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Dennis McGuckin
22nd November 2017, 05:12 PM
Just had contact from Gary Worton.
Sailed together on the Pacific Reliance.
This bit for Daze John.
He fondly remembers my Tab nabs.
Well he didn't actually say the word 'fondly' but I am sure he would have done with a little prompting.
So I didn't kill all of the ones I sailed with John.

Doc Vernon
22nd November 2017, 06:58 PM
So once again this site brings you together with another old mate!
Great Den hope that you two may talk about old times!
Its a wonder he survived those Tab Nabs ! LOL:)

Dennis McGuckin
22nd November 2017, 07:43 PM
Thanks I think.

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He actually did say he remembered my Tabnabs. Not sure for good or bad though.
I'll take the good.

happy daze john in oz
23rd November 2017, 06:35 AM
Thanks I think.

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He actually did say he remembered my Tabnabs. Not sure for good or bad though.
I'll take the good.


To recall you by your tab nabs???????????????????????????
Could have been worse, he might have wanted you to make him some

Colin Wood
23rd November 2017, 09:41 AM
Sailed on the Reliance as senior cadet in 1954 and then again joined in New Westminster in November 56 to go home for 2nd mates. Captain P F Owens was master don't remember Chief Steward but she was always a very good feeder.

Larry Larsen was the bosun and his arm was broken leaving Surrey Docks and I took over as bosun.

Ivan Cloherty
23rd November 2017, 10:32 AM
r don't remember Chief Steward but she was always a very good feeder.

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Hmmm! are we talking breast fed here Colin

Dennis McGuckin
23rd November 2017, 11:57 AM
Sailed on the Reliance as senior cadet in 1954 and then again joined in New Westminster in November 56 to go home for 2nd mates. Captain P F Owens was master don't remember Chief Steward but she was always a very good feeder.

Larry Larsen was the bosun and his arm was broken leaving Surrey Docks and I took over as bosun.

Hi Larry. I was on her in 58.
Qwens was still the master.

happy daze john in oz
24th November 2017, 04:46 AM
Hi Larry. I was on her in 58.
Qwens was still the master.

Now Den, being the good honest guy you are I assume when you say you were on her in 58 you do mean the ship????????????????

Colin Wood
25th November 2017, 10:04 AM
On ly at the Clowes or Cattlemarket Tavern

Dennis McGuckin
25th November 2017, 04:47 PM
Now Den, being the good honest guy you are I assume when you say you were on her in 58 you do mean the ship????????????????

Always the ship John. Always the ship.

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On ly at the Clowes or Cattlemarket Tavern

Clews was on of the great seaman's bar.
At least in my day it was.
Nearly got myself killed in there once, as the 'ladies' husban's ship came in early.

Kenneth Kenny
13th December 2017, 10:22 PM
I got a Phone Call,at 5pm today off Tom Kirbys wife to tell me one of our Crew (Tom) had passed away this Morning.He had very I'll for a few years.R.I.P. Tom Kirby.From Ken R634898.

Captain Kong
13th December 2017, 10:26 PM
RIP TOM
and condolences to his wife and family.
Brian

Doc Vernon
14th December 2017, 12:49 AM
Hello Ken
Sorry to hear of his passing always so sad to loose anyone!
Condolences to the Family
Take Care
Doc Vernon

Colin Wood
18th December 2017, 09:32 AM
Great memories of the Clewes. How things have changed. The shore bosun would not just be laughing all the way to the bank, she would be having hysterics thinking of all the money she could make from sailors just touching her girls,, and not an abortion or paternity case in sight.

Dennis McGuckin
18th December 2017, 05:01 PM
Remember the shore bosun,
She was a tough old broad.
Mentioned in a previous post.
She broke a cadet's legs for him.
He had beaten up her son.
Not one to mess with.
I got along well with her.
Maybe cause I kept buying her pints.
Anything to stay healthy.