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Search: Posts Made By: George Bis
Forum: Ship Research 5th September 2019, 19:53
Replies: 2
Views: 202
Posted By George Bis
Apart from the methods used to store/bunker the...

Apart from the methods used to store/bunker the "Vital Spark" I can't help!
Forum: The Bridge 12th August 2019, 11:46
Replies: 48
Views: 6,033
Posted By George Bis
My sextant is a Vernier, purchased in 1928 for 5...

My sextant is a Vernier, purchased in 1928 for 5 by my grandfather.
I used it from 1973 untill 1979 and it worked fine.
When I was at sea I remember stories form the older Mates & Masters of when,...
Forum: Ship Research 19th July 2019, 16:30
Replies: 14
Views: 1,475
Posted By George Bis
You are correct regarding the "B" flag. ...

You are correct regarding the "B" flag.
Thankfully I never had to use the "J" flag. I am on fire with dangerous cargo on board. Keep well clear of me.
Forum: Ship Research 17th July 2019, 14:18
Replies: 14
Views: 1,475
Posted By George Bis
A red (B) flag would have been needed in my time,...

A red (B) flag would have been needed in my time, at least if she was loaded!
Forum: Ship Research 7th July 2019, 22:44
Replies: 198
Views: 69,403
Posted By George Bis
The "Vanda" arrived at Hughes Bolckow for...

The "Vanda" arrived at Hughes Bolckow for break-up in 1978 and when I parked an HGV outside the yards gates in 1986 she (or a vessel of that name and reg.) was still there.
Seems an awful long time...
Forum: Ship Research 30th June 2019, 15:07
Replies: 53
Views: 4,129
Posted By George Bis
I read a book years ago on the operating and...

I read a book years ago on the operating and sinking of the Torry Canyon and apparently the crew got films to watch but these were only changed whenever the ship docked in San Pedro, LA.
I don't...
Forum: Ship Research 25th June 2019, 08:32
Replies: 53
Views: 4,129
Posted By George Bis
In 1975 in Ravenna, Italy on the Sugar Trader we...

In 1975 in Ravenna, Italy on the Sugar Trader we were moored next to a Russian bulk carrier. Her crew turned out to be a friendly bunch and as they were not allowed ashore (Soviet era) we organised...
Forum: Ship Research 22nd June 2019, 18:35
Replies: 53
Views: 4,129
Posted By George Bis
[QUOTE=Wismajorvik;2988435]Recollect on the Mobil...

[QUOTE=Wismajorvik;2988435]Recollect on the Mobil Radiant we had a screen above the catwalk aft of the midships accommodation. Projector was set up in the smoke room and pointed through a port hole....
Forum: Ship Research 22nd June 2019, 17:50
Replies: 53
Views: 4,129
Posted By George Bis
The more visual the film the easier to follow for...

The more visual the film the easier to follow for our viewers.
I used to enjoy "movie nights" We always had a role of selatape handy incase the film split and generally all went smoothly.
Forum: Ship Research 22nd June 2019, 17:15
Replies: 53
Views: 4,129
Posted By George Bis
My last voyage as a Cadet we used the show films...

My last voyage as a Cadet we used the show films to the crew (Rotterdam international Spanish speakers) They were well received and I noticed that love stories and western's were most popular.
One...
Forum: Looking for Old Shipmates 26th May 2019, 19:45
Replies: 162
Views: 39,986
Posted By George Bis
Hi Jim, just wondered if you were a 2/E and lived...

Hi Jim, just wondered if you were a 2/E and lived in Chester? If so I was 3/M on the Sugar Trader with you.
George Bisacre
Forum: The Engine Room 25th April 2019, 22:49
Replies: 62
Views: 14,618
Posted By George Bis
Amaised that no one has made a film of her life....

Amaised that no one has made a film of her life. There is so much material that could be used that a blockbuster hit could be produced!

Incidentally when I was at sea the story I was told was that...
Forum: Non-Seafaring Obituaries 25th April 2019, 17:14
Replies: 12
Views: 756
Posted By George Bis
I was in Aberdeen doing pre-sea at Robert...

I was in Aberdeen doing pre-sea at Robert Gordon's collage, living at the Sailors Home in Mearns St.
Excitement was a mild word. After the match people were literally dancing in the street
Forum: Maritime Family History Research 18th April 2019, 22:18
Replies: 16
Views: 1,426
Posted By George Bis
In 1999 my father was on a ferry as a passanger...

In 1999 my father was on a ferry as a passanger from Southampton to Santander. Sadly he died from a heart attack. The point of this is that as he had died at sea on a British ship the death had to be...
Forum: The Galley 3rd March 2019, 22:21
Replies: 23
Views: 6,932
Posted By George Bis
Actually on that ship, the "Sugar Importer" we...

Actually on that ship, the "Sugar Importer" we had a pantry, usually used during for a fry-up during night cargo watches and to perhaps make toast after a night watch.

On this occasion (16/1/1974...
Forum: The Galley 2nd March 2019, 23:58
Replies: 23
Views: 6,932
Posted By George Bis
I suppose we did take the cooks & stewards for...

I suppose we did take the cooks & stewards for granted. In the time I was at sea the only time I didn't get a cooked meal was when in a mad gale the bridge was cut off. No tunnel and you would have...
Forum: Books, Magazines, TV, Video & Publications 15th February 2019, 12:36
Replies: 4
Views: 629
Posted By George Bis
Mine came from Kindle for 3.99 Happy...

Mine came from Kindle for 3.99

Happy reading.
Forum: Books, Magazines, TV, Video & Publications 15th February 2019, 12:35
Replies: 4
Views: 629
Posted By George Bis
I got it as a Kindle book. Cost 3.99 I...

I got it as a Kindle book. Cost 3.99

I watched a program on US t.v. a few weeks ago showing the ship's loss and this led me to see what Kindle had on the subject.

During my time at sea in the...
Forum: Books, Magazines, TV, Video & Publications 15th February 2019, 01:56
Replies: 4
Views: 629
Posted By George Bis
Until the Sea Shall Free Them.

I have just finished reading "Until the Sea Shall Free Them" by Robert Frump ISBN 9781407090S11 about the sinking in 1983 of the US bulk carrier MARINE ELECTRIC with the loss of all but three of her...
Forum: BP Shipping 31st December 2018, 17:27
Replies: 39
Views: 8,270
Posted By George Bis
I only ever sailed with two engineering Cadets...

I only ever sailed with two engineering Cadets (with Denholms) I did however twice sail with engineering degree graduates who were sent to sea a Junior Engineers for practical experience.
The first...
Forum: Nautical Colleges 20th December 2018, 14:59
Replies: 172
Views: 43,581
Posted By George Bis
This is changing the subject slightly, I wondered...

This is changing the subject slightly, I wondered if anyone knows how many candidates attended the GCNS at any one time?
Also I wondered if anyone knows how many people are employed in the British...
Forum: Nautical Colleges 17th December 2018, 23:15
Replies: 172
Views: 43,581
Posted By George Bis
I first started in the 2nd.Mates class in Nov....

I first started in the 2nd.Mates class in Nov. 1970 and the whole surrounding area was being demolished for rebuilding. As streets came down the last buildings left standing were the pubs which...
Forum: Looking for Old Shipmates 25th November 2018, 20:03
Replies: 162
Views: 39,986
Posted By George Bis
Sounds a desperate voyage. I was on her two years...

Sounds a desperate voyage. I was on her two years later which was interesting but not that bad.
She Magregor hatches were the strangest/most dangerous I ever met and I was just thankful no one fell...
Forum: BP Shipping 14th November 2018, 18:43
Replies: 39
Views: 8,270
Posted By George Bis
I did a week " down below" on the Naess...

I did a week " down below" on the Naess Sovereign, a 90000 tonne steam tanker.
It was interesting, if rather warm.I can remember soot blowing the boiler tubes and helping the Junior taking the log...
Forum: Maritime Family History Research 14th November 2018, 08:44
Replies: 32
Views: 3,789
Posted By George Bis
I seem to remember a Cadet getting a report that...

I seem to remember a Cadet getting a report that simply said "he is a good guitar player" and nothing else.
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