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Search: Posts Made By: Stephen J. Card
Forum: The Bridge Today, 19:01
Replies: 143
Views: 6,469
Posted By Stephen J. Card
At least back in those good days in Santos or...

At least back in those good days in Santos or Rio.... you could go through it and LIVE! Today you might get something deadly!
Forum: News and Views from the Shipping World Today, 16:20
Replies: 12
Views: 602
Posted By Stephen J. Card
I can tell more instances of 'surgery'.... way...

I can tell more instances of 'surgery'.... way back in the before you were born!!!!(Thumb)

White Star's SUEVIC ran aground off the Lizard. Her bow was locked into the rocks so they used to...
Forum: News and Views from the Shipping World Today, 12:16
Replies: 12
Views: 602
Posted By Stephen J. Card
Check internet for the VLCC NORDIC CLANSMAN...

Check internet for the VLCC NORDIC CLANSMAN (1973) Built in two and joined afloat in a tidal basin... Port Glasgow. The first of similar method.

But there are plenty of ships built in different...
Forum: The Bridge 24th November 2014, 00:36
Replies: 143
Views: 6,469
Posted By Stephen J. Card
You got that one right... 13 is an UNLCUKY...

You got that one right... 13 is an UNLCUKY NUMBER!


Master
Mate
2nd Mate
3 x lookouts (GP)
= 6

Chief Eng
Forum: The Bridge 22nd November 2014, 04:18
Replies: 143
Views: 6,469
Posted By Stephen J. Card
Here are the requirement for Ratings: There are...

Here are the requirement for Ratings:

There are three different types of Ratings: deck/general purpose, engine-room and catering
All ratings need to have undertaken basic safety training

Seaman...
Forum: The Bridge 21st November 2014, 02:25
Replies: 143
Views: 6,469
Posted By Stephen J. Card
If I recall, GP wages were higher... but that was...

If I recall, GP wages were higher... but that was probably through Denholms anyway. Most of the GPs were ABs or at least Firemen. The fellows who were CPO would have been Bosun anyway.

I had...
Forum: The Bridge 20th November 2014, 10:23
Replies: 143
Views: 6,469
Posted By Stephen J. Card
Yes, a crowd. On my ship in 1982 were over 20...

Yes, a crowd. On my ship in 1982 were over 20 on deck. Total well over 60... a little bigger than the A Class but same... 6 hatches... all a forest of 'sticks'. The difference.... three UK...
Forum: The Bridge 20th November 2014, 00:30
Replies: 143
Views: 6,469
Posted By Stephen J. Card
I don't remember the requirements. It was a case...

I don't remember the requirements. It was a case of of the ship required GP1s then you had them.... not as GP1 (AB) or a GP1 (Fireman).

More interested in seeing the discharge books and...
Forum: The Bridge 19th November 2014, 02:48
Replies: 143
Views: 6,469
Posted By Stephen J. Card
Grew up with GP manning. There were enough ex...

Grew up with GP manning. There were enough ex deck and enough engine guys to mix the GP crew. There were enough AB's to do almost of work in the engineroom and plenty of firemen and greasers to...
Forum: The Bridge 16th November 2014, 20:49
Replies: 143
Views: 6,469
Posted By Stephen J. Card
They were useful. The could always be found if...

They were useful. The could always be found if you need someone to share a bottle of gin.... day of day or night!

On board LOCH LOMOND as soon as I came of bridge at 4 (1600) I used to shout down...
Forum: Royal Mail Line 16th November 2014, 20:41
Replies: 12
Views: 651
Posted By Stephen J. Card
Sailed with Brian Hills who was master in the A...

Sailed with Brian Hills who was master in the A boats. He told me that split accommodation.... No 3 Hatch was called the 'Chastity Belt'!!!!!!!!

Stephen
Forum: Royal Mail Line 16th November 2014, 20:38
Replies: 12
Views: 651
Posted By Stephen J. Card
A few more ideas. Interesting on the HIGHLAND...

A few more ideas. Interesting on the HIGHLAND boats. To keep passengers apart from officers.

Checking in Belfast-built vessel.... the following ships had split accommodation.

PERICLES ...
Forum: The Bridge 16th November 2014, 15:47
Replies: 143
Views: 6,469
Posted By Stephen J. Card
LOL.... Nah... Sparkies work hard. Nothing...

LOL.... Nah... Sparkies work hard. Nothing better than a telegram telling that you are getting a relief and the flights are booked! Priceless!
Forum: Royal Mail Line 16th November 2014, 14:31
Replies: 12
Views: 651
Posted By Stephen J. Card
Too many designs have split accommodation......

Too many designs have split accommodation... freezer ships and also dry ships. Look at the standard types like the FORTS and the PARKS. No reason at all to do with RML or meat loaders. More like...
Forum: The Bridge 16th November 2014, 13:01
Replies: 143
Views: 6,469
Posted By Stephen J. Card
"Anyone can chuck paint about." True.... but...

"Anyone can chuck paint about."

True.... but most do it better.... and are required to do it to quite a high standard than most 'decorators'. It is not just a simple job as a coat of emulsion. ...
Forum: The Bridge 15th November 2014, 17:25
Replies: 143
Views: 6,469
Posted By Stephen J. Card
The lantern test was done when you first went to...

The lantern test was done when you first went to sea. No need to do it again after that. Your may be tested over the years, but lantern test never required because your 'colour' vision never...
Forum: Computers and The Internet 13th November 2014, 14:23
Replies: 13
Views: 461
Posted By Stephen J. Card
There is! Found on You Tube.... 'How delete...

There is! Found on You Tube.... 'How delete from iPod Classic'.

Seems simple. Tried to delete some photos but I did not have enough to play to make sure.

Stephen
Forum: Computers and The Internet 13th November 2014, 09:54
Replies: 13
Views: 461
Posted By Stephen J. Card
I just had the same problem... two weeks! New...

I just had the same problem... two weeks!

New iPod would not connect with the PC.

Old PC was dying.

Saved everything onto external hard drive.... EXCEPT iTunes!!!!!

Tried everything......
Forum: Tugs 8th November 2014, 16:55
Replies: 3
Views: 225
Posted By Stephen J. Card
Hi Sam, Your Ships Nostalgia mailbox is...

Hi Sam,

Your Ships Nostalgia mailbox is full!

Have message waiting for you.

Tks.

Stephen
Forum: Say Hello 2nd November 2014, 17:18
Replies: 2
Views: 164
Posted By Stephen J. Card
Just old smokers! Welcome! Stephen

Just old smokers!

Welcome!

Stephen
Forum: Say Hello 31st October 2014, 13:04
Replies: 21
Views: 850
Posted By Stephen J. Card
Of course I remember Captain Smart. He joined in...

Of course I remember Captain Smart. He joined in Amsterdam about September 1970 in the NAESS PIONEER. I was a first trip cadet.

When I joined Ian Wildish was there at the first, then later with...
Forum: The Bridge 26th October 2014, 12:59
Replies: 20
Views: 945
Posted By Stephen J. Card
I remember once during Saturday lunch drink on...

I remember once during Saturday lunch drink on board WELLPARK. Captain insisted weekly inspection on Saturday... never on Sunday.... and never than just one beer for himself, the Ch. Engineer,...
Forum: The Bridge 26th October 2014, 08:09
Replies: 20
Views: 945
Posted By Stephen J. Card
Used 'Aye' or 'Aye aye' mostly for mates and...

Used 'Aye' or 'Aye aye' mostly for mates and masters... especially on the telephone especially when as cadet!

"Aye, aye." .... Something was taught from Day 1 with the Sea Cadets. Stuck with...
Forum: News and Views from the Shipping World 25th October 2014, 10:02
Replies: 15
Views: 889
Posted By Stephen J. Card
Only the cute ones!!!

Only the cute ones!!!
Forum: Ship Research 24th October 2014, 13:41
Replies: 9
Views: 422
Posted By Stephen J. Card
My uncle Arthur met Captain Fogarty Fegan in...

My uncle Arthur met Captain Fogarty Fegan in Bermuda in Jervis Bay just before she went on that final convoy.

Only bit of the ship left from the ship... one lifeboat was left in Bermuda before...
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