, 20:02
Replies: 114
Views: 34,129
Posted By pensioner
When sailing with CP it was generally believed...

When sailing with CP it was generally believed the Book was called "The Birth of a Company" giving the complete history from the first mine at Trois Riviere and the subsiquent expansion to, what was...
Forum: The Radio Room 17th August 2013, 21:36
Replies: 98
Views: 18,206
Posted By pensioner
I don't read morse but I can sympatise with those...

I don't read morse but I can sympatise with those who do. It's like when you see ships sinking, or in the case of Posieden Adventure already sunk, that they can miraculously still maintain the...
Forum: The Engine Room 28th July 2013, 22:49
Replies: 47
Views: 11,788
Posted By pensioner
This reminds me of when on Port Albany we carried...

This reminds me of when on Port Albany we carried two packing cases, size of a quarter container, on deck to Oz from the States they were marked Tractor Spares. It was not until they were being...
Forum: News and Views from the Shipping World 24th June 2013, 22:47
Replies: 15
Views: 3,211
Posted By pensioner
Will the driver get 3points on his license for...

Will the driver get 3points on his license for dangerous driving or just have to take a refresher course and resit his driving test???

Regards
Forum: P & O 14th June 2013, 22:43
Replies: 11
Views: 2,199
Posted By pensioner
I was outraged, from what I saw on the News, that...

I was outraged, from what I saw on the News, that they could only get a Steward to pass the scissors to the Duchess also I would have thought he could have cleaned his coat from all that scrambled...
Forum: Say Hello 2nd June 2013, 21:41
Replies: 27
Views: 7,552
Posted By pensioner
Hi gbs1112. I think the guy you are trying to...

Hi gbs1112.
I think the guy you are trying to remember is Roy Harvey, aka "The Beast", I sailed with him, as 2nd Lecky in 1968, on Port Albany the Ch. Lecky was Dennis Watson and Charlie Clements...
Forum: Tankers 22nd March 2013, 00:37
Replies: 22
Views: 7,665
Posted By pensioner
I'm afraid that I cannot refer to this Green...

I'm afraid that I cannot refer to this Green Rusting Heap as the Jolly Green Giant; after having the unfortunate pleasure to do the maiden voyage on "IT" from Livorno to Lagos to the Gulf and back to...
Forum: Tankers 21st March 2013, 17:20
Replies: 22
Views: 7,665
Posted By pensioner
I was able to read your No2 article on Moss...

I was able to read your No2 article on Moss Tankers, while swanning around in WHS today, thought it was a good read until I came across the piece about the "Green Rusting Heap" that Cunard were...
Forum: Fishing Vessels 10th March 2013, 12:02
Replies: 362
Views: 133,824
Posted By pensioner
edi1939 Google Lowestoft fishing vessels...

edi1939

Google Lowestoft fishing vessels museum, they may be able to help. It is run by volunteers so you may have to pick your time to phone, the guy who was pretty knowledgable was a Jimmy Agus....
Forum: Port Line 24th January 2013, 22:30
Replies: 11
Views: 4,405
Posted By pensioner
Having sailed on some of the ships I was glad to...

Having sailed on some of the ships I was glad to see so many fine photos. Only one small observation it was PORT ALFRED not AFRED.
Congratulations.
Forum: Say Hello 12th January 2013, 21:38
Replies: 9
Views: 1,055
Posted By pensioner
Hello Debbie. Its suprising what info you...

Hello Debbie.

Its suprising what info you can find on this site. I was born a mile away from you at Lower Stoke, a War Baby, a large amount of my mothers family were born in Allhallows, Windhall...
Forum: Passenger Liners 5th January 2013, 21:43
Replies: 65
Views: 17,671
Posted By pensioner
Should be OK if sailing in Med as long as there...

Should be OK if sailing in Med as long as there are no Icebergs about.

Regards
Forum: Looking for Old Shipmates 5th January 2013, 21:37
Replies: 4
Views: 1,516
Posted By pensioner
Sorry Les! I'll apologise to Les Lewis, if I...

Sorry Les!
I'll apologise to Les Lewis, if I see him, for making that mistake it must have been a senior moment.

It's good to see that you are still around. Happy New Year to you and your family....
Forum: Looking for Old Shipmates 4th January 2013, 22:49
Replies: 4
Views: 1,516
Posted By pensioner
Hi Jeff. I sailed with CP for a number of...

Hi Jeff.
I sailed with CP for a number of years, but after the Angus, The only person I know that I sailed with was Don Tranter who was Skipper when I was with him. You may wish to send a PM to Les...
Forum: Other International Navies 1st January 2013, 22:25
Replies: 9
Views: 4,789
Posted By pensioner
As an apprentice electrical fitter I worked on...

As an apprentice electrical fitter I worked on the Ojibwa far a few weeks while on the submarine section, before going on to spend the remainder of my time in the yard, as an apprentice and then as...
Forum: Tankers 16th July 2012, 23:19
Replies: 43
Views: 10,597
Posted By pensioner
Hi Willum. Ray(speedie)Cullis joined IT in the...

Hi Willum.
Ray(speedie)Cullis joined IT in the Gulf after maiden voyage from La Spezia. I sailed with him as 3/E in Port Line, having obtained his Chiefs ticket gave him delusions of grandure,...
Forum: Tankers 1st July 2012, 22:24
Replies: 43
Views: 10,597
Posted By pensioner
Just as I was getting over my nightmares the...

Just as I was getting over my nightmares the cause rears it's ugly head again. Willum what year did you sail on IT. Was the sparky an Irish guy, very slim quiet and kept himself to himself as I think...
Forum: Places, People & Events of Maritime Interest 8th June 2012, 21:03
Replies: 11
Views: 3,465
Posted By pensioner
I watched also and likewise detected water coming...

I watched also and likewise detected water coming out of stern, via exhausts?
also when going through Thames Barrier; maybe the program was not so authentic as the makers were trying to suggest....
Forum: Cunard 29th May 2012, 21:56
Replies: 20
Views: 9,455
Posted By pensioner
I seem to have an idea that the Chief off the...

I seem to have an idea that the Chief off the Carinthia went to the QEII his name was Roy Forbes, I also sailed with his son, AKA Mini Three, in Port Line. Anybody help.

regards
Forum: News and Views from the Shipping World 29th February 2012, 20:39
Replies: 48
Views: 9,289
Posted By pensioner
If these stories are correct I can see some...

If these stories are correct I can see some useless legal eagle sharpening their pencil and checking how much their share of the compensation will be when they sue the company's for infringing the...
Forum: Royal Navy 22nd November 2011, 22:43
Replies: 199
Views: 26,399
Posted By pensioner
If we had to I wonder how many nationality's and...

If we had to I wonder how many nationality's and languages there would be on either ship and would this cause any conflict of religous doctrine?
regards(Pint)(Night)
Forum: Places, People & Events of Maritime Interest 15th October 2011, 21:28
Replies: 3
Views: 1,340
Posted By pensioner
Priors/Ipswich Ship Repair/ F&t Marine was...

Priors/Ipswich Ship Repair/ F&t Marine was situated on the left hand side of the Lock gates leading into Ipswich wetdock. Priors were the last main user of the boat slide. I believe it has been...
Forum: Looking for Old Shipmates 11th October 2011, 21:29
Replies: 254
Views: 65,591
Posted By pensioner
Albatross1. Were you on the Ambassador when she...

Albatross1.
Were you on the Ambassador when she decided to take on water in the Engine Room, half way across the Atlantic, I was on her as Lecky. Gamblin was O/M.
Regards
Forum: News and Views from the Shipping World 10th October 2011, 17:02
Replies: 7
Views: 1,315
Posted By pensioner
Hi Capkelly. I know that the antipodies are...

Hi Capkelly.
I know that the antipodies are supposed to walk upside-down, but could you please advise where they walk on their side, so that we could read this report without dislocating our necks....
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