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Search: Posts Made By: George Porteous
Forum: J & J Denholm 10th May 2019, 19:29
Replies: 865
Views: 193,190
Posted By George Porteous
Sorry to hear of your fathers passing. I sailed...

Sorry to hear of your fathers passing. I sailed with him as 3rd mate (just after gaining my 2nd mates ticket) on the Naess Sovereign in 1967. I was on the ship for a year and three days and Capt...
Forum: Tankers 11th December 2018, 16:23
Replies: 13
Views: 4,105
Posted By George Porteous
Nice to see your input regarding your father...

Nice to see your input regarding your father working for Mobil. I don't think I came across him but looking at his "Liberian Ticket" ( I also have a Masters "Liberian Ticket") I see his address was...
Forum: Say Hello 28th July 2018, 08:54
Replies: 3
Views: 662
Posted By George Porteous
South West

Hi and welcome. You stirred some memories in me. I was mate on the mv. Boland in the late 60's and early 70's, regularly running round the SA coast from Durban to Walvis Bay. Visited Saldanah for...
Forum: Looking for Old Shipmates 27th May 2018, 08:44
Replies: 0
Views: 423
Posted By George Porteous
Ian Hey

The name of Ian Anthony Hey came up in SN a while back with connections to South Africa, now in New Zealand. I'm interested to see if it was the same Ian Hey I sailed with on the mv Boland from...
Forum: J & J Denholm 18th May 2018, 19:18
Replies: 4
Views: 1,743
Posted By George Porteous
Obituary

Death in the Scotsman Newspaper today for Sir Ian Denholm, aged 91. Assume he was one of the sons who took over the company in the 60s/70s.
Forum: Say Hello 12th April 2018, 20:08
Replies: 8
Views: 1,051
Posted By George Porteous
Durban

Was "outside Durban" Umhlanga?. Have friends there and visited septmember 2017. Worked for Rennies Coasters in 60's and 70's, based in Durban. Trips were from Durban, round coast to Walvis Bay and...
Forum: Say Hello 29th March 2018, 12:21
Replies: 4
Views: 579
Posted By George Porteous
The other number on the wheel with A prefix may...

The other number on the wheel with A prefix may be the yard number for the ship used as an identification during building and before the naming ceremony. I would try the shipyard records where you...
Forum: Say Hello 27th March 2018, 16:05
Replies: 4
Views: 579
Posted By George Porteous
Ships wheel

You said that you thought that the wheel was from Edinburgh. This is quite possible, there was a famous engineering firm called Brown Brothers who were known world wide for manufacturing ships...
Forum: J & J Denholm 24th March 2018, 22:46
Replies: 273
Views: 60,445
Posted By George Porteous
Gas turbine container ships

Whilst browsing, noticed a post from my old ship mate Pete Arnold about the gas turbine container ships. I was wondering if anyone came across David W. Hogg ( from Edinburgh) who I believe was chief...
Forum: Say Hello 3rd March 2018, 22:41
Replies: 3
Views: 703
Posted By George Porteous
Hi Kevin, hope you enjoy this site. I've been a...

Hi Kevin, hope you enjoy this site. I've been a member for a few years. I was with Mobil on deck in the mid 70's, did all my tickets at Leith.
Forum: Looking for Old Shipmates 27th February 2018, 14:18
Replies: 19
Views: 4,723
Posted By George Porteous
Hi Chip, when we were in SA last year we did a...

Hi Chip, when we were in SA last year we did a safari in Kruger, then stopped in Umhlanga lovely and safe, a friend took us around Durban by car not so safe and a lot different from the 70's! My...
Forum: Looking for Old Shipmates 27th February 2018, 05:57
Replies: 19
Views: 4,723
Posted By George Porteous
Hi Chip, you may well be right about the NZ...

Hi Chip, you may well be right about the NZ yachtsman, he may well have sailed on some other ships at Rennies after I left the Boland. It would have been a big coincidence if there had been more than...
Forum: Tankers 31st December 2017, 18:08
Replies: 9
Views: 2,960
Posted By George Porteous
Hi, I Received G side the Neass Sovereign (or...

Hi, I Received G side the Neass Sovereign (or Champion) right away. I sailed on the Sovereign as 3rd Mate for a year from January 1967 after just passing my 2nd Mates ticket. Loading mainly at Ras...
Forum: Say Hello 13th December 2017, 18:53
Replies: 8
Views: 2,231
Posted By George Porteous
Remember Unicorn lines, I worked for Rennies...

Remember Unicorn lines, I worked for Rennies Coasters (later Green R line) on Boland & Damaraland in 70's, great times. Returned on holiday to SA this year after 40+ years, didn't remember too much...
Forum: Nautical Colleges 12th October 2017, 19:43
Replies: 6
Views: 2,689
Posted By George Porteous
Leith nautical college

Observed an obituary in Scotmans newspaper of the death of Simon Douglas Young, late of Leith Nautical college. Would this be the same Captain Young lecturer of Shipsmaster's Business, for master...
Forum: Looking for Old Shipmates 27th March 2017, 18:53
Replies: 4
Views: 715
Posted By George Porteous
You will be right John, I did say the grey matter...

You will be right John, I did say the grey matter was churning!!!!!! I think I'll have to turn on the steam cargo heating to thin it down and get it working better!
George
Forum: Looking for Old Shipmates 27th March 2017, 14:43
Replies: 4
Views: 715
Posted By George Porteous
Hi Pete, I'm sure there was a Master in Denolms...

Hi Pete, I'm sure there was a Master in Denolms called Ian Smart. The old grey matter is churning, I may have come across him when I was a cadet on the
"Port Campbell". Hope this finds you and...
Forum: The Bridge 9th March 2017, 20:50
Replies: 23
Views: 2,252
Posted By George Porteous
Always enjoyed the satisfaction of my star sights...

Always enjoyed the satisfaction of my star sights on the 4 to 8. How small was your "cocked hat"?
Forum: Looking for Old Shipmates 16th February 2017, 05:59
Replies: 19
Views: 4,723
Posted By George Porteous
Port Line

Hi Somerton, I did not sail with Port Line as such, however as a cadet with Denholms the third ship I sailed on was called the Port Campbell, her original name was Clarkspey, she was on a long term...
Forum: Looking for Old Shipmates 15th February 2017, 21:24
Replies: 19
Views: 4,723
Posted By George Porteous
Rennies coasters

Hi Chip, whilst browsing the site I noticed on your contribution from a while back regarding the Ships Jolanda and Induna, you mentioned the 2nd mate being a NZ yachtsman. When I was mate on the...
Forum: J & J Denholm 26th December 2016, 19:22
Replies: 8
Views: 2,684
Posted By George Porteous
Sorry to hear of Roddy Masweens demise. If he was...

Sorry to hear of Roddy Masweens demise. If he was a cadet with Denholms I sailed with him in 1964 as a cadet on the Naess Spirit, my second ship. There were four cadets, one was called Gus something...
Forum: Looking for Old Shipmates 30th May 2016, 13:39
Replies: 70
Views: 17,178
Posted By George Porteous
I did pre-sea on Dolphin from August 1962,...

I did pre-sea on Dolphin from August 1962, followed by 2 terms at the classroom in the Radar School, the tutor was Capt. Ovens. Mr. Flockhart on the Dolphin was Davy, a great Jamboree who I got to...
Forum: Looking for Old Shipmates 26th May 2016, 21:28
Replies: 7
Views: 1,353
Posted By George Porteous
Ian Purvis

On behalf of a few members, including myself, does anyone know the career history of Capt. Ian Purvis? He was master of the Mobil Endurance in 1974 and came from Merseyside.
Forum: Say Hello 24th March 2016, 23:49
Replies: 5
Views: 1,007
Posted By George Porteous
Gardyloo

Hi, I didn't know your father but I actually applied for the post of Chief Officer on the "Gardyloo" in the late 70's early 80's . A chap I was with on the TS Dolphin and the Leith Nautical College,...
Forum: Looking for Old Shipmates 10th February 2016, 17:11
Replies: 12
Views: 1,775
Posted By George Porteous
I was interviewed by Capt. George Anderson, who...

I was interviewed by Capt. George Anderson, who was port captain, before joining Mobil Oil Shipping. I later sailed with him, he captain and me chief officer on Matco Thames bringing oil in from...
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