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Search: Posts Made By: japottinger
Forum: Brocklebank Line 29th May 2019, 19:18
Replies: 6
Views: 719
Posted By japottinger
Thanks Phil, must have been a single powerful...

Thanks Phil, must have been a single powerful boiler to use as propulsion only. We had AP steam generator on the Matra, a real whispering giant it was too.
Forum: Brocklebank Line 28th May 2019, 22:27
Replies: 6
Views: 719
Posted By japottinger
Which combination if any did you steam with Phil?

Which combination if any did you steam with Phil?
Forum: Brocklebank Line 28th May 2019, 22:25
Replies: 6
Views: 719
Posted By japottinger
Many thanks Phil. Reason I queried the Mawana as...

Many thanks Phil. Reason I queried the Mawana as there is a photo in George O'Hara's book Ironfighters, Outfitters and Bowler Hats of, I quote, "two single end watertube Scotch boilers purporting...
Forum: Brocklebank Line 28th May 2019, 15:00
Replies: 6
Views: 719
Posted By japottinger
Makrana & Mawana

Another question, am I right in saying the Makrana had two Scotch boilers and one water tube?
Was she the only one in the fleet like this or did the next the Mawana have same, Mangla amd Mathura...
Forum: Brocklebank Line 23rd May 2019, 20:55
Replies: 14
Views: 1,755
Posted By japottinger
Possibly the cut down upper deck were designed as...

Possibly the cut down upper deck were designed as such due to the lack of beam in comparison with others in the fleet.
Forum: Brocklebank Line 23rd May 2019, 20:54
Replies: 14
Views: 1,755
Posted By japottinger
The two prototype AC winches were supplied by...

The two prototype AC winches were supplied by Clarke Chapman as a trial, apparently successful as Brocklebank went all AC with Mangla.
Forum: Brocklebank Line 23rd May 2019, 20:52
Replies: 14
Views: 1,755
Posted By japottinger
I coasted on the Masirah, and as far as I recall...

I coasted on the Masirah, and as far as I recall there were few passenger cabins on upper deck. Reason I recall was during party times in Middleborough the "girls" used one as a changing room!
Forum: Brocklebank Line 21st May 2019, 17:24
Replies: 14
Views: 1,755
Posted By japottinger
Maskeliya and Maturata

Am I correct in thinking that the amidships superstructure was built as
it was with cut down at after end down due to possible stability problems? I seem to recollect a posting that the GM was...
Forum: Brocklebank Line 28th December 2018, 18:37
Replies: 14
Views: 2,100
Posted By japottinger
Sandheads

On SS Maihar we lay at Sandheads 14 August 1957 until 31st August, having had to shift ship twice due to other ships dragging anchor down on us. I think the Mahanada would have just gone in before...
Forum: Brocklebank Line 30th September 2018, 22:21
Replies: 33
Views: 4,727
Posted By japottinger
Jim Sunners was ch. steward on the SS Maihar when...

Jim Sunners was ch. steward on the SS Maihar when I was on her May 1957-June 1958. Good lad.
Forum: Brocklebank Line 30th September 2018, 22:17
Replies: 33
Views: 4,727
Posted By japottinger
Two on the Manipur, must have been a lot of work.

Two on the Manipur, must have been a lot of work.
Forum: Ship Research 18th May 2018, 20:49
Replies: 11
Views: 1,064
Posted By japottinger
I have photos of such a boat lying at if memory...

I have photos of such a boat lying at if memory serves right at Gourdon harbour more or less decaying, pretty sure same boat, will need to search my archives.
Forum: Histories 6th May 2018, 22:12
Replies: 114
Views: 16,513
Posted By japottinger
Ken Dancy

Ken Dancy was 2nd mate on Bullard King's TSS Umgeni during trip Dec 1977 -March 1978
Forum: Brocklebank Line 4th May 2018, 18:34
Replies: 5
Views: 2,090
Posted By japottinger
Les Dow was chief elec. on SS Manipur on the...

Les Dow was chief elec. on SS Manipur on the three trips I did on her, I was extra 4th; 4th; Jun. 3rd and dates from 28 Oct 1958 to 24 April 1960
Forum: Brocklebank Line 4th May 2018, 18:24
Replies: 0
Views: 934
Posted By japottinger
SSMaihar

On voyage 94 on SS Maihar our 2nd Eng. was Jack Evans from Liverpool, I was first trip 4th Eng. He had previously been with Harrison and when they ceded their Calcutta trade to Brocklebank he joined...
Forum: Brocklebank Line 4th May 2018, 17:44
Replies: 8
Views: 2,063
Posted By japottinger
Oxy botts.

Cannot recall any Oxy or Acet. bottles on SS Maihar, Manipur or Matra Ammonia refrig. bottles on SS Manipur were stored in the port alleyway leading to the QM's accommodation and right outside the...
Forum: Brocklebank Line 4th May 2018, 17:31
Replies: 0
Views: 955
Posted By japottinger
SS Manipur

Anyone remember any of att.
LoR Engine app; his uncle 3rd Eng Jeff Purnell; 2nd Eng Chris o'Grady; 2nd Elec. think Alan Barr
Forum: Brocklebank Line 4th May 2018, 17:25
Replies: 6
Views: 2,010
Posted By japottinger
Did not know that Phil, did not see him much...

Did not know that Phil, did not see him much except in the saloon at mealtimes but seemed OK to me. I recall he and wife smoked liked chimneys. I might have a photo taken aboard in the saloon one...
Forum: Looking for Old Shipmates 4th May 2018, 17:15
Replies: 26
Views: 3,417
Posted By japottinger
One engineering company I recall was to walk...

One engineering company I recall was to walk about with a bit of chalk in your hand, looked purposeful ( but usually useless)
Forum: Brocklebank Line 6th April 2018, 15:53
Replies: 6
Views: 2,010
Posted By japottinger
I joined SS Manipur on 28 Oct 1958, the day after...

I joined SS Manipur on 28 Oct 1958, the day after Andy left her. Couple of small points, Capt was Walter Couling not Cowling, and author will cringe when he sees the illustration of the ship...
Forum: Brocklebank Line 6th November 2017, 15:56
Replies: 27
Views: 4,346
Posted By japottinger
Crew size

I cannot remember the total but we had:
One Capt., 1st 2nd,3rd 4th mates
Chief Eng, 2nd 3rd 4th 5th.
Carpenter
1st and 2nd R/O
Ch. Steward
Forum: Brocklebank Line 6th November 2017, 15:54
Replies: 27
Views: 4,346
Posted By japottinger
The SS Maihar (I) had a large space on starboard...

The SS Maihar (I) had a large space on starboard wing on the flat two levels above the engine plates which was reported to be used to bring Indian crews back to the UK ostensibly to replace those...
Forum: Model Ships 21st September 2017, 16:20
Replies: 17
Views: 4,105
Posted By japottinger
Plans

Definitely interested Tony
Forum: The Engine Room 24th August 2017, 18:52
Replies: 208
Views: 16,314
Posted By japottinger
On all the Brocklebank ships I served as Engineer...

On all the Brocklebank ships I served as Engineer Officer we ate in the saloon always unless on watch , then in duty mess. My first trip in MN was on Bullard King's Umgeni, and ALL deck officers ate...
Forum: Fishing Vessels 24th August 2017, 18:42
Replies: 56
Views: 17,888
Posted By japottinger
I drew a very detailed model plans of Ben Idris...

I drew a very detailed model plans of Ben Idris which was published in Model Boats magazine
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