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Search: Posts Made By: Nick Balls
Forum: Nautical Colleges 16th June 2017, 10:32
Replies: 33
Views: 16,243
Posted By Nick Balls
Hi Guys, I was on the Worcester 1972 with a...

Hi Guys,

I was on the Worcester 1972 with a few people I can recall. Chris Bailey, Simon Ayshford, Paul Adams, Paul Whitehead. The Pier Hotel at that time was quite some place with its long...
Forum: J & J Denholm 21st April 2017, 22:48
Replies: 22
Views: 2,680
Posted By Nick Balls
Not sure which ship this is. I worked on the...

Not sure which ship this is. I worked on the Finnimore Meadow which was very similar.
Forum: Offshore Oil & Gas Industry 20th July 2016, 15:21
Replies: 79
Views: 43,253
Posted By Nick Balls
A picture of the Canopus in around 82 as the Sub...

A picture of the Canopus in around 82 as the Sub Sea Canopus
Forum: Passenger Liners 11th October 2015, 13:29
Replies: 21
Views: 3,266
Posted By Nick Balls
The individual parts that make up a ship and how...

The individual parts that make up a ship and how their construction changes over time shows the 'conservative' nature of naval architecture. Wooden frames and planking, gave way to iron frames and...
Forum: Offshore Oil & Gas Industry 10th July 2015, 12:51
Replies: 98
Views: 42,439
Posted By Nick Balls
Good Day Cesar, I thought you would be...

Good Day Cesar,
I thought you would be interested in this picture. The Oil Trader did originally have conventional lifeboats. She originaly worked the southern North Sea out of Great Yarmouth....
Forum: Offshore Oil & Gas Industry 23rd April 2015, 20:53
Replies: 28
Views: 8,289
Posted By Nick Balls
Good to know that Tom was still going

Good to know that Tom was still going
Forum: Offshore Oil & Gas Industry 8th January 2015, 20:46
Replies: 18
Views: 5,153
Posted By Nick Balls
A shot of one of the Forties platforms (Not sure...

A shot of one of the Forties platforms (Not sure which) Iolair and the Star Arcturus about to back load a large bit of scrap steel! I took this shot in the very early 80's while working for Star...
Forum: Ship Research 26th October 2014, 13:55
Replies: 3
Views: 556
Posted By Nick Balls
Couple of shots of the yard on this link: ...

Couple of shots of the yard on this link:
http://www.greenhithe.org.uk/php/gallery.php
Forum: Say Hello 15th October 2014, 09:47
Replies: 22
Views: 3,601
Posted By Nick Balls
Rubber bucket (Supplied by Met office) ...

Rubber bucket (Supplied by Met office)
Centigrade
Degree's
Generally speaking in the 70's and 80's The observations were accurately recorded and we also used to send reports to the Marine...
Forum: Maritime Family History Research 6th October 2014, 19:41
Replies: 3
Views: 1,065
Posted By Nick Balls
This might be the place to start: ...

This might be the place to start:
http://lowestoftmaritimemuseum.org.uk
Fishing families on the east coast often moved to different parts as shown by the records you have.
Connections between...
Forum: BP Shipping 17th September 2014, 11:50
Replies: 18
Views: 3,870
Posted By Nick Balls
Some of us who are not yet at state pension age...

Some of us who are not yet at state pension age but have contributed throughout our whole working lives to the MNOPF may be unaware of the impact that UK pension legislation will have post 2016. The...
Forum: Ship Research 11th September 2014, 13:58
Replies: 106
Views: 13,618
Posted By Nick Balls
Bee block arrangement. It would have had a sheeve...

Bee block arrangement. It would have had a sheeve and the vertical block a pin so that it's design is as a fairlead that can be made up to the belaying pin. The rope would have come from above the...
Forum: Ship Research 9th September 2014, 14:54
Replies: 106
Views: 13,618
Posted By Nick Balls
The towing idea had crossed my line, There is...

The towing idea had crossed my line, There is film footage of lifeboat trials showing the boats being towed in a line around the same era. I also came across a reference to the use of an offset...
Forum: Ship Research 9th September 2014, 14:46
Replies: 106
Views: 13,618
Posted By Nick Balls
Brilliant Steven!

Brilliant Steven!
Forum: Ship Research 9th September 2014, 13:21
Replies: 106
Views: 13,618
Posted By Nick Balls
Yep I had noticed that..............but it's a...

Yep I had noticed that..............but it's a good thread, got everyone raking through the old books and manuals. Will we ever get the answer?
Forum: Ship Research 9th September 2014, 09:35
Replies: 106
Views: 13,618
Posted By Nick Balls
These bee blocks are found on carling boards of a...

These bee blocks are found on carling boards of a half decker sailing boat to allow the sheet to fairlead from the clew to the final position (thro' the coaming) Its interesting BUT the fittings on...
Forum: Ship Research 8th September 2014, 22:55
Replies: 106
Views: 13,618
Posted By Nick Balls
Good answer. I had also looked at those great...

Good answer. I had also looked at those great little sketches in Ashley's.
Yes they did have a spec but according to the official enquiry where build using a single midship mould and then 'by eye'...
Forum: Ship Research 8th September 2014, 22:14
Replies: 106
Views: 13,618
Posted By Nick Balls
I think we have established from a seamanship...

I think we have established from a seamanship point of view that these fittings are not for any kind of serious load bearing use. I'm curious myself, not from any 'Titanic' point of view but because...
Forum: Ship Research 8th September 2014, 15:49
Replies: 106
Views: 13,618
Posted By Nick Balls
Only the largest boats had these fittings:...

Only the largest boats had these fittings: looking at online pictures of all the boats I see that they seem to be fitted in the following fashion One set on starboard bow and One set on Port quarter....
Forum: Ship Research 8th September 2014, 13:57
Replies: 106
Views: 13,618
Posted By Nick Balls
I too have now looked at quite a few books and...

I too have now looked at quite a few books and see many similarities with RN boats. However I still see no clue regarding the fittings. Of course the boatbuilders would have gone strictly by the...
Forum: Ship Research 8th September 2014, 08:55
Replies: 106
Views: 13,618
Posted By Nick Balls
Why are the fittings only on the biggest boats ? ...

Why are the fittings only on the biggest boats ? What's different with them over the other boats?
I've been thinking about the sea anchor tripping line !
These boats were very 'Navy style' and...
Forum: Ship Research 7th September 2014, 17:21
Replies: 106
Views: 13,618
Posted By Nick Balls
Good Youtube clip of another similar...

Good Youtube clip of another similar boat.............No clues?http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n0cnbuqW7i4
Forum: Maritime Family History Research 7th September 2014, 16:37
Replies: 5
Views: 1,185
Posted By Nick Balls
In the 1970/80's it went down to 58 then returned...

In the 1970/80's it went down to 58 then returned to 61.
Forum: Ship Research 7th September 2014, 15:29
Replies: 106
Views: 13,618
Posted By Nick Balls
There are a few points of agreement here. 1)The...

There are a few points of agreement here.
1)The fittings are wood and therefore in there configeration represent a 'lightweight fitting'
2) The fittings occur in the boat at bow and stern on...
Forum: Ship Research 7th September 2014, 11:47
Replies: 106
Views: 13,618
Posted By Nick Balls
I'm not sure about this rocking business. Among...

I'm not sure about this rocking business. Among the many pictures of Titanic and contemporary boats is a picture of a very similar boat on the Megantic. This shows quite clearly how the Boat was...
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