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Forum: Tramp Steamers 28th January 2014, 19:19
Replies: 18
Views: 8,748
Hog Islander plating

I will try to look in my old books and find an answer for you, but to the best of my knowledge, they were plated "in and out".

Clinker/lapstrake plating usually required the fitting of...
Forum: Maritime Family History Research 4th December 2013, 02:23
Replies: 0
Views: 709
Help find the descendents of the Wreck of the Hera

** This request was originally posted by the "Classic Sailing" page on Facebook; it is being passed along by me to aid in the effort of locating people. The direct Facebook posting is here:...
Forum: Tall ships 11th November 2012, 10:14
Replies: 0
Views: 1,095
Low maintenance sailing ships

I have this little dream I kick around about building sailing ships that are as close as safely can be to the original forms, but perhaps with improvements, both in size (higher overheads below...
Forum: News and Views from the Shipping World 7th November 2012, 08:05
Replies: 36
Views: 11,648
United States Coast Guard to conduct investigation into HMS Bounty sinking

http://www.uscgnews.com/go/doc/4007/1594455/Coast-Guard-to-conduct-investigation-into-HMS-Bounty-sinking
Forum: News and Views from the Shipping World 3rd November 2012, 00:42
Replies: 36
Views: 11,648
Yes, and thank you for that. They are now...

Yes, and thank you for that.

They are now mocking this post thread on the "gCaptain" forums:

I guess they didn't notice the 2,136 views.

Thanks again, everybody!(Applause)
Forum: News and Views from the Shipping World 2nd November 2012, 05:26
Replies: 36
Views: 11,648
And I just have to say, Facebook and, worse yet,...

And I just have to say, Facebook and, worse yet, the "gCaptain" forums have been a nightmare of vicious disrespect and ignorant slander topped with endless heaping scoops of wild, random speculation....
Forum: News and Views from the Shipping World 2nd November 2012, 05:18
Replies: 36
Views: 11,648
Coast Guard suspends search for missing captain of HMS Bounty

A sad but unsurprising outcome:




http://www.uscgnews.com/go/doc/4007/1593871/Coast-Guard-suspends-search-for-missing-captain-of-HMS-Bounty
Forum: News and Views from the Shipping World 30th October 2012, 00:17
Replies: 36
Views: 11,648
Unfortunately, the US Coast Guard is reporting...

Unfortunately, the US Coast Guard is reporting that Claudene Christian didn't make it.

PORTSMOUTH, Va. — The Coast Guard recovered the body of a woman and continues to search for a man missing in...
Forum: News and Views from the Shipping World 29th October 2012, 23:10
Replies: 36
Views: 11,648
One of the two missing crew members found; condition unknown

No word about the Captain yet.

The rest of the article:

http://5newsonline.com/2012/10/29/claudine-christian-missing/
Forum: News and Views from the Shipping World 29th October 2012, 18:51
Replies: 36
Views: 11,648
Missing crew members identified, but still missing.

Update:

Two crew members are still missing; one is her Captain, Robin Walbridge , whose photo & last typed message sent ashore is here:...
Forum: News and Views from the Shipping World 29th October 2012, 14:46
Replies: 36
Views: 11,648
Latest update, from the United States Coast...

Latest update, from the United States Coast Guard, is that two are still missing: http://www.uscgnews.com/go/doc/4007/1591487/

Some reposts were that the crew all had survival suits on before they...
Forum: News and Views from the Shipping World 29th October 2012, 14:19
Replies: 36
Views: 11,648
Okay, it looks like the Bounty that was built in...

Okay, it looks like the Bounty that was built in NZ was the wood sheathed steel hulled one; she is now a tourist attraction "based in Discovery Bay, on Lantau Island in Hong Kong, and has an...
Forum: News and Views from the Shipping World 29th October 2012, 14:05
Replies: 36
Views: 11,648
According to the following article, the US Coast...

According to the following article, the US Coast Guard says the Bounty has sunk. Additionally, they may have lost two crew members:...
Forum: News and Views from the Shipping World 29th October 2012, 13:34
Replies: 36
Views: 11,648
This one was built in 1960, Marlon Brando starred...

This one was built in 1960, Marlon Brando starred in a film aboard her: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bounty_(1960_ship)

But yes, this is the storm that is threatening New York.
Forum: News and Views from the Shipping World 29th October 2012, 13:31
Replies: 36
Views: 11,648
44 "minutes ago 14 of the 17 crew has been...

44 "minutes ago 14 of the 17 crew has been hoisted to safety !!!" according to her Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/HMSBounty
Forum: News and Views from the Shipping World 29th October 2012, 13:29
Replies: 36
Views: 11,648
I'm confused, because some sources indicate she...

I'm confused, because some sources indicate she was traditional, plank on frame construction, while one of her former masters, in a book he wrote, says she was "welded steel hull to Lloyds approved...
Forum: News and Views from the Shipping World 29th October 2012, 13:21
Replies: 36
Views: 11,648
She had been riding out Hurricane Sandy at sea...

She had been riding out Hurricane Sandy at sea for days now, but evidently things have taken a bad turn for her. There are conflicting reports as to how much of the crew has already been rescued, but...
Forum: News and Views from the Shipping World 29th October 2012, 13:13
Replies: 36
Views: 11,648
HMS Bounty replica has been abandoned at sea and is sinking

https://www.facebook.com/HMSBounty

http://news.sky.com/story/1004141/hms-bounty-crew-abandon-ship-in-hurricane
Forum: Ships & the Breakers 2nd September 2012, 10:33
Replies: 87
Views: 20,470
Well, as for the USS Olympia, the guy who ran...

Well, as for the USS Olympia, the guy who ran that museum has been, as I recall, convicted & sentenced to prison for?... embezzlement I believe? It was quite a bit of money, too.

As for the USS...
Forum: Ships & the Breakers 29th August 2012, 22:47
Replies: 87
Views: 20,470
The opening statement just couldn't be more...

The opening statement just couldn't be more incorrect, at least as any reflection of typical reality. I'm sorry things went the way they did for the Manxman, but that's not usually the end for ships...
Forum: The Bridge 27th July 2012, 08:49
Replies: 6
Views: 2,311
Thank you, and I'm guessing one of the maritime...

Thank you, and I'm guessing one of the maritime academies and their training ships would have to figure heavily in accumulating sea time on an American ship for a license.
Forum: The Bridge 24th July 2012, 18:30
Replies: 6
Views: 2,311
Extent of international career opportunities for american Mariners

When I got out of high school almost 20 years ago, the differential subsidies had been cut to the american Merchant Marine, and it almost disappeared. At the same time, the cold war was winding down,...
Forum: The Bridge 24th July 2012, 18:16
Replies: 35
Views: 15,135
Two books that I know of. The Ashley Book of...

Two books that I know of. The Ashley Book of Knots is one, but this book has more, but is often overlooked:...
Forum: Ship Research 2nd December 2011, 05:17
Replies: 20
Views: 10,970
Mightiest ships horn ever

I'm wondering if anyone could help me identify an extraordinary ships horn or the ship it was on.

About 20 years ago, I was working on the old ships on the San Francisco waterfront, near Aquatic...
Forum: News and Views from the Shipping World 1st December 2011, 19:50
Replies: 31
Views: 4,690
I've never been in the British game. The...

I've never been in the British game.

The Delta Queen, the last wooden superstructured steamer in operation, was being inspected I was told monthly by the USCG not all that long ago. I seem to...
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