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Search: Posts Made By: Ron Stringer
Forum: The Radio Room Today, 12:39
Replies: 74
Views: 3,324
Posted By Ron Stringer
Went through only once - Westbound in December...

Went through only once - Westbound in December 1962 - and had to send ETA in advance to NBA. During transit W/T neither required nor permitted so a day off for me. The pilots used walkie-talkies;...
Forum: News and Views from the Shipping World 20th May 2015, 11:55
Replies: 10
Views: 480
Posted By Ron Stringer
Speak for yourself! I have to live to 2044 so...

Speak for yourself!

I have to live to 2044 so that I will have spent as long drawing on the Marconi pension as I did working for them (and contributing to it). By then I shall be only 105 years old.
Forum: The Engine Room 16th May 2015, 14:56
Replies: 28
Views: 1,282
Posted By Ron Stringer
What prevents you from measuring the O/D of the...

What prevents you from measuring the O/D of the thread 'end-on' to the screw, rather than across it? That way the calliper jaws can't go anywhere but on top of the threads. Just a suggestion.
Forum: The Radio Room 1st May 2015, 19:57
Replies: 51
Views: 3,479
Posted By Ron Stringer
No, it wasn't you! The name came into my head...

No, it wasn't you! The name came into my head out of the mists of times long past.

In 1961 I was on a Radiolocator IV/Quo Vadis course in Cardiff and finished the MkIV course but the evening before...
Forum: The Radio Room 30th April 2015, 19:45
Replies: 51
Views: 3,479
Posted By Ron Stringer
Not at all, I am not trying to make a case so...

Not at all, I am not trying to make a case so cannot be accused of exaggerating its validity.

On the other hand you claim that there was not an open market in the supply/employment of Radio...
Forum: The Radio Room 30th April 2015, 11:24
Replies: 51
Views: 3,479
Posted By Ron Stringer
I still think you are puffing up your argument. ...

I still think you are puffing up your argument. "Monopoly" in the beginning was certainly true - hell Marconi's created the ship-borne radio service and the radio officer, so until anyone else...
Forum: The Radio Room 30th April 2015, 00:35
Replies: 51
Views: 3,479
Posted By Ron Stringer
When I went to sea in 1960 I did not see any...

When I went to sea in 1960 I did not see any evidence of a MIMCo "stranglehold" on the employment of Radio Officers in the British Merchant fleet, let alone elsewhere. They certainly employed the...
Forum: The Radio Room 21st April 2015, 11:45
Replies: 21
Views: 752
Posted By Ron Stringer
One possibility was the MimCo Oceanic broadcast...

One possibility was the MimCo Oceanic broadcast receiver - had a drum dial like the CR300 receiver and a tuning knob with a handle to aid tuning across the band. More likely, given the dates is...
Forum: The Radio Room 20th April 2015, 23:32
Replies: 17
Views: 1,138
Posted By Ron Stringer
If they did, they didn't tell the R/Os on their...

If they did, they didn't tell the R/Os on their ships!

Sailed with them in 1963/64 and all MF/HF traffic was routed via marine coast stations. They did have a couple of 'private' channels which...
Forum: The Radio Room 19th April 2015, 14:17
Replies: 17
Views: 1,138
Posted By Ron Stringer
I thought I had posted this earlier in response...

I thought I had posted this earlier in response to post #1. Must have pressed 'Preview' instead of the 'Submit'...
Forum: Tankers 15th April 2015, 08:23
Replies: 24
Views: 1,409
Posted By Ron Stringer
When I was on the "Regent Pembroke" (63000 dwt,...

When I was on the "Regent Pembroke" (63000 dwt, steam turbine, single propellor) the Mates reckoned that below 3 knots she was unsteerable. That made for some hairy dockings and a few...
Forum: The Radio Room 14th April 2015, 07:34
Replies: 84
Views: 6,543
Posted By Ron Stringer
Seems very likely to be Barbados, which in my day...

Seems very likely to be Barbados, which in my day was VPO. North Post Trinidad was VPL - did that become 9LL after independence?
Forum: Royal Navy 8th April 2015, 22:58
Replies: 17
Views: 696
Posted By Ron Stringer
There looks to be more crew on board than on a...

There looks to be more crew on board than on a modern 16000-TEU container ship!
Forum: Ship Research 6th April 2015, 21:51
Replies: 1
Views: 205
Posted By Ron Stringer
You can start here...

You can start here http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_shipwrecks_in_1965 and scroll down to 29 March.

If you Google "Coaster Gannet in collision English Channel" you will get several sources of...
Forum: The Galley 4th April 2015, 10:26
Replies: 48
Views: 4,031
Posted By Ron Stringer
Where I come from, we didn't know what a sarnie...

Where I come from, we didn't know what a sarnie was - I never heard the term until I went to sea. We ate butties - jam butties, even chip butties but never mashed potato butties. The lad was about...
Forum: The Radio Room 31st March 2015, 20:29
Replies: 49
Views: 3,303
Posted By Ron Stringer
But Bob, my Aussie friends tell me that all those...

But Bob, my Aussie friends tell me that all those cars are still current in NZ. If you want 50s/60s American cars you go to Cuba; for their British contemporaries, it is New Zealand. Is that not...
Forum: The Radio Room 30th March 2015, 23:56
Replies: 49
Views: 3,303
Posted By Ron Stringer
Bergerac did indeed drive a Triumph Roadster,...

Bergerac did indeed drive a Triumph Roadster, made for 2 or 3 years in the late 1940s. Whether or not it was the TR1800 or the TR2000 version I can't tell you.

But the Triumph 2000, which was...
Forum: The Radio Room 30th March 2015, 10:53
Replies: 49
Views: 3,303
Posted By Ron Stringer
You must have got a cut-price version of Morse...

You must have got a cut-price version of Morse out there in NZ. In the UK programmes he drove a Jaguar.
Forum: The Radio Room 21st March 2015, 12:31
Replies: 51
Views: 3,479
Posted By Ron Stringer
There was an interview before being accepted. ...

There was an interview before being accepted. From memory it was fairly cursory but enough to enable a sketchy profile to be created which would guide decisions as to the type of ship to put the...
Forum: Say Hello 13th March 2015, 11:17
Replies: 24
Views: 1,112
Posted By Ron Stringer
I was only on the Golfito for 8 months; she was...

I was only on the Golfito for 8 months; she was the first ship but she was the best ship that I sailed on in the 6 years that I was at sea. They say you never forget your first! [=P]
Forum: News and Views from the Shipping World 5th March 2015, 17:45
Replies: 305
Views: 51,120
Posted By Ron Stringer
Suggest that you read the earlier posts, where...

Suggest that you read the earlier posts, where there is considerable discussion and information on subject.
Forum: Ship Research 2nd March 2015, 15:44
Replies: 14
Views: 1,064
Posted By Ron Stringer
They all worked fine for me too. Thank you.

They all worked fine for me too. Thank you.
Forum: Tramp Steamers 28th February 2015, 08:29
Replies: 16
Views: 1,278
Posted By Ron Stringer
Hall Brothers Steamship Company of Newcastle-on-Tyne

When I was on the m.v. Bretwalda in 1961/62, Hall Bros. SS Co. also owned one other tramp, m.v. Ambassador and a tanker m.v. Royal Crown. They did have one other ship in 1961, m.v. Royal Emblem but...
Forum: The Radio Room 27th February 2015, 08:25
Replies: 80
Views: 5,443
Posted By Ron Stringer
Then you led a sheltered life, John. Of course...

Then you led a sheltered life, John.

Of course nobility comes so easy to those of us born West of the Pennines.

And then again, I can't see too much nobility being required in order to leave the AA...
Forum: The Radio Room 26th February 2015, 16:06
Replies: 80
Views: 5,443
Posted By Ron Stringer
Anchored out of sight of land it was still...

Anchored out of sight of land it was still necessary to keep watches. If you are keeping manual watches, then you ought to be keeping auto alarm watches too.

The MRCC at Falmouth and other coast...
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