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Search: Posts Made By: david freeman
Forum: Passenger Liners Today, 08:06
Replies: 14
Views: 2,666
Posted By david freeman
Gladstone dock

I remember as a schoolboy having a school trip out to Liverpool riding on the docklands overhead railway, and seeing the empress of Canada lying on her side in gladstone dock, after aserious fire....
Forum: The Bridge 20th May 2015, 08:16
Replies: 9
Views: 1,104
Posted By david freeman
being rather elderly now: remembering time at sea...

being rather elderly now: remembering time at sea in my youth, one had ship mates and fellow engineers. If one had a good ship running on time and fault free, and everyone pulled their weight in the...
Forum: The Engine Room 20th May 2015, 07:49
Replies: 27
Views: 1,099
Posted By david freeman
you spoil sport at least the engineer smelt...

you spoil sport at least the engineer smelt sweetly? they may even have smiled?(Frogger)
Forum: The Engine Room 19th May 2015, 08:16
Replies: 27
Views: 1,099
Posted By david freeman
the old song ditty comes to mind the stop cock...

the old song ditty comes to mind the stop cock was LH and the whole bloody issue was driven by steam. Its a good screwwy story
Forum: BP Shipping 17th May 2015, 08:00
Replies: 81
Views: 12,079
Posted By david freeman
Another time during my ticket time for steamers...

Another time during my ticket time for steamers (28's 32's) I manufactured an ash tray from a amphradyte hose coupling ( Rememember them??) and in the centre portion I practiced my soldering skills...
Forum: The Engine Room 17th May 2015, 07:44
Replies: 101
Views: 8,931
Posted By david freeman
Paxman diesels in the BR deltic engines. Have any...

Paxman diesels in the BR deltic engines. Have any of you experience in either sailing or servicing these engines? They may not have been double acting: However there was a great deal of power in a...
Forum: BP Shipping 16th May 2015, 18:54
Replies: 81
Views: 12,079
Posted By david freeman
I have an unusual mementoe. I was part of the...

I have an unusual mementoe. I was part of the engine crew that took the BR Envoy to the breakers yard on the FOrth 1968/9?. During the preceeding 4 month trip, around the coast and in the med, we...
Forum: Ship Research 14th May 2015, 10:21
Replies: 13
Views: 775
Posted By david freeman
Nhs

No Hind sight???
Forum: Say Hello 5th May 2015, 07:36
Replies: 6
Views: 405
Posted By david freeman
Did you say John Thomas??? welcome, we all hang...

Did you say John Thomas??? welcome, we all hang out here!
Forum: Say Hello 26th April 2015, 08:19
Replies: 7
Views: 372
Posted By david freeman
Records Greenwich, Canada and Swansea,

You need to know the date of sailing from the UK, the ports of call prior to the last departure port from the UK/Continent/Ireland? The arrivial time dates at the ports of call in Auss/New Zealand,...
Forum: BP Shipping 23rd April 2015, 08:07
Replies: 3
Views: 512
Posted By david freeman
I sailed with Robert and Rudolf-another Hendon...

I sailed with Robert and Rudolf-another Hendon Lad, and knew Robert as 'Torchie. Every noise and unusual event would go begging and Robert would follow his instincts to find out the cause, So if one...
Forum: Say Hello 23rd April 2015, 07:39
Replies: 7
Views: 372
Posted By david freeman
Records MCA Swansea, or Greenwich or Canada New Foundland.

While one looks and hopes for a connection, have you given a thought to British Seamans records and possible passenger lists. Was not the Northern Star, Southern Cross (Shaw Saville and Albion- the...
Forum: Say Hello 17th April 2015, 07:50
Replies: 5
Views: 291
Posted By david freeman
No doubt you were the master controller of the...

No doubt you were the master controller of the rowing boats on Hornsea Mere, Or did you take flight to RAF Leaconfield. Both places of beauty in the East Riding
Forum: Say Hello 17th April 2015, 07:47
Replies: 5
Views: 291
Posted By david freeman
A Tall Story

No doubt you were master of the rowing boats on Hornsea Mere, or is that another story, so you took flight to RAF Leaconfield??
Forum: The Engine Room 15th April 2015, 07:51
Replies: 7
Views: 816
Posted By david freeman
The title gentlemen and good morning comes to...

The title gentlemen and good morning comes to mind?? Or if the Bl--dy thing or a person does not perform well, or as well as expected then as in my day, I would expect some anglo saxon phrases coming...
Forum: Royal Navy 27th March 2015, 20:02
Replies: 9
Views: 592
Posted By david freeman
WWII HMS Manxman

My father in law was at the battle of Matapan, and was a radio operator. While steaming in the med it is alleged that the admiralty sent a message to the Manxman (Fast Mine Layer) to steam at all...
Forum: The Engine Room 21st March 2015, 19:57
Replies: 101
Views: 8,931
Posted By david freeman
Joy of Joys, all the comments, or at least most...

Joy of Joys, all the comments, or at least most of them are about H&W-B&W Oppsosed piston jobs and some double acting?
If I have read all the comment correctly there is not a mention of A Doxford...
Forum: BP Shipping 21st March 2015, 10:54
Replies: 310
Views: 33,480
Posted By david freeman
Dear Oh! Dear gents where oH where is the...

Dear Oh! Dear gents where oH where is the scuttlebut? Who kissed the chairman, who danced with his wife, who fancied the man opposite, and who dance with who's wife, and off course was it a parish...
Forum: Ship Research 9th March 2015, 08:14
Replies: 25
Views: 1,210
Posted By david freeman
Prison ships

Was there not a prison ship in the 1990's off Portsmouth/Southampton-an ex Sealink Channell ferry? or some ship similar?(==D)
Forum: News and Views from the Shipping World 26th February 2015, 08:41
Replies: 0
Views: 416
Posted By david freeman
Certificates of Competency: All Hands

Yesterday I had a dinner with friends. As an ex seagoing engineer, I was interested in how the modern authourities assess younger people for sea going careers, and issue if they do now a days,...
Forum: Historic Shipping lines and Ships 19th February 2015, 17:00
Replies: 31
Views: 6,012
Posted By david freeman
Thank you for the information

Thank you John for the information. Capt Peter Mason was a master with BP and their Fleet Safety Office-The suggestion of being Jester is because I pushed an ICON of the Jester by mistake. Apologies...
Forum: Historic Shipping lines and Ships 16th February 2015, 08:12
Replies: 31
Views: 6,012
Posted By david freeman
Elder Brethern

Question: Mind in neutral? I once worked with Capt Peter Mason (1972 (JesterOf BP Tankers), who became an elder Brethern of TH and ended his career working for Trinity House.
While I knew Peter, !...
Forum: Special Purpose Vessels 14th February 2015, 08:20
Replies: 14
Views: 5,334
Posted By david freeman
Follow On

Following on from this during the 'Cod Wars' I believe Hull commisssioned some of the Factory Ships (BUT/ and Others-Othello-Ciero, Lord Nelson Ect.) to act as motherships, not to be involved in the ...
Forum: Special Purpose Vessels 13th February 2015, 19:33
Replies: 14
Views: 5,334
Posted By david freeman
Was the Miranda commissioned as a result of 3 UK...

Was the Miranda commissioned as a result of 3 UK Registered Trawlers in the late 60's early 70's coming to grief off Iceland, before the 'Cod Wars'. The name Rodregias Stirs in my memory.
Forum: The Bridge 13th February 2015, 19:17
Replies: 49
Views: 5,579
Posted By david freeman
Yes, a cooks tickets , Or the radio Officer

Yes, a cooks tickets , Or the radio Officer
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