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Search: Posts Made By: Ron Stringer
Forum: The Radio Room 22nd July 2016, 21:15
Replies: 11
Views: 430
Posted By Ron Stringer
Real nostalgia there. Thank you for those links.

Real nostalgia there. Thank you for those links.
Forum: Ship Research 25th June 2016, 21:03
Replies: 4
Views: 683
Posted By Ron Stringer
Two stowaways were found aboard E&F's Golfito...

Two stowaways were found aboard E&F's Golfito about 3 days out of Port Antonio, bound Avonmouth. They had been mingling with the passengers on the prom deck and were quite well dressed but were...
Forum: Books, Magazines, TV, Video & Publications 21st June 2016, 19:53
Replies: 3
Views: 289
Posted By Ron Stringer
I was surprised to see that the price of the...

I was surprised to see that the price of the Cargo Liners book was almost GBP70 in hardback form. Not a cheap buy.

The reviews are excellent but my wife might not be too happy if I bought it...
Forum: Tankers 12th June 2016, 00:15
Replies: 75
Views: 43,599
Posted By Ron Stringer
Many thanks. It is quite amazing how rapid was...

Many thanks. It is quite amazing how rapid was the increase in size, year on year. They seem to jump about 10,000 tons every year at first in the 1960s and then at an ever-increasing rate. In 1964...
Forum: Tankers 10th June 2016, 23:22
Replies: 75
Views: 43,599
Posted By Ron Stringer
I was not being difficult either, I was looking...

I was not being difficult either, I was looking for the ss Regent Pembroke which was built and launched at the Vickers Naval Yard on the Tyne in 1964. I stood by her late in 1964 and went on the...
Forum: Ben Line 9th June 2016, 16:23
Replies: 40
Views: 6,096
Posted By Ron Stringer
Retiring to Florida

A friend received this from a contact in the States:

Hi

A few years ago, my wife and I moved into a retirement development on Florida 's southeast coast. We are living in the...
Forum: Tankers 7th June 2016, 21:53
Replies: 75
Views: 43,599
Posted By Ron Stringer
Were there no tanker built in 1964? The list...

Were there no tanker built in 1964? The list seems to jump from 1963 to 1965 with nothing in between.
Forum: Bank Line 30th May 2016, 15:02
Replies: 17
Views: 1,128
Posted By Ron Stringer
The Mate on one ship that I sailed on was very...

The Mate on one ship that I sailed on was very queasy about things 'hands-on medical' and hated it that the medic's job had been delegated to him. The 2nd Mate wouldn't have anything to do with it...
Forum: Nautical Colleges 17th May 2016, 12:32
Replies: 127
Views: 22,807
Posted By Ron Stringer
Regret that "oldmarconiman" (alias of Dave...

Regret that "oldmarconiman" (alias of Dave Harrington) died some months ago following a long illness.

http://www.shipsnostalgia.com/showthread.php?t=143210
Forum: Say Hello 13th May 2016, 19:28
Replies: 15
Views: 2,203
Posted By Ron Stringer
That would appear to be in the Gulf of Aden,...

That would appear to be in the Gulf of Aden, close to the coast of Yemen and just south of Bir Ali.
Forum: The Radio Room 10th May 2016, 20:55
Replies: 17
Views: 1,380
Posted By Ron Stringer
There was little option on HF because the...

There was little option on HF because the horizontal dial (wound on a drum) was so sparsely marked that you had to interpolate between markings many kHz apart. At the beginning of the voyage you...
Forum: The Radio Room 10th May 2016, 20:44
Replies: 17
Views: 1,380
Posted By Ron Stringer
You are right, of course. See...

You are right, of course. See http://www.shipsnostalgia.com/gallery/showphoto.php/photo/857698/title/marconi-recruitment-ph/cat/530

The CR100 spawned a lot of variants and 30 or 40 years ago I...
Forum: The Radio Room 10th May 2016, 10:49
Replies: 17
Views: 1,380
Posted By Ron Stringer
Looks very like the Marconi CR300 but it is too...

Looks very like the Marconi CR300 but it is too long ago for me to remember the difference between all the variants of that series of receivers.

A good receiver but you had to be alert (no pun...
Forum: The Radio Room 27th April 2016, 18:19
Replies: 0
Views: 339
Posted By Ron Stringer
Marconi's Steam Yacht "Elettra" - Lecture in Chelmsford

Retired Ship's Radio Officer and active Radio HAM Peter Watkins' (M0BHY) will present a lecture about the first Marconi yacht. His talk starts with the chance purchase of a photograph in a Cornish...
Forum: Shaw Savill 21st April 2016, 13:10
Replies: 35
Views: 2,178
Posted By Ron Stringer
Depends on how fast you are sailing and the...

Depends on how fast you are sailing and the idiosyncracies of the Old Man.

Most cargo ships sailed at 12-15 knots and didn't change time too frequently. You would go several days without any...
Forum: Ship Research 18th April 2016, 16:21
Replies: 8
Views: 661
Posted By Ron Stringer
Have a look at this thread...

Have a look at this thread http://www.shipsnostalgia.com/showthread.php?t=38647 starting at Post #1. Post #2 has the answer to your question but there is also information on the thread that you may...
Forum: The Radio Room 11th April 2016, 14:17
Replies: 89
Views: 6,114
Posted By Ron Stringer
I see that there is concern that the new...

I see that there is concern that the new generation of so-called 'hybrid' cars (using a combination of battery-driven electric motors and internal combustion engine for their motive power) involve...
Forum: Non-Seafaring Obituaries 8th April 2016, 16:07
Replies: 16
Views: 930
Posted By Ron Stringer
The last living person born there (Rachel...

The last living person born there (Rachel Johnson, who has just died at the age of 93) was 8 years old when the colony and the authorities - gave up and abandoned the island in 1930.
Forum: Ship Research 19th March 2016, 18:10
Replies: 3
Views: 266
Posted By Ron Stringer
Photos here (scroll...

Photos here (scroll down)


http://www.photoship.co.uk/JAlbum%20Ships/Old%20Ships%20S/index4.html (http://www.photoship.co.uk/JAlbum%20Ships/Old%20Ships%20S/index4.html)
Forum: News and Views from the Shipping World 19th March 2016, 01:06
Replies: 275
Views: 44,659
Posted By Ron Stringer
The MAIB is a branch of the UK's Maritime and...

The MAIB is a branch of the UK's Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA). The idea of the MAIB being restricted to establishing the details and actions leading up to marine incidents, is to make it...
Forum: News and Views from the Shipping World 17th March 2016, 22:12
Replies: 275
Views: 44,659
Posted By Ron Stringer
We read plenty of complaints on SN about the 'red...

We read plenty of complaints on SN about the 'red tape' and unreasonable requirements of Safety Management regulations, especially concerning surveys/inspections. Judging by the findings of the...
Forum: The Radio Room 15th March 2016, 13:17
Replies: 7
Views: 636
Posted By Ron Stringer
Found...

Found it!

http://www.shipsnostalgia.com/showthread.php?t=34090

I knew SN had aired this instrument before. Sorry to say that there was no positive identification so we haven't advanced too much in...
Forum: The Radio Room 13th March 2016, 14:35
Replies: 7
Views: 636
Posted By Ron Stringer
A question about this instrument came up on SN a...

A question about this instrument came up on SN a few years back and the item was identified but I can't remember what it was or on which thread it came up. I think it was something to do with...
Forum: Ship Research 9th March 2016, 21:29
Replies: 4
Views: 546
Posted By Ron Stringer
They are not great photos, but...

They are not great photos, but http://www.photoship.co.uk/ has shots of all three ships. It's a starting point anyway.
Forum: The Radio Room 4th March 2016, 20:02
Replies: 18
Views: 1,810
Posted By Ron Stringer
David, Les Weatherhead was indeed a lovely man...

David,

Les Weatherhead was indeed a lovely man and he moved to run the R/O side of the Personnel Department at Chelmsford. He was much liked by all he worked with there and by the radio officers -...
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