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Forum: Looking for Old Shipmates Today, 20:00
Replies: 206
Views: 18,130
Posted By duncs
This one is purely for R/Os Achtung! ...

This one is purely for R/Os

Achtung!

Alles lookenpeepers! Das navigaten machine is nicht fur gefingerpoken und mittengrabben. Ist easy schnappen der springwerk, blowenfusen, schnappen der...
Forum: Looking for Old Shipmates Today, 18:58
Replies: 206
Views: 18,130
Posted By duncs
Art6, I have absolutely no idea what post #204...

Art6, I have absolutely no idea what post #204 (https://www.shipsnostalgia.com/usertag.php?do=list&action=hash&hash=204) means! Can you explain? I'm still looking up words in my German/English...
Forum: Looking for Old Shipmates Today, 02:44
Replies: 206
Views: 18,130
Posted By duncs
On another occasion, we, in the harbour office,...

On another occasion, we, in the harbour office, geared up, waiting for the ferry, ETA 10mins. A huge campervan approached the pier, an elderly gent got out and opened the big gate, and drove onto...
Forum: Looking for Old Shipmates Yesterday, 13:30
Replies: 206
Views: 18,130
Posted By duncs
I can only speak four languages, good gaelic, bad...

I can only speak four languages, good gaelic, bad gaelic, good English and bad English. On one vessel, aptly named the 'Bluebird', the German OM asked me if I understood what he and C/E were saying....
Forum: Looking for Old Shipmates Yesterday, 01:16
Replies: 206
Views: 18,130
Posted By duncs
What's wrong with Latin? I don't understand it,...

What's wrong with Latin? I don't understand it, myself, But it sounds bloody good!

(Jester)
Forum: Looking for Old Shipmates 17th October 2019, 16:17
Replies: 206
Views: 18,130
Posted By duncs
Confiteor Deo omnipotenti, that is the last of my...

Confiteor Deo omnipotenti, that is the last of my Latin!
Forum: Looking for Old Shipmates 17th October 2019, 00:41
Replies: 206
Views: 18,130
Posted By duncs
Dominus et pace vobiscum, Amen.

Dominus et pace vobiscum, Amen.
Forum: The Radio Room 16th October 2019, 16:30
Replies: 14
Views: 740
Posted By duncs
[QUOTE=david.hopcroft;3009141]I should have said...

[QUOTE=david.hopcroft;3009141]I should have said that this was GKZ. The 958's replaced in-house PO built RXs and Mercury's. They were also 'magic' for us, but actually it was because they - the...
Forum: The Radio Room 16th October 2019, 16:04
Replies: 14
Views: 740
Posted By duncs
Sorry, David, my post was probably too strong,...

Sorry, David, my post was probably too strong, for which I apologise. Blame it on the low flyer. It's just that I was a bit pissed off re 'Munchen'. GKA and other stations/DAN were superb. The MN...
Forum: Looking for Old Shipmates 16th October 2019, 15:20
Replies: 206
Views: 18,130
Posted By duncs
Poor Gloria, it may well have been in the subway....

Poor Gloria, it may well have been in the subway. Maybe the Blackwall tunnel. Who knows?

Pat/Barrie, I'm still laughing at your response. It helps my Hangover.(Jester)
Forum: Looking for Old Shipmates 16th October 2019, 13:59
Replies: 206
Views: 18,130
Posted By duncs
You cheated! You ate two Brute!

You cheated! You ate two Brute!
Forum: The Radio Room 16th October 2019, 03:06
Replies: 14
Views: 740
Posted By duncs
Failure to respond is out of order. You were an...

Failure to respond is out of order. You were an R/O yourself, you knew the score. AMVER? I know what the acronym stood for, but did they ever help in 'mutual vessel rescue'. Where were AMVER when...
Forum: The Radio Room 16th October 2019, 01:18
Replies: 11
Views: 746
Posted By duncs
I used it once. A lecky with problems. They were...

I used it once. A lecky with problems. They were very good. (all wt)
Forum: The Radio Room 16th October 2019, 01:01
Replies: 14
Views: 740
Posted By duncs
Sorry, David, I thought, on seeing, it was a ship...

Sorry, David, I thought, on seeing, it was a ship station. In '72 I had my gear upgraded , from O'span and Mercury and Elettra rx's to a 'Commandant' and 'Nebula' rx. Magic!

Best rgds, D
Forum: Looking for Old Shipmates 16th October 2019, 00:38
Replies: 206
Views: 18,130
Posted By duncs
Sic transit Gloria mundi

Sic transit Gloria mundi
Forum: Looking for Old Shipmates 15th October 2019, 03:16
Replies: 206
Views: 18,130
Posted By duncs
Can anyone explain to me?, why do some people...

Can anyone explain to me?, why do some people make up different IDs on websites such as SN. It makes no sense to me! I.E. the 'Bill Davies' debacle!
Where's SM?
Forum: The Radio Room 15th October 2019, 01:06
Replies: 14
Views: 740
Posted By duncs
I sent AMVERS, but I thought they were used by US...

I sent AMVERS, but I thought they were used by US to keep track of MN vessels. Same OBS msgs were used for same.



Loved photo. Two Nebulas. When I had one, I was ecstatic.
Forum: The Radio Room 14th October 2019, 01:20
Replies: 37
Views: 2,136
Posted By duncs
I used the DF many times. On a Texaco VLCC, to...

I used the DF many times. On a Texaco VLCC, to rendezvous with a lighter in the Gulf of Mexico, in continuous overcast conditions, no sights for days, it was the DF/DR that put us spot on. Used it...
Forum: Looking for Old Shipmates 6th October 2019, 16:38
Replies: 206
Views: 18,130
Posted By duncs
Since retiring, I sometimes go weeks without...

Since retiring, I sometimes go weeks without switching on the laptop(desktop not switched on for last couple of years). However, some of the posts on this thread have made me chuckle. So, all is...
Forum: The Radio Room 4th October 2019, 01:55
Replies: 32
Views: 2,581
Posted By duncs
I found the Atalanta rx very reliable, but the...

I found the Atalanta rx very reliable, but the Mercury and Elettra had a habit of blowing a de-coupling capacitor in FS. After the first time it happened, all I did was sniff it out, then snip it...
Forum: News and Views from the Shipping World 22nd July 2019, 00:45
Replies: 73
Views: 7,343
Posted By duncs
Intresting, I was being pushed by an agency to go...

Intresting, I was being pushed by an agency to go direct employed with NM as ETO on Stena Queen. Wages offered were crap. I didn't want it. On the morning of the interview, I had a large glass of...
Forum: The Radio Room 21st July 2019, 00:34
Replies: 26
Views: 2,506
Posted By duncs
R651, what does that mean? I remember as a...

R651, what does that mean? I remember as a youngster, listening to the trawler band. I'm an ex RO, but I don't understand that!
Forum: News and Views from the Shipping World 20th July 2019, 00:11
Replies: 73
Views: 7,343
Posted By duncs
Surely, it's been recognised for a good number of...

Surely, it's been recognised for a good number of years, that the British flag, has been a flag of convenience, in the merchant navy. A foreign owned vessel, with no British staff on board, yet...
Forum: Colliers 24th May 2019, 23:48
Replies: 32
Views: 10,443
Posted By duncs
BillH, Thanks for that. She was CEGB, Stevies,...

BillH, Thanks for that. She was CEGB, Stevies, when I was there. She must have gone not long after I'd left.


Duncs
Forum: Colliers 6th May 2019, 00:28
Replies: 32
Views: 10,443
Posted By duncs
J G, Many thanks for that info. Do you think...

J G,
Many thanks for that info. Do you think there's any truth in the rumour that I'd heard, that she was converted from coal to oil burning?

regards
Duncs
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