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Old 8th February 2007, 19:15
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I have found a copy of a Bank Line news sheet dated Spring / Summer 1972. There are complete crew lists from the period December 1971 - June 1972. There is also an article on the "White Ships" - which I believe included the Isipingo and the Inchanga. If anyone is intersted in the crew lists let me know & I can scan them in.
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Old 8th February 2007, 20:23
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Hi Xrm

I was on the Sprucebank '71/'72 so would like to see the crew list. Would be great to see where all the blokes I sailed with previously during 3 other Bankline cruises had got to.

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Old 8th February 2007, 20:59
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Kris - I've just looked at this and the ROs aren't listed! If you want all of the lists let me know & I'll scan it to PDF and email it to you.

Anyway -
Master - H J S Allan
CH Off - G Brice
2/O - M J Stevens
3/O - P C Boyd
CH Eng - A M Pike
2/E - P Crooks
3/E G T Mackenzie
4/E - R F Glover
5/E - B R M Thompson
6/E - P F Cottrill
1 Elec - D G Forsyth
2 Elec - F Delahunt
Cadets - R A Brown; T Pattrick
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Would'nt mind a copy of those lists myself if you would be so kind. With the outfit from '65 to '80 until reduncancy reared it's ugly head. cheers..............pete
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Old 8th February 2007, 22:09
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The other "white Ship" was Incomati and don't tell me I still can't bloody spell........pete
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Old 8th February 2007, 22:42
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Appreciate a copy of the info. if you don't mind. Regards.
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Wasn't really interested in the R/Os. I know the one after me on the Spruce was called McPhail. You can guess what Henry Allen called him.
That looks like the crew for the trip after I was there. Mike Stevens sailed with me and so did Chief Pikey. I sailed with Henry Allen the first time I was on there in '67.
I'll send you an email so that you get my address. I'd appreciate a scan of the list.
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Old 9th February 2007, 13:11
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Pete / Marine Master

sent you both a PM due to the file size

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Old 9th February 2007, 16:36
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Hi Rob, would like the article on the "White Ships" my Uncle who sadly crossed the bar last year served his time on them just after the war ending up as master on the Bullard King, line I know my cousin would like any info available.
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Old 10th February 2007, 14:03
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Sent you a PM - need an email address due to file size.

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Hi XRM,
First of all hello to you, I am an ex Nairnbank engineer and would appreciate a copy of the crew list if possible for the dates mentioned. It may help to jog my memory a bit! Not what it used to be. Thanks in anticipation,
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Old 12th February 2007, 10:25
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I've set you a PM - I need your email address
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Hi Rob,
E Mail address is [email protected] Thanks again for your trouble.
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Old 18th February 2007, 04:27
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Hi, Is there a crew list for the Hazelbank, I served as fireman she was 8 fires with a nomans land in the middle where the 3rd. boiled should have been. Not one of the best ships I served on. Kenneth
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Old 18th February 2007, 11:30
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Nice to see my name up in lights after all these years!!!,
The crew list for the Sprucebank was made up of coasting / deep sea squad.
I signed on 1st June 1972 @ Liverpool, payed off 23rd December 72, short trip!!.
The lads who went deep sea that trip were as the list except for the

2/O, Paul Gilcrist
3/O, Dave Barlow
3/E, Dave Thornberry
6/E Paul Jackson.

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We must've done the coast together. I stayed on in Liverpool and did the coast 'cos she was going to Hull. I finally paid off on the 19th June.

I was also waiting on the wharf in Sydney when she docked. I was on the Freemantle Bar (sorry Star).

I knew Dave Barlow for years after that until we lost touch in the 80s. Dave Thornberry had done the trip with us as well.

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Hi, Is there a crew list for the Hazelbank, I served as fireman she was 8 fires with a nomans land in the middle where the 3rd. boiled should have been. Not one of the best ships I served on. Kenneth
What year were you on the Hazelbank?
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Hi,
anyone know where I can get copies of cargo plans of late 50s-60s.Spent quite a few years as 2/m on the far east and india South africa,but never kept any of my plans,and now a few tanker friends have asked if i can find one .
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Have alook at these - Nessbank, Copra run

https://www.shipsnostalgia.com/galler...p/photo/51566/

https://www.shipsnostalgia.com/galler...hp/photo/50993

https://www.shipsnostalgia.com/galler...hp/photo/51567

https://www.shipsnostalgia.com/galler...p/photo/51569/

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Have alook at these - Nessbank, Copra run

https://www.shipsnostalgia.com/galler...p/photo/51566/Rob
Don't want to seem sniffy (as a R/O I had damn all to do with cargo plans) but the ones that I was used to seeing the Ellerman Lines' 2nd Mates, or Extra 2nd Mates, slaving over were glorious sights to behold. Lots of colours, lots of different patterns - stripes in different orientations, thin and thick, dotted areas in various colours. Simply amazing to me. The Bank Line ones seem very sober and simple by comparison.
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Ahh but Ron, if you had seen some of the plans we worked on in full colour they would look similar to the ones you are used to. Especially when on the Europe/South Pacific run discharging in a dozen ports or more. (scribe)........................cheers ......pete
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It's tempting to be sarcastic about coloured pencils and things ... but no.

I guess a cargo plan is just that - the only relevent fact is that everything gets discharged at the appropriate port. We didn't have extra 2nd mates or extra 3rd mates in Bank Line, but I'm a bit pissed off now because we didn't have coloured pencils !!!!

It was agood life though .....
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Hi Rob, would like the article on the "White Ships" my Uncle who sadly crossed the bar last year served his time on them just after the war ending up as master on the Bullard King, line I know my cousin would like any info available.
Cheers,
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Since I was an apprentice in/on Inchanga in 1946/7 I'd be interesred to know your uncle's name. There is a chance that we met if he was on Isipingo and if he was on Inchanga we must have sailed together.

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Old 16th June 2008, 09:42
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I have found a copy of a Bank Line news sheet dated Spring / Summer 1972. There are complete crew lists from the period December 1971 - June 1972. There is also an article on the "White Ships" - which I believe included the Isipingo and the Inchanga. If anyone is intersted in the crew lists let me know & I can scan them in.
Hi,
Like Paul Rennison I would very much like to see the Article on the :White Ships". Do you still have it? If so could you let me have a copy at - (email address removed, please contact by PM to exchange email addresses - MS)

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Hi,
anyone know where I can get copies of cargo plans of late 50s-60s.Spent quite a few years as 2/m on the far east and india South africa,but never kept any of my plans,and now a few tanker friends have asked if i can find one .
JIM
A bit late, but I've got plenty of plans from 60s~80s, all by my own fair hand.

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