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Search: Posts Made By: Philthechill
Forum: Brocklebank Line 2nd December 2019, 11:10
Replies: 9
Views: 991
Posted By Philthechill
Thumbs up Boht acha----

----burra sahib. Salaams. Phil, (Burra Teen Sahib).(Whaaa)
Forum: Brocklebank Line 1st December 2019, 10:07
Replies: 9
Views: 991
Posted By Philthechill
Thanks for----

----the 'up-date' Roger.
The church being packed illustrates exactly what a well-liked and popular man Pete was. Thanks again. Phil
Forum: Brocklebank Line 26th November 2019, 11:01
Replies: 9
Views: 991
Posted By Philthechill
Sad news.

I sailed with Pete on "Maipura" when Walter Couling, (spelling?), was on his final trip before retiring. "Walter" had his wife, (Dorothy, a lovely lady.), with him.

We were homeward bound and in...
Forum: Brocklebank Line 15th November 2019, 17:30
Replies: 9
Views: 1,464
Posted By Philthechill
Exclamation "He received----

----a pat on the back from the Office for acting so promptly".

Ha! It WOULD have been 'a pat on the back' too, pure and simple!

I remember after leaping off the 'Causeway', whilst anchored in...
Forum: Brocklebank Line 17th July 2019, 10:14
Replies: 9
Views: 1,372
Posted By Philthechill
Thumbs up MY method!

The way I do them, Robert, is to cut a hole in a slice of bread, (I use a stainless egg-cup), lightly fry one side of the slice, turn it over, break the egg, with the yoke filling the hole, spoon hot...
Forum: Brocklebank Line 16th July 2019, 19:17
Replies: 9
Views: 1,372
Posted By Philthechill
Question Summer-set eggs.

Were Brock's the only outfit who served-up this excellent 'take' on a fried-egg and fried bread or was it just a speciality on one ship? Unfortunately I can't remember which ship/s I had them on!
...
Forum: Brocklebank Line 1st July 2019, 18:08
Replies: 14
Views: 1,659
Posted By Philthechill
Exclamation "Bot atcha"-----

----as we East Indiamen would say, Bob, "Bot, (pronounced 'Boat'), atcha", meaning, literally, "Very good", (Accompanied by the obligatory 'head-shake').

Incidentally, when one first met-up with...
Forum: Brocklebank Line 30th June 2019, 16:47
Replies: 14
Views: 1,659
Posted By Philthechill
Thumbs up Lungi, only way to sleep!

Broke-out my one, remaining lungi when it was hot, (28C), last night.

When, on 'Matheran' in 1961, I found sleeping was a somewhat 'sweaty' experience:sweat: so, on the engine-room serangs advice...
Forum: Brocklebank Line 16th June 2019, 19:25
Replies: 1
Views: 828
Posted By Philthechill
Angry Get rid!!!

Exactly WHAT have those two 'inputs', "Try not to gasp" and "Pole vaulter" got to do with Brock's?
Come-on moderators get rid of them please. Thank you. Phil (Thumb)
Forum: Brocklebank Line 29th May 2019, 10:06
Replies: 6
Views: 766
Posted By Philthechill
Thumbs up Always-----

----FW for propulsion and one Scotch boiler for the Ashworth & Parker "Jenny's" and Clark Chapman "fully-enclosed" winches. (Incidentally they were absolutely brilliant needing next-to-no maintenance...
Forum: Brocklebank Line 28th May 2019, 16:53
Replies: 6
Views: 766
Posted By Philthechill
Exclamation Spot on!

An odd combination which was on just those two ships, 'Makrana' and 'Mawana'.

After my 'seven-Monther', (on 'Matheran'), Mr. Evans', (THAT was the name of the Office bloke who let us know which...
Forum: Brocklebank Line 22nd May 2019, 18:25
Replies: 14
Views: 2,223
Posted By Philthechill
Exclamation Do you mean----

-----immediately aft of the boat deck?

Wasn't that where the deep-tank was? I seem to remember loading that tank with "edible oil" from Ceylon in 1961. What a cargo that was with its finicky...
Forum: The Engine Room 8th April 2019, 07:45
Replies: 75
Views: 28,585
Posted By Philthechill
Wink Another---

---part of your anatomy in fraught circumstances, Basil, goes "half-crown/sixpence" in rapid succession 'til you've got over the initial "shock" which was usually caused by the strident alarm-bell...
Forum: The Engine Room 7th April 2019, 11:45
Replies: 75
Views: 28,585
Posted By Philthechill
Exclamation ANOTHER blast, (no pun intended!),----

----from the past re, "Causeway".

We were alongside in Seaforth when the designer of the automation system, (a guy called Rutherford), was showing some of his pals round the Control Room.
...
Forum: The Engine Room 6th April 2019, 18:41
Replies: 75
Views: 28,585
Posted By Philthechill
Thumbs down We, 'Atlantic Causeway' were scheduled----

-----to call-in at Liverpool to drop-off some 'Urgent' containers which should have been dropped-off by another ACL ship which had suffered a break-down and couldn't take them so we had got the job....
Forum: The Engine Room 30th March 2019, 10:27
Replies: 50
Views: 12,849
Posted By Philthechill
Thumbs up Come-on John----

---THAT is what ethanol was invented for in those far-off days, when we were treated as adults and NOT rationed to two cans-a-day, (or whatever they are allowed these days).

'Standing-orders' for...
Forum: The Engine Room 28th March 2019, 19:43
Replies: 50
Views: 12,849
Posted By Philthechill
Thumbs up After a particularly----

----good night ashore in The Seychelles I went out on deck the following morning for a quick 'drag'.

The Chief, (Reg Seubart), was stood at the rail so I went and joined him.

Fired-up my tab...
Forum: Brocklebank Line 16th March 2019, 09:22
Replies: 5
Views: 1,282
Posted By Philthechill
Thumbs down Scanner is----

----on the blink Julian and, as I rarely used it, I can't be a***d to replace it. Phil(Sad)
Forum: Brocklebank Line 15th March 2019, 13:09
Replies: 5
Views: 1,282
Posted By Philthechill
Thumbs up Blast from the past!

My youngest granddaughter, (Lydia, 9) was looking through my Discharge Books and suddenly said, "Dada, who is this lady?".

Instant panic as I imagined she'd found a rather risqué picture I'd put...
Forum: Non-Seafaring Obituaries 10th February 2019, 09:45
Replies: 9
Views: 996
Posted By Philthechill
I know the----

----following will seem rather bizarre for which I apologise.

Whenever I hear/read about an airplane crash I invariably think of those poor passengers knowing they have but moments to live.
...
Forum: BP Shipping 7th February 2019, 10:31
Replies: 25
Views: 3,365
Posted By Philthechill
Red face Whoops!

I referred to the CO of Changi as a "Group Commander".

There's no such Rank! He would have been a "Group Captain". Phil
Forum: BP Shipping 5th February 2019, 17:06
Replies: 25
Views: 3,365
Posted By Philthechill
Thumbs up Many happy memories----

---of Gan.
One-in-particular was a real hoot!
Our visit coincided with a change of Gan CO.

The 'size' of Gan only warranted a Wing Commander as CO whereas large Stations, e.g. Biggin Hill, would...
Forum: Brocklebank Line 17th December 2018, 15:59
Replies: 9
Views: 1,786
Posted By Philthechill
Exclamation I'm sure-----

----you're right, Tony.

I remember having a yarn with Don on "Mangla" and him saying he had worked on her when she was being built at Rowans.

His 'inside' knowledge of her, (electrically),...
Forum: Brocklebank Line 12th December 2018, 00:29
Replies: 9
Views: 1,786
Posted By Philthechill
Rotten news.

I sailed with Don on 'Mangla' and a bloody good shipmate he was.

Strangely I was only thinking t' other day, "I haven't spoken to Don for quite a while. I'll give him a bell before Christmas".
...
Forum: Brocklebank Line 1st September 2018, 13:34
Replies: 33
Views: 5,186
Posted By Philthechill
Exclamation There was always-----

-----two on every Brock ship I was on.

I can recall just two names unfortunately! (Anno domini and all that!!!), Ted Hannah and Bill Wilford on 'Maipura'.

Re. 'The Duke'.

The only 'Duke' I...
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