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Search: Posts Made By: Pat Kennedy
Forum: Looking for Old Shipmates Today, 09:39
Replies: 179
Views: 16,432
Posted By Pat Kennedy
Et *** spiritu tuo. For some arcane reason,...

Et *** spiritu tuo.

For some arcane reason, the SN censor has replaced the latin word for with, with asterisks.
Must be American, they are a very prissy people.
Forum: Looking for Old Shipmates Yesterday, 22:01
Replies: 179
Views: 16,432
Posted By Pat Kennedy
We are both wrong Barrie. It is : Duco ...

We are both wrong Barrie.
It is :
Duco
Ducis
Ducit
Ducimus
Ducitis
Ducunt

But not bad after 65 years(Thumb)
Forum: Looking for Old Shipmates Yesterday, 21:28
Replies: 179
Views: 16,432
Posted By Pat Kennedy
Duco Ducas Ducat Ducamus Ducatus Duc......

Duco
Ducas
Ducat
Ducamus
Ducatus
Duc...
cue smothered giggles in class.
Forum: The Galley Yesterday, 20:16
Replies: 15
Views: 453
Posted By Pat Kennedy
On that Firth Fisher, which was carrying coal...

On that Firth Fisher, which was carrying coal from Liverpool to Northern Ireland when I was in her, the galley was closed down before we passed the bar and only opened again approaching Warren Point...
Forum: Looking for Old Shipmates Yesterday, 19:16
Replies: 179
Views: 16,432
Posted By Pat Kennedy
Me transmitte sursum, Caledoni! ...

Me transmitte sursum, Caledoni! (Best I could do at short notice)
(A)
Forum: Looking for Old Shipmates Yesterday, 11:01
Replies: 179
Views: 16,432
Posted By Pat Kennedy
I heard it was morning sickness. Perhaps Semper...

I heard it was morning sickness. Perhaps Semper ubi, sub ubi applies.(Thumb)
Forum: Looking for Old Shipmates Yesterday, 09:25
Replies: 179
Views: 16,432
Posted By Pat Kennedy
Gloria threw up on the bus on Monday (Jester)

Gloria threw up on the bus on Monday (Jester)
Forum: Looking for Old Shipmates 15th October 2019, 23:34
Replies: 179
Views: 16,432
Posted By Pat Kennedy
Thats her! She seemed full of spite towards...

Thats her! She seemed full of spite towards everyone
Forum: Looking for Old Shipmates 15th October 2019, 20:00
Replies: 179
Views: 16,432
Posted By Pat Kennedy
I am sorry to hear that KR. We exchanged a few...

I am sorry to hear that KR.
We exchanged a few private messages concerning RFA Regent and Resource, I think he had commanded one or both of them.
RIP
Forum: Looking for Old Shipmates 15th October 2019, 19:56
Replies: 179
Views: 16,432
Posted By Pat Kennedy
There was another woman member on here a few...

There was another woman member on here a few years ago, I can't remember her name, but she was very interested in cruise ships and all things associated with that topic. However, she was toxic, and...
Forum: Looking for Old Shipmates 12th October 2019, 20:52
Replies: 179
Views: 16,432
Posted By Pat Kennedy
There was a small contingent of RFA captains who...

There was a small contingent of RFA captains who posted here regularly back then. Lancastrian and Hill Shepherd were two I recall particularly. They mostly steered clear of political or controversial...
Forum: Looking for Old Shipmates 12th October 2019, 18:23
Replies: 179
Views: 16,432
Posted By Pat Kennedy
I do remember that Frank, in a vague way, but not...

I do remember that Frank, in a vague way, but not the personalities involved.
Who would want to be a moderator? Not me! (Thumb)
Forum: Looking for Old Shipmates 12th October 2019, 18:21
Replies: 179
Views: 16,432
Posted By Pat Kennedy
Yes Alex Salmond was another one of the good...

Yes Alex Salmond was another one of the good guys. Ex engine room rating, he lived in NZ and was close to the late,(and much lamented) Barrinoz, who was one of the stars of SN at that time.
(Thumb)
Forum: Looking for Old Shipmates 12th October 2019, 13:02
Replies: 179
Views: 16,432
Posted By Pat Kennedy
No Frank, I did not, but we did exchange PMs for...

No Frank, I did not, but we did exchange PMs for a while. I think he was the real deal, and I did confirm online that he had this yacht brokerage in Florida.
Other members, I recall, had sailed with...
Forum: Tugs 11th October 2019, 20:54
Replies: 6
Views: 290
Posted By Pat Kennedy
Tony, I remember a drum of Blue Funnel mast...

Tony,
I remember a drum of Blue Funnel mast brown going over the side at the dolphins in Hamburg in exchange for a case of ale. The recipient was a Bugsier tug.
Pat
Forum: Looking for Old Shipmates 11th October 2019, 20:41
Replies: 179
Views: 16,432
Posted By Pat Kennedy
Those two members were single issue posters, who...

Those two members were single issue posters, who were prolific and very concerned about the closure of several coastguard stations around the UK coast.
I think they both dropped out once that issue...
Forum: Looking for Old Shipmates 11th October 2019, 20:27
Replies: 179
Views: 16,432
Posted By Pat Kennedy
Further to the Bill Davies story, as I said in...

Further to the Bill Davies story, as I said in another thread concerning him, I was a staunch supporter of Bill, not believing the allegations made against him, until I was phoned by the site owner...
Forum: Looking for Old Shipmates 9th October 2019, 19:42
Replies: 179
Views: 16,432
Posted By Pat Kennedy
The Blue Funnel agent in Amsterdam always brought...

The Blue Funnel agent in Amsterdam always brought bars of chocolate and selected magazines, to give to the deck boys/pantry boy.
But... there was a price to pay!
He was, what is referred to as, a...
Forum: Looking for Old Shipmates 6th October 2019, 20:18
Replies: 179
Views: 16,432
Posted By Pat Kennedy
It doesnt help if you can't actually get on the...

It doesnt help if you can't actually get on the site in the first place.
It happened to me once, luckily I had the email address of another member, and he contacted site admin on my behalf.(Thumb)
Forum: Looking for Old Shipmates 4th October 2019, 20:46
Replies: 179
Views: 16,432
Posted By Pat Kennedy
Rodney, as a one time deck boy I do sympathize...

Rodney, as a one time deck boy I do sympathize with you, but I found that most posters on here are long past the stage of looking down on us lower deck subhumans, although there are one or two who...
Forum: Looking for Old Shipmates 4th October 2019, 20:41
Replies: 179
Views: 16,432
Posted By Pat Kennedy
Another regular poster who seems to have dropped...

Another regular poster who seems to have dropped off the face of the Earth is Samsette.
Anyone heard anything of him?
Forum: The Engine Room 1st October 2019, 20:08
Replies: 71
Views: 7,581
Posted By Pat Kennedy
I once delivered 25 compressed air cylinders to...

I once delivered 25 compressed air cylinders to Manchester Airport cargo facility for shipment to Sharjah. They were all fully pressurised to 300 bar. The receiving clerk at the cargo facility...
Forum: The Engine Room 1st October 2019, 10:36
Replies: 71
Views: 7,581
Posted By Pat Kennedy
Gas cylinders containing a flammable gas are...

Gas cylinders containing a flammable gas are always fitted with left hand threaded valve outlets. Indentified by a notch cut in the hexagonal
connecting nut.(Smoke)
Forum: News and Views from the Shipping World 28th September 2019, 19:44
Replies: 30
Views: 1,081
Posted By Pat Kennedy
I recall when Odyssey Works, the Blue Funnel HQ...

I recall when Odyssey Works, the Blue Funnel HQ in Birkenhead closed back in the 80s, within a couple of weeks every one of the neighbouring businesses in Corporation Rd had gates and fences painted...
Forum: News and Views from the Shipping World 28th September 2019, 19:40
Replies: 30
Views: 1,081
Posted By Pat Kennedy
Not much to report I'm afraid Albie. It rained....

Not much to report I'm afraid Albie.
It rained.
No access to the ship, and very limited access to the rest of the yard. Basically we looked at the ship close up, and then went in a big marquee on...
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