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Search: Posts Made By: JimC
Forum: Ship Research 1st June 2011, 11:50
Replies: 6
Views: 2,695
Posted By JimC
PS. They were painted a dusgusting mixture of...

PS. They were painted a dusgusting mixture of orange and buff paint.. a sort of
mucky orange colour. I'm sure some of the older memebrs who went to James Watt in the late 40's and early 50's will...
Forum: Ship Research 1st June 2011, 11:48
Replies: 6
Views: 2,695
Posted By JimC
Janderso: They were possibly two flower...

Janderso:

They were possibly two flower class corvettes stationed at Greenock. It is quite possible that the old records of the met office or Clyde Port can help you.

Jim.
Forum: News and Views from the Shipping World 8th June 2010, 21:16
Replies: 137
Views: 18,440
Posted By JimC
"Turn your question around. What has a ship load...

"Turn your question around. What has a ship load of "zealots" on the high sea got to do with 9 of them being shot dead?"

Everything! If they had stayed at home and let the sailors deliver the aid...
Forum: News and Views from the Shipping World 8th June 2010, 16:41
Replies: 137
Views: 18,440
Posted By JimC
"Not knowing what the h*ll more than 90% of the...

"Not knowing what the h*ll more than 90% of the people on this site feel either way,"

Well at least you now know what 10% think about this particualr subject!

" it behooves a great deal of...
Forum: News and Views from the Shipping World 7th June 2010, 20:46
Replies: 137
Views: 18,440
Posted By JimC
"Funny how when you are a non-believer, all these...

"Funny how when you are a non-believer, all these people complaining about the single minded opinions expressed by the other side of the arguement tend to roll into one group of the same and in the...
Forum: News and Views from the Shipping World 7th June 2010, 18:18
Replies: 137
Views: 18,440
Posted By JimC
Aye right! I can edit Wikipedia as well as...

Aye right! I can edit Wikipedia as well as anyone else. be very careful when quoting 'facts' from that source!
Forum: News and Views from the Shipping World 7th June 2010, 11:27
Replies: 137
Views: 18,440
Posted By JimC
Had a look at that last post - used 'waters'...

Had a look at that last post - used 'waters' deliberately. bet I get back 'ah yes! but we're talking about airspace'. Now why do you think the fine differentials were used?
Forum: News and Views from the Shipping World 7th June 2010, 11:25
Replies: 137
Views: 18,440
Posted By JimC
"In July, 1988, an Iranian AirBus carrying 290...

"In July, 1988, an Iranian AirBus carrying 290 passengers including 66 children, travelling in Iranian air space was shot out of the sky by a USA warship itself in Iranian waters. It was, of course,...
Forum: News and Views from the Shipping World 5th June 2010, 12:46
Replies: 137
Views: 18,440
Posted By JimC
"Jacktar1, Who are we to disgree with JimC,...

"Jacktar1,
Who are we to disgree with JimC, he's seen the film, Hollywood must in his opinion be a source of historical accuracy, otherwise why quote it. "

If you care to read these columns...
Forum: News and Views from the Shipping World 5th June 2010, 12:36
Replies: 137
Views: 18,440
Posted By JimC
"you remember the times? you obviously don't, or...

"you remember the times? you obviously don't, or age is playing a part in you forgetting parts , Take time out, and read a little of what you've forgotten."

Oh yes I remember those times very well...
Forum: News and Views from the Shipping World 4th June 2010, 19:34
Replies: 137
Views: 18,440
Posted By JimC
You have to be Kidding! Surely you do not pass...

You have to be Kidding! Surely you do not pass this on? How do yu know it is true or untrue? My friend - that;s the power of propaganda. Be thankfull it is not directed against you and your family!
Forum: News and Views from the Shipping World 4th June 2010, 19:29
Replies: 137
Views: 18,440
Posted By JimC
Your have an ally in these pages. Your would...

Your have an ally in these pages. Your would also have had many, many more in Germany in 1939. There are some of us who really remember the times we're discussing and don't need axes to grind,...
Forum: News and Views from the Shipping World 3rd June 2010, 18:37
Replies: 137
Views: 18,440
Posted By JimC
"Next month will be the 63rd anniversary of the...

"Next month will be the 63rd anniversary of the boarding of the"Exodus", Saw Peter Finch in that one. Liked the music as well.

" Oh dear, two of the eternal clichès for the price of one.
1) The...
Forum: News and Views from the Shipping World 1st June 2010, 18:05
Replies: 137
Views: 18,440
Posted By JimC
I remember a similar coaster full of nasty sruff...

I remember a similar coaster full of nasty sruff that the RN stopped of the Irish Coast.. I would not be surprised to find out that the same people who paid for that one paid for the £70,000 one you...
Forum: News and Views from the Shipping World 1st June 2010, 12:52
Replies: 137
Views: 18,440
Posted By JimC
I'm afraid most of you have fallen neatly into...

I'm afraid most of you have fallen neatly into the trap set by the people who instigated this. They knew perfectly well that the world was full of people suffering from 'football match syndrome'...
Forum: Nautical Colleges 19th January 2010, 12:25
Replies: 55
Views: 15,350
Posted By JimC
Hello all you young lads! I went there in...

Hello all you young lads!

I went there in January,1952. Charlie Adams (Ginger hair, red face and glasses) took the Apprentices and Mates. George Davidson (Big, lumpy, smelled of chalk and talked...
Forum: Bank Line 6th January 2010, 17:19
Replies: 65
Views: 11,245
Posted By JimC
January to December,1961. Naess Sovereign. Was...

January to December,1961. Naess Sovereign. Was ashore for exactly 2 hours during the entire time. Ship was running between the Persian Gulf and the Bataan Peninsula. Sand one end - jungle the other....
Forum: Bank Line 3rd January 2010, 15:19
Replies: 37
Views: 4,712
Posted By JimC
Chas, Was reading your profile and noticed...

Chas,

Was reading your profile and noticed you were at James Watt in 1953. So was I. I travelled on the train every morning with a guy in the Sparks class. he came from Pailsey. Think his name...
Forum: Bank Line 1st January 2010, 13:54
Replies: 37
Views: 4,712
Posted By JimC
You're right about the 60's. but your remark is...

You're right about the 60's. but your remark is confined to senior officers and makes no mention of all other ranks. I'm talking about junior officers and men in the years between 1945 and 1965. ...
Forum: Bank Line 30th December 2009, 20:54
Replies: 37
Views: 4,712
Posted By JimC
To Charles Henry: I would think that three...

To Charles Henry:

I would think that three years in the MN during WW2 would place you in a much higher league than any of us who were not in that particular 'bun fight'.
If anyone on this site...
Forum: Ship Research 17th December 2009, 21:26
Replies: 25
Views: 3,901
Posted By JimC
Actually the requirement to carry a second light...

Actually the requirement to carry a second light was not always mandatory.

The Titanic had only one such light, Look what happened to her!

you missed out the bit about each of these white...
Forum: Looking for Old Shipmates 17th November 2009, 18:06
Replies: 5
Views: 1,365
Posted By JimC
Certainly have! In fact she was one of the ships...

Certainly have! In fact she was one of the ships in the suez invasion convoy in 1956. I rememberr her well. She was anchored close by us in Famagusta Bay during the work-up for the invasion. I...
Forum: The Bridge 29th October 2009, 18:15
Replies: 84
Views: 8,699
Posted By JimC
Thumbs up Hello Roddie! I was going to say that!...

Hello Roddie!

I was going to say that! -stole my thunder so you did!

Willie and I were old pals . Last time I sailed with him was when he relieved me as 2/O on the Naess Sovereign. Last time...
Forum: The Bridge 12th October 2009, 18:08
Replies: 41
Views: 16,518
Posted By JimC
Hi guys! I saw a remark somewhere about...

Hi guys!

I saw a remark somewhere about 'Auld Timer's Disease'.

Actually getting the tables out and having a go will surprise you what you still rememeber. Even better: look up some of the...
Forum: The Bridge 8th October 2009, 18:43
Replies: 87
Views: 6,748
Posted By JimC
Couldn't care less if this silly little ***** or...

Couldn't care less if this silly little ***** or any other lunatic thinks so little of their life that they want to loose it or (better still in their weak minds) nearly loose it. I would much...
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