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Search: Posts Made By: Jim S
Forum: Brocklebank Line 16th June 2014, 21:26
Replies: 14
Views: 1,408
Posted By Jim S
Dick Ireland 2/E

Hi Phil,

Thanks for the further info on Dick Ireland. I wonder what happened to him after Mathura Feb/March 1967?

Jim S
Forum: Brocklebank Line 15th June 2014, 17:16
Replies: 14
Views: 1,408
Posted By Jim S
In a change of career Sqd Leader Stone as 2nd...

In a change of career Sqd Leader Stone as 2nd Mate on Fyffes Motagua in early 1974. I cannot remember his first name in fact I only got to hear of his RAF career from the 3rd Mate at the time that...
Forum: Brocklebank Line 14th June 2014, 19:50
Replies: 6
Views: 1,034
Posted By Jim S
Sailing with Thos & Jno Brocklebank by Teeare Scarrott

The series that Teeare Scarrott started in September/October 2013 edition of Shipping Today & Yesterday monthly magazine has just concluded with the July 2014 edition that came out earlier his...
Forum: Brocklebank Line 13th June 2014, 17:12
Replies: 14
Views: 1,408
Posted By Jim S
Dick Ireland 2/E

Thanks Don - Yes that would be the man. As you say a nice lad.
Unfortunately all I could remember of him was his account of the one Esso trip. A tall slim lad as I recall - of course anyone over 5ft...
Forum: Brocklebank Line 12th June 2014, 18:59
Replies: 14
Views: 1,408
Posted By Jim S
Influenced by the success that Phil has had on...

Influenced by the success that Phil has had on information on Ken Bell albeit the news was not good. I am wondering if anyone van remember an engineer with the surname "Ireland" (I think) He was 2/E...
Forum: Brocklebank Line 30th April 2014, 21:00
Replies: 3
Views: 708
Posted By Jim S
Charles Drought

The Wirral Globe announce that the funeral of Charles Drought ex Brocklebank, ex Atlantic Conveyor, Falklands War will take place at 11am on Wednesday 7th May 2014 at Landican Crematorium.
Forum: Cunard 25th April 2014, 19:34
Replies: 7
Views: 476
Posted By Jim S
I never met Charles Drought but heard of him...

I never met Charles Drought but heard of him through Philthechill and Pat McCartan. I will pass on the sad news to Pat.
There are a couple of photos posted by Phil on SN that include Charles when...
Forum: The Engine Room 25th April 2014, 19:24
Replies: 13
Views: 1,238
Posted By Jim S
I read somewhere that the "Wrong Stop" came about...

I read somewhere that the "Wrong Stop" came about to prevent instances where the engineer had put the engine(s) the wrong way. - The Bridge then making a double ring in an attempt to correct the...
Forum: BP Shipping 4th March 2014, 19:08
Replies: 4
Views: 588
Posted By Jim S
Does Dave Hobbs ring a bell?

Does Dave Hobbs ring a bell?
Forum: Ellerman 1st March 2014, 19:36
Replies: 1
Views: 597
Posted By Jim S
City of Hull, Liverpool and Hull of early 1970's

I would be very interested to hear from any engineers who have had experience of the above trio - The Doxford 76J7C engined City of Hull and Liverpool and the Barclay Curle Sulzer 6RND90 engined City...
Forum: BP Shipping 8th February 2014, 19:13
Replies: 34
Views: 1,951
Posted By Jim S
Gents, Can I tap into your knowledge once more -...

Gents,

Can I tap into your knowledge once more - of the B&W engines for the three classes of ships we were discussing - most were listed as having 6K74EF
A few as 6-74VT2BF - Was there any...
Forum: Elders and Fyffes 6th February 2014, 21:01
Replies: 2
Views: 423
Posted By Jim S
Derrick Griffiths

Sadly Derrick Griffiths a former Engineer Superintendent with Elders & Fyffes passed away on Monday 3rd February 2014 just a few days after his 86th birthday Derrick initially went to sea with PSNC...
Forum: BP Shipping 6th February 2014, 17:21
Replies: 34
Views: 1,951
Posted By Jim S
Thanks Gents for your interest and...

Thanks Gents for your interest and contributions.
I am thinking that I got the wrong end of the stick somehow with the apparent low power of the Tree and "ity" classes - Outputs in the region of 7500...
Forum: BP Shipping 5th February 2014, 18:44
Replies: 34
Views: 1,951
Posted By Jim S
Main Engine output of three ship classes of BP Tankers

Can anyone tell me the main engine make, model and bhp output of the Tree, River and "ity" class of ships of 1960's - 70's
I believe the range could be in the range of 7500 to 9000 bhp.

Thanks
Forum: Elders and Fyffes 31st January 2014, 20:03
Replies: 44
Views: 5,590
Posted By Jim S
I am pleased that I was able to help. Best...

I am pleased that I was able to help.

Best wishes to you and your dad

Jim
Forum: Elders and Fyffes 30th January 2014, 17:08
Replies: 44
Views: 5,590
Posted By Jim S
Chicanoa

Hi,

Go to heading "GALLERY" click on to "SEARCH" to the right of your screen.

At "KEYWORDS" type in Chicanoa

Scroll down and on left hand of screen click on "ALL CATEGORIES"

Scroll down to...
Forum: Elders and Fyffes 29th January 2014, 21:29
Replies: 44
Views: 5,590
Posted By Jim S
Chicanoa

I have put some photos of life on Chicanoa on "Life on Board"
Not the years that your dad served on her but the scenes might be of interest.

Jim
Forum: Looking for Old Shipmates 8th December 2013, 18:57
Replies: 35
Views: 4,182
Posted By Jim S
A friend's first ship as Junior Engineer was...

A friend's first ship as Junior Engineer was Orient Lines' Empire Orwell the former German Liner and war prize Pretoria. Among his recollections is that the bilge valves were hydraulically operated...
Forum: Places, People & Events of Maritime Interest 10th October 2013, 19:58
Replies: 2
Views: 646
Posted By Jim S
Nicholas Parsons OBE Ninety Today

Drysdale of Yoker's most famous apprentice fitter is 90 years of age today.
He spent the last year of his apprenticeship in Drysdale's Outside Works Squad. On completion of his apprenticeship he was...
Forum: Brocklebank Line 18th September 2013, 19:07
Replies: 0
Views: 831
Posted By Jim S
David Beveridge - Autobiography

Today a local paper has a piece on Capt David Beveridge who has written a book "Water under the Keel" An account of his 41 years at sea starting in 1966 as a deck apprentice with Brocklebank and then...
Forum: Brocklebank Line 14th September 2013, 20:44
Replies: 0
Views: 479
Posted By Jim S
Brocklebank Line - Teeare Scarrott

The October edition of Shipping Today and Yesterday has an illustrated eight page article by Teeare Scarrott on the history of Thos and Jno Brocklebank from its early days until 1945. - An...
Forum: Blue Funnel Line 16th August 2013, 21:06
Replies: 11
Views: 2,039
Posted By Jim S
Marshall Meek

From his book "There Go The Ships" Marshall Meek wrote that he had three daughters.
Forum: Brocklebank Line 4th August 2013, 22:10
Replies: 6
Views: 866
Posted By Jim S
Pat McCartan tpld me a few years ago that there...

Pat McCartan tpld me a few years ago that there were two "Black Bob's"
He wrote that Black Bob Beattie was very proud of his name earned in the field of combat in Hull" - ( I will not reveal here...
Forum: Looking for Old Shipmates 4th August 2013, 19:34
Replies: 197
Views: 28,411
Posted By Jim S
Hi George, My apologies if it seemed I was...

Hi George,
My apologies if it seemed I was doubting you. A coincidence that Kevin King become Fridge Engineer on Chicanoa when his predecessor was Kevin Kilduff from Stockport
Hughie King was an...
Forum: Looking for Old Shipmates 31st July 2013, 21:34
Replies: 197
Views: 28,411
Posted By Jim S
I signed off Chicanoa on 18th July 1968 at South...

I signed off Chicanoa on 18th July 1968 at South Shields as she was being dry docked. - I had completed 6 months as 2/E on her. Pat Inverarity C/E had joined in Southampton relieving John Smith...
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