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Forum: The Radio Room 27th September 2019, 14:43
Replies: 14
Views: 1,015
Posted By onestar
Actually RN (and Commonwealth Navies) had braid...

Actually RN (and Commonwealth Navies) had braid that was 9/16th" in width. What that is after metrication, I do not know! I think Clan etc had 1/2" but am not dogmatic about it.
Forum: Ship Research 12th July 2019, 15:44
Replies: 40
Views: 3,654
Posted By onestar
I sailed on the Shell Tanker Standella, built in...

I sailed on the Shell Tanker Standella, built in 1934 (?). The entire bridge was of wooden construction, the wooden deck forming the deckhead of the Master' s accommodation below. We had only...
Forum: Union Castle - Safmarine 7th September 2018, 16:55
Replies: 9
Views: 2,151
Posted By onestar
There is also "Mailships of the Union Castle...

There is also "Mailships of the Union Castle Line" by C.J. Harris and Brian D. Ingpen published by Fernwood Press in 1994. However, it only deals with the Mailships where Chapter 5 titled The Second...
Forum: Say Hello 10th February 2018, 18:57
Replies: 16
Views: 2,449
Posted By onestar
Hi Ziggie and Frank Fish, Wow! My post goes...

Hi Ziggie and Frank Fish,
Wow! My post goes back to 2008, so you have done some research.
Zig, I remember you and Mogas, the Mate you refer to was Ian Douglas Simpson Ogilvy (or Ogilvie or...
Forum: Histories 14th March 2017, 20:21
Replies: 114
Views: 16,535
Posted By onestar
In post 1 it states "She was a Liberty Ship,...

In post 1 it states "She was a Liberty Ship, built very quickly during WWII."
She was actually a C1-B steam turbine ship, war built, but quite different to the Liberty ships.
There was also a song...
Forum: Union Castle - Safmarine 5th December 2015, 19:44
Replies: 15
Views: 4,355
Posted By onestar
The full names were just too long. Also there was...

The full names were just too long. Also there was the question of English/Afrikaans when Safmarine wanted to stay in the good books of the then government. Made for some appalling abortions of names...
Forum: BP Shipping 20th June 2015, 14:02
Replies: 31
Views: 6,090
Posted By onestar
Was about to correct my earlier post, but have...

Was about to correct my earlier post, but have been beaten to it! Captain Mason got the George Cross while Chief Engineer Wyld got the Distinguished Service Order. Should have checked Appendix II to...
Forum: BP Shipping 19th June 2015, 20:40
Replies: 31
Views: 6,090
Posted By onestar
"Ohio was an American-built tanker of 14,150...

"Ohio was an American-built tanker of 14,150 tons, the management of which was handed over to the Eagle Oil and Shipping Company by the Ministry of War Transport Command. Command of her was...
Forum: Royal Fleet Auxiliary 10th April 2015, 21:27
Replies: 36
Views: 15,275
Posted By onestar
Waighty, as stated on another thread, RN (and...

Waighty, as stated on another thread, RN (and Commonwealth navies) was 9/16 of an inch. What that is in decimals (mm) I do not know!
Forum: BP Shipping 2nd October 2014, 19:57
Replies: 28
Views: 7,034
Posted By onestar
The fairy tale that some companies were granted...

The fairy tale that some companies were granted the right to wear rank symbols similar to the RN is just that - a fairy tale, and has been covered extensively in another thread. All British (and...
Forum: Ship Research 15th February 2014, 19:31
Replies: 15
Views: 2,480
Posted By onestar
Quoting from Bill Rice's book "The Royal Navy in...

Quoting from Bill Rice's book "The Royal Navy in South Africa" (Maritime Books) he states on page 33 "the Cape of Good Hope Squadron was strengthened by the arrival of the pre-Dreadnought battleship...
Forum: Ship Research 14th February 2014, 21:08
Replies: 15
Views: 2,480
Posted By onestar
The ship is anchored in Simon's Bay. The...

The ship is anchored in Simon's Bay. The mountains at Fish Hoek and Muizenberg are clearly visible in the background. Brisk Southeaster as well!
Forum: Shell 5th December 2012, 15:15
Replies: 1
Views: 1,226
Posted By onestar
Well, I nearly became a shipmate of yours. I was...

Well, I nearly became a shipmate of yours. I was staying at Connel
House in Singapore waiting to join her as third mate in April 1959 (?) when orders were changed to join Nicania. Sailed in her...
Forum: The Bridge 2nd December 2011, 15:08
Replies: 25
Views: 5,143
Posted By onestar
I used Burtons, Norie's and Inman's, but went...

I used Burtons, Norie's and Inman's, but went back to Burton's for the more concise and crisper layouts. All history now!
Forum: News and Views from the Shipping World 9th November 2010, 17:18
Replies: 147
Views: 17,669
Posted By onestar
Quote (more or less) from Make a Signal by...

Quote (more or less) from Make a Signal by Captain Jack Broome says "HM ships are secured alongside, shoelaces are tied up".
Forum: Blue Star Line 15th September 2010, 20:27
Replies: 10
Views: 8,986
Posted By onestar
I watched her launch at Cammell Lairds in...

I watched her launch at Cammell Lairds in September 1957, very impressive. Glad to hear she was a happy ship after that.
Forum: Union Castle - Safmarine 14th September 2010, 20:03
Replies: 23
Views: 4,802
Posted By onestar
Chris Isaac, Ron Stringer is correct. The...

Chris Isaac, Ron Stringer is correct. The standard MN uniform was approved for all who wished to follow it, but was not obligatory. Companies could regulate as they saw fit. Look at White Star Line...
Forum: Union Castle - Safmarine 14th September 2010, 19:57
Replies: 23
Views: 4,802
Posted By onestar
Royal Navy (and Commonwealth Navies) braid was...

Royal Navy (and Commonwealth Navies) braid was 9/16 of an inch. Metrication may have changed it!
Forum: Union Castle - Safmarine 13th September 2010, 22:03
Replies: 23
Views: 4,802
Posted By onestar
Thank you Ron, the myth that some companies were...

Thank you Ron, the myth that some companies were recognised makes one wonder what the other slackers were doing! One other myth is that Blue Funnel midshipmen were granted that rank in view of the...
Forum: Royal Fleet Auxiliary 9th June 2010, 20:34
Replies: 27
Views: 6,324
Posted By onestar
My personal preference was to carry out...

My personal preference was to carry out refuelling downwind, provided the tactical circumstances allowed. It reduced the strain on the gear, as well as making it much easier for the men on deck. ...
Forum: Royal Navy 20th March 2010, 09:24
Replies: 157
Views: 18,554
Posted By onestar
Further to post #17 above, I googled it. Lt Cdr...

Further to post #17 above, I googled it. Lt Cdr Solveig Krey of the Royal Norwegian Navy became the first female to command a submarine, HNoMs KOBBEN (S318) on 11 September 1995.
Danes, Swedes,...
Forum: Royal Navy 20th March 2010, 09:09
Replies: 157
Views: 18,554
Posted By onestar
A couple of years back, I remember reading an...

A couple of years back, I remember reading an article of a female lieutenant commander being in command of a submarine. Norway, Sweden or Denmark? I can't recall, anybody with any further information?
Forum: Tramp Steamers 16th March 2010, 19:50
Replies: 110
Views: 25,177
Posted By onestar
There seems to be two threads with identical...

There seems to be two threads with identical titles - I read the other a few days back! Should they not be merged?
Forum: Tramp Steamers 13th February 2010, 09:37
Replies: 110
Views: 25,177
Posted By onestar
I served on eight Shell tankers during my...

I served on eight Shell tankers during my apprenticeship, and I certainly never was used or considered myself as cheap labour. All of the masters and most of the officers I sailed with took an active...
Forum: P & O 18th January 2010, 20:36
Replies: 29
Views: 10,815
Posted By onestar
One of the other coincidences is that my wife was...

One of the other coincidences is that my wife was born in Shillong!
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