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Search: Posts Made By: MikeK
Forum: Other Companies/Ships 26th May 2020, 08:16
Replies: 420
Views: 80,173
Posted By MikeK
Hi Nick Yes you are right about the year....

Hi Nick
Yes you are right about the year. According to the discharge book I joined as 3rd mate in Sept 64, got promoted to 2nd mate in July
65 and Paid off in Jan 66.

Somebody kindly gave me a...
Forum: Other Companies/Ships 24th May 2020, 07:51
Replies: 420
Views: 80,173
Posted By MikeK
Certainly not me ! Mike

Certainly not me !

Mike
Forum: Other Companies/Ships 2nd May 2020, 09:26
Replies: 420
Views: 80,173
Posted By MikeK
Morning Nick, hope you are well. Yes it looks...

Morning Nick, hope you are well.
Yes it looks like we are becoming few and far between! I keep an eye on the new posts section just in case. Next year will be my big eight zero so who knows if I...
Forum: Other Companies/Ships 1st May 2020, 12:18
Replies: 420
Views: 80,173
Posted By MikeK
Hi Pete, just had a mail from SN saying they had...

Hi Pete, just had a mail from SN saying they had tried to post a mail from you but couldn't as my box was full. Sorry about that didn't realise it filled up so quickly. All deleted now so yards of...
Forum: Other Companies/Ships 27th April 2020, 12:05
Replies: 420
Views: 80,173
Posted By MikeK
Hi, I was 2nd Mate on the E. Argosy for 3 months...

Hi, I was 2nd Mate on the E. Argosy for 3 months 14/9/67 to 9/12/67, signed
on and paid off in Brisbane. (I remember having a great night on someones launch in Breakfast Creek on pay off day then...
Forum: The Radio Room 29th September 2019, 08:25
Replies: 37
Views: 4,676
Posted By MikeK
Boom Boom ! very good John. I could say very dry...

Boom Boom ! very good John. I could say very dry indeed no pun intended. I wonder why they hung the frogman ?

Mike
Forum: Ship Research 27th April 2019, 08:06
Replies: 22
Views: 4,317
Posted By MikeK
Definitely go with the ship's bell clapper...

Definitely go with the ship's bell clapper supporters

Mike
Forum: Histories 6th March 2019, 08:03
Replies: 5
Views: 1,404
Posted By MikeK
I have a feeling I read years ago about a set of...

I have a feeling I read years ago about a set of rapids in the Yangtse that were not navigable by the junks and they were hauled out and manhandled above the problem

Mike
Forum: Books, Magazines, TV, Video & Publications 8th February 2019, 07:36
Replies: 3
Views: 902
Posted By MikeK
You can get many articles on the subject by...

You can get many articles on the subject by simply Googling the topic. (It was 1.2 billion !!)

Mike
Forum: Ship Research 19th January 2019, 09:09
Replies: 8
Views: 1,501
Posted By MikeK
My pal's father used to work at the one on the...

My pal's father used to work at the one on the riverside at North Shieds many many years ago.
There used to be a local joke about it :

One dark night a vessel loomed up bound up the Tyne
The...
Forum: Looking for Old Shipmates 26th September 2018, 06:48
Replies: 11
Views: 1,813
Posted By MikeK
All...

All sorted.................................................I think !

Mike
Forum: Looking for Old Shipmates 21st September 2018, 07:07
Replies: 11
Views: 1,813
Posted By MikeK
Hi Kerry, did you get my PM sent on the 18th ? ...

Hi Kerry, did you get my PM sent on the 18th ?

Mike
Forum: Ship Research 16th August 2018, 06:48
Replies: 2
Views: 626
Posted By MikeK
Hi Brushy, the SN site has been hacked by some...

Hi Brushy, the SN site has been hacked by some Korean bufoon for a while now.
Apparently the only solution at the moment is for the Moderators to manually erase all the Korean gibberish every day -...
Forum: Coasters 29th May 2018, 06:29
Replies: 7
Views: 6,400
Posted By MikeK
Was on Briarthorn, also the Whitethorn around...

Was on Briarthorn, also the Whitethorn around then working for Wimpeys as Agent - along with the 'roughneck drillers' Needless to say majority of them were Irish and always good for a laugh !
Happy...
Forum: Looking for Old Shipmates 28th April 2018, 08:15
Replies: 3
Views: 814
Posted By MikeK
Hi All, If you are interested the main UBC site...

Hi All,
If you are interested the main UBC site is at https://www.shipsnostalgia.com/showthread.php?t=6393
there are lots of posts old and recent (ish) there

Mike (ret 1998)
Forum: Other Companies/Ships 21st February 2018, 07:59
Replies: 420
Views: 80,173
Posted By MikeK
Harry Dalton when he was Master on the E. Moon,...

Harry Dalton when he was Master on the E. Moon, great bloke
Forum: News and Views from the Shipping World 29th December 2017, 08:27
Replies: 26
Views: 4,152
Posted By MikeK
[QUOTE=borderreiver;2741609]angle of loll[/ ...

[QUOTE=borderreiver;2741609]angle of loll[/

Reports stated she was safe with plenty of stability - I still plum for massive cargo shift down below


Mike
Forum: News and Views from the Shipping World 27th December 2017, 15:57
Replies: 26
Views: 4,152
Posted By MikeK
Well there you go then ! Apologies for trying to...

Well there you go then ! Apologies for trying to teach you how to suck eggs etc.

As you will well know the timber deck cargo forms a small part of the load, but when all the cargo below moves, as...
Forum: News and Views from the Shipping World 27th December 2017, 15:36
Replies: 26
Views: 4,152
Posted By MikeK
Hi Duquesa, The deck cargo just happens to...

Hi Duquesa,

The deck cargo just happens to be highest so is thrown the hardest across from side to side , also the seas usually take a good part of the deck cargo .
I am talking about the whole...
Forum: News and Views from the Shipping World 27th December 2017, 13:08
Replies: 26
Views: 4,152
Posted By MikeK
Regular occurrence on timber ships in winter, as...

Regular occurrence on timber ships in winter, as the timber is loaded with unavoidable gaps between the planks When she gets hit by an extra large beam sea she is thrown quite violently to one side...
Forum: Ship Research 23rd December 2017, 08:13
Replies: 2
Views: 756
Posted By MikeK
Hi Just finished reading a posting on the vessel,...

Hi Just finished reading a posting on the vessel, posted by khalid on 3rd feb 2006 titled 'who knows this vessel' with the last posting just this morning at 0330 by Samsette

Mike
Forum: Ship Research 10th November 2017, 08:55
Replies: 29
Views: 9,222
Posted By MikeK
Sounds like something that would apply to my...

Sounds like something that would apply to my first ship - A Cardiff Tramp - which regularly set sail out into the wide blue yonder in the vague direction of some Continent or other, when no charter...
Forum: The Radio Room 11th October 2017, 07:18
Replies: 29
Views: 2,756
Posted By MikeK
We received a double lightning strike in the...

We received a double lightning strike in the Indian Ocean one morning. On checking round for damage the big whip antenna was just a stump bolted to the M/Island deck, the rest was scattered round the...
Forum: Maritime Family History Research 26th September 2017, 06:57
Replies: 161
Views: 12,673
Posted By MikeK
Lovely story ! Gave me a nice chuckle first thing...

Lovely story ! Gave me a nice chuckle first thing in the morning

Mike
Forum: Maritime Family History Research 24th September 2017, 18:20
Replies: 161
Views: 12,673
Posted By MikeK
And the 10 channel money, or whatever the amount

And the 10 channel money, or whatever the amount
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