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Search: Posts Made By: Jim S
Forum: BP Shipping 6th February 2019, 20:58
Replies: 23
Views: 2,574
Posted By Jim S
Raf gan

It is always a pleasure to read the latest from Phil.
In my time with Brocklebank we visited Gan Island twice ( I think)
on Maidan and Magdapur this would be between 1963 and 1966'
On our ill...
Forum: Union Castle - Safmarine 15th September 2018, 18:47
Replies: 33
Views: 12,769
Posted By Jim S
Capetown Castle Explosion BOT M-Notice

The attached BOT M-Notice may be of interest. It's issue came about as a result of Capetown Castle Engine Room explosion.
Forum: The Engine Room 19th April 2018, 16:18
Replies: 34
Views: 6,461
Posted By Jim S
Perhaps a few examples from my Discharge Book...

Perhaps a few examples from my Discharge Book illustrates the apparent useless of Nominal Horse Power in ships other than possibly steam recip engined ships with Scotch Boilers.
The examples given...
Forum: Elders and Fyffes 16th April 2018, 21:47
Replies: 15
Views: 10,118
Posted By Jim S
Manistee became Fleet Wave in 1984 and Mimoza...

Manistee became Fleet Wave in 1984 and Mimoza in1990
Mazatec became Sky Clipper in 1984 and Magnolia in 1990
Magdalena became Bluestream in 1984 and Myrtia in 1991
Manzanares became Barrydale in...
Forum: Royal Navy 8th March 2018, 18:27
Replies: 0
Views: 1,604
Posted By Jim S
Rear Admiral Wilfred J Graham

The March 2018 edition of Navy News reports the death at the age of 92 of Rear Admiral Wilfred Graham.
The mid 1970's BBC tv series "Sailor" featuring HMS Ark Royal had Captain Graham in command
Forum: Elders and Fyffes 26th February 2018, 19:30
Replies: 1
Views: 1,332
Posted By Jim S
Pat Stockbridge Chief Engineer

Pat Stockbridge passed away on 15th February 2018.
Among the many ships, both steam turbine and motor, in which he had served as Chief Engineer were Golfito, Camito Patuca, Rio Cobre, Manzanares,...
Forum: Brocklebank Line 10th February 2018, 16:57
Replies: 8
Views: 2,065
Posted By Jim S
Thanks Phil, That was also my thoughts that the...

Thanks Phil, That was also my thoughts that the racks installed by Hamilton / Rowan that were an issue for the shippers lawyers were more likely to have been for refrigerant gas bottles.

Jim
Forum: Brocklebank Line 9th February 2018, 17:50
Replies: 8
Views: 2,065
Posted By Jim S
Engine Room Fire and Explosion on former Mangla

As some of you may know the Panamanian flagged Eurypylus - the former Mangla suffered a fire and explosion on 10th November 1975 off the Californian Coast with four lives lost among her Philippine...
Forum: Brocklebank Line 7th January 2018, 20:41
Replies: 1
Views: 928
Posted By Jim S
Maybe someone can confirm or correct but I think...

Maybe someone can confirm or correct but I think by the early 1960's the time that an Asian crew could serve was reduced from 12 months. I seem to recall an excitement at squeezing in an extra voyage...
Forum: Say Hello 17th November 2017, 16:48
Replies: 8
Views: 1,020
Posted By Jim S
Hi, Perhaps to help jolt a few memories...

Hi,

Perhaps to help jolt a few memories among us old timers can you let us know in what capacity your father-in-law served in with Brocklebanks?
Regards
Forum: The Engine Room 16th February 2017, 19:41
Replies: 94
Views: 17,321
Posted By Jim S
The dreaded examiner of engineers

I am sure some of our older members will remember Mr Slater an Examiner in Glasgow - He was a legendary figure with many stories of his Oral Exam questioning. I only had him for pre-sea grading. By...
Forum: Brocklebank Line 9th February 2017, 18:44
Replies: 5
Views: 1,336
Posted By Jim S
Thanks Gents for getting the ball rolling - I am...

Thanks Gents for getting the ball rolling - I am sure he will appreciate.

Jim
Forum: Brocklebank Line 7th February 2017, 21:36
Replies: 5
Views: 1,336
Posted By Jim S
Dave Meek

I am in infrequent contact by letter or phone with Dave Meek.
Like a lot of us, age is taking its toll. For example Bowls was among his favourite pastime but in this last year he has not been able....
Forum: The Engine Room 14th January 2017, 16:42
Replies: 5
Views: 1,284
Posted By Jim S
Thanks for the confirmation that Queen Elizabeth...

Thanks for the confirmation that Queen Elizabeth (the ship, not the Monarch) did operate with pressurized boiler rooms - the "closed stokehold" principle.

Jim S
Forum: The Engine Room 13th January 2017, 18:36
Replies: 5
Views: 1,284
Posted By Jim S
Queen Elizabeth

Can anyone tell me if Queen Elizabeth had pressurized boiler rooms?
I believe Queen Mary did but can find nothing to say that Queen Elizabeth did.

Thanks

Jim S
Forum: The Engine Room 7th January 2017, 19:11
Replies: 21
Views: 3,472
Posted By Jim S
On some Fyffes ships the Donkeyman and ER...

On some Fyffes ships the Donkeyman and ER Storekeeper were of PO rank.
Both were day workers with the Donkeyman in charge of the ER ratings both watchkeepers and day workers. That said the line of...
Forum: BP Shipping 7th January 2017, 16:52
Replies: 20
Views: 4,466
Posted By Jim S
Re Robert Faulkner Thomas - He was a Fellow (the...

Re Robert Faulkner Thomas - He was a Fellow (the top level of membership) of what was then the Institute of Marine Engineers - This from the I Mar E Centenary Handbook of 1989.
At that time he...
Forum: Non-Seafaring Obituaries 12th December 2016, 19:44
Replies: 6
Views: 1,177
Posted By Jim S
I recall as he ended his BBC weather report he...

I recall as he ended his BBC weather report he came out with something along the lines of
"Vorsprung Durch Technik - I now know it means My car won't start."
I wonder what response he got from Audi.
Forum: Ship Research 27th August 2016, 20:33
Replies: 9
Views: 1,140
Posted By Jim S
Duchess of Hamilton

Yes,

Duchess of Hamilton turbines would have been built under license from Parsons. She was a triple screw ship. If I remember correctly she was direct drive, that is, she had no gearing. With...
Forum: Ship Research 27th August 2016, 17:42
Replies: 9
Views: 1,140
Posted By Jim S
Pametrada (Parsons and Marine Engineering Turbine...

Pametrada (Parsons and Marine Engineering Turbine Research and Development Association) was formed in 1944- All the UK steam turbine builders contributed to the runing of this development/research...
Forum: Royal Navy 5th August 2016, 18:36
Replies: 11
Views: 8,372
Posted By Jim S
Re the main feed pump failure what was wrong with...

Re the main feed pump failure what was wrong with the Sulzer auxiliary feed pump. During her service life had the Weir's main feed pump situated in the engine room been replaced by a TWL?
I have to...
Forum: The Engine Room 5th August 2016, 18:14
Replies: 62
Views: 7,811
Posted By Jim S
Re the Samson Class 3000 hp tugs built 1953/54 in...

Re the Samson Class 3000 hp tugs built 1953/54 in Aberdeen although it was possible there would have been no real advantage in equipping them with Controllable Pitch Propellers - Steam Reciprocating...
Forum: Brocklebank Line 30th April 2016, 17:47
Replies: 0
Views: 1,055
Posted By Jim S
Hugh MacLeod

I have just heard from his daughter that Hugh MacLeod died on 6th April 2016 at the age of 81.
A Shell Tanker Apprentice, Hugh joined Brocklebank around 1966 from Elder Dempster/Paddy Henderson. He...
Forum: Brocklebank Line 12th March 2016, 15:53
Replies: 4
Views: 1,871
Posted By Jim S
Hi Geordie Chief, Now that you have come up...

Hi Geordie Chief,
Now that you have come up with that name the signature could well be him.
Do you know him?
I could not even describe the man, I cannot remember seeing him on the ship.

Yours...
Forum: Brocklebank Line 7th March 2016, 20:00
Replies: 4
Views: 1,871
Posted By Jim S
Mangla Chief Engineer Dec 1966-Jan1967

Hi,
Can any of you Brocklebank engineers decipher the Chief Engineer's signature on attached "Record of Service" - I did the briefest of coastal trips on the dates shown which was basically a trip...
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