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Search: Posts Made By: Hugh Wilson
Forum: The Engine Room 28th March 2019, 09:01
Replies: 55
Views: 6,179
Posted By Hugh Wilson
As an ex-RO/ETO, and someone who is still very...

As an ex-RO/ETO, and someone who is still very heavily involved in shipbuilding, I have to agree with David Varley. It would appear that in this instance, the problem was caused by 'operator error,...
Forum: The Galley 11th May 2017, 05:01
Replies: 15
Views: 2,647
Posted By Hugh Wilson
Commonly called the Killarney Strawberry Tree,...

Commonly called the Killarney Strawberry Tree, botanical name Arbutus Unedo, Fruits best eaten 'bletted' or half-rotten and it apparently makes good jam.
Forum: Bank Line 9th August 2016, 07:48
Replies: 52
Views: 5,298
Posted By Hugh Wilson
Bought your book today.Looking forward to...

Bought your book today.Looking forward to readings it tonight.
Forum: Looking for Old Shipmates 19th June 2016, 13:04
Replies: 2
Views: 825
Posted By Hugh Wilson
And??

And??
Forum: Computers and The Internet 11th March 2016, 16:46
Replies: 183
Views: 15,983
Posted By Hugh Wilson
Upgraded to Windows 10 from Windows 7 overnight...

Upgraded to Windows 10 from Windows 7 overnight last night and this morning everything work perfectly. No problems at all.
Forum: Union Castle - Safmarine 20th November 2015, 14:24
Replies: 65
Views: 9,608
Posted By Hugh Wilson
For some reason, Kromeskie a la Russe is now...

For some reason, Kromeskie a la Russe is now called Pigs in Blankets - not quite the same is it?
Forum: The Radio Room 20th November 2015, 12:40
Replies: 55
Views: 7,103
Posted By Hugh Wilson
Why would anyone want to call anyone on 2182...

Why would anyone want to call anyone on 2182 these days? There are no coast stations left to answer any calls and VHF, Satellite, or mobile phones are the preferred method these days.
Forum: The Engine Room 20th November 2015, 08:34
Replies: 40
Views: 5,640
Posted By Hugh Wilson
Propeller shaft earthing system perhaps??

Propeller shaft earthing system perhaps??
Forum: Say Hello 23rd July 2015, 09:56
Replies: 7
Views: 1,313
Posted By Hugh Wilson
Usually from a bracket, about head height, on the...

Usually from a bracket, about head height, on the foremast, although some ships have the bell mounted outside the wheelhouse.
Forum: News and Views from the Shipping World 3rd June 2015, 01:06
Replies: 19
Views: 3,002
Posted By Hugh Wilson
I would hardly call 2.992TEU and 245 metres a...

I would hardly call 2.992TEU and 245 metres a MASSIVE container ship. Sounds more like a feeder to me.

I see Maersk have just ordered a further 18 of their Triple-E Class vessels from DSME
Forum: News and Views from the Shipping World 17th March 2015, 05:13
Replies: 10
Views: 1,913
Posted By Hugh Wilson
It does Halifax NS which in all fairness normally...

It does Halifax NS which in all fairness normally indicates Halifax Nova Scotia
Forum: News and Views from the Shipping World 16th March 2015, 23:59
Replies: 10
Views: 1,913
Posted By Hugh Wilson
And??

And??
Forum: The Engine Room 27th February 2015, 04:59
Replies: 5
Views: 1,543
Posted By Hugh Wilson
Looks like a Wartsila (Sulzer) RTA to me.

Looks like a Wartsila (Sulzer) RTA to me.
Forum: News and Views from the Shipping World 11th January 2015, 23:54
Replies: 6
Views: 1,767
Posted By Hugh Wilson
It's quite a normal thing to do when oil prices...

It's quite a normal thing to do when oil prices are low. VLCC charter rates have risen from US$15000 to US$83000pd because of this.
Forum: Non-Seafaring Obituaries 18th December 2014, 00:27
Replies: 13
Views: 3,811
Posted By Hugh Wilson
Ivy Benson's Band perhaps??

Ivy Benson's Band perhaps??
Forum: Say Hello 31st October 2014, 01:14
Replies: 21
Views: 3,377
Posted By Hugh Wilson
Valerie, Sailed with your Father on Dunkyle...

Valerie,

Sailed with your Father on Dunkyle in 1969. A very nice man. Sorry to hear that he's no longer with us.
Forum: The Engine Room 16th October 2014, 09:27
Replies: 13
Views: 2,886
Posted By Hugh Wilson
Having worked since 2001 in major Korean and...

Having worked since 2001 in major Korean and Chinese yards/engine builders, I would agree entirely with SM.
Forum: Looking for Old Shipmates 15th September 2014, 04:07
Replies: 4
Views: 1,385
Posted By Hugh Wilson
A most interesting post and my sympathies are...

A most interesting post and my sympathies are with you on the loss of your very good friend.

I have however, one question. How did you manage to receive his letters when you were a quote 'castaway...
Forum: The Radio Room 28th April 2014, 08:12
Replies: 44
Views: 10,747
Posted By Hugh Wilson
I liked both the Lodestar and the Lodestone DFs....

I liked both the Lodestar and the Lodestone DFs. Never ever had a problem with either and used them quite a lot in the late 60s/early 70s. I also found that the Autoguard add-on worked perfectly...
Forum: The Radio Room 25th March 2014, 09:43
Replies: 62
Views: 13,718
Posted By Hugh Wilson
Further my earlier reply, the selectior switch...

Further my earlier reply, the selectior switch was on the bottom left front panel, not bottom right. Clink on the link.

http://www.radioofficers.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/10/Oceanspn-VII.jpg
Forum: The Radio Room 25th March 2014, 09:39
Replies: 62
Views: 13,718
Posted By Hugh Wilson
The Oceanspan 7 did indeed have HF R/T and a very...

The Oceanspan 7 did indeed have HF R/T and a very complex push/pull frequency selector switch on the bottom right hand side of the front panel. Very rarely used HF R/T and in those days, we had to...
Forum: SN Directory Discussion 24th January 2014, 02:38
Replies: 2
Views: 2,037
Posted By Hugh Wilson
Ship's Nostalgia has no control over any of the...

Ship's Nostalgia has no control over any of the information supplied by Marine Traffic. Vessel position information is as reported by each ship's AIS transponder and can be several hours out of date...
Forum: Other Companies/Ships 15th January 2014, 07:48
Replies: 17
Views: 12,712
Posted By Hugh Wilson
I was R/O on the maiden voyage of the Irish...

I was R/O on the maiden voyage of the Irish Stardust. Joined in Verome Cork Dockyard in April 1970, left in Tilbury March 1971. Capt. Jim Caird, C/Eng Mick Dillon.
Forum: The Bridge 12th January 2014, 23:31
Replies: 105
Views: 17,038
Posted By Hugh Wilson
I have to agree with David's comment re Liberian...

I have to agree with David's comment re Liberian flag. In my many years of working with ships, initially as an R/O, then ETO and now as a PM (for those of us who don't understand acronyms and...
Forum: Ship Research 10th January 2014, 07:25
Replies: 6
Views: 1,005
Posted By Hugh Wilson
There is nothing confusing about this. The source...

There is nothing confusing about this. The source of electricity on board ships is the generators, or to use the modern name, alternators, which produce AC electric power for the control, lighting...
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