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SHIPS NOSTALGIA

Posted by Charlie Stitt on September 4, 2020 at 10:50 AM Comments comments (1)

What has happened to Ships Nostalgia. What I once considered to be a great website is now what I consider to be a terrible wesite. Very difficult to navigate. 

What are you guys doing with yourselves now

Posted by Rod Nissen on October 19, 2019 at 11:20 AM Comments comments (1)

Just recently returned from overseas to Brisbane. Visited Finland, Norway, England, Wales, Bombay and Hong Kong. All in 5 weeks. The highlights of the trip was attending the Battle of Britain air show at Duxford and catching up with 3 mates from 40 yrs ago. We all were on the Birchbank in 1979. We only made a night of it as it was organised at short notice.

They were Steve Braund from Exeter 2nd Mate, John Roberts Holyhead 4/E, Peter Norman from Milford Haven Chief Electrical Fart and m...

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South Pacific Nostalgia Trip

Posted by mike stanford agate on March 28, 2015 at 8:15 PM Comments comments (6)

Just returned from 3 weeks cruising from New Zealand around the Copra Run.   We called at New Caledonia, Fiji, Samoa, American Samoa, Bora Bora, Moorea & Tahiti.  Suva has not changed one bit in 40 years.  The streets are the same, including the Sweet Waters Bridge  & The Golden Dragon still remains.  Lautoka had developed more than Suva, as sugar is still the big employer in the district.  The only difference is the proliferation of Tourist Res...

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MARABANK 1971: A VOYAGE

Posted by Mike Waight on January 26, 2014 at 7:20 AM Comments comments (14)

I hope this is the right place to put this account? I submitted it to the Association a couple of years ago but nothing appeared in print so I'll try this!

MARABANK 1971 - A TRIP UNIQUE FOR ONLY ONE NIGHT SHIFT IN 7 MONTHS.

 

Capt DJR Davies

Marabank hadn't been in home waters for some time before we joined.

 

Joined Philadelphia light ship - East For Orders - thence Dominican Republic (long before it became a tourist paradise(?)) for sugar for Bo...

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Did You Hear/Did You Know ? ?

Posted by Charlie Stitt on November 28, 2011 at 10:50 AM Comments comments (48)

I saw this in my local rag today.

Dead ahead, through the pitch dark night, the Captain sees a light on collision course with his ship.  He sends a signal, ''Change your course ten degrees East''     ''Change YOUR course ten degrees West''comes the reply.  The Captain responds,''I'm a United States Navy Captain! Change your course Sir''.   ''I'm a seaman second class'' the next message reads. ''Change YOUR course Sir''  The Captain is fu...

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