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Search: Posts Made By: Ron Stringer
Forum: The Radio Room 28th August 2015, 16:27
Replies: 67
Views: 4,653
Posted By Ron Stringer
As you say, Finbar, plenty of activity. However...

As you say, Finbar, plenty of activity. However I can't believe that when I was at sea in the early 1960s one would have been able to pick up some of the more distant stations in the same way. The...
Forum: Say Hello 25th August 2015, 22:36
Replies: 5
Views: 278
Posted By Ron Stringer
Googling HMS Courageous produces a lot of links,...

Googling HMS Courageous produces a lot of links, including one from the U-Boat's point of view http://uboat.net/articles/23.html, even one to a You-Tube video of a contemporary newsreel .

However...
Forum: The Radio Room 25th August 2015, 10:41
Replies: 14
Views: 857
Posted By Ron Stringer
Marconi Marine did not manufacture any satnav...

Marconi Marine did not manufacture any satnav systems. Apart from mf DF receivers the only radio navaid receiver that they designed and manufactured was for the Omega system, marketed as AlphaOmega. ...
Forum: The Radio Room 18th August 2015, 17:48
Replies: 35
Views: 2,466
Posted By Ron Stringer
As far as I am aware the deck department managed...

As far as I am aware the deck department managed to collect wayward halyards using a rotating radar scanner on four ships during my time at sea. (Don't know how many they didn't tell me about). ...
Forum: Maritime Family History Research 13th August 2015, 11:10
Replies: 4
Views: 516
Posted By Ron Stringer
I clicked on the "SEE ALL NEW RECORDS" button...

I clicked on the "SEE ALL NEW RECORDS" button (top, centre of the 'Home' page) and link to the list of apprentices was second down the list of new collections added to Ancestry. Just checked and it...
Forum: Maritime Family History Research 12th August 2015, 23:02
Replies: 4
Views: 516
Posted By Ron Stringer
UK, Apprentices Indentured in Merchant Navy, 1824-1910

Ancestry (a paid subscription service) has added a new collection of records that may interest those searching for ancestors/relatives who may have sailed as apprentices in the British Merchant Navy...
Forum: News and Views from the Shipping World 6th August 2015, 09:41
Replies: 8
Views: 662
Posted By Ron Stringer
Maybe he intends to build another Titanic. ...

Maybe he intends to build another Titanic. Wasn't there a buyer in Australia looking for just such an opportunity? [=P]
Forum: The Radio Room 5th August 2015, 23:28
Replies: 67
Views: 4,653
Posted By Ron Stringer
I stand corrected. Thanks for that.

I stand corrected. Thanks for that.
Forum: Looking for Old Shipmates 5th August 2015, 23:26
Replies: 10
Views: 707
Posted By Ron Stringer
Not exactly. I only did one voyage on the...

Not exactly. I only did one voyage on the Lochwood (in 1961) and though Glasgow was one end of the route, we also called at Avonmouth, Cardiff, Swansea, Dublin and Belfast on the way back from the...
Forum: The Radio Room 5th August 2015, 21:34
Replies: 67
Views: 4,653
Posted By Ron Stringer
Is that the correct year Finbar? Think it might...

Is that the correct year Finbar? Think it might have been somewhat earlier. (You may still be able to edit it).
Forum: The Radio Room 4th August 2015, 08:00
Replies: 8
Views: 556
Posted By Ron Stringer
All MIMCo MF transmitters could operate on 448kHz...

All MIMCo MF transmitters could operate on 448kHz and any other frequency in the 405-525khz band but it was a frequency allotted by the ITU Radio Regs for use only in ITU Region 2 (mainly the...
Forum: The Radio Room 21st July 2015, 07:57
Replies: 112
Views: 8,251
Posted By Ron Stringer
And the big 'A' passenger boats.

And the big 'A' passenger boats.
Forum: The Radio Room 21st July 2015, 07:55
Replies: 112
Views: 8,251
Posted By Ron Stringer
Clearly the literature I was sent in 1959, Bob,...

Clearly the literature I was sent in 1959, Bob, was the same that you saw in 1956! The wages had changed but the paperwork lagged behind, as usual.

I think that the jump to £36 took place earlier...
Forum: The Radio Room 19th July 2015, 20:22
Replies: 112
Views: 8,251
Posted By Ron Stringer
David, In my time you had the option of having...

David,

In my time you had the option of having either 4, 8 or 12 pounds per month of your salary paid aboard ship. All on-board expenses and advances were subtracted from the amount you had...
Forum: The Radio Room 19th July 2015, 17:10
Replies: 112
Views: 8,251
Posted By Ron Stringer
You can be sure that all the Operating Companies...

You can be sure that all the Operating Companies were involved in selling 'pups' to gullible R/Os whenever it suited. They didn't pick and choose their customers so every Company ended up with a...
Forum: The Radio Room 16th July 2015, 10:31
Replies: 29
Views: 2,189
Posted By Ron Stringer
Static build-up is still a common phenomenon in...

Static build-up is still a common phenomenon in many modern buildings. Most frequent occurrence is when reaching for metal handles on doors or drawers or (from the metal fascia plates) when pressing...
Forum: Bank Line 2nd July 2015, 14:58
Replies: 26
Views: 3,207
Posted By Ron Stringer
Very impressive indeed! No ship older than 14...

Very impressive indeed! No ship older than 14 years old and only 6 out of the 51 shown were more than 10 years old. There wouldn't have been many fleets of such size in the world with such a young...
Forum: The Radio Room 2nd July 2015, 07:14
Replies: 53
Views: 5,942
Posted By Ron Stringer
Blame it on Old Age! Maybe a contributing factor...

Blame it on Old Age! Maybe a contributing factor was because the 5 months spent at Plymouth wasn't a on course that I funded or chose to go on and by then I had left the sea, so in my mind I was no...
Forum: BP Shipping 30th June 2015, 11:29
Replies: 17
Views: 1,215
Posted By Ron Stringer
I was a frequent user of BEA's WLAT and thought...

I was a frequent user of BEA's WLAT and thought it to be grand idea. BOAC ran something similar (somewhere around the Victoria area I think) but not on such a grand scale. When WLAT closed, the...
Forum: BP Shipping 28th June 2015, 17:20
Replies: 17
Views: 1,215
Posted By Ron Stringer
Davies And Newman - they were Shell's agent in...

Davies And Newman - they were Shell's agent in the London River.
Forum: Maritime Family History Research 27th June 2015, 21:57
Replies: 4
Views: 786
Posted By Ron Stringer
I have had a reply from the Guildhall Library as...

I have had a reply from the Guildhall Library as follows:

Jes 31849

Dear Roy Stringer

Thank you for your e-mail about our maritime help sheets. Unfortunately the City’s website no longer supports...
Forum: Maritime Family History Research 25th June 2015, 23:22
Replies: 4
Views: 786
Posted By Ron Stringer
The SN Directory link no longer works. It...

The SN Directory link no longer works. It appears that the two Guides (M6 & M7) that described the Voyage Record Card access, have recently been removed and no longer appear on the Guildhall Library...
Forum: Brocklebank Line 20th June 2015, 11:11
Replies: 9
Views: 934
Posted By Ron Stringer
I only went there a couple of times but seem to...

I only went there a couple of times but seem to remember that the steel blocks were described as 11-tons weight. I am not sure what items of the ship's gear they used to load them (as the R/O, I was...
Forum: The Radio Room 11th June 2015, 20:26
Replies: 33
Views: 2,449
Posted By Ron Stringer
Not only pre-war! A friend, now in his late 80s...

Not only pre-war! A friend, now in his late 80s had a similar experience in 1950 while he was employed by IMR. This is an excerpt from his "memoirs".

My instructions from Head Office were "JOIN...
Forum: The Radio Room 11th June 2015, 00:19
Replies: 33
Views: 2,449
Posted By Ron Stringer
.On Indian-crewed ships I was always addressed...

.On Indian-crewed ships I was always addressed (to my face at least) as Marconi Sahib.
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