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Forum: Say Hello 21st August 2019, 21:25
Replies: 18
Views: 4,685
Posted By ninabaker
Denholms guys and any other here who live near...

Denholms guys and any other here who live near Glasgow, note that you are all invited to the annual MN Memorial Day event at 1100 prompt in George Square, Glasgow on 3rd September. Tea and tabnabs...
Forum: The Radio Room 21st August 2019, 21:07
Replies: 33
Views: 2,458
Posted By ninabaker
I can highly reccommend the small but...

I can highly reccommend the small but enthusiastically run Museum of Communications at Burntisland, Fife.
Forum: Nautical Colleges 14th January 2019, 10:52
Replies: 172
Views: 44,475
Posted By ninabaker
Hi all, Me again. The college is asking if...

Hi all,
Me again. The college is asking if anyone has any class photos they would be willing to share. It seems the college either didnt take them or didnt keep them. They have scarcely any...
Forum: Nautical Colleges 14th December 2018, 23:13
Replies: 172
Views: 44,475
Posted By ninabaker
Hi everyone on this thread, I am working with...

Hi everyone on this thread,
I am working with the nautical college people on a display associated with next year's "Maritime 50" as they are calling their half-centenary celebrations of the founding...
Forum: News and Views from the Shipping World 31st October 2018, 19:51
Replies: 2
Views: 733
Posted By ninabaker
Poor old Kuznetsov - crane damage in drydock

Russian Aircraft carrier the Admiral Kuznetsov has had a bit of a prang.....

TASS (http://tass.com/defense/1028500) and Twitter (https://twitter.com/Capt_Navy/status/1057174158898028544?s=19)...
Forum: BP Shipping 12th August 2018, 15:38
Replies: 28
Views: 4,906
Posted By ninabaker
Ian, Stuart Le Fevre (not Ferve) was well known...

Ian,
Stuart Le Fevre (not Ferve) was well known and, I think, liked by all the cadets of my era (I started in BP in 72). During the preparations for the BP Shipping centenary in 2015 I was in touch...
Forum: BP Shipping 1st April 2018, 19:29
Replies: 10
Views: 1,614
Posted By ninabaker
Spot on! Thanks for the tip, Alan. I then went...

Spot on! Thanks for the tip, Alan. I then went looking and you are right.
In fact the arabic naft is the root for the word Naphtha which we all know and love. It seems that versions of this are the...
Forum: BP Shipping 31st March 2018, 18:23
Replies: 10
Views: 1,614
Posted By ninabaker
Interesting. What did NAFT mean? I see...

Interesting. What did NAFT mean?

I see another volume for sale on Ebay...
Forum: BP Shipping 18th March 2018, 13:12
Replies: 32
Views: 5,663
Posted By ninabaker
I remember the Gilly-Gilly man well. Amazing...

I remember the Gilly-Gilly man well. Amazing sleight of hand and humour, producing baby chicks from all sorts of embarrassing locations.
There was one trick which baffled us all, where he got...
Forum: Books, Magazines, TV, Video & Publications 3rd March 2018, 13:14
Replies: 13
Views: 4,038
Posted By ninabaker
And then there was Sailor, by Sailor! Not their...

And then there was Sailor, by Sailor! Not their best really - I preferred their Girls, Girls, Girls hit.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pGNJI5R8mxE
Forum: News and Views from the Shipping World 1st March 2018, 21:08
Replies: 21
Views: 3,139
Posted By ninabaker
We were on a Cruise & Maritime cruise in the...

We were on a Cruise & Maritime cruise in the Baltic last summer and there was a small but nasty fight one evening.
Two things that really bothered us - it took ages before anyone dealt with it and...
Forum: Ship Research 4th February 2018, 19:00
Replies: 14
Views: 2,421
Posted By ninabaker
Good point, JW. I am not sure, myself! I may have...

Good point, JW. I am not sure, myself! I may have some photies somewhere in the archives, perhaps they will shed light if I can find them.

N
Forum: Ship Research 3rd February 2018, 20:31
Replies: 14
Views: 2,421
Posted By ninabaker
I cannot remember much detail but I certainly...

I cannot remember much detail but I certainly visited there on one or other of the BP Tankers I was on. The town looked pretty enough but the tanker berth was no more hospitable than a jetty up the...
Forum: BP Shipping 6th January 2018, 19:57
Replies: 8
Views: 1,099
Posted By ninabaker
Yup. I wonder how long its crew lasted before...

Yup. I wonder how long its crew lasted before getting impacted spines. That bounce must have been ghastly day after day.
Forum: Places, People & Events of Maritime Interest 11th November 2017, 22:07
Replies: 4
Views: 717
Posted By ninabaker
I knew nothing of this tragedy until I heard a...

I knew nothing of this tragedy until I heard a similar song sung in one of the very best episodes of Due South, which then led me to the real story.

It seems that Paul Gross hoped to use the...
Forum: BP Shipping 23rd October 2017, 15:28
Replies: 30
Views: 5,732
Posted By ninabaker
Haha - very similar to me then, only you are...

Haha - very similar to me then, only you are getting more than twice what I get. I opted for the nano-pension, just to force them to keep in touch and send me the quite good pensioners magazine from...
Forum: BP Shipping 25th September 2017, 16:45
Replies: 17
Views: 1,776
Posted By ninabaker
British Sincerity

If you havent already seen this, here is a link to the relevant page (https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/37281808372/in/dateposted-public/)from "BP Tankers a group fleet history2 by Harvey...
Forum: BP Shipping 6th September 2017, 19:34
Replies: 40
Views: 11,021
Posted By ninabaker
And so say we all.

And so say we all.
Forum: Ship Research 3rd September 2017, 18:07
Replies: 16
Views: 1,990
Posted By ninabaker
Could it be a primitive sort of ice-breaking bow?...

Could it be a primitive sort of ice-breaking bow?
Next time someone is down it might be worth seeing if inside the forepeak is structured in any unusual way.
I could imagine this bow plate running...
Forum: BP Shipping 3rd September 2017, 17:38
Replies: 30
Views: 5,732
Posted By ninabaker
I paid into a BP pension as a new cadet but only...

I paid into a BP pension as a new cadet but only for a few months and then went into the MNOPF. The tiny sum in the BP scheme staid there and now pays me the mighty pension of 3.40 per year! But...
Forum: Ship Research 3rd September 2017, 17:34
Replies: 16
Views: 1,990
Posted By ninabaker
I dont know that anyone could offer you any ideas...

I dont know that anyone could offer you any ideas based on that extremely basic sketch. What are we meant to infer from the hatched area? That there is a squared-off plate on the bow beneath the...
Forum: Say Hello 27th August 2017, 21:35
Replies: 31
Views: 4,239
Posted By ninabaker
Any idea where this book can be got? According to...

Any idea where this book can be got? According to the WorldCat site, the only library to have a copy is the National Library, and Amazon seems not to have it listed at all.
Ta.
N
Forum: Say Hello 26th August 2017, 23:38
Replies: 31
Views: 4,239
Posted By ninabaker
Useful tips and thanks for the bit about Betty....

Useful tips and thanks for the bit about Betty. Is anything more known about her?
N
Forum: Say Hello 26th August 2017, 00:13
Replies: 31
Views: 4,239
Posted By ninabaker
There is a very nice wee display about the...

There is a very nice wee display about the Caledon yard at the Dundee Museum of Transport, (https://www.dmoft.co.uk/) which is a good little museum run by enthusiasts and well worth a visit.

You...
Forum: The Bridge 12th February 2017, 17:59
Replies: 22
Views: 2,571
Posted By ninabaker
Never saw any violence on the ships I was on but...

Never saw any violence on the ships I was on but an AB got logged on my first ship when he didnt turn to for cargo watch. I was sent to find him and he was plainly drunk and smoking in his cabin. As...
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