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Search: Posts Made By: john24601
Forum: News and Views from the Shipping World 9th March 2019, 09:26
Replies: 36
Views: 3,844
Posted By john24601
Actually you all missing the point here - the new...

Actually you all missing the point here - the new generation of cruise ships are meant to be appreciated from the inside and not admired from a distance. Maybe all you critics should take a tour...
Forum: The Radio Room 21st December 2018, 17:10
Replies: 178
Views: 35,899
Posted By john24601
She was only a radio operator, but she didit cos...

She was only a radio operator, but she didit cos her dada didit
Forum: Looking for Old Shipmates 15th December 2015, 09:48
Replies: 15
Views: 4,223
Posted By john24601
I remember a BI second engineer joining one of...

I remember a BI second engineer joining one of the old NZS H Boats - (in the BI the second was a supervisor, in the NZS he was a working second) - on the first morning he went down below in a...
Forum: Looking for Old Shipmates 13th December 2015, 21:06
Replies: 15
Views: 4,223
Posted By john24601
I started as an engineer cadet with British India...

I started as an engineer cadet with British India in 1970 but by the time I had done my first stint at college they had amalgamated into GCD. I had stints on the Merkara, Strathardle, Strathconon &...
Forum: The Bridge 19th July 2015, 16:33
Replies: 10
Views: 2,692
Posted By john24601
Oh dear, sexism is alive and well in here. Would...

Oh dear, sexism is alive and well in here. Would you have the same views if it were your daughter or granddaughter who was being promoted to Captain?
Forum: The Bridge 10th August 2011, 16:20
Replies: 315
Views: 47,933
Posted By john24601
On the bridge of a Royal Navy warship the...

On the bridge of a Royal Navy warship the navigator or officer of the watch can have 'conduct' of the ship, delegated to them by the Captain, but the Captain retains overall 'command'.
Forum: The Engine Room 29th June 2011, 19:45
Replies: 175
Views: 29,561
Posted By john24601
The rag.......the good engineer should always...

The rag.......the good engineer should always carry a rag, and the good engineer shall never lose his rag!
Forum: British India Line 27th June 2011, 20:27
Replies: 3
Views: 2,670
Posted By john24601
Merkara Officers 1972

Couple of pictures of the officers on the Merkara in 1972. Captain David Harridine, RNR, is in one of the shots with the 5th Eng (Paul Wilkinson?) and the sparky - the other is of the Chief Engineer...
Forum: The Bridge 24th February 2011, 20:21
Replies: 41
Views: 6,113
Posted By john24601
never seen a train loaded with containers??

never seen a train loaded with containers??
Forum: The Bridge 12th November 2010, 21:50
Replies: 101
Views: 7,416
Posted By john24601
Going to Chicago through the Welland canal and...

Going to Chicago through the Welland canal and the Great Lakes......breathtaking in parts
Forum: Bulk Carriers 3rd January 2010, 20:50
Replies: 33
Views: 21,019
Posted By john24601
I was the 2EO on the Swiftnes from Sep 78 to...

I was the 2EO on the Swiftnes from Sep 78 to March 79
Forum: Looking for Old Shipmates 16th November 2009, 09:51
Replies: 14
Views: 2,486
Posted By john24601
I was on the Haparangi in 1973 and the Hertford...

I was on the Haparangi in 1973 and the Hertford in 1974 - great ships and as an engineer a tremendous learning experience. The camaraderie was second to none and the delights that awaited you on the...
Forum: The Bridge 11th November 2009, 15:45
Replies: 38
Views: 6,009
Posted By john24601
So where is it laid down that Cunard are the...

So where is it laid down that Cunard are the flagship company of the British Merchant Navy. P&O have a Commodore, as does the RFA.
Forum: The Engine Room 8th March 2009, 16:31
Replies: 35
Views: 6,073
Posted By john24601
UMS was great providing....a. You were not the...

UMS was great providing....a. You were not the duty engineer, and b. there were no major breakdowns because then you never had enough engineers to do the repairs.
Forum: New Zealand Shipping Co. 19th January 2009, 20:48
Replies: 38
Views: 9,629
Posted By john24601
Does anyone remember the 'death alley' - the...

Does anyone remember the 'death alley' - the space between the back of the two engines on the bottom plates. In 1976 there were so many oil leaks that when you ran (not walked) to the main engine...
Forum: New Zealand Shipping Co. 19th January 2009, 20:39
Replies: 10
Views: 2,751
Posted By john24601
I was on her final voyage in 1973 - UK/New...

I was on her final voyage in 1973 - UK/New Zealand/Japan before she went for scrapping. The engineers were completely mad (well you had to be to serve on an 'H' boat) - here is a picture of some of...
Forum: British India Line 19th January 2009, 20:28
Replies: 11
Views: 5,142
Posted By john24601
Can't remember the names, but here are the Chief,...

Can't remember the names, but here are the Chief, 4th & 5th engineers together with the Sparky and a Cadet in 1972
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