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Search: Posts Made By: oilkinger
Forum: Ship Research 23rd September 2019, 23:21
Replies: 22
Views: 1,747
Posted By oilkinger
Too young to die ?

I note many ships these days are being scrapped after barely 20 years in commission.
I know many factors are involved, type of ship, cargo carried etc, but is there a rough yardstick on how many...
Forum: Say Hello 17th September 2019, 09:29
Replies: 9
Views: 733
Posted By oilkinger
G'day Swampy. Greetings from an ex-stoker, same...

G'day Swampy. Greetings from an ex-stoker, same navy, 60's & 70's.
Forum: Fishing Vessels 31st August 2019, 07:16
Replies: 2
Views: 475
Posted By oilkinger
In the Google browser type ; The fate of the...

In the Google browser type ;
The fate of the Crampin cricketers trawlers which were put into war service.

Up comes a page from GrimsbyLive which has photos of the Larwood and the Hammond.

If...
Forum: Looking for Old Shipmates 5th June 2019, 16:33
Replies: 8
Views: 1,523
Posted By oilkinger
Storing ship once in the Australian navy I was in...

Storing ship once in the Australian navy I was in the chain gang when a large cardboard box marked "chocolate" was passed to me. Standing next to the ladder down to my messdeck I quickly sidetracked...
Forum: Computers and The Internet 5th May 2019, 14:55
Replies: 13
Views: 1,530
Posted By oilkinger
Make the problem their problem then they'll do...

Make the problem their problem then they'll do something about it. Like ordering the Peugeot in day-glo orange and say you want it delivered to the Cape Verde Islands.
Then just order all kinds of...
Forum: Ship Research 1st March 2019, 23:15
Replies: 6
Views: 534
Posted By oilkinger
For a photo of Currie Lines SS Finland go to ; ...

For a photo of Currie Lines SS Finland go to ;
https://transportsofdelight.smugmug.com

A block of 16 pics comes up and it is the third one across.
Forum: Maritime Family History Research 27th November 2018, 19:48
Replies: 4
Views: 1,081
Posted By oilkinger
About the only thing to draw people to live &...

About the only thing to draw people to live & work in Tennant Creek in the 40's was to work for one of several gold mining companies established in the 30's. If you can find where these company...
Forum: Royal Navy 27th August 2018, 17:20
Replies: 1
Views: 863
Posted By oilkinger
A great quote from Nicholas Monsarrat,...

A great quote from Nicholas Monsarrat, particularly in light of today's world,is ;
"Sailors, with their built-in sense of order, service and discipline, should really be running the world."
Forum: Other International Navies 1st July 2018, 05:27
Replies: 28
Views: 3,942
Posted By oilkinger
seaman38 / P19. I do have some understanding on...

seaman38 / P19.
I do have some understanding on the complexities of warship construction but, from your in-depth replies, not quite as much as yourself. I spent many years in our navy followed by...
Forum: Other International Navies 30th June 2018, 18:20
Replies: 28
Views: 3,942
Posted By oilkinger
Re seaman38 / post 15. Re mods, updates etc...

Re seaman38 / post 15.
Re mods, updates etc during the build cycle. Yes - I agree with all the points you mention but as these blowouts in both budget & build time are well known, and have been for...
Forum: Other International Navies 29th June 2018, 16:42
Replies: 28
Views: 3,942
Posted By oilkinger
Oh no ! ASC Shipbuilding in Adelaide will be...

Oh no ! ASC Shipbuilding in Adelaide will be building these new frigates. By now ASC must be viewed as pretty inept when it comes to warship construction. They're the turkeys who constructed our...
Forum: Non-Seafaring Obituaries 4th December 2017, 14:28
Replies: 12
Views: 1,228
Posted By oilkinger
In the early 70's, just before Nabors began his...

In the early 70's, just before Nabors began his lifelong relationship with Stan Cadwallader, a rumour started in California that he and Rock Hudson were going to marry. He would marry using the...
Forum: Royal Navy 3rd December 2017, 13:25
Replies: 39
Views: 7,612
Posted By oilkinger
In the Royal Australian Navy we inherited many of...

In the Royal Australian Navy we inherited many of the traditional RN nicknames, Dusty Miller, Knocker White, Bomber Brown, Spider Webb, Dolly Gray, Dinger Bell, Nobby Clarke etc etc. but with some...
Forum: Other International Navies 28th March 2017, 16:36
Replies: 13
Views: 2,244
Posted By oilkinger
I don't think so Chadburn. I can't see our...

I don't think so Chadburn. I can't see our American friends financially assisting us to purchase Spanish built ships. Or maybe you're thinking the US Marines can land / take-off their jump jets from...
Forum: Other International Navies 28th March 2017, 15:15
Replies: 13
Views: 2,244
Posted By oilkinger
As soon as I saw we were buying 2 amphib. ships (...

As soon as I saw we were buying 2 amphib. ships ( HMAS Canberra & Adelaide ) with ski jump flight decks for assisted take-offs for jump jets, but no effing jump jets, I knew our navy was in the fruit...
Forum: News and Views from the Shipping World 26th February 2017, 13:55
Replies: 20
Views: 2,331
Posted By oilkinger
Gee whizz Mundrabilla - you're a bit tough on us...

Gee whizz Mundrabilla - you're a bit tough on us down here in Tasmania. We make great beer, superlative whiskey and curried scallop pies that are succulent.
What more do you need ?
Forum: Other International Navies 20th December 2016, 13:52
Replies: 15
Views: 3,282
Posted By oilkinger
Yes Spongebob - our politicians should be charged...

Yes Spongebob - our politicians should be charged with criminal neglect by proceeding with these obsolete submarines and, when they are easily sunk with the consequent loss of life, manslaughter.
As...
Forum: Other International Navies 19th December 2016, 14:24
Replies: 15
Views: 3,282
Posted By oilkinger
Ever arrived at a pub to find you're too late for...

Ever arrived at a pub to find you're too late for the happy hour ? That's the situation Australia finds itself in by embarking on multi-billion dollar conventional submarine building program. Its...
Forum: Other International Navies 15th December 2016, 15:09
Replies: 15
Views: 3,282
Posted By oilkinger
I was on the previous HMAS Brisbane for its 2...

I was on the previous HMAS Brisbane for its 2 tours to the VietNam conflict. It was one of 3 Charles F Adams class destroyers that we had purpose built for us in the USA in the sixties. ( I...
Forum: Histories 7th November 2016, 13:33
Replies: 6
Views: 1,494
Posted By oilkinger
Bud - I don't know any of my maritime friends who...

Bud - I don't know any of my maritime friends who are unaware of the Malta epic in WW2. Likewise Operation Pedestal and its importance.
Forum: News and Views from the Shipping World 4th November 2016, 13:37
Replies: 13
Views: 914
Posted By oilkinger
Yeah - Collins Class. Designed to be super silent...

Yeah - Collins Class. Designed to be super silent when submerged on electric motors. The US Navy has an underwater acoustic testing range of Hawaii. When the Collins Class did a run through this test...
Forum: The Engine Room 7th July 2015, 00:35
Replies: 17
Views: 3,377
Posted By oilkinger
James - I was Oilking on the Australian navy...

James - I was Oilking on the Australian navy DDG's during the VietNam conflict.
Overtime I guess I would have done 100+ replenishment-at-sea fuelings plus numerous in harbour. USN oilers Passumpsic,...
Forum: Tugs 8th June 2015, 16:07
Replies: 7
Views: 1,758
Posted By oilkinger
The only one I can come up with is the Howard...

The only one I can come up with is the Howard Smith renamed Melbourne in 1969 and sank following a collision in 1972. Go to ;
www.shipspotting.com/gallery/photo.php?lid=1447003
Are you sure it was...
Forum: Ship Research 1st June 2015, 15:11
Replies: 31
Views: 4,120
Posted By oilkinger
Can't help with the ship names but you might be...

Can't help with the ship names but you might be able to get info on the period.
In one of the pics there is a paddlewheel Sydney Harbour ferry.
1. If you Google ; Sydney paddlewheel ferries and...
Forum: The Engine Room 13th May 2015, 17:17
Replies: 31
Views: 6,070
Posted By oilkinger
I got stumped by a thread form once and it turned...

I got stumped by a thread form once and it turned out to be JIC
( Joint Industrial Council ) common in Japan.
Usually a flare type fitting but not always. JIC thread charts are on the Net.
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