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Search: Posts Made By: Chris Isaac
Forum: Union Castle - Safmarine 17th August 2019, 09:11
Replies: 5
Views: 876
Posted By Chris Isaac
B&C formally came into existence on January 31st...

B&C formally came into existence on January 31st 1956
The changed to Clan Line insignia was brought in gradually and was generally done as each officer was promoted or joined the new group.
The...
Forum: Blue Star Line 31st May 2019, 20:05
Replies: 12
Views: 2,085
Posted By Chris Isaac
They can be preserved. My own B&C web site is...

They can be preserved.
My own B&C web site is archived by the British National Library.
All you have to do is to ask them.
Forum: Union Castle - Safmarine 27th April 2019, 19:28
Replies: 8
Views: 2,628
Posted By Chris Isaac
That is a picture of Riebeeck Castle

That is a picture of Riebeeck Castle
Forum: Looking for Old Shipmates 9th April 2019, 18:37
Replies: 85
Views: 8,928
Posted By Chris Isaac
The site has just run out of steam. We have no...

The site has just run out of steam.
We have no more stories to tell.
The gallery postings have become boring.
We need a new injection of seafarers, the trouble is that there are no “new”...
Forum: Union Castle - Safmarine 25th March 2019, 08:12
Replies: 33
Views: 12,635
Posted By Chris Isaac
A tragedy but only seven died. ...

A tragedy but only seven died.
http://www.bandcstaffregister.com/page2342.html
Forum: Maritime Family History Research 12th February 2019, 13:22
Replies: 8
Views: 2,402
Posted By Chris Isaac
Please use these addresses instead: You will...

Please use these addresses instead:

You will find information about your uncle here:
http://www.bandcstaffregister.com/page2716.html

Information about Umtali here:...
Forum: Union Castle - Safmarine 9th February 2019, 07:47
Replies: 2
Views: 677
Posted By Chris Isaac
I fear you may be correct !

I fear you may be correct !
Forum: Union Castle - Safmarine 8th February 2019, 13:58
Replies: 2
Views: 677
Posted By Chris Isaac
South African Financier

I am trying to locate a picture of this vessel.
I have pics of her in all her previous guises but nowhere can I find her as South African Financier.
I would be very grateful if anyone can help.
Forum: Computers and The Internet 29th October 2018, 09:14
Replies: 19
Views: 2,146
Posted By Chris Isaac
From recommendations here I have now installed...

From recommendations here I have now installed Photoscape.
It is certainly much easier to use than GIMP.
Over the years GIMP has got more and more cumbersome.
From now on its Photoscape for me.
Forum: The Galley 27th October 2018, 08:06
Replies: 8
Views: 1,593
Posted By Chris Isaac
At 8.15pm on the evening of 13th January 1960 the...

At 8.15pm on the evening of 13th January 1960 the Rea Tug APPLEGARTH was rammed and sunk by the Scottish Shire liner PERTHSHIRE off the Alfred Locks at Birkenhead. The entire crew of seven of the...
Forum: Computers and The Internet 22nd October 2018, 12:56
Replies: 19
Views: 2,146
Posted By Chris Isaac
GIMP is pretty good and is free. Just Google it...

GIMP is pretty good and is free.
Just Google it and download
Forum: News and Views from the Shipping World 26th September 2018, 17:48
Replies: 52
Views: 9,547
Posted By Chris Isaac
I think this clip might be more accurate: ...

I think this clip might be more accurate:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RRB-mxrbUiI
Forum: Union Castle - Safmarine 16th September 2018, 10:18
Replies: 3
Views: 900
Posted By Chris Isaac
What on earth does this have to do with...

What on earth does this have to do with Union-Castle?
Forum: News and Views from the Shipping World 1st September 2018, 12:04
Replies: 10
Views: 3,265
Posted By Chris Isaac
A lady invited to launch a Sam Boat mounted the...

A lady invited to launch a Sam Boat mounted the podium and after taking hold of the bottle remarked "but there is no ship!".
"Just swing the bottle ma'am, it'll be there."
Forum: J & J Denholm 14th July 2018, 09:27
Replies: 71
Views: 7,993
Posted By Chris Isaac
Really. who knew?

Really. who knew?
Forum: Ship Research 7th July 2018, 10:32
Replies: 1
Views: 298
Posted By Chris Isaac
187313Here she is as Statendam

187313Here she is as Statendam
Forum: Maritime Family History Research 1st July 2018, 08:30
Replies: 18
Views: 1,428
Posted By Chris Isaac
Many thanks for this, your knowledge has been...

Many thanks for this, your knowledge has been added to the Perthshire page on the B&C web site
Forum: Maritime Family History Research 29th June 2018, 17:46
Replies: 18
Views: 1,428
Posted By Chris Isaac
A friend of mine has ventured a very plausible...

A friend of mine has ventured a very plausible theory about the use of MN braid.
He thinks the photo was taken just after the war when the full Clan Line braid was in short supply and therefore...
Forum: Maritime Family History Research 29th June 2018, 13:56
Replies: 18
Views: 1,428
Posted By Chris Isaac
The number of officers is about right for...

The number of officers is about right for Perthshire
On deck: Master, 3 mates and 2 cadets = 6
Engineers: Chief, 7 engineers, 3 Fridge engineers and a Boiler Maker = 12
Radio Officer = 1...
Forum: Maritime Family History Research 29th June 2018, 07:02
Replies: 18
Views: 1,428
Posted By Chris Isaac
Some of the men are wearing Clan Line uniforms...

Some of the men are wearing Clan Line uniforms while others are in standard MN. This would lead me to think that they are from two different ships or it is a war time picture.
If it was post 1956...
Forum: Shaw Savill 25th June 2018, 12:41
Replies: 5
Views: 1,322
Posted By Chris Isaac
Better make it two nights before just in case the...

Better make it two nights before just in case the second mate is wrong.
Forum: Union Castle - Safmarine 24th June 2018, 11:51
Replies: 1
Views: 793
Posted By Chris Isaac
Bill Speakman VC

Very sad to see the passing of this brave gentleman last Wednesday.

I first met Bill in 1971 when I was 2nd Officer on Pendennis Castle and he was Master at Arms. He exemplified the expression...
Forum: Union Castle - Safmarine 9th June 2018, 14:55
Replies: 6
Views: 1,697
Posted By Chris Isaac
I own the Union-Castle web site. I do not have...

I own the Union-Castle web site.
I do not have any passenger lists.
As Union-Castle no longer exists I can only suggest you try Cape Town departures or Southampton arrivals.
Sorry I cannot be of...
Forum: Looking for Old Shipmates 16th May 2018, 10:28
Replies: 15
Views: 2,548
Posted By Chris Isaac
What a lovely thought, I shall try to remember...

What a lovely thought, I shall try to remember that when I am in my dotage.
Forum: The Engine Room 15th April 2018, 17:34
Replies: 34
Views: 6,313
Posted By Chris Isaac
I have also found reference to RHP on older...

I have also found reference to RHP on older ships.

I once heard a very useful description of power statistics when related to cars.

I imagine you are driving fast when approaching a bend with a...
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