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Search: Posts Made By: Barrie Youde
Forum: Ship Research 14th December 2019, 20:27
Replies: 20
Views: 1,072
Posted By Barrie Youde
#10...

#10 (https://www.shipsnostalgia.com/usertag.php?do=list&action=hash&hash=10)

Seeing the drawing of the the re-designed research-vessel "Severn (?) Seas" (is that really how her name was...
Forum: News and Views from the Shipping World 11th December 2019, 17:03
Replies: 15
Views: 1,983
Posted By Barrie Youde
OOPs!

OOPs!
Forum: Royal Navy 7th December 2019, 16:29
Replies: 50
Views: 8,219
Posted By Barrie Youde
#50...

#50 (https://www.shipsnostalgia.com/usertag.php?do=list&action=hash&hash=50)

Sadly, not a lot.

I wasn't around in 1894 when the whole thing seemed like a good idea - and quite clearly was a...
Forum: J & J Denholm 1st December 2019, 12:09
Replies: 21
Views: 4,714
Posted By Barrie Youde
#18...

#18 (https://www.shipsnostalgia.com/usertag.php?do=list&action=hash&hash=18) and #20 (https://www.shipsnostalgia.com/usertag.php?do=list&action=hash&hash=20)

Public ignorance of pilots and...
Forum: J & J Denholm 1st December 2019, 09:34
Replies: 21
Views: 4,714
Posted By Barrie Youde
#18...

#18 (https://www.shipsnostalgia.com/usertag.php?do=list&action=hash&hash=18)

"And nobody's sure who the pilot is".

A highly relevant point, beautifully made!

Time was when the names and...
Forum: Non-Seafaring Obituaries 28th November 2019, 14:39
Replies: 9
Views: 1,076
Posted By Barrie Youde
On Murray Walker (motor racing commentator):- ...

On Murray Walker (motor racing commentator):-

"Even in moments of tranquility he sounds like a man whose trousers are on fire."
Forum: Non-Seafaring Obituaries 27th November 2019, 17:11
Replies: 9
Views: 1,076
Posted By Barrie Youde
A wit extraordinaire! R.I.P.

A wit extraordinaire!

R.I.P.
Forum: Blue Funnel Line 26th November 2019, 21:43
Replies: 305
Views: 66,035
Posted By Barrie Youde
#304...

#304 (https://www.shipsnostalgia.com/usertag.php?do=list&action=hash&hash=304)

The last time I spoke to Tony Tyler was in late September 1959. He had heard that I was going to sea, had left...
Forum: Blue Funnel Line 26th November 2019, 18:54
Replies: 305
Views: 66,035
Posted By Barrie Youde
I hope that other readers will forgive the...

I hope that other readers will forgive the wanderings of this thread.

I am about the same age as McCartney and was at school about two miles away from where he lived. In my class at school was...
Forum: Blue Funnel Line 26th November 2019, 06:38
Replies: 305
Views: 66,035
Posted By Barrie Youde
#299...

#299 (https://www.shipsnostalgia.com/usertag.php?do=list&action=hash&hash=299)

Mention of a man who "lived next door to Paul McCartney".

In late 1962 I met my then-wife-to-be, at a party. Sue...
Forum: Tall ships 18th November 2019, 15:38
Replies: 104
Views: 35,706
Posted By Barrie Youde
#101...

#101 (https://www.shipsnostalgia.com/usertag.php?do=list&action=hash&hash=101)

The F&H is a very different place today from the way it was in Pepper's day, fifty-odd years ago.Today it is a...
Forum: Tall ships 15th November 2019, 18:44
Replies: 104
Views: 35,706
Posted By Barrie Youde
#91...

#91 (https://www.shipsnostalgia.com/usertag.php?do=list&action=hash&hash=91)

From all accounts the pub was the Fox & Hounds at Barnston.
Forum: Ship Research 11th November 2019, 10:00
Replies: 24
Views: 3,458
Posted By Barrie Youde
The vulgarity is not surprising. The...

The vulgarity is not surprising.

The argument is astonishing.
Forum: Ship Research 10th November 2019, 15:35
Replies: 32
Views: 8,940
Posted By Barrie Youde
In terms of nostalgia, of which all of us here...

In terms of nostalgia, of which all of us here are guilty, the significance of Coppack's Indorita and Normanby Hall is that they were (as far as I know) the last two sea-going commercial traders...
Forum: Bank Line 6th November 2019, 20:19
Replies: 9
Views: 2,322
Posted By Barrie Youde
Amen to all of the above. My own...

Amen to all of the above.

My own recollections of Bank Line are of a tramping company operating on liner principles, at standards as high as any found elsewhere, bar none.
Forum: The Bridge 5th November 2019, 08:39
Replies: 46
Views: 3,633
Posted By Barrie Youde
I agree with all of the points raised which...

I agree with all of the points raised which suggest that Item 1 is unlikely to be a gyro-repeater, but it still looks like one. If I remember correctly, gimbals would often be found inside the casing...
Forum: The Bridge 4th November 2019, 23:38
Replies: 46
Views: 3,633
Posted By Barrie Youde
All points noted, Stephen - but the bridge...

All points noted, Stephen - but the bridge windows are not shown, with height therefore unknown.

I agree that it does look a bit low.
Forum: The Bridge 4th November 2019, 23:03
Replies: 46
Views: 3,633
Posted By Barrie Youde
#31...

#31 (https://www.shipsnostalgia.com/usertag.php?do=list&action=hash&hash=31)

Meaning?
Forum: The Bridge 4th November 2019, 21:47
Replies: 46
Views: 3,633
Posted By Barrie Youde
May God bless Wikipedia, which tells us that the...

May God bless Wikipedia, which tells us that the first gyrocompass for a commercial vessel was developed by C.Plath & Co (a name which I had long forgotten) in 1913. This seems to rule out any...
Forum: The Bridge 4th November 2019, 21:39
Replies: 46
Views: 3,633
Posted By Barrie Youde
#28...

#28 (https://www.shipsnostalgia.com/usertag.php?do=list&action=hash&hash=28)

Thank you, Sidnik.

Yes, it does help.

Whatever item 1 might be, it is plainly not fitted on the bridge bulwark,...
Forum: Say Hello 4th November 2019, 20:37
Replies: 2
Views: 344
Posted By Barrie Youde
Welcome aboard, Marty! We are all (or most...

Welcome aboard, Marty!

We are all (or most of us) mad here, but there is a fund of collected knowledge, ready for the sifting by any interested person, and we look forward to hearing further from...
Forum: The Bridge 4th November 2019, 19:49
Replies: 46
Views: 3,633
Posted By Barrie Youde
#19...

#19 (https://www.shipsnostalgia.com/usertag.php?do=list&action=hash&hash=19)

Please, no apologies!

The matter now seems to be confused by Stephen's reference to Titanic. The wreck shown...
Forum: Books, Magazines, TV, Video & Publications 2nd November 2019, 20:10
Replies: 86
Views: 11,615
Posted By Barrie Youde
Have we had Masefied's "Bird of Dawning" yet? ...

Have we had Masefied's "Bird of Dawning" yet?

Marvellous.
Forum: Model Ships 2nd November 2019, 19:55
Replies: 18
Views: 11,084
Posted By Barrie Youde
Last Christmas I was given a kit for the building...

Last Christmas I was given a kit for the building of a model of a19th century topsail schooner, per Cornall Model Boats,which has given me much pleasure.

All frames were pre-cut in plywood and...
Forum: The Bridge 31st October 2019, 15:11
Replies: 46
Views: 3,633
Posted By Barrie Youde
#10...

#10 (https://www.shipsnostalgia.com/usertag.php?do=list&action=hash&hash=10) etc

I agree that it might well be an automatic-steering device (rather than a pelorus) on top of the gyro-repater.
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