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Search: Posts Made By: japottinger
Forum: Brocklebank Line 20th May 2020, 10:37
Replies: 8
Views: 558
Posted By japottinger
Many thanks for help with adding pic.

Many thanks for help with adding pic.
Forum: Brocklebank Line 20th May 2020, 10:35
Replies: 8
Views: 558
Posted By japottinger
My painting of Maihar

Maihar painting
Forum: Brocklebank Line 19th May 2020, 20:45
Replies: 8
Views: 558
Posted By japottinger
Cannot att. a pic somehow, what am I doing wrong?

Cannot att. a pic somehow, what am I doing wrong?
Forum: Brocklebank Line 19th May 2020, 20:38
Replies: 8
Views: 558
Posted By japottinger
Not sure where my pic went

My painting of SS Maihar
Forum: Brocklebank Line 19th May 2020, 20:35
Replies: 8
Views: 558
Posted By japottinger
Maihar

Always promised I would paint one of my favourite ship. 2 trips as 4th Eng. Off. ran like a sewing machine.
Forum: Brocklebank Line 29th May 2019, 19:18
Replies: 6
Views: 1,077
Posted By japottinger
Thanks Phil, must have been a single powerful...

Thanks Phil, must have been a single powerful boiler to use as propulsion only. We had AP steam generator on the Matra, a real whispering giant it was too.
Forum: Brocklebank Line 28th May 2019, 22:27
Replies: 6
Views: 1,077
Posted By japottinger
Which combination if any did you steam with Phil?

Which combination if any did you steam with Phil?
Forum: Brocklebank Line 28th May 2019, 22:25
Replies: 6
Views: 1,077
Posted By japottinger
Many thanks Phil. Reason I queried the Mawana as...

Many thanks Phil. Reason I queried the Mawana as there is a photo in George O'Hara's book Ironfighters, Outfitters and Bowler Hats of, I quote, "two single end watertube Scotch boilers purporting...
Forum: Brocklebank Line 28th May 2019, 15:00
Replies: 6
Views: 1,077
Posted By japottinger
Makrana & Mawana

Another question, am I right in saying the Makrana had two Scotch boilers and one water tube?
Was she the only one in the fleet like this or did the next the Mawana have same, Mangla amd Mathura...
Forum: Brocklebank Line 23rd May 2019, 20:55
Replies: 14
Views: 3,039
Posted By japottinger
Possibly the cut down upper deck were designed as...

Possibly the cut down upper deck were designed as such due to the lack of beam in comparison with others in the fleet.
Forum: Brocklebank Line 23rd May 2019, 20:54
Replies: 14
Views: 3,039
Posted By japottinger
The two prototype AC winches were supplied by...

The two prototype AC winches were supplied by Clarke Chapman as a trial, apparently successful as Brocklebank went all AC with Mangla.
Forum: Brocklebank Line 23rd May 2019, 20:52
Replies: 14
Views: 3,039
Posted By japottinger
I coasted on the Masirah, and as far as I recall...

I coasted on the Masirah, and as far as I recall there were few passenger cabins on upper deck. Reason I recall was during party times in Middleborough the "girls" used one as a changing room!
Forum: Brocklebank Line 21st May 2019, 17:24
Replies: 14
Views: 3,039
Posted By japottinger
Maskeliya and Maturata

Am I correct in thinking that the amidships superstructure was built as
it was with cut down at after end down due to possible stability problems? I seem to recollect a posting that the GM was...
Forum: Brocklebank Line 28th December 2018, 18:37
Replies: 14
Views: 2,511
Posted By japottinger
Sandheads

On SS Maihar we lay at Sandheads 14 August 1957 until 31st August, having had to shift ship twice due to other ships dragging anchor down on us. I think the Mahanada would have just gone in before...
Forum: Brocklebank Line 30th September 2018, 22:21
Replies: 33
Views: 6,263
Posted By japottinger
Jim Sunners was ch. steward on the SS Maihar when...

Jim Sunners was ch. steward on the SS Maihar when I was on her May 1957-June 1958. Good lad.
Forum: Brocklebank Line 30th September 2018, 22:17
Replies: 33
Views: 6,263
Posted By japottinger
Two on the Manipur, must have been a lot of work.

Two on the Manipur, must have been a lot of work.
Forum: Ship Research 18th May 2018, 20:49
Replies: 11
Views: 1,263
Posted By japottinger
I have photos of such a boat lying at if memory...

I have photos of such a boat lying at if memory serves right at Gourdon harbour more or less decaying, pretty sure same boat, will need to search my archives.
Forum: Histories 6th May 2018, 22:12
Replies: 114
Views: 19,636
Posted By japottinger
Ken Dancy

Ken Dancy was 2nd mate on Bullard King's TSS Umgeni during trip Dec 1977 -March 1978
Forum: Brocklebank Line 4th May 2018, 18:34
Replies: 5
Views: 2,220
Posted By japottinger
Les Dow was chief elec. on SS Manipur on the...

Les Dow was chief elec. on SS Manipur on the three trips I did on her, I was extra 4th; 4th; Jun. 3rd and dates from 28 Oct 1958 to 24 April 1960
Forum: Brocklebank Line 4th May 2018, 18:24
Replies: 0
Views: 997
Posted By japottinger
SSMaihar

On voyage 94 on SS Maihar our 2nd Eng. was Jack Evans from Liverpool, I was first trip 4th Eng. He had previously been with Harrison and when they ceded their Calcutta trade to Brocklebank he joined...
Forum: Brocklebank Line 4th May 2018, 17:44
Replies: 8
Views: 2,254
Posted By japottinger
Oxy botts.

Cannot recall any Oxy or Acet. bottles on SS Maihar, Manipur or Matra Ammonia refrig. bottles on SS Manipur were stored in the port alleyway leading to the QM's accommodation and right outside the...
Forum: Brocklebank Line 4th May 2018, 17:31
Replies: 0
Views: 1,032
Posted By japottinger
SS Manipur

Anyone remember any of att.
LoR Engine app; his uncle 3rd Eng Jeff Purnell; 2nd Eng Chris o'Grady; 2nd Elec. think Alan Barr
Forum: Brocklebank Line 4th May 2018, 17:25
Replies: 6
Views: 2,179
Posted By japottinger
Did not know that Phil, did not see him much...

Did not know that Phil, did not see him much except in the saloon at mealtimes but seemed OK to me. I recall he and wife smoked liked chimneys. I might have a photo taken aboard in the saloon one...
Forum: Looking for Old Shipmates 4th May 2018, 17:15
Replies: 26
Views: 4,149
Posted By japottinger
One engineering company I recall was to walk...

One engineering company I recall was to walk about with a bit of chalk in your hand, looked purposeful ( but usually useless)
Forum: Brocklebank Line 6th April 2018, 15:53
Replies: 6
Views: 2,179
Posted By japottinger
I joined SS Manipur on 28 Oct 1958, the day after...

I joined SS Manipur on 28 Oct 1958, the day after Andy left her. Couple of small points, Capt was Walter Couling not Cowling, and author will cringe when he sees the illustration of the ship...
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