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Search: Posts Made By: Scelerat
Forum: Union Castle - Safmarine 20th November 2015, 14:03
Replies: 65
Views: 9,833
Posted By Scelerat
I was in a French restaurant yesterday in York,...

I was in a French restaurant yesterday in York, part of a chain, but very good. one of the items on the menu was CROMESQUIS, and my wife pointed out that these were, of course, Kromeskies....
Forum: Non-Seafaring Obituaries 14th November 2015, 17:05
Replies: 15
Views: 1,677
Posted By Scelerat
Sadly, he hated being referred to as Alf Garnett,...

Sadly, he hated being referred to as Alf Garnett, whom he thought was a loathsome character!
Forum: Ship Research 29th October 2015, 11:16
Replies: 7
Views: 1,788
Posted By Scelerat
More here...

More here http://www.wrecksite.eu/wreck.aspx?11964 here http://1914-1918.invisionzone.com/forums/index.php?showtopic=159426 here...
Forum: Say Hello 28th October 2015, 16:13
Replies: 7
Views: 1,133
Posted By Scelerat
Outside a port waiting for a berth or a cargo,...

Outside a port waiting for a berth or a cargo, outside a port waiting for a pilot, or a favourable tide. At a port where cargo was handled from lighters and barges, Tanga, or Salalah, for example.
Forum: Say Hello 28th October 2015, 09:20
Replies: 7
Views: 1,133
Posted By Scelerat
1) Yes. 2) Yes 3) There are many memoirs...

1) Yes.
2) Yes
3) There are many memoirs available, I'm sure that other members can point you in that direction. some of the novels of P.C.Wren were set on tramp ships of that period. No, fishing...
Forum: Non-Seafaring Obituaries 21st October 2015, 13:59
Replies: 2
Views: 746
Posted By Scelerat
Good thing it came down in fields/fens. There are...

Good thing it came down in fields/fens. There are several villages and towns in the area, as well as the city of Ely that could have been devastated, with serious loss of life, if it had come down in...
Forum: Brocklebank Line 21st October 2015, 10:02
Replies: 33
Views: 6,489
Posted By Scelerat
Theoretically, they have, but there are still...

Theoretically, they have, but there are still evil ba$tards working in them as news reports frequently show. http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-31108761 Usually, abuse of animals is very closely correlated...
Forum: Looking for Old Shipmates 16th October 2015, 14:08
Replies: 29
Views: 5,310
Posted By Scelerat
Haji is an honourific meaning that the person so...

Haji is an honourific meaning that the person so called has been on pilgrimage to Mecca, the Haj. My father told me that de Neumann's title was something of a pi$$ take.
Forum: News and Views from the Shipping World 16th October 2015, 13:36
Replies: 41
Views: 5,077
Posted By Scelerat
My late father did one of those on an orebasher,...

My late father did one of those on an orebasher, Souter's "Longstone", Seven Islands to the Clyde reliant on DR both ways. My little brother did a return crossing on her, and still went to sea!
Forum: The Engine Room 15th October 2015, 09:22
Replies: 82
Views: 14,263
Posted By Scelerat
I have two sons (that I know of!!!) neither wants...

I have two sons (that I know of!!!) neither wants to be a teacher, as they know the realities of the job. However, the older would have gone to sea if the job and the life was still as it was when I...
Forum: News and Views from the Shipping World 15th October 2015, 08:40
Replies: 41
Views: 5,077
Posted By Scelerat
One of the joys, to me, of being a Second Mate...

One of the joys, to me, of being a Second Mate was the celestial navigation part of the job. Having a Master happy to rely on my celestial navigation for crossing the Pacific or Atlantic was always a...
Forum: Passenger Liners 12th October 2015, 13:58
Replies: 21
Views: 3,261
Posted By Scelerat
They built three sisters, hardly a...

They built three sisters, hardly a "one-of-a-kind".
Forum: Ship Research 9th October 2015, 14:06
Replies: 4
Views: 925
Posted By Scelerat
There are pictures of a Titanbank here...

There are pictures of a Titanbank here https://www.shipsnostalgia.com/gallery/search.php?searchid=3895370 but I don't know if they are of the right one.
Forum: Non-Seafaring Obituaries 7th October 2015, 16:40
Replies: 29
Views: 4,631
Posted By Scelerat
But why sad or disrespectful?

But why sad or disrespectful?
Forum: Non-Seafaring Obituaries 7th October 2015, 16:19
Replies: 29
Views: 4,631
Posted By Scelerat
But why do you think it sad?

But why do you think it sad?
Forum: Non-Seafaring Obituaries 6th October 2015, 20:52
Replies: 29
Views: 4,631
Posted By Scelerat
Why sad?

Why sad?
Forum: Ship Research 6th October 2015, 15:47
Replies: 3
Views: 626
Posted By Scelerat
This looks like smallish bulk carrier. The slabs...

This looks like smallish bulk carrier. The slabs at the top in the rear of the hatch are steel hatch covers.
Here's one
Forum: News and Views from the Shipping World 5th October 2015, 15:36
Replies: 134
Views: 26,885
Posted By Scelerat
Oh dear. Even though it appeared inevitable, it...

Oh dear. Even though it appeared inevitable, it is still upsetting when one's fears are confirmed.
Forum: Royal Navy 1st October 2015, 14:48
Replies: 16
Views: 3,076
Posted By Scelerat
They're hoping to remain here. It doesn't mean...

They're hoping to remain here. It doesn't mean that they've been granted asylum.
Forum: Looking for Old Shipmates 20th September 2015, 14:33
Replies: 29
Views: 5,310
Posted By Scelerat
I can remember my father telling me of a Third...

I can remember my father telling me of a Third who was a professional wrestler of that name.
Forum: Looking for Old Shipmates 18th September 2015, 21:46
Replies: 29
Views: 5,310
Posted By Scelerat
My father was Chief on the Muristan in about...

My father was Chief on the Muristan in about '55-56, he became Super in about '58-59, as we moved to Kent from Hartlepool about then. Not that I remember as I was a dot at the time! I can remember...
Forum: Looking for Old Shipmates 18th September 2015, 09:34
Replies: 29
Views: 5,310
Posted By Scelerat
The only names I can think of, off hand, are a...

The only names I can think of, off hand, are a Chief Engineer called Hudson, and an old man called Tommy Farrar. I met the first when a baby, and my father kept in touch with him and his wife until...
Forum: Looking for Old Shipmates 17th September 2015, 18:32
Replies: 29
Views: 5,310
Posted By Scelerat
And possibly me as well. Whenever he visited a...

And possibly me as well. Whenever he visited a ship in Millwall on a Saturday I, a child, always went with him. I missed it when it all ended. I joined Ellermans as a Cadet in '74, essentially...
Forum: Looking for Old Shipmates 17th September 2015, 12:42
Replies: 29
Views: 5,310
Posted By Scelerat
The other Engineer Supers were John Croudace and...

The other Engineer Supers were John Croudace and Alan Winter, the only Marine Super I can remember was Reggie Gardner (or Gardiner, or Gardener).
Forum: Looking for Old Shipmates 17th September 2015, 11:30
Replies: 29
Views: 5,310
Posted By Scelerat
No doubt. He was told, when offered the Super's...

No doubt. He was told, when offered the Super's job by the Chief Super, a bloke called Tommy Reay, that it may not be the best paid Super's job, but that Stricks would always look after him..........
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