Page 3 of 5 FirstFirst 1 2 3 4 5 LastLast
Results 21 to 30 of 41

Thread: vindicatrix-looking for anyone

  1. #21
    Join Date
    Mar 2010
    Posts
    33
    Thanks (Given)
    4
    Thanks (Received)
    28
    Likes (Given)
    3
    Likes (Received)
    42

    Default Re: vindicatrix-looking for anyone

    h i stan where did you come from im from wigan have you any recolections of the vindi and my dis number wasR648566

  2. #22
    Join Date
    Apr 2009
    Posts
    40
    Thanks (Given)
    2
    Thanks (Received)
    14
    Likes (Given)
    5
    Likes (Received)
    47

    Default IRe: vindicatrix-looking for anyone

    Quote Originally Posted by James Gallagher View Post
    jim i dont know if i replied to this post so not being long at this computer game here it is again.my first ship after vindi was 1 4 56 ,so im thinking since i wasnt there in dec i must have been at the vindi in 1956.,,.we could have been there at the same time .do you think. my discharge number wasR648566.i remember gravesend boxing team came only once a year ,and they where there when i was there. so maybe there is a clue there somewhere. i think i was 16 and a half in jan of 1956 . sorry to be a pain just ignore me if you like cheers jim
    I was at the vindicatrix April /may. 1956. R 648869. Can't recal a lot mated up with a lad from Birkenhead. Sadly. Heard he died some years back. Name of John maguinnes. I'm from Liverpool.cheers Brian Kelly' first trip mv. Aureol eds.

  3. Likes Des Taff Jenkins liked this post
  4. #23
    Join Date
    Mar 2010
    Posts
    33
    Thanks (Given)
    4
    Thanks (Received)
    28
    Likes (Given)
    3
    Likes (Received)
    42

    Default Re: vindicatrix-looking for anyone

    hi jim ,you mentioned in your last post you mentioned i was with your sonin the late 70s, did he remember me if so does he remember anyone else at that time who i might know and which ship was it on thanks for pointing out my wrong dates .not quite with this computering lark.as i mentioned when at the vindi gravesend boxing team wherethere and as it was a once a year occasion i would have thougt some of the guys who where there might remember me from thaht time ,not to worry mate.it was a long time ago. cheers jimmy

  5. Likes Jim Brady, Des Taff Jenkins liked this post
  6. #24
    Join Date
    Mar 2009
    Location
    Seaforth L'Pool Merseyside
    Posts
    0
    Thanks (Given)
    635
    Thanks (Received)
    4648
    Likes (Given)
    8886
    Likes (Received)
    10743

    Default Re: vindicatrix-looking for anyone

    Jimmy my son lives in Croatia I only speak to him every couple of weeks,the next time I see him will be when I go over there in June,God Willing.
    Regards.
    Jim.B.
    CLARITATE DEXTRA

  7. Likes Des Taff Jenkins liked this post
  8. #25
    Join Date
    Jul 2012
    Location
    ottawa canada
    Posts
    639
    Thanks (Given)
    379
    Thanks (Received)
    581
    Likes (Given)
    2211
    Likes (Received)
    1931

    Default Re: vindicatrix-looking for anyone

    Hi jim, I hail from the south, Crawley, Sussex. The only memories of the vindi were that it was freezing cold during my stay, food was lousy and was really happy when we became bridge boys, soon to be out of there. Was in hut 2A. Shipped out of the dock St pool London. First ship BP tanker out of Swansea.
    Regards, stan

  9. Thanks James Gallagher, Doc Vernon thanked for this post
  10. #26
    Join Date
    Mar 2010
    Posts
    33
    Thanks (Given)
    4
    Thanks (Received)
    28
    Likes (Given)
    3
    Likes (Received)
    42

    Default Re: vindicatrix-looking for anyone

    cappy your right my dates were wrong date for the vindi was march1956 .sorry jim gallagher

  11. Thanks Doc Vernon thanked for this post
  12. #27
    Join Date
    Jul 2021
    Location
    Wellington.
    Posts
    35
    Thanks (Given)
    24
    Thanks (Received)
    25
    Likes (Given)
    22
    Likes (Received)
    84

    Default Re: vindicatrix-looking for anyone

    I was on Chuscal june to December 1970 a bloody good ship 6 from Hull on deck,Percy Bray was bosun,no Jimmy Gallagher that trip.

    - - - Updated - - -

    I might add i was at the Vindy on deck from july 1966 billet A4.

  13. Thanks Doc Vernon thanked for this post
    Likes Des Taff Jenkins liked this post
  14. #28
    Join Date
    Jul 2021
    Location
    Wellington.
    Posts
    35
    Thanks (Given)
    24
    Thanks (Received)
    25
    Likes (Given)
    22
    Likes (Received)
    84

    Default Re: IRe: vindicatrix-looking for anyone

    There was a John Mcguiness from Barra with me on the Grainton in 1970,he lived in the Anchor house in Canning town when ashore i think i saw him there one time later when iwas having a drink there when i was passing through.

  15. Thanks j.sabourn thanked for this post
    Likes Doc Vernon liked this post
  16. #29
    Join Date
    Feb 2011
    Posts
    1
    Thanks (Given)
    0
    Thanks (Received)
    2
    Likes (Given)
    0
    Likes (Received)
    1

    Default Re: vindicatrix-looking for anyone

    Quote Originally Posted by Louis the fly View Post
    Hi Jim just checked my old book. I was on the Booker Viking twice , first in March 69 then again July 69. The bosun's name was Johnny Best , the reason I remember him is because he got badly beaten up in Georgetown by the choke and robbers.
    Your son was lucky serving his time with such a good company , probably the best out of Liverpool.

    I joined the Booker Viking on the 1st July 1969 straight out of Indie and was as green as grass. Fond memories of the little ship and crew and what a great first voyage at sea for me. Liverpool to Glasgow then Tortola, St kitts, Antigua, Paramaribo and Georgetown followed by Barbados for bunkers on the home run to Liverpool. I stayed until December 69 when I managed to get a deck apprenticeship with Denholms. Still feel privileged to have sailed and gained experience with general cargo on her compared to my future OBOs' and tankers. Boy could she pitch and roll though and I was twice thrown out of my bunk onto the deck with her cork screwing.
    I well remember Johnny Best the bosun and a quite a few others too.

  17. Thanks Louis the fly, Doc Vernon thanked for this post
    Likes Des Taff Jenkins liked this post
  18. #30
    Join Date
    Aug 2008
    Location
    I live in Broadstairs in Kent, UK.
    Posts
    62
    Thanks (Given)
    2
    Thanks (Received)
    79
    Likes (Given)
    0
    Likes (Received)
    155

    Default Re: vindicatrix-looking for anyone

    Yes, the Vindi closed in 1966 /67 and if you recall you joined her in 1995 you may be thinking of when you joined the Association.
    Phil.

  19. Thanks Doc Vernon, Michael Bates, Des Taff Jenkins thanked for this post
    Likes Michael Bates liked this post
Page 3 of 5 FirstFirst 1 2 3 4 5 LastLast

Tags for this Thread

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •