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Search: Posts Made By: david
Forum: News and Views from the Shipping World 6th January 2007, 07:25
Replies: 3
Views: 1,742
Posted By david
Neville and Rushie, I don't know about you, but...

Neville and Rushie,
I don't know about you, but when I was in business, I PAID people to answer the phone and make decisions when I was away from the office for whatever reasons, work or holidays....
Forum: News and Views from the Shipping World 6th January 2007, 07:14
Replies: 2
Views: 992
Posted By david
Speed Machines:The Great Ocean Liners.

Tomorrow nite..Sunday 07 January on ABC TV there is part 1 of a "new" series on Ocean Liners, well reviewed in the 'Australian' today.
Programme begins 1800h.
First show about the Normandie(Thumb)...
Forum: Special Purpose Vessels 6th January 2007, 06:55
Replies: 17
Views: 5,461
Posted By david
Neville. Do you know what ever happened to her...

Neville.
Do you know what ever happened to her after all these clandestine ops?

David D.
Forum: News and Views from the Shipping World 4th January 2007, 01:48
Replies: 1
Views: 801
Posted By david
KPC, A very interesting/timely article. I...

KPC,
A very interesting/timely article.
I often wonder how much worse we are in Australia, AN ISLAND for goodness sake, where the entire Highway between the 2 largest city is clogged with semis...
Forum: Ship Research 31st December 2006, 03:16
Replies: 17
Views: 2,027
Posted By david
I have a thought that in info coming from the USA...

I have a thought that in info coming from the USA it is calculated/measured in Barrels.
David D.
Forum: Say Hello 31st December 2006, 03:12
Replies: 13
Views: 2,012
Posted By david
Welcome aboard Ian, from a member downunder. I...

Welcome aboard Ian, from a member downunder.
I have enjoyed your pics published in "Ships Monthly" for years.
I don't think you will find any "Pirates" on this site though.

David D.
Forum: News and Views from the Shipping World 31st December 2006, 02:47
Replies: 12
Views: 1,432
Posted By david
Anton Flettner And The Magnus Effect.

I think the one we are trying to recall is/was the "Shin Aitoku Maru" which was fitted with 2 rectangular 'Sails'.
A small Coastal Tanker, she was built in 1980.
I seem to remember seeing someplace...
Forum: Modern Cruise Ships 26th December 2006, 00:22
Replies: 13
Views: 2,899
Posted By david
Santa Paula/Rosa/Emerald

Seasons Greetings from sunny Oz.
Thought that this might be of interest.
A cruise wholesaler down here is marketing this 49 yo 3 star veteran as " A quality cruise experience without the expensive...
Forum: Wrecks 25th December 2006, 23:56
Replies: 92
Views: 9,027
Posted By david
Jonty and Richard, On the website:- ...

Jonty and Richard,
On the website:-
http://www.wilhelmgustloff.com
there is a lot of up-to-date info including an interview with that lady survivor.
Also links to the other ships sunk during...
Forum: Ship Research 14th December 2006, 21:47
Replies: 4
Views: 1,400
Posted By david
Passenger Ships on the Central African Lakes.

Thanks Ray and Chris for the speedy info.
That RMS Victoria was (is?) a nice looking vessel, amazing how many times she was built/re-built before she started her working life.
Must be something of...
Forum: News and Views from the Shipping World 14th December 2006, 03:19
Replies: 5
Views: 1,135
Posted By david
Looking at the stuff being sprouted on the...

Looking at the stuff being sprouted on the internet by various promoters of "CONDO CRUISE SHIPS" (Strangely enough almost 99% originating in the good-old US of A) it astonishes me that to even be...
Forum: Ship Research 13th December 2006, 08:17
Replies: 4
Views: 1,400
Posted By david
Smile Passenger Ships on the Central African Lakes

I have been for some time trying to get details of the above including pics and names.I have Yahood-Googled and Froogled + Wikied, all to no avail.
A smart a**e mate of mine suggested I go hire a...
Forum: Container Vessels 5th December 2006, 06:56
Replies: 20
Views: 5,366
Posted By david
Hasse, The Barber Steamship Company was a...

Hasse,
The Barber Steamship Company was a United States Shipping Line founded in 1902, trading to the Far East.
WW became associated with them in 1927, providing a liner service from NYC.
This...
Forum: Container Vessels 4th December 2006, 07:18
Replies: 20
Views: 5,366
Posted By david
M.v.Tampa

Hasse,
What a great series of models.
The "TOYAMA" is the gearless box boat shown in the pix on page 3-5 with the orange hull and WW funnel.
She was the only GEARLESS box ship in WW's fleet.
The...
Forum: Container Vessels 2nd December 2006, 07:55
Replies: 20
Views: 5,366
Posted By david
Hasse, According to :- "WW-History and Fleet...

Hasse,
According to :-
"WW-History and Fleet list 1861-1994"
WSS-1994 ISBN 0905617738
There has only ever been ONE Vessel in their fleet named "TOYAMA", and that is the box boat described above....
Forum: Ship Research 30th November 2006, 06:08
Replies: 7
Views: 2,621
Posted By david
Sorry mate, Try this;- ...

Sorry mate,
Try this;- http://supertankers.topcities.com
You can also do a search on Wikipedia...'supertankers' and also get some hours of good clean fun!!
Regards
David D.
Forum: Ship Research 30th November 2006, 01:06
Replies: 7
Views: 2,621
Posted By david
Bluesjunior, If you go to the specialist...

Bluesjunior,
If you go to the specialist supertanker site:-
http://www.supertankers
you will find pics of the scene you describe + lots more.
Regards,
David D.
Forum: Container Vessels 30th November 2006, 00:42
Replies: 20
Views: 5,366
Posted By david
Hasse and Phil, There have been a number of...

Hasse and Phil,
There have been a number of "Tampas" in the WW fleet, in fact one of the most popular names:-

TAMPA 1..in fleet 1923 till 1958. Design and built for WW.
TAMPA 2.. " 1961...
Forum: Say Hello 24th November 2006, 04:57
Replies: 12
Views: 1,286
Posted By david
P-O-P, You seem to have neglected to tell us...

P-O-P,
You seem to have neglected to tell us when you actually made this find.

David D.
Forum: Ships & the Breakers 18th November 2006, 00:10
Replies: 77
Views: 6,104
Posted By david
Maybe it has to be as well organized and...

Maybe it has to be as well organized and professionally managed outfit like the Dutchies who seemed to move extraordinarily swiftly to save/restore the "Rotterdam".
Visit www.s.s.rotterdam
Any...
Forum: News and Views from the Shipping World 11th November 2006, 09:09
Replies: 16
Views: 3,952
Posted By david
City of Benares Tragedy.

Anybody downunder see the doco this evening (11/11) on SBS about this sad story.
Promoted as "The Children of the Doomed Voyage" in the TV reviews and print media, unfortunatly, the ship was...
Forum: Blue Star Line 9th November 2006, 07:46
Replies: 3
Views: 1,536
Posted By david
Bridie, Thats teriffic stuff. Are the BSL...

Bridie,
Thats teriffic stuff.
Are the BSL webmasters interested in saving it on their site along with all their other fab-o materiel.
David D.
Forum: News and Views from the Shipping World 9th November 2006, 07:42
Replies: 15
Views: 1,997
Posted By david
Yeah Bruce, A really sad day. My folks sailed...

Yeah Bruce,
A really sad day.
My folks sailed on her on a trip to SFO and back in the mid 60's from SYD as a sort of "2nd Honeymoon" with a couple of friends, and left the kiddies at home with...
Forum: Passenger Liners 9th November 2006, 07:24
Replies: 4
Views: 808
Posted By david
Fifty Years Onward/Andrea Doria

Unfortunately and much to my great regret, the collection has long gone.
Moving House, Company promotions and interstate transfers, falling out with Siblings, Marriage, Divorce, etc,etc ....some of...
Forum: Holland America Line 9th November 2006, 06:58
Replies: 9
Views: 8,700
Posted By david
Holland America Newbuilding.

Shipmates,
I don't know this bit of info will be regarded, but here goes, (especially for John R and Willem.)
From Seatrade...The new 4088 pax newbuild from Fincantieri is to be...
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