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Forum: Elder Dempster 18th February 2016, 17:14
Replies: 2
Views: 2,540
Posted By eldersuk
Passage rates 1949/50 as follows:- "Tamele"...

Passage rates 1949/50 as follows:-

"Tamele" Liverpool - Lagos 68 "C" class 3 berth cabin.
Forum: Elder Dempster 20th December 2014, 17:01
Replies: 29
Views: 8,362
Posted By eldersuk
Hi Julian - Happy Christmas to you too and to...

Hi Julian - Happy Christmas to you too and to John Higgins
I never spent Christmas in beautiful downtown Apapa but spent a couple up the creeks (Sapele AT&P, Port Harcourt) and one in Takoradi.

...
Forum: The Engine Room 27th October 2014, 19:08
Replies: 39
Views: 6,396
Posted By eldersuk
I well remember Doc McC.... a notorious 3rd...

I well remember Doc McC.... a notorious 3rd Engineer who travelled with an enormous toolbox which had to be hoisted aboard with a derrick. Trouble was he didn't know what most of the tools were!
He...
Forum: Brocklebank Line 20th October 2014, 00:58
Replies: 5
Views: 2,048
Posted By eldersuk
Similar to Phillthechill; I came off watch at 8...

Similar to Phillthechill; I came off watch at 8 o'clock at night, showered, settled down with my paperback for an hour when I heard the engine (Doxford) speeding up.
Rushed down below to enquire of...
Forum: Non-Seafaring Obituaries 19th July 2014, 23:58
Replies: 12
Views: 2,208
Posted By eldersuk
Eli in The Magnificent Seven - "Generosity, that...

Eli in The Magnificent Seven - "Generosity, that was my first mistake."
The Second had it off pat, and used it often!

P.S. I was Second.
Forum: Elder Dempster 26th February 2014, 00:21
Replies: 19
Views: 4,372
Posted By eldersuk
Julian, The vibration on the ED 'F' boats...

Julian,

The vibration on the ED 'F' boats came mainly came from the signal mast and was concentrated in the OM's accommodation (quite right you may say). It was largely cured by fixing an 'A'...
Forum: Maritime Family History Research 20th February 2014, 23:34
Replies: 194
Views: 23,568
Posted By eldersuk
I wonder if there any records kept from the old...

I wonder if there any records kept from the old Liverpool Fruit Exchange which used to receive cargoes direct from the ship.

If so they may pinpoint which fruit boats were in port at the relevant...
Forum: Shell 26th January 2014, 01:45
Replies: 17
Views: 3,044
Posted By eldersuk
Paddy Henderson's KALEWA was alongside Port...

Paddy Henderson's KALEWA was alongside Port Harcourt. When the first trip Master went ashore to admire his pride and joy he found she was now called SKALEWAG.

Derek
Forum: Elder Dempster 16th January 2014, 22:26
Replies: 5
Views: 1,850
Posted By eldersuk
I sailed with Dennis Turner on the Salaga, he...

I sailed with Dennis Turner on the Salaga, he came out to the coast to relieve the mate who had paid off sick.

The outgoing mate was a quiet fellow with very few social graces whereas Dennis was a...
Forum: Elder Dempster 14th January 2014, 00:02
Replies: 3
Views: 1,467
Posted By eldersuk
John Owen

Recently received the following query.
Can anyone remember John Owen?

John Owen

My father John Owen passed away recently and he told me of his time within the Merchant Navy. He started...
Forum: Elder Dempster 26th December 2013, 01:22
Replies: 8
Views: 2,533
Posted By eldersuk
I was an Eboe man at one stage and can't remember...

I was an Eboe man at one stage and can't remember the number of times I was called up to repair the whistle which had bits knocked off by the derricks at the trunk hatch. This was considered quite a...
Forum: Computers and The Internet 16th December 2013, 00:20
Replies: 9
Views: 7,115
Posted By eldersuk
I've had a Canon Pixmar MX350 for a couple of...

I've had a Canon Pixmar MX350 for a couple of years with no trouble whatsoever. It is my first wireless printer and does exactly what it should even though it is located one floor higher than the...
Forum: Computers and The Internet 13th December 2013, 00:32
Replies: 7
Views: 1,331
Posted By eldersuk
If you do buy a new one, make sure it's not an...

If you do buy a new one, make sure it's not an Epson!

Derek
Forum: Manchester Liners 2nd December 2013, 01:33
Replies: 28
Views: 9,575
Posted By eldersuk
A Purser I sailed with asked the Old Man, 'How...

A Purser I sailed with asked the Old Man, 'How many FBDs do you want in the log book?'

Turned out he meant Fictitious Boat Drills.
Forum: Elder Dempster 2nd December 2013, 01:14
Replies: 18
Views: 3,326
Posted By eldersuk
First visited Brooklyn as 2/E on the stately m.v....

First visited Brooklyn as 2/E on the stately m.v. Mamfe, same berth as the painting.

While there the ER headman went seriously off his rocker, nothing to do with me, honest!

A male nurse was...
Forum: The Radio Room 2nd December 2013, 00:52
Replies: 3
Views: 1,081
Posted By eldersuk
I get lost going to the pub these days. Anything...

I get lost going to the pub these days. Anything out there to help me?

Derek
Forum: Elder Dempster 1st December 2013, 02:01
Replies: 57
Views: 15,807
Posted By eldersuk
Ha!! A double agent. I always suspected it !!

Ha!! A double agent. I always suspected it !!
Forum: Elder Dempster 27th November 2013, 00:49
Replies: 18
Views: 3,963
Posted By eldersuk
Weren't all the 'O's built in H&W? I think all...

Weren't all the 'O's built in H&W?
I think all the ships eventually finished up with crests. They were probably retrofitted at some convenient time, like a drydocking.

Derek
Forum: Elder Dempster 26th November 2013, 01:15
Replies: 18
Views: 3,326
Posted By eldersuk
Maybe the o'board discharge was a relief valve...

Maybe the o'board discharge was a relief valve for the deck service line, located in the bosun's store, for when there were no hydrants in use. Only a guess but I can't think of anything else.

By...
Forum: The Engine Room 25th November 2013, 01:39
Replies: 33
Views: 8,167
Posted By eldersuk
"use flywheel position sensors and fuel pipe...

"use flywheel position sensors and fuel pipe transducers"

What in the name of God are you talking about! I'm a Doxford man with a Bahco shifter in my pocket, not a scientist.

Derek
Forum: BP Shipping 25th November 2013, 01:09
Replies: 59
Views: 14,787
Posted By eldersuk
Professional 2nd Mate seemed to generate a lot of...

Professional 2nd Mate seemed to generate a lot of interest, how about professional 3 Eng, Eh? ....Eh?....Eh?
Forum: Elder Dempster 23rd November 2013, 01:55
Replies: 18
Views: 3,963
Posted By eldersuk
Graham, I know that all ED people agree with your...

Graham, I know that all ED people agree with your first sentence 100%.
I seem to remember that shortly after 'the merger' a decree went out unto all lands that EDs should use 'China Mast' on their...
Forum: Ships No More 23rd November 2013, 00:36
Replies: 11
Views: 5,012
Posted By eldersuk
Many were old ships bought on the cheap, filled...

Many were old ships bought on the cheap, filled with cement and sent to Lagos hoping for demurrage.
Forum: BP Shipping 21st November 2013, 00:54
Replies: 28
Views: 6,077
Posted By eldersuk
I stood by the building of an ED ship as 2/Eng in...

I stood by the building of an ED ship as 2/Eng in Scotts', Greenock in 1961.
We (myself the electrician and the mate) arrived the day after the launch and stayed for the fitting out. Other crew...
Forum: The Engine Room 17th November 2013, 01:08
Replies: 47
Views: 8,212
Posted By eldersuk
Paxman Ricardo emergency generators on Apapa and...

Paxman Ricardo emergency generators on Apapa and Accra.
Situated adjacent to Chief Engs accommodation - not run too often!

Derek
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