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Search: Posts Made By: greyman14
Forum: New Zealand Shipping Co. 23rd August 2015, 15:47
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Views: 2,991
Posted By greyman14
In Memory of Gerald SILVER . R.I.P. 14.12.14

To those who knew him way back in 1954-56 in MV RAKAIA cadet blogs on the Apprentice ship. I have recently had a letter from his wife Diane to say that he passed away after a long illness at home in...
Forum: New Zealand Shipping Co. 23rd August 2015, 15:34
Replies: 12
Views: 7,163
Posted By greyman14
Hello - Mike Tiernan - Engineer on the SURREY. I...

Hello - Mike Tiernan - Engineer on the SURREY. I too still have that excellent picture on my wall of the SURREY passing under Sydney Harbour Bridge.! I recall the number of "Breakdowns that fine ship...
Forum: Union Steam ship Co Of New Zealand LTD 23rd August 2015, 12:31
Replies: 0
Views: 2,091
Posted By greyman14
Gerald SILVER

I have the sad news for those who remember GERRY SILVER of Taranaki Napier NEW ZEALAND as informed by letter from his wife Diane that GERRY ( 80)passed away at home on 14 Dec 2014.
I have the...
Forum: P & O 4th June 2012, 21:45
Replies: 4
Views: 3,703
Posted By greyman14
The " SUNDA " collision April 1961

Following up on the SHILLONG sinking i am reminded of the collision that happened off the Pilot Station , Dungeness on the 10th April 1961. between the SUNDA and the EVA JEANETTE ( Cunard charter)....
Forum: P & O 9th April 2012, 20:47
Replies: 29
Views: 11,389
Posted By greyman14
One small correction - please accept my apolgy...

One small correction - please accept my apolgy Bill Crinnion ak Bill Crinnaz . Elect. Emgr. ss SHILLONG in 1957.
Oh and thank you IAN6 ... your reply mentionned the Radio Officer in SUNDA a David...
Forum: P & O 9th April 2012, 20:26
Replies: 29
Views: 11,389
Posted By greyman14
The Sinking of the SHILLONG in the Red Sea -1957

Thank you very much for your kind reply BILL CRINNAZ . ( former Elect. Engr . SHILLONG . I am pleasantly surprised at the interest shown thru this WEB Page in events of that night.....in 1957
I...
Forum: New Zealand Shipping Co. 9th May 2010, 16:58
Replies: 0
Views: 1,065
Posted By greyman14
Smile Search for Book - out of Print .

My search for a historical record has been achieved ! I traced a publication to GREEN Ltd NauticalBooksellers by using the Web to find a copy of " An Agony of Collisions" by Peter Padfield the well...
Forum: New Zealand Shipping Co. 29th March 2010, 21:08
Replies: 3
Views: 1,157
Posted By greyman14
Exclamation An Agony of Collision by Peter Padfield (1966) Hodder and Stoughton. Do you have a co

Thank you - Duncan ? Yes i have found several copies worldwide but most are below standard and have expebsive shipping costs about 10 on average. My research does not supprt those charges.
As you...
Forum: New Zealand Shipping Co. 24th March 2010, 18:47
Replies: 3
Views: 1,157
Posted By greyman14
Search for Book out of print !

I am doing some research and need a copy of Peter Padfields book ( 1966 ) called " An agony of Collision " with dramatic details and photos . In particular i believe there is editorial about the...
Forum: P & O 25th January 2010, 15:13
Replies: 29
Views: 11,389
Posted By greyman14
Hello DMR - i was delighted with your detail that...

Hello DMR - i was delighted with your detail that you posted -very interesting .
Yes one of those of the four WAS the Apprentice Cadet John PALMER - he was one of four cadets carried in SHILLONG...
Forum: P & O 25th January 2010, 14:53
Replies: 29
Views: 11,389
Posted By greyman14
Thanks Dave i will take a look at the Pictures...

Thanks Dave i will take a look at the Pictures you recommend .
Roger Yeatman.
Forum: P & O 25th January 2010, 14:50
Replies: 29
Views: 11,389
Posted By greyman14
Thank you Hugh Anderson for you feedback. I...

Thank you Hugh Anderson for you feedback.
I shall make a point of searching for the book - The Agony of Collision by Peter Padfield from my two nautical book suppliers. I dont have that copy. I do...
Forum: P & O 25th January 2010, 14:36
Replies: 29
Views: 11,389
Posted By greyman14
Thank you Ian for your information regarding the...

Thank you Ian for your information regarding the disabled Passenger in SHILLONG on the night of the Collision. After all it was a long time ago and i am only relating the story as i remember - i...
Forum: P & O 17th January 2010, 17:47
Replies: 29
Views: 11,389
Posted By greyman14
The sinking of ss.SHILONG after Collision.

Yes indeed ONESTAR ... you are quite correct . The Chief Steward Jack French lost his life in the collision as his cabin was at the point of collision on the port side. He came from very close to...
Forum: P & O 12th January 2010, 20:55
Replies: 29
Views: 11,389
Posted By greyman14
Exclamation The sinking of the SHILLONG in 1957

Does anyone recall the sinking of the s.s. SHILLONG in the Gulf of Suez -fully loaded- after being in Collision with the Belgian Tanker the POROFINO CONGO ?
On the night of 22nd of October 1957...
Forum: New Zealand Shipping Co. 14th September 2009, 17:02
Replies: 3
Views: 1,021
Posted By greyman14
Thank you for your input PETER 4447 and the...

Thank you for your input PETER 4447 and the reminder of the day( 3rd March) that JMFP crashed his Seahawk into St.Brides Bay , Wales. It must have been a tough time to be RANS training in such...
Forum: New Zealand Shipping Co. 6th September 2009, 16:08
Replies: 0
Views: 1,127
Posted By greyman14
Thumbs up A voyage to remember in anquish !

Incidentally just reading over the Fed Line threads i recall one Voyage of the worst kind ......... who says oil and water never mixed ?
On board the SURREY in about 1954-1955 (records lost ) in...
Forum: New Zealand Shipping Co. 6th September 2009, 15:30
Replies: 3
Views: 1,021
Posted By greyman14
Exclamation Research into the Memory of Sub.Lt.JMF PRYNNE R.I.P.

For those Members who remember the name of Johnny PRYNNE former Cadet in mv. RAKAIA ( 1952-1956 ). I have been researching a Memory of his last days when three shipmates left the RAKAIA in 1954...
Forum: Brocklebank Line 4th March 2009, 09:14
Replies: 1
Views: 867
Posted By greyman14
Forum: Nautical Colleges 11th February 2009, 20:14
Replies: 18
Views: 7,793
Posted By greyman14
Cool Warsash Cadet 1952.

Hello Jaydee . I understand that you are the Hon.Sec School of Nav Warsash.
I have memories of the old Moyana under the Command of Capt Mackillop- - catch phrase " Come up - Cadet " crew member...
Forum: Nautical Colleges 11th February 2009, 19:56
Replies: 18
Views: 7,793
Posted By greyman14
Cool Warsash 1952

Which month did you join in !952? I joined Warsash in May 1951 - May 1952 so i may know you if you can give me your name . Please. I see that you signed up with Pacific Steam - i and two others...
Forum: New Zealand Shipping Co. 25th January 2009, 17:44
Replies: 38
Views: 10,259
Posted By greyman14
OTAKI - Sulzers

Interesting query Bob - but i cannot recall the detail that you ask for -it ) was such a long time ago! I was one of the three Apprentice deck cadets on board in 1953 . I remember being storm ridden...
Forum: Looking for Old Shipmates 25th December 2008, 17:52
Replies: 2
Views: 911
Posted By greyman14
Am searching for old shipmate ex Cadet Warsash : Gerry SILVER of Portsmouth?

I am trying to locate GERRY SILVER formerly a Cadet with me and Johnny Prynne at School of Nav. WARSASH. He used to live in Portsmouth and i have not spoken to him since leaving N.Z.S.Co OTAKI in...
Forum: Say Hello 9th November 2008, 17:49
Replies: 7
Views: 646
Posted By greyman14
Post Intro.

Hello - permission to come aboard (A) My first request is to contact an old shipmate GERRY SILVER who used to live in Portsmouth. Anyone out there know his location and Address?
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