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Forum: The Engine Room 23rd November 2019, 10:22
Replies: 64
Views: 15,418
Posted By david freeman
Victoria Drummond- accolade

In the days OF I Mar E and the HQ in Mark Lane in the late 70's I can remember sitting in the lounge/bar/members room and there were/was then a room either in the library or the members room paying...
Forum: Say Hello 9th November 2019, 14:27
Replies: 3
Views: 269
Posted By david freeman
interesting career? I remember the weather ships...

interesting career? I remember the weather ships out of the clyde station for the atlantic? and possibly the bering sea? Ship in a grey livery no funnel boot top, just overal grey, and if I remember...
Forum: The Engine Room 9th November 2019, 10:05
Replies: 94
Views: 30,491
Posted By david freeman
piss, bang , fart, engineers, every one of you,...

piss, bang , fart, engineers, every one of you, what about a :-pamatrada HP/LP steam set turbines, with double articulated gear box, Or a Stal Laval Turbine set, with an Allens epicyclic gear...
Forum: BP Shipping 30th October 2019, 20:56
Replies: 10
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Views: 967
Posted By david freeman
not quite? I do not know the modern history:...

not quite? I do not know the modern history: However is that war time mechant vessel, deliberately sunk in the medway channel in wwi because she was on fire/bombed and full of explosives? Is still in...
Forum: Maritime Family History Research 28th October 2019, 20:24
Replies: 5
Views: 471
Posted By david freeman
interesting the definition of coasting. Maybe...

interesting the definition of coasting.
Maybe one has to look at the deck certificate of competancy limits?
Home trade the UK North Sea-Irish Sea, Elbe and down to Ushant , note not the Faroes. And...
Forum: Tugs 14th October 2019, 10:29
Replies: 6
Views: 918
Posted By david freeman
Thanks noted Blog##4 very informative, well...

Thanks noted Blog##4 very informative, well thought out. Good luck, when the tug becomes a reality.
Forum: Tugs 13th October 2019, 10:25
Replies: 6
Views: 918
Posted By david freeman
very challenging? I have a question??, Throughout...

very challenging? I have a question??, Throughout the day the tug uses energy? Does it have a dedicated harbour berth, if so How when the tug master has been on duty for a period of time, after the...
Forum: BP Shipping 10th October 2019, 17:38
Replies: 25
Views: 3,926
Posted By david freeman
In these tales of who's who, I just pause and...

In these tales of who's who, I just pause and wonder, what happened to the Catering department, with the 'OLD Mans TIGER' and the Catering Officers. Do these positions still hold good in the modern...
Forum: Looking for Old Shipmates 2nd October 2019, 11:04
Replies: 2
Views: 554
Posted By david freeman
somewhere on these august pages, I not sure if it...

somewhere on these august pages, I not sure if it was Graham or BP Shipping Sudbury, mentioned that records of the Past BP Shipping Company, were being, or had been donated to Warwick University for...
Forum: BP Shipping 27th September 2019, 09:56
Replies: 25
Views: 3,926
Posted By david freeman
I believe for many of us, who may have know River...

I believe for many of us, who may have know River Plate House, Britannic House, the crude and products and latterly the gas fleets, whether deck engine, or even crew, we have many an experience at...
Forum: BP Shipping 6th September 2019, 08:41
Replies: 9
Views: 946
Posted By david freeman
I never sailed on a 42, but the queen 50.00dwt...

I never sailed on a 42, but the queen 50.00dwt Here the engineers were all aft.
Midships was master, plus owners upper deck. next deck down. Starboard CO, XCO, 2/O and 3/0, R/O, down the sides deck...
Forum: Say Hello 5th September 2019, 09:37
Replies: 6
Views: 553
Posted By david freeman
Nothing adrift here except the words the...

Nothing adrift here except the words the lowestoft steam drifters, here you may have some old steam queens' dreaming of scotch boilers, up and downers, and some deepsea boys dreaming of water tube...
Forum: Say Hello 5th September 2019, 09:33
Replies: 6
Views: 553
Posted By david freeman
Nothing adrift here, as far as I can see. marked...

Nothing adrift here, as far as I can see. marked upas an anchor light. Question is it electric {bulb], or an Oil lantern.
Most vessels registered as British Ships, had two sets of navigation lights,...
Forum: BP Shipping 21st August 2019, 17:35
Replies: 26
Views: 6,842
Posted By david freeman
I cannot remember references to this house of...

I cannot remember references to this house of abode in Swansea=LLandarcy- However you have triggered this past younger engineer of the week[5 days] I spent in LLandarcy training school about the...
Forum: Ship Research 4th August 2019, 17:20
Replies: 9
Views: 959
Posted By david freeman
The American right hand down, steer to...

The American right hand down, steer to starboard, and the old sidewinders in the fishing industry with gallows on the portside { where the fishing gear was shot from], so the steering oar was free...
Forum: Say Hello 3rd August 2019, 08:34
Replies: 3
Views: 450
Posted By david freeman
Did not? Maynards in the UK produce a toffee...

Did not? Maynards in the UK produce a toffee sweetie or mint? My mind and memory have gone blank trying to recall the jars of sweeties in the local tuck shop, and the name of the sweetie, was it...
Forum: Tugs 28th July 2019, 10:29
Replies: 48
Views: 4,318
Posted By david freeman
St Andrews Fish Dock Hull in the 70's ha two TID,...

St Andrews Fish Dock Hull in the 70's ha two TID, that were voith synder propelled. The names for the two tugs escape me?? Memory???
Forum: Tankers 24th July 2019, 09:30
Replies: 129
Views: 44,369
Posted By david freeman
thanks my memory is shot!

thanks my memory is shot!
Forum: Tankers 23rd July 2019, 16:29
Replies: 129
Views: 44,369
Posted By david freeman
In my career within the marine industry during...

In my career within the marine industry during the 70's I am aware of a Huntings super 'Jim'? who was an ex examiner of engineers at the Gosforth Dp.Tp office, and was a student/lecturer at Kings...
Forum: Ship Research 7th July 2019, 09:08
Replies: 40
Views: 3,944
Posted By david freeman
This is just about correct. I am suprised no deck...

This is just about correct. I am suprised no deck cadet/officer has commented on this subject, and the swinging of the compass after drydock or off gibraltra.
If memory serves me correctly the...
Forum: Ship Research 30th June 2019, 17:48
Replies: 53
Views: 5,320
Posted By david freeman
i just wonder what is the problem is there one? ...

i just wonder what is the problem is there one?
I have worked in my younger days for a shipping company of european management, managing many vessels under various flag states and in saying this,...
Forum: Ship Research 23rd June 2019, 21:52
Replies: 53
Views: 5,320
Posted By david freeman
BP Tankers were subscribers to WALPORT, and the...

BP Tankers were subscribers to WALPORT, and the bx of three films, usually an A film, and two B horse operas, there was more of John Waynes horse droppings on the main deck, than wet hankies shedding...
Forum: Ship Research 11th June 2019, 09:43
Replies: 14
Views: 1,861
Posted By david freeman
A little bit cruel, but I suspect true on the wet...

A little bit cruel, but I suspect true on the wet fishers: However the facorty trawlers may be a little more organised, But what lovely fish eaten? not to be sold on the market?
Was the cook from...
Forum: Looking for Old Shipmates 8th June 2019, 18:47
Replies: 2
Views: 549
Posted By david freeman
was the tintagell castle the humber paddle...

was the tintagell castle the humber paddle steamer ferry in its day? and does she now lie on the Thames?
AM i thinking of the tatersell castle? on the Humber/new holland -Hull ferry?
It is the fish...
Forum: Looking for Old Shipmates 8th June 2019, 18:44
Replies: 2
Views: 549
Posted By david freeman
was the tintagell castle the humber paddle...

was the tintagell castle the humber paddle steamer ferry in its day? and does she now lie on the Thames?
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