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Search: Posts Made By: Trident
Forum: Say Hello 29th December 2018, 00:43
Replies: 4
Views: 576
Posted By Trident
Im Back

Hi, I suppose i am New to this site as it has been many years since i have posted, i have tried many times to get back but always seem to fail the initial password stage.
My name is Alan Hitchman i...
Forum: News and Views from the Shipping World 23rd October 2013, 08:16
Replies: 6
Views: 1,960
Posted By Trident
Great Photos with the waves breaking over her

Great Photos with the waves breaking over her
Forum: Looking for Old Shipmates 23rd May 2013, 06:34
Replies: 51
Views: 16,683
Posted By Trident
Hi Kevin, thanks for the info about Errol, very...

Hi Kevin, thanks for the info about Errol, very sad to hear that he ended his life like that, any idea what year that would have been?,
They say only the good die young makes me wonder why im still...
Forum: Looking for Old Shipmates 20th April 2013, 07:37
Replies: 51
Views: 16,683
Posted By Trident
Hi George, just reading through your post and the...

Hi George, just reading through your post and the name Errol Henly -Smith jumped out at me, we both started as Electricians with AH about the same time May 1960. We bumped into each other around...
Forum: News and Views from the Shipping World 3rd November 2012, 07:47
Replies: 19
Views: 6,329
Posted By Trident
According to today’s paper all 6000 Australian...

According to today’s paper all 6000 Australian passengers who booked on the Athena will be able to get their money back through the Travel compensation Fund as they all booked through a travel agent....
Forum: Blue Funnel Line 20th February 2011, 05:00
Replies: 5
Views: 1,145
Posted By Trident
R.I.P. Joe.

R.I.P. Joe.
Forum: Blue Funnel Line 13th October 2010, 13:06
Replies: 28
Views: 9,466
Posted By Trident
Will look out for it Ian.

Will look out for it Ian.
Forum: Glen Line 13th March 2010, 05:41
Replies: 11
Views: 7,602
Posted By Trident
Hi Bob,,,,,Looks like you would have followed me...

Hi Bob,,,,,Looks like you would have followed me onto the Breconshire, I left her in March 1961. If i remember right Tom lived in St Helen's, He would have done many trips on the old Breconshire, i...
Forum: Glen Line 13th March 2010, 05:06
Replies: 11
Views: 7,602
Posted By Trident
Reviving an old thread. I sailed on the...

Reviving an old thread.
I sailed on the Glenfalloch from Singapore to London in March 1963 as additional Electrician after leaving the Gorgon, I remember it was the first and only Glen or BF.ship I...
Forum: Blue Funnel Line 3rd January 2010, 23:59
Replies: 2
Views: 992
Posted By Trident
Hi Frankie 77, quite a lot of ex AH living in...

Hi Frankie 77, quite a lot of ex AH living in Australia including myself (Perth WA). I was a leckie around the same time as you but mainly sailed with Chinese crew, I think the only exception was...
Forum: Blue Funnel Line 20th November 2009, 00:55
Replies: 18
Views: 2,509
Posted By Trident
Perhaps if you could give the department your...

Perhaps if you could give the department your friend worked in ( Deck , Engine room, Catering) it might jog some memories.
Forum: Blue Funnel Line 23rd September 2009, 04:40
Replies: 25
Views: 6,599
Posted By Trident
Thanks for that link Pat, I found it most...

Thanks for that link Pat, I found it most interesting plus the other link that was mentioned at the end "The WW2 Royal Navy Career of Alfred Miles".
I don't think the Merchant Navy would have been...
Forum: Blue Funnel Line 30th July 2009, 09:27
Replies: 25
Views: 2,762
Posted By Trident
I bought on of those leather holdall's, real good...

I bought on of those leather holdall's, real good leather but all the stitching broke in no time at all, I got the Chinese Boson to restitch it and it lasted years, a real bargin.........Al
Forum: Blue Funnel Line 27th July 2009, 05:23
Replies: 25
Views: 2,762
Posted By Trident
You have jogged my memory, i do remember the...

You have jogged my memory, i do remember the Gilly Gilly man now and also a guy who used to come aboard to make sure you did not disappear with the goods the boat people passed up to you before you...
Forum: Blue Funnel Line 25th July 2009, 05:00
Replies: 25
Views: 2,762
Posted By Trident
No Cant say i do remember traders coming aboard...

No Cant say i do remember traders coming aboard in port said or Suez in fact i thought we tried to keep them off the ship, they were a load of thieves, i remember on one occasion the stole the bottom...
Forum: Blue Funnel Line 21st July 2009, 10:13
Replies: 79
Views: 10,807
Posted By Trident
Still have a pair of Zenith 7 by 50 Binoculars...

Still have a pair of Zenith 7 by 50 Binoculars bought 1960.......Al
Forum: Blue Funnel Line 20th July 2009, 09:10
Replies: 79
Views: 10,807
Posted By Trident
I bought one of those Yashica 8 mm cine cameras...

I bought one of those Yashica 8 mm cine cameras with the turret lens beautifully made and would have lasted a life time if zoom lenses and Digital had never been invented.
I still have heaps of...
Forum: Bank Line 19th July 2009, 06:46
Replies: 230
Views: 35,866
Posted By Trident
It must be my eyes but in the last photo of M.S...

It must be my eyes but in the last photo of M.S post 17 I could actualy see the ship or sea moving......Al
Forum: News and Views from the Shipping World 23rd April 2009, 08:46
Replies: 1,076
Views: 95,832
Posted By Trident
I don't think there are too many nations taking...

I don't think there are too many nations taking this pirate problem seriously, we certainly don't read much about it here in Oz, with the exception of the Captain Philips and the Maersk Alabama saga,
Forum: Blue Funnel Line 18th April 2009, 05:01
Replies: 41
Views: 11,667
Posted By Trident
[Instead of panning for gold in ancient times...

[Instead of panning for gold in ancient times another method was to lay the fleece of a sheep in the river bed and leave it for a lengthy period of time.
Flecks of gold washed by the current were...
Forum: Container Vessels 26th March 2009, 09:30
Replies: 27
Views: 3,666
Posted By Trident
Hi Klaatu83 and Surfaceblow, both with over 30...

Hi Klaatu83 and Surfaceblow, both with over 30 years each at sea, must have your sea legs by now eh......Al
Forum: Container Vessels 24th March 2009, 07:02
Replies: 27
Views: 3,666
Posted By Trident
G/Day Klaatu83. Thanks for your input, I can...

G/Day Klaatu83.
Thanks for your input, I can well imagine the problems that could be caused with those "left handed" Twist locks.
I see by your profile you have experienced a wide variety of ships...
Forum: Container Vessels 23rd March 2009, 05:54
Replies: 22
Views: 2,391
Posted By Trident
God help them if they get the same computer...

God help them if they get the same computer problems that i have encountered in the past.........Al
Forum: Container Vessels 23rd March 2009, 05:43
Replies: 27
Views: 3,666
Posted By Trident
Thanks to you all for your input to my original...

Thanks to you all for your input to my original question "what method is used to tie/lock the containers to the deck".I certainly know more now, It seems several methods are still used throughout the...
Forum: Container Vessels 19th March 2009, 09:45
Replies: 27
Views: 3,666
Posted By Trident
Hi Fieldsy.Thanks for the link,I wonder if they...

Hi Fieldsy.Thanks for the link,I wonder if they take a course building with leggo before stacking the Containers.......Al
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