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Search: Posts Made By: Bernie24
Forum: Shell 12th June 2019, 15:45
Replies: 20
Views: 4,783
Posted By Bernie24
An oil man not a 'G' Man.

A Shell colleague of mine that I sailed with more than once while he was chief officer and later master, was asked to do an emergency job on one of the G boats. He was chief officer at the time and...
Forum: Ship Research 11th June 2019, 10:22
Replies: 0
Views: 447
Posted By Bernie24
Philippines Training Ship

Does anyone recognise the ship in the attached photograph? I know that it was built as a training ship for the Philippine Merchant Navy. I saw it in the Chittagong anchorage on 26 May 2001, at which...
Forum: Shell 7th April 2019, 07:09
Replies: 18
Views: 10,319
Posted By Bernie24
Peter Marsland cartoons in Fleet News

Only just found this thread. I sailed with Peter and his wife Angela a few times when I was a second engineer. His cartoons were always wonderful and mysteriously appeared on the notice board before...
Forum: Other Companies/Ships 3rd February 2019, 18:11
Replies: 101
Views: 59,474
Posted By Bernie24
I was at South Shields Marine & Tech between 1963...

I was at South Shields Marine & Tech between 1963 and 67 for Shell and we had two Stag line engineer apprentices in my class. One was called Alan Dixon and the other was Kevin something; I forget....
Forum: BP Shipping 18th April 2018, 11:22
Replies: 220
Views: 67,122
Posted By Bernie24
The sparks and the master on the H boat weren't...

The sparks and the master on the H boat weren't involved, but I know of many cases of affairs on board Shell ships.

I did hear of a case of the first woman sparks on an Italian ship that resulted...
Forum: The Engine Room 18th April 2018, 07:33
Replies: 34
Views: 7,840
Posted By Bernie24
Indicated horsepower was that calculated after...

Indicated horsepower was that calculated after taking indicator cards from a cylinder on an engine. Initially used on steam reciprocating engines and then on diesels.

Shaft horsepower seems to...
Forum: BP Shipping 18th April 2018, 07:26
Replies: 220
Views: 67,122
Posted By Bernie24
I sailed with a female sparks on a Shell H Boat...

I sailed with a female sparks on a Shell H Boat in the early 70's who whilst good at her job got a lot of stick from the male operators at Portishead when trying to go from morse key to voice; as...
Forum: The Engine Room 7th March 2018, 17:06
Replies: 115
Views: 41,105
Posted By Bernie24
Pielsticks

I never sailed with AO engines but I was on four ships with Pielsticks. The first was a French built steam turbine powered Shell ULCC which had a 1200kW T/A, a V12 Pielstick of the same power and a...
Forum: The Engine Room 5th March 2018, 10:32
Replies: 115
Views: 41,105
Posted By Bernie24
Ruston AO

When I worked in the Caribbean in the mid 1980's a shipowner in Jamaica had a Ruston powered vessel and the local joke was that the engines gave so much trouble that he had a permanently reserved...
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