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Old 14th August 2010, 19:56
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Certainly glad I sailed with The Bank Line, the acctivity on this site is certainly miserable compared with Weirs of London, every day is something new.
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Old 23rd October 2010, 21:29
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Sailed with Palm Line as cadet 1975 -79, but don't remember sailing with the same people often so maybe many were not company men. Seem to remember the company being a bit of a joke to others at college.
sailed on Elmina oct 75 to may 76
Enugu june 76 Aug 76
Matadi april 77
Kano june 77 to feb 78
Enugu March 78
Lobito April 78 July 78
Lagos August 78 April 79
Apapa May 79
Then Failed the Orals After arguing with the exanining Captain over him changing a question and decided to follow another career.
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Old 13th December 2010, 20:42
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Hi Alex

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Iam trying to locate a Senior Electrician, Bob Rankin, who was with Palm Line in the early 1960's. He served his apprenticeship at the same time as myself at English Electric Co Liverpool and we were very good mates. I lost touch with him when I joined The Bank Line.
If anyone has any information about Bob, he will be about seventy one years old now, I would be very much obliged.

Best regards Alex F B McMorine.
I served my apprenticeship at the English Electric Liverpool also (MTR)1954 to 1959 i then joined NZSC before joining Palm Line in 1960 and the Burutu Palm, one trip was enough, as she was just about knackered then. You can read my article in Repairs at sea sectn. Sorry i cant help you with the location of your mate Bob
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Old 10th March 2011, 17:39
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There does'nt seem to be many ex-Palm Line men out there, surely they haven't all crossed The Bar!!!!!!
Hi I sailed with Bob a few times brings back fond memories hope you find him

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Old 22nd January 2012, 18:58
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Iam trying to locate a Senior Electrician, Bob Rankin, who was with Palm Line in the early 1960's. He served his apprenticeship at the same time as myself at English Electric Co Liverpool and we were very good mates. I lost touch with him when I joined The Bank Line.
If anyone has any information about Bob, he will be about seventyone years old now, I would be very much obliged.

Best regards Alex F B McMorine.
Hello Alex,
Sorry I dont know what happened to Bob Rankin but I sailed with him on the Ibadan Palm, Africa Palm and on the Elmina Palm when she was sold in 1977. Not much help but may be a little more information.
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Old 29th January 2012, 12:11
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Wink Bob Rankin

Hi Alex, Sorry I dont know what happened to Bob Rankin but I sailed with him on the Ibadan Palm, Africa Palm and on the Elmina Palm in the 60's. No sign of him on the British Merchant Navy website either, (not that I could find!!).
Regards Russ Kennedy
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Old 1st February 2012, 21:36
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Ibadan Palm

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Come on all you Palm guys!

I started a a couple of blank SN Guides for you and hoped someone would pick up the challenge. This was one of them - the other is for company history.

Brian
I was on the above ship 1973, would love to hear from anybody who was there at same time, hope someone can help me.

I am new to this so need help.
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Old 25th April 2012, 23:46
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Hi

I sailed with Bob as his junior electrician a few times and remember him well, I really enjoyed Palm Line and have many good memories of my four years with them most as a Senior Electrician.

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Old 26th April 2012, 02:05
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Kano Palm 1973

Surprised, There has been no take on the kroo boy,s we most took aboard in Freetown, Working as steverdores aboard Palm Boat,s on the west african coast. Then paying them of at Freetown homeward bound. Some of the gear i saw these guy,s take ashore with them down the pilot ladder paying off unbelievable. Old paint cans. Strands of hemp , Anything they could get there hands on. They obviously made use of them the mind boggles. Bosun when i was aboard her Jimmy Turtin one of the good guy,s G,Day fella,s farmer.
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Old 26th April 2012, 09:37
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.....................in my earliest days as a Shipping Clerk (office boy) with Constantines in Middlesbrough I remember loading about 5 or 6 Sunbeam Rapiers at Dents Wharf on the Takoradi Palm (this would be about 1959). These were destined for a 'surf port' in W.Africa and were lowered,so we were told afterwards, into two canoes each..every car was lost in the surf!

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Old 26th April 2012, 11:41
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.....................in my earliest days as a Shipping Clerk (office boy) with Constantines in Middlesbrough I remember loading about 5 or 6 Sunbeam Rapiers at Dents Wharf on the Takoradi Palm (this would be about 1959). These were destined for a 'surf port' in W.Africa and were lowered,so we were told afterwards, into two canoes each..every car was lost in the surf!

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Am I right in thinking you are also on Caravan Chat?

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Old 26th April 2012, 19:58
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Doubling up on the surf boats was not that unusual with heavy lifts.
The incidence of L.O.B. was quite something and as mates we had to initial the Tally sheets when we saw a LOB.
The sea bed off Accra and the other surf ports must have been littered with cargo.
I heard of cars being off loaded there but never did it.
They would be ferried to the small jetty as they had a crane there to lift them off and not taken through the surf.
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Old 26th April 2012, 21:21
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Am I right in thinking you are also on Caravan Chat?

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I am on that Forum (actually Caravan Talk) also Touring & Tenting and Swift Talk all as 'shipbroker' I would of used it here but told it was taken.........

Did anyone ever discharge elephants into the sea......the C/O on either the Enugu Palm or one of the Guinea Gulf ships told us that you pushed the largest over first smallest last and they all joined trucks and tails and swam ashore.............was this straight up???


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Old 14th May 2012, 04:22
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sunbeam cars

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Am I right in thinking you are also on Caravan Chat?

Ed
Some of those sunbeam rapiers made it ashore! in 74 or 75 i was working in Takoradi when the mission chaplain asked me to look at one of his friend's car. it was a sunbeam and had an SU carburettor
that had a bent needle. I was told there was another one up the hill at an expa.ts house that didn't work but i never got a chance to look at it
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Old 9th July 2012, 18:49
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Benin Palm

I am looking for info about an accident on board Benin Palm in 1954/5 when the Chief Officer died while attempting to rescue two crew members overcome by fumes in the hold. His name was Thomas Leigh. Perhaps there is some sort of record of this event I might be able to access

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Old 6th August 2012, 01:34
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Does anyone remember Captain "Buckie" Thomson? I understand he is still going strong and living in the same little village. Is it true he said Rome wasn't built in a day because he wasn't there at the time?
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Old 12th August 2012, 18:23
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Does anyone remember Captain "Buckie" Thomson? I understand he is still going strong and living in the same little village. Is it true he said Rome wasn't built in a day because he wasn't there at the time?

I remember "Buckie" Thomson but can't remember him saying anything about Rome not being built in a day because he wasn't there but from what I remember of him it's the sort of thing he might well have said.
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Old 20th August 2012, 07:59
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I remember "Buckie" Thomson but can't remember him saying anything about Rome not being built in a day because he wasn't there but from what I remember of him it's the sort of thing he might well have said.
Hi Chris,
I understand that he said that on his first trip as capt. He thought the mate was taking too long to rig the heavy lift. We're from the same town and he dropped anchor off Bonny and heard my accent on the radio. I was manager of the station tanker there at the time and he sent a boat over for me and we had a great curry dinner.
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Old 7th September 2012, 14:06
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Can somone please put a photograph of the Tema Palm on ships nostagia,I was 4th mate in the 60,s. I cannot find her anywhere.Than you,Ian.
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Old 7th September 2012, 14:29
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Can somone please put a photograph of the Tema Palm on ships nostagia,I was 4th mate in the 60,s. I cannot find her anywhere.Than you,Ian.
Try this (Loads),click on ->
http://www.photoship.co.uk/JAlbum%20...20Palm-01.html (not lost just looking inthe wrong place.
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Old 7th September 2012, 16:43
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Hello Ian,
Tema Palm was under the German flag until 1960..She then became
Makurdi Palm British flag so if you sailed her after 1960 it was Makurdi Palm.
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Old 8th September 2012, 22:25
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When under the German flag would she have had the Palm Tree on the funnel? the pictures show Tema Palm. I did a short turn round on one of Palm lines oil carriers in the 60s but can not remember the name but Tema Palm does ring a bell.
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Old 9th September 2012, 17:21
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In the 1955-1957 period the Tema Palm was under the German flag,
but still had the Palm Line funnel.
I was with Palm Line at that time, and remember that she had
at least one Brit, aboard, Vic Laird, the Purser.
You may remember that Stan.
Cheers,
Pat Baker.
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Old 9th September 2012, 21:31
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Hello Pat,
As you know Palm Line had two ships under the German flag registered as
Olhandel und Transport GmbH Hamburg.
Sapele Palm and Tema Palm.I worked on both on occasion and I remember
they had British among the crew but I don't know in which capacity.
Prosit,
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Old 10th September 2012, 21:04
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Stan,
I do remember that Palm Line had two ships under
German registry at that time, but as I left Palm Line
to join Harrisons in 1957 I don't know how long they
lasted. You have already told us when that stopped,
and with your records we know that is true.
As for Brits on board them, I only know of the
Tema Palm and Vic Laird, who was a pal of mine.
I may be wrong, but I have an inkling that Vic
also sailed in the Sapele too.
All the very best and prosit Stan.
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