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Search: Posts Made By: Pat McCardle
Forum: Looking for Old Shipmates 1st July 2019, 04:37
Replies: 5
Views: 959
Posted By Pat McCardle
I last seen Bam Bam in 1990 in Peep Peep's Bar,...

I last seen Bam Bam in 1990 in Peep Peep's Bar, Aberdeen, he was a crane op on a diving boat, never seen or heard about him since. First met him when he was on a Hadleigh collier Cymbeline (sp) back...
Forum: Union Castle - Safmarine 27th April 2019, 23:22
Replies: 8
Views: 2,665
Posted By Pat McCardle
Alas, too late as my ol'mate 'Crossed the Bar'...

Alas, too late as my ol'mate 'Crossed the Bar' last year
Forum: Non-Seafaring Obituaries 13th April 2019, 22:51
Replies: 9
Views: 663
Posted By Pat McCardle
Tommy Smith, carved out of Granite

Tommy Smith, carved out of Granite
Forum: Places, People & Events of Maritime Interest 2nd June 2018, 14:02
Replies: 29
Views: 3,715
Posted By Pat McCardle
Captain Charles Upham V.C.& Bar knew what would...

Captain Charles Upham V.C.& Bar knew what would happen when Britain sold our Commonwealth out. I'll be visiting New Zealand again from February 2019 to keep the ties with the Kiwi's friendly.
Forum: Places, People & Events of Maritime Interest 15th May 2018, 06:34
Replies: 18
Views: 3,601
Posted By Pat McCardle
We, the wife and me, had 2 nights in Tauranga and...

We, the wife and me, had 2 nights in Tauranga and crossed the bridge for 5 nights at The Mount in March 2017, 38 years since I was last there and an incredible change. Long gone are all the Bach's at...
Forum: Non-Seafaring Obituaries 14th March 2018, 20:20
Replies: 9
Views: 891
Posted By Pat McCardle
I was a contestant in 1989, came 2nd to 2 Taffy...

I was a contestant in 1989, came 2nd to 2 Taffy grave diggers who took the prizes and let me and my mate through for Bullies Star prize.... 2 weeks in Cyprus for 4.....We lost. Lovely, smashing...
Forum: RNLI 21st December 2017, 02:05
Replies: 23
Views: 7,902
Posted By Pat McCardle
I was on the wheel of Stevie Clarkes Washington,...

I was on the wheel of Stevie Clarkes Washington, dropping the Pilot off at The Sunk and seeing Union Star coming out from Harwich. The Pilot commenting to Capt. Bill Sutherland about the way she was...
Forum: The Radio Room 5th February 2017, 05:01
Replies: 90
Views: 13,782
Posted By Pat McCardle
I completed the GMDSS course at Wray Castle in...

I completed the GMDSS course at Wray Castle in 1996, arriving late afternoon in the fog and expecting Igor to open the door and welcome me! What a spooky joint that is?
Forum: Non-Seafaring Obituaries 12th November 2016, 11:11
Replies: 29
Views: 2,062
Posted By Pat McCardle
Where have I been? I'm 56 and never heard of the...

Where have I been? I'm 56 and never heard of the bloke. R.I.P.
Forum: Computers and The Internet 10th March 2016, 21:33
Replies: 183
Views: 16,281
Posted By Pat McCardle
I saved everything to an external HD and...

I saved everything to an external HD and downloaded W10, it took some time as I was on a slow connection while at sea.....Touch wood no problems, faster for sure!
Forum: Non-Seafaring Obituaries 29th December 2015, 11:24
Replies: 7
Views: 1,152
Posted By Pat McCardle
Good going for what he was reputed to have done...

Good going for what he was reputed to have done to his body?
Forum: Non-Seafaring Obituaries 27th November 2015, 18:02
Replies: 20
Views: 4,253
Posted By Pat McCardle
R.I.P. Alexander, certainly a beaut but I have to...

R.I.P. Alexander, certainly a beaut but I have to confess as to being knocked back by better!
Forum: Union Castle - Safmarine 20th November 2015, 13:18
Replies: 65
Views: 9,872
Posted By Pat McCardle
BTW, lets not forget Sh*t on a Raft, one of my...

BTW, lets not forget Sh*t on a Raft, one of my favourites to this day.
Forum: Union Castle - Safmarine 20th November 2015, 13:17
Replies: 65
Views: 9,872
Posted By Pat McCardle
My 2 years on Somerset was the best food that I...

My 2 years on Somerset was the best food that I have ever had on board ship....Well bar one trip!
Forum: The Bridge 17th September 2015, 13:04
Replies: 71
Views: 12,543
Posted By Pat McCardle
I sailed with one Master in particular in Stevie...

I sailed with one Master in particular in Stevie Clarke and he came ashore in a pub we were getting bladdered in and said if he had a gun he would shoot the lot of us but he hadn't, so he proceeded...
Forum: The Galley 8th March 2015, 18:21
Replies: 79
Views: 23,996
Posted By Pat McCardle
Toast with English mustard, peanut butter and...

Toast with English mustard, peanut butter and topped off with Cranberry sauce / Jelly and if on deck of a supply vessel in winter this goes well with a hot cup of Bovril or marmite!! These days I...
Forum: Say Hello 19th February 2015, 01:36
Replies: 10
Views: 1,366
Posted By Pat McCardle
Welcome aboard....Timaru, my fav port!

Welcome aboard....Timaru, my fav port!
Forum: The Engine Room 24th January 2015, 18:10
Replies: 364
Views: 120,525
Posted By Pat McCardle
Fisher's New Generation and P&O Ferry...

Fisher's New Generation and P&O Ferry N.F.Panther. 3 weeks on each and 3 weeks too long on each.
Forum: Say Hello 16th December 2014, 23:20
Replies: 20
Views: 3,664
Posted By Pat McCardle
Yes, I met a few on the main deck by the gangway...

Yes, I met a few on the main deck by the gangway and everyone appeared to be in the same state as our crew, enjoying Colon's delights![=P]
Forum: Say Hello 28th November 2014, 19:13
Replies: 20
Views: 3,664
Posted By Pat McCardle
I went aboard her in Colon 1977 when I was on...

I went aboard her in Colon 1977 when I was on Somerset as Deck Boy, the Bo'sun sent me across to see if we could get some sail twine...My only venture into PSNC.
Forum: The Bridge 21st November 2014, 12:44
Replies: 200
Views: 34,478
Posted By Pat McCardle
Can anyone holding an AB's cert, or EDH, work in...

Can anyone holding an AB's cert, or EDH, work in the engine room even for cleaning and painting or must they be GP trained?
Forum: The Bridge 4th November 2014, 08:37
Replies: 200
Views: 34,478
Posted By Pat McCardle
Passed my EDH at Gravesend so claimed 6 months...

Passed my EDH at Gravesend so claimed 6 months deferral of sea time to gain EDH position after 12 months and not 18, also passed my lifeboatman. Then I did 5 months Deck Boy and rejoined as JOS then...
Forum: Ship Research 2nd August 2014, 16:55
Replies: 97
Views: 13,180
Posted By Pat McCardle
I'm with you on this Pat (am I talking to...

I'm with you on this Pat (am I talking to myself?) Always called the Fore Part on all the ships I have worked on. The Bridge Front was exactly that and only that area around the windows.
Forum: Books, Magazines, TV, Video & Publications 18th June 2014, 20:33
Replies: 15
Views: 3,084
Posted By Pat McCardle
I'm sure in Richard Hough's biography of C.C....

I'm sure in Richard Hough's biography of C.C. states Bligh gave the order to shoot.
Forum: Books, Magazines, TV, Video & Publications 18th June 2014, 07:18
Replies: 15
Views: 3,084
Posted By Pat McCardle
Probably sick of sailing with a Master named...

Probably sick of sailing with a Master named Bligh too? Was it not Bligh who ordered the men to shoot the natives on The Sandwich Islands and thus resulting in the killing of Captain Cook?
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