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Search: Posts Made By: seaman38
Forum: Ship Research Yesterday, 15:24
Replies: 4
Views: 187
Posted By seaman38
Seems your query has been answered, but for...

Seems your query has been answered, but for anyone who may acquire a bell there are a few clues to look for when trying to establish whether it belonged to a launch or cargo vessel. A launch bell...
Forum: Royal Navy 5th December 2019, 16:56
Replies: 2
Views: 128
Posted By seaman38
Preferably into the rocket launchers

Preferably into the rocket launchers
Forum: Ship Research 15th November 2019, 18:12
Replies: 187
Views: 75,229
Posted By seaman38
I sailed on the yellow peril 'Speciality' in the...

I sailed on the yellow peril 'Speciality' in the 50's not a bad ship, good skipper, fair food, but bluddy hard work with three hatches of dominoes being humped around sometimes 2 or 3 times a day,...
Forum: Tall ships 15th November 2019, 18:01
Replies: 104
Views: 33,342
Posted By seaman38
I sailed with Mr Pepper in PSNC in the early...

I sailed with Mr Pepper in PSNC in the early 50's, at that time he was sailing as C/O, as he was recovering from an accident.

I was also on a vessel in 1957 when we went to the aid of the Pamir,...
Forum: Say Hello 14th November 2019, 10:24
Replies: 12
Views: 597
Posted By seaman38
He is best ignored and not responded to, although...

He is best ignored and not responded to, although alas I fell into that trap which only feeds his malice
Forum: Ship Research 13th November 2019, 19:05
Replies: 24
Views: 1,962
Posted By seaman38
If you already have the plans, why do you need to...

If you already have the plans, why do you need to be so churlish and rude, it hardly inspires members to help you on further requests (if any).
Forum: Ship Research 10th November 2019, 18:58
Replies: 24
Views: 1,962
Posted By seaman38
My, my, what a surly character you appear to be...

My, my, what a surly character you appear to be (albeit you may be very nice (Smoke)). I have as little interest in yachts as I have in embroidery, so any information given by me on either subject...
Forum: Ship Research 10th November 2019, 10:20
Replies: 24
Views: 1,962
Posted By seaman38
(Applause)(Applause) Correct response, 33...

(Applause)(Applause)

Correct response, 33 posts in 10 years is hardly taking part is it. I have found members on here and another site spend a lot of their free time voluntarily to help others....
Forum: Blue Funnel Line 9th November 2019, 14:39
Replies: 305
Views: 61,107
Posted By seaman38
There were many acts of gallantry by...

There were many acts of gallantry by cadets/apprentices in other companies in both WW's and awards made, they did not change into midshipmen. I have noticed over the years that somehow a MFG...
Forum: Blue Funnel Line 9th November 2019, 10:29
Replies: 305
Views: 61,107
Posted By seaman38
Alas the rest of us in lesser companies were just...

Alas the rest of us in lesser companies were just cadets or apprentices (==D)
Forum: The Galley 6th November 2019, 19:39
Replies: 34
Views: 2,772
Posted By seaman38
Were the ships built by the same yard? or...

Were the ships built by the same yard? or belonging to same company

I have found that with sailing with different companies but the ships built in the same yard the accommodation layout rarely...
Forum: The Bridge 5th November 2019, 17:37
Replies: 46
Views: 2,186
Posted By seaman38
The 'rudder indicator' in the photo is not...

The 'rudder indicator' in the photo is not actually a rudder indicator it is an indicator to show how far in degrees the wheel is from amidships, the indicator usually worked by a worm gear fitted to...
Forum: The Galley 5th November 2019, 09:50
Replies: 34
Views: 2,772
Posted By seaman38
I sailed on coal fired trawlers in the early...

I sailed on coal fired trawlers in the early 50's, mind you they were built in 1914.

My uncles were in the Irish Guards, minimum height requirement in 40's was 5' 11"
Forum: The Bridge 5th November 2019, 00:38
Replies: 46
Views: 2,186
Posted By seaman38
The flattie I served on (50's/60's) never had a...

The flattie I served on (50's/60's) never had a gyro, nor did any of the other Stevie Clarkes at that time as most were on regular runs and all had Decca Navigators (very useful). On the flatties a...
Forum: The Galley 3rd November 2019, 20:09
Replies: 92
Views: 18,652
Posted By seaman38
As #1...

As #1 (https://www.shipsnostalgia.com/usertag.php?do=list&action=hash&hash=1) was in 2008, I reckon any further advice is superfluous, as the voyage would have finished by now, of course he could be...
Forum: The Bridge 31st October 2019, 17:05
Replies: 46
Views: 2,186
Posted By seaman38
I think the most used were the Sperry and the...

I think the most used were the Sperry and the S.G.Brown but it was a long long time ago!(Smoke)
Forum: The Bridge 31st October 2019, 15:04
Replies: 46
Views: 2,186
Posted By seaman38
After penning my #10...

After penning my #10 (https://www.shipsnostalgia.com/usertag.php?do=list&action=hash&hash=10) I had to go out, and my mind got to wandering about a steamship I served on, she had no gyro, no radar,...
Forum: The Bridge 31st October 2019, 11:22
Replies: 46
Views: 2,186
Posted By seaman38
The mechanical rudder indicator or more...

The mechanical rudder indicator or more correctly the angle the wheel movement has indicated is the semi circle construction abaft the figure 4 in the photo and directly in front of the wheel, this...
Forum: The Bridge 31st October 2019, 00:22
Replies: 46
Views: 2,186
Posted By seaman38
Normally on the for'd bulkhead of the wheelhouse...

Normally on the for'd bulkhead of the wheelhouse directly in front of the helmsman line of sight and above the centre line window (or porthole on some of the old Liberty and Empire ships)
Forum: The Galley 25th October 2019, 17:30
Replies: 28
Views: 3,324
Posted By seaman38
Sounds like a passage we did many a time in the...

Sounds like a passage we did many a time in the 60's from Japan to Vancouver in ballast to pick up grain for China, the ship pounding her heart out and shaking herself like a wet dog, twelve and...
Forum: Coasters 18th October 2019, 10:08
Replies: 6
Views: 1,007
Posted By seaman38
Many on here are a lot older than 73 and you...

Many on here are a lot older than 73 and you would be surprised at what we can remember (Smoke)
Forum: Looking for Old Shipmates 12th October 2019, 00:23
Replies: 257
Views: 29,357
Posted By seaman38
Please leave me out of your tennis match, I have...

Please leave me out of your tennis match, I have only ever been me, and have no desire to be anyone else, as said before, one of me is enough for anyone. I do not recall having any dealings with the...
Forum: Looking for Old Shipmates 9th October 2019, 16:09
Replies: 257
Views: 29,357
Posted By seaman38
Thank you for your kind words. I do not recall...

Thank you for your kind words. I do not recall being accused of being multiple selfs, one of me is enough for anybody, including myself, even my mother if she were alive would agree with that!(Whaaa)
Forum: Coasters 8th October 2019, 21:48
Replies: 6
Views: 1,007
Posted By seaman38
If you haven't done so already why not drop a...

If you haven't done so already why not drop a line to Shoreham harbour master, also I find that local University history departments are usually helpful, or local libraries if they haven't...
Forum: Looking for Old Shipmates 4th October 2019, 18:13
Replies: 257
Views: 29,357
Posted By seaman38
Rodney I am sure you have enough class to rise...

Rodney I am sure you have enough class to rise above such remarks, a captain once said to me as a very young man 'I judge a man by what he is in himself, not by the uniform he wears, nor the...
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