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Search: Posts Made By: Tony D
Forum: Tall ships 18th May 2011, 23:27
Replies: 11
Views: 3,845
Posted By Tony D
Agree the Last Grain Race is a first class...

Agree the Last Grain Race is a first class read,Moshulu did indeed feature in the Godfather, I have another of Mr Newby's works about the place somewhere about his adventures in Spain as a very young...
Forum: Books, Magazines, TV, Video & Publications 28th February 2011, 22:24
Replies: 22
Views: 8,078
Posted By Tony D
My Old Uncle Hugh was called up to the RAF at the...

My Old Uncle Hugh was called up to the RAF at the end of the War just weeks before the surrender, he spent the next few years going round Air Fields making bonfires of as he described it, perfectly...
Forum: The Bridge 17th February 2011, 21:15
Replies: 29
Views: 2,850
Posted By Tony D
Many systems in nature both animal and vegetable...

Many systems in nature both animal and vegetable use the Moon as a timing device or clock,as did our ancient ancestors.
Forum: The Bridge 6th February 2011, 19:05
Replies: 29
Views: 2,850
Posted By Tony D
The Earths magnetic field has nothing to do with...

The Earths magnetic field has nothing to do with keeping the Moon in place Mr Hamish, that is purely down to Newton and gravity,the reason the moon is spiraling out if such a tiny effect can be...
Forum: The Bridge 6th February 2011, 17:38
Replies: 29
Views: 2,850
Posted By Tony D
Well we know the magnetic pole flips about every...

Well we know the magnetic pole flips about every million year or so ie North and South magnetic poles change ends,no one is sure the reason this phenomenon as yet but it is thought to the magnetic...
Forum: The Bridge 6th February 2011, 13:01
Replies: 29
Views: 2,850
Posted By Tony D
Often read on threads such as this posters saying...

Often read on threads such as this posters saying they are worried about the sun running out of hydrogen to fuse into helium at which time it will swell up to red giant size incinerating the earth as...
Forum: The Bridge 6th February 2011, 09:24
Replies: 29
Views: 2,850
Posted By Tony D
I suspect the human race will have been long gone...

I suspect the human race will have been long gone and the entire works and history of humanity reduced just a quarter inch seam in the fossil record long before the Moons distance becomes a problem.
Forum: Preserved Vessels & Restoration Projects 4th January 2011, 13:23
Replies: 32
Views: 6,097
Posted By Tony D
Sorry Mr S,one was a tad harsh but I have a...

Sorry Mr S,one was a tad harsh but I have a particular Bee in my bonnet about the arts or what passes for same these days,one is not a complete philistine.
Still,I prefer the way we filled our...
Forum: Preserved Vessels & Restoration Projects 4th January 2011, 12:53
Replies: 32
Views: 6,097
Posted By Tony D
I dont think the average granny or pensioner or...

I dont think the average granny or pensioner or single mum buying his or her lotto tickets in the the corner shop care doodely squat about the renaissance or its painting, saved for the nation my...
Forum: Preserved Vessels & Restoration Projects 4th January 2011, 12:31
Replies: 32
Views: 6,097
Posted By Tony D
Example? RAPHAEL'S Madonna of the Pinks The...

Example?
RAPHAEL'S Madonna of the Pinks The Madonna of the Pinks (circa 1506-1507, Italian: La Madonna dei garofani) is an early devotional painting by the Italian Renaissance master Raphael. It is...
Forum: Preserved Vessels & Restoration Projects 4th January 2011, 10:12
Replies: 32
Views: 6,097
Posted By Tony D
Of course if it was a couple of square feet of...

Of course if it was a couple of square feet of canvas painted badly by some continental drink addled feckwit the Lotto fund committee would be wetting their collective frilly knickers to hand over...
Forum: Cameras, Photography and Equipment 28th October 2010, 22:09
Replies: 8
Views: 3,261
Posted By Tony D
Great stuff,incidentally it is on youtube in 720...

Great stuff,incidentally it is on youtube in 720 HD,
This one is very relaxing,in full 1080p HD, you need good broadband to stream it so tiz best to download it to your desktop it in full HD....
Forum: Ship Research 23rd October 2010, 08:32
Replies: 9
Views: 5,538
Posted By Tony D
My father was in Bombay serving with the DEMS...

My father was in Bombay serving with the DEMS when that explosion occurred,I don't know what ship he was serving on at the time or what part he played in the aftermath as like many of his generation...
Forum: SN Directory Discussion 11th July 2010, 12:34
Replies: 9
Views: 2,638
Posted By Tony D
Kobe five of us mustered the 1000 yen(about a...

Kobe five of us mustered the 1000 yen(about a quid then) sub the Old Man had allowed us,I didn't win,sat in me cabin cursing the fates and thinking just the two beers it would have bought me would...
Forum: The Radio Room 10th July 2010, 10:26
Replies: 10
Views: 1,659
Posted By Tony D
Smile That's not such a daft idea seawater contains...

That's not such a daft idea seawater contains vast amounts of gold,. "Seawater contains, on average, 0.1 to 2 mg/ton of gold",google gold from seawater,lots of info on it there.
I suspect the...
Forum: The Galley 9th July 2010, 18:32
Replies: 66
Views: 22,788
Posted By Tony D
Cargo Ships/Tankers I was on always had a Chief...

Cargo Ships/Tankers I was on always had a Chief Cook and a second Cook and Baker,Cooks were always called Doc.
Used to be said a Ship could sail without a Captains Ticket aboard but not without...
Forum: News and Views from the Shipping World 14th May 2010, 20:50
Replies: 137
Views: 18,464
Posted By Tony D
They have the habit of biting the hand that helps...

They have the habit of biting the hand that helps them,not getting into a debate about this, picked my side forty years ago,notning I have seen in the interim has altered that.
Forum: News and Views from the Shipping World 14th May 2010, 19:47
Replies: 137
Views: 18,464
Posted By Tony D
The rest of the Arab world love the Palestinians...

The rest of the Arab world love the Palestinians about as much as they love the Israelis,cant say I blame them
Forum: Bank Line 11th May 2010, 14:35
Replies: 63
Views: 5,060
Posted By Tony D
I thought the protocol was A Ship could carry a...

I thought the protocol was A Ship could carry a Boat,but a Boat could not carry a Ship,agree the term boat applied to a ship is mere slang.
Sailed with a bloke once who refered to the ship as a...
Forum: The Bridge 7th May 2010, 21:39
Replies: 11
Views: 3,629
Posted By Tony D
I have a copy of TAITES SEAMANSHIP dated 1920,...

I have a copy of TAITES SEAMANSHIP dated 1920, price on the cover 2/-
Found it in my Uncles bookcase when we cleared out his house,no idea what he was doing wih it a he had been a Railwayman all his...
Forum: The Bridge 13th April 2010, 22:31
Replies: 13
Views: 1,901
Posted By Tony D
I admit it is a long time since I used my public...

I admit it is a long time since I used my public library but in the past if you wanted a particular book and they did not have it on their shelves you could ask them if they could locate and borrow a...
Forum: The Bridge 13th April 2010, 17:06
Replies: 13
Views: 1,901
Posted By Tony D
This seems to be the book you are seeking Mr...

This seems to be the book you are seeking Mr Binnacle.
http://www.amazon.co.uk/Arctic-Airmen-Spitsbergen-North-Russia/dp/1862272913
Forum: The Bridge 13th April 2010, 17:01
Replies: 13
Views: 1,901
Posted By Tony D
If you click on that Telegraph link Mr B it has...

If you click on that Telegraph link Mr B it has some information on the navigation methods used about halfway down the page.
Forum: The Bridge 13th April 2010, 16:03
Replies: 13
Views: 1,901
Posted By Tony D
Found this, ...

Found this,
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/obituaries/military-obituaries/air-force-obituaries/5189500/Flight-Lieutenant-Ernest-Schofield.html
Forum: The Bridge 13th April 2010, 13:01
Replies: 13
Views: 1,901
Posted By Tony D
Is it ok i I copy and paste your post on another...

Is it ok i I copy and paste your post on another website Mr B? said website is frequented by many aviators and they may have the information you seek,questions of a similar nature are posted there...
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