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Forum: The Radio Room 25th March 2020, 08:55
Replies: 78
Views: 3,137
Posted By Pilot mac
Could he have been an East Coast Chinaman?

Could he have been an East Coast Chinaman?
Forum: Passenger Liners 17th March 2020, 19:19
Replies: 11
Views: 1,177
Posted By Pilot mac
Great idea, a floating sanatorium, all that sea...

Great idea, a floating sanatorium, all that sea air!

You could wheel them out on to their balconies.

Dave
Forum: P & O 3rd March 2020, 16:43
Replies: 43
Views: 4,496
Posted By Pilot mac
My first trip on her she was Hain-Nourse, second...

My first trip on her she was Hain-Nourse, second trip was after the revolution and GCD. Old Man and Chief and Commodore Electrician were BI the rest of us Hains, lets just say that there were many...
Forum: P & O 3rd March 2020, 16:35
Replies: 43
Views: 4,496
Posted By Pilot mac
I sailed on her twice and you are quite right...

I sailed on her twice and you are quite right Duncan she was a yacht!
Enjoyed my time on her. She had no access to the bridge from inside the accommodation which was a bit unusual. Great bar on the...
Forum: Non-Seafaring Obituaries 28th January 2020, 12:27
Replies: 11
Views: 628
Posted By Pilot mac
Being able to control Mr Merton and co in 'Just a...

Being able to control Mr Merton and co in 'Just a Minute' whilst being well into your 90's is an incredible achievement! Amazing man.
Forum: Bank Line 24th January 2020, 11:49
Replies: 9
Views: 1,124
Posted By Pilot mac
You were not alone in Bank Line, I think it was a...

You were not alone in Bank Line, I think it was a generic attitude of most old men at the time. Thinking back, when away from the land the radar remained firmly off only being flashed up when...
Forum: Bulk Carriers 24th January 2020, 07:54
Replies: 10
Views: 1,564
Posted By Pilot mac
Ted, major works during 1970's saw the...

Ted,
major works during 1970's saw the creation of the deepwater berths.
The enclosed dock current parameters are max LOA 130mtrs, beam 17.7mtrs with max draft 7.7mtrs (25'3"). Whilst I cant say...
Forum: The Radio Room 23rd January 2020, 19:42
Replies: 53
Views: 4,320
Posted By Pilot mac
How times have changed! On most ships that I...

How times have changed! On most ships that I served a TV was supplied but was only any good on the UK coast, rarely did anyone watch TV and if anyone did it was considered an unwanted distraction in...
Forum: Bulk Carriers 23rd January 2020, 17:09
Replies: 10
Views: 1,564
Posted By Pilot mac
Ted, Port Talbot can accommodate Cape Size...

Ted, Port Talbot can accommodate Cape Size vessels, that is up to 170,000 tonnes deadweight with max draft 16 metres.

regards
Dave
Forum: Ship Research 6th January 2020, 16:33
Replies: 10
Views: 2,317
Posted By Pilot mac
only lasted 12 years? maybe her nickname of the...

only lasted 12 years? maybe her nickname of the 'Grim Jim' was appropriate after all
Forum: News and Views from the Shipping World 27th December 2019, 08:10
Replies: 33
Views: 4,882
Posted By Pilot mac
Ship handling with all these 'extras' can bring...

Ship handling with all these 'extras' can bring you a fresh set of problems. There can simply be too much 'going on' and very easy to forget that you have left a thruster/pod running. This can be...
Forum: Historic Shipping lines and Ships 14th December 2019, 10:13
Replies: 9
Views: 3,780
Posted By Pilot mac
Is sailed on Strathappin (Shahristan) and from...

Is sailed on Strathappin (Shahristan) and from what I remember the original dining arrangements were unusual. The old man had his own dining saloon but not sure who was intended to eat with him, the...
Forum: The Bridge 12th December 2019, 15:59
Replies: 47
Views: 6,608
Posted By Pilot mac
Do you remember going ashore in Basra? First time...

Do you remember going ashore in Basra? First time I ate 'elephants leg'
(aka kebab).

The whole experience makes me feel a bit like a 'Time Lord', well it was 46 years ago!

Dave
Forum: The Bridge 9th December 2019, 23:03
Replies: 47
Views: 6,608
Posted By Pilot mac
That was from a different age Duncan, like some...

That was from a different age Duncan, like some kind of time warp. No gyro and no auto pilot. Can remember the old man telling me to watch the compass as it did a pirouette coming down river...
Forum: The Bridge 9th December 2019, 16:43
Replies: 47
Views: 6,608
Posted By Pilot mac
My first trip as Second Mate was with a Sperry...

My first trip as Second Mate was with a Sperry Mark XIV I think, that was always trying to fall over!

She was an old ship and blackouts were frequent, my first instinct was always get to the gyro...
Forum: Elder Dempster 10th August 2019, 08:29
Replies: 3
Views: 1,103
Posted By Pilot mac
Was it the date that you became fully integrated...

Was it the date that you became fully integrated with Ocean Sweets?
Forum: P & O 3rd August 2019, 08:47
Replies: 43
Views: 4,496
Posted By Pilot mac
Hi John, I was an Apprentice with Hain-Nourse...

Hi John,
I was an Apprentice with Hain-Nourse slightly later than your colleague. Hain-Nourse was formed in 1964 and consisted of the merged fleets of Hain, Nourse and Asiatic. 'Trevaylor' was a...
Forum: The Bridge 15th July 2019, 16:45
Replies: 52
Views: 7,349
Posted By Pilot mac
To get my Panama ticket I just had to have my...

To get my Panama ticket I just had to have my British ticket witnessed by a 'Notary Public' and then the difficult bit, the medical. I had only ever had the old pool medical which was pretty basic to...
Forum: BP Shipping 13th July 2019, 13:34
Replies: 19
Views: 3,377
Posted By Pilot mac
The UK has a responsibility for defence to the...

The UK has a responsibility for defence to the Isle of Man even though it is not strictly part of the UK. The fact that we had a warship there probably saved the day and is commendable. No idea of...
Forum: Ship Research 7th July 2019, 08:38
Replies: 40
Views: 4,915
Posted By Pilot mac
or Gravy browning to darken the wood!

or Gravy browning to darken the wood!
Forum: Bank Line 8th June 2019, 09:19
Replies: 3
Views: 1,011
Posted By Pilot mac
A very entertaining read thanks regards ...

A very entertaining read

thanks
regards
Dave
Forum: Bank Line 22nd April 2019, 17:18
Replies: 17
Views: 2,204
Posted By Pilot mac
I only came across them on a class of ship built...

I only came across them on a class of ship built for BI in about 1970/2 on the Tyne. The four ships were Manora, Merkara, Morvada and Mulbera, they all became 'Strath......' shortly after. Looks like...
Forum: Bank Line 22nd April 2019, 06:58
Replies: 17
Views: 2,204
Posted By Pilot mac
I sailed on a couple of P&O ships with Erman...

I sailed on a couple of P&O ships with Erman tween decks and experienced similar problems, they were a pain. From what I can remember they were only in the lower tween decks which were quite low,...
Forum: P & O 18th April 2019, 17:01
Replies: 35
Views: 7,467
Posted By Pilot mac
The Bonifacio incident proved that these ships...

The Bonifacio incident proved that these ships were somewhat vulnerable in a bilged condition, presumably an extra bulkhead was fitted when they were lengthened?

regards
Dave
Forum: Elder Dempster 23rd March 2019, 09:16
Replies: 22
Views: 3,398
Posted By Pilot mac
Dont know why his discharge book was not updated...

Dont know why his discharge book was not updated mine was always stamped. As an apprentice my sea time was also recorded by my employer and it was recorded on my indentures. I never knew this until...
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