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Search: Posts Made By: david freeman
Forum: BP Shipping 29th August 2014, 08:24
Replies: 12
Views: 946
Posted By david freeman
Dear Graham there was also another death I recall...

Dear Graham there was also another death I recall which lead to afleet safety notice. It refered to using an oxygen B/A Cyliylinder to start up the emergency fire pump/compressor in the forcastle...
Forum: Colliers 22nd August 2014, 18:44
Replies: 11
Views: 3,849
Posted By david freeman
Thanks

Thanks, I assume these ships have now gone to the great redemere with thier crews.B\)
Forum: The Bridge 22nd August 2014, 18:36
Replies: 15
Views: 841
Posted By david freeman
Drive

This has no time frame are you speaking just after the Vessels rounding the Cape of Good Hope, and recieving stove in bows and forecastle decks due to shipping green water. This caused a stir in the...
Forum: Ship Research 22nd August 2014, 18:28
Replies: 14
Views: 479
Posted By david freeman
The gas Platform i was thinking of in my day was...

The gas Platform i was thinking of in my day was the BG Amythyst Fields? and one of the Unmanned Patforms instead of the 'U' Light signal had the Humber light signal, and a fog horn? May this has...
Forum: Fishing Vessels 17th August 2014, 11:19
Replies: 2
Views: 202
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: 14
Views: 479
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: 757
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: 261
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: 614
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: 727
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: 2,040
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: 10,689
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: 262
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: 430
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: 430
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: 1,267
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: 1,760
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: 788
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: 225
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: 715
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: 225
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: 1,741
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: 4,331
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: 14,521
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: 1,831
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...
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