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Search: Posts Made By: Jim S
Forum: The Engine Room 29th March 2015, 17:01
Replies: 32
Views: 2,185
Posted By Jim S
Scotch Boiler "Prank"

Phil -what a terrible experience you had with the idiot closing the manhole door on you. There has been at least one story of an engineer being accidentally shut inside a boiler in the manner you...
Forum: The Engine Room 26th March 2015, 22:51
Replies: 32
Views: 2,185
Posted By Jim S
The official "Wreck Report" is worth reading - It...

The official "Wreck Report" is worth reading - It can be found at www.plimsoll.org
Although a recommendation was to separate crankcase vents, common venting was not considered a source of the spread...
Forum: Bank Line 26th March 2015, 20:04
Replies: 22
Views: 1,440
Posted By Jim S
There is a story that Lord Inverforth had a great...

There is a story that Lord Inverforth had a great dislike of expenditure on paint.
He would watch his ships arriving and departing the River Clyde through a large telescope. Accordingly his...
Forum: Say Hello 21st March 2015, 18:57
Replies: 24
Views: 1,007
Posted By Jim S
I have just posted a photo under "Members Faces"...

I have just posted a photo under "Members Faces" showing Capt Bill Young and my old boss the late Sam Greedy on the bridge of Camito shortly before her departure from Southampton to the ship breakers...
Forum: Elders and Fyffes 11th January 2015, 16:48
Replies: 6
Views: 768
Posted By Jim S
Thank you ben27 and chas, - appreciated. I only...

Thank you ben27 and chas, - appreciated.
I only sailed with Capt Young once that was the Xmas - New Year trip 1968-69.
The usual masters were Capt Thomson (the one from Arran not the one from...
Forum: Elders and Fyffes 9th January 2015, 16:17
Replies: 6
Views: 768
Posted By Jim S
Robert (Sam) Greedy

Robert Greedy always known as "Sam" died in the early hours of this morning (9th January 2015.

Sam joined Elders & Fyffes from Athel Line in 1949 and went on to be C/E, Senior Engineering...
Forum: Ben Line 2nd December 2014, 21:34
Replies: 4
Views: 2,325
Posted By Jim S
Benaldar - Benavon - City of Edinburgh

Hi John,
I am convinced that AD Frost has given the answer - and the Ben Line book is wrong. I should have looked more closely at the BHP listed for the so called three engine conversion. 51,380 BHP...
Forum: Ben Line 2nd December 2014, 16:37
Replies: 4
Views: 2,325
Posted By Jim S
Benaldar - Benavon - City of Edinburgh

Thanks for your prompt reply - That makes more sense than the entry in the otherwise excellent BEN LINE book by Graeme Somner (Ships in Focus Publications) where the error was repeated three...
Forum: Ben Line 2nd December 2014, 15:46
Replies: 4
Views: 2,325
Posted By Jim S
Benalder-Benavon-City of Edinburgh

My apologies if the following query has been answered before.
How was the propulsion machinery of the above named twin screw container ships configured when their steam turbines were replaced by...
Forum: Ellerman 1st November 2014, 18:35
Replies: 4
Views: 1,212
Posted By Jim S
City of Hull, Liverpool and London

Bardig,

City of Evansville - was this the ship built by Wm. Gray in 1922 and sold by Ellerman in 1957?

Jim S
Forum: Ellerman 24th October 2014, 18:19
Replies: 4
Views: 1,212
Posted By Jim S
City of Hull, Liverpool and London

Hi Peter,
Thanks for the response to my query about the above trio

I was a little surprised that you rated City of Hull as the best of the three -I would have thought that accolade would have gone...
Forum: Brocklebank Line 16th June 2014, 21:26
Replies: 14
Views: 1,931
Posted By Jim S
Dick Ireland 2/E

Hi Phil,

Thanks for the further info on Dick Ireland. I wonder what happened to him after Mathura Feb/March 1967?

Jim S
Forum: Brocklebank Line 15th June 2014, 17:16
Replies: 14
Views: 1,931
Posted By Jim S
In a change of career Sqd Leader Stone as 2nd...

In a change of career Sqd Leader Stone as 2nd Mate on Fyffes Motagua in early 1974. I cannot remember his first name in fact I only got to hear of his RAF career from the 3rd Mate at the time that...
Forum: Brocklebank Line 14th June 2014, 19:50
Replies: 6
Views: 1,559
Posted By Jim S
Sailing with Thos & Jno Brocklebank by Teeare Scarrott

The series that Teeare Scarrott started in September/October 2013 edition of Shipping Today & Yesterday monthly magazine has just concluded with the July 2014 edition that came out earlier his...
Forum: Brocklebank Line 13th June 2014, 17:12
Replies: 14
Views: 1,931
Posted By Jim S
Dick Ireland 2/E

Thanks Don - Yes that would be the man. As you say a nice lad.
Unfortunately all I could remember of him was his account of the one Esso trip. A tall slim lad as I recall - of course anyone over 5ft...
Forum: Brocklebank Line 12th June 2014, 18:59
Replies: 14
Views: 1,931
Posted By Jim S
Influenced by the success that Phil has had on...

Influenced by the success that Phil has had on information on Ken Bell albeit the news was not good. I am wondering if anyone van remember an engineer with the surname "Ireland" (I think) He was 2/E...
Forum: Brocklebank Line 30th April 2014, 21:00
Replies: 4
Views: 1,222
Posted By Jim S
Charles Drought

The Wirral Globe announce that the funeral of Charles Drought ex Brocklebank, ex Atlantic Conveyor, Falklands War will take place at 11am on Wednesday 7th May 2014 at Landican Crematorium.
Forum: Cunard 25th April 2014, 19:34
Replies: 7
Views: 686
Posted By Jim S
I never met Charles Drought but heard of him...

I never met Charles Drought but heard of him through Philthechill and Pat McCartan. I will pass on the sad news to Pat.
There are a couple of photos posted by Phil on SN that include Charles when...
Forum: The Engine Room 25th April 2014, 19:24
Replies: 13
Views: 1,452
Posted By Jim S
I read somewhere that the "Wrong Stop" came about...

I read somewhere that the "Wrong Stop" came about to prevent instances where the engineer had put the engine(s) the wrong way. - The Bridge then making a double ring in an attempt to correct the...
Forum: BP Shipping 4th March 2014, 19:08
Replies: 4
Views: 679
Posted By Jim S
Does Dave Hobbs ring a bell?

Does Dave Hobbs ring a bell?
Forum: Ellerman 1st March 2014, 19:36
Replies: 4
Views: 1,212
Posted By Jim S
City of Hull, Liverpool and Hull of early 1970's

I would be very interested to hear from any engineers who have had experience of the above trio - The Doxford 76J7C engined City of Hull and Liverpool and the Barclay Curle Sulzer 6RND90 engined City...
Forum: BP Shipping 8th February 2014, 19:13
Replies: 34
Views: 2,549
Posted By Jim S
Gents, Can I tap into your knowledge once more -...

Gents,

Can I tap into your knowledge once more - of the B&W engines for the three classes of ships we were discussing - most were listed as having 6K74EF
A few as 6-74VT2BF - Was there any...
Forum: Elders and Fyffes 6th February 2014, 21:01
Replies: 2
Views: 630
Posted By Jim S
Derrick Griffiths

Sadly Derrick Griffiths a former Engineer Superintendent with Elders & Fyffes passed away on Monday 3rd February 2014 just a few days after his 86th birthday Derrick initially went to sea with PSNC...
Forum: BP Shipping 6th February 2014, 17:21
Replies: 34
Views: 2,549
Posted By Jim S
Thanks Gents for your interest and...

Thanks Gents for your interest and contributions.
I am thinking that I got the wrong end of the stick somehow with the apparent low power of the Tree and "ity" classes - Outputs in the region of 7500...
Forum: BP Shipping 5th February 2014, 18:44
Replies: 34
Views: 2,549
Posted By Jim S
Main Engine output of three ship classes of BP Tankers

Can anyone tell me the main engine make, model and bhp output of the Tree, River and "ity" class of ships of 1960's - 70's
I believe the range could be in the range of 7500 to 9000 bhp.

Thanks
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