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Search: Posts Made By: Anubis
Forum: Modern Cruise Ships 6th June 2008, 21:52
Replies: 2
Views: 988
Posted By Anubis
Coastwatch

Have any other retired seafarers joined one of the many Coastal Surveilliance Stations that are now run by volunteers. They were set up in the 90s when the Government closed most of the Coastguard...
Forum: Royal Fleet Auxiliary 30th May 2008, 19:03
Replies: 8
Views: 1,771
Posted By Anubis
The Wave Baron was used as a fuelling hulk in the...

The Wave Baron was used as a fuelling hulk in the Maldives during the 60s. A RFA Third Engineer and a group of locals would fuel her from visiting RFA oilers and then fuel naval warships from her.
...
Forum: Royal Fleet Auxiliary 20th April 2008, 23:59
Replies: 37
Views: 17,160
Posted By Anubis
The "Regent" and "Resource" were nicknamed...

The "Regent" and "Resource" were nicknamed "Regret" and "Remorse". The Regent was launched in 1968 after being built in Belfast by Harland & Wolf.
The two ships were the first RFAs to have their...
Forum: Royal Fleet Auxiliary 10th April 2008, 17:46
Replies: 14
Views: 2,908
Posted By Anubis
I was on the Oleander on it's first trip to the...

I was on the Oleander on it's first trip to the far east. As the ship was slowing down to turn into the stores basin at Singapore Dockyard a taper pin fell out of the astern main steam valve spindle....
Forum: The Engine Room 6th April 2008, 00:53
Replies: 23
Views: 3,377
Posted By Anubis
We used to use Clarke Chapman 3 speed winches on...

We used to use Clarke Chapman 3 speed winches on the OLEANDER and REGENT, without any trouble. We also used Clarky's 4 ton auto tensioning winches which were prone to problems with their slipping...
Forum: Royal Fleet Auxiliary 18th March 2008, 17:38
Replies: 24
Views: 6,172
Posted By Anubis
Perfectly correct Lancastrian, a senior moment.

Perfectly correct Lancastrian, a senior moment.
Forum: The Engine Room 17th March 2008, 01:27
Replies: 258
Views: 49,887
Posted By Anubis
Talking about hitting things with hammers. I once...

Talking about hitting things with hammers. I once served as 2nd Electrician on an old DC ship where one of the generators had lost it's excitation. We looked through a well thumbed copy of Newnes...
Forum: Royal Fleet Auxiliary 16th March 2008, 20:55
Replies: 24
Views: 6,172
Posted By Anubis
I joined the Oleander on her first voyage to the...

I joined the Oleander on her first voyage to the far east in 1976 ( I think). She was built by Swan Hunter on the Tyne and was a good ship, apart from her tendancy to roll on wet grass.
I stayed...
Forum: Port Line 16th March 2008, 20:26
Replies: 6
Views: 3,273
Posted By Anubis
Port Fairy

When I first decided to go to sea in 1963, I went for an interview with Port Line. I was interviewed by a nice lady who seemed to be running the whole show on her own.
I was offered the position...
Forum: The Engine Room 16th March 2008, 15:57
Replies: 58
Views: 8,496
Posted By Anubis
I was an electrician on the RFA Tidereach in 1967...

I was an electrician on the RFA Tidereach in 1967 sailing up the
Persian Gulf to Banda Shapoor. When we got past the Coins, the boiler room temperature got up to 140 F, but the temperture on the...
Forum: The Engine Room 15th March 2008, 22:30
Replies: 258
Views: 49,887
Posted By Anubis
When I first went to sea with the P & O in 1963,...

When I first went to sea with the P & O in 1963, the first thing that I learned was not to whistle in the engine or boiler rooom.
The reason was that superheated steam is invisible and a...
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