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Search: Posts Made By: ChathamChavs
Forum: The Engine Room Yesterday, 21:26
Replies: 28
Views: 2,523
Posted By ChathamChavs
I think the Lecky you call Snip Snip was Fred ...

I think the Lecky you call Snip Snip was Fred Blunt . I think I relieved him on the Townsville Star in 1973 in Baltimore. The C/E Bob Cutler remarked "Blunt by name , Blunt by nature !" But I...
Forum: Other Companies/Ships 23rd June 2019, 18:33
Replies: 79
Views: 28,074
Posted By ChathamChavs
I was on the " Scottish Wasa " Ex Iron Crown ,...

I was on the " Scottish Wasa " Ex Iron Crown , when we were in a collision with the German freezer boat "Rheinelander" in September 1976 . This was on the River Scheldt I think we had a football...
Forum: Looking for Old Shipmates 5th January 2019, 11:33
Replies: 599
Views: 203,283
Posted By ChathamChavs
Hi Vaughan , The band was really good and were...

Hi Vaughan , The band was really good and were called Mammas Cooking , and it was at the Holiday Inn . Remember chatting to them during the interval . A man threatened to jump off a bridge on our...
Forum: The Engine Room 1st December 2018, 17:27
Replies: 54
Views: 8,459
Posted By ChathamChavs
So all Chief Engineers know everything about all...

So all Chief Engineers know everything about all things mechanical and electrical ? Yes , they carry the can , but some, like people in all walks of life refuse to admit they are wrong or don't...
Forum: The Engine Room 1st December 2018, 14:33
Replies: 54
Views: 8,459
Posted By ChathamChavs
Chief Engineers never say sorry ..... especially...

Chief Engineers never say sorry ..... especially to Leckies !!
Forum: Maritime Family History Research 23rd October 2018, 11:07
Replies: 32
Views: 3,643
Posted By ChathamChavs
Mine is R900850 issued Dock Street , London 29th...

Mine is R900850 issued Dock Street , London 29th November 1971 . This still had the Ability and General Conduct entries . The last entry for this book was leaving the ACT 4 in St John on 7th March...
Forum: The Engine Room 26th September 2018, 19:37
Replies: 75
Views: 26,259
Posted By ChathamChavs
I had the pleasure to sail with a Chief Engineer...

I had the pleasure to sail with a Chief Engineer who was rat-arsed 24/7 , but was adored and revered by his fellow countrymen .On this ship we had a portable air compressor like the one used for...
Forum: Looking for Old Shipmates 13th September 2018, 15:56
Replies: 599
Views: 203,283
Posted By ChathamChavs
Spey Bridge

Hello Peter , I am sure I was on that trip - remember the shotguns . Also , I think we all got paid a tank cleaning "bonus" of about $40. Bit of a story around that- hmmmm.I think the old man was...
Forum: Looking for Old Shipmates 5th September 2018, 17:34
Replies: 599
Views: 203,283
Posted By ChathamChavs
Hello Peter , I agree with you about the fire...

Hello Peter , I agree with you about the fire doors . I was on the Almak at the time (think we were on the same charter as the Algol - Mexican coast , Petrobas or something similar) , and our fire...
Forum: Other Companies/Ships 31st July 2018, 19:53
Replies: 36
Views: 12,369
Posted By ChathamChavs
What a fantastic bloke . Sailed with him on the...

What a fantastic bloke . Sailed with him on the Spey Bridge - Silver Line- a couple of times in the early 80's . Our favourite trick was to ask him about Steam Trains just about as we were to turn to...
Forum: Say Hello 2nd July 2018, 17:49
Replies: 2
Views: 503
Posted By ChathamChavs
Hello , I was Electrician on the Jamaica Producer...

Hello , I was Electrician on the Jamaica Producer 74 to 76 . I think you were 3rd Engineer?
Forum: The Engine Room 15th June 2018, 06:54
Replies: 54
Views: 8,459
Posted By ChathamChavs
There were 2 alarm points . The first was just an...

There were 2 alarm points . The first was just an alarm , the second was the main engine slowdown . This is the one I was instructed to modify. This was on a year old Japanese built OBO in 1980....
Forum: The Engine Room 14th June 2018, 20:52
Replies: 54
Views: 8,459
Posted By ChathamChavs
Take one genny off the board , then stop the load...

Take one genny off the board , then stop the load genny , guilty!! What about the Oil Mist Detectors ? Told by one Chief Engineer to modify circuit to just sound alarm and not slow the Main Engine...
Forum: The Engine Room 18th May 2018, 09:02
Replies: 95
Views: 12,847
Posted By ChathamChavs
Does anybody know when 7 year apprenticeships...

Does anybody know when 7 year apprenticeships ended? . I was an apprentice at Chatham Dockyard from 1967-1971 , and all apprentices , including shipwrights, trained for 4 years. I remember being told...
Forum: The Engine Room 8th February 2018, 19:30
Replies: 75
Views: 26,259
Posted By ChathamChavs
I am at a loss to whom is the worst engineer....

I am at a loss to whom is the worst engineer. Being an Electrician , I usually assisted (!!) with main engine repairs and there was a board attached to the Turning Gear and on the engine control...
Forum: The Engine Room 2nd November 2017, 20:24
Replies: 175
Views: 27,757
Posted By ChathamChavs
Still have at least 2 Tennants top end spanners...

Still have at least 2 Tennants top end spanners in use . Remember that a can of Tennant's Thistle lager would fit nicely in a Punka Louvre air outlet in your cabin . Even better when it was a nice...
Forum: Ship Research 7th July 2016, 11:28
Replies: 35
Views: 14,694
Posted By ChathamChavs
In 1975(?), the engineers (including me) nearly...

In 1975(?), the engineers (including me) nearly went on strike in Kingston as if I remember rightly there were 4 units to do, working from early morning to late evening. Eventually , owner Derek...
Forum: Ship Research 6th July 2016, 18:34
Replies: 35
Views: 14,694
Posted By ChathamChavs
Ran like a sewing machine?? Not in the mid 70s ....

Ran like a sewing machine?? Not in the mid 70s . Most trips involved pulling a piston/liner at sea , and lots of main engine work in port .
Forum: P & O 15th March 2015, 13:13
Replies: 10
Views: 3,745
Posted By ChathamChavs
On a sad note , Norman Harding crossed the bar...

On a sad note , Norman Harding crossed the bar earlier this week . I know he was Junior Engineer on the Strathdevon in the mid 70s.
Forum: Modern Cruise Ships 12th December 2014, 18:08
Replies: 86
Views: 28,076
Posted By ChathamChavs
Just came off the "Thomson Majesty" cruising...

Just came off the "Thomson Majesty" cruising around the Canaries . Drinks around 3.90p . We bought the drinks package - initially expensive but worth it eventually!! A good "holiday ship" . No...
Forum: The Bridge 16th November 2014, 08:47
Replies: 200
Views: 33,916
Posted By ChathamChavs
Hi, I get the "Chinese" writing , sometimes at...

Hi, I get the "Chinese" writing , sometimes at the top of the page. In fact it is there at this precise moment. Also get it at random places on the page. Not on any other sites .
Forum: Looking for Old Shipmates 18th September 2013, 17:07
Replies: 599
Views: 203,283
Posted By ChathamChavs
The "balls" were actually pucks , which I believe...

The "balls" were actually pucks , which I believe were turned down from a broom handle .
Forum: Looking for Old Shipmates 17th September 2013, 16:03
Replies: 599
Views: 203,283
Posted By ChathamChavs
Hi Dave and Jackie . I was Electrician on the...

Hi Dave and Jackie . I was Electrician on the Seto Bridge with both of you . We joined in the Bahamas and had to wait a few days before the ship came in . Name change to Arapaho in Singapore...
Forum: Say Hello 5th June 2013, 18:28
Replies: 20
Views: 3,539
Posted By ChathamChavs
Frank Naracott and George Lilly were still on the...

Frank Naracott and George Lilly were still on the Armadale in 1977.I was Electrician . On a KNSM charter Europe/Caribbean. Had an obnoxious Dutch supercargo . Can't remember the old mans name - we...
Forum: Blue Star Line 16th April 2012, 17:40
Replies: 15
Views: 4,820
Posted By ChathamChavs
Question Sorry, didn't get the drift of the "wrong BA" ....

Sorry, didn't get the drift of the "wrong BA" . The Canberra Star was on the South Africa - Mozambique-Australia round trips (Compass Run) and had been for some time . I joined in Cape Town , then we...
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