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Search: Posts Made By: roy quirk
Forum: The Engine Room 27th December 2014, 17:28
Replies: 137
Views: 43,280
Posted By roy quirk
When serving my apprenticeship in the 50's I...

When serving my apprenticeship in the 50's I worked on the 6cyl doxfords on Ellermans City boats and the smaller ones on Hains tramp ships.Very interesting! The end result was, when I commenced my...
Forum: Elders and Fyffes 22nd April 2011, 23:41
Replies: 14
Views: 5,345
Posted By roy quirk
Colin, Your father's 1st trip on the...

Colin,
Your father's 1st trip on the Chicanoa,was my last trip as 2nd Engineer. I'm afraid I don't remember him,as I resolved to have as little contact with Chief Engineers as possible,as his...
Forum: Brocklebank Line 11th August 2010, 23:32
Replies: 16
Views: 1,786
Posted By roy quirk
This has got me scratching my head! trying to...

This has got me scratching my head! trying to think back 52 years. I thought the Markhor had 7 engineers,but when I count them up, there was a Chief,2nd,3rd,4th,Extra4th & 5th. I sailed as 5th then...
Forum: Brocklebank Line 6th August 2010, 21:51
Replies: 16
Views: 1,786
Posted By roy quirk
Hi Japottinger, I think this chap must have...

Hi Japottinger,
I think this chap must have sailed on the Martand,which was a stm turbine. I only sailed with stm turbine ships and they all had 7 engineers, a senior and junior on every watch. ...
Forum: Brocklebank Line 12th May 2010, 14:00
Replies: 10
Views: 1,112
Posted By roy quirk
thankyou all for the info Cheers, Roy

thankyou all for the info
Cheers,
Roy
Forum: Brocklebank Line 9th May 2010, 00:49
Replies: 10
Views: 1,112
Posted By roy quirk
Markhor

Having happy memories of my time as an engineer on the old Markhor (1929 build), I wonder can anyone tell me what is or was a "markhor"?
Cheers,
Roy.
Forum: Brocklebank Line 27th December 2009, 22:03
Replies: 33
Views: 2,392
Posted By roy quirk
I did two trips on the Markhor in 1957/58 which...

I did two trips on the Markhor in 1957/58 which included calling in at Vizag. It looked quite a interesting place, but was a poor old place when you went ashore! I remember the 5th engineer going up...
Forum: Brocklebank Line 15th July 2009, 01:09
Replies: 14
Views: 1,304
Posted By roy quirk
Compared to an article I have in a 1984 Sea...

Compared to an article I have in a 1984 Sea Breezes, "Brocklebanks:The Final Century",by David E. Stillwell, I thought this article was very disappointing. Unfortunately,I only have Part 1(Feb...
Forum: Brocklebank Line 22nd June 2009, 00:31
Replies: 16
Views: 1,786
Posted By roy quirk
Taxidave, I hope there is more to come,most...

Taxidave, I hope there is more to come,most enjoyable! Roy
Forum: Ellerman 27th April 2009, 01:06
Replies: 14
Views: 6,679
Posted By roy quirk
kcj, Have replied with private message. ...

kcj,
Have replied with private message.
Cheers,
Roy
Forum: Brocklebank Line 28th January 2009, 22:13
Replies: 22
Views: 2,258
Posted By roy quirk
Jim, I find it interesting to look at the photo's...

Jim, I find it interesting to look at the photo's in the gallery of the Markhor(1).
In one, she is in the canal, and as the other photo's are close by,you can see
what had to be removed to go the...
Forum: Blue Star Line 10th January 2009, 01:18
Replies: 3
Views: 1,188
Posted By roy quirk
Also photoship.co.uk for every ship that existed!

Also photoship.co.uk for every ship that existed!
Forum: Brocklebank Line 4th January 2009, 14:15
Replies: 38
Views: 5,350
Posted By roy quirk
Sid, O.K.Here's how to get photo;- First...

Sid, O.K.Here's how to get photo;-
First press GALLERY at the top by picture of Queen Mary. Then press SEARCH (top right hand),then under KEYWORDS enter Markhor Brocklebanks.
Then under SELECT...
Forum: Brocklebank Line 30th December 2008, 19:11
Replies: 38
Views: 5,350
Posted By roy quirk
Sid There is a good photo of my old ship,...

Sid There is a good photo of my old ship, Markhor, chained up as you describe,in the gallery. Enter in the "search" - Markhor Brocklebanks.
Cheers,
Roy
Forum: Brocklebank Line 26th November 2008, 01:58
Replies: 5
Views: 833
Posted By roy quirk
Sid, I thought it was the Malakand that blew up...

Sid, I thought it was the Malakand that blew up and destroyed the Huskisson
no2 dock in Liverpool in about 1940or41,while loaded with ammunition?
Obviously I thought wrong, can you remember which...
Forum: Elders and Fyffes 13th May 2008, 22:43
Replies: 41
Views: 8,552
Posted By roy quirk
Hi Tony, Thanks for your advice on how to send...

Hi Tony,
Thanks for your advice on how to send attachments! I've added my engine room photos to my thread and this one here of us in a lifeboat ( A lever operated boat so there was no engine to...
Forum: Elders and Fyffes 13th May 2008, 21:10
Replies: 6
Views: 3,560
Posted By roy quirk
Here are more photos,including her in Port...

Here are more photos,including her in Port Antonio.(I think)
Forum: Ellerman 24th February 2008, 01:49
Replies: 189
Views: 45,695
Posted By roy quirk
Hi, The first ship I worked on as an apprentice...

Hi, The first ship I worked on as an apprentice fitter, was the City of Agra in Liverpool in 1951. I would appreciate a photo of her,she was a turbine ship with a huge engine room.
Many thanks,
Roy.
Forum: BP Shipping 16th July 2007, 00:02
Replies: 15
Views: 4,273
Posted By roy quirk
flying the Manx flag and registered in Douglas!

flying the Manx flag and registered in Douglas!
Forum: Brocklebank Line 14th February 2007, 01:29
Replies: 26
Views: 2,394
Posted By roy quirk
Tony, I started a thread off about the Hooghly...

Tony,
I started a thread off about the Hooghly bore. Its on page 3 under the heading of "Markhor" . THere is a good photo on site of the Markhor chained up in the river.
Forum: Elders and Fyffes 14th February 2007, 00:58
Replies: 6
Views: 3,560
Posted By roy quirk
Hi Brian, I have a new scanner, and I have only...

Hi Brian,
I have a new scanner, and I have only just started messing around with photos and I am in the experimental stage!!hence my photo to this site. I can only suggest you download it to your...
Forum: Elders and Fyffes 12th February 2007, 22:59
Replies: 6
Views: 3,560
Posted By roy quirk
Ss Camito

Nostalgia for steam engineers!
Starting Platform at 0235hrs full speed ahead
Smell: Steam and oil mixture
fNoise: Hissing and gearing whine
Temp:Quite hot

Bound for Trinidad
Forum: Brocklebank Line 9th October 2006, 23:30
Replies: 146
Views: 18,957
Posted By roy quirk
Hi Roger, Looking at the engineers photo--- I...

Hi Roger,
Looking at the engineers photo--- I know the feeling,my ship the Markhor,was 16 years older!They would soon recover after a few beers! According to my list of Brocklebank ship visits to...
Forum: Brocklebank Line 8th October 2006, 19:25
Replies: 146
Views: 18,957
Posted By roy quirk
HI Roger, Great photo's.What intrigues me is...

HI Roger,
Great photo's.What intrigues me is what is that huge lever for(with the fancy ropework)?
Cheers,
Roy
Forum: Ellerman 30th August 2006, 22:34
Replies: 14
Views: 6,679
Posted By roy quirk
dear Rivet, I couldn't agree more,it's a...

dear Rivet,
I couldn't agree more,it's a totally different world we live in now.
Cheers,
Roy
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