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Search: Posts Made By: Ron Stringer
Forum: The Radio Room 14th November 2019, 18:23
Replies: 23
Views: 1,473
Posted By Ron Stringer
My non-visit to the US Customs House would have...

My non-visit to the US Customs House would have been late in November 1962, when we were loading on the US East Coast for Australia. We spent a week loading in Newark and made a couple of visits to...
Forum: The Radio Room 14th November 2019, 11:13
Replies: 23
Views: 1,473
Posted By Ron Stringer
Pete, The US Custom House was a very grand...

Pete,

The US Custom House was a very grand place, right down at the Southern tip of Manhattan, not on Governor's Island, so that didn't seem right. You raised doubts in my mind about my memory...
Forum: The Radio Room 13th November 2019, 18:12
Replies: 23
Views: 1,473
Posted By Ron Stringer
From memory cz in the early 1960s they used to go...

From memory cz in the early 1960s they used to go to the AMVER co-ordination center in the New York Customs House (shared with the US Coast Guard). Remember getting an invite to visit but the date...
Forum: Blue Funnel Line 9th November 2019, 14:19
Replies: 288
Views: 58,881
Posted By Ron Stringer
What would make you think that a word in the...

What would make you think that a word in the English language could be in the gift of a government department? Any company can apply whatever titles that it wishes to its employees, as long as the...
Forum: Ellerman 5th November 2019, 17:26
Replies: 7
Views: 445
Posted By Ron Stringer
Apologies, Hugh, you are absolutely correct as...

Apologies, Hugh, you are absolutely correct as always. I obviously need to go to Specsavers, because I confused 181016 and 180816 - or it was some variant of senile dyslexia. (Jester)

Thank you...
Forum: Ellerman 5th November 2019, 15:26
Replies: 7
Views: 445
Posted By Ron Stringer
Thank you for that, Sid. Missed her because she...

Thank you for that, Sid. Missed her because she was started in 1944 whereas the other 5 were not started until 1945. All were delivered in 1946 so I assumed they were all started in the same year....
Forum: Ellerman 5th November 2019, 14:16
Replies: 7
Views: 445
Posted By Ron Stringer
#2...

#2 (https://www.shipsnostalgia.com/usertag.php?do=list&action=hash&hash=2) , Thank you for that, Hugh.

However Clydesite shows the City of Swansea to have O.N. 181016 so there remains some...
Forum: Ellerman 4th November 2019, 20:21
Replies: 7
Views: 445
Posted By Ron Stringer
Ellerman New Builds of 1946 - A Missing Vessel Poser

I read/heard somewhere that at the end of WW2, there was a debate in the Company about the comparative economics of the 'new-fangled' diesels and the traditional steam turbines. In an attempt to...
Forum: Union Castle - Safmarine 29th October 2019, 16:28
Replies: 25
Views: 5,998
Posted By Ron Stringer
OSD Greenock is on the West coast of Scotland,...

OSD Greenock is on the West coast of Scotland, on the South Bank of the River Clyde estuary (Firth of Clyde).

The Blackwater lay-up mooring buoys and anchorage are located over 500 miles away, on...
Forum: The Radio Room 28th October 2019, 20:02
Replies: 63
Views: 3,803
Posted By Ron Stringer
Dunno about the substance in that claim David. ...

Dunno about the substance in that claim David. My time at sea preceded Stan's involvement - my dealings with him came much later, as his boss. While I was an R/O I took great care to avoid any...
Forum: Looking for Old Shipmates 28th October 2019, 19:56
Replies: 9
Views: 3,618
Posted By Ron Stringer
A very pleasant (and affordable) substitute...

A very pleasant (and affordable) substitute available in major supermarket chains is Mount Gay "Eclipse", a Badian/Bajun rum. The estate has been in existence since 1703 so they know what they are...
Forum: The Radio Room 28th October 2019, 14:09
Replies: 63
Views: 3,803
Posted By Ron Stringer
Six years at sea and never, ever, typed a crew...

Six years at sea and never, ever, typed a crew list or any other document for the ship, Master or shipowners. Any and all clerical work performed by me aboard ship was for my employer, Marconi Marine...
Forum: The Radio Room 28th October 2019, 09:45
Replies: 63
Views: 3,803
Posted By Ron Stringer
ES, such envy of those who enjoyed the best job...

ES, such envy of those who enjoyed the best job aboard! But you shouldn't have let that envy make you so bitter.
Forum: The Radio Room 25th October 2019, 15:47
Replies: 63
Views: 3,803
Posted By Ron Stringer
Don't forget the contact burnisher and the smooth...

Don't forget the contact burnisher and the smooth file.
Forum: The Radio Room 24th October 2019, 20:42
Replies: 1
Views: 222
Posted By Ron Stringer
Peter Hawkins Another Former Marconi Marine Radio Officer Has Gone Silent Key

I regret that Peter Hawkins died suddenly on the evening of Sunday 20 October 2019 whilst walking in Chelmsford. He celebrated his 79th birthday in September.

I first met Peter as an R/O in...
Forum: The Radio Room 21st October 2019, 12:06
Replies: 63
Views: 3,803
Posted By Ron Stringer
My visit to a ship at Shellhaven to review some...

My visit to a ship at Shellhaven to review some trials equipment coincided with a Post Office survey of the (MIMCo) radio station by the infamous Harry Gilder. A local MIMCo technician was in...
Forum: Blue Star Line 18th October 2019, 13:54
Replies: 13
Views: 1,051
Posted By Ron Stringer
Good taste?

Good taste?
Forum: Say Hello 12th October 2019, 00:03
Replies: 2
Views: 358
Posted By Ron Stringer
Welcome aboard Pete, Have a look at the...

Welcome aboard Pete,

Have a look at the site's Help page for a start - HERE (https://www.shipsnostalgia.com/faq.php)
Forum: The Radio Room 11th October 2019, 08:51
Replies: 41
Views: 3,143
Posted By Ron Stringer
Once I became technical manager at MIMCo I...

Once I became technical manager at MIMCo I stopped all that 3-phase nonsense. It had never made sense to me - after all, the Crusader required less power than our kettle at home and we didn't have a...
Forum: The Radio Room 10th October 2019, 11:12
Replies: 41
Views: 3,143
Posted By Ron Stringer
As has been said, the Alert operated from 24V and...

As has been said, the Alert operated from 24V and met the regulatory requirements (if maybe not the operational requirements) for a 500 kHz emergency and watch-keeping receiver. It was designed to...
Forum: The Radio Room 8th October 2019, 10:56
Replies: 41
Views: 3,143
Posted By Ron Stringer
Michael. That's a hell of a lot better than...

Michael.

That's a hell of a lot better than the antennas presented by most new-builds in the 1990s when that transmitter came out!

Make sure you have good earthing and with that transmitter,...
Forum: The Radio Room 7th October 2019, 14:29
Replies: 37
Views: 2,653
Posted By Ron Stringer
The ship didn't have to rotate "on the spot", it...

The ship didn't have to rotate "on the spot", it was sufficient to steam around slowly in a circle, whilst the visual observer and the DF equipment operator took and recorded simultaneous bearings at...
Forum: Ship Research 3rd October 2019, 19:02
Replies: 7
Views: 447
Posted By Ron Stringer
Be aware that prior to 1982 IMO did not exist,...

Be aware
that prior to 1982 IMO did not exist, being created that year from the UN's Intergovernmental Maritime Consultative Organisation. The organisation did not begin issuing IMO numbers to...
Forum: News and Views from the Shipping World 2nd October 2019, 12:27
Replies: 44
Views: 6,480
Posted By Ron Stringer
Things may be looking up ...

Things may be looking up

https://www.theguardian.com/business/2019/oct/01/harland-and-wolff-saved-from-closure-in-6m-rescue-deal
Forum: The Radio Room 30th September 2019, 00:40
Replies: 32
Views: 2,853
Posted By Ron Stringer
Well the original delivery notes accompanying the...

Well the original delivery notes accompanying the equipments to the ship would have had the serial numbers recorded on them. A copy would have been kept in the Supplies Department or depot stores...
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