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Search: Posts Made By: Dickyboy
Forum: United States Navy 12th September 2019, 13:27
Replies: 19
Views: 1,257
Posted By Dickyboy
I could never get the hang of touch screen, or...

I could never get the hang of touch screen, or pads for that matter. A simple mouse does for me. It's the simplest and fastest way for me to point and click. Bring back XP I say!
Forum: United States Navy 12th September 2019, 13:23
Replies: 19
Views: 1,257
Posted By Dickyboy
What happens if you sneeze on the screen? (Jester)

What happens if you sneeze on the screen? (Jester)
Forum: Union Castle - Safmarine 9th September 2019, 19:03
Replies: 22
Views: 5,244
Posted By Dickyboy
I thought that the Rowallan Castle was one of...

I thought that the Rowallan Castle was one of their "R" Class Fruit Boats. I visited the Roxburagh? Castle in Cape Town once.
Forum: News and Views from the Shipping World 8th September 2019, 21:07
Replies: 16
Views: 1,308
Posted By Dickyboy
Perhaps a similar problem to the one that toppled...

Perhaps a similar problem to the one that toppled in Southampton Water a couple of years ago. As I recall, that was down to ballasting.
Forum: Non-Seafaring Obituaries 2nd September 2019, 13:56
Replies: 8
Views: 614
Posted By Dickyboy
John Briggs

John Briggs crossed the bar three years ago today.
A much respected long term member of Ships Nostalgia.
I had the great privilege of staying with him a couple of times at his home in NSW, and had...
Forum: Maritime Family History Research 19th August 2019, 00:30
Replies: 4
Views: 805
Posted By Dickyboy
http://monumentaustralia.org.au/themes/disaster/ma...

http://monumentaustralia.org.au/themes/disaster/maritime/display/112729-mv-noongah
Forum: Preserved Vessels & Restoration Projects 14th August 2019, 20:25
Replies: 4
Views: 2,083
Posted By Dickyboy
It shouldn't up to the Royal Navy to preserve...

It shouldn't up to the Royal Navy to preserve Historic Ships in my book. They have enough to do without funding old ships.
Forum: Union Castle - Safmarine 14th August 2019, 13:25
Replies: 22
Views: 5,244
Posted By Dickyboy
More likely to have been the Rhodesia Castle...

More likely to have been the Rhodesia Castle methinks.
Forum: RNLI 11th August 2019, 08:52
Replies: 22
Views: 4,883
Posted By Dickyboy
It's taken 10 years to re find this thread :) ...

It's taken 10 years to re find this thread :)
The story describes well the dangers of this stretch of coast. There are many others like it as well of course.
The story should be standard reading...
Forum: Royal Fleet Auxiliary 9th August 2019, 21:14
Replies: 8
Views: 1,290
Posted By Dickyboy
Just as a matter of interest "Amber ll" was the...

Just as a matter of interest "Amber ll" was the vessel that towed Victoria of Wight from Turkey a year or two ago.
Forum: Passenger Liners 6th August 2019, 20:23
Replies: 10
Views: 2,495
Posted By Dickyboy
Interesting little history. Russian/Baltic...

Interesting little history. Russian/Baltic Shipping get little mention on here, mores the pity.
Forum: Say Hello 4th August 2019, 10:58
Replies: 3
Views: 382
Posted By Dickyboy
Welcome aboard Steve

Welcome aboard Steve
Forum: Tugs 29th July 2019, 08:42
Replies: 44
Views: 2,625
Posted By Dickyboy
Is this one of 'em?

Is this one of 'em?
Forum: Ship Research 22nd July 2019, 12:45
Replies: 5
Views: 420
Posted By Dickyboy
I think Range is the distance to the furthest...

I think Range is the distance to the furthest point from the starting point, and have the ability return to that point, or continue to a destination.

Radius is the same I think. Think search...
Forum: Brocklebank Line 17th July 2019, 13:12
Replies: 9
Views: 947
Posted By Dickyboy
When I was in the Scouts, that was called a "One...

When I was in the Scouts, that was called a "One Eyed Egyptian" :)
Forum: BP Shipping 12th July 2019, 20:10
Replies: 19
Views: 2,114
Posted By Dickyboy
Thank heaven for double hulls. Not the reason...

Thank heaven for double hulls. Not the reason they were introduced, Thanks Exxon Valdez, but they seem to help damage limitation. The one that was set on fire would have been a lot worse without a...
Forum: BP Shipping 12th July 2019, 04:04
Replies: 19
Views: 2,114
Posted By Dickyboy
If the Iranians said they weren't their boats,...

If the Iranians said they weren't their boats, our government should have taken them at their word, and sunk them as pirates.
I, like many others no doubt had thought what sitting targets us huge...
Forum: Say Hello 10th July 2019, 13:43
Replies: 9
Views: 713
Posted By Dickyboy
Welcome from the Isle of Wight :)

Welcome from the Isle of Wight :)
Forum: News and Views from the Shipping World 22nd June 2019, 12:23
Replies: 11
Views: 855
Posted By Dickyboy
I agree, should go to Wilhelmshaven. I guess good...

I agree, should go to Wilhelmshaven. I guess good men died in the Krieg's Marine and it would make a good memorial for them.
Forum: Ship Research 21st June 2019, 11:28
Replies: 16
Views: 1,476
Posted By Dickyboy
I DID say by the passengers, NOT the crew. The...

I DID say by the passengers, NOT the crew. The Reina was carrying a full compliment of South African passengers (One Class) They treated the Coloured/Black passengers like ****. Those same passengers...
Forum: Brocklebank Line 16th June 2019, 19:01
Replies: 1
Views: 748
Posted By Dickyboy
They're on all the Shipping Lines sub forums Not...

They're on all the Shipping Lines sub forums Not just the Brock's one. :(
Forum: Ship Research 15th June 2019, 22:23
Replies: 5
Views: 800
Posted By Dickyboy
A bit of quality there methinks, The classical...

A bit of quality there methinks, The classical design of the spindles and rather ornate knobs on the wedges. Rather light weight, so maybe for a quality yacht.
Forum: Ship Research 12th June 2019, 23:13
Replies: 16
Views: 1,476
Posted By Dickyboy
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Forum: Ship Research 12th June 2019, 14:30
Replies: 16
Views: 1,476
Posted By Dickyboy
I imagine that the team would have travelled...

I imagine that the team would have travelled almost entirely in 3rd class, even though they were the national team. This might have left E D (The shipping company) in a bit of a cleft stick. Even if...
Forum: Royal Mail Line 12th June 2019, 08:23
Replies: 26
Views: 14,981
Posted By Dickyboy
I remember the lead lined coffins being stored in...

I remember the lead lined coffins being stored in the Baggage Room.
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