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Forum: Tugs 14th April 2016, 15:45
Replies: 8
Views: 846
Posted By jmbrent
On a tug that was in for repair, on the aft deck...

On a tug that was in for repair, on the aft deck was a pair of Hydraulic operated blades, which the crew said were for cutting the tow wire in an emergency.
Forum: The Engine Room 8th April 2016, 14:16
Replies: 18
Views: 1,647
Posted By jmbrent
I joined my first ship in Palermo as a first trip...

I joined my first ship in Palermo as a first trip junior engineer and the shoes I took with me for engine room use were a pair of crepe soled affectionately known as brothel creepers in the sixties....
Forum: The Engine Room 19th January 2016, 17:29
Replies: 61
Views: 4,393
Posted By jmbrent
On shipbuilders sea trials on RFA Black Rover way...

On shipbuilders sea trials on RFA Black Rover way back when, I asked the Paxman rep when he was going to fix the oil leaks on the generators and his reply was if there are NO oil leaks there is no...
Forum: Other International Navies 15th December 2015, 16:29
Replies: 35
Views: 12,821
Posted By jmbrent
The Kharg was a steam ship and its boilers were...

The Kharg was a steam ship and its boilers were fired on diesel oil and burnt about 150 tons of gas oil per day, there were no heating coils in any of the bunker tanks or cargo tanks as the Iranian...
Forum: Other International Navies 15th December 2015, 15:27
Replies: 14
Views: 1,354
Posted By jmbrent
There are quite a number of companies with...

There are quite a number of companies with vessels sailing today that are registered under the Swiss national flag and registered in Basel.
Forum: Container Vessels 21st November 2015, 22:04
Replies: 12
Views: 1,910
Posted By jmbrent
But will she be manned by a British crew? I doubt...

But will she be manned by a British crew? I doubt not
Forum: Preserved Vessels & Restoration Projects 1st November 2015, 21:02
Replies: 4
Views: 2,237
Posted By jmbrent
Hi all, I was invited onboard this vessel when...

Hi all, I was invited onboard this vessel when she was lying alongside North Shields fish quay in the late 90's when Thordon bushings were peddling their synthetic bearing bushings. I think everyone...
Forum: Ship Research 21st September 2015, 21:00
Replies: 80
Views: 18,071
Posted By jmbrent
Hi jandacards, In your post #65 in Stanvac/Mobil...

Hi jandacards, In your post #65 in Stanvac/Mobil Tankers you say your name is Jim Shearer were you the 2nd engineer that joined the Mobil Comet in drydock at Palermo in September 1962 relieving Ernie...
Forum: Tankers 10th August 2015, 19:48
Replies: 9
Views: 2,423
Posted By jmbrent
Hi P. Arnold I sailed with Mobil from 62 to 68...

Hi P. Arnold I sailed with Mobil from 62 to 68 and enjoyed every minute of it. I sailed on all of the E ships Endeavour, Enterprise, Energy and Endurance and I also sailed on Astral and Daylight both...
Forum: BP Shipping 10th August 2015, 19:30
Replies: 49
Views: 11,595
Posted By jmbrent
I was a apprentice at Swan Hunter drydocks at...

I was a apprentice at Swan Hunter drydocks at Wallsend on Tyne in the late 50's and I remember the yard fitting an Inert Gas system into the British Skill and this was a retro fit, how successful the...
Forum: Other International Navies 16th April 2015, 21:39
Replies: 35
Views: 12,821
Posted By jmbrent
Hi all, The Kharg went on trials in 3 different...

Hi all, The Kharg went on trials in 3 different years, the first trial was terminated due to "squeaky rudder" which was diagnosed by boffins from Newcastle University as harmonics in the hydraulic...
Forum: The Engine Room 25th March 2015, 18:37
Replies: 13
Views: 1,788
Posted By jmbrent
Hi Turbo Tyne, Prior to running turbines up under...

Hi Turbo Tyne, Prior to running turbines up under load, the gear meshing would be checked by taking blue marking checks. In the photo it would appear that something has passed through the gearing as...
Forum: Say Hello 23rd February 2015, 21:17
Replies: 15
Views: 1,403
Posted By jmbrent
Hi McClean, Yes Colin I was onboard and on watch...

Hi McClean, Yes Colin I was onboard and on watch when we were at anchor off Naples when the anchor chain snapped and we ran aground. The Captain at that time was a chap called Holden. Were you the...
Forum: Esso Tankers 9th April 2014, 16:46
Replies: 54
Views: 22,437
Posted By jmbrent
Hi Chadburn, my comments were not aimed at you...

Hi Chadburn, my comments were not aimed at you but comments in general on this thread which appear to be aimed at the ship builder
Forum: Esso Tankers 9th April 2014, 15:47
Replies: 54
Views: 22,437
Posted By jmbrent
Esso Northumbria

Hi all, this thread was very interesting to me, I helped to build this vessel and all of the 8 VLCC's built by Swan Hunters. I was a foreman fitter installing all machinery in the engine room...
Forum: Say Hello 3rd April 2014, 15:47
Replies: 16
Views: 2,039
Posted By jmbrent
Hi Dale, when I first saw the Mobil tankers...

Hi Dale, when I first saw the Mobil tankers thread I thought that name rings a bell, I am sure that we sailed together in Mobil all those years ago. I sailed on quite a number of Mobil ships from...
Forum: Maritime Family History Research 28th February 2014, 16:23
Replies: 7
Views: 1,212
Posted By jmbrent
Hi Chris. there is or was a Mobil berth on Staten...

Hi Chris. there is or was a Mobil berth on Staten Island called Port Socony maybe thats what he has written down.
Forum: Ship Research 12th February 2014, 21:42
Replies: 80
Views: 18,071
Posted By jmbrent
Hi Mike Temple, I was 4th engineer on the Mobil...

Hi Mike Temple, I was 4th engineer on the Mobil Energy when she dry docked in Marseilles in 1965 I do believe the chief at the time was Sid Wells, the 3rd was Bob Hughes? a scouscer the other 4th was...
Forum: The Bridge 23rd January 2014, 20:52
Replies: 315
Views: 40,313
Posted By jmbrent
With pilotage being compulsory in Freeport the...

With pilotage being compulsory in Freeport the Captains of cruise ships coming for drydocking kindly ask the local pilot to sit in the chair and the Captains do all the directing and manoeuvre there...
Forum: Say Hello 11th January 2014, 15:26
Replies: 5
Views: 589
Posted By jmbrent
Hi Bill,I sailed on Mobil Astral from 1/4/1966 to...

Hi Bill,I sailed on Mobil Astral from 1/4/1966 to 11/10/1966 I joined in Ras Tanura and left in Le Havre. I was 4th engineer. The captain was Capt. Anthony. It was a super ship and kept in spotless...
Forum: Looking for Old Shipmates 28th December 2013, 23:24
Replies: 40
Views: 7,742
Posted By jmbrent
The Huntsmore finally ended up at Swan Hunter...

The Huntsmore finally ended up at Swan Hunter drydocks in Wallsend on Tyneside for a crankshaft replacement, I remember it well as an apprentice fitter I had to crawl through the scavange space and...
Forum: Places, People & Events of Maritime Interest 27th November 2013, 19:56
Replies: 121
Views: 18,594
Posted By jmbrent
My 21st spent transiting the Suez canal onboard...

My 21st spent transiting the Suez canal onboard Mobil Endeavour south bound to the Gulf, I did get a watch off when we cleared the canal and had quite a party that I don't remember very much due to...
Forum: Say Hello 1st September 2013, 00:19
Replies: 4
Views: 797
Posted By jmbrent
Hi Rob67, Was your brother in-law John McCormack...

Hi Rob67, Was your brother in-law John McCormack as he was the dredger skipper of the Hedwin, I worked with him in Swans, I am sure you will enjoy the site.
Forum: Say Hello 31st August 2013, 21:30
Replies: 8
Views: 805
Posted By jmbrent
Hi jandacards, Did you stay with Stan-vac until...

Hi jandacards, Did you stay with Stan-vac until it was swallowed into Mobil & Esso? I joined Mobil in 1962 as a first trip junior, I sailed with quite a few fellow Scotsmen. Welcome to SN site I am...
Forum: Histories 26th June 2013, 18:11
Replies: 38
Views: 4,852
Posted By jmbrent
Should all of the war debt incurred fighting ...

Should all of the war debt incurred fighting Nazi Germany not been transferred to Germany who after all lost the war? Then maybe Britain would be in a much better financial position than it is in...
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