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Search: Posts Made By: IAN M
Forum: Ship Research 8th July 2019, 00:21
Replies: 6
Views: 3,720
Posted By IAN M
Extracted from my book, SHIPPING COMPANY LOSSES...

Extracted from my book, SHIPPING COMPANY LOSSES OF THE SECOND WORLD WAR.

PAMPAS (Captain E.B. Ingram). Convoy MW.10, composed of the Pampas, HMS Breconshire (Captain C.A.G. Hutchinson), Clan...
Forum: Ships No More 30th June 2019, 22:32
Replies: 42
Views: 23,524
Posted By IAN M
Barry PEGU. From Glasgow and entering the...

Barry

PEGU. From Glasgow and entering the Mersey on the night of 24 November, 1939, to load for Rangoon, when she went aground near the Beta Buoy. Refloated on the 26th, but hit the revetment and...
Forum: Ships No More 29th June 2019, 11:43
Replies: 42
Views: 23,524
Posted By IAN M
Extracted from my book, MINED COASTS. TACOMA...

Extracted from my book, MINED COASTS.

TACOMA CITY. Steamship. 13 March 1941. In Convoy HX.110 which left Halifax on 19 February and arrived in Liverpool on 11 March. Sunk by a parachute mine which...
Forum: Nautical Colleges 7th June 2019, 14:51
Replies: 11
Views: 1,262
Posted By IAN M
Michael Dundee was then the world centre of...

Michael

Dundee was then the world centre of the jute industry and there was a Textile Department at the Dundee Tech. My brother was a lecturer in the Department and, for several years before the...
Forum: Nautical Colleges 6th June 2019, 22:13
Replies: 11
Views: 1,262
Posted By IAN M
You'll find my experiences at the old Dundee...

You'll find my experiences at the old Dundee baths in my book, Dundee Memories. My only experience of sailing was when I did my Lifeboatman's Certificate at Salthouse Dock in Liverpool in October...
Forum: Nautical Colleges 5th June 2019, 19:22
Replies: 11
Views: 1,262
Posted By IAN M
Dundee never had a navigation/nautical college,...

Dundee never had a navigation/nautical college, Ann, but nautical subjects were taught at the Tech.

It did, however, have a wireless college in Windsor Street which I attended in early 1943, and...
Forum: Other Companies/Ships 17th May 2019, 19:39
Replies: 23
Views: 7,878
Posted By IAN M
Can anyone, please, tell me where I can find a...

Can anyone, please, tell me where I can find a list of Gibson/Rankin Line ships lost during WWII?

Ian
Forum: The Radio Room 14th May 2019, 18:42
Replies: 21
Views: 2,161
Posted By IAN M
QTQ does not appear in the 1938 Handbook, but in...

QTQ does not appear in the 1938 Handbook, but in the 1957 edition it reads:

I am going to communicate with your station by means of the International Code of Signals.
Forum: Maritime Family History Research 20th February 2019, 00:49
Replies: 24
Views: 2,152
Posted By IAN M
Extracted from my book, BACK TO SEA. We had...

Extracted from my book, BACK TO SEA.

We had taken on some Chinese deck passengers in Hong Kong and, after dinner one evening, I was standing with some engineers looking down onto the after...
Forum: Ship Research 6th February 2019, 17:59
Replies: 16
Views: 2,091
Posted By IAN M
Extracted from my book SHIPPING COMPANY LOSSES OF...

Extracted from my book SHIPPING COMPANY LOSSES OF THE SECOND WORLD WAR.

SAN FABIAN (Captain L.G. Emmott). Bound for the UK from Curaçao and in Convoy TAW.15 when torpedoed and sunk by U.511...
Forum: Say Hello 8th December 2018, 09:25
Replies: 17
Views: 3,034
Posted By IAN M
EXTRACTED FROM MY BOOK, SHIPPING COMPANY LOSSES...

EXTRACTED FROM MY BOOK, SHIPPING COMPANY LOSSES OF THE SECOND WORLD WAR.

SILVERBEECH (Captain T.G. Hyem). Bound for Freetown and Lagos, sailed in Convoy OS.44 which left Liverpool on 6 March,...
Forum: The Radio Room 2nd December 2018, 01:15
Replies: 201
Views: 31,722
Posted By IAN M
Samite - BFPG - 1943

Samite - BFPG - 1943
Forum: Union Castle - Safmarine 23rd November 2018, 10:51
Replies: 6
Views: 4,133
Posted By IAN M
Extracted from my book, SHIPPING COMPANY LOSSES...

Extracted from my book, SHIPPING COMPANY LOSSES OF THE SECOND WORLD WAR.

WINDSOR CASTLE (Captain J.C. Brown). Requisitioned as a troopship in 1939 and in Convoy KMF.11 (UK to Mediterranean Fast)...
Forum: Maritime Family History Research 28th October 2018, 12:18
Replies: 32
Views: 3,783
Posted By IAN M
We joined the MN at the same time. My number is...

We joined the MN at the same time. My number is R289813, issued at Dundee on 5 July 1943. See my gallery for details.

Ian
Forum: Ship Research 19th October 2018, 00:11
Replies: 9
Views: 901
Posted By IAN M
There is a picture of the torpedo nets on the...

There is a picture of the torpedo nets on the Samforth in my gallery.
Forum: The Radio Room 20th July 2018, 17:36
Replies: 26
Views: 1,791
Posted By IAN M
That must have been on the trip to the breakers,...

That must have been on the trip to the breakers, as he wasn't on the last voyage to Australia and Indonesia.
Forum: The Radio Room 20th July 2018, 16:14
Replies: 26
Views: 1,791
Posted By IAN M
Extracted from my book BACK TO SEA. The...

Extracted from my book BACK TO SEA.

The radio room of the Atreus was unbelievably archaic. At Leith Nautical, I had been examined on the very latest equipment, but the Atreus had an old...
Forum: The Radio Room 20th July 2018, 00:18
Replies: 26
Views: 1,791
Posted By IAN M
During my time with Holts (1943/1951), I sailed...

During my time with Holts (1943/1951), I sailed deep-sea on only one ship which had HF. This was the Glengarry which had the Ocean Span transmitter.

My last ship was the Deucalion/ex-Glenogle...
Forum: J & J Denholm 7th July 2018, 19:36
Replies: 71
Views: 7,939
Posted By IAN M
Members are confusing voyages with passages. A...

Members are confusing voyages with passages. A voyage is the time spent on Articles. A passage is the time spent between ports.
Forum: Nautical Colleges 29th June 2018, 17:15
Replies: 3
Views: 2,224
Posted By IAN M
Dave Pre-war, Dundee Wireless College, owned...

Dave

Pre-war, Dundee Wireless College, owned by Elliot MacIntosh, was located in, I think, Reform Street. During the war, it was located in a mansion house on the west side of Windsor Street and...
Forum: Colliers 27th June 2018, 20:47
Replies: 7
Views: 1,473
Posted By IAN M
I used to be friendly with Captain Hugh McKay who...

I used to be friendly with Captain Hugh McKay who had been a master on the colliers and who told me he's never been to the whaling.

This was in Aberdour, in Fife, but Hugh had been born and...
Forum: The Radio Room 14th June 2018, 16:55
Replies: 33
Views: 4,077
Posted By IAN M
The final part of my book, LAST VOYAGE AND...

The final part of my book, LAST VOYAGE AND BEYOND, tells, in detail, what it was like to work at Wickradio and Portisheadradio from 1953 to 1956. As far as I am aware, this information is not...
Forum: Elder Dempster 5th May 2018, 00:34
Replies: 76
Views: 11,947
Posted By IAN M
Thanks, John. Perhaps the oldest. Ian

Thanks, John. Perhaps the oldest.

Ian
Forum: Elder Dempster 4th May 2018, 11:45
Replies: 76
Views: 11,947
Posted By IAN M
Sorry to hear you have health problems too...

Sorry to hear you have health problems too Graham. Mine are too numerous to mention and I get around the house by holding on to furniture.

As for my books, they are available on Amazon. Punch IAN...
Forum: Elder Dempster 2nd May 2018, 23:41
Replies: 76
Views: 11,947
Posted By IAN M
Thanks, Graham. I still feel young until I...

Thanks, Graham.

I still feel young until I try to rise from a chair.

Have you read any of my books?

Incidentally, I smoke a pipe.
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