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Search: Posts Made By: Stephen J. Card
Forum: News and Views from the Shipping World 13th October 2014, 00:51
Replies: 6
Views: 344
Posted By Stephen J. Card
He got into trouble because his did not have the...

He got into trouble because his did not have the required equipment with him in his bubble.... 2 oars, lifejacket, 1 anchor with 2 fathoms of chain with 30 fathoms of rope, flares and light. Some...
Forum: Places, People & Events of Maritime Interest 8th October 2014, 21:38
Replies: 12
Views: 508
Posted By Stephen J. Card
Here is a must... YANKEE R.N. Found this review...

Here is a must... YANKEE R.N.

Found this review on the internet. A brilliant book.


Yankee, R.N. by Commander A.H. Cherry, O.B.E., R.N.V.R. 4th Edition published 1954 (first 1951). Published by...
Forum: The Engine Room 8th October 2014, 14:35
Replies: 19
Views: 1,204
Posted By Stephen J. Card
I agree completely. We have to take different...

I agree completely.

We have to take different ships in situations. On any vessel with say one or two doors... say from E/R to tunnel then the best is to have the control of the door to be at a...
Forum: The Engine Room 8th October 2014, 01:51
Replies: 19
Views: 1,204
Posted By Stephen J. Card
Doors should be ALWAYS when in open remote mode....

Doors should be ALWAYS when in open remote mode. Any other mode makes the use of doors useless. I can see there is a safety issue for personnel in the E/R. The purpose it prevent flooding...
Forum: Model Ships 4th October 2014, 13:42
Replies: 10
Views: 335
Posted By Stephen J. Card
Juergen, Yes, this model makes me a bit...

Juergen,

Yes, this model makes me a bit speechless! I did a search on the internet and found several more photos of your model. I'm sure others on SN would images. ;-) As soon as I saw the model...
Forum: Ship Research 14th September 2014, 13:39
Replies: 17
Views: 1,143
Posted By Stephen J. Card
OLYMPIC had a 'dummy' funnel. Of course for...

OLYMPIC had a 'dummy' funnel. Of course for asthetic purposes but was also a vent for engineroom... I'll bet it made engineroom made cooler in summer.

MAJESTIC... was built at BISMARCK for HAPAG...
Forum: Non-Seafaring Obituaries 12th September 2014, 13:23
Replies: 12
Views: 673
Posted By Stephen J. Card
Right there at the top of the List of Best...

Right there at the top of the List of Best Actors!

RIP Lt. Cmdr. Lockheart! Not likely 'Cruel Sea' will ever forget.

Stephen
Forum: Tall ships 10th September 2014, 19:07
Replies: 7
Views: 900
Posted By Stephen J. Card
Hello Alexander, Greeting to SN. I just spotted...

Hello Alexander,

Greeting to SN.

I just spotted your post and have a look at the painting of Sea Flower.

I believe she would be called as a 'Topsail Schooner'.

Have you tried the Halifax Maritime...
Forum: Ship Research 9th September 2014, 15:48
Replies: 106
Views: 3,654
Posted By Stephen J. Card
The pennant was attached to the canvas drogue...

The pennant was attached to the canvas drogue (sea anchor)... chilling in the sea full of beers![=P]


Oh... the lizard hang over the side.... very untidy seamanship... and make a bloody noise all...
Forum: Ship Research 9th September 2014, 15:28
Replies: 106
Views: 3,654
Posted By Stephen J. Card
Well, we found a pair of lizards. Only problem...

Well, we found a pair of lizards.

Only problem is that they were on MEGANTIC's old radial davits, compared with the liffing davits fitted on TITANIC.


The drawing and notes of the disengaging gear...
Forum: Ship Research 9th September 2014, 14:54
Replies: 106
Views: 3,654
Posted By Stephen J. Card
Most interesting is that it seems that the...

Most interesting is that it seems that the 'thwarts' were definitely multi-purpose fittings.... seating, lockers beneath, clamp for mast, compass fixed onto at last thwart, for carrying anchors etc...
Forum: Ship Research 9th September 2014, 14:36
Replies: 106
Views: 3,654
Posted By Stephen J. Card
Ouch! White Star. Tisk, tisk!

Ouch! White Star. Tisk, tisk!
Forum: Ship Research 9th September 2014, 14:32
Replies: 106
Views: 3,654
Posted By Stephen J. Card
Another MURPHY's PATENT 'SMOKO' STEERING GEAR

Another MURPHY's PATENT 'SMOKO' STEERING GEAR
Forum: Ship Research 9th September 2014, 13:36
Replies: 106
Views: 3,654
Posted By Stephen J. Card
MURPHY'S & BEE BOCK DISENGAGING HOOKS FOR...

MURPHY'S & BEE BOCK DISENGAGING HOOKS FOR LIFEBOATS
OBSERVERS BOOK OF BAD IDEAS


Could work... either ends of the boat. Needs two people yes, but safer than mangling your hands when letting go...
Forum: Ship Research 9th September 2014, 08:36
Replies: 106
Views: 3,654
Posted By Stephen J. Card
Looks interesting for sure.... BE...

Looks interesting for sure....

BE BLOCKS:

Sheaves or blocks for the reef earings to render through; fitted on either side of the boom end


I can see the similarity for sure. Now to find a use...
Forum: Ship Research 9th September 2014, 06:50
Replies: 106
Views: 3,654
Posted By Stephen J. Card
Re Ashleys. I was looking for it yesterday... it...

Re Ashleys.

I was looking for it yesterday... it it out on loan to my nephew. He has a swordfish bill.. about 2.5 ft long. He is polishing it and wants me be to paint small painting on it. His...
Forum: Ship Research 9th September 2014, 06:43
Replies: 106
Views: 3,654
Posted By Stephen J. Card
Excellent find! The 'chocks' are there for...

Excellent find!

The 'chocks' are there for sure. Good deatil of the after end of the boat, but then we can't say that the keel, the ribs, the gunn'l... might just to show the detail of the...
Forum: Ship Research 8th September 2014, 17:03
Replies: 106
Views: 3,654
Posted By Stephen J. Card
Good close up of that photo of the boat! The...

Good close up of that photo of the boat!

The boat is of the White Star Lines's MEGANTIC b. 1908 ( see attchached).

This one is also one of those 25 feet emergency boats... similar as the two...
Forum: Ship Research 8th September 2014, 11:40
Replies: 106
Views: 3,654
Posted By Stephen J. Card
Right. No fairleads on any of the boats at all. ...

Right. No fairleads on any of the boats at all. Of course we would nowadays expect of some kind of fairlead. Perhaps in old days... they were to be used for abandon surposes and nothing...
Forum: Ship Research 7th September 2014, 21:58
Replies: 106
Views: 3,654
Posted By Stephen J. Card
Bow rope is usually with an eye under a thwart...

Bow rope is usually with an eye under a thwart and then with a bight unto the eye... with a wooden fid for a quick release.



With pins that can be used in BOTH holes.

Or again.... if going to...
Forum: Ship Research 7th September 2014, 19:08
Replies: 106
Views: 3,654
Posted By Stephen J. Card
Ah.... the big Swede and my pal Flipvs were ...

Ah.... the big Swede and my pal Flipvs were just 'sparring'.
Forum: Ship Research 7th September 2014, 18:39
Replies: 106
Views: 3,654
Posted By Stephen J. Card
The first real live idiot I have met on 8 years...

The first real live idiot I have met on 8 years of Ships Nostalgia. Just in case you don't know... you don't OWN any thread on SN!
Forum: Ship Research 7th September 2014, 18:23
Replies: 106
Views: 3,654
Posted By Stephen J. Card
Listen Jack, You don't listed or read properly. ...

Listen Jack,

You don't listed or read properly. I said 'no thwarts'. Did I say no lockers under stern locker?


I didn't say that I knew what these 'things' were...I said what they MIGHT be.......
Forum: Ship Research 7th September 2014, 17:36
Replies: 106
Views: 3,654
Posted By Stephen J. Card
Nick, Good for the YouTube. See the photo...

Nick,

Good for the YouTube. See the photo attached.... DEVANHA.

For good a YouTube for lifeboats...


" BOAT DRILL A MAURETANIA AKA AQUITANIA? 1920-1930 "

The footage shown is actually...
Forum: Ship Research 7th September 2014, 17:22
Replies: 106
Views: 3,654
Posted By Stephen J. Card
Here three photos for consideration. 1. Photo...

Here three photos for consideration.

1. Photo of WW1 lifeboat (sternsheets) that has been restorated in a museum. Nothing of what we need for a Titanic boat, but shows some small things that can...
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