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Search: Posts Made By: holland25
Forum: The Radio Room 7th September 2019, 15:39
Replies: 3
Views: 289
Posted By holland25
Sorry about the SAM boat,yes it was a Liberty...

Sorry about the SAM boat,yes it was a Liberty Ship.I believe that a number were allocated to the UK and had names beginning with the prefix SAM . The speaker had originally been called the Lilian...
Forum: The Radio Room 6th September 2019, 23:40
Replies: 3
Views: 289
Posted By holland25
I joined Harrison's Speaker in Manchester in...

I joined Harrison's Speaker in Manchester in summer 1956 and she had just been refitted with a Marconi Oceanspan which had 2182 band R/T installed. The old RCA original fit had been discarded, she...
Forum: Non-Seafaring Obituaries 5th September 2019, 23:15
Replies: 8
Views: 596
Posted By holland25
I always thought John Briggs had an association...

I always thought John Briggs had an association with Sister Eleff who seems to have left our ranks.
Forum: The Radio Room 17th August 2019, 11:47
Replies: 25
Views: 1,936
Posted By holland25
Snug in the lee of bum island.

Snug in the lee of bum island.
Forum: The Radio Room 30th June 2019, 22:11
Replies: 30
Views: 2,607
Posted By holland25
I had followed her subsequent career with...

I had followed her subsequent career with interest,good to talk with somebody who sat in the same radio room.
Forum: The Radio Room 29th June 2019, 13:54
Replies: 30
Views: 2,607
Posted By holland25
They must have upgraded the radio station. I...

They must have upgraded the radio station. I sailed on her when she was the Parthia and we had an Oceanspan and CR300 .
Forum: Ship Research 22nd June 2019, 11:17
Replies: 53
Views: 4,219
Posted By holland25
Further to the Radiogram in the rec room of the...

Further to the Radiogram in the rec room of the Blue Funnel boats. They were quite regularly made inoperative by an angry AB objecting to the noise.
Forum: Ship Research 22nd June 2019, 07:43
Replies: 53
Views: 4,219
Posted By holland25
The time I was there was post 57 and think the...

The time I was there was post 57 and think the term pool is rather misleading, it was canvas slung over a wooden frame.
Forum: Ship Research 21st June 2019, 22:51
Replies: 53
Views: 4,219
Posted By holland25
In my first go at sea, late 50s, in Blue...

In my first go at sea, late 50s, in Blue Funnel,there were no films. I dont know if its true or not but there was supposed to have been a vote ,within the fleet, for either a de-mountable swimming...
Forum: Say Hello 15th May 2019, 15:00
Replies: 3
Views: 574
Posted By holland25
I have just had a look in my discharge book and...

I have just had a look in my discharge book and the Master of the Corbrae in 1957 was Galloway.

I cant make out any initial.I was the Radio Officer at the grand old age of 19. I spent about 6...
Forum: Non-Seafaring Obituaries 13th May 2019, 20:07
Replies: 15
Views: 949
Posted By holland25
A great singer and entertainer,sad day.

A great singer and entertainer,sad day.
Forum: The Radio Room 27th April 2019, 04:19
Replies: 11
Views: 1,409
Posted By holland25
A Bombay Spreader??

A Bombay Spreader??
Forum: The Radio Room 13th April 2019, 14:49
Replies: 27
Views: 4,394
Posted By holland25
Any body know what happened to P.W. Lougher. I...

Any body know what happened to P.W. Lougher. I did my ticket with him in Manchester in 1955-56. He claimed to be ex university and I think he was a Kiwi,reading through the magazines I see he only...
Forum: The Radio Room 2nd April 2019, 06:05
Replies: 23
Views: 2,169
Posted By holland25
I struggled a bit but very risible.

I struggled a bit but very risible.
Forum: The Radio Room 18th March 2019, 05:32
Replies: 27
Views: 4,394
Posted By holland25
Thanks for that,I have wasted a few hours going...

Thanks for that,I have wasted a few hours going through them.
Forum: The Radio Room 10th March 2019, 21:53
Replies: 30
Views: 2,948
Posted By holland25
I worked for IAL for a while and couple of my...

I worked for IAL for a while and couple of my colleagues had worked at Birdlip Hill in Gloucestshire which I believe used CW to communicate with aircraft.
Forum: Maritime Family History Research 19th February 2019, 20:32
Replies: 24
Views: 2,184
Posted By holland25
Quoting from Duncan and Hawes Blue Funnel LIne. ...

Quoting from Duncan and Hawes Blue Funnel LIne.
Clytoneus. 1948

The first vessel of the Mark A2 class of six ships which were built with tween deck accommodation The lifeboats were all doubled...
Forum: Maritime Family History Research 19th February 2019, 19:52
Replies: 24
Views: 2,184
Posted By holland25
I would agree with your statement, with the...

I would agree with your statement, with the exception that I think the Hajis were actually carried in the holds, with dormitory type accommodation,probably similar to that on troopships.
Forum: Non-Seafaring Obituaries 1st February 2019, 19:35
Replies: 2
Views: 406
Posted By holland25
He also played Bishop Proudie in Barchester...

He also played Bishop Proudie in Barchester Chronicles and was outrageously henpecked by Geraldine McEwan. RIP both of them.
Forum: Blue Funnel Line 1st February 2019, 12:54
Replies: 24
Views: 2,711
Posted By holland25
Ref the Welsh navy, I wonder if somebody is...

Ref the Welsh navy, I wonder if somebody is having somebody on? My boss on the Alcinous came from Rhyl.
Forum: Computers and The Internet 29th December 2018, 06:27
Replies: 15
Views: 2,033
Posted By holland25
Must be unusual, I have had Windows 10 since it...

Must be unusual, I have had Windows 10 since it became available, seems to run OK for me,mind you I quite liked the Redifon 50M
Forum: BP Shipping 10th December 2018, 20:03
Replies: 39
Views: 8,300
Posted By holland25
After reading some of the above and the tasks...

After reading some of the above and the tasks involved, particularly the last one,I am glad I was a Sparky.I doffs my lid to the Engineers.
Forum: Maritime Family History Research 18th November 2018, 00:54
Replies: 10
Views: 1,263
Posted By holland25
Might have been rubber. Despite the submission...

Might have been rubber. Despite the submission from Forthbridge,my memory of it was that it was all fairly peaceful. However i didn't live there and being a seaman didn't venture that from the dock...
Forum: Maritime Family History Research 17th November 2018, 19:33
Replies: 10
Views: 1,263
Posted By holland25
The Adrastus would have had accommodation for 12...

The Adrastus would have had accommodation for 12 passengers, all one class. I made the same trip, as part of the crew, of a similar ship ,in the same year, 1957. From memory a lot of the problems in...
Forum: Brocklebank Line 3rd September 2018, 08:36
Replies: 33
Views: 4,114
Posted By holland25
I was on the Corbrae probably about the the same...

I was on the Corbrae probably about the the same time you were on the Corburn. our captain took a great interest in food and used to closely supervise the provision thereof. I recall it being a good...
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