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Forum: The Engine Room Today, 13:48
Replies: 9
Views: 444
Posted By Varley
I wonder how long the former Eastern block can...

I wonder how long the former Eastern block can continue to churn out excellently educated seafarers. I wondered the same when I interviewed the first of ours (perhaps 'mine', Ukrainian E/O Andrej...
Forum: The Engine Room Today, 11:31
Replies: 9
Views: 444
Posted By Varley
8-12 - sponsored by McDonald's?

8-12 - sponsored by McDonald's?
Forum: The Engine Room 7th December 2019, 11:29
Replies: 7
Views: 519
Posted By Varley
Indeed. There were also the "sudden onset...

Indeed. There were also the "sudden onset precautionary blackouts"
Forum: The Engine Room 24th November 2019, 10:44
Replies: 94
Views: 30,570
Posted By Varley
Although the golden boys were already on the GTVs...

Although the golden boys were already on the GTVs it was not only there. Texaco employed them too and was where I would have cut my ETO teeth except they had no idea what we were for. I think they...
Forum: The Engine Room 24th November 2019, 00:51
Replies: 94
Views: 30,570
Posted By Varley
I didn't realise I was being badly paid. Do I...

I didn't realise I was being badly paid. Do I have a claim?
Forum: The Engine Room 23rd November 2019, 18:10
Replies: 94
Views: 30,570
Posted By Varley
I am sure Seatrain would have appreciated...

I am sure Seatrain would have appreciated taxpayer assistance. Thirsty, oh yes. Hence the strides taken to burn shitfuel in 'em. Conceived before the oil crisis, born by the time it bit. Died by...
Forum: The Engine Room 23rd November 2019, 13:57
Replies: 94
Views: 30,570
Posted By Varley
Turbines can be driven by steam? Well I never!...

Turbines can be driven by steam? Well I never! Much better with an aeroderivative gas generator. (Surely they get wet your way?).
Forum: Other Companies/Ships 19th November 2019, 11:23
Replies: 201
Views: 50,459
Posted By Varley
You mean Chiefs (E) should not have the benefit...

You mean Chiefs (E) should not have the benefit of bible classes? I have met one or two who might have taken up some benefit.
Forum: The Engine Room 13th November 2019, 13:11
Replies: 3
Views: 573
Posted By Varley
If you research service status of individual...

If you research service status of individual routes on their site I think Isle of Arran has a technical defect taking her out or to restricted service and Loch Seaforth has been delayed returning to...
Forum: Books, Magazines, TV, Video & Publications 3rd November 2019, 14:21
Replies: 86
Views: 10,882
Posted By Varley
Not one I have read Barrie. As a poet I would not...

Not one I have read Barrie. As a poet I would not have gone near him between the ages of 7 and 30. I had a clever and much loved English teacher who made us read well and enthusiastically without us...
Forum: The Radio Room 3rd November 2019, 13:51
Replies: 13
Views: 1,366
Posted By Varley
I had not heard to the borrowed corpse. No...

I had not heard to the borrowed corpse.

No not specifically UK and not the sort of thing ITU decreed I don't think although they did provide the vocabulary for the service. It would have been...
Forum: The Radio Room 3rd November 2019, 10:40
Replies: 13
Views: 1,366
Posted By Varley
Not deep enough for insurance. Accidents do...

Not deep enough for insurance. Accidents do happen.

I don't know when the last 'flatty' was built or if they survived into GMDSS but they were over 1600 GRT and therefore W/T vessels. Perhaps it...
Forum: Books, Magazines, TV, Video & Publications 2nd November 2019, 19:39
Replies: 86
Views: 10,882
Posted By Varley
I am glad to have found one started already on...

I am glad to have found one started already on the Wreck of the Mary Deare.

For the umpteenth watching (as a favourite film it comes out quite often) I noticed an anomaly for the first time last...
Forum: Say Hello 30th October 2019, 12:37
Replies: 20
Views: 1,309
Posted By Varley
You didn't mention Sparky so I thought better of...

You didn't mention Sparky so I thought better of reminding you.
Forum: Say Hello 30th October 2019, 12:03
Replies: 20
Views: 1,309
Posted By Varley
I would prefer drinking or piss artist to...

I would prefer drinking or piss artist to drunken.

Not an estate altogether reserved for those with less than four rings.
Forum: Say Hello 29th October 2019, 14:18
Replies: 2
Views: 333
Posted By Varley
I think we should probably clarify Peter's...

I think we should probably clarify Peter's history. Is he an Officer of the Old German Navy, in which case establishing radio contact might be deemed contrary to the Defence of the Realm Act. Or is...
Forum: The Radio Room 29th October 2019, 11:33
Replies: 63
Views: 4,741
Posted By Varley
Nothing wrong with East Ham. R/Oing or (from...

Nothing wrong with East Ham. R/Oing or (from admittedly brief experience) techying. Dave Brown and the team, not all names remembered I am afraid, but a largely happy bunch as long as one didn't...
Forum: The Radio Room 28th October 2019, 17:57
Replies: 63
Views: 4,741
Posted By Varley
I went where my employer sent me, Ron. Marconi...

I went where my employer sent me, Ron. Marconi Marine - perhaps Stan dispatched only his best boys to where they could get clerical bloody bonuses.
Forum: The Radio Room 28th October 2019, 12:12
Replies: 63
Views: 4,741
Posted By Varley
Best job aboard. I will pretend to be with you on...

Best job aboard. I will pretend to be with you on that Ron but only because ES and Bob are just outside the tent peining in.

(It really was much, much more fun doing elecktrickery shipwide, and no...
Forum: The Radio Room 27th October 2019, 12:36
Replies: 63
Views: 4,741
Posted By Varley
It probably was a ball pain hammer until the...

It probably was a ball pain hammer until the plumbers got to describe it in writing.
Forum: The Radio Room 26th October 2019, 12:58
Replies: 63
Views: 4,741
Posted By Varley
Better that than some accessory to a bizarre...

Better that than some accessory to a bizarre chastity device.
Forum: The Radio Room 21st October 2019, 12:55
Replies: 63
Views: 4,741
Posted By Varley
As the seagoing towrag on attachment to East...

As the seagoing towrag on attachment to East Ham's tech staff one leave it often fell to me to be left holding the Radio Surveyor's hand (not a requirement except when Harry was on the job). A...
Forum: The Radio Room 16th October 2019, 15:04
Replies: 24
Views: 2,097
Posted By Varley
Duncan, While I would bow to your interest in...

Duncan, While I would bow to your interest in that loss Wiki seems to show the distress was promptly raised and co-ordinated by LandsEndRadio I do not see what use another RCC would have been and I...
Forum: Computers and The Internet 15th October 2019, 12:35
Replies: 7
Views: 1,710
Posted By Varley
October? I wonder if this is not just...

October? I wonder if this is not just co-incidental. I have just been successfully encourage to make latest update to Win 10 (1809 build 17763.805).

I use eM Client for EMAIL, MS having abandoned...
Forum: The Radio Room 15th October 2019, 12:28
Replies: 24
Views: 2,097
Posted By Varley
Come on! You can blame the Federal Seascouts for...

Come on! You can blame the Federal Seascouts for many regulatory ills but failure to respond utmostly in coming to anyone's aid is not one of them.
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