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Search: Posts Made By: Steve Oatey
Forum: Say Hello 3rd September 2019, 06:33
Replies: 13
Views: 769
Posted By Steve Oatey
Welcome to the site. I did the first two years of...

Welcome to the site. I did the first two years of my Engineering training in Hull at the Queen's Gardens college. Was in digs off Anlaby Road, and my landlady had previously been landlady of the Star...
Forum: The Engine Room 31st May 2019, 08:51
Replies: 71
Views: 7,436
Posted By Steve Oatey
Contract language is very important. Replace is...

Contract language is very important. Replace is not the same as renew.
Forum: The Engine Room 3rd May 2019, 22:02
Replies: 88
Views: 14,188
Posted By Steve Oatey
The Paxman manual says something about "turn the...

The Paxman manual says something about "turn the engine upside down" for major crankcase work. Good luck with that!
Forum: Royal Fleet Auxiliary 30th April 2018, 01:59
Replies: 20
Views: 8,035
Posted By Steve Oatey
You may have the wrong ship, as Resurgent was...

You may have the wrong ship, as Resurgent was scrapped before the Falklands war.
Forum: The Engine Room 13th April 2018, 23:58
Replies: 115
Views: 37,558
Posted By Steve Oatey
RFA Argus has two reversing V18s. (Lindholmen...

RFA Argus has two reversing V18s. (Lindholmen Pielstick)
Forum: Royal Fleet Auxiliary 3rd April 2018, 00:19
Replies: 8
Views: 2,380
Posted By Steve Oatey
Hi dab, as a general rule the Rovers did not...

Hi dab, as a general rule the Rovers did not carry a lecky. They had an extra Engineer instead, a legacy of their early days with the Ruston AO engines. The extra was daywork, and did any leckying...
Forum: The Engine Room 15th March 2018, 23:33
Replies: 115
Views: 37,558
Posted By Steve Oatey
When the RFA Rover class had their Ruston AOs...

When the RFA Rover class had their Ruston AOs removed they were replaced by twin Pielstick 16 PCV 2s. These went nicely with the TEN Paxman 8RPH CZs (seven generators, one generator/ballast pump....
Forum: Royal Maritime Auxiliary Service 29th January 2018, 04:00
Replies: 6
Views: 2,646
Posted By Steve Oatey
What's the rule about ship names, given that the...

What's the rule about ship names, given that the RFA have a British registered vessel called Cardigan Bay? Can there be two of them because they are registered in different ports, albeit both...
Forum: Nautical Colleges 27th January 2018, 04:29
Replies: 19
Views: 3,928
Posted By Steve Oatey
Re the picture taken in the "BP shop", the label...

Re the picture taken in the "BP shop", the label on Dave Brown is correct, as is Mike Christian at the back left. I don't think that is Glen Wheatley though, nor is that Don Attridge.
Forum: The Engine Room 22nd November 2017, 19:16
Replies: 85
Views: 32,867
Posted By Steve Oatey
The distinguishing colours indicate that...

The distinguishing colours indicate that Officer's particular area of expertise. That's why Deck Officers don't have any.

Ouch! Who threw that???
Forum: Non-Seafaring Obituaries 20th November 2017, 18:05
Replies: 7
Views: 856
Posted By Steve Oatey
He owned a restaurant in Hayle, Cornwall.

He owned a restaurant in Hayle, Cornwall.
Forum: The Engine Room 15th July 2017, 05:19
Replies: 25
Views: 2,025
Posted By Steve Oatey
"War Office - want a fight?" "Village pond -...

"War Office - want a fight?" "Village pond - duty duck".
"You've got two movements left, and one of them is Stop"
Forum: Royal Navy 27th June 2017, 02:49
Replies: 101
Views: 8,694
Posted By Steve Oatey
Thanks for some good input FG86. Always...

Thanks for some good input FG86. Always interesting to hear from someone who actually knows what he's talking about.
Forum: Modern Cruise Ships 20th June 2017, 19:48
Replies: 23
Views: 4,524
Posted By Steve Oatey
To be fair to Doxfords, I can't recall any...

To be fair to Doxfords, I can't recall any breakdowns at sea. I was on RFA Pearleaf twice, and Plumleaf three times, sailing all over the place (Gulf, Caribbean, Arctic).
Forum: Modern Cruise Ships 9th June 2017, 20:19
Replies: 23
Views: 4,524
Posted By Steve Oatey
Doxford house flag.

Doxford house flag.
Forum: The Engine Room 6th March 2017, 19:44
Replies: 94
Views: 17,246
Posted By Steve Oatey
When I did Chief's orals in Southampton I got the...

When I did Chief's orals in Southampton I got the Senior examiner, and also a "trainee" examiner, so they both had a go at me!
Getting the "pass" stamp was the best feeling in the world ( one of the...
Forum: Historic Shipping lines and Ships 10th January 2017, 03:31
Replies: 88
Views: 10,755
Posted By Steve Oatey
Icebergs may be a concern soon, Graham, if this...

Icebergs may be a concern soon, Graham, if this weather continues!!

Ten days off coming up, so lunch in there somewhere.
Steve
Forum: Historic Shipping lines and Ships 6th January 2017, 19:33
Replies: 88
Views: 10,755
Posted By Steve Oatey
Hot steel, brittle steel, weak rivets, short...

Hot steel, brittle steel, weak rivets, short watertight bulkheads, open watertight doors etc etc We've heard a lot of theories, but if it didn't hit the iceberg, none of this other stuff would have...
Forum: The Engine Room 20th November 2016, 20:22
Replies: 208
Views: 16,233
Posted By Steve Oatey
That would be "team lead" now, rather than...

That would be "team lead" now, rather than leader. So annoying!
Forum: The Engine Room 5th November 2016, 02:54
Replies: 85
Views: 7,277
Posted By Steve Oatey
I've often heard a similar story.

I've often heard a similar story.
Forum: The Engine Room 1st November 2016, 02:54
Replies: 85
Views: 7,277
Posted By Steve Oatey
In the crankcase of RFA Plumleaf's Doxford we...

In the crankcase of RFA Plumleaf's Doxford we discovered the detuner on the end of the crankshaft was in danger of falling off. Two of the huge nuts holding it on had already fallen off and it was a...
Forum: The Engine Room 21st July 2016, 23:21
Replies: 62
Views: 7,778
Posted By Steve Oatey
Agreed Derek. The wind is often described as...

Agreed Derek. The wind is often described as "light,variable" but that does not mean it can be altered. They're known as CPPs for a reason.
Forum: Modern Cruise Ships 24th June 2016, 06:19
Replies: 3
Views: 2,202
Posted By Steve Oatey
Will be taking a cruse on her in July, from...

Will be taking a cruse on her in July, from Amsterdam. Looking forward to it.
Forum: The Engine Room 23rd June 2016, 03:53
Replies: 364
Views: 120,453
Posted By Steve Oatey
"Things were easier in the RFA, didn't you have a...

"Things were easier in the RFA, didn't you have a Chinese Laundryman to wash your boiler suits."

I would say it's not about how you got them clean, but about how you got them dirty.
Forum: The Engine Room 22nd June 2016, 04:42
Replies: 364
Views: 120,453
Posted By Steve Oatey
RFA Fort class had eight V12 Paxmans (12RPH CZ)...

RFA Fort class had eight V12 Paxmans (12RPH CZ) for generators, and their Rover class had ten V8s, including cargo pumps.
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