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Forum: The Radio Room 16th September 2019, 15:52
Replies: 29
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Posted By trotterdotpom
Ha ha. Remember them studying the fax map covered...

Ha ha. Remember them studying the fax map covered in low pressure thumb prints and then going off for a nap clutching their CTV security blanket.

John T
Forum: The Radio Room 16th September 2019, 15:48
Replies: 29
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Views: 1,674
Posted By trotterdotpom
I remember being lured into a "nightclub" in 6VA...

I remember being lured into a "nightclub" in 6VA (Dakar to the uninitiated) by a young lady who took her top off in the street. Wow! Thinking about it now, if I'd been as consciencious about suncream...
Forum: The Radio Room 16th September 2019, 15:41
Replies: 29
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Views: 1,674
Posted By trotterdotpom
Pretty sure Monsanto was a Portuguese naval...

Pretty sure Monsanto was a Portuguese naval station - you could send OBS to them if you could get an answer out of them.

Sometime in the '70s I think, they switched from "zephyrs" to "breezes".
...
Forum: The Radio Room 16th September 2019, 15:34
Replies: 29
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Views: 1,674
Posted By trotterdotpom
Aha ... Lake Barrine? Why do I remember that? ...

Aha ... Lake Barrine? Why do I remember that?

John T
Forum: The Radio Room 16th September 2019, 15:25
Replies: 125
Views: 16,239
Posted By trotterdotpom
Remember when Argentina had the official exchange...

Remember when Argentina had the official exchange rate, the unofficial exchange rate and the official unofficial exchange rate ... or somat like that. One of the operators at LPD explained it all to...
Forum: The Radio Room 26th June 2019, 13:33
Replies: 30
Views: 3,227
Posted By trotterdotpom
Imagine showing up in Khorramshahr these days...

Imagine showing up in Khorramshahr these days with a "Crusader", the locals would crack up.

John T
Forum: Non-Seafaring Obituaries 25th June 2019, 07:30
Replies: 3
Views: 976
Posted By trotterdotpom
I think of him every time I eat a hard boiled egg...

I think of him every time I eat a hard boiled egg with a coating of salt. RIP.

John T
Forum: Ship Research 25th June 2019, 07:12
Replies: 53
Views: 5,171
Posted By trotterdotpom
Re your previous post, I think the drawback of...

Re your previous post, I think the drawback of watching movies on deck in Murmansk would be the bloody iron ore that was everywhere!

As far as James Bond films were concerned, I remember swapping...
Forum: Non-Seafaring Obituaries 20th June 2019, 08:37
Replies: 15
Views: 1,731
Posted By trotterdotpom
He was hilarious but got hammered by the Me Too...

He was hilarious but got hammered by the Me Too movement or something similar - exonerated in the end I believe.

Just read that he had "Return to Sender" written on the side of his coffin.

RIP....
Forum: Ship Research 14th June 2019, 13:00
Replies: 14
Views: 1,800
Posted By trotterdotpom
Don't forget the pan of "shackles" bubbling away...

Don't forget the pan of "shackles" bubbling away on the stove - sort of stock pot with everything chucked into it. Always there to scoop a mugful out of - great.

Re #4...
Forum: Looking for Old Shipmates 23rd May 2019, 14:46
Replies: 8
Views: 1,567
Posted By trotterdotpom
#5...

#5 (https://www.shipsnostalgia.com/usertag.php?do=list&action=hash&hash=5) Must have been the fumes. Remember when all the Germans used to come to work with a little bag containing a few beers?
...
Forum: News and Views from the Shipping World 21st May 2019, 04:16
Replies: 40
Views: 5,070
Posted By trotterdotpom
Next thing they'll be saying the moon landing was...

Next thing they'll be saying the moon landing was done in a film studio.

John T
Forum: The Radio Room 21st May 2019, 04:09
Replies: 21
Views: 2,653
Posted By trotterdotpom
I couldn't understand why it was all such a...

I couldn't understand why it was all such a secret. Just thought it was some sort of power trip.

When they were on the radio telephone, I'd often here the Old Men saying: "I'm going to so and so...
Forum: News and Views from the Shipping World 18th May 2019, 08:03
Replies: 40
Views: 5,070
Posted By trotterdotpom
Wonder what [email protected] dobbed him in? He should have...

Wonder what [email protected] dobbed him in? He should have taken a helicopter and made it worth while.

John T
Forum: The Radio Room 18th May 2019, 07:55
Replies: 21
Views: 2,653
Posted By trotterdotpom
A lot of Grimsby fishermen were prolific...

A lot of Grimsby fishermen were prolific radiotelegram senders, although they called them "wires". Just about every newsagent in town sold little code books that were used to save words in their...
Forum: The Radio Room 14th May 2019, 06:39
Replies: 21
Views: 2,653
Posted By trotterdotpom
Small world - I received a postcard from Koper...

Small world - I received a postcard from Koper about two hours ago!

Wasn't aware of those codes but I do recall reading some aircraft ones somewhere, as in "U". I was always curious if anyone but...
Forum: The Radio Room 3rd May 2019, 06:17
Replies: 349
Views: 95,117
Posted By trotterdotpom
ACB Bar was a laugh. Pretty sure it was owned by...

ACB Bar was a laugh. Pretty sure it was owned by Moji Meri the old bird who a coca cola boat that came out to the ships at anchor flogging souvenir stuff. There was always a load of girls on board...
Forum: Say Hello 2nd May 2019, 01:52
Replies: 13
Views: 1,577
Posted By trotterdotpom
Also not what you're looking for, Alyssa, but I...

Also not what you're looking for, Alyssa, but I was reminded of when the Baron Ardrossan (Hogarth's), registered in Ardrossan, was alongside in Ardrossan, South Australia, she made the news in the...
Forum: Say Hello 2nd May 2019, 01:49
Replies: 13
Views: 1,577
Posted By trotterdotpom
Ha ha, did you pocket the brown, Robert? ...

Ha ha, did you pocket the brown, Robert?

John T
Forum: Fishing Vessels 29th April 2019, 08:05
Replies: 17
Views: 1,547
Posted By trotterdotpom
She could have cleared the river of "blind...

She could have cleared the river of "blind mullets" on the way down river. Not sure where they'd be recycled though.

John T
Forum: Fishing Vessels 27th April 2019, 08:20
Replies: 17
Views: 1,547
Posted By trotterdotpom
Why was she in London? John T

Why was she in London?

John T
Forum: The Engine Room 24th April 2019, 03:56
Replies: 16
Views: 2,661
Posted By trotterdotpom
When I was at college there was an older lad...

When I was at college there was an older lad who'd been in the RN. He told me that he saw a "donkey show" in Beirut. He was very disappointed that they put a large washer (sounded like a rat guard in...
Forum: The Radio Room 18th April 2019, 13:14
Replies: 6
Views: 1,390
Posted By trotterdotpom
As in "Northeastern School of Wireless...

As in "Northeastern School of Wireless Telegraphy".

Hard to make out what that cap badge with the "R" is. The things that look bolts of lightning round the letter could indicate something to do...
Forum: The Radio Room 2nd April 2019, 04:15
Replies: 23
Views: 2,348
Posted By trotterdotpom
That must be the origin of "ditdahditdit...

That must be the origin of "ditdahditdit dahdahdah, ditdahditdit dahdahdah, ditdahditdit dahdahdah".

John T
Forum: Places, People & Events of Maritime Interest 6th February 2019, 02:36
Replies: 8
Views: 1,036
Posted By trotterdotpom
Sorry Howard, that isn't the old TH Yacht...

Sorry Howard, that isn't the old TH Yacht Patricia - in fact I'm not even sure if she's the new "Patricia".

Here is a photo of the Patricia which finished in 1983. I Googled her up and she is now...
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