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Forum: The Bridge 20th July 2016, 08:05
Replies: 34
Views: 1,702
Posted By david freeman
Thank you all, what a nice collection of readers...

Thank you all, what a nice collection of readers we have On SN. The deck section has been quiet for quite a while? Me that Engineer? No Sir just your motley servant, who made things tick, in the holy...
Forum: Say Hello 19th July 2016, 08:11
Replies: 22
Views: 878
Posted By david freeman
Hi to all, How about an admiralty porthole, in...

Hi to all, How about an admiralty porthole, in some shore side establishment, say a diving school and it's depth diving chamber.
Question Is the seal of the porthole water tight: especially in the...
Forum: Say Hello 19th July 2016, 08:09
Replies: 22
Views: 878
Posted By david freeman
Mystery Porthole

Hi to all, How about an admiralty porthole, in some shore side establishment, say a diving school and it's depth diving chamber.
Question Is the seal of the porthole water tight: especially in the...
Forum: The Engine Room 16th July 2016, 19:52
Replies: 364
Views: 102,295
Posted By david freeman
Interesting? 66/67 voyage was a delightful...

Interesting? 66/67 voyage was a delightful experience, depending upon whom you talked too.
Memory can be a dangerous tool.
Forum: The Bridge 16th July 2016, 08:03
Replies: 34
Views: 1,702
Posted By david freeman
The Deck Officer

Now u 4 ringers, and your chamber mates the 3 ringers: How are you all? Are we beneath you to engage in chat, unless we are talked at or disciplined by the rules and regs, and Logged? By gad sirs...
Forum: The Engine Room 16th July 2016, 07:49
Replies: 364
Views: 102,295
Posted By david freeman
difficult to answer, one could have a clockwork...

difficult to answer, one could have a clockwork ER, and yet the crowd, watchmates could be bitches? It is not a simple matter of some old Shone t heap, all though of these if one looked carefully...
Forum: The Engine Room 16th July 2016, 07:40
Replies: 46
Views: 2,098
Posted By david freeman
steam up and downer with a fixed pitched...

steam up and downer with a fixed pitched propeller for a tug- immediate manoeuvrability ahead and astern. The nearest to this, but restricted in bollard pull is the voith synder propeller unit. Ok...
Forum: Looking for Old Shipmates 16th July 2016, 07:17
Replies: 15
Views: 1,665
Posted By david freeman
dreaming

Never knew much about the Costantine Shipping Line: except that their office or one of them was in Borough Road MiddlesBrough, exactly opposite the Constantine Technical College, where as an...
Forum: BP Shipping 7th July 2016, 10:40
Replies: 67
Views: 13,956
Posted By david freeman
going to sea- The rig??

Finished my shore time on the Tyne during my apprenticeship (59-63 in total), went down ocean road to the Outfitters, with words of wisdom from the Phase 3 lads (Not under the alternative scheme- and...
Forum: The Engine Room 4th June 2016, 18:21
Replies: 82
Views: 10,055
Posted By david freeman
remember those adverts for jobs with 2/e tickets...

remember those adverts for jobs with 2/e tickets british engine and another at least 5-6 industrial insurance companies as a lift or boiler surveyor, or those hospital boards, who were looking for...
Forum: Places, People & Events of Maritime Interest 4th June 2016, 10:36
Replies: 20
Views: 4,208
Posted By david freeman
has this any connection with the pre sea school...

has this any connection with the pre sea school in Hull I think run by trinity house?? I know a school friend roger barret who attended this establishment 56-59.
Forum: Offshore Oil & Gas Industry 4th June 2016, 10:32
Replies: 16
Views: 1,016
Posted By david freeman
rumour offshore industry

the scuttlebut , is that times is getting hard, around the globe for those connected with the offshore oil and gas and its supply industry??? any truth in this? or is it just natural shrinkage of an...
Forum: The Engine Room 4th June 2016, 10:23
Replies: 82
Views: 10,055
Posted By david freeman
hull, hell, and Halifax come to mind! I enjoyed...

hull, hell, and Halifax come to mind! I enjoyed my ticket leave/studies in Hull tech for 2/e1/e and endorsement in the mid-late sixties, with the resident Eng dept tutors mentioned in the eks steam...
Forum: The Engine Room 4th June 2016, 10:12
Replies: 25
Views: 1,645
Posted By david freeman
still intriguing, hysteresis: what a come back, I...

still intriguing, hysteresis: what a come back, I must get those books out again
Forum: Ship Research 4th June 2016, 10:03
Replies: 5
Views: 538
Posted By david freeman
interesting, why not pose the question to...

interesting, why not pose the question to Greenwich Maritime Museum, or Liverpool. US servicemen-repatriation, wives and sweethearts, plus families, Prisoners of war transportation, repatriation of...
Forum: The Engine Room 24th May 2016, 10:43
Replies: 82
Views: 10,055
Posted By david freeman
there were many sides to being a marine engineer....

there were many sides to being a marine engineer. I had the privilege of being involved, with the engineers EK's and Orals. As noted, and it was a surprise to me, that 'copper plate' hand writing was...
Forum: BP Shipping 22nd May 2016, 08:06
Replies: 40
Views: 2,925
Posted By david freeman
Thanks for the correcting Info Graham. Most...

Thanks for the correcting Info Graham. Most interesting
Forum: Say Hello 22nd May 2016, 07:55
Replies: 8
Views: 409
Posted By david freeman
What do you remember of Bailys beech road jazz...

What do you remember of Bailys beech road jazz club, then the female company, where you caught for holy matrimony, by the nurses at westoe Hospital, or the Father/priest, and his maidens at Westoe...
Forum: BP Shipping 19th May 2016, 10:58
Replies: 40
Views: 2,925
Posted By david freeman
These posts are intriguing. The route to being a...

These posts are intriguing. The route to being a master has always been open to anyone, Provided they did the appropriate seatime, ticket time and compulsory examinations- I think-though the 'hawse...
Forum: BP Shipping 19th May 2016, 08:29
Replies: 40
Views: 2,925
Posted By david freeman
Dear Graham, you are ringing bells! My last...

Dear Graham, you are ringing bells! My last seagoing days with BP were in the late 60's and my shore experience 70-72. At that time we had, or the company had evolved due to costs and manpower...
Forum: Say Hello 18th May 2016, 08:22
Replies: 5
Views: 410
Posted By david freeman
same thoughts.

As above on tankers, with one, maybe 2 addition, one at the emergency steering position in the steering flat, and one on the conning station on the monkey island. On deck on a tanker the external...
Forum: The Engine Room 16th May 2016, 16:15
Replies: 25
Views: 1,645
Posted By david freeman
it aint half intriguing? great read.

it aint half intriguing? great read.
Forum: Ship Research 15th May 2016, 10:16
Replies: 12
Views: 746
Posted By david freeman
if one had an electric train set, maybe, and if...

if one had an electric train set, maybe, and if one went train spotting? Remember the 'Containers 'carried by the UK Railway companies One Refrigerated: and One for dry freight. These units where...
Forum: Ship Research 15th May 2016, 10:05
Replies: 12
Views: 746
Posted By david freeman
not at all sure: even which flag state; The...

not at all sure: even which flag state; The Americans in the mid late 60's launched two or three sister ships that carrier not containers but Floating Containers that were delivered to a port, and...
Forum: The Engine Room 14th May 2016, 08:08
Replies: 25
Views: 1,645
Posted By david freeman
Oh dear history here, ac diodes, and dc...

Oh dear history here, ac diodes, and dc commutators and ac slip rings: induction motors etc. I am but an old Fart, and maybe miss informed??
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