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Search: Posts Made By: John Williams 56-65
Forum: The Engine Room 26th January 2012, 16:31
Replies: 69
Views: 15,647
Geordie Chief.; I don`t remember exactly when I...

Geordie Chief.; I don`t remember exactly when I met this lad but as NS ended in 62 and I was sailing for Bibby line at this time you could be very near the mark.(?HUH)
Forum: The Engine Room 25th January 2012, 16:47
Replies: 69
Views: 15,647
I once came across a lad who admitted to having...

I once came across a lad who admitted to having served his time in a Singer Sewing Machine factory. I don`t know what heavy engineering experience he had but he reconned the only thing he needed to...
Forum: News and Views from the Shipping World 20th January 2012, 16:52
Replies: 4,191
Views: 808,727
Pilot; As someone who has had no connection with...

Pilot; As someone who has had no connection with anything to do with ships and the sea since leaving it some 47 years ago I find your question as to wether it is possible to drop the anchor from the...
Forum: News and Views from the Shipping World 18th January 2012, 12:26
Replies: 4,191
Views: 808,727
[QUOTE=Blackal;567664]I take the view that: ...

[QUOTE=Blackal;567664]I take the view that:

As long as there are decisions to be made onboard the vessel - the Master should remain to make them.

Al


I agree with Blackal that the master...
Forum: Other Companies/Ships 6th December 2011, 19:39
Replies: 402
Views: 117,413
Hi John; Once again your memory for names has...

Hi John; Once again your memory for names has brought back to me yet another I had all but forgotten. John Corlett [Troop Officer] on the Devonshire. A very nice man who I regularly came into...
Forum: Other Companies/Ships 6th December 2011, 19:24
Replies: 402
Views: 117,413
Hi Bill; I remember you on the Devonshire along...

Hi Bill; I remember you on the Devonshire along with Ray Parkinson and Jimmy Carstairs. I have been swapping a few emails with Ray talking about those long gone days . He mentioned you ,as he was in...
Forum: Other Companies/Ships 15th February 2010, 21:51
Replies: 402
Views: 117,413
Its been quite a while since I surfed this thread...

Its been quite a while since I surfed this thread and have to admit it brought back a few long forgotten memories.
One particular memory is the Kymo. I don`t remember it as being in the West Float...
Forum: Ship Research 6th September 2009, 20:51
Replies: 20
Views: 6,486
I know that Rutherfords were a well know ship...

I know that Rutherfords were a well know ship repair company in Birkenhead but wether or not they built ships I cannot say particularly pre 1904. Actually I don`t think there were any ship builders...
Forum: The Engine Room 14th August 2009, 20:51
Replies: 30
Views: 4,191
I heard that Alum was a recommended ring...

I heard that Alum was a recommended ring tightener. Used extensively by Ladies of the Night.
Forum: Places, People & Events of Maritime Interest 13th August 2009, 20:48
Replies: 204
Views: 38,838
Pat; Nice that someone else remembers the Navy...

Pat; Nice that someone else remembers the Navy Club in the old Egremont Ferry Building. I spent many an enjoyable Saturday night in there and remember many of the old Liverpool comedians performing...
Forum: Computers and The Internet 1st May 2009, 20:19
Replies: 34
Views: 6,512
It seems that many SN members are like me when it...

It seems that many SN members are like me when it comes to maintaining and running their computers. As a novice with computers I decided to buy a computer manual called " PC Knowledge for Seniors"...
Forum: Books, Magazines, TV, Video & Publications 7th April 2009, 20:27
Replies: 79
Views: 15,290
For those who are interested in the old sailing...

For those who are interested in the old sailing ships I would recommend a book I am reading for the second time. It is called " The Way of a Ship" by Derek Lundy.This is a comparatively recent book...
Forum: Brocklebank Line 17th February 2009, 19:15
Replies: 13
Views: 1,742
I know exactly how those two lads must have felt....

I know exactly how those two lads must have felt. Something similar happened to me on my first trip. My predeccesor told me of a Storm valve that occasionally gave trouble, before he left the ship....
Forum: Brocklebank Line 14th February 2009, 20:41
Replies: 64
Views: 6,790
We had a chippie who thought he knew a cast iron...

We had a chippie who thought he knew a cast iron way to avoid customs. He had bored a hole the right diameter as a tin of fifty cigarettes in a hatchboatd. The hole went in half the depth of the...
Forum: The Bridge 23rd December 2008, 20:37
Replies: 21
Views: 2,641
Sidsal; There was a strike at Cammel Laird in...

Sidsal; There was a strike at Cammel Laird in Birkenhead in the early sixties similar to the one you described. Unlike most strikes it was not a dispute between management and unions, but between...
Forum: Bank Line 16th December 2008, 19:51
Replies: 6
Views: 2,074
Do any of you old Bank Line hands know the name...

Do any of you old Bank Line hands know the name of the ship that caught fire whilst unloading Copra in Bromborough dock in the early fifties? I was working on her while she was unloading and I...
Forum: Historic Shipping lines and Ships 25th November 2008, 12:47
Replies: 9
Views: 1,773
Hi Ward; I have just caught up with your two...

Hi Ward; I have just caught up with your two posts re Troopships. You seem to have been rather unfortunate in travelling on Dilwara when she hit such rough weather. As one who has spent eight...
Forum: News and Views from the Shipping World 17th November 2008, 11:57
Replies: 10
Views: 1,667
Great news for those of us who knew and have...

Great news for those of us who knew and have worked at Cammel Humps as we used to call it. However a note of caution. There have been false dawns before and little came of them. I don`t wish to be...
Forum: News and Views from the Shipping World 14th November 2008, 20:13
Replies: 5
Views: 931
I rather fancy those turtles are not turtles at...

I rather fancy those turtles are not turtles at all but terrapins. As they originate in the USA almost any reptile like this, are, to Americans, turtles. The Americans even call tortoises turtles. ...
Forum: Ship Research 8th November 2008, 20:27
Replies: 22
Views: 13,154
Roger; You have probably, like me, read various...

Roger; You have probably, like me, read various accounts of the sinking of the Windrush over the years. You may also have read on this site of my membership of a small website called "The Old El...
Forum: The Galley 25th October 2008, 20:31
Replies: 52
Views: 17,860
A good old scouse name for Curry and Rice was ...

A good old scouse name for Curry and Rice was Duck S**t and Hailstones.
Forum: Blue Funnel Line 25th October 2008, 20:12
Replies: 20
Views: 4,008
Pat; Your mention of the Navy Club at Egremont...

Pat; Your mention of the Navy Club at Egremont in the ferry building, takes me back to a few great Saturday nights spent in there during the 1950s. I think it was there that I first heard Ken Dodd...
Forum: Ship Research 22nd October 2008, 20:22
Replies: 64
Views: 8,962
I would echo GWBs comment that ships props were...

I would echo GWBs comment that ships props were never made in a ship yard, at least to my knowledge. This is a specialised job handled by companies that made little else. There was a big propellor...
Forum: Ship Research 21st October 2008, 22:22
Replies: 31
Views: 7,340
I think possibly Wikipedia has got it wrong, and...

I think possibly Wikipedia has got it wrong, and not for the first time.

I remember working on a small Shell tanker which was being coverted into a Liquid gas carrier in about 1948/49. The ship...
Forum: Ship Research 21st October 2008, 21:55
Replies: 64
Views: 8,962
Mention has been made of the shipwrights...

Mention has been made of the shipwrights [Chippies] being connected to the launch of ships. On Merseyside they were also involved in the dry docking of ships. They took the mooring lines and it was...
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