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Search: Posts Made By: Trevorw
Forum: Ship Research 4th April 2017, 15:35
Replies: 3
Views: 890
Posted By Trevorw
Gunung Djati

Can anyone help, please?
"Gunung Djati" the ex troop ship bought by Blue Funnel for the Pilgrim run. Did she ever actually carry any pilgrims for them, and what was her ultimate fate when Blue...
Forum: Ship Research 25th June 2016, 16:59
Replies: 13
Views: 1,794
Posted By Trevorw
I was on "Ariguani" in 1955 - we always searched...

I was on "Ariguani" in 1955 - we always searched the ship thoroughly before leaving from our last port in the West Indies - I recollect that over about six months we found about two when searching -...
Forum: Ship Research 26th May 2016, 16:22
Replies: 187
Views: 75,195
Posted By Trevorw
Festivity

It was Everards who put the sea in my blood! I was at school in Bridlington, and in my lunch hour now and again I would walk around the harbour there. Normally there were just fishing boats and...
Forum: The Radio Room 4th April 2016, 17:25
Replies: 125
Views: 21,201
Posted By Trevorw
I used a combination of the two, depending on...

I used a combination of the two, depending on what I was doing. Having said that, the Marconi Alert 2nd Channel rx was useless - it should have been fitted with a modulator - the Italians,...
Forum: The Radio Room 4th April 2016, 17:19
Replies: 8
Views: 1,742
Posted By Trevorw
Thanks for that - very interesting, as well as...

Thanks for that - very interesting, as well as answering all my queries!
Forum: The Radio Room 3rd April 2016, 19:35
Replies: 8
Views: 1,742
Posted By Trevorw
Watchkeeping

On the old Queens, GBSS/GBTT, how did they keep a watch on 500kc/s whilst handling all the traffic on H/F - wouldn't the 500 kc/s receiver be blocked out by the H/F transmission?
Forum: Ship Research 10th March 2016, 15:27
Replies: 4
Views: 1,041
Posted By Trevorw
Ron Many thanks, what a great site! Apart from...

Ron
Many thanks, what a great site! Apart from "El Mirlo" they're quite good photos, and I'll have a bash at enhancing that.
I also downloaded one of "Ariguani" (Banana boat) since it was much...
Forum: Ship Research 10th March 2016, 13:38
Replies: 4
Views: 1,041
Posted By Trevorw
Very many thanks!

Very many thanks!
Forum: Ship Research 9th March 2016, 20:45
Replies: 4
Views: 1,041
Posted By Trevorw
Ship Photographs

I've managed to get a photo of every ship I sailed on in my 11 year sea career, except three! Can anyone help with the following:-
"British Endurance" - BP Tankers -Apr 1956 to July 1956....
Forum: Ship Research 31st January 2016, 15:38
Replies: 8
Views: 1,200
Posted By Trevorw
s.s. "Greathope"

Just had another look at the pic - this was obviously taken much earlier in her life, because the radar mast on the starboard bridge wing is missing - when they finally decided to fit radar, they...
Forum: Ship Research 31st January 2016, 15:33
Replies: 8
Views: 1,200
Posted By Trevorw
s.s. "Greathope"

Very many thanks, once again - that's great!
Forum: Ship Research 28th January 2016, 15:38
Replies: 8
Views: 1,200
Posted By Trevorw
Greathope

She was carrying caustic soda from Rijeka to Bombay - I think it probably burnt the bottom out of her - there was more rust than metal on her two years earlier!
Forum: Ship Research 26th January 2016, 16:03
Replies: 8
Views: 1,200
Posted By Trevorw
That's the one! Very, very many thanks - it's a...

That's the one! Very, very many thanks - it's a far better picture than the one I used to have, but somehow lost! I was R/O on her Sept 1956 to Nov 1956 - without doubt the worst ship I ever sailed...
Forum: Ship Research 25th January 2016, 15:14
Replies: 8
Views: 1,200
Posted By Trevorw
s.s. "Greathope"

I'm trying to source a picture of s.s. "Greathope" - Newbiggin S.S.Co, Newcastle-on-Tyne. She foundered in a gale off Socotra in 1959 after being sold to Panamanian ownership and renamed "Avior"
Forum: The Radio Room 26th May 2015, 17:48
Replies: 92
Views: 16,309
Posted By Trevorw
NBA The US Navy Station for the Panama Canal -...

NBA The US Navy Station for the Panama Canal - you could call for hours and never get through!
Forum: The Radio Room 2nd April 2013, 00:16
Replies: 4
Views: 1,207
Posted By Trevorw
What Happened?

When R/O's and Radio Rooms became redundant, what did the likes of Marconi do with all the kit fited on all their contracted ships? I assume the shipowners didn't want it anymore, so how did they...
Forum: The Radio Room 14th September 2011, 21:31
Replies: 22
Views: 3,419
Posted By Trevorw
How right you are - From 1955 - 57 with Marconi,...

How right you are - From 1955 - 57 with Marconi, I had less than two months leave, and my Discharge Book substantiates this.
With Blue Funnel/Glen Line, I had two months in my first six months, and...
Forum: Blue Funnel Line 14th September 2011, 21:23
Replies: 119
Views: 41,201
Posted By Trevorw
Typing error, I'm afraid. Just had another look...

Typing error, I'm afraid. Just had another look at my Discharge Book, it was actually, Collett (not Corlet), from Feb 1961 to June 1961
Forum: Blue Funnel Line 13th September 2011, 22:56
Replies: 119
Views: 41,201
Posted By Trevorw
The most dictatorial Captain I sailed with in...

The most dictatorial Captain I sailed with in Blue Flu' Was Corlett on "Demodocus", but even he had his good points!
The most gentlemanly had to be Morley on "Glengarry" and the most laid back,...
Forum: Blue Funnel Line 13th September 2011, 22:45
Replies: 119
Views: 41,201
Posted By Trevorw
Don't agree with you about Punchard - yes he was...

Don't agree with you about Punchard - yes he was a hard man, and set very high standards, but if you towed the line and did your job properly he would back you through thick and thin!
Forum: The Radio Room 13th September 2011, 22:38
Replies: 22
Views: 3,419
Posted By Trevorw
Joined Marconi in March 1957 on 24.10.00 per...

Joined Marconi in March 1957 on 24.10.00 per month. Left in 1957 on (I think) 38 per month. Joined Blue Funnel and started immediately on 49 per month! Do you wonder so many of us went Direct...
Forum: The Radio Room 14th May 2011, 16:52
Replies: 203
Views: 34,095
Posted By Trevorw
1st Ship, "Ariguani"/GMBL March 1955. Last ship...

1st Ship, "Ariguani"/GMBL March 1955. Last ship "Glenfalloch"/GJKE 1965.
Forum: Ship Research 12th May 2011, 00:14
Replies: 6
Views: 2,391
Posted By Trevorw
Ted How do you know that? Can you please...

Ted

How do you know that? Can you please give me some more details?
Forum: Ship Research 10th May 2011, 17:20
Replies: 8
Views: 3,294
Posted By Trevorw
Nothing like this one, but if you look at today's...

Nothing like this one, but if you look at today's Gallery, you'll see "Irish Willow" and she's got her mast in front of the wheelhouse!
You could be right about "Donegal" though, if you zoom in,...
Forum: Ship Research 9th May 2011, 21:07
Replies: 6
Views: 2,391
Posted By Trevorw
s.s. "Greathope" latterly s.s. "Avior"

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I know I've asked this question before, but that was when we had half as many members, and so I may get lucky! In late 1956, the worst ship I have ever sailed on (on the North Russian run)...
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