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Search: Posts Made By: john shaw
Forum: Ship Research 26th April 2019, 16:51
Replies: 22
Views: 2,765
Posted By john shaw
thanks- my first thoughts too were a bell...

thanks- my first thoughts too were a bell clapper, hanging from the hook and a rope spliced to the eye-- but I figured that was too mundane! Please someone make it out to be much more obscure and...
Forum: Ship Research 26th April 2019, 14:37
Replies: 22
Views: 2,765
Posted By john shaw
Help please in identifying this object?

Hi all. Though a longstanding member, I've been busy for quite a while, selling up and moving home from France to Derbyshire then again to Cumbria,so I've rarely visited SN over the past couple of...
Forum: Non-Seafaring Obituaries 10th June 2017, 11:18
Replies: 10
Views: 745
Posted By john shaw
Was it not this band that provided the music for...

Was it not this band that provided the music for the Motor Car programme on TV?
Yep-- "Jessica"
Forum: J & J Denholm 22nd April 2017, 22:01
Replies: 22
Views: 2,681
Posted By john shaw
Nick- that's my 1975 pic of Souter's (Bamburgh...

Nick- that's my 1975 pic of Souter's (Bamburgh Shipping Co) "Bamburgh Castle" at Glasgow General Terminus Quay.....
Forum: J & J Denholm 19th April 2017, 18:45
Replies: 22
Views: 2,681
Posted By john shaw
They weren't known as "BISCO submarines" for no...

They weren't known as "BISCO submarines" for no reason!........................
Forum: The Bridge 19th April 2017, 12:47
Replies: 1
Views: 877
Posted By john shaw
A few weeks back a longer post, containing the...

A few weeks back a longer post, containing the following, referred to the woes ofthe container industry. I wonder if the 2015 order for this ship was regretted?

Not all container carriers have...
Forum: Non-Seafaring Obituaries 8th December 2016, 16:39
Replies: 7
Views: 757
Posted By john shaw
We all had a copy of King Crimson's "In the court...

We all had a copy of King Crimson's "In the court of the Crimson King" didn't we?

Still have- original vinyl and a CD too...............
Forum: Non-Seafaring Obituaries 11th November 2016, 20:14
Replies: 14
Views: 1,152
Posted By john shaw
God, all those bit parts you mention! ...

God, all those bit parts you mention!

Vaughn really hit the big time when he landed the crucial role of American boyfriend to Stephanie Cole, playing Roy Cropper's mum in "Coronation Street"....
Forum: Non-Seafaring Obituaries 11th November 2016, 08:37
Replies: 29
Views: 2,073
Posted By john shaw
Probably like many of my age, listening to...

Probably like many of my age, listening to Suzanne/Bird on a Wire/Sisters of Mercy/So Long Marianne with friends in darkened rooms, youth clubs etc was a rite of passage. I still re-read "Beautiful...
Forum: Non-Seafaring Obituaries 4th June 2016, 07:43
Replies: 2
Views: 975
Posted By john shaw
Swarb

Very sad news-- when I saw the notice I hoped that, as in the 90s, the news of his passing was premature!

I've seen the great man- fiddle player extraordinaire- many many times, but the most...
Forum: Other Companies/Ships 3rd August 2015, 18:17
Replies: 79
Views: 28,726
Posted By john shaw
Hi Tom. I sailed briefly as 3rd Mate with...

Hi Tom.

I sailed briefly as 3rd Mate with "Duke" Bentley , to April 1979- he was Master of the "American Islander". He had come out , if I recall correctly, to Hong Kong to take over this...
Forum: Cameras, Photography and Equipment 19th November 2014, 10:36
Replies: 16
Views: 6,194
Posted By john shaw
.................and,further- if you really don't...

.................and,further- if you really don't like the S3 anymore ( I loved the moveable viewing screen), and want a digital SLR- I can recommend a Canon EOS 400D or any of the later versions. I...
Forum: Cameras, Photography and Equipment 19th November 2014, 10:33
Replies: 16
Views: 6,194
Posted By john shaw
I had a PowerShot S5, the successor to your...

I had a PowerShot S5, the successor to your camera. I loved it- very capable camera, easy full-auto use or it will do whatever you want in any of the manual or various proigramme modes. It worked...
Forum: Non-Seafaring Obituaries 25th October 2014, 21:23
Replies: 13
Views: 1,733
Posted By john shaw
I'll be putting up black curtains in my White...

I'll be putting up black curtains in my White Room, in memory. Cream were the soundtrack to several of my teen years!
Forum: Other Companies/Ships 5th October 2014, 13:41
Replies: 79
Views: 28,726
Posted By john shaw
Souters- "recent" history

By 1984 I had decided to give up my "career" at sea, having been on contract to Souters throughout my seagoing time from 1972 when I joined them as a deck cadet. This had seen the company change...
Forum: Nautical Colleges 18th March 2014, 13:58
Replies: 20
Views: 5,778
Posted By john shaw
I think you'll find SSM&T has been mentioned...

I think you'll find SSM&T has been mentioned quite a lot on SN, if you just search the forum, not least of all here

https://www.shipsnostalgia.com/showthread.php?t=46977&highlight=south+shields
Forum: Bulk Carriers 27th February 2014, 14:43
Replies: 18
Views: 7,028
Posted By john shaw
Several in the gallery, and I can email a...

Several in the gallery, and I can email a different view of her underway if you pm me an email address
Forum: Computers and The Internet 27th February 2014, 08:20
Replies: 66
Views: 10,584
Posted By john shaw
Have any of the inconvenienced ex-pats considered...

Have any of the inconvenienced ex-pats considered returning to the UK, paying taxes here and buying a TV licence to help fund the programmes that they watch? I thought not.

Ron,I'm in no way...
Forum: Ferries 17th February 2014, 15:18
Replies: 22
Views: 7,570
Posted By john shaw
The crux, for me, is price. I personally (from a...

The crux, for me, is price. I personally (from a selfish p.o.v.) hope the service continues, if only to give an option for Channel crossings,and promote competitive pricing.

As the owner of a...
Forum: Computers and The Internet 14th February 2014, 09:07
Replies: 66
Views: 10,584
Posted By john shaw
R651400-- I tried Hotspot Shield whilst I was...

R651400-- I tried Hotspot Shield whilst I was recently touring in Southern Spain. I found that it prevented outgoing messages on my orange email account. No problems with outgoing hotmail.Have you...
Forum: Maritime Family History Research 31st January 2014, 11:44
Replies: 194
Views: 23,235
Posted By john shaw
Joanne,your posting has obviously struck a chord...

Joanne,your posting has obviously struck a chord with many on here,anxious to help you to further your search. Their focus appears to be on the search and assisting you in that aim, but not...
Forum: Ship Research 30th January 2014, 10:01
Replies: 2
Views: 817
Posted By john shaw
http://www.clydesite.co.uk/clydebuilt/viewship.asp...

http://www.clydesite.co.uk/clydebuilt/viewship.asp?id=8480

http://www.ccg-gcc.gc.ca/eng/CCG/USQUE_Napier
Forum: Maritime Family History Research 30th January 2014, 09:54
Replies: 194
Views: 23,235
Posted By john shaw
Joanne, this quest is obviously important to ...

Joanne, this quest is obviously important to you, and is likely to involve a LOT of work.

Nobody has said this so far, so I will try to be gentle- but it was not uncommon for (some of) those of...
Forum: Passenger Liners 21st January 2014, 16:59
Replies: 62
Views: 12,558
Posted By john shaw
In the mid 70s that most British (!!) tanker...

In the mid 70s that most British (!!) tanker company Essberger operated ships under the red ensign with registration in Hamilton, Bermuda. The chemical parcel tankers Essberger Pilot and Essberger...
Forum: News and Views from the Shipping World 19th December 2013, 10:01
Replies: 4
Views: 1,326
Posted By john shaw
I'm not sure what is the beef here? It apparently...

I'm not sure what is the beef here? It apparently refers to when a "serious crime" has been committed- not just any minor infraction of law.The preservation of evidence is paramount in such a case.
...
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