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Search: Posts Made By: barrypriddis
Forum: The Bridge 18th December 2018, 19:45
Replies: 12
Views: 2,553
Posted By barrypriddis
Did this happen in port? If at sea then surely HM...

Did this happen in port? If at sea then surely HM Coastguard would have been the first emergency service to be informed? Or don't we have a Coastguards any more?
Forum: The Bridge 20th November 2018, 10:01
Replies: 10
Views: 2,386
Posted By barrypriddis
I joined one ship in dry dock which had the...

I joined one ship in dry dock which had the "stags" described by Jim, only in this case they were more like hinged jaws and were designed to take the weight of the boat when it was stowed. As the...
Forum: The Bridge 18th November 2018, 19:45
Replies: 10
Views: 2,386
Posted By barrypriddis
The steel locking pins, to give them their...

The steel locking pins, to give them their correct name were called harbour pins and should only be be used in harbour.
Forum: Places, People & Events of Maritime Interest 5th June 2018, 19:55
Replies: 29
Views: 4,702
Posted By barrypriddis
Democracy is fine providing it agrees with my...

Democracy is fine providing it agrees with my opinion. Long live be democracy!
Forum: Places, People & Events of Maritime Interest 5th June 2018, 09:10
Replies: 29
Views: 4,702
Posted By barrypriddis
I am increasingly exasperated by the constant ...

I am increasingly exasperated by the constant wingeing of remainer voters in the UK who go on about the fact that the majority for leaving the EU was only 52%.
In the 1979 devolution vote the turn...
Forum: Places, People & Events of Maritime Interest 2nd June 2018, 19:55
Replies: 29
Views: 4,702
Posted By barrypriddis
UK has a lot to do to regain any sort of trust...

UK has a lot to do to regain any sort of trust from commonwealth countries after we shamefully abandoned them.
Forum: The Engine Room 14th May 2018, 18:53
Replies: 50
Views: 8,615
Posted By barrypriddis
If memory serves me right I am sure that the...

If memory serves me right I am sure that the hatchboards on Palm boats, supported by king and queen beams, had a slight camber to allow water to drain off. Certainly never interferred with deck...
Forum: Ben Line 12th May 2018, 18:28
Replies: 21
Views: 4,164
Posted By barrypriddis
What about logs from West Africa? Also bags of...

What about logs from West Africa? Also bags of palm kernels and cocoa beans. Is that all containerised now?
Forum: Palm Line 16th February 2018, 19:29
Replies: 10
Views: 2,634
Posted By barrypriddis
George was one of the nicest men I have ever met....

George was one of the nicest men I have ever met. I sailed as 3rd mate with him when he was Chief Officer and gained so much from him.
Forum: BP Shipping 11th October 2017, 19:01
Replies: 16
Views: 2,245
Posted By barrypriddis
Mad Mitch. Top man, no nonsense, did what was...

Mad Mitch. Top man, no nonsense, did what was required and to help with PC. An example of how to get things done.
Forum: The Bridge 15th September 2017, 20:13
Replies: 13
Views: 1,634
Posted By barrypriddis
Does anyone keep a visual look out now-a-days,...

Does anyone keep a visual look out now-a-days, let alone take a bearing????????????
Forum: Ship Research 3rd September 2017, 20:07
Replies: 16
Views: 2,469
Posted By barrypriddis
Looks a bit like a skeg to me

Looks a bit like a skeg to me
Forum: Royal Navy 26th June 2017, 19:49
Replies: 101
Views: 9,796
Posted By barrypriddis
Can't help thinking that these are too large and...

Can't help thinking that these are too large and will be difficult to protect, even if we had the manpower and escort vessels available. Always thought the illustrious class were the right size....
Forum: Palm Line 30th May 2017, 21:50
Replies: 52
Views: 10,441
Posted By barrypriddis
If memory serves me right, Captain Williams...

If memory serves me right, Captain Williams became marine superintendent and then Chairman of Palm Line. A man who commanded respect.
Forum: Say Hello 6th May 2017, 18:42
Replies: 7
Views: 607
Posted By barrypriddis
Hi Hunter. I came to know the city of Hamburg and...

Hi Hunter. I came to know the city of Hamburg and Altona in particular very well in the late 60s and early 70s. Both hold very happy memories for me.
Forum: Nautical Colleges 27th April 2017, 20:15
Replies: 14
Views: 3,578
Posted By barrypriddis
Hi Hugh. My hat looks quite respectable

Hi Hugh. My hat looks quite respectable
Forum: Maritime Family History Research 9th April 2017, 18:04
Replies: 20
Views: 2,768
Posted By barrypriddis
Very humbling. The bravery, tenaciousness and...

Very humbling. The bravery, tenaciousness and spirit are amazing.
Forum: Ferries 12th March 2017, 12:06
Replies: 20
Views: 5,077
Posted By barrypriddis
Many faults were identified in the subsequent...

Many faults were identified in the subsequent enquiry, bur perhaps James's comment ref "A fine and noble notion, unfortunately one that does not transpose well to busy Ro-Ro ferries with fast...
Forum: Ferries 10th March 2017, 21:00
Replies: 20
Views: 5,077
Posted By barrypriddis
Yes, it was the assistant Bosuns job to close the...

Yes, it was the assistant Bosuns job to close the bow door. It was the chief officers responsibility to check that the vessel was secure for sea and this included checking that the bow door was...
Forum: Ferries 10th March 2017, 20:20
Replies: 20
Views: 5,077
Posted By barrypriddis
To lay the blame for this catastrophe on the...

To lay the blame for this catastrophe on the Bosun shows a misunderstanding of responsibility on a merchant vessel
Forum: Computers and The Internet 10th November 2016, 21:12
Replies: 1
Views: 890
Posted By barrypriddis
Lenovo android tablet Technical problem

Cannot post comments on my android tablet as the text box is not visible.
Do I have to download something?
Thanks
Forum: Looking for Old Shipmates 3rd September 2016, 19:26
Replies: 8
Views: 1,586
Posted By barrypriddis
Mike Farrel was on my first ship with Palm Line....

Mike Farrel was on my first ship with Palm Line. He was on his second trip, thus my senior. Ship was the Lagos Palm. Cannot help with where he went as the last time I saw him was at MAR in Warsaw in...
Forum: Other Companies/Ships 2nd September 2016, 20:08
Replies: 38
Views: 10,909
Posted By barrypriddis
Fascinating thread. I remember the BS boats from...

Fascinating thread. I remember the BS boats from my time with Palm Line, 1965 to 1971, and they all looked well cared for and were good looking ships.
Forum: Coasters 12th June 2016, 19:51
Replies: 33
Views: 6,524
Posted By barrypriddis
20000DWT a coaster?? Yes, employed on coastal...

20000DWT a coaster?? Yes, employed on coastal trade to deep sea ports but not a coaster as understand it.
Forum: Coasters 9th June 2016, 20:06
Replies: 33
Views: 6,524
Posted By barrypriddis
In the 60s and 70s total Manning on Everard's...

In the 60s and 70s total Manning on Everard's 1599GRT was 12. Master, mate, 2nd mate, chief engineer, 2nd engineer, 3rd engineer, 4 seaman, cook and steward.
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