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Search: Posts Made By: douglasjamesmichael
Forum: J & J Denholm 31st May 2019, 15:10
Replies: 28
Views: 3,934
Sailed as Engr on the Loch Long 1976 - we had...

Sailed as Engr on the Loch Long 1976 - we had three deckie cadets onboard - cadets and booze did not mix...especially when two put everyone on the shake at 02.00 one morning...including matey and the...
Forum: The Engine Room 1st March 2019, 11:01
Replies: 88
Views: 14,486
Wow....My second trip was on the Pig Ragne before...

Wow....My second trip was on the Pig Ragne before going Steam as I am ex Weir's...as we had an over stock of pork.....Anyway we were in the Med and we lost a prop blade on a partially sunked...
Forum: Ship Research 6th January 2019, 16:58
Replies: 12
Views: 2,493
Fort Providence Ramree Island

Hugh / Bill Perhaps I can help you guys out....My late Father was Refrig Engineer onboard the Fort Providence - he signed on at Burrard's Vancouver March 1944 and stood by during build - including a...
Forum: The Engine Room 10th September 2018, 09:38
Replies: 104
Views: 12,117
Nice bit of humour....however as one of the...

Nice bit of humour....however as one of the Engineering fraternity...I would like to add that we are a breed that can make something out of nothing...with limited resources...as the AA or RAC do not...
Forum: The Engine Room 10th September 2018, 09:02
Replies: 23
Views: 2,832
Hi all I have answered the call.....dusted down...

Hi all I have answered the call.....dusted down my second's gold and maroon epaulets .......NOT the steaming bunnet.....I have already been down the hole....have seen worse at a drydocking....with...
Forum: J & J Denholm 26th January 2018, 17:31
Replies: 181
Views: 42,458
Hi Still alive - ex Diamond D Second...

Hi Still alive - ex Diamond D Second Steam....Started on Diesel until they found out I was Ex Weirs....Loch Long, Sig Ragne, Loch Lomond, Loch Maree ,Nordic Clansman, Nordic Commander, Nordic...
Forum: The Engine Room 13th January 2018, 16:02
Replies: 32
Views: 7,534
Hi Served my time with G&J Weir/Weir Pumps pre...

Hi Served my time with G&J Weir/Weir Pumps pre sea grading 2A - went on to get 2Engr Steam ....all plain sailing....so to speak.....then Denholms started getting rid of their Steamers .....Oh the...
Forum: The Engine Room 8th September 2017, 18:23
Replies: 94
Views: 17,292
Ah the good old days of Steam

I served my time in G&J Weir at Cathcart and I knew more than them...Auto Ticket.....asked what my pre sea grading was 2A,,,again because I was a Weirs; man
He said thank god you are not a Mining...
Forum: J & J Denholm 11th September 2016, 22:29
Replies: 19
Views: 6,261
I remember joining Loch Long in Brest France -...

I remember joining Loch Long in Brest France - Shuttle from Glasgow to London, Shuttle London to Paris and a flight on an old Air Inter Caravelle from Paris to Brest. The old bus had two attempted...
Forum: Bulk Carriers 5th June 2015, 14:04
Replies: 3
Views: 2,320
The original Dugi Otok - was the VSIS Fort...

The original Dugi Otok - was the VSIS Fort Providence - built by Burrard in Vancouver 1944 and immediately on hand over proceeded to San Francisco then onto Oz the story continues
Forum: J & J Denholm 20th June 2014, 12:41
Replies: 865
Views: 193,085
what about the Sig Ragne?

What about the Sig Ragne
Forum: Royal Fleet Auxiliary 14th April 2014, 13:13
Replies: 7
Views: 4,435
fort providence

Bill
My late father was also onboard at the same time - he joined at Burrard Dry dock in Vancouver after traveling from Halifax NS via Montreal then by train to Vancouver.
Do you have a copy of...
Forum: J & J Denholm 12th April 2011, 13:02
Replies: 12
Views: 5,614
[QUOTE=Malky Glaister;480544]Denholms took this...

[QUOTE=Malky Glaister;480544]Denholms took this vessel over in Newark late 1974. I joined as third engineer. Chief Jimmy Halbert and JCE Davy Bisset. He went Chief and I 2nd when Halbert left. We...
Forum: The Engine Room 8th December 2010, 22:54
Replies: 88
Views: 14,130
On board the Loch Long returning to a frozen...

On board the Loch Long returning to a frozen Brest in February 1976 with a general cargo from the Netherlands Antilles, Santa Thomas de Castille, Porto Rica - all on behalf of KNSM Charter - why...
Forum: The Engine Room 5th June 2010, 22:33
Replies: 53
Views: 5,104
In my experience.....Engineering apprentices at...

In my experience.....Engineering apprentices at least know hold to hold a hammer - dangerous as it sounds and a "slider" Shifting Spanner - Baco's best....as for Engineering cadets - company...
Forum: The Engine Room 5th June 2010, 22:23
Replies: 6
Views: 3,739
I worked on board the San Gerardo in H&W Belfast...

I worked on board the San Gerardo in H&W Belfast - 1969 - when she was transferring to Shell renamed the (Verconnella) I was a third year apprentice with G&J Weir at the time overhauled all the...
Forum: J & J Denholm 20th March 2010, 18:03
Replies: 1
Views: 901
Chief Stewards - Grocers -

Can any of you Diamond D worthies out there remember a CS from Liverpool - no doubt there are many but, there is always a but, This particular lad always took a Hornby model of the Duchess of...
Forum: The Engine Room 2nd January 2010, 19:19
Replies: 57
Views: 13,666
Originally Posted by hamishb Hi Barry, The...

Originally Posted by hamishb
Hi Barry, The engine was built by K G Kincaid Greenock.
Engine No. K118 8 cylinder, 4 Stroke cycle, Buchi supercharger
Bore 740 mm x stroke 1500 mm BHP 4375 @120 Max...
Forum: J & J Denholm 27th November 2008, 22:10
Replies: 176
Views: 43,397
Remember the 4 Fridges that rotated round the...

Remember the 4 Fridges that rotated round the Lochs Lomond, Maree & Long
After 30 years - who could forget Hughie Newton _ I cannot remember the others
Forum: J & J Denholm 8th February 2007, 21:27
Replies: 154
Views: 32,469
[QUOTE=John...

[QUOTE=John Cassels;107104][QUOTE=douglasjamesmichael;107034]

I think what you are trying to say is " but I am fed up WITH your derogitory
remarks ".
What distresses me regarding yourself and...
Forum: J & J Denholm 7th February 2007, 22:27
Replies: 154
Views: 32,469
[QUOTE=John Cassels;106569]No offence meant but...

[QUOTE=John Cassels;106569]No offence meant but personally speaking think this story is a load of crap.

I am not going to get into an argument with you, again, but I am fed up of your derogitory...
Forum: J & J Denholm 5th February 2007, 21:53
Replies: 154
Views: 32,469
The Volvo story................Troll Lake, we...

The Volvo story................Troll Lake, we were on charter to Volvo, taking these masterpeices of Engineering to the USA. returning with Japanese vehicles to Pireaus......
Loaded a full cargo in...
Forum: Royal Fleet Auxiliary 20th January 2007, 22:22
Replies: 14
Views: 2,871
Pumps and Turbines

The Boiler Feed Pumps onboard were Weir TWL as were the Cargo Oil Pumps and Turbines....I know I worked on them.......
Forum: Ellerman 19th January 2007, 23:20
Replies: 2
Views: 1,329
Fort Boats Managed by Ellerman

During the second world war several Fort Boats built by Burrard in Vancouver were managed and crewed by Ellerman I am looking for a photo of the Fort Providence & the City of Kimberly
Thanks in...
Forum: P & O 19th January 2007, 23:15
Replies: 34
Views: 10,376
A Board of trade acquaintence of mine Raymond...

A Board of trade acquaintence of mine Raymond Gibb at one time was R/o onboard - Rgds Doug....Engineer Ex Denholm Ship Mngt
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