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Search: Posts Made By: Pat Kennedy
Forum: Blue Funnel Line 9th November 2019, 15:50
Replies: 288
Views: 58,948
Posted By Pat Kennedy
That captain Gepp you mention Ian, was marine...

That captain Gepp you mention Ian, was marine superintendant in Liverpool/Birkenhead during my time in BF. (1950/60s).
He always wore a bowler hat as he watched the incoming ship through the locks,...
Forum: Looking for Old Shipmates 6th November 2019, 21:45
Replies: 234
Views: 24,272
Posted By Pat Kennedy
Another poster who has not been seen for a good...

Another poster who has not been seen for a good while is the Canadian member LkSimcoe.
You may remember a few years back he very courageously came out as gay on this site.
He was not elderly, only...
Forum: The Galley 6th November 2019, 21:08
Replies: 34
Views: 2,044
Posted By Pat Kennedy
Well lets see. I have 64 ships in my discharge...

Well lets see.
I have 64 ships in my discharge book. 10 of them were repeats, 3 were tankers, 2 were ore carriers, 2 were passenger liners, and 2 were coasters.
That leaves 45 general cargo ships....
Forum: The Galley 6th November 2019, 16:38
Replies: 34
Views: 2,044
Posted By Pat Kennedy
Now I come to think of it, every cargo ship I was...

Now I come to think of it, every cargo ship I was in had the galley on the Port side. I wonder now if there was a particular reason for this.
Forum: The Galley 6th November 2019, 00:16
Replies: 34
Views: 2,044
Posted By Pat Kennedy
(Thumb) I wish we had one of them Greg. All the...

(Thumb)
I wish we had one of them Greg. All the ships I was in, the galley was in lockdown throughout the night. The cook would leave a tray of cold cuts and salad out in the sailors mess which was...
Forum: The Galley 2nd November 2019, 15:33
Replies: 34
Views: 2,044
Posted By Pat Kennedy
Correct, all 'A' class 'P' class and 'H' class...

Correct, all 'A' class 'P' class and 'H' class had the galley on the main deck midships on the port side abaft the saloon and fwd of the sailor's messroom
There was also a galley on the poop which...
Forum: Ellerman 2nd November 2019, 14:27
Replies: 21
Views: 7,724
Posted By Pat Kennedy
Yes, I was in the Florian in 1963, a bit of a...

Yes, I was in the Florian in 1963, a bit of a comedown after Blue Funnel. Sailors accomodation directly above the steering flat where lived a ferocious clanking monster of a steering engine which put...
Forum: Say Hello 29th October 2019, 22:01
Replies: 20
Views: 1,014
Posted By Pat Kennedy
When I worked in Cammel Lairds in the 60s and...

When I worked in Cammel Lairds in the 60s and 70s, most of the ship repair fitters were ex marine engineers,and my brother Jimmy was one of them.
After a few years at sea with Blue Funnel and...
Forum: Say Hello 23rd October 2019, 17:36
Replies: 3
Views: 333
Posted By Pat Kennedy
There is a thread on here entitled MV Mano(ex...

There is a thread on here entitled MV Mano(ex Menelaus Blue Flue)
Forum: Looking for Old Shipmates 18th October 2019, 21:39
Replies: 234
Views: 24,272
Posted By Pat Kennedy
A couple more previously very active members who...

A couple more previously very active members who have disappeared from the site are Chadburn, a very knowledgeable ex Ch Engineer with some military connections, and Leratty, who, it seemed, was a...
Forum: Blue Star Line 18th October 2019, 17:33
Replies: 13
Views: 1,097
Posted By Pat Kennedy
She was re-registered to leafy Berkshire(EEK)

She was re-registered to leafy Berkshire(EEK)
Forum: Blue Star Line 18th October 2019, 14:01
Replies: 13
Views: 1,097
Posted By Pat Kennedy
:sweat: No Manchester Star either(Smoke)

:sweat:

No Manchester Star either(Smoke)
Forum: The Galley 17th October 2019, 20:44
Replies: 28
Views: 2,842
Posted By Pat Kennedy
Regrettably, Liverpool Bar Light Vessel did not...

Regrettably, Liverpool Bar Light Vessel did not offer light refreshments to passing ships, just a group flashing light every 30 seconds at a height of 30ft above the water, visible for 10 miles. In...
Forum: Looking for Old Shipmates 17th October 2019, 10:39
Replies: 234
Views: 24,272
Posted By Pat Kennedy
Et *** spiritu tuo. For some arcane reason,...

Et *** spiritu tuo.

For some arcane reason, the SN censor has replaced the latin word for with, with asterisks.
Must be American, they are a very prissy people.
Forum: Looking for Old Shipmates 16th October 2019, 23:01
Replies: 234
Views: 24,272
Posted By Pat Kennedy
We are both wrong Barrie. It is : Duco ...

We are both wrong Barrie.
It is :
Duco
Ducis
Ducit
Ducimus
Ducitis
Ducunt

But not bad after 65 years(Thumb)
Forum: Looking for Old Shipmates 16th October 2019, 22:28
Replies: 234
Views: 24,272
Posted By Pat Kennedy
Duco Ducas Ducat Ducamus Ducatus Duc......

Duco
Ducas
Ducat
Ducamus
Ducatus
Duc...
cue smothered giggles in class.
Forum: The Galley 16th October 2019, 21:16
Replies: 28
Views: 2,842
Posted By Pat Kennedy
On that Firth Fisher, which was carrying coal...

On that Firth Fisher, which was carrying coal from Liverpool to Northern Ireland when I was in her, the galley was closed down before we passed the bar and only opened again approaching Warren Point...
Forum: Looking for Old Shipmates 16th October 2019, 20:16
Replies: 234
Views: 24,272
Posted By Pat Kennedy
Me transmitte sursum, Caledoni! ...

Me transmitte sursum, Caledoni! (Best I could do at short notice)
(A)
Forum: Looking for Old Shipmates 16th October 2019, 12:01
Replies: 234
Views: 24,272
Posted By Pat Kennedy
I heard it was morning sickness. Perhaps Semper...

I heard it was morning sickness. Perhaps Semper ubi, sub ubi applies.(Thumb)
Forum: Looking for Old Shipmates 16th October 2019, 10:25
Replies: 234
Views: 24,272
Posted By Pat Kennedy
Gloria threw up on the bus on Monday (Jester)

Gloria threw up on the bus on Monday (Jester)
Forum: Looking for Old Shipmates 16th October 2019, 00:34
Replies: 234
Views: 24,272
Posted By Pat Kennedy
Thats her! She seemed full of spite towards...

Thats her! She seemed full of spite towards everyone
Forum: Looking for Old Shipmates 15th October 2019, 21:00
Replies: 234
Views: 24,272
Posted By Pat Kennedy
I am sorry to hear that KR. We exchanged a few...

I am sorry to hear that KR.
We exchanged a few private messages concerning RFA Regent and Resource, I think he had commanded one or both of them.
RIP
Forum: Looking for Old Shipmates 15th October 2019, 20:56
Replies: 234
Views: 24,272
Posted By Pat Kennedy
There was another woman member on here a few...

There was another woman member on here a few years ago, I can't remember her name, but she was very interested in cruise ships and all things associated with that topic. However, she was toxic, and...
Forum: Looking for Old Shipmates 12th October 2019, 21:52
Replies: 234
Views: 24,272
Posted By Pat Kennedy
There was a small contingent of RFA captains who...

There was a small contingent of RFA captains who posted here regularly back then. Lancastrian and Hill Shepherd were two I recall particularly. They mostly steered clear of political or controversial...
Forum: Looking for Old Shipmates 12th October 2019, 19:23
Replies: 234
Views: 24,272
Posted By Pat Kennedy
I do remember that Frank, in a vague way, but not...

I do remember that Frank, in a vague way, but not the personalities involved.
Who would want to be a moderator? Not me! (Thumb)
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