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Search: Posts Made By: pitcrew
Forum: News and Views from the Shipping World 10th September 2019, 16:48
Replies: 13
Views: 874
Posted By pitcrew
MV Carway

In 1967 or thereabouts the Grangemouth dockyard built the first of these car transporters, at least it was the first I had ever seen.
It was not the nicest looking of ships. Built for Elder Dempster...
Forum: Ship Research 8th August 2019, 17:53
Replies: 43
Views: 9,897
Posted By pitcrew
Iím afraid it is. The victorians and earlier...

Iím afraid it is. The victorians and earlier referred to Scotland as North Britain. Hopefully Iíve attached a reference and a photo of a safe I picked up years ago when I bought and sold antiques....
Forum: Ship Research 8th August 2019, 08:37
Replies: 43
Views: 9,897
Posted By pitcrew
Gourock isnít in New Brunswick.

Gourock isnít in New Brunswick.
Forum: Ship Research 5th August 2019, 23:12
Replies: 43
Views: 9,897
Posted By pitcrew
North Britain!

North Britain!
Forum: The Engine Room 7th March 2019, 22:54
Replies: 28
Views: 3,598
Posted By pitcrew
High pressure plant

After I left the merchant navy I got a job as a mechanical fitter, with Union Carbide, in a low density polyethylene plant.
At the interview the chief maintenance engineer asked if I had any...
Forum: Ship Research 1st March 2019, 16:51
Replies: 6
Views: 520
Posted By pitcrew
I have an old Lloyd’s shipping index Monday July...

I have an old Lloyd’s shipping index Monday July 18th 1938.
Two SS Finlands listed, one Danish, A Christensen owner, 2302 gross tonnage, sailed for Aalborg July 14th 1938 bound for Danzig.
Second...
Forum: Say Hello 24th February 2019, 18:32
Replies: 16
Hi
Views: 1,091
Posted By pitcrew
Is this an encrypted message?

Is this an encrypted message?
Forum: Non-Seafaring Obituaries 19th December 2018, 09:52
Replies: 41
Views: 3,685
Posted By pitcrew
Urban myth

I donít believe this!
Forum: Ship Research 16th June 2018, 17:33
Replies: 3
Views: 659
Posted By pitcrew
I have a copy of Lloyd’s shipping index for...

I have a copy of Lloyd’s shipping index for Monday July 18th 1938 and can tell you the latest reports for ships on that date, where they were basically, flag tonnage etc. I suspect that might not be...
Forum: Say Hello 23rd July 2017, 20:36
Replies: 16
Views: 1,603
Posted By pitcrew
Climbing Paritutu rock in New Plymouth.

Hi Barry, you've had a hard time recently, I hear, so I thought I'd post a photo of you climbing Paritutu rock more than 45 years ago. Hope it cheers you up.

Pitcrew.
Forum: British India Line 15th June 2017, 09:42
Replies: 4
Views: 2,481
Posted By pitcrew
SS Mundra?

SS Mundra?
Forum: BP Shipping 3rd May 2017, 10:33
Replies: 15
Views: 2,368
Posted By pitcrew
A wee free is a member of the free Church of...

A wee free is a member of the free Church of Scotland as opposed to the Church of Scotland which is the mainstream Protestant church north of the border
They are seen as strict and unbending in...
Forum: Coasters 11th April 2017, 20:43
Replies: 34
Views: 7,716
Posted By pitcrew
Great film, what a professional self effacing...

Great film, what a professional self effacing crew.
Forum: Tankers 13th March 2017, 18:56
Replies: 9
Views: 1,445
Posted By pitcrew
Pedant.

Pedant.
Forum: Tankers 13th March 2017, 18:09
Replies: 9
Views: 1,445
Posted By pitcrew
I worked on the Esso Preston in Grangemouth when...

I worked on the Esso Preston in Grangemouth when I was an apprentice fitter with the Grangemouth Dockyard in the sixties. It was a reciprocating steam engine enclosed so that the con rods etc...
Forum: The Radio Room 17th December 2016, 20:13
Replies: 70
Views: 5,419
Posted By pitcrew
Most memorable port for me was Galveston Texas....

Most memorable port for me was Galveston Texas. We were there a week and almost every night we patronised Lee's Love Nest. It was an eye opener and I'm surprised it hasn't appeared on this site...
Forum: Ship Research 17th October 2016, 15:32
Replies: 0
Views: 621
Posted By pitcrew
Lloyds shipping index

I have a copy of Lloyds Shipping Index No 7887. Monday July 18th 1938.
It records the movements and latest reports, at Lloyds, of merchant vessels. 170 pages of shipping and less than a single page...
Forum: Places, People & Events of Maritime Interest 10th July 2014, 16:11
Replies: 13
Views: 2,979
Posted By pitcrew
The pick axe handle certainly explains why it was...

The pick axe handle certainly explains why it was known as the brutal arms.
Forum: Places, People & Events of Maritime Interest 9th July 2014, 22:29
Replies: 13
Views: 2,979
Posted By pitcrew
The two I remember were the Caradoc and the...

The two I remember were the Caradoc and the Bootle Arms.
One of them had a parrot behind the bar, as I remember.
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