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Search: Posts Made By: Tony Crompton
Forum: Brocklebank Line 29th July 2019, 12:08
Replies: 8
Views: 1,395
Posted By Tony Crompton
The brief view of the stern appears to have "C"...

The brief view of the stern appears to have "C" in the name.
Suggest it is "Macharda"
Forum: Brocklebank Line 16th July 2019, 22:11
Replies: 9
Views: 1,230
Posted By Tony Crompton
Always thought they were "Somerset Egg" and...

Always thought they were "Somerset Egg" and served as one of the options of "Egg to order" on Brocklebank ships. For the recepie just google "Eggs in a basket "
Forum: Brocklebank Line 23rd May 2019, 07:54
Replies: 14
Views: 1,762
Posted By Tony Crompton
On the "Officer Deck" on "Makrana" there were 4...

On the "Officer Deck" on "Makrana" there were 4 very posh double
passenger cabins on the Port Side. Stbd side was Second Mate for'd
down the ranks to Apprentices aft and the Port side had the...
Forum: The Bridge 29th March 2019, 15:12
Replies: 57
Views: 5,079
Posted By Tony Crompton
Yes, 4 days to April 1st !!

Yes, 4 days to April 1st !!
Forum: Elder Dempster 26th March 2019, 08:45
Replies: 22
Views: 2,438
Posted By Tony Crompton
Even though the pass mark for Navigation was 70%...

Even though the pass mark for Navigation was 70% lets hope
we all got 100% at sea or were the ships "lost" for 30% of the time!!
Forum: Brocklebank Line 10th January 2019, 12:58
Replies: 15
Views: 1,537
Posted By Tony Crompton
On the Tees we "Worked" minimum UKC of 0.9 metres...

On the Tees we "Worked" minimum UKC of 0.9 metres and on ships
over 100,000 dwt we worked 10% of the draft.
Forum: Places, People & Events of Maritime Interest 17th September 2018, 09:41
Replies: 34
Views: 5,277
Posted By Tony Crompton
The Pilot boarded at "Sandheads" in the vicinity...

The Pilot boarded at "Sandheads" in the vicinity of the
"Western Channel Light Vessel". It was (if I remember correctly) two or 3 hours Pilotage to Sagar Island.


The time taken from there to...
Forum: Esso Tankers 15th August 2018, 17:52
Replies: 13
Views: 6,142
Posted By Tony Crompton
I was second mate on Esso Fulham in 1965 and we...

I was second mate on Esso Fulham in 1965 and we had automatic steering that worked off the magnetic compass.

It was strange at first as you had to turn a ring on the compass to port if you wanted...
Forum: Computers and The Internet 5th July 2018, 21:53
Replies: 55
Views: 5,712
Posted By Tony Crompton
I can open my gallery by clicking on my name on ...

I can open my gallery by clicking on my name on
the opening page's list of "Currently active members".


When details appear clicking on Members gallery
opens my gallery with all my pics.

...
Forum: Brocklebank Line 14th November 2017, 11:51
Replies: 9
Views: 1,556
Posted By Tony Crompton
On Esso black oil tankers bunker figures were...

On Esso black oil tankers bunker figures were part of the voyage orders. Bunkers were invariably available at some loading ports
and all discharge refineries.

Typical voyage orders would read...
Forum: Brocklebank Line 30th July 2016, 17:42
Replies: 7
Views: 2,192
Posted By Tony Crompton
Nobby replied on the "Les Hanna" thread a couple...

Nobby replied on the "Les Hanna" thread a couple of days ago.
Forum: Brocklebank Line 12th May 2016, 15:14
Replies: 11
Views: 3,348
Posted By Tony Crompton
"Maihar" was the first large cargo ship I piloted...

"Maihar" was the first large cargo ship I piloted with a bow thrust.
How easy it was to get her lined up for Smiths Drydock with
no tug swinging from bow to bow.

T.C.
Forum: Bank Line 28th February 2016, 10:25
Replies: 85
Views: 13,529
Posted By Tony Crompton
"Pinto"'s outward ports were Savona, Genoa,...

"Pinto"'s outward ports were Savona, Genoa, Livorno, & Naples every trip and occasionaly Palermo and Catania in Sicily.
We used to load an unbelievable ammount of tinned tomatoes in Naples then to...
Forum: Bank Line 27th February 2016, 13:53
Replies: 85
Views: 13,529
Posted By Tony Crompton
On "Pinto" we would go first to the South End...

On "Pinto" we would go first to the South End Docks to discharge
Onions, Oranges,from Spain and Tinned Tomates from Italy.
This took the first week and then we moved down to Canada Dock SW3 to load...
Forum: Bank Line 27th February 2016, 08:54
Replies: 85
Views: 13,529
Posted By Tony Crompton
The Liverpool ships "Pinto" and "Velarde" in the...

The Liverpool ships "Pinto" and "Velarde" in the early 1960's had a round trip of 6 weeks, two weeks in Liverpool and four weeks away to the ports that
cruise passengers now spend thousands to...
Forum: Bank Line 27th January 2016, 10:56
Replies: 85
Views: 13,529
Posted By Tony Crompton
The Bosun and Carpenter on "Pinto" lived on the...

The Bosun and Carpenter on "Pinto" lived on the ship.

Theo, the Bosun, was from Poland and the Carpenter (Forgot
his name) was from the Maldive Islands.

Their only address was a c/o a...
Forum: Brocklebank Line 20th November 2015, 09:58
Replies: 41
Views: 7,078
Posted By Tony Crompton
apart from hearing a call from the engine room...

apart from hearing a call from the engine room and then being told
"She won't start Pilot", when calling for an astern movement !!!

Tony C
Forum: Brocklebank Line 2nd October 2015, 10:30
Replies: 24
Views: 5,084
Posted By Tony Crompton
On my first trip on Malancha in 1956 we were...

On my first trip on Malancha in 1956 we were anchored off Colombo for about 6 or 7 weeks but went in to Mutwall Quay (furthest possible away from Colombo Town) two or three times for a couple of...
Forum: Brocklebank Line 2nd February 2015, 17:32
Replies: 22
Views: 5,579
Posted By Tony Crompton
Malancha 1956 Apprentice. 1...

Malancha 1956 Apprentice. 1 trip Calcutta and Southern States Out via Suez, return round the Cape.

Mahseer 1957 Apprentice. 1 trip Calcutta

Makrana 1957...
Forum: The Engine Room 12th September 2014, 14:53
Replies: 14
Views: 4,133
Posted By Tony Crompton
On MacAndrews "Pinto" we made a key to the pantry...

On MacAndrews "Pinto" we made a key to the pantry and made extra sandwiches from what we found.
Suspect the Chief Steward probably knew and turned a "Blind Eye" to it as it was all done in...
Forum: The Bridge 30th July 2014, 11:06
Replies: 261
Views: 55,105
Posted By Tony Crompton
Like many Pilots will have found there were...

Like many Pilots will have found there were occasions on a ship
where you were asked "How much is your fee Mr Pilot".

I always replied that I did not know as I found it "Vulgar to discuss money"...
Forum: The Bridge 28th July 2014, 21:50
Replies: 261
Views: 55,105
Posted By Tony Crompton
As second mate maybe, but fortunately was never...

As second mate maybe, but fortunately was never faced
with one as a pilot, particularly in the conditions described by
Hugh.

Tony
Forum: The Bridge 28th July 2014, 14:05
Replies: 261
Views: 55,105
Posted By Tony Crompton
Could have been worse Hugh. You could have...

Could have been worse Hugh.

You could have been on turn for an Esso Dingbat !!!

Tony
Forum: BP Shipping 16th June 2014, 12:07
Replies: 28
Views: 5,567
Posted By Tony Crompton
Not specifically BP but, "Can I come back...

Not specifically BP but,

"Can I come back next trip sir"
"Can I come back next trip sir"
"I'll clean the brass"
"And kiss your ar**"
"If you'll have me back next trip sir"
Forum: Brocklebank Line 15th June 2014, 17:31
Replies: 14
Views: 3,226
Posted By Tony Crompton
Archie Howie, caught up with you at last!! ...

Archie Howie, caught up with you at last!!

Remember when you left Makrana and I stayed on for some of the coasting (apprentice). You had too much gear and asked me to post some on to your home.
...
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