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Search: Posts Made By: Ian Lawson
Forum: Looking for Old Shipmates 12th November 2019, 23:24
Replies: 234
Views: 24,163
Posted By Ian Lawson
Recent posts and several PMs have drawn me to...

Recent posts and several PMs have drawn me to respond to your posts which, I had previously ignored thinking they were not directed at me. You clearly have questions for me as you seem to be stalking...
Forum: News and Views from the Shipping World 4th June 2019, 10:03
Replies: 25
Views: 3,185
Posted By Ian Lawson
Port anchor may have helped!

Port anchor may have helped!
Forum: Other Companies/Ships 29th May 2019, 11:46
Replies: 60
Views: 13,864
Posted By Ian Lawson
No.59. Rodney Sambrook the previous Master to...

No.59. Rodney Sambrook the previous Master to Brian Greenwood of the Halcyon the Great passed away a few years back.
Forum: Tankers 7th April 2019, 21:45
Replies: 13
Views: 4,120
Posted By Ian Lawson
Sailed with Ian Purvis as Mate on Astral along...

Sailed with Ian Purvis as Mate on Astral along with Jimmy James O/M. Other names come to mind Mike Salt, George Cram, Dougie Trotman and a young Malcolm Spencer Smith 3/M. All goods shipmates.
Forum: Non-Seafaring Obituaries 10th July 2018, 14:50
Replies: 16
Views: 1,867
Posted By Ian Lawson
Probably the most respected politician of his...

Probably the most respected politician of his generation. With respect to your comment Barrie, the same was asked of a close associate some minutes ago on Radio 4.
Forum: Nautical Colleges 6th July 2018, 11:00
Replies: 11
Views: 2,175
Posted By Ian Lawson
There were many nautical examiners who had fierce...

There were many nautical examiners who had fierce reputations in the 60's. I would suggest Capt. Fletcher, Liverpool, was the one whose name put the greatest fear into a young candidate.There was no...
Forum: Brocklebank Line 5th June 2018, 11:53
Replies: 73
Views: 8,372
Posted By Ian Lawson
Always ask the agent. A 10 minute walk into...

Always ask the agent. A 10 minute walk into Liscard (Wallasey) was worthwhile with many respectable family pubs.
Forum: Brocklebank Line 4th June 2018, 15:07
Replies: 73
Views: 8,372
Posted By Ian Lawson
I can't remember it's real name but I seem to...

I can't remember it's real name but I seem to recall it was on Ilchester Square. On the left coming up from the dock after the station and just before the church on the round about. The agent...
Forum: Brocklebank Line 4th June 2018, 13:40
Replies: 73
Views: 8,372
Posted By Ian Lawson
The only pubs I can remember being close to...

The only pubs I can remember being close to Bidston dock was the 'Pool Inn' very close by in Wallasey. And one in the north end of Birkenhead locally known as the 'Blood Tub". Both pubs were knocked...
Forum: Brocklebank Line 2nd June 2018, 11:22
Replies: 73
Views: 8,372
Posted By Ian Lawson
#33...

#33 (https://www.shipsnostalgia.com/usertag.php?do=list&action=hash&hash=33)

A considerable distance from Birkenhead I would suggest. There is one (possibly others) located in Melling outside...
Forum: Elders and Fyffes 9th May 2018, 19:11
Replies: 63
Views: 30,386
Posted By Ian Lawson
That's interesting Keith, as I am sure he was ex...

That's interesting Keith, as I am sure he was ex MacAndrews in addition to Geest. He hailed from Chichester. Would be in his early 80s now.

Ian
Forum: The Bridge 9th May 2018, 19:08
Replies: 103
Views: 11,566
Posted By Ian Lawson
#s...

#s (https://www.shipsnostalgia.com/usertag.php?do=list&action=hash&hash=s) 45 & 46. I do not think Llandulas is compulsory. Seems to be kept alive via Arklow Shipping and with that in mind unlikely a...
Forum: The Bridge 8th May 2018, 22:52
Replies: 103
Views: 11,566
Posted By Ian Lawson
Thanks Barrie. Ian

Thanks Barrie.

Ian
Forum: Elders and Fyffes 8th May 2018, 20:12
Replies: 63
Views: 30,386
Posted By Ian Lawson
I do not see a thread for Geest Line and was...

I do not see a thread for Geest Line and was thinking about a Chief Engineer I once sailed with who was known as Freddy Fox. I think his real name was Malcolm J. Fox. Anyone sailed with him?
Forum: The Bridge 8th May 2018, 19:46
Replies: 103
Views: 11,566
Posted By Ian Lawson
Could be quite a contentious thread but in reply...

Could be quite a contentious thread but in reply to # 20 I would say that my own experience Masters involved in the coastal trade had no paper qualifications at all as the Mate and Masters (HT) was...
Forum: The Galley 7th April 2018, 19:11
Replies: 57
Views: 8,174
Posted By Ian Lawson
Whatever happened to the boiled bacon cabbage and...

Whatever happened to the boiled bacon cabbage and potatoes which used to be the lunch time favourite of pubs in Wicklow and, elsewhere in Eire I assume?
Forum: Non-Seafaring Obituaries 12th March 2018, 11:52
Replies: 36
Views: 2,478
Posted By Ian Lawson
Remember seeing him at the Floral Pavilion, New...

Remember seeing him at the Floral Pavilion, New Brighton about 10 years ago. The show over-ran by almost two hours. Almost midnight when we got out. Great performer.
Forum: Looking for Old Shipmates 27th February 2018, 10:12
Replies: 603
Views: 211,268
Posted By Ian Lawson
My condolences. May he RIP. Sailed with your...

My condolences. May he RIP. Sailed with your father in the late 60s.
Forum: Places, People & Events of Maritime Interest 21st February 2018, 11:44
Replies: 53
Views: 6,472
Posted By Ian Lawson
Barrie, Ref your #20...

Barrie, Ref your #20 (https://www.shipsnostalgia.com/usertag.php?do=list&action=hash&hash=20) penultimate. Is that not why the job is so interesting and challenging. I used to enjoy 'running moors'...
Forum: Places, People & Events of Maritime Interest 20th February 2018, 11:18
Replies: 53
Views: 6,472
Posted By Ian Lawson
The only Liverpool Pilot I got to know quite well...

The only Liverpool Pilot I got to know quite well was a Cyril Lord, New Brighton. Nice guy.
Forum: Places, People & Events of Maritime Interest 20th February 2018, 10:55
Replies: 53
Views: 6,472
Posted By Ian Lawson
I would not agree with angry Barrie. More...

I would not agree with angry Barrie. More uncertainty & apprehension. The Liverpool situation was very much of there own making and I would suggest that the CL situation is not out of the woods...
Forum: Brocklebank Line 3rd January 2018, 12:12
Replies: 24
Views: 3,031
Posted By Ian Lawson
For Harry, We are given the volume of the...

For Harry,

We are given the volume of the hold, 2000m and the Weight 1218 tonnes.
We must now find the optimum way of loading both commodities.

First of all we must calculate the stowage...
Forum: Brocklebank Line 2nd January 2018, 18:21
Replies: 24
Views: 3,031
Posted By Ian Lawson
Try this one Harry! A hold of capacity 2000m3...

Try this one Harry!
A hold of capacity 2000m3 is to be filled with 1218 tonnes of Jute and Gunnies.
A bale of Jute measures 100cm x 50cm x 60cm and weighs 175kg; a Gunny bale
measures 100cm x 50cm...
Forum: Brocklebank Line 1st January 2018, 23:19
Replies: 24
Views: 3,031
Posted By Ian Lawson
Tween decks, Lower Hold????

Tween decks, Lower Hold????
Forum: News and Views from the Shipping World 13th December 2017, 12:38
Replies: 29
Views: 2,634
Posted By Ian Lawson
Nothing new here. I have handled quite a few...

Nothing new here. I have handled quite a few accidents where UMS on both bridge and ER were the root cause.
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