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Search: Posts Made By: captainchris
Forum: Cunard 8th December 2009, 07:18
Replies: 32
Views: 4,104
Posted By captainchris
We used to load copper ingots at Perth Amboy on...

We used to load copper ingots at Perth Amboy on Cunards Andania in the early sixties.

Cheers,

Chris
Forum: Computers and The Internet 29th November 2009, 06:18
Replies: 61
Views: 5,931
Posted By captainchris
Thanks all. I have been putting off subscribing...

Thanks all. I have been putting off subscribing for a long time as I log off before I remember, I have now donated. As I always leave a bit in the bottom of my pint, it works out about the same as my...
Forum: Other Companies/Ships 14th November 2009, 10:21
Replies: 0
Views: 894
Posted By captainchris
Supernal 1873 J.Westoll Sunderland

I am trying to find out about a ship called SUPERNAL owned by J.Westoll of Sunderland.

So far from Miramar, I have Blt 1873 at Bartram Haswell Sunderland, ON 68895, Tonnage 1186, LPP 70.5m Beam...
Forum: Computers and The Internet 18th October 2009, 16:49
Replies: 45
Views: 3,670
Posted By captainchris
Hi All, A friend of mine has a problem. ...

Hi All,

A friend of mine has a problem.

Every time she starts up a sign comes up that System 32 is not working. I checked this on the internet as I am not there, and recommendations said IE8...
Forum: Cunard 20th September 2009, 08:06
Replies: 14
Views: 4,097
Posted By captainchris
I did hear a few years ago that after he retired...

I did hear a few years ago that after he retired he went as 2nd Mate on one of Marpro's coasters. It was said that he really enjoyed it and that had he known about the coasting life years ago he...
Forum: News and Views from the Shipping World 19th July 2009, 09:01
Replies: 3
Views: 995
Posted By captainchris
The BBC needs geography lessons if they say...

The BBC needs geography lessons if they say Valletta is in Russia!!

Chris
Forum: Looking for Old Shipmates 8th May 2009, 09:22
Replies: 8
Views: 1,898
Posted By captainchris
I was at the Vindi from August 6 1963 in Hut B3....

I was at the Vindi from August 6 1963 in Hut B3. I don't recall the names you quote. What period of 1963 was it?
Welcome to the site.

Best regards,
Chris
Forum: Tramp Steamers 16th February 2009, 20:02
Replies: 165
Views: 59,635
Posted By captainchris
I believe it is against 'elf and safety now,...

I believe it is against 'elf and safety now, except in an emergency to do splicing. Everything has to be "certified" so hardly any seaman can actually do a splice nowadays.

Chris
Forum: News and Views from the Shipping World 2nd January 2009, 06:53
Replies: 42
Views: 3,854
Posted By captainchris
All signed up. Happy New Year to all. ...

All signed up. Happy New Year to all.

Regards,
Chris
Forum: News and Views from the Shipping World 20th October 2008, 07:25
Replies: 9
Views: 1,090
Posted By captainchris
Rainbow Warrier is sitting ahead of me in West...

Rainbow Warrier is sitting ahead of me in West India Dock, we are made of wood so I had better triple my nightwatchmen!!!
Regards
Chris
Forum: Passenger Liners 20th October 2008, 07:21
Replies: 3
Views: 1,254
Posted By captainchris
Without seeing a picture I assume the red boat is...

Without seeing a picture I assume the red boat is the rescue boat ready for immediate use for the likes of man overboard, the white ones are normal lifeboats, and the others are tenders for ferrying...
Forum: Ship Research 7th September 2008, 19:40
Replies: 4
Views: 1,115
Posted By captainchris
Hi Angus, Were you on Andania? I was on her...

Hi Angus,

Were you on Andania? I was on her 1963. I have photo's of her but I'm not sure of the copyright, but I suppose I can send the PM?

Best regards,
Chris
Forum: News and Views from the Shipping World 6th September 2008, 17:23
Replies: 1,076
Views: 92,045
Posted By captainchris
Hi Robert, Age lapse there. Socotra used to...

Hi Robert,

Age lapse there. Socotra used to run from Aden to Socotra, (wouldn't like to do that now). There used to be a Yorkie Captain at the time but I forget his name.

Cheers,
Chris
Forum: Ship Research 6th September 2008, 17:00
Replies: 22
Views: 3,064
Posted By captainchris
I must admit that I never thought about this...

I must admit that I never thought about this before, but at Dartford the Cobelfret ferries go either port side or starboard to, depending on either lower or upper berth, also at Purfleet the same...
Forum: News and Views from the Shipping World 6th September 2008, 16:13
Replies: 1,076
Views: 92,045
Posted By captainchris
Hi Robert, Were you on the Socotra by any...

Hi Robert,
Were you on the Socotra by any chance?

Best regards
Chris
Forum: Nautical Colleges 24th August 2008, 21:09
Replies: 119
Views: 35,887
Posted By captainchris
Phoenix is still there, but everywhere else,...

Phoenix is still there, but everywhere else, apart from Bum Daddies is gone

Chris
Forum: News and Views from the Shipping World 20th August 2008, 08:06
Replies: 305
Views: 68,675
Posted By captainchris
She is alongside just below Barrier Gardens Pier...

She is alongside just below Barrier Gardens Pier looking very sorry for herself. I have seen people on board but not doing much. They seem to be in a caravan on the upper deck.

Best regards,...
Forum: The Bridge 12th August 2008, 19:24
Replies: 187
Views: 28,332
Posted By captainchris
Hi Robert/Bob, The theory behind it all is...

Hi Robert/Bob,
The theory behind it all is dependant on which hand you use the controls. If you have a right handed engine and you use your right hand on the controls, follow the shoulder, the...
Forum: Say Hello 12th August 2008, 18:58
Replies: 15
Views: 1,041
Posted By captainchris
Hi Jim, When were you there? I was on...

Hi Jim,

When were you there?

I was on the Vindi from August 6th 1963 until whenever as I got a week on the course for breaking the paint locker window!!

Best regards,

Chris
Forum: SN Directory Discussion 10th August 2008, 19:26
Replies: 1
Views: 1,293
Posted By captainchris
I have already posted under the Court Line thread...

I have already posted under the Court Line thread about the escape.

Best regards,

Chris
Forum: Tankers 10th August 2008, 19:24
Replies: 4
Views: 3,313
Posted By captainchris
I think I have already put the full story under...

I think I have already put the full story under Court Line previously. I was 2nd Mate on the escape from Canada so my full recollections are on that thread.
Best regards
Chris
Forum: Ship Research 10th August 2008, 18:16
Replies: 8
Views: 1,695
Posted By captainchris
Hi Mandy, I was 2nd Mate on Richmond Queen for...

Hi Mandy,
I was 2nd Mate on Richmond Queen for 2 years or so,was your father from Anglesey? The vessel used to be the Somerset Coast before Richmond Queen, some photos show her in black and brown...
Forum: The Bridge 3rd August 2008, 20:54
Replies: 187
Views: 28,332
Posted By captainchris
I am not sure what you mean about "self takers"...

I am not sure what you mean about "self takers" but I used to do my own pilotage up as far as Battersea on the Thames and still do, although on passenger vessels. There don't seem to be any Pilots...
Forum: News and Views from the Shipping World 9th July 2008, 21:31
Replies: 27
Views: 2,810
Posted By captainchris
I do thinkthat the remark was in bad taste, the...

I do thinkthat the remark was in bad taste, the couple are obviously getting on a bit and it was probably a trip of a life time.An extra 900 would probably mean a lot to them. They may not be...
Forum: News and Views from the Shipping World 6th June 2008, 21:05
Replies: 32
Views: 4,255
Posted By captainchris
I heard last year that both vessels were...

I heard last year that both vessels were employing Eastern Europeans, and this made me think that with quite a number of UK seafarers, especially in the Bristol area for Balmoral, who would quite...
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