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Forum: Ellerman 4th May 2019, 13:00
Replies: 18
Views: 6,845
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I sailed in the Lucian through that period, we...

I sailed in the Lucian through that period, we used to sail between London Dock, Oporto (Vilanova de ghaia) Leixoes and every other trip down to Cadiz in addition. I was in the ship until her sale in...
Forum: Ship Research 7th February 2019, 13:18
Replies: 16
Views: 2,046
Posted By price
Looking at the grt. and date of build of the San...

Looking at the grt. and date of build of the San Fabian, it looks that she was a sister ship to the San Felix, I remember seeing the San Felix a number of times in the 1950s, (probably nearing the...
Forum: News and Views from the Shipping World 5th January 2019, 15:13
Replies: 26
Views: 2,235
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Hello Alaric, I posted in a previous forum about...

Hello Alaric, I posted in a previous forum about Flettner Rotor Ships. A photo and short account can be found in my photos (Price) 20th. sept 2007. with a photo of my late first cousin taken aboard...
Forum: Ship Research 18th October 2018, 11:40
Replies: 9
Views: 875
Posted By price
Farley Mowatt relates the story of the Leicester...

Farley Mowatt relates the story of the Leicester in 1948, her rescue and ultimate fate in his excellent book "The Serpents Coil" ISBN-58574-287-2
Forum: Tankers 26th August 2018, 11:05
Replies: 43
Views: 15,016
Posted By price
I sailed in the Esso Glasgow early in 1958, she...

I sailed in the Esso Glasgow early in 1958, she had not long completed an extensive modernisation in Harland and Wolf's Belfast, which included lengthening. It was like sailing in a new ship, the...
Forum: Esso Tankers 15th August 2018, 16:11
Replies: 13
Views: 6,056
Posted By price
Hello Alec, nice to hear from you, Yes, I agree,...

Hello Alec, nice to hear from you, Yes, I agree, Capt Shields was a good Skipper, I sailed with him on the Esso Chelsea, Mr Wilcox was mate and Joe Clinton was Bosun. I later sailed with Mr. Wilcox...
Forum: Esso Tankers 14th August 2018, 10:43
Replies: 13
Views: 6,056
Posted By price
The steering on these Dingbats were notoriously...

The steering on these Dingbats were notoriously bad, and I believe that a number of modifications were made, I am not sure if any of these were successful. There was a joke/saying by the Southampton...
Forum: The Engine Room 25th May 2018, 15:38
Replies: 50
Views: 6,118
Posted By price
Some of the smaller old coasters did in fact have...

Some of the smaller old coasters did in fact have longitudinal beams with thwartship hatch boards, one that springs to mind was the 1931 built Irvings coaster "Ashdene", unusual yes, but there were...
Forum: The Bridge 4th May 2018, 10:11
Replies: 103
Views: 10,243
Posted By price
Hello Ken, I am not sure if there was any...

Hello Ken, I am not sure if there was any requirement for astro navigation for mates h/t. but, when I gained my masters h/t. 50 years ago, there was no K.O.P. but, for Practical Navigation, the...
Forum: Say Hello 12th January 2018, 13:16
Replies: 4
Views: 553
Posted By price
Hello Robert, Yes, I do remember the Mapledore,...

Hello Robert, Yes, I do remember the Mapledore, I sailed in the Stratidore in 1960, with Capt. Taylor who, had previously been master on the Mapledore, he often talked about his old ship and running...
Forum: Say Hello 30th December 2017, 08:44
Replies: 17
Views: 3,735
Posted By price
Hello Alec, Yes, as I said the Prince Louis was...

Hello Alec, Yes, as I said the Prince Louis was only in Aberdyfi for a short period, I was only guessing at 1952/3. I remember she had a black hull, it would have been before early 1954 when I left...
Forum: Say Hello 29th December 2017, 09:13
Replies: 17
Views: 3,735
Posted By price
There was a Prince Louis at Aberdyfi for a short...

There was a Prince Louis at Aberdyfi for a short spell in the early 1950s, she replaced the Warspite which had gone for a rifit, I would guess the year as 1952 or maybe 1953. Bruce
Forum: Other Companies/Ships 2nd August 2017, 08:27
Replies: 372
Views: 94,676
Posted By price
Hello Skyline; I remember your father well,...

Hello Skyline; I remember your father well, first , during my time with Rowbothams and later when I worked at Texaco Pembroke, he was a sort of fix all when it came to electrical/ electronic...
Forum: Tall ships 27th July 2017, 09:35
Replies: 11
Views: 8,206
Posted By price
I remember the Prince Louis at Aberdyfi in,...

I remember the Prince Louis at Aberdyfi in, probably 1953, no later, she replaced the Warspite for a while. While in a Scottish Port (East Coast) some years later, in the 1960s I remember seeing a...
Forum: Non-Seafaring Obituaries 18th June 2017, 08:06
Replies: 10
Views: 674
Posted By price
Hi Alan, I have always been a great fan of the...

Hi Alan, I have always been a great fan of the Allman Brothers and recently received a CD Low Country Blues by Greg Allman. Dickie Betts wrote a number of the Allman Bros. hits including, Jessica,...
Forum: Coasters 5th June 2017, 08:35
Replies: 34
Views: 7,270
Posted By price
Hi Winmar, Peter Vine rings a bell, he was a...

Hi Winmar, Peter Vine rings a bell, he was a fairly young man with fair hair, only a short pilotage but, could be tricky at times. Bruce.
Forum: Coasters 4th June 2017, 11:47
Replies: 34
Views: 7,270
Posted By price
There were two incidents concerning two Rowbotham...

There were two incidents concerning two Rowbotham Tankers straddled across the Nene at different times in the 1960s, The Anchorman and the Tillerman I believe that there are photos and comments about...
Forum: Elder Dempster 28th January 2017, 07:56
Replies: 43
Views: 6,684
Posted By price
I think it was the Pier Hotel Barrie, Thanks. ...

I think it was the Pier Hotel Barrie, Thanks. Bruce.
Forum: Elder Dempster 27th January 2017, 07:45
Replies: 43
Views: 6,684
Posted By price
When arriving in Gladstone Dock at the end of a...

When arriving in Gladstone Dock at the end of a voyage (Australia) I remember that we were mostly issued with Channel Money, 5 which was ample at the time, prior to paying off at the shipping office...
Forum: BP Shipping 21st January 2017, 07:33
Replies: 21
Views: 3,827
Posted By price
In the mid 1960s, the Vananca Line Ships loaded...

In the mid 1960s, the Vananca Line Ships loaded cargos of bitumen in drums to various ports around the southern Gulf for the construction of the Trucial Oman Highway, one of the ports was Ras al...
Forum: Say Hello 7th January 2017, 08:56
Replies: 27
Views: 4,950
Posted By price
When I sailed in the Helmsman, we lightened the...

When I sailed in the Helmsman, we lightened the El Lobo (for draught purposes) whilst anchored in the Mersey, we took one or two loads of crude oil up to Stanlow before she made her way up to...
Forum: Modern Cruise Ships 29th August 2016, 09:21
Replies: 45
Views: 4,609
Posted By price
If I remember correctly, the Williamson turn was...

If I remember correctly, the Williamson turn was always performed at full speed, on a right handed vessel the helm was put hard to port until 60 degrees off course, then hard to starboard until back...
Forum: Royal Navy 23rd July 2016, 09:29
Replies: 13
Views: 2,058
Posted By price
I remember a similar incident in the North...

I remember a similar incident in the North Channel in 1969 where a coaster on passage from Larne to Ardrossan?? struck a semi submerged object in bad weather in the middle of the night. Immediately...
Forum: Other Companies/Ships 25th April 2016, 09:29
Replies: 372
Views: 94,676
Posted By price
I didn't know about the Anchorman incident...

I didn't know about the Anchorman incident either, it would probably have happened before my time in the company, without too much damage.
The Nene can be particularly treacherous in dense fog...
Forum: Blue Funnel Line 16th April 2016, 08:41
Replies: 76
Views: 20,340
Posted By price
My first Blue Funnel Ship was the Agapenor,...

My first Blue Funnel Ship was the Agapenor, around the land. The Bosun was Ralph Ball. Bruce
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