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Forum: The Radio Room 2nd October 2019, 15:36
Replies: 29
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Posted By Harry Nicholson
Morse has not been abandoned - this from an...

Morse has not been abandoned - this from an American R.O. site:


quote:
Morse Code from HLG Seoul Radio (ship shore communications) 1400Z on 12935kHz.
...
Forum: Books, Magazines, TV, Video & Publications 24th September 2019, 14:38
Replies: 9
Views: 856
Posted By Harry Nicholson
Hello, Ian. I ordered your 'Letters of a Radio...

Hello, Ian. I ordered your 'Letters of a Radio Officer' this Summer. It made an absorbing read. Well done for putting them on record.
Forum: Books, Magazines, TV, Video & Publications 24th September 2019, 14:32
Replies: 9
Views: 856
Posted By Harry Nicholson
Thank you for the link, Duncan. I've taken a...

Thank you for the link, Duncan. I've taken a shufti and ordered a used hard back. The author admires Conrad - which is itself a recommendation.
I appreciated Woodman's philosophical musings in...
Forum: Books, Magazines, TV, Video & Publications 23rd September 2019, 16:29
Replies: 9
Views: 856
Posted By Harry Nicholson
Blue Funnel novel

Voyage East: A stirring tale of the last great days of the Merchant Navy by Richard Woodman.

Just finished this. It's rich in detail of a Blue funnel voyage to China and other parts east. I've...
Forum: The Radio Room 11th September 2019, 19:42
Replies: 29
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Posted By Harry Nicholson
What a delightful chirrup! The nostalgia brings...

What a delightful chirrup! The nostalgia brings me close to damp eyes.
Was the origin of the chirp due to an overly simple design, so that the keying load detuned the oscillator?
Port Sudan had a...
Forum: Brocklebank Line 11th September 2019, 09:20
Replies: 8
Views: 1,343
Posted By Harry Nicholson
Thank you, Alan. You're probably correct. It's...

Thank you, Alan. You're probably correct.
It's great to see your post. I hope you are keeping well. I've a few creaks, but still game - though my mountain boots stay cleaner than they used to do.
Forum: News and Views from the Shipping World 10th September 2019, 13:11
Replies: 18
Views: 1,485
Posted By Harry Nicholson
Over our heads in the Pliocene:...

Over our heads in the Pliocene:...
Forum: News and Views from the Shipping World 8th September 2019, 21:21
Replies: 17
Views: 1,667
Posted By Harry Nicholson
A bit more: ...

A bit more:
https://breaking911.com/developing-20-rescued-4-missing-after-cargo-ship-capsizes-off-of-georgia-coast/
Forum: Looking for Old Shipmates 6th September 2019, 20:20
Replies: 179
Views: 16,432
Posted By Harry Nicholson
I wondered where you were, Malcolm. Virtual mates...

I wondered where you were, Malcolm. Virtual mates are worth having if we share interests - a visit here each day can be a rowdy experience or completely sober, but often enriching. In actual life,...
Forum: Non-Seafaring Obituaries 2nd September 2019, 17:49
Replies: 16
Views: 1,061
Posted By Harry Nicholson
Always cheered me up when I saw his avatar. Miss...

Always cheered me up when I saw his avatar. Miss him a good deal.
But we cannot hang around for ever. What does Omar Khayyam say:

Think, in this batter'd Caravanserai
Whose Doorways are...
Forum: Looking for Old Shipmates 19th August 2019, 14:51
Replies: 36
Views: 7,158
Posted By Harry Nicholson
Had a year at Norwood tech studying TV studio...

Had a year at Norwood tech studying TV studio technology circa 1962. I'd left the sea 12 months earlier and then worked at ABC studios on Teddington Lock on the new-fangled video tape recorders and...
Forum: Say Hello 18th August 2019, 19:19
Replies: 13
Views: 781
Posted By Harry Nicholson
You'll bring riches to the gallery. Welcome, sir....

You'll bring riches to the gallery. Welcome, sir. (i paid off a collier in Hull in 1956).
Forum: News and Views from the Shipping World 4th August 2019, 20:18
Replies: 44
Views: 5,452
Posted By Harry Nicholson
My dad, and his, were riveters in the Hartlepool...

My dad, and his, were riveters in the Hartlepool yards.They began as catcher lads - I was looking into what they might have done to earn a wage, and found this: ...
Forum: The Engine Room 30th July 2019, 10:40
Replies: 1
Views: 571
Posted By Harry Nicholson
Welcome, John. My bro-in-law was with ED in the...

Welcome, John. My bro-in-law was with ED in the 50s; I went to sea in 56 in his old uniform. Just changed the braid to a Marconi sparks.
Forum: Brocklebank Line 29th July 2019, 12:59
Replies: 8
Views: 1,343
Posted By Harry Nicholson
Thanks, Tony. I could not make head nor tail of...

Thanks, Tony. I could not make head nor tail of it. Perhaps Macharda and Marwarri were of the same class. Either way, she looks bonny.
Forum: Brocklebank Line 28th July 2019, 17:27
Replies: 8
Views: 1,343
Posted By Harry Nicholson
River Thames 1939

https://player.bfi.org.uk/free/film/watch-river-thames-yesterday-1939-online

Below Tower Bridge, from about 7 mins in is what looks to be a Brocklebank vessel. She has the look of the 1936...
Forum: The Radio Room 23rd July 2019, 20:03
Replies: 10
Views: 1,527
Posted By Harry Nicholson
Hi, Bob. By gum, you started young. You must have...

Hi, Bob. By gum, you started young. You must have zipped through college. South Shields MN college would not take me until I was 16 - I had to pedal a coop errand boy's bike for a year first....
Forum: The Radio Room 21st July 2019, 18:03
Replies: 10
Views: 1,527
Posted By Harry Nicholson
Andrea Doria

We've just past the 62nd anniversary of Andrea Doria loss.
http://www.trafficlist.net/the-tragedy-of-andrea-doria/
Has an account - and a picture of her wireless room.
When it happened, I'd turned...
Forum: Ship Research 24th June 2019, 10:52
Replies: 53
Views: 4,895
Posted By Harry Nicholson
A fascinating little bird. I recall watching them...

A fascinating little bird. I recall watching them in St George's Channel - they seemed to tip-toe across the waves, picking up obscure bits and pieces.

This from the net re Storm Petrel (though...
Forum: Ship Research 23rd June 2019, 18:20
Replies: 53
Views: 4,895
Posted By Harry Nicholson
A great memory! The tiny sea bird might have been...

A great memory! The tiny sea bird might have been a species of petrel, once known as Moither Cary's Chickens. They are ocean wanderers, only coming ashore to breed. What was his diet aboard ship?
Forum: Brocklebank Line 11th June 2019, 09:37
Replies: 2
Views: 729
Posted By Harry Nicholson
A lovely discovery! Interesting to see this -...

A lovely discovery! Interesting to see this - though they are about 15 years after I left my last ship, Marwarri. I don't see any names that I recall. The crew numbers have shrunk somewhat.
Forum: Brocklebank Line 23rd May 2019, 08:49
Replies: 14
Views: 1,695
Posted By Harry Nicholson
Went foreign twice on Mawana (which class was...

Went foreign twice on Mawana (which class was she?) including her maiden voyage in 1958. I've no recall of her being other than a decent ship in bad weather.
In my experience, the worst for rolling...
Forum: Tall ships 15th May 2019, 21:07
Replies: 11
Views: 1,202
Posted By Harry Nicholson
That is a gorgeous vessel. Wikipedia has this...

That is a gorgeous vessel. Wikipedia has this about its rig:

DynaRig System[edit]
The DynaRig owes its origin to Wilhelm Prölss' research in the 1960s. The DynaRig consists of freestanding...
Forum: Say Hello 15th May 2019, 15:39
Replies: 3
Views: 601
Posted By Harry Nicholson
I did not sail with your dad, but I was radio...

I did not sail with your dad, but I was radio officer on Corburn for a brief period in 1956. We had a dodgy time when we broke down off The Longships reef off Cornwall in an onshore gale. Fortunately...
Forum: Passenger Liners 9th May 2019, 14:53
Replies: 25
Views: 5,062
Posted By Harry Nicholson
Saw the Wilhelm Ruys in 1960? at New Orleans it...

Saw the Wilhelm Ruys in 1960? at New Orleans it might have been. I've a photo somewhere.
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