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Search: Posts Made By: Brian Brown
Forum: Shaw Savill 4th November 2019, 07:16
Replies: 6
Views: 2,200
Posted By Brian Brown
TSS Gothic Fire

Hi Will
Do you still have the article you referred to. I would be interested to read Paul's account.

Regards

Brian
Forum: Brocklebank Line 25th May 2019, 06:38
Replies: 14
Views: 2,915
Posted By Brian Brown
Masirah/Maskeliya

Hi Stephen

Masirah was the larger of the two.
Joined Maskeliya as 'fiver' December 1958. 2 voyages
With CE Ron Iliffe and 2nd George Snaith it was one of the best ships I sailed on in 17 years...
Forum: Say Hello 14th May 2019, 05:59
Replies: 2
Views: 629
Posted By Brian Brown
Suevic Crew Lists

Suggest you transfer your post to the Shaw Savill Line Thread(s)
Linking in turn to Shaw Savill Societies in both U.K. and New Zealand
Still a Long Shot. Names of Ships officers were listed...
Forum: Ship Research 25th August 2018, 06:22
Replies: 41
Views: 4,450
Posted By Brian Brown
Dm

Thank you Dick
How many remain from that 1960 team?
Say hi to DJ
Forum: Ship Research 22nd August 2018, 06:42
Replies: 41
Views: 4,450
Posted By Brian Brown
Dm

Did get on board DM a couple of times and was very fortunate to see her leaving Wellington for the last time 'all decked out'.
Always pleased to get back to 'my own ship' after such a visit I must...
Forum: Ship Research 20th August 2018, 06:17
Replies: 41
Views: 4,450
Posted By Brian Brown
Dm

Memories of that situation come back very vividly ... Belfast H and W rushing to prepare Persic for the 'dash' to Antwerp. There seemed to be quite an influx of repair personnel as with sailing staff...
Forum: Looking for Old Shipmates 13th June 2018, 11:28
Replies: 8
Views: 2,677
Posted By Brian Brown
SS Gothic 1968

Hi Neil
My own link with the Gothic was when I sailed on her as an Engineer in 1961/62
I sailed with both Brian Agnew and John McKinnon at different times and knew them quite well obviously John...
Forum: Shaw Savill 20th May 2018, 08:26
Replies: 27
Views: 5,774
Posted By Brian Brown
Northern Star

Hi Alaric
Nice to see that 'the ink in your pen still flows'
There can't be many who can recall with such clarity the relatively short life span of the NS.
I have B&W photographs of NS as she...
Forum: Say Hello 20th May 2018, 08:08
Replies: 10
Views: 1,406
Posted By Brian Brown
Hi from Fremantle Western Australia

Hi and welcome to SN

Living in Mandurah we could be called neighbours.
Retired for over a decade I have enjoyed The West since 1975
My engineering seafaring commenced in 1958 and ended in 1975....
Forum: Shaw Savill 18th March 2018, 05:03
Replies: 120
Views: 46,499
Posted By Brian Brown
William J G Muir

William J G (Bill) Muir was also Chief Engineer on MV Saracen (Crusader Shipping Co.) early Feb.1964. Yes he was an Australian who enjoyed ensuring that we all new of the 'escape' of the DM from...
Forum: Ship Research 25th March 2017, 05:23
Replies: 15
Views: 2,463
Posted By Brian Brown
Northern Star Troubles

According to my Discharge Book NS did a trans Tasman crossing between23.01.75 and27.01.75
Regards
Brian Brown
Forum: Shaw Savill 24th March 2017, 04:41
Replies: 17
Views: 6,238
Posted By Brian Brown
Referring to my discharge book...Extra 2nd Eng...

Referring to my discharge book...Extra 2nd Eng for Tasman crossing...
Joined NS in Auckland 23.01.75...paid off Sydney 27.01.75...the poor girl was on her last legs then...just 13 years before had...
Forum: Ship Research 12th March 2017, 05:40
Replies: 9
Views: 4,821
Posted By Brian Brown
Hi Terry ...as they say a Long time between...

Hi Terry
...as they say a Long time between drinks
I am in the process of reading David Aitchison's 'Royal Standard Red Ensign' within which there Are mentioned a couple of mechanical/electrical...
Forum: The Engine Room 5th August 2016, 04:37
Replies: 15
Views: 2,190
Posted By Brian Brown
Hi Bill Really a shot in the dark, however;...

Hi Bill
Really a shot in the dark, however; having sailed with the great man, his was the image that most suited your words😎🇦🇺
I did see Jim during my visit to the UK last August. At 80 he is...
Forum: The Engine Room 26th July 2016, 06:20
Replies: 15
Views: 2,190
Posted By Brian Brown
Facetious remarks!

Hi Bill
Don't suppose that was on the Zealandic? 😎
Forum: Bank Line 27th March 2016, 07:57
Replies: 87
Views: 17,907
Posted By Brian Brown
Hi Iranian Was the photograph taken in New...

Hi Iranian
Was the photograph taken in New Zealand? I believe the ship in the background could have been the Knight Templar - Crusader Shipping Co trading between NZ and Japan...
Forum: Shaw Savill 3rd February 2016, 03:47
Replies: 120
Views: 46,499
Posted By Brian Brown
Dominion Monarch

Sailed with WJG (Bill) Muir C/Eng. on Saracen in 1964 with tales of the DM being numerous. I also recall his 'fair copy' log book written in a hand that I had not witnessed since my period in a...
Forum: Ship Research 24th January 2016, 05:13
Replies: 26
Views: 13,412
Posted By Brian Brown
Crusader Shipping Company

Of the Sister ships Crusader/Saracen I believe the Saracen to be the better...wonder how many responses this will attract...great days
Forum: Ship Research 24th January 2016, 05:01
Replies: 26
Views: 13,412
Posted By Brian Brown
Crusader Shipping Co

Hi Henk
Probably just a typo but one of the Shaw Savill ships mentioned was Amalric rather than Almaric...sailed on her as an Engineer in the '60's...great machinery space, however not the best in...
Forum: News and Views from the Shipping World 16th January 2016, 04:18
Replies: 25
Views: 4,453
Posted By Brian Brown
Thank you guys a real shot in the arm

Thank you guys a real shot in the arm
Forum: Books, Magazines, TV, Video & Publications 17th August 2015, 09:20
Replies: 15
Views: 3,152
Posted By Brian Brown
Finally made the 'pilgrimage' to the Tattoo...

Finally made the 'pilgrimage' to the Tattoo (2015) after being a fan for many years and was not disappointed. Being in Edinburgh at Festival time is a very special experience. A wonderful city by...
Forum: The Engine Room 1st August 2014, 11:57
Replies: 137
Views: 45,997
Posted By Brian Brown
How many organizations actually built Doxfords...

How many organizations actually built Doxfords and are there any engineers out there who served apprenticeships at these works?
Forum: Ship Research 20th June 2014, 08:10
Replies: 26
Views: 13,412
Posted By Brian Brown
MV Saracen

Hello Jamie P

I sailed on the MV Saracen in the 1960's...'64 - '66 and again '68, '69 & '70. I have a painting of the Saracen which fits your description and would be happy to send a copy...
Forum: Say Hello 14th March 2014, 11:36
Replies: 5
Views: 804
Posted By Brian Brown
Are you attending the SSA reunion in April?

Are you attending the SSA reunion in April?
Forum: Shaw Savill 4th March 2014, 06:45
Replies: 8
Views: 3,040
Posted By Brian Brown
The good? Old days in Antwerp

Maria's Bar
Aaaaaah yes!!!!

I can well imagine all the aging nostalgic romantics getting in line on this thread. Indeed a wonderful lady...fond memories
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