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Search: Posts Made By: Supergoods
Forum: Looking for Old Shipmates 25th November 2019, 13:46
Replies: 257
Views: 36,653
Posted By Supergoods
We haven't descended quite that far, however I'm...

We haven't descended quite that far, however I'm not looking forward to Thursday's Thanksgiving Dinner is held at our house.

It is amazing that some people now rate the Donald alongside the...
Forum: Computers and The Internet 31st October 2019, 12:47
Replies: 26
Views: 3,113
Posted By Supergoods
My home phone number got spammed by somebody...

My home phone number got spammed by somebody using my cell phone number.
It never ends.
Forum: Ben Line 18th June 2019, 17:25
Replies: 11
Views: 2,078
Posted By Supergoods
The flume tanks on the Baby Bays were active in...

The flume tanks on the Baby Bays were active in 1972 when I left for other pastures. Talking to one of the naval architects involved it seems that the design deckload was 2high and 10 wide which was...
Forum: Brocklebank Line 9th January 2019, 13:59
Replies: 15
Views: 1,609
Posted By Supergoods
Harry, The tide range in the Houston Ship Channel...

Harry, The tide range in the Houston Ship Channel are minimal compared to the range in, for example, Liverpool. Usually about 1-2 feet). What is more importance is the influence of the winds...
Forum: Container Vessels 1st January 2019, 13:27
Replies: 17
Views: 6,124
Posted By Supergoods
I was originaly scheduled to move from NZS to OCL...

I was originaly scheduled to move from NZS to OCL in the first group, however, with the Jervis Bay fiasco delivery, OCL would have entered an unknown period with more people than ships. I then was...
Forum: Container Vessels 28th December 2018, 13:23
Replies: 17
Views: 6,124
Posted By Supergoods
I was involved in the operational stability...

I was involved in the operational stability calculations for the Europe-Australia vessels and a little later for the Europe- Far East second generation vessels. Both types were initially steam ships...
Forum: Brocklebank Line 8th June 2018, 18:25
Replies: 73
Views: 9,167
Posted By Supergoods
The Duke is behind the camera which is looking...

The Duke is behind the camera which is looking towards Canning Street and the Four Bridges.
This entry way went across the bridge at the entrance to Vittoria Dock and then turned left between the...
Forum: Brocklebank Line 8th June 2018, 01:57
Replies: 73
Views: 9,167
Posted By Supergoods
The attached photo shows the turn off from...

The attached photo shows the turn off from Corporation Road to the Vittoria Wharf where the Brocks ships loaded.
It looks like the photo was taken in the 1950's based on the cars behind the horse...
Forum: Non-Seafaring Obituaries 12th January 2018, 12:12
Replies: 6
Views: 984
Posted By Supergoods
Heading for a Moody Blues concert on January...

Heading for a Moody Blues concert on January 17th, last time I saw them was about 1993
Forum: Brocklebank Line 3rd January 2018, 15:54
Replies: 24
Views: 3,239
Posted By Supergoods
The main manganese berth at Vizag was serviced by...

The main manganese berth at Vizag was serviced by this small steam loco and buckets like the one in the photo. The women with the baskets came from the manganese ore tips into the buckets
Forum: Brocklebank Line 2nd January 2018, 12:46
Replies: 24
Views: 3,239
Posted By Supergoods
I remember one trip we loaded manganese ore in...

I remember one trip we loaded manganese ore in the lower holds after completion of the outward cargo in Calcutta, then went to Chalna where, concurrent with loading their cargo, trimming gangs came...
Forum: Brocklebank Line 20th November 2017, 12:10
Replies: 9
Views: 1,586
Posted By Supergoods
The consumption of 65 tons per day ties in with...

The consumption of 65 tons per day ties in with my memory of the one steam ship I bought fuel for which was a slower steamer burning 49 tons per day. As a contrast the early OCL container ships...
Forum: Brocklebank Line 11th November 2017, 00:04
Replies: 9
Views: 1,586
Posted By Supergoods
The first thing to consider is the fuel...

The first thing to consider is the fuel consumption per day, I don't have much experience on bunkering steam ships, my involvement was mainly motorships after the first oil embargo in 1973/74. I'm...
Forum: Brocklebank Line 2nd November 2017, 12:50
Replies: 12
Views: 1,418
Posted By Supergoods
Mahanada was my first ship in 1958 so memory is...

Mahanada was my first ship in 1958 so memory is getting a little dim.
There was some primitive a/c brine cooled but never really worked.
The bulkheads in the accommodation were cream and the...
Forum: Brocklebank Line 17th October 2017, 15:54
Replies: 35
Views: 3,419
Posted By Supergoods
Some further thoughts: When going round the...

Some further thoughts:
When going round the Cape of Good Hope the course would have taken the vessels well clear of the Portuguese coast and heading towards the Canary Islands.
Cargo on the...
Forum: Brocklebank Line 17th October 2017, 13:10
Replies: 35
Views: 3,419
Posted By Supergoods
A couple of points, Harry The ships which...

A couple of points, Harry
The ships which showed up as a column of smoke over the horizon were usually Spanish coasters, some built as early as the 1890's, they were natural draft coal burners. The...
Forum: Brocklebank Line 10th October 2017, 16:14
Replies: 27
Views: 4,572
Posted By Supergoods
I think that is correct. Another question which...

I think that is correct.
Another question which may arise is: Was the crew larger for coal firing than for oil firing?
Forum: Brocklebank Line 10th October 2017, 13:04
Replies: 27
Views: 4,572
Posted By Supergoods
During the 1920's and 30's some of Brocklebanks...

During the 1920's and 30's some of Brocklebanks fleet were configured to burn oil on the outward trip to India and coal on the return trip to UK. The change involved removing the burners from the...
Forum: Brocklebank Line 4th October 2017, 22:56
Replies: 27
Views: 4,572
Posted By Supergoods
The official exchange rate for Indian crews was...

The official exchange rate for Indian crews was 2.25 Indians for each European Crew member that a similar vessel would carry.

The largest crews I remember was the Makrana which had I total crew of...
Forum: News and Views from the Shipping World 26th August 2017, 12:03
Replies: 299
Views: 30,421
Posted By Supergoods
Check USS Cole on the web, it was damaged by...

Check USS Cole on the web, it was damaged by terrorists in Aden and brought on the Blue Marlin to Pascagoula.
It seems that nobody told the high ups that the crew of the Blue Marlin was mainly...
Forum: The Engine Room 12th July 2017, 04:48
Replies: 11
Views: 1,475
Posted By Supergoods
Harry, I seem to recall that some of the older...

Harry, I seem to recall that some of the older ships I sailed on still had speaking tubes from the bridge to the master's bedroom and to the engine room. Otherwise the hand cranked sound powered...
Forum: News and Views from the Shipping World 22nd June 2017, 17:11
Replies: 299
Views: 30,421
Posted By Supergoods
I remember one of the problems of sailing on a...

I remember one of the problems of sailing on a container vessel is that you tend not to look astern too much as you were usually faster than almost all other vessels.

This was brought up by...
Forum: News and Views from the Shipping World 22nd June 2017, 17:03
Replies: 299
Views: 30,421
Posted By Supergoods
1. Yes 2. Yes, but it may have been on the...

1. Yes

2. Yes, but it may have been on the previous watch with a bad handover.
Forum: News and Views from the Shipping World 22nd June 2017, 12:19
Replies: 299
Views: 30,421
Posted By Supergoods
Several years ago I was ship riding on a heavy...

Several years ago I was ship riding on a heavy lift ship as cargo owner’s representative and liaison proceeding on an easterly course somewhere in the middle of the Indian Ocean.
As an advisor I was...
Forum: Brocklebank Line 21st June 2017, 00:20
Replies: 24
Views: 3,504
Posted By Supergoods
I think what he really meant was the economics of...

I think what he really meant was the economics of steam ships changed radically after the 1973 oil embargo and increased fuel costs. That was just about the end of the steam cargo liner.
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