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Search: Posts Made By: Bob L
Forum: Maritime Family History Research 16th December 2019, 17:32
Replies: 22
Views: 1,321
Posted By Bob L
Captain Coaster

I have a feeling that a number of ex Moor Line Officers became Pilots on Tyne/ Tees - might be worth checking with the Pilot Authorities who could put you in contact with them - one name I remember...
Forum: Maritime Family History Research 16th December 2019, 14:10
Replies: 22
Views: 1,321
Posted By Bob L
I can recall a Captain Coaster was mentioned as...

I can recall a Captain Coaster was mentioned as Master on a number of Moor Line Vessels late nineteen fifties - Linkmoor, Glenmoor and Hazelmoor - afraid I do not have any contact details of most of...
Forum: Maritime Family History Research 13th December 2019, 17:24
Replies: 22
Views: 1,321
Posted By Bob L
Moor Line Records

All Anchor Line, Moor Line and Currie Line Records were lodged with University of Glasgow Archive Services when the companies ceased operating - Moor Line info covers 1847 to 1975.
I was Anchor Line...
Forum: Say Hello 25th November 2019, 19:35
Replies: 27
Views: 7,759
Posted By Bob L
Moor Line / Anchor Line

Clive - Recall we sailed together on the Hazelmoor / Glenmoor - I was Third Mate at the time - not sure if you also sailed on the Sidonia.
You will recall various Masters - Captains Fielding,...
Forum: Special Purpose Vessels 23rd September 2019, 20:11
Replies: 49
Views: 13,216
Posted By Bob L
Above Post

Should have mentioned - this was in Jeddah.
Forum: Special Purpose Vessels 23rd September 2019, 20:10
Replies: 49
Views: 13,216
Posted By Bob L
Smaller Lash Type Vessels

In the late 1970's we had smaller barge Type vessels - as I recall they were named " Splash Ships " - no onboard cranes - the vessels ballasted down and floated the barges off - seem to remember they...
Forum: Nautical Colleges 7th June 2019, 09:43
Replies: 12
Views: 2,016
Posted By Bob L
Jock - Thanks for the update - I wondered when...

Jock - Thanks for the update - I wondered when the School of Navigation/Engineering closed as I was last there in 1964 preparing for Second Mates - after that was at Greenock and finally London.
Mr...
Forum: Nautical Colleges 6th June 2019, 15:24
Replies: 12
Views: 2,016
Posted By Bob L
Ian - Yes, had the boathouse at West Ferry - in...

Ian - Yes, had the boathouse at West Ferry - in my time we went there every Wednesday afternoon for rowing and sailing Usually Captain Creelman and Mr Fraser oversaw proceedings - not much fun in the...
Forum: Nautical Colleges 5th June 2019, 17:37
Replies: 12
Views: 2,016
Posted By Bob L
Dundee Technical College had a School of...

Dundee Technical College had a School of Navigation and Engineering for Pre-sea Cadets - 12 month Course with 6 months " sea time " allocated for successful completion - Captains Gardiner, Creelman...
Forum: Ship Research 8th May 2019, 20:25
Replies: 6
Views: 1,588
Posted By Bob L
Looks like an ex Western Ferry running from...

Looks like an ex Western Ferry running from Gourock to Hunters Quay - believe she was originally Swedish / Norwegian - just a guess ! Bob L
Forum: Ship Research 25th March 2019, 14:52
Replies: 10
Views: 672
Posted By Bob L
Andrew - This is " England " of Currie Line of...

Andrew - This is " England " of Currie Line of Leith - All vessels ended with
" land " Bob L
Forum: Say Hello 15th February 2019, 02:52
Replies: 3
Views: 397
Posted By Bob L
Anne D - The Anchor Line Vessels on the North...

Anne D - The Anchor Line Vessels on the North Atlantic Trade sailed from Yorkhill Quay in Glasgow with a call at an Irish Port then direct to New York.
Quite a number of Scandinavian Emigrants also...
Forum: Bulk Carriers 22nd December 2018, 21:54
Replies: 37
Views: 14,274
Posted By Bob L
Gothland

Seem to recall that, on BISCO instructions, we ran continuously at reduced speed for quite a few years - the longest voyage we ever undertook was to Angola and do remember always loading around...
Forum: Bulk Carriers 22nd December 2018, 19:52
Replies: 37
Views: 14,274
Posted By Bob L
Gothland

David - Have not heard of the " Ropner Connection " re. the sale on the stocks to Currie Line - given some time I could check this out - whatever happened it was a good move for Currie Line - it...
Forum: Bulk Carriers 12th December 2018, 07:56
Replies: 37
Views: 14,274
Posted By Bob L
Re.Gothland

Jim - I remember your Father well from the Currie Line days both on the Gothland with Jimmie Laing and Bob Christie and on the Pentland with Andy Wallace - also on the Anchor Line Indian Trade...
Forum: Maritime Family History Research 11th December 2018, 19:39
Replies: 11
Views: 1,665
Posted By Bob L
Re. Anchor Line Eastern Service

Having sailed on Both Cilicia and Circassia we did not carry Supernumary Passengers at any time - the vessels were all One Class (First Class) so all Passengers ( around 300/ 320 maximum ) had full...
Forum: Say Hello 23rd July 2018, 18:19
Replies: 1
Views: 353
Posted By Bob L
Jeddah Port 1970's

John - I replied this morning but seems the msg got lost in cyber space ! Recall your time in Jeddah - think you were involved in the container side - I was Marine Ops with Jim Kane and Ray Goddard...
Forum: Places, People & Events of Maritime Interest 22nd January 2018, 21:40
Replies: 14
Views: 2,335
Posted By Bob L
Yemen Sky Hook

Whilst in Jeddah I was sent to North Yemen ( as it was at that time ) to carry out a survey of the ports of Hodeidah and Mocca - Hodeidah had been run by Russians for a number of years but they were...
Forum: Places, People & Events of Maritime Interest 22nd January 2018, 12:11
Replies: 14
Views: 2,335
Posted By Bob L
I was with Gray MACKENZIE in Jeddah in the mid...

I was with Gray MACKENZIE in Jeddah in the mid seventies - due to the demand for cement importation vessels were loaded ( mainly in Greece ) with pre slung cement - an American company Carson...
Forum: Ship Research 18th October 2017, 15:57
Replies: 91
Views: 17,377
Posted By Bob L
Best cargo ship design

Would propose the Anchor Line Vessels - Sidonia, Sicilia and Elysia - well designed with excellent accommodation and all engined with Stork Diesels which proved to be very reliable - all three...
Forum: Historic Shipping lines and Ships 21st July 2017, 14:04
Replies: 7
Views: 2,812
Posted By Bob L
Until mid 1966 The Anchor Line had a scheduled...

Until mid 1966 The Anchor Line had a scheduled monthly service with Caledonia, Cilicia and Circassia - accommodation for 300 Passengers - Port rotation was Liverpool, Gibraltar, Port Said, Aden,...
Forum: Ship Research 28th April 2016, 16:12
Replies: 37
Views: 10,732
Posted By Bob L
Nickboy - A happy days - all three "C" Boats...

Nickboy - A happy days - all three "C" Boats were well known for the excellent feeding - full silver service at all meals - we were fortunate to have an Officer's Table dining with the Passengers...
Forum: Ship Research 5th April 2016, 17:03
Replies: 13
Views: 1,308
Posted By Bob L
Barrie - Great to " cross reference " the "C"...

Barrie - Great to " cross reference " the "C" Boat days with you - remember John Henderson - Chief Officer - very well - a real gentleman and a pleasure to sail with - he did a lot of relieving on...
Forum: Ship Research 5th April 2016, 16:53
Replies: 13
Views: 1,308
Posted By Bob L
Saxon - As this thread develops more points come...

Saxon - As this thread develops more points come to mind - the only change from the Builders Model was the addition of a small radar room just behind the standard compass on the Monkey Island -...
Forum: Ship Research 5th April 2016, 16:29
Replies: 13
Views: 1,308
Posted By Bob L
Saxon - Sorry I forgot - all five hatch covers...

Saxon - Sorry I forgot - all five hatch covers had heavy duty working tarpaulins with white duck canvas on top when passengers on board - looked very smart.
Bob L.
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