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Search: Posts Made By: Winebuff
Forum: Bank Line 12th February 2012, 13:21
Replies: 16
Views: 5,265
Posted By Winebuff
What a wonderful model and such a shame to have...

What a wonderful model and such a shame to have lost it in transit.(Applause)
Forum: Bank Line 19th January 2012, 18:04
Replies: 53
Views: 9,040
Posted By Winebuff
Shanghai - to see the changes in 30 years.

Shanghai - to see the changes in 30 years.
Forum: Passenger Liners 19th January 2012, 17:46
Replies: 12
Views: 2,758
Posted By Winebuff
Under the circumstances they may just have taken...

Under the circumstances they may just have taken the decision to adjust the TV schedule in light of Costa Concordia.

Every now and then the BBC does show a little common decency.
Forum: News and Views from the Shipping World 15th January 2012, 12:33
Replies: 4,191
Views: 782,718
Posted By Winebuff
In Italy ever death requires a trial to blame...

In Italy ever death requires a trial to blame someone.
Forum: News and Views from the Shipping World 15th January 2012, 12:30
Replies: 4,191
Views: 782,718
Posted By Winebuff
News just announced a third survivor winched to...

News just announced a third survivor winched to safety.
Forum: News and Views from the Shipping World 9th January 2012, 18:18
Replies: 12
Views: 2,183
Posted By Winebuff
They helped force SpeedFerries out of business...

They helped force SpeedFerries out of business some time ago, it will be sometime before the cross channel market picks up again.
We used to go over a couple of time a year just shopping in City...
Forum: Bank Line 15th November 2011, 21:24
Replies: 14
Views: 3,935
Posted By Winebuff
Bounced across the sandy bottom as we left Cairns...

Bounced across the sandy bottom as we left Cairns with a full load of sugar bound for China on Firbank 1976.
Sat in Drydock in East London for 6 weeks while they replaced the double bottom tanks on...
Forum: Bank Line 7th November 2011, 10:02
Replies: 28
Views: 6,715
Posted By Winebuff
When I asked why the food was always better on...

When I asked why the food was always better on Christmas day, I was informed the galley had more notice.
My retort along the lines of "how much notice did they need for the other days of the week?"...
Forum: Bank Line 11th October 2011, 18:18
Replies: 19
Views: 8,498
Posted By Winebuff
There are a number on show at the Maritime Museum...

There are a number on show at the Maritime Museum in Liverpool.

I picked up a wooden Half Hull in an antique shop in Exmouth many years ago, supposed to be a French trawler and made by the...
Forum: Special Purpose Vessels 27th July 2011, 16:40
Replies: 10
Views: 3,292
Posted By Winebuff
We are researching the family tree and have found...

We are researching the family tree and have found on of mt wife's ancestors was sentenced to be deported to Aus. for stealing a jacket. He was so badly beaten during his arrest that he actually died...
Forum: The Engine Room 6th July 2011, 13:02
Replies: 175
Views: 29,159
Posted By Winebuff
Condoms from the ships medical locker when we ran...

Condoms from the ships medical locker when we ran out of PTFE thread tape, not perfect but did the job.
Forum: Bank Line 20th June 2011, 20:17
Replies: 9
Views: 2,183
Posted By Winebuff
Mate to Deck Appy - Bucket of steam, keep the lid...

Mate to Deck Appy - Bucket of steam, keep the lid on or it will escape and I will know if you looked.

3rd Mates wife, collecting carrots to feed the Mules (trains) in Panama.
Forum: Bank Line 14th April 2011, 10:00
Replies: 41
Views: 8,291
Posted By Winebuff
British Shipping Federation sent me for 2...

British Shipping Federation sent me for 2 interviews, Silver Line and Bank Line. Bank Line offered me a job as Eng Cadet and I took it.
Seemed like a good idea at the time.
Forum: Bank Line 10th April 2011, 20:54
Replies: 285
Views: 54,685
Posted By Winebuff
There were a few others who signatures are...

There were a few others who signatures are indistinct or my memrory cannot recall.
One was a Polish guy who had been in the free Polish navy during the war.

Sailed with him coastal Moraybank...
Forum: Say Hello 29th March 2011, 09:56
Replies: 7
Views: 608
Posted By Winebuff
Smile Don't normally make welcome posts, but in your...

Don't normally make welcome posts, but in your case I will make an exception.

Welcome Peter.

Kindest regards

Peter Smith(Wave)
Forum: The Engine Room 28th March 2011, 20:09
Replies: 228
Views: 28,602
Posted By Winebuff
I found the running ones a joy to watch, it was...

I found the running ones a joy to watch, it was the broken ones which ruined my day.
Forum: The Engine Room 22nd March 2011, 10:28
Replies: 5
Views: 1,581
Posted By Winebuff
1 tap stop, 2 taps up, 3 taps down. So...

1 tap stop,
2 taps up,
3 taps down.

So we refitted many a Doxford J Type bottom piston crouching in the crankcase with no line of sight to the overhead crane.
Forum: News and Views from the Shipping World 16th March 2011, 19:20
Replies: 257
Views: 23,197
Posted By Winebuff
Hong Kong Singapore Durban

Hong Kong
Singapore
Durban
Forum: Bank Line 8th March 2011, 20:53
Replies: 40
Views: 3,688
Posted By Winebuff
This feeling of having moved on and our old world...

This feeling of having moved on and our old world standing still came to me when I left school at 17 and went to college in Hull to start my Marine Engineering training in 1974. I returned home...
Forum: News and Views from the Shipping World 6th March 2011, 11:33
Replies: 30
Views: 4,479
Posted By Winebuff
The story read "Britain's biggest crane", in...

The story read "Britain's biggest crane", in truth I suspect it should read "one of China's smaller cranes"
Forum: The Engine Room 31st January 2011, 17:19
Replies: 88
Views: 14,130
Posted By Winebuff
Apologies, never read the question in most exams...

Apologies, never read the question in most exams either, now makes sense.

There was a Bank Line 2nd Eng who "allegedly" could repair anything with a lump of wood, the other story to the propeller...
Forum: The Engine Room 10th January 2011, 18:29
Replies: 88
Views: 14,130
Posted By Winebuff
Not too sure this makes sense, all the tails...

Not too sure this makes sense, all the tails shafts I ever saw were tapered.

Sound like it may have come from the same source as the wooden propeller story to me.(Ouch)
Forum: Books, Magazines, TV, Video & Publications 7th January 2011, 17:18
Replies: 84
Views: 17,140
Posted By Winebuff
Am I the only one who can not bring themselves to...

Am I the only one who can not bring themselves to watch any ship disaster movie?
The Posiden Adventure turned my stomach, still not seen Titanic and no desire to.

Peter Smith
Forum: Bank Line 7th January 2011, 17:14
Replies: 25
Views: 4,282
Posted By Winebuff
During my time in 70's early 80's the Chippy was...

During my time in 70's early 80's the Chippy was a member of the deck crew responsible for among other things the accommodation plumbing and lighting usually under the supervision of The Mate. Never...
Forum: News and Views from the Shipping World 10th December 2010, 17:49
Replies: 46
Views: 12,082
Posted By Winebuff
Today received my MNPOF 2009 Summary Annual...

Today received my MNPOF 2009 Summary Annual Report arrived.

out of 51,800 members
25,847 are retired
24,632 are Deferred ie not yet drawing pension
only 1,321 are listed as active.

If MN...
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