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Search: Posts Made By: Pat Kennedy
Forum: Fishing Vessels 10th January 2020, 09:26
Replies: 4
Views: 274
Posted By Pat Kennedy
There are several photographs of the tug...

There are several photographs of the tug Applegarth in the gallery, and there is a thread on here somewhere which discusses her sinking with the loss of all hands off Birkenhead locks in 1960 (I...
Forum: The Engine Room 30th December 2019, 00:51
Replies: 76
Views: 6,364
Posted By Pat Kennedy
No, she was down to her marks. But, she did roll...

No, she was down to her marks. But, she did roll heavily on the outward passage to New York. Homeward bound she pitched
heavily, but no engine shutdown.
I did four voyages in her and this was the...
Forum: News and Views from the Shipping World 28th December 2019, 19:57
Replies: 33
Views: 3,286
Posted By Pat Kennedy
You usual snarky comments not abated I see.(Smoke)

You usual snarky comments not abated I see.(Smoke)
Forum: The Engine Room 26th December 2019, 22:31
Replies: 76
Views: 6,364
Posted By Pat Kennedy
That Ivernia did have engine room problems. I was...

That Ivernia did have engine room problems. I was in her for four voyages from brand new. Crossing the North Atlantic outward bound from Liverpool she developed a heavy rolling motion which resulted...
Forum: News and Views from the Shipping World 26th December 2019, 21:31
Replies: 33
Views: 3,286
Posted By Pat Kennedy
I was in Harrison's Tactician, which had the...

I was in Harrison's Tactician, which had the bridge just aft of #2 (https://www.shipsnostalgia.com/usertag.php?do=list&action=hash&hash=2) hatch. Steering was difficult at first but I eventually got...
Forum: News and Views from the Shipping World 12th December 2019, 20:33
Replies: 15
Views: 1,696
Posted By Pat Kennedy
Norm Here are 2 pics of the 3 new cranes on...

Norm
Here are 2 pics of the 3 new cranes on board Zhen Hua 25
Each crane measures 92 metres-high to the top of the frame, approximately the same as Liverpool’s iconic Liver building, and 132 metres...
Forum: News and Views from the Shipping World 12th December 2019, 17:17
Replies: 15
Views: 1,696
Posted By Pat Kennedy
Norm That picture is of the six additional...

Norm
That picture is of the six additional gantry cranes which arrived at the berth in May
Forum: News and Views from the Shipping World 11th December 2019, 21:31
Replies: 15
Views: 1,696
Posted By Pat Kennedy
(Thumb) Tommy, the roof cranes at Gladstone...

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Tommy, the roof cranes at Gladstone dock sometimes ran away in high winds if the anchors had not been applied. It happened to me once at South 2 Gladstone when I just started on the twilight...
Forum: News and Views from the Shipping World 11th December 2019, 21:22
Replies: 15
Views: 1,696
Posted By Pat Kennedy
ZhenHua25 is alongside at Liverpool 2 River...

ZhenHua25 is alongside at Liverpool 2 River Berth, unloading 3 new container cranes to join the 5 already in operation there.
She came in on Saturday but due to very strong winds and squally...
Forum: Non-Seafaring Obituaries 28th November 2019, 20:11
Replies: 9
Views: 976
Posted By Pat Kennedy
He also gave the best description of Arnold...

He also gave the best description of Arnold Schwarzenegger I have heard.
"A brown condom stuffed with Walnuts"
(K)
Forum: Non-Seafaring Obituaries 27th November 2019, 20:31
Replies: 9
Views: 976
Posted By Pat Kennedy
Clive James used to host that TV show which took...

Clive James used to host that TV show which took the piss out of those Japanese game shows which subjected the contestants to outrageously horrendous tasks. He did so with very pithy commentaries, a...
Forum: Blue Funnel Line 26th November 2019, 20:44
Replies: 305
Views: 64,560
Posted By Pat Kennedy
[QUOTE=makko;3016463]Hi Derek, It was...

[QUOTE=makko;3016463]Hi Derek,

It was Odyssey Works! My Dad started out as an apprentice turner at Gandie belt works in Wallasey

Dave, your mention of Gandy belt works reminded me that my...
Forum: Looking for Old Shipmates 25th November 2019, 12:34
Replies: 257
Views: 36,826
Posted By Pat Kennedy
There were plenty of Sandy Macnabs, and not just...

There were plenty of Sandy Macnabs, and not just in Bank Line.
Some could even jump six feet!(Jester)
Forum: Looking for Old Shipmates 25th November 2019, 11:05
Replies: 257
Views: 36,826
Posted By Pat Kennedy
Two chaps from the opposite ends of the political...

Two chaps from the opposite ends of the political spectrum. rcraig seemed to me to be a Socialist and humanitarian, with a marked disdain for the hanging and flogging brigade, while Alistair appears...
Forum: Looking for Old Shipmates 25th November 2019, 00:40
Replies: 257
Views: 36,826
Posted By Pat Kennedy
Then there was the permanently enraged IanIan,...

Then there was the permanently enraged IanIan, who seemed more deranged with every post.(MAD)
Forum: Looking for Old Shipmates 24th November 2019, 14:00
Replies: 257
Views: 36,826
Posted By Pat Kennedy
Boatman25, he caused a stir on here a few years...

Boatman25, he caused a stir on here a few years ago when he strongly objected to women breastfeeding in public places. He has not posted for a while now.
Forum: Looking for Old Shipmates 21st November 2019, 20:18
Replies: 257
Views: 36,826
Posted By Pat Kennedy
Someone I have not seen here since February is...

Someone I have not seen here since February is rcraig, a sagacious poster, who, if I remember right is/was a member of the Scottish legal professions
Forum: Blue Funnel Line 9th November 2019, 15:50
Replies: 305
Views: 64,560
Posted By Pat Kennedy
That captain Gepp you mention Ian, was marine...

That captain Gepp you mention Ian, was marine superintendant in Liverpool/Birkenhead during my time in BF. (1950/60s).
He always wore a bowler hat as he watched the incoming ship through the locks,...
Forum: Looking for Old Shipmates 6th November 2019, 21:45
Replies: 257
Views: 36,826
Posted By Pat Kennedy
Another poster who has not been seen for a good...

Another poster who has not been seen for a good while is the Canadian member LkSimcoe.
You may remember a few years back he very courageously came out as gay on this site.
He was not elderly, only...
Forum: The Galley 6th November 2019, 21:08
Replies: 34
Views: 3,672
Posted By Pat Kennedy
Well lets see. I have 64 ships in my discharge...

Well lets see.
I have 64 ships in my discharge book. 10 of them were repeats, 3 were tankers, 2 were ore carriers, 2 were passenger liners, and 2 were coasters.
That leaves 45 general cargo ships....
Forum: The Galley 6th November 2019, 16:38
Replies: 34
Views: 3,672
Posted By Pat Kennedy
Now I come to think of it, every cargo ship I was...

Now I come to think of it, every cargo ship I was in had the galley on the Port side. I wonder now if there was a particular reason for this.
Forum: The Galley 6th November 2019, 00:16
Replies: 34
Views: 3,672
Posted By Pat Kennedy
(Thumb) I wish we had one of them Greg. All the...

(Thumb)
I wish we had one of them Greg. All the ships I was in, the galley was in lockdown throughout the night. The cook would leave a tray of cold cuts and salad out in the sailors mess which was...
Forum: The Galley 2nd November 2019, 15:33
Replies: 34
Views: 3,672
Posted By Pat Kennedy
Correct, all 'A' class 'P' class and 'H' class...

Correct, all 'A' class 'P' class and 'H' class had the galley on the main deck midships on the port side abaft the saloon and fwd of the sailor's messroom
There was also a galley on the poop which...
Forum: Ellerman 2nd November 2019, 14:27
Replies: 21
Views: 8,022
Posted By Pat Kennedy
Yes, I was in the Florian in 1963, a bit of a...

Yes, I was in the Florian in 1963, a bit of a comedown after Blue Funnel. Sailors accomodation directly above the steering flat where lived a ferocious clanking monster of a steering engine which put...
Forum: Say Hello 29th October 2019, 22:01
Replies: 23
Views: 2,001
Posted By Pat Kennedy
When I worked in Cammel Lairds in the 60s and...

When I worked in Cammel Lairds in the 60s and 70s, most of the ship repair fitters were ex marine engineers,and my brother Jimmy was one of them.
After a few years at sea with Blue Funnel and...
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