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Search: Posts Made By: Mac
Forum: Other Companies/Ships 4th August 2008, 04:25
Replies: 7
Views: 1,960
Posted By Mac
Henk Although there is a settlement in...

Henk

Although there is a settlement in Southland New Zealand called Hedgehope, this vessel was called after one of the Cheviot Hills in Northumberland.
The owner's son Geoffrey P Carrick owned a...
Forum: Other Companies/Ships 3rd August 2008, 04:16
Replies: 7
Views: 1,960
Posted By Mac
The Medomsley Steam Shipping Company had a ship...

The Medomsley Steam Shipping Company had a ship built by Palmers in 1927 called the Hedgehope of 4524 gross tons.
This ship was renamed Langleegorse, same company, in 1929.

She was bombed and...
Forum: Tankers 8th June 2008, 11:03
Replies: 128
Views: 42,588
Posted By Mac
Pontfield was built by Ericksberg in 1939. Bow...

Pontfield was built by Ericksberg in 1939.
Bow was blown off by mine on 15-9-1941 and later replaced.
She was broken up in Split in 1959.

Cheers

Mac
Forum: Ship Research 12th May 2008, 04:55
Replies: 13
Views: 5,020
Posted By Mac
If it is any help the funnel markings of the...

If it is any help the funnel markings of the Medomsley Shipping company were a red band on a black funnel. on this red band was a six pointed white star surrounded by a white circle.
Source; ...
Forum: Other Companies/Ships 8th February 2008, 03:42
Replies: 3
Views: 1,168
Posted By Mac
Halco Black hull, red bootopping, black...

Halco

Black hull, red bootopping, black decks, grey tanklids and pipelines, white superstructure.
Funnel black with company colours (seven horizontal red bands, six horizontal white bands with a...
Forum: The Engine Room 4th November 2007, 08:31
Replies: 82
Views: 28,133
Posted By Mac
As Demodocus has written at least one of the...

As Demodocus has written at least one of the immediate post war S class ships built for China Navigation was a three legged Doxford. This was the Soochow built by A & J Inglis Ltd Glasgow in 1947...
Forum: Places, People & Events of Maritime Interest 29th October 2007, 10:21
Replies: 18
Views: 6,990
Posted By Mac
Benjidog and Tonga I did return to Newcastle...

Benjidog and Tonga

I did return to Newcastle a few weeks ago and following your directions found the building which housed Nellist's until 1961.
It is now an office for an advertising agency and...
Forum: News and Views from the Shipping World 21st April 2007, 10:40
Replies: 11
Views: 1,352
Posted By Mac
The "Mary Celeste" was the vessel found in the...

The "Mary Celeste" was the vessel found in the Atlantic in 1872.

Sir Arthur Conan Doyle enriched the legend when he wrote a story about a ghost ship called the "Marie Celeste",which started the...
Forum: Blue Star Line 14th April 2007, 10:22
Replies: 9
Views: 3,233
Posted By Mac
David If it is any help the average rule of...

David

If it is any help the average rule of thumb time for a tanker from Marsden Point NZ to the gulf via the Australian bight was 26 days.

Cheers

Mac
Forum: Ship Research 11th April 2007, 10:00
Replies: 8
Views: 1,165
Posted By Mac
From my memory "Barratry" was defined as any...

From my memory "Barratry" was defined as any fraudulent act commited by the master or any of the crew and was usually connected to the stealing of cargo while at sea.

Cheers

Mac
Forum: Ship Research 13th March 2007, 04:04
Replies: 16
Views: 5,207
Posted By Mac
Van Ommeren (London) had in 1964 eight ships...

Van Ommeren (London) had in 1964 eight ships under the British flag, all with the word " Beacon" as the suffix of their name.
They owned the Crawford Shipping Co Ltd, which had three ships, the...
Forum: Ship Research 7th March 2007, 02:35
Replies: 16
Views: 6,075
Posted By Mac
Maybe twin screw?

Maybe twin screw?
Forum: Cameras, Photography and Equipment 4th February 2007, 03:31
Replies: 71
Views: 15,278
Posted By Mac
Hello bobw. Thanks for your clear instructions....

Hello bobw.
Thanks for your clear instructions. Problem solved, eternally gratefull.
Why do they have to make instruction books so complicated ?
I had spent hours reading and trying all ways to...
Forum: Cameras, Photography and Equipment 3rd February 2007, 09:13
Replies: 71
Views: 15,278
Posted By Mac
I have recently aquired an Olympus FE 170 digital...

I have recently aquired an Olympus FE 170 digital camera. I have read the manual and can operate the camera.

My problem is that although I have succesfully installed the software disk concerning...
Forum: Ship Research 13th January 2007, 04:00
Replies: 13
Views: 2,287
Posted By Mac
I had a friend who was with Eagle Oil in the...

I had a friend who was with Eagle Oil in the fifties and he told me it was normal practice for ships returning from discharging in Argentine and Brazilian ports after discharging products loaded in...
Forum: Wrecks 11th January 2007, 08:09
Replies: 9
Views: 3,494
Posted By Mac
Ray Thank you . I know the Long Sands well,...

Ray
Thank you . I know the Long Sands well, was there a couple of years ago.Interesting to me is that "Zephyros" was the Greek God of the west wind, but I would bet that it was a geordie northeast...
Forum: Wrecks 11th January 2007, 01:42
Replies: 9
Views: 3,494
Posted By Mac
Ray Thankyou, this must be the one, I was...

Ray

Thankyou, this must be the one, I was ten when she went aground, so the old cells must still be holding together, sixty years later.

Thanks again

Mac
Forum: Wrecks 10th January 2007, 09:16
Replies: 9
Views: 3,494
Posted By Mac
Tyneside shipwreck

As a young boy I can vaguely remember being taken to Tynemouth by train from Newcastle and seeing a Greek cargo ship aground on the rocks which I seem to remember being just to the north of the North...
Forum: Ship Research 2nd January 2007, 08:49
Replies: 17
Views: 2,066
Posted By Mac
Some bills in the eighties and early nineties had...

Some bills in the eighties and early nineties had three sets of figures, Metric Tonnes, Barrels at 60.F and Litres at 15.C.

Can anyone tell me why the abbreviation for Barrels was written as bbls?...
Forum: Say Hello 1st January 2007, 09:16
Replies: 19
Views: 5,637
Posted By Mac
Turnbull Scott was formed in May 1911 as the...

Turnbull Scott was formed in May 1911 as the London branch of the three existing Turnbull tramp fleets of Whitby, Cardiff and London and took over from the other companies the "Southgate",...
Forum: The Bridge 15th November 2006, 02:04
Replies: 61
Views: 9,123
Posted By Mac
Thank you John, Peter and Slick. John, I notice...

Thank you John, Peter and Slick.
John, I notice that the Australian ticket of 1965 and the UK ticket of 1961 both refer to Merchant Service. But by 1974 the UK tickets had changed this to Merchant...
Forum: The Bridge 14th November 2006, 08:06
Replies: 61
Views: 9,123
Posted By Mac
Masters Certificate

On 7th October David William Duncan posted in the gallery a picture of his 1974 Masters Certificate.
I wondered in a comment I posted, why in 1974 a master was qualified to fulfill the duties of...
Forum: The Galley 7th November 2006, 04:19
Replies: 703
Views: 98,009
Posted By Mac
Taleso, the dish is known as "Country Captain",...

Taleso, the dish is known as "Country Captain", at it's simplest level the dish consists of chicken flavoured with chilli and turmeric.
The term "country" was used by the Raj to refer to anything of...
Forum: BP Shipping 14th October 2006, 09:58
Replies: 125
Views: 25,293
Posted By Mac
BTC aka Better Times Coming.

BTC aka Better Times Coming.
Forum: News and Views from the Shipping World 7th October 2006, 04:58
Replies: 6
Views: 899
Posted By Mac
Some may think that Captain Abel Tasman...

Some may think that Captain Abel Tasman discovered NZ on the 18th December 1642, even though he never landed he anchored in Golden Bay for a day, long enough for four crewmen to be killed (one...
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