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Old 26th June 2019, 07:35
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1st Ref Eng had a cruisey gig the 2nd Ref Eng on the ship i was on MV Icenic did Generator maintenance outward bound and if we were heading for Panama usually had a Generator ready for survey when we got there. Homeward bound the first and second freezers kept watches and usually a first trip Junior filled the vacant slot in a three watch system.There was a fatality on one of Shaw Savills ships in Napier when a junior mistakenly undid the plug on a CO2 compressor and was overcome. I wonder if there is anyone who can remember that incident
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Old 15th August 2019, 20:54
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I Bob I sailed 5th &4th eng 63-64 ch eng F Kent ch frig J Hills and ch elc Tom can not remember second name Was that the same team when you sailed with We called them the big three .As you said you dare not go in the frige flat with your boots on Some times on the 8-12 you would meet a lady been showing around the tops by the ch eng oh happy days Alan
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Old 19th August 2019, 21:26
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I was talking post Brush Diesels, when everything was electrically driven.
If there any Starmen here, did they ever see Cmdr Burke ( think that was his name, coasting Frosty, with the monacle) get dirty?

There was some characters in those days. Snip Snip the lecky " That alarm won't bother you again" as he cuts the wires to it and tapes up the ends.
I think the Lecky you call Snip Snip was Fred Blunt . I think I relieved him on the Townsville Star in 1973 in Baltimore. The C/E Bob Cutler remarked "Blunt by name , Blunt by nature !" But I believe he was good Lecky as the ship was in a great condition electrically. The Freezer was Ron Gibson ,another great character. Do you remember Graham Grieves who was CRE on the BA runs ? He had been shipwrecked a couple of times. Loved his Bacardi ! Always grumpy, but a great laugh.

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Old 19th August 2019, 22:48
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I Bob I sailed 5th &4th eng 63-64 ch eng F Kent ch frig J Hills and ch elc Tom can not remember second name Was that the same team when you sailed with We called them the big three .As you said you dare not go in the frige flat with your boots on Some times on the 8-12 you would meet a lady been showing around the tops by the ch eng oh happy days Alan
Sorry Alan, missed your post.
Those three were there in 1957 when I was on board .
I believe Jack Hill went ashore the next year as London based fridge Super but didn't like the job so he returned to Rangitane . He certainly liked his Scotch so I suspect that had something to do with it plus he has his long term watch Greaser that did most of the work and watching.
His instructions to me when coming off the 12 to 4 morning watch was to have my shower and then quietly enter his cabin about 4-20 to switch on a low wattage table lamp and soundlessly leave !

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