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Search: Posts Made By: sternchallis
Forum: The Engine Room 30th December 2019, 12:21
Replies: 76
Views: 6,315
Posted By sternchallis
Yes, thats a good way of describing the sound of...

Yes, thats a good way of describing the sound of the the Foden, a Cackle.

Now you are talking Gardners, they were the Rolls Royce of diesels.
I remember as an apprentice going on a visit to...
Forum: The Engine Room 29th December 2019, 22:48
Replies: 76
Views: 6,315
Posted By sternchallis
Just to side track- I don't suppose there are any...

Just to side track- I don't suppose there are any IT Nostalgia websites, they live such boring lives writing code all day. Perhaps they could wax lyrical about the days of DOS or Windows 95.

The...
Forum: The Engine Room 29th December 2019, 22:14
Replies: 76
Views: 6,315
Posted By sternchallis
Pat, You need to roll a long way for a salt...

Pat,
You need to roll a long way for a salt water suction to come up for air, and would the engine shut down on SW pressure, perhaps not, more like the Lube Oil sump was a bit low and that would...
Forum: The Engine Room 29th December 2019, 21:53
Replies: 76
Views: 6,315
Posted By sternchallis
I thought Fodens were trucks. Possibly...

I thought Fodens were trucks.
Possibly Horizontal Commer Two Strokes with superchargers.
Forum: The Engine Room 12th December 2019, 10:40
Replies: 9
Views: 1,043
Posted By sternchallis
It would seem they are catering to the 'Costa...

It would seem they are catering to the 'Costa crowd ' of the 60'&70's, package cruises for chavs.

Friends of mine went on an MSC cruise and said the majority had no dress sense for the ocassion...
Forum: Blue Star Line 10th December 2019, 14:00
Replies: 26
Views: 2,799
Posted By sternchallis
Jim#25 Was that the America Star that came...

Jim#25
Was that the America Star that came from Tyn&Weir, WI crew.
They weren't bad cooks and the Donkeymen were good workers, sailed on 3 ships with them including the America Star.

I think a...
Forum: Blue Star Line 5th December 2019, 23:55
Replies: 26
Views: 2,799
Posted By sternchallis
Duncs, If any ships were going to be bad...

Duncs,

If any ships were going to be bad feeders, then those on the South America run would be, especially if the OM and grocer were on there permanent. It would appear there was alsorts of...
Forum: Blue Star Line 5th December 2019, 22:51
Replies: 0
Views: 191
Posted By sternchallis
BSL Engineer sails Florida to Australia

I am sure some of you sailed with Gerry Cooper back in 1970-80's.
He is now on his own ocean going yatch with his wife and the ships cat Priss, sailing from Florida to Australia over the next 2...
Forum: Blue Star Line 5th December 2019, 22:42
Replies: 12
Views: 9,699
Posted By sternchallis
Could have been the time I paid off in Galveston,...

Could have been the time I paid off in Galveston, 1974 about March.
Forum: Blue Star Line 5th December 2019, 22:31
Replies: 26
Views: 2,799
Posted By sternchallis
Spongebob 16. Yes the EU has a lot to answer...

Spongebob 16.

Yes the EU has a lot to answer for, hopefully if Boris gets in we can give them the Churchill salute and restore trading with our Commonwealth.
Trouble is the youngsters these days...
Forum: Blue Star Line 5th December 2019, 22:10
Replies: 26
Views: 2,799
Posted By sternchallis
What year and what ships would that be? I was...

What year and what ships would that be?
I was there 73-83 and I cannot say I went hungry. On the Wellington Star in 74 with white crew, the Engineers steward was drunk at Breakfast so by dinner he...
Forum: Blue Star Line 5th December 2019, 14:29
Replies: 26
Views: 2,799
Posted By sternchallis
Most ship names were of the places we sailed too,...

Most ship names were of the places we sailed too, not from. The Newcastle Star - Newcastle Australia. Brazil, Brasilia, Tacoma. Avila, Andalucia class were all Spanish names, but we didn't trade with...
Forum: Lamport & Holt Line 29th November 2019, 18:31
Replies: 7
Views: 912
Posted By sternchallis
Yes, the ship visiting kept us sane, new faces...

Yes, the ship visiting kept us sane, new faces to see , swop tales and boxes of films.
When we were there several Reefers were in the anchorage close by, so one of them decided to have a BBQ on...
Forum: Lamport & Holt Line 29th November 2019, 10:58
Replies: 7
Views: 912
Posted By sternchallis
Allan, Doesn't sound like something that Brian...

Allan,
Doesn't sound like something that Brian Pugh would do , sleeping in the 'Old Mans' bath, he was somewhat reserved, though 80 days at anchor in the Shatt could do that to the most reserved...
Forum: Lamport & Holt Line 29th November 2019, 00:41
Replies: 7
Views: 912
Posted By sternchallis
He was a quite a reserved sort of chap, light...

He was a quite a reserved sort of chap, light coloured hair possibly late 30's, short slim build, probably from Liverpool area.
Without our website up I cannot tell how long he stayed to cross check...
Forum: Lamport & Holt Line 28th November 2019, 11:29
Replies: 7
Views: 912
Posted By sternchallis
Brian Pugh

Anybody sailed with Brian Pugh, he was a L&H steam chief until he got his M endorsement ?
Is he still around?
I sailed with him on his first motorship as Chief, the BSL ship Andalucia Star.
The...
Forum: The Engine Room 28th November 2019, 10:45
Replies: 34
Views: 6,338
Posted By sternchallis
Having recently talked with Kieth the 3/E on...

Having recently talked with Kieth the 3/E on that voyage, I believe the Chinese 4th was instructed to press up the after HFO tanks whilst crossing the Tasman Sea, this caused the HFO deck cargo to...
Forum: The Engine Room 24th November 2019, 16:32
Replies: 7
Views: 1,079
Posted By sternchallis
Typical Yanks, more cubic inches. Sounds overly...

Typical Yanks, more cubic inches.
Sounds overly complicated to put 2 Doxfords onto one shaft rather than twin screw, particularly considering its use as an auxiliary carrier.
Presumably there was a...
Forum: Other Companies/Ships 15th November 2019, 09:42
Replies: 201
Views: 52,404
Posted By sternchallis
They put one of the fibre glass boats complete...

They put one of the fibre glass boats complete with outboard on the last Benedict. The OM had 4 Directors chairs attached to a plywood base as he thought if the engine was opened up we would...
Forum: The Engine Room 15th October 2019, 23:03
Replies: 39
Views: 6,165
Posted By sternchallis
Good one Kiethmar, I like it. Anybody sailing on...

Good one Kiethmar, I like it. Anybody sailing on a reefer always got to civilised ports for a reasonable time and had some good parties with the likes of the local Nurses Home or Telephone...
Forum: The Engine Room 1st October 2019, 19:45
Replies: 71
Views: 9,686
Posted By sternchallis
Those LH threads are so you don't fit the...

Those LH threads are so you don't fit the regulators on the wrong bottle as we all know. Prop nuts and similar accepted, but I was thinking in terms of valves you turned the opposite to convention to...
Forum: The Engine Room 1st October 2019, 00:28
Replies: 71
Views: 9,686
Posted By sternchallis
They say, 2 of Sand and 1 of Cement will cure it.

They say, 2 of Sand and 1 of Cement will cure it.
Forum: The Engine Room 30th September 2019, 22:42
Replies: 71
Views: 9,686
Posted By sternchallis
It may have been left hand thread but you would...

It may have been left hand thread but you would still open and close in the normal manner, otherwise there would have been some smashed spindles and confusion.
Forum: The Engine Room 30th September 2019, 21:59
Replies: 71
Views: 9,686
Posted By sternchallis
Basil, You didn't answer the question. In...

Basil,
You didn't answer the question.
In what instances would a LH threaded valve be used, I cannot say I have ever come across one.
You always told the apprentice to ask for a ball of Whitworth...
Forum: The Engine Room 30th September 2019, 00:40
Replies: 39
Views: 6,165
Posted By sternchallis
If the Greens had their way we would be living in...

If the Greens had their way we would be living in caves eating nuts and berries.
Everything in modern life produces some sort of pollution somewhere, you are not going tomget rid of it.
So the...
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