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Search: Posts Made By: david freeman
Forum: The Engine Room 24th August 2015, 11:03
Replies: 10
Views: 694
Posted By david freeman
Its always been thus, Running costs and builders...

Its always been thus, Running costs and builders costs (Capital). Even in the glory days unless a sister ship in all respects, aship built was novel, and spares and upkeep were the additional...
Forum: BP Shipping 23rd August 2015, 08:09
Replies: 18
Views: 1,036
Posted By david freeman
The Main mast the after mast? The navigation...

The Main mast the after mast? The navigation lights hung from them both, the 'REAR End mast light being higher in vertical position then the forward mast. I do not think we hung sails for the forward...
Forum: BP Shipping 21st August 2015, 07:15
Replies: 18
Views: 1,036
Posted By david freeman
steam tankers 28,s and the original 32,s

Graham has rattled my bars, and I have checked my Harvey,s BP Tankers Book ( and I have no other reference) question is the plant layout for theses 28,s and.
Calling all engineers and Lecky,s....
Forum: BP Shipping 20th August 2015, 13:57
Replies: 6
Views: 698
Posted By david freeman
I sailed with the C/E ,while he was gaining his...

I sailed with the C/E ,while he was gaining his steam endorsement on an old 32, I think it was the victory SEpt-December 1965. I was 4/e and Alec 3/E. We sailed maybe with 4/e X3/e 3/E and a 2/e and...
Forum: Ship Research 23rd July 2015, 06:53
Replies: 13
Views: 580
Posted By david freeman
Flying Enterprise 50's

Anyone out there remember this ship drifting;being towed and the Capt staying with his ship of the cornish coast, and the contiual updates on the radio? Was it Capt Carleson? Anyone sail on this...
Forum: BP Shipping 11th July 2015, 08:16
Replies: 49
Views: 11,457
Posted By david freeman
Great Reads Chuckles and tears all around. You...

Great Reads Chuckles and tears all around. You remind me of The Safety Films, before the main Film (Usually a B movie Horse Opera), and the closing words on the safety film, 'Stranger things can...
Forum: Say Hello 9th July 2015, 07:54
Replies: 9
Views: 636
Posted By david freeman
Hi Stewart are you aware after 1964 with Trident...

Hi Stewart are you aware after 1964 with Trident of an Engineer called Phelps from Mumbles (Cadet with Shell 59-64)
Forum: Tankers 7th July 2015, 16:52
Replies: 74
Views: 16,100
Posted By david freeman
Penzance Pirates

Tulip H Comes to mind on the Tyne, and its crew the Penzance Pirates who would clean out fuel tanks: settling, bunker and double tanks, dashing around not with a gstring but a handfull of cotton...
Forum: The Engine Room 4th July 2015, 07:57
Replies: 9
Views: 1,165
Posted By david freeman
On a bad day what with sootblowing, blowdowns,...

On a bad day what with sootblowing, blowdowns, leaking joints, domestic consumption and steam on deck, one could easily allow the plant to get out of control. Here I am not talking of shell boilers...
Forum: The Engine Room 4th July 2015, 07:52
Replies: 9
Views: 1,165
Posted By david freeman
Water consumption, and especially distilled...

Water consumption, and especially distilled water, it quality, purity, and consumption per day against its production on a a steamer, water quality was a never ever ending story, and keeping the ...
Forum: The Engine Room 4th July 2015, 07:44
Replies: 17
Views: 1,149
Posted By david freeman
Your heading for this group of missives is 'Black...

Your heading for this group of missives is 'Black Oil'. The story as it unfolds teaches one the hazards of firing a boiler! However 'Black OIL' is a term I associate with my elders and it had or had...
Forum: The Engine Room 24th June 2015, 18:34
Replies: 17
Nhp
Views: 1,512
Posted By david freeman
I believe

The NHP was the basis of an engineers certificate of competancy. Qualify sea time for a 2/e or c/e certificate had to be completed on ships of over a certain total main engine horse power NHP as...
Forum: BP Shipping 21st June 2015, 07:46
Replies: 29
Views: 1,668
Posted By david freeman
thank you all for your time regards david.

thank you all for your time regards david.
Forum: The Engine Room 19th June 2015, 19:59
Replies: 3
Views: 793
Posted By david freeman
Interting

Nothing to do with your questions Stop Still Engine: However My family connections in the 30's go back to Strerry Baines Freeman Engineer Superintendent- I think blue flue, and his involvement and I...
Forum: BP Shipping 19th June 2015, 19:50
Replies: 29
Views: 1,668
Posted By david freeman
Tanker Malta Convoys 1942/3

The tanker OHIO in the Malta Convoys: the ship to get through? I have a question. Was the OHIO under the red duster and did she sail with a BP crew or a british Crew? and did some of the crew if they...
Forum: Houlder Brothers 6th June 2015, 08:04
Replies: 195
Views: 34,895
Posted By david freeman
I have had a reread through this history of the...

I have had a reread through this history of the tragic events.
I have never sailed with Houlder Bros. However as a cadet doing my shoreside time in Palmers Hebburn in 61/2 I remember the Grange...
Forum: BP Shipping 26th May 2015, 08:10
Replies: 5
Views: 852
Posted By david freeman
Thanks gents> I sailed with Tudor. He may have...

Thanks gents>
I sailed with Tudor. He may have as you alledged done what happened.
However strange things happen at sea? I was sailing on the diplomat (Steamer) in 1967, and we were asked to open...
Forum: BP Shipping 24th May 2015, 16:10
Replies: 5
Views: 852
Posted By david freeman
Engineer Operations Manager

At the time of GAB King operations Manager there was a Commander Platt ex RN who i believe was Operations Engineering Manager for BP Tankers. At the head of one of the slipways in the Walker Yard (...
Forum: BP Shipping 23rd May 2015, 16:19
Replies: 53
Views: 6,890
Posted By david freeman
That was in the late 60's to the 1972. When I...

That was in the late 60's to the 1972. When I left the fleet.
Forum: BP Shipping 23rd May 2015, 16:16
Replies: 53
Views: 6,890
Posted By david freeman
After the 'Crown' misfortune, sleeping quarters...

After the 'Crown' misfortune, sleeping quarters for Engineers if they wished was the white crew hospital aft on the old 28's and 32's. Some of those crudes being loaded in the gulf could be quite...
Forum: J & J Denholm 23rd May 2015, 16:09
Replies: 824
Views: 131,403
Posted By david freeman
Niel Hunter safety officer for the Naess and...

Niel Hunter safety officer for the Naess and Denholm Group? was or is that correct 1960'1974+?
Forum: Passenger Liners 22nd May 2015, 08:06
Replies: 15
Views: 3,438
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: 1,504
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: 31
Views: 2,103
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: 31
Views: 2,103
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
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