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Search: Posts Made By: John Briggs
Forum: The Engine Room 15th August 2016, 18:49
Replies: 208
Views: 16,687
Posted By John Briggs
On ships I sailed on it was called the duty mess.

On ships I sailed on it was called the duty mess.
Forum: Ship Research 12th August 2016, 03:32
Replies: 25
Views: 2,876
Posted By John Briggs
When I joined Bamora as second mate I was amazed...

When I joined Bamora as second mate I was amazed at the antifouling equipment.
Bamora was one of the British India's very advanced cargo ships, well ahead of their time.

For antifouling there was...
Forum: The Bridge 30th July 2016, 07:47
Replies: 42
Views: 4,417
Posted By John Briggs
Oh for the innocence of youth! You should have...

Oh for the innocence of youth!
You should have bargained for a much better reward!
Forum: Non-Seafaring Obituaries 6th June 2016, 10:12
Replies: 26
Views: 2,636
Posted By John Briggs
Have a look here - ...

Have a look here -

https://www.shipsnostalgia.com/showthread.php?p=2035698#post2035698
Forum: News and Views from the Shipping World 18th April 2016, 09:46
Replies: 8
Views: 2,060
Posted By John Briggs
Thanks for that Bridie. It sounds interesting.

Thanks for that Bridie. It sounds interesting.
Forum: News and Views from the Shipping World 17th April 2016, 20:51
Replies: 8
Views: 2,060
Posted By John Briggs
Well, what did you think of it?

Well, what did you think of it?
Forum: The Radio Room 9th April 2016, 20:33
Replies: 86
Views: 9,526
Posted By John Briggs
I never sailed on a ship without a Sparks, thank...

I never sailed on a ship without a Sparks, thank God!
As a watch keeping deck officer I enjoyed their company, while on watch and off, they were an integral part of the crew.
As Master I relied on...
Forum: Computers and The Internet 14th March 2016, 17:54
Replies: 26
Views: 3,867
Posted By John Briggs
Thanks Hugh. Looks like I just wait for the...

Thanks Hugh.
Looks like I just wait for the next nasty message from my Domain host and I will then tell them to scrub the site and be done with it.

Thanks for the kind comment Taff.
Forum: Computers and The Internet 14th March 2016, 06:24
Replies: 26
Views: 3,867
Posted By John Briggs
Thank you to all those who showed interest and...

Thank you to all those who showed interest and assisted me during my battle with my Domain Host.
The site is now up and running but is nothing like my original site - not even similar.
I have given...
Forum: Computers and The Internet 17th February 2016, 05:37
Replies: 26
Views: 3,867
Posted By John Briggs
Thanks Ray. Still well and truly in drydock.I...

Thanks Ray.
Still well and truly in drydock.I will let everyone know when I am satisfied that it is well and truly fixed!
Forum: Computers and The Internet 16th February 2016, 01:02
Replies: 26
Views: 3,867
Posted By John Briggs
It appears that I am having quite a few problems....

It appears that I am having quite a few problems.
The results of my phone call to them a few minutes ago was - Sorry we are migrating sites and are having a few problems, whatever that means.
...
Forum: Computers and The Internet 15th February 2016, 21:25
Replies: 26
Views: 3,867
Posted By John Briggs
I must apologise once more to all who have...

I must apologise once more to all who have bothered to check the site.
It works fine on my computer but my wife tried on hers and got the message under construction.

Crazy Domains, despite the...
Forum: Computers and The Internet 15th February 2016, 14:52
Replies: 26
Views: 3,867
Posted By John Briggs
Just tried the site again (10 mins later) and the...

Just tried the site again (10 mins later) and the first 5 pages are fine but the last three still show "Under Construction".
Forum: Computers and The Internet 15th February 2016, 14:42
Replies: 26
Views: 3,867
Posted By John Briggs
Thanks for alerting me folks. I contacted my...

Thanks for alerting me folks.
I contacted my web host and they said they were doing maintenance.

I have just tried it (1340 hours GMT on Feb 15th) and it appears to be back up and running.
Forum: Computers and The Internet 15th February 2016, 00:51
Replies: 26
Views: 3,867
Posted By John Briggs
Thankyou to everyone who responded to this...

Thankyou to everyone who responded to this thread.
After sending a scathing email to my domain provider I received a response that they had referred all my comments to the complainant and the...
Forum: Computers and The Internet 14th February 2016, 06:34
Replies: 26
Views: 3,867
Posted By John Briggs
Alleged Illegal Activity | Fraudulent Phishing Site

I have had a Web Site for the last seven years and it is used to sell my books as well as advising people of my career and other details.
I subscribed to a Domain Hosting outfit and I was able to...
Forum: Historic Shipping lines and Ships 2nd February 2016, 06:42
Replies: 3
Views: 2,140
Posted By John Briggs
It appears they both sank!

It appears they both sank!
Forum: News and Views from the Shipping World 28th January 2016, 07:19
Replies: 20
Views: 2,855
Posted By John Briggs
Prestige Master convicted.

He now has a criminal conviction and has to serve time in jail.
Glad I came ashore many years ago.

http://maritime-executive.com/article/prestige-captain-convicted-of-recklessness
Forum: Wrecks 27th January 2016, 07:13
Replies: 6
Views: 3,248
Posted By John Briggs
Baltic Ace, wreck removal -...

Baltic Ace, wreck removal - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZpOug8xsxa0
Forum: News and Views from the Shipping World 16th January 2016, 01:13
Replies: 25
Views: 4,313
Posted By John Briggs
Nostalgia from my era at sea.

Not sure if this has been posted before but it brings back some great memories of when there were many British shipping companies and many, many fine ships.
...
Forum: The Bridge 24th December 2015, 06:57
Replies: 71
Views: 12,697
Posted By John Briggs
A nice piece of ship handling here! ...

A nice piece of ship handling here!

https://gcaptain.com/watch-drone-films-ferrys-flawless-med-moor/#.VniA8XlCKmk.email
Forum: United States Navy 11th December 2015, 11:41
Replies: 6
Views: 3,074
Posted By John Briggs
See here -...

See here - http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-3351736/Watch-Navy-s-largest-stealth-destroyer-paces-sea-trials-radical-design-fitted-ultrapowerful-RAILGUN.html
Forum: Brocklebank Line 20th November 2015, 00:59
Replies: 41
Views: 7,157
Posted By John Briggs
My first command and first departure from the...

My first command and first departure from the port where I took over the ship.
Pilot kept asking, "Are you sure everything is ready Captain?"
I thought to myself that this is one nervous nellie!
...
Forum: The Radio Room 4th November 2015, 15:51
Replies: 54
Views: 11,719
Posted By John Briggs
Hi Bob, She was the Koromiko and not only...

Hi Bob,

She was the Koromiko and not only did Manners fit a small radar, they changed the accommodation to give me a day room.

Had some good (if sometimes very nervous) times on that ship as I...
Forum: The Radio Room 28th October 2015, 02:43
Replies: 54
Views: 11,719
Posted By John Briggs
My first command, in 1968, was on a second hand...

My first command, in 1968, was on a second hand ship purchased from Union Steamship Co, NZ, for Manners of Hong Kong.

She had no radar and no gyro. Compass went crazy on way north through the...
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