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Search: Posts Made By: willincity
Forum: Other Companies/Ships 21st May 2019, 14:46
Replies: 372
Views: 93,146
Posted By willincity
I have just learnt of the passing of Gordon...

I have just learnt of the passing of Gordon Coates, former Mate and Master with Rowbothams and sailed predominantly on the chemical ships.

He actually passed away 3 years ago but I have just been...
Forum: The Engine Room 14th February 2019, 16:39
Replies: 30
Views: 2,718
Posted By willincity
You sound like a PSNC man to me :) And of...

You sound like a PSNC man to me :)
And of course Jako's bar for afters
Forum: News and Views from the Shipping World 13th February 2019, 23:44
Replies: 18
Views: 2,230
Posted By willincity
Why would a Danish owned company want to fly a UK...

Why would a Danish owned company want to fly a UK flag admiration in the first place.

Now the concessions/benefits have dried up its time to skedaddle.

Cannot see nothing wrong with the...
Forum: The Engine Room 13th February 2019, 23:36
Replies: 30
Views: 2,718
Posted By willincity
Trust a deck chap to come wandering into a thread...

Trust a deck chap to come wandering into a thread when he read "Scrubbers" as the subject matter. :(


Times I've done that when I heard the C/E say we'll have to pull that unit when we're in...
Forum: Non-Seafaring Obituaries 13th February 2019, 08:22
Replies: 8
Views: 538
Posted By willincity
John Haynes (OBE)

I replaced the camshaft on my Mk1 Cortina using a Haynes Manual. The detail was bloody marvellous.
...
Forum: Other Companies/Ships 15th January 2019, 22:55
Replies: 372
Views: 93,146
Posted By willincity
Sorry if this has been posted before but I, just...

Sorry if this has been posted before but I, just by chance, came across this piece.

Captain Frank Craske (RIP)

http://www.pwsts.org.uk/frank.htm
Forum: Non-Seafaring Obituaries 10th July 2018, 12:47
Replies: 16
Views: 1,485
Posted By willincity
Lord Carrington

Last surviving member of Churchills cabinet died last night aged 99. Ironically the last foreign sec to resign office died on the same day as the previous floppy haired incumbent to quit the same...
Forum: Non-Seafaring Obituaries 22nd January 2018, 14:28
Replies: 5
Views: 337
Posted By willincity
I regarded Jimmy Armfield the best right back in...

I regarded Jimmy Armfield the best right back in England.
He was named in the team of the tournament after the 1962 World Cup in Chile.
Was injured leading up to the '66 World Cup by the time he...
Forum: News and Views from the Shipping World 7th January 2018, 18:49
Replies: 34
Views: 5,058
Posted By willincity
32 crew members are missing ! but some bollox...

32 crew members are missing ! but some bollox from the Iranian oil Ministry in a statement says the ship and its cargo were insured.
Well that's just fine and dandy...................

Let us...
Forum: Ship Research 29th December 2017, 10:48
Replies: 9
Views: 1,004
Posted By willincity
Evginia Chandris. As you may know she was on...

Evginia Chandris.

As you may know she was on the design of the SHELL "M" class vessels of the day that were built in Denmark.

Actually she was originally ordered for Chevron but they canceled...
Forum: Non-Seafaring Obituaries 6th December 2017, 07:12
Replies: 2
Views: 587
Posted By willincity
Johnny Hallyday

French rock and roller for those unfamiliar. 100,000,000 records sold.

www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-42247551

Anyone who has travelled through France will probably have heard of him, a great...
Forum: Non-Seafaring Obituaries 5th December 2017, 21:37
Replies: 31
Views: 1,992
Posted By willincity
The BBC are filming a new drama early 2018 called...

The BBC are filming a new drama early 2018 called the Trial of Christine Keeler. Rather timely. Should be interesting.

Bit of a “lad” that Profumo
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-42245839
Forum: News and Views from the Shipping World 14th September 2017, 09:48
Replies: 12
Views: 1,061
Posted By willincity
There was also a monument to the Jervis Bay in...

There was also a monument to the Jervis Bay in London. If I recall correctly the main room of the Merchant Navy Hotel (was known as the "Jervis Bay Room", and included a display detailing the action....
Forum: Non-Seafaring Obituaries 18th August 2017, 17:01
Replies: 14
Views: 732
Posted By willincity
89 y-o mind, didn't he do well. RIP Sir Bruce...

89 y-o mind, didn't he do well.
RIP Sir Bruce ................. a true entertainer.
Forum: News and Views from the Shipping World 13th July 2017, 07:15
Replies: 2
Views: 732
Posted By willincity
This is different!

London, Jul 12 -- A press report, dated today, states: The government of Somalia has asked fully cellular containership MSC Alice (16803 gt, built 2003), which was accused of cutting the fibre optic...
Forum: Non-Seafaring Obituaries 17th May 2017, 10:17
Replies: 24
Views: 1,145
Posted By willincity
No more to see here, lets move on. (There is...

No more to see here, lets move on.

(There is a thread running in Stormy Weather to kick the lumps out of this topic)
Forum: Non-Seafaring Obituaries 16th May 2017, 10:03
Replies: 24
Views: 1,145
Posted By willincity
May be mine is an unpopular view but I believe...

May be mine is an unpopular view but I believe even the worst people alive are more damaged than they are evil. I feel no sympathy for him and there's no regret from me he died (clearly) but I can't...
Forum: Non-Seafaring Obituaries 19th March 2017, 01:08
Replies: 35
Views: 2,301
Posted By willincity
One of the greatest lyricists of all time: ...

One of the greatest lyricists of all time:

As I was motivatin' over the hill
I saw Mabellene in a Coup de Ville
A Cadillac arollin' on the open road
Nothin' will outrun my V8 Ford
The Cadillac...
Forum: Ship Research 17th February 2017, 08:08
Replies: 8
Views: 1,548
Posted By willincity
Many thanks for your clarification. The old girl...

Many thanks for your clarification. The old girl did well to last 30 years, she was a real plodder, just a very basic 4 legged Doxford, hand steering in the seaway but what an education for young...
Forum: Ship Research 14th February 2017, 13:48
Replies: 8
Views: 1,548
Posted By willincity
I sailed on the Charlton Mira in the mid 60's,...

I sailed on the Charlton Mira in the mid 60's, she was a five hatch bulk-carrier trading from April to October between Sydney Nova Scotia up into the St Lawrence (Montreal, Quebec, Three Rivers and...
Forum: Non-Seafaring Obituaries 26th September 2016, 08:38
Replies: 5
Views: 599
Posted By willincity
Arnold Palmer

One of the greatest men to pick up a stick and swing it!
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-37469392

As a sport, golf is not to everyone's taste and, like many others, I'm not about to...
Forum: Non-Seafaring Obituaries 21st April 2016, 20:35
Replies: 25
Views: 2,125
Posted By willincity
I was just running that when I knocked out the...

I was just running that when I knocked out the original post:
..............a classic!
Forum: Non-Seafaring Obituaries 21st April 2016, 20:27
Replies: 25
Views: 2,125
Posted By willincity
Now Prince has been collected by the Grim Reaper ...

Odd as he may have appeared I really enjoyed his work.Whether you like his music or not, he was a musical genius an incredibly talented bloke.

He was like Marvin Gaye in his outstanding...
Forum: Non-Seafaring Obituaries 24th March 2016, 14:34
Replies: 25
Views: 2,119
Posted By willincity
Cruyff................. a surname that you...

Cruyff................. a surname that you automatically associate with legends of the game.
As Harry mentioned he named his son Jordi this was to annoy Franco who had banned the name,Cruyff had to...
Forum: Non-Seafaring Obituaries 10th March 2016, 10:53
Replies: 7
Views: 1,133
Posted By willincity
I have just seen this about Martin Crowe; No...

I have just seen this about Martin Crowe;
No age to die , great innovative captain for NZ .
Probably the greatest modern batsmen NZ ever had. Not sure if he was the greatest ever Bert Sutcliffe...
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