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Search: Posts Made By: Riccarton
Forum: The Radio Room 1st October 2019, 11:20
Replies: 37
Views: 2,262
Posted By Riccarton
Going between Land's End and South Wales in May...

Going between Land's End and South Wales in May in fog, provided bearings for several cocked hats. When the radar did pick up land the Master comment favourably on the accuracy of DF generated...
Forum: Brocklebank Line 17th July 2019, 11:24
Replies: 9
Views: 1,253
Posted By Riccarton
I can recall having Somerset Eggs on Masirah.

I can recall having Somerset Eggs on Masirah.
Forum: Brocklebank Line 11th June 2019, 11:54
Replies: 2
Views: 748
Posted By Riccarton
I sailed with John Watson on several Brock ships...

I sailed with John Watson on several Brock ships and on Elizabeth Holt.

As well as thetanker sailing between the Persian Gulf and South Africa, he was Master of an ACL container ship sailing...
Forum: BP Shipping 6th February 2019, 10:21
Replies: 23
Views: 2,572
Posted By Riccarton
[quote=Harry Nicholson;2967257] While the...

[quote=Harry Nicholson;2967257]

While the Queensfeatured numerous times in the book referenced there was no mention of being at Addu Atoll in any convoy.
However both these ships due to their...
Forum: BP Shipping 5th February 2019, 10:56
Replies: 23
Views: 2,572
Posted By Riccarton
In the book "Winston Specials; Troopships Via the...

In the book "Winston Specials; Troopships Via the Cape 1940-1943" there are several references to Addu Atoll, of which Gan is one island.
The Atoll was know af Port T, and used a a re-fuelling point...
Forum: Brocklebank Line 7th September 2018, 14:17
Replies: 33
Views: 4,899
Posted By Riccarton
He was a real character and certainly did us...

He was a real character and certainly did us proud having done three voyages with him.
Forum: Brocklebank Line 3rd September 2018, 10:40
Replies: 33
Views: 4,899
Posted By Riccarton
On all the Brock ships I sailed on there was ever...

On all the Brock ships I sailed on there was ever only one Purser. The only name I remember was Jim Summers on Maihar, who I believed passed away from Black Water Fever.
Forum: The Radio Room 25th July 2018, 14:51
Replies: 17
Views: 1,601
Posted By Riccarton
Recently found some slips providing exam results...

Recently found some slips providing exam results and noted exams were held in June as well as May.
The slips were part of the exam answer book front page, in which one provided a reply address.
Forum: Brocklebank Line 24th July 2018, 14:19
Replies: 14
Views: 2,115
Posted By Riccarton
Aug-Dec 1959, I was still a 2R/O on Maihar. ...

Aug-Dec 1959, I was still a 2R/O on Maihar.

Did the BoT Radar Cert in 1960 and 1R/O from then on.

Bagpipe playing is not an attribute I could ever claim!

I took more interest in the cargo...
Forum: The Radio Room 24th July 2018, 14:04
Replies: 72
Views: 6,228
Posted By Riccarton
From memory Ron, the complaint came through the...

From memory Ron, the complaint came through the Brocks Radio Superintendents following a voyage from West Africa that paid off in Avonmouth.
It referred to the general standard of entry and the...
Forum: Brocklebank Line 23rd July 2018, 11:39
Replies: 14
Views: 2,115
Posted By Riccarton
When we finally got to Calcutta, Maihar moored in...

When we finally got to Calcutta, Maihar moored in the Hoogly opposite the Calcutte swimmung club, before later moving to Kidderpore Docks.
Did two trips with Cliff,1957/58 and a third in 1959 on...
Forum: The Radio Room 23rd July 2018, 11:29
Replies: 72
Views: 6,228
Posted By Riccarton
I was notified of a complaint about the standard...

I was notified of a complaint about the standard of my logbook following a voyage.
Forum: Brocklebank Line 21st July 2018, 11:57
Replies: 14
Views: 2,115
Posted By Riccarton
Harry, from memory Maihar was anchored at...

Harry, from memory Maihar was anchored at Sandheads around the dates you posted, being my first Brocks ship.
Forum: The Radio Room 3rd July 2018, 11:46
Replies: 17
Views: 1,601
Posted By Riccarton
My Intermediate Certificate was either 1959 0r...

My Intermediate Certificate was either 1959 0r 1960.

I too would struggle, though I did manage somehow to keep a little more than vaguely up to date through being responsible for organising in...
Forum: The Radio Room 2nd July 2018, 11:32
Replies: 17
Views: 1,601
Posted By Riccarton
From memory Harry, the exams were in May. ...

From memory Harry, the exams were in May.

Have to admit that the ones I latterly sat while "at sea" did not achive a pass, largely due to not doing sufficient study.

Similarly for the HND and...
Forum: The Radio Room 30th June 2018, 11:43
Replies: 17
Views: 1,601
Posted By Riccarton
I too, used BRNS to study for C&G, sitting the...

I too, used BRNS to study for C&G, sitting the exams on one occasion in Antwerp oin the Bridge, and another in the Master's Day Room in Luanda. Also while at James Watt College for 1st Class PMG. ...
Forum: Brocklebank Line 5th June 2018, 12:04
Replies: 73
Views: 8,085
Posted By Riccarton
Thanks Pat, and your picture of the park gates...

Thanks Pat, and your picture of the park gates looks familiar.

I also recall the was a United Molasses plant across from the Graving Dock
Forum: Brocklebank Line 4th June 2018, 11:18
Replies: 73
Views: 8,085
Posted By Riccarton
Clearly age plays tricks with memories. Pleased...

Clearly age plays tricks with memories. Pleased to be corrected.

The ship mentioned was in a dry dock, having previously unloadedthe last of its cargo, iron ore, for one of the steel works then in...
Forum: Brocklebank Line 2nd June 2018, 11:59
Replies: 73
Views: 8,085
Posted By Riccarton
Outside Bidston Dock, looking on to Birkinhead...

Outside Bidston Dock, looking on to Birkinhead Park, I have a memory of a cinema, with a hotel next door. Spent a night in the hotel when the ship I was on was being "gassed" to clear the rats and...
Forum: The Radio Room 13th April 2018, 11:26
Replies: 40
Views: 5,232
Posted By Riccarton
Sailed on both Manaar and Matra but looking at...

Sailed on both Manaar and Matra but looking at your picture Tony, have no memory whatsoever of the Radio Room layout or equipment.

Do remember a Redifon R50M was also on the Martand and never had...
Forum: The Radio Room 28th February 2018, 14:22
Replies: 60
Views: 9,838
Posted By Riccarton
2nd Class PMG, BA912, Glasgow, 1957 1st Class...

2nd Class PMG, BA912, Glasgow, 1957
1st Class PMG, BA 680, James Watt, Greenock, 1960
Forum: The Radio Room 27th February 2018, 11:38
Replies: 31
Views: 3,595
Posted By Riccarton
In the late 1960's working at Ferranti, I met...

In the late 1960's working at Ferranti, I met Alastair Mowat whose father at that time was wotking at GKR.
Forum: The Radio Room 31st January 2018, 11:58
Replies: 10
Views: 889
Posted By Riccarton
I lived in Stranraer at the this time and knew...

I lived in Stranraer at the this time and knew several of the people who lost their lives including one to whom I had spoken the previous evening.
The following day viewing the North Channel from...
Forum: Brocklebank Line 4th January 2018, 11:44
Replies: 24
Views: 2,976
Posted By Riccarton
Similarly remember steel slabs being loaded in...

Similarly remember steel slabs being loaded in Vizag, probably the product of the steel works at Durgapur for which remember seeing parts for it being loaded in the UK in 1959.
Always considered...
Forum: The Radio Room 19th December 2017, 15:18
Replies: 47
Views: 9,581
Posted By Riccarton
With MIMCo for two trips on the Laurentia,...

With MIMCo for two trips on the Laurentia, Glasgow - St Johns, NB, then sent to Salveda, a salvage tug as 1st R/O. Decided direct employment was the better option so went to Brocklebank who supported...
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