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Search: Posts Made By: James Slater
Forum: British India Line 19th August 2013, 15:44
Replies: 6
Views: 2,542
Posted By James Slater
Hadn't realised you were a Lancashire Lad. My...

Hadn't realised you were a Lancashire Lad. My daughter and family live round the corner from where you lived as a lad.
Forum: British India Line 17th August 2013, 22:49
Replies: 6
Views: 2,542
Posted By James Slater
John, just read your book 'The World is my...

John, just read your book 'The World is my Ocean'. John Major lent it to me. I really enjoyed it. Best regards, James
Don't log in to shipsnostalgia very often
Forum: Say Hello 23rd March 2012, 20:17
Replies: 5
Views: 861
Posted By James Slater
Many thanks for the words of welcome.

Many thanks for the words of welcome.
Forum: Say Hello 23rd March 2012, 00:38
Replies: 5
Views: 861
Posted By James Slater
British India

Salaams,
I have been off site for a year but hopefully am back.
Are there any BI Engineer or Electrical staff out there who are not members of the BI Engineer Officers Association and would like to...
Forum: Looking for Old Shipmates 26th January 2010, 08:26
Replies: 2
Views: 1,085
Posted By James Slater
B.I. Engineers

I am secretary of the B.I. Engineer Officers Association. There are about 250 members. If I can help you to find anybody give me a call on 07702 124840.

James
Forum: P & O 26th January 2010, 08:22
Replies: 35
Views: 6,754
Posted By James Slater
I sailed with KC Smith on three occasions and...

I sailed with KC Smith on three occasions and have nothing but the greatest respect for him. I am still in contact with him, and his brother John.
Best regards, James
Forum: British India Line 24th June 2008, 16:14
Replies: 3
Views: 2,066
Posted By James Slater
I have just been doing some research for the...

I have just been doing some research for the daughter of one of the engineers who was on Vita 1941/42. She had an interesting war, being bombed at Tobruk and being on the scene when HMS Hermes was...
Forum: British India Line 15th January 2008, 09:59
Replies: 4
Views: 2,726
Posted By James Slater
John, Why don't you sign up with the B.I....

John,
Why don't you sign up with the B.I. Engineers Association. Membership is free and I may be able to put you in touch with some old buddies.
James Slater, secretary of the above association.
Forum: P & O 27th August 2006, 18:23
Replies: 10
Views: 1,646
Posted By James Slater
Dwarka

I know and am in contact with Squeeky Smith, also Alan Farley. I also have the DVD with the BBC program about the Dwarka.
Forum: British India Line 7th June 2006, 09:44
Replies: 0
Views: 1,485
Posted By James Slater
B.I. in Manchester

Salaams,

There will be an informal 'drop in' of BI staff in Manchester on Saturday 10 June. Venue is Waxy O'Connor's in the Printworks near to Victoria station.
if you are interested call me on...
Forum: British India Line 6th March 2006, 11:58
Replies: 11
Views: 1,945
Posted By James Slater
Keith, Were you a B.I. Engineer?

Keith,

Were you a B.I. Engineer?
Forum: British India Line 16th February 2006, 08:54
Replies: 11
Views: 1,945
Posted By James Slater
Keith, What do you need to know about the...

Keith,
What do you need to know about the Jelunga? She was the first ship I went deep sea on - some good memories from Australia on her.
James.
Forum: British India Line 6th January 2006, 13:52
Replies: 32
Views: 18,673
Posted By James Slater
Karanja

Karanja was on a bi-monthly run, she ran from Bombay to Seychelles, Mombassa, Dar-es-Salaam, Beira, Lourenco Marques, Nacala(optional), Durban.

James. (Pint)
Forum: P & O 2nd January 2006, 10:37
Replies: 19
Views: 2,011
Posted By James Slater
Strathfife

Mike,

Who are you? I also stood by the Fife and was with her for about six months.

James Slater
Forum: P & O 18th November 2005, 19:27
Replies: 25
Views: 6,598
Posted By James Slater
P&O books

Benjidog,

You mention the north of England. I live in Rochdale and have several books about P&O (and BI). You are welcome to see them if you live in the area.

James.
Forum: P & O 5th November 2005, 08:47
Replies: 19
Views: 2,011
Posted By James Slater
Dox, Yes I was Eastern Service - loved it...

Dox,

Yes I was Eastern Service - loved it but came off it after about 6 years for family reasons and couldn't get back on. Came ashore in 1979.
James.
Forum: P & O 5th November 2005, 08:42
Replies: 19
Views: 2,011
Posted By James Slater
Pompeyfan and Ruud, Thankyou for the links. ...

Pompeyfan and Ruud,

Thankyou for the links.

James.
Forum: P & O 2nd November 2005, 10:52
Replies: 19
Views: 2,011
Posted By James Slater
Strathfyne

Dox,
I was present at the launch of the Strathfyne, was standing-by the Fife at the time.

James.
Forum: British India Line 17th October 2005, 10:10
Replies: 6
Views: 1,908
Posted By James Slater
Don Belton

Dox,
I also sailed with Don.

He didn't attend the reunion and is not a member of the Association. I do not have any information on him.

If you were an engineer with BI why not contact be with...
Forum: British India Line 10th October 2005, 08:38
Replies: 10
Views: 5,153
Posted By James Slater
Sea _dog, With your pedigree you would be very...

Sea _dog,
With your pedigree you would be very welcome in the BIship group, membership is restricted to former BI staff and their relations.
Best regards,
James.
Forum: Blue Funnel Line 24th September 2005, 13:10
Replies: 8
Views: 2,967
Posted By James Slater
I now know of another account that is at odds...

I now know of another account that is at odds with what my contact seems to be saying. Watch this space.

James.
Forum: Blue Funnel Line 24th September 2005, 11:50
Replies: 8
Views: 2,967
Posted By James Slater
I have read the diary kept by one of the Gandara...

I have read the diary kept by one of the Gandara officers while he was in the lifeboat about taking the Dardanus in tow and the subsequent attack on both ships. He is quite clear that the Dardanus...
Forum: Blue Funnel Line 22nd September 2005, 14:17
Replies: 8
Views: 2,967
Posted By James Slater
I don't know the answer to the above. Nothing...

I don't know the answer to the above. Nothing was ever heard of the 'officers' by my contact.

James.
Forum: Blue Funnel Line 22nd September 2005, 10:02
Replies: 8
Views: 2,967
Posted By James Slater
SS Dardanus

I have an account of the sinking of the Dardanus in April 1942. She had been attacked by the Japanese and abandoned by her officers, leaving the Chinese crew on board. The BI ship Gandara took her...
Forum: Historic Shipping lines and Ships 7th September 2005, 14:19
Replies: 3
Views: 1,249
Posted By James Slater
I sailed on Strathnevis June-October 1976 then...

I sailed on Strathnevis June-October 1976 then August-December 1977 (my last trip as a single man).

Jamess Slater
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