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Search: Posts Made By: cheddarnibbles
Forum: Nautical Colleges 18th April 2017, 08:53
Replies: 14
Views: 2,925
Posted By cheddarnibbles
Some of the "yobbed" caps in that photo are...

Some of the "yobbed" caps in that photo are awful. Most of them look like characters from 'On the Buses' !!!!
I bet old Billy Blythe would turn in his grave at the sight of them.
Forum: Places, People & Events of Maritime Interest 16th February 2015, 17:19
Replies: 126
Views: 27,879
Posted By cheddarnibbles
July '61 Senior middy on S.S.Hector loading...

July '61 Senior middy on S.S.Hector loading fruit in Brisbane. Absolutely legless and carried back on board by 3rd engineer.
Forum: Looking for Old Shipmates 10th December 2012, 10:40
Replies: 7
Views: 2,254
Posted By cheddarnibbles
I was in the same cabin (P6) as Costas Dedes and...

I was in the same cabin (P6) as Costas Dedes and have never forgotten that 'Gentle Giant' Kousvelaris but have no idea what became of them after leaving Warsash in 1958.
Forum: Tramp Steamers 3rd July 2012, 15:59
Replies: 6
Views: 3,670
Posted By cheddarnibbles
Sly Grogging

Had a great night Sly Grogging in Lyttelton some 50 years ago when 3rd Mate on Hinakura. We kept one eye on the door for fear the cops turned up........and they did........in the form of the local...
Forum: Blue Funnel Line 3rd February 2012, 12:11
Replies: 18
Views: 3,812
Posted By cheddarnibbles
Thanks for that Hugh. It makes a pleasant...

Thanks for that Hugh. It makes a pleasant change from the daily rubbish written about 'Costa Concordia'.

I have printed it off for my grandchildren.
Forum: News and Views from the Shipping World 17th January 2012, 13:27
Replies: 4,191
Views: 776,897
Posted By cheddarnibbles
Not really out of context. Just another way of...

Not really out of context. Just another way of saying what good seamen,the likes of Captain Punchard, would never have attempted without incriminating the poor Italian master currently on charge.
Forum: News and Views from the Shipping World 17th January 2012, 10:45
Replies: 4,191
Views: 776,897
Posted By cheddarnibbles
Costa Concordia

In the sixties we avoided those ships with the distinctive ugly yellow flues like the plague (even though we had an ugly blue one !!)
One OM told me they were driven by 'wreckless '(???!!!) drivers.
Forum: Blue Funnel Line 16th November 2009, 15:26
Replies: 11
Views: 2,296
Posted By cheddarnibbles
They most certainly were varnished wood bridge...

They most certainly were varnished wood bridge fronts. I spent most of my first voyage scraping it down to bare wood before re-varnishing it. We sailed from Bidston dock exactly 50 years ago this...
Forum: Ferries 1st July 2008, 13:41
Replies: 8
Views: 2,296
Posted By cheddarnibbles
Thanks lads. I guess my tour operator is...

Thanks lads.
I guess my tour operator is hoping to hang on to my cash a while longer. !!
Forum: Ferries 30th June 2008, 17:14
Replies: 8
Views: 2,296
Posted By cheddarnibbles
DFDS ferry to OSLO

Does any member know what the current situation is.

No one seems to know and the Norwegian government and tourist board are sorely annoyed.

Like Trotterdotpom, I'm booked to use it in...
Forum: Places, People & Events of Maritime Interest 1st April 2008, 15:04
Replies: 62
Views: 20,149
Posted By cheddarnibbles
My greatest recollection of Billy was the way he...

My greatest recollection of Billy was the way he used to yell out during sunset ceremony if he saw anyone moving........viz,

STAAAAAAND ...
Forum: Blue Funnel Line 23rd December 2007, 11:23
Replies: 572
Views: 49,530
Posted By cheddarnibbles
No, they probably never will give up. ...

No, they probably never will give up.

When I switched from BF to NZS in 1962, life at sea became very different and a mostly more relaxed and enjoyable experience.
Not least because a...
Forum: Blue Funnel Line 22nd December 2007, 17:59
Replies: 572
Views: 49,530
Posted By cheddarnibbles
Don't forget some of them (and a few Glens). ...

Don't forget some of them (and a few Glens).

Because of their robust, rivetted construction and turn of speed.........
They were converted to aircraft carriers . They survived !!!!!
Forum: Blue Funnel Line 22nd December 2007, 12:43
Replies: 572
Views: 49,530
Posted By cheddarnibbles
It's not about superiority; it's about nostalgia...

It's not about superiority; it's about nostalgia and that special inner feeling experienced ,by anyone who sailed with BF, when one of those majestic ships approached.
Forum: Blue Funnel Line 9th November 2007, 15:28
Replies: 280
Views: 57,456
Posted By cheddarnibbles
[QUOTE=Bill Davies;162023]Now you have me...

[QUOTE=Bill Davies;162023]Now you have me thinking. It was 58/59 when I sailed with him but, I was never in the 'Dolius' although I sailed with Punchard (white gloves for inspection - Peggy's...
Forum: Blue Funnel Line 8th November 2007, 17:24
Replies: 280
Views: 57,456
Posted By cheddarnibbles
Yes, I remember Barry. He was the senior middy on...

Yes, I remember Barry. He was the senior middy on my first trip (on Dolius, Captain Punchard.).We left Bidston Dock at midnight on a cold November night exactly 49 years ago. He was a dab hand at the...
Forum: Blue Funnel Line 22nd October 2007, 14:43
Replies: 722
Views: 121,463
Posted By cheddarnibbles
That doesn't surprise me. On Radnorshire in 1961,...

That doesn't surprise me. On Radnorshire in 1961, after spending many hundreds of man-hours on chipping and scraping the four well decks, the chief officer ordered the final coats of black paint to...
Forum: Glen Line 26th September 2007, 10:09
Replies: 15
Views: 4,825
Posted By cheddarnibbles
Sorry Bill, Too long ago to remember his name....

Sorry Bill, Too long ago to remember his name. However, he was a big fella and quite a joker. He joined our New Year's Eve party in Penang on the prom deck , complete with sarong, giving 'moonies' to...
Forum: Glen Line 25th September 2007, 10:43
Replies: 15
Views: 4,825
Posted By cheddarnibbles
[QUOTE=makko;153113]I just cannot remember, but I...

[QUOTE=makko;153113]I just cannot remember, but I think that only Dolius and Menestheus had white (steel) bridges.

Oh no. Sorry to contradict, but Dolius in 1959 definitely had a wooden...
Forum: Blue Funnel Line 9th September 2007, 09:53
Replies: 13
Views: 2,615
Posted By cheddarnibbles
Like everything else AH did, taking the London...

Like everything else AH did, taking the London pilot at Brixham was simple,safe and sensible.

In the early sixties, whilst on supertankers,we had to start slowing down at St.Catherines Point in...
Forum: Looking for Old Shipmates 2nd July 2007, 16:42
Replies: 6
Views: 1,351
Posted By cheddarnibbles
Thanks Jim........I've had another look at the...

Thanks Jim........I've had another look at the school website and,sure enough,my colleague Dowdeswell is there in 1957 (who made Captain to boot.)
I also remember the name Ray Briskham. But those...
Forum: Looking for Old Shipmates 1st July 2007, 19:09
Replies: 6
Views: 1,351
Posted By cheddarnibbles
I believe this was the 'Senior' term when I...

I believe this was the 'Senior' term when I joined and they would have left at Christmas 1958.
Some were obviously more adept at 'yobbing' the cane grommits in their caps.

Nice...
Forum: Brocklebank Line 27th June 2007, 09:37
Replies: 9
Views: 1,459
Posted By cheddarnibbles
AGAMEMNON (as pictured in my gallery) . Six...

AGAMEMNON (as pictured in my gallery) . Six months on The Straits to Aussie run via Thursday Island.........a truly great experience , never to be forgotten.
Forum: Blue Funnel Line 3rd June 2007, 15:56
Replies: 88
Views: 17,048
Posted By cheddarnibbles
Having served my time with Blue Funnel and...

Having served my time with Blue Funnel and foolishly choosing to go elsewhere, there was no opposition from my employer. He was quite happy for me to go away and sink some other companies' ships...
Forum: Blue Funnel Line 31st March 2007, 11:26
Replies: 4
Views: 1,274
Posted By cheddarnibbles
Cheeky EDH's were dealt with by one Scouse crowd...

Cheeky EDH's were dealt with by one Scouse crowd on Dolius in 1959,during a visit to Rejang. A pair of them were stripped naked and had their 'wedding tackle' fully immersed in a tin of Stockholm tar...
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