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Search: Posts Made By: david freeman
Forum: The Engine Room Yesterday, 07:57
Replies: 7
Views: 619
Posted By david freeman
On a bad day what with sootblowing, blowdowns,...

On a bad day what with sootblowing, blowdowns, leaking joints, domestic consumption and steam on deck, one could easily allow the plant to get out of control. Here I am not talking of shell boilers...
Forum: The Engine Room Yesterday, 07:52
Replies: 7
Views: 619
Posted By david freeman
Water consumption, and especially distilled...

Water consumption, and especially distilled water, it quality, purity, and consumption per day against its production on a a steamer, water quality was a never ever ending story, and keeping the ...
Forum: The Engine Room Yesterday, 07:44
Replies: 10
Views: 440
Posted By david freeman
Your heading for this group of missives is 'Black...

Your heading for this group of missives is 'Black Oil'. The story as it unfolds teaches one the hazards of firing a boiler! However 'Black OIL' is a term I associate with my elders and it had or had...
Forum: The Engine Room 24th June 2015, 18:34
Replies: 8
Nhp
Views: 676
Posted By david freeman
I believe

The NHP was the basis of an engineers certificate of competancy. Qualify sea time for a 2/e or c/e certificate had to be completed on ships of over a certain total main engine horse power NHP as...
Forum: BP Shipping 21st June 2015, 07:46
Replies: 29
Views: 1,215
Posted By david freeman
thank you all for your time regards david.

thank you all for your time regards david.
Forum: The Engine Room 19th June 2015, 19:59
Replies: 3
Views: 567
Posted By david freeman
Interting

Nothing to do with your questions Stop Still Engine: However My family connections in the 30's go back to Strerry Baines Freeman Engineer Superintendent- I think blue flue, and his involvement and I...
Forum: BP Shipping 19th June 2015, 19:50
Replies: 29
Views: 1,215
Posted By david freeman
Tanker Malta Convoys 1942/3

The tanker OHIO in the Malta Convoys: the ship to get through? I have a question. Was the OHIO under the red duster and did she sail with a BP crew or a british Crew? and did some of the crew if they...
Forum: Houlder Brothers 6th June 2015, 08:04
Replies: 195
Views: 33,729
Posted By david freeman
I have had a reread through this history of the...

I have had a reread through this history of the tragic events.
I have never sailed with Houlder Bros. However as a cadet doing my shoreside time in Palmers Hebburn in 61/2 I remember the Grange...
Forum: BP Shipping 26th May 2015, 08:10
Replies: 5
Views: 711
Posted By david freeman
Thanks gents> I sailed with Tudor. He may have...

Thanks gents>
I sailed with Tudor. He may have as you alledged done what happened.
However strange things happen at sea? I was sailing on the diplomat (Steamer) in 1967, and we were asked to open...
Forum: BP Shipping 24th May 2015, 16:10
Replies: 5
Views: 711
Posted By david freeman
Engineer Operations Manager

At the time of GAB King operations Manager there was a Commander Platt ex RN who i believe was Operations Engineering Manager for BP Tankers. At the head of one of the slipways in the Walker Yard (...
Forum: BP Shipping 23rd May 2015, 16:19
Replies: 53
Views: 6,419
Posted By david freeman
That was in the late 60's to the 1972. When I...

That was in the late 60's to the 1972. When I left the fleet.
Forum: BP Shipping 23rd May 2015, 16:16
Replies: 53
Views: 6,419
Posted By david freeman
After the 'Crown' misfortune, sleeping quarters...

After the 'Crown' misfortune, sleeping quarters for Engineers if they wished was the white crew hospital aft on the old 28's and 32's. Some of those crudes being loaded in the gulf could be quite...
Forum: J & J Denholm 23rd May 2015, 16:09
Replies: 824
Views: 127,923
Posted By david freeman
Niel Hunter safety officer for the Naess and...

Niel Hunter safety officer for the Naess and Denholm Group? was or is that correct 1960'1974+?
Forum: Passenger Liners 22nd May 2015, 08:06
Replies: 15
Views: 3,127
Posted By david freeman
Gladstone dock

I remember as a schoolboy having a school trip out to Liverpool riding on the docklands overhead railway, and seeing the empress of Canada lying on her side in gladstone dock, after aserious fire....
Forum: The Bridge 20th May 2015, 08:16
Replies: 9
Views: 1,327
Posted By david freeman
being rather elderly now: remembering time at sea...

being rather elderly now: remembering time at sea in my youth, one had ship mates and fellow engineers. If one had a good ship running on time and fault free, and everyone pulled their weight in the...
Forum: The Engine Room 20th May 2015, 07:49
Replies: 31
Views: 1,716
Posted By david freeman
you spoil sport at least the engineer smelt...

you spoil sport at least the engineer smelt sweetly? they may even have smiled?(Frogger)
Forum: The Engine Room 19th May 2015, 08:16
Replies: 31
Views: 1,716
Posted By david freeman
the old song ditty comes to mind the stop cock...

the old song ditty comes to mind the stop cock was LH and the whole bloody issue was driven by steam. Its a good screwwy story
Forum: BP Shipping 17th May 2015, 08:00
Replies: 83
Views: 13,076
Posted By david freeman
Another time during my ticket time for steamers...

Another time during my ticket time for steamers (28's 32's) I manufactured an ash tray from a amphradyte hose coupling ( Rememember them??) and in the centre portion I practiced my soldering skills...
Forum: The Engine Room 17th May 2015, 07:44
Replies: 115
Views: 10,869
Posted By david freeman
Paxman diesels in the BR deltic engines. Have any...

Paxman diesels in the BR deltic engines. Have any of you experience in either sailing or servicing these engines? They may not have been double acting: However there was a great deal of power in a...
Forum: BP Shipping 16th May 2015, 18:54
Replies: 83
Views: 13,076
Posted By david freeman
I have an unusual mementoe. I was part of the...

I have an unusual mementoe. I was part of the engine crew that took the BR Envoy to the breakers yard on the FOrth 1968/9?. During the preceeding 4 month trip, around the coast and in the med, we...
Forum: Ship Research 14th May 2015, 10:21
Replies: 13
Views: 894
Posted By david freeman
Nhs

No Hind sight???
Forum: Say Hello 5th May 2015, 07:36
Replies: 6
Views: 453
Posted By david freeman
Did you say John Thomas??? welcome, we all hang...

Did you say John Thomas??? welcome, we all hang out here!
Forum: Say Hello 26th April 2015, 08:19
Replies: 7
Views: 438
Posted By david freeman
Records Greenwich, Canada and Swansea,

You need to know the date of sailing from the UK, the ports of call prior to the last departure port from the UK/Continent/Ireland? The arrivial time dates at the ports of call in Auss/New Zealand,...
Forum: BP Shipping 23rd April 2015, 08:07
Replies: 3
Views: 586
Posted By david freeman
I sailed with Robert and Rudolf-another Hendon...

I sailed with Robert and Rudolf-another Hendon Lad, and knew Robert as 'Torchie. Every noise and unusual event would go begging and Robert would follow his instincts to find out the cause, So if one...
Forum: Say Hello 23rd April 2015, 07:39
Replies: 7
Views: 438
Posted By david freeman
Records MCA Swansea, or Greenwich or Canada New Foundland.

While one looks and hopes for a connection, have you given a thought to British Seamans records and possible passenger lists. Was not the Northern Star, Southern Cross (Shaw Saville and Albion- the...
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