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  #51  
Old 27th April 2011, 20:50
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Tom (Tucker) Kirby,
Thanks for the reply. At the time you were in the Ashanti Palm
I was in the Kumasi Palm and left her to join Harrisons of
Liverpool.
Cheers
Peter (Pat) Baker
Hello Pat,
If you were in Kumasi Palm end of 1957 you had along spell
in Tilbury Dock.
I checked my diaries and I worked on her from 12th December to
23rd discharging - and after Christmas started loading and sailed
on 4th January 1958.
Best regards,
Stan
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Old 29th April 2011, 22:05
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Stan,
I have just checked and find that I left Kumasi Palm
in January 1957 in Hamburg.
I'm sorry for the confusion, 77 year old brain in
27 year old body ( I wish),
Cheers,
Pat Baker.
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Old 1st May 2011, 17:08
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I need to visit this site more often but my iT skills are a bit limited to say the least and a sextant's not much use in navigating websites. Eventually I've landed here and so I'm leaving a message to those interested that my book of West African reminiscences has finally seen the light of day. The publisher planned to issue it on 31 January so we're only three months late. And, no, it wasn't printed in Nigeria !

If you Google the title 'Palm Oil & small chop' you'll get all the relevant details. The content is 45% Palm, 45% ED and 10% Nigerline. The old ED hands are already responding favourably to its appearance and I'm sure that any 'Old Palms' will find it equally enjoyable.
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Old 14th June 2011, 09:44
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I remember Dennis Wey He signed my references and other letters which I still have I was 3rd then 2nd mate on the Elmina Palm with a Capt masters who drank heavily and lacked a sense of humour and social graces.
I find my self wondering what in his early life caused him to be like that? I would love to know
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Old 14th June 2011, 20:47
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Nice Thread On Palm Line Vessels Did A Couple Of Voyagers On The Kano Palm Early Sixties On Deck Lovely Ship I Wonder If Any Ex Palm Men Recall The Mendi Palm I Think I Have The Name Right Remember When Still At School Go To See My Older Brother Off From The Queens Dock Liverpool Late Fifties I Believe She Was Refered To As Having A Coffin Back Stern It Was A Lovely Summers Afternoon Great Memories Of The Old Southend Docks. Reguards Kypros
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Old 14th June 2011, 21:20
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All,
Wey - "Away with Wey" was the cry.
Things I remember were using a bullwire a couple of snatch blocks and placing logs with precision in the tween decks, 'One Link'


Yours aye,

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Old 15th June 2011, 10:13
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Didn't some wag change the toilet rolls in Salisbury Square House with ones printed:-
"Away with Way" and "Williams must go"
That little tale was circulating in the Palm Line fleet in the late 60's
It was rumoured to be a senior member of the sea staff was the guilty party allegedly.
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Old 2nd July 2011, 16:12
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Captain Astbury was my grandfather and I am trying to find out more about him
my father was chief engineer and i remember meeting him as a small boy. I have various photos of crew members and ships but I am not sufficently computer literate to get them sent.Definately got a photo of your grandfather ,my dad [Tom Brace] and a another
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Old 2nd July 2011, 22:06
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Remember when Denis Wey first joined Palm Line.
He had no knowledge of shipping but came down to the vessels at every voyage end and was a wonderful listener.
He gleaned all his knowledge that way and had an excellent memory.
Capt Williams I sailed with when he was 1st Mate and I thought as a decent guy, better than that other 1st mate I sailed with Kopec.
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Old 3rd July 2011, 08:38
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All,
Kopec, AKA the Polish P----).


Yours aye,


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Old 3rd July 2011, 09:17
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I need to visit this site more often but my iT skills are a bit limited to say the least and a sextant's not much use in navigating websites. Eventually I've landed here and so I'm leaving a message to those interested that my book of West African reminiscences has finally seen the light of day. The publisher planned to issue it on 31 January so we're only three months late. And, no, it wasn't printed in Nigeria !

If you Google the title 'Palm Oil & small chop' you'll get all the relevant details. The content is 45% Palm, 45% ED and 10% Nigerline. The old ED hands are already responding favourably to its appearance and I'm sure that any 'Old Palms' will find it equally enjoyable.
I ordered your book and it has just arrived, so I'll "go back to West Africa" as I'm going to start reading it today. I was on a Kay & Son cargo ship, the MARGAY as Radio Officer from November 53 to June 54 when it was on charter to Palm Line, so this thread has been interesting for me - as I'm sure that the book will!
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Old 3rd July 2011, 14:10
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All,
Kopec, AKA the Polish P----).


Yours aye,


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Yes that was the @$%#^&*
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Old 28th July 2011, 23:12
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Hi All,
Just trying to help my Dad find some former colleagues with whom he sailed with during the 60's. Dad sailed as an electrician working up to Chief Electrician. His last voyage was on the Kano Palm not sure what year but will add to at some point.
His name is Brian Kenny and would love to hear from any of you that knew him.
Look forward to hearing from you.

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Old 29th July 2011, 09:53
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Wonder what the health and safety guys would say nowadays about the usual practise of stowing logs in the wings. Snatch block on the shell frame, bull wire from winch to snatch block then around log (up to 12 - 15 tons) turn winch on full ----- then run. To be fair, this was only normally used when wire jambed under the logs.
Nowadays, if ever used, am sure a new wire would be required each time to satisfy the SHE rep.
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Old 29th July 2011, 17:23
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Hi,
Have asked once before, anyone remember my Uncle Alfie Carr from Newcastle upon Tyne, was a bosun with Palm Line, although dont know which ships.
Cheers.
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Old 29th July 2011, 19:57
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Hi Chief Sparky,
I remember Brian and when he was with Palm Line.If his last ship was Kano Palm I think it was 1970 and at that time I believe it was also the last trip in Palm Line for Captain Swan -also Kano Palm.
Your Dad may remember me as Stan the Rigger.I worked all Palm ships for 30
years when they visited Tilbury and as a favour I took newspapers and fresh milk to the officers every day.
I recall many of the Electricians with Palm Line.
Bob Rankine -Jim Bowers-Brian Vincent -John McAllister-Norman Moat -Jim Bartley -Murdo Mackenzie -Mike Kelly -Cliff Hutchinson -Alec Kenevin and
Bob Metcalfe.
No doubt some of our SN members ex Palm Line will recall these names.
Working with nice people - you remember them always..
Regards
Stan
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Old 29th July 2011, 20:07
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Shipmate 17,
Possibly I knew your uncle when he was in Palm Line but as he was the Bosun
that is what I would call him and so I would never have known his first name.
If he was Bosun during the last years of Palm Line it is possible he did not visit
Tilbury as most of the ships were then on charter and did not come into London.
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Stan
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Old 23rd October 2011, 22:26
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Question Badagry Palm

What was the year you sailed on the Badagry?







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Hello all Creek Men,
I too was in Palm Line from March 1963 until August 1964, indeed halcyon days.
I sailed on the Badagry and Lagos Palm hard work and happy days.
Captain Everall and Captain Astbury (he always insisted on RNR Officers and Petty Officers to keep his Blue Ensign), Cocoa, Palm Oil, logs - Mansonia Obeche and Obura (?) ( floaters and sinkers) the Forcados River the Fork. Sawmill Creek, Kru Boys, Beachmasters the list is endless, a way of going to sea never to be seen again.
We used to play football against Walman Line and the Dutch ( Kust Lines) in the cool(!) of the evening followed by glorious good natured beery nights.
I also ended up like others going to China Navigation for the next three and a half years.
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Old 23rd October 2011, 22:33
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Thumbs up Palm Line

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Thanks for your infomation very much appreciated
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Old 24th October 2011, 17:55
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Stan Mayes.

Stan, you mentioned a Captain Swan in your post.
Can you recall his first name?

I sailed with a C/O named Swan and I wonder if it is the
same guy.

Cheers Stan.

Pat Baker.
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Old 13th December 2011, 20:21
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Pat,
I don't know the first name of Captain Swan but
his initials were N C..
He left Palm Line and went into a Hong Kong company.
Did you get all the ship photos you wanted?
Prosit,
Stan
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Old 14th December 2011, 18:02
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Stan,
as soon as you mentioned that the initials of Capt. Swann were N.C.
I remembered that his first name was Norman.
I sailed with him when he was Chief Officer in the Kumasi Palm.
Thanks for the p.m. from you that I received today.
I think that this post will cover that.
The only ships photo that I would like is one of the Kumasi Palm.
Can you help at all?
Cheers Stan.
Pat Baker.
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Old 27th December 2011, 15:30
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Hi there Palm Liners I sailed on the Lagos palm 13.07 64 to 28.10.64 anyone else on same trip?/ I am looking for some photo's if anyone has any I would appreciate a call.
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Old 16th January 2012, 00:03
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My Grandfather - Albert Hoffman

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Is there anybody out there left from Palm Line in the 1955-1957 era?

If you are there please surface and say a word or two.

Cheers

Peter Baker.
Hello Peter - My Grandfather was Albert Hoffman - at Palm Line for many years. My Grandmother - Winifred Hoffman, christened 'Katisina Palm'. Sadly they are no longer with us. Our family home is named after Katsina and my mother has some keepsakes, along with a fantastic oil painting of Katsina Palm.

I will talk to my mother and see if I can get any interesting information for you.

Kind regards
Susan Gonzalez - Hoffman
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Old 16th January 2012, 01:31
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Good evening Susan,
Your grandfather was Chairman and Managing Director of Palm Line and
retired in 1967.
I saw him on occasions when he visited Palm Line ships in Tilbury Docks.
You can be proud of your grandfather - he had a very distinguished career
in the Army during WW2..
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Stan
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