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    The donkeys were on the ships. There was the Donkeyman , the Donkey/Greaser, the Donkey boiler , and others . JS .
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    Quote Originally Posted by j.sabourn View Post
    the donkeys were on the ships. There was the donkeyman , the donkey/greaser, the donkey boiler , and others . Js .
    eeee awww ...eeee awww......eeee ort to no better

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    And the Donkey Serenade . Think it was top of the pops one year. JS.....
    A good question to test the nautical knowledge of any supposed seaman would be “ what is the difference between schooner rigged and donkey rigged “ ? JS
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    Quote Originally Posted by j.sabourn View Post
    And the Donkey Serenade . Think it was top of the pops one year. JS.....
    A good question to test the nautical knowledge of any supposed seaman would be “ what is the difference between schooner rigged and donkey rigged “ ? JS
    After skinning out a hains boat in oz in 58 i think when i joined the old avonmoor in wallaroo i was schooner rigged with effects being one tea shirt ...one pair of shorts and a pair of flip flops...all worn at that time ...
    as for donkey rig we had in wor wesh hoose an old donkeys saddle which my brother nicked from the donkeys on shields beach.....so i can truly claim to have a donkeys rig.....R683532

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    Quote Originally Posted by cappy View Post
    After skinning out a hains boat in oz in 58 i think when i joined the old avonmoor in wallaroo i was schooner rigged with effects being one tea shirt ...one pair of shorts and a pair of flip flops...all worn at that time ...
    as for donkey rig we had in wor wesh hoose an old donkeys saddle which my brother nicked from the donkeys on shields beach.....so i can truly claim to have a donkeys rig.....R683532
    I once sailed with an engine room storekeeper who joined wearing a Levi jacket and jeans with a white tee shirt and a pair of baseball boots.
    he turned to every day wearing the jeans and tee shirt with laces removed from baseball boots. He washed all his kit every night and hung them in er to dry, spent every night in a towel.
    When he went ashore he wore the jacket and put the laces (kept nice and clean) in his base ball boots.

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    He was donkey rigged then ? JS
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    Quote Originally Posted by j.sabourn View Post
    He was donkey rigged then ? JS
    Totally, he originated from Blyth but I believe had no family, only went on the drink ashore, stayed at the Union Jack club? in London on leave till his money ran out then back to sea

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    I always thought that poem was quiet appropriate “ Home is the sailor home from the sea, and the hunter home from the hills” , but did show a little of shortage of information regarding the sailor , it could have included for the sailor where his lodgings were, e.g. The Missions to Seamen , The YMCA, or The Union Jack Club, with the emphasis he may be returning to the Union Jack Club on his return to sea especially. If the ship had one. Painted. On its side . Cheers JS
    I was returning to the ship in Portsmouth one morning via taxi and picked up this matelot who was coming back off leave to rejoin one of the navy’s survey vessels. He was boasting about how he was safe as was not on a warship , as the fleet was mobilising , the taxi on drawing ups alongside his vessel there was a lot of activity on the quayside of the vessel and they were painting a big Red Cross on its side . You should of heard the bad language uttered ftom his mouth calling everyone a basket.
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    We had a KP on the Pretoria who came on board with all his clothes etc in just a paper bag.
    Every night when done he would wash his clothes and dry them in the galley.
    Just a comb and razor were the only other bits he had with him.
    Happy daze John in Oz.

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    If he had of had a donkey jacket , John, he couldn’t have been classed as schooner rigged . Anyone working offshore for Wimpeys Marine all were supplied with donkey jackets with Wimpey on the back so they were recognisable as the toffs of the North Sea. Whereas if you worked for Zapata they used to go around as weren’t supplied singing it doesn’t matter we’re with Zapata. Think Tony worked for them . JS .
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