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Search: Posts Made By: Robert Bush
Forum: The Engine Room 22nd November 2016, 17:09
Replies: 208
Views: 15,143
Posted By Robert Bush
Regarding Personnel or Human Resources people I...

Regarding Personnel or Human Resources people I came across some excellent ones and some not so good. In the first category was a woman ( They are in a majority nowadays, is this because they are...
Forum: News and Views from the Shipping World 28th September 2016, 00:46
Replies: 8
Views: 860
Posted By Robert Bush
This only emphasizes the pathetic state of the...

This only emphasizes the pathetic state of the once mighty Britain in the maritime world compared not only to the Asians but to small European countries like Finland, Holland and Denmark.

Who was...
Forum: BP Shipping 2nd July 2016, 17:40
Replies: 40
Views: 5,396
Posted By Robert Bush
As a deck apprentice at the end of 1945 my...

As a deck apprentice at the end of 1945 my experiences were a little rougher than those I have read about in this thread. We were not allowed to use the officers bathroom amidships, but a kind Chief...
Forum: Non-Seafaring Obituaries 10th June 2016, 15:21
Replies: 26
Views: 2,369
Posted By Robert Bush
Agree with Frangio, However being a little older...

Agree with Frangio, However being a little older than most of you my favourite Afro American was Paul Robeson who went to Moscow and London without becoming a Muslim.

Loved to hear him sing "Old...
Forum: Tankers 8th June 2016, 17:29
Replies: 87
Views: 55,287
Posted By Robert Bush
Dear Davierh, Very...

Dear Davierh,
Very interesting list. Will join the nittpickers, Universe Island must be Universe Ireland. Joined the Bulk Trader as Chief Mate 1961, the last of DKL's Norfolk...
Forum: Books, Magazines, TV, Video & Publications 21st May 2016, 14:02
Replies: 15
Views: 1,922
Posted By Robert Bush
Jutland

Agree with Bob Clay.

War is a terrible thing with so many young and old, women and children killed and harmed.

My father was one of the lucky ones, an ERA on HMS Marlborough when she was...
Forum: News and Views from the Shipping World 16th May 2016, 16:43
Replies: 1
Views: 645
Posted By Robert Bush
Imperial Lighthouse Service

Part of the Maritime Department of the long gone Board of Trade, among the lights it serviced were the Basses off Ceylon or Sri Lanka.

The base for this operation was at Galle a beautiful spot in...
Forum: Non-Seafaring Obituaries 23rd April 2016, 00:27
Replies: 25
Views: 2,125
Posted By Robert Bush
Sorry for his family and friends. Not my cup of...

Sorry for his family and friends. Not my cup of tea.

The words legend, hero and veteran have a much wider use in the US than in Europe.
Forum: BP Shipping 14th April 2016, 16:49
Replies: 26
Views: 3,747
Posted By Robert Bush
Thermotank on wartime built British Tankers and...

Thermotank on wartime built British Tankers and on one BI passenger ship.

British Might had Thermotank fans and heaters. The Chief Engineer not the Master decided when it should be used and as it...
Forum: BP Shipping 14th April 2016, 16:08
Replies: 6
Views: 2,130
Posted By Robert Bush
British Might Stowaways

As a Deck Apprentice on British Might in 1946 we had four very different stowaways.

The first two were about 14 tear old Scots who boarded in a Clyde shipyard. After sailing whiile near Greenock...
Forum: The Bridge 2nd April 2016, 23:36
Replies: 125
Views: 23,855
Posted By Robert Bush
Am surprised no one has mentioned horizontal...

Am surprised no one has mentioned horizontal sextant angles with micrometer three armed protractors or station pointers. If the objects are chosen correctly a very accurate fix is obtained. I first...
Forum: Container Vessels 28th March 2016, 15:53
Replies: 13
Views: 4,492
Posted By Robert Bush
Minimum Manning Scales

Niether Maersk nor Denmark are Saints when it comes to setting minimums.

Remember as charterer's rep on a Maersk VLCC with a 14 man crew declaring it unsafe for lightering. The operation took...
Forum: Navies 21st March 2016, 16:46
Replies: 13
Views: 2,922
Posted By Robert Bush
Art 6, I also found the article very...

Art 6,
I also found the article very interesting, and going back to the battle of Jutland where there was only one effective torpedo attack have this story.

My father was an era Engine...
Forum: News and Views from the Shipping World 18th March 2016, 02:29
Replies: 275
Views: 53,816
Posted By Robert Bush
Heroes and blame

The media as is their habit after maritime and aviation accidents proclaimed the Master and Pilot heroes for grounding in a safe place. The MAIB debunked that stating that the vessel with prop and...
Forum: The Bridge 18th March 2016, 02:10
Replies: 4
Views: 1,426
Posted By Robert Bush
You are correct Alistair he was very popular in...

You are correct Alistair he was very popular in Mexico. As Lord Cowdrey he was the man behind the ABC, American British Cowdrey Hospital in Mexico City, a fine institution that I knew well. My...
Forum: BP Shipping 6th March 2016, 15:33
Replies: 13
Views: 2,366
Posted By Robert Bush
My company had many VLCCs drydocked in Dubai and...

My company had many VLCCs drydocked in Dubai and was surprised when the yard manager, a Brit made us a visit in New York it happened that we both had been to the same Grammar School in England.
Forum: Tankers 29th June 2014, 17:05
Replies: 29
Views: 9,378
Posted By Robert Bush
ullage plugs

They are distinct from sounding pipe caps, much heavier about four inch diameter threaded and sometimes with a neoprene washer.

Before inert gas in tankers when loading a sandbag was placed on top...
Forum: British India Line 22nd June 2014, 17:28
Replies: 32
Views: 17,439
Posted By Robert Bush
Mike, I have wonderful memories of the...

Mike,
I have wonderful memories of the Seychelles. Went down from Bombay and back on the K boats in the mid 50s for six month leave. Stayed at the Pirates Arms in Victoria, a corrugated...
Forum: The Bridge 21st June 2014, 23:02
Replies: 20
Views: 4,484
Posted By Robert Bush
Had H.J. Pusey as a great lecturer at...

Had H.J. Pusey as a great lecturer at Southampton. Ex Silver Line and a wonderful man full of sea stories.

His Ship Construction book was a work of art. He did excellent isometric drawings on...
Forum: Books, Magazines, TV, Video & Publications 9th June 2014, 21:49
Replies: 16
Views: 3,410
Posted By Robert Bush
Sandefjord has a good whaling museum. Both Thor...

Sandefjord has a good whaling museum. Both Thor Dahl and Anders Jahre were based there. At Walvis Bay I saw about a dozen Jahre catchers up on the beach one at a time. Their crews, men and women,...
Forum: Nautical Colleges 29th May 2014, 21:15
Replies: 169
Views: 41,730
Posted By Robert Bush
Early 1952 after discharging iron ore at Rothsay...

Early 1952 after discharging iron ore at Rothsay dock arrived Greenock to convert from coal to oil. As 2nd Mate did night watches and went to Glasgow Tech by bus for my Mate's. Rember excellent...
Forum: The Engine Room 27th May 2014, 16:36
Replies: 57
Views: 17,856
Posted By Robert Bush
Quck dry cement

Back in 1944 an old professor at Southampton performed experiments with Baking soda added to Portland cement and found it worked in cementbox applications.
Forum: Books, Magazines, TV, Video & Publications 17th May 2014, 13:47
Replies: 13
Views: 3,496
Posted By Robert Bush
New book by R E McDermott, Deadly Crossing. ...

New book by R E McDermott, Deadly Crossing.

Always going with the flow his previous books Deadly Straits and Deadly Coast with his hero Tom Dugan were about Somali Pirates at a time when Tom...
Forum: Histories 17th May 2014, 01:32
Replies: 10
Views: 2,675
Posted By Robert Bush
My wife and I have a souvenir from the Battleship...

My wife and I have a souvenir from the Battleship Texas . We visited her some time in the late 70s. I found it very interesting and my wife wanted to climb up the mainmast. We started up with me...
Forum: News and Views from the Shipping World 4th May 2014, 15:51
Replies: 604
Views: 97,605
Posted By Robert Bush
Regarding post 384 of yesterday. The...

Regarding post 384 of yesterday.

The Problem with Class is that they are paid for by the owners. He who pays the piper calls the tune. It is a shame that they are not paid for by the...
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