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Search: Posts Made By: Topherjohn
Forum: Blue Funnel Line 3rd March 2018, 12:48
Replies: 24
Views: 8,228
Posted By Topherjohn
Origin of 'Captain's Tiger' title

Does anyone know why and when the Master's steward first became known as the Captain's Tiger? Perhaps in one of the companies such as BI Blue Flu Bibby China Nav etc trading to Asian ports in the...
Forum: Palm Line 17th February 2018, 12:31
Replies: 15
Views: 8,833
Posted By Topherjohn
Kels Recommend you join the Palm Line Facebook...

Kels
Recommend you join the Palm Line Facebook Group. The dates you mention are after my time with Palm Line but others in the Group may have known your uncle.
Good luck.
Forum: Tankers 3rd September 2017, 20:05
Replies: 64
Views: 22,409
Posted By Topherjohn
Dale That must in fact have been my uncle Capt....

Dale
That must in fact have been my uncle Capt. Howard Pilley (not Gordon, easy mistake after so many years) and my Auntie Ann also aboard with you. Howard was moved to Mobil then went on the...
Forum: Maritime Family History Research 13th August 2016, 21:21
Replies: 14
Views: 4,543
Posted By Topherjohn
I'm in touch with a survivor and have suggested...

I'm in touch with a survivor and have suggested he registers with ShipsNostalgia. He may be able to answer your question.
Forum: Blue Funnel Line 1st October 2015, 14:54
Replies: 98
Views: 32,391
Posted By Topherjohn
Not the award badge I recognise from my 1957...

Not the award badge I recognise from my 1957 course but no doubt things had changes by then since 1947. This is the OBSS website who may be able to help you https://www.outwardbound.org.uk....
Forum: Blue Funnel Line 3rd February 2014, 17:12
Replies: 98
Views: 32,391
Posted By Topherjohn
Research

Paul
I was at OBSS Aberdovey in 1957 but did not know your father. I suggest you contact the OBSS via their (click here >>) website (http://outwardboundgenerations.org.uk/)and they will probably be...
Forum: Tramp Steamers 20th January 2014, 16:45
Replies: 27
Views: 12,974
Posted By Topherjohn
A friend of mine is preparing a talk on the loss...

A friend of mine is preparing a talk on the loss of the ss Barn Hill due toi enemy action and her wrecking near Eastbourne in WW2. He is desperately seeking a photo of her in service or in previous...
Forum: Looking for Old Shipmates 6th March 2013, 10:19
Replies: 27
Views: 6,234
Posted By Topherjohn
Brian Please note my post 16 below i.e. I have...

Brian
Please note my post 16 below i.e. I have located and met the Tony Griffiths I first posted about and it seems there is another person of the same name who you may be referring to.
Rgds Chris
Forum: Looking for Old Shipmates 7th February 2012, 12:56
Replies: 14
Views: 3,737
Posted By Topherjohn
Many thanks for your information. Were you by any...

Many thanks for your information. Were you by any chance at Warsash or take any of your tickets there?
Where are you in Tasmania and how long have you been there? After coming ashore I worked at...
Forum: Looking for Old Shipmates 7th February 2012, 12:54
Replies: 14
Views: 3,737
Posted By Topherjohn
Peter - obviously got your message confused with...

Peter - obviously got your message confused with 'Stachan's message' - I see you live in RSA not Tassie. Just turned 70 so my son's tell me I'm allowed to do that!
Chris
Forum: Looking for Old Shipmates 7th February 2012, 12:51
Replies: 14
Views: 3,737
Posted By Topherjohn
Peter Many thanks, that's the first clue about...

Peter
Many thanks, that's the first clue about Geoff whereabouts I've received. Will have to do some research around Wales.
Where are you in Tasmania and how long have you been there? After coming...
Forum: Looking for Old Shipmates 4th February 2012, 18:09
Replies: 14
Views: 3,737
Posted By Topherjohn
Ralph Elliott was another cadet at Warsash with...

Ralph Elliott was another cadet at Warsash with myself and Geoff Mathias in1959. Not heard any news of Ralph since but any information welcome.
Forum: Places, People & Events of Maritime Interest 1st February 2010, 21:49
Replies: 62
Views: 20,139
Posted By Topherjohn
Ralph You may be interested in the Warsash...

Ralph
You may be interested in the Warsash Association website at www.warsashassociation.net (http://www.warsashassociation.net/). You'll be able to see a few pages as Guest but only members have...
Forum: Tankers 25th November 2009, 10:00
Replies: 64
Views: 22,409
Posted By Topherjohn
Japan

Thanks for your contribution. I'd certainly be interested to see your Bombay photos. You'll find the ones I have at SN gallery at...
Forum: Ship Research 23rd November 2009, 17:58
Replies: 22
Views: 4,484
Posted By Topherjohn
Halcyon today

For any of you not already aware Halcyon is now owned by Halcyon Yacht Charter Ltd providing corporate sailing. Since renovation in Gloucester in 2006 she is in immaculate condition with all modern...
Forum: Looking for Old Shipmates 11th November 2009, 12:19
Replies: 46
Views: 12,230
Posted By Topherjohn
Tony Hansen/ Warsash Association

Thank you very much for the information. My search is part of recruiting campaign by the Warsash Association. As your real name is not on your SN profile I can't tell if you are a member of our...
Forum: Blue Funnel Line 25th October 2009, 13:28
Replies: 98
Views: 32,391
Posted By Topherjohn
Golden Valley

David
Thanks for correction, memory a bit hazy after 51 years so I bow to your superior knowledge. I've amended the name on the photos in the library.

Regards - Chris
Forum: The Bridge 18th October 2009, 20:29
Replies: 47
Views: 7,193
Posted By Topherjohn
Graham Yes also possible and thank you. I...

Graham
Yes also possible and thank you. I served on both v/ls in the 1960s.
Regards - Chris
Forum: Tankers 28th September 2009, 10:10
Replies: 64
Views: 22,409
Posted By Topherjohn
senior moment

That's OK - I have a few of those myself!
Chris
Forum: Tankers 26th September 2009, 09:18
Replies: 64
Views: 22,409
Posted By Topherjohn
Stanvac Japan/ Escape

Frank
Thank you for the information about the rebuilt Japan. I'll pass this on the my friend who was interested as he'd sailed as cadet in one of P&O's tankers ss Garonne in 1959/60. The story and...
Forum: Tankers 25th September 2009, 21:27
Replies: 64
Views: 22,409
Posted By Topherjohn
Does anyone know how the Escape was reconstructed...

Does anyone know how the Escape was reconstructed from the Stanvac Japan which blew up 160 miles off Karachi in 1958? Perhaps the stern section was retained/ rebuilt with a completely new forward...
Forum: Ship Research 25th September 2009, 21:22
Replies: 80
Views: 22,387
Posted By Topherjohn
Does anyone know how the Escape was reconstructed...

Does anyone know how the Escape was reconstructed from the Stanvac Japan which blew up 160 miles off Karachi in 1958? Perhaps the stern section was retained/ rebuilt with a completely new forward...
Forum: Places, People & Events of Maritime Interest 25th September 2009, 08:55
Replies: 62
Views: 20,139
Posted By Topherjohn
The only Humby in the Scholl of Navigation's...

The only Humby in the Scholl of Navigation's Cadet Entry Lists is R W Humby in 1952 so perhaps not the person in this photo. I will put this pic on our member's only website and let you know via SN...
Forum: Places, People & Events of Maritime Interest 1st September 2009, 19:52
Replies: 62
Views: 20,139
Posted By Topherjohn
SoN

Chris
I run the Warsash Association website at www.warsashassociation.net (http://www.warsashassociation.net). You'll be able to see a few pages as Guest but only members have access to the whole...
Forum: Places, People & Events of Maritime Interest 15th August 2009, 18:14
Replies: 62
Views: 20,139
Posted By Topherjohn
Readers please not the Warsash Association's new...

Readers please not the Warsash Association's new interactive website is at www.warsashassociation.net (http://www.warsashassociation.net/).
Chris Clarke
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