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Forum: Elder Dempster 10th August 2019, 02:41
Replies: 3
Views: 735
Posted By tugger
Wages? I believe that EDs were paid more with no...

Wages? I believe that EDs were paid more with no experience.
Tugger
Forum: News and Views from the Shipping World 5th August 2019, 02:02
Replies: 73
Views: 5,752
Posted By tugger
There are still people who like to see war and...

There are still people who like to see war and destruction as long as it isn't in their country, talk, such as, let's teach the Iranian's a lesson, make me wonder if they went through the 2nd world...
Forum: P & O 5th August 2019, 01:39
Replies: 34
Views: 2,125
Posted By tugger
I left the UK in 1957 for the NZ coast so missed...

I left the UK in 1957 for the NZ coast so missed all the changes to Hain's. The newer hull colour looks great.
Tugger
Forum: P & O 3rd August 2019, 05:23
Replies: 34
Views: 2,125
Posted By tugger
HI John. I was on the Trevose for two years...

HI John.
I was on the Trevose for two years from 4/7/49 to16/3/51the hull coulor was black a white band and Red Boot topping the funnel was black with a large white H on both sides. Picture of...
Forum: Coasters 27th July 2019, 02:21
Replies: 34
Views: 7,711
Posted By tugger
I was on the coastal tanker Leadsman in 57, I...

I was on the coastal tanker Leadsman in 57, I joined as I didn't want to go deep sea, I was waiting to emigrate to NZ so had to stay close. Did many a trip into Wisbech lovely little place, I loved...
Forum: News and Views from the Shipping World 27th July 2019, 02:03
Replies: 73
Views: 5,752
Posted By tugger
Hi Avraham. Britain please! it is no longer...

Hi Avraham.
Britain please! it is no longer Great.
Tugger
Forum: Ship Research 8th July 2019, 02:27
Replies: 40
Views: 2,783
Posted By tugger
In 2010 I spent weeks sanding, scrapping, and...

In 2010 I spent weeks sanding, scrapping, and oiling then varnishing the bridges and wheelhouses on the old South Steyne in Darling Harbour in Sydney, then when that was finished the taff rails that...
Forum: Computers and The Internet 14th May 2019, 01:49
Replies: 36
Ink
Views: 2,852
Posted By tugger
Ive done that Dave on my sons advice still no...

Ive done that Dave on my sons advice still no joy, I might take up calligraphy, it's the latest craze here.
Tugger
Forum: News and Views from the Shipping World 14th May 2019, 01:44
Replies: 6
Views: 994
Posted By tugger
Trump's toys are on the way. Anyone think that...

Trump's toys are on the way. Anyone think that Pompeo might be a throw back from the Roman Empire? The more things change the more they stay as they are.
Tugger
Forum: Computers and The Internet 13th May 2019, 01:28
Replies: 36
Ink
Views: 2,852
Posted By tugger
Hi George. Since you started this post I have...

Hi George.
Since you started this post I have been getting blank pages from my printer, found out that as i haven't used it for around three months the ink has dried out, and they were new ones,...
Forum: Computers and The Internet 3rd May 2019, 01:37
Replies: 36
Ink
Views: 2,852
Posted By tugger
George Had an Epson printer for over fifteen...

George
Had an Epson printer for over fifteen years bought cheap Chinese ink from the market, same tale no warranty if I continued to use them, like you out of warranty anyway, the only reason I got...
Forum: The Bridge 10th April 2019, 02:35
Replies: 57
Views: 4,602
Posted By tugger
Looking at those pics; if no one wants to board...

Looking at those pics; if no one wants to board maybe they could use it a sheep transport from Aus, would keep the middle East fed until the end of time.
Come to think of it it looks like a sheep...
Forum: Looking for Old Shipmates 10th April 2019, 02:24
Replies: 85
Views: 8,739
Posted By tugger
I go on other sites and the same thing is...

I go on other sites and the same thing is happening, as one sage said all the tales have been told; no more young blood going to sea. Just read an article about a new training ship for seamen in the...
Forum: News and Views from the Shipping World 27th March 2019, 05:51
Replies: 14
Views: 2,295
Posted By tugger
I didn't posses a camera back in 54 when we hit a...

I didn't posses a camera back in 54 when we hit a Hurricane in the North Atlantic, but I know that the waves where the same, thank you Graham for putting that site on, brought back some great...
Forum: Say Hello 27th March 2019, 05:12
Replies: 3
Views: 555
Posted By tugger
Hi PJ. I shipped out of Swansea from 49 to 57,...

Hi PJ.
I shipped out of Swansea from 49 to 57, one ship I was on the Basford Canada for pit props, may have been the same company as the Bilboa, was on a lot of British tankers, including the...
Forum: Ship Research 25th March 2019, 01:46
Replies: 8
Views: 1,268
Posted By tugger
Hi Jimmys Your grandfather probably signed an...

Hi Jimmys
Your grandfather probably signed an agreement prior to or when joining the MN,I for get the exact phrase but it was a series of letters which allowed him to be called for RN service. I...
Forum: News and Views from the Shipping World 25th March 2019, 01:14
Replies: 99
Views: 12,021
Posted By tugger
Hi Barrie. The Queen Mary had her wheelhouse...

Hi Barrie.
The Queen Mary had her wheelhouse windows smashed in around 54 near Sable Island; and hers were 90feet above sea level, I think Tsell was in that storm. I was in one around that time with...
Forum: Elder Dempster 21st March 2019, 01:37
Replies: 35
Views: 3,762
Posted By tugger
I still get tears in my eyes when i hear her sing...

I still get tears in my eyes when i hear her sing White Cliffs of Dover. She could have but never left the country during the war.
Tugger
Forum: Union Steam ship Co Of New Zealand LTD 23rd February 2019, 00:25
Replies: 45
Views: 14,941
Posted By tugger
Hi Deerwaring I was on the Konui in 59 with...

Hi Deerwaring
I was on the Konui in 59 with Jimmy Hewitt, he paid off in Auckland and went into hospital for stomach problems, I took over from him as Bosun. Jimmy went on to be the walking delegate...
Forum: Maritime Family History Research 22nd January 2019, 23:47
Replies: 10
Views: 1,097
Posted By tugger
Hi Pete. Just received the bad news that Robin...

Hi Pete.
Just received the bad news that Robin Hurst the bloke who ran the Vindi Website has crossed the bar, Robin along with Roy Derham where both at the school with me, been friends for a long...
Forum: Maritime Family History Research 22nd January 2019, 02:21
Replies: 10
Views: 1,097
Posted By tugger
Hi Pete. Any of those books are available from....

Hi Pete.
Any of those books are available from. Roy Derham, 8 Delme Drive,Wallington, Fareham, Hants. PO 16 8sq Tel {01329] I think that is the overseas connection, then 280982
Cheers Des
Forum: Maritime Family History Research 18th January 2019, 23:52
Replies: 10
Views: 1,097
Posted By tugger
Hi Pete. We all received our discharge books...

Hi Pete.
We all received our discharge books when we completed the course, The boys that had trained for the deck joined their first ship as a Deck boy, the Stewards as either cabin boy or Galley...
Forum: Maritime Family History Research 17th January 2019, 23:45
Replies: 10
Views: 1,097
Posted By tugger
Hi Peatash. I was at the Vindi April to June...

Hi Peatash.
I was at the Vindi April to June !949, my brother was there the same months in 1944, 70,000 16 year old boys went through the school before it closed in the 70s, if I can I will enclose...
Forum: Elder Dempster 25th October 2018, 01:35
Replies: 2
Views: 796
Posted By tugger
Great picture of a lovely lady; used to make me...

Great picture of a lovely lady; used to make me weep when she sung the 'Blue Birds over the White cliffs of Dover"
Tugger
Forum: BP Shipping 4th August 2018, 02:34
Replies: 29
Views: 5,051
Posted By tugger
I still have a Photo album I bought off George...

I still have a Photo album I bought off George Robby in 49; has the camel imprinted in a circle on the cover and palm trees on the side, still in good condition, considering it has been around the...
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