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Search: Posts Made By: demodocus
Forum: Tramp Steamers 1st January 2008, 02:19
Replies: 3
Views: 1,988
Posted By demodocus
Have a look for "London Breeze" ex WT. I was...

Have a look for "London Breeze" ex WT.

I was Mate & Master there in 1966/7.

There's a picture of Welsh Trader in the Gallery ..... just run a search
Forum: Blue Funnel Line 31st December 2007, 23:42
Replies: 41
Views: 4,922
Posted By demodocus
I found quite an interesting document that looks...

I found quite an interesting document that looks at the effect of the container revolution on Blue Funnel, Ben Line, Hapag-Lloyd, and P&O here :-
...
Forum: Blue Funnel Line 29th December 2007, 02:09
Replies: 78
Views: 14,514
Posted By demodocus
If you had taken the trouble to read the thread...

If you had taken the trouble to read the thread you'll have seen that it was initiated by a question regarding Tyndareus and Gunung Djati.
Forum: Blue Funnel Line 24th December 2007, 20:14
Replies: 572
Views: 49,820
Posted By demodocus
Hear hear !!!

Hear hear !!!
Forum: Looking for Old Shipmates 21st December 2007, 22:47
Replies: 3
Views: 1,415
Posted By demodocus
Capt. R I Groundwater

I last heard of Capt Groundwater in 1966 when he was Master of John Manners' "Pilar Regidor" (ex Burns Philp "Malaita") under time charter to Djakarta Lloyd.

Anyone know of this delightful (but...
Forum: Blue Funnel Line 21st December 2007, 03:30
Replies: 280
Views: 57,804
Posted By demodocus
I remember Pallot, he was a voyage senior to me...

I remember Pallot, he was a voyage senior to me in Diomed.

Went ashore in Penang & went to the Snake Temple where he bought a 10 foot python. We fed it on whole ox kidneys on the way home. At...
Forum: Blue Funnel Line 20th December 2007, 20:54
Replies: 722
Views: 122,427
Posted By demodocus
I had the pleasure of one voyage with "Scarface"...

I had the pleasure of one voyage with "Scarface" in Antenor as a Middy 61/62. The other Middies were Ralph Elliott & Richard Woodman (Voyage East fame) and Engr Cadets Laffey and Vic Rate.

Can you...
Forum: Blue Funnel Line 17th December 2007, 02:31
Replies: 572
Views: 49,820
Posted By demodocus
G'day Sparkie, Not quite all....

G'day Sparkie,



Not quite all. Frinstance I went to sea because (in the late 1950's) it was either that or go into John Summers Ironworks. Going to sea was a JOB for me, not some exhibition of...
Forum: Blue Funnel Line 16th December 2007, 22:59
Replies: 572
Views: 49,820
Posted By demodocus
You folks are supposed to mature, intelligent men...

You folks are supposed to mature, intelligent men and yet you're all acting like a bunch of schoolboys at playtime.

Grow up, the bloody lot of you !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Forum: News and Views from the Shipping World 15th December 2007, 04:09
Replies: 217
Views: 18,157
Posted By demodocus
The problem is, Gulpers, ...... how does the...

The problem is, Gulpers, ...... how does the Officer of the Watch differentiate between them?

He can't so he has to treat 'em all as wa***rs.

As I sit in my office looking across the Derwent...
Forum: Say Hello 14th December 2007, 04:21
Replies: 11
Views: 751
Posted By demodocus
Oh dear. You must be feeling the heat from...

Oh dear.

You must be feeling the heat from the media, they tell me that they're now recruiting in Estonia.

I wish you good luck.
Forum: News and Views from the Shipping World 13th December 2007, 21:46
Replies: 217
Views: 18,157
Posted By demodocus
Wasn't there something about "The ordinary...

Wasn't there something about "The ordinary practices of seamen" in the Rules which allowed you to ignore them and use your common sense (Rule 17 ?? .... it's been a long time), and it's common sense...
Forum: The Bridge 6th December 2007, 22:09
Replies: 100
Views: 8,507
Posted By demodocus
Smile So, GPS won't calculate distance to go on a...

So, GPS won't calculate distance to go on a Composite Great Circle. A nice exercise for the Second Mate to program the equations and waypoints into his laptop. Then you'd get DTG in less than a...
Forum: The Bridge 26th November 2007, 03:49
Replies: 20
Views: 2,639
Posted By demodocus
Iíve thought long and hard about contributing to...

Iíve thought long and hard about contributing to this thread, but I really canít let the post slide by without a comment.

These much maligned Middies would have been 17 or 18 year old young lads....
Forum: News and Views from the Shipping World 24th November 2007, 01:14
Replies: 82
Views: 9,765
Posted By demodocus
When we were relieved at Mawson Station AAT by...

When we were relieved at Mawson Station AAT by "Nella Dan" in 1969 we still managed to run aground for a few hours on an uncharted lump ... and that with the benefit of Lauritzens 10 years experience...
Forum: Blue Funnel Line 9th November 2007, 08:19
Replies: 41
Views: 4,922
Posted By demodocus
Through 1968 and early 1969 I was at Mawson,...

Through 1968 and early 1969 I was at Mawson, Antarctica. Toward the end of my sojourn I thought it would be a good idea to start looking for a real job again and radio-telexed RE Hutson at Blue...
Forum: Blue Funnel Line 7th November 2007, 00:52
Replies: 280
Views: 57,804
Posted By demodocus
I did a couple of voyages with him in Diomed...

I did a couple of voyages with him in Diomed 1960. Nothing further known.
Forum: The Engine Room 4th November 2007, 01:28
Replies: 82
Views: 28,173
Posted By demodocus
There was a 3 cylinder Doxford on at least 1 of...

There was a 3 cylinder Doxford on at least 1 of the following China Nav. ships ..... Shansi, Soochow, Szechuan, Sinkiang all built UK 1945/46
Forum: The Bridge 3rd November 2007, 06:19
Replies: 315
Views: 47,521
Posted By demodocus
On the odd occasion when I had to take a pilot in...

On the odd occasion when I had to take a pilot in bridge controlled ships I made a point of asking the pilot if there were any lumps between where we were and the berth. If he said yes then I let him...
Forum: Royal Navy 1st November 2007, 04:22
Replies: 56
Views: 9,802
Posted By demodocus
My study was done using a second hand offshore...

My study was done using a second hand offshore supply vessel, they’re not as cheap as dead Andrews but there are lots of them and you can have a test drive.

These vessels have hulls like brasil...
Forum: Royal Navy 31st October 2007, 23:20
Replies: 56
Views: 9,802
Posted By demodocus
I actually did this (hull conversion to...

I actually did this (hull conversion to mini-cruise) feasibility study in the mid 80's when I was GM of a shipping company. We started with a $5m. hull and engine cost.

What killed it ??
...
Forum: Offshore Oil & Gas Industry 30th October 2007, 05:15
Replies: 19
Views: 6,370
Posted By demodocus
I was Contract Manager of the Sapphire job in...

I was Contract Manager of the Sapphire job in Bass Strait 83/84. Worked well although the UK Shore and Offshore Dive Management was atrocious. No management experience, all good friends together, and...
Forum: Glen Line 30th October 2007, 05:06
Replies: 23
Views: 8,095
Posted By demodocus
I coasted Glenogle 62/63 she looked very pretty...

I coasted Glenogle 62/63 she looked very pretty but that funnel was a pain in the a**e !!

It was aluminium and it always found something inside it to rattle every time we worked up to full speed....
Forum: Glen Line 30th October 2007, 04:59
Replies: 15
Views: 4,858
Posted By demodocus
The engine room vents abaft the funnel give it...

The engine room vents abaft the funnel give it away .... she's Dolius.
Forum: Blue Funnel Line 30th October 2007, 03:29
Replies: 88
Views: 17,238
Posted By demodocus
I commenced my BF first deep sea voyage on 10 Feb...

I commenced my BF first deep sea voyage on 10 Feb 1959 on Atreus, the Mate was R*****n. I completed my last deep sea BF voyage Dec 1962 also on Atreus and the Mate was still R*****n.

In that I was...
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