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Search: Posts Made By: ernhelenbarrett
Forum: Ship Research 18th September 2018, 08:12
Replies: 40
Views: 21,691
Posted By ernhelenbarrett
Does anyone know the callsign ofau

Does anyone know the callsign ofau
Forum: Elder Dempster 28th April 2018, 05:55
Replies: 76
Views: 12,394
Posted By ernhelenbarrett
First went to sea in 1947, Dis Book number (the...

First went to sea in 1947, Dis Book number (the thin one) was R359806 then
issued the hard cover book, same number about 1948, you do remember the special numbers especially the Marconi Paybook...
Forum: The Radio Room 15th April 2018, 05:15
Replies: 37
Views: 10,030
Posted By ernhelenbarrett
Didn't the Rugby Press have a Callsign of GTZZ...

Didn't the Rugby Press have a Callsign of GTZZ then Maba Press as I seem to remember this from days on the Karanja/MACS between Bombay/East African/Durban ports taking the Press for the ships...
Forum: The Radio Room 4th February 2018, 03:23
Replies: 32
Views: 4,013
Posted By ernhelenbarrett
Used the Marconi 365 key for a few years until I...

Used the Marconi 365 key for a few years until I managed to obtain an Elektrix
Bureau key from a ship which had a couple of spares and have used that ever since and still do so today, it is easy to...
Forum: Shaw Savill 26th January 2018, 05:32
Replies: 19
Views: 10,313
Posted By ernhelenbarrett
Any Shaw Savill blokes out there know if James...

Any Shaw Savill blokes out there know if James Thornton is still around. He was 2nd Mate on Alaric/GWRQ, I joined her in Glasgow, fitted out the Radio Room, did the sea trials and spent the next 3...
Forum: Ship Research 17th January 2018, 03:28
Replies: 11
Views: 4,398
Posted By ernhelenbarrett
Dont know about the Panama Canal vessel but I can...

Dont know about the Panama Canal vessel but I can remember the BI passenger
ship that sank in Hong Kong drydock when I was on the Indian Coast with Marconi, somebody forgot to close a valve or...
Forum: The Radio Room 30th October 2017, 05:54
Replies: 34
Views: 5,776
Posted By ernhelenbarrett
I fitted out the Alaric/GWRQ in Glasgow as...

I fitted out the Alaric/GWRQ in Glasgow as Marconi were shortstaffed and was told that as an R/O I should fit out the Radio Room as I would like, which I did
and it was on the Port side but I placed...
Forum: Books, Magazines, TV, Video & Publications 22nd October 2017, 04:38
Replies: 43
Views: 9,919
Posted By ernhelenbarrett
I still get "The Log" here in Oz and find it very...

I still get "The Log" here in Oz and find it very informative with some excellent photos of vessels I have sailed in. The part of Shipping Companies is a bit confusing as the different Companies seem...
Forum: Ben Line 22nd October 2017, 04:29
Replies: 3
Views: 2,037
Posted By ernhelenbarrett
Yep and most of the ex Benliners appear to...

Yep and most of the ex Benliners appear to originate in the70's and 80's on those modern era vessels. Believe it or not some of us sailed with Ben Line way back in the 40's, my first was Empire...
Forum: The Radio Room 17th October 2017, 05:33
Replies: 29
Views: 2,346
Posted By ernhelenbarrett
Had a Vertical main Tx Antenna on the Cycle/VKAC...

Had a Vertical main Tx Antenna on the Cycle/VKAC ex Norwegian "Hansa" but it
didn't last too long as the lot went overboard during excessive rolling in the Aussie Bight between Fremantle and...
Forum: The Radio Room 5th October 2017, 05:50
Replies: 79
Views: 10,626
Posted By ernhelenbarrett
Was lucky enough to have a great Chief R/O on the...

Was lucky enough to have a great Chief R/O on the Avistone/GBSV who let me
send my first TR on leaving Middlesbro but cant remember his name at all. Also
sent a TR to GLD at midnight while on the...
Forum: The Engine Room 11th February 2017, 07:53
Replies: 208
Views: 16,244
Posted By ernhelenbarrett
Thinking back to the "good old days" was it not...

Thinking back to the "good old days" was it not King George 5th in 1928 who
officially named the Merchant Service the "Merchant Navy" and also confirmed the Merchant Navy Uniform as the OFFICIAL...
Forum: Ship Research 4th February 2017, 05:26
Replies: 16
Views: 5,207
Posted By ernhelenbarrett
Did a coastal from Leith to Glasgow northabout on...

Did a coastal from Leith to Glasgow northabout on Ivinghoe Beacon/GSSY then Marconi took me off her to help fit out Shaw Savills "Alaric"/GWRQ and do trials on her but didn't finish up leaving her...
Forum: The Radio Room 4th February 2017, 05:05
Replies: 45
Views: 2,382
Posted By ernhelenbarrett
Thought the Hallicrafters were okay except for...

Thought the Hallicrafters were okay except for the speaker which was attached to the metal case and gave out a "tinny" noise. Had q bit of trouble
explaining to the crew that the Americans used a...
Forum: The Radio Room 22nd January 2017, 06:12
Replies: 28
Views: 6,710
Posted By ernhelenbarrett
Sailed with Ian North when he was 2nd Mate on...

Sailed with Ian North when he was 2nd Mate on Port Vindex 1952, Hazlewood was Master. Ian played the Northumberland bagpipes much to the Masters disgust, as a Scot I didn't mind at all. Was saddened...
Forum: The Radio Room 26th December 2016, 03:22
Replies: 36
Views: 4,370
Posted By ernhelenbarrett
Merry Christmas & A Happy 2017 to ALL SN Members,...

Merry Christmas & A Happy 2017 to ALL SN Members, we have just had a nice 40 degree C Christmas Day here in Adelaide, OZ, but a drop of a mere 30 degrees here on Boxing Day, weather going up and down...
Forum: Ben Line 12th June 2016, 06:44
Replies: 44
Views: 9,980
Posted By ernhelenbarrett
Have a happy retirement Ali, you wont ken where...

Have a happy retirement Ali, you wont ken where all the hours have gone in a day.
Joined my first Ben Line Empire Athelstan /Benalbanach on a very cold wintry morning at Tilbury on 1st December...
Forum: The Radio Room 12th June 2016, 06:27
Replies: 67
Views: 5,800
Posted By ernhelenbarrett
Way back when ,in my early days with OTC in Oz ...

Way back when ,in my early days with OTC in Oz it was called the Beam Radio Service as it was directed to the UK and vice versa and we still used it daily to list vessels for PCH
Ern Barrett
Forum: The Radio Room 2nd March 2016, 04:57
Replies: 106
Views: 25,550
Posted By ernhelenbarrett
When I joined AWA after Marconi our Transmitters...

When I joined AWA after Marconi our Transmitters were usually the "Pacific"
or ex Coast Station Transmitters with long pullout sections for MF and HF. The
Pacific was great as you could program in...
Forum: The Radio Room 14th February 2016, 05:59
Replies: 52
Views: 6,575
Posted By ernhelenbarrett
remember being called up by a South African...

remember being called up by a South African Airlines Super Connie for a QTH check on CW when running up the West Aussie coast to Christmas Island and
having a chat with the Flight R/O, seems they...
Forum: Bank Line 24th December 2015, 04:21
Replies: 26
Views: 4,139
Posted By ernhelenbarrett
Ern Barrett R/O Tweedbank 1957 Cuba USA, Mexico,...

Ern Barrett R/O Tweedbank 1957 Cuba USA, Mexico, Oz, Solomons, Moresby Lae
Samarai Kavieng Rabaul Miri Colombo Suez Liverpool Glasgow....Home to Edinburgh!!!
Forum: Ship Research 18th December 2015, 05:16
Replies: 4
Views: 866
Posted By ernhelenbarrett
Re Edinburgh Merchant or London Merchant, didn't...

Re Edinburgh Merchant or London Merchant, didn't one of those vessels return the
Stone of Scone secretly to Scotland where it was picked up by truck and taken
to Dunfermline Abbey where somebody...
Forum: The Radio Room 20th November 2015, 03:46
Replies: 44
Views: 5,443
Posted By ernhelenbarrett
Was also an AB who wanted to go for 2nd Mates but...

Was also an AB who wanted to go for 2nd Mates but on sitting the BOT Parafin
Light test was told by the examiner I hadn't failed but hadn't passed so my case
would be passed down to London (from...
Forum: The Radio Room 19th August 2015, 07:44
Replies: 54
Views: 11,557
Posted By ernhelenbarrett
On the old BenVrackie ex Samaffric we had a...

On the old BenVrackie ex Samaffric we had a admiralty pattern 268 radar which
was just an "A" scan and that could be a tree, another vessel, or on one occasion, the coast of Japan in thick fog!!...
Forum: The Radio Room 19th August 2015, 07:30
Replies: 31
Views: 5,135
Posted By ernhelenbarrett
Most of the vessels I sailed on had a speaker...

Most of the vessels I sailed on had a speaker from the Radio Room to Chart Room except for the old Tweedbank/GBYC which had nought and the Radio Room/my cabin was held down by 4 large bottlescrews...
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