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Search: Posts Made By: Didge
Forum: Bank Line 27th January 2020, 19:40
Replies: 17
Views: 1,911
Posted By Didge
Interesting addition from Gus above. I am not...

Interesting addition from Gus above. I am not sure if he was the HT when i crunched up a set of those b******s because the weighted stop pin at the forward end had not popped up. It was a major...
Forum: Bank Line 27th January 2020, 13:07
Replies: 4
Views: 1,249
Posted By Didge
Gone but not forgotten

Fair winds and safe landings for Capt. Harry Barber one of the best captains I sailed with.
Forum: Bank Line 27th January 2020, 12:33
Replies: 36
Views: 7,477
Posted By Didge
I haven't been on this forum for a couple of...

I haven't been on this forum for a couple of years so missed this trail. As a small addition i can tell you we dry docked in Bolnes on the Clydebank, where I joined as 2nd mate, and on the way back...
Forum: Bank Line 27th January 2020, 12:15
Replies: 10
Views: 2,420
Posted By Didge
G'day Alistair, I am interested in a signed copy...

G'day Alistair, I am interested in a signed copy of your book Please advise how to contact you 'off forum'. Rgds Didge
Forum: Bank Line 17th January 2019, 23:10
Replies: 6
Views: 1,667
Posted By Didge
Captured that well! My last trip was a triple...

Captured that well! My last trip was a triple header on the Clydebank in 1983, 16 months 3 times round the world before going up for masters at Fleetwood.
Forum: Ship Research 8th May 2017, 16:47
Replies: 26
Views: 1,682
Posted By Didge
What a great story

I followed the link and was pleasantly rewarded to see the aerial photograph of RMS Ormonde in Melbourne in 1948 with the P&O Straithaird tied up behind her. I emigrated to Sydney in 1959 on the...
Forum: Bank Line 17th November 2016, 22:25
Replies: 15
Views: 4,048
Posted By Didge
I know John Mathews from his time at Fleetwood...

I know John Mathews from his time at Fleetwood Nautical College, and I sailed with Gus Matson he was Mate I was 2nd Mate. I might try and make this event next year.
Ex Bank Liners still at FNC are...
Forum: Bank Line 29th July 2013, 18:19
Replies: 3
Views: 2,092
Posted By Didge
Rowanbank

I sailed on the Rowanbank, Nov 75 to Aug 76, joined in Liverpool and signed off there too.

Brian
Forum: The Engine Room 28th February 2012, 09:54
Replies: 24
Views: 5,016
Posted By Didge
OK guys here is the calculation: 1,660 gallons...

OK guys here is the calculation:
1,660 gallons per hour = 39,840 gallons per day
39,840/42 = 948.57 Bbls per day
948.57 Bbls at a density of say 1.000 = 6.292 Bbls per m3
948.57 / 6.292 = 150.758...
Forum: Bank Line 9th May 2011, 16:15
Replies: 41
Views: 8,676
Posted By Didge
Why Bank Line?? Ha ha, they were the only outfit...

Why Bank Line?? Ha ha, they were the only outfit that required a full length photo of you, not just head and shoulders! I though there must be a cunning reason for this, but never did find out.
...
Forum: Bank Line 14th April 2011, 23:33
Replies: 285
Views: 56,256
Posted By Didge
Most masters were promoted by the age of 30 but...

Most masters were promoted by the age of 30 but that was when there were 50 - 60 ships in the fleet. As the numbers dwindled then the jobs became dead mens shoes.

Alastair thank you for the name...
Forum: Bank Line 8th April 2011, 18:42
Replies: 285
Views: 56,256
Posted By Didge
Alistair, When writing the above the thought...

Alistair,

When writing the above the thought i had squarely fixed on my mind was... But the truth can't be actionable!
Forum: Bank Line 8th April 2011, 14:49
Replies: 285
Views: 56,256
Posted By Didge
Interesting read and I was pleased to see an...

Interesting read and I was pleased to see an entry from Ben Masey, what a great old man he was!! (Hide yer fags) I sailed with Ben on the Nairnbank where he was studying to be a North Sea & English...
Forum: Bank Line 9th September 2008, 09:54
Replies: 147
Views: 43,829
Posted By Didge
I joined the Hollybank in Cardiff on 1st Aug '74...

I joined the Hollybank in Cardiff on 1st Aug '74 and paid off in Hamburg on the 22nd... 3 weeks on the coast. Then joined her again in March '75 in Cardiff and paid off in New Orleans in Sept. 75,...
Forum: Say Hello 7th August 2008, 13:43
Replies: 9
Views: 599
Posted By Didge
Red face Howdy everyone

This is Didge. I have just joined the forums and want to say hi to everyone.
I have spent a couple of days going through the different threads and have enjoyed a lot of what I have read. I am...
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