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Search: Posts Made By: Ron Stringer
Forum: Tramp Steamers 28th February 2015, 09:29
Replies: 16
Views: 724
Posted By Ron Stringer
Hall Brothers Steamship Company of Newcastle-on-Tyne

When I was on the m.v. Bretwalda in 1961/62, Hall Bros. SS Co. also owned one other tramp, m.v. Ambassador and a tanker m.v. Royal Crown. They did have one other ship in 1961, m.v. Royal Emblem but...
Forum: The Radio Room 27th February 2015, 09:25
Replies: 75
Views: 3,605
Posted By Ron Stringer
Then you led a sheltered life, John. Of course...

Then you led a sheltered life, John.

Of course nobility comes so easy to those of us born West of the Pennines.

And then again, I can't see too much nobility being required in order to leave the AA...
Forum: The Radio Room 26th February 2015, 17:06
Replies: 75
Views: 3,605
Posted By Ron Stringer
Anchored out of sight of land it was still...

Anchored out of sight of land it was still necessary to keep watches. If you are keeping manual watches, then you ought to be keeping auto alarm watches too.

The MRCC at Falmouth and other coast...
Forum: The Radio Room 26th February 2015, 12:53
Replies: 75
Views: 3,605
Posted By Ron Stringer
You missed out on anchoring off Beira or Colombo...

You missed out on anchoring off Beira or Colombo for weeks at a time? Lucky old you.
Forum: The Radio Room 26th February 2015, 12:51
Replies: 75
Views: 3,605
Posted By Ron Stringer
Exactly. Rather like the length/weight of a...

Exactly. Rather like the length/weight of a pendulum being used in a clock, the length of the blade and the weight attached to the distal end controlled the frequency with which it oscillated.

You...
Forum: The Radio Room 26th February 2015, 09:24
Replies: 75
Views: 3,605
Posted By Ron Stringer
The selector of the Type M or Vigilant autoalarm...

The selector of the Type M or Vigilant autoalarm signal detector device was electro-mechanical, using a series of relays and cams to measure the duration of received signals and the intervals between...
Forum: The Radio Room 25th February 2015, 19:39
Replies: 75
Views: 3,605
Posted By Ron Stringer
I think that might depend on the type of ship. ...

I think that might depend on the type of ship. On steam turbine ships (or motor ships at anchor) there was never enough vibration to make the reed move enough to make/break the circuit and just...
Forum: The Radio Room 25th February 2015, 17:21
Replies: 35
Views: 2,202
Posted By Ron Stringer
The 'Special' ticket was not restricted to R/T...

The 'Special' ticket was not restricted to R/T only - it was a combined ticket with W/T and R/T authorisation. The only difference from a 2nd Class PMG was that the holder had not passed the theory...
Forum: News and Views from the Shipping World 25th February 2015, 01:12
Replies: 2,338
Views: 159,739
Posted By Ron Stringer
The actual rescues/assistances are not performed...

The actual rescues/assistances are not performed by the people at HM Coastguard stations; the task of those people is to co-ordinate the work of the rescue teams who are on the ground/in the air/on...
Forum: Say Hello 16th February 2015, 09:01
Replies: 25
Views: 1,379
Posted By Ron Stringer
What? Somebody was joking? I'd never have...

What? Somebody was joking? I'd never have believed it! I'm sure that all the other comments were made in total seriousness, with the sole intent of educating those previously unaware of the true...
Forum: The Radio Room 15th February 2015, 23:49
Replies: 75
Views: 3,605
Posted By Ron Stringer
You had no idea what went on and the stresses we...

You had no idea what went on and the stresses we had to endure. Sitting in a swivel chair and trying to keep your feet up on the bench whilst trying to read a book every watch was no picnic, I'll...
Forum: Say Hello 15th February 2015, 23:39
Replies: 25
Views: 1,379
Posted By Ron Stringer
Doh! The ramp is fitted on the side where the...

Doh! The ramp is fitted on the side where the port is! Can't you see that on the photo? That is why they can't put the ramp on the other quarter, as I explained. Don't you realise that the port...
Forum: The Radio Room 15th February 2015, 19:07
Replies: 75
Views: 3,605
Posted By Ron Stringer
Does that imply that the material between the...

Does that imply that the material between the ears of those on the bridge is even denser, Chris? Or have I missed some other reason why the R/O reads the wireless signals several times quicker than...
Forum: Preserved Vessels & Restoration Projects 13th February 2015, 19:00
Replies: 3
Views: 2,023
Posted By Ron Stringer
Lottery Fund Grant for Daniel Adamson

According to an item in today's Guardian newspaper (page 20), the Edwardian steam tug/tender "Daniel Adamson" is to be restored to full working condition courtesy of a £3.8 million grant from the...
Forum: Looking for Old Shipmates 13th February 2015, 18:32
Replies: 3
Views: 269
Posted By Ron Stringer
Correction - it was Norman Stanley Fletcher who...

Correction - it was Norman Stanley Fletcher who tormented Mr Mackay.
Forum: Ben Line 12th February 2015, 21:03
Replies: 10
Views: 2,446
Posted By Ron Stringer
Couldn't get the link to work. If the seamen...

Couldn't get the link to work.

If the seamen lost their lives, why did they need a hostel?

ps I Googled the Hostel, which took me to your Waymarking post and I discovered that it was a memorial to...
Forum: Looking for Old Shipmates 10th February 2015, 12:59
Replies: 3
Views: 217
Posted By Ron Stringer
He last visited in May last year, so may not pick...

He last visited in May last year, so may not pick up a PM. Just in case, I would also send him an email via SN.
Forum: News and Views from the Shipping World 9th February 2015, 11:19
Replies: 4
Views: 433
Posted By Ron Stringer
Who are they trying to kid? The company that...

Who are they trying to kid? The company that made the name was consumed long ago and all that remains of Cunard is just the name, a brand, not a shipping company.
Forum: Looking for Old Shipmates 8th February 2015, 23:35
Replies: 13
Views: 863
Posted By Ron Stringer
I was only at sea during the first part of the...

I was only at sea during the first part of the 1960s but never sailed on a ship without mains electricity in the accommodation and at least one socket in each cabin. Mind you some of them had 110V...
Forum: The Galley 8th February 2015, 20:34
Replies: 21
Views: 1,141
Posted By Ron Stringer
Before we married, I called at my wife's parents'...

Before we married, I called at my wife's parents' house to collect her for an evening out. Her younger brother was in the kitchen eating a sandwich and he offered me one. When asked what was in it...
Forum: The Engine Room 7th February 2015, 00:13
Replies: 17
Views: 965
Posted By Ron Stringer
Are they waterproof? 15 or so years ago, when...

Are they waterproof? 15 or so years ago, when the grandchildren were regular visitors, in order to protect our beds and to avoid embarrassment to the children and their parents, we bought waterproof...
Forum: Say Hello 6th February 2015, 23:55
Replies: 25
Views: 1,379
Posted By Ron Stringer
Why do Ro-Ro’s have their quarter ramp on the...

Why do Ro-Ro’s have their quarter ramp on the Starboard Quarter?

That is obvious. Because if it was on the other side, when discharging the ramp wouldn't reach the quay and all the cars would fall...
Forum: The Engine Room 5th February 2015, 20:32
Replies: 17
Views: 965
Posted By Ron Stringer
There are also (at much lower cost) mattress...

There are also (at much lower cost) mattress protectors that are proof against dust mites and the like. You can just stick 'em in the washing machine as often as you require.
Forum: The Engine Room 5th February 2015, 12:45
Replies: 17
Views: 965
Posted By Ron Stringer
Have no experience of their steam cleaners but...

Have no experience of their steam cleaners but can recommend Kärcher, both as a supplier of products that perform as claimed and as a provider of excellent after-sales services. Usual disclaimer.
Forum: The Radio Room 2nd February 2015, 20:49
Replies: 45
Views: 4,081
Posted By Ron Stringer
It always helps if the inspector is employed by...

It always helps if the inspector is employed by the same boss as the organisation being 'inspected'. The police will confirm that.
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