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Search: Posts Made By: hamishb
Forum: Looking for Old Shipmates 25th September 2016, 00:17
Replies: 24
Views: 4,550
Posted By hamishb
Hi Joe my info. shows eng 1330 as 70LBD6 sea...

Hi Joe my info. shows eng 1330 as 70LBD6 sea trial June 1959 vessel Texaco Gloucester
Regards
Hamish
Forum: Ship Research 28th August 2016, 11:24
Replies: 9
Views: 1,139
Posted By hamishb
Duchess of Hamilton

Many thanks Jim I will Pass all this info on as I am trying to assist a friend of a friend, you know how these thing grow bigger as they spread out. Thanks again
Regards
Hamish
Forum: Ship Research 27th August 2016, 20:13
Replies: 9
Views: 1,139
Posted By hamishb
Duchess of Hamilton

Hi Jim would it be the case that H&W built turbines under license from
Parsons in 1932 for the Duchess of Hamilton
Is there any way of finding the records for H&W & Parsons?
Regards
Hamish
Forum: Ship Research 26th August 2016, 22:12
Replies: 9
Views: 1,139
Posted By hamishb
Thank you for the Parsons info. I do know that...

Thank you for the Parsons info. I do know that JGK were sub licensees from H & W
Forum: Ship Research 26th August 2016, 14:56
Replies: 9
Views: 1,139
Posted By hamishb
Hi The The K class ships were designed by Govan (...

Hi The The K class ships were designed by Govan ( upper Clyde Shipbuilders) and were built in Govan and Scotstoun, some of the engines supplied by H & W to Korea were for Kuwait Shipping
later...
Forum: Ship Research 26th August 2016, 11:58
Replies: 9
Views: 1,139
Posted By hamishb
Duchess of Hamilton

Built 1932 by Harland and Wolff, Govan
Hi all , does anyone have any information on the engine builder, Clydesite says H & W Belfast. If this is the case were they built under license from Parsons...
Forum: The Engine Room 10th July 2016, 13:00
Replies: 82
Views: 20,857
Posted By hamishb
3 Cyl Doxford

If you search 3 cyl Doxford or Lammermiur you will see some more info on the trawler engines
Forum: The Engine Room 7th May 2016, 12:27
Replies: 15
Views: 2,247
Posted By hamishb
I seem to remember that there were some Wankel...

I seem to remember that there were some Wankel type engines adapted for the Army to be used in Tanks
Forum: The Engine Room 24th October 2015, 13:56
Replies: 5
Views: 3,503
Posted By hamishb
The re-union was held in the Dockworker's Club on...

The re-union was held in the Dockworker's Club on Thursday night and was a great success. About 200 ex Kincaidites attended many tales were exchanged.
For anyone interested the link will take you...
Forum: Brocklebank Line 25th September 2015, 23:12
Replies: 22
Views: 3,527
Posted By hamishb
Jim so sad to hear your awful news. Sorry for the...

Jim so sad to hear your awful news. Sorry for the delay as I have been at the caravan and there is no power there. Words cannot really help but time helps a bit. I hope you have a contented time back...
Forum: Historic Shipping lines and Ships 3rd June 2015, 15:22
Replies: 1
Views: 1,666
Posted By hamishb
Qe 2

Just noticed this today
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2252580/End-era-QE2-Iconic-cruise-liner-sold-scrap-Chinese-20m.html
Hamish
Forum: The Engine Room 4th May 2015, 12:29
Replies: 137
Views: 42,909
Posted By hamishb
Hi you are quite correct. My assumption was made...

Hi you are quite correct. My assumption was made as the old 4 Cylinder engine was the first on our list of engines as the others had died, sorry got it wrong
Hamish
Forum: The Engine Room 4th May 2015, 09:56
Replies: 137
Views: 42,909
Posted By hamishb
Hi This was also the first "j" type engine ...

Hi This was also the first "j" type engine
Hamish
Forum: The Engine Room 1st May 2015, 15:53
Replies: 5
Views: 3,503
Posted By hamishb
re-Union

Hi Guys I am sorry to hear about the troubles you suffered at the hands of so called union members. I was an apprentice during some of these strikes and it was not funny as we had to go into work...
Forum: The Engine Room 30th April 2015, 17:31
Replies: 5
Views: 3,503
Posted By hamishb
J.G.Kincaid re-union

Hello all, Robert McGill is proposing to have a reunion of Kincaid of Greenock ex employees sometime in the autumn 2015. If any of the crew are interested please pm me with your name email and phone...
Forum: The Engine Room 24th March 2015, 13:33
Replies: 143
Views: 34,432
Posted By hamishb
Hi The early engines had the top and bottom...

Hi The early engines had the top and bottom exhaust are joined in the middle into a single exhaust pipe. Must have been hot as hell in there. The later ones had 2 pipes outside Joined at the end. I...
Forum: The Engine Room 24th March 2015, 01:02
Replies: 143
Views: 34,432
Posted By hamishb
There are 2 different engines illustrated here....

There are 2 different engines illustrated here. The original one mentioned with the smaller exhaust piston valve and lever driven shaft is shown in Nos 54 & 56 While the later type with exhaust...
Forum: The Engine Room 22nd March 2015, 22:01
Replies: 143
Views: 34,432
Posted By hamishb
Hi I well remember these DA pistons and piston...

Hi I well remember these DA pistons and piston rods, as when I was an apprentice in Kincaids I worked on them and there was an almost continuous stream of these monsters to be overhauled. Part of...
Forum: The Engine Room 22nd March 2015, 18:11
Replies: 143
Views: 34,432
Posted By hamishb
Hi all I cannot add to the information already...

Hi all I cannot add to the information already given except to add that later DA engines used exhaust pistons of the same diameter as the main piston and the exhaust pistons were connected directly...
Forum: Tugs 1st March 2015, 18:02
Replies: 66
Views: 16,607
Posted By hamishb
Greenock Tele. reports on Friday 22nd February...

Greenock Tele. reports on Friday 22nd February 2015 that the Flying Phantom has been towed down river from King George V dock to Roseneath under cover of darkness on Wednesday night. It is understood...
Forum: The Engine Room 7th August 2014, 12:54
Replies: 137
Views: 42,909
Posted By hamishb
Doxford spares

There are now no known stockists of spares and there have been no requests for spares here in the UK for about 2 years now. Looks like any parts are being made locally or coming from breakers. Maybe...
Forum: The Engine Room 12th May 2014, 11:21
Replies: 39
Views: 7,996
Posted By hamishb
On British Might after a boiler room fire was...

On British Might after a boiler room fire was controlled (fire describer elsewhere on this site) we had no steam pressure. We raised steam by using a small hand pump which was situated at the aft end...
Forum: News and Views from the Shipping World 21st April 2014, 20:47
Replies: 4,191
Views: 782,774
Posted By hamishb
Concordia

Hi ART6 I totally agree with your last statement in post#369
Hamish
Forum: The Bridge 10th April 2014, 22:13
Replies: 42
Views: 7,264
Posted By hamishb
Correct me if I am wrong but there appears to be...

Correct me if I am wrong but there appears to be 2 pairs of black shoes visible
Regards
Hamish
Forum: Tugs 5th April 2014, 12:51
Replies: 66
Views: 16,607
Posted By hamishb
Greenock Telegraph reports on Friday 4th that...

Greenock Telegraph reports on Friday 4th that Svitzer have failed in their appeal against the 1.7 million over the sinking of Flying Phantom.
Also Clydeport continue to not guilty which prolongs...
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