P & O s.s Chusan

Doug Rogers
5th June 2005, 13:14
Outward bound in Southampton Water for the Caribbean. I hope there is enough smoke for our purist members.

Ron B Manderson
5th June 2005, 13:42
Outward bound in Southampton Water for the Caribbean. I hope there is enough smoke for our purist members.
When I looked at this picture first I had the same thoughts as you did Doug
lol
Ron

tanker
6th June 2005, 11:09
There was probably North Wind in that day!!!
Gp

Doug Rogers
6th June 2005, 12:59
Well I think the probability it is the reverse..if she is outward bound down Southampton Water she will essentially be heading south east, looking at the smoke I think its probably more to the south and west!!. Probably had a nice build up of residue while she had been in Southampton and they hadnt blown tubes for a while!!

Guest
6th June 2005, 13:14
Brilliant. Smoke thick enough to throw a shadow on the hull. :)

R58484956
6th June 2005, 15:15
Port stern is that dome of netley hospital, photo taken from hythe side of soton water?

Marcus Cardew
6th June 2005, 21:39
Outward bound in Southampton Water for the Caribbean. I hope there is enough smoke for our purist members.
Hi Doug,
Perfect. Just what we've come to expect to see!!!
Marcus

R798780
6th June 2005, 22:37
There was probably North Wind in that day!!!
Gp

If Chusan is heading south or south east then it must be a northerly wind, perhaps northeast for the smuts to come over the starboard side.

Remember altering course in mid ocean for "blowing tubes", it could be quite dramatic, and if the mate had the decks freshly holystoned one took steps to avoid blackening them.

Doug Rogers
7th June 2005, 05:34
Port stern is that dome of netley hospital, photo taken from hythe side of soton water?

Yes from the Hythe side.

Doug Rogers
7th June 2005, 05:37
If Chusan is heading south or south east then it must be a northerly wind, perhaps northeast for the smuts to come over the starboard side.

Remember altering course in mid ocean for "blowing tubes", it could be quite dramatic, and if the mate had the decks freshly holystoned one took steps to avoid blackening them.

You are quite right, when I said that I was thinking of the direction of the smoke from the ship, Tanker strikes again!!. And the Chief Officer had perhaps been pampering his decks by not blowing tubes until they got down into the Channel itself.