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Search: Posts Made By: father john
Forum: Say Hello 22nd March 2018, 08:43
Replies: 2
Hi!
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Posted By father john
Welcome George, you will find this a very...

Welcome George, you will find this a very interesting site,
John.
Forum: Maritime Family History Research 8th January 2018, 00:17
Replies: 6
Views: 755
Posted By father john
Thanks Dave W and Roger Griffiths, that gives me...

Thanks Dave W and Roger Griffiths, that gives me a good start. William Fagan was British, but I don’t know the Ship’s country of registration, or its name.
Forum: Maritime Family History Research 8th January 2018, 00:12
Replies: 6
Views: 755
Posted By father john
That might be him. Thanks for your assistance.

That might be him. Thanks for your assistance.
Forum: Maritime Family History Research 7th January 2018, 10:32
Replies: 6
Views: 755
Posted By father john
Looking for information on William Fagan

On behalf of an acquaintance I am looking for information on his father William Fagan, who was sunk during WW2 whilst a crew member on a merchant ship, on St Patrickís Day.
Thatís all the detail...
Forum: Maritime Family History Research 7th March 2017, 03:14
Replies: 10
Views: 1,096
Posted By father john
Hi Rob, I lived in Guernsey during the 1950's and...

Hi Rob, I lived in Guernsey during the 1950's and 60's. If you google Onesimus Dorey & Sons you will find all the information that you are looking for, this company ran a fleet of colliers from...
Forum: Tankers 30th December 2016, 04:25
Replies: 6
Views: 2,313
Posted By father john
Ian F, I was a Third Mate with Palm Line when...

Ian F,
I was a Third Mate with Palm Line when the Biafra war started, we departed Port Harcourt with about a dozen European/American refugees onboard. The Pilot was David Martin (ex Palm Line), who...
Forum: Nautical Colleges 19th July 2015, 01:27
Replies: 3
Views: 1,469
Posted By father john
Hi tonypad, I think that I am correct in stating...

Hi tonypad, I think that I am correct in stating that Mercury is now restored to her former glory in Chatham Dockyard as HMS Pegasus (I think), she now looks as she was before she became T S Mercury....
Forum: Say Hello 19th July 2015, 00:50
Replies: 6
Views: 1,008
Posted By father john
Hi Chip N. Paint. Welcome aboard. I wonder if you...

Hi Chip N. Paint. Welcome aboard. I wonder if you are a keen motorcyclist who lives on the Central Coast of NSW ?
Forum: Palm Line 18th July 2014, 07:59
Replies: 11
Views: 3,816
Posted By father john
Hi all, Interesting to hear of the Palm Line...

Hi all,
Interesting to hear of the Palm Line reunion. I sailed with Palm Line from 1963 until 1969 as 4/0 3/0 2/0 on Bamenda Palm, Badagry Palm, Niger Palm, Ilorin Palm, and a few others. I can...
Forum: Looking for Old Shipmates 8th January 2013, 06:56
Replies: 1
Views: 1,130
Posted By father john
Hi Nigel, I sailed on Palm Line Ships during the...

Hi Nigel, I sailed on Palm Line Ships during the 1960's, and sailed with Captain George Holeyman on several occasions to West Africa. In 1969 I joined a Palm line ship in Genoa (Italy) the ship was...
Forum: P & O 18th June 2012, 10:18
Replies: 4
Views: 3,602
Posted By father john
SS Sunda collision 1961

Hi greyman 14,
Sunda was my first Ship, I joined her as a deck Cadet in may 1959 at No. 2 KGV dock London. (I was also ex S O N). Granny Porter was the old man and T A M Lincoln was C/O. I sailed...
Forum: Looking for Old Shipmates 16th June 2012, 08:50
Replies: 35
Views: 7,798
Posted By father john
I sailed as a deck cadet on the SS Garonne in...

I sailed as a deck cadet on the SS Garonne in 1960/61, she was the only oil talker built for the Orient Line. She was painted in Orient line colours complete with a black cap on the funnel. It was at...
Forum: Say Hello 14th June 2012, 03:46
Replies: 6
Views: 1,254
Posted By father john
Hi Joe, I think that we sailed together on P&O...

Hi Joe,
I think that we sailed together on P&O Iberia cruising season 1960 as cadets, operating the launches at ports that we anchored at. I have lived in Australia for the last 42 years. Cheers...
Forum: Places, People & Events of Maritime Interest 18th March 2011, 03:25
Replies: 11
Views: 1,692
Posted By father john
Yes John T that is the place, the building is now...

Yes John T that is the place, the building is now leased out and is used as a restaurant and bar etc. it is still in good condition and some of the local politicians are now aware of the historical...
Forum: Places, People & Events of Maritime Interest 16th March 2011, 14:42
Replies: 11
Views: 1,692
Posted By father john
Yes John, a pity about Christchurch, such a...

Yes John, a pity about Christchurch, such a lovely city with some beautiful buildings, I hope that some might be able to be repaired.
Newcastle has still not fully recovered from the 1988...
Forum: Places, People & Events of Maritime Interest 15th March 2011, 12:59
Replies: 11
Views: 1,692
Posted By father john
Hope that they can rebuild it. There is also a...

Hope that they can rebuild it. There is also a very fine example of a time ball and tower on top of the old customs house building in Newcastle NSW Australia. It was also slightly damaged in an...
Forum: Maritime Family History Research 9th January 2011, 11:24
Replies: 7
Views: 3,568
Posted By father john
Hello Rachel, I remember your grandfather quite...

Hello Rachel,
I remember your grandfather quite clearly. I sailed with him on two occasions on Palm Lines MV Bamenda Palm from Liverpool to west Africa, on the first occasion in 1963 I had recently...
Forum: Palm Line 9th January 2011, 01:12
Replies: 20
Views: 4,843
Posted By father john
Hello Rachel, Yes I remember your grandfather...

Hello Rachel,
Yes I remember your grandfather Captain John Salvidge quite clearly. I sailed with him on two occasions when he was Master of MV Bamenda Palm. I was 4th Officer on the first occasion...
Forum: P & O 3rd January 2011, 11:52
Replies: 17
Views: 4,967
Posted By father john
I sailed on Garonne as a Deck Cadet for about...

I sailed on Garonne as a Deck Cadet for about eleven months, from about August 1960 to July 1961, I joined and left the ship while she was in dry dock in Falmouth. She was a fine ship with good...
Forum: Palm Line 3rd January 2011, 11:34
Replies: 20
Views: 4,843
Posted By father john
I found West Africa an interesting and...

I found West Africa an interesting and 'different' area to visit. Negotiating the Niger delta creeks to Sapele, Burutu and Warri was quite an experience on an ocean going ship, also steaming up the...
Forum: Elder Dempster 30th December 2010, 23:46
Replies: 17
Views: 4,156
Posted By father john
Yes I remember it all as described, in Palm Line...

Yes I remember it all as described, in Palm Line we often used Blacky Komi and his family who were generally quite good, but needed to be watched closely. As mentioned radio watch was maintained to...
Forum: Palm Line 30th December 2010, 23:23
Replies: 20
Views: 4,843
Posted By father john
Yes WilliamH you are correct on both counts, so...

Yes WilliamH you are correct on both counts, so you obviously spent some time in West Africa. TWAFU referred to a " Typical West African F*** Up", and a TWANFU was a "Typical West African Non...
Forum: Palm Line 30th December 2010, 11:13
Replies: 20
Views: 4,843
Posted By father john
I think that we may have met at S O Nav....

I think that we may have met at S O Nav. Southampton in 58/59, pretty hard to remember that far back though. As you correctly guessed the weather down under is great, unless one lives in Qld. which...
Forum: Palm Line 20th December 2010, 12:23
Replies: 20
Views: 4,843
Posted By father john
Palm Oil and Small Chop. by John Goble. Sounds...

Palm Oil and Small Chop. by John Goble.
Sounds pretty interesting to me , being an old Palm Line Hand from the 60's
Forum: Coasters 12th September 2010, 10:28
Replies: 24
Views: 12,616
Posted By father john
I grew up in Guernsey 1946-1958 and remember...

I grew up in Guernsey 1946-1958 and remember frequently seeing many of the Dorey coal ships in St. Sampson's Harbour, they were at that time all named after bays in Guernsey, thus :- Fermain,...
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