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Search: Posts Made By: Joe Rooney
Forum: Computers and The Internet 9th May 2009, 17:34
Replies: 10
Views: 1,788
Posted By Joe Rooney
I am quite interested to discover that other...

I am quite interested to discover that other people had this problem with non-North American DVD,s.

I had this problem with some Geordie DVD.s I bought a few years aga.

Being a computer dunce,...
Forum: Say Hello 4th August 2008, 17:18
Replies: 17
Views: 639
Posted By Joe Rooney
Welcome David. I live just down the road...

Welcome David.

I live just down the road from you, down by Signal Hill, Calgary!

Joe Rooney
Forum: Tankers 19th June 2008, 04:09
Replies: 135
Views: 49,615
Posted By Joe Rooney
My Uncle (By my mothers second marriage!) was...

My Uncle (By my mothers second marriage!) was Billy Watson. He was Chief Steward on the Pontfield from the beginning of the war until the early 1950's.

I believe that he survived the mining of the...
Forum: BP Shipping 2nd April 2008, 18:14
Replies: 1
Views: 1,460
Posted By Joe Rooney
Captain John Graham Harrison, Ex BP.

The Calgary Herald posted the following obituary for Graham Harrison on April 1,2008.

Graham Harrison of Okotoks, Alberta, died suddenly at the age of 74, on March 25th. He is survived by his...
Forum: Ship Research 14th January 2008, 18:06
Replies: 200
Views: 76,150
Posted By Joe Rooney
I agree with you Spartan. The Empress of...

I agree with you Spartan.

The Empress of Scotland arrived for breakup after a fire aboard.

And that was in December 1930.

Aside from that I see no name close to Empress of Westland!
...
Forum: Say Hello 31st December 2007, 16:43
Replies: 3
Views: 470
Posted By Joe Rooney
Just got my first New Years greetings. From my...

Just got my first New Years greetings. From my youngest daughter who is in New Delhi on business.

A wonderful world we live in!

Happy New year to everyone, wherever you may be.

Joe
Forum: BP Shipping 6th April 2007, 02:42
Replies: 16
Views: 4,249
Posted By Joe Rooney
God go with you and your family in this double...

God go with you and your family in this double loss.

Stay well, and remember the good times1

Joe Rooney
Forum: Ship Research 14th February 2007, 17:07
Replies: 200
Views: 76,150
Posted By Joe Rooney
Hi Ron, I would like to see some of those...

Hi Ron,

I would like to see some of those pictures if you can.

Do you know of any way of obtaining a list of ships scrapped. Clayton Davies seem to have dropped off the ends of the earth, all I...
Forum: Tramp Steamers 31st January 2007, 23:37
Replies: 23
Views: 10,063
Posted By Joe Rooney
Correcting prior entry. re Caxton. DWT. 8950...

Correcting prior entry. re Caxton.

DWT. 8950

On rechecking some unfiled data, I can add the following information.

1984. Renamed Jupiter Star.

September 16,1984. Arrived Gadani Beach for...
Forum: Tramp Steamers 31st January 2007, 23:01
Replies: 23
Views: 10,063
Posted By Joe Rooney
My records of Caxton are as follows: January...

My records of Caxton are as follows:

January 7, 1958. Launched by Blyth Shipbuilding & Drydocks Co.

Owners: Barberry Steamship Company.

Gross Tonnage: 8,950

Managed by Walter Runciman &...
Forum: Ship Research 21st January 2007, 02:53
Replies: 200
Views: 76,150
Posted By Joe Rooney
There used to be several houses at the bottom the...

There used to be several houses at the bottom the Furnace bank, adjoining the road to the furnace bridge.

We were always told that these houses were the former offices of the Bedlington Iron...
Forum: Wrecks 11th January 2007, 17:47
Replies: 9
Views: 3,674
Posted By Joe Rooney
I don't think that could have been Zephyros! ...

I don't think that could have been Zephyros!

As I remember she went aground on the Middens, and was brokrn up on site.

During late 1939, early 1940 the BTC tanker British Officer and a much...
Forum: Computers and The Internet 7th November 2006, 23:52
Replies: 25
Views: 3,213
Posted By Joe Rooney
My local service provider downloaded IE7 into my...

My local service provider downloaded IE7 into my system last week.
Immediately afterwards, I commenced having problems, most seemingly from the enhanced security . Sites and messages which have...
Forum: Books, Magazines, TV, Video & Publications 26th October 2006, 16:02
Replies: 9
Views: 5,635
Posted By Joe Rooney
Can anyone provide me with an email address for...

Can anyone provide me with an email address for Shield Publications? Middlemess has produced a whole raft of maritime books, but I have never been able to find a complete list of his work.

Thanks,...
Forum: Books, Magazines, TV, Video & Publications 26th October 2006, 15:58
Replies: 9
Views: 5,635
Posted By Joe Rooney
Geoff, I am not familiar with this Norman...

Geoff,

I am not familiar with this Norman Middlemiss work. However I do have the two volume work "Building ships on the Northeast coast. 1640-1914", and "Building ships on the Northeast coast....
Forum: Say Hello 19th October 2006, 18:11
Replies: 13
Views: 1,037
Posted By Joe Rooney
Welcome from Calgary, much to enjoy and...

Welcome from Calgary, much to enjoy and appreciate in this site.

Regards, Joe Rooney
Forum: Ship Research 17th October 2006, 03:30
Replies: 200
Views: 76,150
Posted By Joe Rooney
Hi Peter, Hers are a list of passenger...

Hi Peter,

Hers are a list of passenger vessels broken up in Blyth during the period 1920-1934.

Name. Built. Scrapped.

Amsterdam 1894 ...
Forum: Esso Tankers 26th August 2006, 03:26
Replies: 2
Views: 1,248
Posted By Joe Rooney
Hi Clive, W.S.Farish, Built by Federal...

Hi Clive,

W.S.Farish, Built by Federal Shipbuilding & Drydock, Kearny, NJ

Completed Noveember 1930. 11,787 Gross Tons.
Steam Turbines to single screw.
525x70

1950 Renamed Esso Southampton.
Forum: Houlder Brothers 20th July 2006, 16:12
Replies: 25
Views: 6,649
Posted By Joe Rooney
I remeber standing in Dockwray Street, North...

I remeber standing in Dockwray Street, North Shields watching Duquesa coming down
the river, going out on trials from Hawthornes.
She was a beutiful ship, all fresh paint and shiny brass.

But...
Forum: Royal Navy 8th July 2006, 02:55
Replies: 3
Views: 3,505
Posted By Joe Rooney
6th Submarine Flotilla-Blyth

Can anyone tell me if there was ever a history written of the 6th Flotilla in WW2.

I was told that one was written several years ago, but have never ever found any trace of it.

Since Blyth was...
Forum: Say Hello 3rd July 2006, 17:29
Replies: 14
Views: 1,092
Posted By Joe Rooney
Welcome Robert. Enjoy daily doses, but be aware...

Welcome Robert. Enjoy daily doses, but be aware that your other half may have something (Or many things to say!)

Remeber mine too, but not the national one.

Joe Rooney (R501266)
Forum: Ship Research 18th June 2006, 03:59
Replies: 49
Views: 20,741
Posted By Joe Rooney
Hi Rory, I have identified all but...

Hi Rory,

I have identified all but Clearwater 1884. Could she have had a different launch and owner name?

This is what else I have.

Yard #. Names. Year....
Forum: Ship Research 17th June 2006, 04:27
Replies: 49
Views: 20,741
Posted By Joe Rooney
Rory, I have the following in another yard list,...

Rory, I have the following in another yard list, also Swan Hunter.

Yard Number Name Owner Date

1419 Crawford Ellis Helmer Staubo 1930
Forum: Ship Research 17th June 2006, 04:21
Replies: 49
Views: 20,741
Posted By Joe Rooney
Rory, I have yard numbers for some, but not all...

Rory, I have yard numbers for some, but not all of the ships you ask about. It may be that some of these ships were built in other Swan Hunter yards, such as in Sunderland or they may have been...
Forum: Tankers 9th June 2006, 02:51
Replies: 135
Views: 49,615
Posted By Joe Rooney
Smile Well, it certainly was bigger and better looking...

Well, it certainly was bigger and better looking than my Sylvafield (ex Empire Silver), but the Sylvafield I sailed on, under Captain Pugesly and an almost total Geordie crew was, and still is my...
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