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Forum: Ben Line 26th May 2019, 08:30
Replies: 29
Views: 4,408
Posted By kudu
I was with Ian Godber,at South Shields,doing...

I was with Ian Godber,at South Shields,doing MAR,January to April 1968. Next time I saw him was on the news.Something involving him,and his Father,who was chief of Hong Kong police at the time....
Forum: Say Hello 12th May 2019, 11:02
Replies: 4
Views: 510
Posted By kudu
Hello Dennis,see your blogs regularly in "All at...

Hello Dennis,see your blogs regularly in "All at sea" Welcome to the site.
Forum: SN Directory Discussion 8th February 2019, 17:55
Replies: 39
Views: 14,969
Posted By kudu
Hello Anthony. Yes kevin left the sea in 1971,and...

Hello Anthony. Yes kevin left the sea in 1971,and joined Hartlepool police.The last time I saw him was about 1975,and he was still in the police,but thinking about joining the harbour police.I saw...
Forum: Looking for Old Shipmates 1st December 2018, 08:20
Replies: 9
Views: 1,305
Posted By kudu
Sailed with Dekonski,as third mate,on the...

Sailed with Dekonski,as third mate,on the Rushpool.We did'nt really hit it off.He was polish,and when referring to me said "Turd"mate.Possibly it was his way of pronunciation,but not sure.When he...
Forum: Say Hello 22nd January 2018, 17:16
Replies: 10
Views: 5,293
Posted By kudu
I had forgotten all about this company.A friend...

I had forgotten all about this company.A friend of mine was a steward on the Holsworthy Beacon 61/62.He was always talking about it.Gerald Paterson was his name.I went to sea myself as a deck...
Forum: Computers and The Internet 19th January 2018, 16:44
Replies: 16
Views: 1,308
Posted By kudu
Last year I updated to Windows 10.It caused a lot...

Last year I updated to Windows 10.It caused a lot of problems,but a local PC engineer fixed the problems,but gradually the same thing happened to me with an ever increasing delay between pressing the...
Forum: Maritime Family History Research 13th January 2018, 17:39
Replies: 18
Views: 1,600
Posted By kudu
My mother's first husband was a Staithes man,and...

My mother's first husband was a Staithes man,and He was some relation to Nicholas Robinson through family marriage.My mother was friends with Magerite Robinson,whom I believe was Nicholas Robinsons...
Forum: The Bridge 15th October 2017, 16:26
Replies: 8
Views: 1,256
Posted By kudu
Why can't the ore be dried at source?.During the...

Why can't the ore be dried at source?.During the late19th and early 20th centuries local iron ore mined in Cleveland,N Yorks,and destined for the blast furnaces of Middlesbrough,was "roasted" before...
Forum: J & J Denholm 11th June 2017, 16:39
Replies: 14
Views: 3,313
Posted By kudu
I was an apprentice in Stag line.Going up the...

I was an apprentice in Stag line.Going up the Great lakes,we were often up for forty eight hours or more,going through the Seaway and Welland canal. Continuous overtime.Most of my payoff at the end...
Forum: SN Directory Discussion 7th June 2017, 16:57
Replies: 39
Views: 14,969
Posted By kudu
Sailed 3rd mate on the Rushpool,1969-1970,about...

Sailed 3rd mate on the Rushpool,1969-1970,about seventeen month voyage.Deck crew,and engineroom hands were all Somali's,and Muslims.A poor lot,but remained sober.A number jumped ship,one in Shanghai...
Forum: Computers and The Internet 27th May 2016, 18:15
Replies: 183
Views: 15,867
Posted By kudu
Just installed windows 10. Appears OK but curser...

Just installed windows 10. Appears OK but curser point does'nt follow my finger very well,or gets stuck,and I have to move my finger from side to side,quickly,before it will respond. Also the...
Forum: Looking for Old Shipmates 1st April 2016, 08:21
Replies: 30
Views: 5,792
Posted By kudu
Hello Jon. An old shipmate of mine from Stag line...

Hello Jon. An old shipmate of mine from Stag line was at pre sea at the same time as you. Do you remember Graham Robinson? I am in regular contact with him through E mail. He lives in Port Macquarie...
Forum: Looking for Old Shipmates 30th March 2016, 13:03
Replies: 30
Views: 5,792
Posted By kudu
Thanks for those names Alan.I do remember...

Thanks for those names Alan.I do remember them.David Cooper was taking his 2nd mates in late 1968 with me. I couldn't remember John Haswell's first name. Do you remember Alan Oxley.He and ? Barwick...
Forum: Looking for Old Shipmates 7th February 2016, 18:37
Replies: 30
Views: 5,792
Posted By kudu
Good to hear from you Alan,and welcome to the...

Good to hear from you Alan,and welcome to the site. I remember seeing you in Avonmouth.I think your ship was leaving the port,and I was on the Camelia.We were discharging wheat from the USA,and I was...
Forum: Other Companies/Ships 17th January 2016, 15:08
Replies: 62
Views: 14,540
Posted By kudu
Hello Alan. Did WHSN,stop recruiting deck...

Hello Alan. Did WHSN,stop recruiting deck apprentices in 1965? I went for an interview in late 1964,when I was at South Shields Marine and Tech. They informed me during the interview,that they were...
Forum: Places, People & Events of Maritime Interest 10th January 2016, 19:05
Replies: 81
Views: 24,657
Posted By kudu
I sailed up the canal a number of times during...

I sailed up the canal a number of times during the mid1960's,with Stag Line.It was always Brown and Polsons warfe,with wheat from the USA or Canada.There was always the smell of corn oil and...
Forum: Tramp Steamers 24th October 2015, 17:27
Replies: 28
Views: 11,058
Posted By kudu
Western Canada Steam Ship company,managed by...

Western Canada Steam Ship company,managed by Ropners. One ship,Lake Atlin in 1968/69.
Forum: Ship Research 22nd August 2015, 17:53
Replies: 4
Views: 945
Posted By kudu
Thank you Cueball44,the information,and account...

Thank you Cueball44,the information,and account of the stranding,was detailed and helpful.
Forum: Ship Research 21st August 2015, 19:05
Replies: 4
Views: 945
Posted By kudu
Tramp ship Norwich City

Recently I saw a program on TV,about Amelia Earhart(not sure of the spelling),the female aviator,who disappeared in the South Pacific,in the 1930's. One possibility of what happened to her,was being...
Forum: J & J Denholm 1st August 2015, 17:42
Replies: 14
Views: 3,907
Posted By kudu
I had a similar experience to Julian,although it...

I had a similar experience to Julian,although it was with Ropners.A friend of mine was going for an interview with Ropners for a 3rd mates position.Five minuits later he came out,and he had got the...
Forum: Looking for Old Shipmates 12th July 2015, 09:45
Replies: 1
Views: 704
Posted By kudu
River rouge

Yesterday whilst browsing through SN blogs,an old shipmate of mine Graham Robinson,was enquiring the whereabouts of Dave Isley.He used the title"River Rouge" for his thread starter.I am now unable to...
Forum: Wrecks 23rd February 2015, 18:25
Replies: 16
Views: 3,629
Posted By kudu
Another idea about the "desert shipwreck".I...

Another idea about the "desert shipwreck".I remember reading in the National Geographic magazine,an article about the shrinking of the Aral Sea,in central Asia,due to the damming of the Amu Daryia...
Forum: Wrecks 23rd February 2015, 18:01
Replies: 16
Views: 3,629
Posted By kudu
I seem to recall reading an article when I was at...

I seem to recall reading an article when I was at sea.It mentioned a sailing vessel in the dessert north of the gulf of California.It was,I think,Spanish.Spanish explorers in the late 18th century...
Forum: Bulk Carriers 8th January 2015, 18:42
Replies: 27
Views: 8,439
Posted By kudu
During the 60's with Stag line,we regularly...

During the 60's with Stag line,we regularly carried bulk cargoes such as manganese,flurospar and a variety of finished steel,up the great lakes to Detroit,Chicago and Cleveland.We then had a couple...
Forum: Ben Line 26th December 2014, 10:56
Replies: 15
Views: 4,631
Posted By kudu
I remember Jakarta well.Third mate on Ropners...

I remember Jakarta well.Third mate on Ropners ship Rushpool 1969.Discharging rice from Bangkok at Tanjung Priok.Lots of young kid coming on board to steal rice.One of these was a young girl aged...
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