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Forum: Other Companies/Ships Yesterday, 12:43
Replies: 205
Views: 53,923
Posted By sternchallis
Nick, I am sure that post was Tongue in...

Nick,

I am sure that post was Tongue in Cheek, shipping companies were not known for their generosity, so if you got a freeby, good for you. If you had joined Booth Line or any other shipping...
Forum: Other Companies/Ships 19th February 2020, 01:18
Replies: 205
Views: 53,923
Posted By sternchallis
Good News

I am pleased to report that www.bluestarline.org* is alive again. (Applause)(Thumb)(Pint)

Jim Blake the custodian and webmaster may have to carry out a few tweaks in the background so it may be...
Forum: Lamport & Holt Line 19th February 2020, 01:15
Replies: 3
Views: 861
Posted By sternchallis
Good news

I am pleased to report that www.bluestarline.org* is alive again. (Applause)(Thumb)(Pint)

Jim Blake the custodian and webmaster may have to carry out a few tweaks in the background so it may be...
Forum: Blue Star Line 19th February 2020, 01:12
Replies: 16
Views: 3,489
Posted By sternchallis
Welcome News

I am pleased to report that www.bluestarline.org* is alive again. (Applause)(Thumb)(Pint)

Jim Blake the custodian and webmaster may have to carry out a few tweaks in the background so it may be...
Forum: Blue Star Line 7th February 2020, 22:58
Replies: 16
Views: 3,489
Posted By sternchallis
I have just heard the custodian Jim Blake will be...

I have just heard the custodian Jim Blake will be receiving the website in the post to load up, so it may be live by the end of the month as long as there are no technical difficulties on the load up.
Forum: The Engine Room 30th January 2020, 16:51
Replies: 145
Views: 56,029
Posted By sternchallis
Was he the tallish chap, looked older than George...

Was he the tallish chap, looked older than George Sowerby, think he took us for part of the Mechanics , Sowerby did Dynamics and Elsom Statics.
There was to other one who took us for Materials and...
Forum: The Engine Room 29th January 2020, 19:22
Replies: 145
Views: 56,029
Posted By sternchallis
Was he at Shields, smoked a pipe , dark hair and...

Was he at Shields, smoked a pipe , dark hair and short.
If its the same one he took us for Extras Mechanics/ Dynamics. He was Dyslexic, so sometimes his overheads were a bit crossed with B's and...
Forum: The Engine Room 30th December 2019, 12:21
Replies: 80
Views: 8,697
Posted By sternchallis
Yes, thats a good way of describing the sound of...

Yes, thats a good way of describing the sound of the the Foden, a Cackle.

Now you are talking Gardners, they were the Rolls Royce of diesels.
I remember as an apprentice going on a visit to...
Forum: The Engine Room 29th December 2019, 22:48
Replies: 80
Views: 8,697
Posted By sternchallis
Just to side track- I don't suppose there are any...

Just to side track- I don't suppose there are any IT Nostalgia websites, they live such boring lives writing code all day. Perhaps they could wax lyrical about the days of DOS or Windows 95.

The...
Forum: The Engine Room 29th December 2019, 22:14
Replies: 80
Views: 8,697
Posted By sternchallis
Pat, You need to roll a long way for a salt...

Pat,
You need to roll a long way for a salt water suction to come up for air, and would the engine shut down on SW pressure, perhaps not, more like the Lube Oil sump was a bit low and that would...
Forum: The Engine Room 29th December 2019, 21:53
Replies: 80
Views: 8,697
Posted By sternchallis
I thought Fodens were trucks. Possibly...

I thought Fodens were trucks.
Possibly Horizontal Commer Two Strokes with superchargers.
Forum: The Engine Room 12th December 2019, 10:40
Replies: 9
Views: 1,213
Posted By sternchallis
It would seem they are catering to the 'Costa...

It would seem they are catering to the 'Costa crowd ' of the 60'&70's, package cruises for chavs.

Friends of mine went on an MSC cruise and said the majority had no dress sense for the ocassion...
Forum: Blue Star Line 10th December 2019, 14:00
Replies: 26
Views: 2,966
Posted By sternchallis
Jim#25 Was that the America Star that came...

Jim#25
Was that the America Star that came from Tyn&Weir, WI crew.
They weren't bad cooks and the Donkeymen were good workers, sailed on 3 ships with them including the America Star.

I think a...
Forum: Blue Star Line 5th December 2019, 23:55
Replies: 26
Views: 2,966
Posted By sternchallis
Duncs, If any ships were going to be bad...

Duncs,

If any ships were going to be bad feeders, then those on the South America run would be, especially if the OM and grocer were on there permanent. It would appear there was alsorts of...
Forum: Blue Star Line 5th December 2019, 22:51
Replies: 0
Views: 219
Posted By sternchallis
BSL Engineer sails Florida to Australia

I am sure some of you sailed with Gerry Cooper back in 1970-80's.
He is now on his own ocean going yatch with his wife and the ships cat Priss, sailing from Florida to Australia over the next 2...
Forum: Blue Star Line 5th December 2019, 22:42
Replies: 12
Views: 9,853
Posted By sternchallis
Could have been the time I paid off in Galveston,...

Could have been the time I paid off in Galveston, 1974 about March.
Forum: Blue Star Line 5th December 2019, 22:31
Replies: 26
Views: 2,966
Posted By sternchallis
Spongebob 16. Yes the EU has a lot to answer...

Spongebob 16.

Yes the EU has a lot to answer for, hopefully if Boris gets in we can give them the Churchill salute and restore trading with our Commonwealth.
Trouble is the youngsters these days...
Forum: Blue Star Line 5th December 2019, 22:10
Replies: 26
Views: 2,966
Posted By sternchallis
What year and what ships would that be? I was...

What year and what ships would that be?
I was there 73-83 and I cannot say I went hungry. On the Wellington Star in 74 with white crew, the Engineers steward was drunk at Breakfast so by dinner he...
Forum: Blue Star Line 5th December 2019, 14:29
Replies: 26
Views: 2,966
Posted By sternchallis
Most ship names were of the places we sailed too,...

Most ship names were of the places we sailed too, not from. The Newcastle Star - Newcastle Australia. Brazil, Brasilia, Tacoma. Avila, Andalucia class were all Spanish names, but we didn't trade with...
Forum: Lamport & Holt Line 29th November 2019, 18:31
Replies: 7
Views: 1,083
Posted By sternchallis
Yes, the ship visiting kept us sane, new faces...

Yes, the ship visiting kept us sane, new faces to see , swop tales and boxes of films.
When we were there several Reefers were in the anchorage close by, so one of them decided to have a BBQ on...
Forum: Lamport & Holt Line 29th November 2019, 10:58
Replies: 7
Views: 1,083
Posted By sternchallis
Allan, Doesn't sound like something that Brian...

Allan,
Doesn't sound like something that Brian Pugh would do , sleeping in the 'Old Mans' bath, he was somewhat reserved, though 80 days at anchor in the Shatt could do that to the most reserved...
Forum: Lamport & Holt Line 29th November 2019, 00:41
Replies: 7
Views: 1,083
Posted By sternchallis
He was a quite a reserved sort of chap, light...

He was a quite a reserved sort of chap, light coloured hair possibly late 30's, short slim build, probably from Liverpool area.
Without our website up I cannot tell how long he stayed to cross check...
Forum: Lamport & Holt Line 28th November 2019, 11:29
Replies: 7
Views: 1,083
Posted By sternchallis
Brian Pugh

Anybody sailed with Brian Pugh, he was a L&H steam chief until he got his M endorsement ?
Is he still around?
I sailed with him on his first motorship as Chief, the BSL ship Andalucia Star.
The...
Forum: The Engine Room 28th November 2019, 10:45
Replies: 34
Views: 6,874
Posted By sternchallis
Having recently talked with Kieth the 3/E on...

Having recently talked with Kieth the 3/E on that voyage, I believe the Chinese 4th was instructed to press up the after HFO tanks whilst crossing the Tasman Sea, this caused the HFO deck cargo to...
Forum: The Engine Room 24th November 2019, 16:32
Replies: 7
Views: 1,187
Posted By sternchallis
Typical Yanks, more cubic inches. Sounds overly...

Typical Yanks, more cubic inches.
Sounds overly complicated to put 2 Doxfords onto one shaft rather than twin screw, particularly considering its use as an auxiliary carrier.
Presumably there was a...
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