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Forum: The Engine Room 29th May 2018, 09:22
Replies: 35
Views: 5,395
Posted By woodend
Memories, memories! Where did the time go? Well I...

Memories, memories! Where did the time go? Well I remember the midship starboard side sanitary discharge pipe blocking at sea back in 1956 on the DEIDO built 1928. I was the only apprentice aboard...
Forum: Say Hello 20th May 2018, 11:44
Replies: 3
Views: 319
Posted By woodend
Greetings from a rather wintery West Coast. There...

Greetings from a rather wintery West Coast. There are some photos in the gallery of some of those magnificant steam tugs. Enjoy everything the sitr has to offer. I spent 11 very happy years on the...
Forum: The Engine Room 14th May 2018, 15:24
Replies: 50
Views: 6,370
Posted By woodend
I am sure the ship construction lecturer at...

I am sure the ship construction lecturer at Liverpool anaautical, was it Captain Ferryman, must be spinning in his grave with the atriums or whatever on these modern day passenger ships. I can...
Forum: Historic Shipping lines and Ships 8th May 2018, 08:55
Replies: 24
Views: 3,803
Posted By woodend
We have a very nice brass steam whistle as a ...

We have a very nice brass steam whistle as a door stop at th front door. I found it sticking out of a rubbish heap in Mossel Bay port. I was relieving there as the one and only Pilot had had a heart...
Forum: The Galley 6th May 2018, 15:25
Replies: 12
Views: 3,004
Posted By woodend
Were all ships issued with the very same book?...

Were all ships issued with the very same book? ED's was the same! As you say hap0py6 days! We were never hungry!
Forum: Elder Dempster 4th May 2018, 20:44
Replies: 14
Views: 1,881
Posted By woodend
What HAVE you been smoking / taking?

What HAVE you been smoking / taking?
Forum: Elder Dempster 27th April 2018, 14:40
Replies: 76
Views: 11,994
Posted By woodend
Welcome back GTP you have been noticeable by your...

Welcome back GTP you have been noticeable by your absence. R651368, WoodendJD is one of those numbers engraved in the brain somewhere followed by my South African ID number and my ticket number...
Forum: News and Views from the Shipping World 10th April 2018, 09:56
Replies: 6
Views: 1,892
Posted By woodend
It is always a terrible and terrifying feeling...

It is always a terrible and terrifying feeling when something major fails, you know you have done everything you can and it is a case of wait and see what you hit and where everything stops. I only...
Forum: The Galley 1st April 2018, 15:06
Replies: 57
Views: 7,763
Posted By woodend
Come on don't overdo it, good old pie and chips...

Come on don't overdo it, good old pie and chips and good thick gravey.(Pint) Washed down with copious amounts.
Forum: Non-Seafaring Obituaries 12th March 2018, 15:51
Replies: 36
Views: 2,201
Posted By woodend
RIP Sir Ken, you brought a great deal of joy...

RIP Sir Ken, you brought a great deal of joy through comedy to a great many people!
Forum: Elder Dempster 8th March 2018, 14:19
Replies: 12
Views: 2,948
Posted By woodend
Wonderful island with very civilised cargo...

Wonderful island with very civilised cargo working hours in the 50's and 60's. I was tthe only apprentice on the one ship, my mate having paid off sick. I became the ship's aquirer. There it was...
Forum: News and Views from the Shipping World 19th February 2018, 10:31
Replies: 21
Views: 3,012
Posted By woodend
Unfortunately it is nothing new. However nowadays...

Unfortunately it is nothing new. However nowadays there are far more people to get involved on both sides. I was only involved in one back in the early 60's when I was Extra Second Mate of the AUREOL...
Forum: Elder Dempster 5th February 2018, 06:41
Replies: 7
Views: 1,591
Posted By woodend
Thanks for the sad news GTP. My condolences to...

Thanks for the sad news GTP. My condolences to his family and he will be sorely missed by all of us from E.D.'s. R I P Derek.
Forum: The Bridge 3rd February 2018, 09:57
Replies: 7
Views: 1,416
Posted By woodend
Exactly the same as Alistair deviation and the...

Exactly the same as Alistair deviation and the deviascope was a black art until the penny dropprd with a loud clang.
I was dropped into actually doing it by our Captain. He was ashore for an...
Forum: News and Views from the Shipping World 2nd February 2018, 14:42
Replies: 15
Views: 1,889
Posted By woodend
Having been on the Landing Stage at Liverpool...

Having been on the Landing Stage at Liverpool many times on the E.D. mail boats I have experienced that Mersey ebb and flow and then becoming a ULCC Pilot in Saldanha Bay (Pint)where a 180* turn had...
Forum: Bank Line 30th January 2018, 19:43
Replies: 9
Views: 2,253
Posted By woodend
Glad to see you back and to know that nothing has...

Glad to see you back and to know that nothing has been blunted!
Forum: Elder Dempster 9th January 2018, 14:18
Replies: 34
Views: 4,680
Posted By woodend
For those of you as may remember him Bob Liptrot...

For those of you as may remember him Bob Liptrot crossed the bar. He was E.D's and then Port Harcourt Pilot. Then Land and Marine and Pentow out here in S.A. Wae the same vintage and great friend of...
Forum: News and Views from the Shipping World 8th January 2018, 09:53
Replies: 34
Views: 5,294
Posted By woodend
As has been said a very nasty, tragic loss of...

As has been said a very nasty, tragic loss of life and irrespective of colour, class or creed they were seamem! R.I.P.
Forum: News and Views from the Shipping World 6th December 2017, 06:52
Replies: 299
Views: 25,722
Posted By woodend
Thanks very much for that one 'Kiwi dude'. Lets...

Thanks very much for that one 'Kiwi dude'. Lets hope that it is a one off occurrance!
I have loved that class since bringing the USS GETTYSBURG into Cape Town. I had a very interesting interview on...
Forum: Brocklebank Line 18th October 2017, 15:43
Replies: 35
Views: 3,315
Posted By woodend
Read all the posts with interest as I was never...

Read all the posts with interest as I was never on the Suez run The descriptions however, make you almost feel it. Did go through Suez once but that was on a cruise ship repositioning to SA for her...
Forum: Elder Dempster 14th October 2017, 08:16
Replies: 34
Views: 4,680
Posted By woodend
Glad it has all worked out with a lot of help...

Glad it has all worked out with a lot of help from some very helpful people. My thanks agin to all concerned and welcome back GTP!
Forum: Say Hello 5th October 2017, 07:55
Replies: 7
Views: 454
Posted By woodend
I attended an 'Atomic Defence Course' for a week...

I attended an 'Atomic Defence Course' for a week in Liverpool in the late 50's. It was RN run and I am not sure what good it was to us MN as we certainly didn't have the gear aboard that was shown...
Forum: Non-Seafaring Obituaries 10th September 2017, 16:08
Replies: 31
Views: 2,187
Posted By woodend
Memories will be with you always. Thoughts are...

Memories will be with you always. Thoughts are with you.
Forum: News and Views from the Shipping World 7th September 2017, 08:58
Replies: 57
Views: 3,470
Posted By woodend
One question I meant to ask is in the dark ages...

One question I meant to ask is in the dark ages when I was a tug master we had to have a 'towage certificate' issued by a Department of Transport Marine Division surveyor before the tow started. Do...
Forum: News and Views from the Shipping World 7th September 2017, 08:24
Replies: 57
Views: 3,470
Posted By woodend
Thanks for posting the report Andrew, it made...

Thanks for posting the report Andrew, it made interesting reading.
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