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Search: Posts Made By: Marcus C. Smith
Forum: Computers and The Internet 11th April 2017, 08:16
Replies: 10
Views: 1,031
Posted By Marcus C. Smith
Hi David, I used to have Quicken when on previous...

Hi David, I used to have Quicken when on previous programmes. Changed to Bank Tree when I started to have problems with Quicken and have been well pleased with it. I now use Bank Tree version 3 and...
Forum: Non-Seafaring Obituaries 9th April 2017, 18:07
Replies: 17
Views: 1,324
Posted By Marcus C. Smith
Handed down to a total amateur, Tony Blackburn....

Handed down to a total amateur, Tony Blackburn. Thinks he is a comedian but should tell his jokes in intake class primary school. Programme shunted back by two hours thank God. I only have to wait...
Forum: Ship Research 23rd February 2017, 17:16
Replies: 5
Views: 1,128
Posted By Marcus C. Smith
Was her Navigator 15/11/76 - 10/10/77. Also had...

Was her Navigator 15/11/76 - 10/10/77. Also had Black Rover & Grey Rover several times.
Forum: Model Ships 20th February 2016, 09:02
Replies: 4
Views: 1,305
Posted By Marcus C. Smith
WOW! Absolutely gob-smackin'!

WOW! Absolutely gob-smackin'!
Forum: Looking for Old Shipmates 6th February 2016, 09:03
Replies: 8
Views: 2,258
Posted By Marcus C. Smith
Alfred Holt certainly accepted King Ted's...

Alfred Holt certainly accepted King Ted's students as midshipmen before 1964. In my class of 1960, one of us was accepted but forget his name.
Forum: Union Castle - Safmarine 17th December 2015, 09:15
Replies: 15
Views: 4,353
Posted By Marcus C. Smith
What does the JMC stand for Chris?

What does the JMC stand for Chris?
Forum: Say Hello 12th December 2015, 08:56
Replies: 8
Views: 1,327
Posted By Marcus C. Smith
Details forthcoming but just as I was completing...

Details forthcoming but just as I was completing a reply the search engine collapsed and I lost the lot!. Will get round to it later!
Forum: Say Hello 10th December 2015, 16:42
Replies: 8
Views: 1,327
Posted By Marcus C. Smith
I was 3rd Mate on her at the time. Unfortunately...

I was 3rd Mate on her at the time. Unfortunately my photos have got lost but will get back to you if I can find them. Would love to see the photo.
Forum: News and Views from the Shipping World 21st November 2015, 07:51
Replies: 7
Views: 1,058
Posted By Marcus C. Smith
My first ship, "Crowborough Beacon" was...

My first ship, "Crowborough Beacon" was lengthened by 60 feet in this manner in 1960! The new section was between the superstructure and No.3 hatch, becoming No.3A hatch. I joined on completion at...
Forum: Royal Navy 18th December 2014, 08:39
Replies: 3
Views: 1,529
Posted By Marcus C. Smith
What you after? I've got some that are redundant...

What you after? I've got some that are redundant to me now. PMS me.
Forum: News and Views from the Shipping World 20th November 2014, 09:02
Replies: 12
Views: 2,219
Posted By Marcus C. Smith
Yes, a bargain price for one, never mind two, and...

Yes, a bargain price for one, never mind two, and look at the "Quoted" exchange rate to the pound. I wish!!!!
Can't understand why our French allies are building warships for our still potential...
Forum: Say Hello 13th September 2014, 09:36
Replies: 4
Views: 986
Posted By Marcus C. Smith
A description would help, wood, steel,...

A description would help, wood, steel, fiberglass? Are there any figures visible cut in on the gunwales - dimensions, number of persons certified to carry?
This will help to narrow down which...
Forum: The Engine Room 7th April 2014, 10:56
Replies: 26
Views: 5,651
Posted By Marcus C. Smith
LSTs

Sorry Ian, I sailed on all of the "Round Table" Class LSLS, including the rebuilt casualty "Sir Tristram" and replacement "Sir Galahad", which were DIESEL (twin) engined. Also sailed briefly on the...
Forum: Manchester Liners 1st December 2013, 11:37
Replies: 28
Views: 9,387
Posted By Marcus C. Smith
RFA? For the really proud members - "Ready...

RFA?

For the really proud members - "Ready for Anything". (There's a pun there somewhere?)

For the disillusioned staff - "Really F****** About"

One from the examiner when I was taking my...
Forum: Ships & the Breakers 1st August 2013, 12:20
Replies: 7
Views: 5,987
Posted By Marcus C. Smith
Hi jrx, The "Chelwood Beacon" ran aground in...

Hi jrx,
The "Chelwood Beacon" ran aground in gale force winds off Sandy Hook on Sunday 23rd January 1966 in 19 feet of water. I don't know if she had already embarked the pilot but her grounding was...
Forum: The Galley 21st May 2013, 15:36
Replies: 38
Views: 13,107
Posted By Marcus C. Smith
Firing ship's galleys

COOKING FUEL ON OLD SAILING SHIPS.

A discussion in the pub the other night brought up the subject of cooking fuel on the old sailing ships. Being the only ex-mariner in-situ, the subject was...
Forum: Royal Navy 20th October 2012, 12:07
Replies: 10
Views: 1,651
Posted By Marcus C. Smith
HMS Engadine

Hi Shaun,

You should be aware that there were two previous "Engadine"s under the white ensign.
The first was a seaplane tender, originally a merchant hull, built in 1911, which served in WW1...
Forum: The Bridge 12th July 2012, 11:20
Replies: 186
Views: 33,187
Posted By Marcus C. Smith
Are you suggesting that post 1978 Masters (FG)...

Are you suggesting that post 1978 Masters (FG) are inferior to earlier issues?
Mine was issued in March 1979 and I am not aware of any reduction in standards of examination.
Explain please.
Forum: Ship Research 29th December 2011, 12:56
Replies: 16
Views: 5,209
Posted By Marcus C. Smith
I was apprenticed to Medomsley & Crawford from...

I was apprenticed to Medomsley & Crawford from 1960 and sailed as 3rd Mate until 1967 when made redundant due to flag change. They offered us all jobs on one ship remaining British Flagged, ( I...
Forum: Looking for Old Shipmates 29th December 2011, 12:43
Replies: 1
Views: 1,139
Posted By Marcus C. Smith
Hi Airlie Bird, I was with Medomsley &...

Hi Airlie Bird,
I was with Medomsley & Crawford, deck apprentice to 3rd Mate, 1960 - 1967. Great Company. Only left through redundancy when Van Omm. took them all under the Dutch flag and renamed...
Forum: SN Directory Discussion 18th October 2011, 11:34
Replies: 12
Views: 6,080
Posted By Marcus C. Smith
I too sailed with Van Ommeren (London), who...

I too sailed with Van Ommeren (London), who managed both Medomsley and Crawford Shipping Companies. I knew several personnel who had sailed on the "Langleeclyde" Among them, Trevor Morris, who was...
Forum: The Bridge 3rd July 2010, 15:11
Replies: 61
Views: 8,705
Posted By Marcus C. Smith
On the "Beacon" boats we had topping lift...

On the "Beacon" boats we had topping lift arrangements consisting of chain and wire topping lift combined with a "monkey plate", (a triangular steel plate with shackles at each apex). The topping...
Forum: Say Hello 18th December 2009, 10:29
Replies: 9
Views: 586
Posted By Marcus C. Smith
Is that you Steve? Welcome aboard anyway.Enjoy!

Is that you Steve? Welcome aboard anyway.Enjoy!
Forum: Royal Fleet Auxiliary 11th December 2009, 10:02
Replies: 288
Views: 41,749
Posted By Marcus C. Smith
Destroyer Escorts? Marcus

Destroyer Escorts?

Marcus
Forum: Royal Fleet Auxiliary 29th November 2009, 15:52
Replies: 19
Views: 5,628
Posted By Marcus C. Smith
ALL RFAs or just those actually involved in the...

ALL RFAs or just those actually involved in the conflict? I have noticed this request in several areas but it still remains slightly ambiguous.
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