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Forum: News and Views from the Shipping World 2nd July 2020, 08:01
Replies: 20
Views: 4,993
Posted By Norm
I read somewhere that the American engineers were...

I read somewhere that the American engineers were issued with 'Pink Certificates'. The machinery on these ships was very simple, being steam ships. Basically a boiler and a turbine, with basic...
Forum: The Engine Room 29th May 2020, 09:07
Replies: 24
Views: 1,567
Posted By Norm
Alexander Mills, a retired CE of the NZSCo who...

Alexander Mills, a retired CE of the NZSCo who owned a drycleaners business in Rutherglen (Glasgow) in 1960 +, who could survey his own steam raising stuff.
Forum: Non-Seafaring Obituaries 21st May 2020, 09:17
Replies: 16
Views: 934
Posted By Norm
He quit rock and roll when he was scared off by...

He quit rock and roll when he was scared off by the Russians launching Sputnick . It scared him so much he became a man of the cloth, found the Lord and embraced gospel.
Forum: News and Views from the Shipping World 23rd April 2020, 05:22
Replies: 7
Views: 1,156
Posted By Norm
Petrol so cheap, and we are not allowed to go...

Petrol so cheap, and we are not allowed to go anywhere !
Forum: Other Companies/Ships 5th March 2020, 08:35
Replies: 15
Views: 7,747
Posted By Norm
Hi Alistair, I see you were on the Naicitcat...

Hi Alistair, I see you were on the Naicitcat registered Looprevil. I was on the same ship when I first joined Harrisons in 1966, a couple of coastal voyages up to Glasgow. Said goodbye to everyone...
Forum: Royal Navy 25th February 2020, 01:12
Replies: 31
Views: 3,110
Posted By Norm
I only worried about it on the times when I...

I only worried about it on the times when I started a thread and it veered heavily off course. Used to peeve and miff me somewhat, but I just kept a stiff upper lip.
These are Imperial expressions...
Forum: Royal Navy 22nd February 2020, 04:41
Replies: 31
Views: 3,110
Posted By Norm
Nobody wants to talk about aircraft carriers any...

Nobody wants to talk about aircraft carriers any more it seems. I made a comment about the Ness Class RFAs going to the USA, all with Whitworth spanners, but no one was interested so I joined the...
Forum: Royal Navy 19th February 2020, 09:14
Replies: 31
Views: 3,110
Posted By Norm
I want to know why you cant read the tyre...

I want to know why you cant read the tyre pressure label on the drivers door jamb from where you sit inside the car, with the door open. Why is it always stuck on the opposite way so you have to get...
Forum: Royal Navy 11th February 2020, 04:11
Replies: 31
Views: 3,110
Posted By Norm
Thankfully they never metricated the Volt. Our...

Thankfully they never metricated the Volt. Our 12 volt batteries would become 10 volts.
Forum: Royal Navy 8th February 2020, 10:25
Replies: 31
Views: 3,110
Posted By Norm
Hiring a car in the UK, and the speedo is...

Hiring a car in the UK, and the speedo is graduated in MPH and also KM/h. Thats realy useful for me as I can instantly see the comparative speeds. Here in Aus the speedo is only in KM/h, so boring. ...
Forum: Royal Navy 7th February 2020, 02:09
Replies: 31
Views: 3,110
Posted By Norm
What of the Ness Class RFAs that went to the US...

What of the Ness Class RFAs that went to the US Sealift Command. All the spanner sizes were Whitworth.
During my time with American oil companies everything was easy. AF or AC. Fine or coarse. Tube...
Forum: Non-Seafaring Obituaries 5th February 2020, 03:00
Replies: 25
Views: 2,356
Posted By Norm
Now there was a man. A true hero.

Now there was a man. A true hero.
Forum: The Radio Room 19th January 2020, 09:42
Replies: 23
Views: 6,852
Posted By Norm
I have heard that when Lord Mountbatten of Burma...

I have heard that when Lord Mountbatten of Burma was a Royal Naval Officer, he heard a telegraphist on another ship finish up a transmission with the 'laughing call'. He ordered the offending...
Forum: News and Views from the Shipping World 26th December 2019, 01:57
Replies: 34
Views: 6,485
Posted By Norm
With the advent of azimuth pod variable speed,...

With the advent of azimuth pod variable speed, variable pitch, variable rotation propellers, bow and aft and mid thrusters etc, computer control, cameras, screens and god knows what else the best...
Forum: Other Companies/Ships 28th November 2019, 07:09
Replies: 131
Views: 32,978
Posted By Norm
Worked on Binsnes and Brunes when building in...

Worked on Binsnes and Brunes when building in Port Glasgow 1970 as Dobbie MCinnes service engineer. Bilge and ballast teledeps. Anyone remember a Dereck Hulse who was either chief or second engineer?
Forum: Cameras, Photography and Equipment 1st November 2019, 10:28
Replies: 8
Views: 1,114
Posted By Norm
Yes, then they are easier to see and send. Use...

Yes, then they are easier to see and send. Use this free image convertor. Pixillion. I have used it for several years. ...
Forum: Cameras, Photography and Equipment 25th October 2019, 08:23
Replies: 22
Views: 4,449
Posted By Norm
The main thing that has stopped me from going to...

The main thing that has stopped me from going to a smarter phone than the one's we use is I don't want the internet. Talk and text is all we want. However can anyone tell me if we have 2 smarter...
Forum: Computers and The Internet 11th October 2019, 03:00
Replies: 3
Views: 551
Posted By Norm
That's good to know Dickyboy. Windows 10 has...

That's good to know Dickyboy. Windows 10 has destroyed my computer enjoyment. Another way to convert images is to use the free program from NCH Suite called Pixillion Image Convertor. I have used it...
Forum: Computers and The Internet 5th October 2019, 02:41
Replies: 26
Views: 3,940
Posted By Norm
Constantly getting calls purporting to be from...

Constantly getting calls purporting to be from The National Broadband Corporation telling me that my broadband will be switched off if I don't answer their questions. The thing is, I haven't...
Forum: The Engine Room 21st September 2019, 01:28
Replies: 16
Views: 2,880
Posted By Norm
On mighty ships on the TV there is always trouble...

On mighty ships on the TV there is always trouble in the ER. The woman with the USA accent always telling us that unless the problem is fixed the "ship will be dead in the water".
Forum: News and Views from the Shipping World 10th September 2019, 02:08
Replies: 18
Views: 3,457
Posted By Norm
There are commercial installations of propeller...

There are commercial installations of propeller turbine generators using wave and tide power operating successfully. Several around the UK coastline.
Read about one here:- ...
Forum: Passenger Liners 10th September 2019, 02:00
Replies: 5
Views: 1,405
Posted By Norm
Oriana at Fremantle 2012. We used to be able to...

Oriana at Fremantle 2012. We used to be able to get this close in those days, sadly no more so. Notice registration Hamilton Bermuda. P&O offered weddings at sea on their overseas registered ships.
Forum: News and Views from the Shipping World 27th July 2019, 07:21
Replies: 73
Views: 11,876
Posted By Norm
Isn't the war in Syria over who gets to control...

Isn't the war in Syria over who gets to control an oil pipeline to the Med? Russians trying to get it by supporting the legitimate government. The USA trying to get it by supporting everybody else.
Forum: Other Companies/Ships 26th July 2019, 07:00
Replies: 38
Views: 10,909
Posted By Norm
Black Star, Nigerian National Line and Guinea...

Black Star, Nigerian National Line and Guinea Gulf. Service to West Africa. How did EDs get any business with these 3 superheros around.
Forum: News and Views from the Shipping World 26th July 2019, 03:59
Replies: 73
Views: 11,876
Posted By Norm
And one not made from Gum-Arabic I hope.

And one not made from Gum-Arabic I hope.
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