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Search: Posts Made By: Barrie Youde
Forum: Tall ships Today, 19:43
Replies: 28
Views: 455
Posted By Barrie Youde
There were Dutch schuyts and there were Dutch...

There were Dutch schuyts and there were Dutch schuyts.

Some of the latter-day versions which I recall were as sophisticated as anything which could be crammed into 499 tons gross; while others were...
Forum: Elder Dempster Today, 13:36
Replies: 15
Views: 465
Posted By Barrie Youde
Pat, Yes, MacAndrews used the fruit-berths at...

Pat,

Yes, MacAndrews used the fruit-berths at Kings Dock, I think; but certainly did use the South Docks until their closure.

B
Forum: Tall ships Today, 10:57
Replies: 28
Views: 455
Posted By Barrie Youde
#17 Quite right, Pat. A tanker was frequently...

#17

Quite right, Pat.

A tanker was frequently referred to as a "tank".

Similarly as to boat/ship, the ultra-modern container ship, including the very largest yet conceived, is invariably referred...
Forum: Tall ships Today, 08:29
Replies: 28
Views: 455
Posted By Barrie Youde
Likewise, when somebody is said to "run a good...

Likewise, when somebody is said to "run a good ship", the "ship" in question is invariably an organistaion which might or might not be recognisble as any kind of vessel at all.

Hence, the context is...
Forum: Tall ships Yesterday, 23:13
Replies: 28
Views: 455
Posted By Barrie Youde
According to Wikipedia, the expression "brig" in...

According to Wikipedia, the expression "brig" in terms of incarceration arises from the habitual (in USA) use of a brig as a prison-ship.

Sounds as likely as any!
Forum: Tall ships Yesterday, 18:36
Replies: 18
Views: 281
Posted By Barrie Youde
I'm fairly sure that in the 19th century there...

I'm fairly sure that in the 19th century there was no mandatory certification of mariners at any level, save only for vessels engaged in foreign trade.

As to private yachts (or any vessel owned and...
Forum: Tall ships Yesterday, 17:20
Replies: 28
Views: 455
Posted By Barrie Youde
Again I would agree entirely with Robert and add...

Again I would agree entirely with Robert and add that whether a brig might be called a boat or a ship would depend entirely on the context. It could be either or it could be neither, for all of the...
Forum: Tall ships Yesterday, 17:13
Replies: 18
Views: 281
Posted By Barrie Youde
My own understanding, for what it might be worth,...

My own understanding, for what it might be worth, is that for any vessel trading within Home Trade limits (i.e. from any UK port to any port between the Elbe and Brest) no certificate of any kind was...
Forum: Elder Dempster 27th March 2015, 13:35
Replies: 15
Views: 465
Posted By Barrie Youde
Huskisson? Canada?

Huskisson?
Canada?
Forum: Coasters 25th March 2015, 16:28
Replies: 11
Views: 927
Posted By Barrie Youde
R.I.P Angus Cumming. I remember him vividly...

R.I.P Angus Cumming.

I remember him vividly when he was an AB and I was a first-trip junior Middy in Blue Flue's Jason (October '59). He he was kindness and gentleness personified - and bloody big...
Forum: Books, Magazines, TV, Video & Publications 17th March 2015, 11:39
Replies: 7
Views: 236
Posted By Barrie Youde
Hi, Marchskipper, Which company? What...

Hi, Marchskipper,

Which company?

What date?

Somebody here will tell you!
Forum: Say Hello 16th March 2015, 19:05
Replies: 11
Views: 445
Posted By Barrie Youde
You bet!! This site is a mine of information and...

You bet!!

This site is a mine of information and I'm sure you'll receive many offers of help.

Good hunting, David.

best wishes,

BY
Forum: Ship Research 14th March 2015, 09:11
Replies: 25
Views: 921
Posted By Barrie Youde
There is information on Google about the...

There is information on Google about the Reformatory Ship Akbar which was moored in the Mersey from 1856 to 1909, when the accommodation was re-housed ashore at Heswall, Wirral. In 1910 it...
Forum: News and Views from the Shipping World 8th March 2015, 15:28
Replies: 18
Views: 1,192
Posted By Barrie Youde
The first oddity is that it appears to be a case...

The first oddity is that it appears to be a case where the overtaking rule would clearly apply.

The second oddity is that the circumstances suggest that all those on the bridge of each ship would...
Forum: News and Views from the Shipping World 8th March 2015, 13:20
Replies: 18
Views: 1,192
Posted By Barrie Youde
#10 "I speculate......" So you do!

#10

"I speculate......"

So you do!
Forum: News and Views from the Shipping World 8th March 2015, 11:31
Replies: 12
Views: 791
Posted By Barrie Youde
#12 Amen to that!

#12

Amen to that!
Forum: News and Views from the Shipping World 8th March 2015, 09:50
Replies: 12
Views: 791
Posted By Barrie Youde
#10 Quite so, David! I'm no more immune from...

#10

Quite so, David!

I'm no more immune from the sin of envy than anybody else might be. But I would not envy anybody who might own a thing like that.

V best,

BY
Forum: News and Views from the Shipping World 8th March 2015, 08:49
Replies: 18
Views: 1,192
Posted By Barrie Youde
All very odd.

All very odd.
Forum: Other Companies/Ships 7th March 2015, 10:37
Replies: 50
Views: 14,357
Posted By Barrie Youde
For any body interested in the history of Nourse...

For any body interested in the history of Nourse & Co, therehere is an excellent book "The Long Voyage" by H.C. deMierre, who served his entire four-year apprenticeship in one long voyage in Nourse's...
Forum: News and Views from the Shipping World 7th March 2015, 10:30
Replies: 12
Views: 791
Posted By Barrie Youde
#6 How very polite!

#6

How very polite!
Forum: Computers and The Internet 1st March 2015, 17:15
Replies: 10
Views: 516
Posted By Barrie Youde
I wonder, in the Index to the Threads, why there...

I wonder, in the Index to the Threads, why there is a column at the extreme left showing either a blue envelope or a red envelope, open or closed, and forwarded or not, in each case: and what the...
Forum: Blue Funnel Line 26th February 2015, 15:28
Replies: 279
Views: 40,399
Posted By Barrie Youde
Me, too (although not as Senior as Hugh)! Very...

Me, too (although not as Senior as Hugh)!

Very sorry.

BY
Forum: Blue Funnel Line 15th February 2015, 19:41
Replies: 279
Views: 40,399
Posted By Barrie Youde
#275 Hi, Hugh, My apologies for any confusion....

#275


Hi, Hugh,

My apologies for any confusion. In March 1960 there most certainly was a young lady in the tailoring trade at Hong Kong known as Hong Kong Mary. Of course, there might well have...
Forum: The Radio Room 15th February 2015, 15:56
Replies: 80
Views: 4,689
Posted By Barrie Youde
Is there a neurologist in the House? We all know...

Is there a neurologist in the House?

We all know that the speed of light exceeds the speed of sound by a wide margin.

How, then, is it possible that the human mind can read sound signals at a...
Forum: The Radio Room 15th February 2015, 14:38
Replies: 80
Views: 4,689
Posted By Barrie Youde
#14 Hi, David, My own experience is strictly...

#14

Hi, David,

My own experience is strictly limited to lamp-morse; but I do recall reading somewhere of an exchange between sparkies as to sound-morse, with reference to the principle that "twenty...
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