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Forum: Royal Navy 17th November 2017, 15:00
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Posted By roscoe_the_1st
HMS Ardent

I was sent the link to this recently. I watched her go down

It is still vivid in my memory 35 years on.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kZrge7Nnq9s

She put up one hell of a fight. In the...
Forum: Offshore Oil & Gas Industry 25th March 2017, 10:03
Replies: 1
Views: 1,734
Posted By roscoe_the_1st
http://www.dukeswoodoilmuseum.com/pictures/eakring...

http://www.dukeswoodoilmuseum.com/pictures/eakring-No-1.jpg

Eakring No 1

Britain's first commercial Oil Well. The first 'Petroleum' (http://www.dukeswoodoilmuseum.com/Oil%20What%20is%20it.htm)...
Forum: Offshore Oil & Gas Industry 25th March 2017, 09:49
Replies: 1
Views: 1,734
Posted By roscoe_the_1st
Dukes wood oil Museum

Just thought I would give a link to this.

http://www.dukeswoodoilmuseum.com/

The only oil museum in the UK.

I am a warden (one of many) for the museum, having worked in the North Sea.

The...
Forum: Histories 20th March 2017, 07:38
Replies: 114
Views: 16,545
Posted By roscoe_the_1st
I have to concede that the actions of Carlson And...

I have to concede that the actions of Carlson And Dancy were actions of bravery of the highest order and it now seems to me impertinent to suggest some skulduggery was involved.

This recent...
Forum: Royal Navy 20th March 2017, 07:02
Replies: 8
Views: 1,298
Posted By roscoe_the_1st
Hood

I had the privilege of meeting Lieutenant Commander Bill Dundas (ret). He was the curate of the museum at HMS Collingwood where I did my training. I wasn't aware of who he was at the time, but he was...
Forum: Royal Navy 19th March 2017, 16:18
Replies: 8
Views: 1,298
Posted By roscoe_the_1st
Old film of the King George V Battleships

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cvBfTEPUu24

Stirring stuff. I like the sequence where the Prince of Wales steamed through the convoy and the ships saluted her. https://youtu.be/cvBfTEPUu24?t=1717...
Forum: Histories 15th March 2017, 12:35
Replies: 114
Views: 16,545
Posted By roscoe_the_1st
According to information I have the US Coastguard...

According to information I have the US Coastguard concluded that she was at 5041'N 1526'W and that she had suffered a complete fracture of the weather deck. This was on 27th December 1951.

She...
Forum: Histories 15th March 2017, 11:00
Replies: 114
Views: 16,545
Posted By roscoe_the_1st
http://www.cromleck-de-rennes.com/FlyingEnterprise...

http://www.cromleck-de-rennes.com/FlyingEnterprise.jpg

I took this position from the US Coastguard position given as

50 41N

15 26W
Forum: Histories 15th March 2017, 07:22
Replies: 114
Views: 16,545
Posted By roscoe_the_1st
OK then Falmouth was the best option ...

OK then Falmouth was the best option

Apparantly she lies 31Nm south of the Lizard.

Gallant effort by all but I still think an Irish port was the best option..

Still playing the Devil's...
Forum: Histories 15th March 2017, 07:15
Replies: 114
Views: 16,545
Posted By roscoe_the_1st
Yes I corrected the mistake in post No 4, she was...

Yes I corrected the mistake in post No 4, she was originally SS Cape Kumukaki
Forum: Histories 14th March 2017, 16:04
Replies: 114
Views: 16,545
Posted By roscoe_the_1st
http://www.cromleck-de-Rennes.com/FlyingEnterprise...

http://www.cromleck-de-Rennes.com/FlyingEnterprise.jpg

You are in a Force 11 Westerly to N westerly - You have two cracks from deck level to below the waterline. Would you first elect to patch up...
Forum: Histories 14th March 2017, 13:18
Replies: 114
Views: 16,545
Posted By roscoe_the_1st
I wonder if I may just give you a passage from...

I wonder if I may just give you a passage from Frank Delaney's book - Simple Courage: A True Story of Peril on the Sea.



Delaney mentions the arguments that went ahead between the Carlson and...
Forum: Histories 14th March 2017, 10:05
Replies: 114
Views: 16,545
Posted By roscoe_the_1st
Correction

I had always assumed that Flying Enterprise was a Liberty Ship - It wasn't. It was a Type C1-B ship (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Type_C1_ship). Built as SS Cape Kumukaki.

It was built for MARCOM...
Forum: Histories 14th March 2017, 07:04
Replies: 114
Views: 16,545
Posted By roscoe_the_1st
Flying Enterprise

Hi I've just joined the forum.

Apart from my interest in anything to do with ships, one of my reasons for joining was a recent comment I heard from a lecture given by a well known historian...
Forum: Say Hello 14th March 2017, 06:24
Replies: 6
Views: 776
Posted By roscoe_the_1st
Hello from Roscoe

Just a line here to say hello to the forum

I've always been interested in ships and I spent 12 years in the Royal Navy. I left just after the Falklands War.

I'm retired and my hobbies are the...
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