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Search: Posts Made By: Harry Nicholson
Forum: Wrecks 7th December 2019, 18:30
Replies: 1
Views: 208
Posted By Harry Nicholson
Scharnhorst found

Off the Falklands

https://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/the-falklands-maritime-heritage-trust-discovery-of-ww1-german-battlecruiser-sms-scharnhorst-300969316.html
Forum: Places, People & Events of Maritime Interest 1st December 2019, 11:42
Replies: 10
Views: 1,021
Posted By Harry Nicholson
A superb find - well done. How many of those...

A superb find - well done.
How many of those ships and crew survived, I wonder.
Forum: Ship Research 23rd November 2019, 14:52
Replies: 5
Views: 1,579
Posted By Harry Nicholson
The Vyner Brooke story by Lt Mann was typed onto...

The Vyner Brooke story by Lt Mann was typed onto foolscap about 1956. I hold the original. My wife typed it into computer pages, the digital version has been archived with the Australian Memorial,...
Forum: Books, Magazines, TV, Video & Publications 4th November 2019, 10:06
Replies: 86
Views: 10,903
Posted By Harry Nicholson
Recently read: 'Endangered Species' by Richard...

Recently read: 'Endangered Species' by Richard Woodman (one-time bridge officer). A saga of one of the last cargo liners on her final voyage to the breakers. He does a splendid job, catching the...
Forum: The Radio Room 21st October 2019, 17:38
Replies: 63
Views: 4,789
Posted By Harry Nicholson
That's excellent, good sir. They look to be what...

That's excellent, good sir. They look to be what I recall. I had it in mind the valve was a beam tetrode - but, as you say, an RF pentode.
You did well to locate that image.
Forum: The Radio Room 19th October 2019, 15:11
Replies: 63
Views: 4,789
Posted By Harry Nicholson
Thank you; that's illuminating. Perhaps...

Thank you; that's illuminating. Perhaps Brocklebanks carried more spares - i recall an incident with the HF tx Siemens SB186x. En route up the Hooghli, the main power valve failed (wish I could...
Forum: The Radio Room 18th October 2019, 20:59
Replies: 63
Views: 4,789
Posted By Harry Nicholson
Wireless room spares

Any of you fine chaps recall the spares we carried by regulation? Was it two spare valves for each one of that type in use? And three for every two in use? Something of the sort methinks.
I'm...
Forum: The Radio Room 2nd October 2019, 16:36
Replies: 29
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Views: 1,811
Posted By Harry Nicholson
Morse has not been abandoned - this from an...

Morse has not been abandoned - this from an American R.O. site:


quote:
Morse Code from HLG Seoul Radio (ship shore communications) 1400Z on 12935kHz.
...
Forum: Books, Magazines, TV, Video & Publications 24th September 2019, 15:38
Replies: 9
Views: 1,224
Posted By Harry Nicholson
Hello, Ian. I ordered your 'Letters of a Radio...

Hello, Ian. I ordered your 'Letters of a Radio Officer' this Summer. It made an absorbing read. Well done for putting them on record.
Forum: Books, Magazines, TV, Video & Publications 24th September 2019, 15:32
Replies: 9
Views: 1,224
Posted By Harry Nicholson
Thank you for the link, Duncan. I've taken a...

Thank you for the link, Duncan. I've taken a shufti and ordered a used hard back. The author admires Conrad - which is itself a recommendation.
I appreciated Woodman's philosophical musings in...
Forum: Books, Magazines, TV, Video & Publications 23rd September 2019, 17:29
Replies: 9
Views: 1,224
Posted By Harry Nicholson
Blue Funnel novel

Voyage East: A stirring tale of the last great days of the Merchant Navy by Richard Woodman.

Just finished this. It's rich in detail of a Blue funnel voyage to China and other parts east. I've...
Forum: The Radio Room 11th September 2019, 20:42
Replies: 29
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Views: 1,811
Posted By Harry Nicholson
What a delightful chirrup! The nostalgia brings...

What a delightful chirrup! The nostalgia brings me close to damp eyes.
Was the origin of the chirp due to an overly simple design, so that the keying load detuned the oscillator?
Port Sudan had a...
Forum: Brocklebank Line 11th September 2019, 10:20
Replies: 8
Views: 1,861
Posted By Harry Nicholson
Thank you, Alan. You're probably correct. It's...

Thank you, Alan. You're probably correct.
It's great to see your post. I hope you are keeping well. I've a few creaks, but still game - though my mountain boots stay cleaner than they used to do.
Forum: News and Views from the Shipping World 10th September 2019, 14:11
Replies: 18
Views: 1,846
Posted By Harry Nicholson
Over our heads in the Pliocene:...

Over our heads in the Pliocene:...
Forum: News and Views from the Shipping World 8th September 2019, 22:21
Replies: 17
Views: 2,440
Posted By Harry Nicholson
A bit more: ...

A bit more:
https://breaking911.com/developing-20-rescued-4-missing-after-cargo-ship-capsizes-off-of-georgia-coast/
Forum: Looking for Old Shipmates 6th September 2019, 21:20
Replies: 257
Views: 30,771
Posted By Harry Nicholson
I wondered where you were, Malcolm. Virtual mates...

I wondered where you were, Malcolm. Virtual mates are worth having if we share interests - a visit here each day can be a rowdy experience or completely sober, but often enriching. In actual life,...
Forum: Non-Seafaring Obituaries 2nd September 2019, 18:49
Replies: 16
Views: 1,422
Posted By Harry Nicholson
Always cheered me up when I saw his avatar. Miss...

Always cheered me up when I saw his avatar. Miss him a good deal.
But we cannot hang around for ever. What does Omar Khayyam say:

Think, in this batter'd Caravanserai
Whose Doorways are...
Forum: Looking for Old Shipmates 19th August 2019, 15:51
Replies: 36
Views: 7,371
Posted By Harry Nicholson
Had a year at Norwood tech studying TV studio...

Had a year at Norwood tech studying TV studio technology circa 1962. I'd left the sea 12 months earlier and then worked at ABC studios on Teddington Lock on the new-fangled video tape recorders and...
Forum: Say Hello 18th August 2019, 20:19
Replies: 13
Views: 982
Posted By Harry Nicholson
You'll bring riches to the gallery. Welcome, sir....

You'll bring riches to the gallery. Welcome, sir. (i paid off a collier in Hull in 1956).
Forum: News and Views from the Shipping World 4th August 2019, 21:18
Replies: 47
Views: 7,120
Posted By Harry Nicholson
My dad, and his, were riveters in the Hartlepool...

My dad, and his, were riveters in the Hartlepool yards.They began as catcher lads - I was looking into what they might have done to earn a wage, and found this: ...
Forum: The Engine Room 30th July 2019, 11:40
Replies: 1
Views: 630
Posted By Harry Nicholson
Welcome, John. My bro-in-law was with ED in the...

Welcome, John. My bro-in-law was with ED in the 50s; I went to sea in 56 in his old uniform. Just changed the braid to a Marconi sparks.
Forum: Brocklebank Line 29th July 2019, 13:59
Replies: 8
Views: 1,861
Posted By Harry Nicholson
Thanks, Tony. I could not make head nor tail of...

Thanks, Tony. I could not make head nor tail of it. Perhaps Macharda and Marwarri were of the same class. Either way, she looks bonny.
Forum: Brocklebank Line 28th July 2019, 18:27
Replies: 8
Views: 1,861
Posted By Harry Nicholson
River Thames 1939

https://player.bfi.org.uk/free/film/watch-river-thames-yesterday-1939-online

Below Tower Bridge, from about 7 mins in is what looks to be a Brocklebank vessel. She has the look of the 1936...
Forum: The Radio Room 23rd July 2019, 21:03
Replies: 10
Views: 1,696
Posted By Harry Nicholson
Hi, Bob. By gum, you started young. You must have...

Hi, Bob. By gum, you started young. You must have zipped through college. South Shields MN college would not take me until I was 16 - I had to pedal a coop errand boy's bike for a year first....
Forum: The Radio Room 21st July 2019, 19:03
Replies: 10
Views: 1,696
Posted By Harry Nicholson
Andrea Doria

We've just past the 62nd anniversary of Andrea Doria loss.
http://www.trafficlist.net/the-tragedy-of-andrea-doria/
Has an account - and a picture of her wireless room.
When it happened, I'd turned...
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