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Search: Posts Made By: uncle Ray
Forum: Looking for Old Shipmates 6th June 2020, 21:54
Replies: 6
Views: 674
Posted By uncle Ray
Z35 on Deck 1970 had some great laughs especially...

Z35 on Deck 1970 had some great laughs especially when there was a Grudge boxing match was on a Saturday night.
Forum: Nautical Colleges 19th May 2020, 13:23
Replies: 604
Views: 182,165
Posted By uncle Ray
Ive just checked my discharge book and I made a...

Ive just checked my discharge book and I made a mistake with the dates I was at Gravesend SS, it was Jan to May 1970 on Deck Z35.
R887901
Forum: The Radio Room 30th March 2020, 13:36
Replies: 382
Views: 110,966
Posted By uncle Ray
Strangley enough she did exactly the same to me...

Strangley enough she did exactly the same to me then picked me up and said " Fight me or F*** me" I chose the latter but was fortunate after a few beers it never happened. I had some good crack with...
Forum: The Radio Room 31st May 2019, 14:31
Replies: 382
Views: 110,966
Posted By uncle Ray
The Blues Cafe in Port Harcourt Nigeria

The Blues Cafe in Port Harcourt Nigeria
Forum: The Engine Room 31st May 2019, 14:28
Replies: 71
Views: 11,943
Posted By uncle Ray
It is possible to over protect a vessel with an...

It is possible to over protect a vessel with an ICCP system, if the voltage is too high for an excessive period of time it will cause Hydrogen embrittlement and as a result of this the likes of valve...
Forum: News and Views from the Shipping World 24th May 2019, 00:53
Replies: 40
Views: 7,713
Posted By uncle Ray
Sacked for using a car is a bit on the harsh side...

Sacked for using a car is a bit on the harsh side don't you think ???
He has certainly rattled someone's cage or is he being stitched up either way the smell of a rat comes to...
Forum: The Radio Room 20th December 2018, 07:08
Replies: 382
Views: 110,966
Posted By uncle Ray
I was in Sydney from November last year to March...

I was in Sydney from November last year to March 2018 and paid a visit to the Piermont Bridge on many occasions just to reminisce, its definitely changed and Shirley the shore bosun sadly isn't with...
Forum: The Radio Room 19th December 2018, 19:12
Replies: 382
Views: 110,966
Posted By uncle Ray
The Esplanade in Port Headland and also Monty's...

The Esplanade in Port Headland and also Monty's bar in Manly Sydney were I first met Shirley the shore Bosun, now that was an experience :0))
Forum: Looking for Old Shipmates 30th November 2018, 03:07
Replies: 9
Views: 2,071
Posted By uncle Ray
Hi Cranky Yes he did have a good sense of...

Hi Cranky
Yes he did have a good sense of humour, I remember I was climbing the stairs on my way to the bridge deck as he was coming down, when I realised he was there he was 2 steps above me I...
Forum: Looking for Old Shipmates 30th November 2018, 02:55
Replies: 9
Views: 2,071
Posted By uncle Ray
Hi Boroboy I remember the Bridgepool and...

Hi Boroboy
I remember the Bridgepool and Barlby as Captain Ernie and the Bosun also a company man ( who's name just escapes me) spoke of those vessels regularly.
I would guess and be delighted...
Forum: Looking for Old Shipmates 26th November 2018, 00:05
Replies: 9
Views: 2,071
Posted By uncle Ray
Hi Bob I joined the Stonepool out of dry dock...

Hi Bob
I joined the Stonepool out of dry dock in Palmers on the Tyne in 1971 if my memory serves me right we sailed direct to Vitoria in Brazil. we certainly had a good trip. the last run was from...
Forum: Looking for Old Shipmates 21st November 2018, 13:01
Replies: 9
Views: 2,071
Posted By uncle Ray
Capt Ernie Dunn. ( Ropners 1970's )

I had the pleasure to sail with Captain Ernie Dunn on Mv Stonepool for Ropners of Hartlepool back in 1971 he was a real gentleman and an excellent Captain. I believe he came from the Whitley Bay...
Forum: Bulk Carriers 23rd October 2018, 16:44
Replies: 1,090
Views: 200,979
Posted By uncle Ray
aye I remember you, I was the eeejit that swapped...

aye I remember you, I was the eeejit that swapped his shite guitar for my beautiful 12 string, was Whisky the Japanese dog and the Boxer dog still onboard when you left
Forum: Bulk Carriers 23rd October 2018, 14:51
Replies: 1,090
Views: 200,979
Posted By uncle Ray
Makem, I signed off the Tynebridge in May but...

Makem,
I signed off the Tynebridge in May but the relief crew came onboard a couple of days early I do remember a young Galley rat, do you have ginger hair by any chance
Forum: Maritime Family History Research 22nd October 2018, 19:58
Replies: 32
Views: 5,208
Posted By uncle Ray
My DB number is R887091 issued in May 1971...

My DB number is R887091 issued in May 1971 Gravesend Sea School
Forum: Bulk Carriers 4th August 2018, 06:43
Replies: 1,090
Views: 200,979
Posted By uncle Ray
Smile Our Gamlin must have been bought in "...

Our Gamlin must have been bought in " CHINA"
Forum: Nautical Colleges 3rd August 2018, 17:58
Replies: 604
Views: 182,165
Posted By uncle Ray
I was at Gravesend sea school in March 71 on deck...

I was at Gravesend sea school in March 71 on deck in Z35 class, , first ship was Cunards "RMS Carmania", did a few 28 day trips on her then went onto the Mv Stonepool for Ropners, had a great time on...
Forum: Bulk Carriers 29th July 2018, 11:57
Replies: 1,090
Views: 200,979
Posted By uncle Ray
It is Harry, it was a good grease / oil cleaning...

It is Harry, it was a good grease / oil cleaning agent worse and if you got a splash of it in the eye's jeez it stings for a long time.
Forum: Bulk Carriers 27th July 2018, 07:16
Replies: 1,090
Views: 200,979
Posted By uncle Ray
The Focsle hatch was always dogged down and...

The Focsle hatch was always dogged down and lashed when we were at sea, lessons must have been learnt from other sister ships.
If I had to work up fwd I'd always carry a flask of coffee and a...
Forum: Tramp Steamers 15th June 2018, 04:54
Replies: 5
Views: 5,585
Posted By uncle Ray
I sailed on MV Stonepool in 1970 as deck boy a 13...

I sailed on MV Stonepool in 1970 as deck boy a 13 month trip and what trip it was too, the best skipper I ever sailed with, Capt Ernie Dunn from Whitley Bay, I joined her in Palmers in Heburn on the...
Forum: Bulk Carriers 15th June 2018, 04:33
Replies: 1,090
Views: 200,979
Posted By uncle Ray
I was on the Tynebridge from 1975 to 76, I joined...

I was on the Tynebridge from 1975 to 76, I joined her in Finland and was butterworthing the tanks / hatches to change over to dry cargo we were just off the top of Scotland on our way to the US when...
Forum: Cunard 15th June 2018, 04:01
Replies: 2
Views: 2,981
Posted By uncle Ray
I sailed on the RMS Carmania in early 1970 for 3...

I sailed on the RMS Carmania in early 1970 for 3 x 28 day cruises, the Skipper was Capt Warwick and he son was the second mate. I hated every minute of being there and couldn't wait to get on the...
Forum: Elders and Fyffes 15th June 2018, 03:46
Replies: 3
Views: 3,618
Posted By uncle Ray
I sailed on the Roatan from Sept 71 to Feb 72 as...

I sailed on the Roatan from Sept 71 to Feb 72 as an EDH, she was a good old ship I loved doing the Derek work, I joined her in Swans on the Tyne and went straight out to the Panama, It was mostly a...
Forum: Nautical Colleges 29th September 2013, 17:23
Replies: 604
Views: 182,165
Posted By uncle Ray
Gravesend Peanut Farm

I was at Gravesend from Jan 1971, 3 months of laughs and fekkin polishing floors, class Z 31 ( Deck ) had a great time down there
anyone remember Old Puffin Billy !!!
Forum: Nautical Colleges 29th September 2013, 17:10
Replies: 604
Views: 182,165
Posted By uncle Ray
I was a peanut in 1971 class Z 31 ( deck )

I was a peanut in 1971 class Z 31 ( deck )
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