20th April 2018, 11:19
Hello, I am Gerald Sewell writer and ex-marine engineer, Third Engineering Officer. I sailed with Royal Mail/PSNC and Blue Star Line.
Served on the Scottish Star in the Bitter Lakes during the Arab/Israel War. In regard to horsepower, Indicated Horsepower is read from Indicator Cards. Shaft horsepower is found by converting the torque created on prop shaft. Reciprocating engines power is IHP, Steam Turbine power is SHP Shaft Horsepower.
Please see my first novel "Nor Shall my Sword". My next book "HMS Durham" is out soon. I write as Aldreg Welles.
I am married ( 48 years) with a daughter in Australia and a daughter in Chicago

23rd April 2018, 11:42
A warm welcome aboard from the Philippines. Please enjoy all this great site has to offer

23rd April 2018, 12:07
Welcome aboard Gerald from Oz enjoy what the site has to offer.

28th April 2018, 23:10
Hi all. I'm Chris (Darby) ex RN Sparker. Just joined today. Formerly Ark Royal, Centaur, Keppel, Caesar,Mercury, Kranji W/T, Terror and Tamar