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Search: Posts Made By: tom roberts
Forum: Looking for Old Shipmates 6th November 2019, 11:42
Replies: 235
Views: 24,646
Posted By tom roberts
I am not dead I am sunning myself in spain this...

I am not dead I am sunning myself in spain this winter and not always on wi fi it maybe my last chance to get a bronzie all over bar a little bit that has been redundant anyway,I miss the banter of...
Forum: Ferries 19th September 2019, 14:41
Replies: 59
Views: 20,989
Posted By tom roberts
I sailed on the maiden voyage of the Rose of...

I sailed on the maiden voyage of the Rose of Lancashire a bloody death trap of a ship built in the U.K. I reckon that even in her present state the Duke would be a preferred vessel to be on.
Forum: News and Views from the Shipping World 14th September 2019, 23:11
Replies: 69
Views: 33,005
Posted By tom roberts
Great news old strawberry about the Peking I...

Great news old strawberry about the Peking I never knew she was returned I hope that the Wavetree gets the same good luck.
Forum: News and Views from the Shipping World 13th September 2019, 19:56
Replies: 69
Views: 33,005
Posted By tom roberts
I visited the berths of the Peking and the...

I visited the berths of the Peking and the Wavetree they both need extensive restoration the Wavetree was in the worst condition I don't think either vessel will be rescued by not only this country...
Forum: Say Hello 8th August 2019, 17:30
Replies: 18
Views: 4,370
Posted By tom roberts
Harrison's

I was a jos on the Novelist late 1964 docked in Liverpool Xmas time never sailed with company again,but I sailed with Capt Harry Trainor when we bought the launch Indefatigable around from Plymouth...
Forum: Tall ships 24th July 2019, 17:48
Replies: 6
Views: 1,127
Posted By tom roberts
A joy to watch thanks for showing such a...

A joy to watch thanks for showing such a wonderful film on the top sail history,the film was made a year before I was born and the quality was excellent .On the China clay side I was on the Anglian...
Forum: News and Views from the Shipping World 20th July 2019, 10:37
Replies: 73
Views: 8,098
Posted By tom roberts
In all the goings on the men who are the pawns in...

In all the goings on the men who are the pawns in this tit for tat piracy and that is what it is are the crews of whatever nationality ,the tanker boarded in Gib as well,remember brethren they are...
Forum: Bank Line 15th July 2019, 19:40
Replies: 26
Views: 3,046
Posted By tom roberts
Home. Port Liverpool always the favourite,but...

Home. Port Liverpool always the favourite,but abroad B.A.is among my best ,great bars the best steak in the world great girls and when sober enough I enjoyed the wonderful architecture.
Forum: Ship Research 27th June 2019, 23:56
Replies: 53
Views: 5,187
Posted By tom roberts
Only ship I saw films on was the Empire Halladale...

Only ship I saw films on was the Empire Halladale a trooper the screen was out on deck the only film I remember was a documentary of midget car racing show every night crap.
Forum: Non-Seafaring Obituaries 15th June 2019, 00:10
Replies: 15
Views: 1,741
Posted By tom roberts
Second that I Met Freddie a few times and saw his...

Second that I Met Freddie a few times and saw his shows at Bowaters Club etc he had a great talent And deserved a bigger Liverpool send off.R.I.P.Freddie.
Forum: Ship Research 14th June 2019, 12:47
Replies: 13
Views: 1,774
Posted By tom roberts
On stowaways we had one on The Anglian when I was...

On stowaways we had one on The Anglian when I was o.s.on her,we heard knocking under the hatchboard when we left Lisbon when we opened up this poor bugger came out all he had on was a vest and shorts...
Forum: News and Views from the Shipping World 13th June 2019, 10:15
Replies: 15
Views: 1,591
Posted By tom roberts
Another crane loss some yrs ago was the crane on...

Another crane loss some yrs ago was the crane on the Manchester Ship Canal at Eastam that was used to lift of topmasts,funnels, before passage up the canal.
Forum: Ship Research 11th June 2019, 15:08
Replies: 13
Views: 1,774
Posted By tom roberts
When on the Tilapa 1956 or so we had a stowaway...

When on the Tilapa 1956 or so we had a stowaway from Jamaica he was an arrogant bugger he said that Bessie Braddock would make sure he would be taken good care of,the bosun sent us down to where we...
Forum: The Bridge 4th June 2019, 14:54
Replies: 10
Views: 1,684
Posted By tom roberts
Is it a ships lifeboat compass?

Is it a ships lifeboat compass?
Forum: The Radio Room 30th May 2019, 00:14
Replies: 349
Views: 95,269
Posted By tom roberts
Many memorable bars still remembered fondly and...

Many memorable bars still remembered fondly and the charecters in them but nobody as far as I can tell has mentioned the pigs on the liners the cheap beers etc,the Cunard ships out of Liverpool...
Forum: The Radio Room 13th April 2019, 13:31
Replies: 349
Views: 95,269
Posted By tom roberts
B.A.had some great bars but one rarely mentioned...

B.A.had some great bars but one rarely mentioned was the Eagle Oil bar at Dock Sud,went there on a shell tanker the Hyria,another we visited a lot on her was the The Mad House. In the refinery at...
Forum: Non-Seafaring Obituaries 13th April 2019, 13:22
Replies: 9
Views: 689
Posted By tom roberts
A sad day for football especially Liverpool as...

A sad day for football especially Liverpool as Shanks Commented he wasn't born he was quarried from rock.Rest in peace Tom and I am sure Shanks will welcome you with open arms.
Forum: Passenger Liners 6th April 2019, 18:19
Replies: 21
Views: 5,259
Posted By tom roberts
The only cargo ships on that had passengers...

The only cargo ships on that had passengers aboard were the Ardetta,and the Dottrel British and Continental Lines they did the round trip this was in the 50s .
Forum: The Galley 19th March 2019, 13:30
Replies: 23
Views: 8,086
Posted By tom roberts
On the Novelist a Harrison ship 1954 the galley...

On the Novelist a Harrison ship 1954 the galley was midships and as Peggy I had to take the meals aft, the weather was foul all the way from the Mexican gulf to Liverpool the Irish Sea was the...
Forum: Royal Navy 4th February 2019, 12:02
Replies: 39
Views: 5,781
Posted By tom roberts
There used to be a crane at Eastham that used to...

There used to be a crane at Eastham that used to lift funnels of ships that were too high.itwas there fora while after it was ade redundant.another solution for masts were telescopic ones I believe.
Forum: Ship Research 17th January 2019, 11:34
Replies: 7
Views: 2,505
Posted By tom roberts
The Batory was in Montreal 1967 the year of expo...

The Batory was in Montreal 1967 the year of expo and I was on the Sylvania,we played football against their team and were battered by them,they turned up fit as butchers dogs our lot having been in...
Forum: Ships No More 2nd January 2019, 11:52
Replies: 18
Views: 2,345
Posted By tom roberts
My freinds wife's father was a dems gunner in WW2...

My freinds wife's father was a dems gunner in WW2 but she does not know what he sailed on ,how. Could she find out his history? Any help would she be grateful for.
Forum: Elder Dempster 27th December 2018, 19:45
Replies: 9
Views: 1,178
Posted By tom roberts
Thank you for your best wishes to us all.i am a...

Thank you for your best wishes to us all.i am a little late in my reply but I have been laid low by the dreaded lurgie made worst by a wicked chest infection and as we had visitors from Leamington...
Forum: Blue Funnel Line 22nd December 2018, 19:29
Replies: 85
Views: 39,301
Posted By tom roberts
I never sailed in BlueFunnel but my cousin...

I never sailed in BlueFunnel but my cousin DerekRoberts from Ruthin Noth Wales did ,unfortunately he lost his life when he fell down the hatch in Glasgow,my wife's ex father in law Doug Jardine was a...
Forum: Passenger Liners 6th December 2018, 22:35
Replies: 87
Views: 25,440
Posted By tom roberts
Hi Seaman 38 as I remember the measure started at...

Hi Seaman 38 as I remember the measure started at an inch =tuck it in you are an embarrassment to the male race one was for large girls and small cattle funny how I remember that why?
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