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Search: Posts Made By: redgreggie
Forum: Places, People & Events of Maritime Interest 13th April 2014, 10:39
Replies: 21
Views: 5,368
Posted By redgreggie
the bosun was a 'wiry' Swedish guy, when he had a...

the bosun was a 'wiry' Swedish guy, when he had a drink or two he'd then drink a can of conny onny, pleasant guy, had a goatee beard I think.
Forum: Places, People & Events of Maritime Interest 12th April 2014, 18:35
Replies: 52
Views: 11,247
Posted By redgreggie
I came from Derbyshire, a few miles from...

I came from Derbyshire, a few miles from Sheffield, had no relatives.....didn't know anybody (directly) in the Merchant Navy.

From the area I lived you had the choice of the pits or steelworks, I...
Forum: Places, People & Events of Maritime Interest 12th April 2014, 18:24
Replies: 21
Views: 5,368
Posted By redgreggie
a boxer from Hull use to live at the hotel I...

a boxer from Hull use to live at the hotel I believe, I had a couple of nights there with a love of mine, a Swedish girl who I met on the Spero, she was a passenger and I worked in the Cafeteria,...
Forum: The Galley 18th July 2012, 10:22
Replies: 84
Views: 22,934
Posted By redgreggie
yeah, Ginsters do a fairly good one, though Marks...

yeah, Ginsters do a fairly good one, though Marks and Spencer are, I guess, as good as anyone, any of their food is good, followed closely by Waitrose.
Forum: BP Shipping 29th December 2011, 12:41
Replies: 32
Views: 5,289
Posted By redgreggie
I played in New Zealand, I think it was against a...

I played in New Zealand, I think it was against a Norwegian ship, we went 1-0 down but came back to draw 1-1.

much more memorable was when I was on the Spero, a ro/ro ferry from Hull to...
Forum: Other Companies/Ships 30th October 2011, 10:59
Replies: 7
Views: 5,429
Posted By redgreggie
come on guys, there must be someone around who...

come on guys, there must be someone around who was on this trip...?

one sad memory, there was a docker in New Zealand, don't know which port it was, must have been either Wellington, Lyttleton,...
Forum: The Galley 23rd October 2011, 11:15
Replies: 47
Views: 10,790
Posted By redgreggie
not only changed my taste it opened my eyes as...

not only changed my taste it opened my eyes as well.

my mum was the best cook that I've ever known, she really was. I grew up in the fifties in a village between Sheffield and Chesterfield, the...
Forum: Other Companies/Ships 22nd October 2011, 10:01
Replies: 302
Views: 64,488
Posted By redgreggie
remember on the Baltic Jet, bosun from Hull,...

remember on the Baltic Jet, bosun from Hull, fairly big guy use to do marquetry......making pictures from little pieces of wood.

I was never artistic but wished I was, he showed me how to make a...
Forum: The Galley 7th May 2011, 10:30
Replies: 161
Views: 45,328
Posted By redgreggie
best one I recall was on Federal Line's Dorset...

best one I recall was on Federal Line's Dorset back in 1966, can only remember his first name was Royston, really good guy, left us to it in the Galley.

I was Galley Boy and worked with a great...
Forum: The Galley 31st March 2011, 12:36
Replies: 40
Views: 7,541
Posted By redgreggie
remember it well, loved it, along with The Cisco...

remember it well, loved it, along with The Cisco Kid and Pancho, oh, for the good old days.

but............still can't get over how old Rin-Tin-Tin morphed into a classic saying in the good old...
Forum: Other Companies/Ships 31st March 2011, 10:26
Replies: 10
Views: 4,781
Posted By redgreggie
she looks a fine ship. ...

she looks a fine ship.




ray............in Batley.
Forum: The Galley 31st March 2011, 10:23
Replies: 40
Views: 7,541
Posted By redgreggie
I wasn't a peggy, I was in catering and worked in...

I wasn't a peggy, I was in catering and worked in the galley, loved it.

but one thing that always got me, and has stayed with me is a phrase that still makes me chuckle to this day.

I'd be busy...
Forum: Looking for Old Shipmates 31st October 2010, 13:28
Replies: 2
Views: 1,148
Posted By redgreggie
Federal's Dorset 1966

Looking for anyone that did the trip to New Zealand that signed off in Falmouth in 1966 during the seamans' strike.

Things that might jog your memory about that trip.....

we caught the tail end...
Forum: Houlder Brothers 7th June 2010, 22:08
Replies: 27
Views: 6,569
Posted By redgreggie
Hi Alan no, I don't remember the name of the...

Hi Alan

no, I don't remember the name of the cook.
I remember there was a cook and a baker, but that's all.

I don't want to give a bad impression of cooks, he was I guess the poorest example,...
Forum: Houlder Brothers 6th June 2010, 20:29
Replies: 27
Views: 6,569
Posted By redgreggie
just been thinking about my first day at sea, I'd...

just been thinking about my first day at sea, I'd never really seen a ship before other than ones that we saw at Tilbury across the river from the 'old' training school at Gravesend.

I was from...
Forum: Shell 8th January 2010, 13:43
Replies: 5
Views: 1,535
Posted By redgreggie
my first trip, I had left the Gravesend Training...

my first trip, I had left the Gravesend Training School the previous day, I had just got in from walking my youngest brother to school, he's 10 years younger than me and I had really missed him, when...
Forum: Looking for Old Shipmates 4th January 2010, 14:34
Replies: 44
Views: 8,808
Posted By redgreggie
great stories, I was on the Dorset, Federal Steam...

great stories, I was on the Dorset, Federal Steam Navigation, first 'real' trip I had done, prior to this I was on a couple of tankers but only stayed a few weeks.

I did the uk coast on the Dorset...
Forum: Tankers 5th November 2009, 12:53
Replies: 4
Views: 4,013
Posted By redgreggie
it would have been either 1964 or 65 when I was...

it would have been either 1964 or 65 when I was on the Anadara.

wish I'd stayed longer on either of my first ships, I'd never really been away from home before so the first chance I got to sign...
Forum: Other Companies/Ships 24th October 2009, 16:58
Replies: 302
Views: 64,488
Posted By redgreggie
not really anything to do with any of the Baltic...

not really anything to do with any of the Baltic boats, connected yes, it's when I was on the Importer sailing out of Surrey Commercial Docks, we now and again went up to the city via the tube,...
Forum: Other Companies/Ships 9th July 2009, 20:34
Replies: 302
Views: 64,488
Posted By redgreggie
Hi sailed on the baltic jet in 1969 as Galley boy...

Hi sailed on the baltic jet in 1969 as Galley boy bloody hard work.
The cook was called Walt i think,can picture him.He lived off spring bank in hull would love to know what happened to him.He used...
Forum: News and Views from the Shipping World 11th June 2009, 16:25
Replies: 1,076
Views: 92,342
Posted By redgreggie
I've recently read a book called Blackwater, all...

I've recently read a book called Blackwater, all about the 'privatisation' of the war in the Middle East, and it just confirms that there are, and always will be, too many people making a very good...
Forum: Coasters 17th April 2009, 14:37
Replies: 19
Views: 3,768
Posted By redgreggie
Does any-one know the name of the skipper of the...

Does any-one know the name of the skipper of the Cornishbrook that had the straggly budgie?





Ray..............in Batley.
Forum: Coasters 9th April 2009, 08:10
Replies: 19
Views: 3,768
Posted By redgreggie
I was on the Cornishbrook in 1966, first coaster...

I was on the Cornishbrook in 1966, first coaster I had been on.

Some 'memorable' days on her, we won the world cup, and the skipper let me watch the whole game, I worked in catering.
Then we were...
Forum: Other Companies/Ships 19th February 2009, 13:51
Replies: 302
Views: 64,488
Posted By redgreggie
I think the name of the pub was 'the Jolly...

I think the name of the pub was 'the Jolly Caulkers', I use to go in there as well, when I was on the Baltic Importer, remember we had a Scottish cook on there, his wife came on board at least once,...
Forum: News and Views from the Shipping World 13th February 2009, 21:58
Replies: 1,076
Views: 92,342
Posted By redgreggie
Ermmmmmmmmm, let me think, ah! could it be China,...

Ermmmmmmmmm, let me think, ah! could it be China, France, Russia, UK and USA?
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