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Search: Posts Made By: Duncan112
Forum: The Engine Room 2nd July 2020, 14:30
Replies: 32
Views: 1,988
Posted By Duncan112
Liberty Ship cracking, another fascinating...

Liberty Ship cracking, another fascinating subject, solved by Constance Tipper, who lived about 5 miles as the crow flies from where I'm sitting now, always wondered if she was buried in the local...
Forum: The Engine Room 1st July 2020, 19:27
Replies: 32
Views: 1,988
Posted By Duncan112
Crack failure analysis is interesting, for my...

Crack failure analysis is interesting, for my dissertation I did a project on hull life estimation for a bulk carrier. The really interesting thing from my point of view was that critical crack...
Forum: Royal Navy 29th June 2020, 19:36
Replies: 13
Views: 744
Posted By Duncan112
If you get a copy of "Admiral Clanky Entertains"...

If you get a copy of "Admiral Clanky Entertains" by Patrick Middleton there are some descriptions of "Blake"'s machinery (from 50p on Amazon!!)
Forum: The Galley 21st June 2020, 13:39
Replies: 133
Views: 36,173
Posted By Duncan112
Not him, I'll PM you with the identity, this man...

Not him, I'll PM you with the identity, this man was far more dangerous in that he came downstairs and fiddled!!

As an aside about the CO2 flooding one thing I learned is that the first indication...
Forum: Offshore Oil & Gas Industry 18th June 2020, 13:48
Replies: 6
Views: 605
Posted By Duncan112
The mention of Storno gear brings to mind another...

The mention of Storno gear brings to mind another blast from the past, the unlamented "Stornophone" a walkie talkie that was so efficient and reliable that throwing it at the person you were trying...
Forum: The Galley 13th June 2020, 19:12
Replies: 133
Views: 36,173
Posted By Duncan112
WE had a Chief Engineer in Bank Line who,...

WE had a Chief Engineer in Bank Line who, desperate to be in charge of a fire, wrapped rags round a weeping HP fuel joint on the fuel pumps. Eventually his dream was fulfilled!!

The same man...
Forum: Bank Line 9th June 2020, 10:38
Replies: 149
Views: 46,439
Posted By Duncan112
Sadly so, Attached the Obituary, and Harry...

Sadly so,

Attached the Obituary, and Harry Barber's
Forum: The Engine Room 1st June 2020, 05:52
Replies: 119
Views: 29,320
Posted By Duncan112
Some years ago, I visited a lead smelting works...

Some years ago, I visited a lead smelting works that had gas engines installed to burn gas from a nearby refuse tip, as the gas became exhausted the concentration of Sulphur etc in the gas increased....
Forum: Computers and The Internet 18th May 2020, 20:23
Replies: 11
Views: 553
Posted By Duncan112
Officially no, and the Prime content available...

Officially no, and the Prime content available may be reduced, however I would imagine if you use a VPN you might be able to bypass the block.
Forum: The Engine Room 18th May 2020, 16:30
Replies: 119
Views: 29,320
Posted By Duncan112
Yes, but propellors are more efficient at lower...

Yes, but propellors are more efficient at lower speeds, unless of course we use a reduction gearbox which will entail further losses. A very vicious circle.
Forum: Computers and The Internet 18th May 2020, 16:11
Replies: 11
Views: 553
Posted By Duncan112
Have a look at the Amazon Firestick

Have a look at the Amazon Firestick
Forum: Looking for Old Shipmates 12th May 2020, 09:37
Replies: 4
Views: 895
Posted By Duncan112
Only 5, Davy Gilfinan compiled a list of the...

Only 5, Davy Gilfinan compiled a list of the vessels and their fates in 2013 - sadly all gone now

Updated Bay Boat list:
1. Jervis Bay. Launched 1968 as Encounter Bay. Wrecked Bilbao 1984.
2....
Forum: The Engine Room 7th May 2020, 16:03
Replies: 30
Views: 2,974
Posted By Duncan112
Sailed with a C/E in P&OCL that didn't blow over...

Sailed with a C/E in P&OCL that didn't blow over prior to departure on the Sulzer RTA, turned it and his argument was that there was so little water in the jackets that any leak would be noticed in...
Forum: The Radio Room 5th May 2020, 12:15
Replies: 6
Views: 738
Posted By Duncan112
Is Mr Mayoh still with us? IIRC he had a...

Is Mr Mayoh still with us?

IIRC he had a distinguished war record?
Forum: BP Shipping 30th April 2020, 15:06
Replies: 2
Views: 545
Posted By Duncan112
Sorry to hear that, I was E/C in "British Dart"...

Sorry to hear that, I was E/C in "British Dart" in 1985 whilst he was Master.

I remember him telling a story of his time as Cadet having a number of tobacco tins under his bunk containing...
Forum: Ship Research 28th April 2020, 16:47
Replies: 61
Views: 3,448
Posted By Duncan112
Even into the '70's Bank Line had 5A roundpin...

Even into the '70's Bank Line had 5A roundpin sockets in the cabins. IIRC the Electricians stores had 2 plugs per round trip, cue the screwdriver in the earth hole to lift the shutters and bear wires...
Forum: Books, Magazines, TV, Video & Publications 10th April 2020, 17:27
Replies: 12
Views: 2,430
Posted By Duncan112
Hi Saffron, I was waiting until most became...

Hi Saffron,

I was waiting until most became available then I could download and listen in the car, once the lockdown is over.

Thanks for preserving this

I got the book on your...
Forum: The Engine Room 5th April 2020, 16:32
Replies: 36
Views: 3,926
Posted By Duncan112
Looks fantastic Paul, hopefully will get down...

Looks fantastic Paul, hopefully will get down once all this is over.
Forum: Other Companies/Ships 4th April 2020, 21:02
Replies: 15
Views: 4,216
Posted By Duncan112
Hi Sparkie, Just asked Dad who was with them...

Hi Sparkie,

Just asked Dad who was with them in the 60's:

South African Life Centre,
Thybault Square
Capetown.

He doesn't think there was another office on the Docks as there was in Durban
Forum: The Engine Room 11th March 2020, 13:38
Replies: 119
Views: 29,320
Posted By Duncan112
This is an aside but I was told (Can't remember...

This is an aside but I was told (Can't remember where, possibly an IMarEST event) that sometime after Doxford's final closure a vessel required a new crankshaft. A world wide search revealed no one...
Forum: Bank Line 11th March 2020, 13:34
Replies: 9
Views: 1,337
Posted By Duncan112
The original Registered Office at 94 Hope Street...

The original Registered Office at 94 Hope Street Glasgow still stands....

I couldn't remember the number so googled via Companies House and came up with the attached
Forum: The Engine Room 9th March 2020, 11:15
Replies: 119
Views: 29,320
Posted By Duncan112
I think you are right about the increased bore...

I think you are right about the increased bore increasing the rate of bearing failure, at least initially. The reason to my mind was the distance between the main bearings, already large because of...
Forum: Say Hello 4th March 2020, 21:24
Replies: 23
Views: 1,944
Posted By Duncan112
I know someone involved with the DoL and asked...

I know someone involved with the DoL and asked about the barges, her reply:

"'One of the barges is a standard WW2 barge, but the other is a historic vessel, the Elmarine, built between the Sankey...
Forum: Ship Research 3rd March 2020, 11:26
Replies: 30
Views: 3,702
Posted By Duncan112
Kate Gold ...

Kate Gold

https://www.shipsnostalgia.com/showthread.php?t=10042
Forum: Say Hello 26th February 2020, 12:03
Replies: 23
Views: 1,944
Posted By Duncan112
The barge at Greenhithe was there in 1981, It may...

The barge at Greenhithe was there in 1981, It may have been owned by Everards
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