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Search: Posts Made By: lgrania02
Forum: Coasters 18th March 2014, 23:14
Replies: 17
Views: 4,473
Posted By lgrania02
Both the Aberthaw Fisher and the Kingsnorth...

Both the Aberthaw Fisher and the Kingsnorth Fisher often visited Manchester until they closed the Pomona Bridge and then it was Ellesmere Port. Either way they were not easy ships to take up and...
Forum: Model Ships 10th October 2013, 14:24
Replies: 4
Views: 3,333
Posted By lgrania02
I am not sure where you can get plans but I...

I am not sure where you can get plans but I believe that Markel Models do a cardboard version of an SD14.
Forum: News and Views from the Shipping World 28th September 2013, 21:38
Replies: 436
Views: 45,693
Posted By lgrania02
The get-away driver, ie the Greenpeace ship, is...

The get-away driver, ie the Greenpeace ship, is equally as guilty as the guys who rob the bank, ie those that illegally boarded an oil rig. All security forces carry guns, even our own police.
Forum: Special Purpose Vessels 20th March 2010, 10:13
Replies: 44
Views: 13,538
Posted By lgrania02
Do not know too much about the stability of...

Do not know too much about the stability of livestock, but I do know they were the only vessels that I made a conscious effort to board and leave on the windward side when they visited Jeddah. I was...
Forum: Model Ships 12th February 2010, 14:35
Replies: 0
Views: 1,019
Posted By lgrania02
Model Boat Show

The March Modellers Show is taking place at the Ellesmere Port Boat Museum on Saturday and Sunday the 6th. and 7th. March 2010. There will be traders stands and model boat clubs displaying their...
Forum: Ship Research 2nd September 2009, 09:36
Replies: 2
Views: 1,848
Posted By lgrania02
Many thanks Ian, I was interested to see that two...

Many thanks Ian, I was interested to see that two of the photos, nos 3 and 5, did not have the cap on the funnel. I wonder was the cap an addition after she was first in service or was it removed...
Forum: Ship Research 30th August 2009, 10:37
Replies: 2
Views: 1,848
Posted By lgrania02
PSNC Kenuta

I cannot find a picture of the Kenuta in the gallery, does anyone have one to post? I believe that Kenuta was bought on the stocks from Clan Line, was she built on the same hull as the Clan Ross, if...
Forum: Ships & the Breakers 22nd July 2009, 09:07
Replies: 15
Views: 2,511
Posted By lgrania02
It was very sad to read about the demise of the...

It was very sad to read about the demise of the old Empress of Britain, I sailed on her as 4th. Mate in 1956. She was a beautiful ship unlike the abortions that pass for liners these days.
Forum: Model Ships 18th May 2009, 14:38
Replies: 3
Views: 1,615
Posted By lgrania02
I do believe that I have the copies that you are...

I do believe that I have the copies that you are after if I can find them. They are in the roof space and my wife tells me I have more in the roof than the whole house put together. I will try to...
Forum: Ship Research 1st April 2009, 00:35
Replies: 2
Views: 761
Posted By lgrania02
USS Coastguard Cutters

I have just got the plans of a 110 foot Island Class American Coastguard cutter which are great. Are there any American members. Does anyone have any close up detailed photographs of these vessels...
Forum: Ship Research 25th February 2009, 18:26
Replies: 3
Views: 868
Posted By lgrania02
And here was I thinking it was to keep the beer...

And here was I thinking it was to keep the beer and wine cool for the officers saloon!!!!
Forum: Model Ships 5th February 2009, 10:48
Replies: 0
Views: 821
Posted By lgrania02
Ellesmere Port Modellers Show

There is a two day Model Ship show at the Ellesmere Port Museum on March 7th. and 8th. It is not only a show for modellers but for anyone interested in the sea. There will be model boats on show...
Forum: Ship Research 5th February 2009, 10:40
Replies: 5
Views: 1,794
Posted By lgrania02
Steam Yacht Stavnes

Does anyone have any information on an old Norwegian steam boat called the Stavnes. She was in Port Dinorwic for a period of time and then moved to Penrhyn Dock, Bangor before being towed back to...
Forum: Ship Research 28th January 2009, 09:29
Replies: 13
Views: 3,429
Posted By lgrania02
Hi Jim Winsor, regarding the Golden Hind,Have you...

Hi Jim Winsor, regarding the Golden Hind,Have you tried the National Maritime Museum at Greenwich, UK. They may have drawings and details of the colour scheme of the original.
I have been aboard...
Forum: Model Ships 23rd January 2009, 10:40
Replies: 1
Views: 1,089
Posted By lgrania02
Model Boat Show

There is to be a Model Boat Show at the Ellesmere Port Boat Museum on the weekend of 7th. and 8th. March 2009. There will be local Model Boat Clubs attending with their models, a dock system on the...
Forum: Ship Research 22nd January 2009, 23:10
Replies: 0
Views: 770
Posted By lgrania02
Mighty Servant 1

Can anyone help with close up photographs taken on board the Mighty Servant vessels. I have the line drawings and deck plans of the Mighty Servant 1 and hope to make a model of her. Close up photos...
Forum: Ship Research 14th January 2009, 09:51
Replies: 4
Views: 1,685
Posted By lgrania02
The Mitchell Library in Glasgow has the plans of...

The Mitchell Library in Glasgow has the plans of all ships built on the Clyde including the Empress boats that were built there. Having served on the Beaver boats and Empress's of Britain, France...
Forum: Ship Research 14th January 2009, 09:43
Replies: 14
Views: 9,018
Posted By lgrania02
I was an apprentice with Shell and remember going...

I was an apprentice with Shell and remember going alongside the Asturias in Singapore Roads to bunker her. As our deck was level with her lower portholes we were able to talk to ex POW's from the...
Forum: Other Companies/Ships 7th January 2009, 09:11
Replies: 11
Views: 3,616
Posted By lgrania02
DART is the name of the Dublin Area Rapid Transit...

DART is the name of the Dublin Area Rapid Transit rail system and what a brilliant system it is too
Forum: News and Views from the Shipping World 27th November 2008, 00:19
Replies: 6
Views: 1,331
Posted By lgrania02
The Empress of Britain, the last one, was a great...

The Empress of Britain, the last one, was a great ship, I did many voyages to and fro from Montreal on her as fifth and then fourth mate. Happy times! I served on both the France and very briefly on...
Forum: Ship Research 27th November 2008, 00:11
Replies: 8
Views: 1,486
Posted By lgrania02
I have, I think, uploaded two pictures of the...

I have, I think, uploaded two pictures of the Empress of Scotland, one of which is under the heading of Lifeboats, don't ask me how I did it, but it is there!!.
Forum: Ship Research 26th November 2008, 23:49
Replies: 8
Views: 1,486
Posted By lgrania02
I believe the life boats were varnished wood. I...

I believe the life boats were varnished wood. I served on the Empress of Scotland, very briefly, in 1958 (I think!!). There is a beautiful model of her in the Museum of Transport in Glasgow. If I...
Forum: Ship Research 22nd November 2008, 06:53
Replies: 22
Views: 7,815
Posted By lgrania02
Post Miranda Guiness

Reference builders of model 'Miranda Guiness's'. I have a series of photographs which I took on board the Miranda Guiness when she arrived at the scrap berth in Garston. I should be happy to have...
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