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Search: Posts Made By: richardwakeley
Forum: The Radio Room 20th May 2019, 03:29
Replies: 21
Views: 1,598
Posted By richardwakeley
It was always boring being QRY25 at Portishead...

It was always boring being QRY25 at Portishead when previous ships were BP.
Couldn't listen in to the contents of their telegrams. Only KIZTO KACNY.
Forum: Say Hello 3rd April 2019, 08:56
Replies: 6
Views: 319
Posted By richardwakeley
I have a photo of our school group, taken at...

I have a photo of our school group, taken at Avonmouth on our return. Its a large print, but I have it in mind the photographer may have been from the Bristol Evening Post and not the ship.
Forum: Say Hello 3rd April 2019, 03:37
Replies: 6
Views: 319
Posted By richardwakeley
I was on a Devonia cruise also, 1964 I think,...

I was on a Devonia cruise also, 1964 I think, from Avonmouth to Madeira, Tangier and Lisbon, back to Avonmouth. This was for Somerset schools. A great time, which confirmed my interest in going to...
Forum: The Radio Room 15th March 2019, 03:25
Replies: 3
Views: 334
Posted By richardwakeley
A quick search on the internet shows me that Glen...

A quick search on the internet shows me that Glen Gower was 553grt. Last year in service was 1957, so I would have been 6 years old or younger when I was a passenger. The older single-funnel Glen...
Forum: The Radio Room 14th March 2019, 03:13
Replies: 3
Views: 334
Posted By richardwakeley
I think Glen Gower was under 1600grt, so probably...

I think Glen Gower was under 1600grt, so probably only R/T. Sorry I can't answer your question about the callsign until next time home on leave, where I have a 1958 Lloyds Register. I went on day...
Forum: Blue Funnel Line 23rd January 2019, 03:47
Replies: 24
Views: 2,196
Posted By richardwakeley
Another reason for name changes on scrap voyages...

Another reason for name changes on scrap voyages is that sometimes the ship was already sold to the scrapyard when it made the delivery voyage. Rhexenor and Stentor went from Singapore to Kaohsiung...
Forum: Say Hello 23rd November 2018, 02:40
Replies: 3
Views: 295
Posted By richardwakeley
Good day Callum, You will find a fairly active...

Good day Callum,
You will find a fairly active ICSN section further down on this site, under 'Shipping Companies' - 'Other Companies/ships'.
Rgds, Richard (ICSN 1983-97)
Forum: The Radio Room 17th July 2018, 03:34
Replies: 72
Views: 5,076
Posted By richardwakeley
G'day R65. GMQD was Cyclops. It wasn't my first...

G'day R65. GMQD was Cyclops. It wasn't my first Bluey, I did four Birkenhead-Liverpool (via Japan) voyages 1972-73 and had a very affable Chief - myself!
Forum: The Radio Room 16th July 2018, 09:40
Replies: 72
Views: 5,076
Posted By richardwakeley
Which brings up another faint memory. Didn't...

Which brings up another faint memory. Didn't Portishead send a traffic list for British ships only, maybe on the even hour, and another list for foreign callsigns on the odd hour? Maybe my memory...
Forum: The Radio Room 16th July 2018, 05:39
Replies: 72
Views: 5,076
Posted By richardwakeley
My logs from my first trips would make very...

My logs from my first trips would make very boring reading, as we were instructed to log the entire traffic list from Portishead and other area scheme stations, every watch. Often over one page of...
Forum: News and Views from the Shipping World 16th July 2018, 05:15
Replies: 30
Views: 2,761
Posted By richardwakeley
I have seen a few launches of bulk carriers, from...

I have seen a few launches of bulk carriers, from slipways, at Cebu in the Philippines over the past few years. They always have one stern tug ready, made fast, to heave as soon as the lady has...
Forum: The Radio Room 13th April 2018, 06:47
Replies: 97
Views: 13,206
Posted By richardwakeley
G'day Dave, Was that on a Blue Funnel M-boat? ...

G'day Dave,
Was that on a Blue Funnel M-boat? I was on Memnon and have been trying to remember what radio gear they had. Not Marconi like the A-boats,
Richard
Forum: The Bridge 11th April 2018, 07:55
Replies: 54
Views: 7,700
Posted By richardwakeley
Pat, thanks for posting your picture of the...

Pat, thanks for posting your picture of the 'Cyclops' off course alarm. I must have looked at that box hundreds of times during my 4 voyages on Cyclops. If I remember, it was on the aft bulkhead of...
Forum: The Bridge 11th April 2018, 07:51
Replies: 54
Views: 7,700
Posted By richardwakeley
Here's a couple of photos of the insides of a cut...

Here's a couple of photos of the insides of a cut open modern gyrosphere. The two gyro rotors can be seen in the first photo. The second shows the mercury pot, in which the centre-pin makes one of...
Forum: News and Views from the Shipping World 12th March 2018, 06:43
Replies: 29
Views: 3,774
Posted By richardwakeley
Dave, I believe Peter Ellis was the Chaplain...

Dave, I believe Peter Ellis was the Chaplain throughout the 80s and 90safter moving up from the good old Spottiswood Park Road mission at Singapore. He definitely wasn't an ex Blue Funnel engineer,...
Forum: News and Views from the Shipping World 12th March 2018, 06:39
Replies: 29
Views: 3,774
Posted By richardwakeley
G'day Erimus, If you are still in contact with...

G'day Erimus,
If you are still in contact with Rev. Peter Ellis, please pass him on my best regards.
He was the chaplain at the Hong Kong 'missh' for a long time, and at Singapore before that, so...
Forum: News and Views from the Shipping World 7th March 2018, 03:10
Replies: 29
Views: 3,774
Posted By richardwakeley
One night in the Red Lion in Ashley road, over 30...

One night in the Red Lion in Ashley road, over 30 years ago, when many in ICSN and other companies stayed in the Mariners Club. A well known Kiwi 2nd Engineer, who shall remain nameless, said 'I was...
Forum: The Radio Room 31st January 2018, 02:58
Replies: 1
Views: 513
Posted By richardwakeley
Radio up the creeks

Just to seperate from Loptap's Radio Officers Handbook thread:
John,
If you were on 'Industria' at Warri, maybe we met. I signed off 'Dalla' at Hull in April 1971, so would have been at Warri...
Forum: The Radio Room 30th January 2018, 02:41
Replies: 103
Views: 13,886
Posted By richardwakeley
Jim and JT, Thats right. Last ship alongside at...

Jim and JT,
Thats right. Last ship alongside at Warri or Sapele was the 'guard ship', keeping a very short watch on 500 couple of times a day for msg to and from the next ship for the ED agent. I...
Forum: The Radio Room 29th January 2018, 07:55
Replies: 103
Views: 13,886
Posted By richardwakeley
On Elder Dempster ships at creek ports like...

On Elder Dempster ships at creek ports like Warri, we were the 'coast station'.
Forum: The Radio Room 24th January 2018, 03:06
Replies: 4
Views: 832
Posted By richardwakeley
I can't help you on the British callsign, but as...

I can't help you on the British callsign, but as Belgrano it was DGQN, managers Rudolf A. Oetker. 6112grt, 3591nrt, 10057dwt, built 1953 by Lubecker Flender-Werke, partly electric welded, 1 deck &...
Forum: Say Hello 22nd January 2018, 05:25
Replies: 4
Views: 448
Posted By richardwakeley
Welcome Peter. You were also before my time,...

Welcome Peter. You were also before my time, leaving the year I joined.
I also preferred the Blue Sea Line service, round the world. My first trips there were on Laomedon, as the Ashcan had...
Forum: The Radio Room 19th January 2018, 02:23
Replies: 8
Views: 1,501
Posted By richardwakeley
Confirmed, from Lloyds Register 1958

Confirmed, from Lloyds Register 1958
Forum: News and Views from the Shipping World 17th January 2018, 02:52
Replies: 34
Views: 5,010
Posted By richardwakeley
G'day BW. I don't really know if CF Crystal was...

G'day BW.
I don't really know if CF Crystal was abandoned by ALL the crew. Just read in the papers that a Chinese fishing boat had rescued them, close to the collision site.
Also the photos showed...
Forum: News and Views from the Shipping World 16th January 2018, 03:05
Replies: 34
Views: 5,010
Posted By richardwakeley
Amazingly, the salvage team which got aboard the...

Amazingly, the salvage team which got aboard the tanker briefly, is reported to have recovered the VDR capsule. Whether the data has survived such a long fire remains to be seen. CF Crystal is...
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