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Search: Posts Made By: Michael Taylor
Forum: Tall ships Yesterday, 12:47
Replies: 12
Views: 303
Posted By Michael Taylor
Stephen....Harland's book is an excellent guide...

Stephen....Harland's book is an excellent guide and go to it to answer the number of questions am asked on sailship matters whilst at our Museum. Last one was how to drop the Royals and...
Forum: News and Views from the Shipping World 12th September 2019, 19:10
Replies: 13
Views: 948
Posted By Michael Taylor
My old shore-side company "owned" the Sunbelt...

My old shore-side company "owned" the Sunbelt Dixie. Toyota's from Japan then changed the car decks over to freezer space and loaded back with pallet fruit. Never sailed on her but onboard many...
Forum: Ship Research 4th August 2019, 19:20
Replies: 9
Views: 744
Posted By Michael Taylor
Thanks for your help, maybe I can answer some of...

Thanks for your help, maybe I can answer some of the items.
Barrie...It is on the starboard quarter because it is away for the Boatheader who was steering. On European whale boats the loggerhead was...
Forum: Ship Research 4th August 2019, 13:21
Replies: 9
Views: 744
Posted By Michael Taylor
Steering port or starboard

In my volunteering at the New Bedford Whaling Museum I have questioned some of the worlds experts on the subject as to why the steering oar on an American built whale boat is on the port side.....all...
Forum: Ship Research 19th July 2019, 18:55
Replies: 14
Views: 1,491
Posted By Michael Taylor
It has never ceased to amaze me that anybody...

It has never ceased to amaze me that anybody could see a Union Jack upside down. We have in our New Bedford Whaling Museum an example of the American flag on a Whaler rounding the Horn upside down...
Forum: Computers and The Internet 11th July 2019, 12:43
Replies: 18
Views: 1,474
Posted By Michael Taylor
After having had a number of makes at varying...

After having had a number of makes at varying prices I now have an HP Office Jet Pro....yes it was relatively expensive and the ink cartridges are not cheap but it works. Adding up what I have paid...
Forum: Model Ships 8th July 2019, 18:12
Replies: 6
Views: 738
Posted By Michael Taylor
Try Micro Mark at www.micromark.com I have...

Try Micro Mark at www.micromark.com I have been very happy with the few things I have puchased from them. Perhaps shd have said it is here in the States
Forum: Brocklebank Line 2nd July 2019, 12:40
Replies: 14
Views: 1,329
Posted By Michael Taylor
And then again there is the Scotish version...

And then again there is the Scotish version called a kilt.
Forum: Brocklebank Line 1st July 2019, 18:33
Replies: 14
Views: 1,329
Posted By Michael Taylor
First to purchase the cotton lungi preferably...

First to purchase the cotton lungi preferably with the panel at the back (and ask one of the sailors to stitch it up) then most importantly how to tie it in place so if wandering outside you do not...
Forum: News and Views from the Shipping World 20th June 2019, 12:56
Replies: 8
Views: 1,044
Posted By Michael Taylor
Mines, Limpit Mines or a Missile

Have seen little or no comments from the wise here on the subject of the tanker damages in the Gulf despite knowing at least one member who has limpet mine experience. It seems to me that one is...
Forum: Nautical Colleges 7th June 2019, 13:29
Replies: 11
Views: 1,264
Posted By Michael Taylor
Once again nothing to do with Nautical Colleges,...

Once again nothing to do with Nautical Colleges, but I always wondered why in Ellermans we always seemed to carry jute from Bangladesh to there and seemingly no place else. It was not until my...
Forum: Books, Magazines, TV, Video & Publications 20th May 2019, 21:38
Replies: 4
Views: 1,258
Posted By Michael Taylor
I have bought a number of these books some from...

I have bought a number of these books some from India and others from this side of the world. They are well presented and whilst a couple are difficult to read (faint printing) for the cheap price...
Forum: Ship Research 6th May 2019, 19:04
Replies: 0
Views: 293
Posted By Michael Taylor
Help Identifying a Barque

I was asked to help identify this Barque hanging in an office. It is an oil painting with no signature infront and the canvas is bare behind.
I gave the following as an answer but would appriciate...
Forum: The Radio Room 17th April 2019, 13:08
Replies: 201
Views: 31,764
Posted By Michael Taylor
Understand we are talking about radio call signs...

Understand we are talking about radio call signs but it maybe of interest that sailing whale vessels were provided with signal flag call letters. On approach to port they were displayed and read by a...
Forum: Computers and The Internet 30th March 2019, 12:17
Replies: 6
Views: 1,006
Posted By Michael Taylor
I found this app a little while ago and go to...

I found this app a little while ago and go to those stations we used to listen to at sea. Music has changed but the memories remain.
Forum: Historic Shipping lines and Ships 12th February 2019, 13:15
Replies: 8
Views: 1,049
Posted By Michael Taylor
Thanks Pat.......

Thanks Pat.......
Forum: Historic Shipping lines and Ships 11th February 2019, 12:50
Replies: 8
Views: 1,049
Posted By Michael Taylor
Barrie, I shall pass that info. onto the museum...

Barrie, I shall pass that info. onto the museum when I get there. I do know that the painting was aquired by the Kendal Whaling Museum again here in Massachusetts. It was a great place but closed...
Forum: Historic Shipping lines and Ships 10th February 2019, 18:09
Replies: 8
Views: 1,049
Posted By Michael Taylor
Barrie,museum let me know the answer. It is the...

Barrie,museum let me know the answer. It is the Norweigian Factory Vessel the Kosmos about 1933. The artist is Stanly James Hugill. The vessel catchers are in the othe dock.
Forum: Historic Shipping lines and Ships 10th February 2019, 16:00
Replies: 8
Views: 1,049
Posted By Michael Taylor
Barrie, I shall get it all for you, am a Docent...

Barrie, I shall get it all for you, am a Docent there Friday. Can see no artist name but I can get into their files and maybe it is there.
Forum: Historic Shipping lines and Ships 10th February 2019, 14:02
Replies: 8
Views: 1,049
Posted By Michael Taylor
Cammell Lairds

We are in the process of updating one of our Galleries at the New Bedford Whaling Museum here in Massachusetts. On the wall is this Whaler in Cammell Lairds Birkenhead. Brings back memories of time...
Forum: Ellerman 3rd February 2019, 13:27
Replies: 12
Views: 1,857
Posted By Michael Taylor
I sailed as 3rd Mate on her Coasting from Aug '63...

I sailed as 3rd Mate on her Coasting from Aug '63 to Feb '64.
Forum: The Bridge 24th December 2018, 13:03
Replies: 48
Views: 6,055
Posted By Michael Taylor
Mine was given me by a retired Mate from a Border...

Mine was given me by a retired Mate from a Border Tanker in 1958. Every ship I joined it was carried by hand onto planes if we joined overseas....often wonder how many times I would have been asked...
Forum: Say Hello 6th December 2018, 13:13
Replies: 5
Views: 362
Posted By Michael Taylor
Robert, lets have a photo and if it is a harpoon...

Robert, lets have a photo and if it is a harpoon I should be able to tell you something about it. I volunteer at the New Bedford Whaling Museum here in Massachusetts.
Forum: The Bridge 19th November 2018, 12:53
Replies: 10
Views: 1,775
Posted By Michael Taylor
In the days of whaling Barques the boats were...

In the days of whaling Barques the boats were hoisted and lowered with falls but when in position they rested on "cranes". These are wooden supports on a hinge from the vessel sides. The boats were...
Forum: BP Shipping 6th November 2018, 12:39
Replies: 128
Views: 40,222
Posted By Michael Taylor
Ellermans called at Labuan to discharge military...

Ellermans called at Labuan to discharge military cargoes in the 60's. There was an old grave yard on the foreshore with stones going back to the late 1700, if I remember correct. Lots of history...
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