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Search: Posts Made By: Barrie Youde
Forum: Tall ships Yesterday, 17:23
Replies: 9
Views: 198
Posted By Barrie Youde
Many thanks, Stein. Much appreciated. Will try...

Many thanks, Stein.

Much appreciated. Will try to work it out!

PS - Neither have I heard of doubles, apart from topsails and t'gallants, but in theory it would surely be possible? Impracticable,...
Forum: Tall ships Yesterday, 15:19
Replies: 9
Views: 198
Posted By Barrie Youde
Query:- Looking aloft on the masts of any...

Query:-

Looking aloft on the masts of any square-rigged ship we see courses, topsails, t'gallants, royals, skysails and even moonsails (all of which, as far as I know, might be either single or...
Forum: Say Hello 19th July 2016, 12:48
Replies: 22
Views: 876
Posted By Barrie Youde
#20 Yes, those which I recall had deadlights,...

#20

Yes, those which I recall had deadlights, too, but I never did see them used, even in the worst of weather
Forum: Say Hello 19th July 2016, 11:02
Replies: 22
Views: 876
Posted By Barrie Youde
There must be thousands of vessels which have...

There must be thousands of vessels which have have had glass portholes cose to the waterline.

The Liverpool Pilot Cutters were merely one such class of vessel and it is a relief to report that all...
Forum: Say Hello 17th July 2016, 22:48
Replies: 22
Views: 876
Posted By Barrie Youde
Portholes are cheap today...

Portholes are cheap today ...............etc.

Both of these are clearly of the inset variety, commonly used in the hull of a vessel as opposed to in any inboard accommodation. The inset is to...
Forum: The Bridge 17th July 2016, 08:57
Replies: 34
Views: 1,697
Posted By Barrie Youde
It seems probable that white britches with silver...

It seems probable that white britches with silver buckles at the knee were abandoned quite quickly when it was realised that a coal-burning steam-engine could be a useful thing in any ship.
Forum: The Bridge 17th July 2016, 08:20
Replies: 34
Views: 1,697
Posted By Barrie Youde
#15 There is no question of a fight here,...

#15

There is no question of a fight here, Boatman.

There are merely numerous responses to a request for answers.
Forum: The Bridge 16th July 2016, 21:37
Replies: 34
Views: 1,697
Posted By Barrie Youde
#11 You are quite right David - I missed silver...

#11

You are quite right David - I missed silver buckles by several decades (somewhere between ten and fifteen decades, at a guess)!

But I well remember collar studs, white scarves, kid gloves and...
Forum: The Bridge 16th July 2016, 17:27
Replies: 34
Views: 1,697
Posted By Barrie Youde
There are many of us here who have graduated from...

There are many of us here who have graduated from brass buttons and braid to no brass and no braid - and I doubt that there is a single one who has any regret in doing so.

The days when Bobby Shafto...
Forum: Places, People & Events of Maritime Interest 11th July 2016, 20:32
Replies: 64
Views: 1,561
Posted By Barrie Youde
#37 And what about the Stilson wrench? What was...

#37

And what about the Stilson wrench? What was that for?

Was she merely an ancestor of Theresa May MP: and therefore a bloody difficult woman?

I think we should be told.
Forum: Places, People & Events of Maritime Interest 10th July 2016, 13:22
Replies: 64
Views: 1,561
Posted By Barrie Youde
#11 We even had some Latin in Liverpool in the...

#11

We even had some Latin in Liverpool in the form of "artibus, legibus, consiliis" (If you can get a seat on the bus, you'll feel a lot better), together with "sic transit gloria mundi" (Gloria...
Forum: The Radio Room 13th June 2016, 20:04
Replies: 69
Views: 2,761
Posted By Barrie Youde
#15 Might it have been Captain Twentyman? He...

#15

Might it have been Captain Twentyman? He was our neighbour in Queens Drive, Prenton, in the 1950s.
Forum: News and Views from the Shipping World 5th June 2016, 16:08
Replies: 42
Views: 4,253
Posted By Barrie Youde
According to the Sunday Times today, it seems...

According to the Sunday Times today, it seems that RMS St Helena will have a new lease of life; because a serious hazard by way of wind turbulence has been identified (a bit late!) at the new airport...
Forum: Coasters 31st May 2016, 18:23
Replies: 32
Views: 1,709
Posted By Barrie Youde
# 7 The Vital Spark had "four men and a...

# 7

The Vital Spark had "four men and a derrick"!

In British & Continental ss Co (1965) we even had three Mates, of which I was the Third, trading West Coast UK to the Low Countries.
Forum: Say Hello 27th May 2016, 14:32
Replies: 18
Views: 2,726
Posted By Barrie Youde
#11 Hi, Paul, What a splendid record for your...

#11

Hi, Paul,

What a splendid record for your Papa. Twenty-three years in command of the same ship! And no mean ship.

I salute you and your father!
Forum: News and Views from the Shipping World 18th May 2016, 10:07
Replies: 9
Views: 729
Posted By Barrie Youde
#2 It would seem that asterisks are seriously...

#2

It would seem that asterisks are seriously harmful to the environment!
Forum: Ferries 14th May 2016, 07:55
Replies: 24
Views: 1,574
Posted By Barrie Youde
This is good news indeed. Wishing every success...

This is good news indeed.

Wishing every success to the project!

(I was privileged to visit the Great Britain at Bristol last week, for about the fourth time in thirty years. What a splendid success...
Forum: Model Ships 12th May 2016, 20:53
Replies: 7
Views: 466
Posted By Barrie Youde
Beautiful, Bob. Well done indeed! BY

Beautiful, Bob.

Well done indeed!

BY
Forum: News and Views from the Shipping World 11th May 2016, 14:26
Replies: 15
Views: 1,126
Posted By Barrie Youde
The Andrea Doria/Stockholm and all of the other...

The Andrea Doria/Stockholm and all of the other cumulative turn cases involved fog - of which as yet there is no mention here.

A further mystery is that radar-plotting and familiarity with it (and...
Forum: Say Hello 11th May 2016, 12:31
Replies: 16
Views: 514
Posted By Barrie Youde
I'm of an age where I appreciate the diuretics,...

I'm of an age where I appreciate the diuretics, too.
Forum: News and Views from the Shipping World 11th May 2016, 11:19
Replies: 15
Views: 1,126
Posted By Barrie Youde
The action replay shows substantial turns to port...

The action replay shows substantial turns to port at different times by both ships before the collision.

There is no mention yet of any fog.

Very odd indeed.
Forum: News and Views from the Shipping World 11th May 2016, 09:21
Replies: 15
Views: 1,126
Posted By Barrie Youde
#5 This seems highly unlikely.

#5

This seems highly unlikely.
Forum: Say Hello 11th May 2016, 09:19
Replies: 16
Views: 514
Posted By Barrie Youde
#10 ES, In terms of the Merchant Navy it seems...

#10

ES,

In terms of the Merchant Navy it seems highly unlikely that KGV had any intentions whatsoever beyond the limits of the British Empire/Red Ensign. Plainly, he never did have any control over...
Forum: Say Hello 10th May 2016, 23:39
Replies: 16
Views: 514
Posted By Barrie Youde
Thank you, David. Your point is beyond any...

Thank you, David.

Your point is beyond any dispute!
Forum: Say Hello 10th May 2016, 20:05
Replies: 8
Views: 368
Posted By Barrie Youde
This sounds like one for Dartskipper.

This sounds like one for Dartskipper.
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