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Forum: Houlder Brothers 20th July 2017, 10:01
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Posted By michael higgins
cymbeline

anyone sail on cymbeline late 70s early 80s great ship and crew,same lads stayed on her during these years.
Forum: Houlder Brothers 20th July 2017, 09:55
Replies: 1,019
Views: 240,302
Posted By michael higgins
anyone out there sail on cymbeline late 70s early...

anyone out there sail on cymbeline late 70s early 80s great ship and crew.
Forum: Tankers 20th November 2016, 11:28
Replies: 128
Views: 43,255
Posted By michael higgins
i sailed on tyne bridge in 1976 as AB she was a...

i sailed on tyne bridge in 1976 as AB she was a wreck then ,skipper was capt crawford big c as they called him ,a canny fellow,an AB from north shields who was a regular crew member from north...
Forum: Houlder Brothers 15th May 2015, 09:33
Replies: 0
Views: 764
Posted By michael higgins
cymbeline

has anyone any memories of cymbeline,i spent 2 and a half years on her 1978/1980 great ship and crew,happy times.
Forum: Looking for Old Shipmates 29th September 2014, 08:20
Replies: 10
Views: 1,764
Posted By michael higgins
hi,i sailed on tyne bridge 1976/77 as AB the old...

hi,i sailed on tyne bridge 1976/77 as AB the old man was crawford nickname big c,from tyneside.i remember 1 deck cadet that trip from sunderland called Dennis Dowan think i spelt it right,ring any...
Forum: Colliers 5th August 2012, 17:53
Replies: 256
Views: 96,850
Posted By michael higgins
very very sad news.i would like to send my...

very very sad news.i would like to send my deepest sympathy to his family.i had the pleasure to sail with billy quite a few times with stevies and formed a great friendship with him.like his son andy...
Forum: Colliers 19th May 2012, 10:56
Replies: 256
Views: 96,850
Posted By michael higgins
just read that stevies have now sold storrington...

just read that stevies have now sold storrington and durrington with donnington and dallington already gone thats the end of the D BOATS.does any one know the situation regarding stevies current...
Forum: Colliers 25th February 2012, 20:03
Replies: 256
Views: 96,850
Posted By michael higgins
minnie becks

hi ian,your right minnie becks was a stones throw from whitehill point,the dock hotel was its proper name but was know as minnie becks after the old girl who ran it.i know she was beaten up during a...
Forum: Tugs 2nd May 2011, 21:46
Replies: 19
Views: 5,896
Posted By michael higgins
no one mentioned the westsider yet,i worked on...

no one mentioned the westsider yet,i worked on her during her time on the tyne.i believe she was the last tug to work at blyth .
Forum: Colliers 7th August 2010, 00:01
Replies: 7
Views: 2,856
Posted By michael higgins
hey pat,you must mean john mcswan,i sailed with...

hey pat,you must mean john mcswan,i sailed with him for 12 months on rora head .what a bloke he was his mate was finlay campbell from stornaway mad scotsman but real good shipmates.
Forum: Houlder Brothers 14th March 2010, 22:37
Replies: 39
Views: 6,061
Posted By michael higgins
hi alan,thanks for putting the crew lists on the...

hi alan,thanks for putting the crew lists on the site.i joined cymbeline in march 78 and sailed on her until june 1980.great ship great crews,i remember capt kirkby very well he was relieving the...
Forum: Looking for Old Shipmates 7th March 2010, 15:22
Replies: 0
Views: 891
Posted By michael higgins
looking for duncan callender

does any s/n members know the whereabouts of duncan callender.i sailed with duncan for a couple of years in the late 70's when he was mate on the hadleys collier cymbeline,when he left the sea he...
Forum: Colliers 3rd February 2010, 20:16
Replies: 256
Views: 96,850
Posted By michael higgins
hi george, i remember pat cairns very well on...

hi george,
i remember pat cairns very well on ashington good chief steward.chief cook was alan miller im still good friends with him,he has been taxi driving since leaving stevies.another couple of...
Forum: Colliers 3rd February 2010, 17:52
Replies: 256
Views: 96,850
Posted By michael higgins
hi ian, like yourself im really sorry to hear...

hi ian,
like yourself im really sorry to hear about geordie todd ,i once had to leave my car at his house when we sailed from south dock earlier than expected.its over 20 year now since dave...
Forum: Colliers 31st January 2010, 16:57
Replies: 256
Views: 96,850
Posted By michael higgins
hi george,yeah thats right .i used to relieve...

hi george,yeah thats right .i used to relieve davie carruthers on ashington.good ship good crew.do you by any chance remember the donkeyman george todd from sunderland.i sailed on 3 or 4 ships in...
Forum: Colliers 10th January 2010, 22:26
Replies: 256
Views: 96,850
Posted By michael higgins
hello ian, dont know if you remember me but i...

hello ian, dont know if you remember me but i sailed with you a couple of times with stevies.i was A/B you were 2nd mate around 1982/1986 .i sailed on a few but think it was ashington/aldrington.i...
Forum: Colliers 10th August 2009, 16:10
Replies: 102
Views: 39,152
Posted By michael higgins
i to sailed with john reay on his last trip with...

i to sailed with john reay on his last trip with stevies,not sure if it was the ashington or washington but he did leave to take up some post at blyth harbour.like already said he was a nice fellow.a...
Forum: Colliers 15th March 2009, 15:17
Replies: 102
Views: 39,152
Posted By michael higgins
although i dont go back as far as some of the...

although i dont go back as far as some of the postings i would like to mention two of the finest gentlemen i ever met during my time at sea.the cymbeline ,ex dalewood you had CAPTAIN JOHN POTTER and...
Forum: Colliers 5th November 2008, 14:17
Replies: 15
Views: 3,243
Posted By michael higgins
yes albert thats the one i know, ...

yes albert thats the one i know, first the dudgeon then the spurn flamborough head...
Forum: Houlder Brothers 4th May 2008, 17:05
Replies: 1,019
Views: 240,302
Posted By michael higgins
hi geoff,real tragic news to hear about bob mckay...

hi geoff,real tragic news to hear about bob mckay [bam bam] as ive said i sailed on cymbeline for two and a half year with him.some shipmates names stick with you and in my case bob was one ,a real...
Forum: Houlder Brothers 3rd May 2008, 20:25
Replies: 1,019
Views: 240,302
Posted By michael higgins
hi all,i sailed on cymbeline from march 78 until...

hi all,i sailed on cymbeline from march 78 until june 80 as A/B.the skipper was john potter from sunderland,what a good skipper he was, a real nice man.the chief steward was john potts they were old...
Forum: Colliers 3rd April 2008, 20:33
Replies: 46
Views: 14,638
Posted By michael higgins
hi arch,just to let you know mel carr is still...

hi arch,just to let you know mel carr is still going strong,he's turned 80 now but is still as fit as a fiddle.
Forum: Colliers 27th March 2008, 15:18
Replies: 46
Views: 14,638
Posted By michael higgins
anyone remember an old mate of mine ,mel carr.he...

anyone remember an old mate of mine ,mel carr.he was chief steward on lady charrington for about 6 years.he took her to the breakers yard then spent the rest of his time with stevie clarkes.
Forum: News and Views from the Shipping World 1st March 2008, 17:02
Replies: 942
Views: 124,183
Posted By michael higgins
i must say i thought from day one she was doomed...

i must say i thought from day one she was doomed and the way she is now lying i'll take my hat off if she ever floats again.lets just hope she can.
Forum: Ship Research 6th December 2007, 00:41
Replies: 2
Views: 1,248
Posted By michael higgins
commons brothers

a workmate of mine worked for common brothers in the early seventies,he joined a ship called mv leeds around 1974 which he said commons bought from a french company along with another ship named mv...
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