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Search: Posts Made By: Peter Martin
Forum: The Bridge 4th May 2018, 06:42
Replies: 56
Views: 7,810
Posted By Peter Martin
Bushmills 266 Kc/s, Ploenis & Stavanger all...

Bushmills 266 Kc/s, Ploenis & Stavanger all ,sadly, silent; but memories of the ‘equisignal’ live on!
Forum: Elder Dempster 26th February 2017, 09:02
Replies: 24
Views: 4,632
Posted By Peter Martin
'Palm Oil & Small Chop'

I've just finished this book, strangely enough whilst on a cruise in the Eastern Caribbean. I did, as young folk say these days whilst 'texting', 'LOL' more or less continuously.
I passed the book...
Forum: The Bridge 5th April 2016, 12:34
Replies: 125
Views: 24,748
Posted By Peter Martin
I still have mine! Found in a drawer last weekend!

I still have mine! Found in a drawer last weekend!
Forum: Elder Dempster 30th December 2015, 22:33
Replies: 16
Views: 2,963
Posted By Peter Martin
A prosperous New Year to all Ocean Men. It does...

A prosperous New Year to all Ocean Men. It does seem like a lifetime ago - actually, it almost was! Anyhow those still about continue to perpetuate the times and stories from when we were there!
Forum: Blue Funnel Line 1st May 2015, 06:50
Replies: 1
Views: 1,209
Posted By Peter Martin
Nightsoil - Hong Kong

This was something of a random memory which cross my mind last week, and we all know what this kind of brain activity can lead to? So I need to share it in the vague hope that it might strike a chord...
Forum: Blue Funnel Line 30th April 2015, 07:11
Replies: 9
Views: 3,020
Posted By Peter Martin
Not sure I remember the paintings as passenger...

Not sure I remember the paintings as passenger services had finished sometime before I came to them. However, some of the wood panelling and inlay work can be seen at The National Maritime Museum at...
Forum: Elder Dempster 4th January 2015, 11:17
Replies: 29
Views: 8,306
Posted By Peter Martin
Ah yes! The 21 Club - I'm told that the...

Ah yes! The 21 Club - I'm told that the 'ladies-who-did' carried roll-up beds in their hand bags. Happy days 1968-1973; "You're brighter by far on a Star!"
Forum: News and Views from the Shipping World 4th January 2015, 11:09
Replies: 51
Views: 9,542
Posted By Peter Martin
Perhaps time is playing tricks on my memory, but...

Perhaps time is playing tricks on my memory, but I recall two names... "Pando Clod" & "Bognor Maru". Does anyone concur?
Forum: Blue Funnel Line 4th November 2014, 19:57
Replies: 10
Views: 3,346
Posted By Peter Martin
I did my time at Middies Training about the same...

I did my time at Middies Training about the same time, Oct 1968.
Forum: The Bridge 28th October 2014, 22:59
Replies: 3
Views: 1,183
Posted By Peter Martin
Two Flag Hoist

Recently I acquired a small lapel pin with two International Code Flags upon it. They are letters G&C.
I remember seeing a book of flag hoists in the chart room of an ancient Blue Funnel 'A' Class....
Forum: Looking for Old Shipmates 23rd April 2014, 18:01
Replies: 774
Views: 148,600
Posted By Peter Martin
I sailed with Peter Everett when he was Chief...

I sailed with Peter Everett when he was Chief Officer on Al Jaberiah. I came ashore and kept in touch with him for a while and then lost contact. Does anyone have any information about him?
Forum: Elder Dempster 7th April 2014, 09:11
Replies: 19
Views: 3,865
Posted By Peter Martin
Bathurst

Apart from a self-edifying 'Triumphal Arch' erected by the latest despot in power, not much has changed in 'Banjul', as they now refer to it!
The exception to this being a new airport and a...
Forum: The Radio Room 7th April 2014, 06:00
Replies: 48
Views: 7,308
Posted By Peter Martin
How about this one?

How about this one?
Forum: The Radio Room 6th April 2014, 20:14
Replies: 48
Views: 7,308
Posted By Peter Martin
Hong Kong Maritime Museum

Any memories of this bit of kit?
Forum: Blue Funnel Line 31st March 2014, 00:36
Replies: 12
Views: 2,293
Posted By Peter Martin
Great Quays of The World.........

Who can put a name to this quay?
Forum: Elder Dempster 14th January 2014, 17:10
Replies: 15
Views: 4,595
Posted By Peter Martin
Sailed with him in 'Bhamo' 1969. I seem to...

Sailed with him in 'Bhamo' 1969. I seem to remember he had his wife with him.
Forum: Blue Funnel Line 18th November 2013, 16:12
Replies: 12
Views: 4,959
Posted By Peter Martin
I might be interested, dependant on cost of...

I might be interested, dependant on cost of course.
Forum: Blue Funnel Line 12th November 2013, 19:38
Replies: 5
Views: 2,085
Posted By Peter Martin
Hi Benn! Spud & Cyril I now remember. It wasn't a...

Hi Benn! Spud & Cyril I now remember. It wasn't a particularly happy ship when I was on. Daily inspections were still the thing. I seem to have spent most of my life scrubbing out the halfdeck....
Forum: Blue Funnel Line 8th November 2013, 19:06
Replies: 5
Views: 2,085
Posted By Peter Martin
MV Calchas Voyage 57 68/69

Does anybody remember any of these names from 1968/69?
My first trip. I wonder what became of them!

Master HK Timbrell
Mate. PS Carr
Snr 2nd Mate Nick Moon...
Forum: Elder Dempster 2nd November 2013, 11:30
Replies: 52
Views: 8,013
Posted By Peter Martin
Round the Cape The station to listen for when...

Round the Cape
The station to listen for when Southbound toward the Cape was LM Radio. This was, I sem to remember, broadcast from Lourenco Marcs in Mozambique and as it was all pop music & in...
Forum: Blue Funnel Line 23rd October 2013, 12:59
Replies: 170
Views: 23,051
Posted By Peter Martin
I've read, with interest, comments regarding...

I've read, with interest, comments regarding responsibility for cargo plans. I remember a master plan being compiled by R/O and then being set in a frame with photo sensitive paper, placed in the sun...
Forum: Elder Dempster 9th September 2013, 16:09
Replies: 18
Views: 4,905
Posted By Peter Martin
Last presenter I remember in the early 70's was...

Last presenter I remember in the early 70's was Sarah Ward. She had a most sultry voice!!!!
Forum: Elder Dempster 31st August 2013, 20:24
Replies: 25
Views: 8,510
Posted By Peter Martin
The Aureol was possibly my favourite ship. I did...

The Aureol was possibly my favourite ship. I did three trips on her in the early 70's as a cadet. First to we're with Captain RG Williams who was a super chap and well fitted to be master of a...
Forum: Elder Dempster 25th August 2013, 08:30
Replies: 9
Views: 2,078
Posted By Peter Martin
One and only trip to Matadi, Boma & Banana was on...

One and only trip to Matadi, Boma & Banana was on the Dunkwa. Te Belgian pilot told me that the name of the Cauldron, in French, was "La Chaudron d'Enfer". Funny how many years later things stick in...
Forum: Elder Dempster 7th August 2013, 22:21
Replies: 9
Views: 2,078
Posted By Peter Martin
Got to be Nigeria! "You're brighter by far on a...

Got to be Nigeria! "You're brighter by far on a Star!" Bar Beach or Tarkwa Beach? Happy days!
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