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Search: Posts Made By: Orcadian
Forum: J & J Denholm 2nd January 2018, 13:26
Replies: 12
Views: 2,797
Posted By Orcadian
Sailed with him on the Loch Long and again on the...

Sailed with him on the Loch Long and again on the Star Bay and he was a gentleman. Sorry to hear of his passing my condolences to his family
Forum: The Bridge 27th June 2017, 13:29
Replies: 33
Views: 3,383
Posted By Orcadian
I have tried this and crossed it with a planet...

I have tried this and crossed it with a planet Venus during daylight as a bit of fun and it worked quite well. Have also tried the moon at night using the full moon and it gives a reasonable...
Forum: J & J Denholm 24th May 2015, 11:41
Replies: 865
Views: 193,311
Posted By Orcadian
Just seen the Photo today. That was many years...

Just seen the Photo today. That was many years ago but good to see, that was probably about the time we paid on in Rotterdam. Thanks for posting. I have no photos from that ship at all as I was a...
Forum: J & J Denholm 3rd August 2014, 09:25
Replies: 865
Views: 193,311
Posted By Orcadian
Yes that looks like me there indeed. Long time...

Yes that looks like me there indeed. Long time ago.
The man holding your daughters hand was the CPO and I sailed with him again on the Nordic Patriot a few years later
Forum: News and Views from the Shipping World 13th April 2014, 21:10
Replies: 25
Views: 7,762
Posted By Orcadian
The Herakles is stationed here in Kirkwall and...

The Herakles is stationed here in Kirkwall and has been lying alongside Hatston pier since the middle of February. is has never shifted. We as tax payers are funding it WHY?
Forum: J & J Denholm 11th December 2013, 11:31
Replies: 865
Views: 193,311
Posted By Orcadian
My first trip as a deck cadet was on the Stirling...

My first trip as a deck cadet was on the Stirling Bridge I joined her in Kashima japan on the 13 October 1973. Spent six months on there and loved every minute of it.
Forum: J & J Denholm 28th March 2013, 15:53
Replies: 58
Views: 11,405
Posted By Orcadian
Sounds like its going to be a reefers and GTV...

Sounds like its going to be a reefers and GTV reunion. Think they were only a very small part of the denholm fleet but the people on the GTVs did think that they were the elite? Nice enough ships but...
Forum: J & J Denholm 26th November 2012, 22:05
Replies: 58
Views: 13,498
Posted By Orcadian
Unfortunately both Capt Gunn and Dunipace have...

Unfortunately both Capt Gunn and Dunipace have crossed the bar. Did my first trip with Capt Dunnipace and knew Capt Gunn on a professional and personal basis here in Orkney
Forum: Ship Research 17th October 2012, 08:49
Replies: 50
Views: 10,484
Posted By Orcadian
Having served aboard the Cast Kittiwake and seen...

Having served aboard the Cast Kittiwake and seen the crack refered to i feel i better put my twopence worth in here. According to the LLoyds surveyor in Japan the problem that we had at the infamous...
Forum: J & J Denholm 15th September 2012, 17:34
Replies: 14
Views: 3,959
Posted By Orcadian
I sailed with him on the Stirling Bridge in 1973...

I sailed with him on the Stirling Bridge in 1973 I was a first trip deck cadet and he was a gentleman. My condolences to his family
Forum: J & J Denholm 15th April 2012, 22:59
Replies: 63
Views: 10,921
Posted By Orcadian
The Alfie Cromarty was from Orkney and I believe...

The Alfie Cromarty was from Orkney and I believe his wife was involved in the breeding of horses possibly Shetland Ponies. The local paper is the Orcadian. Some of his descendants still breed horses...
Forum: J & J Denholm 15th April 2012, 14:12
Replies: 63
Views: 10,921
Posted By Orcadian
I remember Black Duncan I sailed with him on my...

I remember Black Duncan I sailed with him on my first trip to sea on the Stirling Bridge way back in 1973. I could never understand why he always wore long sleeved shirts until I saw the tattoos on...
Forum: Places, People & Events of Maritime Interest 22nd February 2010, 21:50
Replies: 9
Views: 3,402
Posted By Orcadian
I remember it well I was the cadet on the same...

I remember it well I was the cadet on the same ship as randcmackenzie.
Forum: News and Views from the Shipping World 15th February 2010, 21:31
Replies: 2
Views: 803
Posted By Orcadian
There was a film made by the RNLI of the rescue...

There was a film made by the RNLI of the rescue of the crew from the fishing boat Ben Barvis that went ashore on the Pentland Skerries many years ago. It showed the Breaches buoy being used.
Forum: Looking for Old Shipmates 10th January 2010, 22:39
Replies: 32
Views: 6,383
Posted By Orcadian
I sailied with a Master in Denholms called John...

I sailied with a Master in Denholms called John Dunipace way back in 1973.
I am sure there are others on here that will know more about him. He was a very good Old man if i remember correctly he...
Forum: Looking for Old Shipmates 20th May 2008, 18:12
Replies: 15
Views: 3,614
Posted By Orcadian
Ian Manson works offshore out of aberdeen. His...

Ian Manson works offshore out of aberdeen. His folks are still in Orkney so if necessary I could get his address from them.
Lats i heard of Rory Mclean he was working on the coats for BP on the...
Forum: Wrecks 13th May 2008, 23:07
Replies: 17
Views: 2,102
Posted By Orcadian
IMHO I dont think that diving a wreck that could...

IMHO I dont think that diving a wreck that could contain the remains of someone lost during the wars is much different from visiting a grave yard as long as they do not enter the wreck or remove any...
Forum: Special Purpose Vessels 28th March 2008, 10:42
Replies: 17
Views: 5,527
Posted By Orcadian
I remember seeing this vessel in the midle of the...

I remember seeing this vessel in the midle of the North Pacific from a tanker called the Bangkok on a voyage from the P Gulf to San Francisco. It was only years later that I discovered the real...
Forum: The Bridge 16th November 2007, 17:41
Replies: 315
Views: 47,592
Posted By Orcadian
A Denholm managed 70,000 dwt bulk carrier was...

A Denholm managed 70,000 dwt bulk carrier was departing a port in Africa, and dropped the pilot inside the compulsory pilotage area. She stranded in a rain squall, and because she had no pilot on...
Forum: News and Views from the Shipping World 6th November 2007, 20:44
Replies: 9
Views: 1,068
Posted By Orcadian
he should be sent the bill for the all the...

he should be sent the bill for the all the services that were involved
Forum: The Bridge 1st November 2007, 19:13
Replies: 315
Views: 47,592
Posted By Orcadian
With Controlable pitch props I often felt it...

With Controlable pitch props I often felt it depended on the way the ship happened to be swinging at the time you went astern on the engines. Bow swinging to port when you went astern on the engines...
Forum: News and Views from the Shipping World 20th July 2007, 18:50
Replies: 5
Views: 1,456
Posted By Orcadian
did that sort if thing twice while I was on a...

did that sort if thing twice while I was on a tanker to repack the stern gland. stopped mid ocean and ballasted the ford tanks to raise the stern out ot the water to allow the engineers to repack the...
Forum: The Bridge 9th June 2007, 19:19
Replies: 214
Views: 17,461
Posted By Orcadian
I remember as a third mate thinking that a pilots...

I remember as a third mate thinking that a pilots job was a easy job but since I have been a pilot it is not as easy as it looks.
Its always nice to get a compliment from the old man saying that you...
Forum: Ship Research 4th June 2007, 21:54
Replies: 6
Views: 719
Posted By Orcadian
This site alwasy amazes me how quick answers are...

This site alwasy amazes me how quick answers are in forthcoming
Forum: News and Views from the Shipping World 6th May 2007, 09:17
Replies: 3
Views: 1,038
Posted By Orcadian
Dont know what would be achieved by raising the...

Dont know what would be achieved by raising the ship other than retrieving the bodies of them that went down with her. I think that from what has been in the press they have a pretty good idea of...
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