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Search: Posts Made By: Ron Stringer
Forum: The Radio Room Today, 11:59
Replies: 24
Views: 780
Posted By Ron Stringer
The rated HF output of the Conqueror transmitter...

The rated HF output of the Conqueror transmitter was 1500W (the UK would not approve anything higher for general maritime use), measured into a resistive load, at a constant +55C ambient...
Forum: Bank Line 20th January 2020, 16:30
Replies: 18
Views: 759
Posted By Ron Stringer
I was off watch, spectating from the bridge wing...

I was off watch, spectating from the bridge wing as the fully-loaded, 18,000 dwt tanker ss "San Florentino" transited the Kiel canal from West to East. We were having difficulty adjusting our speed...
Forum: The Radio Room 14th January 2020, 20:44
Replies: 85
Views: 6,279
Posted By Ron Stringer
Badging. We all did it, whenever we had a...

Badging. We all did it, whenever we had a delivery gap or a hole in the product range for whatever reason.

A variation. Back in the late 1960s/early 1970s members of RAMAC (the trade's lobbying...
Forum: The Radio Room 12th January 2020, 20:01
Replies: 20
Views: 676
Posted By Ron Stringer
The ITU in its wisdom, at the 1959 WARC (I think)...

The ITU in its wisdom, at the 1959 WARC (I think) whilst making arrangements for a maritime SSB radiotelephone service, re-allocated each of the Maritime HF R/T bands so that the frequencies were...
Forum: The Radio Room 12th January 2020, 12:37
Replies: 20
Views: 676
Posted By Ron Stringer
Posts #7...

Posts #7 (https://www.shipsnostalgia.com/usertag.php?do=list&action=hash&hash=7) & 8

Went aboard a large tanker with a radio room about 4m X 5m. There were benches along all four bulkheads,...
Forum: The Radio Room 12th January 2020, 12:13
Replies: 20
Views: 676
Posted By Ron Stringer
By the time that stocks of Atalanta receivers ran...

By the time that stocks of Atalanta receivers ran out, the long-promised and long-overdue Apollo was still not available, leaving MIMCo with a headache. What receiver to supply as a stop-gap with...
Forum: The Engine Room 8th January 2020, 23:46
Replies: 23
Views: 1,702
Posted By Ron Stringer
The ship would have completed a trans-Atlantic...

The ship would have completed a trans-Atlantic crossing before I had learned my way around the engine room, never mind remember the location of the equipment and its use. I wonder how long an...
Forum: News and Views from the Shipping World 5th January 2020, 12:18
Replies: 33
Views: 3,106
Posted By Ron Stringer
He may have had good reason to distrust True...

He may have had good reason to distrust True Motion radars of the time ... see post #28 (https://www.shipsnostalgia.com/usertag.php?do=list&action=hash&hash=28) here...
Forum: Computers and The Internet 3rd January 2020, 20:46
Replies: 12
Views: 393
Posted By Ron Stringer
Esso were less than pleased when, despite pleas...

Esso were less than pleased when, despite pleas from our sales department, I declined to approve a request from Marconi's depot in Manchester to supply a free replacement TV under the rental...
Forum: Computers and The Internet 3rd January 2020, 19:13
Replies: 12
Views: 393
Posted By Ron Stringer
Tubes? Are you so old that you remember when TV...

Tubes? Are you so old that you remember when TV used those funny thermionic devices?
Forum: The Engine Room 17th December 2019, 13:41
Replies: 76
Views: 6,100
Posted By Ron Stringer
In vino, veritas?

In vino, veritas?
Forum: Computers and The Internet 10th December 2019, 19:09
Replies: 35
Views: 2,084
Posted By Ron Stringer
I have no feelings one way or the other with...

I have no feelings one way or the other with Microsoft, but after using Windows 7 for many years I downloaded W10, during the 'free download' period a couple of years ago. The download was...
Forum: Elders and Fyffes 30th November 2019, 00:16
Replies: 2
Views: 506
Posted By Ron Stringer
Peter, The London Guildhall Museum Library...

Peter,

The London Guildhall Museum Library holds copies of the Lloyd's Captains Register, which lists alphabetically masters and mates who received their certificates between 1851 and 1869. ...
Forum: The Radio Room 24th November 2019, 09:32
Replies: 2
Views: 767
Posted By Ron Stringer
For anyone wishing to attend Peter's funeral,...

For anyone wishing to attend Peter's funeral, please note that it will be held at 1530 (3:30pm) on Thursday 28th November 2019, at Chelmsford Crematorium.
Forum: The Radio Room 14th November 2019, 18:23
Replies: 24
Views: 2,565
Posted By Ron Stringer
My non-visit to the US Customs House would have...

My non-visit to the US Customs House would have been late in November 1962, when we were loading on the US East Coast for Australia. We spent a week loading in Newark and made a couple of visits to...
Forum: The Radio Room 14th November 2019, 11:13
Replies: 24
Views: 2,565
Posted By Ron Stringer
Pete, The US Custom House was a very grand...

Pete,

The US Custom House was a very grand place, right down at the Southern tip of Manhattan, not on Governor's Island, so that didn't seem right. You raised doubts in my mind about my memory...
Forum: The Radio Room 13th November 2019, 18:12
Replies: 24
Views: 2,565
Posted By Ron Stringer
From memory cz in the early 1960s they used to go...

From memory cz in the early 1960s they used to go to the AMVER co-ordination center in the New York Customs House (shared with the US Coast Guard). Remember getting an invite to visit but the date...
Forum: Blue Funnel Line 9th November 2019, 14:19
Replies: 305
Views: 64,321
Posted By Ron Stringer
What would make you think that a word in the...

What would make you think that a word in the English language could be in the gift of a government department? Any company can apply whatever titles that it wishes to its employees, as long as the...
Forum: Ellerman 5th November 2019, 17:26
Replies: 9
Views: 1,033
Posted By Ron Stringer
Apologies, Hugh, you are absolutely correct as...

Apologies, Hugh, you are absolutely correct as always. I obviously need to go to Specsavers, because I confused 181016 and 180816 - or it was some variant of senile dyslexia. (Jester)

Thank you...
Forum: Ellerman 5th November 2019, 15:26
Replies: 9
Views: 1,033
Posted By Ron Stringer
Thank you for that, Sid. Missed her because she...

Thank you for that, Sid. Missed her because she was started in 1944 whereas the other 5 were not started until 1945. All were delivered in 1946 so I assumed they were all started in the same year....
Forum: Ellerman 5th November 2019, 14:16
Replies: 9
Views: 1,033
Posted By Ron Stringer
#2...

#2 (https://www.shipsnostalgia.com/usertag.php?do=list&action=hash&hash=2) , Thank you for that, Hugh.

However Clydesite shows the City of Swansea to have O.N. 181016 so there remains some...
Forum: Ellerman 4th November 2019, 20:21
Replies: 9
Views: 1,033
Posted By Ron Stringer
Ellerman New Builds of 1946 - A Missing Vessel Poser

I read/heard somewhere that at the end of WW2, there was a debate in the Company about the comparative economics of the 'new-fangled' diesels and the traditional steam turbines. In an attempt to...
Forum: Union Castle - Safmarine 29th October 2019, 16:28
Replies: 25
Views: 6,489
Posted By Ron Stringer
OSD Greenock is on the West coast of Scotland,...

OSD Greenock is on the West coast of Scotland, on the South Bank of the River Clyde estuary (Firth of Clyde).

The Blackwater lay-up mooring buoys and anchorage are located over 500 miles away, on...
Forum: The Radio Room 28th October 2019, 20:02
Replies: 65
Views: 6,347
Posted By Ron Stringer
Dunno about the substance in that claim David. ...

Dunno about the substance in that claim David. My time at sea preceded Stan's involvement - my dealings with him came much later, as his boss. While I was an R/O I took great care to avoid any...
Forum: Looking for Old Shipmates 28th October 2019, 19:56
Replies: 9
Views: 3,955
Posted By Ron Stringer
A very pleasant (and affordable) substitute...

A very pleasant (and affordable) substitute available in major supermarket chains is Mount Gay "Eclipse", a Badian/Bajun rum. The estate has been in existence since 1703 so they know what they are...
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