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Search: Posts Made By: Rhiw.com
Forum: News and Views from the Shipping World 2nd August 2006, 08:27
Replies: 7
Views: 1,132
Posted By Rhiw.com
Ferry hits whale!!!

Jonathan Swift, the Irish high speed ferry between Dublin and Holyhead, has hit a whale on her way to Holyhead, and will be out of service for two days. You can read about it on the Beeb website....
Forum: Ship Research 12th May 2006, 13:08
Replies: 6
Views: 1,470
Posted By Rhiw.com
Marco Polo

If you look at the wheel house photo, the windows are angled back, I've never seen this type before, well not on a large vessel anyway. Looks more like a yacht or even some sort of work boat. The...
Forum: Ship Research 11th May 2006, 18:38
Replies: 6
Views: 1,470
Posted By Rhiw.com
Thumbs up Thanks!!!

Many thanks for your help, and prompt reply Hugh, (your finger is as always, on the pulse!!!!) Regards Tony (Thumb)
Forum: Ship Research 10th May 2006, 19:10
Replies: 6
Views: 1,470
Posted By Rhiw.com
One Brave Man

While researching into the life of a local man, the late Owen John Williams, a mariner from the village of Abersoch, Llyn Peninsula, for the Maritime section of my website. I received this letter...
Forum: Blue Funnel Line 6th May 2006, 15:29
Replies: 20
Views: 3,375
Posted By Rhiw.com
Perseus

Hi Trev, I only remember some of the lads myself, Black Bob's surname was Reynolds, the Leading Seamen were Tony Richardson, Andy McFaden and Tommy Jones, A.B's. Sam Graham, Wally Whitty, and Emo...
Forum: News and Views from the Shipping World 6th May 2006, 09:19
Replies: 5
Views: 1,148
Posted By Rhiw.com
British Flag

Actually, there are quite a few British flagged ships still around, but apart from Gulf Offshore, and a couple of other vessels, they have just shaken a few trees to man them!!!! Regards Tony (Thumb)
Forum: Ship Research 4th May 2006, 19:04
Replies: 6
Views: 1,210
Posted By Rhiw.com
Census 1881

I found the Sparling at Liverpool in the 1881 census at this website;
http://www.angelfire.com/de/BobSanders/81Intro.html
And I've put a page together on my website, I hope you like it;...
Forum: Ship Research 4th May 2006, 08:33
Replies: 6
Views: 1,210
Posted By Rhiw.com
Thumbs up Sparling latest news

Things are coming along well on the Sparling front!!!

From the book “Ventures in Sail” by Aled Eames;
Appendix B;
Sailing vessels managed by Gwynedd owners in Mercantile Navy list, 1881.
...
Forum: Say Hello 3rd May 2006, 19:42
Replies: 12
Views: 829
Posted By Rhiw.com
Thumbs up Welcome Erin

Welcome aboard Erin, told you there was a great bunch of people here. Hope you find what your looking for, Many regards Tony. (Thumb)
Forum: Ship Research 3rd May 2006, 19:00
Replies: 6
Views: 1,210
Posted By Rhiw.com
Many Thanks

Many thanks to you both, at least now I have something to go on. I know someone that has the book, Ventures in Sail, so hopefuly I can put something together, Regards Tony (Thumb)
Forum: Ship Research 3rd May 2006, 09:57
Replies: 6
Views: 1,210
Posted By Rhiw.com
Sparling

I wonder if anyone could help me with a particular vessel? I have several photographs of the schooner Sparling on my website, at various beaches, discharging lime and coal, so I presume she was a...
Forum: Coasters 3rd May 2006, 07:59
Replies: 18
Views: 3,943
Posted By Rhiw.com
Thumbs up Thanks!!!

Many thanks to you both. It never fails to amaze me, the amount of knowledge you guys have, and are always ready to share, Best Regards Tony (Applause)
Forum: Coasters 3rd May 2006, 07:02
Replies: 18
Views: 3,943
Posted By Rhiw.com
New Build

Sorry about that Peter, thanks for setting the record straight. The Cambria and Hibernia were built at Greenhithe in the early 1900’s. Would I be right in saying that they were the first “New Build”...
Forum: Coasters 2nd May 2006, 19:31
Replies: 18
Views: 3,943
Posted By Rhiw.com
Yellow Perils

Thought you'd like to see a picture of the very first "Freddie" the Cambria, her and her sister the Hibernia were the very first Fred Everard boats, well to be more exact Thames Barges. The other two...
Forum: Special Purpose Vessels 19th April 2006, 07:26
Replies: 0
Views: 3,038
Posted By Rhiw.com
Cal Dive Vessels

Two Cal Dive International vessels (C.D.I.) have had their names changed in the last few weeks, (that I know of) on March 13th the “Seaway Kestrel” became the “Kestrel” at Port of Spain, Trinidad....
Forum: Special Purpose Vessels 19th April 2006, 03:40
Replies: 28
Views: 19,895
Posted By Rhiw.com
Hecror Catchers

I have some pages on my website about whaling, (links to two below) and there is a mention of Hector Whale catchers, hope this helps, Regards Tony.
...
Forum: Places, People & Events of Maritime Interest 5th March 2006, 12:42
Replies: 14
Views: 2,890
Posted By Rhiw.com
Ruud The King!!!

You're one of the King's on this forum Ruud, Your wealth of knowledge and willingness to help is invaluble to us all, Much regards Tony (Thumb)
Forum: Ship Research 23rd February 2006, 18:50
Replies: 5
Views: 1,427
Posted By Rhiw.com
Many Thanks

Hi, I just can't thank you both enough, the two men I mentioned were, John Evans and Frederick Roberts, both from the village of Sarn on the Llyn Peninsula. There is a memorial for them in the local...
Forum: Ship Research 23rd February 2006, 12:28
Replies: 5
Views: 1,427
Posted By Rhiw.com
Many Thanks

That's absolutely brilliant, Have been searching for this information for a long time, you have made our day Ruud, Many Thanks, Tony (Thumb)
Forum: Ship Research 22nd February 2006, 19:35
Replies: 5
Views: 1,427
Posted By Rhiw.com
Cayo Bonito

I wonder if anyone can help me with the sinking of the S S CAYO BONITO, or could be the KAYO BONITO in October 11th 1917, I say it could be either of these names. Two local men from the same village...
Forum: Say Hello 22nd February 2006, 18:47
Replies: 18
Views: 2,174
Posted By Rhiw.com
Welcome Aboard Meirion,

Hi Meirion, Welcome aboard the good ship SN, Regards Tony. (Thumb)
Forum: Blue Funnel Line 20th February 2006, 18:34
Replies: 2
Views: 2,132
Posted By Rhiw.com
Jet on deck

That is strange!!! I saw a Blue Funnel boat bunkering at Las Palmas (circa 1970) with a Lightning jet on her deck, (without wings) I'm sure someone mentioned that she had loaded it at Hong Kong, but...
Forum: Clan Line 18th February 2006, 10:11
Replies: 39
Views: 9,137
Posted By Rhiw.com
Japanese Ships !!!

Yes I was a very lucky chappie, amongst them are about 12 Japanese cargo boats, they are the only ones that are not on line. The shoe box came from a retired school master, he had a project with his...
Forum: Clan Line 18th February 2006, 09:54
Replies: 39
Views: 9,137
Posted By Rhiw.com
Clan Boats Photos

Recently I was given over 400 postcards of British cargo ships of the 50's and 60's, a shoe box full in fact!!! Amongst them were 16 photos of Clan Boats. You are welcome to down load them if you...
Forum: Lamport & Holt Line 13th February 2006, 12:13
Replies: 74
Views: 20,618
Posted By Rhiw.com
Raeburn

I was on the Raeburn in 1973 as well, joined her as A.B. at Liverpool August 30th for two weeks around the land, then went deep sea on her on September 12th. Great ship and a brilliant crowd of lads....
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