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Search: Posts Made By: Keith Adams
Forum: Say Hello 24th May 2020, 05:07
Replies: 23
Views: 1,672
Posted By Keith Adams
Hello erlbon, As a schoolboy in 1939-45 WWII I...

Hello erlbon, As a schoolboy in 1939-45 WWII I was facinated with the fact that concrete vessels could float ! Evident pediatric by the numerous concrete barges in the Liverpool and Birkenhead ...
Forum: Ferries 24th May 2020, 03:31
Replies: 3
Views: 1,178
Posted By Keith Adams
""Egremont" was my favorite Wallasey Ferries...

""Egremont" was my favorite Wallasey Ferries Mersey ferry boat. She and the "Leasowe" ran mostly during slack time periods as had less capacity than the older boats but used the same draw-bridge...
Forum: News and Views from the Shipping World 24th May 2020, 03:08
Replies: 17
Views: 4,400
Posted By Keith Adams
Please ap news report by Daisy Nguyen May 23...

Please ap news report by Daisy Nguyen May 23 2020 for good report and photos of major fire adjacent to the WWII Liberty ss " Jeremiah O'Brien"
Vessel saved but a very scary situation as stern...
Forum: Say Hello 9th May 2020, 05:18
Replies: 2
Views: 411
Posted By Keith Adams
HI, I am an ex Scouser myself but been over here...

HI, I am an ex Scouser myself but been over here in the States since 1961.
Since swallowing the British MN anchor I have done some Stevedoring and Marine Surveying over here. Am well...
Forum: Say Hello 11th November 2019, 20:10
Replies: 7
Views: 544
Posted By Keith Adams
Hope someone can help me on how to start a thread...

Hope someone can help me on how to start a thread ... I have been an off and on member for 13 years and have only responded to enquirers but not know how to start one up. Have attempted today to...
Forum: Say Hello 11th November 2019, 19:37
Replies: 7
Views: 544
Posted By Keith Adams
Dear Gail, Welcome to a great mostly Merchant...

Dear Gail, Welcome to a great mostly Merchant Navy\Marine site. You should receive more responses after this Memorial holiday weekend.
Radio Officers were certified and assigned to various...
Forum: The Bridge 3rd November 2019, 23:23
Replies: 46
Views: 5,040
Posted By Keith Adams
Apologies to Howard ... your complete and prompt...

Apologies to Howard ... your complete and prompt reply was correct ... being somewhat senile, I jumped to the conclusion you were giving a multiple choice response for we to solve. Sorry ...
Forum: The Bridge 3rd November 2019, 23:16
Replies: 46
Views: 5,040
Posted By Keith Adams
Just browsing and saw this thread ... no one...

Just browsing and saw this thread ... no one seems to have answered the original question, although a multiple choice answer was presented with the correct answer included. Item in question is a...
Forum: Looking for Old Shipmates 3rd November 2019, 22:38
Replies: 257
Views: 51,367
Posted By Keith Adams
Hi Guys ! Seems quite a few stray from the...

Hi Guys ! Seems quite a few stray from the Thread at times but I persevered
and read all posts. Am glad to see Stan Mayes listed but his excuse is that he
passed on from this crazy world. ...
Forum: Histories 23rd June 2019, 05:02
Replies: 6
Views: 2,495
Posted By Keith Adams
My May 6th post omitted the fact the Empress of...

My May 6th post omitted the fact the Empress of Scotland continued on from Capetown to Bombay where my neighbour boarded a train to Calcutta. I regret the omission. Thank you, Keith Adams.
Forum: News and Views from the Shipping World 14th May 2019, 04:42
Replies: 6
Views: 1,353
Posted By Keith Adams
News over here is very sketchy about most...

News over here is very sketchy about most everything international ... signed on hoping UK had more detail. Said three vessels damaged but not indicate by what means and only show the starboard...
Forum: Passenger Liners 9th May 2019, 06:01
Replies: 87
Views: 28,351
Posted By Keith Adams
Dog House Bar ( early 1950's ) had a rum drink...

Dog House Bar ( early 1950's ) had a rum drink called "A Zombie" which was free if one could knock it back in one go and a Certificate called "Hair of the dog". The tape measure ( a 12 inch long...
Forum: Passenger Liners 9th May 2019, 05:21
Replies: 87
Views: 28,351
Posted By Keith Adams
Way back, member sparkle2182 asked why have a...

Way back, member sparkle2182 asked why have a passenger liner service between UK and Chile ?
Hard to believe nowadays but international jet airline service was still in its infancy even in...
Forum: Ship Research 9th May 2019, 04:11
Replies: 22
Views: 4,185
Posted By Keith Adams
I really coveted the wheelhouse bell on the mv...

I really coveted the wheelhouse bell on the mv "Losada" (PSNC) when she was heading for the breakers but they paid me off in Hull. Instead, I made off with one of the curved telegraph brass oil...
Forum: Ship Research 7th May 2019, 05:27
Replies: 22
Views: 4,185
Posted By Keith Adams
Hi guys, definitely a ship's bell clapper as it...

Hi guys, definitely a ship's bell clapper as it has both a partly open eye hanger ( for ready removal) at the upper end and a closed eye for a lanyard to be attached at the lower. Only the foc'sle...
Forum: Histories 7th May 2019, 05:02
Replies: 6
Views: 2,495
Posted By Keith Adams
Great that you were awake and watchful to respond...

Great that you were awake and watchful to respond so quickly ... I joined Canadian Pacific right after Second Mates' ticket and served on Empress of Britain, Empress of France, Empress of Scotland...
Forum: Histories 6th May 2019, 18:58
Replies: 6
Views: 2,495
Posted By Keith Adams
Hi peteash ! Except for what I wrote about her...

Hi peteash ! Except for what I wrote about her Empress of Japan days trooping prior to Japan entering the war she was only operating in the Southern Hemisphere ferrying Australasian Troops to the...
Forum: Histories 5th April 2019, 03:07
Replies: 6
Views: 2,495
Posted By Keith Adams
If you look up and research the Scotland by full...

If you look up and research the Scotland by full name you will find a great black and white photo of her approaching a berth in in San Francisco. Photo is bow-on with American Troops hanging all...
Forum: News and Views from the Shipping World 21st March 2019, 21:48
Replies: 33
Views: 7,268
Posted By Keith Adams
All I can say is "Wow ! ". We would be still...

All I can say is "Wow ! ". We would be still delivering the last of the prior season's import cargo in January and inspecting all cargo gear and dock/shed equipment. Then take February off before...
Forum: News and Views from the Shipping World 21st March 2019, 19:54
Replies: 33
Views: 7,268
Posted By Keith Adams
Many thanks for the ice condition news, do they...

Many thanks for the ice condition news, do they still do the silver cane thingy for first Salty into Montreal ?
Prior to the advent of container rail shipments we used to begin receiving US...
Forum: The Bridge 26th June 2018, 05:21
Replies: 54
Views: 10,261
Posted By Keith Adams
My first ship mv "Losada" (PSNC) only had...

My first ship mv "Losada" (PSNC) only had magnetic compass', no radar and a single loop DF. Monkey Island was dry card, the enclosed small wheel house had liquid, and the open bridge had a liquid...
Forum: Histories 17th June 2018, 03:24
Replies: 114
Views: 19,263
Posted By Keith Adams
Ken Dancy received so much post mail from all...

Ken Dancy received so much post mail from all over the world, much of it request to marry, that the Officers' Union set him up with a staffed office to take care of it. He became ( for a while in...
Forum: Ship Research 2nd June 2018, 05:10
Replies: 20
Views: 7,686
Posted By Keith Adams
Just for the record, the PSNC " Orduna". Ended...

Just for the record, the PSNC " Orduna". Ended her career in 1951 carrying emigrants to Australia from the UK.
Forum: Ship Research 19th October 2017, 23:59
Replies: 16
Views: 2,427
Posted By Keith Adams
Not sure if you guys are still looking this up...

Not sure if you guys are still looking this up ... If you check the stem foot of any Liberty Ship eg "Jeremiah O'Brien" 1943 in dry dock you will see such a cast steel device but no where near as...
Forum: Passenger Liners 9th December 2016, 19:23
Replies: 23
Views: 3,553
Posted By Keith Adams
I stand corrected ... Should have not named the...

I stand corrected ... Should have not named the Bar lightship ! The black bands on the funnel are quite thick but is a painted sketch after all, so allow artist a lot of space ... amazing what we...
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