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Search: Posts Made By: Derek Roger
Forum: Port Line 16th February 2020, 03:11
Replies: 15
Views: 4,472
Posted By Derek Roger
Yes Pat ; Mike might have gone to sea as an AB...

Yes Pat ; Mike might have gone to sea as an AB and then moved his direction ; probably the same guy . How small the world is . Derek
Forum: Port Line 15th February 2020, 16:27
Replies: 15
Views: 4,472
Posted By Derek Roger
I first sailed with Mike in 1965 when he was...

I first sailed with Mike in 1965 when he was Second purser steward with Brocklebanks . Pehaps not the same Mike ; he was an Everton fanatic . Cheers Derek
Forum: Port Line 14th February 2020, 20:55
Replies: 15
Views: 4,472
Posted By Derek Roger
As I recollect the tanker pub lunches were on a...

As I recollect the tanker pub lunches were on a Sunday and usualy a
cold buffet . This was to give the galley crew the afternoon off . Les Hanna seems to be the one who started it on the tankers ....
Forum: Non-Seafaring Obituaries 5th February 2020, 00:19
Replies: 14
Views: 688
Posted By Derek Roger
Mike was demobbed as Major after his...

Mike was demobbed as Major after his contribution to the Burma campaign in The Royal Engineers . That was in WW2 .

His other exploits after a number of years in civvy street came with the Congo...
Forum: Non-Seafaring Obituaries 3rd February 2020, 17:46
Replies: 14
Views: 688
Posted By Derek Roger
Mike was a neighbor when we lived in Durban . He...

Mike was a neighbor when we lived in Durban . He and my late father were good friends and kept in touch during his escapades after our family emigrated to Scotland . He was a very pleasant gentleman...
Forum: The Radio Room 27th January 2020, 00:54
Replies: 2
Views: 327
Posted By Derek Roger
All that I can contribute is that I read the Kon...

All that I can contribute is that I read the Kon Tiki a long time ago with much enjoyment ; must find a copy and have another read .

Derek ( An Engineer with no communications skills ;...
Forum: Cunard 8th January 2020, 03:16
Replies: 1
Views: 500
Posted By Derek Roger
Was not on the Sythia but know the story well re...

Was not on the Sythia but know the story well re the Parthia rudder loss as I joined her in Falmouth where she had been laid up May 1971 and delivered her to Hong Kong ( re named as Staship 1 for...
Forum: The Engine Room 8th January 2020, 02:57
Replies: 145
Views: 55,844
Posted By Derek Roger
I was at the Stow Annex ( old offices of the...

I was at the Stow Annex ( old offices of the Springburn Loco Works ) for my phase 3 During that time we went every wednesday to the Dobbies Loan annex for Naval Arch.
...
Forum: The Engine Room 27th December 2019, 21:51
Replies: 79
Views: 8,198
Posted By Derek Roger
Another problem with the RR Generators on the...

Another problem with the RR Generators on the Mahout / Mahkor were incidents which happened twice . The first on my watch when I was sailing 3rd Eng ; I could hear very heavy hunting of the...
Forum: The Engine Room 20th December 2019, 20:14
Replies: 79
Views: 8,198
Posted By Derek Roger
I cannot recollect which of the Brocklebank ...

I cannot recollect which of the Brocklebank steamship had the 1st prototype Rolls Generator fitted or if it was provided with a sound insulated compartment . The Mahout and Markhor were fitted with...
Forum: The Engine Room 20th December 2019, 19:32
Replies: 79
Views: 8,198
Posted By Derek Roger
John the swimming pool mod was only done for the...

John the swimming pool mod was only done for the Hooley / Calcutta .. We never bothered to fill the pool at any other time ; it was done to overcome the very small bore cooling tubes in the cooler...
Forum: The Engine Room 16th December 2019, 19:34
Replies: 79
Views: 8,198
Posted By Derek Roger
Going up to Calcutta was a problem and we had the...

Going up to Calcutta was a problem and we had the 2 Chinese fitters stand by and clean the duplex sea water filters fitted on each generator on a regular basis to prevent overheating . The filter...
Forum: The Engine Room 14th December 2019, 03:12
Replies: 79
Views: 8,198
Posted By Derek Roger
Brocklebanks had the first RR generator on one of...

Brocklebanks had the first RR generator on one of our steam ships . Then Mahout and Markor both were fitted with RR Generatos as new builds > I found them very good . Derek
Forum: Blue Funnel Line 26th November 2019, 17:51
Replies: 305
Views: 65,807
Posted By Derek Roger
The lad was Dave Ireland who played the double...

The lad was Dave Ireland who played the double bass in the Liverpool youth orchestra and also played in the evenings at a club the blue angel if my memory serves me right Johnnie Willis who I...
Forum: Blue Funnel Line 25th November 2019, 22:14
Replies: 305
Views: 65,807
Posted By Derek Roger
Other BF engineer apprentices at that time...

Other BF engineer apprentices at that time Johnnie Willis from Inverness ; his father was a Master with BF at the time . John was got married to a local girl and quit the sea to work at Odessay...
Forum: Blue Funnel Line 24th November 2019, 01:16
Replies: 305
Views: 65,807
Posted By Derek Roger
The names of the BF members in our class is as...

The names of the BF members in our class is as follows
Yau Sei Wah known as wag or Waggie ; from Indonisia a place called Kula Pela . After leaving BF he became the head of Sembawang...
Forum: Blue Funnel Line 23rd November 2019, 03:31
Replies: 305
Views: 65,807
Posted By Derek Roger
I was at Riversdale in 62 to 64 and our class...

I was at Riversdale in 62 to 64 and our class consisted of half Brocklebanks and the rest BF . We were all good mates and would go to the Aiggie together at times . Would visit Aulis at times and on...
Forum: The Radio Room 4th September 2019, 00:12
Replies: 178
Views: 39,420
Posted By Derek Roger
Brocklebanks only had one to my knowledge ; Ruth...

Brocklebanks only had one to my knowledge ; Ruth Weir ; she later married the second mate that was on the Mahsud 1974 . Never heard of her since .
Forum: Ben Line 6th June 2019, 03:14
Replies: 11
Views: 2,180
Posted By Derek Roger
Brocklebanks Maihar and Mahsud had flume tanks...

Brocklebanks Maihar and Mahsud had flume tanks which when filled to the correct levels they worked fine ( there was as I recollect some formula and chart to be referred too and somthing to do with...
Forum: Looking for Old Shipmates 16th May 2019, 18:49
Replies: 257
Views: 40,685
Posted By Derek Roger
Thanks John ; Colonel Mike Hoare celebrated his...

Thanks John ; Colonel Mike Hoare celebrated his 100 th birthday on St Paddies Day . 5 of his original wild geese attended along with family and friends . Derek
Forum: Looking for Old Shipmates 16th May 2019, 02:06
Replies: 257
Views: 40,685
Posted By Derek Roger
Hi Shipmates . I am still alive and kicking ;...

Hi Shipmates . I am still alive and kicking ; happy to talk to anyone ; Brocks being my favorite . Derek
Forum: BP Shipping 1st February 2019, 23:43
Replies: 25
Views: 3,980
Posted By Derek Roger
The only woman was the Nurse who had her own...

The only woman was the Nurse who had her own bungalow adjacent to the CO s close to the officers beach . Couple of pics in my gallery . Cheers Derek
Forum: BP Shipping 1st May 2018, 00:21
Replies: 10
Views: 2,640
Posted By Derek Roger
Did my phase 3 at Springburn 64/65. It was an...

Did my phase 3 at Springburn 64/65. It was an annex to Stow College . Once a week down to Dobbies Loan for Naval Arch . Happy Days Derek
Forum: The Bridge 28th April 2018, 20:48
Replies: 54
Views: 9,809
Posted By Derek Roger
No Pat they worked well ; it was only after the...

No Pat they worked well ; it was only after the incident they were fitted to all Brock ships . Cheers Derek
Forum: The Bridge 28th April 2018, 17:24
Replies: 54
Views: 9,809
Posted By Derek Roger
I have the same / similar unit made by Kelvin...

I have the same / similar unit made by Kelvin Hughes . Brocks had these magnetic off course alarms fitted in case the Gyro fell over .
It had happened on one of our ships in the Med ; ship slowly...
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