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Search: Posts Made By: saltybobuk
Forum: Ship Research 16th June 2019, 13:55
Replies: 5
Views: 870
Posted By saltybobuk
When I restored my ships wheel from a local...

When I restored my ships wheel from a local salvage yard I discovered the yard number 664 stamped on the boss. I discovered Henry Scarr shipyard (Hessle) built a tug in 1950 called Tyburn Brook (yard...
Forum: Offshore Oil & Gas Industry 5th May 2019, 11:13
Replies: 50
Views: 27,532
Posted By saltybobuk
I was involved in the build of Hero, Challenger,...

I was involved in the build of Hero, Challenger, Chieftain ( I think) early 70s at Drypool Engineering the md. of which was md. of Seaforth, possibility a Curtis or Triggs ?.
Bob
Forum: Say Hello 17th March 2017, 13:06
Replies: 4
Views: 898
Posted By saltybobuk
If your on Facebook check out Hull Trawler Group...

If your on Facebook check out Hull Trawler Group and Hull Fishermans History.
Good hunting.
Forum: Ship Research 19th December 2016, 10:33
Replies: 27
Views: 16,080
Posted By saltybobuk
Now on Facebook group All At Sea.

Now on Facebook group All At Sea.
Forum: Ship Research 16th December 2016, 20:04
Replies: 10
Views: 4,091
Posted By saltybobuk
As you can hopefully see the wheel was rotten but...

As you can hopefully see the wheel was rotten but good enough to measure. The outer ring collapsed on stripping except 1 section which we used as a template to make up the 8 sections. All cut by...
Forum: Ship Research 16th December 2016, 12:13
Replies: 10
Views: 4,091
Posted By saltybobuk
The centre brass hub is 6"od x 1-1/2 id with 1/2"...

The centre brass hub is 6"od x 1-1/2 id with 1/2" keyway. There's still hammer marks by the fitters. The salvage yard hoping the seller will return with more info.
Forum: New Zealand Shipping Co. 21st November 2016, 10:48
Replies: 2
Views: 2,783
Posted By saltybobuk
If your on Facebook check out New Zealand...

If your on Facebook check out New Zealand Shipping Company Assn
Forum: Ship Research 4th November 2016, 19:23
Replies: 10
Views: 4,091
Posted By saltybobuk
This is an old wheel, the outer ring was totally...

This is an old wheel, the outer ring was totally rotten but the spokes were fine.
I have found several yards 664 so do not think it's unique to a specific shipyard.
Forum: Ship Research 3rd November 2016, 11:18
Replies: 10
Views: 4,091
Posted By saltybobuk
Ships wheel identification

I have restored a 42 inch, 8 spoke ships wheel found in a salvage yard Hull. The brass keyed hub is stamped 664. Any ideas on which vessel it may have come from, thanks.
Forum: Say Hello 27th January 2016, 11:16
Replies: 6
Views: 845
Posted By saltybobuk
I was on Tekoa for a coastal voyage mid 1976,...

I was on Tekoa for a coastal voyage mid 1976, good ships. Have you checked out similar threads at the bottom of this page. Some photos on NZScoAss. Page on Facebook.
Forum: Looking for Old Shipmates 15th December 2015, 11:11
Replies: 15
Views: 4,213
Posted By saltybobuk
I was on Wild Fulmar in 82 in Sharjah and think...

I was on Wild Fulmar in 82 in Sharjah and think it was the Mulbera alongside. She had been sold and we had party on her final night. We drank all their beer and stripped the bar. Their chief walked...
Forum: Looking for Old Shipmates 14th December 2015, 10:48
Replies: 15
Views: 4,213
Posted By saltybobuk
Hi John, I was on the Wild Avocet 22-9-76 to...

Hi John,
I was on the Wild Avocet 22-9-76 to 24-3-77 and again 10-5-78 to 23-11-78 as a.e.o.
I was on Wild Curlew 27-6-80 to 4-12-80 as 4th eng.
Bob
Forum: Say Hello 9th November 2015, 11:29
Replies: 6
Views: 890
Posted By saltybobuk
Jim, I'm an ex Mataura/Mallard engineer, great...

Jim,
I'm an ex Mataura/Mallard engineer, great ship.
Have you tried New Zealand Shipping On-Line Comments forum or New Zealand Shipping Assn Facebook page.
Someone out there may be able to help....
Forum: Looking for Old Shipmates 3rd October 2015, 11:54
Replies: 15
Views: 4,213
Posted By saltybobuk
Hi Keith/Bill/Dave, I was lucky to sail on...

Hi Keith/Bill/Dave,
I was lucky to sail on nearly new tonnage with good accommodation and crews with the exception of Strathleven ( a wake up call). As most of the Wildboats were ums operation with...
Forum: Looking for Old Shipmates 27th September 2015, 11:48
Replies: 15
Views: 4,213
Posted By saltybobuk
Hi Dave, I was in P&O GCD from 1974-1983,...

Hi Dave,
I was in P&O GCD from 1974-1983, mainly on their reefers. Some photos of officers in my profile.
Regards
Bob
Forum: P & O 26th January 2015, 01:08
Replies: 12
Views: 8,347
Posted By saltybobuk
Thanks Geoff, brings back a lot of memories, I...

Thanks Geoff, brings back a lot of memories, I paid off Mataura in July 75 in Liverpool after a trip to Aussie.
Bob
Forum: Looking for Old Shipmates 3rd August 2014, 11:22
Replies: 19
Views: 9,259
Posted By saltybobuk
I have put some photos in the members faces...

I have put some photos in the members faces forum. They are officers bar shots taken on Fulmar, Mallard and Avocet.
Forum: Say Hello 19th January 2014, 13:45
Replies: 29
Views: 5,876
Posted By saltybobuk
She was a great ship with good crews. I did about...

She was a great ship with good crews. I did about 5 voyages on her and the only concern from an engineers point of view was the 2nd hand steam boiler feed pumps and evaporator. On her last voyage...
Forum: Say Hello 29th September 2013, 18:29
Replies: 4
Views: 1,043
Posted By saltybobuk
Do you have any footage of the launch of the...

Do you have any footage of the launch of the Helmsman around 1971.
Bob
Forum: Coasters 3rd May 2013, 15:41
Replies: 23
Views: 8,835
Posted By saltybobuk
Hi Mike, good to hear of another ex-Drypool...

Hi Mike, good to hear of another ex-Drypool apprentice. I left in 74 and went to sea with p&o on nzs ships till 83, then j marrs till 87.
Forum: Say Hello 3rd May 2013, 15:31
Replies: 29
Views: 5,876
Posted By saltybobuk
Last time I was in contact with Colin Kingston...

Last time I was in contact with Colin Kingston was about 3-4 years ago he often had a drink with Dave in Poole Dorset. We have since lost contact for some reason.
Forum: Say Hello 2nd May 2013, 15:41
Replies: 29
Views: 5,876
Posted By saltybobuk
Is that Dave Simmonds the frostie?

Is that Dave Simmonds the frostie?
Forum: Say Hello 29th April 2013, 20:06
Replies: 29
Views: 5,876
Posted By saltybobuk
Keith, Im struggling with the old grey cells,...

Keith, Im struggling with the old grey cells, which one is you on the photos?
Forum: Say Hello 27th April 2013, 17:03
Replies: 29
Views: 5,876
Posted By saltybobuk
Garry, I was on Mataura Jan to July 1975 before...

Garry, I was on Mataura Jan to July 1975 before she sailed for kiwi. You may have been on the vessel when my old shipmate Colin Kingston [AEO] was on. He got married in nz,
Forum: Say Hello 26th April 2013, 14:17
Replies: 29
Views: 5,876
Posted By saltybobuk
He wasnt the one who took the bow of the Mallard...

He wasnt the one who took the bow of the Mallard up the dock wall in Panama and dragged the mule off its tracks was he ? 000000s of damage.
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