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Search: Posts Made By: John Campbell
Forum: The Engine Room 15th June 2019, 12:12
Replies: 7
Views: 1,059
Posted By John Campbell
Great to hear from you and I too remember that...

Great to hear from you and I too remember that drydocking subsequent voyage to the Gulf. I remember we got a set of the latest hand held radios which were immediately flogged by persons unknown and...
Forum: The Engine Room 14th June 2019, 23:27
Replies: 7
Views: 1,059
Posted By John Campbell
I recognise the name and I sailed with the first...

I recognise the name and I sailed with the first Maltese Engineer in Caltex on the Caltex Plymouth when we dry docked there . Malta got its independence then as we were there for the ceremony.
Forum: Bank Line 5th November 2017, 12:18
Replies: 41
Views: 6,245
Posted By John Campbell
Alister, the Etrickbank had Radar but the Eskbank...

Alister, the Etrickbank had Radar but the Eskbank ,when I served on her did not in 1955 though she might have been retro fitted later.
The Southbank had radar retrofitted in 1952 as I remember and...
Forum: Bank Line 4th November 2017, 15:26
Replies: 41
Views: 6,245
Posted By John Campbell
Thanks Alan for that interesting find re the...

Thanks Alan for that interesting find re the Laganbank. I only served in two vessels without Radar and Gyro in Bank Line and they were the Clydebank and Eskbank. I can recall Capt Hale stopping the...
Forum: Bank Line 27th June 2017, 13:10
Replies: 64
Views: 14,778
Posted By John Campbell
The smell of the Cassabs store with the aroma of...

The smell of the Cassabs store with the aroma of Stockholm tar and linseed oil as you waited to issued with rags,waste and buckets for soogeing. Another thing yesterday my garden fence fell down and...
Forum: Say Hello 7th March 2017, 21:02
Replies: 11
Views: 1,465
Posted By John Campbell
Betty, there is a thread on this site called...

Betty, there is a thread on this site called "Rotterdam Pilot on the Corabank "and when you watch the YouTube film clip I am sure the Master on the ship is Alan.
Forum: Say Hello 7th March 2017, 20:51
Replies: 11
Views: 1,465
Posted By John Campbell
It is wonderful to see your posts Betty and great...

It is wonderful to see your posts Betty and great to recal your dear husband Allan whom we all remember with great affection. We were both Apprentices on The Eskbank and we were both at Robert...
Forum: Bank Line 4th January 2017, 17:50
Replies: 10
Views: 1,738
Posted By John Campbell
I think I recognise the Master of the Corabank,...

I think I recognise the Master of the Corabank, as Captain Alan McGregor from Aberdeen but I may be wrong
Forum: Houlder Brothers 26th November 2016, 12:49
Replies: 1,019
Views: 240,217
Posted By John Campbell
I passed your message on to Eddie - best regards...

I passed your message on to Eddie - best regards JC
Forum: Bank Line 21st September 2016, 21:19
Replies: 52
Views: 5,552
Posted By John Campbell
Enjoyed your book Alan, I started my seafaring in...

Enjoyed your book Alan, I started my seafaring in the same era in Bankline and was first trip ApprentIce on the Southbank sailing down the Thames on Coronation day bound Trinidad. The third mate on...
Forum: News and Views from the Shipping World 26th June 2016, 21:53
Replies: 25
Views: 3,313
Posted By John Campbell
It is now becoming common place, for foreign...

It is now becoming common place, for foreign flagged vessels visiting Scotland, to fly the Saltire instead of the proper"Courtesy" flag which is the Red Ensign.
I was amused to hear a remark from a...
Forum: Ben Line 26th March 2016, 00:15
Replies: 66
Views: 13,512
Posted By John Campbell
I have just finished your book and I must say it...

I have just finished your book and I must say it was an enjoyable read. I too was a cadet on the Dolphin a year after and Nigel Johnston was in our class. I went to Bank Line and had many of the...
Forum: BP Shipping 4th February 2016, 23:31
Replies: 28
Views: 4,962
Posted By John Campbell
Stuart Le Fevre spent some time in Aberdeen...

Stuart Le Fevre spent some time in Aberdeen together with George Buckingham where they were in charge of BP's Offshore Marine Operations . They both were chairmen of UKOOA Marine Committee, for a...
Forum: BP Shipping 3rd November 2015, 22:09
Replies: 40
Views: 5,981
Posted By John Campbell
Yes Adrian is no longer with us - he died a few...

Yes Adrian is no longer with us - he died a few years ago . He was employed by BP in Aberdeen in Offshore Operations. He was a member of the Nautical Institute where I met him at the meetings -he was...
Forum: Bank Line 13th October 2015, 11:58
Replies: 763
Views: 132,602
Posted By John Campbell
Bought two pairs and although they looked great...

Bought two pairs and although they looked great when new they quickly deteriorated in the wet and snow and were a waste of money. The leather jackets went the same way which was a pity.
B.A. was a...
Forum: The Radio Room 3rd August 2015, 21:46
Replies: 54
Views: 11,708
Posted By John Campbell
My first ship was the M.V. Southbank ,in 1952...

My first ship was the M.V. Southbank ,in 1952 ,and she had just been retro fitted with a Marconi Radar. The magnetron etc was fitted into a cupboard in an alleyway out side the oldman,s cabin. When...
Forum: News and Views from the Shipping World 8th January 2015, 17:04
Replies: 51
Views: 9,649
Posted By John Campbell
How about the Jag Ashanti. ?

How about the Jag Ashanti. ?
Forum: Bank Line 18th December 2014, 11:12
Replies: 15
Views: 3,377
Posted By John Campbell
I am a member of both sites and enjoy reading all...

I am a member of both sites and enjoy reading all the contributions I served from 1953 to 1960 (app tp 2nd Mate). No better Company to learn your trade
Forum: Bank Line 5th November 2014, 20:05
Replies: 64
Views: 14,778
Posted By John Campbell
Keith - I joined Foylebank- first trip 3rd Mate...

Keith - I joined Foylebank- first trip 3rd Mate with Twin Screw as Master on the 26.7.57 (Bromborough) and left her on 20.6.58, Yes T.S. was a nice chap and he had his Aussie wife with him. I will...
Forum: Books, Magazines, TV, Video & Publications 5th November 2014, 18:30
Replies: 61
Views: 7,912
Posted By John Campbell
I recall on my first trip to Oz and the hulabaloo...

I recall on my first trip to Oz and the hulabaloo that arose when we were discharging carbon black on the "Clydebank". The leader of the Union had a broad Scots accent and as the years passed it was...
Forum: Bank Line 5th November 2014, 17:19
Replies: 64
Views: 14,778
Posted By John Campbell
Yes I recall those days too. We just left...

Yes I recall those days too.
We just left Rabaul bound Panama for home when we had an incident with trhe medicine chest on the Foylebank. The Second Mate was attending to the Eng Bandary who had...
Forum: News and Views from the Shipping World 25th July 2014, 21:34
Replies: 3
Views: 1,644
Posted By John Campbell
A valiant Master Marner crosses the bar

From today's telegraph:-

Capt Hedley Kett, who has died aged 100, was a successful wartime submarine commander and, post-war, piloted ships in the North Sea and on the Thames.


In 1929 Kett...
Forum: Bank Line 17th June 2014, 20:27
Replies: 9
Views: 2,436
Posted By John Campbell
What a great description of that event and I can...

What a great description of that event and I can see it happening and it must have been spectacular. I too experienced the bores on the South and Teakbank and also while tied up alongside at Budge...
Forum: Blue Funnel Line 18th May 2014, 20:55
Replies: 45
Views: 8,689
Posted By John Campbell
Yes Ron these were thought to be the Bee's knees...

Yes Ron these were thought to be the Bee's knees but the self tensioning devices nearly caused a major disaster when they nearly led to a major disaster at Brunsbuttel when a Texaco vessel "walked"...
Forum: The Bridge 17th March 2014, 19:58
Replies: 8
Views: 1,794
Posted By John Campbell
You could try "The Hon Coy of Master Mariners "...

You could try "The Hon Coy of Master Mariners " on the "HQS Wellington" -Thames Embankment, as they have a great collection of Magazines of similar type in their wonderful library
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