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Search: Posts Made By: seaman38
Forum: News and Views from the Shipping World 5th January 2020, 14:16
Replies: 33
Views: 2,944
Posted By seaman38
I do take the point you are making, however most...

I do take the point you are making, however most Masters, 1/m in the 50's did not have radar tickets, it not being compulsory at their time of sitting for their certificates of competency and mis...
Forum: News and Views from the Shipping World 5th January 2020, 11:11
Replies: 33
Views: 2,944
Posted By seaman38
He'd have a job doing that in today's fully...

He'd have a job doing that in today's fully enclosed bridges.

Reminds me of the time I joined a ship in drydock which had had a brand new True-Motion radar fitted (50's) and me with my brand new...
Forum: News and Views from the Shipping World 29th December 2019, 11:19
Replies: 33
Views: 2,944
Posted By seaman38
Alas, it was not a snarkey remark, merely an...

Alas, it was not a snarkey remark, merely an observation, every Master/Pilot/OOW appreciates a good helmsman. However if you wish to take it as a snarkey remark then that certainly is your...
Forum: News and Views from the Shipping World 28th December 2019, 19:09
Replies: 33
Views: 2,944
Posted By seaman38
I think there may be a little difference between...

I think there may be a little difference between 'ship handling' and being a helmsman (Smoke)
Forum: Say Hello 20th December 2019, 12:50
Replies: 2
Views: 364
Posted By seaman38
There were two pre-sea training schools in Hull ...

There were two pre-sea training schools in Hull

Hull Trinity House Navigation School

Boulevard Nautical School

May help trace mates if you said which one, just a thought

1960's well after...
Forum: Model Ships 18th December 2019, 17:46
Replies: 2
Views: 247
Posted By seaman38
Why not contact the owners in the USA, they will...

Why not contact the owners in the USA, they will have General Arrangement plans, line plans, hydrostatic curves, midship section plans, engineroom layout, modification plans etc. Their details can be...
Forum: Ship Research 6th December 2019, 15:24
Replies: 5
Views: 473
Posted By seaman38
Seems your query has been answered, but for...

Seems your query has been answered, but for anyone who may acquire a bell there are a few clues to look for when trying to establish whether it belonged to a launch or cargo vessel. A launch bell...
Forum: Royal Navy 5th December 2019, 16:56
Replies: 2
Views: 322
Posted By seaman38
Preferably into the rocket launchers

Preferably into the rocket launchers
Forum: Ship Research 15th November 2019, 18:12
Replies: 187
Views: 76,778
Posted By seaman38
I sailed on the yellow peril 'Speciality' in the...

I sailed on the yellow peril 'Speciality' in the 50's not a bad ship, good skipper, fair food, but bluddy hard work with three hatches of dominoes being humped around sometimes 2 or 3 times a day,...
Forum: Tall ships 15th November 2019, 18:01
Replies: 104
Views: 35,132
Posted By seaman38
I sailed with Mr Pepper in PSNC in the early...

I sailed with Mr Pepper in PSNC in the early 50's, at that time he was sailing as C/O, as he was recovering from an accident.

I was also on a vessel in 1957 when we went to the aid of the Pamir,...
Forum: Say Hello 14th November 2019, 10:24
Replies: 12
Views: 855
Posted By seaman38
He is best ignored and not responded to, although...

He is best ignored and not responded to, although alas I fell into that trap which only feeds his malice
Forum: Ship Research 13th November 2019, 19:05
Replies: 24
Views: 2,796
Posted By seaman38
If you already have the plans, why do you need to...

If you already have the plans, why do you need to be so churlish and rude, it hardly inspires members to help you on further requests (if any).
Forum: Ship Research 10th November 2019, 18:58
Replies: 24
Views: 2,796
Posted By seaman38
My, my, what a surly character you appear to be...

My, my, what a surly character you appear to be (albeit you may be very nice (Smoke)). I have as little interest in yachts as I have in embroidery, so any information given by me on either subject...
Forum: Ship Research 10th November 2019, 10:20
Replies: 24
Views: 2,796
Posted By seaman38
(Applause)(Applause) Correct response, 33...

(Applause)(Applause)

Correct response, 33 posts in 10 years is hardly taking part is it. I have found members on here and another site spend a lot of their free time voluntarily to help others....
Forum: Blue Funnel Line 9th November 2019, 14:39
Replies: 305
Views: 64,209
Posted By seaman38
There were many acts of gallantry by...

There were many acts of gallantry by cadets/apprentices in other companies in both WW's and awards made, they did not change into midshipmen. I have noticed over the years that somehow a MFG...
Forum: Blue Funnel Line 9th November 2019, 10:29
Replies: 305
Views: 64,209
Posted By seaman38
Alas the rest of us in lesser companies were just...

Alas the rest of us in lesser companies were just cadets or apprentices (==D)
Forum: The Galley 6th November 2019, 19:39
Replies: 34
Views: 3,627
Posted By seaman38
Were the ships built by the same yard? or...

Were the ships built by the same yard? or belonging to same company

I have found that with sailing with different companies but the ships built in the same yard the accommodation layout rarely...
Forum: The Bridge 5th November 2019, 17:37
Replies: 46
Views: 3,152
Posted By seaman38
The 'rudder indicator' in the photo is not...

The 'rudder indicator' in the photo is not actually a rudder indicator it is an indicator to show how far in degrees the wheel is from amidships, the indicator usually worked by a worm gear fitted to...
Forum: The Galley 5th November 2019, 09:50
Replies: 34
Views: 3,627
Posted By seaman38
I sailed on coal fired trawlers in the early...

I sailed on coal fired trawlers in the early 50's, mind you they were built in 1914.

My uncles were in the Irish Guards, minimum height requirement in 40's was 5' 11"
Forum: The Bridge 5th November 2019, 00:38
Replies: 46
Views: 3,152
Posted By seaman38
The flattie I served on (50's/60's) never had a...

The flattie I served on (50's/60's) never had a gyro, nor did any of the other Stevie Clarkes at that time as most were on regular runs and all had Decca Navigators (very useful). On the flatties a...
Forum: The Galley 3rd November 2019, 20:09
Replies: 93
Views: 19,161
Posted By seaman38
As #1...

As #1 (https://www.shipsnostalgia.com/usertag.php?do=list&action=hash&hash=1) was in 2008, I reckon any further advice is superfluous, as the voyage would have finished by now, of course he could be...
Forum: The Bridge 31st October 2019, 17:05
Replies: 46
Views: 3,152
Posted By seaman38
I think the most used were the Sperry and the...

I think the most used were the Sperry and the S.G.Brown but it was a long long time ago!(Smoke)
Forum: The Bridge 31st October 2019, 15:04
Replies: 46
Views: 3,152
Posted By seaman38
After penning my #10...

After penning my #10 (https://www.shipsnostalgia.com/usertag.php?do=list&action=hash&hash=10) I had to go out, and my mind got to wandering about a steamship I served on, she had no gyro, no radar,...
Forum: The Bridge 31st October 2019, 11:22
Replies: 46
Views: 3,152
Posted By seaman38
The mechanical rudder indicator or more...

The mechanical rudder indicator or more correctly the angle the wheel movement has indicated is the semi circle construction abaft the figure 4 in the photo and directly in front of the wheel, this...
Forum: The Bridge 31st October 2019, 00:22
Replies: 46
Views: 3,152
Posted By seaman38
Normally on the for'd bulkhead of the wheelhouse...

Normally on the for'd bulkhead of the wheelhouse directly in front of the helmsman line of sight and above the centre line window (or porthole on some of the old Liberty and Empire ships)
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