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Search: Posts Made By: Scotch Boiler
Forum: The Radio Room Yesterday, 03:11
Replies: 78
Views: 2,961
Posted By Scotch Boiler
Thanks Duncs, I think that as in any vernacular...

Thanks Duncs, I think that as in any vernacular term a lot depends on the tone of voice of the speaker. An otherwise common insult can be made to sound endearing or affectionate among friends with...
Forum: The Radio Room 28th March 2020, 07:06
Replies: 78
Views: 2,961
Posted By Scotch Boiler
Going off topic Duncs, I have never known a...

Going off topic Duncs, I have never known a Highlander or Islander well enough to ask this question. The nick name for someone from the north west of Scotland is Teuchter or choochter. Is that a...
Forum: The Radio Room 28th March 2020, 01:46
Replies: 78
Views: 2,961
Posted By Scotch Boiler
And on a quiet day with time on my hands......the...

And on a quiet day with time on my hands......the Union Steamship Coy of NZ was "down at the head" with Canadian sparkies in the 60's.
Forum: The Radio Room 27th March 2020, 03:59
Replies: 78
Views: 2,961
Posted By Scotch Boiler
Smile If he had said that they were all Jocks, would...

If he had said that they were all Jocks, would you have understood?
Forum: The Engine Room 1st January 2020, 06:32
Replies: 34
Views: 3,808
Posted By Scotch Boiler
Happy new year to all, the lump of coal is a...

Happy new year to all, the lump of coal is a token Scottish gesture which wishes your household and family will be prosperous enough to heat the home and hearth throughout the coming year. A...
Forum: The Engine Room 29th December 2019, 07:15
Replies: 34
Views: 3,808
Posted By Scotch Boiler
Hi Russell, are you the same guy who took an...

Hi Russell, are you the same guy who took an interest in the Wm.C. Daldy on Auckland harbour back in the 70's and 80's.
Forum: Maritime Family History Research 28th October 2019, 22:45
Replies: 16
Views: 1,307
Posted By Scotch Boiler
I never spent much time on tankers myself. But my...

I never spent much time on tankers myself. But my shipmate was always talking about Caltex T2 tankers. I was on cargo ships and spent some time in Durban in the early sixties. Very enjoyable times...
Forum: Maritime Family History Research 27th October 2019, 00:00
Replies: 16
Views: 1,307
Posted By Scotch Boiler
Smile Getting off topic but I sailed with a 4th...

Getting off topic but I sailed with a 4th engineer who had been on Caltex T2 tankers and he would go on for hours about anything T2. After 70 years I particularly remember him droning on about...
Forum: Maritime Family History Research 25th October 2019, 22:30
Replies: 16
Views: 1,307
Posted By Scotch Boiler
Duncan Taylor is not an unusual name, but I...

Duncan Taylor is not an unusual name, but I sailed with a Captain Duncan McQuillan Taylor in the Lyle Shipping Coy in the mid sixties. I think that his home was in the Dunoon area. He would have...
Forum: Books, Magazines, TV, Video & Publications 27th September 2019, 08:49
Replies: 9
Views: 1,477
Posted By Scotch Boiler
Yes I Read it years ago and I enjoyed it. A look...

Yes I Read it years ago and I enjoyed it. A look back to the 60's.
Forum: The Bridge 29th August 2019, 08:33
Replies: 48
Views: 10,037
Posted By Scotch Boiler
Smile I joined my first ship "SS Cape Sable" in Hong...

I joined my first ship "SS Cape Sable" in Hong Kong in 1963. Before joining the ship the crew flew from Glasgow and I wondered why three guys with Harris Tweed sports jackets were carrying little...
Forum: J & J Denholm 24th May 2019, 02:43
Replies: 8
Views: 1,792
Posted By Scotch Boiler
A friend of mine sailed on her as junior...

A friend of mine sailed on her as junior engineer. He said that it was such a workhouse for engineers that they got a 50 pound bonus if they stayed with it for 6 months.
Forum: Looking for Old Shipmates 25th January 2019, 01:13
Replies: 35
Views: 10,635
Posted By Scotch Boiler
Hi Patsy, Cliff died a couple of years ago, and...

Hi Patsy, Cliff died a couple of years ago, and the Institute has been wound up. I can give you a name of the man who may help if you have a question for the NZIMPE.
Forum: Say Hello 8th September 2018, 02:15
Replies: 18
Views: 3,048
Posted By Scotch Boiler
Thanks Lakercapt, a full and frank explanation. ...

Thanks Lakercapt, a full and frank explanation. My first ship was the Cape Sable {Lyles of Glasgow} in the early 60's. We discharged sugar from Durban in Yokohama, then it was in ballast to Nauru...
Forum: Say Hello 7th September 2018, 05:09
Replies: 18
Views: 3,048
Posted By Scotch Boiler
Who carries the can?

Hello all, just as a matter of interest, as it is all ancient history now. Why did Captain Huggins get the blame for running the ship short of fuel. I would have thought that the Chief Engineer would...
Forum: News and Views from the Shipping World 17th August 2018, 01:49
Replies: 12
Views: 2,231
Posted By Scotch Boiler
Hi Don, don't be too modest. Give us some...

Hi Don, don't be too modest. Give us some information on the ship, where it is located, type of engines, boilers, etc, how old it is and how many crew. If you are promoting it then give it all you...
Forum: The Engine Room 15th June 2018, 04:20
Replies: 54
Views: 11,317
Posted By Scotch Boiler
An old engineer came back from a long voyage to...

An old engineer came back from a long voyage to South America. He had acquired a lovely colourful parrot on the voyage and kept it in his cabin where it soon picked up a very colourful vocabularly....
Forum: The Engine Room 2nd June 2018, 04:33
Replies: 95
Views: 16,589
Posted By Scotch Boiler
Who would have thought that such a simple...

Who would have thought that such a simple question would have generated so many replies. In port the duty engineer would have a good spotless boiler suit so that he could attend the party in the...
Forum: Tall ships 14th April 2014, 00:38
Replies: 104
Views: 36,377
Posted By Scotch Boiler
That is interesting Ken, I thought that he had...

That is interesting Ken, I thought that he had just done the one trip, and that is the reason.
Forum: Tall ships 13th April 2014, 00:43
Replies: 104
Views: 36,377
Posted By Scotch Boiler
Wet Sunday here and time on my hands. I sailed...

Wet Sunday here and time on my hands. I sailed with Syd Jones on the Auckland tugs. Syd had been an o/s {I think} on the Pamir. His name was mentioned in one of the Pamir books.
Don't know what he...
Forum: Looking for Old Shipmates 11th April 2014, 09:15
Replies: 35
Views: 10,635
Posted By Scotch Boiler
Hi Spongebob, did you know George Butler the...

Hi Spongebob, did you know George Butler the locksmith at the dockyard. He was a few years older than me in the RN torpedo factory in Scotland.
Forum: Looking for Old Shipmates 11th April 2014, 04:27
Replies: 35
Views: 10,635
Posted By Scotch Boiler
MV Kauri

Hi Bernard, the mv Kauri 2,361 tons, was built for USSCo by Stevens, Glasgow, and was in their fleet from 1936-1962. A long career and obviously went through WW2 which I suppose is what you are...
Forum: Union Steam ship Co Of New Zealand LTD 20th August 2012, 10:39
Replies: 24
Views: 6,300
Posted By Scotch Boiler
Hi Steamship, I joined Wahine about April '66,...

Hi Steamship, I joined Wahine about April '66, did the sea trials, then we left Greenock for NZ in June but turned back after about 24 hours because of a condenser fault. It took about 24-36 hours...
Forum: Union Steam ship Co Of New Zealand LTD 30th July 2012, 10:57
Replies: 6
Views: 4,486
Posted By Scotch Boiler
Hi there, you may have already tried it, but go...

Hi there, you may have already tried it, but go to google and type in .....wahine web site.....there is a lot of info there.
Forum: Union Steam ship Co Of New Zealand LTD 24th June 2012, 10:31
Replies: 45
Views: 16,260
Posted By Scotch Boiler
I heard it referred to as a magnetic coupling...

I heard it referred to as a magnetic coupling between the engines and the shafts. Don't know how it worked though.
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