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Search: Posts Made By: meltech
Forum: P & O 10th September 2006, 10:30
Replies: 22
Views: 2,109
Posted By meltech
Hi Frank and David, ...

Hi Frank and David,
You may be able to recognise the ship from the enclosed, it is an enlargement from the Canberra photo. It is a bit like paintings, the further back...
Forum: P & O 3rd September 2006, 23:35
Replies: 22
Views: 2,109
Posted By meltech
Hello Ruud, Thanks for the...

Hello Ruud,
Thanks for the update. I believe that some of my family are holding pictures of the ship taken at the time we traveled on her, probably taken in Tandyong Priok. Will try...
Forum: Wrecks 31st August 2006, 06:35
Replies: 64
Views: 24,169
Posted By meltech
I am sorry that I posted two similar pictures, am...

I am sorry that I posted two similar pictures, am still coming to grips with this modern technology. The image I wanted to post is included as a thumbnail.
Regards,...
Forum: P & O 31st August 2006, 04:50
Replies: 22
Views: 2,109
Posted By meltech
Thanks for that information. I recall that most...

Thanks for that information. I recall that most of the public spaces were tiled and the bunks were suspended like pendulums, we thought it was marvelous. She was a steamer of course, a lovely old...
Forum: P & O 30th August 2006, 08:57
Replies: 22
Views: 2,109
Posted By meltech
Re. JvO.

I wondered if it was her. Traveled on the ship in 1949 from Surabaya to Amsterdam. I was only 14 at the time so can't remember much of the trip. When we traveled to Indonesia, it was on the Oranje,...
Forum: P & O 24th August 2006, 02:46
Replies: 22
Views: 2,109
Posted By meltech
RE. Canberra.

Hi,
Took these photos of Canberra in Fremantle, while I was on M.V. Century, sometime in the early '60s. Can anyone identify the twin funnel liner ahead and opposite? I wonder if it could be J...
Forum: Passenger Liners 23rd August 2006, 09:57
Replies: 6
Views: 2,817
Posted By meltech
Re Galileo Galilei.

Hi there,
The ship must have been fairly new when I took these photos. Taken from Howard Smith's Century in the early 60's in Fremantle. Unfotunately age is getting to my slides, hence...
Forum: Wrecks 22nd August 2006, 12:02
Replies: 64
Views: 24,169
Posted By meltech
Re Runic on Middleton Reef.

Sometime late in '61 while between Auckland and Brisbane on the Union Steamship Co. Katea, the Old Man decided to have a look at the Runic which had recently stranded there. Unfortunately he wouldn't...
Forum: Holland America Line 20th August 2006, 00:38
Replies: 17
Views: 9,108
Posted By meltech
Re Sommelsdyk.

Enclosed the promised photos of the older Sommelsdyk on fire in Rotterdam. On reflection, the photos may have been taken in the '20s. Sorry for the the quality of the shots, but these are now getting...
Forum: Other International Navies 30th July 2006, 10:55
Replies: 14
Views: 3,705
Posted By meltech
re HMAS Brisbane

We were alongside at Newstead Farm on M.V.Century, I took this photo of H.M.A.S. Brisbane arriving on her delivery voyage. We have just dipped our ensign and she has responded. So here is a picture...
Forum: Holland America Line 28th July 2006, 11:04
Replies: 17
Views: 9,108
Posted By meltech
re Sommelsdyk.

My father left some photos of a ship in Rotterdam harbour, with a fire in No.1 hold. The name is difficult to read, but it could be Sommelsdyk. The photo may have been taken in 1939 or 1940. The ship...
Forum: Union Steam ship Co Of New Zealand LTD 19th September 2005, 23:46
Replies: 7
Views: 4,593
Posted By meltech
Hi Maurie, for what is worth, there are some...

Hi Maurie, for what is worth, there are some pictures of both Kanna and Katui in Ian Farquar's book. Union Fleet. In fact pictures of most U.S.S.Co. ships. It is hard not to get nostalgiac when...
Forum: Union Steam ship Co Of New Zealand LTD 19th September 2005, 23:22
Replies: 35
Views: 12,229
Posted By meltech
Hi David, nice to see some information on U.S.S....

Hi David, nice to see some information on U.S.S. I sailed on Konui and Katea, before moving to Howard Smith in Australia. A pity that a major shipping co. in N.Z. is now gone. Regards John M.
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