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Search: Posts Made By: david freeman
Forum: Fishing Vessels 17th August 2014, 11:19
Replies: 2
Views: 171
Posted By david freeman
Hi were you in the fishing fleet or on the NS...

Hi were you in the fishing fleet or on the NS Stand By vessels?
I visited maybe a couple stand by vessels while in port in Lowestoft years ago.(K)
Forum: Ship Research 17th August 2014, 11:14
Replies: 11
Views: 274
Posted By david freeman
Lightships Trinity House

My dim past remembers some where the GOODWIN Lightship breaking free from her moorings, and running aground in a storm on the sands and the crew (3 Or 4) having to be rescued.
I also remeber in later...
Forum: The Engine Room 16th August 2014, 08:04
Replies: 9
Views: 595
Posted By david freeman
Extra admiralty designed units

The turbine ME units i sailed with were Pamatra sets HP and LP up to 15,000SHP controlled the speed on main engine throttle valves. If Extra power was required there were a block(S) of extra manual...
Forum: Brocklebank Line 8th August 2014, 18:29
Replies: 0
Views: 238
Posted By david freeman
middlebrough

While studing at Constantine Tech( 59-61), During our lunch hour period we as cadets would spend a hour in the ER of the Brocklebank Cargo ships buit in 1914-22. Double ended scotch fired Oil boilers...
Forum: Modern Cruise Ships 2nd August 2014, 10:20
Replies: 9
Views: 538
Posted By david freeman
Cruise ships ITV series Royal Princess

I remain sceptical of this programme. The film is promotional about the Pursers domain (Old terniology)
The crew are alleged to be 1400 strong, as an old sea dog I wonder what the breakdown of depts...
Forum: The Engine Room 23rd July 2014, 08:09
Replies: 10
Views: 665
Posted By david freeman
A little miffed? was this vessel an aircraft...

A little miffed? was this vessel an aircraft carrier (USN) with a nuclear power plant? Or I am I off the wall? thinking of the wrong ship.
Forum: Say Hello 14th July 2014, 08:04
Replies: 39
Views: 1,990
Posted By david freeman
MV Br Hero: This was my first BP ship in DRydock...

MV Br Hero: This was my first BP ship in DRydock (Palmers Hebburn) while I was doing my Phase 2 of My BP cadetship. It was rather a rude awakening of a ship that had just arrived from active service...
Forum: News and Views from the Shipping World 6th July 2014, 17:04
Replies: 97
Views: 10,602
Posted By david freeman
Curiosity killed the cat?

This lot is very dramatic, and as such would have it appeared to happen in shore/coastal; waters.
It reminds me of the Derbyshire (OBO): I have trawled the thread and can find no builders/year of...
Forum: Ship Research 6th July 2014, 07:52
Replies: 2
Views: 246
Posted By david freeman
Memory?

As a BP Eng Cadet and later sailing Engineer: I seem to remember the HUlk of theArethusa( One could see the masts-in the skyline) as I caught a taxi driving from Chatham to Isle of Grain. If I am...
Forum: Say Hello 3rd July 2014, 07:58
Replies: 6
Views: 421
Posted By david freeman
Good Morning too you! Well I never.(H)

Good Morning too you! Well I never.(H)
Forum: Say Hello 30th June 2014, 08:03
Replies: 6
Views: 421
Posted By david freeman
old timer

That makes u slightly older than I, and a little younger than methuslia! Have you a beard to boot, or just a scyth and and egg timer.
I am sure as entertainments officer you have a few tales to...
Forum: Tankers 29th June 2014, 18:47
Replies: 23
Views: 1,209
Posted By david freeman
iF MY MEMORY SERVES ME CORRECTLY an ullage pipe...

iF MY MEMORY SERVES ME CORRECTLY an ullage pipe on a bunker, settling tank of ballast tan went from top to bottm of the tank save for the last 4inches, and then one had a bottm of footplate on the...
Forum: The Engine Room 29th June 2014, 18:29
Replies: 21
Views: 1,691
Posted By david freeman
ER Shoes

EVER LEAVE THE uk SCHOONER RIGGED AND FORGOT THOSE HARDWARING ER SHOES. REACHED PORT SAID AND BOUGHT A PAIR FROM THE BUM BOATS WITH WOOD ANTI SLIP PEGS, (OR WAS THAT THE SHOES PURCHASED FROM THE...
Forum: BP Shipping 16th June 2014, 21:18
Replies: 4
Views: 782
Posted By david freeman
Charter vessels

At intervals when one had to attend a fleet improvement/management course, I often remembered having Border Boats-Common Brothers being rammed down ones throat as the exemplorary operating marine...
Forum: Ship Research 16th June 2014, 20:58
Replies: 2
Views: 217
Posted By david freeman
thank you for that, Greatly appreciated.

thank you for that, Greatly appreciated.
Forum: The Engine Room 16th June 2014, 08:26
Replies: 8
Views: 694
Posted By david freeman
Is this the same as on a doxford or H&W BW...

Is this the same as on a doxford or H&W BW Opposed sitting on a bosuns chair in the liner with a grinder in hand polishing the liner, so that the rings fitt better afterwards and one gets no blow...
Forum: Ship Research 15th June 2014, 08:26
Replies: 2
Views: 217
Posted By david freeman
DEMS Barbra

this thread reminds me of an actual 'DEMS Locker Kit' with the sealed orders. I was an engineer in the 60's . Question did any of you actually see or record and check visually what was in a DEMS...
Forum: The Engine Room 5th June 2014, 08:15
Replies: 21
Views: 1,666
Posted By david freeman
History-Doxfords

The whole episode reminds me of the 60's and at the controls of a Doford 6 Cylinder Jobbie. The air start lever control, then the reversing lever, and finally as you say the handwheel for fuel time...
Forum: The Engine Room 27th May 2014, 08:05
Replies: 57
Views: 4,196
Posted By david freeman
field days on tank dives- cement boxes thistle...

field days on tank dives- cement boxes thistle bond ( The a&b mix and the glass chemical bandage and thistle bond clear mix?) patches, and pipe banadages and pipe clamps to bridge those little...
Forum: Looking for Old Shipmates 3rd May 2014, 18:48
Replies: 96
Views: 14,349
Posted By david freeman
Empress of Canada

As a school boy on a day trip from our school in Leeds I remember a ride on the Liverpool overhead railway, and seeing the Empress of Canada on her side in Gladstone dock after the diasterous fire....
Forum: The Engine Room 1st May 2014, 08:06
Replies: 24
Views: 1,785
Posted By david freeman
I am unsure of your understanding, of what a main...

I am unsure of your understanding, of what a main engine is? You have in your 'handle' has Mirlees Which was the part name of Mirlees Blackstones of Stanford in LincS. They made or manufactured...
Forum: The Engine Room 20th April 2014, 07:58
Replies: 13
Views: 1,142
Posted By david freeman
To Hell and Back

I wonder having read posts 1 and 2. Obviously you Blue Flue Chaps knew the drill: However if my mem(K)ory serves me right if one did not respond in the ER to the Bridge position then the telegraph...
Forum: BP Shipping 13th April 2014, 08:27
Replies: 53
Views: 5,227
Posted By david freeman
An interesting tail and a bit of a yarn. Often...

An interesting tail and a bit of a yarn. Often debated by my ships fellow crew men was:'How did a cat survive on a tanker pre IG systems? ( and centre island tankers)[=P] as the deck wether on a...
Forum: Say Hello 31st March 2014, 08:05
Replies: 23
Views: 812
Posted By david freeman
As an engineering cadet at Constantine...

As an engineering cadet at Constantine Middlesbrough I was aware of the Furness Yard at Haverton Hill? Later in life I revisited the site when it was busy building Offshore Modules for the North Sea....
Forum: The Engine Room 25th March 2014, 09:11
Replies: 40
Views: 6,424
Posted By david freeman
What an interesting Thread. I have enjoyed all...

What an interesting Thread. I have enjoyed all the readings/lessons from the lecturn.
What was that bawdy poem 'with balls of steel'? I am afraid my appriciation of english prose is in the gutter....
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