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Old 15th October 2008, 09:19
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Hi Sailed Industria 76/77 First ship
Benhpoe 77/78
Trollpark 78 Last ship
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Old 15th October 2008, 12:03
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Jim,

Welcome to SN and particularly to the Denholm's Threads.
Have a good look round the site and I'm sure that you will rekindle plenty of happy memories.
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Old 30th October 2008, 11:56
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To add (maybe?) to your fleet list Ray do I recall, through the fog, the Denholms had management of the Globtik Sun and the Globtik Mercury at one time and the Beafort Sea and Greenland?Sea. I seem to recall some horror stories of the latter two including one where the second and third mates along with the quartermasters had to stand their watches turn about at the emergency steering position, which I believe was on the funnel deck, whilst transitting the North Atlantic in winter. If anyone on site has memories of this it would make interesting reading.
Kev, Skye Sierra is actually on the right site. I found this while looking at previous correspondents. In January 1971, I was on the Denholm managed, Beaufort Sea during our trip from El Palito, Venesuela to New York with heavy fuel for their power stations. Two days out of New York we were caught in a force 10. The Beaufort Sea had midships accommodation with a flying bridge between Midships and the Aft Accommodation.

In the heavy weather the flying bridge took a hammering which destroyed the hydraulic telemotor pipes which allowed steering from the bridge. The Cargo heating pipes were also damaged so there was no heating to the cargo.

Both the Deck and Engine room went on to 6 on / 6 off watches. The Old Man and the Mate were on the Bridge and the 2nd Mate and 3rd Mate were out in the sub zero temperatures steering from the Emergency steering station.

After two days of this we arrived in New York with the cargo solidified in the holds. We were a week with Todds shipyard people renewing pipework then another week with a steam barge alongside getting steam heating into the cargo.

You will probably know a number of the crew who went through this never to be forgotten experience.

Master: Bobby Kinder
Mate: Stuart Hulse
2nd Mate: Dougie Pollock
3rd Mate: Ian Turner

Chief Engineer: Mike Patton
2nd Eng: Ralph Kahn
3rd Eng:
4th Eng: Bob McGowan
Jnr Eng: Jim Boyd
Elect. Malcolm Mort

I think I got all the names correct. You don't usually forget what you were doing for your 21st Birthday.

Hector Connell relieved Dougie Pollock after all the fun but he went on to get his own fun with the boat people.

Happy days.

Hope this puts the record straight.
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Old 31st October 2008, 21:06
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cant remember any globtik tankers in deholms but i could be wrong i am getting old kev
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Old 31st October 2008, 22:09
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Globtik Tankers

Yes there were two, the Globtic Mercury and I can't remember the other one at the minute. G.Mercury ran from Lake Maricaibo Venezuela to Portland Maine on a Texaco charter and after we half wrecked the Gotaverken engine we limped back to Amsterdam for drydock and to give her back to the Norwegians, spent 11 happy months on her as 4th, all for a purpose to get my sea time in for my 2nd's ticket. Grey matter is working, other one was Globtic Saturn and I think she was even worse than Mercury, and my fellow N.Ireland apprentice from a few years earlier, Roy Bloomer, spent some time on her and I think he had an absolute nightmare. If I'm right J&J took them on as they were a carrot to get the management for the two biggies that Ravi Tikko was building the G.Toyko & G.London but who knows
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Old 31st October 2008, 22:22
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Tikoo was supposed to be building ULCC's in Belfast at that time, if I remember rightly, but found better sponsorship elsewhere.
The superintendents said don't touch them, but others had their eyes on better things.

Are you the gent who was a big railway fan, and went home by rail rather than air whenever possible, or have I got the wrong name?
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Old 31st October 2008, 23:52
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roddy he comes from ni so he would have to get a ferry home brgds kev lol
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it is with deep regret that i have to tell you all that barra john crossed the bar on friday may he rest in peace kevin.
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Kevin,

Thank you for sharing this tragic news.
My deepest condolences to John's family.
There will be quite a few SN members who will be saddened by his untimely passing - he was one of life's characters and a true friend to many of us ex-Denholm men.
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Old 9th November 2008, 09:38
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Old 9th November 2008, 15:12
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have passed yours and rays messages to pedro and the family
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Old 9th November 2008, 15:37
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Thank you very much Kevin.

I'm sure you will have many more messages to pass on once more of the ex-Denholm lads come on-line.
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Old 11th November 2008, 14:11
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it is with deep regret that i have to tell you all that barra john crossed the bar on friday may he rest in peace kevin.
I first met Barra John when I was just 3 years old aboard the Arisaig when she was alongside in Middlesbourough. I also sailed with him numerous times on the Seatrain container ships. He was a remarkable character, and a brilliant steward. He could be completely bladdered at midnight, but be up and running around at 5 in the morning. For years the Seatrain ships used to line their bridge wings up against his name, painted on the quayside at Weehawken. He will indeed be missed.
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Old 11th November 2008, 20:02
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Bill Roberts - RIP

Hi all, sorry to be the bearer of sad news, but I thought I'd just let anybody who might have sailed with Bill Roberts know that he died last week.

He worked for Denholm through the 1970s and served as Chief Officer on the Chemical Explorer, Sevonia Team, Scandia Team, Norvegia Team and London Team amongst others.
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Son of a sailor,

A warm welcome to SN from the Isle of Anglesey.
Sorry your first post couldn't have been of a more lighthearted nature, however thank you for notifying us of Bill's death.
I didn't know him, but I am sure some of our ex-Denholm members will remember him.
Sincere condolences to Bill's family.
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I did various trips on both the Commander & Clansman repairing and setting up the Bailey Boiler Controls. Usually the trip consisted of joining in Las Palmas and working on route to the discharge port, by which time all would be on Auto.

Some dry mouth experiences especially tripping the boilers and the ensuing blackout.

Good evenings in the officers bar is a nice memory.

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Old 12th November 2008, 08:44
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Hi all, sorry to be the bearer of sad news, but I thought I'd just let anybody who might have sailed with Bill Roberts know that he died last week.

He worked for Denholm through the 1970s and served as Chief Officer on the Chemical Explorer, Sevonia Team, Scandia Team, Norvegia Team and London Team amongst others.

Sorry to hear that , please pass my condolences on.

Do you know if his first trip with Denholms was on the Baknes 1972 ?.
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Old 13th November 2008, 17:19
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Sorry to hear that , please pass my condolences on.

Do you know if his first trip with Denholms was on the Baknes 1972 ?.
No, in 1972 he was on the Lincolnshire and the Avon Bridge.
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Old 11th December 2008, 21:56
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John

I can assure you, I got no pleasure from saying what I believe had to be clarified.

I believe from DJC that another ex DSM is doing very well for himself. Were you in the same Crinan intake as Graham Marshall. Send me a PM and I will give you some more info.

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Roddy I'm trying to trace a Roddy MacSween -2nd mate on the Kyoto Forest early 1970. If thats you I am Colin Macdonald from Shetland, who also sailed with Cpt Macgregor on the Dunkyle. My purpose for writing in to enquiry if Cpt Macgregor and Mrs Macgregor still live in the glasgow area. Hope my detective work has done the trick? If you are a different Roddy renewed apologies Colin
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Old 12th December 2008, 09:40
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Roddy I'm trying to trace a Roddy MacSween -2nd mate on the Kyoto Forest early 1970. If thats you I am Colin Macdonald from Shetland, who also sailed with Cpt Macgregor on the Dunkyle. My purpose for writing in to enquiry if Cpt Macgregor and Mrs Macgregor still live in the glasgow area. Hope my detective work has done the trick? If you are a different Roddy renewed apologies Colin

2nd.mate in 1970 ; sounds like the same Roddy MacSween that I know.
He is a member of SN but has not been on line for many months.
Last I heard from him , E.D and Mrs MacGregor still lived near Glasgow.
Think I still have Roddy's e-mail adress somewhere. PM me if you require it.
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2nd.mate in 1970 ; sounds like the same Roddy MacSween that I know.
He is a member of SN but has not been on line for many months.
Last I heard from him , E.D and Mrs MacGregor still lived near Glasgow.
Think I still have Roddy's e-mail adress somewhere. PM me if you require it.
Thanks John. I was invited to have tea with Captn and Mrs Macgregor in the early 70's. Lost touch with them, but now I visit Glasgow regularly to see my daughter -she's a graduate from glasgow school of art and has a studio up there. My email address is *************** Renewed thanks colin

Colin, in line with Site policy, I have removed your email address from public view to avoid you receiving unsolicited messages. John, or anyone else for that matter, can send you a PM and you can then exchange details if you wish. Ray

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Old 12th December 2008, 22:42
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Thanks John. I was invited to have tea with Captn and Mrs Macgregor in the early 70's. Lost touch with them, but now I visit Glasgow regularly to see my daughter -she's a graduate from glasgow school of art and has a studio up there. My email address is *************** Renewed thanks colin

Colin, in line with Site policy, I have removed your email address from public view to avoid you receiving unsolicited messages. John, or anyone else for that matter, can send you a PM and you can then exchange details if you wish. Ray
Ray, new to this game.... sorry Colin
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Old 13th December 2008, 03:47
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Hi Colin,

It's no problem, as I said, it's really for your own protection.
Get stuck in and enjoy your time on SN. There are plenty of us ex-Denholm guys on here.
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Old 18th December 2008, 02:52
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Just received a Christmas card from ED & Mrs Macgregor - still living in Milngavie near Glasgow - sailed with him on the Naess Endeavour and Dunadd.
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