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Search: Posts Made By: david freeman
Forum: BP Shipping 1st August 2020, 08:50
Replies: 4
Views: 233
Posted By david freeman
tots

just idly reading the blog on this site- other navies the 'Black TOT day.
It made me wonder back in the 60's on some of the 28's 32, and 16's and field days tank diving, for running repairs and...
Forum: Fishing Vessels 31st July 2020, 21:10
Replies: 3
Views: 419
Posted By david freeman
if you know the launch name, and builder, find...

if you know the launch name, and builder, find out the speed from the trials data. Cook welton and gamon, and other builders on the Humber/ Just a suggestion, they could make market from Iceland very...
Forum: The Radio Room 26th July 2020, 18:44
Replies: 101
Views: 9,241
Posted By david freeman
key tappers, and shunter club under the Red Ensign

I am dis appointed how you old 60's hands as key tappers look at Your selves. As a bugining Engineer cadet and college time [some] spent at South Shields, and in digs in Julian Avenue, with fellow...
Forum: Looking for Old Shipmates 21st July 2020, 16:52
Replies: 6
Views: 576
Posted By david freeman
hello you sailor boys, in my time on tankers...

hello you sailor boys, in my time on tankers [60,s], on the high seas, and going through Suez, The ship north or south bound, would be visited by the Port Said fly, and on the a/c and non a/c...
Forum: Looking for Old Shipmates 20th July 2020, 19:55
Replies: 6
Views: 576
Posted By david freeman
port said fly

summer is here, corona virus is here, there is social distancing, and 'lockdown', enough, enough, I am driven mad, but wait I have a friend 'a port said fly' just one! HE KEEPS ME COMPANY THROUGHOUT...
Forum: The Engine Room 20th July 2020, 08:12
Replies: 44
Views: 3,492
Posted By david freeman
how about dryfiring two foster wheeler HP 800psi...

how about dryfiring two foster wheeler HP 800psi 1000 degree superheat boilers together, as the c/e marches up and down the stoke hold demanding more steam ''Hiss'' comes to mind, as the contents of...
Forum: Elder Dempster 16th July 2020, 08:25
Replies: 6
Views: 726
Posted By david freeman
I note graham you have the illustrious title of...

I note graham you have the illustrious title of 'PIPE' I assume you mean bacci? not that spitting stuff one bites and chews the end off, and the teeth go black? and one 'hocks around the ship on deck...
Forum: Ship Research 10th July 2020, 08:34
Replies: 14
Views: 1,008
Posted By david freeman
good morning. There are reference to articles and...

good morning. There are reference to articles and logbooks. Originally they were deposited with the DOT marine division, latest address in Southampton.
Recors ending in 0 or 5 where kept at...
Forum: Tankers 7th July 2020, 18:35
Replies: 136
Views: 50,086
Posted By david freeman
Good evening you scallywag, were you at some...

Good evening you scallywag, were you at some point in the mid 70's at BOT Gosfoth, with the rouges and vagabonds, such as Radcliffe, Greenlees, Dixon, Dorean, and the lecky? and a few more. My career...
Forum: Historic Shipping lines and Ships 27th June 2020, 09:51
Replies: 13
Views: 4,819
Posted By david freeman
as an apprentice doing my ond at Constantine in...

as an apprentice doing my ond at Constantine in Middlesborogh, we wold often go into the town docks and be invited by the C/E of the visiting Strick Line ship, loading steel [mainly for the middle...
Forum: Model Ships 20th June 2020, 17:02
Replies: 1
Views: 174
Posted By david freeman
I am not sure however cable and wireless had...

I am not sure however cable and wireless had worldwide stations with cableships in white livery .UK,, Medi Singapore, and the West Indies? maybe. Look up the company name, I refere to the 60's to...
Forum: Model Ships 17th June 2020, 21:32
Replies: 24
Views: 1,097
Posted By david freeman
dear sir, you may be interested to read the blogs...

dear sir, you may be interested to read the blogs under the BP SHIPPING heading and the Manhattan Project, and BP's interest in the NW Passage, as a practical development of shipping crude from the...
Forum: Say Hello 8th June 2020, 20:41
Replies: 26
Views: 8,128
Posted By david freeman
IT WAS NOT i YOUNG MAN

IT WAS NOT i YOUNG MAN
Forum: The Engine Room 3rd June 2020, 08:15
Replies: 21
Views: 2,113
Posted By david freeman
Phew!! were No.10 coaling shovels at the ready,...

Phew!! were No.10 coaling shovels at the ready, and stronger firemen to shovel the amount of coal per hour into the hungry beast? and what about the ash and cinders, how was that riddled and removed?...
Forum: The Engine Room 31st May 2020, 08:49
Replies: 24
Views: 1,725
Posted By david freeman
It takes one back, save the ship, save your self,...

It takes one back, save the ship, save your self, and maybe the cargo, self preservation, the best lifeboat is your ship??? I just wonder what the master/captain and chief engineer, worked out as a...
Forum: The Engine Room 29th May 2020, 08:12
Replies: 24
Views: 1,725
Posted By david freeman
lovely, just curious, I just wonder if the...

lovely, just curious, I just wonder if the 'frame' can still slip into the water spaces of a 'scotch boiler' and pass all those intriguing bits, between the shell, and fire/combustion chambers, or...
Forum: The Engine Room 28th May 2020, 14:57
Replies: 24
Views: 1,725
Posted By david freeman
I am a little lost, Please what are you looking...

I am a little lost, Please what are you looking for/researching?
Are you challenging the roles and responsibilities of a Boiler Insurance surveyor, or life experience of one who has had this role...
Forum: The Radio Room 26th May 2020, 16:20
Replies: 67
Views: 7,152
Posted By david freeman
Alas dear youath in the 60.s the BP safety films...

Alas dear youath in the 60.s the BP safety films were a must, Shown now and again we we could not exchange the Walport Film Box: Then real excitement, besides using an un- secured ladder on deck, or...
Forum: The Engine Room 7th May 2020, 12:24
Replies: 30
Views: 3,272
Posted By david freeman
Starts M/Engine Doxford, 350psi or a H&W opposed...

Starts M/Engine Doxford, 350psi or a H&W opposed piston 600Psi and two Air Start recievers per engine, Each Air Start receiver without being recharge was I believed designed for 6 starts only. MAy BE...
Forum: Ship Research 6th May 2020, 17:25
Replies: 5
Views: 1,131
Posted By david freeman
Just a thought, the predecessor NEWFOUNDLAND as a...

Just a thought, the predecessor NEWFOUNDLAND as a named ship: There was I believe One named Newfoundland, and surved as a Hospital Ship at the allied landing SALEARNO ??? Southern Italy west coast...
Forum: The Galley 30th April 2020, 08:39
Replies: 34
Views: 7,555
Posted By david freeman
just a story, as a 12/4 watchkeeper, junior or...

just a story, as a 12/4 watchkeeper, junior or 3rd eng, walking around the crew accommodation at the aft end of our tanker and then passing the open port of the \indian crew galley, not the officers...
Forum: Container Vessels 29th April 2020, 16:21
Replies: 19
Views: 8,648
Posted By david freeman
hey there! this site blog has had my moniker on...

hey there! this site blog has had my moniker on for some time, surely I do not speak sense??? Discussion please.
An old box boat??/ How about a tea clipper of the mid late 19th century, with sail...
Forum: Ship Research 25th April 2020, 09:02
Replies: 61
Views: 3,748
Posted By david freeman
what with a H&W two stroke opposed piston, or a...

what with a H&W two stroke opposed piston, or a H&W 4 Stroke, or a Doxford 6 Cylinder, then steam auxiliaries for feed pumps/lub oil pumps and sea water electrically driven 110v DC and boilers...
Forum: Say Hello 25th April 2020, 08:38
Replies: 7
Views: 729
Posted By david freeman
muscorobert? Duckie! Not a gent? How are you...

muscorobert? Duckie! Not a gent? How are you doing in the Philippines in social isolation, dreaming of your younger days especial in Paris, maybe at the MOULE ROUGE in your best 'CAN CAN' Outfit,...
Forum: Ship Research 22nd April 2020, 19:12
Replies: 26
Views: 1,480
Posted By david freeman
modified

Hello is this connected to the blog in this file/page understanding Maritime Intelilgence on this site
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