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Search: Posts Made By: Jim S
Forum: BP Shipping 4th March 2014, 19:08
Replies: 4
Views: 395
Posted By Jim S
Does Dave Hobbs ring a bell?

Does Dave Hobbs ring a bell?
Forum: Ellerman 1st March 2014, 19:36
Replies: 0
Views: 245
Posted By Jim S
City of Hull, Liverpool and Hull of early 1970's

I would be very interested to hear from any engineers who have had experience of the above trio - The Doxford 76J7C engined City of Hull and Liverpool and the Barclay Curle Sulzer 6RND90 engined City...
Forum: BP Shipping 8th February 2014, 19:13
Replies: 34
Views: 1,388
Posted By Jim S
Gents, Can I tap into your knowledge once more -...

Gents,

Can I tap into your knowledge once more - of the B&W engines for the three classes of ships we were discussing - most were listed as having 6K74EF
A few as 6-74VT2BF - Was there any...
Forum: Elders and Fyffes 6th February 2014, 21:01
Replies: 2
Views: 265
Posted By Jim S
Derrick Griffiths

Sadly Derrick Griffiths a former Engineer Superintendent with Elders & Fyffes passed away on Monday 3rd February 2014 just a few days after his 86th birthday Derrick initially went to sea with PSNC...
Forum: BP Shipping 6th February 2014, 17:21
Replies: 34
Views: 1,388
Posted By Jim S
Thanks Gents for your interest and...

Thanks Gents for your interest and contributions.
I am thinking that I got the wrong end of the stick somehow with the apparent low power of the Tree and "ity" classes - Outputs in the region of 7500...
Forum: BP Shipping 5th February 2014, 18:44
Replies: 34
Views: 1,388
Posted By Jim S
Main Engine output of three ship classes of BP Tankers

Can anyone tell me the main engine make, model and bhp output of the Tree, River and "ity" class of ships of 1960's - 70's
I believe the range could be in the range of 7500 to 9000 bhp.

Thanks
Forum: Elders and Fyffes 31st January 2014, 20:03
Replies: 44
Views: 5,122
Posted By Jim S
I am pleased that I was able to help. Best...

I am pleased that I was able to help.

Best wishes to you and your dad

Jim
Forum: Elders and Fyffes 30th January 2014, 17:08
Replies: 44
Views: 5,122
Posted By Jim S
Chicanoa

Hi,

Go to heading "GALLERY" click on to "SEARCH" to the right of your screen.

At "KEYWORDS" type in Chicanoa

Scroll down and on left hand of screen click on "ALL CATEGORIES"

Scroll down to...
Forum: Elders and Fyffes 29th January 2014, 21:29
Replies: 44
Views: 5,122
Posted By Jim S
Chicanoa

I have put some photos of life on Chicanoa on "Life on Board"
Not the years that your dad served on her but the scenes might be of interest.

Jim
Forum: Looking for Old Shipmates 8th December 2013, 18:57
Replies: 35
Views: 3,787
Posted By Jim S
A friend's first ship as Junior Engineer was...

A friend's first ship as Junior Engineer was Orient Lines' Empire Orwell the former German Liner and war prize Pretoria. Among his recollections is that the bilge valves were hydraulically operated...
Forum: Places, People & Events of Maritime Interest 10th October 2013, 19:58
Replies: 2
Views: 545
Posted By Jim S
Nicholas Parsons OBE Ninety Today

Drysdale of Yoker's most famous apprentice fitter is 90 years of age today.
He spent the last year of his apprenticeship in Drysdale's Outside Works Squad. On completion of his apprenticeship he was...
Forum: Brocklebank Line 18th September 2013, 19:07
Replies: 0
Views: 546
Posted By Jim S
David Beveridge - Autobiography

Today a local paper has a piece on Capt David Beveridge who has written a book "Water under the Keel" An account of his 41 years at sea starting in 1966 as a deck apprentice with Brocklebank and then...
Forum: Brocklebank Line 14th September 2013, 20:44
Replies: 0
Views: 377
Posted By Jim S
Brocklebank Line - Teeare Scarrott

The October edition of Shipping Today and Yesterday has an illustrated eight page article by Teeare Scarrott on the history of Thos and Jno Brocklebank from its early days until 1945. - An...
Forum: Blue Funnel Line 16th August 2013, 21:06
Replies: 11
Views: 1,729
Posted By Jim S
Marshall Meek

From his book "There Go The Ships" Marshall Meek wrote that he had three daughters.
Forum: Brocklebank Line 4th August 2013, 22:10
Replies: 6
Views: 730
Posted By Jim S
Pat McCartan tpld me a few years ago that there...

Pat McCartan tpld me a few years ago that there were two "Black Bob's"
He wrote that Black Bob Beattie was very proud of his name earned in the field of combat in Hull" - ( I will not reveal here...
Forum: Looking for Old Shipmates 4th August 2013, 19:34
Replies: 196
Views: 26,041
Posted By Jim S
Hi George, My apologies if it seemed I was...

Hi George,
My apologies if it seemed I was doubting you. A coincidence that Kevin King become Fridge Engineer on Chicanoa when his predecessor was Kevin Kilduff from Stockport
Hughie King was an...
Forum: Looking for Old Shipmates 31st July 2013, 21:34
Replies: 196
Views: 26,041
Posted By Jim S
I signed off Chicanoa on 18th July 1968 at South...

I signed off Chicanoa on 18th July 1968 at South Shields as she was being dry docked. - I had completed 6 months as 2/E on her. Pat Inverarity C/E had joined in Southampton relieving John Smith...
Forum: Brocklebank Line 27th April 2013, 19:24
Replies: 33
Views: 3,491
Posted By Jim S
Dave Meek is from the Dundee area - At least he...

Dave Meek is from the Dundee area - At least he now resides in Carnoustie.
Served with Blue Star before Brocklebank.
Forum: British India Line 7th April 2013, 19:56
Replies: 2
Views: 739
Posted By Jim S
There is a slightly fuller version of his...

There is a slightly fuller version of his obituary online in the "Scotsman"
where mention is made of him being C/O in P&O for what must have been a short time.
He seems to have been well thought of.
Forum: British India Line 6th April 2013, 16:53
Replies: 2
Views: 739
Posted By Jim S
Capt. Eric Milne 1944-2013

Our local NE Scotland newspaper has announced the passing of Capt Eric Milne. He started his seagoing career as a deck cadet with BISN in 1960. He served on Chindwara, Dunera, Nevasa and the East of...
Forum: The Galley 8th March 2013, 21:10
Replies: 27
Views: 3,460
Posted By Jim S
Mathura's Cat

Brocklebanks Mathura acquired a cat in Colombo - we believe he joined us from a Dutch ship. He was a lovely black and white cat. His head seemed out of proportion to his body and so he was re-named...
Forum: The Engine Room 25th February 2013, 21:32
Replies: 6
Views: 753
Posted By Jim S
WH Allen also supplied 500 kW gas turbine driven...

WH Allen also supplied 500 kW gas turbine driven generators for the Tribal Class Frigates and County Class Destroyers. These machines had epicyclic gearing.
Apparently these gas turbine generators...
Forum: Brocklebank Line 24th December 2012, 18:05
Replies: 38
Views: 3,689
Posted By Jim S
All the very best to you Phil. It has been a...

All the very best to you Phil. It has been a pleasure to read your many and varied posts over the year(s).
Jim S
Brocklebank 1962-67
Forum: Other Companies/Ships 22nd December 2012, 17:26
Replies: 10
Views: 1,038
Posted By Jim S
Brocklebank took over the management of Guinea...

Brocklebank took over the management of Guinea Gulf Line around 1963 an arrangement that only lasted two years before the company was sold to Elder Dempster who as previously stated wasted no time in...
Forum: The Engine Room 10th December 2012, 20:00
Replies: 33
Views: 6,553
Posted By Jim S
James Walker's "Suppeta" - I am not sure of the...

James Walker's "Suppeta" - I am not sure of the spelling - was the gland packing of choice for Weir's turbo-feed pumps. It gave long service provided it was allowed a small (lubricating) leak. Nipped...
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