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Search: Posts Made By: WilliamH
Forum: Elder Dempster 18th June 2020, 16:15
Replies: 70
Views: 4,879
Posted By WilliamH
I was in ED's for six years and I found that...

I was in ED's for six years and I found that while the ship was in Liverpool you could not get a seat in the Dining Saloon at lunch time, it was full of imps, pimps and banjo players from the office.
Forum: Looking for Old Shipmates 1st March 2018, 14:46
Replies: 630
Views: 237,471
Posted By WilliamH
I'm sorry to hear about your Dad, he was...

I'm sorry to hear about your Dad, he was certainly a character, I stood by the Chelsea Bridge in Aioi, Japan with him, he was the captain.
Forum: Shell 21st February 2018, 15:43
Replies: 32
Views: 5,165
Posted By WilliamH
Palm oil chop, in Elder Dempsters, the first time...

Palm oil chop, in Elder Dempsters, the first time I tasted it, I hated it, but by the time I left the company 6 years later I was almost addicted to it.
Forum: Histories 15th January 2018, 15:05
Replies: 7
Views: 3,415
Posted By WilliamH
There were two companies, Cory Brothers and...

There were two companies, Cory Brothers and William Cory & co, I do not know if they were connected in any way. I worked for William Cory & Co for 3years 1962 to 1965 at that time they had a fleet of...
Forum: News and Views from the Shipping World 13th September 2017, 11:05
Replies: 212
Views: 15,709
Posted By WilliamH
The two options, you have quoted above, seem to...

The two options, you have quoted above, seem to me, an engineer and unqualified in marine navigation, to be an obvious and common sense, so I would suggest it is not the lack of qualifications that...
Forum: Royal Navy 7th September 2017, 15:25
Replies: 15
Views: 1,875
Posted By WilliamH
Five new frigates, they should be able to keep...

Five new frigates, they should be able to keep two at sea at any one time, but remember they are going to need two task forces to defend their new aircraft carriers.
Forum: News and Views from the Shipping World 21st August 2017, 15:48
Replies: 212
Views: 15,709
Posted By WilliamH
No doubt there will be an inquiry, and the...

No doubt there will be an inquiry, and the experts will go round and round trying to avoid coming to the obvious conclusion, which is that the officers on one or both of the vessels are incompetent....
Forum: News and Views from the Shipping World 17th August 2017, 15:26
Replies: 3
Views: 445
Posted By WilliamH
I think it arrived yesterday.

I think it arrived yesterday.
Forum: The Engine Room 9th August 2017, 10:05
Replies: 50
Views: 6,897
Posted By WilliamH
I watched part of an episode and a fault...

I watched part of an episode and a fault developed on the refrigerating system, the Captain decided to return to port for repairs, I switched off in disgust.
Forum: Coasters 25th June 2017, 09:54
Replies: 13
Views: 3,829
Posted By WilliamH
I sailed on the Corbank in1961/62 as 3rd Eng, the...

I sailed on the Corbank in1961/62 as 3rd Eng, the engine room compliment was C Eng. 2nd Eng, 3rd Eng and one donkeyman. The deck officers were made up of Captain, 1st Mate and 2nd Mate.
Forum: Coasters 12th January 2017, 16:58
Replies: 13
Views: 3,829
Posted By WilliamH
I sailed on the Corbank, 3rd Eng, in 1962/63. I...

I sailed on the Corbank, 3rd Eng, in 1962/63. I liked the ship and the people onboard, only trouble I never had any money, to many ports. If you watch the movie, Get Carter, starring Micheal Caine...
Forum: Historic Shipping lines and Ships 8th January 2017, 16:20
Replies: 88
Views: 12,108
Posted By WilliamH
I saw an interesting piece on a programme called...

I saw an interesting piece on a programme called Mysteries of the Museum about the Titanic. The piece related to the wireless traffic at the time of the sinking, the researcher said it was chaos...
Forum: The Radio Room 27th October 2016, 14:04
Replies: 382
Views: 111,032
Posted By WilliamH
The best bars are the ones you can not remember...

The best bars are the ones you can not remember being in.
Forum: News and Views from the Shipping World 12th April 2016, 13:18
Replies: 65
Views: 7,881
Posted By WilliamH
Revealing his tax return is a red herring, if he...

Revealing his tax return is a red herring, if he has done anything illegal he is not going to show it on his tax return.
Forum: The Engine Room 31st January 2016, 09:17
Replies: 116
Views: 17,995
Posted By WilliamH
The mixture you mention was steam cylinder oil...

The mixture you mention was steam cylinder oil and graphite, I used it for putting on steam packing (Beldams Serpent A) when packing steam glands, painting it on steam valve spindles (kept them free...
Forum: Royal Navy 30th January 2016, 16:22
Replies: 27
Views: 12,893
Posted By WilliamH
Can any one remember the name of the admiral who...

Can any one remember the name of the admiral who was in command of the operation.
Forum: J & J Denholm 30th January 2016, 15:55
Replies: 272
Views: 63,149
Posted By WilliamH
I'm still around, though maybe a little rounder...

I'm still around, though maybe a little rounder than I was when sailing in Denholms. I was on Chelsea Bridge (on loan from Silver Line) then Chemical Venturer, Glenpark, and Connon Forest, which was...
Forum: Ferries 10th May 2015, 17:19
Replies: 5
Views: 2,950
Posted By WilliamH
Why is the bow visor there, if the vessel can...

Why is the bow visor there, if the vessel can leave port with it open then why have a bow visor. So a question is the vessel seaworthy with the bow visor open?
Forum: Looking for Old Shipmates 18th February 2015, 09:45
Replies: 3
Views: 1,653
Posted By WilliamH
There was, during my time in Ocean Fleets, a...

There was, during my time in Ocean Fleets, a Second Engineer known as Bull Anderson, could this be him.
Forum: News and Views from the Shipping World 28th January 2015, 15:57
Replies: 4,191
Views: 808,976
Posted By WilliamH
It seems a light punishment for killing more than...

It seems a light punishment for killing more than thirty people though an act stupidity and vanity.
Forum: Looking for Old Shipmates 9th December 2014, 16:15
Replies: 23
Views: 6,650
Posted By WilliamH
For some unknown reason I always thought she was...

For some unknown reason I always thought she was called Sir Harry Richardson, I have checked in Lloyds and could only find three CEGB vessels with the prefix Sir, the Sir John Snell, the Sir...
Forum: Looking for Old Shipmates 8th December 2014, 11:44
Replies: 173
Views: 47,775
Posted By WilliamH
ED chief stewards, I remember an accident...

ED chief stewards, I remember an accident alongside Appa quay. While warping up the quay some crew boys were thrown over the drum end of the windlass, the Chief Steward attended the scene, the...
Forum: Say Hello 28th November 2014, 15:41
Replies: 17
Views: 2,590
Posted By WilliamH
I was not talking about jokes, I was talking...

I was not talking about jokes, I was talking about good manners.
Forum: Say Hello 28th November 2014, 11:14
Replies: 17
Views: 2,590
Posted By WilliamH
I don't think your post is a good way to welcome...

I don't think your post is a good way to welcome a new member to the site.
Forum: The Galley 26th November 2014, 16:31
Replies: 15
Views: 4,043
Posted By WilliamH
The salt ration equates to more than 8 grams per...

The salt ration equates to more than 8 grams per day, very unhealthy by todays standards.
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