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Search: Posts Made By: Bill.B
Forum: The Radio Room 4th September 2019, 06:51
Replies: 178
Views: 34,653
Posted By Bill.B
Denholms also had Kelvin Hughes sparkies. I did...

Denholms also had Kelvin Hughes sparkies. I did two trips on Nordic Patriot and one trip on Chemical Explorer and Chemical Venturer.
Forum: Royal Navy 24th August 2019, 20:15
Replies: 5
Views: 617
Posted By Bill.B
Did some looking and found that picture which was...

Did some looking and found that picture which was said to be of a Swiftsure class cruiser. Swiftsure was rammed by HMS Diamond in 1953 somewhere north of Scotland. There are some SN posts on this....
Forum: Royal Navy 24th August 2019, 19:53
Replies: 5
Views: 617
Posted By Bill.B
Looks to me like she was rammed. All the metal...

Looks to me like she was rammed. All the metal goes inwards and the hole is bow shaped. Apart from that can't help with the identification. Good luck.
Bill B
Forum: The Radio Room 15th July 2019, 09:43
Replies: 26
Views: 2,480
Posted By Bill.B
2301khz used to be the frequency of choice for...

2301khz used to be the frequency of choice for UK/Irish intership comms in the North Sea, Channel and Irish Sea home trade areas. Cant remember what the times were. 6pm rings a bell. No idea if it is...
Forum: The Engine Room 14th July 2019, 13:45
Replies: 71
Views: 7,425
Posted By Bill.B
Last new build sea trial in 2018, 50,000mt...

Last new build sea trial in 2018, 50,000mt product tankers, was 5 days of extensive testing. All tanks were filled and emptied. All systems were tested. Minor hiccups were corrected or listed for...
Forum: Maritime Family History Research 4th July 2019, 20:10
Replies: 6
Views: 540
Posted By Bill.B
Robert Horlick moved to Harwich in 1832 from...

Robert Horlick moved to Harwich in 1832 from Rettendon Essex. Roberts father Samuel ownd barges from 1786. There is a good history of Horlock of Mistley in the book “The Racing Horlocks” by Ron Weyda...
Forum: The Radio Room 30th June 2019, 11:46
Replies: 30
Views: 3,053
Posted By Bill.B
Wow. I can retire on my Morse key collection now!...

Wow. I can retire on my Morse key collection now! To think I had two of them and gave one away to one of my Dutch colleagues. Gonna be a lot of Counterfeit ones out now. ��
Forum: Ship Research 25th June 2019, 08:50
Replies: 53
Views: 4,839
Posted By Bill.B
In 78 Fort Steele tied up alongside a Chinese...

In 78 Fort Steele tied up alongside a Chinese vessel which was an ex P&O Strath boat. They were not allowed ashore and so we lent them our Walport boxes. In return they invited us aboard for dinner....
Forum: Looking for Old Shipmates 30th May 2019, 21:06
Replies: 254
Views: 65,467
Posted By Bill.B
Brian Sanderson was a great old man. He was on G...

Brian Sanderson was a great old man. He was on G A Walker on the Maracaibo run and in Norfolk drydocking. Never a dull moment.
Forum: Tall ships 3rd May 2019, 19:41
Replies: 14
Views: 1,304
Posted By Bill.B
Try caulking Stein. Or as on wooden sailing...

Try caulking Stein. Or as on wooden sailing barges “ Blackwall caulking”. They found a nice thick patch of mud in the Thames and let her sit in it for a tide. Of course being flat bottomed after a...
Forum: Ship Research 14th April 2019, 23:00
Replies: 36
Views: 5,925
Posted By Bill.B
Last I saw was she was based in Sandwich in Kent.

Last I saw was she was based in Sandwich in Kent.
Forum: The Bridge 10th April 2019, 10:56
Replies: 27
Views: 3,198
Posted By Bill.B
Having spent 3 months on RFA Engadine doing...

Having spent 3 months on RFA Engadine doing cartwheels and somersaults steaming up and down the channel the RN helo pilots worked in all conditions and with no incidents. When asked if I would like a...
Forum: Ship Research 6th March 2019, 10:47
Replies: 40
Views: 21,675
Posted By Bill.B
GBQM used to belong to CP Ships G A Walker....

GBQM used to belong to CP Ships G A Walker. Always used to think was "God bless Queen mum". A very happy ship with a "colourful" life. The terror of Amoy bay.
Forum: Non-Seafaring Obituaries 12th February 2019, 12:18
Replies: 5
Views: 793
Posted By Bill.B
My hero. He was a great goalie I was totally...

My hero. He was a great goalie I was totally crap. RIP Gordon
Forum: News and Views from the Shipping World 1st February 2019, 00:07
Replies: 28
Views: 2,565
Posted By Bill.B
#5...

#5 (https://www.shipsnostalgia.com/usertag.php?do=list&action=hash&hash=5) We were northbound on RFA Orangeleaf and picked up the distress. Only time the Oleaf overtook anything. Wild few days.
Forum: Preserved Vessels & Restoration Projects 24th January 2019, 10:58
Replies: 18
Views: 5,554
Posted By Bill.B
Savannah is in Baltimore. She is deactivated and...

Savannah is in Baltimore. She is deactivated and open to the public on a limited basis. When she came out of the James River reserve fleet in Virginia she passed some very sensitive radiation...
Forum: Fishing Vessels 22nd January 2019, 23:52
Replies: 5
Views: 1,288
Posted By Bill.B
#5...

#5 (https://www.shipsnostalgia.com/usertag.php?do=list&action=hash&hash=5) That is a steel Thames sailing barge Oceanic cut down to a motor barge.
Forum: The Radio Room 22nd January 2019, 16:49
Replies: 30
Views: 3,464
Posted By Bill.B
Shannon air radio used to make voice broadcasts...

Shannon air radio used to make voice broadcasts down that end.
Forum: Ship Research 1st October 2018, 23:03
Replies: 10
Views: 1,352
Posted By Bill.B
From the conversation I had with the skipper of...

From the conversation I had with the skipper of the longship Draken Harald Harfayre today Gratitude is in Sweden and being used as a sailing school ship. He showed me a photo of her under sail taken...
Forum: Ship Research 22nd September 2018, 13:55
Replies: 6
Views: 695
Posted By Bill.B
It's a bit strange that it is not brass bound. I...

It's a bit strange that it is not brass bound. I have never seen a wooden wheel that size on a vessel that didn't have a brass surround. It would certainly need that reinforcing if it were to be...
Forum: Non-Seafaring Obituaries 10th July 2018, 22:50
Replies: 16
Views: 1,721
Posted By Bill.B
He didnt get his MC for nothing and certainly saw...

He didnt get his MC for nothing and certainly saw what happens when diplomacy fails first hand.
RIP
Forum: The Radio Room 8th July 2018, 20:57
Replies: 1
Views: 662
Posted By Bill.B
That is a shame as WLO is our main RT, DSC and...

That is a shame as WLO is our main RT, DSC and Telex testing station in the USA for FCC and GMDSS surveys. First rate service and very good operators.
A lot of people will miss it.
Forum: Tall ships 16th June 2018, 12:02
Replies: 13
Views: 1,796
Posted By Bill.B
Having attended Cisne Branco twice for service...

Having attended Cisne Branco twice for service work, sadly when alongside, I was very impressed above decks. Below decks she is a bit spartan. I presume she is like Stad Amsterdam so another one like...
Forum: News and Views from the Shipping World 10th June 2018, 16:26
Replies: 8
Views: 1,671
Posted By Bill.B
I was speaking from experience Callpor. I work...

I was speaking from experience Callpor. I work about 3-4 ships a week and see a lot. I agree with you that ECDIS has a lot of drawbacks. The screen size always seems too small no matter how much you...
Forum: News and Views from the Shipping World 10th June 2018, 11:08
Replies: 8
Views: 1,671
Posted By Bill.B
Whilst I see many ships that have only a feed...

Whilst I see many ships that have only a feed from the AIS to the ECDIS there are a lot that have two way communication from the ECDIS to the AIS. SAM were the first I saw where the AIS was part of...
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