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Search: Posts Made By: tom hanley
Forum: Bank Line 17th February 2007, 07:52
Replies: 49
Views: 9,959
Posted By tom hanley
Hi Rob, E Mail address is...

Hi Rob,
E Mail address is [email protected] Thanks again for your trouble.
Regards,
Tom
Forum: Bank Line 12th February 2007, 10:16
Replies: 49
Views: 9,959
Posted By tom hanley
Hi XRM, First of all hello to you, I...

Hi XRM,
First of all hello to you, I am an ex Nairnbank engineer and would appreciate a copy of the crew list if possible for the dates mentioned. It may help to jog my memory a bit! Not...
Forum: Coasters 25th January 2007, 09:58
Replies: 9
Views: 2,286
Posted By tom hanley
Hi Ruud, Thanks for the photo. When I...

Hi Ruud,
Thanks for the photo. When I was on her, she was owned and operated by Bob Roberts + his dog. Thanks for the history and sorry to hear she sank. Not a bad little ship, sailed like...
Forum: Coasters 24th January 2007, 12:29
Replies: 9
Views: 2,286
Posted By tom hanley
Hi to all, I sailed on a small...

Hi to all,
I sailed on a small coaster called "Vectis Isle", the owner/skipper was Bob Roberts who used to sail thames barges amongst other things. Only two of us on board most of the...
Forum: Port Line 24th January 2007, 01:00
Replies: 9
Views: 4,385
Posted By tom hanley
Hi Wes, I joined the Wellington in...

Hi Wes,
I joined the Wellington in London about March '61 and did only two trips to Aussie and back with Port Line before moving on. Sorry I don't remember your name. We did have two...
Forum: Say Hello 11th January 2007, 01:57
Replies: 30
Views: 2,144
Posted By tom hanley
Hi Mike, Yes I sailed on the...

Hi Mike,
Yes I sailed on the Willowbank and left her at Newcastle NSW.
Made my way to Sydney where I stayed with an old friend for a few years. Met my present wife there, moved to NZ and...
Forum: Bank Line 11th January 2007, 01:49
Replies: 41
Views: 11,045
Posted By tom hanley
Marconi Sahib, I remember...

Marconi Sahib,
I remember Rosie's very well. Went to her place several times when I was on the Nairnbank and Willowbank. Many, many great parties on board. Don't know how, but I...
Forum: Say Hello 8th January 2007, 00:28
Replies: 30
Views: 2,144
Posted By tom hanley
Hi Mike, I joined Nairnbank in...

Hi Mike,
I joined Nairnbank in Calcutta and paid off about a year later in Mombasa. The skippers name was W.W. Davies, 3rd eng. was Nigel Reid (Irish from Belfast) Can't remember the chief...
Forum: Royal Fleet Auxiliary 4th January 2007, 00:40
Replies: 30
Views: 6,814
Posted By tom hanley
Hi Degema, Thanks for the message and best...

Hi Degema,
Thanks for the message and best wishes for the New Year. I don't honestly remember too much about her, only all the RAS's and having to spend Easter on watch.
Regards,
Tom.
Forum: Say Hello 4th January 2007, 00:35
Replies: 30
Views: 2,144
Posted By tom hanley
Hi Mike, Sorry but I made a typo on the dates....

Hi Mike, Sorry but I made a typo on the dates. Wishfull thinking!! Dates should have been 1973 1974. The mates name was greame queedon. Not sure on the spelling of that. Some of the best sea time...
Forum: Royal Fleet Auxiliary 26th December 2006, 11:22
Replies: 30
Views: 6,814
Posted By tom hanley
Hi Tony, Good to hear from you. I...

Hi Tony,
Good to hear from you. I don't remember if we were aboard together or not, but hope you had a good Xmas and have a great New Year.
Regards,
Tom Hanley.
Forum: Port Line 20th December 2006, 11:44
Replies: 9
Views: 4,385
Posted By tom hanley
Thanks for that Portred, I'll check it out.

Thanks for that Portred, I'll check it out.
Forum: Say Hello 20th December 2006, 11:41
Replies: 9
Views: 1,750
Posted By tom hanley
Welcome aboard, Port Wellington was my first...

Welcome aboard,
Port Wellington was my first ship, had two trips to Aussie before leaving and joining RFA. Joined (I think) in '61
Regards,
Tom Hanley
Forum: Coasters 19th December 2006, 08:23
Replies: 2
Views: 2,185
Posted By tom hanley
Hi Ian, I had the dubious honour of...

Hi Ian,
I had the dubious honour of serving on the Vectis Isle along with it's owner Alf (Bob) Roberts in the early 60's. Bob sold his thames barge and bought it but did not understand...
Forum: Say Hello 19th December 2006, 01:04
Replies: 7
Views: 492
Posted By tom hanley
Thumbs up Hello to all

Hi, I have just signed up and I am an ex engineer with various companies including, Port line, Bank line and RFA. All this before 1975!!
Would like to hear from anyone with similar background. ...
Forum: Royal Fleet Auxiliary 18th December 2006, 13:00
Replies: 30
Views: 6,814
Posted By tom hanley
RFA Reliant

Greetings all, I spent some time on RFA Reliant in the far east mid 60s. Anyone else out there. Also was on the Black Ranger out of Portland about 63.
Regards to all
Tom Hanley
Forum: Port Line 18th December 2006, 12:40
Replies: 9
Views: 4,385
Posted By tom hanley
Port Wellington

(Jester) Hi All, anybody out there that sailed on the old Port Wellington about 1961 1962, would like to hear from you,
Regards,
Tom H
Forum: Say Hello 18th December 2006, 10:45
Replies: 30
Views: 2,144
Posted By tom hanley
Thumbs up Tom Hanley

Hi Mike,
I have just signed up and saw your message. I served on the Nairnbank around 1993 1994 as 4th Eng. Names I remember are Nigel Reid 3rd Eng. and W.W.Davies was the Captain. Some...
Forum: Say Hello 18th December 2006, 10:33
Replies: 30
Views: 2,144
Posted By tom hanley
Tom Hanley

Hi Mike,
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