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Old 10th April 2010, 23:51
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DW. The "Iron Somersby" was registered in Newcastle UK but as our ships were managed from Newcastle NSW, one Newcastle is as good as the other.
I heard that story years ago and always thought it was too good to be true!

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Old 11th April 2010, 00:39
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Unusual that Iron Somersby was registered in Newcastle (UK) as she was owned by Ropners and their ships were normally registered in West Hartlepool. Maybe there was some infulence by BHP, the long term charterers.

Although BHP's ships were managed from their offices at Newcastle, the ships were registered in Melbourne.

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Old 11th April 2010, 03:43
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Been following the thread, how come you guys weren't bless with experience in the old chieftain class, we needed blokes like you on them lol

I couldnt get away from the bloody things and I shipped outa Adelaide, my heart used to sink when I was on top of the roster and jobs came up in one of them, bloody hell.

The guys below me wouldnt take them and away I'd go, shanghaied again lol

I'd have to race home, get my gear together, cab to the air port and onto another one of them lol

I don't know how many time Robo Davies and Yogi bear met me at the gangway haha

Not fair lol

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Gordy
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Old 11th April 2010, 03:56
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Been following the thread, how come you guys weren't blessed with experience in the old chieftain class, we needed blokes like you on them lol

I couldnt get away from the bloody things, I shipped outa Adelaide, my heart used to sink when I was on top of the roster waiting for a one of the big comfortable latest all the mods and cons ships and up goes on the board one of them (Chieftains), bloody hell.

The guys below me would shy away and away I'd go, shanghaied once again lol

I'd have to race home, get my gear together, cab to the air port and onto another one of them lol

I don't know how many times Rabo Davies and Yogi bear met me at the gangway,

BHP bull me...*s*

Not fair lol

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Old 11th April 2010, 22:53
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Unusual that Iron Somersby was registered in Newcastle (UK) as she was owned by Ropners and their ships were normally registered in West Hartlepool. Maybe there was some infulence by BHP, the long term charterers.

Although BHP's ships were managed from their offices at Newcastle, the ships were registered in Melbourne.

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You must not have known the power and influence of our great Newcastle Shipping Manager, the late JIm McGeachie. David.
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Old 12th April 2010, 01:59
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See my photo of 'Somersby' in my gallery.Definitely Newcastle, which Newcastle? No idea!
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Old 12th April 2010, 02:16
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Definitely Newcastle UK as she was British flag - had UK callsign.

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Old 10th November 2010, 03:26
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.. Couldn't for the Life of Me, remember the name of Newcastle's ( The Aussie one ) Coal Dock and Railway Yard, Carrington, of Course ! For me, most notable, for the "Seven Seas" Pub, just across the Tracks ! .... Always a welcome break from the monotany of the Iron Ore "Run" from Whyalla to Port Kembla or Newcastle, and rarely, Port Pirie, as an ANL Apprentice. .... David K
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Old 10th November 2010, 03:55
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David, the "Seven Seas" ended up being a Women's Refuge in the mid-80s. It still looked like a pub and I remember a shipmate and I were barred entry by a fierce looking person with a crew cut.

Not sure what's happening there now, or if it is even there still.

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Old 10th November 2010, 04:38
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... That's Truly Depressing ! I'll have to have a drink to the Memory, of one of my all time favorite, "Watering Holes" ! ... David
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Old 12th November 2010, 05:33
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I used to load on Lee Wharf there used to be wheat at Carrington. Soo long ago

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Old 12th November 2010, 09:09
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Cheer yourself up with Carrington Stew for breakfast, David.

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Old 17th November 2010, 17:22
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Wink Curiosity Got the Better of me.....

.. Curiosity has got the better of me, "trotterdotpom", but what was the Gender of the " fierce looking person with a crew cut", guarding Hallowed Portals, of the what used to be the "Seven Seas" ? .... David K
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Old 18th November 2010, 10:46
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Well, it was a Women's Refuge, David ... I think she may have been a lady. Grrrr!

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