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Search: Posts Made By: dave boy green
Forum: Places, People & Events of Maritime Interest 15th September 2014, 15:11
Replies: 126
Views: 28,228
Posted By dave boy green
Mine was in Newcastle Australia on the Meadowbank...

Mine was in Newcastle Australia on the Meadowbank in Nov 1960. We were fitting shifting boards for a grain cargo from Sydney to Basrah. Ken McIvor, the senior app, decided to ring the nurses home and...
Forum: Bank Line 10th July 2014, 22:59
Replies: 51
Views: 10,716
Posted By dave boy green
Alistair thanks for the kind reply (I am not so...

Alistair thanks for the kind reply (I am not so sure about the great career; should have stayed at sea the first time round;it was a great life)
I only wish we were in Qld but no it's Northwich in...
Forum: Bank Line 9th July 2014, 11:21
Replies: 51
Views: 10,716
Posted By dave boy green
Alistair you have just told me something I...

Alistair
you have just told me something I didn't know and that is the description of the Brisbane Police mans rig. I now know that's is what I got married in (3rd time, I was a slow learner in the...
Forum: Say Hello 9th April 2014, 10:43
Replies: 43
Views: 6,033
Posted By dave boy green
When I knew him he was living with his wife...

When I knew him he was living with his wife Sylvia in Cleadon Village at 1 Oakliegh Gardens but he did move there from Shields. If I remember correctly. A lovely man, Stan, a replacement heart Valve...
Forum: Say Hello 9th April 2014, 08:42
Replies: 43
Views: 6,033
Posted By dave boy green
High Hank I would love a copy of this photo. I...

High Hank
I would love a copy of this photo. I was supposed to sail on her that trip as 3/O but didn't make it. Hughies Selkirk was a great Captain. He was the same age as me, sadly he passed away 8...
Forum: Bank Line 5th April 2014, 20:42
Replies: 35
Views: 8,586
Posted By dave boy green
Alistair thanks for the updating of my...

Alistair
thanks for the updating of my education. It just shows you are never to late to learn as my third wife tells me. Yes I am on my third!!!
I suppose I just used to drift along doing the job...
Forum: Bank Line 3rd April 2014, 13:20
Replies: 35
Views: 8,586
Posted By dave boy green
A very good end to your bank line story that I...

A very good end to your bank line story that I have really enjoyed reading and it reminded me of why I liked sailing with them so much.
I am not sure I understand all the various references to...
Forum: Bank Line 14th January 2014, 19:01
Replies: 44
Views: 14,165
Posted By dave boy green
Sorry post went to the wrong place. I was trying...

Sorry post went to the wrong place. I was trying to reply to Gary Elder.
Old age is getting to me
Forum: Bank Line 14th January 2014, 18:45
Replies: 44
Views: 14,165
Posted By dave boy green
you any relation to the late Jim Elder

you any relation to the late Jim Elder
Forum: Bank Line 13th December 2013, 21:37
Replies: 763
Views: 131,006
Posted By dave boy green
Smile Meadowbank

From not having any pictures of the Meadowbank I now have four but this is by far and away my favourite. It takes me back to the two and a half years I spent on her. its now my screen saver replacing...
Forum: Bank Line 2nd December 2013, 07:42
Replies: 763
Views: 131,006
Posted By dave boy green
Nice pictures Alan. The coal burner has a look of...

Nice pictures Alan. The coal burner has a look of the Meadowbank I sailed on and the other picture shows a Doxford I assume. Is that a sixth hatch on the poop?? Never seen that before. She is a lot...
Forum: Bank Line 20th November 2013, 21:43
Replies: 41
Views: 8,291
Posted By dave boy green
Alisair I know what you mean. I have most of my...

Alisair
I know what you mean. I have most of my appointment letters and telegrams and they are abrupt and to the point; no waste of typewriter ribbons there. I found it in line with thinking in...
Forum: Bank Line 18th November 2013, 20:52
Replies: 41
Views: 8,291
Posted By dave boy green
Why Bank Line

Capt Azard (or Azad) was in charge of pre-sea training school at Liverpool Poly up Mount Pleasant and he recommended them and gave me a reference and the rest was history although I was not impressed...
Forum: Bank Line 14th November 2013, 18:11
Replies: 42
Views: 10,958
Posted By dave boy green
Was it Gus Kuster. I spent some time with him in...

Was it Gus Kuster. I spent some time with him in Rabaul in 1960. Not sure what his job was but he was always around the ship. Had a great day on the p**s on Anzac Day with him. He drove into the...
Forum: Bank Line 14th November 2013, 17:48
Replies: 5
Views: 2,408
Posted By dave boy green
Exclamation Jim Elder

As already posted elsewhere I sailed with Jim when he was fifth and fourth and a grand lad he was. Sad it always seems when you get to. 74 like me that there is still plenty left but you never know....
Forum: Bank Line 14th November 2013, 17:26
Replies: 43
Views: 6,219
Posted By dave boy green
Railways Locos

Got some photos somewhere when were there on the Southbank in 1960. I Will fish them out and post them

DBG
Forum: Say Hello 13th November 2013, 21:03
Replies: 29
Views: 6,186
Posted By dave boy green
Bill Sutherland

Bill died in Vancouver visiting relatives in port Albernie. It was not long after he retired. Brilliant Master and a good friend. Sadly Kathy his wife now has Altzimers but his son Eric keeps me up...
Forum: Bank Line 13th November 2013, 15:01
Replies: 44
Views: 14,165
Posted By dave boy green
N.Kent

this has just reminded me about the bird, we used to call him polly (amongst other names) see my other posts re my 21st bday
Forum: Bank Line 13th November 2013, 14:23
Replies: 285
Views: 54,683
Posted By dave boy green
The Yewbank was one of the best looking ships i...

The Yewbank was one of the best looking ships i ever sailed on they had style and were very well fitted out. I remember that the wood paneling in the cabins and public rooms had labels near the light...
Forum: Bank Line 13th November 2013, 11:09
Replies: 285
Views: 54,683
Posted By dave boy green
Yewbank

Alan
Thanks for the picture, anybody know where it was taken. She looks like ballast may be overflowing unless the hull is marked. Here is a picture of her on Trials off the Tyne. The small figure...
Forum: Bank Line 12th November 2013, 22:25
Replies: 285
Views: 54,683
Posted By dave boy green
I remember now Freddie's liking for uniforms and...

I remember now Freddie's liking for uniforms and this probably affected the rest of my time at sea as I always wore uniform and in fact left most if my 'civvies' at home.
As for Barry Mitchell he...
Forum: Bank Line 11th November 2013, 20:46
Replies: 285
Views: 54,683
Posted By dave boy green
Masters I sailed with Cdr Freddie Feint...

Masters I sailed with
Cdr Freddie Feint Meadowbank - as someone else said a disciplinarian. However he insisted on correspondence course work being submitted before being allowed ashore. Very likely...
Forum: Bank Line 11th November 2013, 16:52
Replies: 41
Views: 10,658
Posted By dave boy green
Rabaul

I was there in April 1960 and took the attached photo of the Southbank which Larry Illingworth (3/O) and i developed and printed as he had all the kit with him including an enlarger (good job we paid...
Forum: Bank Line 11th November 2013, 16:17
Replies: 763
Views: 131,006
Posted By dave boy green
Not UP table Mountain then

Not UP table Mountain then
Forum: Bank Line 11th November 2013, 10:11
Replies: 763
Views: 131,006
Posted By dave boy green
Capt Kent on the Meadowbank in1960/61 was the...

Capt Kent on the Meadowbank in1960/61 was the same. He joined when I paid off in Greenock ( jan 59) and was still there when the crew was relieved at Freetown Sierra Leone Aug 1960. He was the only...
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