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Search: Posts Made By: john nichols
Forum: Ellerman 20th August 2018, 16:15
Replies: 22
Views: 4,022
Posted By john nichols
Hi Pam Pleased you made headway with your...

Hi Pam
Pleased you made headway with your search in London though none of the dates you mention tallies with any of the dates from my record. If you contact me by my email,...
Forum: Ellerman 6th August 2018, 17:41
Replies: 22
Views: 4,022
Posted By john nichols
Hi Pam Good luck with your search at the London...

Hi Pam
Good luck with your search at the London Guildhall - I'd never heard of them and their records.
You asked about your Dad and me ashore!!!!!!...............! Sorry but not as debauched as you...
Forum: Modern Cruise Ships 1st June 2018, 15:47
Replies: 36
Views: 7,766
Posted By john nichols
Ten years ago when the world suffered its...

Ten years ago when the world suffered its financial crash, I predicted the passenger ship industry would be a major casualty. I assumed many cruise ship operators would have massive @[email protected] and...
Forum: The Bridge 31st May 2018, 17:31
Replies: 29
Views: 6,065
Posted By john nichols
I attended a seminar at Plymouth Maritime Faculty...

I attended a seminar at Plymouth Maritime Faculty in the 1980's or 90's all about unmanned ships and we were shown films that demonstrated the progress that had been made.
I was sceptical and...
Forum: The Bridge 31st May 2018, 17:31
Replies: 29
Views: 6,065
Posted By john nichols
I attended a seminar at Plymouth Maritime Faculty...

I attended a seminar at Plymouth Maritime Faculty in the 1980's or 90's all about unmanned ships and we were shown films that demonstrated the progress that had been made.
I was sceptical and...
Forum: The Engine Room 21st May 2018, 21:20
Replies: 95
Views: 16,117
Posted By john nichols
As a first trip deck apprentice in the old tramp...

As a first trip deck apprentice in the old tramp outfit Headlams of Whitby in 1955 we were not issued with any form of protective clothing. I can remember often cleaning out holds that had previously...
Forum: Say Hello 19th May 2018, 19:15
Replies: 13
Views: 2,946
Posted By john nichols
Hi Thanks for the image. I believe this photo...

Hi
Thanks for the image. I believe this photo shows a later Glaisdale than the one I mentioned previously. I think the ship in your photo was previously called Kildale (which I later sailed in). ...
Forum: Maritime Family History Research 19th May 2018, 16:11
Replies: 8
Views: 1,504
Posted By john nichols
Hi Pam I enjoyed reading your summation...

Hi Pam
I enjoyed reading your summation regarding us old salts.
Regarding note 2, when you say about joining ships in Hull and Immingham, this may have been because of the companies within the...
Forum: Say Hello 19th May 2018, 10:07
Replies: 13
Views: 2,946
Posted By john nichols
Hi Glaisdale was my first ship, I joined in...

Hi
Glaisdale was my first ship, I joined in Cardiff as a deck cadet when I was 16 years old. I wish I'd seen the request for info earlier as it is 5 years since the initial request was posted but I...
Forum: The Engine Room 18th May 2018, 09:11
Replies: 95
Views: 16,117
Posted By john nichols
Hi Pam You certainly had a big response to your...

Hi Pam
You certainly had a big response to your query. In the 50's in slap happy Paps you had to buy your own boiler sit but then in the 60's we began to get blue boiler suits issued. By the 70's...
Forum: Bulk Carriers 15th May 2018, 21:26
Replies: 1,090
Views: 195,559
Posted By john nichols
I too served one voyage on the Glen in 1985 as...

I too served one voyage on the Glen in 1985 as Chief Officer. By that time Bulkhead 65 beam knees had been strengthened but one of my weekly jobs was to crawl through the space to check for signs of...
Forum: Maritime Family History Research 12th May 2018, 20:50
Replies: 7
Views: 1,709
Posted By john nichols
Hi Pam When the Turkish invasion of Cyprus...

Hi Pam
When the Turkish invasion of Cyprus began all the Greeks living in Famagusta had to immediately evacuate to the southern areas of Larnaca and Limassol. Many of them had expensive villas with...
Forum: Ellerman 8th May 2018, 18:16
Replies: 1
Views: 1,613
Posted By john nichols
Hi Rigeng Alan was my brother in law, I am...

Hi Rigeng
Alan was my brother in law, I am biased but fully agree that Alan was a great guy, we grew up together from the age of 15.
Although we were both with Ellermans for many years we sailed...
Forum: Maritime Family History Research 8th May 2018, 17:36
Replies: 7
Views: 1,709
Posted By john nichols
Hi Pam It's me, Nick the Greek again. Up to...

Hi Pam
It's me, Nick the Greek again.
Up to the Turkish invasion the main port of call in Cyprus was always Famagusta with occasional calls at Limassol (where we dropped anchor and barges were...
Forum: Ellerman 5th May 2018, 17:51
Replies: 22
Views: 4,022
Posted By john nichols
Hi Pam May I offer my condolences on the...

Hi Pam
May I offer my condolences on the passing of your mum but hopefully past news of your dad has lifted your spirits a little.
I was made redundant from Ellermans in January 83 and as I lived...
Forum: Ellerman 5th May 2018, 16:18
Replies: 24
Views: 7,110
Posted By john nichols
Capt Angus Mathieson

I sailed with Capt (Angus) Mathieson on Florian in the early 60's. He was always immaculately dressed and sported a small beard. He had the mannerisms of the actor Peter Finch when he portrayed Capt...
Forum: Ellerman 5th May 2018, 15:30
Replies: 22
Views: 4,022
Posted By john nichols
Hi Pam I'm sorry to hear your dad passed away...

Hi Pam
I'm sorry to hear your dad passed away in 1983 - the year I left Ellermans. Bill and I sailed on the same ships quite often, especially Malatian and the Hustler cargo ships (those ships that...
Forum: Ship Research 3rd June 2014, 22:38
Replies: 20
Views: 4,756
Posted By john nichols
Starella, Cumulus, Scotia, new Scotia

Hi Don
I was Master on Starella from 1986-88 including work with Ballard when searching for Bismark. Later I was on Cumulus several times (incl drydocking at Milford). She was later sold and...
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