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Forum: Bank Line 15th July 2019, 22:38
Replies: 19
Views: 753
Posted By seaman38
If I remember correctly the only explosives...

If I remember correctly the only explosives anchorage in the Thames in the 50's was 'Chapmans Reach' near Southend, the first port reached inwards after that would be Gravesend. Carried explosives on...
Forum: Ship Research 13th July 2019, 12:27
Replies: 40
Views: 1,845
Posted By seaman38
The 'Liner' company I served my time with (50's)...

The 'Liner' company I served my time with (50's) all the C/O's had the same attitude, to get as much work out of the cadets, who were not paid overtime, as possible to save paying the deck crew...
Forum: Ship Research 12th July 2019, 08:47
Replies: 40
Views: 1,845
Posted By seaman38
Apprentices (cadets) were very very cheap labour...

Apprentices (cadets) were very very cheap labour and you could use them for hours on end without the need to pay them overtime. They were great value to a shipowner at 72 per annum (1950's)
Forum: Ship Research 12th July 2019, 08:35
Replies: 40
Views: 1,845
Posted By seaman38
See #19...

See #19 (https://www.shipsnostalgia.com/usertag.php?do=list&action=hash&hash=19) for a logical explanation. Also don't forget British shipbuilders were loathe to change their ways, that's why we...
Forum: Ship Research 6th July 2019, 09:21
Replies: 40
Views: 1,845
Posted By seaman38
and don't forget the B O T Lime juice to bleach...

and don't forget the B O T Lime juice to bleach and bring out the grain prior varnishing, and as you say until the new mate arrives with different ideas.

Holy stoning and sand and canvas certainly...
Forum: Brocklebank Line 2nd July 2019, 08:55
Replies: 14
Views: 957
Posted By seaman38
Always wear the birthday suit, although it seems...

Always wear the birthday suit, although it seems to have shrunk lengthwise and expanded girthwise, it still seems to fit!
Forum: Ship Research 15th June 2019, 17:43
Replies: 5
Views: 641
Posted By seaman38
Judicious use of emery or litmus paper on metal...

Judicious use of emery or litmus paper on metal and brass may reveal something, also in a aged (apparently) wheel it may be possible to find some scratchings on the wood. With the fluted spokes it...
Forum: Ship Research 14th June 2019, 23:31
Replies: 14
Views: 1,085
Posted By seaman38
See #2...

See #2 (https://www.shipsnostalgia.com/usertag.php?do=list&action=hash&hash=2) Bob, on that 1914 trawler after the first 4 days we ate nothing but fish for next 20/24 days, nearly the same on every...
Forum: Ship Research 14th June 2019, 17:28
Replies: 14
Views: 1,085
Posted By seaman38
Nor me, fishing, deep sea and coasting. Perhaps...

Nor me, fishing, deep sea and coasting. Perhaps Errol Flynn used it when chasing Maureen O'Hara
Forum: Ship Research 13th June 2019, 08:48
Replies: 14
Views: 1,085
Posted By seaman38
#7...

#7 (https://www.shipsnostalgia.com/usertag.php?do=list&action=hash&hash=7) very interesting was that meal schedule on the mother factory ship or the actual trawlers, as I am not aware that in...
Forum: Ship Research 11th June 2019, 09:15
Replies: 14
Views: 1,085
Posted By seaman38
(Whaaa) I will try and give you some serious...

(Whaaa)

I will try and give you some serious answers from my time on trawlers, things may have changed in the 1970's the era you are researching as I left in the 1950's and joined the MN.
...
Forum: Ship Research 10th June 2019, 15:22
Replies: 14
Views: 1,085
Posted By seaman38
Cannot help with 1970's, but in 1951 sailing on a...

Cannot help with 1970's, but in 1951 sailing on a 1914 built trawler, she had no food or cargo freezer facilities. We loaded 20 tons of crystalised ice into fish hold prior sailing, this was to be...
Forum: The Bridge 9th June 2019, 09:23
Replies: 10
Views: 1,227
Posted By seaman38
From what era please, as definitely very...

From what era please, as definitely very different to the lifeboats and lifeboat compasses I sailed with 50's - 70's and LSA surveys I carried out 70 - 80's.

The ones I sailed with were in cowled...
Forum: News and Views from the Shipping World 7th June 2019, 09:17
Replies: 25
Views: 2,023
Posted By seaman38
Over 50,000 merchant vessels currently plying the...

Over 50,000 merchant vessels currently plying the world's oceans, employing over 1.5 million seafarers, doubt many British certificates among that lot, but, alas, on the whole they seem to be doing...
Forum: Say Hello 6th June 2019, 08:40
Replies: 3
Views: 316
Posted By seaman38
Take no notice, this poster has made an entry on...

Take no notice, this poster has made an entry on another site with the same headline under the name of 'Brilliantsexy' advising they will add value to the site
Forum: The Engine Room 27th May 2019, 18:10
Replies: 50
Views: 4,169
Posted By seaman38
Perhaps they are leaking!(Whaaa)

Perhaps they are leaking!(Whaaa)
Forum: News and Views from the Shipping World 24th May 2019, 08:33
Replies: 4
Views: 400
Posted By seaman38
In my days at sea it was 'Pilot's Advice/Master's...

In my days at sea it was 'Pilot's Advice/Master's Orders' the only place where a pilot had full control was the Panama Canal transit. No doubt things may have changed
Forum: Books, Magazines, TV, Video & Publications 21st May 2019, 14:20
Replies: 4
Views: 668
Posted By seaman38
Alas these book pirates are robbing the authors...

Alas these book pirates are robbing the authors of any royalties that may be due, as no doubt they will not be restricting their activities to very old textbooks.
Forum: News and Views from the Shipping World 21st May 2019, 09:03
Replies: 35
Views: 3,124
Posted By seaman38
Ah! Well! according to the Press the unfortunate...

Ah! Well! according to the Press the unfortunate Captain has been sent up to Rosyth to 'Drive' the 'boat' back to Portsmouth. Gawd almighty from their shipping correspondent
Forum: News and Views from the Shipping World 18th May 2019, 08:57
Replies: 35
Views: 3,124
Posted By seaman38
Seems very petty and possibly a bean counter with...

Seems very petty and possibly a bean counter with a vendetta, surely it is a 'Reprimand Offense' rather than a dismissal. We are, according to reports, short of RN personnel, but as said by some...
Forum: Ship Research 7th May 2019, 08:50
Replies: 22
Views: 2,135
Posted By seaman38
Definitely a ship's bell 'clapper' I have one...

Definitely a ship's bell 'clapper' I have one exactly the same and although the bell is made from a brass and bronze mixture (1942) the clapper is made of cast iron and the open eye as stated...
Forum: Say Hello 6th May 2019, 22:21
Replies: 4
Views: 322
Posted By seaman38
#2...

#2 (https://www.shipsnostalgia.com/usertag.php?do=list&action=hash&hash=2) Ropner's Navy

If you haven't read it I would bring to your attention "Ropner's Navy" by Billy McGee ISBN Number ...
Forum: Colliers 6th May 2019, 09:10
Replies: 32
Views: 9,253
Posted By seaman38
I was 2/m on the flattie 'Hackney' going up to...

I was 2/m on the flattie 'Hackney' going up to Battersea, she was steam driven and lowering the funnel for going under the bridges ensued getting covered in soot. At sea loaded they were like...
Forum: Fishing Vessels 6th May 2019, 08:52
Replies: 17
Views: 1,136
Posted By seaman38
Thanks for that, certainly different to my first...

Thanks for that, certainly different to my first trawler 1914 built, 140 ton, sidewinder 'Swanland' (H402). Automatic freezer facilities, I was the automatic freezer below in the battened down hold...
Forum: Tall ships 3rd May 2019, 22:36
Replies: 14
Views: 999
Posted By seaman38
[QUOTE=stein;2982265]he is trying to evade work,...

[QUOTE=stein;2982265]he is trying to evade work, including the repair of a leaking bucket - but even remembering that does not help me. "With what shall I ???? it, dear woman dear woman?

The...
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