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Search: Posts Made By: McCloggie
Forum: Maritime Family History Research 21st September 2017, 16:19
Replies: 35
Views: 4,403
Posted By McCloggie
Sadly, a lot of these guys are no longer with us...

Sadly, a lot of these guys are no longer with us but here posts here should be saved as a real historical record.

McC
Forum: Maritime Family History Research 21st September 2017, 16:17
Replies: 35
Views: 4,403
Posted By McCloggie
you need to look for the posts from some of the...

you need to look for the posts from some of the older hands her - possibly Stan Mayes?

We have had people on here who went through those experiences.

McC
Forum: News and Views from the Shipping World 21st August 2017, 17:17
Replies: 212
Views: 13,917
Posted By McCloggie
They are saying steering gear failure and the...

They are saying steering gear failure and the ship was built at the same yard as the last one that was involved in a collision.

Maybe!

I wonder though if OOW Watch-keeping training and reliance...
Forum: Non-Seafaring Obituaries 30th May 2017, 15:08
Replies: 15
Views: 1,137
Posted By McCloggie
John Noakes climbed Nelson's Column in the same...

John Noakes climbed Nelson's Column in the same way as everybody else did at that time. It is like looking at Fred Dibnah(?).

As a qualified ISM Auditor myself I of course agree that under todays...
Forum: Non-Seafaring Obituaries 24th May 2017, 06:01
Replies: 13
Views: 794
Posted By McCloggie
We used to see Roger Moore (as he was then) in...

We used to see Roger Moore (as he was then) in the local shops regularly when I was working in Monaco.

Although I cannot say that I "knew" him (or indeed that he knew me!) he always had a word and...
Forum: Ship Research 20th November 2016, 02:29
Replies: 21
Views: 3,670
Posted By McCloggie
There is a similar thread to this on the RN...

There is a similar thread to this on the RN unofficial web site "Rum Ration" which gives details of the Falkland's service of these vessels.

McC
Forum: News and Views from the Shipping World 20th September 2016, 17:34
Replies: 36
Views: 3,143
Posted By McCloggie
Although I would love to see Britannia...

Although I would love to see Britannia re-commissioned I really think the concept is a complete non-starter.

As has been pointed out, the conditions on board would probably not meet the required...
Forum: Modern Cruise Ships 29th August 2016, 05:25
Replies: 45
Views: 5,749
Posted By McCloggie
We were taught that the first thing to do in a...

We were taught that the first thing to do in a MOB-ex was to turn the ship to kick the stern and screws clear of the man in the water. Admittedly this was on a minesweeper and not a large merchant...
Forum: Royal Fleet Auxiliary 7th August 2016, 03:41
Replies: 17
Views: 3,482
Posted By McCloggie
With the state the offshore industry is in just...

With the state the offshore industry is in just now, you could probably get a relatively new, advanced vessel very cheaply.

McC
Forum: Royal Fleet Auxiliary 6th August 2016, 17:27
Replies: 17
Views: 3,482
Posted By McCloggie
While I agree that it is indeed sad that another...

While I agree that it is indeed sad that another RFA or indeed RN vessel is sold off, surely the question must be about how hold the vessel is?

If I remember correctly Diligence is an ex Stena...
Forum: Offshore Oil & Gas Industry 29th June 2016, 09:30
Replies: 16
Views: 2,828
Posted By McCloggie
I have worked in the industry all over the world...

I have worked in the industry all over the world since the 1980s and although I have seen price crashes before, this downturn is probably the worst. The difference is that while previous downturns...
Forum: Non-Seafaring Obituaries 22nd April 2016, 10:48
Replies: 25
Views: 2,775
Posted By McCloggie
Likewise. Could not stand the man or his...

Likewise. Could not stand the man or his so-called music but a shame all the same. RIP.

McC
Forum: Royal Navy 1st April 2016, 04:17
Replies: 6
Views: 1,310
Posted By McCloggie
Beat me to it Joe! McC

Beat me to it Joe!

McC
Forum: Royal Navy 1st April 2016, 04:16
Replies: 6
Views: 1,310
Posted By McCloggie
There used to be an organisation in the Admiralty...

There used to be an organisation in the Admiralty known as the Ships Naming Committee - or something similar. Don't know who was involved with it though.

McC
Forum: Brocklebank Line 4th January 2016, 16:18
Replies: 55
Views: 9,201
Posted By McCloggie
Sitting in a bar in Copenhagen with my manager...

Sitting in a bar in Copenhagen with my manager (ex Bank Line Mate by the way) and his partner Janet.

She asked which part of Scotland I was from.

Fife says McC

Where in Fife asks Janet.

I...
Forum: The Engine Room 9th December 2015, 02:13
Replies: 7
Views: 3,211
Posted By McCloggie
I believe HMS Pembroke was the main, barracks...

I believe HMS Pembroke was the main, barracks establishment in Chatham similar to HMS Nelson in Portsmouth and HMS Drake in Plymouth.

HMS Wildfire used to be the RNR unit in Chatham but if they...
Forum: Royal Navy 3rd December 2015, 09:51
Replies: 12
Views: 2,809
Posted By McCloggie
Engadine was RFA and built sometime in the late...

Engadine was RFA and built sometime in the late 1960s and replaced HMS Lofoton (which was a converted LST) as a helicopter training ship.

Engadine was in turn replaced with RFA Argus as aviation...
Forum: Say Hello 19th August 2015, 05:11
Replies: 6
Views: 2,266
Posted By McCloggie
I applied (on behalf of my Mother) for my...

I applied (on behalf of my Mother) for my Father's Arctic Star in March 2013.

I have just checked the application form that I used then and all I had to give was the details of service in Arctic...
Forum: Royal Navy 7th April 2015, 11:15
Replies: 46
Views: 7,238
Posted By McCloggie
I think the part of it I hate most is the rank...

I think the part of it I hate most is the rank "braid" worn in a central position on the shirt/jacket.

It is bad enough in the Army but at least the insignia (for officers) is composed of "pips"...
Forum: Non-Seafaring Obituaries 31st March 2015, 16:10
Replies: 56
Views: 9,530
Posted By McCloggie
Again have to agree with SM! ST is really...

Again have to agree with SM!

ST is really "Pravda-ish". In some ways it is very funny trying to read between the lines - but it is totally PAP in its message.

You should look at the New...
Forum: Non-Seafaring Obituaries 31st March 2015, 15:27
Replies: 56
Views: 9,530
Posted By McCloggie
I agree with SM on this one. Knowing...

I agree with SM on this one.

Knowing Singapore quite well too, you have to say that LKY's system has in general terms worked well for the majority of the people. There is no doubt that he brought...
Forum: Royal Navy 28th March 2015, 04:53
Replies: 9
Views: 3,158
Posted By McCloggie
One storey about Manxman says she was exercising...

One storey about Manxman says she was exercising in the Med with the US Navy. The US Admiral ordered a course and speed alteration and as she was an old ship sinalled "Manxman make best speed".
...
Forum: Royal Navy 21st March 2015, 01:39
Replies: 46
Views: 7,238
Posted By McCloggie
The security guards at flat here in KL look...

The security guards at flat here in KL look smarter!

I may have to post a rant to calm down.

McC
Forum: Ship Research 9th March 2015, 11:04
Replies: 27
Views: 5,877
Posted By McCloggie
Did Bibby not use one of there accommodation...

Did Bibby not use one of there accommodation barges as a prison in Portland?

McC
Forum: News and Views from the Shipping World 10th February 2015, 15:23
Replies: 6
Views: 1,322
Posted By McCloggie
One of the problems in the Netherlands is that...

One of the problems in the Netherlands is that the owner has appeared to condone his father's actions by allegedly supporting contentcious political causes and I am only saying what is common gossip....
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