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Search: Posts Made By: Wallace Slough
Forum: Looking for Old Shipmates 4th November 2019, 03:25
Replies: 232
Views: 23,035
Posted By Wallace Slough
So true Lakercapt! I corresponded with Stan and...

So true Lakercapt! I corresponded with Stan and found him very interesting and appreciated his passing on information about the convoys during the war. This was interesting to me as both my father...
Forum: Say Hello 29th October 2019, 23:54
Replies: 20
Views: 897
Posted By Wallace Slough
Here here Barrie! You sound like a retired pilot!

Here here Barrie! You sound like a retired pilot!
Forum: News and Views from the Shipping World 7th June 2019, 02:21
Replies: 6
Views: 804
Posted By Wallace Slough
Donald The Miki class tugs I worked on at Red...

Donald
The Miki class tugs I worked on at Red Stack has small rudders that worked out OK for towing outside, weren't effective for ship assist in the bay. When the boats were reassigned to inside...
Forum: Ben Line 6th June 2019, 03:46
Replies: 11
Views: 1,879
Posted By Wallace Slough
I only sailed on one ship that had flume tanks,...

I only sailed on one ship that had flume tanks, and that was the passenger ship President Wilson. They were quite effective, but she didn't carry a lot of cargo and the GM was fairly static. The...
Forum: Passenger Liners 10th May 2019, 06:33
Replies: 9
Views: 3,110
Posted By Wallace Slough
I remember running a Red Stack tug to assist...

I remember running a Red Stack tug to assist Captain Jack Frost dock and undock her at Pier 35S in San Francisco. She was a beautiful vessel.
Forum: Tankers 2nd May 2019, 21:05
Replies: 5
Views: 2,542
Posted By Wallace Slough
Cornucopia was a regular caller at Sacramento and...

Cornucopia was a regular caller at Sacramento and Stockton with liquid ammonia used for fertilizer. I piloted her to both destinations on many occasions.
Forum: The Engine Room 26th March 2019, 19:58
Replies: 55
Views: 7,055
Posted By Wallace Slough
I couldn't agree more with your last sentence...

I couldn't agree more with your last sentence regarding abandoning ship in heavy weather with 5,000 passengers. It's a tragedy waiting to happen. Had the Costa Concordia not drifted back ashore and...
Forum: Tramp Steamers 22nd February 2019, 06:40
Replies: 36
Views: 3,806
Posted By Wallace Slough
Interesting to see the different nomenclature...

Interesting to see the different nomenclature used for the same piece of equipment. The "monkey face plate" referred to above was called a "flounder plate" on the Victory Ship I sailed on. I found...
Forum: Tramp Steamers 9th February 2019, 18:09
Replies: 36
Views: 3,806
Posted By Wallace Slough
I piloted the Jeremiah O'Brien on many occasions...

I piloted the Jeremiah O'Brien on many occasions and the visibility from the wheelhouse was terrible. We'd routinely conn the ship from the flying bridge and rarely conn from the wheelhouse unless...
Forum: News and Views from the Shipping World 3rd February 2019, 00:05
Replies: 28
Views: 2,685
Posted By Wallace Slough
Makko Dave, that's interesting that you...

Makko
Dave, that's interesting that you actually saw the wave disappear right in front of you! I've read that these huge waves can well up and travel along for a short distance before dissipating,...
Forum: News and Views from the Shipping World 1st February 2019, 01:21
Replies: 28
Views: 2,685
Posted By Wallace Slough
Bound from the Med to Baltimore across the North...

Bound from the Med to Baltimore across the North Atlantic in mid winter. The captain had on turns for 18 knots with a 35' head sea and we were making 6 knots just beating the hell out of the ship...
Forum: Brocklebank Line 8th January 2019, 20:29
Replies: 15
Views: 1,547
Posted By Wallace Slough
I've been retired for 8 years, but the Texas...

I've been retired for 8 years, but the Texas Chicken maneuver was still in practice in Houston when I was piloting. I never did the maneuver with ships in the San Francisco Bay area as the channels...
Forum: Brocklebank Line 8th January 2019, 18:30
Replies: 15
Views: 1,547
Posted By Wallace Slough
Harry I can't speak to under keel clearance in...

Harry
I can't speak to under keel clearance in Houston, but it was and I believe still is normal to transit the channel to Stockton and Sacramento with a calculated under keel clearance of one foot....
Forum: The Bridge 24th December 2018, 18:18
Replies: 48
Views: 7,752
Posted By Wallace Slough
I bought a brand new Plath with a 4 power scope...

I bought a brand new Plath with a 4 power scope in Hong Kong for $250 which I still have. Haven’t taken a sight in over 50 years, but I know it would come back quickly with a little practice. We...
Forum: Ship Research 10th December 2018, 03:36
Replies: 37
Views: 14,690
Posted By Wallace Slough
I made two Far East trips as second mate on the...

I made two Far East trips as second mate on the Mariner class Washington Bear. Ports of call as I remember included:
Los Angeles, Port Hueneme, San Francisco, Stockton (every trip with Tapioca in...
Forum: Looking for Old Shipmates 22nd September 2018, 01:53
Replies: 16
Views: 1,849
Posted By Wallace Slough
Hello John 7 to 10 days in port every voyage? ...

Hello John
7 to 10 days in port every voyage? Where did I go wrong?? Sounds like a seaman's dream come true.
No wonder the Marshall was a happy camper with a bar account and a key to the video...
Forum: Looking for Old Shipmates 19th September 2018, 17:26
Replies: 16
Views: 1,849
Posted By Wallace Slough
I remember docking and undocking the Enna G at...

I remember docking and undocking the Enna G at Pier 80 in San Francisco on several occasions. She was a lovely little ship which seemed so small at the time. I recall looking at her specifications...
Forum: Say Hello 25th June 2018, 15:55
Replies: 9
Views: 1,063
Posted By Wallace Slough
Hello Mr. Samulcek and welcome to Ship's...

Hello Mr. Samulcek and welcome to Ship's Nostalgia. I too am the owner of an anchor, mine being a stocked 1000 pounder built by Muir & Symon in San Francisco around the turn of the century. The...
Forum: The Engine Room 28th May 2018, 20:14
Replies: 50
Views: 6,937
Posted By Wallace Slough
We would always make it a practice to purchase...

We would always make it a practice to purchase new wooden hatch boards in the Pacific Northwest before traveling south to Los Angeles as they were much cheaper up north. Upon arrival in LA, it was...
Forum: The Engine Room 28th May 2018, 18:52
Replies: 50
Views: 6,937
Posted By Wallace Slough
I sailed on Victory, C-2's and C-3's, all of...

I sailed on Victory, C-2's and C-3's, all of which had wooden hatch boards. The steel hatch beams were placed thwart ships into slots in the hatch coaming, and the wooden hatch boards were placed...
Forum: Ben Line 27th May 2018, 05:13
Replies: 21
Views: 3,642
Posted By Wallace Slough
All these comments sure bring back memories of...

All these comments sure bring back memories of exotic ports and cargoes. I recall walking through the container yards on my way down to undock a ship and catching odors from the boxes that would...
Forum: Ship Research 11th April 2018, 19:21
Replies: 11
Views: 1,310
Posted By Wallace Slough
Michael We had 26 foot Monomoy whale boats when...

Michael
We had 26 foot Monomoy whale boats when I was in the schoolship and I recall that the steering oar was mounted on the starboard side. This prompted me to look on line and the attached...
Forum: Ship Research 23rd October 2017, 21:29
Replies: 91
Views: 16,088
Posted By Wallace Slough
David I'm in total agreement with your...

David
I'm in total agreement with your partiality to the California class. They were lovely ships, and I also really liked the Prudential Seajet and Oceanjet as well as their US Lines sisters. I...
Forum: Ship Research 17th October 2017, 05:14
Replies: 91
Views: 16,088
Posted By Wallace Slough
RHP I just noticed your post and the link to...

RHP
I just noticed your post and the link to the wonderful photo of the Canadian Star in San Francisco Bay, but how about that lovely tug alongside? She's the Red Stack tug Sea Prince upon which I...
Forum: Ship Research 23rd August 2017, 21:05
Replies: 11
Views: 628
Posted By Wallace Slough
Stephen Considering their age the ships were in...

Stephen
Considering their age the ships were in pretty good condition and had been well kept by US Lines. Certainly much better than the old ex Alcoa C-2's I later sailed on that had been bought by...
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