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Search: Posts Made By: Nick Jones
Forum: Brocklebank Line 8th September 2018, 22:57
Replies: 33
Views: 4,660
Posted By Nick Jones
On my 2 deep sea trips on the Matra 68/69, we had...

On my 2 deep sea trips on the Matra 68/69, we had 2 Pursers, Pete Smith as head and Peter Deary as second. On the Manipur in 71 we also had 2. I can't remember the head's name, but Peter Deary was...
Forum: Brocklebank Line 20th June 2017, 23:02
Replies: 24
Views: 3,143
Posted By Nick Jones
I did two long hauls on the Matra round the Cape...

I did two long hauls on the Matra round the Cape and up the Red Sea as far as Aquaba in Jordan and thence back down and over to Ceylon as it was in those days and and on into East Pakistan Chalna and...
Forum: Brocklebank Line 4th April 2017, 23:08
Replies: 20
Views: 2,111
Posted By Nick Jones
Gents, Don't forget the Moss tankers, Lustrous,...

Gents,
Don't forget the Moss tankers, Lustrous, Luminous, I can't say about the others, but those 2 had 12 cylinder Pielsticks and so called shaft alternators. switching over to pump cargo and put...
Forum: The Engine Room 20th February 2016, 22:35
Replies: 116
Views: 17,210
Posted By Nick Jones
Further to engineer's friends, on my first deep...

Further to engineer's friends, on my first deep sea trip in Brocklebank's SS Matra, I had a left handed second electrician Dereck Yates. Between us with me being right handed there was nothing we...
Forum: The Engine Room 17th February 2016, 06:19
Replies: 116
Views: 17,210
Posted By Nick Jones
Denso tape is marvelous stuff for keeping water...

Denso tape is marvelous stuff for keeping water out of electrical equipment and will often stay in place for years. I found it particularly useful on M.I. cable connections in corrosive atmospheres....
Forum: The Engine Room 17th February 2016, 05:51
Replies: 36
Views: 6,919
Posted By Nick Jones
I have what may seem a dumb question for the...

I have what may seem a dumb question for the Lecky's, but my mind is drawing a blank at the moment. Who where the manufacturers of the winches on most British ships? The only one that comes to mind...
Forum: The Engine Room 26th December 2015, 22:34
Replies: 36
Views: 6,919
Posted By Nick Jones
John, Your very welcome after all that was our...

John,
Your very welcome after all that was our job anyway.
By the way we liked to sleep at nights even when cargo was being worked.
Cheers,
Nick Jones Ex chief electrician.
Forum: The Engine Room 25th December 2015, 22:03
Replies: 36
Views: 6,919
Posted By Nick Jones
Ron, All right between faces then. Merry...

Ron,
All right between faces then.
Merry Christmas to all extant Leckies, who sailed the oceans wide.
Cheers,
Nick Jones.
Forum: The Engine Room 24th December 2015, 23:14
Replies: 36
Views: 6,919
Posted By Nick Jones
Varley, My apprenticeship consisted of 6 months...

Varley,
My apprenticeship consisted of 6 months in a training school learning how to file a cube 1" all around within so many thou. which I must admit I only accomplished after being machined and...
Forum: The Engine Room 18th December 2015, 22:49
Replies: 36
Views: 6,919
Posted By Nick Jones
Gentlemen, After serving an apprenticeship in...

Gentlemen,
After serving an apprenticeship in the fringe of the car industry I joined Furness Ship Management, actually PSNC at Canada Dock Liverpool, as a Second Electrician. I had very limited...
Forum: Brocklebank Line 23rd October 2015, 21:57
Replies: 17
Views: 3,029
Posted By Nick Jones
Enjoying the quiet life in Houston. I was...

Enjoying the quiet life in Houston. I was enjoying golfing at least twice a week, though not at the moment as I have a herniated disc in my back, for which I will have surgery on November 11th. ...
Forum: The Engine Room 5th September 2015, 22:40
Replies: 82
Views: 14,452
Posted By Nick Jones
I remember being offered in Calcutta a sheepskin,...

I remember being offered in Calcutta a sheepskin, inscribed with the words "BSC Calcutta (Failed). I wish I had bought it as a conversation piece later in life.
Cheers,
Nick Jones.
Forum: Brocklebank Line 26th January 2015, 22:27
Replies: 22
Views: 5,577
Posted By Nick Jones
Gents, Maybe we need a roll call to see whom is...

Gents,
Maybe we need a roll call to see whom is left. so I'll make a start,
Nick Jones Chief Electrician, November 1968 to September 1971.
Ships SS Matra, Nov.68-Mar. 70 MV Luminous, May 70-Nov....
Forum: Brocklebank Line 12th November 2014, 22:56
Replies: 41
Views: 7,063
Posted By Nick Jones
My first voyage, a coastal trip on the SS...

My first voyage, a coastal trip on the SS Cotopaxi as second leckie meant I did the move book, hadn't a clue what was going on. the second Macateer used to wander off round the engine room during...
Forum: Cunard 25th February 2013, 22:39
Replies: 39
Views: 14,251
Posted By Nick Jones
Gentlemen, I have a question about the QE2's...

Gentlemen,
I have a question about the QE2's R/Os. I was on the Brocklebanks ship SS Matra in, I think early 69 when our R/O was taken off for some reason. His replacement came off the QE2 and I...
Forum: Brocklebank Line 25th February 2013, 22:28
Replies: 33
Views: 7,307
Posted By Nick Jones
John, I do indeed remember the engine shedding...

John,
I do indeed remember the engine shedding a rod. I was on 12-4 with Cadet Dave Ireland after Paddy had lost his finger in Chalna. I had been wandering around and cme back into the engine room...
Forum: Brocklebank Line 9th February 2013, 22:47
Replies: 38
Views: 6,330
Posted By Nick Jones
Phil, I must be lucky as I received a new set...

Phil,
I must be lucky as I received a new set of clubs from thw rig when I retired, as for balls we usually find more than enough. Golfing twice a week with my game is as much frustration as I can...
Forum: Brocklebank Line 19th January 2013, 21:32
Replies: 38
Views: 6,330
Posted By Nick Jones
Martin, I've been retired for over 4 years now...

Martin,
I've been retired for over 4 years now and loving it, don't miss work a bit, although I sometimes miss the blokes I used to work with for a laugh. I don't worry about daytime TV as i go to...
Forum: Brocklebank Line 18th January 2013, 23:28
Replies: 38
Views: 6,330
Posted By Nick Jones
Martin, Have you retired yet? The Mate in...

Martin,
Have you retired yet? The Mate in question wouldn't be the infamous Colin Herd would it? My last voyage on the Manipur was with him. He didn't look too pleased when I showed up at Heathrow...
Forum: Brocklebank Line 17th January 2013, 01:20
Replies: 38
Views: 6,330
Posted By Nick Jones
Slick, If I remember correctly I sailed with...

Slick,
If I remember correctly I sailed with Martin, when he was second mate on the Luminous and flew home with him in November 1970. The mate was an Irishman with whom I had some trouble, but...
Forum: Other Companies/Ships 21st December 2012, 22:06
Replies: 10
Views: 1,887
Posted By Nick Jones
Was there a tie-up with PSNC/ Guinea Gulf, as I...

Was there a tie-up with PSNC/ Guinea Gulf, as I recall sailing with a couple of Engineers who had been on the Elizabeth Holt and Rose of Lancaster (Cause of Lung Cancer) as they called her.
...
Forum: Brocklebank Line 5th December 2012, 22:11
Replies: 17
Views: 6,029
Posted By Nick Jones
Oh how one remembers the past. While on the...

Oh how one remembers the past. While on the Luminous the 2nd renarked that we never had a level alarm on the prop system tank show up. Off i went into the bilges to investigate. We had power to the...
Forum: Brocklebank Line 4th December 2012, 22:34
Replies: 9
Views: 2,430
Posted By Nick Jones
Why do they not work when you need them. I still...

Why do they not work when you need them. I still have dreams about being on the Manipur (Ex Ivernia) when we had an engine fire at the scavenge level. I was first into the engine room and made it...
Forum: Brocklebank Line 18th November 2012, 02:41
Replies: 6
Views: 1,500
Posted By Nick Jones
Captain Baxter, was master of my last ship MV...

Captain Baxter, was master of my last ship MV Manipur,(Ex Ivernia) which was easily the worst voyage I had. As I recall he seemed calm and unflappable during all our troubles. Unfortunately I cannot...
Forum: Brocklebank Line 17th August 2012, 22:32
Replies: 20
Views: 5,228
Posted By Nick Jones
One of the advantages of having ammonia fridge...

One of the advantages of having ammonia fridge systems on the Matra, was having a room in the fridge flat for all the valves that always stank of ammonia. this is where we kept our beer while in...
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