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Search: Posts Made By: Dickyboy
Forum: BP Shipping Today, 10:03
Replies: 47
Views: 15,902
Posted By Dickyboy
My first tanker. Joined her in the Isle of Grain...

My first tanker. Joined her in the Isle of Grain in August 67. One of the first, if not the first, to go GP manned.
Forum: BP Shipping Yesterday, 23:32
Replies: 47
Views: 15,902
Posted By Dickyboy
British Centaur

There you go :)
Forum: BP Shipping Yesterday, 01:13
Replies: 33
Views: 5,469
Posted By Dickyboy
That's the place! I joined the Br Trent just...

That's the place! I joined the Br Trent just before 13.12.74 at Purfleet and left her on 18.06.75 in Lagos. No record of when/if we were in Tuapse on that trip, but that could have been the same...
Forum: Computers and The Internet 31st October 2019, 16:28
Replies: 17
Views: 724
Posted By Dickyboy
No probs with me.

No probs with me.
Forum: Computers and The Internet 11th October 2019, 07:24
Replies: 3
Views: 318
Posted By Dickyboy
Sounds like you have a wolf in sheep's clothing...

Sounds like you have a wolf in sheep's clothing with that tower Greg. (Jester)
Forum: Computers and The Internet 11th October 2019, 00:42
Replies: 3
Views: 318
Posted By Dickyboy
TIF to JPEG on W10

TIF to JPEG

Probably teaching you all to suck eggs, but I found the way to change TIF files to JPEG ones. (Thanks Wiki! :) )

I don't know why, but the converter is hidden away in the "Paint"...
Forum: Non-Seafaring Obituaries 7th October 2019, 18:49
Replies: 14
Views: 1,288
Posted By Dickyboy
There's some great stuff of his, and Cream, on...

There's some great stuff of his, and Cream, on YouTube
Forum: Non-Seafaring Obituaries 7th October 2019, 14:05
Replies: 14
Views: 1,288
Posted By Dickyboy
He played some of the best & longest drum solo's...

He played some of the best & longest drum solo's ever. I think he holds a world record for one of them. RIP Ginger.
Forum: The Engine Room 30th September 2019, 16:41
Replies: 71
Views: 8,283
Posted By Dickyboy
There was a clip on the news the other day about...

There was a clip on the news the other day about the RN Fleet being vastly increased. I only caught it once, and might just have been an election ploy. I agree that we need more destroyers & frigates...
Forum: Non-Seafaring Obituaries 29th September 2019, 16:33
Replies: 16
Views: 1,252
Posted By Dickyboy
I didn't grass you up Sis, honest! :). I'm...

I didn't grass you up Sis, honest! :). I'm pleaded things are sorting themselves now. Very pleased that Bozo is okay as well. A lovely little pooch :D
Forum: News and Views from the Shipping World 28th September 2019, 00:03
Replies: 30
Views: 1,395
Posted By Dickyboy
They must have overestimated what would be needed...

They must have overestimated what would be needed for Red Kestrel(Jester)
Forum: News and Views from the Shipping World 27th September 2019, 16:11
Replies: 30
Views: 1,395
Posted By Dickyboy
Camel Lairds will have to get out of the habit of...

Camel Lairds will have to get out of the habit of only building red & white ships. Their previous one (Red Kestrel) had the same colour scheme. :) :)
Forum: United States Navy 12th September 2019, 14:27
Replies: 19
Views: 1,842
Posted By Dickyboy
I could never get the hang of touch screen, or...

I could never get the hang of touch screen, or pads for that matter. A simple mouse does for me. It's the simplest and fastest way for me to point and click. Bring back XP I say!
Forum: United States Navy 12th September 2019, 14:23
Replies: 19
Views: 1,842
Posted By Dickyboy
What happens if you sneeze on the screen? (Jester)

What happens if you sneeze on the screen? (Jester)
Forum: Union Castle - Safmarine 9th September 2019, 20:03
Replies: 25
Views: 5,990
Posted By Dickyboy
I thought that the Rowallan Castle was one of...

I thought that the Rowallan Castle was one of their "R" Class Fruit Boats. I visited the Roxburagh? Castle in Cape Town once.
Forum: News and Views from the Shipping World 8th September 2019, 22:07
Replies: 17
Views: 2,165
Posted By Dickyboy
Perhaps a similar problem to the one that toppled...

Perhaps a similar problem to the one that toppled in Southampton Water a couple of years ago. As I recall, that was down to ballasting.
Forum: Non-Seafaring Obituaries 2nd September 2019, 14:56
Replies: 16
Views: 1,252
Posted By Dickyboy
John Briggs

John Briggs crossed the bar three years ago today.
A much respected long term member of Ships Nostalgia.
I had the great privilege of staying with him a couple of times at his home in NSW, and had...
Forum: Maritime Family History Research 19th August 2019, 01:30
Replies: 4
Views: 1,027
Posted By Dickyboy
http://monumentaustralia.org.au/themes/disaster/ma...

http://monumentaustralia.org.au/themes/disaster/maritime/display/112729-mv-noongah
Forum: Preserved Vessels & Restoration Projects 14th August 2019, 21:25
Replies: 4
Views: 2,370
Posted By Dickyboy
It shouldn't up to the Royal Navy to preserve...

It shouldn't up to the Royal Navy to preserve Historic Ships in my book. They have enough to do without funding old ships.
Forum: Union Castle - Safmarine 14th August 2019, 14:25
Replies: 25
Views: 5,990
Posted By Dickyboy
More likely to have been the Rhodesia Castle...

More likely to have been the Rhodesia Castle methinks.
Forum: RNLI 11th August 2019, 09:52
Replies: 22
Views: 5,375
Posted By Dickyboy
It's taken 10 years to re find this thread :) ...

It's taken 10 years to re find this thread :)
The story describes well the dangers of this stretch of coast. There are many others like it as well of course.
The story should be standard reading...
Forum: Royal Fleet Auxiliary 9th August 2019, 22:14
Replies: 8
Views: 1,920
Posted By Dickyboy
Just as a matter of interest "Amber ll" was the...

Just as a matter of interest "Amber ll" was the vessel that towed Victoria of Wight from Turkey a year or two ago.
Forum: Passenger Liners 6th August 2019, 21:23
Replies: 10
Views: 2,708
Posted By Dickyboy
Interesting little history. Russian/Baltic...

Interesting little history. Russian/Baltic Shipping get little mention on here, mores the pity.
Forum: Say Hello 4th August 2019, 11:58
Replies: 3
Views: 515
Posted By Dickyboy
Welcome aboard Steve

Welcome aboard Steve
Forum: Tugs 29th July 2019, 09:42
Replies: 45
Views: 3,799
Posted By Dickyboy
Is this one of 'em?

Is this one of 'em?
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