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Robert Arthur
19th August 2011, 12:00 PM
Hello Any one out there who sailed on the Ratha I was 7th engineer to junior 4th until the ship was returned to City Line City of Newcastle. I have pictures of the funnel half Ben Line colours and half City Line,she was handed back in Grangemouth.
I was know as Big Bob from Newcastle

Andrew Ray Tarbit
20th June 2015, 06:03 PM
Hello .
I was know as Big Bob from Newcastle

Hi Robert
You probably remember me, we sailed together your first trip on the Ratha, not sure if I was 4th or 3rd at the time. If I remember rightly you lived in Low fell at the time. Others I remember were Norrie Dawkins, Willie Thompson (not the owner), George McAlpine and maybe 2nd engineer Malcolm Bell from Whitley Bay. Last time I saw you I was on Benarmin in Newcastle when we handed over to the Chinese and you came down for a visit.
Ray Tarbit

gray_marian
20th June 2015, 06:30 PM
Ray, You may need to send Robert a PM, then his email address will be alerted to your post, as he has not been on site since March last year:)

Andrew Ray Tarbit
21st June 2015, 05:44 PM
Ray, You may need to send Robert a PM, then his email address will be alerted to your post, as he has not been on site since March last year:)

Marian
Thanks for the reply and info but could you possibly tell me what a PM is and what to do. Hope I'm not troubling you. Ray

gray_marian
21st June 2015, 09:42 PM
Hi Ray, Sorry for delay have been out most of today.

Go to the top of this page and beside your name you will see NOTIFICATIONS, click, then you see INBOX, click again and look on the left hand side of the page, you will read SEND NEW MESSAGE, click. Inside Recipient Users box add Roger Arthur. TITLE, add MV Benratha 69 to 71. Then your message below. At the bottom you will see Submit Message, click and your private message [PM] will automatically go to Roger's email address that was lodged here when he joined the site 2011.
Good Luck:)

j.sabourn
22nd June 2015, 06:30 AM
Ref. to the original post re. Big Bob. He didnt go on to work for Seaforth Maritime of Aberdeen did he. Although never sailed with him have recollections of meeting somewhere a big Bob. If he reads this or anyone who knew him was he a very tall man with hands like shovels, not said to be discriminating in any way but he was a very big man and don't mean fat. Cheers JS

j.sabourn
22nd June 2015, 06:36 AM
#4... Ray see you are from Tiddley Bay, what part are you at. Lived there at various abodes and last residence was Whitley Lodge, first residence was Percy Road around the corner from the bombed Church.. Cheers JS

Red Lead Ted
22nd June 2015, 10:24 AM
Ref. to the original post re. Big Bob.. Cheers JS

John, Big Bob, Was very well known amongst the Seafoth seaman, He was better known by the Seaforth seawoman our { big bob } Terry.:I-Am-Smiling:

Andrew Ray Tarbit
22nd June 2015, 09:50 PM
Hi Marian
Thanks for your help, I finally got in touch with Bob Arthur.
Ray Tarbit