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Forum: News and Views from the Shipping World 29th March 2020, 12:35
Replies: 52
Views: 5,350
Posted By seaman38
Glad to hear that senior officers are consulting...

Glad to hear that senior officers are consulting with junior officers and ratings on certain aspects of onboard matters. In my days (1950's) as a cadet, if you questioned anything you were told 'just...
Forum: Ship Research 29th March 2020, 00:12
Replies: 6
Views: 338
Posted By seaman38
Go into FORUMS scroll down to Grimsby...

Go into FORUMS scroll down to

Grimsby Fishing Vessel

Go to last page post 2200 and it gives the pennant numbers of two of the trawlers I was on.

I would try and transfer to this thread, but...
Forum: Ship Research 27th March 2020, 11:09
Replies: 6
Views: 338
Posted By seaman38
There is already a thread on site on the same...

There is already a thread on site on the same subject I gave the details of two trawlers I sailed in out of Hull 'Swanland' H402 built in 1914 and served the Admiralty in WWI (as Lord Grey) and WWII....
Forum: Elder Dempster 22nd February 2020, 21:31
Replies: 22
Views: 2,795
Posted By seaman38
One could only dream of such riches, as an...

One could only dream of such riches, as an indentured apprentice my first years salary was 72. Now Pat that really was crap money! but somehow, even after leaving Mum 2 10s a month I still managed...
Forum: Elder Dempster 21st February 2020, 09:05
Replies: 22
Views: 2,795
Posted By seaman38
Thanks for that, it is appreciated, I have...

Thanks for that, it is appreciated, I have slapped myself on the wrist. Tramps can be luck of the draw, did one 22 month trip, saw the world on that one, luckily a happy ship, good crew, good...
Forum: Elder Dempster 16th February 2020, 17:14
Replies: 22
Views: 2,795
Posted By seaman38
I have sailed with Liner companies, tramp...

I have sailed with Liner companies, tramp companies, coasters and distant water trawlers. I never considered tramp ships lowly, they kept international trade going, were great to sail on and took you...
Forum: Elder Dempster 16th February 2020, 09:40
Replies: 22
Views: 2,795
Posted By seaman38
Like me David, you may have to wait until 2021 to...

Like me David, you may have to wait until 2021 to reach that first ship 70 years ago, if you went to sea in 1951. However your first ship was older than mine, mine was built in 1914. Wish I could do...
Forum: Elder Dempster 13th February 2020, 08:21
Replies: 22
Views: 2,795
Posted By seaman38
Signed on my first ship 69 years ago, where did...

Signed on my first ship 69 years ago, where did the time go, it went on many adventures, many happy times, many hurricanes/typhoons/cyclones call them what you will, which built camaraderie and made...
Forum: Fishing Vessels 26th January 2020, 10:46
Replies: 2,199
Views: 504,754
Posted By seaman38
Tracing Trawler photos

Can anyone guide me in the right direction in tracing photos of two trawlers I served on in the 1950's.

#1 (https://www.shipsnostalgia.com/usertag.php?do=list&action=hash&hash=1)

Swanland H402...
Forum: Coasters 23rd January 2020, 09:11
Replies: 23
Views: 4,903
Posted By seaman38
Bit late I know, his name was William (Bill)...

Bit late I know, his name was William (Bill) Taylor, his long time first mate was Harry Brant.
Forum: News and Views from the Shipping World 5th January 2020, 13:16
Replies: 33
Views: 4,895
Posted By seaman38
I do take the point you are making, however most...

I do take the point you are making, however most Masters, 1/m in the 50's did not have radar tickets, it not being compulsory at their time of sitting for their certificates of competency and mis...
Forum: News and Views from the Shipping World 5th January 2020, 10:11
Replies: 33
Views: 4,895
Posted By seaman38
He'd have a job doing that in today's fully...

He'd have a job doing that in today's fully enclosed bridges.

Reminds me of the time I joined a ship in drydock which had had a brand new True-Motion radar fitted (50's) and me with my brand new...
Forum: News and Views from the Shipping World 29th December 2019, 10:19
Replies: 33
Views: 4,895
Posted By seaman38
Alas, it was not a snarkey remark, merely an...

Alas, it was not a snarkey remark, merely an observation, every Master/Pilot/OOW appreciates a good helmsman. However if you wish to take it as a snarkey remark then that certainly is your...
Forum: News and Views from the Shipping World 28th December 2019, 18:09
Replies: 33
Views: 4,895
Posted By seaman38
I think there may be a little difference between...

I think there may be a little difference between 'ship handling' and being a helmsman (Smoke)
Forum: Say Hello 20th December 2019, 11:50
Replies: 2
Views: 512
Posted By seaman38
There were two pre-sea training schools in Hull ...

There were two pre-sea training schools in Hull

Hull Trinity House Navigation School

Boulevard Nautical School

May help trace mates if you said which one, just a thought

1960's well after...
Forum: Model Ships 18th December 2019, 16:46
Replies: 2
Views: 387
Posted By seaman38
Why not contact the owners in the USA, they will...

Why not contact the owners in the USA, they will have General Arrangement plans, line plans, hydrostatic curves, midship section plans, engineroom layout, modification plans etc. Their details can be...
Forum: Ship Research 6th December 2019, 14:24
Replies: 5
Views: 569
Posted By seaman38
Seems your query has been answered, but for...

Seems your query has been answered, but for anyone who may acquire a bell there are a few clues to look for when trying to establish whether it belonged to a launch or cargo vessel. A launch bell...
Forum: Royal Navy 5th December 2019, 15:56
Replies: 2
Views: 376
Posted By seaman38
Preferably into the rocket launchers

Preferably into the rocket launchers
Forum: Ship Research 15th November 2019, 17:12
Replies: 187
Views: 77,939
Posted By seaman38
I sailed on the yellow peril 'Speciality' in the...

I sailed on the yellow peril 'Speciality' in the 50's not a bad ship, good skipper, fair food, but bluddy hard work with three hatches of dominoes being humped around sometimes 2 or 3 times a day,...
Forum: Tall ships 15th November 2019, 17:01
Replies: 104
Views: 36,422
Posted By seaman38
I sailed with Mr Pepper in PSNC in the early...

I sailed with Mr Pepper in PSNC in the early 50's, at that time he was sailing as C/O, as he was recovering from an accident.

I was also on a vessel in 1957 when we went to the aid of the Pamir,...
Forum: Say Hello 14th November 2019, 09:24
Replies: 12
Views: 1,213
Posted By seaman38
He is best ignored and not responded to, although...

He is best ignored and not responded to, although alas I fell into that trap which only feeds his malice
Forum: Ship Research 13th November 2019, 18:05
Replies: 24
Views: 3,899
Posted By seaman38
If you already have the plans, why do you need to...

If you already have the plans, why do you need to be so churlish and rude, it hardly inspires members to help you on further requests (if any).
Forum: Ship Research 10th November 2019, 17:58
Replies: 24
Views: 3,899
Posted By seaman38
My, my, what a surly character you appear to be...

My, my, what a surly character you appear to be (albeit you may be very nice (Smoke)). I have as little interest in yachts as I have in embroidery, so any information given by me on either subject...
Forum: Ship Research 10th November 2019, 09:20
Replies: 24
Views: 3,899
Posted By seaman38
(Applause)(Applause) Correct response, 33...

(Applause)(Applause)

Correct response, 33 posts in 10 years is hardly taking part is it. I have found members on here and another site spend a lot of their free time voluntarily to help others....
Forum: Blue Funnel Line 9th November 2019, 13:39
Replies: 305
Views: 68,026
Posted By seaman38
There were many acts of gallantry by...

There were many acts of gallantry by cadets/apprentices in other companies in both WW's and awards made, they did not change into midshipmen. I have noticed over the years that somehow a MFG...
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