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Search: Posts Made By: stevekelly10
Forum: Nautical Colleges 4th June 2020, 22:43
Replies: 195
Views: 54,031
Posted By stevekelly10
I was at Springburn College 1970 to 1971 doing my...

I was at Springburn College 1970 to 1971 doing my phase 3. One of my flat mates had a girlfriend, who was one of the first, if not the first ? to attend the nautical college to train as an RO ! she...
Forum: Non-Seafaring Obituaries 6th April 2020, 17:17
Replies: 14
Views: 1,111
Posted By stevekelly10
Honor Blackman /Pussy Galore RIP

Just been announced my favourite Bond girl has died aged 94 :( RIP Honor\ Pussy https://www.theguardian.com/film/2020/apr/06/honor-blackman-james-bond-pussy-galore-avengers-dies-aged-94
Forum: Ben Line 26th March 2020, 18:32
Replies: 22
Views: 6,205
Posted By stevekelly10
I had the pleasure of looking after the Grey...

I had the pleasure of looking after the Grey Warrior when she was in lay-up in Brunei bay with BP shipcare. She had never carried a cargo ! It was an impressive ship ,even tho it was a Tanker :) It...
Forum: Say Hello 20th March 2020, 22:53
Replies: 26
Views: 1,124
Posted By stevekelly10
She was designed to reach 150 rpm. But whilst I...

She was designed to reach 150 rpm. But whilst I was onboard she never managed it ! https://web.archive.org/web/20061213154542/http://www.ssdelphine.com/past.htm P.S tried to rotate pic of discharge...
Forum: Say Hello 20th March 2020, 22:15
Replies: 26
Views: 1,124
Posted By stevekelly10
She is :) Feel privileged to have worked on her !...

She is :) Feel privileged to have worked on her ! had to use knowledge I was taught in college, but never thought I would ever have to use ! :)
Forum: Say Hello 20th March 2020, 19:03
Replies: 26
Views: 1,124
Posted By stevekelly10
https://www.bing.com/videos/search?q=ss+delphine&v...

https://www.bing.com/videos/search?q=ss+delphine&view=detail&mid=6476BFB6B6A40119CD4E6476BFB6B6A40119CD4E&FORM=VIRE
Forum: Say Hello 20th March 2020, 18:36
Replies: 26
Views: 1,124
Posted By stevekelly10
The original boilers were there. there is a...

The original boilers were there. there is a watertight bulkhead complete with a hydraulic watertight door fitted. The new diesel generators are also located in the boiler room.
Forum: Say Hello 20th March 2020, 18:33
Replies: 26
Views: 1,124
Posted By stevekelly10
It's wooden cladding to keep her original looks

It's wooden cladding to keep her original looks
Forum: Say Hello 20th March 2020, 16:17
Replies: 26
Views: 1,124
Posted By stevekelly10
Her accommodation block was completely rebuilt in...

Her accommodation block was completely rebuilt in steel unfortunately this compromised her stability and was top heavy ! To correct this she had a load of lead bars fitted into the tank tops in the...
Forum: Say Hello 20th March 2020, 15:47
Replies: 26
Views: 1,124
Posted By stevekelly10
Yes she had a boiler refit. One vertical...

Yes she had a boiler refit. One vertical watertube boiler and one larger more conventional watertube boiler, both oiled fire ! Most of her original engineroom equipment was also retained, but she did...
Forum: Say Hello 19th March 2020, 23:03
Replies: 26
Views: 1,124
Posted By stevekelly10
I would love to volunteer if I lived a bit closer...

I would love to volunteer if I lived a bit closer ! I have experience of steam reciprocating engines as I sailed as 2\E on the SS Delphine, for a short period. She was a fully restored steam yacht,...
Forum: The Engine Room 13th February 2020, 16:56
Replies: 41
Views: 7,809
Posted By stevekelly10
Some strange things happen on steam ships ! I...

Some strange things happen on steam ships ! I sailed on 2 identical ULCC's. It was decided to replace the pneumatic Bailey mini line boiler controls with a new up to date electro\pneumatic system due...
Forum: BP Shipping 23rd January 2020, 19:28
Replies: 7
Views: 1,231
Posted By stevekelly10
When I joined BP they had 152 vessels in 1968....

When I joined BP they had 152 vessels in 1968. When I left, when they " Flagged out" They had 29 !
Forum: Non-Seafaring Obituaries 22nd January 2020, 18:00
Replies: 7
Views: 584
Posted By stevekelly10
Another comedy great gone ! :( R.I.P Terry

Another comedy great gone ! :( R.I.P Terry
Forum: The Engine Room 30th December 2019, 16:59
Replies: 80
Views: 12,449
Posted By stevekelly10
The British Lancer had an emergency Rolls Royce...

The British Lancer had an emergency Rolls Royce generator on her when I sailed on it 1972. Cannot remember it ever being a problem ?
Forum: Other International Navies 12th December 2019, 17:01
Replies: 7
Views: 2,256
Posted By stevekelly10
Was not that long ago how the Russians said our...

Was not that long ago how the Russians said our new carriers would be easy targets. Their sole carrier was never a threat as it could be tracked by it's trail of black smoke! Now I would not be...
Forum: The Engine Room 9th December 2019, 21:48
Replies: 7
Views: 1,555
Posted By stevekelly10
I've asked my Son, who is still onboard to find...

I've asked my Son, who is still onboard to find out why, if he can ! But probably not something they want to share with the passengers :)
Forum: The Engine Room 6th December 2019, 09:53
Replies: 7
Views: 1,555
Posted By stevekelly10
I don't think the problem was serious, as my son...

I don't think the problem was serious, as my son and his girlfriend are onboard and the ship has just sailed from Adelaide. Mind you he did send a photo of them wearing life jackets during a boat...
Forum: BP Shipping 25th November 2019, 22:02
Replies: 35
Views: 9,432
Posted By stevekelly10
Yes that story rings a bell with me too ! But...

Yes that story rings a bell with me too ! But can't remember the exact details :(
Forum: BP Shipping 9th November 2019, 15:23
Replies: 135
Views: 46,506
Posted By stevekelly10
No Dave. I wasn't there when it happened but I...

No Dave. I wasn't there when it happened but I did hear all about it. I know the weather could get quite rough in the Bay at times !
Forum: BP Shipping 8th November 2019, 20:08
Replies: 220
Views: 67,134
Posted By stevekelly10
I sailed with Sheena on the Poplar, when it was...

I sailed with Sheena on the Poplar, when it was sold to the Italians ! She was not Snotty at all !Must have been you she had a problem with ?
Forum: BP Shipping 8th November 2019, 19:58
Replies: 30
Views: 5,278
Posted By stevekelly10
Not during my time ! I left when they flagged out...

Not during my time ! I left when they flagged out :)
Forum: BP Shipping 8th November 2019, 19:52
Replies: 135
Views: 46,506
Posted By stevekelly10
Trust me it was no doddle ! One of the first jobs...

Trust me it was no doddle ! One of the first jobs I had was replacing all the crankshaft white metal bearings on the Tridents Emergency Generator engine as the sump was full of water and someone had...
Forum: BP Shipping 31st October 2019, 22:56
Replies: 10
IoG
Views: 1,639
Posted By stevekelly10
If an LNG tanker explodes, It will make a bigger...

If an LNG tanker explodes, It will make a bigger bang than the Richard Montgomery , ever could have ! (Jester)
Forum: BP Shipping 30th October 2019, 22:57
Replies: 10
IoG
Views: 1,639
Posted By stevekelly10
Is there not an LNG terminal there now ?

Is there not an LNG terminal there now ?
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