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Naticina

Sparks and self on emergency transmitter on way up to Pladju.

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You are of course quite correct Doug. Don,t know where the transmitter bit came in. Regards Colin
 

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This is the UK made IMR Solas. Hand cranked it could transmit and receive on on 500khz and 8364 khz. This was one of the few lifeboat sets that could actually transmit voice on 8364 just in case there was no RO available.
 

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The easy part was getting a cadet to turn the handles, the hard part was getting it all back in to the box!

John T.
 

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Just one of the many varied and skillfull tasks carried out by a Shell Apprentice of the late 1950,s. Regards Colin l
 

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I do recall the apochrophal tale of a certain lifeboat radio being tossed over the side from a ship in Liverpool to test its floating qualities..... the securing rope broke or hadnt been properly secured and it disappeared like a stone!!.
 

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Suppose this is on board Shell\'s tanker Naticina?
I remember having been on board several times in the late 60\'s, used to come to Rotterdam.
However, I think I also have seen it built in Lindo Shipyard, got that special one coat Galvosil (zinc silicate) on the maindecks.
Jan
 

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Would not this "Naticina" be the wartime built vessel which was one of the Shell twelves? 12,000 DWT, 12 knots, 12 tons of fuel per day. Some were also I believe converted to MAC ships, merchant aircraft carriers, towards the end of the war.
Sisters were the Tyne built "Neverita" and "Navicella"
 

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That then was the first Naticina and you are right on that one I think.
The one I mean was built in Lindo in 1966 or 1967.
 

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You are correct Mac. She traded out in the Far East controlled by Shell Singapore. Great little ship and enjoyed my eight months on her. Regards Colin
 

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