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Search: Posts Made By: Duncan112
Forum: The Radio Room 1st February 2020, 10:57
Replies: 53
Views: 3,332
Posted By Duncan112
Two things stick in my mind relating to Shipboard...

Two things stick in my mind relating to Shipboard TV's:

1) Banklines "Cora" class had separate Engine and Deck Crew Rec Rooms, Bank Line only put one TV on board for both REc Rooms, a hole was...
Forum: The Engine Room 30th January 2020, 15:39
Replies: 145
Views: 55,933
Posted By Duncan112
I think you're referring to George Sowerby as the...

I think you're referring to George Sowerby as the pipe smoker, George Elsom who was a lecturer at the same time didn't smoke (1983 ish)
Forum: Bank Line 21st January 2020, 12:11
Replies: 44
Views: 3,003
Posted By Duncan112
Just a thought but Bank Line had an "Extra" hawes...

Just a thought but Bank Line had an "Extra" hawes pipe on the Port side to make hanging off for buoys a lot easier. Could this have anything to do with the difference in lengths?
Forum: The Bridge 19th January 2020, 17:32
Replies: 12
Views: 1,516
Posted By Duncan112
Thanks Chris, very interesting. and then we can...

Thanks Chris, very interesting. and then we can add in the stuff that was supposed to be dumped in the Beaufort Dyke (But, because the dumpers were either on piece work or economising on fuel was...
Forum: The Bridge 18th January 2020, 17:41
Replies: 12
Views: 1,516
Posted By Duncan112
This is interesting as I was discussing pipe...

This is interesting as I was discussing pipe laying with a colleague yesterday, he had been Contractor's representative on a laying barge and they had difficulties with mines in the North Sea in the...
Forum: Bank Line 24th November 2019, 09:19
Replies: 4
Views: 1,253
Posted By Duncan112
Sorry to hear that, as I said on the other...

Sorry to hear that, as I said on the other thread, a gentleman, fine Ship Master and Ship Handler (2 starts turning off the Apia berth, no tugs)

Fair winds Captain
Forum: Looking for Old Shipmates 19th November 2019, 03:30
Replies: 257
Views: 41,142
Posted By Duncan112
One name I haven't seen for ages - Chief...

One name I haven't seen for ages - Chief Engineer's Daughter
Forum: Bank Line 4th November 2019, 22:11
Replies: 9
Views: 2,310
Posted By Duncan112
Well said Alan, I consider myself fortunate to...

Well said Alan, I consider myself fortunate to have spent a few years in The Bank Line, amongst other things it gave me a love for the South Pacific.

Perhaps it could be summed up in the words of...
Forum: The Engine Room 4th October 2019, 10:17
Replies: 14
Views: 2,622
Posted By Duncan112
Certainly. usual cause in my experience was...

Certainly. usual cause in my experience was failure of the turning wheel sensor to pick up the flywheel notches. We overhauled the JABSCO valves on a 2 year rotating cycle as, allegedly, they had...
Forum: The Engine Room 1st October 2019, 11:51
Replies: 71
Views: 10,180
Posted By Duncan112
But the cylinder valves are still right handed. ...

But the cylinder valves are still right handed.

(Somewhere and I can't for the life of me remember where I came across pipe couplings that were right handed on one end and left handed on the other...
Forum: Ship Research 27th September 2019, 10:37
Replies: 22
Views: 2,577
Posted By Duncan112
It was long before Marshall Meek that this...

It was long before Marshall Meek that this practice started, I believe it stemmed from the Owners carrying their own hull insurance and higher scantlings reduced the effect of weather and collision...
Forum: Ship Research 24th September 2019, 13:18
Replies: 22
Views: 2,577
Posted By Duncan112
There are, of course, honourable exceptions, my...

There are, of course, honourable exceptions, my old company, China Navigation, has just started disposing of the Mk 2 Chief class at approaching 30 years of age. Well maintained throughout and to...
Forum: Books, Magazines, TV, Video & Publications 24th September 2019, 10:52
Replies: 9
Views: 1,390
Posted By Duncan112
This is also worth a read...

This is also worth a read https://www.fantasticfiction.com/w/richard-woodman/endangered-species.htm
Forum: Tall ships 16th September 2019, 10:53
Replies: 27
Views: 2,892
Posted By Duncan112
Eric Newby's "The Last Grain Race"

Eric Newby's "The Last Grain Race"
Forum: United States Navy 12th September 2019, 14:00
Replies: 23
Views: 4,173
Posted By Duncan112
Well said Barrie, I remember watching a TV...

Well said Barrie, I remember watching a TV program about aircraft pilots some years ago and the view was expressed that a machine is very good at monitoring but not so good at assimilating new...
Forum: Bank Line 20th August 2019, 14:11
Replies: 14
Views: 1,998
Posted By Duncan112
I was with Bank Line 1985 - 89 and, around that...

I was with Bank Line 1985 - 89 and, around that time the contents of the warehouse in Woodbine Street Sunderland (Adjacent to the Doxford Gateway) were being disbursed, a list was sent round the...
Forum: Ship Research 22nd July 2019, 12:28
Replies: 5
Views: 541
Posted By Duncan112
Range, yes I think you are correct (always...

Range, yes I think you are correct (always allowing for reserves etc) radius may be a little different as, surely, some time should be spent "on station"?
Forum: Bank Line 18th July 2019, 10:10
Replies: 16
Views: 2,768
Posted By Duncan112
Thanks, further Googling gives me this...

Thanks, further Googling gives me this https://collage.cityoflondon.gov.uk/view-item?i=41342&WINID=1563437301990 Much more familiar!!
Forum: Bank Line 17th July 2019, 21:50
Replies: 16
Views: 2,768
Posted By Duncan112
Bank Line was 21 Bury Street, so presumably the...

Bank Line was 21 Bury Street, so presumably the "Tulip would be opposite, BUT a quick look at Google Maps suggest 21 - 24 are occupied by Turnbull & Asser - building doesn't look familiar though ...
Forum: Blue Funnel Line 4th July 2019, 21:20
Replies: 38
Views: 13,280
Posted By Duncan112
Some of you may be interested to learn that Colin...

Some of you may be interested to learn that Colin Busby, who was in charge of Aulis for a while (and one of the finest Chief Engineers I sailed under) has just celebrated his 79th birthday.
Forum: Ben Line 17th June 2019, 20:18
Replies: 11
Views: 2,191
Posted By Duncan112
OCL's Baby Bays had the flume tank system,...

OCL's Baby Bays had the flume tank system, seemingly it was unsuccessful and the tanks were void spaces, inspected annually. IIRC there were two variables to take into account when deciding how full...
Forum: Places, People & Events of Maritime Interest 12th June 2019, 13:44
Replies: 7
Views: 1,087
Posted By Duncan112
From photographs on the net I suspect that it was...

From photographs on the net I suspect that it was off Whale Island, close to where HMS Bristol is now
Forum: Places, People & Events of Maritime Interest 12th June 2019, 12:34
Replies: 7
Views: 1,087
Posted By Duncan112
It may refer to the buoy that HMS Rame Head was...

It may refer to the buoy that HMS Rame Head was secured to in Portsmouth Harbour for many years?
Forum: The Bridge 6th June 2019, 13:26
Replies: 10
Views: 1,896
Posted By Duncan112
I think it might be a P6 type, see here...

I think it might be a P6 type, see here http://www.compassmuseum.com/aero/aero.htm#AM
Forum: The Engine Room 3rd June 2019, 22:21
Replies: 71
Views: 10,180
Posted By Duncan112
This is what you need !!...

This is what you need !! https://triclad.com/product/ saw it used in the restoration of a J Class racer (Valsheda?) at, I think, Campers around 1998, comes in strips, you can weld the steel side to...
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