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Search: Posts Made By: jim garnett
Forum: The Engine Room 7th June 2012, 06:41
Replies: 30
Views: 7,811
Posted By jim garnett
My wife was having trouble with the fitting of a...

My wife was having trouble with the fitting of a new set of false teeth;the dentist wasn't able to get a good fit.So I showed him how we used to take leads to get the right clearance.So he tried it...
Forum: Historic Shipping lines and Ships 30th March 2012, 07:16
Replies: 44
Views: 13,586
Posted By jim garnett
Ivy bank

I worked on the Ivy bank around that time as a fitter one ngine room repairs.All Liberty ships I worked on between 1947/1950 had oil fired water tube boilers(Foster Wheeler?)I was amazed in 1965 when...
Forum: Ship Research 25th March 2012, 08:50
Replies: 4
Views: 1,110
Posted By jim garnett
THE QE was manned by a crew from the Liverpool...

THE QE was manned by a crew from the Liverpool pol for her first voyage. None of them which ship they would be joining and they were sent by train to Glasgow as it was thought that if a local crew...
Forum: The Bridge 21st March 2012, 05:16
Replies: 0
Views: 1,897
Posted By jim garnett
Mermaid Vigilance

I wonder if any of our skippers would like to give their opinion on the dilemma that faced the skipper of the Mermaid Vigilance during hurricane Nate last September.Should a Skipper be held...
Forum: The Engine Room 13th March 2012, 11:45
Replies: 44
Views: 9,806
Posted By jim garnett
When was the last commercial triple expansion...

When was the last commercial triple expansion vessel built.I went on board a brand new triple expansion vessel with an exhaust turbine.after the lp cylinder.It was on it's maiden voyage in 1953 when...
Forum: The Engine Room 10th March 2012, 21:08
Replies: 38
Views: 20,116
Posted By jim garnett
Thanks chaps for all the replies.I'm drowning in...

Thanks chaps for all the replies.I'm drowning in information.Well I did ask didn't I
Jim Garnett
Forum: The Engine Room 9th March 2012, 04:29
Replies: 38
Views: 20,116
Posted By jim garnett
Turret deck type ships

I remember seeing one of these vessels at St Louis de Rhone in about 1953.There is a good article on them in Wikipedia.The majority were built by Doxfords and the last of them was scrapped in 1959.I...
Forum: The Engine Room 3rd March 2012, 06:01
Replies: 258
Views: 48,978
Posted By jim garnett
I spent 4 months on an oldwartime Empire...

I spent 4 months on an oldwartime Empire ship.Three oil fired Scotchn boilers ,converted from coal burner.I could never get the hang of controlling the water level with the ship rolling .The feed...
Forum: The Engine Room 25th February 2012, 03:35
Replies: 18
Views: 2,938
Posted By jim garnett
What are these "reefers".Are they the knots we...

What are these "reefers".Are they the knots we old timers used to use on the square riggers when going round the Horn.
JimGarnett
Forum: The Engine Room 24th February 2012, 23:52
Replies: 44
Views: 9,806
Posted By jim garnett
My memory may not be too good as it is 60 years...

My memory may not be too good as it is 60 years since I served on

a triple expansion engine.I believe if it was stuck on tdc we only had to give the reversing gear engine a bit of a nudge and...
Forum: The Engine Room 4th February 2012, 05:16
Replies: 32
Views: 6,668
Posted By jim garnett
Couldn't agree more. On my my first seconds...

Couldn't agree more. On my my first seconds job,it was conveyed back to me that one of the old greasers said I was the first second to say please and thank you when giving orders.I was not flattered...
Forum: The Engine Room 29th January 2012, 04:11
Replies: 56
Views: 11,959
Posted By jim garnett
What happens to human excreta these days?I...

What happens to human excreta these days?I remember i !950 spending 3 weeks in Colombo harbour with another dozen or so ships all voiding their fecal matter into the harbour.It didn't deter us from...
Forum: The Engine Room 29th January 2012, 03:54
Replies: 137
Views: 42,807
Posted By jim garnett
Although I spent 3 years as seond in 5 and 6...

Although I spent 3 years as seond in 5 and 6 cylinder Doxfords in the 1950"s I cant recall the scavenge arrangement on either of them.I can only assume they had Roote's blowers.I don't remember...
Forum: The Engine Room 24th January 2012, 11:17
Replies: 55
Views: 11,187
Posted By jim garnett
Wisdom

In 84 years i have learned two things that have stood me in good stead.
1.Never argue with idiots
2.Don't take yourself too seriously.
Jim Garnett
Forum: The Bridge 18th January 2012, 22:09
Replies: 19
Views: 5,976
Posted By jim garnett
thanks for all the above.I understand how...

thanks for all the above.I understand how important it is in loading of cargo vessels but i'm still mystified as to why it would be suddenly found necessary to re-calibrate it on a cruise ship at a...
Forum: The Bridge 18th January 2012, 03:02
Replies: 19
Views: 5,976
Posted By jim garnett
Metacentric height

I know this calculation is done during commissioning;however is there any requirement for it to be done at regular intervals.A cruise passenger recently told me they were held up in Sydney on one of...
Forum: The Engine Room 8th January 2012, 04:36
Replies: 63
Views: 17,193
Posted By jim garnett
I was somewhat appalled at the instances in...

I was somewhat appalled at the instances in previous threads which related to bodies being kept in the meat fridge.We had a chief die at sea and contcted medical authority by cable.Their reply was...
Forum: The Engine Room 16th October 2011, 05:13
Replies: 85
Views: 32,865
Posted By jim garnett
I always thought that the reason we had a uniform...

I always thought that the reason we had a uniform and braid so we felt really posh and then the company wouldn't have to pay us too much money.I believe during the war when naval officers addressed...
Forum: The Engine Room 22nd September 2011, 12:31
Replies: 41
Views: 10,220
Posted By jim garnett
In my day the were known as the Bibby detuner and...

In my day the were known as the Bibby detuner and were fitted forrard of the crank case.One section was fitted to the crank and the other ran freely on the crank .they were connected to each other by...
Forum: The Engine Room 22nd September 2011, 12:22
Replies: 41
Views: 10,220
Posted By jim garnett
The number of degrees in a circle is.only a...

The number of degrees in a circle is.only a standard in the british units.Metric divides a circle into radians.where the length of the arc is the same as the radius and is equivalent to 57.296...
Forum: The Engine Room 22nd September 2011, 05:04
Replies: 7
Views: 2,085
Posted By jim garnett
On my first trip the sparks was on his first trip...

On my first trip the sparks was on his first trip at 18. He was from county Kerry and definitely believed in leprechauns.He hadn't actually seen one but his uncle had.He was too naive to make up the...
Forum: The Engine Room 22nd September 2011, 04:52
Replies: 82
Views: 28,122
Posted By jim garnett
The La Pampa (buries Markes) was also a 3...

The La Pampa (buries Markes) was also a 3 cylinder doxford 1950-55.I only stood by her and was resting from a 6cylinder job.Only half the trouble I thought.
Jim Garnett
Forum: The Engine Room 10th August 2011, 05:44
Replies: 179
Views: 45,965
Posted By jim garnett
We had bit of trouble leaving Marseilles while in...

We had bit of trouble leaving Marseilles while in manoeuvering mode.A new second mate didn't know the set up to get full power,and we down below didn't know we were being blown onto a fully laden...
Forum: The Engine Room 3rd August 2011, 12:23
Replies: 48
Views: 8,597
Posted By jim garnett
As a footscray born and bred boy,I don't remember...

As a footscray born and bred boy,I don't remember any t-shirts made in Footscray.It was all engineering or munitions.I worked at Ebelings in adjoining Yarraville,alas now defunct.and worked on ship...
Forum: The Engine Room 1st August 2011, 12:49
Replies: 179
Views: 45,965
Posted By jim garnett
Nordberg built some sulzer type engines during he...

Nordberg built some sulzer type engines during he war.They had two engines driving the shaft via reduction gears and magnetic couplings.Trouble free engines and a pleasure to manoeuvre.One engine...
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