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Forum: Brocklebank Line 28th May 2019, 16:46
Replies: 6
Views: 663
Posted By R798780
We came across Makrana as was in Mombassa in late...

We came across Makrana as was in Mombassa in late '73. Named Aegis Eternity with Greek flag they were trying to get one scotch boiler running to complete the voyage and go for scrap. Makrana had...
Forum: Brocklebank Line 25th May 2019, 09:30
Replies: 14
Views: 1,476
Posted By R798780
Totally different class. Maskeliya 470' loa; 57'...

Totally different class. Maskeliya 470' loa; 57' beam: Masirah 497' loa; 63' 04" beam. Two level (stepped) boat deck on Maskeliya, single level on Masirah. The one similarity was the domed...
Forum: Brocklebank Line 24th May 2019, 12:09
Replies: 14
Views: 1,476
Posted By R798780
I did hear that someone had to stand by the...

I did hear that someone had to stand by the contactor room at No 4 when working cargo to reset the breakers (or whatever) when they popped - a very frequent event from hearsay. Brocklebanks reverted...
Forum: Brocklebank Line 23rd May 2019, 17:47
Replies: 14
Views: 1,476
Posted By R798780
Maturata and Maskeliya were a class of their own;...

Maturata and Maskeliya were a class of their own; and had a smaller beam than the normal Brocks 63' 04". (Maipura, Matra Mahseer and Manaar were 72') As I understand they were tea trade specific by...
Forum: Say Hello 6th May 2019, 13:11
Replies: 4
Views: 453
Posted By R798780
Steve Torkington's first hand account in this...

Steve Torkington's first hand account in this posting. Very little showing when I passed in late '64

https://www.shipsnostalgia.com/showthread.php?t=4428&highlight=martand
Forum: Brocklebank Line 10th December 2018, 20:17
Replies: 9
Views: 1,615
Posted By R798780
Sad news indeed. We sailed with Don on the...

Sad news indeed. We sailed with Don on the Maihar in '70; the only time but did a lot of catching up with him at the reunion 8 years ago. RIP Donald.
Forum: Brocklebank Line 27th May 2018, 13:23
Replies: 73
Views: 7,675
Posted By R798780
I joined my first ship "Malakand" in Vittoria...

I joined my first ship "Malakand" in Vittoria Dock, Birkenhead. Just across the dock was "Masirah"looking very pukka (a.k.a. Murphy's Yacht ?)
A touch of chalk and cheese.
Forum: The Bridge 29th April 2018, 20:20
Replies: 54
Views: 8,333
Posted By R798780
Malakand (1942) had a Monkey Island standard...

Malakand (1942) had a Monkey Island standard compass; and a magnetic steering compass in the wheelhouse. There was also a retrofitted gyro repeater at one side of the steering compass. Later...
Forum: The Galley 14th April 2018, 11:32
Replies: 57
Views: 7,753
Posted By R798780
Just found a pile of menus from a time on the...

Just found a pile of menus from a time on the South African coast.

With the Indian crews previously "Jalfrezi and Parathas" would frequently be an item - for which one Goanese chief cook would...
Forum: The Galley 14th April 2018, 11:25
Replies: 57
Views: 7,753
Posted By R798780
Delivered stores one time to a Cunard bulker,...

Delivered stores one time to a Cunard bulker, possibly the Cunard Carrier from tanker Lumiere
Forum: Brocklebank Line 8th July 2017, 22:38
Replies: 24
Views: 3,020
Posted By R798780
A collection of facts; comparing the smaller tea...

A collection of facts; comparing the smaller tea boats - Maskeliya and Maturata - with the larger Mahseer / Matra class; and with the Makrana / Mawana class and the later motor ships thrown in. The...
Forum: Tankers 31st May 2017, 12:24
Replies: 32
Views: 8,027
Posted By R798780
Not sure about the '82 ............... we were on...

Not sure about the '82 ............... we were on Luminetta together in 1984
Forum: Looking for Old Shipmates 9th May 2017, 11:27
Replies: 0
Views: 307
Posted By R798780
Austen Mills / Alan Mills

Jeannette Hankinson needs info about her dad: Can anyone help? "Looking for anyone with information that may help me. My dad worked for the merchant navy at some point between 1955-1970, I vaguely...
Forum: Nautical Colleges 27th April 2017, 21:04
Replies: 14
Views: 2,924
Posted By R798780
No pre-sea in my case; straight into real life !

No pre-sea in my case; straight into real life !
Forum: Nautical Colleges 27th April 2017, 20:07
Replies: 14
Views: 2,924
Posted By R798780
A tad narrow minded view, methinks: Some of us...

A tad narrow minded view, methinks: Some of us worked hard to get the lived in look; but a lot had to be down to squeezing the steaming bonnets into suitcases. They came out for stations, lifeboat...
Forum: Nautical Colleges 17th April 2017, 23:00
Replies: 14
Views: 2,924
Posted By R798780
MAR Anderson Term, January to July 1967

MAR Anderson Term, January to July 1967
Forum: Brocklebank Line 27th March 2017, 11:15
Replies: 26
Views: 4,153
Posted By R798780
On the Mawana and Maskeliya the QMs would bend...

On the Mawana and Maskeliya the QMs would bend the courtesy ensign onto a bamboo manhelp and rigged as gunter rig at the truck the ensign would fly above the topmast cap.
Forum: Say Hello 22nd March 2017, 19:32
Replies: 67
Views: 9,048
Posted By R798780
Not a coal burner. I think it is Mahanada (1942)...

Not a coal burner. I think it is Mahanada (1942)
https://www.shipsnostalgia.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=5758&d=1159906135
Forum: Brocklebank Line 10th February 2017, 17:28
Replies: 5
Views: 1,284
Posted By R798780
https://www.shipsnostalgia.com/showthread.php?t=103...

https://www.shipsnostalgia.com/showthread.php?t=1034

Dave was Chief Eng when I joined Luminetta and may well have been aboard when the above occurred
Forum: The Bridge 8th January 2017, 12:10
Replies: 63
Views: 6,634
Posted By R798780
Depends on the height-of-eye of the observer...

Depends on the height-of-eye of the observer ................... gives distance to the sea horizon; and the height of the object beyond the sea horizon being observed and the distance to sea horizon...
Forum: Tankers 18th November 2016, 18:56
Replies: 32
Views: 8,027
Posted By R798780
Wayne Olsen, Jack Dobson, John Laing were around...

Wayne Olsen, Jack Dobson, John Laing were around at that time as Mate. I know Wayne did a spell on that coast. I'll see if I can drag a few more names out
Forum: The Radio Room 9th October 2016, 14:04
Replies: 17
Views: 3,284
Posted By R798780
I found and copied an account of that encounter...

I found and copied an account of that encounter with the cyclone by the 3rd Officer Martin D. Cotsford, on a site "Tales from the Scuttlebutt". I've been in a few blows but that takes the biscuit
Forum: Brocklebank Line 6th October 2016, 13:01
Replies: 3
Views: 1,604
Posted By R798780
2nd Electrician looks like it could be Ian Seery

2nd Electrician looks like it could be Ian Seery
Forum: Looking for Old Shipmates 8th September 2016, 16:14
Replies: 8
Views: 1,431
Posted By R798780
And the names of the rest of the gang at Warsash

And the names of the rest of the gang at Warsash
Forum: Looking for Old Shipmates 29th July 2016, 15:55
Replies: 15
Views: 2,063
Posted By R798780
Sad news indeed. Les was purser on my first...

Sad news indeed.

Les was purser on my first trip. I sailed with some good ones and some not so good (but only one bad and that was coastals only, several at that - Dennis the Ogg) But I can't say...
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