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Search: Posts Made By: david freeman
Forum: The Engine Room Yesterday, 07:59
Replies: 3
Views: 225
Posted By david freeman
Beer and Nuts

Now for some useless information? BA;BSW;BSF' Unified Fine,; unified coarse; Metric AF and some more, remembering which nuts fitted high temperature high pressure flanges, and those that fitted just...
Forum: Ship Research 16th October 2014, 09:48
Replies: 14
Views: 733
Posted By david freeman
'Oasis of The Seas' - merged threads

Today Thursday 16 Oct 2014, I have just finished my scan of the Daily Telegraph. Within the paper there is a photgraph of the new vessel 'Oasis of the SEAS' which was visiting Southampton...
Forum: Say Hello 8th October 2014, 09:23
Replies: 5
Views: 397
Posted By david freeman
Was this not the RN Vessel at the Battle of the...

Was this not the RN Vessel at the Battle of the River Plate?
Forum: Model Ships 1st October 2014, 07:44
Replies: 5
Views: 482
Posted By david freeman
being padantic, do yo mean steaming lihts/fishing...

being padantic, do yo mean steaming lihts/fishing lights/deck lights, or just lights for the use of?
I have no idea how to slove the problem in miniture: However your navigation (Rules of the road...
Forum: Say Hello 23rd September 2014, 08:13
Replies: 10
Views: 485
Posted By david freeman
All afloat

Well you have the stout nerves to enquire and the befuddled mind to ask: But do not worry. In my days at sea in the 60's many and engineer in senior positions were ex RAF engineers, who joined the...
Forum: BP Shipping 20th September 2014, 07:31
Replies: 59
Views: 3,182
Posted By david freeman
As an apprentice off watch in Conacree West...

As an apprentice off watch in Conacree West Africa in the early 60's I with the deck cadets and the 3/m, 4/e visited a russsian ship discharging cargo (General cargo, but with extended topside...
Forum: BP Shipping 12th September 2014, 17:49
Replies: 59
Views: 3,182
Posted By david freeman
Films at Sea 60's to 70's

Who rememvmbers those wallport boxes recieved on board, and full of 'B' Movies and horse oprea's, and on an evenings showings, especially round the cape those BP Safety Films? These could be the...
Forum: Ship Research 11th September 2014, 16:53
Replies: 17
Views: 1,153
Posted By david freeman
was it either the sister ships Olypic or...

was it either the sister ships Olypic or majestic??
Forum: Say Hello 11th September 2014, 16:39
Replies: 7
Views: 412
Posted By david freeman
Hamburg 1947

Atlantic House Hamburg in 1947-late1949 (on the shores of the Alster) was the BRitish Forces (CCG-Control Commision Germany) Naffi, that my parents and we as children would visit for our weekly...
Forum: The Engine Room 7th September 2014, 10:39
Replies: 11
Views: 1,388
Posted By david freeman
(EEK) My memory is shaky here? Overspeed...

(EEK)

My memory is shaky here?
Overspeed 'Aspinels Governor> No I cannot recall the detail, other than it workred on oil pressure, and the resultant action was to shut in the emergency Throtle valve...
Forum: The Engine Room 6th September 2014, 07:37
Replies: 39
Views: 2,400
Posted By david freeman
dear oh dear, somewhere in my mind is research...

dear oh dear, somewhere in my mind is research papers by Kings College Durham Uni (Now Newcastle UNi) in the 1970's water assisted combustion oin boilers (Steamships) and motorships main engines. One...
Forum: BP Shipping 29th August 2014, 08:24
Replies: 14
Views: 1,657
Posted By david freeman
Dear Graham there was also another death I recall...

Dear Graham there was also another death I recall which lead to afleet safety notice. It refered to using an oxygen B/A Cyliylinder to start up the emergency fire pump/compressor in the forcastle...
Forum: Colliers 22nd August 2014, 18:44
Replies: 12
Views: 4,345
Posted By david freeman
Thanks

Thanks, I assume these ships have now gone to the great redemere with thier crews.B\)
Forum: The Bridge 22nd August 2014, 18:36
Replies: 15
Views: 1,152
Posted By david freeman
Drive

This has no time frame are you speaking just after the Vessels rounding the Cape of Good Hope, and recieving stove in bows and forecastle decks due to shipping green water. This caused a stir in the...
Forum: Ship Research 22nd August 2014, 18:28
Replies: 14
Views: 783
Posted By david freeman
The gas Platform i was thinking of in my day was...

The gas Platform i was thinking of in my day was the BG Amythyst Fields? and one of the Unmanned Patforms instead of the 'U' Light signal had the Humber light signal, and a fog horn? May this has...
Forum: Fishing Vessels 17th August 2014, 11:19
Replies: 2
Views: 445
Posted By david freeman
Hi were you in the fishing fleet or on the NS...

Hi were you in the fishing fleet or on the NS Stand By vessels?
I visited maybe a couple stand by vessels while in port in Lowestoft years ago.(K)
Forum: Ship Research 17th August 2014, 11:14
Replies: 14
Views: 783
Posted By david freeman
Lightships Trinity House

My dim past remembers some where the GOODWIN Lightship breaking free from her moorings, and running aground in a storm on the sands and the crew (3 Or 4) having to be rescued.
I also remeber in later...
Forum: The Engine Room 16th August 2014, 08:04
Replies: 11
Views: 1,388
Posted By david freeman
Extra admiralty designed units

The turbine ME units i sailed with were Pamatra sets HP and LP up to 15,000SHP controlled the speed on main engine throttle valves. If Extra power was required there were a block(S) of extra manual...
Forum: Brocklebank Line 8th August 2014, 18:29
Replies: 0
Views: 537
Posted By david freeman
middlebrough

While studing at Constantine Tech( 59-61), During our lunch hour period we as cadets would spend a hour in the ER of the Brocklebank Cargo ships buit in 1914-22. Double ended scotch fired Oil boilers...
Forum: Modern Cruise Ships 2nd August 2014, 10:20
Replies: 9
Views: 1,008
Posted By david freeman
Cruise ships ITV series Royal Princess

I remain sceptical of this programme. The film is promotional about the Pursers domain (Old terniology)
The crew are alleged to be 1400 strong, as an old sea dog I wonder what the breakdown of depts...
Forum: The Engine Room 23rd July 2014, 08:09
Replies: 12
Views: 1,571
Posted By david freeman
A little miffed? was this vessel an aircraft...

A little miffed? was this vessel an aircraft carrier (USN) with a nuclear power plant? Or I am I off the wall? thinking of the wrong ship.
Forum: Say Hello 14th July 2014, 08:04
Replies: 39
Views: 2,231
Posted By david freeman
MV Br Hero: This was my first BP ship in DRydock...

MV Br Hero: This was my first BP ship in DRydock (Palmers Hebburn) while I was doing my Phase 2 of My BP cadetship. It was rather a rude awakening of a ship that had just arrived from active service...
Forum: News and Views from the Shipping World 6th July 2014, 17:04
Replies: 97
Views: 11,064
Posted By david freeman
Curiosity killed the cat?

This lot is very dramatic, and as such would have it appeared to happen in shore/coastal; waters.
It reminds me of the Derbyshire (OBO): I have trawled the thread and can find no builders/year of...
Forum: Ship Research 6th July 2014, 07:52
Replies: 2
Views: 428
Posted By david freeman
Memory?

As a BP Eng Cadet and later sailing Engineer: I seem to remember the HUlk of theArethusa( One could see the masts-in the skyline) as I caught a taxi driving from Chatham to Isle of Grain. If I am...
Forum: Say Hello 3rd July 2014, 07:58
Replies: 6
Views: 658
Posted By david freeman
Good Morning too you! Well I never.(H)

Good Morning too you! Well I never.(H)
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