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Search: Posts Made By: Stephen J. Card
Forum: Tall ships Yesterday, 13:50
Replies: 9
Views: 192
Posted By Stephen J. Card
Perfect weather in Bermuda. Mid 80s. Sunshine....

Perfect weather in Bermuda. Mid 80s. Sunshine. A Norwegian 'pale blue' ship and a Celebrity over at the Dockyard.

Hmmm.... perhaps back to the pool today. ;-)
Forum: Nautical Colleges Yesterday, 12:56
Replies: 116
Views: 20,856
Posted By Stephen J. Card
I did 2/M and Mates at GCNS. For Master I...

I did 2/M and Mates at GCNS. For Master I thought it might be for 'fun' to Tower Hill in London. I lasted for three weeks! The first day at the school the lecturer said, "Tutorial!" We looked...
Forum: Tall ships Yesterday, 12:24
Replies: 9
Views: 192
Posted By Stephen J. Card
Thanks Stein. I hoped you would wade in and...

Thanks Stein. I hoped you would wade in and answer.

Hope you are having a good summer!

Stephen
Forum: Tall ships Yesterday, 12:20
Replies: 9
Views: 192
Posted By Stephen J. Card
Seems to be as you have it. The single-gallant...

Seems to be as you have it. The single-gallant OR the doubles. I guess it depends on what the owner wanted when built or rigged at some other time.

Stephen
Forum: News and Views from the Shipping World 19th July 2016, 21:39
Replies: 10
Views: 496
Posted By Stephen J. Card
Definitely and old timer. Possibly had a set...

Definitely and old timer. Possibly had a set from the beginning.

Great photos!
Forum: Say Hello 19th July 2016, 13:46
Replies: 22
Views: 875
Posted By Stephen J. Card
Seen them used in even CALM seas! I booked in...

Seen them used in even CALM seas!

I booked in the little PACIFIC PRINCESS for a short run Bermuda up to New York. I was told I could only get an inside. I was happy to see that I had an outside...
Forum: Say Hello 19th July 2016, 11:41
Replies: 22
Views: 875
Posted By Stephen J. Card
An openable porthole is an openable...

An openable porthole is an openable porthole!

You can the standard porthole that is permanently closed used for many purposes. Most likely from too close to the waterline.

Opening portholes you...
Forum: Say Hello 19th July 2016, 00:35
Replies: 22
Views: 875
Posted By Stephen J. Card
Thanks. Here is the thing. The porthole 'seems'...

Thanks. Here is the thing. The porthole 'seems' that the handle is the SIDE of the port and the main spindle is over the top. This is likely incorrect. Turn it around 90 degree. The spindle...
Forum: Computers and The Internet 18th July 2016, 13:26
Replies: 151
Views: 8,326
Posted By Stephen J. Card
Well Laptop died last week.... not quite dead,...

Well Laptop died last week.... not quite dead, but quite sick.

Went to the local shop and came out with a brand new Toshiba. Seems to be quite good. Touch screen too. Very fancy. Only problem...
Forum: Say Hello 18th July 2016, 11:33
Replies: 22
Views: 875
Posted By Stephen J. Card
Another photo of AQUITANIA showing the patent...

Another photo of AQUITANIA showing the patent portholes.

Does not to have 'deadlights' over the port. Perhaps not necessary required on the higher decks... or not in the bows.

Stephen
Forum: Say Hello 18th July 2016, 11:23
Replies: 22
Views: 875
Posted By Stephen J. Card
"Patent opening porthole." I have seen this...

"Patent opening porthole."

I have seen this feature in photos in old passenger ship photos. Obviously for easier for passengers to use and avoid porthole 'kunckle'.

Anyhow, here is a photo...
Forum: News and Views from the Shipping World 26th June 2016, 16:05
Replies: 25
Views: 1,431
Posted By Stephen J. Card
I didn't expect this one!

I didn't expect this one!
Forum: News and Views from the Shipping World 26th June 2016, 16:04
Replies: 25
Views: 1,431
Posted By Stephen J. Card
Thanks David. I like the ARNHEM in the...

Thanks David. I like the ARNHEM in the distance. Might be HAL paintings but I always try to slip in a red ensign here and there. ;-)

Hope you enjoyed EURODAM. Fine ship. No doubt.

Stephen
Forum: News and Views from the Shipping World 23rd June 2016, 12:23
Replies: 25
Views: 1,431
Posted By Stephen J. Card
I have seen a few 'interesting' flags on some of...

I have seen a few 'interesting' flags on some of the Saga ships.

Malta ensign or Bahamas ensign (depending which ship) on the stern of the gaff when underway. Pilot flags, Q, Saga houseflag and...
Forum: Modern Cruise Ships 20th May 2016, 22:39
Replies: 53
Views: 4,252
Posted By Stephen J. Card
QM's highest numbers on board was 16,683 plus...

QM's highest numbers on board was 16,683 plus 1,174 crew.

Capacity of boats... about 2,000.

Drills? Whatever they were going to do they were going to be in deep kak. This was 'normal' when doing...
Forum: News and Views from the Shipping World 11th May 2016, 10:32
Replies: 15
Views: 1,126
Posted By Stephen J. Card
This will be a classic case for the text books.

This will be a classic case for the text books.
Forum: News and Views from the Shipping World 17th April 2016, 00:02
Replies: 13
Views: 947
Posted By Stephen J. Card
Many thanks gentlemen. I just happen to find...

Many thanks gentlemen. I just happen to find your postings. I think I have been sleep!

My work for HAL started back to 1991.... roughly 95 large paintings.

Not yet finished!
Forum: Tall ships 16th April 2016, 12:47
Replies: 5
Views: 521
Posted By Stephen J. Card
Brilliant! The last topsail trader around the...

Brilliant! The last topsail trader around the UK was WATERWITCH. Did a nice painting of her a few years ago. I think I made her look too 'perfect'! Good Old Brown & Fergusson still sell...
Forum: Tankers 9th April 2016, 16:54
Replies: 75
Views: 43,664
Posted By Stephen J. Card
Record ships at 1962 was NAESS CHAMPION and NAESS...

Record ships at 1962 was NAESS CHAMPION and NAESS SOVEREIGN at 98,471 dwt. J&J Denholm Management. Both later went to Brumah Oil.
Forum: Royal Navy 5th April 2016, 13:43
Replies: 11
Views: 867
Posted By Stephen J. Card
Hmmm.. will try to explain. Line Astern: ...

Hmmm.. will try to explain.

Line Astern: Follow the leader. A line of ships in a single line with the leader in front.

Line Ahead: This is a battle plan when two fleets are engaging. One...
Forum: News and Views from the Shipping World 3rd April 2016, 21:30
Replies: 26
Views: 1,634
Posted By Stephen J. Card
Good friend Captain Jim Holt, ex Royal Mail...

Good friend Captain Jim Holt, ex Royal Mail Lines, was buried off Plymouth Sound.

A fine send off as well. After the church the group went over to the Barbican for sausage rolls and mugs of tea...
Forum: News and Views from the Shipping World 3rd April 2016, 15:04
Replies: 26
Views: 1,634
Posted By Stephen J. Card
One outside Plymouth Sound.

One outside Plymouth Sound.
Forum: News and Views from the Shipping World 3rd April 2016, 14:20
Replies: 26
Views: 1,634
Posted By Stephen J. Card
Just once. Death at 0600 hrs and burial two...

Just once. Death at 0600 hrs and burial two hours later.

Everything done very proper and seamanlike. Very respectful. The way to go for a seaman.

Further from James. On my ship the burial was...
Forum: Non-Seafaring Obituaries 2nd March 2016, 20:26
Replies: 1
Views: 378
Posted By Stephen J. Card
I met Tony Warren, years ago, on a crossing in...

I met Tony Warren, years ago, on a crossing in QE2. His new book,' Lights of Manchester' had just come out so I was able to get his autograph. Good book.... still on the shelf.

Anyhow, one late...
Forum: The Radio Room 1st March 2016, 16:08
Replies: 183
Views: 19,525
Posted By Stephen J. Card
SSM? Sheep Shagging Maniacs.

SSM?

Sheep Shagging Maniacs.
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