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    Robin Bagnall

    Re: Ellerman line City of Ely.

    I felt the same when as a Desk Cadet, I joined my first ship (the City of Leeds) in July 1974 at the Port of Hull. It looked a bit old and sad, and found

    Robin Bagnall Today, 04:48 PM Go to last post
    Johnny Kieran

    Re: Thunderbox.

    I was on the Sugar refiner, loading sugar from barges in Trinidad. I was watching the loaders spreading the load with shovels in the hold, when one dropped

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    John Arton

    Re: Montreal's silver cane

    JS
    No a completely different person, bill Williams (tit willy) was a empress boat captain who had only ever worked for Canadian Pacific
    Rgds

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    Hugh

    Re: Austin Byrne

    Sad news Billy,
    When I first heard his story which I first saw posted by you on the old Mercantile Marine Forum, I think.
    He wrote, in praise

    Hugh Today, 01:40 PM Go to last post
    DeepSea

    Austin Byrne

    I have just been informed my old friend Austin Byrne’s “Crossed the Bar” over the weekend. During WWII he served in the Royal Navy as a DEMS gunner on-board

    DeepSea Today, 12:51 PM Go to last post
    Tony Taylor

    Re: A few things to ponder

    What is the point of that system? seems cockeyed to me if they are looking from an anti pollution angle. Buses in Delhi and taxis in HK have run on CNG

    Tony Taylor Today, 12:16 PM Go to last post
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    Austin Byrne

    Thread Starter: DeepSea

    I have just been informed my old friend Austin Byrne’s “Crossed the Bar” over the weekend. During WWII he served in the Royal Navy as a DEMS gunner on-board

    Last Post By: Hugh Today, 01:40 PM Go to last post
    Edward Hooton

    Ship owners and Spanish Civil War

    Thread Starter: Edward Hooton

    I am researching a book on the Spanish Civil War and foreign (non-Spanish) navies and merchant marines and I wonder whether any members might be able

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    Mike Hall

    Vindi news november 2022

    Thread Starter: Mike Hall

    The following seafarers have crossed the bar.

    WILLIAM BENNETT--JULY--2022
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    James Curry

    TV advertising

    Thread Starter: James Curry

    I am sure a few of us have watched the Virgin Airways advert on TV?
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    j.sabourn

    A few things to ponder

    Thread Starter: j.sabourn

    There are many more but picked at random...
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    James Curry

    Captains requirements

    Thread Starter: James Curry

    If only it was this easy. lol


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