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Search: Posts Made By: vickentallen
Forum: Books, Magazines, TV, Video & Publications 4th November 2019, 00:16
Replies: 86
Views: 10,419
Posted By vickentallen
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Alistair McLean was my English teacher at Gallowflat JSS in Rutherglen Glasgow in 1954 when he was writing HMS Ulysses and used to read out chapters to the class before it went into print. not a...
Forum: News and Views from the Shipping World 27th September 2019, 21:41
Replies: 30
Views: 1,410
Posted By vickentallen
Is she crewed by RN ? or who ?

Is she crewed by RN ? or who ?
Forum: The Bridge 4th June 2019, 14:41
Replies: 10
Views: 1,676
Posted By vickentallen
Aircraft compass I think, have seen similar....

Aircraft compass I think, have seen similar....
Forum: J & J Denholm 20th May 2019, 12:35
Replies: 8
Views: 1,350
Posted By vickentallen
Jimmy Gannon, a 3rd I sailed with was on her and...

Jimmy Gannon, a 3rd I sailed with was on her and If I remember correctly, said it was a bad experience, lots of Scavenge fires and hard work..
Forum: Ship Research 28th February 2019, 02:19
Replies: 12
Views: 3,171
Posted By vickentallen
Don't forget the "SS" Dalmarnock regards, ...

Don't forget the "SS" Dalmarnock regards, Vic..
Forum: J & J Denholm 28th December 2018, 13:26
Replies: 865
Views: 194,817
Posted By vickentallen
If It's the same Willie Woods, he was born and...

If It's the same Willie Woods, he was born and raised in Kentallen in the cottage I live in, last heard of was living in Milingavie (spelling) think he finished up as Chief.
Forum: The Engine Room 25th November 2018, 14:38
Replies: 82
Views: 21,540
Posted By vickentallen
Thanks Holmsey, I...

Thanks Holmsey,
I wondered where it had gone, my old man served his time with David Rowan in the 30s, so I have a tenuous affinity with the engine, so much stuff from the...
Forum: Computers and The Internet 12th November 2018, 18:39
Replies: 5
Views: 1,039
Posted By vickentallen
You want to try living in the highlands &...

You want to try living in the highlands & islands, You'd think we were on Mars..
Forum: Royal Navy 13th October 2018, 21:55
Replies: 39
Views: 7,888
Posted By vickentallen
Fred was usually called "Fearless"

Fred was usually called "Fearless"
Forum: The Radio Room 1st October 2018, 17:47
Replies: 349
Views: 95,080
Posted By vickentallen
Chatham, The Fountain, good for a scrap most...

Chatham, The Fountain, good for a scrap most nights. in the 50s
Forum: The Engine Room 4th July 2018, 15:34
Replies: 82
Views: 21,540
Posted By vickentallen
There used to be a cracking model of a Doxford,...

There used to be a cracking model of a Doxford, built by David Rowan Apprentices, in the old Transport Museum Glasgow, until they decided to posh the museum up ??? It disappeared , anybody know of...
Forum: The Engine Room 19th June 2018, 13:50
Replies: 50
Views: 12,526
Posted By vickentallen
As a Lecky we did not have that problem, in my...

As a Lecky we did not have that problem, in my time deep sea . no curles or diamonds, just two gold bands.
Forum: Non-Seafaring Obituaries 7th June 2018, 14:45
Replies: 4
Views: 734
Posted By vickentallen
Wonder how she got on with the secretary ?

Wonder how she got on with the secretary ?
Forum: Fishing Vessels 31st May 2018, 12:46
Replies: 9
Views: 2,176
Posted By vickentallen
Probably on the way down the Sound of Islay, you...

Probably on the way down the Sound of Islay, you get some big lumps of water there, wind against tide/
Forum: The Engine Room 18th May 2018, 19:17
Replies: 13
Views: 2,691
Posted By vickentallen
Thoughts on changing liner while submerged ? and...

Thoughts on changing liner while submerged ? and under motor (electrical) power, not so much Rolly-Polly. also if like AMSDs , designed for relatively straightforward disassembly
Forum: The Engine Room 18th May 2018, 01:02
Replies: 95
Views: 14,250
Posted By vickentallen
Basel (spelling), Tepol and a tinch' of Silver...

Basel (spelling), Tepol and a tinch' of Silver Nitrate, did the trick , although the Ovies' didn't last long.
Forum: Blue Funnel Line 3rd March 2018, 17:41
Replies: 24
Views: 8,502
Posted By vickentallen
Captain always had a Tiger in the RN, as far as I...

Captain always had a Tiger in the RN, as far as I can remember, certainly on the small ships I was on Destroyers, Minesweepers, etc . usually a Seaman .
Forum: J & J Denholm 12th November 2017, 15:24
Replies: 181
Views: 44,061
Posted By vickentallen
Sailed Lecky on the Morven 64/5. SA / Japan....

Sailed Lecky on the Morven 64/5. SA / Japan. Steep learning curve after RN,
Forum: Ship Research 17th October 2017, 21:36
Replies: 6
Views: 975
Posted By vickentallen
Coasters, fishing boats, Isle of Tiree, the gas...

Coasters, fishing boats, Isle of Tiree, the gas boat of fame, fish farming etc..
Forum: J & J Denholm 17th April 2017, 16:03
Replies: 22
Views: 2,702
Posted By vickentallen
The only time I saw the after derrick rigged on...

The only time I saw the after derrick rigged on the "Morven" (Denholms Ore carrier) was to load Fingers Fleck (Chief Engineer)'s Organ (piano type),, presento from Mitsubishi Drydock Yokohama,...
Forum: Ben Line 4th April 2017, 23:03
Replies: 21
Views: 3,178
Posted By vickentallen
Think 3rd picture shows him holding a hammer &...

Think 3rd picture shows him holding a hammer & shot put (think Scott's Porridge Oats)
Forum: News and Views from the Shipping World 2nd December 2016, 15:30
Replies: 14
Views: 2,552
Posted By vickentallen
When it comes to being towed back to port I don't...

When it comes to being towed back to port I don't think we can throw stones ?
Forum: The Radio Room 29th October 2016, 19:26
Replies: 349
Views: 95,080
Posted By vickentallen
Bar NEW HAPPY Yokohama (Oh Sadako where are...

Bar NEW HAPPY Yokohama (Oh Sadako where are you now) and all the other ones I spent my misspent youth in..
Forum: The Engine Room 9th August 2016, 00:00
Replies: 17
Views: 3,106
Posted By vickentallen
Could be a Danish , Grenae (spelling) we had one,...

Could be a Danish , Grenae (spelling) we had one, 120hp, in a Baltic Trading ketch on the West coast late 60s
Forum: Looking for Old Shipmates 5th July 2016, 22:47
Replies: 18
Views: 2,603
Posted By vickentallen
Sorry Rachel, there should have been a comma...

Sorry Rachel, there should have been a comma after Snotty, don't know why Midshipmen were called Snotty, but they were all the time I was in the RN. I'm sure somebody will come up with the answer
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