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Search: Posts Made By: John Callon
Forum: Other Companies/Ships 13th April 2019, 11:38
Replies: 399
Views: 107,411
Posted By John Callon
Alan Melia

So sad to read that Alan has passed away. We sailed together on the Dart Line ships RIP. My deepest sympathy to his family.
Forum: Ship Research 23rd November 2018, 12:41
Replies: 9
Views: 1,241
Posted By John Callon
Hello Roger Yes you are quite right regarding...

Hello Roger
Yes you are quite right regarding the movements of Devonshire etc. During the 2 years I was on her we only went out to Singapore once, did two voyages to the British Cameroons and the...
Forum: Ship Research 22nd November 2018, 20:54
Replies: 9
Views: 1,241
Posted By John Callon
Hello Phill Is it possible that your mother...

Hello Phill
Is it possible that your mother sailed on either the Dunera or Dilwara, both troopships belonging to British India Line. The Devonshire was owned by Bibby Line. All three ships had a...
Forum: Ship Research 21st November 2018, 21:19
Replies: 9
Views: 1,241
Posted By John Callon
mv Devonshire

I served on the Devonshire 1960 to 1962 which was she was sold to BI.
In November 1960 we went out to Singapore arriving just after Christmas.
Regards
John C
Forum: Looking for Old Shipmates 28th April 2018, 21:56
Replies: 15
Views: 2,547
Posted By John Callon
That is Tony Griffiths, I sailed with him on the...

That is Tony Griffiths, I sailed with him on the Bibby Liner Staffordshire. He was then Chief Officer. Great guy to sail with. So sorry to read that he may have passed away.
Regards
John C
Forum: Other Companies/Ships 20th April 2017, 22:55
Replies: 399
Views: 107,411
Posted By John Callon
Would it be George Nutter. I know he was super in...

Would it be George Nutter. I know he was super in 1960.
Regards
John
Forum: Model Ships 25th November 2014, 12:47
Replies: 17
Views: 2,210
Posted By John Callon
That certainly is some Diorama, well done. Did...

That certainly is some Diorama, well done. Did you make the ship models yourself or are they bought? If you bought them who is the supplier as I would not mind getting a few myself.
Regards
John
Forum: Computers and The Internet 11th November 2014, 21:17
Replies: 13
Views: 1,942
Posted By John Callon
Alex, have you tried this. Connect your ipod to...

Alex, have you tried this. Connect your ipod to the computer.when the download is complete disconnect the ipod and then reconnect it to the computer, Disconnect when sync is complete. Also check that...
Forum: Computers and The Internet 6th November 2014, 22:28
Replies: 18
Views: 3,085
Posted By John Callon
Since May this year I have been trying to set up...

Since May this year I have been trying to set up a direct debit with BT with little success. Like others I have been connected to India and South Africa. The only progress I made was setting up a...
Forum: Passenger Liners 30th October 2014, 23:43
Replies: 21
Views: 12,914
Posted By John Callon
I think the other guys are referring to the later...

I think the other guys are referring to the later Empress of Canada circa mid to late 50's.
Regards
John
Forum: Other Companies/Ships 14th October 2014, 00:19
Replies: 399
Views: 107,411
Posted By John Callon
The last time I was in Liverpool Alan we stopped...

The last time I was in Liverpool Alan we stopped at the Hampton by Hilton opposite the Albert Dock. I would not say it was 5 star but not far from it. The reason we picked the hotel was because of...
Forum: Other Companies/Ships 13th October 2014, 22:04
Replies: 399
Views: 107,411
Posted By John Callon
Thanks for the report in the Liverpool Echo Alan...

Thanks for the report in the Liverpool Echo Alan regarding the conversion of Martins Bank Building to a five star hotel. Who would have thought all those years go when we were called into the office...
Forum: Other Companies/Ships 7th October 2014, 22:30
Replies: 399
Views: 107,411
Posted By John Callon
Hi Alan, Hope you and Sheila are in good...

Hi Alan,
Hope you and Sheila are in good health. From memory the building was owned by Martins Bank, which later became Barclays. As you rightly say Bibbys occupied the whole of the 7th floor as...
Forum: P & O 27th April 2014, 00:45
Replies: 44
Views: 24,007
Posted By John Callon
Would it be possible if somebody could post the...

Would it be possible if somebody could post the picture of Orsova in Pago Pago because going back to post #1 there is no picture on my laptop.
Regards
John
Forum: Prince Line 29th March 2014, 23:47
Replies: 29
Views: 10,855
Posted By John Callon
After the Shaw Savill charter the Eastern Prince...

After the Shaw Savill charter the Eastern Prince was sold to Bibby Line and renamed Staffordshire. I had the misfortune to do two trips on her by which time the ship was well past her sell by date....
Forum: Other Companies/Ships 28th January 2014, 22:39
Replies: 399
Views: 107,411
Posted By John Callon
Hi Geoff, Alan and Neil As I said before Bibbys...

Hi Geoff, Alan and Neil
As I said before Bibbys paid cash for their ships, as Alan has confirmed. On the other side of the fence however, when I was working in their head office, I happened to be in...
Forum: Say Hello 18th January 2014, 23:46
Replies: 15
Views: 1,303
Posted By John Callon
Hi Marian, So do I, as you can see. Don't...

Hi Marian,
So do I, as you can see. Don't forget to come back to us though.
Regards
John
Forum: Say Hello 18th January 2014, 23:14
Replies: 15
Views: 1,303
Posted By John Callon
Hi Marian - I have already told you that you are...

Hi Marian - I have already told you that you are with the right crowd.
Regards
John
Forum: Shaw Savill 18th January 2014, 22:58
Replies: 44
Views: 8,573
Posted By John Callon
The powdered milk that was used went under the...

The powdered milk that was used went under the brand name of Millac. If it was produced in a milk machine and then chilled in the fridge it was quite palatable. However many cargo liners, tankers and...
Forum: Computers and The Internet 13th January 2014, 21:54
Replies: 9
Views: 1,665
Posted By John Callon
Mine seems to working OK John. Can open all the...

Mine seems to working OK John. Can open all the forums.
Regards
John C.
Forum: Model Ships 11th January 2014, 23:55
Replies: 94
Views: 20,858
Posted By John Callon
Derek, when you say the virtual model can be...

Derek, when you say the virtual model can be meshed, what does that mean. To create a virtual model do you need to have a considerable amount of software. I am thinking about the 3D model that has...
Forum: Model Ships 11th January 2014, 22:20
Replies: 94
Views: 20,858
Posted By John Callon
Hi Derek, Many thanks for your reply and...

Hi Derek,
Many thanks for your reply and explanation of what a virtual model is. I did not quite understand it all as I have never heard of this type of model before. Again many thanks.
Regards...
Forum: Other Companies/Ships 8th January 2014, 22:16
Replies: 399
Views: 107,411
Posted By John Callon
Hi Neil Bibbys paid for their ships in...

Hi Neil
Bibbys paid for their ships in installments, first payment made on the launch, and balance paid after acceptance trials. There was an exception to this practice which was when the Labour...
Forum: Other Companies/Ships 8th January 2014, 20:22
Replies: 399
Views: 107,411
Posted By John Callon
Neil it would not be a ceremonial thing with the...

Neil it would not be a ceremonial thing with the cheque. Bibbys paid cash for most of their ships after the acceptance trials.
Regards
John
Forum: The Bridge 6th January 2014, 00:27
Replies: 13
Views: 2,749
Posted By John Callon
An observation from the Catering Department would...

An observation from the Catering Department would be moderate swell, keep an eye on things and chock the stoves off with fire bars if necessary.
Regards
John
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