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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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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!



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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