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rod kennedy
16th February 2011, 10:14 PM
Worked on quite a few ships.From 1976 catering boy to 1987 as second cook/baker

happy daze john in oz
17th February 2011, 05:06 AM
G'day Rod and welcome to the site. Do you still have a list of your ships and maybe some dates? If so and you care to list them you may well get to hear from some who knew you. So sit back with a cold one and enjoy the voyage.

rod kennedy
17th February 2011, 06:36 PM
British reliance- February 1977 to June 11977 Cat/boy
British kennet- August 77 to December1977 Cat/boy
Forties Kiwi - February 1978 to march 1979 Asst steward
British Humber- March 1980 to may 1980 Asst steward
British Test - August 1980 to December 1980 Asst steward
Forties Kiwi - February 1981 to June 1982 Asst steward
M.V. Coltair - June 1982 to September 1983 Asst steward
British Forth- February 1984 to August 1984 Asst steward
British Avon - August 1984 to November 1984 Asst steward
British Tenacity- February 1985 to June 1985 Asst steward
British Spey - August 1985 to October 1985 Asst steward
British Ranager- March 1986 to September 1986 Second cook
British Tenacity- September 1986 to December 1986 Second cook

John Brooks
25th February 2011, 09:48 PM
Greetings Rod. was on the Kiwi the same time as you.I was an AB on her for three and a half years.Left just before Xmas 79 and went back deep sea.All the best JohnB

rod kennedy
27th February 2011, 10:25 PM
Greetings Rod. was on the Kiwi the same time as you.I was an AB on her for three and a half years.Left just before Xmas 79 and went back deep sea.All the best JohnB

John refresh me i was asst. stew had quite a few years on the kiwi.to many birthdays

rod kennedy
27th February 2011, 10:30 PM
John refresh me i was asst. stew had quite a few years on the kiwi.to many birthdays

were you on the same time as gerry glover A.B

John Brooks
3rd March 2011, 07:45 PM
Gerry was a Fireman Greaser. We both done the survival course at Lowersoft together and joined the ship in the shipyard at Rotterdam. From memory I can remember a few names.Willy 2nd cook was on the same roster as me Goerge was 2nd steward,his mate Stuart was A/Steward Harry Rigall was cook Malcolm Davies was bosun along with Len Inglis Horace Cumberbatch A/B along with his pal Don Gregory,Goerge Farmer Fire man Greaser,Greg McNiesh (Daisy),John Nuagher Chief Steward,Gill Barber Jack Hobbs Old Men.Thats about alll can remember far now.Not bad it was nearly 32 years ago

rod kennedy
3rd March 2011, 09:24 PM
i was the one who had the motorbike accident and was layed of for one year as i was almost dead and went back deep sea. sailed with John Nuagher on the british tenacity again, he was great chief steward, set up his own radio station on board, each member of the ships crew was invited up to do there top ten hits what a laugh. what about daisy she sent me a bunch of flowers to the hospitial, girlfriend then ask quite a few questions. now married two kids one 18 and one 16 had my own restaurant for 25 years.

Doc Vernon
3rd March 2011, 09:36 PM
Hi Rod (sorry for the delay missed you somewhere is the mire haha):)
Would just like to give you a warm Welcome to this very good site!
Here you will find lots of info,a good Crew and with luck also find a few old Shipmates!
So sit back grab a Tinny,relax and just enjoy the trip!
Hope we will have you here for a long time! Have a happy stay!

Cheers


Vernon (castleman)

Gordon Turnbull
7th March 2011, 01:30 PM
I joined her in Rotterdam as well, straight from Lowestoft.

kevjacko
21st March 2011, 09:47 PM
British reliance- February 1977 to June 11977 Cat/boy
British kennet- August 77 to December1977 Cat/boy
Forties Kiwi - February 1978 to march 1979 Asst steward
British Humber- March 1980 to may 1980 Asst steward
British Test - August 1980 to December 1980 Asst steward
Forties Kiwi - February 1981 to June 1982 Asst steward
M.V. Coltair - June 1982 to September 1983 Asst steward
British Forth- February 1984 to August 1984 Asst steward
British Avon - August 1984 to November 1984 Asst steward
British Tenacity- February 1985 to June 1985 Asst steward
British Spey - August 1985 to October 1985 Asst steward
British Ranager- March 1986 to September 1986 Second cook
British Tenacity- September 1986 to December 1986 Second cook

Hi Rod,

I sailed with you on the KIWI I was galley boy Mel Marsden was cook, Warren Barwick was his back to back. Ray Kennedy was second cook and another guy John Moore I think. Geoge Shields was Bosun, Jake McClimber (I think) 2nd steward, I can still recall plenty faces off her but not that many names. . We did South Shields dry dock. I still have some good memories of that. I didn't stick around on her long. Still remember the look of astonishment on the catering super's face in dry dock when I turned the Iolair down coz I wanted to go back deep sea. Sailed with Warren again twice as 2nd cook, we ended up good mates but lost touch long ago. I also sailed with Gerry Glover on the Dragoon in 1981 first trip. I finally left BP and went into the North Sea in 1987 dive and supply work. Been working ashore now since 1994 as a technician.

rod kennedy
27th May 2011, 08:46 PM
Are we still short of members,because i had the best years of my life at sea,and contacts are not good are we well enough advertised. ..Agreat site .all exmerchant seamen should be on it TThanks Rod for across the sea

Martyn Cartwright
21st August 2011, 07:37 PM
Evening Rod

How are you matey. Found the site and saw your name which brought back some great memories.

Did you marry the "wee doll Parker" ?

Good to see your ok

Take care Martyn

chris mortimer
7th November 2011, 07:51 PM
Hi rod didnt sail with you but did do ch ck course with you in wales had few goodnights out there some times miss those days but time goes by to fast as it happens
all the best chris mortimer

rod kennedy
6th October 2012, 08:27 PM
chris had some real good times in swansea, college was a doddle, we havent seen each other since but now married two children, one 21 and one 18, now a grandad

chris mortimer
7th October 2012, 07:17 PM
chris had some real good times in swansea, college was a doddle, we havent seen each other since but now married two children, one 21 and one 18, now a grandad

hi rod yer were good times married divorced got daughter of 22 back with her mum who would have thought grandad to from step son little boy sure ages you dont it miss the bp days all the runs ashore etc ha well life gose on hope to hear from you again all the best Chris

broady
12th October 2012, 07:27 AM
Hello Rod I was on the Humber same time as you not a bad ship but a boring trip if I remember.

rod kennedy
4th November 2012, 08:23 PM
what did you do on the ship trying to put a face to a name after 35years is hard when your in your late 30s

rod kennedy
4th November 2012, 08:34 PM
no i married a girl JUNE best person and girl i ever met and i had a few..........

broady
5th November 2012, 11:44 AM
what did you do on the ship trying to put a face to a name after 35years is hard when your in your late 30s

I was a seaman2.

rod kennedy
6th November 2012, 10:11 PM
can,t remember so many years agofill me in with more info thanks Rod

rod kennedy
23rd November 2012, 09:56 PM
i was the second cook and baker

rod kennedy
23rd November 2012, 10:23 PM
Yes John I can remember you now that was the good old days when we all had youth, Still ticking over.Ever HOUND has it's day all the best Rod

rod kennedy
10th December 2012, 10:46 AM
I spent the best years of my life at sea a memory i will never forget. The things i think about, the times i had only me and my friends from sea can recall Far to old now. wish i was young again try to tell my son but he does't listen all the best Rod

Ivan Cloherty
10th December 2012, 11:01 AM
Sadly Rod, he will wish he had listened when your gone, but it will be too late. Read about a woman who had an interesting life and penned 500,000 words (that takes some doing) and during an interview said neither her children or grandchildren were interested in reading it. It seems that the younger generation do not have a tolerance for doing things (reading etc) in depth and their time span tolerance is minimal. If hasn't got flashing lights, buttons and a screen it's not even worth considering and any book over 10 pages without pictures is beyond their grasp. It's a changing world, but our love of books comes from spending a lot of time on sea passages up to 40 days long (didn't you just love those fast ships) when we had time to digest the contents and even read the same book twice on the same trip :th_thth5952deef:

Darryl Fury
14th October 2015, 09:17 AM
I joined the Coltair up at the Magnus field June 1983 as GP1