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Forum: News and Views from the Shipping World 29th May 2020, 04:20
Replies: 12
Views: 907
Posted By shinz
With respect to the thing linked to in the 1st...

With respect to the thing linked to in the 1st post & the other thing in the Daily Fail link, to me, that is all the proof that is needed that the most obscene amount of money can't buy brains or...
Forum: Passenger Liners 27th March 2020, 10:07
Replies: 11
Views: 1,400
Posted By shinz
Thanks Tony, a stunning painting full of...

Thanks Tony, a stunning painting full of atmosphere & wonderfully accurate looking at other images of the Mangla, I've not been that active here & was unaware of Mr Card's artistic prowess, something...
Forum: The Radio Room 27th March 2020, 09:27
Replies: 44
Views: 3,304
Posted By shinz
A bit of thread drift there but welcome. I still...

A bit of thread drift there but welcome. I still have a jigsaw of Icenic at Opua in the bay of Islands in the North of New Zealand, it might be missing one piece but largely complete. I guess I was...
Forum: Passenger Liners 27th March 2020, 09:19
Replies: 11
Views: 1,400
Posted By shinz
This sounds fascinating, but not sure if its in...

This sounds fascinating, but not sure if its in the right place. I'm guessing its a painting of a ship in the Hoogli? I'd love to see it.

With respect to the thread topic, I guess different...
Forum: News and Views from the Shipping World 20th March 2020, 05:29
Replies: 1
Views: 545
Posted By shinz
Thanks for sharing that Banni, a reminder of a...

Thanks for sharing that Banni, a reminder of a conflict little remembered now. I found the Anthony Beevor book on the Spanish Civil War instructive & chilling. The British merchantmen making the run...
Forum: Bank Line 15th November 2019, 07:20
Replies: 9
Views: 2,943
Posted By shinz
My, how the world changes in a short time. I'm...

My, how the world changes in a short time. I'm guessing Albany southern WA?
Forum: The Radio Room 4th October 2019, 03:12
Replies: 10
Views: 1,525
Posted By shinz
Agreed, some lovely stuff on there, it will get a...

Agreed, some lovely stuff on there, it will get a longer return visit.
Forum: Navies 28th September 2019, 09:02
Replies: 5
Views: 1,461
Posted By shinz
Thanks Jonti, its always interesting to see the...

Thanks Jonti, its always interesting to see the history of these ship unravelled. I knew of Rawalpindi but hadn't realised there were several of her sister ships also at the sharp end.
Steve.
Forum: Navies 27th September 2019, 09:30
Replies: 5
Views: 1,461
Posted By shinz
Reading the 1st post, I wonder if there has been...

Reading the 1st post, I wonder if there has been some info lost but did Ranpura serve as a submarine depot/repair ship after 1944.
Steve.
Forum: News and Views from the Shipping World 20th September 2019, 10:02
Replies: 17
Views: 3,357
Posted By shinz
Absolutely, I guess what I was getting at was the...

Absolutely, I guess what I was getting at was the compromise course steered by these vessels compared to a more conventional merchantman would make for interesting comparison. :)
Steve.
Forum: News and Views from the Shipping World 20th September 2019, 06:47
Replies: 17
Views: 3,357
Posted By shinz
We have a series of ships from the Trans-Future...

We have a series of ships from the Trans-Future Line that call into my home port of Nelson, they unload Hondas, Nelson being the distribution centre & back load to Japan several thousand tonnes of...
Forum: Tugs 10th August 2019, 11:00
Replies: 48
Views: 7,646
Posted By shinz
Hi Russell, spot on I think, this post from this...

Hi Russell, spot on I think, this post from this site https://www.shipsnostalgia.com/gallery/showphoto.php/photo/112886/title/kaiapoi/cat/505 confirms it for me at any rate, I'm sorry to read it was...
Forum: Tugs 9th August 2019, 11:31
Replies: 48
Views: 7,646
Posted By shinz
Hi Russell, from memory, there was a YTL(?)...

Hi Russell, from memory, there was a YTL(?) moored in the Kaiapoi river up till about the time of the earthquakes, maybe earlier, I think I have some photos of it somewhere but not digital. I need a...
Forum: News and Views from the Shipping World 21st June 2019, 00:07
Replies: 15
Views: 2,717
Posted By shinz
Nice photos there Pat, vessels of a now sadly...

Nice photos there Pat, vessels of a now sadly departed era, I used to dream of a trip on a cargo liner in preference to a passenger liner as a young guy, sadly, by the time I was old enough to do so,...
Forum: Tugs 16th June 2019, 23:53
Replies: 32
Views: 12,609
Posted By shinz
No, I confess to not even knowing it was...

No, I confess to not even knowing it was available & of course now that you've shown me & I look around the interernet not a copy to be had. Isn't that just the way it goes. :( Experience has shown...
Forum: Tugs 16th June 2019, 03:36
Replies: 32
Views: 12,609
Posted By shinz
Thanks for that Chompy, it would be a lot tidier...

Thanks for that Chompy, it would be a lot tidier if it was as you say but I've colour slides somewhere taken from the quayside of the WW, so it was definitely her I visited. It may be my recollection...
Forum: Tugs 13th October 2018, 09:41
Replies: 32
Views: 12,609
Posted By shinz
Those tables look somewhat more like it, I think...

Those tables look somewhat more like it, I think the lighting makes it look darker than I recall and the area appears larger but hey, it was 34 years ago & I've a less than photographic memory for...
Forum: Tugs 12th October 2018, 22:07
Replies: 32
Views: 12,609
Posted By shinz
That looks somewhat more sumptuous than I recall,...

That looks somewhat more sumptuous than I recall, I wonder if that is not a later refit or maybe the lunch may have been served in the Captain's quarters. Captain Steve, if I have that correctly was...
Forum: Tugs 12th October 2018, 12:37
Replies: 32
Views: 12,609
Posted By shinz
I was sorry to see earlier this year when...

I was sorry to see earlier this year when googling the WW that this fate had befallen her. I have cool memories as a young guy holidaying around South Africa after a couple of years working around...
Forum: Say Hello 30th September 2018, 12:16
Replies: 3
Views: 507
Posted By shinz
Thanks for the welcome Alex, yes, I like it here...

Thanks for the welcome Alex, yes, I like it here too, I guess that's why I've stayed 'cause it isn't for the money.
Steve.
Forum: Colliers 30th September 2018, 03:17
Replies: 38
Views: 18,509
Posted By shinz
I've appreciated reading this thread rather than...

I've appreciated reading this thread rather than enjoyed, Kaitawa went down when I was a kid (11) & the story must have affected me somewhat as I had nightmares about her afterwards for some years,...
Forum: Say Hello 30th September 2018, 03:00
Replies: 3
Views: 507
Posted By shinz
Kiwi newbie saying Hi.

Hi, a quick g'day from down under, long a fan of ships & the sea as an interest thing, but no work experience in that area. I grew up & have lived most of my life in Nelson, New Zealand & go back to...
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