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Search: Posts Made By: david freeman
Forum: Royal Navy Yesterday, 20:02
Replies: 5
Views: 170
Posted By david freeman
WWII HMS Manxman

My father in law was at the battle of Matapan, and was a radio operator. While steaming in the med it is alleged that the admiralty sent a message to the Manxman (Fast Mine Layer) to steam at all...
Forum: The Engine Room 21st March 2015, 19:57
Replies: 85
Views: 6,268
Posted By david freeman
Joy of Joys, all the comments, or at least most...

Joy of Joys, all the comments, or at least most of them are about H&W-B&W Oppsosed piston jobs and some double acting?
If I have read all the comment correctly there is not a mention of A Doxford...
Forum: BP Shipping 21st March 2015, 10:54
Replies: 259
Views: 24,778
Posted By david freeman
Dear Oh! Dear gents where oH where is the...

Dear Oh! Dear gents where oH where is the scuttlebut? Who kissed the chairman, who danced with his wife, who fancied the man opposite, and who dance with who's wife, and off course was it a parish...
Forum: Ship Research 9th March 2015, 08:14
Replies: 24
Views: 834
Posted By david freeman
Prison ships

Was there not a prison ship in the 1990's off Portsmouth/Southampton-an ex Sealink Channell ferry? or some ship similar?(==D)
Forum: News and Views from the Shipping World 26th February 2015, 08:41
Replies: 0
Views: 373
Posted By david freeman
Certificates of Competency: All Hands

Yesterday I had a dinner with friends. As an ex seagoing engineer, I was interested in how the modern authourities assess younger people for sea going careers, and issue if they do now a days,...
Forum: Historic Shipping lines and Ships 19th February 2015, 17:00
Replies: 31
Views: 5,624
Posted By david freeman
Thank you for the information

Thank you John for the information. Capt Peter Mason was a master with BP and their Fleet Safety Office-The suggestion of being Jester is because I pushed an ICON of the Jester by mistake. Apologies...
Forum: Historic Shipping lines and Ships 16th February 2015, 08:12
Replies: 31
Views: 5,624
Posted By david freeman
Elder Brethern

Question: Mind in neutral? I once worked with Capt Peter Mason (1972 (JesterOf BP Tankers), who became an elder Brethern of TH and ended his career working for Trinity House.
While I knew Peter, !...
Forum: Special Purpose Vessels 14th February 2015, 08:20
Replies: 13
Views: 4,782
Posted By david freeman
Follow On

Following on from this during the 'Cod Wars' I believe Hull commisssioned some of the Factory Ships (BUT/ and Others-Othello-Ciero, Lord Nelson Ect.) to act as motherships, not to be involved in the ...
Forum: Special Purpose Vessels 13th February 2015, 19:33
Replies: 13
Views: 4,782
Posted By david freeman
Was the Miranda commissioned as a result of 3 UK...

Was the Miranda commissioned as a result of 3 UK Registered Trawlers in the late 60's early 70's coming to grief off Iceland, before the 'Cod Wars'. The name Rodregias Stirs in my memory.
Forum: The Bridge 13th February 2015, 19:17
Replies: 49
Views: 4,890
Posted By david freeman
Yes, a cooks tickets , Or the radio Officer

Yes, a cooks tickets , Or the radio Officer
Forum: The Bridge 13th February 2015, 19:12
Replies: 49
Views: 4,890
Posted By david freeman
What exactly are U Flogging? a dead horse or your...

What exactly are U Flogging? a dead horse or your backside: The website to this once engineering type is a typical promotion of someone who teaches, but has never been in command??/ Your...
Forum: Looking for Old Shipmates 13th February 2015, 19:01
Replies: 3
Views: 293
Posted By david freeman
Excellent somebody remembers fletcher, How about...

Excellent somebody remembers fletcher, How about open all hours as well?
Apologises for not remembering Norman was the title??? Memories and age becomes me??
So sorry if I have offended anybody out...
Forum: Looking for Old Shipmates 13th February 2015, 08:09
Replies: 3
Views: 293
Posted By david freeman
Robert Stanley Flectcher of late, of Slade...

Robert Stanley Flectcher of late, of Slade Prison-Rember him?
Forum: The Engine Room 12th February 2015, 19:23
Replies: 48
Views: 4,553
Posted By david freeman
Thank you: as one might say An event and a story to be retold

Thank you: as one might say An event and a story to be retold
Forum: The Engine Room 11th February 2015, 19:32
Replies: 48
Views: 4,553
Posted By david freeman
Men

I wonder apart from the engine types, who or whom were the engineers on the ship at the time of this portrayed incident?
Somewhere in my mind there is a crew list on this site??? I may be wrong. It...
Forum: Say Hello 6th February 2015, 12:21
Replies: 25
Views: 1,488
Posted By david freeman
Trivia

I have no idea, but trawlers side winders, always had the gear cast from the port side-History The bridge watch could see ahead and the gear when shot would be the trawlwer hove too shooting the...
Forum: Say Hello 25th January 2015, 08:20
Replies: 6
Views: 388
Posted By david freeman
Difficult? Which side of the Wirral are you...

Difficult? Which side of the Wirral are you thinking off? The Mersey or the DEE or the penisular.
I would suggest you try first of all the local rags for Birkenhead and Point of Ayre and try to see...
Forum: The Engine Room 24th January 2015, 18:45
Replies: 2
Views: 751
Posted By david freeman
Maybe not, but the poor ships engineers have to...

Maybe not, but the poor ships engineers have to solve all the problems on the high seas while the engine is in service, not the shore staff.(Hippy)(Frogger)
Forum: Ship Research 22nd December 2014, 07:57
Replies: 7
Views: 636
Posted By david freeman
No But I met her in Tilbury on station as the...

No But I met her in Tilbury on station as the tilbury ferry, a well constructed wooden vessel, not much bigger than a 'snibby' in lingo terms of the Hull Fish Dock.
The original Tibury Ferry went up...
Forum: Royal Navy 14th December 2014, 10:48
Replies: 10
Views: 1,541
Posted By david freeman
Ahem!!! I am not suprised:However my father inlaw...

Ahem!!! I am not suprised:However my father inlaw was a submarineer in wwII, and when in port after a voyage/campaign, the crew where not discouraged from letting off steam, and getting if that was...
Forum: Say Hello 14th December 2014, 10:34
Replies: 23
Views: 1,264
Posted By david freeman
Steam or Motor

You have rung a bell? did you know a Martin***? Name sailed as 2/e from Crosby/liverpool area on the QE2 as a steam man and or after her conversion to diesel. Martin and I have very loose family...
Forum: Say Hello 14th December 2014, 08:18
Replies: 23
Views: 1,264
Posted By david freeman
By the way Penny is her name!!!(Frogger)

By the way Penny is her name!!!(Frogger)
Forum: Say Hello 14th December 2014, 08:17
Replies: 23
Views: 1,264
Posted By david freeman
Great, I was in the 10th. and new a few in the...

Great, I was in the 10th. and new a few in the 16th. The scout master took us for our TRacking Badge?-Back woodsman? up on chevin road ( I forget his name(Peel?). I new the brown brothers Robin,...
Forum: Say Hello 13th December 2014, 08:13
Replies: 23
Views: 1,264
Posted By david freeman
Memories of the 50's 60's My school days

Very interesting, spent many happy hours at the dam, and celtic football ground, and at the feasts in albert square.
Little moor, rawdon national, little london, south view and guisley national were...
Forum: Say Hello 13th December 2014, 08:04
Replies: 23
Views: 1,264
Posted By david freeman
Midwifery My sister 1956

I believe it was your dad who was the attending home birth doctor of my youngest sister born in 1956, with the midwife. (==D)
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