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Forum: Tramp Steamers 27th September 2017, 18:06
Replies: 53
Views: 19,545
Posted By bgrace
Hi Dave been trying to recall him but only have a...

Hi Dave been trying to recall him but only have a memory of a round chubby Londoner who had black slick ' brycleam' hair but checking the crew list there was another Londoner who was Assist Steward...
Forum: Tramp Steamers 23rd September 2017, 19:06
Replies: 53
Views: 19,545
Posted By bgrace
Sailed with Ernie Hone from March to October 1960...

Sailed with Ernie Hone from March to October 1960 on the Scorton
Forum: Tramp Steamers 10th January 2017, 12:07
Replies: 31
Views: 13,210
Posted By bgrace
Some great pics, enjoyed them especially...

Some great pics, enjoyed them especially remembering having to batten down the hatches with the waves coming over the bow
Forum: Tramp Steamers 9th January 2017, 23:46
Replies: 31
Views: 13,210
Posted By bgrace
Thanks Alistair for your nice comments I am...

Thanks Alistair for your nice comments
I am delighted for you in that you achieved your ambition to get all your tickets, this is one thing that deeply regret now that I didn't

Brian
Forum: Tramp Steamers 9th January 2017, 23:32
Replies: 31
Views: 13,210
Posted By bgrace
Thanks for the good comments

It took me several years to complete this article
From the outset I wanted it to be factual especially the crew names in case in years to come anyone looking for their family
I wrote the first 2...
Forum: Tramp Steamers 25th December 2014, 21:46
Replies: 86
Views: 32,282
Posted By bgrace
I had a somewhat similar experience, I was into...

I had a somewhat similar experience, I was into my first weeks as a 3rd Mate, we were coasting between Liverpool and Holland, one night it was a pea souper and I was looking for the East Goodwin...
Forum: Fishing Vessels 26th April 2014, 18:28
Replies: 1
Views: 724
Posted By bgrace
Boats fishing

are there any rules on which side a boat casts its nets , if not , how do you know which side they are or is it by the position of their lights, I am thinking about night time
Forum: Tramp Steamers 14th February 2014, 09:32
Replies: 31
Views: 13,210
Posted By bgrace
update

i have updated with more factual info i have recd from the newfoundland archives
Forum: Tramp Steamers 25th February 2013, 20:10
Replies: 86
Views: 32,282
Posted By bgrace
if it had been, there wouldn't be much flesh, she...

if it had been, there wouldn't be much flesh, she died in 1952
Forum: Tramp Steamers 24th February 2013, 18:04
Replies: 86
Views: 32,282
Posted By bgrace
I had a near death experience in Buenos Aires in...

I had a near death experience in Buenos Aires in 57 or 58 , we went ashore heading for a club, a few streets away from us we could see large fires and a lot of gunfire and shouting, we later found...
Forum: Tramp Steamers 31st December 2012, 19:39
Replies: 110
Views: 25,159
Posted By bgrace
the reason I asked that question , I am trying to...

the reason I asked that question , I am trying to recall why I didn't take it, I remember going to the Liverpool School but then signed on as a 3rd Mate, it must have been either I didn't have enough...
Forum: Tramp Steamers 31st December 2012, 17:53
Replies: 110
Views: 25,159
Posted By bgrace
Were there any GCSE requirements in order to take...

Were there any GCSE requirements in order to take the 2nd Mate Certificate?
Forum: Tramp Steamers 30th December 2012, 22:57
Replies: 110
Views: 25,159
Posted By bgrace
I had a similar experience, not sure if it was my...

I had a similar experience, not sure if it was my first watch as a 3rd Mate but it was very early on, the Old Man was permantley drunk , old and he used go to bed and tell me in no uncertain terms...
Forum: Tramp Steamers 29th July 2012, 19:37
Replies: 25
Views: 10,250
Posted By bgrace
crew lists are held at the following ...

crew lists are held at the following

Original crew-list documents

The findmypast.co.uk crew lists are indexes only. You will not see original crew list documents online, but you can use these...
Forum: Tramp Steamers 11th May 2011, 22:24
Replies: 31
Views: 13,210
Posted By bgrace
Beginning life as a Deck Apprentice

http://briangrace.blogspot.com/
Forum: Tramp Steamers 22nd March 2010, 20:34
Replies: 110
Views: 25,159
Posted By bgrace
Deck Apprentices

I was an apprentice with Chapman & Willan (Chatty Chapmans) and I wholeheartly agree with some comments that we were cheap labour and signed off as Officers with little or no navigating experience....
Forum: Looking for Old Shipmates 19th September 2009, 21:35
Replies: 17
Views: 3,594
Posted By bgrace
just to add a few more details his name was W...

just to add a few more details
his name was W H Peacock
His wife was Evelyn and he lived at 11 Mount Pleasant rd, Whitby
don't know his exact birthday but he was 44 in april 1959
his merchant...
Forum: Looking for Old Shipmates 19th September 2009, 21:17
Replies: 17
Views: 3,594
Posted By bgrace
I sailed with Captain Bill Peacock in 1959 - 61...

I sailed with Captain Bill Peacock in 1959 - 61 on the Scorton , i was an apprentice with Chatty Chapmans
he gave me a stern lecture when i told him i was packing in the Merchant Navy
I have the...
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