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Search: Posts Made By: vchiu
Forum: Preserved Vessels & Restoration Projects 23rd September 2019, 21:30
Replies: 101
Views: 20,658
Posted By vchiu
Av

Thank you for your kind update. Happy to know the AV at least is not in short term danger of being sunk as an artificial reef
Kind regards from Paris
Valery
Forum: Preserved Vessels & Restoration Projects 30th August 2016, 23:11
Replies: 29
Views: 9,944
Posted By vchiu
I haven't been on the board for a long while and...

I haven't been on the board for a long while and I just came across this thread

Latest news seem to show that LA CALYPSO is undergoing repairs in a Turkish shipyard...
Forum: Preserved Vessels & Restoration Projects 30th August 2016, 18:15
Replies: 5
Views: 4,088
Posted By vchiu
Thank you for your input, JM I would be...

Thank you for your input, JM

I would be pleased to know about its whereabouts too
Forum: Ship Research 26th October 2011, 16:57
Replies: 3
Views: 3,536
Posted By vchiu
I would also be very intererested to know more...

I would also be very intererested to know more about the Brannaren whereabouts and if she had sister-ships. I am also building such a model and would also welcome pictures. I really couldn't find any
Forum: Tugs 18th October 2011, 17:41
Replies: 32
Views: 11,143
Posted By vchiu
Thank you Stephen

Thank you Stephen
Forum: Preserved Vessels & Restoration Projects 17th October 2011, 20:43
Replies: 12
Views: 3,128
Posted By vchiu
I visited her last April. She was very well kept,...

I visited her last April. She was very well kept, but was in real need of a dry docking and a hull blasting. Given the lack of funds this was already a fine job keeping her afloat.

I wish to...
Forum: Preserved Vessels & Restoration Projects 17th October 2011, 20:36
Replies: 3
Views: 2,495
Posted By vchiu
Congratulation Dan, for your hard work and for...

Congratulation Dan, for your hard work and for all the preservation team in charge of the DA. It is great to see her around.
Forum: Preserved Vessels & Restoration Projects 17th October 2011, 19:44
Replies: 32
Views: 6,087
Posted By vchiu
I made a small donation and I sincerely hope the...

I made a small donation and I sincerely hope the Solent Steam Packet will reach their target of £250K. I wish I were richer
Forum: Tugs 28th December 2010, 09:09
Replies: 32
Views: 11,143
Posted By vchiu
A very sad end indeed fo such a fine ship. She...

A very sad end indeed fo such a fine ship. She was still in very good shape. Very infuriating to see such a waste.

Would someone have her builder's drawings ? A 1/48 or 1/50 model would be quite...
Forum: Model Ships 7th December 2010, 22:18
Replies: 9
Views: 4,366
Posted By vchiu
St Canute Pictures

Hi Hunkin

Even though your message was not directed to me, would you be open to sharing your St Canute Pictures with me ?

Any pic will be appreciated. Will be happy to share with you the ones...
Forum: Preserved Vessels & Restoration Projects 28th May 2010, 14:31
Replies: 5
Views: 4,108
Posted By vchiu
Good luck with your gallant attempt to rescue...

Good luck with your gallant attempt to rescue this fine little ship

Cheers

Valery
Forum: Preserved Vessels & Restoration Projects 3rd November 2009, 00:00
Replies: 7
Views: 1,405
Posted By vchiu
This is the kind of thinking that prevailed in...

This is the kind of thinking that prevailed in France.
As a result, we simply don't have any more WW2 era ship existing but in pictures and models.

When scrapped, those won't come back, ever.
Forum: Preserved Vessels & Restoration Projects 1st February 2009, 19:45
Replies: 25
Views: 5,046
Posted By vchiu
Just a word of praise for this outstanding work....

Just a word of praise for this outstanding work. Such projects are so rare that they could only happen in the US.

I especially appreciate the sensible mix of modern and older technologies in this...
Forum: Model Ships 1st August 2008, 14:38
Replies: 6
Views: 18,165
Posted By vchiu
Hello, I am very interested by this thread...

Hello,

I am very interested by this thread because a friend of mine is a modeller and is making moulds with a CNC machine after a 3D model is being finalized.
He is using Rhino 3D to model his...
Forum: News and Views from the Shipping World 30th July 2008, 05:58
Replies: 6
Views: 1,126
Posted By vchiu
Hi Nish My most sincere congratulations for...

Hi Nish

My most sincere congratulations for your achievement in preserving the Robin and for all the ongoing programme. The next time I go to London (don't know when regretfully) I will put the...
Forum: Preserved Vessels & Restoration Projects 29th July 2008, 06:35
Replies: 101
Views: 20,658
Posted By vchiu
Hi Gordon Thank you very much for the update. ...

Hi Gordon
Thank you very much for the update.
She looks gorgeous now and seems ready to set sail.

Congratulations for your hard work and for all the ones involved!
Forum: Preserved Vessels & Restoration Projects 29th July 2008, 06:29
Replies: 5
Views: 4,088
Posted By vchiu
Good to learn she is taken care of

Good to learn she is taken care of
Forum: Preserved Vessels & Restoration Projects 29th July 2008, 06:24
Replies: 1
Views: 1,950
Posted By vchiu
Have you been to the National Historic Ship Register?

you can find quite a few UK tugs.

For Other ones, you can PM me your email address and I will send you my ship bookmarks. quite a few steam tugs in.

I estimate there are about 35 preserved...
Forum: News and Views from the Shipping World 18th June 2008, 01:47
Replies: 32
Views: 4,256
Posted By vchiu
Had I been a few years younger with no family to...

Had I been a few years younger with no family to support, I would have welcomed a low-paid job on the Waverley for summer vacations for instance. As a ship enthusiast I would have been very happy to...
Forum: News and Views from the Shipping World 25th May 2008, 03:35
Replies: 2
Views: 672
Posted By vchiu
The idea of hydrogen is also pretty scary to me,...

The idea of hydrogen is also pretty scary to me, but this is the technological barrier we are facing with fuel cells now.
I think this initiative is really outstanding though because it really...
Forum: Model Ships 18th May 2008, 05:28
Replies: 13
Views: 2,925
Posted By vchiu
The Richelieu is, with the Jean Bart, my favorite...

The Richelieu is, with the Jean Bart, my favorite class of ship.

I have the MRB plan of the JB and the French Musée de la Marine 3-sheet plan of the Richelieu.

Richelieu is sharing history...
Forum: Preserved Vessels & Restoration Projects 12th May 2008, 16:16
Replies: 16
Views: 2,245
Posted By vchiu
I think she is no larger than a loyal classFleet...

I think she is no larger than a loyal classFleet Tender. She has a sister-ship in much more precarious state.

She is still owned by the F. Navy which would lease it for free if a preservation...
Forum: Preserved Vessels & Restoration Projects 12th May 2008, 06:54
Replies: 16
Views: 2,245
Posted By vchiu
I was mistaken about Steam ships in France. It...

I was mistaken about Steam ships in France. It looks like at least one is remaining afloat. Naturally, it is in danger of sinking/scrapping.

It is a Naval water carrier and is looking for a...
Forum: Preserved Vessels & Restoration Projects 12th May 2008, 02:10
Replies: 16
Views: 2,245
Posted By vchiu
If they are in the reserve fleet, it means many...

If they are in the reserve fleet, it means many of them haven't been used for as long as many decades.
Generally, They are equipped with bilge pumps and de-humidifiers which keep their internals...
Forum: Preserved Vessels & Restoration Projects 11th May 2008, 13:15
Replies: 16
Views: 2,245
Posted By vchiu
There is an interesting list of the National...

There is an interesting list of the National Reserve fleet, a lot of which are steam ships and more than 10 dating from WWII. Some are slated to be preserved, but there are quite a few victory ships...
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