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Forum: Royal Fleet Auxiliary 11th February 2019, 21:56
Replies: 7
Views: 514
Posted By LouisB
Would have thought a pennant number would have...

Would have thought a pennant number would have identified correctly the vessel/s concerned - whether warships or auxiliaries.

LouisB (Scribe)
Forum: The Radio Room 8th December 2018, 15:23
Replies: 345
Views: 86,483
Posted By LouisB
Memories memories of thirty odd years of ships...

Memories memories of thirty odd years of ships and the sea - really enjoyed going through the list. Thanks for posting.


LouisB (Scribe)
Forum: Other Companies/Ships 5th November 2018, 13:16
Replies: 495
Views: 115,491
Posted By LouisB
Sailed with Peter Everett on one of the big...

Sailed with Peter Everett on one of the big Russians where he was Captain. An absolute gentleman and brilliant company to sail with. Seem to remember, with regard to the rescue, that he had a...
Forum: Say Hello 7th November 2017, 13:43
Replies: 8
Views: 2,099
Posted By LouisB
Unicorn

Hi Sean,

Worked for Pentow Marine for a while, working out of Mossel Bay - W. Cape, on a vessel Jade Fish. Quite a few of the staff on both the vessels and Capetown office were at one time or...
Forum: News and Views from the Shipping World 26th August 2017, 14:06
Replies: 283
Views: 20,072
Posted By LouisB
Sent to me by a retired Cdr RN Sent to one...

Sent to me by a retired Cdr RN

Sent to one of the Navy websites from an RN officer with experience of USN. Guess it should be taken at face value, but maybe elements of truth?


A USN OOD...
Forum: News and Views from the Shipping World 26th August 2017, 13:56
Replies: 283
Views: 20,072
Posted By LouisB
Wasn't one of the excuses, the rock was hidden on...

Wasn't one of the excuses, the rock was hidden on the chart by a coffee stain?

LouisB (Scribe)
Forum: The Engine Room 25th August 2017, 19:56
Replies: 208
Views: 15,026
Posted By LouisB
@IL Agree. Many years after I left the RFA and...

@IL
Agree. Many years after I left the RFA and UASC I kicked around plenty of agencies and eventually found a company with a liner run out to S. Africa. I only stayed for one round trip for reasons...
Forum: News and Views from the Shipping World 25th August 2017, 18:47
Replies: 212
Views: 11,232
Posted By LouisB
chadburn When the Vulcans went south during...

chadburn

When the Vulcans went south during the Falklands business, they were 'painted' by ground radar. The antique electronics warfare suite that was fitted to the aircraft gave it the ability...
Forum: News and Views from the Shipping World 25th August 2017, 11:18
Replies: 212
Views: 11,232
Posted By LouisB
Interesting reading, including observations on...

Interesting reading, including observations on seamanship failures within the U.S.N. Pacific fleet and bad karma on the bridge.
...
Forum: News and Views from the Shipping World 24th August 2017, 21:10
Replies: 212
Views: 11,232
Posted By LouisB
No Smart Boy intended Barrie. It's just a thing I...

No Smart Boy intended Barrie. It's just a thing I learned as a civilian on an MOD (N) training course.

LouisB. (Scribe)
Forum: News and Views from the Shipping World 24th August 2017, 19:58
Replies: 212
Views: 11,232
Posted By LouisB
Barrie - I stand to be corrected but my...

Barrie - I stand to be corrected but my understanding of any stealth design for ships still bounces the radar pulses off the steelwork BUT at an angle that will not be received by the antenna of the...
Forum: News and Views from the Shipping World 22nd August 2017, 20:27
Replies: 212
Views: 11,232
Posted By LouisB
Doubtful - too many separate systems involved -...

Doubtful - too many separate systems involved - also would have been under - manual helm control - collision warning navigational radar - etc, etc.

LouisB. (Scribe)
Forum: News and Views from the Shipping World 22nd August 2017, 14:12
Replies: 212
Views: 11,232
Posted By LouisB
The chain of command is somewhat different in...

The chain of command is somewhat different in the U.S. Navy I am told. "There would be several bridge officers and lookouts conning the ship. At least one of the officers would be a certified Nav'...
Forum: News and Views from the Shipping World 11th August 2017, 11:50
Replies: 283
Views: 20,072
Posted By LouisB
Under the visiting forces act or whatever it is...

Under the visiting forces act or whatever it is called these days the U.S. authorities are not obliged to give information to the host country unless they wish to do so. As has been pointed out, any...
Forum: News and Views from the Shipping World 3rd August 2017, 13:45
Replies: 283
Views: 20,072
Posted By LouisB
If things have not radically changed, I believe...

If things have not radically changed, I believe all of this sort of thing is covered by the Visiting Forces Act or whatever name it is now called. Any leeway would be up to the applicable Government....
Forum: Say Hello 2nd August 2017, 15:51
Replies: 16
Views: 1,548
Posted By LouisB
Just saw the mention of Paritutu rock and my...

Just saw the mention of Paritutu rock and my memory went back circa 52 years ago. My first trip with SS&A on mv. Cretic. Met a girl in New Plymouth and stayed in touch for a while but never returned...
Forum: Other Companies/Ships 16th July 2017, 12:51
Replies: 495
Views: 115,491
Posted By LouisB
Transferred from other thread. There are a...

Transferred from other thread.

There are a few here and there - some getting quite old now. Elect on most classes - Russians big and small plus various flavours of K class. Apart from the odd bad...
Forum: Looking for Old Shipmates 15th July 2017, 22:25
Replies: 761
Views: 136,235
Posted By LouisB
There are a few here and there - some getting...

There are a few here and there - some getting quite old now. Elect on most classes - Russians big and small plus various flavours of K class. Apart from the odd bad trip I had a good and happy time -...
Forum: Looking for Old Shipmates 2nd July 2017, 16:28
Replies: 8
Views: 384
Posted By LouisB
@Varley

Are you sure it was 'Upper Shoreham Road' and not 'Old Shoreham Road' I have checked on 'Google maps' and there is a 222 Old Shoreham Road. I live a few miles away and worked as a boat builder in...
Forum: Royal Navy 2nd July 2017, 14:32
Replies: 101
Views: 7,966
Posted By LouisB
The carriers themselves will have their own CIWS...

The carriers themselves will have their own CIWS fit as a last stop protection. The ships will be,as part of a battle group, defended by Type 45 air defence destroyers and ASW helicopoters and...
Forum: Computers and The Internet 4th May 2017, 11:17
Replies: 15
Views: 981
Posted By LouisB
Also advise checking the amount of failures of...

Also advise checking the amount of failures of the video display and consequent 'black screen. Just look on Google - there are many, many pages of this happening and coupled with cries for help. I...
Forum: The Engine Room 18th April 2017, 11:06
Replies: 50
Views: 4,997
Posted By LouisB
(Applause)(Applause) LouisB. (Scribe)

(Applause)(Applause)

LouisB. (Scribe)
Forum: The Engine Room 11th April 2017, 00:08
Replies: 50
Views: 4,997
Posted By LouisB
I think that they stated that they had a spare...

I think that they stated that they had a spare head but it needed assembling.Ocean was built to mainly, commercial standards , hence the fairly 'large' machinery.
space for the main engines - also...
Forum: Model Ships 1st January 2017, 13:24
Replies: 1
Views: 702
Posted By LouisB
I had the 'pleasure' of passing through the...

I had the 'pleasure' of passing through the portals of Netley Naval Hospital in the early nineteen seventies. It wasn't the sheets and blankets that I remember but the scratching of the window glass...
Forum: Looking for Old Shipmates 15th December 2016, 18:00
Replies: 761
Views: 136,235
Posted By LouisB
Ten years with them when I was younger - now 74...

Ten years with them when I was younger - now 74 which I think would be a tad on the older side for an electrician. I don't know though - maybe if ..........:)

Dave Clarke.
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