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Search: Posts Made By: graymay
Forum: Ship Research 14th January 2017, 02:50
Replies: 28
Views: 1,841
Posted By graymay
Unbelievable stuff, thank you so much.

Unbelievable stuff, thank you so much.
Forum: Ship Research 13th January 2017, 09:26
Replies: 28
Views: 1,841
Posted By graymay
Amazing photo, thanks a lot. Any history on the...

Amazing photo, thanks a lot. Any history on the vessel?
Forum: Ship Research 13th January 2017, 09:24
Replies: 28
Views: 1,841
Posted By graymay
The fishing boat is indeed the Enterprising,...

The fishing boat is indeed the Enterprising, built originally as the Sunrise. My Granda is on the aft end with the bonnet. I first went to the seine net on her aged 8 with my Granda!
Forum: Ship Research 13th January 2017, 07:24
Replies: 28
Views: 1,841
Posted By graymay
Ive tried that, no joy!

Ive tried that, no joy!
Forum: Ship Research 13th January 2017, 06:19
Replies: 28
Views: 1,841
Posted By graymay
The clue should be in the name Fun**ion?

The clue should be in the name Fun**ion?
Forum: Ship Research 13th January 2017, 06:17
Replies: 28
Views: 1,841
Posted By graymay
Never remember a landing craft in those days, all...

Never remember a landing craft in those days, all small coal boats and dredgers, however now that you point that out?
Forum: Ship Research 13th January 2017, 03:20
Replies: 28
Views: 1,841
Posted By graymay
Bit of detective work?

Could anyone please help identify the vessel in the background behind the fishing boat?
It is late 60's to early 70's and is taken in Lossiemouth?
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Forum: Bank Line 17th June 2015, 21:10
Replies: 1
Views: 1,390
Posted By graymay
Capt Chris Hunter

I am currently working down here in Abidjan (shoreside now) I am privileged to be working with an old Bank line gentleman by the name of Chris Hunter. He is our marine Guru.
Anyone remember the old...
Forum: News and Views from the Shipping World 18th October 2013, 12:59
Replies: 436
Views: 45,693
Posted By graymay
Why is it different?

Why is it different?
Forum: Offshore Oil & Gas Industry 14th October 2013, 12:08
Replies: 11
Views: 3,753
Posted By graymay
Must admit, I am working as a Superintendent and...

Must admit, I am working as a Superintendent and the description is indeed accurate.
Forum: Ship Research 8th October 2013, 12:45
Replies: 1
Views: 799
Posted By graymay
Discovery Bay

Anyone know how many Discovery Bay named ships there has ever been?
I know the 2 box boats, however I am certain that there must have been others.
Forum: Ship Research 7th September 2013, 18:25
Replies: 11
Views: 2,660
Posted By graymay
SS Politician

Probably been asked before, however does anyone have the crew list of the SS Politician (whisky galore fame)
Also, what was she doing there when she was on her way to Jamaica?
Thanks
Forum: J & J Denholm 26th December 2012, 11:54
Replies: 2
Views: 1,694
Posted By graymay
Stephen, thanks for that, it is fascinating, he...

Stephen, thanks for that, it is fascinating, he really was a character.
I remember on occasions in the crew bar he would jump behind a chair and shout "praise the lord and pass the ammunition" As a...
Forum: The Bridge 17th December 2012, 15:25
Replies: 59
Views: 20,868
Posted By graymay
I could not imagine the Kiwi Coast without a bar,...

I could not imagine the Kiwi Coast without a bar, especially when the bars onshore closed so early in the evenings!

Can anyone remember the British Bar in Lyttleton or Chicks bar in Port Chalmers?
Forum: The Bridge 16th December 2012, 11:53
Replies: 59
Views: 20,868
Posted By graymay
Drinking on Merchant ships

Is it allowed to drink alcohol on merchant ships these days (with the obvious exception of ferries / passy boats etc.

I personally have some of the fondest of memories from my deep sea days from...
Forum: Bulk Carriers 18th November 2012, 11:27
Replies: 365
Views: 113,997
Posted By graymay
Just spent the last year working in Conakry, it...

Just spent the last year working in Conakry, it is 'unique' now, can't possibly imagine what it was like years ago?
Forum: J & J Denholm 18th November 2012, 09:37
Replies: 2
Views: 1,694
Posted By graymay
Dehholms first trip

I sailed on the Cast Petrel in 79.

There are a few names I remember vividly, anyone have any memories of the following.

Nat Petrie, old AB that was on the ship that took Ramsey Macdonalds body...
Forum: Bulk Carriers 18th November 2012, 09:31
Replies: 365
Views: 113,997
Posted By graymay
Also remember an old AB called Nat Petrie, bosun...

Also remember an old AB called Nat Petrie, bosun was John Cannon and Percy Pike was a lovely old Guy from Truro.
Forum: Bulk Carriers 18th November 2012, 08:30
Replies: 365
Views: 113,997
Posted By graymay
Cast Petrel 79, crew got a hiding in Port...

Cast Petrel 79, crew got a hiding in Port Cartier, Willie Grant (third mate from Elgin) got involved and ended up with a black eye.

Duncan McNiven from Broadford was there, anyone remember him?
Forum: Fishing Vessels 18th November 2012, 08:11
Replies: 10
Views: 2,543
Posted By graymay
Worked on seine net boats when I left deep sea...

Worked on seine net boats when I left deep sea (latterly the Starwood A353)

Monks were landed gutted and whole (even though the tail was the only edible part really, although cheeks are now...
Forum: Brocklebank Line 1st June 2010, 09:05
Replies: 4
Views: 919
Posted By graymay
Eric Lauritzen

I am currently sharing an office down here in Luanda with Eric Lauritzen (ex Brocklebank line) Anyone remember the old Bugger?
Forum: The Bridge 8th December 2009, 10:13
Replies: 88
Views: 12,091
Posted By graymay
Skippers cabin

This one has probably been asked (and answered) before, however I am not certain of the answer. Anyway, here goes.

Why is the Skippers cabin always on the Starboard side (well 99% of the time...
Forum: Say Hello 5th December 2009, 08:55
Replies: 8
Views: 1,821
Posted By graymay
Kevin There are a couple of threads running...

Kevin

There are a couple of threads running in the 'looking for old shipmates' section, they are both OCL related with a few hundred letters!
Graham
Forum: Looking for Old Shipmates 3rd October 2009, 19:58
Replies: 297
Views: 78,999
Posted By graymay
I remember Willie Kerr (he was from the borders I...

I remember Willie Kerr (he was from the borders I think) I sailed with him on the Tor Bay, he was a good laugh.
With regards to the 'Best coast' Kiwi wins by light years, should we have a vote on...
Forum: Looking for Old Shipmates 28th September 2009, 03:49
Replies: 1
Views: 794
Posted By graymay
Hi Mate, Des is working on the oil rigs for...

Hi Mate, Des is working on the oil rigs for either Weatherford or Franks. I bumped into him a couple of years ago, he was sitting in the messroom telling someone how "just recently went bald" I...
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