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Search: Posts Made By: holland25
Forum: The Radio Room 11th February 2020, 21:30
Replies: 53
Views: 3,266
Posted By holland25
Very popular on the RFA I was on. "Time for bed...

Very popular on the RFA I was on. "Time for bed said Zebedee".
Forum: Non-Seafaring Obituaries 5th February 2020, 01:37
Replies: 14
Views: 688
Posted By holland25
I had him mixed up with Mad Mitch the hero of...

I had him mixed up with Mad Mitch the hero of Aden.
Forum: The Radio Room 31st January 2020, 00:14
Replies: 153
Views: 20,006
Posted By holland25
Wouldn't an ETA to the canal admin be some kind...

Wouldn't an ETA to the canal admin be some kind of service message.
Forum: The Radio Room 27th January 2020, 21:23
Replies: 153
Views: 20,006
Posted By holland25
NBA from memory could be quite hard to contact. I...

NBA from memory could be quite hard to contact. I seem to remember trying to send our ETA at the canal. There was a lot of static around due to thunderstorm activity. It took a while but I managed to...
Forum: The Radio Room 23rd January 2020, 22:23
Replies: 53
Views: 3,266
Posted By holland25
Blue Funnel in 1960 used to put TVs on board...

Blue Funnel in 1960 used to put TVs on board when we got to New York. It stayed
with us all the way down to the Gulf and back. It was OK in port but not very good at sea. Couldn't stand all the...
Forum: Ship Research 13th January 2020, 21:37
Replies: 10
Views: 646
Posted By holland25
Well at least you provided me with some details...

Well at least you provided me with some details of her demise which I was not aware of,thank you.
Forum: Ship Research 13th January 2020, 20:16
Replies: 10
Views: 646
Posted By holland25
I am sorry I cant help you. My interest is that I...

I am sorry I cant help you. My interest is that I sailed on her in 1957, and have followed her subsequent history.
Forum: Ship Research 13th January 2020, 13:08
Replies: 10
Views: 646
Posted By holland25
The only thing I have ever seen is that she was...

The only thing I have ever seen is that she was wrecked in the Black Sea while on passage in ballast from Rijeka to Constanza,on October 19th 1968.
Forum: The Radio Room 10th January 2020, 03:55
Replies: 36
Views: 1,907
Posted By holland25
Perhaps not exactly the same but I joined my 1st...

Perhaps not exactly the same but I joined my 1st ship on Mar 1st 1956 as 3rd R/O. I signed on my next ship on my own on the 17th of July 1956. A month and a half short of the 6 months. There was a...
Forum: The Engine Room 30th December 2019, 01:03
Replies: 79
Views: 8,220
Posted By holland25
Remember the Commer two strokes had a couple as...

Remember the Commer two strokes had a couple as trucks,not very good engines.
Forum: The Radio Room 7th December 2019, 15:56
Replies: 0
Views: 348
Posted By holland25
The Communicator

For anyone who had connections with the RN or RFA communications.If you don't already now about it, or have a general interest in naval communications. There are some references to MN comms as well....
Forum: Ship Research 27th November 2019, 06:56
Replies: 1
Views: 328
Posted By holland25
Do you know about the following site? ...

Do you know about the following site?

https://www.forcesreunited.co.uk/units/1830/hms-hartland-point
Forum: The Galley 4th November 2019, 20:58
Replies: 34
Views: 3,846
Posted By holland25
My memory may be at fault it is a long time...

My memory may be at fault it is a long time ago,but the Harrison Liberty ship I sailed on in 1956 had a coal fired galley. The galley was midships just after the funnel on the main deck. The engine...
Forum: Books, Magazines, TV, Video & Publications 3rd November 2019, 22:15
Replies: 86
Views: 11,580
Posted By holland25
Out of curiosity I looked up Percy Westerman's...

Out of curiosity I looked up Percy Westerman's the Wireless Officer,its available on Project Gutenberg. I lasted about 2 chapters,it was incredibly dated both in style and content. I understand he...
Forum: The Galley 2nd November 2019, 15:02
Replies: 34
Views: 3,846
Posted By holland25
In 1950, on the Blue Funnel A boat I sailed on,...

In 1950, on the Blue Funnel A boat I sailed on, the Galley was on the port side on the main deck, between the Saloon forrard. I think the seamans mess was aft of it, again on the port side.
Forum: Blue Star Line 25th October 2019, 03:59
Replies: 26
Views: 2,931
Posted By holland25
Also a Saxon and Norman Star.

Also a Saxon and Norman Star.
Forum: The Radio Room 2nd October 2019, 23:10
Replies: 29
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Views: 2,129
Posted By holland25
Hope for all us Ex Sparkies then. Though I am not...

Hope for all us Ex Sparkies then. Though I am not so sure I want to come out of retirement.After 15 years I am beginning to enjoy it.
Forum: Non-Seafaring Obituaries 29th September 2019, 15:16
Replies: 16
Views: 1,737
Posted By holland25
I can't honestly say,it was just a feeling I had....

I can't honestly say,it was just a feeling I had. Welcome back.
Forum: The Radio Room 7th September 2019, 16:39
Replies: 3
Views: 631
Posted By holland25
Sorry about the SAM boat,yes it was a Liberty...

Sorry about the SAM boat,yes it was a Liberty Ship.I believe that a number were allocated to the UK and had names beginning with the prefix SAM . The speaker had originally been called the Lilian...
Forum: The Radio Room 7th September 2019, 00:40
Replies: 3
Views: 631
Posted By holland25
I joined Harrison's Speaker in Manchester in...

I joined Harrison's Speaker in Manchester in summer 1956 and she had just been refitted with a Marconi Oceanspan which had 2182 band R/T installed. The old RCA original fit had been discarded, she...
Forum: Non-Seafaring Obituaries 6th September 2019, 00:15
Replies: 16
Views: 1,737
Posted By holland25
I always thought John Briggs had an association...

I always thought John Briggs had an association with Sister Eleff who seems to have left our ranks.
Forum: The Radio Room 17th August 2019, 12:47
Replies: 25
Views: 2,756
Posted By holland25
Snug in the lee of bum island.

Snug in the lee of bum island.
Forum: The Radio Room 30th June 2019, 23:11
Replies: 30
Views: 3,681
Posted By holland25
I had followed her subsequent career with...

I had followed her subsequent career with interest,good to talk with somebody who sat in the same radio room.
Forum: The Radio Room 29th June 2019, 14:54
Replies: 30
Views: 3,681
Posted By holland25
They must have upgraded the radio station. I...

They must have upgraded the radio station. I sailed on her when she was the Parthia and we had an Oceanspan and CR300 .
Forum: Ship Research 22nd June 2019, 12:17
Replies: 53
Views: 6,054
Posted By holland25
Further to the Radiogram in the rec room of the...

Further to the Radiogram in the rec room of the Blue Funnel boats. They were quite regularly made inoperative by an angry AB objecting to the noise.
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