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Search: Posts Made By: loco
Forum: Tugs 17th August 2019, 16:11
Replies: 44
Views: 3,465
Posted By loco
I've just visited and been aboard the BRENT in...

I've just visited and been aboard the BRENT in Maldon. No charge, donations gratefully accepted. They are currently trying to raise money to replace the boiler tubes.

The TID 172 alongside her has...
Forum: News and Views from the Shipping World 13th August 2019, 20:46
Replies: 299
Views: 27,260
Posted By loco
Another take on the decision to change the bridge...

Another take on the decision to change the bridge controls;
...
Forum: Tugs 10th August 2019, 12:08
Replies: 44
Views: 3,465
Posted By loco
Having spoken to a former tug skipper, he informs...

Having spoken to a former tug skipper, he informs me that GARY GRAY was indeed a motor tug, and that it was TID172 which was on the mooring buoys in Harwich harbour during the mid 80s.

Martyn
Forum: Tugs 5th August 2019, 17:51
Replies: 44
Views: 3,465
Posted By loco
Thanks for the reply, Bill, about GARY GRAY. ...

Thanks for the reply, Bill, about GARY GRAY.

I'm sure we had a smallish steam tug in Harwich harbour in the mid 80s-maybe it was TID 172 from Mistley, though. Whichever one it was, there was lots...
Forum: Tugs 5th August 2019, 15:59
Replies: 44
Views: 3,465
Posted By loco
There used to be a steam tug in...

There used to be a steam tug in Harwich/Felixstowe named GARY GREY (GARY GRAY?) which was owned by the owner of Grey tugs/Felixarc towage.

Was this a TID, please? I remember seeing it steam, and...
Forum: Tugs 30th July 2019, 15:20
Replies: 44
Views: 3,465
Posted By loco
Two still alongside in Maldon, Essex, but...

Two still alongside in Maldon, Essex, but apparently unused though under restoration.

One named TID 172, the other BRENT.

A friend took photos about June of them there.

martyn
Forum: Model Ships 5th July 2019, 16:02
Replies: 2
Views: 228
Posted By loco
Hello David; I should have read your post...

Hello David;

I should have read your post properly.

I have just written -and deleted- a longish post about the two pilot launches with the same name dating from the mid-70s or so, on which I...
Forum: Ship Research 9th May 2019, 12:45
Replies: 10
Views: 1,522
Posted By loco
CarolineWGW; Somewhere I have the book...

CarolineWGW;

Somewhere I have the book 'Harwich Hoek van Holland; 100 years of service'.

If you need specific answers, please ask and I'll try and find the book.

Living in Harwich all my...
Forum: Non-Seafaring Obituaries 30th January 2019, 18:25
Replies: 15
Views: 1,277
Posted By loco
Winmar; we must have been at Warsash at similar...

Winmar;
we must have been at Warsash at similar times; I was cricket vice-captain summer 1979, and football captain Autumn 1979. Mike was kind enough to grant me College Colours for both teams.
...
Forum: Non-Seafaring Obituaries 15th January 2019, 13:49
Replies: 15
Views: 1,277
Posted By loco
Thanks for the prompt reply, Geoff. Mike...

Thanks for the prompt reply, Geoff.

Mike was, as I said, the Sports Master at the college when I was there during 1976-1979, and would help and encourage any sporting activity requested by the...
Forum: Non-Seafaring Obituaries 15th January 2019, 13:31
Replies: 15
Views: 1,277
Posted By loco
Mike Barnard

I note in the 'Daily Telegraph' online that Mike Barnard, who played football for Porstmouth and cricket for Hampshire, has died.

Does anyone know if he was the former games and sports master at...
Forum: United States Navy 5th January 2019, 10:43
Replies: 10
Views: 1,753
Posted By loco
Did you mange to read the article, though, Greg? ...

Did you mange to read the article, though, Greg?

The weblink I posted works for me.

There are a number of other articles within the first link I posted with a maritime theme, including the...
Forum: United States Navy 4th January 2019, 18:21
Replies: 10
Views: 1,753
Posted By loco
There was an article on a Canadian aircraft...

There was an article on a Canadian aircraft website about these; I think it is a museum in the Ottawa area. They do a newspage which includes articles on flying, with a Canadian bias; but,...
Forum: The Bridge 29th December 2018, 14:48
Replies: 48
Views: 7,429
Posted By loco
Still have my Carl Zeiss drum sextant, bought in...

Still have my Carl Zeiss drum sextant, bought in 1980 for just under 200...last used when we had the eclipse a few years ago...…….Also have the 'star finder' discs bought at the same time which were...
Forum: Houlder Brothers 24th August 2018, 18:21
Replies: 4
Views: 1,469
Posted By loco
Hello Vasco; I have noted in the past that...

Hello Vasco;

I have noted in the past that we seem to have been on the same ships, but not at the same time.

I relieved John Lloyd on the CYS MARINER, and, eventually, six month's later, he...
Forum: Ship Research 23rd August 2018, 19:27
Replies: 43
Views: 12,938
Posted By loco
Update to my post #43...

Update to my post #43 (https://www.shipsnostalgia.com/usertag.php?do=list&action=hash&hash=43) ; C/E ? Currie; 2/E Jack Kendal; 3/e Joe ?; 4/E Eddie from South Wales.

Martyn
Forum: Ship Research 21st August 2018, 12:02
Replies: 43
Views: 12,938
Posted By loco
I was on ORBITA as deck cadet from July to...

I was on ORBITA as deck cadet from July to October 1977. On that trip, there were a number of ex Shaw Savill (including me).

Names are now a bit woolly; Master G Turner, mate Terry? (had a bad car...
Forum: Houlder Brothers 19th August 2018, 17:59
Replies: 4
Views: 1,469
Posted By loco
I was on the Hornby from 82 onwards and...

I was on the Hornby from 82 onwards and definitely agree with fact 10! Houlders/Furness seemed a bit obsessed with Omega instead of Satnav-one story was it was a superintendent's personal favourite...
Forum: The Bridge 12th August 2018, 18:32
Replies: 4
Views: 1,000
Posted By loco
In my experience, at least their initial call to...

In my experience, at least their initial call to the (Sunk) pilot station they use the full name.

It tends to be cut down a bit on subsequent calls, but not always-usually when the pilot has...
Forum: Houlder Brothers 9th May 2018, 03:53
Replies: 5
Views: 2,674
Posted By loco
I can't access the photos for some reason, but if...

I can't access the photos for some reason, but if it is the same Brian Spence, he ended up as deck maintenance engineer on Houlder's gas boats and the HORNBY/ELSTREE GRANGE. IIRC, he visited the...
Forum: Container Vessels 5th March 2018, 12:04
Replies: 8
Views: 1,980
Posted By loco
Many thanks indeed, Neil. A help to me. BRG ...

Many thanks indeed, Neil. A help to me.

BRG

Martyn
Forum: Container Vessels 4th March 2018, 19:18
Replies: 8
Views: 1,980
Posted By loco
Never mind, Chris. Many thanks for trying. ...

Never mind, Chris.

Many thanks for trying.

BRG

Martyn
Forum: Container Vessels 1st March 2018, 14:35
Replies: 8
Views: 1,980
Posted By loco
Many thanks, Chris. Can you comment on the...

Many thanks, Chris.

Can you comment on the authenticity and accuracy of the livery on this container, please? This is for my modelling interests.

Thanks again

Martyn (ex Furness Withy 3/O)
Forum: Container Vessels 1st March 2018, 10:38
Replies: 8
Views: 1,980
Posted By loco
Cunard early container livery

Hello;

I don't know if this is the correct part of the Forum, but does anyone remember this early Cunard livery, and where/when the containers were used, please?
...
Forum: News and Views from the Shipping World 6th February 2018, 20:15
Replies: 2
Views: 690
Posted By loco
Felixstowe, Thamesport, and Harwich International...

Felixstowe, Thamesport, and Harwich International (Harwich Parkeston quay) have been owned by Hutchinson Whampoa for several years, but presumably this is private investment rather than the State.
...
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