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Search: Posts Made By: david freeman
Forum: The Engine Room 20th April 2014, 07:58
Replies: 5
Views: 462
Posted By david freeman
To Hell and Back

I wonder having read posts 1 and 2. Obviously you Blue Flue Chaps knew the drill: However if my mem(K)ory serves me right if one did not respond in the ER to the Bridge position then the telegraph...
Forum: BP Shipping 13th April 2014, 08:27
Replies: 53
Views: 4,672
Posted By david freeman
An interesting tail and a bit of a yarn. Often...

An interesting tail and a bit of a yarn. Often debated by my ships fellow crew men was:'How did a cat survive on a tanker pre IG systems? ( and centre island tankers)[=P] as the deck wether on a...
Forum: Say Hello 31st March 2014, 08:05
Replies: 23
Views: 579
Posted By david freeman
As an engineering cadet at Constantine...

As an engineering cadet at Constantine Middlesbrough I was aware of the Furness Yard at Haverton Hill? Later in life I revisited the site when it was busy building Offshore Modules for the North Sea....
Forum: The Engine Room 25th March 2014, 09:11
Replies: 31
Views: 3,537
Posted By david freeman
What an interesting Thread. I have enjoyed all...

What an interesting Thread. I have enjoyed all the readings/lessons from the lecturn.
What was that bawdy poem 'with balls of steel'? I am afraid my appriciation of english prose is in the gutter....
Forum: Nautical Colleges 21st March 2014, 09:09
Replies: 17
Views: 772
Posted By david freeman
All I remember was 'STOKOE's ' reference book on...

All I remember was 'STOKOE's ' reference book on naval architecture.
Forum: Nautical Colleges 19th March 2014, 09:04
Replies: 17
Views: 772
Posted By david freeman
REmember Baily's in Beech Road? A den of Jazz and...

REmember Baily's in Beech Road? A den of Jazz and iniquity-Great time was had by all. They did move later but the time I am talking about was61/62?
Forum: Ship Research 18th March 2014, 08:58
Replies: 7
Views: 299
Posted By david freeman
thanks for all the information & names

thanks for all the information & names
Forum: Royal Navy 16th March 2014, 08:44
Replies: 0
Views: 155
Posted By david freeman
ERic Rowe??

Sat 15 march 2014.
ERIC ROWE aged 76-77 or78? Royal Navy/RFA Stationed in Manilla-Phillapines?
Dear Sir,
Eric Rowe I have become aware is an elderly Gentleman suffering from Alzhimiers and senile...
Forum: Looking for Old Shipmates 16th March 2014, 08:42
Replies: 0
Views: 136
Posted By david freeman
Eris Rowe Rn?

Sat 15 march 2014.
ERIC ROWE aged 76-77 or78? Royal Navy/RFA Stationed in Manilla-Phillapines?
Dear Sir,
Eric Rowe I have become aware is an elderly Gentleman suffering from Alzhimiers and senile...
Forum: Ferries 15th March 2014, 11:04
Replies: 1
Views: 415
Posted By david freeman
SOME WHERE IN MY MIND I am reminded of The TTT...

SOME WHERE IN MY MIND I am reminded of The TTT Superintendent at the time, and a Port Dover Harbour Board or DOTTI Ports Inspector HND Dave Morgan ex BP Apprentice 1955 or 56 Intake?
I sailed with...
Forum: Places, People & Events of Maritime Interest 15th March 2014, 10:42
Replies: 19
Views: 687
Posted By david freeman
I believe It was Analby Road not Hessel Road...

I believe It was Analby Road not Hessel Road Hull(Hippy)
Forum: Places, People & Events of Maritime Interest 15th March 2014, 09:14
Replies: 19
Views: 687
Posted By david freeman
MN Hotel HULL Not the STella Maris

Taking my engineering tickets in the 60's at Hull College Queens Gardens, my digs/accommodation was at the MN Hotel In Hessel Road Hull. Clean cabins, a bit tight for space, but a genial group for...
Forum: Ship Research 15th March 2014, 09:06
Replies: 7
Views: 299
Posted By david freeman
Sludge Hoppers River Thames.

One of the more interesting vessels I became aware off where the two Thames Water ex London County Council Sludge Hoppers working out of Beckton Sewage works to the Barrows deep in the 80's. Do these...
Forum: BP Shipping 15th March 2014, 08:59
Replies: 5
Views: 525
Posted By david freeman
Britannic House

Does BP or Have BP moved back into Britannic House, and River Platte House, in Finsbury Circus, as their registered address, or are they That is BP Tankers/Shipping registered in Sunbury On...
Forum: BP Shipping 4th March 2014, 08:02
Replies: 4
Views: 398
Posted By david freeman
In Port IOG maybe Finnart Relief Watchkeeping engineers

For a period of time at the IOG definely and maybe Finnart and Angle Bay for the discharge period, when ships turnarounds could be 24 Hours or less? BP employed older 3/e from the fleet to keep the...
Forum: BP Shipping 4th March 2014, 07:47
Replies: 49
Views: 4,832
Posted By david freeman
I may be mistaken? However I thought 'OLD Fruit...

I may be mistaken? However I thought 'OLD Fruit GUM' Capt Rowntree from Hull was at one point Commodore (1960 late to 1970's).
Capt Rowntree went on in later life to be a local BOT surveyor working...
Forum: The Engine Room 4th March 2014, 07:37
Replies: 16
Views: 962
Posted By david freeman
Steering Gears

Hi out there! What is the modern take on the Hastie's:Brown's and other types of steering gears. Are there any novel but reliable designs, or are they (Ship Designers going for engine prop Pods which...
Forum: BP Shipping 6th February 2014, 07:58
Replies: 34
Views: 1,399
Posted By david freeman
Idle qestion? was not the HP in or on the...

Idle qestion? was not the HP in or on the official ships stamp that was entered into ones discharge book?
Forum: BP Shipping 22nd January 2014, 11:00
Replies: 31
Views: 2,259
Posted By david freeman
The alledged youngest C/E I sailed with was on...

The alledged youngest C/E I sailed with was on the British Vision as a cadet/Apprentice. The Chief his name escapes me was 27 and sailed as C/E from the age of 26 with a Motor Ticket. He was...
Forum: Maritime Family History Research 20th January 2014, 08:35
Replies: 5
Views: 767
Posted By david freeman
On one ship aman died of a heart attack and as...

On one ship aman died of a heart attack and as far as I can remember the tale goes he was, swalled in a cloth, put in a robertsons stretcher, a last stich through the soft middle bit of the nose (To...
Forum: Nautical Colleges 4th January 2014, 19:09
Replies: 19
Views: 626
Posted By david freeman
constantine tech Middlesbrough 59-61

Ond Marine and TEch any takers- There were 12/14 of us over the 2 years(LOL)
Forum: The Bridge 21st December 2013, 08:06
Replies: 28
Views: 2,457
Posted By david freeman
dream on dream on, one day you may become god...

dream on dream on, one day you may become god indeed! However be warery there is a correct path to tread my son, and is is not that of JC? Just one of being a human being, hard work and with wisdom...
Forum: BP Shipping 12th December 2013, 09:05
Replies: 86
Views: 16,806
Posted By david freeman
ThE Shar & Persia

WAs trhe introduction of the 28' 32's not coincide when BP got kicked out of Persia, and the access to ABADAN there refinery was restricted both in vessel size and product avaiability and the...
Forum: The Engine Room 12th December 2013, 08:50
Replies: 56
Views: 5,141
Posted By david freeman
noise

I am not quite sure what answer you are looking for? Steam was relatively a quiet hum, The Boiler ID and FD fans had a whine,
Doxfords, B&W with rotory blowers and scavenge pumps (Before the high...
Forum: BP Shipping 19th November 2013, 18:40
Replies: 28
Views: 1,842
Posted By david freeman
[QUOTE=DAVELECKIE;716422] Brue Affleck came from...

[QUOTE=DAVELECKIE;716422]

Brue Affleck came from my home district LEEDS, ,I remember his replacement Gentle JIM from Northern Ireland another great fellow(Jester)
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