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In the last ten years, I was having a drink in a dockside bar
in Wellington New Zealand with a Merchant Navy radio operator
buddy. Some guys came in off his ship which was and inter island
ferry similar to the cross channel ferries. We were drinking up
large and I was most amused to hear the Chief Steward being called
Marmite. I enquired how he got that name to my mate. He said.
The Chief Steward was in a panic trying to get hold of extra staff
from the cooks and stewards mess room. He had been on the phone
continuous, but no reply. So he goes bursting down to the mess room
and barged in shouting "Whats the matter with you Bastards, all deaf?"
He grabbed the mess room phone slammed it to his ear and said there
is nothing wrong with the FN thing. With bulging veins on his head
and about to have a stroke he said "Why don't you answer it" ? The
lads were all laying around watching Emerdale Farm on T.V. and
spaced out on dope. One of them piped up, "No one will answer it Chief,
some one has smeared marmite all over the ear piece" The Chief
departed the messroom red with bulging veins and a black ear.

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Whoops one very uhappy Chief Steward - that's the trouble with Chief Stewards - no sense of humour, just sticky ears!

which reminds me when Chatham dockyard closed down a few of the Dockyardies transfered to Pompey and Guzz (especially Guzz), they were all known as 'Marmites', when I asked why I was told "listen to 'em" and sure enough all they ever said was "Mar Mate......this and Mar Mate..... that" so "Marmite" it became, most accepted it and it changed but a few got a right bas'y on and guess what, it stuck there!!


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Reminds me of a time I woke up (majorly hungover) in my rack on Aurora after a run ashore in GUZ.
I was in the Killicks alcove of the mess and was stumbling past a mirror and had to stop as I couldn't believe my eyes.
I was looking at myself, but with my hair standing on end, bloodshot eyes and my face was covered in some Brown sticky stuff.
I had just ventured to sniff then taste it as the Chief OEL (a very senior) came into the mess as he annoyingly did every morning shouting at us to get up.
He stopped in mid sentence and said "what's that on your face" to which I replied "what the F%#K does it look like it's Chocolate. He was so stunned he turned around and left.
My bed was covered in it also, which bamboozled me for some time.


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Blimey the mind boggles there Paul. I have heard about some of these
dodgy sparkies messes. Think Bomber mentioned one on the Yarmouth
in a previous thread. Ah! well each to their own.
Remember when we were in Malta and five of us crashed in a bed in a
cheap doss. There we were top to tail and someone shit the bed.
We all had some of it on us, and there was only a small wash basin in
the room with a jam jar. O happy days.


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Harry I'll take Chocolate every time thanks. :shock:


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I'm with you on that one Paul!!

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