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Forum: Other Companies/Ships 10th February 2020, 02:17
Replies: 70
Views: 24,534
Posted By trotterdotpom
Pretty sure Hudson Light was a collier carrying...

Pretty sure Hudson Light was a collier carrying coal to Tilbury, etc. Used to see her in Immingham sometimes.

Maybe she did do a trip to the Med - some of the larger colliers did odd trips now and...
Forum: The Radio Room 2nd February 2020, 18:51
Replies: 153
Views: 20,368
Posted By trotterdotpom
That would have been handy if you could ever get...

That would have been handy if you could ever get an answer out of them.

John T
Forum: The Radio Room 28th January 2020, 13:36
Replies: 153
Views: 20,368
Posted By trotterdotpom
NBA was a US Coastguard Station, I didn't think...

NBA was a US Coastguard Station, I didn't think they accepted commercial messages.

Pretty sure there was a coast station at Balboa or Colon but can't remember the call sign.

John T
Forum: The Radio Room 27th January 2020, 13:23
Replies: 153
Views: 20,368
Posted By trotterdotpom
Yes, NBA sounds right for Balboa. I was a sort of...

Yes, NBA sounds right for Balboa. I was a sort of lighthouse keeper for a bit on Nab Tower and it's actually in Spithead I believe.

John T
Forum: Fishing Vessels 26th January 2020, 05:36
Replies: 2,199
Views: 498,957
Posted By trotterdotpom
Barney Warman - Silent Key

Any former Grimsby Radio Operators will be saddened to hear of the death of Barney, former R/O and Ross Trawlers Radio Superintendent, on 13th January, just after his 96th birthday. He died of...
Forum: The Radio Room 26th January 2020, 04:57
Replies: 38
Views: 2,155
Posted By trotterdotpom
Sorry to read you had a bad time on Lake Eyre,...

Sorry to read you had a bad time on Lake Eyre, Troppo - I thought it was a great ship. As for the aerials, running between Australia and NZ, I didn't find any need to overthink the propagation...
Forum: Say Hello 19th January 2020, 13:45
Replies: 7
Views: 460
Posted By trotterdotpom
Welcome, Ruud. We had another "Ruud" on the site,...

Welcome, Ruud. We had another "Ruud" on the site, a one armed cook who was a prolific poster. Unfortunately, he died a few years ago but he's not forgotten. Hope you enjoy posts.

John T
Forum: The Radio Room 19th January 2020, 11:14
Replies: 23
Views: 5,877
Posted By trotterdotpom
#18...

#18 (https://www.shipsnostalgia.com/usertag.php?do=list&action=hash&hash=18) . Never heard it called the "laughing call", Norm, but it sounds like it could be "shave and a haircut, ten cents".

I...
Forum: The Radio Room 13th January 2020, 01:30
Replies: 19
Views: 1,451
Posted By trotterdotpom
#9...

#9 (https://www.shipsnostalgia.com/usertag.php?do=list&action=hash&hash=9) . I think drifiting time was built into the Charter Party on those phosphate runs, Criff. The ships hardly ever got straight...
Forum: The Radio Room 12th January 2020, 02:50
Replies: 36
Views: 2,056
Posted By trotterdotpom
BHP Australia was reluctantly dragged into the...

BHP Australia was reluctantly dragged into the 20th Century and forced to employ female cadets. A company bigwig was came aboard one of the company's ships in Newcastle and the Old Man asked him how...
Forum: The Radio Room 10th January 2020, 05:52
Replies: 36
Views: 2,056
Posted By trotterdotpom
#5...

#5 (https://www.shipsnostalgia.com/usertag.php?do=list&action=hash&hash=5) . "...I may be wrong, but I think that Special tickets were acceptable on trawlers? Maybe someone who served on trawlers...
Forum: The Radio Room 7th January 2020, 01:22
Replies: 85
Views: 7,695
Posted By trotterdotpom
#68...

#68 (https://www.shipsnostalgia.com/usertag.php?do=list&action=hash&hash=68) . Thanks Dunks.

John T
Forum: The Radio Room 6th January 2020, 01:07
Replies: 85
Views: 7,695
Posted By trotterdotpom
#65...

#65 (https://www.shipsnostalgia.com/usertag.php?do=list&action=hash&hash=65) . Thanks Michael. Not to worry, I could be completely wrong. I sailed with the KH gear quite a few times and when I struck...
Forum: The Radio Room 5th January 2020, 14:04
Replies: 106
Views: 13,892
Posted By trotterdotpom
#92...

#92 (https://www.shipsnostalgia.com/usertag.php?do=list&action=hash&hash=92) . "I joined the Newcastle Star in L'pool back in 1969. 8400 grt and no radar fitted. "

Who remembers being on a ship...
Forum: The Radio Room 5th January 2020, 11:46
Replies: 85
Views: 7,695
Posted By trotterdotpom
No worries, Michael, I'm sure you're right - my...

No worries, Michael, I'm sure you're right - my memory's not the best. I assume the Challenger is just an improved Conqueror anyway.

I also sailed on Iron Pacific and don't remember the...
Forum: The Radio Room 5th January 2020, 03:05
Replies: 85
Views: 7,695
Posted By trotterdotpom
Did Iron Kembla have a Challenger? I don't...

Did Iron Kembla have a Challenger? I don't remember that but it's been a while.

I sailed with that KH gear a few times and thought it was pretty good. Think it was a knock off from Elektrisk...
Forum: The Radio Room 3rd January 2020, 02:54
Replies: 43
Views: 4,886
Posted By trotterdotpom
In Australia, ROs were offered the opportunity of...

In Australia, ROs were offered the opportunity of switching to the mate's side. I never fancied it myself because the Australian MN was looking dicy at best and I thought it was a recipe for...
Forum: The Radio Room 1st January 2020, 07:09
Replies: 153
Views: 20,368
Posted By trotterdotpom
JNA is/was Tokyo Hoan, Japanese Coast Guard. (I...

JNA is/was Tokyo Hoan, Japanese Coast Guard. (I found a list).

John T
Forum: Say Hello 29th December 2019, 06:53
Replies: 2
Views: 409
Posted By trotterdotpom
Welcome to SN, Cluthaman. Maybe the...

Welcome to SN, Cluthaman.

Maybe the Commissar needed the space to keep all the dirt he had on everyone. You reminded me that when I visited the Royal Yacht Britannia in Leith a couple of years...
Forum: Computers and The Internet 28th December 2019, 06:55
Replies: 14
Views: 1,178
Posted By trotterdotpom
I think they want you to ring them back and then...

I think they want you to ring them back and then you get charged some exorbitant fee for the call. Best thing is just hang up.

John T
Forum: The Engine Room 22nd December 2019, 02:13
Replies: 24
Views: 3,176
Posted By trotterdotpom
Prior to being taken over by BHP, Bogong was...

Prior to being taken over by BHP, Bogong was managed by ASP. Some of the ASP staff were also transferred to BHP and it wasn't a popular move with BHP staff because it up0set promotion prospects....
Forum: The Engine Room 18th December 2019, 12:16
Replies: 24
Views: 3,176
Posted By trotterdotpom
Two were ANL - River Boyne and River Embley. Two...

Two were ANL - River Boyne and River Embley. Two were TNT - TNT Carpentaria and TNT Capricornia.

They ran from Gladstone where local coal bunkers were loaded to Weipa where bauxite cargo was...
Forum: Preserved Vessels & Restoration Projects 10th December 2019, 07:34
Replies: 2
Views: 591
Posted By trotterdotpom
I understand she is still a commissioned naval...

I understand she is still a commissioned naval ship so I suppose the costs would be down to the RN.

John T
Forum: The Engine Room 2nd December 2019, 05:51
Replies: 24
Views: 3,176
Posted By trotterdotpom
There were two of them, Australian Emblem and...

There were two of them, Australian Emblem and Australian Escort. They ran between Australia and Japan. I went aboard the Emblem in Brisbane for instruction on AWA paperwork when I first came to...
Forum: The Radio Room 16th September 2019, 15:52
Replies: 29
Ctv
Views: 2,166
Posted By trotterdotpom
Ha ha. Remember them studying the fax map covered...

Ha ha. Remember them studying the fax map covered in low pressure thumb prints and then going off for a nap clutching their CTV security blanket.

John T
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