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Search: Posts Made By: Barrie Youde
Forum: Books, Magazines, TV, Video & Publications 2nd September 2015, 21:50
Replies: 35
Views: 903
Posted By Barrie Youde
The work of Keith Griffin also merits a...

The work of Keith Griffin also merits a mention.

His accuracy is flawless, as far as I can see.
Forum: Books, Magazines, TV, Video & Publications 1st September 2015, 21:04
Replies: 35
Views: 903
Posted By Barrie Youde
The Maritime Art of Kenneth D. Shoesmith (ISBN...

The Maritime Art of Kenneth D. Shoesmith (ISBN 9781857943580) is likewise a book by Glyn Lloyd Evans which is likely to appeal to SN members.

Shoesmith was a Conway cadet who joined Royal Mail...
Forum: News and Views from the Shipping World 1st September 2015, 17:30
Replies: 13
Views: 705
Posted By Barrie Youde
Replica? Same length and "slightly" broader in...

Replica?

Same length and "slightly" broader in the beam? At 45 metres beam rather than the original 29 metres, on the same length?

Gloop! This is Walt Disney replication!
Forum: The Bridge 28th August 2015, 18:18
Replies: 20
Views: 1,850
Posted By Barrie Youde
#5 This is good stuff, IGW. Did you write it?...

#5

This is good stuff, IGW. Did you write it? There is clear rhythm, rhyme and graphic description.

The kindest advice ever given to me in the matter of writing verse was, "Never stop." I can but...
Forum: Books, Magazines, TV, Video & Publications 24th August 2015, 21:10
Replies: 9
Views: 724
Posted By Barrie Youde
#6 and#7 Many thanks, chaps - will listen...

#6 and#7

Many thanks, chaps - will listen more closely when next I watch!
Forum: Books, Magazines, TV, Video & Publications 24th August 2015, 17:14
Replies: 9
Views: 724
Posted By Barrie Youde
Got it! In a report available on Google,...

Got it!

In a report available on Google, landfall is indicated at Blacksod Bay, County Mayo, which makes sense.

In the film, there seems to be a German-speaking coastguard who sights the ship; and...
Forum: Books, Magazines, TV, Video & Publications 24th August 2015, 12:55
Replies: 9
Views: 724
Posted By Barrie Youde
Could anybody identify, please, where San...

Could anybody identify, please, where San Demetrio made her landfall in her distressed state, prior to making good her passage to the Clyde? We are told that she anchored somewhere. Does anybody know...
Forum: Books, Magazines, TV, Video & Publications 15th August 2015, 14:40
Replies: 3
Views: 172
Posted By Barrie Youde
#2 I remember it well. Both book and film were...

#2

I remember it well.

Both book and film were very funny! At least, they were at the time.

It was before Clive James and Barry Humphries brought Australian humour to UK; which changed things, if...
Forum: Non-Seafaring Obituaries 9th August 2015, 19:19
Replies: 41
Views: 2,676
Posted By Barrie Youde
If you're norrasleep, when the boozers...

If you're norrasleep, when the boozers close,

You'll gerrabelt, from yer Dad!

Amen.
Forum: Non-Seafaring Obituaries 8th August 2015, 08:13
Replies: 41
Views: 2,676
Posted By Barrie Youde
With apologies to Cilla, And warm thanks for the...

With apologies to Cilla,
And warm thanks for the memory.

What’s it all about, Alfie? Where are all your boats?
What inspired your doubt, Alfie? Still our business floats.
Your ships were the best,...
Forum: Non-Seafaring Obituaries 6th August 2015, 19:16
Replies: 41
Views: 2,676
Posted By Barrie Youde
A delightful story about Cilla emerges on good...

A delightful story about Cilla emerges on good authority from the Blue Flue woodwork, recording her momentary connection with India Buildings at some point in the mid-late 1960s.

Glen Line's...
Forum: The Bridge 22nd July 2015, 10:51
Replies: 16
Views: 1,196
Posted By Barrie Youde
11 Engine Serang, Your sarcasm reminds me of...

11

Engine Serang,

Your sarcasm reminds me of the time of the introduction of the breathalyser and the outrage expressed by habitual drinkers including me.

In light of the large increase in road...
Forum: The Bridge 22nd July 2015, 09:36
Replies: 16
Views: 1,196
Posted By Barrie Youde
The provision set out in Section 21 of the 1987...

The provision set out in Section 21 of the 1987 Act is not new. It repeats a similar provision in the Pilotage Act of 1913.

The developments today reflect technology, as much beloved by engineers,...
Forum: The Bridge 22nd July 2015, 06:13
Replies: 16
Views: 1,196
Posted By Barrie Youde
Yes. Section 21 of the Pilotage Act1987 imposes...

Yes. Section 21 of the Pilotage Act1987 imposes criminal liability on any pilot who might fail to take any action necessary to preserve the safety of the ship and persons on board.

Arguably it...
Forum: Books, Magazines, TV, Video & Publications 20th July 2015, 13:14
Replies: 27
Views: 1,506
Posted By Barrie Youde
Recommended Holiday Reading

A Spy Among Friends - by Ben McIntyre

An authoritative and fulsome account of the activities of Kim Philby and the Cambridge Spy Ring. Possibly the largest and worst deception ever uncovered. An...
Forum: The Bridge 18th July 2015, 17:31
Replies: 8
Views: 679
Posted By Barrie Youde
Hi, Roger, The buoyage system was changed in or...

Hi, Roger,

The buoyage system was changed in or about 1974, to many howls of anguish, as it seemed obvious that white lights were far more readily visible than green lights (of equal power) could...
Forum: Model Ships 8th July 2015, 22:00
Replies: 14
Views: 981
Posted By Barrie Youde
Beautiful, Bob - and thank you! As retirement,...

Beautiful, Bob - and thank you!

As retirement, long winter evenings and duff television beckon, you are an inspiration!

B
Forum: Books, Magazines, TV, Video & Publications 8th July 2015, 20:43
Replies: 19
Views: 1,669
Posted By Barrie Youde
Simon's book is a wonderful conversation piece....

Simon's book is a wonderful conversation piece. Throughout, he emphasises the extent to which alcohol was part of the way of life. When reading it I was in expectation that at the end he would...
Forum: Books, Magazines, TV, Video & Publications 8th July 2015, 14:50
Replies: 19
Views: 1,669
Posted By Barrie Youde
#11 Hi Orbitaman! Yes, I do know what the...

#11

Hi Orbitaman!

Yes, I do know what the abbreviation ECDIS means - but I have no experience of its use. It is long after my time!

The Orbita class of the 1970s I remember well. As to the...
Forum: Books, Magazines, TV, Video & Publications 8th July 2015, 08:40
Replies: 19
Views: 1,669
Posted By Barrie Youde
One arresting comment in Chasing Conrad was the...

One arresting comment in Chasing Conrad was the observation that in 1978, merchant ships did not have sattelite navigation.

Three approximate dates of my own recollection were:-

1962 - Introduction...
Forum: Books, Magazines, TV, Video & Publications 7th July 2015, 20:04
Replies: 19
Views: 1,669
Posted By Barrie Youde
#7 It is good. I have now read it. A most...

#7

It is good. I have now read it.

A most colourful account of the decline of a way of life which once we all took for granted. We all knew that the writing was on the wall but most of us were...
Forum: The Bridge 2nd July 2015, 18:38
Replies: 187
Views: 20,082
Posted By Barrie Youde
#187 D'accords!

#187
D'accords!
Forum: Non-Seafaring Obituaries 2nd July 2015, 13:27
Replies: 14
Views: 931
Posted By Barrie Youde
RIP Perhaps the hearse will be Rafferty's Motor...

RIP

Perhaps the hearse will be Rafferty's Motor Car?
Forum: Non-Seafaring Obituaries 2nd July 2015, 09:32
Replies: 11
Views: 576
Posted By Barrie Youde
Amen to all.

Amen to all.
Forum: The Bridge 2nd July 2015, 08:17
Replies: 187
Views: 20,082
Posted By Barrie Youde
A further statutory exemption under the 1913 Act...

A further statutory exemption under the 1913 Act was that there was an express prohibition against the imposition of compulsory pilotage in any enclosed lock, dock or waterway. Thus, pilotage was...
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