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Old 9th October 2006, 19:57
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the doc

anyone remember ch/eng jim"the doc" halliday , a workhorse of a engineer or aleck meikle as his 2/eng BACK IN 1980/81 think there was something 4on 2off at the time or evens if you were a capt or c/engr, i remember he got paid of sick somethink to do with big jims blood, not it wasnt blue,!!
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Old 5th January 2007, 19:49
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Yes DJM, you are right there. I remember now, Ian was from Callander. At least I knew he wasn't English!
do you recognise that ship

I've moved this post to the Troll Boat thread. Seems to be more appropriate there! - Gulpers
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Old 6th January 2007, 13:13
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do you recognise that ship
Aah! The good old Arctic Troll - happy days!

Can't quite make the name out - maybe she's not Arctic Troll since I believe the River, Park and Lake dropped the Wilhelmsen funnel in favour of the Troll funnel towards the end of their time in Denholms.

I've moved this post to the Troll Boat thread. Seems to be more appropriate there. - Gulpers
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Old 6th January 2007, 19:03
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Aah! The good old Arctic Troll - happy days!

Can't quite make the name out - maybe she's not Arctic Troll since I believe the River, Park and Lake dropped the Wilhelmsen funnel in favour of the Troll funnel towards the end of their time in Denholms.

I've moved this post to the Troll Boat thread. Seems to be more appropriate there. - Gulpers
yes its the artic alright heres the park note the different funnel to .cheers, did you know the po by the name of ginger around 1980 stocky well built,
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Old 6th January 2007, 19:07
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yes its the artic alright heres the park note the different funnel to .cheers, did you know the po by the name of ginger around 1980 stocky well built,
No, sorry - don't recognise a PO named Ginger.

The last Troll I sailed on was Arctic Troll in 1978.
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Old 6th January 2007, 19:48
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Question Ginger ?!?

Just had a thought. On Arctic Troll we had a young lad from Glasgow nicknamed "Ginger". He would have been about 20 years old in 1978. He was a real "grafter", excellent on the Hagglund Cranes and could well have been PO by 1980.
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yes its the artic alright heres the park note the different funnel to .cheers, did you know the po by the name of ginger around 1980 stocky well built,
Yes , remember the guy. Name escapes me just now. Give me a couple of
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Old 7th January 2007, 20:43
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I'm thinking Michael Byrne - mean anything to you?
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Old 7th January 2007, 20:51
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I'm thinking Michael Byrne - mean anything to you?

No Ray , that wasn't him. I can see him in my mind's eye but the name
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Old 8th January 2007, 09:07
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No Ray , that wasn't him. I can see him in my mind's eye but the name
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First name was George !!!.

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Old 8th January 2007, 11:21
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First name was George !!!.

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Well done JC - at least you have had half a night's sleep.

OK - "George" ....hmm. Time for me to put the 'thinking cap on now!
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Old 8th January 2007, 15:58
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michael byrne aka ginger,ended up marrying the landlady of the st. winifreds daughter.
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Old 8th January 2007, 16:23
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michael byrne aka ginger,ended up marrying the landlady of the st. winifreds daughter.
thats right george mcgreavy or gorgeous george as he was better known was no grafter kev.
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Old 8th January 2007, 19:05
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No Ray , that wasn't him. I can see him in my mind's eye but the name
does not ( for the moment). Have a feeling I sailed with him when he was
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jc and all please see pic of ginger, the story i got from a few onboard was that ginger lost his family in a house fire ,i mean his brothers and sisters and he was the only one left, he was a grafter, always went ashore himself and got pissed ,think he had a death wish or something, i remember stopping the cab in hamburg one shore leave and ginger was sitting in the gutter totally pissed we got him into the taxi and back to the ship, we all know about lifting a dead weight ,anyway when we got back to the ship i thought no way could we get him up that narrow gangway carrying him ,i said to him we are back ginger but your going to have to help us get you up the gangway, he picked himself up and walked up himself ,last i seen of him that night,and the ship was sailing,was out aft sleeping on a chair under the moonlight sky, totally oblivious to everything a good man none the less
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Old 9th January 2007, 08:42
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jc and all please see pic of ginger, the story i got from a few onboard was that ginger lost his family in a house fire ,i mean his brothers and sisters and he was the only one left, he was a grafter, always went ashore himself and got pissed ,think he had a death wish or something, i remember stopping the cab in hamburg one shore leave and ginger was sitting in the gutter totally pissed we got him into the taxi and back to the ship, we all know about lifting a dead weight ,anyway when we got back to the ship i thought no way could we get him up that narrow gangway carrying him ,i said to him we are back ginger but your going to have to help us get you up the gangway, he picked himself up and walked up himself ,last i seen of him that night,and the ship was sailing,was out aft sleeping on a chair under the moonlight sky, totally oblivious to everything a good man none the less
Yes, I'm sure that photograph is Michael Byrne. The business about the fire fits with my recollection as well!
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Old 9th January 2007, 08:57
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thats right george mcgreavy or gorgeous george as he was better known was no grafter kev.
That's the name I was trying to remember Kevin. It was indeed Goerge McGreavy.

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That's the name I was trying to remember Kevin. It was indeed Goerge McGreavy.

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Hey, you guys are good. George McGreavy! Yes that's another name from the past.

Asialiner, Troll River or possibly Vancouver Forest, I think.
Probably Asialiner or Troll River because Bert Campbell (with his tattoos) was permanent CPO on Vancouver Forest.
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Hey, you guys are good. George McGreavy! Yes that's another name from the past.

Asialiner, Troll River or possibly Vancouver Forest, I think.
Probably Asialiner or Troll River because Bert Campbell (with his tattoos) was permanent CPO on Vancouver Forest.


George was on the LOMOND and MAREE as well. The other Bosun that 'did time' on the reefers was Bob Campbell from Buckie.

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Old 11th January 2007, 12:22
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Hi All, came on this site by accident while searching for ships photos, I sailed with Denholms for a number of years as Ch.Stwd. Some of my ships were,
Troll Lake{maiden voyage] Essex Trader, Naess Pioneer, Naess Louisiona,Swiftness,Euroliner,Duncraig and Clarkeden among others. 16 yrs. with Denholms in all. Left the Industria in late 73 and came to Australia with my wife and two kids, been here ever since, now retired since 91 and do all my travelling on the computer. It's been great reminiscing while going through the postings, brought back a lot of great memories.. Have to spend more time on here
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Old 11th January 2007, 14:02
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Welcome to SN and more specifically to the Denholm thread.
I think you will find that the site can become addictive!
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Old 25th January 2007, 10:18
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thats right george mcgreavy or gorgeous george as he was better known was no grafter kev.
i remember the darts nights on those ships, how was it the crew bar was always a better atmosphere than the officers bar, i mean the drink was more freely flowing and great patter, soon as you came into the crew bar the offers of drink were there , or thinking about it kev was that one of the crews tactics, cause they always beat us ,it seemed the more they drunk the better they got and the more we drunk the worst we got, but great times non the less p.s both the names byrne and mcgreavy are familar so what one is the pic of ginger
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i remember the darts nights on those ships, how was it the crew bar was always a better atmosphere than the officers bar, i mean the drink was more freely flowing and great patter, soon as you came into the crew bar the offers of drink were there , or thinking about it kev was that one of the crews tactics, cause they always beat us ,it seemed the more they drunk the better they got and the more we drunk the worst we got, but great times non the less p.s both the names byrne and mcgreavy are familar so what one is the pic of ginger
the picture posted was mick byrne kev
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HI There muldonich,
I take it from your handle you are Barra connected,
I sail with a George Mc Greavy at present on the Hebridean Isles(Cal-Mac) I'Think he is ex Denholm as I am don't know if it is the same guy this one is about 5 ft. 6 stout and what hair left is ginger, he belongs Glasgow and as far as I know lives alone in the Sandyhills area.
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HI There muldonich,
I take it from your handle you are Barra connected,
I sail with a George Mc Greavy at present on the Hebridean Isles(Cal-Mac) I'Think he is ex Denholm as I am don't know if it is the same guy this one is about 5 ft. 6 stout and what hair left is ginger, he belongs Glasgow and as far as I know lives alone in the Sandyhills area.
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hi yes barra connected that will be george im surprised hes any hair left he used to comb it that much i dont know where he lived he was a nice guyif i remember right his sister married one of the eco,s on the box boats but i could be wrong kev.
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I was on the Troll Park as GP1 from May 72 / Oct 72 .Hector MacDonald was Captain & Capt Tawse relieved him causing a mass exodus.
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