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Forum: Houlder Brothers 9th January 2019, 11:41
Replies: 80
Views: 24,876
Posted By vasco
I am sure their will be plenty of replies. Check...

I am sure their will be plenty of replies. Check the forums for shipping companies and there is a houlders site for you to peruse. I was also on the Hardwicke, after you though.
Forum: Houlder Brothers 15th September 2018, 14:41
Replies: 39
Views: 10,796
Posted By vasco
Really liked Dogsy as OM, saw him at the 25 club,...

Really liked Dogsy as OM, saw him at the 25 club, didn't recognise him. Good to chat with him.
Forum: Houlder Brothers 15th September 2018, 14:39
Replies: 39
Views: 10,796
Posted By vasco
Funny you should appreciate him, my experience...

Funny you should appreciate him, my experience was the opposite. He moaned about me (not to me) to all on board. It was not until we had a conversation, instigated by me, that he eased off. He told...
Forum: Houlder Brothers 23rd August 2018, 11:51
Replies: 4
Views: 1,469
Posted By vasco
I did the maiden voyage on the Mariner, was...

I did the maiden voyage on the Mariner, was whipped away half way through my Mates when Tung realised the French Charterers would not accept FOC, so quickly registered to Hong Kong and dipped into...
Forum: Houlder Brothers 19th August 2018, 12:16
Replies: 4
Views: 1,469
Posted By vasco
Hornby Grange Tanker Fact or Fiction?

I stood by her and did the maiden voyage and here are a few tales I recollect, are they true? I think they are but time plays tricks.

1. When launched the Lady that did it demanded the removal of...
Forum: Coasters 29th May 2018, 20:39
Replies: 37
Views: 18,762
Posted By vasco
[QUOTE=DEAN NOCK;606592]I Have worked for...

[QUOTE=DEAN NOCK;606592]I Have worked for Rowbothams Tankships, Crescent shipping,Coe metcalf and Everards pretty much the same... such a pity Fishers didnt stick to british crew..[/QUOTE
Someone...
Forum: Computers and The Internet 11th April 2018, 10:22
Replies: 40
Views: 7,627
Posted By vasco
Maybe a bit late for you but buying a freeview...

Maybe a bit late for you but buying a freeview box such as Humax does all you want and works using tv aerial. No internet required, just like using the old vcr.
Forum: Houlder Brothers 27th March 2018, 20:57
Replies: 125
Views: 13,543
Posted By vasco
But Chief, the dogs open the other way on that...

But Chief, the dogs open the other way on that door.

Brilliant words utterred by a poor cadet to a Mate who had spent all morning trying to move the dogs on a door to a containment space.

The...
Forum: News and Views from the Shipping World 4th March 2018, 17:38
Replies: 21
Views: 3,132
Posted By vasco
Just done a trip on the QM2. Stories abound about...

Just done a trip on the QM2. Stories abound about scraps, mainly in the laundry. Having seen the queues this is no surprise. There was rumour one chap was thrown off after boozing and then finding...
Forum: Houlder Brothers 24th December 2017, 11:59
Replies: 125
Views: 13,543
Posted By vasco
Hi 118 Durban is all Bluff until you get to...

Hi 118

Durban is all Bluff until you get to the Point
Forum: Houlder Brothers 17th December 2017, 12:16
Replies: 125
Views: 13,543
Posted By vasco
Can you lay eggs as well., said by black Bart on...

Can you lay eggs as well., said by black Bart on the Royston as a certain cadet was demonstrating his incredible multi jointed capabilities by wrapping his legs behind his head and bobbing his head...
Forum: Houlder Brothers 17th December 2017, 12:13
Replies: 125
Views: 13,543
Posted By vasco
R.G.again, 1969 as told by the late John Hurley...

R.G.again, 1969 as told by the late John Hurley to a first trip cadet arriving back on board at 0600 from Rio Grande De Sul-

If you've been a naughty boy check for pox every morning by peeing into...
Forum: Houlder Brothers 17th December 2017, 12:06
Replies: 125
Views: 13,543
Posted By vasco
We were taught not to waste words

We were taught not to waste words
Forum: The Bridge 12th October 2017, 08:50
Replies: 5
Views: 1,184
Posted By vasco
Back with a vengeance now. If you are lucky you...

Back with a vengeance now. If you are lucky you get a system that resets when you operate a radar etc, otherwise it's timed to go off when you are mid-stream having a pee.
Forum: Houlder Brothers 1st July 2017, 20:02
Replies: 207
Views: 59,054
Posted By vasco
We all did except for him, are you out there...

We all did except for him, are you out there Wingco?
Forum: Houlder Brothers 28th June 2017, 11:42
Replies: 207
Views: 59,054
Posted By vasco
Bill was a great joker. I remember he told...

Bill was a great joker.

I remember he told one lad, who was returning very late, that if he had been with one of the ladies he should urinate in a glass and squeeze his balls,if his pee was clear...
Forum: Cameras, Photography and Equipment 6th June 2017, 11:55
Replies: 15
Views: 2,172
Posted By vasco
If possible have a google account and save your...

If possible have a google account and save your contacts to that. Then they can be reloaded to your new phone.
Forum: Houlder Brothers 23rd March 2017, 12:46
Replies: 0
Views: 1,279
Posted By vasco
Houlders, where did everyone go?

Often wondered what happened to a some of my old acquaintances.

Names such as

Frank Chmiel
Mick Wallinder
Steve Manton
Ian Braithwaite
Keith Wright
John Coles
Forum: Computers and The Internet 23rd March 2017, 12:41
Replies: 9
Views: 1,061
Posted By vasco
My freind got caught with the Trump is dead scan...

My freind got caught with the Trump is dead scan and had her computer taken over.Luckily we had arranged to go out, which meant she delayed paying out to the scam to get her computer back, and...
Forum: Computers and The Internet 14th March 2017, 11:36
Replies: 0
Views: 192
Posted By vasco
Where is my reply?

I posted a reply to a query about the grounding of the Cumbria a few days ago, I can view it in my posts but not on Forums.

Why is this?
Forum: The Bridge 7th March 2017, 16:49
Replies: 23
Views: 2,251
Posted By vasco
I did that from Walvis Bay to Santos. As luck...

I did that from Walvis Bay to Santos. As luck would have it it was a cancelled chart of Walvis coast. Came on watch at midnight to find the Old Man had told the Mate to check the soundings crossing...
Forum: Houlder Brothers 7th March 2017, 09:47
Replies: 2
Views: 1,800
Posted By vasco
Just found this. It was a typical drizzly...

Just found this.

It was a typical drizzly day in the Baltic on the 28 Sept 1973 when I was woken by Mel the 2/O, who was drenched with oilskins on, saying I had to get up and relieve him, the ship...
Forum: News and Views from the Shipping World 15th January 2017, 19:40
Replies: 9
Views: 2,615
Posted By vasco
So the next of kin can be informed. Seems to be...

So the next of kin can be informed. Seems to be the norm these days, nothing worse than finding out on social media
Forum: The Radio Room 20th September 2016, 11:40
Replies: 27
Views: 6,141
Posted By vasco
or the training. I was given no training in the...

or the training. I was given no training in the maintenace of batteries during my GMDSS course, hence although I never had any problems, I was self taught with a a bit of help from others.

One...
Forum: Ship Research 14th August 2016, 09:04
Replies: 5
Views: 1,040
Posted By vasco
Not so sure about falling off. Your ownership is...

Not so sure about falling off. Your ownership is right, the last one, Steersman was sold about 3 years back, handed over to her new owners in Falmouth.

It had been well maintained by an excellent...
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