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Search: Posts Made By: tugtere
Forum: Ship Research 11th February 2013, 01:54
Replies: 13
Views: 1,149
Posted By tugtere
Ted, the skipper "Peter" would have been Peter...

Ted, the skipper "Peter" would have been Peter Harrison, son of Eric, A.K.A. "Hurricane" or "Evermore" Harrison.
ray
Forum: Ship Research 11th February 2013, 01:46
Replies: 13
Views: 1,149
Posted By tugtere
Ted, the skipper in pic 1 is Brian "Tojo" Logan ...

Ted, the skipper in pic 1 is Brian "Tojo" Logan
skipper on Te Kopuru is Digger Stanaway

Skipper on her in the rescue in Tom Bowling Bay is Eddie Helg

Skipper on her leaving with Rahui is Harry...
Forum: Ship Research 8th February 2013, 23:25
Replies: 12
Views: 1,478
Posted By tugtere
PeterJML, we must have crossed tracks somewhere,...

PeterJML, we must have crossed tracks somewhere, John Hensford sacked the chief, Ron Grey and me 2E at Rabaul to pay off on arrival at P.O.M. Unknown to us Brooksey was negotiating the sale at that...
Forum: Ship Research 8th February 2013, 22:56
Replies: 13
Views: 1,149
Posted By tugtere
tedbris and others, Otapiri was...

tedbris and others,
Otapiri was built for a french co." Etudes et Enterprizes" strictly a harbour tug, no accomodation.Bought by Harry Julian, "Auckland Water Transport" L=70ft x18ftx...
Forum: Ship Research 8th June 2012, 05:34
Replies: 12
Views: 1,478
Posted By tugtere
Thanks for that Mr. Frost, you are a gentleman...

Thanks for that Mr. Frost, you are a gentleman indeed.
regards ray.
Forum: Ship Research 7th June 2012, 04:37
Replies: 12
Views: 1,478
Posted By tugtere
Thanks for that info. I spent a whole year in her...

Thanks for that info. I spent a whole year in her and a most comfy ship she was too. She had a 50 ton heavy lift derrick and we carried a lot of large things from Kieta port on Bougainville to...
Forum: Ship Research 24th May 2012, 02:30
Replies: 19
Views: 2,850
Posted By tugtere
Hi folks, I spent too much time in...

Hi folks,
I spent too much time in "Eigigu" ex "Booker Challenge" when owned by Nauru Pacific Line running out of Melbourne and Nauru Island
. When the Island went broke I think all of...
Forum: Ship Research 24th May 2012, 02:19
Replies: 12
Views: 1,478
Posted By tugtere
m.v.greyville

Hi folks, I would like some info on a motorship name "Greyville" which I think was built as "Holland" in the very early 1950's. She ran Lorenco Marques-Beira on the East African coast before being...
Forum: Ship Research 22nd February 2012, 04:47
Replies: 2
Views: 527
Posted By tugtere
thanks guys, I have even found a photo of her...

thanks guys, I have even found a photo of her lying in Kokopo, Rabaul. P.N.G.
Forum: Ship Research 21st February 2012, 01:56
Replies: 2
Views: 527
Posted By tugtere
MS Skode or Skude

Hello all, I would like info please on this ship, probably German built-500 ton coaster that ended her days in Brisbane, Australia after an eventful voyage out from Scandinavia. arrived in Brisbane...
Forum: The Engine Room 12th November 2010, 03:18
Replies: 19
Views: 2,789
Posted By tugtere
Whangarei Harbour Board tugs "Raumunga" and...

Whangarei Harbour Board tugs "Raumunga" and "Parahaki" were E-E powered. I last saw them rotting away about ten years ago in Brisbane, I think they went to the beach in India. There is an old Q.Rail...
Forum: Ship Research 7th July 2010, 01:20
Replies: 3
Views: 719
Posted By tugtere
Hi there John, sorry for the brevity but got...

Hi there John, sorry for the brevity but got bumped off the computer. No, "Boral Gas" was another, along with "Guinea Gas" at the time all were belonging to Boral but managed by Botany Bay Shipping...
Forum: Ship Research 5th July 2010, 02:04
Replies: 3
Views: 719
Posted By tugtere
Gas tankers

Hi guys, I was in the MV." Island Gas" ex "Zim Gas" back in the 70's regards Ray
Forum: The Engine Room 2nd July 2010, 02:42
Replies: 14
Views: 1,154
Posted By tugtere
In 1936 a french bloke, Marin-Marie sailed a 45'...

In 1936 a french bloke, Marin-Marie sailed a 45' launch from New York-Le Harve, the first solo trans-Atlantic crossing by motor boat. Named "Arielle" he also had fitted the first practical wind vane...
Forum: The Engine Room 1st July 2010, 04:52
Replies: 14
Views: 1,154
Posted By tugtere
Bauouin engines were license built Gardner...

Bauouin engines were license built Gardner engines in those days.
Forum: Ship Research 1st July 2010, 04:41
Replies: 5
Views: 1,179
Posted By tugtere
LST1089--USS Rice County--542 class. one of the...

LST1089--USS Rice County--542 class. one of the last launched 1945 at Ambridge prior to end of WW2. Served in Pacific fleet, Pearl Harbour. Served in Korea-earned 4 battle stars. Transfered to West...
Forum: The Engine Room 16th November 2009, 02:02
Replies: 50
Views: 3,881
Posted By tugtere
I did a stretch on Nauru Island in the power...

I did a stretch on Nauru Island in the power house in the 1980's. There were two Mirlees, two Fulagar's and a pair of "Crossley-Pielsticks" installed.I was supposed to dismantle the Fulagars for...
Forum: RNLI 13th November 2009, 22:44
Replies: 3
Views: 1,131
Posted By tugtere
thanks for the leads guys.I am keen to make a...

thanks for the leads guys.I am keen to make a working model. I know they were fitted to barges and suchlike too, a narrow boat "President" had them at one time.
Forum: The Engine Room 7th August 2009, 04:52
Replies: 11
Views: 2,305
Posted By tugtere
Thanks Phil, that was the one. I was only a few...

Thanks Phil, that was the one. I was only a few miles out and there was a cape in the name. regards ray(Hippy)
Forum: The Engine Room 7th August 2009, 04:48
Replies: 7
Views: 977
Posted By tugtere
cubpilot, I had a similar happening on a 9 cyl....

cubpilot, I had a similar happening on a 9 cyl. Halberstadt MAN don't let anyone tell you there are no valves in a two stroke, this thing had 8 per cylinder=72 and I serviced them all myself. and...
Forum: The Engine Room 4th August 2009, 04:27
Replies: 11
Views: 2,305
Posted By tugtere
E/R explosion

Some where I read an account of an engine-room explosion on (I think) a "Cape" ship at anchor off St. Helena Island . An air start line had been used for some reason other than what it was meant for...
Forum: The Engine Room 4th August 2009, 04:08
Replies: 7
Views: 977
Posted By tugtere
Peter, I have sailed with a couple of Norwegian...

Peter, I have sailed with a couple of Norwegian built "Wichman" engines (abt, 1800 hp) which had 5 roots type mechanical blowers for slow-speed air supply and on top 2 turbo-chargers for high speed....
Forum: RNLI 30th July 2009, 01:49
Replies: 3
Views: 1,131
Posted By tugtere
hotchkiss cone propellors

there was a few small inshore lifeboats fitted with these devices around WW2, also some small ferries etc. does anyone have any info on them please??? regards ray
Forum: Dredgers 18th July 2009, 00:37
Replies: 20
Views: 2,437
Posted By tugtere
Wd 53

Graham,thanks for that if you can find a pic. As I remember she was originally a bottom dump, possibly steam before conversion to a trailer suction. Fore end was stretched and pump/engine room...
Forum: Dredgers 17th July 2009, 04:26
Replies: 20
Views: 2,437
Posted By tugtere
Wd53

I was on WD53 when she worked in New Zealand app. 1965.On delivery from Australia she nearly foundered off North Cape in bad weather, plating in her for'd pump room failed and she was well down by...
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