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Search: Posts Made By: stein
Forum: Say Hello 5th August 2019, 13:30
Replies: 7
Views: 400
Posted By stein
No, the "Young" endeavour was a two-masted ship....

No, the "Young" endeavour was a two-masted ship. Here is the late John Briggs on the "New." https://www.shipsnostalgia.com/showthread.php?t=4700
Forum: Tall ships 23rd July 2019, 21:28
Replies: 6
Views: 739
Posted By stein
Thanks very much. Very enjoyable. I particularly...

Thanks very much. Very enjoyable. I particularly enjoyed the working of the pump action windlass aboard the Katie. There is a well illustrated article on the Katie in "Westcountry Sail" by Michael...
Forum: News and Views from the Shipping World 20th July 2019, 06:04
Replies: 73
Views: 4,881
Posted By stein
The British impound an Iranian tanker for...

The British impound an Iranian tanker for breaking sanctions by the British and their allies, the Iranians then answer with what must seem to them exactly the same action. No sailor on either ship...
Forum: Ship Research 6th July 2019, 11:12
Replies: 40
Views: 2,470
Posted By stein
The interior of plastic and steel yachts are...

The interior of plastic and steel yachts are still largely wood, a living material that people deem more pleasant to touch than any man-made material. Why this should be so, I believe nobody has...
Forum: Ship Research 26th June 2019, 05:41
Replies: 53
Views: 3,727
Posted By stein
I should have remembered that, or at least have...

I should have remembered that, or at least have had the sense to ask myself why we did not use it. But things are becoming increasingly less clear to me. By the way, it was not "Sjømannskirken" (the...
Forum: Ship Research 25th June 2019, 11:12
Replies: 53
Views: 3,727
Posted By stein
Aud Schønemann scares the Americans. In May...

Aud Schønemann scares the Americans.

In May 1968 I had no knowledge of the riots that took place in Paris. The street fighting between students and police that named my generation passed unnoticed...
Forum: Ship Research 21st June 2019, 16:34
Replies: 7
Views: 665
Posted By stein
It is not often I say of a schooner that she...

It is not often I say of a schooner that she looks lovely, but the one in Stephen Card's photo certainly does
Forum: News and Views from the Shipping World 4th June 2019, 06:47
Replies: 2
Views: 471
Posted By stein
Same company as the nearly grounded "viking." And...

Same company as the nearly grounded "viking." And there has even been a third accident with a ship from this company inbetween. From "Terneuzen", Youtube: The 443-foot Viking River Cruises Longship,...
Forum: Books, Magazines, TV, Video & Publications 21st May 2019, 11:21
Replies: 4
Views: 1,186
Posted By stein
I believe all the facsimile editions I have...

I believe all the facsimile editions I have received from India have been printed well enough to be readable. Once I was asked if I might prefer grey print, due to some problem, and was given...
Forum: Books, Magazines, TV, Video & Publications 20th May 2019, 21:16
Replies: 4
Views: 1,186
Posted By stein
Facsimile books

I have seriously augmented my collection of old books on seamanship lately and that for very little money. It would seem that Google is selling a book-making machine with a gigantic library of books...
Forum: Ship Research 8th May 2019, 19:20
Replies: 4
Views: 635
Posted By stein
Maybe this man was present, he was prime minister...

Maybe this man was present, he was prime minister at the time; https://da.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thomas_Madsen-Mygdal Here is his cabinet: http://www.stm.dk/_p_5451.html The man on the left in the...
Forum: Ship Research 8th May 2019, 12:45
Replies: 4
Views: 635
Posted By stein
If you have the exact date, there is a chance one...

If you have the exact date, there is a chance one might find the sought for information in an online archive of a Danish newspaper. The Politiken has a complete archive onlne, but you have to buy a...
Forum: Tall ships 4th May 2019, 08:02
Replies: 14
Views: 1,183
Posted By stein
The plain English word I was looking for is...

The plain English word I was looking for is probably "tight". Obviously a word with the same origin as the German "dicht", and Norwegian "tett." "I have tarred her inside and outside - my boat is now...
Forum: Other Companies/Ships 4th May 2019, 00:08
Replies: 6
Views: 710
Posted By stein
The "Scandinavian East Africa Line" was founded...

The "Scandinavian East Africa Line" was founded by Thor Thoresen in 1913. The "Scandinavian" part consisted in their ships loading goods in Sweden, Denmark and Norway, mainly timber, before heading...
Forum: Tall ships 3rd May 2019, 23:26
Replies: 14
Views: 1,183
Posted By stein
I found the German text to that song, and the...

I found the German text to that song, and the verb "zustopfen", translating as "plug", this word having as synonyms: stop (up), seal (up/off), close (up/off), cork, stopper, bung, block (up/off),...
Forum: Tall ships 3rd May 2019, 18:41
Replies: 14
Views: 1,183
Posted By stein
Yes, I am at this senior moment unable to...

Yes, I am at this senior moment unable to remember the English verb for stopping a leak, which I needed for my last posting above. There is a Harry Belafonte song where, in a dialogue with a woman,...
Forum: Tall ships 3rd May 2019, 17:45
Replies: 14
Views: 1,183
Posted By stein
One might use a heavily loaded barge to drag her...

One might use a heavily loaded barge to drag her down towards, as here in the photo illustrating the operation in a wikipedia entry....
Forum: Other Companies/Ships 3rd May 2019, 06:11
Replies: 6
Views: 710
Posted By stein
That is the funnel of the NORWEGIAN East Africa...

That is the funnel of the NORWEGIAN East Africa Line. (A subdivision of the N.A.L.) Yellowish buff with the Norwegian national flag colours. You can get the colours from any color photo of the...
Forum: Model Ships 3rd May 2019, 05:59
Replies: 10
Views: 1,069
Posted By stein
When it comes to non-synthetic thread and cloth I...

When it comes to non-synthetic thread and cloth I would go easy on the water, as those materials generally loosen when wetted, and shrink when dried following this. This particularly so if the thread...
Forum: Model Ships 28th April 2019, 19:45
Replies: 10
Views: 1,069
Posted By stein
A custom made glass case would probably be...

A custom made glass case would probably be expensive. There are cheap clear plastic sheets to be bought, these can be cut and glued together to make a box. And, here in Norway at least, you can buy...
Forum: Tall ships 26th April 2019, 21:16
Replies: 14
Views: 1,183
Posted By stein
You are of course right, for the British Isles as...

You are of course right, for the British Isles as well as for North America. I guess I sometimes translate my native language into English a bit too fast. Careening in Norwegian is "kjølhaling",...
Forum: Tall ships 26th April 2019, 16:11
Replies: 14
Views: 1,183
Posted By stein
I will suggest that the lower masts has in this...

I will suggest that the lower masts has in this way been strengthened, because she is about to be keelhauled, that is hauled down on her side with chains fastened in her rigging, going through heavy...
Forum: Ship Research 20th April 2019, 07:02
Replies: 29
Views: 1,539
Posted By stein
I came across a couple of lines in P.N. Thomas’...

I came across a couple of lines in P.N. Thomas’ ”British Ocean Tramps” that might be interesting here (p. 150): “1962. A bad year for the tramp owners as freight rates dropped and running costs rose....
Forum: Looking for Old Shipmates 9th April 2019, 09:41
Replies: 75
Views: 7,437
Posted By stein
Trotterdotpom, a frequent poster for many years,...

Trotterdotpom, a frequent poster for many years, I have not seen any of his comments lately.
Forum: News and Views from the Shipping World 1st April 2019, 21:30
Replies: 99
Views: 10,941
Posted By stein
I have searched for a video or some photos of he...

I have searched for a video or some photos of he rescue of the crew from Hagland Captain, but all I have found was a single picture taken from the helicopter. Looks dramatic, but I can see no men. A...
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