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Forum: Union Castle - Safmarine 22nd March 2018, 12:12
Replies: 22
Views: 5,388
Posted By MWD
Not sure of the dates but after I left her as a...

Not sure of the dates but after I left her as a J/E in Feb. 57 Roslin Castle had a substantial engine refit in Hamburg to rectify a crankshaft problem.

Having made this investment B&C, would...
Forum: The Engine Room 8th March 2018, 15:32
Replies: 115
Views: 37,589
Posted By MWD
I think you will discover that they were foisted...

I think you will discover that they were foisted upon BR politically by Tony Benn. Another case of scientific rather than engineering advise being followed by ministers!

MWD.
Forum: Union Castle - Safmarine 8th March 2018, 15:26
Replies: 9
Views: 2,124
Posted By MWD
How about 'The Union Castle Chronical'? MWD.

How about 'The Union Castle Chronical'?

MWD.
Forum: Ship Research 24th September 2017, 12:52
Replies: 25
Views: 1,158
Posted By MWD
Sounds not unlike my first ship as a junior...

Sounds not unlike my first ship as a junior engineer, built 1934.
MWD.
Forum: Ship Research 24th September 2017, 12:50
Replies: 25
Views: 1,158
Posted By MWD
Sounds not unlike my first ship as a first trip...

Sounds not unlike my first ship as a first trip junior engineer, built 1934
MWD.
Forum: The Engine Room 18th February 2017, 11:07
Replies: 94
Views: 17,263
Posted By MWD
Ch*****n! would that have been Southampton by...

Ch*****n! would that have been Southampton by any chance? Possibly the same gentleman I managed to get my Seconds steam from.

Later when standing by Pretoria Castle in Southampton he turned up...
Forum: The Engine Room 27th October 2016, 16:04
Replies: 40
Views: 2,881
Posted By MWD
Your relief, as he reached the bottm plates from...

Your relief, as he reached the bottm plates from the engine room stairs!

MWD.
Forum: The Engine Room 10th August 2016, 14:57
Replies: 43
Views: 4,619
Posted By MWD
Crankcase explosions.

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Great to see some more engineering experiences relating to my time at sea in the late 50's and eary 60's.

I had a crankcase explosion on one of the two diesel generators in UCL's...
Forum: The Engine Room 25th February 2016, 19:59
Replies: 12
Views: 2,459
Posted By MWD
Not so much engines as boilers. On my first...

Not so much engines as boilers.
On my first trip as Junior Third 8 to 12 in the boiler room of Kenya Castle I had the fuel handling system all cleaned up and nicely painted for arrival in KG V. ...
Forum: Clan Line 25th February 2016, 19:50
Replies: 3
Views: 2,512
Posted By MWD
Well done Chris. MWD.

Well done Chris.

MWD.
Forum: Union Castle - Safmarine 28th November 2015, 15:27
Replies: 65
Views: 9,867
Posted By MWD
I quite understand your frustration, only a...

I quite understand your frustration, only a couple of references to your original query in three pages still with no result.

I joined UCL as a junior engineer in 56 and did a six week pre sea...
Forum: Union Castle - Safmarine 24th September 2015, 13:44
Replies: 31
Views: 17,627
Posted By MWD
It would have to have been the earlier dates as I...

It would have to have been the earlier dates as I left Pretoria Castle in April 62.

MWD.
Forum: Union Castle - Safmarine 21st September 2015, 14:08
Replies: 31
Views: 17,627
Posted By MWD
Was that the HMS Jaguar I visited whilst on...

Was that the HMS Jaguar I visited whilst on Pretoria Castle in Port Elizabeth at around the same time?

I seem to remember she was the flottila mother ship for a couple of British Subs excercising...
Forum: The Engine Room 7th July 2015, 15:51
Replies: 143
Views: 34,338
Posted By MWD
My interpretation is, for example that the...

My interpretation is, for example that the Harland B&W double acting 2 stroke engines could be described as 'Double Acting (fired above and below the main piston) and with top and bottom exhaust...
Forum: Shell 2nd May 2015, 15:26
Replies: 9
Views: 4,437
Posted By MWD
As second eng. called there in 62 on a coastal on...

As second eng. called there in 62 on a coastal on Clymene (Shell A Class turbine product tanker) owned by Hadley Shipping and manned by Holders.

Later in 1964, as a temporary arrangement, joined...
Forum: The Engine Room 20th March 2015, 15:17
Replies: 143
Views: 34,338
Posted By MWD
In 1957 I sailed as a junior engineer on the...

In 1957 I sailed as a junior engineer on the Union Castle refrigerated cargo vessel 'Roslin Castle' one of the fist of a series of new builds, known as the 'R' boats which were designed to handle the...
Forum: Places, People & Events of Maritime Interest 22nd January 2015, 15:09
Replies: 126
Views: 28,189
Posted By MWD
Coincidence! On or about my 21st I was also...

Coincidence!
On or about my 21st I was also on Roslin Castle in Durban as Junior 4th Eng.
Taken ashore by the electrician and became well and truley plastered. Had to take the 12 4 generator...
Forum: Say Hello 10th December 2014, 16:25
Replies: 16
Views: 2,341
Posted By MWD
Nice to hear from you Gordon. Remember your...

Nice to hear from you Gordon. Remember your painting the Roslin Castle for me? I mentioned it somewhere on this site some time ago.

Glad to see you are still keen on accurate research or your...
Forum: The Engine Room 8th September 2014, 17:09
Replies: 39
Views: 6,485
Posted By MWD
On trying to open my mind to this fuel I have the...

On trying to open my mind to this fuel I have the following thoughts:

Positives.
With 30% water it will reduce NOx production
Much reduced fuel droplet size will facilitate 100 % carbon burnout...
Forum: News and Views from the Shipping World 28th August 2014, 14:12
Replies: 5
Views: 2,447
Posted By MWD
I am confused, in my book a vessel either sinks...

I am confused, in my book a vessel either sinks or not. Perhaps 'Partial Sinking' is 21st C newspeak for flooding?

MWD.
Forum: Houlder Brothers 22nd August 2014, 19:57
Replies: 80
Views: 24,847
Posted By MWD
Thanks Marinero, I shall pass this on to my...

Thanks Marinero, I shall pass this on to my friend. He may like to have a look at the site. He did not go to sea, so missed out on the fellowship and excitement.

MWD.
Forum: The Engine Room 18th August 2014, 15:41
Replies: 14
Views: 4,130
Posted By MWD
On the Union Castle ‘Kenya Castle’ in the early...

On the Union Castle ‘Kenya Castle’ in the early 60’s As J2 I could not understand why on full away when we pulled up the parson reaction turbine ‘end tightening gear’ there was no corresponding...
Forum: Houlder Brothers 15th August 2014, 19:49
Replies: 80
Views: 24,847
Posted By MWD
Just learnt that a friends father by the name of...

Just learnt that a friends father by the name of 'Steatham' was a Holders man in the 40's and 50's, employed on the Meat Boats. Presently unaware of what he did, but he was able to take his son on...
Forum: The Galley 29th June 2014, 17:08
Replies: 26
Views: 5,713
Posted By MWD
As second engineer on Hadleys Clymene in about...

As second engineer on Hadleys Clymene in about 1963 the Chief Steward told me that his catering allowance for us was 50 pence (10 shillings in old money) per head per day. That I understand was the...
Forum: Ship Research 12th May 2014, 13:25
Replies: 2
Views: 873
Posted By MWD
I think you will find that she was renamed...

I think you will find that she was renamed 'Normandy' for the short lived Southampton to Cherbourg Stenna service, before she went into the Irish Sea.

I have very fond memories of two excellent...
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