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Search: Posts Made By: harry t.
Forum: The Galley 18th October 2019, 07:13
Replies: 20
Views: 1,229
Posted By harry t.
feeding the troops

September 1970 / on passage Glasgow towards Quebec.

Seven days steaming is the normal to where we are now, it’s day twenty and it has every man jack drained of energy, all feeling rather weak and...
Forum: The Galley 15th October 2019, 21:40
Replies: 20
Views: 1,229
Posted By harry t.
it was Donaldson’s ‘Santona’, on a time charter...

it was Donaldson’s ‘Santona’, on a time charter for Ellerman Papayanni. A pleasant way to spend the winter months, suggested the Owners when they sent me at short notice. A nice change from the N....
Forum: The Galley 15th October 2019, 19:31
Replies: 20
Views: 1,229
Posted By harry t.
heavy weather, safety

An extract from a letter to the good lady.

Boxing Day 1970, on passage Liverpool towards Setubal, Portugal.

“On the first day out after departure we ran into a westerly gale just south of the...
Forum: Tugs 15th October 2019, 09:27
Replies: 6
Views: 449
Posted By harry t.
silly old fool me! Red lead with a dab of...

silly old fool me!

Red lead with a dab of black and some varnish was a quick way ‘dickey up’ the weather- boards otherwise the owners rarely supplied sufficient paints to allow artistic themes....
Forum: Tugs 14th October 2019, 19:07
Replies: 6
Views: 449
Posted By harry t.
same,same as british paints, -'mast colour-buff'....

same,same as british paints, -'mast colour-buff'. I suspect more than one in Hamburg used these paints in the 50's, after an exchange of favours.
Forum: The Radio Room 8th October 2019, 20:20
Replies: 11
Views: 803
Posted By harry t.
Rome Radio

I do remember on one occasion in the mid-1970’s we called Rome Radio for advice/assistance. on their short-wave radio frequency. We, the senior officers, couldn’t find or agree on a diagnosis after...
Forum: Ship Research 30th September 2019, 07:37
Replies: 22
Views: 1,893
Posted By harry t.
It was one of those "Drivers", Jimmy D, a lovely...

It was one of those "Drivers", Jimmy D, a lovely chap who couldn’t read or write that got me to take a greater interest in engines. He started off on the deep-water trawlers out of Grimsby, arriving...
Forum: Ship Research 29th September 2019, 20:59
Replies: 22
Views: 1,893
Posted By harry t.
https://youtu.be/OjCOqvakIn8 - see at 3min00sec -...

https://youtu.be/OjCOqvakIn8 - see at 3min00sec - the masters had to deposit £200 as the ships were not insured
Forum: Ship Research 27th September 2019, 19:20
Replies: 22
Views: 1,893
Posted By harry t.
Holt's Class - their survival depended on skill and a well found ship

Alfred Holt's s.s.Phemius - 5th to the 9th November 1932

https://youtu.be/OjCOqvakIn8
Forum: Ship Research 26th September 2019, 19:47
Replies: 22
Views: 1,893
Posted By harry t.
Too young to die? - in the 70's

If memory serves, in the 70’s, Clarkson ships, fine new built ships under Denholm’s Management were sold on after eight years, apparently at the end of their ‘useful life’.
Forum: Special Purpose Vessels 24th September 2019, 20:51
Replies: 49
Views: 10,406
Posted By harry t.
https://magazines.marinelink.com/Magazines/Maritim...

https://magazines.marinelink.com/Magazines/MaritimeReporter/198112/page/59 - Link to specs of two 500-ton Gantry Cranes as used on LASH Ships for sale. Manufactured by Alliance.

...
Forum: Special Purpose Vessels 23rd September 2019, 21:32
Replies: 49
Views: 10,406
Posted By harry t.
Hello Bob, there were four "salt water" Flash...

Hello Bob, there were four "salt water" Flash units with push/pull tugs built. The largest was the Flash 1V (29 barges) towed by the Mammoth Tiger. later, after 2 years, converted with engines,...
Forum: Special Purpose Vessels 23rd September 2019, 19:44
Replies: 49
Views: 10,406
Posted By harry t.
Hi and Hello Doug, trust this is of some help ...

Hi and Hello Doug, trust this is of some help

https://patents.google.com/patent/US4094493 - Lash ship crane

https://www.globalsecurity.org/military/systems/ship/lash.htm - a good...
Forum: The Bridge 26th August 2019, 19:45
Replies: 48
Views: 7,460
Posted By harry t.
sextants

And, if they didn’t manage to avoid the bombers, It wasn’t unknown for the gunners to use the potatoes from the ‘spud locker’, - when the ammo’ run done.
Forum: Ship Research 16th August 2019, 20:44
Replies: 14
Views: 2,739
Posted By harry t.
Cool Looking For WW2 Animal Transport Ships Photos & Data

hello Bill, some of these 7,000 "seagoing cowboys" had sailed in earlier years on the military transports, and many have recorded their experiences transporting horses and cattle to both hemispheres,...
Forum: Ship Research 16th August 2019, 16:19
Replies: 14
Views: 2,739
Posted By harry t.
The Seagoing Cowboys

https://seagoingcowboysblog.wordpress.com/tag/ss-charles-w-wooster

https://seagoingcowboysblog.wordpress.com/tag/liberty-ship/ - The S.S. Zona Gale was one of the first Army mule carriers to...
Forum: Ship Research 16th August 2019, 15:05
Replies: 14
Views: 2,739
Posted By harry t.
Looking For WW2 Animal Transport Ships Photos & Data

Transportation of Animals - US Army Medical Dept.
with lots of info and links to photos etc.

https://history.amedd.army.mil/booksdocs/wwii/vetservicewwii/chapter15.htm

scroll down to...
Forum: Preserved Vessels & Restoration Projects 14th August 2019, 20:37
Replies: 4
Views: 2,209
Posted By harry t.
i read the original cost was estimated @4 mill. -...

i read the original cost was estimated @4 mill. - final cost £14,000,000.
someone, somewhere, had a few spare shackles stashed away - and, considering, those were the days of serious belt tighening.
Forum: Preserved Vessels & Restoration Projects 14th August 2019, 19:56
Replies: 4
Views: 2,209
Posted By harry t.
saving Caroline

https://youtu.be/r473lXNhOrU
Forum: News and Views from the Shipping World 11th August 2019, 18:44
Replies: 44
Views: 5,755
Posted By harry t.
Shipbuilding in the UK today

Glad you enjoyed ‘searover’, he’s a straight talker, diplomatic, but if you ‘pick the bones’ from his full interview, Westminster and the Scottish governments’ called the shots and were the final...
Forum: News and Views from the Shipping World 11th August 2019, 15:41
Replies: 44
Views: 5,755
Posted By harry t.
from the ‘horse’s mouth’

an interesting insight from this part of an interview given by Sir John Parker

https://youtu.be/9ozgyoMAp3Y
Forum: News and Views from the Shipping World 11th August 2019, 07:26
Replies: 44
Views: 5,755
Posted By harry t.
'a bit of hard work never done anyone harm'

‘The burns and lairds steel boat’ to H&W discharged 700/1100 tons in less than a day. It took 3 days at Cammell Lairds. Until containerisation in the late sixties the ‘low’ dockers in Belfast or...
Forum: News and Views from the Shipping World 10th August 2019, 07:53
Replies: 44
Views: 5,755
Posted By harry t.
A job and finish! and, a...

A job and finish!


and, a painter today, all geared up.
Forum: News and Views from the Shipping World 7th August 2019, 20:49
Replies: 44
Views: 5,755
Posted By harry t.
agree wholeheartedly - below, a rough history of...

agree wholeheartedly - below, a rough history of H&W, 1969 to 2019

https://youtu.be/9AlqTpZg8uk
Forum: News and Views from the Shipping World 6th August 2019, 18:15
Replies: 44
Views: 5,755
Posted By harry t.
H&W - Harland&Wolff, Belfast - 1861until today

https://youtu.be/K3yhKW2hcvQ
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