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Search: Posts Made By: makko
Forum: Model Ships 17th January 2020, 18:47
Replies: 1
Views: 115
Posted By makko
Jeez, Bob! I am meant to be working, not GLUED to...

Jeez, Bob! I am meant to be working, not GLUED to your videos! Thanks for sharing, very informative!

Maybe I will try CSS Alabama!

Rgds.
Dave
Forum: Modern Cruise Ships 6th January 2020, 02:10
Replies: 17
Views: 1,223
Posted By makko
Send a PM/email to my old buddy "Swansea Chief"....

Send a PM/email to my old buddy "Swansea Chief". Tell him that I sent you. He will "fill" you in with everything that you want to know!
Rgds.
Dave
Forum: The Engine Room 25th December 2019, 21:52
Replies: 76
Views: 5,999
Posted By makko
Whether a RR or other, what a filthy, dishevelled...

Whether a RR or other, what a filthy, dishevelled appearance!
Forum: Books, Magazines, TV, Video & Publications 29th November 2019, 20:38
Replies: 11
Views: 1,557
Posted By makko
Yes Greg. Many, many factors which, when added...

Yes Greg. Many, many factors which, when added up, made the loss of 36 souls almost inevitable. My thought as a seafarer is, "There, but for the grace of God, went I........".

My first hurricane...
Forum: Books, Magazines, TV, Video & Publications 29th November 2019, 15:26
Replies: 11
Views: 1,557
Posted By makko
The transcript of the bridge voice recorder puts...

The transcript of the bridge voice recorder puts a chill down your spine. Recommended reading. It is on the web.
Forum: Blue Funnel Line 26th November 2019, 03:09
Replies: 305
Views: 64,209
Posted By makko
Hi Derek, It was Odyssey Works! My Dad...

Hi Derek,

It was Odyssey Works! My Dad started out as an apprentice turner at Gandie belt works in Wallasey and then was taken on as an apprentice engine fitter at Odyssey. The head of the...
Forum: The Engine Room 12th November 2019, 01:46
Replies: 15
Views: 1,821
Posted By makko
Agree with ES, Foster Wheeler ESD III's. Rgds. ...

Agree with ES, Foster Wheeler ESD III's.
Rgds.
Dave
Forum: Looking for Old Shipmates 8th November 2019, 04:31
Replies: 257
Views: 36,143
Posted By makko
Tony Frost - Just learned on another thread that...

Tony Frost - Just learned on another thread that he passed away. Expert on Doxfords.
Rgds.
Dave
Forum: The Galley 7th November 2019, 00:49
Replies: 34
Views: 3,627
Posted By makko
One of the first jobs was to fabricate duplicate...

One of the first jobs was to fabricate duplicate keys. Leave the wives to send bacon sandwiches down to the ER on 12-04 watch! Then there was the "geyser", used to boil eggs to accompany the bacon...
Forum: Say Hello 30th October 2019, 01:42
Replies: 23
Views: 1,935
Posted By makko
I did my time and certs up to 2/E. Then ashore,...

I did my time and certs up to 2/E. Then ashore, various things and an engineering project consultancy business. Mechanical expert/site engineering converting a dual fuel power station to coal, ISO...
Forum: Say Hello 24th October 2019, 01:02
Replies: 3
Views: 480
Posted By makko
I stand corrected, Pat!

I stand corrected, Pat!
Forum: Say Hello 23rd October 2019, 17:34
Replies: 3
Views: 480
Posted By makko
Welcome aboard. I started off as an E/C in the...

Welcome aboard. I started off as an E/C in the Jan 80 intake - I may have sailed with you! I did Ph.I at BTC and Ph.III at Riversdale. I think Mano was previously Mentor, but stand to be corrected....
Forum: Looking for Old Shipmates 19th October 2019, 07:07
Replies: 257
Views: 36,143
Posted By makko
Naucler was a Marine Lawyer, I believe. He was...

Naucler was a Marine Lawyer, I believe. He was from Scandinavia, Finland, I think.
Rgds.
Dave
Forum: Looking for Old Shipmates 19th October 2019, 07:06
Replies: 257
Views: 36,143
Posted By makko
Many years in fact. I exchanged PMs with him. He...

Many years in fact. I exchanged PMs with him. He always enjoyed photos of my work travels. He was from somewhere on Merseyside.
Rgds.
Dave
Forum: Looking for Old Shipmates 18th October 2019, 05:10
Replies: 257
Views: 36,143
Posted By makko
Duncs, That is the same reason that my wife...

Duncs,
That is the same reason that my wife studied Italian for eight years!! "Because it sounds nice!". I managed to talk her out of Portuguese.

In the family, we can speak English, Spanish,...
Forum: Looking for Old Shipmates 17th October 2019, 22:31
Replies: 257
Views: 36,143
Posted By makko
John, So you feel worse, it reads like West...

John,
So you feel worse, it reads like West African pidgen English! "Who da-t Man!!!"
Etc.
Looking forward to more handbags at dawn! Enuff Latin already.
Rgds.
Dave
Forum: Looking for Old Shipmates 9th October 2019, 19:44
Replies: 257
Views: 36,143
Posted By makko
Always a nice gesture when visiting a ship -...

Always a nice gesture when visiting a ship - Newspapers or mags and fresh milk!!
Rgds.
Dave
Forum: Ship Research 28th September 2019, 23:53
Replies: 22
Views: 2,379
Posted By makko
A. Holt's were not insured. This has led to a...

A. Holt's were not insured. This has led to a general misconception from others regarding BF, as A. Holt once famously said, his "Deck and Engineer Officers and his crews were the best insurance!"....
Forum: News and Views from the Shipping World 28th September 2019, 23:50
Replies: 30
Views: 1,827
Posted By makko
My Dad's drain pipes and window frames come to...

My Dad's drain pipes and window frames come to mind, Pat!!!
Rgds.
Dave
Forum: Ship Research 27th September 2019, 16:15
Replies: 22
Views: 2,379
Posted By makko
They were built like brick outhouses! Remember,...

They were built like brick outhouses! Remember, Alfred Holt was first and foremost a Marine Engineer. It was his vision that put motor ships on the China tea run, wiping out the competition in time...
Forum: Ship Research 26th September 2019, 21:27
Replies: 22
Views: 2,379
Posted By makko
It is also a fact of life that newbuilds are...

It is also a fact of life that newbuilds are built, on the whole, with minimum classification requirements.

The "design service life" is also part of this, just like oil and gas equipment and...
Forum: Ship Research 30th August 2019, 05:10
Replies: 15
Views: 1,518
Posted By makko
My Dad was "made up" to 3/E, acting really as an...

My Dad was "made up" to 3/E, acting really as an extra 2/E on Menestheus when new. The engine controls jammed in Hong Kong harbour and she collided with a Chinese ship. I have to get the details...
Forum: Ship Research 8th August 2019, 18:56
Replies: 44
Views: 11,772
Posted By makko
Thank you, Pitcrew. A nice anecdote and...

Thank you, Pitcrew. A nice anecdote and interesting reference.
Rgds.
Dave
Forum: Ship Research 8th August 2019, 18:55
Replies: 44
Views: 11,772
Posted By makko
Thank you, Pitcrew. A nice anecdote and...

Thank you, Pitcrew. A nice anecdote and interesting reference.
Rgds.
Dave
Forum: News and Views from the Shipping World 5th August 2019, 00:05
Replies: 52
Views: 8,824
Posted By makko
The initial Blue Funnel Super 'P's were ordered...

The initial Blue Funnel Super 'P's were ordered from British yards (1965/66). Eighteen months later, two ships were ordered from Mitsubishi HI. Blue Funnel had to pay "delay money" so that the...
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