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Search: Posts Made By: KYRENIA
Forum: The Radio Room 20th December 2018, 06:04
Replies: 349
Views: 93,287
Posted By KYRENIA
Montys Bar, Pyrmont. Was there last week after my...

Montys Bar, Pyrmont. Was there last week after my last visit 54 years ago. Now called "The Pyrmont Bridge Hotel".
Forum: Maritime Family History Research 10th May 2018, 08:04
Replies: 7
Views: 1,592
Posted By KYRENIA
Up until 1974 Famagusta was used to supply...

Up until 1974 Famagusta was used to supply commercial goods to all Cypriots, Turkish and Greek speaking as well as military supplies to Akrotiri and Dhekelia After the Turkish intervention Famagusta...
Forum: Books, Magazines, TV, Video & Publications 9th May 2018, 18:32
Replies: 4
Views: 1,480
Posted By KYRENIA
Silvertown kid

Autobiography by Graham McGlone of his career from Vidicatrix, to Peggy to AB on a number of ships during the 1960`s. Good read, available on EBay.
Forum: The Radio Room 13th October 2017, 12:28
Replies: 27
Views: 3,676
Posted By KYRENIA
A number of posts by our dear deceased member,...

A number of posts by our dear deceased member, Stan Mayes refer to ASN which he sailed on many times, Tilbury / Hamburg with military vehicles. These were the old LCT vessels.
Forum: News and Views from the Shipping World 31st July 2017, 13:50
Replies: 8
Views: 741
Posted By KYRENIA
Pier Head Jump

Anyone done a "pier head jump"? Knew a man, Sid Cook, who worked in Shaw Savill shore gang in the Royals. Ship he was working on was a man light on deck. Sid nipped home (lived by the docks in North...
Forum: News and Views from the Shipping World 17th June 2016, 08:07
Replies: 0
Views: 496
Posted By KYRENIA
Lancastria R.i.p

Today 17th June 1940 the ex Cunard liner LANCASTRIA was bombed and sunk off St Nazaire with the loss of "upwards" of 3000 souls whilst evacuating troops and civilians from France.
Forum: Tugs 17th February 2016, 20:47
Replies: 19
Views: 4,076
Posted By KYRENIA
When I worked on the tugs on the London River the...

When I worked on the tugs on the London River the term was attending or assisting a vessel. There was a difference in towage fees whether a line was attached or just being in attendance.
Salvage...
Forum: Tugs 16th February 2016, 12:45
Replies: 22
Views: 5,175
Posted By KYRENIA
Alan, agree, Svitzer also operate at ports you...

Alan, agree, Svitzer also operate at ports you mentioned as do Kotugs on the Thames, and Smit on the Mersey but Svitzer seem to have the bulk of the work. Towage also in many ports around the world....
Forum: Tugs 16th February 2016, 09:59
Replies: 22
Views: 5,175
Posted By KYRENIA
These three small craft tugs arrived on the...

These three small craft tugs arrived on the Thames around 26th January. They are owned by Thamescraft. PB BEADON is renamed DEVOUT. They are to small to handle large ships.
Alexandra, HoSmith,...
Forum: News and Views from the Shipping World 6th February 2016, 16:32
Replies: 25
Views: 4,284
Posted By KYRENIA
This is a five and a half minute snippet of the...

This is a five and a half minute snippet of the latest one hour DVD from the Snowbow collection "The Great Liners episode 36", "The Great Port of London (Part 2 )"
It contains a number of rare...
Forum: Books, Magazines, TV, Video & Publications 3rd February 2015, 08:43
Replies: 3
Views: 999
Posted By KYRENIA
Thames DVDs

Two more fine DVDs for anyone interested in vessels and docks of the London River. Some rare film and nostalgia of all the docks system.
City of Ships (1h 52m ) Thames Port (1h 35m) both from DVD...
Forum: Books, Magazines, TV, Video & Publications 31st January 2015, 13:27
Replies: 13
Views: 3,286
Posted By KYRENIA
barbicanmodels on Amazon at 10.95 plus pp 1.26.

barbicanmodels on Amazon at 10.95 plus pp 1.26.
Forum: Books, Magazines, TV, Video & Publications 21st December 2014, 10:44
Replies: 0
Views: 825
Posted By KYRENIA
Blue Star Line

Just received my copy of Blue Star Line, Fleet History.
Had a quick flick through before reading in depth. Loads of pictures of all their vessels, owned, chartered, managed. Short history on the...
Forum: Books, Magazines, TV, Video & Publications 12th March 2013, 10:03
Replies: 31
Views: 5,255
Posted By KYRENIA
"The Malta Story". Dedication and sacrifice by...

"The Malta Story". Dedication and sacrifice by Royal and Merchant seamen to supply the island with much needed fuel, food and arms.
Forum: Shaw Savill 12th March 2012, 16:03
Replies: 8
Views: 3,206
Posted By KYRENIA
Agree with above, very good book and well worth...

Agree with above, very good book and well worth the money.
Purchased Shaw Savill & Albion A Fleet History in January. Published by World Ship Society. Very disappointed. Overpriced at 45 compared...
Forum: Books, Magazines, TV, Video & Publications 6th December 2011, 16:20
Replies: 0
Views: 1,658
Posted By KYRENIA
Shaw Savill

Just finished reading "Shaw Savills Magnificent Seven"
Really good book, much detailed info on many aspects concerning these ships. Plenty of pictures, many not published before, well worth 25....
Forum: Ship Research 2nd November 2011, 19:44
Replies: 14
Views: 3,344
Posted By KYRENIA
Alans post ,No11 PORT AUCKLAND (1) 1922-43,...

Alans post ,No11
PORT AUCKLAND (1) 1922-43, wartime casualty,sunk.
PORT AUCKLAND (11) 1949 sold 1976.
Forum: News and Views from the Shipping World 27th October 2011, 17:29
Replies: 2
Views: 1,713
Posted By KYRENIA
Bob, not like the good `ole days when you could...

Bob, not like the good `ole days when you could get a pass from the P.L.A and take photo`s of ships in all the London Docks. Sad days now.
Cheers, John.
Forum: Tugs 17th October 2011, 22:21
Replies: 12
Views: 6,844
Posted By KYRENIA
When on Clydesite click on the banner FOGHORN. ...

When on Clydesite click on the banner FOGHORN.
Cheers, John.
Forum: Tugs 17th October 2011, 07:46
Replies: 12
Views: 6,844
Posted By KYRENIA
Marco. Tugtalk has been down for over a week now....

Marco. Tugtalk has been down for over a week now. Not sure of the reason but we think it`s "domain" time has elapsed. If you Google Clydesite then go to Foghorn you can see all the comments about TT...
Forum: Cunard 9th October 2011, 22:43
Replies: 20
Views: 9,785
Posted By KYRENIA
My father was greaser on ALSATIA early 60`s. AB`s...

My father was greaser on ALSATIA early 60`s. AB`s were Dickie Austins and "Watmo" , Lived in North Woolwich.
Cheers, John.
Forum: Looking for Old Shipmates 1st October 2011, 07:58
Replies: 43
Views: 7,225
Posted By KYRENIA
Tom, Hi. I also lived in North Woolwich. Your...

Tom, Hi.
I also lived in North Woolwich. Your uncle only had to walk to the corner of Milk St to visit the "California" pub. Having worked on the tugs i cannot recall a tug sinking off K.G.V. Two...
Forum: Books, Magazines, TV, Video & Publications 20th June 2011, 17:24
Replies: 1
Views: 2,259
Posted By KYRENIA
Beacacker to Boxboat

Went online to Amazon books yesterday looking to buy the book Beancaker to Boxboat (Dick & Kentwell, 1988). The companion book to Sold East, by the same authors that i bought many years ago, second...
Forum: Books, Magazines, TV, Video & Publications 24th January 2011, 17:45
Replies: 3
Views: 1,868
Posted By KYRENIA
Binnacle, Hi. Can`t find that in my TV listings? ...

Binnacle, Hi. Can`t find that in my TV listings?
Cheers, John.
Forum: Ship Research 20th January 2011, 10:39
Replies: 8
Views: 2,973
Posted By KYRENIA
Tom. Having read the pragraph in Rabsons book it...

Tom. Having read the pragraph in Rabsons book it states "by the mid 1920`s some existing ships were converted from coal". Did this include the vessels you mentioned?
Cheers, John.
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