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Search: Posts Made By: Peter4447
Forum: Tall ships 4th March 2010, 16:51
Replies: 8
Views: 1,441
Posted By Peter4447
My Grandfather was a checker (he marked off the...

My Grandfather was a checker (he marked off the number of bags as they were unloaded) with one of the 'gangs' that were employed to unload the windjammers in Butterman's Bay in the River Orwell. The...
Forum: Ship Research 24th February 2010, 20:23
Replies: 6
Views: 1,951
Posted By Peter4447
Hi GFB Glad to have been of help. I believe a...

Hi GFB
Glad to have been of help.
I believe a book has been published listing all the Merchant ships sunk in WW1 although, sadly, I do not have a copy. I am quite sure other members of the SN crew...
Forum: Royal Mail Line 24th February 2010, 09:25
Replies: 4
Views: 3,255
Posted By Peter4447
Greetings I think that you will find that this...

Greetings
I think that you will find that this is an officers' belt buckle that was worn when wearing a dress coat.
Regards
Peter4447
Forum: Ship Research 19th February 2010, 20:29
Replies: 6
Views: 1,951
Posted By Peter4447
Hi GFB Welcome aboard. It looks like he could...

Hi GFB
Welcome aboard.
It looks like he could have been serving in the Vale SS Co Ltd (Andrew Crawford, Barr & Co) of Glasgow. In 1912 their houseflag was listed in Lloyds Flags and Funnels as a...
Forum: Maritime Family History Research 22nd January 2010, 21:50
Replies: 6
Views: 1,431
Posted By Peter4447
Welcome aboard Andy. If you would care to click...

Welcome aboard Andy.
If you would care to click on to our 'Directory' (at the top of the page) and then onto 'shipping companies' an alphabetical list comes up in which you will find Court Line...
Forum: Places, People & Events of Maritime Interest 21st January 2010, 16:17
Replies: 1
Views: 1,457
Posted By Peter4447
Crossed the Bar - Frank Pearce. HMS Trinidad

Frank Pearce the author of 'The Ship That Sank Herself' has sadly crossed the bar just three months after his 100th Birthday.
Frank was serving in HMS Trinidad when she was hit by one of her own...
Forum: Say Hello 15th January 2010, 20:31
Replies: 9
Views: 801
Posted By Peter4447
Not again Santos SNAP!!!! Peter(Jester)

Not again Santos

SNAP!!!!

Peter(Jester)
Forum: Say Hello 15th January 2010, 20:30
Replies: 9
Views: 801
Posted By Peter4447
Hi and welcome aboard. If you would care to go...

Hi and welcome aboard.
If you would care to go to www.battleships-cruisers.co.uk and click on Royal Navy then click on Battleships and scroll down through the list of ships you will eventually find...
Forum: Brocklebank Line 30th December 2009, 19:49
Replies: 17
Views: 1,976
Posted By Peter4447
Joined the Royal Navy as a regular in September...

Joined the Royal Navy as a regular in September 1960!
Peter4447(Thumb)
Forum: Passenger Liners 18th December 2009, 00:34
Replies: 3
Views: 912
Posted By Peter4447
Although not a liner as such, the beautiful old...

Although not a liner as such, the beautiful old 'Stella Polaris' was sailing into the 1950's.
There is a photo of her in the Gallery.
Peter4447
Forum: Ship Research 15th December 2009, 23:28
Replies: 25
Views: 3,945
Posted By Peter4447
Thanks for the additional information Kris. From...

Thanks for the additional information Kris. From this it rather looks like there was a grain of truth in what I was told as the dear old 'Pat' was the Trinity House 'flagship' and, as such, I...
Forum: Ship Research 15th December 2009, 21:00
Replies: 25
Views: 3,945
Posted By Peter4447
Thanks for your replies Gents. It is possible...

Thanks for your replies Gents.
It is possible that I was given false information as my question was based on the old Trinity House vessel 'Patricia' that is now a floating restaurant in Sweden. I...
Forum: Ship Research 15th December 2009, 17:27
Replies: 25
Views: 3,945
Posted By Peter4447
When did two masts become law?

A strange question perhaps but I seem to remember that not all steam and motor ships that were built with two masts. I also seem to remember that around 1952 it became compulsary for all ships to be...
Forum: Tugs 12th December 2009, 19:36
Replies: 8
Views: 2,203
Posted By Peter4447
Hi Tug Very many thanks indeed for that -...

Hi Tug
Very many thanks indeed for that - Rowbotham's tankers often visited Harwich/Ipswich but I had no idea that they were involved with these two tugs, I always assumed that the R stood for...
Forum: Tugs 12th December 2009, 17:16
Replies: 8
Views: 2,203
Posted By Peter4447
Seem to remember that the 'Empre Lucy' and...

Seem to remember that the 'Empre Lucy' and 'Empire Race' which were based at Harwich with the Reserve Fleet in the 1950's had the normal black topped, dark buff funnel but with a red letter R on it....
Forum: The Bridge 8th December 2009, 11:21
Replies: 88
Views: 12,238
Posted By Peter4447
Hi Graham You will find a long thread on this...

Hi Graham
You will find a long thread on this one in The Bridge under the heading Captains Cabin Std Side?
Regards
Peter4447(Thumb)
Forum: The Bridge 11th November 2009, 17:14
Replies: 38
Views: 6,003
Posted By Peter4447
I was a near neighour of two widows whose late...

I was a near neighour of two widows whose late husbands were former Commodores. One was the Commodore of Silver Line and the other the Commodore of Ropners.
Peter4447
Forum: Computers and The Internet 11th November 2009, 11:15
Replies: 36
Views: 5,312
Posted By Peter4447
Hi All Many thanks to all members who kindly...

Hi All
Many thanks to all members who kindly offered suggestions.

Ted
We had no idea that IE8 was an update rather than a programme. We did exactly what you suggested and IE8 uninstalled very...
Forum: Brocklebank Line 9th November 2009, 11:35
Replies: 12
Views: 1,779
Posted By Peter4447
Hi John I have seen one of these models...

Hi John
I have seen one of these models previously and I am sure these were done as 'freebies' by the Company. As I am sure you are aware Brocks also did a china dish with a picture of a sailing...
Forum: Computers and The Internet 8th November 2009, 14:12
Replies: 36
Views: 5,312
Posted By Peter4447
The other half's computer keeps crashing which we...

The other half's computer keeps crashing which we believe is being caused by the new Internet Explorer 8 running on a Vista 32 bit. Have tried virus scans, Microsoft updates and a complete hard drive...
Forum: Ship Research 1st November 2009, 17:50
Replies: 26
Views: 9,784
Posted By Peter4447
Hi Lizzie Welcome to the site. Yours is...

Hi Lizzie
Welcome to the site.
Yours is indeed a very sad task as this was a very tragic event. The ship was the 'Royston Grange' and there is some information and a photograph already on the site...
Forum: News and Views from the Shipping World 26th October 2009, 22:01
Replies: 13
Views: 1,186
Posted By Peter4447
Now that the RN is loosing one fixed-wing...

Now that the RN is loosing one fixed-wing carrier, I wonder just how long it will be before the six very high-tech, air defence Type 45 destroyers are reduced to four which will be seen as being...
Forum: Royal Navy 23rd October 2009, 23:01
Replies: 7
Views: 2,605
Posted By Peter4447
Hi Jim Not a great deal but every little helps....

Hi Jim
Not a great deal but every little helps.

HMS INTERNOS (FY977). A drifter of 93 tons built 1903. In service as a Minesweeper and also as a Torpedo Recovery vessel. Returned March 1946.
...
Forum: Glen Line 18th October 2009, 17:57
Replies: 31
Views: 11,842
Posted By Peter4447
Hi John Looking at the medals, the silver one...

Hi John
Looking at the medals, the silver one on the far right is the 1914-18 War Medal and was issued named to the recipient (around the rim). The cased one is American and was awarded to members...
Forum: BP Shipping 16th October 2009, 20:34
Replies: 23
Views: 10,992
Posted By Peter4447
The joint coastal firm of Shell Mex and BP Ltd...

The joint coastal firm of Shell Mex and BP Ltd was quite large in the 1950's and seemed to be divided fairly equally when it came to names with the majority of these based on jobs and employment ie:...
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