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Search: Posts Made By: john hardy
Forum: Tugs 29th July 2019, 09:09
Replies: 44
Views: 3,266
Posted By john hardy
thanks bill, I didn't know that.

thanks bill, I didn't know that.
Forum: Tugs 29th July 2019, 08:21
Replies: 44
Views: 3,266
Posted By john hardy
as the "chant" tankers were constructed in a...

as the "chant" tankers were constructed in a similar manner, would you be doing a book on them in the future?
Forum: The Radio Room 30th September 2018, 10:51
Replies: 349
Views: 93,259
Posted By john hardy
ah, chancre alley in LM, did a couple of trips...

ah, chancre alley in LM, did a couple of trips there, great times were had by all. remember the wine very well, found the beer quite drinkable, but there again, was never fussy.
Forum: Other Companies/Ships 28th August 2017, 00:05
Replies: 62
Views: 14,779
Posted By john hardy
dgm, pm sent

dgm, pm sent
Forum: Other Companies/Ships 14th August 2017, 00:33
Replies: 62
Views: 14,779
Posted By john hardy
Hello Dave, been nearly 50 years, so refresh my...

Hello Dave, been nearly 50 years, so refresh my memory, tall, stocky, dark hair, from Rutland? I am doing very well actually, forced retrenchment after 30 years in the coal mines of central...
Forum: SN Directory Discussion 6th June 2017, 07:37
Replies: 41
Views: 16,803
Posted By john hardy
my father, james (butch) hardy, sailed for...

my father, james (butch) hardy, sailed for ropners between 1928 and 1948 in the catering department, his discharge books have disappeared, but some of his ships were: lackenby, domby, swainby...
Forum: Books, Magazines, TV, Video & Publications 9th April 2017, 13:55
Replies: 4
Views: 963
Posted By john hardy
just read the history of he mashulu, there is no...

just read the history of he mashulu, there is no mention of her being in the movie.
Forum: Say Hello 11th January 2017, 06:07
Replies: 36
Views: 6,070
Posted By john hardy
chucked lots of four bells bottles over the wall...

chucked lots of four bells bottles over the wall 1970-72. still waiting for a reply.
Forum: Tankers 29th October 2016, 03:14
Replies: 8
Views: 2,261
Posted By john hardy
thanks sully, much appreciated.

thanks sully, much appreciated.
Forum: Tankers 30th September 2016, 04:55
Replies: 8
Views: 2,261
Posted By john hardy
I have a friend doing me a watercolour of a chant...

I have a friend doing me a watercolour of a chant on the Normandy beaches, and was wondering if anyone has, or knows where to access, blueprints/drawings of a chant showing accommodation, galley etc....
Forum: BP Shipping 8th September 2016, 10:57
Replies: 50
Views: 3,955
Posted By john hardy
worked there on construction, putting in the...

worked there on construction, putting in the transformer washing pipelines. great camp, 2 good pubs, the Hogarth and the Cat and Cracker. good times.
Forum: Ship Research 27th August 2016, 14:59
Replies: 3
Views: 488
Posted By john hardy
thanks guys, quick and accurate.

thanks guys, quick and accurate.
Forum: Ship Research 27th August 2016, 04:29
Replies: 3
Views: 488
Posted By john hardy
ss old dream

seeking information on a greek tramp called the "old dream" last seen loading scrap iron in great yarmouth in late 1968. thanks in anticipation.
Forum: Say Hello 7th May 2016, 00:11
Replies: 4
Views: 751
Posted By john hardy
hi gabrielle, greetings from OZ. I can give a...

hi gabrielle, greetings from OZ. I can give a little info on the swainby, as my father was a cook on the third swainby when she was torpedoed in 1940. if your father was on a ship called the swainby...
Forum: Say Hello 28th March 2016, 08:37
Replies: 13
Views: 1,606
Posted By john hardy
hugh ferguson, I note that the page you posted...

hugh ferguson, I note that the page you posted mentioned operation husky. would it be too much to ask if there is any in depth information regarding the bombing of the ss fishpool in Syracuse during...
Forum: The Radio Room 15th March 2016, 04:24
Replies: 70
Views: 5,596
Posted By john hardy
I liked tamatave too.

I liked tamatave too.
Forum: Other Companies/Ships 30th January 2016, 05:46
Replies: 23
Views: 4,925
Posted By john hardy
did one trip on the trinculo,...

did one trip on the trinculo, shields/nouadibou/Birkenhead some time in 1971, jnr.eng. doxford with steam auxiliaries from memory.
Forum: The Radio Room 5th March 2015, 22:26
Replies: 349
Views: 93,259
Posted By john hardy
remember the zillertal, beer glasses you could...

remember the zillertal, beer glasses you could barely lift, and big hausfraus with 6 steins in each hand, good times.
Forum: Wrecks 1st March 2015, 06:48
Replies: 65
Views: 21,095
Posted By john hardy
i worked on the isle of grain in the mid 1970's,...

i worked on the isle of grain in the mid 1970's, and i remember 2 pubs there, the cat and cracker, and the hogarth. both good pubs.
Forum: Tramp Steamers 28th February 2015, 07:44
Replies: 28
Views: 11,220
Posted By john hardy
i was on the grantleyhall of the west hartlepool...

i was on the grantleyhall of the west hartlepool steam navvy in late 1970, and as far as i know, she was the only ship they owned.
Forum: Wrecks 22nd February 2015, 12:22
Replies: 16
Views: 3,718
Posted By john hardy
thanks for trying john briggs, at 65 perhaps the...

thanks for trying john briggs, at 65 perhaps the memory is finally going.
Forum: Wrecks 21st February 2015, 09:46
Replies: 16
Views: 3,718
Posted By john hardy
the date of the magazine would of been the early...

the date of the magazine would of been the early to mid 1960's, not much info i know, just remember i was amazed at the longevity of the vessel, and the fact she had been sail/steam/motor. pretty...
Forum: Wrecks 21st February 2015, 03:42
Replies: 16
Views: 3,718
Posted By john hardy
desert shipwreck

many years ago when i was a youngster, my dad used to bring home copies of sea breezes for me to read, and i seem to remember a story of a wreck found 100 miles or so inland when the sea receded...
Forum: Say Hello 1st February 2015, 05:17
Replies: 4
Views: 683
Posted By john hardy
welcome aboard skipper. great site with great...

welcome aboard skipper. great site with great people, lots of good info to be had.
Forum: Say Hello 2nd October 2011, 02:36
Replies: 7
Views: 2,056
Posted By john hardy
hi bob, my uncle, thomas hardy, (cook) was also...

hi bob, my uncle, thomas hardy, (cook) was also killed on the fishpool, according to family history he was assisting the gunners at the time, maybe with your uncle. my father james stoddart (butch)...
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