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Search: Posts Made By: John Paul
Forum: Bank Line 15th July 2019, 10:51
Replies: 26
Views: 2,817
Posted By John Paul
Rabaul in mid 60's

Rabaul in mid 60's
Forum: The Engine Room 11th December 2017, 08:44
Replies: 17
Rpm
Views: 3,479
Posted By John Paul
pinched a few off the 12/4 watch at midday a few...

pinched a few off the 12/4 watch at midday a few times but no one said anything and gave a few away if the weather was a bit rough, still ended up in port so no harm done mind you 40 odd years ago...
Forum: Maritime Family History Research 12th October 2017, 20:32
Replies: 3
Views: 525
Posted By John Paul
Dredge Erskine

Bill,
Many thanks for your information,checked it out but regretfully I could rnot find any records or crew lists for
Cheer, john paul the voyage out, but will continue looking
Forum: Maritime Family History Research 11th October 2017, 04:18
Replies: 3
Views: 525
Posted By John Paul
Bucket dredger ERSKINE

I am trying to obtain a crew list of this dredger built in Port Glasgow by Murdock & Murrey in 1875/1876 . She was rigged as a 3 masted schooner for the voyage from the UK to New Zealand where she...
Forum: The Engine Room 1st November 2016, 07:55
Replies: 85
Views: 7,287
Posted By John Paul
crankcase inspections on a tanker found the...

crankcase inspections on a tanker found the center pad of No1 piston had squeezed out the white metal, opened up x head bearings, lower halves white metal cracked with a lot missing, canter pad had...
Forum: The Engine Room 29th October 2016, 19:42
Replies: 85
Views: 7,287
Posted By John Paul
turning gear fuses

hi
Used the turning gear to move the crankshaft into more suitable positions while in the crankcase, never found a problem with that provided the engineer operating the gear was on the ball. A...
Forum: The Engine Room 27th July 2016, 00:39
Replies: 15
Views: 2,061
Posted By John Paul
Hi. When I looked into getting a stationry...

Hi.
When I looked into getting a stationry engines driver ticket I was informed that if the screw was not driven by steam then not possible to obtain one.
hydro power staions operators used to...
Forum: The Engine Room 18th March 2016, 05:30
Replies: 8
Views: 1,889
Posted By John Paul
with camshaft oil pump off abour 1/8 to...

with camshaft oil pump off abour 1/8 to 3/16"clearance but sometines adjustments were required when running. a nice smooth tappet pad helped a great deal. this fro memory of about 35 yrears ago
Forum: Passenger Liners 17th November 2015, 21:18
Replies: 1
Views: 1,375
Posted By John Paul
TSS TAHITI of 1905

On a recent visit to Otago Musuem I admired the model of this passenger ship and I am puzzled by what appears to be vents or scuppers at various points around the accommodation just above deck level....
Forum: Bank Line 2nd August 2015, 08:27
Replies: 1
Views: 1,390
Posted By John Paul
would this be the Chris Hunter from off the...

would this be the Chris Hunter from off the Willowbank , 3rd mate then,lived in Surrey docks, this would have been 1966/67, I was 4th engr then
Forum: Ship Research 27th January 2015, 07:00
Replies: 12
Views: 3,818
Posted By John Paul
never worked in a building yard but I believe a...

never worked in a building yard but I believe a board giving the angle was placed near the slip way so everyone could see the required angle and all vertical work worked from that

I think the...
Forum: BP Shipping 23rd May 2013, 22:32
Replies: 27
Views: 5,865
Posted By John Paul
British light Pumps

I never sailed with BP but remember the British Light drydocking in Falmouth in 1964. The engine room pumps were stripped and all the rotating parts brought over to the drawing office where they were...
Forum: The Galley 19th July 2012, 01:43
Replies: 84
Views: 22,958
Posted By John Paul
best clacker

50/50 of lard and butter makes a firm case,massage into the flour,not in a mixer add warm water as required,can't beat it.
Forum: The Engine Room 17th March 2012, 05:27
Replies: 44
Views: 9,825
Posted By John Paul
Caprotti valve gear on triple expansions engines....

Caprotti valve gear on triple expansions engines.

the St Denys ex Northgate Scott of Falmouth Towage had a triple build by Beardmore fitted with Caprotti valve gear. The gear box was located port...
Forum: The Engine Room 23rd February 2012, 23:56
Replies: 44
Views: 9,825
Posted By John Paul
I recall setting valves on a triple expansion...

I recall setting valves on a triple expansion when serving my time,Piston valves were done with sticks and flat v/vs with feelers to measure port opening top and bottom Revering gear was placed at...
Forum: The Engine Room 23rd February 2012, 19:10
Replies: 44
Views: 9,825
Posted By John Paul
Impulse valves

Manually operated valves could be used to admit live steam to the IP or LP cylinders to give the required impulse to get the HP off a dead centre,from memory these could act on the top or bottom of...
Forum: The Engine Room 20th October 2009, 05:53
Replies: 45
Views: 6,326
Posted By John Paul
Docking in Rabaul on a Bank boat took over the 8...

Docking in Rabaul on a Bank boat took over the 8 to 12 watch with 2/e doing a stand by after a while all quite with no movements 2nd went topside returned and said that we were alongside,after a fair...
Forum: BP Shipping 4th July 2009, 22:44
Replies: 58
Views: 17,901
Posted By John Paul
Hi. Was it the British Queen that pulled the...

Hi.
Was it the British Queen that pulled the tug St.Levan over while leaving Silley Cox ship repair yard ,Falmouth. This would have been about 1962/63/
As I worked on the tug after she was raised...
Forum: Tramp Steamers 2nd March 2009, 03:21
Replies: 15
Views: 3,213
Posted By John Paul
re Loradore

I started that voyage as 3rd engr but paid off due to illness in las Palmas.
Met up with a junior engr who was on her for the full trip, about 12 to 18 months after he had left her, so we dropped...
Forum: Special Purpose Vessels 24th December 2008, 09:00
Replies: 40
Views: 20,165
Posted By John Paul
floating docks

I can remember in Falmouth that AFD 35 was docked in AFD 5 on one occasion,this must have been in the late 1950's. I think that that was the last time that AFD 5 was used. Eventually she was towed...
Forum: Cunard 22nd August 2007, 22:16
Replies: 29
Views: 7,674
Posted By John Paul
MV Andania. I also sailed on her on the first...

MV Andania.
I also sailed on her on the first trip under Cunard as 2/Eng.
Found the plant to be very interesting to operate but very hot and everything suffered,generators could not carry full load...
Forum: Houlder Brothers 17th July 2007, 08:50
Replies: 118
Views: 24,684
Posted By John Paul
MV Joule

After 5 hours in a crew boat pimples of lights appeared over the horizon a good introduction to the Joule. Max rpm was just over slow ahead as all the coolers were choked up with shells,upon berthing...
Forum: Say Hello 20th June 2007, 21:36
Replies: 13
Views: 623
Posted By John Paul
Hello

To introduce myself,
served my time as fitter with Silley Cox and Co, Falmouth,then 21years at sea on various types of ships, rangeing from 500 tonners to VLCC's,after this period workes as...
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