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Search: Posts Made By: harry t.
Forum: The Bridge 26th August 2019, 19:45
Replies: 48
Views: 6,044
Posted By harry t.
sextants

And, if they didn’t manage to avoid the bombers, It wasn’t unknown for the gunners to use the potatoes from the ‘spud locker’, - when the ammo’ run done.
Forum: Ship Research 16th August 2019, 20:44
Replies: 14
Views: 2,633
Posted By harry t.
Cool Looking For WW2 Animal Transport Ships Photos & Data

hello Bill, some of these 7,000 "seagoing cowboys" had sailed in earlier years on the military transports, and many have recorded their experiences transporting horses and cattle to both hemispheres,...
Forum: Ship Research 16th August 2019, 16:19
Replies: 14
Views: 2,633
Posted By harry t.
The Seagoing Cowboys

https://seagoingcowboysblog.wordpress.com/tag/ss-charles-w-wooster

https://seagoingcowboysblog.wordpress.com/tag/liberty-ship/ - The S.S. Zona Gale was one of the first Army mule carriers to...
Forum: Ship Research 16th August 2019, 15:05
Replies: 14
Views: 2,633
Posted By harry t.
Looking For WW2 Animal Transport Ships Photos & Data

Transportation of Animals - US Army Medical Dept.
with lots of info and links to photos etc.

https://history.amedd.army.mil/booksdocs/wwii/vetservicewwii/chapter15.htm

scroll down to...
Forum: Preserved Vessels & Restoration Projects 14th August 2019, 20:37
Replies: 4
Views: 2,038
Posted By harry t.
i read the original cost was estimated @4 mill. -...

i read the original cost was estimated @4 mill. - final cost £14,000,000.
someone, somewhere, had a few spare shackles stashed away - and, considering, those were the days of serious belt tighening.
Forum: Preserved Vessels & Restoration Projects 14th August 2019, 19:56
Replies: 4
Views: 2,038
Posted By harry t.
saving Caroline

https://youtu.be/r473lXNhOrU
Forum: News and Views from the Shipping World 11th August 2019, 18:44
Replies: 42
Views: 3,910
Posted By harry t.
Shipbuilding in the UK today

Glad you enjoyed ‘searover’, he’s a straight talker, diplomatic, but if you ‘pick the bones’ from his full interview, Westminster and the Scottish governments’ called the shots and were the final...
Forum: News and Views from the Shipping World 11th August 2019, 15:41
Replies: 42
Views: 3,910
Posted By harry t.
from the ‘horse’s mouth’

an interesting insight from this part of an interview given by Sir John Parker

https://youtu.be/9ozgyoMAp3Y
Forum: News and Views from the Shipping World 11th August 2019, 07:26
Replies: 42
Views: 3,910
Posted By harry t.
'a bit of hard work never done anyone harm'

‘The burns and lairds steel boat’ to H&W discharged 700/1100 tons in less than a day. It took 3 days at Cammell Lairds. Until containerisation in the late sixties the ‘low’ dockers in Belfast or...
Forum: News and Views from the Shipping World 10th August 2019, 07:53
Replies: 42
Views: 3,910
Posted By harry t.
A job and finish! and, a...

A job and finish!


and, a painter today, all geared up.
Forum: News and Views from the Shipping World 7th August 2019, 20:49
Replies: 42
Views: 3,910
Posted By harry t.
agree wholeheartedly - below, a rough history of...

agree wholeheartedly - below, a rough history of H&W, 1969 to 2019

https://youtu.be/9AlqTpZg8uk
Forum: News and Views from the Shipping World 6th August 2019, 18:15
Replies: 42
Views: 3,910
Posted By harry t.
H&W - Harland&Wolff, Belfast - 1861until today

https://youtu.be/K3yhKW2hcvQ
Forum: The Bridge 28th July 2019, 20:55
Replies: 52
Views: 4,623
Posted By harry t.
Hello Avraham, The poem is the “Fall Guy”...

Hello Avraham, The poem is the “Fall Guy” (Anonymous Kings Point Alumnus) from a book - A Doghouse Tale, by Bert Oldenhuis.
- further to the earlier post;

The C/O...
Forum: The Bridge 27th July 2019, 19:01
Replies: 52
Views: 4,623
Posted By harry t.
GM – Theoretical Stability, good practice and carelessness.

On a coastwise passage with relieving deck and engineering officers, the ship had arrived that morning and was expected to sail again that evening, but there was a problem. On the chief officer’s...
Forum: The Bridge 16th July 2019, 07:33
Replies: 52
Views: 4,623
Posted By harry t.
The owner arranged for me to meet the examiner in...

The owner arranged for me to meet the examiner in Dubai. Over a coffee we discussed current affairs, when on my way, he got me to sign a form, produced a Panamanian certificate, and that was that.
Forum: The Bridge 7th July 2019, 20:51
Replies: 52
Views: 4,623
Posted By harry t.
The last two posts Re the gangways, brought to...

The last two posts Re the gangways, brought to mind an incident on a loaded passage from Belle Isle in Labrador to Inistrahul in the north of Ireland. The mate had arrived on the bridge to relieve...
Forum: The Bridge 5th July 2019, 19:41
Replies: 52
Views: 4,623
Posted By harry t.
Stability

On one of the few tween decker’s then operating in the 70’s we had been loading at several ports around the coast of Japan and had finally arrived to load at the charterers home port. Requesting an...
Forum: The Bridge 4th July 2019, 21:08
Replies: 52
Views: 4,623
Posted By harry t.
Trim and Stability

This lady (see attached) was designed 30 feet shorter, at 431 ft. in length and 27 ft. loaded draft, than her two sisters. This made for a bit of a curse with the ships trim and stability when...
Forum: News and Views from the Shipping World 17th June 2019, 20:01
Replies: 25
Views: 2,779
Posted By harry t.
MSC Opera - Venice

https://youtu.be/HefM2KcSdJ8

https://youtu.be/2gxCM_F5QXI

https://youtu.be/cUInKNgZdDA

https://youtu.be/Ex57oHXPISg

https://youtu.be/gnPhEXXyGG0
Forum: Passenger Liners 15th June 2019, 14:45
Replies: 85
Views: 24,088
Posted By harry t.
Emails between old shipmates . “Now I sure do...

Emails between old shipmates
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“Now I sure do remember John Auld, I cannot recall anyone ever saying a bad word about him, I am afraid the same cannot be said for me. Any Mariner who had the...
Forum: Coasters 9th June 2019, 20:52
Replies: 34
Views: 7,726
Posted By harry t.
trusting this link is okay ...

trusting this link is okay

https://youtu.be/ZW0SxfRShI8
Forum: Container Vessels 29th May 2019, 19:48
Replies: 17
Views: 4,156
Posted By harry t.
In 1978 steam ships were few and far between. I...

In 1978 steam ships were few and far between. I had been with owners discussing the specification for two new container ‘feeder’ ships (costing £17,000,000, then) - similar to that of their first...
Forum: Tugs 11th May 2019, 18:57
Replies: 1
Views: 628
Posted By harry t.
I joined a new build “pusher tug”, for Central...

I joined a new build “pusher tug”, for Central Gulf’s account, Class society: American Bureau of Shipping, in Singapore in 1976. She had 2X BHP2100 MWM diesels registering 50 tons bollard pull. She...
Forum: Ship Research 21st April 2019, 20:39
Replies: 7
Views: 649
Posted By harry t.
same company as the Torr (an old 'up and...

same company as the Torr (an old 'up and downer'), - Ramore built 1948 - steam turbines. Both would be known as cargo liners, i.e running regular sheduled services and usually carrying 12 passengers.
Forum: Ship Research 21st April 2019, 07:18
Replies: 7
Views: 649
Posted By harry t.
Morning Jay, The Ulster Steamship Co. out of...

Morning Jay, The Ulster Steamship Co. out of Belfast and Irish Shipping, Dublin, had regulsar services to/from Baltimore/Hampton Roads and Wilmington to Irish/UK/Continental ports until the early...
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