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Search: Posts Made By: Burwah
Forum: The Bridge 27th June 2017, 11:07
Replies: 11
Views: 844
Posted By Burwah
Here we have just passed the shortest day which I...

Here we have just passed the shortest day which I was pleased to see. At present sunrise at this latitude is 0734 and sunset 1708. Am looking forward to those long warm summery days once again.
Forum: Other Companies/Ships 24th June 2017, 13:11
Replies: 20
Views: 4,072
Posted By Burwah
Burwah

I was with Howard Smith 1961- 1963, initially on the Burwah as 3rd Engineer when it was under charter to ICI carrying soda ash from Adelaide to Sydney. It was transferred to the Western run about mid...
Forum: Other Companies/Ships 24th June 2017, 12:54
Replies: 21
Views: 6,679
Posted By Burwah
Burwah

Joined Kaimata (re-named Antrim) as 7th Engineer, Jan. 1954. Sailed on Ajana from Port Pirie to Avonmouth in 1956. Roscommon in 1957 and Tyrone in 1958. Left Company in November 1958. Sid.
Forum: The Engine Room 10th November 2005, 11:03
Replies: 70
Views: 9,442
Posted By Burwah
Stokers & Trimmers

Hello Derek,

Sorry I can't tell you what the difference in ship's speed was with the turbine in or out but have some H.P. figures available.

The sea trials were held 18-19 Nov. 1948 and I...
Forum: The Engine Room 20th October 2005, 11:51
Replies: 82
Views: 12,092
Posted By Burwah
Kiwi, it may be of some interest to you that at...

Kiwi, it may be of some interest to you that at least one triple expansion engine has been recorded on film while at sea. Included in it are two separate shots showing the watchkeeper feeling both...
Forum: The Engine Room 18th October 2005, 10:47
Replies: 82
Views: 12,092
Posted By Burwah
There is a steamship still in regular service in...

There is a steamship still in regular service in N.Z. It is the SS Earnslaw, built in 1911 to service the farms and settlements of the upper reaches of Lake Wakatipu in the South Island, but is now...
Forum: The Engine Room 24th May 2005, 12:50
Replies: 70
Views: 9,442
Posted By Burwah
Stokers and trimmers

There were still a few coal burning ships on the Oz Coast in the early 60's. One, the SS Balarr was owned by Australian Steamships Pty. It was one of the River Class built at Whyalla after the war. ...
Forum: Looking for Old Shipmates 21st May 2005, 11:53
Replies: 20
Views: 4,181
Posted By Burwah
Thanks for your replies. I joined Trinder,...

Thanks for your replies. I joined Trinder, Anderson's in January,54 and left in Nov.58. George Fairlem was Superintendent Engineer and his assistant was a Dutchman. My first ship was the Kaimata and...
Forum: Wrecks 14th May 2005, 12:36
Replies: 5
Views: 3,702
Posted By Burwah
My first ship was built by William Denny....

My first ship was built by William Denny. Launched as the Ardenvohr in 1931, it was sold to NZ Shipping in 1937 and renamed the Kaimata. In 1954 it was transferred to the newly formed Avenue Shipping...
Forum: Say Hello 8th April 2005, 13:09
Replies: 4
Views: 917
Posted By Burwah
Hi John, I spent 5 years with...

Hi John,
I spent 5 years with Trinder, Anderson & Co, mainly on the MANZ run.

My first ship was NZS Co's old Kaimata which I joined in 1954.

I now live down the line near Te...
Forum: Looking for Old Shipmates 5th April 2005, 11:20
Replies: 20
Views: 4,181
Posted By Burwah
Trinder,Anderson's

Would like to get in touch with any engineers who sailed with Trinder's during the mid to late 50's, especially on the old Kaimata.
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