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Search: Posts Made By: Ian6
Forum: Non-Seafaring Obituaries 20th September 2018, 21:02
Replies: 8
Views: 711
Posted By Ian6
One of the last from the days when 'funny' meant...

One of the last from the days when 'funny' meant witty or humorous rather than obscene or vulgar which today compensates for a limited vocabulary.
Sadly missed.
Ian
Forum: Computers and The Internet 1st May 2018, 21:03
Replies: 8
Views: 1,050
Posted By Ian6
I was very fortunate to have 'fallen' into...

I was very fortunate to have 'fallen' into computing by accident at just the right time. I left the sea in 1965 after have passed my Master's in December 1964. I believed I was leaving temporarily as...
Forum: Ship Research 2nd April 2018, 13:58
Replies: 5
Views: 899
Posted By Ian6
I was led to this T2 site some years ago from SN....

I was led to this T2 site some years ago from SN. It is very useful to those of us who sailed in T2's. Personally I sailed in 6 with Caltex (OTUK) in the mid-late 1950's. They were already getting a...
Forum: Royal Navy 20th October 2017, 21:02
Replies: 14
Views: 3,860
Posted By Ian6
Mick The P&O history site has more detail than...

Mick
The P&O history site has more detail than you may wish for about P&O Ranpura and HMS Ranpura, see :-

http://www.poheritage.com/Upload/Mimsy/Media/factsheet/94362RANPURA-1925pdf.pdf

Ian
Forum: The Bridge 13th October 2017, 15:45
Replies: 5
Views: 1,177
Posted By Ian6
Like the 1st post here my wife and I also took a...

Like the 1st post here my wife and I also took a Hurtigruten round trip a few years ago. Similarly impressed/awed by the bridge automation. When we first boarded the ship in Bergen we noticed that...
Forum: Tankers 5th February 2017, 20:44
Replies: 14
Views: 2,199
Posted By Ian6
I sailed in 8 Caltex tankers (1954-58) nut sadly...

I sailed in 8 Caltex tankers (1954-58) nut sadly none of them match your Dad's list. You might try tota.co.uk the website of Texaco Overseas Tankship the later name for Overseas Tankship UK (who...
Forum: Computers and The Internet 25th June 2016, 21:20
Replies: 11
Views: 1,566
Posted By Ian6
S.N. depends largely upon advertising for its...

S.N. depends largely upon advertising for its revenue and advertisers generally pay according to the number of potential views for their adverts. It is understandable that fewer pictures are posted...
Forum: P & O 7th January 2016, 20:51
Replies: 12
Views: 4,444
Posted By Ian6
My grumpy comments at post #9 were aimed at...

My grumpy comments at post #9 were aimed at Carnival's floating Butlin's camps. Carnival purchased and corrupted the cruising operation.

Dubai Ports bought the many shore based P&O operations...
Forum: P & O 5th January 2016, 21:18
Replies: 12
Views: 4,444
Posted By Ian6
The real P&O SN Co lasted from 1837until 2006,...

The real P&O SN Co lasted from 1837until 2006, the white hull and yellow funnel for passenger ships only arrived in 1931 with the Strathnaver, the cargo ships retaining black hulls and funnels with...
Forum: Say Hello 25th April 2015, 12:48
Replies: 7
Views: 1,719
Posted By Ian6
There is a bit more about Malwa here: ...

There is a bit more about Malwa here:

http://www.poheritage.com/our-archive/ships-search/advanced-ship-search-results/DispaySelection?ships[0]=27040&

click on 'Show factsheet'. This is the P&O...
Forum: Say Hello 7th April 2015, 11:38
Replies: 6
Views: 1,113
Posted By Ian6
Welcome to S.N. Mike. I was at sea the same...

Welcome to S.N. Mike.

I was at sea the same years you were and for another decade but not in any of those ships. Hopefully there will be some amongst us at this friendly site who will have served...
Forum: P & O 23rd February 2015, 21:13
Replies: 20
Views: 10,108
Posted By Ian6
I was the last 3/O in Canton, initially on...

I was the last 3/O in Canton, initially on voyages from London to Yokohama but concluding with the final delivery voyage in October 1962 to the breakers in HK.

That last stay in Hong Kong was...
Forum: News and Views from the Shipping World 9th February 2015, 11:07
Replies: 4
Views: 1,175
Posted By Ian6
Much the same as Carnival's "P&O" 175th...

Much the same as Carnival's "P&O" 175th celebrations at Southampton, nothing to do with the long dead P&O SN Co but a marketing wheeze.

Ian
Forum: Non-Seafaring Obituaries 31st January 2015, 21:05
Replies: 17
Views: 2,654
Posted By Ian6
I agree with both the above, and we shall miss...

I agree with both the above, and we shall miss Geraldine McEwan. However I am old enough to remember Joan Hickson as the original (and best) Miss Marple.

Ian
Forum: Ship Research 27th January 2015, 11:20
Replies: 3
Views: 1,287
Posted By Ian6
P&O Surat was on the Far East service calling...

P&O Surat was on the Far East service calling (after the Suez Canal) at Aden, Bombay, Colombo, Penang, Port Swettenham (for Kuala Lumpur), Singapore, Manila, Hong Kong, Shanghai and Yokohama. There...
Forum: P & O 17th January 2015, 21:01
Replies: 22
Views: 4,987
Posted By Ian6
I was the last 3/O in Canton for the final couple...

I was the last 3/O in Canton for the final couple of passenger carrying voyages and the sad delivery run to the breakers in HK. That was October 1962. Canton was the slightly larger, and newer sister...
Forum: The Engine Room 11th August 2014, 21:27
Replies: 22
Views: 5,069
Posted By Ian6
A brilliant tale. Viewed from the comfort of a...

A brilliant tale. Viewed from the comfort of a once-was bridge-wallah it struck so many familiar bells. Having served 4 long years as a dog'sbody Deck Apprentice in oil tankers I got my 2nd Mate's...
Forum: News and Views from the Shipping World 8th July 2014, 01:22
Replies: 4
Views: 1,853
Posted By Ian6
Thanks for your post, it is a very interesting...

Thanks for your post, it is a very interesting site. Hard to recognise current places from the pix of 80 years ago.
Ian
Forum: Tankers 15th June 2014, 21:12
Replies: 19
Views: 8,807
Posted By Ian6
I 'stood by' Cx Edinburgh when she was fitting...

I 'stood by' Cx Edinburgh when she was fitting out at Scotts Yard and then sailed on her for the first 6 months as a Deck Apprentice. The other Deck App was Ken Appleton from Hull. In a diary from...
Forum: Ship Research 31st March 2014, 21:00
Replies: 11
Views: 4,820
Posted By Ian6
Hi Silverlakes This is a link to P&O's...

Hi Silverlakes

This is a link to P&O's website of archive details for s.s. Corfu. There is also a picture there:

http://www.poheritage.com/our-archive/ships-search/advanced-ship-search-...
Forum: Books, Magazines, TV, Video & Publications 16th March 2014, 18:19
Replies: 5
Views: 1,336
Posted By Ian6
I read A Very Ordinary Seaman (#5 above) not long...

I read A Very Ordinary Seaman (#5 above) not long after it first was published and thought the same about it. A good read. Interestingly the author became a Labour MP whilst his daughter Ann is a QC...
Forum: Looking for Old Shipmates 14th March 2014, 21:52
Replies: 26
Views: 6,285
Posted By Ian6
I was never at sea with this company although I...

I was never at sea with this company although I was with a company in the same group but have never been sure of the exact spelling. Meeting those of you with first hand knowledge doesn't help much;...
Forum: Say Hello 25th January 2014, 16:39
Replies: 4
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Views: 741
Posted By Ian6
Welcome to the site You will find about 10...

Welcome to the site
You will find about 10 pictures of the ship (some black and white, some in colour) at this address:

http://www.photoship.co.uk/JAlbum%20Ships/Old%20Ships%20P/index37.html
...
Forum: Say Hello 19th January 2014, 20:58
Replies: 7
Views: 1,463
Posted By Ian6
Hi I was a Deck Apprentice with Caltex 1954-58...

Hi
I was a Deck Apprentice with Caltex 1954-58 but my drinking mate(s) were usually Eng. Apps. Particularly Mike Ward (Cx Lisbon 1957) and Ian Sinclair.

Regards
Ian
Forum: Ship Research 10th January 2014, 12:35
Replies: 4
Views: 1,423
Posted By Ian6
Hi There's a bit more detail here from the...

Hi

There's a bit more detail here from the P&O archive:

http://www.poheritage.com/our-archive/ships-search/advanced-ship-search-results/DispaySelection?ships[0]=28063&

Hope that is useful....
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