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Search: Posts Made By: Ron Stringer
Forum: Other Companies/Ships 25th January 2015, 21:00
Replies: 376
Views: 56,523
Posted By Ron Stringer
Doh! I should have checked before I posted that...

Doh! I should have checked before I posted that question. For some reason (possibly a mental confusion with the 6-Day War) my memory thought it was a 6-year war in 1967 and not 8 years long.
Forum: Other Companies/Ships 25th January 2015, 20:30
Replies: 376
Views: 56,523
Posted By Ron Stringer
Sitting here puzzled as to why anyone loading...

Sitting here puzzled as to why anyone loading cargo in a Greek port would then proceed to discharge ports in the Red Sea via the Cape of Good Hope, rather than via the Suez Canal. Please enlighten...
Forum: Histories 21st January 2015, 01:13
Replies: 14
Views: 609
Posted By Ron Stringer
Battle of Jutland

My grandmother's elder brother William James Flay was killed aboard the destroyer HMS Ardent during the battle and is buried at Tonsberg, in Norway.

The name Ardent has been used for a number of...
Forum: Ship Research 19th January 2015, 22:24
Replies: 5
Views: 404
Posted By Ron Stringer
Arosa Klum - wasn't she the villain in From...

Arosa Klum - wasn't she the villain in From Russia With Love?
Forum: The Radio Room 15th January 2015, 23:32
Replies: 11
Views: 772
Posted By Ron Stringer
Clever stuff indeed. Reg was a very gifted...

Clever stuff indeed. Reg was a very gifted designer but you would never have guessed it on first acquaintance. He was the most unassuming of men but an absolute mine of information on all things...
Forum: Non-Seafaring Obituaries 10th January 2015, 22:56
Replies: 1
Views: 127
Posted By Ron Stringer
Reg Awcock

Those of you who sailed with (and appreciated) the Marconi Mercury, Electra and Atalanta receivers will regret the passing of their designer, Reg Adcock. He died on 29 December 2014. Further...
Forum: The Radio Room 10th January 2015, 22:28
Replies: 11
Views: 772
Posted By Ron Stringer
RIP Reg Awcock

Those of you who sailed with (and appreciated) the Marconi Mercury, Electra and Atalanta receivers will regret the passing of their designer, Reg Adcock. He died on 29 December 2014. Further...
Forum: Looking for Old Shipmates 9th January 2015, 10:22
Replies: 4
Views: 306
Posted By Ron Stringer
Thanks for that information, Hugh. I knew that...

Thanks for that information, Hugh. I knew that when disposing of British ships log/agreements from the decades between 1950 and 2000, the decision was taken to retain only 10% of information in the...
Forum: Looking for Old Shipmates 8th January 2015, 23:44
Replies: 4
Views: 306
Posted By Ron Stringer
Crew agreements for British ships are held at the...

Crew agreements for British ships are held at the National Archives for the years ending in -5, so if you can find out which ship or ships he was on in 1965 you may find the ship's logs and crew...
Forum: Other Companies/Ships 8th January 2015, 12:27
Replies: 48
Views: 5,350
Posted By Ron Stringer
No, John T, Kerr was English and trained in the...

No, John T, Kerr was English and trained in the hotel/restaurant trade in the UK before going out to New Zealand and getting involved in the media with NZ Broadcasting. His Galloping Gourmet TV...
Forum: Other Companies/Ships 8th January 2015, 00:46
Replies: 5
Views: 806
Posted By Ron Stringer
Just goes to show that you can't trust rumours! ...

Just goes to show that you can't trust rumours! After a couple of years with Ellerman's, finishing up with a West-about RTW trip including a couple of months on the Aussie coast, I was almost skint....
Forum: Royal Navy 30th December 2014, 09:33
Replies: 10
Views: 570
Posted By Ron Stringer
Don't forget HMS Victory and HMS Warrior and a...

Don't forget HMS Victory and HMS Warrior and a lot of other more recent Naval stuff at the Historic Dockyard in Portsmouth.
Forum: Looking for Old Shipmates 21st December 2014, 23:29
Replies: 10
Views: 627
Posted By Ron Stringer
I fitted some of the commercial radio room on Sir...

I fitted some of the commercial radio room on Sir Percivale whilst the prime installer, Tommy Ross, was finishing off the military radio room. That was in early 1967, if my memory is right; she was...
Forum: News and Views from the Shipping World 20th December 2014, 09:44
Replies: 20
Views: 912
Posted By Ron Stringer
On the MANZ run October/November 1962, between...

On the MANZ run October/November 1962, between Savannah GA and the Panama Canal, it was a daily occurrence (often more than once a day) to be 'buzzed' by US Navy P2V Neptune marine reconnaissance...
Forum: The Radio Room 12th December 2014, 09:19
Replies: 25
Views: 1,752
Posted By Ron Stringer
Been there! (Jester)

Been there! (Jester)
Forum: The Radio Room 12th December 2014, 09:14
Replies: 19
Views: 1,077
Posted By Ron Stringer
Didn't have a problem there but must admit that...

Didn't have a problem there but must admit that it is a much tighter fit in the local hospital's MRI scanner than in any of their CT scanners. Whether that is generic or just a feature of the local...
Forum: The Radio Room 11th December 2014, 19:35
Replies: 19
Views: 1,077
Posted By Ron Stringer
Went for a MRI scan this week. The appointment...

Went for a MRI scan this week. The appointment letter warned to be prepared for the high level of noise that accompanies the scan. The preparatory briefing by the technicians who operated the...
Forum: Tankers 8th December 2014, 23:33
Replies: 10
Views: 782
Posted By Ron Stringer
Shellhaven too!

Shellhaven too!
Forum: The Radio Room 8th December 2014, 09:17
Replies: 111
Views: 6,893
Posted By Ron Stringer
I had exactly the same instructions from the...

I had exactly the same instructions from the Chief R/O on my first ship so I guess the request not to use the commercial stations came from the UK Met Office.

NMN, NMA and, down in the Caribbean,...
Forum: British India Line 6th December 2014, 09:07
Replies: 17
Views: 1,058
Posted By Ron Stringer
... and it was always present at the sessions in...

... and it was always present at the sessions in the 3rd or 4th Engineers' cabins on Ellerman's ships in the 60's.
Forum: Ship Research 2nd December 2014, 01:11
Replies: 22
Views: 1,954
Posted By Ron Stringer
I well remember the strike of 1966 but, and maybe...

I well remember the strike of 1966 but, and maybe it is age, I didn't realise there was a seamen's strike in 1960. I sailed from Avonmouth on 21 June 1960, from Southampton on 26 July and again on...
Forum: Looking for Old Shipmates 29th November 2014, 19:31
Replies: 1
Views: 219
Posted By Ron Stringer
Please don't open another thread, see...

Please don't open another thread, see http://www.shipsnostalgia.com/showthread.php?t=90810&highlight=ocean+monarcj
Forum: News and Views from the Shipping World 25th November 2014, 11:21
Replies: 28
Views: 1,711
Posted By Ron Stringer
See...

See http://www.reelektronika.nl/products-a-services/eloran-receivers-loradd-sp-series.html
Forum: The Radio Room 22nd November 2014, 09:25
Replies: 23
Views: 1,350
Posted By Ron Stringer
Marconi Marine supplied several merchant ship...

Marconi Marine supplied several merchant ship "radio rooms" to the Science Museum over the years and there used to be a number on display at the same time - one from the early days and then a couple...
Forum: Computers and The Internet 20th November 2014, 18:58
Replies: 7
Views: 584
Posted By Ron Stringer
The system restore should have cleared your...

The system restore should have cleared your internet cache, but just in case try entering the address again (or click on either of the links to wrecksite in the postings above) and if unsuccessful,...
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