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Search: Posts Made By: Aberdonian
Forum: Ben Line 2nd September 2019, 17:36
Replies: 32
Views: 5,284
Posted By Aberdonian
Chavin awa, Ian.... Most unwelcome news...

Chavin awa, Ian....

Most unwelcome news regarding Andy. I remember him being such a hale and hearty man when we were up for tickets at Robert Gordons.
A great character, he specialised in humour...
Forum: Offshore Oil & Gas Industry 8th July 2019, 08:16
Replies: 24
Views: 2,754
Posted By Aberdonian
Hi Bill, I am saddened to hear about the...

Hi Bill,

I am saddened to hear about the passing of Derek; my belated condolences to his family and friends. RIP.

Keith
Forum: Offshore Oil & Gas Industry 6th July 2019, 22:40
Replies: 24
Views: 2,754
Posted By Aberdonian
A second cousin on my mother’s Ellington side,...

A second cousin on my mother’s Ellington side, Aberdeen-born Derek, a former trawl skipper prior to becoming a rig fitter on the Piper Alpha oil rig, survived the explosion and resulting oil and gas...
Forum: Ship Research 1st June 2019, 23:09
Replies: 5
Views: 880
Posted By Aberdonian
The Brandy Run

In 1966 I sailed as Second Mate in the General Steam Navigation Company ship MV Heron which was then on the regular London/Bordeaux run. In Bordeaux we loaded mainly brandy and cognac, bottled and in...
Forum: Ben Line 18th May 2019, 11:11
Replies: 32
Views: 5,284
Posted By Aberdonian
Benmhor Cadets 1962: Ian Henderson, Colin McLean...

Benmhor Cadets 1962: Ian Henderson, Colin McLean and George Marriott.

Tommy Barr was Master.

Keith
Forum: Fishing Vessels 6th May 2019, 12:40
Replies: 17
Views: 1,381
Posted By Aberdonian
In Aberdeen trawlers the “Ice Cracker” deckhand...

In Aberdeen trawlers the “Ice Cracker” deckhand customarily received a small gratuity from the skipper.
I remember my father passing a 10 shilling note to his bro-in-law for undertaking this task....
Forum: Ellerman 4th May 2019, 14:50
Replies: 18
Views: 7,057
Posted By Aberdonian
I stand corrected, price, in thinking the Lucian...

I stand corrected, price, in thinking the Lucian had a regular Lisbon destination at that time.

Keith
Forum: Say Hello 1st May 2019, 11:49
Replies: 13
Views: 1,366
Posted By Aberdonian
Perhaps not quite what you are looking for,...

Perhaps not quite what you are looking for, Alyssa, but I joined the Shell tanker TES Helcion when she was discharging crude oil at Ardrossan in July ’59. We left there for the Maracaibo Lake.
...
Forum: Ship Research 10th April 2019, 14:20
Replies: 17
Views: 1,161
Posted By Aberdonian
#6...

#6 (https://www.shipsnostalgia.com/usertag.php?do=list&action=hash&hash=6) :
"I initially attempted to make contact by Private Message but to no avail."

Thanks for your PM response, Cheryl; the...
Forum: Ship Research 10th April 2019, 12:27
Replies: 17
Views: 1,161
Posted By Aberdonian
Hi Cheryl, Your family background has me...

Hi Cheryl,

Your family background has me wondering if you had a relative, popularly known as “Charlie”, who resided in Aberdeen – certainly in the 60’s.

I initially attempted to make contact by...
Forum: Ship Research 22nd February 2019, 12:27
Replies: 11
Views: 3,563
Posted By Aberdonian
MS Pacific & MS Suecia

In July 1971 stevedoring company Scruttons Maltby sent me to Gothenburg accompanied by a small group of fellow employees, namely a Terminal Foreman, a Shop Steward and four Crane Drivers experienced...
Forum: Tramp Steamers 9th February 2019, 15:30
Replies: 36
Views: 3,245
Posted By Aberdonian
Not a great view of No 3 hatch but it serves to...

Not a great view of No 3 hatch but it serves to confirm some comments given above.

Keith
Forum: Non-Seafaring Obituaries 23rd January 2019, 18:38
Replies: 11
Views: 877
Posted By Aberdonian
Stylish Trawlermen

Both before and after the war young trawlermen were noted for sartorial elegance. At one time powder blue suits with jackets plaited at the back were not uncommon. Footwear was often blue suede...
Forum: Fishing Vessels 10th January 2019, 15:41
Replies: 9
Views: 2,114
Posted By Aberdonian
Hi George, My grandfather, Albert Edward...

Hi George, My grandfather, Albert Edward Ellington (b.1880), was an older brother of your grandmother Ellen Louisa Ellington so I guess we are second cousins.
Incidentally, back in 2007 I...
Forum: Brocklebank Line 29th December 2018, 14:49
Replies: 14
Views: 2,015
Posted By Aberdonian
Sandheads

Looks like I was in good company since I lay anchored at Sandheads in the Liberty ship Tielbank for a lengthy period starting from Aug 11 1957. Our two apprentices caught rats as a diversion. The Old...
Forum: Special Purpose Vessels 30th October 2018, 15:30
Replies: 40
Views: 9,424
Posted By Aberdonian
In the '70s Lash ships used to anchor off Dammam,...

In the '70s Lash ships used to anchor off Dammam, Saudi Arabia, the barges being towed to the Small Craft Harbour for discharge. A German company Barge Container Overseas (BCO), contracted to the...
Forum: Maritime Family History Research 22nd October 2018, 22:15
Replies: 32
Views: 3,823
Posted By Aberdonian
Issued M M Office, Aberdeen, December...

Issued M M Office, Aberdeen, December 1954....R618883.

Keith
Forum: The Engine Room 28th May 2018, 16:02
Replies: 50
Views: 6,370
Posted By Aberdonian
Certainly in the 50s it was laid down that wooden...

Certainly in the 50s it was laid down that wooden hatchboards be at least 2.5 inches thick and athwartship beams placed so that unsupported length of board does not exceed 4.5 feet. The steel angles...
Forum: Elders and Fyffes 10th May 2018, 17:26
Replies: 63
Views: 29,635
Posted By Aberdonian
The last time I saw Freddy he was in the process...

The last time I saw Freddy he was in the process of selling his house in Godalming, Surrey about the year 1963/64. I have no knowledge of where he moved to afterwards. You are right, Ian, he would be...
Forum: Elders and Fyffes 9th May 2018, 17:14
Replies: 63
Views: 29,635
Posted By Aberdonian
I sailed with Chief Engineer Freddie Fox in...

I sailed with Chief Engineer Freddie Fox in either the Pozarica or Palomares when with MacAndrews on the London – Lisbon run. I recall a personable man who hailed from down Surrey way.

Keith
Forum: Say Hello 6th May 2018, 11:50
Replies: 4
Views: 613
Posted By Aberdonian
Could well be the same Chief Engineer Freddy Fox...

Could well be the same Chief Engineer Freddy Fox I sailed with in MacAndrews.

Keith
Forum: The Bridge 3rd May 2018, 11:31
Replies: 103
Views: 10,542
Posted By Aberdonian
Thanks for your response, lakercapt. Yes,...

Thanks for your response, lakercapt.
Yes, coasting seamen deserve respect for the conditions under which they ply their trade. Constantly within an often trying northern climate for one thing, but I...
Forum: Computers and The Internet 2nd May 2018, 17:32
Replies: 8
Views: 1,052
Posted By Aberdonian
Before decimalisation and the calculator, a...

Before decimalisation and the calculator, a trusty Ready Reckoner was invaluable when working on ships accounts - particularly with Running Agreement.(Scribe)

Keith
Forum: The Bridge 2nd May 2018, 12:37
Replies: 103
Views: 10,542
Posted By Aberdonian
To digress, lakercapt: On the subject of tickets,...

To digress, lakercapt: On the subject of tickets, I was up for Second Mates in ’58 Aberdeen with a Jim Brock who then emigrated to Canada with the firm intention of going on the Lakes. Long shot, but...
Forum: Royal Navy 1st May 2018, 09:21
Replies: 38
Views: 15,665
Posted By Aberdonian
Henry Clinton

Thanks for an interesting post, David, and welcome to SN.
I have just sent you a PM with my email address.

Regards,
Keith
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