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Search: Posts Made By: Chillytoes
Forum: Tall ships 5th January 2020, 01:57
Replies: 33
Views: 1,353
Posted By Chillytoes
Wonder what Australian port, or ports, she...

Wonder what Australian port, or ports, she delivered that timber to?
Forum: The Engine Room 21st December 2019, 23:50
Replies: 24
Views: 2,655
Posted By Chillytoes
No, Andy. Bogong was built in 1967 for...

No, Andy. Bogong was built in 1967 for Bulkships. In 1977 it was taken over by BHP and renamed Iron Bogong. I believe she was a motor vessel, (Doxford, I think) although one source lists her as...
Forum: The Engine Room 19th December 2019, 02:18
Replies: 24
Views: 2,655
Posted By Chillytoes
The ANL ships, River Boyne (1982) and River...

The ANL ships, River Boyne (1982) and River Emberley (1983) were built by Mitsubishi-Nagasaki. The TNT vessels, Carpentaria & Capricornia, were both built by Italcantieri-Monfalcone in 1983. In...
Forum: The Engine Room 18th December 2019, 10:02
Replies: 24
Views: 2,655
Posted By Chillytoes
Blueprint noted the innovation that was once part...

Blueprint noted the innovation that was once part of the now vanished Australian shipping scene. Just a couple of those innovations: MV Kooringa - the first ‘purpse-built’ container ship. OK, it...
Forum: The Engine Room 15th December 2019, 05:20
Replies: 24
Views: 2,655
Posted By Chillytoes
Olaf the Blue This is a 1986 pic of the remains...

Olaf the Blue
This is a 1986 pic of the remains of Dilkara (or maybe perhaps Allunga) taken from the after deck of Cape Hawke, which was soon to suffer the same fate.
Forum: The Engine Room 15th December 2019, 04:47
Replies: 24
Views: 2,655
Posted By Chillytoes
Thanks for blowing my cover, John! In...

Thanks for blowing my cover, John!

In fact, I only did two swings on Australian Emblem, not ever being part of Roy's Navy (ex-ANL people will understand this). I cannot remember any great...
Forum: Computers and The Internet 5th October 2019, 23:39
Replies: 26
Views: 3,148
Posted By Chillytoes
Scams are not anything new and there are a few...

Scams are not anything new and there are a few things you can do to avoid them. I never answer the phone, mobile or landline, if I do not recognise the number. Let it go through to the answering or...
Forum: The Radio Room 21st September 2019, 08:18
Replies: 10
Views: 1,649
Posted By Chillytoes
I sailed with one of the Noongah survivors in the...

I sailed with one of the Noongah survivors in the early 80's. He didn't seem to be carrying too much baggage as a result of that trauma, but now and again a little seeped through.
I know if I had...
Forum: The Engine Room 27th August 2019, 11:45
Replies: 34
Views: 6,405
Posted By Chillytoes
I only sailed briefly on one Doxford and it was...

I only sailed briefly on one Doxford and it was no trouble at all. A good unit. However, as a dockyard apprentice, worked on two ships with Doxfords which required regular, and I mean regular,...
Forum: News and Views from the Shipping World 16th March 2019, 10:11
Replies: 36
Views: 4,594
Posted By Chillytoes
Right on, Clive H! I stand by my earlier post,...

Right on, Clive H!
I stand by my earlier post, these ships are designed by morons for morons. They are not beautiful, either inside or out. The interiors are garish, tasteless agglomerations of...
Forum: News and Views from the Shipping World 8th March 2019, 07:54
Replies: 36
Views: 4,594
Posted By Chillytoes
Created by morons for morons.

Created by morons for morons.
Forum: Ship Research 25th January 2019, 23:25
Replies: 31
Views: 5,543
Posted By Chillytoes
I may be about 4 years late here, but I have the...

I may be about 4 years late here, but I have the same framed image on my wall. According to a label on the back, it was taken by one Melvin Vaniman, from a balloon, in 1904, the subject being...
Forum: The Engine Room 14th December 2018, 05:35
Replies: 89
Views: 18,492
Posted By Chillytoes
Going back to the first post - Dilkara's story...

Going back to the first post - Dilkara's story looks like a carbon copy of Allunga, one of her sisters in the now defunct PAD line. The third sister was Paralla. Don't know much about her life, but...
Forum: The Engine Room 16th June 2018, 11:15
Replies: 50
Views: 13,458
Posted By Chillytoes
I seem to recall that if you were fined a case of...

I seem to recall that if you were fined a case of p**s, that meant that you incurred an additional fine of another case of p** s, and then another case - ad finitum!
Forum: The Engine Room 16th June 2018, 10:52
Replies: 35
Views: 6,020
Posted By Chillytoes
I seem to recall that before sailing, the deck...

I seem to recall that before sailing, the deck cadet/apprentice had the job of removing items of fecal matter from the wales on the wharf faces. This was vital so to not affect the delicate...
Forum: The Engine Room 16th June 2018, 10:00
Replies: 54
Views: 10,648
Posted By Chillytoes
One of our engineers had a medical condition such...

One of our engineers had a medical condition such that he could (and often did) go to sleep at the drop of a hat under any conditions. He was known to have curled up on the rocker covers of the...
Forum: The Engine Room 19th April 2018, 00:33
Replies: 34
Views: 7,144
Posted By Chillytoes
The talk here about metrication/standardisation...

The talk here about metrication/standardisation here remined me of a ship I sailed on, built in Germany, trading between Oz and the east coast US, with the occasional trip to Eurpean ports. Built to...
Forum: Houlder Brothers 19th December 2017, 09:59
Replies: 125
Views: 15,173
Posted By Chillytoes
So thick, wouldn't know if you were up him with...

So thick, wouldn't know if you were up him with an armful of chairs!
Forum: The Engine Room 19th November 2017, 23:48
Replies: 33
Views: 6,831
Posted By Chillytoes
Bob, The attached should bring back memories. ...

Bob,
The attached should bring back memories.
Speaking of which, I attended the USSCo reunion in Sydney last week, not a large group but still a happy one.
Forum: The Engine Room 19th November 2017, 03:51
Replies: 33
Views: 6,831
Posted By Chillytoes
Bob, I know its all of 8 years since you first...

Bob,
I know its all of 8 years since you first posted this thread, but Iíve only just seen it.
I sailed with USSCo. on the two ships which were almost sisters to your favourite - Poolta & Pateena...
Forum: The Engine Room 18th November 2017, 22:08
Replies: 32
Views: 7,891
Posted By Chillytoes
I had never heard of this British pre-sea grading...

I had never heard of this British pre-sea grading system. It was rather different in Oz.
I served an apprenticeship as a fitter and turner at Newcastle State Dockyard. I was allowed to a...
Forum: The Engine Room 12th November 2017, 06:10
Replies: 75
Views: 29,600
Posted By Chillytoes
Worst engineer I ever came across was a balding...

Worst engineer I ever came across was a balding chap known to all as ‘Mudgard’, since he was all shiny on top but there was only s**t underneath.
Forum: The Engine Room 8th November 2017, 11:07
Replies: 238
Views: 39,950
Posted By Chillytoes
Its a really old thread, I know, but all this...

Its a really old thread, I know, but all this discussion about who is or isn’t an engineer is a bit tedious. I know what I am, and I have a government issued document to prove it, and it says -...
Forum: The Engine Room 30th October 2017, 23:07
Replies: 175
Views: 30,644
Posted By Chillytoes
When I was an apprentice at Newcastle State...

When I was an apprentice at Newcastle State Dockyard I saw a scew-driving tool I have never seen anywhere since. It was in the shape of a ‘Y’ with the vertical end ground to a flat blade. To really...
Forum: The Engine Room 23rd October 2017, 02:40
Replies: 85
Views: 34,032
Posted By Chillytoes
Bill, Thanks for reminding me of Talbot-Booth. ...

Bill,
Thanks for reminding me of Talbot-Booth. I do have a copy (3rd Edition), but it deals with a whole lot of other stuff - about 7 pages on uniform - while Arnott's book deals specifically with...
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