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Search: Posts Made By: duquesa
Forum: Special Purpose Vessels 19th December 2019, 10:29
Replies: 33
Views: 16,269
Posted By duquesa
Cable laying on CS Mercury 1973

Couple of her lifeboats still giving sterling service as ferries in Bristol.
Forum: Looking for Old Shipmates 25th November 2019, 12:38
Replies: 257
Views: 36,085
Posted By duquesa
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If you live in Texas and don't appear to support Trump, you have a good chance of getting tarred and feathered. When I visit my son in Houston, his first words are always:- Remember Dad, don't...
Forum: Other Companies/Ships 25th November 2019, 12:33
Replies: 201
Views: 52,241
Posted By duquesa
Booth Line

Correct, I mentioned him above.
Forum: Other Companies/Ships 25th November 2019, 11:33
Replies: 201
Views: 52,241
Posted By duquesa
Booth Line

Those photographs sent me into the archives. Here is one (not brilliantly clear) of our two regular Amazon pilots, Hugo Ferreira on the left and Walter Carlos dos Reis on the right. The 2/0 in the...
Forum: Other Companies/Ships 12th November 2019, 09:26
Replies: 201
Views: 52,241
Posted By duquesa
Booth Line

Brilliant. I remember Geoff Laws so well. Almost see him now sitting watching TV with Tom & Gerry.(Applause)
Forum: Other Companies/Ships 11th November 2019, 09:59
Replies: 201
Views: 52,241
Posted By duquesa
Yep been thinking about it and now remember the...

Yep been thinking about it and now remember the sheds. I think there must have been an open bit at the end of the sheds on the bridge end that we would have walked across when en route to the "hero"!!
Forum: Other Companies/Ships 7th November 2019, 17:13
Replies: 201
Views: 52,241
Posted By duquesa
Booth Line

Looking at the first photograph, I am having trouble remembering those sheds on Pier 1. My recollection was a mainly open wharf area. However, as mentioned above, the grey cells are sometimes...
Forum: Other Companies/Ships 7th November 2019, 17:10
Replies: 201
Views: 52,241
Posted By duquesa
Booth Line

I did remember the name until a few years ago but it's gone now like a lot of other stuff!! I'll never forget the first time being taken over there for a Turkey Hero by a third engineer. I'd no idea...
Forum: Houlder Brothers 30th October 2019, 10:51
Replies: 1
Views: 442
Posted By duquesa
Brian David Peter Luff

Really sorry to hear that and thanks for the news. I knew him well and sailed twice with his brother.
Forum: Books, Magazines, TV, Video & Publications 7th September 2019, 17:41
Replies: 3
Views: 1,001
Posted By duquesa
I have literally dozens of spare copies of Sea...

I have literally dozens of spare copies of Sea Breezes right back to 1946 plus many of the first series (PSNC Mag. 1921 ~1939) which I am happy to send to anyone in the UK for the price of the...
Forum: Tankers 30th August 2019, 17:56
Replies: 24
Views: 3,544
Posted By duquesa
I expect the US Fleet in Med., have them all...

I expect the US Fleet in Med., have them all plotted 24/7
Forum: Say Hello 30th August 2019, 13:52
Replies: 21
Views: 8,893
Posted By duquesa
My father went out to Australia in 1922 on the...

My father went out to Australia in 1922 on the Largs Bay returning on her one trip later. He always spoke very fondly about the trip and the ship. There are plenty of photographs of her around.
Forum: Tankers 26th August 2019, 17:07
Replies: 24
Views: 3,544
Posted By duquesa
Grace 1

They will all be watching it even more now.
Forum: Tankers 25th August 2019, 11:09
Replies: 24
Views: 3,544
Posted By duquesa
Gracde 1

That vessel and the crew on board are currently the most "watched" thing afloat. They won't be able to have their cornflakes without big brother knowing about it. There are ways to "hide" a vessel's...
Forum: News and Views from the Shipping World 2nd August 2019, 19:44
Replies: 52
Views: 8,820
Posted By duquesa
Forum: News and Views from the Shipping World 30th July 2019, 17:55
Replies: 52
Views: 8,820
Posted By duquesa
That should prompt a post from Tmac!

That should prompt a post from Tmac!
Forum: The Bridge 16th July 2019, 09:46
Replies: 52
Views: 6,237
Posted By duquesa
Ships GM question

Many moons ago I went along to the Panamanian embassy in Manhattan to get my Panamanian ticket ($10). I went with the Ch.Engineer and the Ch.Steward. Back on board and checking our new tickets over a...
Forum: Ship Research 13th July 2019, 18:15
Replies: 40
Views: 4,396
Posted By duquesa
Always did hear stories of apprentice hardship in...

Always did hear stories of apprentice hardship in a certain company down WCSA!! In my pre sea college we had an officer who had served years there and he was forever saying: If you guys have any...
Forum: Ship Research 12th July 2019, 11:03
Replies: 40
Views: 4,396
Posted By duquesa
Wooden Bridge Fronts

I sailed on ships as one of four and sometimes two apprentices. We were happy and well looked after. Good company and much attention was paid to our education although this did depend to a degree on...
Forum: The Bridge 3rd July 2019, 09:27
Replies: 52
Views: 6,237
Posted By duquesa
Harwich BR train ferries had a C of G somewhere...

Harwich BR train ferries had a C of G somewhere up on the boat deck
Forum: News and Views from the Shipping World 18th June 2019, 09:16
Replies: 25
Views: 3,667
Posted By duquesa
Hard to believe that she was even intended to...

Hard to believe that she was even intended to berth there in the first place.
Forum: News and Views from the Shipping World 4th June 2019, 14:17
Replies: 25
Views: 3,667
Posted By duquesa
MSC Opera in Venice

Quote:- "slower speed ". Indeed and would have given the thrusters a bit more bite. They clearly were working.
Forum: News and Views from the Shipping World 4th June 2019, 12:29
Replies: 25
Views: 3,667
Posted By duquesa
MSC Opera in Venice

Media!!! No hope for them. They probably think it was a tanker.
Forum: News and Views from the Shipping World 4th June 2019, 10:00
Replies: 25
Views: 3,667
Posted By duquesa
MSC Opera in Venice

From the videos available, I guess there was too much headway for the thrusters to have full effect. Most of those vessels have triple thrusters and their power is pretty awesome. Who knows, maybe...
Forum: Other Companies/Ships 1st June 2019, 09:58
Replies: 201
Views: 52,241
Posted By duquesa
Booth Line

I remember the stinking skins and the shrimp shortages very well indeed. Almost as well as the hang overs in Belem!!
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