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Search: Posts Made By: Duncan112
Forum: Looking for Old Shipmates 19th November 2019, 03:30
Replies: 238
Views: 24,759
Posted By Duncan112
One name I haven't seen for ages - Chief...

One name I haven't seen for ages - Chief Engineer's Daughter
Forum: Bank Line 4th November 2019, 22:11
Replies: 9
Views: 1,234
Posted By Duncan112
Well said Alan, I consider myself fortunate to...

Well said Alan, I consider myself fortunate to have spent a few years in The Bank Line, amongst other things it gave me a love for the South Pacific.

Perhaps it could be summed up in the words of...
Forum: The Engine Room 4th October 2019, 10:17
Replies: 14
Views: 2,027
Posted By Duncan112
Certainly. usual cause in my experience was...

Certainly. usual cause in my experience was failure of the turning wheel sensor to pick up the flywheel notches. We overhauled the JABSCO valves on a 2 year rotating cycle as, allegedly, they had...
Forum: The Engine Room 1st October 2019, 11:51
Replies: 71
Views: 8,453
Posted By Duncan112
But the cylinder valves are still right handed. ...

But the cylinder valves are still right handed.

(Somewhere and I can't for the life of me remember where I came across pipe couplings that were right handed on one end and left handed on the other...
Forum: Ship Research 27th September 2019, 10:37
Replies: 22
Views: 2,090
Posted By Duncan112
It was long before Marshall Meek that this...

It was long before Marshall Meek that this practice started, I believe it stemmed from the Owners carrying their own hull insurance and higher scantlings reduced the effect of weather and collision...
Forum: Ship Research 24th September 2019, 13:18
Replies: 22
Views: 2,090
Posted By Duncan112
There are, of course, honourable exceptions, my...

There are, of course, honourable exceptions, my old company, China Navigation, has just started disposing of the Mk 2 Chief class at approaching 30 years of age. Well maintained throughout and to...
Forum: Books, Magazines, TV, Video & Publications 24th September 2019, 10:52
Replies: 9
Views: 1,166
Posted By Duncan112
This is also worth a read...

This is also worth a read https://www.fantasticfiction.com/w/richard-woodman/endangered-species.htm
Forum: Tall ships 16th September 2019, 10:53
Replies: 27
Views: 2,429
Posted By Duncan112
Eric Newby's "The Last Grain Race"

Eric Newby's "The Last Grain Race"
Forum: United States Navy 12th September 2019, 14:00
Replies: 19
Views: 1,906
Posted By Duncan112
Well said Barrie, I remember watching a TV...

Well said Barrie, I remember watching a TV program about aircraft pilots some years ago and the view was expressed that a machine is very good at monitoring but not so good at assimilating new...
Forum: Bank Line 20th August 2019, 14:11
Replies: 14
Views: 1,690
Posted By Duncan112
I was with Bank Line 1985 - 89 and, around that...

I was with Bank Line 1985 - 89 and, around that time the contents of the warehouse in Woodbine Street Sunderland (Adjacent to the Doxford Gateway) were being disbursed, a list was sent round the...
Forum: Ship Research 22nd July 2019, 12:28
Replies: 5
Views: 478
Posted By Duncan112
Range, yes I think you are correct (always...

Range, yes I think you are correct (always allowing for reserves etc) radius may be a little different as, surely, some time should be spent "on station"?
Forum: Bank Line 18th July 2019, 10:10
Replies: 15
Views: 2,091
Posted By Duncan112
Thanks, further Googling gives me this...

Thanks, further Googling gives me this https://collage.cityoflondon.gov.uk/view-item?i=41342&WINID=1563437301990 Much more familiar!!
Forum: Bank Line 17th July 2019, 21:50
Replies: 15
Views: 2,091
Posted By Duncan112
Bank Line was 21 Bury Street, so presumably the...

Bank Line was 21 Bury Street, so presumably the "Tulip would be opposite, BUT a quick look at Google Maps suggest 21 - 24 are occupied by Turnbull & Asser - building doesn't look familiar though ...
Forum: Blue Funnel Line 4th July 2019, 21:20
Replies: 38
Views: 12,665
Posted By Duncan112
Some of you may be interested to learn that Colin...

Some of you may be interested to learn that Colin Busby, who was in charge of Aulis for a while (and one of the finest Chief Engineers I sailed under) has just celebrated his 79th birthday.
Forum: Ben Line 17th June 2019, 20:18
Replies: 11
Views: 1,899
Posted By Duncan112
OCL's Baby Bays had the flume tank system,...

OCL's Baby Bays had the flume tank system, seemingly it was unsuccessful and the tanks were void spaces, inspected annually. IIRC there were two variables to take into account when deciding how full...
Forum: Places, People & Events of Maritime Interest 12th June 2019, 13:44
Replies: 7
Views: 912
Posted By Duncan112
From photographs on the net I suspect that it was...

From photographs on the net I suspect that it was off Whale Island, close to where HMS Bristol is now
Forum: Places, People & Events of Maritime Interest 12th June 2019, 12:34
Replies: 7
Views: 912
Posted By Duncan112
It may refer to the buoy that HMS Rame Head was...

It may refer to the buoy that HMS Rame Head was secured to in Portsmouth Harbour for many years?
Forum: The Bridge 6th June 2019, 13:26
Replies: 10
Views: 1,685
Posted By Duncan112
I think it might be a P6 type, see here...

I think it might be a P6 type, see here http://www.compassmuseum.com/aero/aero.htm#AM
Forum: The Engine Room 3rd June 2019, 22:21
Replies: 71
Views: 8,453
Posted By Duncan112
This is what you need !!...

This is what you need !! https://triclad.com/product/ saw it used in the restoration of a J Class racer (Valsheda?) at, I think, Campers around 1998, comes in strips, you can weld the steel side to...
Forum: The Radio Room 28th May 2019, 16:29
Replies: 349
Views: 95,296
Posted By Duncan112
That was the place where the 3/E received some,...

That was the place where the 3/E received some, shall we say, oral gratification under the table. The Chief Engineer who was universally detested had invited himself along and the following day was...
Forum: The Bridge 28th May 2019, 15:29
Replies: 17
Views: 1,694
Posted By Duncan112
I wonder how many of today's mariners, bred in...

I wonder how many of today's mariners, bred in enclosed wheelhouses would be able to emulate that feat? Not forgetting that you brought her safely to port with similar lack of equipment.

Of...
Forum: The Engine Room 24th May 2019, 06:39
Replies: 2
Views: 873
Posted By Duncan112
This site was mentioned on a yachting forum, no...

This site was mentioned on a yachting forum, no idea if it's still going though http://www.coventryvictor.free-online.co.uk/index.html
Forum: News and Views from the Shipping World 18th May 2019, 09:47
Replies: 40
Views: 5,113
Posted By Duncan112
Be interesting to see if they shared a car and...

Be interesting to see if they shared a car and each claimed individual mileage?

FWIW my thoughts on it are (posted by me on a fb group):

Without wishing to defend misuse of Government assets...
Forum: Ben Line 14th May 2019, 10:39
Replies: 32
Views: 6,639
Posted By Duncan112
There was a Jimmy Lough that was a superintendent...

There was a Jimmy Lough that was a superintendent with CNCo, don't know if it was the same man, I believe he has crossed The Bar.
Forum: The Radio Room 13th April 2019, 08:54
Replies: 349
Views: 95,296
Posted By Duncan112
That sets the memories tingling, I was first in...

That sets the memories tingling, I was first in South Shields 1984 for Phase III Engineer Cadet.

La Strada was another place of ill repute, The Chelsea Cat (Got slung out for Po-going (Being a...
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