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Forum: The Radio Room Today, 02:40
Replies: 9
Views: 756
Posted By trotterdotpom
He was right of course but we should remember...

He was right of course but we should remember that his first voyage was in the Pacific and his second in the Atlantic. Was he still juggling statistics?

John T
Forum: The Radio Room Today, 02:28
Replies: 29
Views: 1,277
Posted By trotterdotpom
I gave up after "Py". John T

I gave up after "Py".

John T
Forum: The Radio Room Yesterday, 08:46
Replies: 3
Views: 247
Posted By trotterdotpom
#1...

#1 (https://www.shipsnostalgia.com/usertag.php?do=list&action=hash&hash=1) . Think 6VA was Dakar Radio - I'm glad my life didn't depend on getting a reply out of them!

One time, crossing the...
Forum: Bulk Carriers Yesterday, 08:22
Replies: 22
Views: 5,237
Posted By trotterdotpom
Pretty sure she was the world's first 100,000 ton...

Pretty sure she was the world's first 100,000 ton ship. If they'd added bridge wings she would have been the first 100,050 ton ship.

John T.
Forum: The Radio Room 3rd July 2020, 13:08
Replies: 9
Views: 756
Posted By trotterdotpom
I got the impression that Heyerdahl's premise was...

I got the impression that Heyerdahl's premise was that because he got to Easter Island on a balsa raft, the ancient Incans must have too. Probably he found a sextant made out of a rock too. Made a...
Forum: Say Hello 3rd July 2020, 02:16
Replies: 5
Views: 258
Posted By trotterdotpom
Welcome to SN, John. There are a couple of black...

Welcome to SN, John. There are a couple of black and white photos of "Sugar Exporter" in the SN Gallery - just click on "Gallery" at the top and enter the ships name in "Search".

Wondering if you...
Forum: Say Hello 29th June 2020, 13:31
Replies: 8
Views: 318
Posted By trotterdotpom
Thanks Henk, yes, I'm pretty sure that was his...

Thanks Henk, yes, I'm pretty sure that was his name. He told me he got stuck in Japan at the beginning of the war because he was on a ship and it couldn't get back to Germany. He spent the whole war...
Forum: Say Hello 29th June 2020, 10:48
Replies: 8
Views: 318
Posted By trotterdotpom
Welcome to SN Henk. I had an interview for an RO...

Welcome to SN Henk. I had an interview for an RO position with Hansa Line - forget the name of the man who conducted the interview but he was very nice, took me over the road for coffee and cake!...
Forum: The Engine Room 29th June 2020, 10:27
Replies: 78
Views: 5,514
Posted By trotterdotpom
#77...

#77 (https://www.shipsnostalgia.com/usertag.php?do=list&action=hash&hash=77) . "I now volunteer at the station that is a museum and no one can describe the smell including ex-employees or visitors...
Forum: The Radio Room 28th June 2020, 02:46
Replies: 54
Views: 3,357
Posted By trotterdotpom
Hadn't most of the trawlers gone by the mid-70s?...

Hadn't most of the trawlers gone by the mid-70s? In their hayday, Wick must have been pretty busy.

John T
Forum: The Bridge 27th June 2020, 05:05
Replies: 6
Views: 778
Posted By trotterdotpom
Whoa, sounds like you were a bit lost, Laurie....

Whoa, sounds like you were a bit lost, Laurie. Either that or the Norfolk buoy had drifted across the Atlantic.

John T.
Forum: The Radio Room 27th June 2020, 04:10
Replies: 29
Views: 1,277
Posted By trotterdotpom
I've thought the same thing myself. Maybe they...

I've thought the same thing myself. Maybe they used your name if you were "unattached".

I wondered if it was a way of the Staff Clerks keeping their hand in. Whatever the reason, it was patently...
Forum: The Radio Room 26th June 2020, 05:21
Replies: 29
Views: 1,277
Posted By trotterdotpom
I never experienced it myself, but it's well...

I never experienced it myself, but it's well known that ROs waiting at Marconi depots used to called by their ship's call sign.

John T
Forum: The Radio Room 25th June 2020, 01:53
Replies: 67
Views: 6,536
Posted By trotterdotpom
"Paint Your Wagon" was a pretty good film....

"Paint Your Wagon" was a pretty good film. Remember the part where Lee Marvin takes the young Mormon lad under his wing and introduces him to a world of debauchery? I did a re-enactment of that with...
Forum: Palm Line 22nd June 2020, 14:07
Replies: 19
Views: 11,495
Posted By trotterdotpom
Maybe she decamped to that other site, forget the...

Maybe she decamped to that other site, forget the name.

John T
Forum: Model Ships 17th June 2020, 00:32
Replies: 24
Views: 997
Posted By trotterdotpom
Never thought of that, Frank. Makes sense on a...

Never thought of that, Frank. Makes sense on a "ground breaking mission".

Re grain cargos. LOF had a few converted tankers carrying grain from the US to Russia in the '70s. A large proportion of...
Forum: The Engine Room 17th June 2020, 00:24
Replies: 78
Views: 5,514
Posted By trotterdotpom
I never said it was a bad thing, John! John T

I never said it was a bad thing, John!

John T
Forum: Model Ships 16th June 2020, 05:08
Replies: 24
Views: 997
Posted By trotterdotpom
#16...

#16 (https://www.shipsnostalgia.com/usertag.php?do=list&action=hash&hash=16) . "The NorthWest passage. The crude cargo that was carried on that voyage consisted on ONE BARREL ! That must have been a...
Forum: Elder Dempster 15th June 2020, 07:21
Replies: 70
Views: 4,675
Posted By trotterdotpom
Ha ha. Occasional problems over religion too,...

Ha ha. Occasional problems over religion too, Andy. One good thing about SSM was the polystyrene paper placemats - the ship could roll as much as she wanted and everything stayed in place. Never saw...
Forum: Elder Dempster 15th June 2020, 02:12
Replies: 70
Views: 4,675
Posted By trotterdotpom
In the days when ROs did two hours on two hours...

In the days when ROs did two hours on two hours off throughout the day, I often used to have a 7 bell lunch with the 2nd Mate ... in the saloon.

John T
Forum: Elder Dempster 14th June 2020, 11:48
Replies: 70
Views: 4,675
Posted By trotterdotpom
#14...

#14 (https://www.shipsnostalgia.com/usertag.php?do=list&action=hash&hash=14) . Marty Feldman?

John T
Forum: The Radio Room 14th June 2020, 07:55
Replies: 13
Views: 932
Posted By trotterdotpom
I'm guessing the ship would have been a 15,000...

I'm guessing the ship would have been a 15,000 grt iron ore carrier heading for Middlesbrough. Taxis waiting at Eston Jetty to take the lads down "over the border" to the Captain Cook or the Robin...
Forum: The Engine Room 14th June 2020, 03:46
Replies: 78
Views: 5,514
Posted By trotterdotpom
Nowadays ambergris has been replaced by Gwyneth...

Nowadays ambergris has been replaced by Gwyneth Patrow's "Eau de Snatch".

John T
Forum: The Radio Room 14th June 2020, 03:39
Replies: 13
Views: 932
Posted By trotterdotpom
Hello Jackie, maybe the transmission could have...

Hello Jackie, maybe the transmission could have been blocked out by the Northern Lights mucking up the ionosphere!

Just adding to what Paul said, there were also radio stations all along the...
Forum: Elder Dempster 14th June 2020, 03:10
Replies: 70
Views: 4,675
Posted By trotterdotpom
#8...

#8 (https://www.shipsnostalgia.com/usertag.php?do=list&action=hash&hash=8) . "I had forgotten the two sittings, Derek! One Ex Paddy's, ED mate (when I was a EngCadet) insisted that Cadets could only...
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