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Search: Posts Made By: John Tremelling
Forum: Ship Research 2nd September 2014, 15:48
Replies: 20
Views: 3,580
Posted By John Tremelling
Thanks Eric, I am getting the gist of it. Were it...

Thanks Eric, I am getting the gist of it. Were it not so serious it sounds fun.

Regards,

John T
Forum: Ship Research 26th August 2014, 12:30
Replies: 20
Views: 3,580
Posted By John Tremelling
Eric, I note from reading of CAM's, that...

Eric,

I note from reading of CAM's, that they were at the head of the convoy in order that they could turn into the wind in order to launch aircraft. Was that the same to launch and recover from...
Forum: Ship Research 14th August 2014, 11:13
Replies: 20
Views: 3,580
Posted By John Tremelling
Cretin indeed, just managed it. Clever arnt I?????

Cretin indeed, just managed it. Clever arnt I?????
Forum: Ship Research 14th August 2014, 11:11
Replies: 20
Views: 3,580
Posted By John Tremelling
Thanks AD, just seen it. John T

Thanks AD, just seen it.

John T
Forum: Ship Research 14th August 2014, 11:09
Replies: 20
Views: 3,580
Posted By John Tremelling
Further to my last message, I see that as 'Vasil...

Further to my last message, I see that as 'Vasil Levsky', Empire MacKendrick was stuck in the Bitter Lakes on the Suez Canal during the 1967 6 Day War. I was on a tanker on the last convoy through...
Forum: Ship Research 14th August 2014, 09:17
Replies: 20
Views: 3,580
Posted By John Tremelling
Thanks again Eric, and for your anecdote Stuart. ...

Thanks again Eric, and for your anecdote Stuart.

Eric, I know a little about 'stringbags', and it was those, and Sea Hurricanes, of which I have several models, which inspired my interest in...
Forum: Ship Research 8th August 2014, 20:45
Replies: 20
Views: 3,580
Posted By John Tremelling
Thanks again Eric. A little known subject, but...

Thanks again Eric. A little known subject, but like all such subjects, the more I learn the more interesting it gets. Do you know which college Mr Scaplehorn attended? A copy of his Thesis sounds...
Forum: Ship Research 5th August 2014, 19:20
Replies: 20
Views: 3,580
Posted By John Tremelling
Thanks for the book reference A.D. I shall see if...

Thanks for the book reference A.D. I shall see if I can get hold of a copy to give me a framework for further research.

Eric, my knowledge, or lack of it is such that I will have many questions. I...
Forum: Ship Research 4th August 2014, 23:39
Replies: 20
Views: 3,580
Posted By John Tremelling
WW II MAC's

I am doing a little research on MAC's of WW II, a subject about which I can find little detail at the moment. Does anyone know of any good books?

Better still, did any members serve on MAC's....
Forum: Ship Research 17th July 2014, 10:53
Replies: 0
Views: 1,632
Posted By John Tremelling
Admiralty Launch, Lily Oak, PZ89, St Michaels Mount

Ladies and Gentlemen,

I have posted searching for such information on this site before, indeed the whole InterNet as far as my limited PC skills allow, to date without success. I post again in the...
Forum: Fishing Vessels 16th June 2013, 13:30
Replies: 35
Views: 10,297
Posted By John Tremelling
I have just returned to this site after a long...

I have just returned to this site after a long shore leave, now relocated to my old Port of Falmouth.

I am hoping that this thread is still active, I have just bought a boat, anecdotally a...
Forum: The Radio Room 15th December 2010, 10:19
Replies: 19
Views: 3,456
Posted By John Tremelling
Thank you Gentleman, especially Hugh for...

Thank you Gentleman, especially Hugh for completing the quest.

John T
Forum: The Radio Room 14th December 2010, 15:04
Replies: 19
Views: 3,456
Posted By John Tremelling
Call Signs

Good day Sparks,

I wonder if any of you gentlemen would put your technical manuals down long enough to advise me? Is there such a thing as a comprehensive list of call signs of ships past?...
Forum: Palm Line 15th November 2010, 10:43
Replies: 15
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Views: 2,628
Posted By John Tremelling
Good info, thanks. JT

Good info, thanks.

JT
Forum: Palm Line 14th November 2010, 15:10
Replies: 15
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Views: 2,628
Posted By John Tremelling
Thanks Cueball, I have seen it and it looks very...

Thanks Cueball, I have seen it and it looks very similar? Was Ashanti Palm a sister?

John T
Forum: Palm Line 14th November 2010, 13:06
Replies: 15
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Views: 2,628
Posted By John Tremelling
Thank you gentlemen. My father cerainly shipped...

Thank you gentlemen. My father cerainly shipped out in 1948, but I have since learned from him that he actually landed from Almanzora at Takoradi, then travelled to road to Lagos. I have also myself...
Forum: Palm Line 12th November 2010, 18:22
Replies: 15
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Views: 2,628
Posted By John Tremelling
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Can any of you Palm Line Gentlemen identify the ship in the background, or at least the class. It is Lagos 1948, the man is my father who had just trooped out on RMS Almanzora on what must have been...
Forum: The Bridge 12th April 2010, 19:06
Replies: 10
Views: 1,401
Posted By John Tremelling
I sailed with Trident Tankers in the 60's, and...

I sailed with Trident Tankers in the 60's, and all our ex BI ships had de gausing coils, I thought that it was standard for all ships of the period.

John T

“If at first, the idea is not absurd,...
Forum: The Galley 30th March 2010, 19:47
Replies: 78
Views: 17,474
Posted By John Tremelling
It was not as you describe Pat, sliced beef,...

It was not as you describe Pat, sliced beef, boiled or mashed potatoes and carrots. I always enjoyed it, but then, apprentices will generally eat (and drink) anything.
Forum: The Galley 29th March 2010, 20:01
Replies: 78
Views: 17,474
Posted By John Tremelling
I have had salt beef on passenger ships (not...

I have had salt beef on passenger ships (not these grotesque looking pack as many onboard as you can cruise ships), quaintly entitled 'Boiled Beef and Carrots'. Make it sound like something the 'poor...
Forum: The Bridge 25th March 2010, 11:12
Replies: 123
Views: 35,439
Posted By John Tremelling
Thanks Harvatt, I had never noticed a coil in the...

Thanks Harvatt, I had never noticed a coil in the binacle, nor a separate deviation card, however it all sounds very logical and I am sure that they existed.
Forum: The Bridge 24th March 2010, 18:25
Replies: 66
Views: 25,667
Posted By John Tremelling
Talking of Bridge comforts. I sailed as U/C...

Talking of Bridge comforts.

I sailed as U/C 3rd Mate on a ship where the 2nd Mate was ALWAYS late by about 15 minutes for the graveyard watch. True to say that his wife was onboard, but he would...
Forum: The Bridge 24th March 2010, 15:53
Replies: 123
Views: 35,439
Posted By John Tremelling
I have often wondered what difference the use of...

I have often wondered what difference the use of Degaussing gear would have made to the deviation. At the time my investigative nature had not developed to the degree which it has today, but I do not...
Forum: The Bridge 23rd March 2010, 17:01
Replies: 123
Views: 35,439
Posted By John Tremelling
All that I can say regarding compass adjustment...

All that I can say regarding compass adjustment is, 'BALLS', great big iron ones.
Forum: The Bridge 17th March 2010, 12:06
Replies: 32
Views: 4,859
Posted By John Tremelling
As this seem to be a thread for CV's, here is...

As this seem to be a thread for CV's, here is mine:-

Signed indentures with Trident Tankers 1964, served as Cadet and uncertificated 3rd Mate, completed seatime, failed 2nd Mates, too much time in...
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