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Search: Posts Made By: Peter Fielding
Forum: British India Line 19th March 2013, 11:17
Replies: 14
Views: 6,295
Posted By Peter Fielding
Stephen. I think it's unlikely that either of...

Stephen.
I think it's unlikely that either of these vessels ever went up the Hoogly. I sailed on "Woodarra," and to the best of my knowledge both ships spent their working lives with BI on the...
Forum: The Engine Room 22nd February 2013, 20:22
Replies: 77
Views: 23,002
Posted By Peter Fielding
Sounds like a process I've heard of, but never...

Sounds like a process I've heard of, but never encountered, referred to as "metal spraying."
Forum: The Bridge 4th October 2012, 10:02
Replies: 4
Views: 1,606
Posted By Peter Fielding
Talking [Oh! The buildings are moving… Wasn't an...

[Oh! The buildings are moving…

Wasn't an American port, was it? Mobile perhaps....
Forum: The Galley 11th September 2012, 16:25
Replies: 32
Views: 10,702
Posted By Peter Fielding
[QUOTE=Burned Toast;619917]My sons a exec Head...

[QUOTE=Burned Toast;619917]My sons a exec Head chef on a cruise liner with a brigade of 48.

Imagine that!!! With a dad called Burned Toast!!!
Forum: Tall ships 20th August 2012, 09:59
Replies: 45
Views: 7,523
Posted By Peter Fielding
Wonderful! Wish I had your patience.

Wonderful! Wish I had your patience.
Forum: Histories 15th August 2012, 14:16
Replies: 6
Views: 1,751
Posted By Peter Fielding
Operation Pedestal

I think it's worth noting that today is the 70th anniversary of Operation Pedestal, the convoy which relieved Malta, and avoided the surrender of the island. This was at the cost of heavy losses to...
Forum: British India Line 12th August 2012, 10:43
Replies: 2
Views: 1,758
Posted By Peter Fielding
Joined "Nyanza" as 4th. Engineer in Mombasa in...

Joined "Nyanza" as 4th. Engineer in Mombasa in June '72, and left her in Hamburg at the end of July. A good ship, with a good crowd. But that's what we expected in B.I..
Forum: News and Views from the Shipping World 30th July 2012, 20:51
Replies: 1
Views: 999
Posted By Peter Fielding
Ferry safety.

Below is a report from today's "Times of Malta."


"Opening and closing a ferry’s visor while the vessel is on the move is acceptable to Gozo Channel and Transport Malta, even though this runs...
Forum: Looking for Old Shipmates 20th April 2012, 16:33
Replies: 19
Views: 9,273
Posted By Peter Fielding
Chris. Slightly before your time, but I stood...

Chris.
Slightly before your time, but I stood by "Wild Curlew" during fitting-out at the builder's yard in Lubeck, did acceptance trials, and the maiden voyage. Signed on as 4th. Eng. June '73 in...
Forum: Books, Magazines, TV, Video & Publications 23rd March 2012, 18:27
Replies: 38
Views: 8,474
Posted By Peter Fielding
I wasted two hours of my life watching that...

I wasted two hours of my life watching that drivel, optimistically hoping it would get better!(Night)
Forum: News and Views from the Shipping World 29th February 2012, 16:22
Replies: 4
Views: 1,464
Posted By Peter Fielding
Apparently, she's called "Breiz Klipper",...

Apparently, she's called "Breiz Klipper", registered in Curacao.
Forum: The Engine Room 4th September 2011, 22:28
Replies: 85
Views: 33,319
Posted By Peter Fielding
I always understood it to be green for Earth.

I always understood it to be green for Earth.
Forum: Say Hello 11th August 2011, 20:30
Replies: 14
Views: 1,771
Posted By Peter Fielding
Welcome aboard lollyatonvol. You are from one of...

Welcome aboard lollyatonvol. You are from one of my favourite places in the world. My wife and I will be visiting Malta again in October, as we have done for the last 5 or 6 years.
Forum: News and Views from the Shipping World 3rd August 2011, 21:03
Replies: 10
Views: 2,965
Posted By Peter Fielding
You would have thought that the lighthouse would...

You would have thought that the lighthouse would have given them a clue.
Forum: Port Line 2nd August 2011, 10:05
Replies: 9
Views: 4,563
Posted By Peter Fielding
"Mum and I have lots of jobs waiting for you...."...

"Mum and I have lots of jobs waiting for you...."

That has a familiar ring to it!
Forum: The Engine Room 8th June 2011, 21:51
Replies: 85
Views: 33,319
Posted By Peter Fielding
I've heard of red and green oil for the port and...

I've heard of red and green oil for the port and starboard navigation lights, but where is the purple oil for?
Forum: Ship Research 8th June 2011, 21:07
Replies: 38
Views: 6,549
Posted By Peter Fielding
"Wish me luck as you wave me...

"Wish me luck as you wave me Goodbye."[=D]
Forum: The Engine Room 28th May 2011, 17:54
Replies: 1
Views: 1,456
Posted By Peter Fielding
All sounds frighteningly familiar!

All sounds frighteningly familiar!
Forum: Royal Navy 11th May 2011, 21:21
Replies: 16
Views: 1,843
Posted By Peter Fielding
I understood that it was out of service to enable...

I understood that it was out of service to enable them to re-name it after Gordon Brown, by painting out the "F"!
(Ducks smartly below the parapet to avoid incoming!)
Forum: Royal Navy 10th May 2011, 18:11
Replies: 16
Views: 1,843
Posted By Peter Fielding
Couldn't agree more, Killisport. Use of the...

Couldn't agree more, Killisport. Use of the definite article in this way has been a particular source of annoyance to me for years.
Forum: The Bridge 19th November 2010, 14:35
Replies: 6
Views: 1,126
Posted By Peter Fielding
Not only his ear, by all accounts!

Not only his ear, by all accounts!
Forum: Say Hello 24th August 2010, 20:57
Replies: 8
Views: 813
Posted By Peter Fielding
Welcome aboard, Camalot. Although I wasn't...

Welcome aboard, Camalot.
Although I wasn't aboard "Camelot" when she was down in the Pacific, I did join her in Southampton on her return to UK, October 16th. 1968. We sailed the following day, and...
Forum: Say Hello 12th August 2010, 21:12
Replies: 9
Views: 935
Posted By Peter Fielding
I did the same trip a few years ago, not much...

I did the same trip a few years ago, not much different from the one occasion I did it whilst I was at sea - I still spent most of the time in the engine room!
Forum: News and Views from the Shipping World 27th November 2009, 16:54
Replies: 8
Views: 1,462
Posted By Peter Fielding
Would it be cynical of me to wonder why this is...

Would it be cynical of me to wonder why this is happening now, thirty-odd years after the event, but in the run-up to a general election?
Forum: Royal Fleet Auxiliary 24th November 2009, 22:53
Replies: 37
Views: 4,497
Posted By Peter Fielding
The press have certainly been less than...

The press have certainly been less than complimentary about the actions (or inactions) of Waveknight, contrasting her role with that of HMS Cossack during WW2, when, on Churchill's orders she entered...
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