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Search: Posts Made By: Tony Breach
Forum: Model Ships 22nd September 2017, 19:41
Replies: 17
Views: 4,116
Posted By Tony Breach
Would prefer you to have them. Is there a place...

Would prefer you to have them. Is there a place where such drawings can be saved for posterity?
Tony
Forum: Model Ships 26th August 2017, 10:49
Replies: 17
Views: 4,116
Posted By Tony Breach
I have about 40 GA plans of reefer ships of...

I have about 40 GA plans of reefer ships of various nationalities which are taking up too much space. Anyone interested?
Tony
Forum: The Engine Room 1st February 2011, 13:16
Replies: 234
Views: 32,626
Posted By Tony Breach
Hogarths replaced 8 Ruston AOs with Stork...

Hogarths replaced 8 Ruston AOs with Stork Werkspoors in 4 ships
Smiths replaced 4 Ruston AOs with Pielsticks in 2 ships
RFA replaced at least 4 Ruston AOs with Pielsticks in 2 ships
Hamburg-Sud...
Forum: News and Views from the Shipping World 2nd April 2010, 20:56
Replies: 4
Views: 1,114
Posted By Tony Breach
Logically it seems one can die for free with P &...

Logically it seems one can die for free with P & O, living is extra. Euthanasia cruises next? I'll be in the bar!
Forum: Ship Research 31st March 2010, 13:02
Replies: 3
Views: 1,060
Posted By Tony Breach
It seems to be flown on the gaff which would...

It seems to be flown on the gaff which would indicate an ensign & looks very much like the Brasilian national flag.
Tony
Forum: The Bridge 26th March 2010, 13:05
Replies: 123
Views: 35,645
Posted By Tony Breach
I take your point Binnacle & possibly it should...

I take your point Binnacle & possibly it should have been modified such as "normally will not" or similar. In an area of known magnetic anomaly, there would most probably have been a reference &...
Forum: The Bridge 25th March 2010, 21:44
Replies: 123
Views: 35,645
Posted By Tony Breach
Harvatt, The magnetic compass was used seriously...

Harvatt, The magnetic compass was used seriously during my time at sea. In 1963 I was an AB on the paddle steamer BRISTOL QUEEN (which had a West Hartlepool wheelhouse; otherwise an open bridge). The...
Forum: The Bridge 22nd March 2010, 20:55
Replies: 123
Views: 35,645
Posted By Tony Breach
I beleive that the marine magnetic compass was...

I beleive that the marine magnetic compass was one of the most beautiful instruments ever made. For how many years or centuries was man's direction dependent on the magnet? When I travel I always...
Forum: The Radio Room 4th March 2010, 10:11
Replies: 161
Views: 24,603
Posted By Tony Breach
KENTWOOD (ex EMPIRE HEARTH) is in LR 56/7 as GIGB

KENTWOOD (ex EMPIRE HEARTH) is in LR 56/7 as GIGB
Forum: News and Views from the Shipping World 3rd March 2010, 20:41
Replies: 12
Views: 2,048
Posted By Tony Breach
Also reported 26 Feb COSTA EUROPA collided with...

Also reported 26 Feb COSTA EUROPA collided with wharf at Sharm El-Sheikh in high winds. 3 crew dead, 4 Pax/tourists injured.
Forum: The Bridge 27th February 2010, 19:26
Replies: 186
Views: 33,214
Posted By Tony Breach
I have a Plath sextant, parallel rules, brass...

I have a Plath sextant, parallel rules, brass dividers, Nicholls Concise Guide, The Bosun's Manual a wonderful Nathaniel Bowditch & all the other books. I make sundials & ships in bottles, the latter...
Forum: Elders and Fyffes 21st February 2010, 21:23
Replies: 13
Views: 5,855
Posted By Tony Breach
There were 6 of these vessels which had fairly...

There were 6 of these vessels which had fairly long lives:

Talamanca (1) 1932 USA Newport News 6963grt
USS Talamanca 1941 USA
Talamanca (1) 1945 USA
Sulaco (2) 1957 GBR. Scrapped Antwerp 1964
...
Forum: The Bridge 20th February 2010, 21:14
Replies: 10
Views: 1,437
Posted By Tony Breach
I beleive that degaussing coils were fitted...

I beleive that degaussing coils were fitted externally to many ships during WW2. I am presently looking at the book Gray Ghost, The RMS Queen Mary at War by Steven Harding; the centre page spread...
Forum: Ship Research 20th February 2010, 09:22
Replies: 21
Views: 6,128
Posted By Tony Breach
Hi Philip, Lloyds Register 1956 confirms the...

Hi Philip,

Lloyds Register 1956 confirms the information from the Finnish list with year of name change 1955. Managers were Gustaf Erikson who still had an office at Mariehamn few years ago. There...
Forum: Bank Line 19th February 2010, 21:07
Replies: 285
Views: 54,685
Posted By Tony Breach
Capt. Alfie Banach from Poland, Ashbank 1964....

Capt. Alfie Banach from Poland, Ashbank 1964. Seaman & gentleman.

Capt. Donald Campbell from Skye, Beaverbank 1964/5. Serious, competent & understanding master. Loved the works of Robert W...
Forum: Elders and Fyffes 23rd January 2010, 10:29
Replies: 46
Views: 13,479
Posted By Tony Breach
Hi Bill, many thanks for that info - it adds to...

Hi Bill, many thanks for that info - it adds to the information I have filed on her. Beautiful looking ships.
Tony
Forum: Model Ships 19th December 2009, 09:30
Replies: 24
Views: 12,643
Posted By Tony Breach
The current Marine Modelling International...

The current Marine Modelling International magazine (December) comes with an interesting card kit inside together with full instructions on how to build it. Model Dockyard have a lot of card kits...
Forum: Elders and Fyffes 18th December 2009, 10:10
Replies: 46
Views: 13,479
Posted By Tony Breach
Would very much appreciate it if someone could...

Would very much appreciate it if someone could give me a date for the TETELA - GREEN ISLAND collision.
Forum: Looking for Old Shipmates 18th December 2009, 09:28
Replies: 8
Views: 1,656
Posted By Tony Breach
No, Antjon, The Dave Simpson who had the TAKE 5...

No, Antjon, The Dave Simpson who had the TAKE 5 coffee shop in High Street & now 86 years old, joined Coast Lines as an apprentice during WW2 & later sailed as an AB in various companies prior to...
Forum: Ship Research 3rd October 2008, 10:13
Replies: 7
Views: 1,220
Posted By Tony Breach
Hi Ed, You've got a few nice things there! I...

Hi Ed,

You've got a few nice things there! I would imagine your assumption for the use of the artifact is correct particularly if there is sufficient lead to sink the empty container in the...
Forum: Model Ships 1st October 2008, 20:54
Replies: 13
Views: 1,793
Posted By Tony Breach
Fantastic, Bob. I can hardly beleive you have...

Fantastic, Bob. I can hardly beleive you have done this so quickly. You may be assured that those of us who follow you are grateful of all the knowledge, advice & guidance that you offer & await...
Forum: Ship Research 30th September 2008, 10:35
Replies: 7
Views: 1,471
Posted By Tony Breach
Hi Amanda, From the info you have it seems...

Hi Amanda,

From the info you have it seems you have searched Miramar. I have been into Hocking 1824-1962 & none of your wrecked ships are mentioned which may or may not depend upon the actual...
Forum: News and Views from the Shipping World 30th September 2008, 09:13
Replies: 1,076
Views: 92,725
Posted By Tony Breach
It seems that CTF150 is unaware that pirates are...

It seems that CTF150 is unaware that pirates are terrorising inocent merchant seamen. It would be interesting to see what their attitude would be if the 33 tanks plus all the other military stuff...
Forum: Ship Research 29th September 2008, 11:26
Replies: 10
Views: 2,798
Posted By Tony Breach
Hi again rbaran, Made a comparison of your...

Hi again rbaran,

Made a comparison of your pics & the model & am 99.99% sure it was the KEDMAH you were on. All the deck fittings, the rear of the wheelhouse structure, header tanks etc seem to be...
Forum: Ship Research 28th September 2008, 10:25
Replies: 10
Views: 2,798
Posted By Tony Breach
Your ship may well be the KEDMAH of Zim Lines who...

Your ship may well be the KEDMAH of Zim Lines who had her from 1947 until 1952. Go to the Ships List & you will find a potted history of Zim & KEDMAH & also some other ships owned by Zim during the...
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