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Search: Posts Made By: waiwera
Forum: Shaw Savill 23rd September 2019, 18:43
Replies: 8
Views: 2,737
Posted By waiwera
Fantastic photo

This photo clearly illustrates life with SSA on a tropical afternoon on the long trans pacific crossing. Thanks for posting
Forum: Shaw Savill 28th September 2018, 11:50
Replies: 19
Views: 11,215
Posted By waiwera
Address Details of UK SSA Society

Good Morning from the UK Jamie

Do you have the address details of the UK SSA ?
I have moved house and need to give them my change of address

John Penson
Forum: Shaw Savill 26th January 2016, 18:51
Replies: 2
Views: 1,547
Posted By waiwera
Bertram Chandler

Interesting Article. He must have been quite a character to sail with! These brave seafarers that served on Merchant Ships in world war 2 deserve all our respects
Forum: Ship Research 7th August 2015, 16:24
Replies: 11
Views: 2,279
Posted By waiwera
MN Cap Badges

What a fantastic collection clearly illustrating the size and scope of the British Merchant Navy in the early 20th Century. I wonder how many are still worn in 2015? Perhaps just a couple?
Forum: Shaw Savill 12th January 2015, 09:43
Replies: 17
Views: 5,152
Posted By waiwera
C Class Differences

I can confirm that Cretic had deep tanks for carrying cargo such as tallow. I can remember a very long Sunday in Port ( Melbourne I think) where I had been tasked , as a cadet, to spend the whole day...
Forum: Shaw Savill 24th December 2014, 17:46
Replies: 4
Views: 2,371
Posted By waiwera
Christmas in Wellington 1964

Hi Raybanz. Remember Xmas in Wellington in 1964. I think both Ceramic and Corinthic were in Port at the time. I was a cadet on Waiwera but they managed to finish loading us for the Uk on Xmas Eve. So...
Forum: The Bridge 25th November 2014, 19:01
Replies: 125
Views: 25,578
Posted By waiwera
Star Sights with a Sextant

Agree with the comments. The Rude Star Identifier was essential to give you a quick guide of where to look to find the best star for a good cocked hat as the twilight turned to dark.
Forum: Royal Mail Line 13th November 2014, 15:02
Replies: 15
Views: 5,672
Posted By waiwera
Split Accommodation RML

I seem to remember when SSA took over the A Boats I was told it was to fit the meat loaders in South America? Might be wrong as even the Highland Boats that proceeded them had the same split...
Forum: Nautical Colleges 12th November 2014, 10:11
Replies: 8
Views: 2,347
Posted By waiwera
Nautical College Parade - St Pauls

Whilst doing my years pre sea at KE V11 Nautical College ( 1963 to 1964) - we attended this parade. Yes I think it was October so could well have been to celebrate Trafalgar rather than Rememberance....
Forum: Shaw Savill 28th October 2014, 10:52
Replies: 6
Views: 5,292
Posted By waiwera
Cap Badge

Thought it was Brocklebanks but the colours are the wrong way round. I think?
Forum: The Bridge 17th October 2014, 10:40
Replies: 3
Views: 1,407
Posted By waiwera
Ships Adrift Botany Bay

I wonder if this was a case of the self tensioning winches being left on tension settings? Remember on the first generation OCL Bay boats we always had a challenge setting the winches or turning them...
Forum: Royal Navy 13th October 2014, 11:17
Replies: 1
Views: 1,145
Posted By waiwera
Questions about the Three New OPV's

Very interesting article well worth reading in its entirety.

Just so sad that MOD seems to be experts in wasting money - hence one reason why the...
Forum: Say Hello 11th October 2014, 16:33
Replies: 7
Views: 1,598
Posted By waiwera
Red Ensign Club

Was slightly confused with the Address- as always thought the Red Ensign Club was in Dock Street - but just checked on Wicky and the entrance was moved from one end of the building to the other....
Forum: BP Shipping 18th September 2014, 09:47
Replies: 76
Views: 14,921
Posted By waiwera
Films at Sea

Well remember Wallport Films and Taras Bulba - we used to watch it repeatedly to spot the errors. Tony Curtis actually wore a wrist watch!
Watching on the open deck on No. 4 Hatch was the best in...
Forum: Non-Seafaring Obituaries 12th September 2014, 10:56
Replies: 12
Views: 1,926
Posted By waiwera
Sir Donald Sinden

A good innings indeed. What is the cap badge he is wearing Pat? Thought he played the part of an RNVR Officer in the Cruel Sea? I know that Jack Hawkins was RNR (Not RNVR) but of course wearing a RN...
Forum: Ferries 20th August 2014, 22:10
Replies: 3
Views: 2,150
Posted By waiwera
New Larger Condor Vessel

It will be interesting to see how a single ( larger) fast craft can maintain continuity of service ( Gales and Breakdown). The new vessel can carry up to 1,200 people and the only support vessel is...
Forum: News and Views from the Shipping World 15th August 2014, 18:50
Replies: 21
Views: 4,611
Posted By waiwera
Demise of the Last Merchant Ship Builder on the Clyde

Very Sad - Pity they they did not win the latest RFA Contracts, Crazy as an Island Nation we can no longer build merchant ships yet the Scandinavians, French, Germans, Italians and Dutch all seem to...
Forum: News and Views from the Shipping World 25th July 2014, 22:37
Replies: 3
Views: 1,656
Posted By waiwera
A valiant Master Mariner crosses the bar

Many thanks for posting - and amazing life and surely a very brave man.
Thanks for posting. I wonder if any artist SN member is aware of any of his paintings?
Forum: News and Views from the Shipping World 16th July 2014, 10:53
Replies: 20
Views: 5,454
Posted By waiwera
The Little Russell Channel is very narrow in...

The Little Russell Channel is very narrow in places so you do not need to be too far off line to strike/slide the bottom especially if close to low water springs.
Forum: Books, Magazines, TV, Video & Publications 10th March 2014, 17:43
Replies: 5
Views: 1,380
Posted By waiwera
Down to the Sea in Ships

There are already a couple of threads on this book Steve. Not sure if the moderators can merge the threads for this book and the similar book Deep Sea and Foreign Going by Rose George about life...
Forum: Passenger Liners 3rd February 2014, 16:27
Replies: 62
Views: 12,827
Posted By waiwera
Red Ensign Registry Bermuda

Excellent Post Stephen - you beat me to it!
Only found this link so far
Forum: Passenger Liners 3rd February 2014, 16:18
Replies: 62
Views: 12,827
Posted By waiwera
Red Ensign Registry

Happy to take a sensible pill Ambak. Just find it very hard to believe that both the P&O and Cunard branded ships have been de registered from Southampton simply to attract a few extra punters who...
Forum: Passenger Liners 21st January 2014, 13:29
Replies: 62
Views: 12,827
Posted By waiwera
Bermuda Registration

Yes Stephen - but that is just the point, I was trying to make. ( By the way I have nothing against Bermuda - Lovely place and you are lucky to live there) - But, if there was no FOC - White Register...
Forum: Passenger Liners 20th January 2014, 22:32
Replies: 62
Views: 12,827
Posted By waiwera
Flying of an un defaced Red Ensign whilst in Bermuda Registry

No dispute Stephen that the (so called British Ships) of the P&O & Cunard Branded Carnival ( American Owned) Vessels are still legally permitted to fly an undefaced red ensign - as clearly stated...
Forum: Elder Dempster 31st October 2013, 11:05
Replies: 1
Views: 897
Posted By waiwera
King Teds Residential Block

Interesting Link Graham - but I believe King Teds ended in the 70"s when it merged with Worcester and became the Merchant Navy Training College ( or some similar name). I believe Warsash still...
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