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Search: Posts Made By: Jim S
Forum: Brocklebank Line 30th April 2016, 17:47
Replies: 0
Views: 326
Posted By Jim S
Hugh MacLeod

I have just heard from his daughter that Hugh MacLeod died on 6th April 2016 at the age of 81.
A Shell Tanker Apprentice, Hugh joined Brocklebank around 1966 from Elder Dempster/Paddy Henderson. He...
Forum: Brocklebank Line 12th March 2016, 15:53
Replies: 4
Views: 854
Posted By Jim S
Hi Geordie Chief, Now that you have come up with...

Hi Geordie Chief,
Now that you have come up with that name the signature could well be him.
Do you know him?
I could not even describe the man, I cannot remember seeing him on the ship.

Yours is the...
Forum: Brocklebank Line 7th March 2016, 20:00
Replies: 4
Views: 854
Posted By Jim S
Mangla Chief Engineer Dec 1966-Jan1967

Hi,
Can any of you Brocklebank engineers decipher the Chief Engineer's signature on attached "Record of Service" - I did the briefest of coastal trips on the dates shown which was basically a trip...
Forum: BP Shipping 7th February 2016, 15:41
Replies: 18
Views: 2,051
Posted By Jim S
Re George Buckenham, sadly he died at his home...

Re George Buckenham, sadly he died at his home age 76 in October 2006.
George was with BP all his professional life starting as a deck apprentice in 1947 and rising through the ranks to Master. He...
Forum: The Engine Room 1st February 2016, 18:12
Replies: 10
Views: 1,315
Posted By Jim S
You are fortunate to have the MAN technicians on...

You are fortunate to have the MAN technicians on board - Suggest you make good use of them to answer your queries and other concerns you might have.
It is not often one gets such an opportunity.
Forum: BP Shipping 13th January 2016, 17:11
Replies: 10
Views: 1,246
Posted By Jim S
I have one of Graham Wallace's Fleet Lists that...

I have one of Graham Wallace's Fleet Lists that has CD Brown as Master of British Hawthorn - The bit with the year is missing from the scan but it has the ship as sailed from Singapore for B....
Forum: BP Shipping 8th January 2016, 14:21
Replies: 1
Views: 619
Posted By Jim S
Norman John Williams Davidson former C/E BP

From yesterday's Aberdeen Press and Journal (7th Jan 2016) was an obituary that 80 year old Norman Davidson former Chief Engineer with BP Shipping had died in a local care home on 31st Dec 2015.
The...
Forum: Ben Line 9th December 2015, 20:08
Replies: 66
Views: 8,817
Posted By Jim S
I have just ordered your book. Maybe it will let...

I have just ordered your book. Maybe it will let me see what I missed by not joining Ben Line. I applied for a Junior Engineers job when my time was out way back at the end of 1961. - I applied again...
Forum: Books, Magazines, TV, Video & Publications 11th August 2015, 19:57
Replies: 9
Views: 1,468
Posted By Jim S
San Demetrio, London - BBC2 Saturday 15th Aug

For those who may be interested, the film San Demetrio, London is on BBC2 on Saturday 15th August at 07.25.

The film made in 1943 is the story resulting from the attack by the German Heavy Cruiser...
Forum: The Engine Room 9th July 2015, 21:45
Replies: 19
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Views: 2,706
Posted By Jim S
As has been said Nominal Horse Power has no...

As has been said Nominal Horse Power has no direct correlation with actual horse power either Brake Horse Power or Shaft Horse Power.
The following examples from my discharge book ;-
Brocklebank's...
Forum: Brocklebank Line 29th May 2015, 19:46
Replies: 19
Views: 2,237
Posted By Jim S
Dolores - now that is a name from the past. - I...

Dolores - now that is a name from the past. - I was tasked by the lady to pass a message from her to Maidan's 1st Electrician. This would have been 1963.
5th and Jnr 4th engineers on the "Black Four"...
Forum: The Engine Room 29th March 2015, 17:01
Replies: 32
Views: 5,528
Posted By Jim S
Scotch Boiler "Prank"

Phil -what a terrible experience you had with the idiot closing the manhole door on you. There has been at least one story of an engineer being accidentally shut inside a boiler in the manner you...
Forum: The Engine Room 26th March 2015, 22:51
Replies: 32
Views: 5,528
Posted By Jim S
The official "Wreck Report" is worth reading - It...

The official "Wreck Report" is worth reading - It can be found at www.plimsoll.org
Although a recommendation was to separate crankcase vents, common venting was not considered a source of the spread...
Forum: Bank Line 26th March 2015, 20:04
Replies: 22
Views: 3,325
Posted By Jim S
There is a story that Lord Inverforth had a great...

There is a story that Lord Inverforth had a great dislike of expenditure on paint.
He would watch his ships arriving and departing the River Clyde through a large telescope. Accordingly his...
Forum: Say Hello 21st March 2015, 18:57
Replies: 24
Views: 2,415
Posted By Jim S
I have just posted a photo under "Members Faces"...

I have just posted a photo under "Members Faces" showing Capt Bill Young and my old boss the late Sam Greedy on the bridge of Camito shortly before her departure from Southampton to the ship breakers...
Forum: Elders and Fyffes 11th January 2015, 16:48
Replies: 6
Views: 1,710
Posted By Jim S
Thank you ben27 and chas, - appreciated. I only...

Thank you ben27 and chas, - appreciated.
I only sailed with Capt Young once that was the Xmas - New Year trip 1968-69.
The usual masters were Capt Thomson (the one from Arran not the one from...
Forum: Elders and Fyffes 9th January 2015, 16:17
Replies: 6
Views: 1,710
Posted By Jim S
Robert (Sam) Greedy

Robert Greedy always known as "Sam" died in the early hours of this morning (9th January 2015.

Sam joined Elders & Fyffes from Athel Line in 1949 and went on to be C/E, Senior Engineering...
Forum: Ben Line 2nd December 2014, 21:34
Replies: 4
Views: 2,823
Posted By Jim S
Benaldar - Benavon - City of Edinburgh

Hi John,
I am convinced that AD Frost has given the answer - and the Ben Line book is wrong. I should have looked more closely at the BHP listed for the so called three engine conversion. 51,380 BHP...
Forum: Ben Line 2nd December 2014, 16:37
Replies: 4
Views: 2,823
Posted By Jim S
Benaldar - Benavon - City of Edinburgh

Thanks for your prompt reply - That makes more sense than the entry in the otherwise excellent BEN LINE book by Graeme Somner (Ships in Focus Publications) where the error was repeated three...
Forum: Ben Line 2nd December 2014, 15:46
Replies: 4
Views: 2,823
Posted By Jim S
Benalder-Benavon-City of Edinburgh

My apologies if the following query has been answered before.
How was the propulsion machinery of the above named twin screw container ships configured when their steam turbines were replaced by...
Forum: Ellerman 1st November 2014, 18:35
Replies: 13
Views: 3,146
Posted By Jim S
City of Hull, Liverpool and London

Bardig,

City of Evansville - was this the ship built by Wm. Gray in 1922 and sold by Ellerman in 1957?

Jim S
Forum: Ellerman 24th October 2014, 18:19
Replies: 13
Views: 3,146
Posted By Jim S
City of Hull, Liverpool and London

Hi Peter,
Thanks for the response to my query about the above trio

I was a little surprised that you rated City of Hull as the best of the three -I would have thought that accolade would have gone...
Forum: Brocklebank Line 16th June 2014, 21:26
Replies: 14
Views: 2,642
Posted By Jim S
Dick Ireland 2/E

Hi Phil,

Thanks for the further info on Dick Ireland. I wonder what happened to him after Mathura Feb/March 1967?

Jim S
Forum: Brocklebank Line 15th June 2014, 17:16
Replies: 14
Views: 2,642
Posted By Jim S
In a change of career Sqd Leader Stone as 2nd...

In a change of career Sqd Leader Stone as 2nd Mate on Fyffes Motagua in early 1974. I cannot remember his first name in fact I only got to hear of his RAF career from the 3rd Mate at the time that...
Forum: Brocklebank Line 14th June 2014, 19:50
Replies: 6
Views: 2,049
Posted By Jim S
Sailing with Thos & Jno Brocklebank by Teeare Scarrott

The series that Teeare Scarrott started in September/October 2013 edition of Shipping Today & Yesterday monthly magazine has just concluded with the July 2014 edition that came out earlier his...
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