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Search: Posts Made By: Barrie Youde
Forum: News and Views from the Shipping World 14th August 2019, 13:23
Replies: 299
Views: 24,533
Posted By Barrie Youde
My own 292 might have been written by Jane...

My own 292 might have been written by Jane Austen, 200 years ago!
Forum: News and Views from the Shipping World 14th August 2019, 12:09
Replies: 299
Views: 24,533
Posted By Barrie Youde
It is a truth universally acknowledged that many...

It is a truth universally acknowledged that many things are possible and that not all possible things are proper.
Forum: News and Views from the Shipping World 13th August 2019, 20:09
Replies: 299
Views: 24,533
Posted By Barrie Youde
This is the balm of Gilead, music to the ears and...

This is the balm of Gilead, music to the ears and commonsense writ large.

I struggle to understand how an electronic screen can ever be more helpful than the mark one eyeball - subject, of course,...
Forum: Ship Research 4th August 2019, 16:42
Replies: 9
Views: 598
Posted By Barrie Youde
#6...

#6 (https://www.shipsnostalgia.com/usertag.php?do=list&action=hash&hash=6)

Surely the prime purpose of the whaleboat was to catch the whale and kill it. Until that had been achieved the question...
Forum: Ship Research 4th August 2019, 14:44
Replies: 9
Views: 598
Posted By Barrie Youde
Why place the loggerhead on the starboard...

Why place the loggerhead on the starboard quarter? Because the loggerhead, surely, is the jewel in the crown of the whole boat; and the starboard quarter is at the right hand of the man in charge?
Forum: Ship Research 4th August 2019, 14:12
Replies: 9
Views: 598
Posted By Barrie Youde
Further, assuming that the harpoon-line runs out...

Further, assuming that the harpoon-line runs out through a fairlead at the stem-head (is this right?); and the steering oar is then rendered useless by the strength of the whale (in towing the boat);...
Forum: Ship Research 4th August 2019, 13:46
Replies: 9
Views: 598
Posted By Barrie Youde
Unless I've missed something, does not the siting...

Unless I've missed something, does not the siting of the loggerhead on the starboard quarter answer your own question?

When whaling - and being towed at speed in the Nantucket sleigh-ride (!) -...
Forum: Ship Research 2nd August 2019, 22:31
Replies: 16
Views: 2,329
Posted By Barrie Youde
What a Beauty! Thank you for posting.

What a Beauty!

Thank you for posting.
Forum: Say Hello 14th July 2019, 12:28
Replies: 16
Views: 1,119
Posted By Barrie Youde
Welcome back, Bob. Nothing has improved in...

Welcome back, Bob.

Nothing has improved in your absence!
Forum: Say Hello 13th July 2019, 16:58
Replies: 4
Views: 254
Posted By Barrie Youde
Madame Arcati could not have provided a more...

Madame Arcati could not have provided a more appropriate explanation!
Forum: Ship Research 9th July 2019, 14:37
Replies: 41
Views: 2,585
Posted By Barrie Youde
#36...

#36 (https://www.shipsnostalgia.com/usertag.php?do=list&action=hash&hash=36)

A

Many thanks!

B
Forum: Ship Research 8th July 2019, 20:59
Replies: 41
Views: 2,585
Posted By Barrie Youde
I hope that I might be forgiven for this re-run,...

I hope that I might be forgiven for this re-run, below.

Mention of the Australian passenger service from Liverpool and Pilot Ovey Small (#29) brings it all back!

INSPIRATION OF YOUTH
“Give her...
Forum: Ship Research 8th July 2019, 10:47
Replies: 41
Views: 2,585
Posted By Barrie Youde
Very many thanks, Alaric! That is much...

Very many thanks, Alaric!

That is much appreciated.

B
Forum: Ship Research 7th July 2019, 19:08
Replies: 41
Views: 2,585
Posted By Barrie Youde
#29...

#29 (https://www.shipsnostalgia.com/usertag.php?do=list&action=hash&hash=29)

Google confirms that DM was at Liverpool at least once during WWII, in 1940.
Forum: Ship Research 7th July 2019, 10:52
Replies: 41
Views: 2,585
Posted By Barrie Youde
#28...

#28 (https://www.shipsnostalgia.com/usertag.php?do=list&action=hash&hash=28)

Very many thanks, Alaric!

I had no idea, until now, that Seattle might look so similar to the Mersey, seen from a...
Forum: Wrecks 6th July 2019, 16:02
Replies: 34
Views: 10,042
Posted By Barrie Youde
Composed today on a dull afternoon, here is a...

Composed today on a dull afternoon, here is a reminder-note of some of the thoughts which entered my head when signalling by Morse-lamp fifty years and more ago.

Dit-dah. Dit-dah. I call to ask...
Forum: Wrecks 6th July 2019, 15:57
Replies: 34
Views: 10,042
Posted By Barrie Youde
#31...

#31 (https://www.shipsnostalgia.com/usertag.php?do=list&action=hash&hash=31)

Many thanks for this, OSD.

Slightly off-thread - but not too far - both of the Titanic films (since 1958) show the...
Forum: Ship Research 6th July 2019, 11:28
Replies: 40
Views: 2,448
Posted By Barrie Youde
#11...

#11 (https://www.shipsnostalgia.com/usertag.php?do=list&action=hash&hash=11)

The principle, surely, is that there's no accounting for taste!

Some see beauty in large modern cruise liners and...
Forum: News and Views from the Shipping World 6th July 2019, 10:00
Replies: 16
Views: 1,213
Posted By Barrie Youde
#7...

#7 (https://www.shipsnostalgia.com/usertag.php?do=list&action=hash&hash=7) etc

The two speeds which Pat mentions sound like (1) the maximum possible speed and (2) the maximum speed achievable on...
Forum: Ship Research 5th July 2019, 18:39
Replies: 40
Views: 2,448
Posted By Barrie Youde
#1...

#1 (https://www.shipsnostalgia.com/usertag.php?do=list&action=hash&hash=1)

All of those things: and largely unfortunate.

It was a design feature which has continued to dehumanise much of...
Forum: Ship Research 5th July 2019, 12:34
Replies: 41
Views: 2,585
Posted By Barrie Youde
#18...

#18 (https://www.shipsnostalgia.com/usertag.php?do=list&action=hash&hash=18)

A splendid photograph of DM, apparently at Liverpool - and clearly on some special occasion. I wonder when? And which...
Forum: Maritime Family History Research 3rd July 2019, 21:50
Replies: 6
Views: 480
Posted By Barrie Youde
Hi Lucy, As Hugh points out, Roger will give...

Hi Lucy,

As Hugh points out, Roger will give you far more detail.

My own observation would be that 18 years of age would be substantially older than the usual starting age for an indentured...
Forum: Brocklebank Line 1st July 2019, 20:07
Replies: 14
Views: 1,203
Posted By Barrie Youde
I never did wear a sarong/lungi etc. Never...

I never did wear a sarong/lungi etc.

Never progressed beyond cotton shorts.

Often wondered, in teenage years, why the contents of the shorts invariably were greater when being called out than...
Forum: BP Shipping 30th June 2019, 23:26
Replies: 29
Views: 4,890
Posted By Barrie Youde
Rifle-Eye? Or has he been mentioned already?

Rifle-Eye?

Or has he been mentioned already?
Forum: Ships No More 30th June 2019, 23:04
Replies: 42
Views: 23,162
Posted By Barrie Youde
#42...

#42 (https://www.shipsnostalgia.com/usertag.php?do=list&action=hash&hash=42)

Thank you Ian. I had always understood that the PEGU was outward bound, but I don't question the information which...
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