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Search: Posts Made By: harry t.
Forum: The Galley 5th November 2019, 10:06
Replies: 34
Views: 1,747
Posted By harry t.
Irish Guards

Ach aye, that was just wee Billy’s joke, he was forever getting burns, especially in bad weather, trying to reach over the galley stoves as he was so short.


One of his party pieces related to...
Forum: The Galley 4th November 2019, 19:50
Replies: 34
Views: 1,747
Posted By harry t.
Coal fired galley stoves

Hi and hello Hobo5, this lady, attached, was still burning coal when I joined in the mid-fifties, bumped up from apprentice to uncertificated 3rd mate. I do remember after donning a new doe skin...
Forum: Other Companies/Ships 3rd November 2019, 10:14
Replies: 6
Views: 351
Posted By harry t.
morning Spanker, try the museum, they have some...

morning Spanker, try the museum, they have some parapharnalia from the company before it was bought over. regards


http://dundalkmuseum.ie/assets/files/Booklet-7.pdf
...
Forum: The Galley 3rd November 2019, 08:27
Replies: 34
Views: 1,747
Posted By harry t.
It was standard on coal fired ships/galley’s, to...

It was standard on coal fired ships/galley’s, to have the galley handy to the coal needed for the stoves, near the engine room cross bunker hatches. Until the 40’s these were usually just abaft No.3...
Forum: The Galley 2nd November 2019, 22:57
Replies: 28
Views: 2,640
Posted By harry t.
good man, heroes all! I was surprised to be...

good man, heroes all!

I was surprised to be asked to bring the ships cook along as a witness after noting protest on account of losing some deck containers southbound in the Bay. He was last,...
Forum: Ship Research 29th October 2019, 10:07
Replies: 30
Views: 1,190
Posted By harry t.
never give the benifit of doubt - to anything, or anyone.

I’d guess by the time anyone reached a senior rank they’d be able to quickly run an eye over the ‘job’, whether new, has seen better days or is clapped out thru’ neglect. The Dunkyle was clearly...
Forum: Ship Research 28th October 2019, 21:40
Replies: 30
Views: 1,190
Posted By harry t.
deary me Stephen, you haven't lived! - Never got a chance to sail in the ore boats.

So much for the bronzy and the" flying fish latitudes” ….my next letter home.
MV Dunkyle, Saturday 5th February 1972. Murmansk towards Middlesbrough.
The calm after the storm. I’ve been on ships...
Forum: Elder Dempster 28th October 2019, 17:53
Replies: 17
Views: 3,922
Posted By harry t.
Escravos bar pilots

On charter in the fifties, we took the supercargoes advice, ‘Sunday’ Gula, with his younger brother ’Tuesday’ as helmsman.
Rigging the pilot ladder approaching the bar we were advised to place...
Forum: The Galley 25th October 2019, 20:01
Replies: 28
Views: 2,640
Posted By harry t.
https://youtu.be/ybcEmj6Cmz8 - loss of the Pamir ...

https://youtu.be/ybcEmj6Cmz8 - loss of the Pamir

I remember it well, a sad business that struck a cord with all seafarers at the time.

That trip I was writing about took 25 days. The winter...
Forum: The Galley 25th October 2019, 15:04
Replies: 28
Views: 2,640
Posted By harry t.
it was sandwiches for a day or so

I can’t remember a time we ever made do with a sandwich on a ship, no matter the weather, maybe in a dry dock somewhere, as happened sometimes with no power of any kind. I’m sure some retired ships...
Forum: The Galley 18th October 2019, 08:13
Replies: 28
Views: 2,640
Posted By harry t.
feeding the troops

September 1970 / on passage Glasgow towards Quebec.

Seven days steaming is the normal to where we are now, it’s day twenty and it has every man jack drained of energy, all feeling rather weak and...
Forum: The Galley 15th October 2019, 22:40
Replies: 28
Views: 2,640
Posted By harry t.
it was Donaldson’s ‘Santona’, on a time charter...

it was Donaldson’s ‘Santona’, on a time charter for Ellerman Papayanni. A pleasant way to spend the winter months, suggested the Owners when they sent me at short notice. A nice change from the N....
Forum: The Galley 15th October 2019, 20:31
Replies: 28
Views: 2,640
Posted By harry t.
heavy weather, safety

An extract from a letter to the good lady.

Boxing Day 1970, on passage Liverpool towards Setubal, Portugal.

“On the first day out after departure we ran into a westerly gale just south of the...
Forum: Tugs 15th October 2019, 10:27
Replies: 6
Views: 637
Posted By harry t.
silly old fool me! Red lead with a dab of...

silly old fool me!

Red lead with a dab of black and some varnish was a quick way ‘dickey up’ the weather- boards otherwise the owners rarely supplied sufficient paints to allow artistic themes....
Forum: Tugs 14th October 2019, 20:07
Replies: 6
Views: 637
Posted By harry t.
same,same as british paints, -'mast colour-buff'....

same,same as british paints, -'mast colour-buff'. I suspect more than one in Hamburg used these paints in the 50's, after an exchange of favours.
Forum: The Radio Room 8th October 2019, 21:20
Replies: 11
Views: 1,096
Posted By harry t.
Rome Radio

I do remember on one occasion in the mid-1970’s we called Rome Radio for advice/assistance. on their short-wave radio frequency. We, the senior officers, couldn’t find or agree on a diagnosis after...
Forum: Ship Research 30th September 2019, 08:37
Replies: 22
Views: 2,063
Posted By harry t.
It was one of those "Drivers", Jimmy D, a lovely...

It was one of those "Drivers", Jimmy D, a lovely chap who couldn’t read or write that got me to take a greater interest in engines. He started off on the deep-water trawlers out of Grimsby, arriving...
Forum: Ship Research 29th September 2019, 21:59
Replies: 22
Views: 2,063
Posted By harry t.
https://youtu.be/OjCOqvakIn8 - see at 3min00sec -...

https://youtu.be/OjCOqvakIn8 - see at 3min00sec - the masters had to deposit £200 as the ships were not insured
Forum: Ship Research 27th September 2019, 20:20
Replies: 22
Views: 2,063
Posted By harry t.
Holt's Class - their survival depended on skill and a well found ship

Alfred Holt's s.s.Phemius - 5th to the 9th November 1932

https://youtu.be/OjCOqvakIn8
Forum: Ship Research 26th September 2019, 20:47
Replies: 22
Views: 2,063
Posted By harry t.
Too young to die? - in the 70's

If memory serves, in the 70’s, Clarkson ships, fine new built ships under Denholm’s Management were sold on after eight years, apparently at the end of their ‘useful life’.
Forum: Special Purpose Vessels 24th September 2019, 21:51
Replies: 49
Views: 10,609
Posted By harry t.
https://magazines.marinelink.com/Magazines/Maritim...

https://magazines.marinelink.com/Magazines/MaritimeReporter/198112/page/59 - Link to specs of two 500-ton Gantry Cranes as used on LASH Ships for sale. Manufactured by Alliance.

...
Forum: Special Purpose Vessels 23rd September 2019, 22:32
Replies: 49
Views: 10,609
Posted By harry t.
Hello Bob, there were four "salt water" Flash...

Hello Bob, there were four "salt water" Flash units with push/pull tugs built. The largest was the Flash 1V (29 barges) towed by the Mammoth Tiger. later, after 2 years, converted with engines,...
Forum: Special Purpose Vessels 23rd September 2019, 20:44
Replies: 49
Views: 10,609
Posted By harry t.
Hi and Hello Doug, trust this is of some help ...

Hi and Hello Doug, trust this is of some help

https://patents.google.com/patent/US4094493 - Lash ship crane

https://www.globalsecurity.org/military/systems/ship/lash.htm - a good...
Forum: The Bridge 26th August 2019, 20:45
Replies: 48
Views: 7,754
Posted By harry t.
sextants

And, if they didn’t manage to avoid the bombers, It wasn’t unknown for the gunners to use the potatoes from the ‘spud locker’, - when the ammo’ run done.
Forum: Ship Research 16th August 2019, 21:44
Replies: 14
Views: 2,760
Posted By harry t.
Cool Looking For WW2 Animal Transport Ships Photos & Data

hello Bill, some of these 7,000 "seagoing cowboys" had sailed in earlier years on the military transports, and many have recorded their experiences transporting horses and cattle to both hemispheres,...
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