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Search: Posts Made By: Geoff Bray
Forum: Looking for Old Shipmates 28th November 2013, 14:41
Replies: 259
Views: 68,727
Posted By Geoff Bray
Hello Everyone Bowater Steamship Company 1962 ...

Hello Everyone
Bowater Steamship Company 1962
I sailed with CP from 65' to 70' mostly Beaverboats, Elm, Pine, Ash, stood by Fir
Did maiden voyage on the Lord Strathcona, sailed on the Pacific...
Forum: Looking for Old Shipmates 27th November 2013, 22:01
Replies: 116
Views: 35,462
Posted By Geoff Bray
Sorry hear about your father, Sorry I did not...

Sorry hear about your father, Sorry I did not know him. And sorry
I do not play the guitar.
Best regards
Geoff Bray
Forum: Brocklebank Line 25th December 2008, 14:12
Replies: 6
Views: 1,185
Posted By Geoff Bray
Glad to see that the Drew containers had an after...

Glad to see that the Drew containers had an after life when they were empty.
Transited the Suez canal a few time my self in the old days
I worked for Drew Chemicals for thirty four years, and...
Forum: Tankers 28th January 2008, 14:19
Replies: 27
Views: 11,521
Posted By Geoff Bray
Hi Surfaceblow,Did you coma accross Norman...

Hi Surfaceblow,Did you coma accross Norman McAskle at MTL, also what can you tell us about the Marine Electric that went down with all hands carrying a cargo of coal out of Norfolk
Forum: Tankers 27th January 2008, 21:21
Replies: 27
Views: 11,521
Posted By Geoff Bray
Hi There, Your reference to the Marine Super at...

Hi There,
Your reference to the Marine Super at MTL, Joe Thelge was his name
Forum: Say Hello 17th January 2008, 14:52
Replies: 8
Views: 1,327
Posted By Geoff Bray
Alan, Welcome to this web site I had the...

Alan, Welcome to this web site
I had the pleasure of sailing with you in, was it 1967/68 "Lord Strathcona' CP Ships
Geoff Bray
Forum: Blue Funnel Line 5th April 2007, 18:01
Replies: 83
Views: 17,394
Posted By Geoff Bray
Chairman Mao I have just returned from a trip...

Chairman Mao
I have just returned from a trip to Beijing and you may all be interested to know that Mao's Tomb was closed until September for renovation. it appears that his body is deteriorating...
Forum: Say Hello 12th March 2007, 15:32
Replies: 5
Views: 887
Posted By Geoff Bray
Hi Ian, Glad to hear that we finally met...

Hi Ian,
Glad to hear that we finally met someone who sailed on the Liverpool Packet.
you should visit the Bowater website and make yourself known to Ian Howartson, he is responsible for putting...
Forum: Say Hello 10th November 2006, 13:53
Replies: 16
Views: 1,623
Posted By Geoff Bray
Hi Peter, I remember sailing coast-wise with...

Hi Peter,
I remember sailing coast-wise with you on the MAGDAPUR, 1965 I think.
We were at Smiths drydock for about six weeks, and did many a run ashore to the "Jungle" and other fine places, the...
Forum: Ship Research 11th October 2006, 13:58
Replies: 30
Views: 8,203
Posted By Geoff Bray
Duquesa Yes I remember the Fleurita now, I also...

Duquesa
Yes I remember the Fleurita now, I also remember and worked on the "Hove" she was a steamer. The Normanby Hall was a diesel coaster, I also remember the "Point of Aye" that was on the north...
Forum: News and Views from the Shipping World 1st October 2006, 18:52
Replies: 2
Views: 1,500
Posted By Geoff Bray
Aker

Rushie,
That article did not even mention the Aker yard in Philadelphia here in the U.S. They are building ten 45.000 ton Product Carriers for OSG in New York, the first vessel in due out in...
Forum: Brocklebank Line 1st October 2006, 18:30
Replies: 8
Views: 913
Posted By Geoff Bray
Definately not Magdapur, I have a clear picture...

Definately not Magdapur, I have a clear picture of Mag here ,she has two more square windows on the white side section forward and below the boat deck
Best Regards
Geoff Bray
Forum: Ship Research 18th August 2006, 15:04
Replies: 30
Views: 8,203
Posted By Geoff Bray
Indorita

When I was an apprentice ship fitter in Birkenhead (William Cubbin's)
I had the pleasure of working on the Indorita , doing some repairs, she had a very unique Bollinder engine, Swiss I believe. It...
Forum: Say Hello 28th May 2006, 12:32
Replies: 13
Views: 2,412
Posted By Geoff Bray
B&C and Bowaters

Hi George,
I sailed with B&C on the Bowater ships, there is a Bowater website
bowatersteamshipcompany.no-ip.com
You should check it out, you can have your name added to the vessels that you...
Forum: The Bridge 2nd May 2006, 14:43
Replies: 49
Views: 8,530
Posted By Geoff Bray
About the Queen Elizabeth

On one voyage whilst sailing from Canada to the UK on a cargo ship, I was 4th Engineer and had just come off watch at noon, I briefly looked over the side and saw the QEI passing. I went into the...
Forum: The Bridge 1st May 2006, 14:28
Replies: 49
Views: 8,530
Posted By Geoff Bray
Aldis Lamp

When I was sailing in 1962, we were off the coast of Virginia, we saw this massive Aircraftcarrier. We flashed them 'What Ship Where Bound" they replied "US Man Of War On Passage" one of the guys...
Forum: Say Hello 22nd April 2006, 14:18
Replies: 6
Views: 1,419
Posted By Geoff Bray
Guys, I sailed on the Nicolas Bowater, I was...

Guys,
I sailed on the Nicolas Bowater, I was 5th and 4th Engineer, it was a Great Company. There is a Bowater website put together by the son of a guy I sailed with on the Nicolas. Ian Howartson...
Forum: Say Hello 28th March 2006, 21:28
Replies: 11
Views: 1,282
Posted By Geoff Bray
Tabnab

Welcome TABNAB where have you been all these years
Forum: Say Hello 25th March 2006, 13:21
Replies: 14
Views: 1,400
Posted By Geoff Bray
Cairndhu

When I was a kid I had a friend who's father was the Old Man on the "Cairndhu" Captain Hogg, anybody know him? it had to be late 50's
Geoff Bray
Forum: Preserved Vessels & Restoration Projects 20th March 2006, 10:19
Replies: 67
Views: 10,351
Posted By Geoff Bray
Historic Warships

Chris
I am with you on this one, it's a disgrace
Forum: Brocklebank Line 8th March 2006, 21:00
Replies: 20
Views: 2,251
Posted By Geoff Bray
Ex Brocks

Hi Mike,
I was briefly with Brocklebanks in 1965, did coastal voyages on MATURATA, MAGDAPUR, and did a ten week voyage down west africa on the ROSE OF LANCASTER which was also managed by Brocks....
Forum: Looking for Old Shipmates 5th March 2006, 15:02
Replies: 116
Views: 35,462
Posted By Geoff Bray
CP Ships

Hi Nigel,
Thanks for the Pic of the Beaverpine, I spent a couple of happy years sailing on her as 3rd and 2nd engineer. I have some other shipboard Pics that I would like to post , but not very...
Forum: Looking for Old Shipmates 24th February 2006, 15:35
Replies: 116
Views: 35,462
Posted By Geoff Bray
Pacific Logger

Hi Tuna,
I was on the ship that voyage,we had previously loaded a cargo of logs in Coose Bay and had sailed for Japan on December 22, after two days out we hit one of the worst storms I'd ever been...
Forum: Looking for Old Shipmates 16th February 2006, 00:42
Replies: 116
Views: 35,462
Posted By Geoff Bray
Beaverelm

Dave,
I just checked my discharge book and I was on leave both the trips that you sailed, however I did sail with both Williams and Ford. Bill Williams was bounced off the Empress vessels when he...
Forum: Looking for Old Shipmates 15th February 2006, 14:28
Replies: 116
Views: 35,462
Posted By Geoff Bray
CP Ships Beaverfir

Bob,
Yes I remember the Beaverfir, I actually stood by on that vessel in London, it was the first ship I joined in CP. She was rather a small ship and crossing the Atlantic in the winter was a bit...
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