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Search: Posts Made By: Abbeywood.
Forum: Bank Line 22nd August 2017, 10:56
Replies: 23
Views: 5,686
Posted By Abbeywood.
Mv's 'Speybank' & 'Marabank'

I joined the 'Marabank' in Liverpool on 21 Jan' 1964 for Pacific Island ports and after a 'world cruise', signed off in Immingham on 2nd March 1965,
After 36 days leave I rejoined in Birkenhead,(7...
Forum: The Engine Room 1st December 2016, 09:19
Replies: 234
Views: 32,586
Posted By Abbeywood.
Favourite Engines: As previously mentioned my...

Favourite Engines:
As previously mentioned my own preference was for the Sulzer RD and later the RND.
The major bugbear of the RD was the replacing of the gas and oil seals on the rotary exhaust...
Forum: The Engine Room 2nd February 2015, 13:57
Replies: 19
Views: 6,091
Posted By Abbeywood.
RR Generators

'Coventry City' and 'Toronto City' two Bibby ships chartered to Charles Hill of Bristol,(i.e. Bristol City Line), for the UK - Great Lakes service.
Both ships fitted out with 3 Paxman V-8's with...
Forum: The Engine Room 1st February 2015, 12:31
Replies: 57
Views: 13,618
Posted By Abbeywood.
Kinkaid-built engines

While I agree that Kinkaids built quite a few Burmeister & Wain main engines as a sub-licensee of Harland & Wolff I believe they also held licenses to build other engine types as well though which...
Forum: The Engine Room 11th September 2014, 13:24
Replies: 19
Views: 4,545
Posted By Abbeywood.
Some interesting feed-back from all responders. ...

Some interesting feed-back from all responders.
Many thanks to you all.
regards, Pete'
Forum: The Engine Room 7th September 2014, 04:35
Replies: 19
Views: 4,545
Posted By Abbeywood.
Sailing in a Bibby ship, on a maiden voyage,...

Sailing in a Bibby ship, on a maiden voyage, problems were experienced with a UG8 unit fitted to a 6cyl Mirrlees alternator which developed a 'hunting' problem.
After the Chief had made several...
Forum: The Engine Room 4th September 2014, 14:39
Replies: 25
Views: 7,591
Posted By Abbeywood.
Tjenfjord Steering gears

Has any body had any experience with Tjenfjord Steering-gears
They are enclosed hydraulic units with quarter-circle rams, totally enclosed in an oil-bath, operating on a short stubby tiller bar.
In...
Forum: The Engine Room 3rd August 2014, 10:33
Replies: 24
Views: 5,717
Posted By Abbeywood.
Spare Cylinder liners, etc.

At the time I sailed in Bibby ships they were predominantly out-fitted with Sulzer main engines and the spare piston/rod assembly was usually carried in the overhauling stowage alongside the cyl'...
Forum: Dredgers 10th April 2014, 12:15
Replies: 71
Views: 19,729
Posted By Abbeywood.
Arco Severn / Achus-1. After many months of...

Arco Severn / Achus-1.
After many months of searching, and thanks to 'Tabnab44', I am now aware that the 'Severn' is alive and well and still operational, in the Persian Gulf, under the name...
Forum: Houlder Brothers 6th September 2013, 13:11
Replies: 15
Views: 4,854
Posted By Abbeywood.
I did a 'run job' between L'pool and Swansea in...

I did a 'run job' between L'pool and Swansea in the 'Thorpe Grange' between leaving the 'Hornby Grange' and joining the 'Rippingham Grange' back in L'pool. (7th - 10th September 1960)
If memory...
Forum: Other Companies/Ships 28th August 2013, 13:33
Replies: 399
Views: 108,240
Posted By Abbeywood.
Many thanks D.Mariner for correcting the building...

Many thanks D.Mariner for correcting the building date of 'Atlantic Bridge'.
When I entered it, it did'nt seem right hence the question mark.
Sailed from Ymuiden to Pepel, in ballast, vibration...
Forum: Other Companies/Ships 5th August 2013, 12:00
Replies: 399
Views: 108,240
Posted By Abbeywood.
You have confused two ships with your naming....

You have confused two ships with your naming. i.e. should be either:-

'Atlantic Bridge', bulk carrier, built in Japan by IHI Heavy Industries at Aioi in 1970. (?)
sailed with Capt Jones in...
Forum: Places, People & Events of Maritime Interest 26th May 2013, 11:44
Replies: 4
Views: 849
Posted By Abbeywood.
The President.

Many thanks, John, for your links, though somewhere down the line a bit of confusion seems to have appeared, in that when I took my excursion the ship definitely had a stern wheel although the photos...
Forum: Places, People & Events of Maritime Interest 25th May 2013, 11:59
Replies: 4
Views: 849
Posted By Abbeywood.
'The President'

During the mid-60's when sailing in the Bank Line's 'Marabank' and during a call at New Orleans, on a half-day I took the opportunity of travelling up to Canal Street, at the bottom of which, river...
Forum: Bank Line 25th May 2013, 11:28
Replies: 4
Views: 1,615
Posted By Abbeywood.
'Marabank' in New Orleans.

On one visit to N.O. our annual survey came due and we were docked in one of the Todd Shipyard floating-docks on the Algiers side of the river.
As we approached the 'dock the other dock was seen to...
Forum: The Engine Room 25th May 2013, 10:44
Replies: 56
Views: 14,551
Posted By Abbeywood.
Hearing problems in the E.Room.

Thanks to the combined efforts of Brown,Boveri, and Napier turbo's attached to Sulzers and to Ruston, Davey,Paxman and Dorman auxiliaries, I am now the proud owner of two hearing aids, even though I...
Forum: The Engine Room 12th March 2013, 14:19
Replies: 38
Views: 9,045
Posted By Abbeywood.
So was the Cook with his bench-mounted tin...

So was the Cook with his bench-mounted tin opener. Ideal for Brown-Boveri bearings
Forum: The Engine Room 24th October 2012, 12:37
Replies: 3
Views: 6,558
Posted By Abbeywood.
If I remember correctly the above named ships...

If I remember correctly the above named ships were the last ships which sailed under the Flag of the Nelson Line which, by that time, had been swallowed up by the Royal Mail Line which itself was...
Forum: The Engine Room 13th September 2012, 12:40
Replies: 77
Views: 22,773
Posted By Abbeywood.
The Universal machine was a God-send on Japanese...

The Universal machine was a God-send on Japanese buildings, as the quality of some of the metal, originally installed, in various machinery, left much to be desired, though the standard did improve...
Forum: The Engine Room 22nd August 2012, 11:32
Replies: 18
Views: 4,799
Posted By Abbeywood.
Manoeuvring into the Gladstone at Liverpool with...

Manoeuvring into the Gladstone at Liverpool with a five legged unit one of the air-start valves stuck open. pistons came together and chopped the end of the valve stem which broke off when valve...
Forum: Dredgers 13th August 2012, 11:37
Replies: 71
Views: 19,729
Posted By Abbeywood.
Arco Severn/Achus 1

OK Bob,
My mistake (Seems as though I have'nt got enough fingers), so let's amend that to fortieth, (or there abouts). after all, I only spent 21 years in her, but thanks for the added info'.
I...
Forum: Dredgers 9th August 2012, 14:13
Replies: 71
Views: 19,729
Posted By Abbeywood.
January 2010. Have been checking the various...

January 2010.

Have been checking the various sources and links but so far, have not been able to find any mention of the Arco SevernAchus 1in any shape or form in the Arabian Gulf area.
As the...
Forum: Bank Line 8th August 2012, 11:51
Replies: 84
Views: 25,583
Posted By Abbeywood.
The name of the port in West Irian was indeed...

The name of the port in West Irian was indeed Hollandia, a remnant of the Dutch East Indies, before it then became Kota Baru with the Indonesian take over of Dutch New Guinea. Later, it became...
Forum: Houlder Brothers 18th April 2012, 15:05
Replies: 29
Views: 5,978
Posted By Abbeywood.
Hornby Grange

'First-tripper' in September 1959, (Hornby Grange), BA and Monte' oh, and once to Santos for fruit. 5 round trips
Transfered to the 'Rippingham Grange', Sept'1960, (3 trips, 2 to New Zealand and one...
Forum: The Engine Room 24th September 2011, 12:00
Replies: 41
Views: 10,227
Posted By Abbeywood.
Depends on the engine size. Most medium-, and...

Depends on the engine size.
Most medium-, and high speed diesels are solid crankshafts irrespective of the number of cylinders, whereas slow speed engines are built in units of three, four, and five...
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