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Search: Posts Made By: Victor J. Croasdale
Forum: The Galley Today, 00:22
Replies: 20
Views: 1,087
I was junior engineer on the refer Loch Maree in...

I was junior engineer on the refer Loch Maree in 1976. We were on passage from Sweden to Nigeria. Went through a storm in Biscay, sandwiches for a couple of days.
Forum: P & O 8th August 2019, 23:43
Replies: 34
Views: 2,949
The air con would matter on the first draft....

The air con would matter on the first draft. (Groan!)
Forum: Ship Research 28th June 2019, 18:49
Replies: 53
Views: 4,931
Hi Dannic. DVDs came out in 1995. The video...

Hi Dannic.
DVDs came out in 1995. The video recording we had back when I was sea were more like stone age cave paintings.

The U-matic format came out in 1969 but was limited by cost to...
Forum: Ship Research 28th June 2019, 00:01
Replies: 53
Views: 4,931
Hi, I was in school in the 60s. In the late 60s...

Hi, I was in school in the 60s. In the late 60s one of the science teachers started the "Sixth form scientific film society". The title pretty much says it all. I became a projectionist at this. When...
Forum: Other Companies/Ships 29th May 2019, 01:02
Replies: 60
Views: 13,736
I seem to remember a Court Line ship that dropped...

I seem to remember a Court Line ship that dropped the hook at the entrance to the Mersey just after Court Line went bust. They threatened to sink it in the middle of the channel if they weren't paid....
Forum: The Engine Room 24th May 2019, 00:17
Replies: 28
Views: 3,280
I sailed on the the reefer Loch Maree a couple of...

I sailed on the the reefer Loch Maree a couple of times. The first time (1977) we were running up from South Africa to Europe with oranges and apples. The freezer would have to open a box and stick a...
Forum: Model Ships 3rd May 2019, 02:39
Replies: 10
Views: 1,317
I build models but not sailing ships. ...

I build models but not sailing ships.
https://www.flickr.com/photos/vjc_models

I usually clean models with an airbrush spraying water and washing up liquid, then rinse by spraying with clean...
Forum: Ship Research 3rd May 2019, 02:31
Replies: 22
Views: 2,756
I think that it is bell clapper. Looking at the...

I think that it is bell clapper. Looking at the size it's for a bell 16 - 18 inches tall, not particularly large.
It's not a church bell as those are rung by swinging the bell, this has an eye for...
Forum: News and Views from the Shipping World 15th April 2019, 14:05
Replies: 22
Views: 2,882
When I was on the "Cast Dolphin" (winter of 78...

When I was on the "Cast Dolphin" (winter of 78 -79) we docked in Montreal about 20:00 on Dec 31. There was talk of pratting about a bit and coming in just after midnight.
Forum: News and Views from the Shipping World 14th March 2019, 23:23
Replies: 22
Views: 2,882
I went to Mackinaw City last summer. The USCGC...

I went to Mackinaw City last summer. The USCGC Mackinaw, a Great Lakes icebreaker, is museum ship there.
I asked about senior discount, but was given the military discount because I'd been in the...
Forum: The Engine Room 1st March 2019, 22:17
Replies: 88
Views: 14,392
The MV Sig Ragne was built as Upper Clyde...

The MV Sig Ragne was built as Upper Clyde Shipbuilders were closing, the guys working there knew that when the ships on the blocks were complete, they were all on the dole.

I lived in Athens 1991...
Forum: Royal Navy 20th February 2019, 03:04
Replies: 39
Views: 5,431
IMM was the International Mercantile Marine...

IMM was the International Mercantile Marine founded by JP Morgan.
It owned White Star until it sold it to Royal Mail Steam Packet Co in 1927.
RMSC unraveled when its unprincipled principal owner,...
Forum: Royal Navy 19th February 2019, 23:40
Replies: 39
Views: 5,431
Stephen has given the details of the MV Britannic...

Stephen has given the details of the MV Britannic (Launched 6 August 1929 delivered to White Star 1930). It too was built by Harland and Wolff, with twin Diesel engines. It reused the name but was...
Forum: Royal Navy 14th February 2019, 23:48
Replies: 39
Views: 5,431
Not quite. RMS Majestic was built by Blohm and...

Not quite.
RMS Majestic was built by Blohm and Voss as the SS Bismarck for Hamburg-America Line, Launch date 20 June 1914 and was the world's largest ship until the SS Normandie in 1935

Awarded...
Forum: Computers and The Internet 8th February 2019, 18:24
Replies: 26
Views: 2,709
... and a piece of string! I was a Red Cross...

... and a piece of string!

I was a Red Cross volunteer for hurricane Katrina in 2005, as part of that I interviewed a lot of evacuees. A lot of the victims' sadness revolved around the loss of...
Forum: Royal Navy 8th February 2019, 18:22
Replies: 39
Views: 5,431
In 1981 I was on the "Nordic Faith", we had just...

In 1981 I was on the "Nordic Faith", we had just discharged at Port Arthur. We went out into the Gulf of Mexico and rendezvous with another ship and transferred its cargo. We went in to Beaumont Tx....
Forum: Computers and The Internet 8th February 2019, 16:59
Replies: 26
Views: 2,709
I have a network of computers in our house. 3 of...

I have a network of computers in our house. 3 of them are running Vista and 1 Windows 10. I have 5 or 6 other computers that are used on an ad hoc basis. They are all behind a firewall.

My...
Forum: Royal Navy 8th February 2019, 16:18
Replies: 39
Views: 5,431
Dredge the bottom then lower the sea level by a...

Dredge the bottom then lower the sea level by a couple of feet. Easy!
ROFLMAO
Forum: News and Views from the Shipping World 2nd February 2019, 16:20
Replies: 28
Views: 2,589
There's an article on Wikipedia about rogue...

There's an article on Wikipedia about rogue waves.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rogue_wave
I was on the Nordic Commander in 1976, I took some photos of the ship in heavy weather in the Indian...
Forum: Bulk Carriers 23rd January 2019, 23:28
Replies: 2
Views: 4,028
Hi, I was on the Norvegia Team 1977 - 78. One...

Hi, I was on the Norvegia Team 1977 - 78.
One of the Diesel Alternators had a shaft extension through into the pump room where it drove a cargo pump, this could be clutched in from the engine room....
Forum: Shaw Savill 11th January 2019, 00:25
Replies: 2
Views: 736
The "Marchioness' is mentioned at 7 min 26 sec....

The "Marchioness' is mentioned at 7 min 26 sec. It was involved in a collision in 1989 with 51 killed.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Marchioness_disaster
Forum: Brocklebank Line 10th January 2019, 23:50
Replies: 15
Views: 1,532
Hi, I was on the Norvegia Team in 1977 - 78. We...

Hi,
I was on the Norvegia Team in 1977 - 78. We arrived at Suez for a northbound transit and the Egyptian canal authorities determined that we had a draft of 47' 1" that is 1 inch over the max. We...
Forum: The Bridge 2nd January 2019, 16:20
Replies: 77
Views: 7,129
METGE 51 years LOL METGE (Main Engine...

METGE 51 years LOL

METGE (Main Engine Turning Gear Engaged)
Forum: J & J Denholm 2nd January 2019, 14:49
Replies: 181
Views: 42,268
Dave, When were you on Norvegia Team and Loch...

Dave,
When were you on Norvegia Team and Loch Maree?
I was on Loch Maree Feb 77 to June 77 and Oct 79 to Mar 80, Norvegia Team Sept 77 to Feb 78.

What did you do when you came ashore?
Forum: Places, People & Events of Maritime Interest 21st December 2018, 22:33
Replies: 9
Views: 2,446
When Beyer Peacock closed in 1966 all their...

When Beyer Peacock closed in 1966 all their records went to the Manchester science museum. It's had various names and is now the "Science and Industry Museum, Manchester." When I was a sixth former...
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