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Search: Posts Made By: David E
Forum: Bank Line 18th September 2013, 23:12
Replies: 27
Views: 7,283
Posted By David E
Even greater fun was re-mooring after carrying...

Even greater fun was re-mooring after carrying away a cable following a particularly violent Bore.Saw it happen twice; once in Inchanga,the second time in Forresbank. Problem was that the mayhem was...
Forum: Bank Line 15th September 2013, 10:18
Replies: 27
Views: 7,283
Posted By David E
Alan, That triggered memories forgotten for 60+...

Alan,
That triggered memories forgotten for 60+ years,not so much for delays at Sandheads,we normally got a straight run in in Inchanga but for he sheer complexity of the 130 mile Pilotage up to...
Forum: Bank Line 2nd May 2013, 23:21
Replies: 89
Views: 16,077
Posted By David E
I don't think it is Port Lincoln-the rails look...

I don't think it is Port Lincoln-the rails look wrong. When we were there in Myrtlebank in September '49 there were two huge and beautiful Shire horses who were used to move the wagons up and down...
Forum: Bank Line 30th March 2013, 23:37
Replies: 28
Views: 5,219
Posted By David E
Alan, I remember A F King. He was Master of...

Alan,

I remember A F King. He was Master of the Forresbank when I was in her in '52/'53. Committed to teaching his Apps. proper Navigational skills. I used to keep the morning 4-8 with the Mate,...
Forum: Bank Line 21st January 2013, 22:52
Replies: 206
Views: 37,391
Posted By David E
A well remembered pleasure in Myrtlebank-the...

A well remembered pleasure in Myrtlebank-the other horror,crawling through a double bottom to check for debris after drydocking

Dave E
Forum: Tramp Steamers 4th January 2013, 23:26
Replies: 110
Views: 25,165
Posted By David E
I caught him for Master and still remember it !!...

I caught him for Master and still remember it !! He was tough.
Forum: Bank Line 1st January 2013, 00:39
Replies: 55
Views: 10,791
Posted By David E
I went through the same terror as a very green...

I went through the same terror as a very green U3M the previous year-imagination working overtime through the Maldives-I was lucky that Stafford-Watts was the Master-always aware of the teenage...
Forum: Bank Line 30th December 2012, 23:26
Replies: 55
Views: 10,791
Posted By David E
Panic in '51 during the Annual Survey when the...

Panic in '51 during the Annual Survey when the lower Starboard boat on Inchanga could not be moved at first and was then less than watertight when it eventually landed in the water-the Sikh surveyor...
Forum: Bank Line 12th June 2012, 23:04
Replies: 763
Views: 130,709
Posted By David E
Alan, Remembered-once only,"Myrtlebank"1950,...

Alan,

Remembered-once only,"Myrtlebank"1950, making a DR approach into the Irish Sea after a virtually sightless crossing across the Atlantic-2 Apps,three seemingly endless winds.The tallow...
Forum: Books, Magazines, TV, Video & Publications 18th April 2012, 23:39
Replies: 12
Views: 2,541
Posted By David E
Try "Titanic Lives"-Migrants and...

Try "Titanic Lives"-Migrants and Millionaires,Conmen and Crew by Richard Davenport Hines.It is a new slant on the event,spending little time on the technical detail but examining how the design and...
Forum: Bank Line 25th January 2012, 22:57
Replies: 55
Views: 10,791
Posted By David E
Add me to the list. In her from '50 to '52.My...

Add me to the list. In her from '50 to '52.My favourite too.A very happy ship.What was it that made the "White Ships"so ?
Forum: Bank Line 22nd January 2012, 22:59
Replies: 53
Views: 9,026
Posted By David E
Same here-fascinating place

Same here-fascinating place
Forum: Say Hello 22nd December 2011, 23:36
Replies: 6
Views: 1,027
Posted By David E
Hi With Fyffes '53-'57 3M: Zent...

Hi
With Fyffes '53-'57
3M: Zent '53/'54(5)-Golfito(6) '54-Cavina(3)'55-Tortuguero(2)'55
Manistee(2)'55-Ariguani(2)'56
2M: Cavina(4)'56-Matina(1)'56/'57-Manistee(5)'57

Great...
Forum: Elders and Fyffes 20th December 2011, 23:28
Replies: 20
Views: 8,521
Posted By David E
Stan She was a nice old ship- I did seven trips...

Stan
She was a nice old ship- I did seven trips in her at intervals through the '50s. Always the same run, UK-Kingston-Port Antonio-Oracabessa-UK.She was too big to do the alternative Fyffes trip of...
Forum: Maritime Family History Research 11th November 2011, 22:59
Replies: 8
Views: 2,374
Posted By David E
The Engagement Cancelled was used when the...

The Engagement Cancelled was used when the Company moved you to another ship after the Articles for a voyage had been opened.I was in Fyffes "Tortugero" in '55 when a NUS strike started.The ship was...
Forum: Bank Line 4th November 2011, 00:18
Replies: 28
Views: 6,699
Posted By David E
Alan, Some of the old "Empires" as well.Did a...

Alan,
Some of the old "Empires" as well.Did a short spell in "Lochybank" in
'52-estimate there was that 70% of the crowd had jumped in Australia and New Zealand.
Forum: Bank Line 17th October 2011, 11:10
Replies: 17
Views: 3,939
Posted By David E
Checking,I only managed one Christmas at home...

Checking,I only managed one Christmas at home between 1949 and 1960.This one is one of the few that I do remember.We were in Colombo.John Lynch wanted to go to Midnight Mass on Christmas Eve,so we...
Forum: Bank Line 14th October 2011, 00:28
Replies: 17
Views: 3,939
Posted By David E
Inchanga I was in her from June 1950 until...

Inchanga
I was in her from June 1950 until March 1952 alternating as App/Senior App and U3M over the period.Some names,particularly the 2nd.Mates have faded over 60 years-others are well remembered....
Forum: Bank Line 28th August 2011, 22:59
Replies: 36
Views: 7,445
Posted By David E
Yes-Remember it well. In '50-'52, Durban was the...

Yes-Remember it well. In '50-'52, Durban was the only port where it was rigged, usually when there were a large number of first class passengers. A question, were any modifications carried out when...
Forum: Bank Line 8th June 2011, 00:17
Replies: 206
Views: 37,391
Posted By David E
Alan, Can better that one-in "Inchanga".Ted...

Alan,

Can better that one-in "Inchanga".Ted Webber,the Senior App and I had to free a well rotted corpse that was jammed under the Accomodation Ladder spur.

Sixty one years ago-where have they...
Forum: Bank Line 9th October 2010, 23:46
Replies: 96
Views: 12,345
Posted By David E
Alan, Sorry,I can't help on that one-I can...

Alan,
Sorry,I can't help on that one-I can remember most details even 58/59 years back but the teeth cleaning detail escapes me.

I do remember the Leckie-I used to borrow his suits-well meaning...
Forum: Bank Line 8th October 2010, 23:23
Replies: 96
Views: 12,345
Posted By David E
In Inchanga,'50/'52, although we had moved away...

In Inchanga,'50/'52, although we had moved away from the "Pound and Pint" regime evident in the rest of the fleet there were separate and shorter menus for the Mates and Engineers-even so the range...
Forum: Bank Line 28th September 2010, 23:44
Replies: 763
Views: 130,709
Posted By David E
Alan, Interesting to rummage and find a load of...

Alan,
Interesting to rummage and find a load of yellowing documents. I see that my total pay for the four years on the Indenture was £301-£55/£70/£85/£100 with an £80 Good Conduct Bonus at the...
Forum: Bank Line 27th September 2010, 23:26
Replies: 763
Views: 130,709
Posted By David E
Not there in '49-resurrected mine-".....nor...

Not there in '49-resurrected mine-".....nor frequent Taverns or Alehouses,unless upon his or their business:nor play at unlawful games...." it says

David E
Forum: Bank Line 8th September 2010, 09:34
Replies: 40
Views: 4,477
Posted By David E
My most revolting ever-clearing a bloated corpse...

My most revolting ever-clearing a bloated corpse from the spur of the accomodation ladder while on the river buoys in Calcutta
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