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Search: Posts Made By: seaman38
Forum: Looking for Old Shipmates 11th October 2019, 23:23
Replies: 185
Views: 16,801
Posted By seaman38
Please leave me out of your tennis match, I have...

Please leave me out of your tennis match, I have only ever been me, and have no desire to be anyone else, as said before, one of me is enough for anyone. I do not recall having any dealings with the...
Forum: Looking for Old Shipmates 9th October 2019, 15:09
Replies: 185
Views: 16,801
Posted By seaman38
Thank you for your kind words. I do not recall...

Thank you for your kind words. I do not recall being accused of being multiple selfs, one of me is enough for anybody, including myself, even my mother if she were alive would agree with that!(Whaaa)
Forum: Coasters 8th October 2019, 20:48
Replies: 3
Views: 467
Posted By seaman38
If you haven't done so already why not drop a...

If you haven't done so already why not drop a line to Shoreham harbour master, also I find that local University history departments are usually helpful, or local libraries if they haven't...
Forum: Looking for Old Shipmates 4th October 2019, 17:13
Replies: 185
Views: 16,801
Posted By seaman38
Rodney I am sure you have enough class to rise...

Rodney I am sure you have enough class to rise above such remarks, a captain once said to me as a very young man 'I judge a man by what he is in himself, not by the uniform he wears, nor the...
Forum: The Engine Room 30th September 2019, 22:13
Replies: 71
Views: 7,603
Posted By seaman38
Don't know about LH V/V's, but do recall that the...

Don't know about LH V/V's, but do recall that the retaining nut on the RH rotating propeller boss was a LH thread

Will be travelling for a few days, looks like I'm in for a lot of wet weather...
Forum: Ship Research 29th September 2019, 22:35
Replies: 22
Views: 1,806
Posted By seaman38
I think that most of Fred's vessels, especially...

I think that most of Fred's vessels, especially the yellow perils were slow and fitted with Newbury engines, designed in-house, made simple so that even motor mechanics (don't mean that with any dis...
Forum: Ship Research 29th September 2019, 09:24
Replies: 22
Views: 1,806
Posted By seaman38
Try taking a yellow peril round Lands End on...

Try taking a yellow peril round Lands End on passage to Limerick in a force 9/10 you'd find it far removed from sedate. Having served on trawlers, coasters and ocean vessels, the rock dodgers...
Forum: Ship Research 24th September 2019, 09:07
Replies: 22
Views: 1,806
Posted By seaman38
Insurance will have a part of it all, just like...

Insurance will have a part of it all, just like life, the older you get, the higher the premiums are, then you reach an age where-in the insurers will not even consider you. Ships are worked much...
Forum: News and Views from the Shipping World 20th September 2019, 08:46
Replies: 17
Views: 1,735
Posted By seaman38
That would be the quest of any prudent master...

That would be the quest of any prudent master Steve, regardless of type of vessel, having best interests of crew and cargo in mind.
Forum: News and Views from the Shipping World 12th September 2019, 16:11
Replies: 17
Views: 1,735
Posted By seaman38
Wouldn't it be better to wait for results of an...

Wouldn't it be better to wait for results of an inquiry rather than speculate, especially as I suspect many comments may come from persons who have never stepped aboard n auto-carrier. There are...
Forum: Say Hello 2nd September 2019, 22:49
Replies: 13
Views: 782
Posted By seaman38
I know the Swanella, if I remember she was a...

I know the Swanella, if I remember she was a diesel, the 'Swanland' was coal fired steamer, built 1914, went thro WWI and WWII as a minesweeper, scrapped around 1958, so as said only a long shot and...
Forum: Say Hello 2nd September 2019, 09:05
Replies: 13
Views: 782
Posted By seaman38
Welcome aboard and enjoy. Long shot I know but...

Welcome aboard and enjoy. Long shot I know but the only photo missing from the ships I served on is the Hull sidewinder trawler 'Swanland' H402, she was built in 1914 and I sailed on her in 1951/52
...
Forum: The Bridge 26th July 2019, 18:52
Replies: 48
Views: 7,280
Posted By seaman38
#24...

#24 (https://www.shipsnostalgia.com/usertag.php?do=list&action=hash&hash=24) I know the lad, (won't name him) he was Hull Trinity House Navigation School Captain, never lived that advert down, as he...
Forum: News and Views from the Shipping World 19th July 2019, 22:58
Replies: 73
Views: 7,117
Posted By seaman38
Alas very few British people want to go to sea...

Alas very few British people want to go to sea these days, it is a different scenario to when most of us went and enjoyed a few days in ports in foreign climes
Forum: News and Views from the Shipping World 19th July 2019, 22:54
Replies: 73
Views: 7,117
Posted By seaman38
Do we need this petty squabbling about who, and...

Do we need this petty squabbling about who, and who has not, got Navy ships out there. The Navy ships from USA/UK/France/Netherlands etc etc are working as an alliance and cover areas where the...
Forum: Bank Line 15th July 2019, 22:38
Replies: 26
Views: 2,804
Posted By seaman38
If I remember correctly the only explosives...

If I remember correctly the only explosives anchorage in the Thames in the 50's was 'Chapmans Reach' near Southend, the first port reached inwards after that would be Gravesend. Carried explosives on...
Forum: Ship Research 13th July 2019, 12:27
Replies: 40
Views: 3,468
Posted By seaman38
The 'Liner' company I served my time with (50's)...

The 'Liner' company I served my time with (50's) all the C/O's had the same attitude, to get as much work out of the cadets, who were not paid overtime, as possible to save paying the deck crew...
Forum: Ship Research 12th July 2019, 08:47
Replies: 40
Views: 3,468
Posted By seaman38
Apprentices (cadets) were very very cheap labour...

Apprentices (cadets) were very very cheap labour and you could use them for hours on end without the need to pay them overtime. They were great value to a shipowner at 72 per annum (1950's)
Forum: Ship Research 12th July 2019, 08:35
Replies: 40
Views: 3,468
Posted By seaman38
See #19...

See #19 (https://www.shipsnostalgia.com/usertag.php?do=list&action=hash&hash=19) for a logical explanation. Also don't forget British shipbuilders were loathe to change their ways, that's why we...
Forum: Ship Research 6th July 2019, 09:21
Replies: 40
Views: 3,468
Posted By seaman38
and don't forget the B O T Lime juice to bleach...

and don't forget the B O T Lime juice to bleach and bring out the grain prior varnishing, and as you say until the new mate arrives with different ideas.

Holy stoning and sand and canvas certainly...
Forum: Brocklebank Line 2nd July 2019, 08:55
Replies: 14
Views: 1,530
Posted By seaman38
Always wear the birthday suit, although it seems...

Always wear the birthday suit, although it seems to have shrunk lengthwise and expanded girthwise, it still seems to fit!
Forum: Ship Research 15th June 2019, 17:43
Replies: 5
Views: 830
Posted By seaman38
Judicious use of emery or litmus paper on metal...

Judicious use of emery or litmus paper on metal and brass may reveal something, also in a aged (apparently) wheel it may be possible to find some scratchings on the wood. With the fluted spokes it...
Forum: Ship Research 14th June 2019, 23:31
Replies: 14
Views: 1,672
Posted By seaman38
See #2...

See #2 (https://www.shipsnostalgia.com/usertag.php?do=list&action=hash&hash=2) Bob, on that 1914 trawler after the first 4 days we ate nothing but fish for next 20/24 days, nearly the same on every...
Forum: Ship Research 14th June 2019, 17:28
Replies: 14
Views: 1,672
Posted By seaman38
Nor me, fishing, deep sea and coasting. Perhaps...

Nor me, fishing, deep sea and coasting. Perhaps Errol Flynn used it when chasing Maureen O'Hara
Forum: Ship Research 13th June 2019, 08:48
Replies: 14
Views: 1,672
Posted By seaman38
#7...

#7 (https://www.shipsnostalgia.com/usertag.php?do=list&action=hash&hash=7) very interesting was that meal schedule on the mother factory ship or the actual trawlers, as I am not aware that in...
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