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Search: Posts Made By: Newcastle Star
Forum: The Radio Room 24th January 2014, 12:55
Replies: 52
Views: 7,568
Posted By Newcastle Star
I tried to get any interested parties into the...

I tried to get any interested parties into the re- use of GND as a Maritime Communications Museum between 2003 to 2008 to no avail. I managed to get the building listed status with Historic Scotland...
Forum: The Radio Room 8th February 2013, 15:37
Replies: 9
Views: 2,935
Posted By Newcastle Star
Smile December 1960 my paybook number 20996 when I...

December 1960 my paybook number 20996 when I joined Marconi in Aberdeen before travelling to 1st ship M/T Thornaby at Swan Hunters.

Vernon Clark
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Forum: The Radio Room 10th February 2012, 09:59
Replies: 123
Views: 16,110
Posted By Newcastle Star
I was R/O on the Esso Africa anchored Bombay...

I was R/O on the Esso Africa anchored Bombay Roads waiting for the replacement deck and engine room crew to arrive. I went on deck and saw various ships flying at half mast and found out what had...
Forum: The Radio Room 31st January 2012, 12:01
Replies: 99
Views: 15,352
Posted By Newcastle Star
Esso Africa

Hi Bob

Saw the MQMF call sign. I took over from you when it was renamed ESSO AFRICA at Swan Hunters yard in the Tyne after a refit.
Problem ship regarding engine, took us nearly 2 months to get...
Forum: Looking for Old Shipmates 9th August 2011, 16:57
Replies: 2
Views: 1,495
Posted By Newcastle Star
Hi,, I checked the call signs you gave VK2CS is...

Hi,,
I checked the call signs you gave VK2CS is allocated to MR C D Stevenson of Mount Druitt, NSW but the Call Sighn VK2SC is no longer allocated although it has a log entry stating last...
Forum: Ship Research 3rd August 2011, 15:43
Replies: 88
Views: 28,396
Posted By Newcastle Star
Capt. Jas. Shaw

Hi Caroline,

I sailed as R/O on the Gloxinia, 3 trips with your Grandad between Feb 1962 to Oct 1962. What a Gentleman. The first words he shouted (Nicely) to me as I passed his cabin on the way...
Forum: The Radio Room 29th August 2009, 16:49
Replies: 10
Views: 1,213
Posted By Newcastle Star
Thumbs up Mr Weatherhead Siemens/AEI 1960's

I left MIMCO at East Ham after a run in with the ops staff and the so called union rep known as J.C. in 1961. Phoned Mr Weatherhead and was given a job right away. He asked if any preference to ship...
Forum: Blue Star Line 21st March 2009, 12:08
Replies: 4
Views: 1,452
Posted By Newcastle Star
Hi Michael, Sorry I missed this posting for...

Hi Michael,

Sorry I missed this posting for so long. I sailed with your Dad on the Newcastle Star in 1964. I was R/O at the time. Great guy and sorry to hear he died so young. I have my copy of...
Forum: Looking for Old Shipmates 10th March 2009, 14:59
Replies: 7
Views: 1,965
Posted By Newcastle Star
Smile Gloxinia Stag Line

I was R/O on the Glox with Capt. Jas Shaw Feb To Oct 1962. Did three trips with him untill she dry docked and ended up with Esso Africa (Ex Stanvac South Africa) for 1 year trip. Should have been two...
Forum: The Radio Room 5th March 2009, 09:25
Replies: 26
Views: 5,527
Posted By Newcastle Star
Stonehaven Radio Station (GND)

The Stonehaven Radio Station building is to be put on the market by BT and is not even giving consideration to our charity intent on saving the station to discuss ways to save the building.
Our...
Forum: Ben Line 4th November 2008, 12:16
Replies: 1
Views: 1,245
Posted By Newcastle Star
Ben MacDhui

I am one of the group trying to save Stonehaven Radio Station as a Museum to the Maritime Radio Service and the Merchant Navy www.stonehavenradiostation.co.uk
A long shot but looking for a photo of...
Forum: Blue Star Line 30th April 2007, 13:43
Replies: 7
Views: 3,477
Posted By Newcastle Star
Hi Hugh, My next experience after leaving...

Hi Hugh,

My next experience after leaving the Newcastle Star was working for Siemens/AEI in Woolwich. Being the ex R/O, I was sent onboard her to calibrate the D/F off Dover then down that same...
Forum: Blue Star Line 29th April 2007, 11:26
Replies: 7
Views: 3,477
Posted By Newcastle Star
Hi Rob, As far as I remember, the Bosun was...

Hi Rob,

As far as I remember, the Bosun was from Barra and he was the brother-in- law of Capt. Hunter, Chippie was the Bosun's best mate. Capt Hunter was from Glasgow. I saw him on a few...
Forum: Blue Star Line 20th April 2007, 10:27
Replies: 7
Views: 3,477
Posted By Newcastle Star
Newcastle Star Suez 1964

Last deep sea trips May 1964 to May 1965 to Aussie/New Zealand as R/O.
Great ship especially with the "Stornoway contingent". First time I had seen a chippie on the foredeck winch playing the...
Forum: Ship Research 19th November 2006, 10:39
Replies: 4
Views: 1,967
Posted By Newcastle Star
Smile Hi Herd & MacKenzie shipyard is in Buckie,...

Hi

Herd & MacKenzie shipyard is in Buckie, not Peterhead.

Have a contact at the shipyard and will email him to see if I can get any info for you.

Regards

Vernon Clark
Forum: Say Hello 22nd October 2006, 22:31
Replies: 14
Views: 861
Posted By Newcastle Star
Welcome Eric, Wimpey, my memory is of the...

Welcome Eric,

Wimpey, my memory is of the "Wimpey Seatiger" when she hit the "Auk Alpha" in the 1970's. Hope you were not responsible!!! Enjoy the site, it is great.

Cheers

An Aiberdeen...
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