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Search: Posts Made By: jmbrent
Forum: Royal Fleet Auxiliary 10th August 2019, 22:10
Replies: 8
Views: 1,152
Posted By jmbrent
I still think the Indonesian navy has KRI ARUN ex...

I still think the Indonesian navy has KRI ARUN ex Green Rover in service.
Forum: News and Views from the Shipping World 2nd February 2019, 19:42
Replies: 18
Views: 3,001
Posted By jmbrent
The Red Ensign is a flag of convenience as there...

The Red Ensign is a flag of convenience as there are British registered vessels with totally foreign crews
Forum: Fishing Vessels 29th August 2018, 19:40
Replies: 25
Views: 2,676
Posted By jmbrent
On the BBC news at 6pm the large blue fishing...

On the BBC news at 6pm the large blue fishing boat ramming a small French boat had a PD registration, is this not Peterhead?
Forum: Coasters 25th September 2017, 19:53
Replies: 22
Views: 2,899
Posted By jmbrent
First trip junior engineer with Mobil in 1962 was...

First trip junior engineer with Mobil in 1962 was 80 per month, waiting at home for 6 weeks waiting for a telegram to come, after 4 weeks phoned York House and asked if they had forgotten about me...
Forum: Ellerman 21st September 2017, 19:11
Replies: 3
Views: 1,321
Posted By jmbrent
When was Hartlepool ever become a City????

When was Hartlepool ever become a City????
Forum: Brocklebank Line 24th April 2017, 19:44
Replies: 4
Views: 790
Posted By jmbrent
Many times on new builds, when the blow was too...

Many times on new builds, when the blow was too long, fitting the gag and removing the seat locking screw adjusting the seat and retesting on 1000 PSI all a bit scary.
Forum: Other Companies/Ships 20th October 2016, 10:01
Replies: 6
Views: 1,389
Posted By jmbrent
It could be the company of the ill-fated El Morro...

It could be the company of the ill-fated El Morro those ships had a black star on their funnels.
Forum: Ship Research 16th October 2016, 11:22
Replies: 44
Views: 3,140
Posted By jmbrent
I think the vessel that brought beer to the Tyne...

I think the vessel that brought beer to the Tyne was called M.V.Lochside which was a small coaster in the 50's. Micky
Forum: Tugs 14th April 2016, 15:45
Replies: 8
Views: 1,860
Posted By jmbrent
On a tug that was in for repair, on the aft deck...

On a tug that was in for repair, on the aft deck was a pair of Hydraulic operated blades, which the crew said were for cutting the tow wire in an emergency.
Forum: The Engine Room 8th April 2016, 14:16
Replies: 18
Views: 2,533
Posted By jmbrent
I joined my first ship in Palermo as a first trip...

I joined my first ship in Palermo as a first trip junior engineer and the shoes I took with me for engine room use were a pair of crepe soled affectionately known as brothel creepers in the sixties....
Forum: The Engine Room 19th January 2016, 17:29
Replies: 61
Views: 7,095
Posted By jmbrent
On shipbuilders sea trials on RFA Black Rover way...

On shipbuilders sea trials on RFA Black Rover way back when, I asked the Paxman rep when he was going to fix the oil leaks on the generators and his reply was if there are NO oil leaks there is no...
Forum: Other International Navies 15th December 2015, 16:29
Replies: 35
Views: 17,406
Posted By jmbrent
The Kharg was a steam ship and its boilers were...

The Kharg was a steam ship and its boilers were fired on diesel oil and burnt about 150 tons of gas oil per day, there were no heating coils in any of the bunker tanks or cargo tanks as the Iranian...
Forum: Other International Navies 15th December 2015, 15:27
Replies: 14
Views: 4,310
Posted By jmbrent
There are quite a number of companies with...

There are quite a number of companies with vessels sailing today that are registered under the Swiss national flag and registered in Basel.
Forum: Container Vessels 21st November 2015, 22:04
Replies: 12
Views: 3,722
Posted By jmbrent
But will she be manned by a British crew? I doubt...

But will she be manned by a British crew? I doubt not
Forum: Preserved Vessels & Restoration Projects 1st November 2015, 21:02
Replies: 5
Views: 4,084
Posted By jmbrent
Hi all, I was invited onboard this vessel when...

Hi all, I was invited onboard this vessel when she was lying alongside North Shields fish quay in the late 90's when Thordon bushings were peddling their synthetic bearing bushings. I think everyone...
Forum: Ship Research 21st September 2015, 21:00
Replies: 80
Views: 22,379
Posted By jmbrent
Hi jandacards, In your post #65 in Stanvac/Mobil...

Hi jandacards, In your post #65 in Stanvac/Mobil Tankers you say your name is Jim Shearer were you the 2nd engineer that joined the Mobil Comet in drydock at Palermo in September 1962 relieving Ernie...
Forum: Tankers 10th August 2015, 19:48
Replies: 13
Views: 4,062
Posted By jmbrent
Hi P. Arnold I sailed with Mobil from 62 to 68...

Hi P. Arnold I sailed with Mobil from 62 to 68 and enjoyed every minute of it. I sailed on all of the E ships Endeavour, Enterprise, Energy and Endurance and I also sailed on Astral and Daylight both...
Forum: BP Shipping 10th August 2015, 19:30
Replies: 53
Views: 16,685
Posted By jmbrent
I was a apprentice at Swan Hunter drydocks at...

I was a apprentice at Swan Hunter drydocks at Wallsend on Tyne in the late 50's and I remember the yard fitting an Inert Gas system into the British Skill and this was a retro fit, how successful the...
Forum: Other International Navies 16th April 2015, 21:39
Replies: 35
Views: 17,406
Posted By jmbrent
Hi all, The Kharg went on trials in 3 different...

Hi all, The Kharg went on trials in 3 different years, the first trial was terminated due to "squeaky rudder" which was diagnosed by boffins from Newcastle University as harmonics in the hydraulic...
Forum: The Engine Room 25th March 2015, 18:37
Replies: 13
Views: 2,375
Posted By jmbrent
Hi Turbo Tyne, Prior to running turbines up under...

Hi Turbo Tyne, Prior to running turbines up under load, the gear meshing would be checked by taking blue marking checks. In the photo it would appear that something has passed through the gearing as...
Forum: Say Hello 23rd February 2015, 21:17
Replies: 15
Views: 1,959
Posted By jmbrent
Hi McClean, Yes Colin I was onboard and on watch...

Hi McClean, Yes Colin I was onboard and on watch when we were at anchor off Naples when the anchor chain snapped and we ran aground. The Captain at that time was a chap called Holden. Were you the...
Forum: Esso Tankers 9th April 2014, 16:46
Replies: 57
Views: 35,082
Posted By jmbrent
Hi Chadburn, my comments were not aimed at you...

Hi Chadburn, my comments were not aimed at you but comments in general on this thread which appear to be aimed at the ship builder
Forum: Esso Tankers 9th April 2014, 15:47
Replies: 57
Views: 35,082
Posted By jmbrent
Esso Northumbria

Hi all, this thread was very interesting to me, I helped to build this vessel and all of the 8 VLCC's built by Swan Hunters. I was a foreman fitter installing all machinery in the engine room...
Forum: Say Hello 3rd April 2014, 15:47
Replies: 16
Views: 3,480
Posted By jmbrent
Hi Dale, when I first saw the Mobil tankers...

Hi Dale, when I first saw the Mobil tankers thread I thought that name rings a bell, I am sure that we sailed together in Mobil all those years ago. I sailed on quite a number of Mobil ships from...
Forum: Maritime Family History Research 28th February 2014, 16:23
Replies: 7
Views: 1,429
Posted By jmbrent
Hi Chris. there is or was a Mobil berth on Staten...

Hi Chris. there is or was a Mobil berth on Staten Island called Port Socony maybe thats what he has written down.
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