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Forum: The Radio Room Yesterday, 01:10
Replies: 375
Views: 103,492
Posted By trotterdotpom
You're right in every respect, Geoff. John T

You're right in every respect, Geoff.

John T
Forum: The Radio Room 2nd April 2020, 00:30
Replies: 375
Views: 103,492
Posted By trotterdotpom
I remember the Pandora well. They had Cougars in...

I remember the Pandora well. They had Cougars in there!

John T
Forum: Ship Research 29th March 2020, 14:09
Replies: 16
Views: 743
Posted By trotterdotpom
You could do alright with a pair of jeans or a...

You could do alright with a pair of jeans or a Beatles record in Murmansk. The weather was better in Kingston though.

John T
Forum: Ship Research 29th March 2020, 06:30
Replies: 16
Views: 743
Posted By trotterdotpom
Jackie, no-one has mentioned, there was a...

Jackie, no-one has mentioned, there was a midnight curfew for everyone except the Master. Not sure what he would have done with an "all nightery" in Murmansk which was a bit of a dump. The curfew was...
Forum: The Radio Room 23rd March 2020, 07:00
Replies: 76
Views: 9,072
Posted By trotterdotpom
I'm sure they did, Troppo. I gave up tuning the...

I'm sure they did, Troppo. I gave up tuning the Lodestar DF to 500 kcs so that it could take a bearing, however useless, of a distress if the auto alarm activated. 5 minutes after, it would be...
Forum: The Radio Room 6th March 2020, 10:32
Replies: 29
Views: 2,097
Posted By trotterdotpom
phdad may not be aware that this map shows the...

phdad may not be aware that this map shows the Area Scheme operated by the UK mainly for British ships. The ships received traffic from the UK sent to the area which they were in. Ships had to keep...
Forum: Maritime Family History Research 5th March 2020, 21:00
Replies: 17
Views: 1,107
Posted By trotterdotpom
Sorry Andy, didn't mean to bring back past...

Sorry Andy, didn't mean to bring back past traumas, I know what you mean.

They used to get round the coast on loads of passenger ships back in those days so not too hard if you had the dosh. I...
Forum: Maritime Family History Research 4th March 2020, 23:37
Replies: 17
Views: 1,107
Posted By trotterdotpom
Blimey: Kate Gold, Violet Jessop, the Lamp...

Blimey: Kate Gold, Violet Jessop, the Lamp Trimmer AND Leonardo di Caprio! They didn't have a chance.

John T
Forum: Maritime Family History Research 4th March 2020, 23:34
Replies: 17
Views: 1,107
Posted By trotterdotpom
Good idea Stephen, it seemed like a popular place...

Good idea Stephen, it seemed like a popular place the few times I visited it, unfortunately it's Lent at the moment and I've given up buying pubs. Another selling point, I don't normally go for pub...
Forum: Maritime Family History Research 4th March 2020, 03:33
Replies: 17
Views: 1,107
Posted By trotterdotpom
I thought about contacting the pub and asking if...

I thought about contacting the pub and asking if they'd mind copying the inside of the discharge book but it turns out that the pub is up for sale. Wonder if the book has been removed.

John T
Forum: Maritime Family History Research 3rd March 2020, 22:27
Replies: 17
Views: 1,107
Posted By trotterdotpom
Thanks Dave, very interesting. I'd forgotten I'd...

Thanks Dave, very interesting. I'd forgotten I'd already mentioned Kate in an earlier post.

The mystery of how the discharge book came to be in Australia is solved. Wonder why she bothered getting...
Forum: Ship Research 3rd March 2020, 22:16
Replies: 30
Views: 2,345
Posted By trotterdotpom
Thanks Stephen. I just saw another post naming...

Thanks Stephen. I just saw another post naming the lady as Kate Gold, pretty sure that's correct, sounds very familiar.

I'm guessing the museum at Dunedin would be something to do with Captain...
Forum: Ship Research 3rd March 2020, 00:43
Replies: 30
Views: 2,345
Posted By trotterdotpom
This place isn't actually a museum, it's one of...

This place isn't actually a museum, it's one of the gentrified pubs in Port Adelaide, pretty big place - I think it's called the Port Anchor. There are a few items, including the Discharge book, in a...
Forum: Say Hello 3rd March 2020, 00:30
Replies: 5
Views: 340
Posted By trotterdotpom
Hello, Semper-Fidelis. I don't know much about...

Hello, Semper-Fidelis. I don't know much about your subject except that most of the German Kriegsmarine ships visiting St Nazaire would have been U-Boats as there were submarine pens there, but I...
Forum: Ship Research 2nd March 2020, 23:28
Replies: 30
Views: 2,345
Posted By trotterdotpom
In Port Adelaide there is a pub with a small...

In Port Adelaide there is a pub with a small display of nautical memorabilia. Think it might be the Port Anchor Hotel, but not sure. They have a replacement discharge book issued to a female...
Forum: Other Companies/Ships 10th February 2020, 01:17
Replies: 70
Views: 24,963
Posted By trotterdotpom
Pretty sure Hudson Light was a collier carrying...

Pretty sure Hudson Light was a collier carrying coal to Tilbury, etc. Used to see her in Immingham sometimes.

Maybe she did do a trip to the Med - some of the larger colliers did odd trips now and...
Forum: The Radio Room 2nd February 2020, 17:51
Replies: 153
Views: 21,171
Posted By trotterdotpom
That would have been handy if you could ever get...

That would have been handy if you could ever get an answer out of them.

John T
Forum: The Radio Room 28th January 2020, 12:36
Replies: 153
Views: 21,171
Posted By trotterdotpom
NBA was a US Coastguard Station, I didn't think...

NBA was a US Coastguard Station, I didn't think they accepted commercial messages.

Pretty sure there was a coast station at Balboa or Colon but can't remember the call sign.

John T
Forum: The Radio Room 27th January 2020, 12:23
Replies: 153
Views: 21,171
Posted By trotterdotpom
Yes, NBA sounds right for Balboa. I was a sort of...

Yes, NBA sounds right for Balboa. I was a sort of lighthouse keeper for a bit on Nab Tower and it's actually in Spithead I believe.

John T
Forum: Fishing Vessels 26th January 2020, 04:36
Replies: 2,199
Views: 504,394
Posted By trotterdotpom
Barney Warman - Silent Key

Any former Grimsby Radio Operators will be saddened to hear of the death of Barney, former R/O and Ross Trawlers Radio Superintendent, on 13th January, just after his 96th birthday. He died of...
Forum: The Radio Room 26th January 2020, 03:57
Replies: 38
Views: 2,536
Posted By trotterdotpom
Sorry to read you had a bad time on Lake Eyre,...

Sorry to read you had a bad time on Lake Eyre, Troppo - I thought it was a great ship. As for the aerials, running between Australia and NZ, I didn't find any need to overthink the propagation...
Forum: Say Hello 19th January 2020, 12:45
Replies: 7
Views: 556
Posted By trotterdotpom
Welcome, Ruud. We had another "Ruud" on the site,...

Welcome, Ruud. We had another "Ruud" on the site, a one armed cook who was a prolific poster. Unfortunately, he died a few years ago but he's not forgotten. Hope you enjoy posts.

John T
Forum: The Radio Room 19th January 2020, 10:14
Replies: 23
Views: 6,164
Posted By trotterdotpom
#18...

#18 (https://www.shipsnostalgia.com/usertag.php?do=list&action=hash&hash=18) . Never heard it called the "laughing call", Norm, but it sounds like it could be "shave and a haircut, ten cents".

I...
Forum: The Radio Room 13th January 2020, 00:30
Replies: 22
Views: 1,956
Posted By trotterdotpom
#9...

#9 (https://www.shipsnostalgia.com/usertag.php?do=list&action=hash&hash=9) . I think drifiting time was built into the Charter Party on those phosphate runs, Criff. The ships hardly ever got straight...
Forum: The Radio Room 12th January 2020, 01:50
Replies: 36
Views: 2,438
Posted By trotterdotpom
BHP Australia was reluctantly dragged into the...

BHP Australia was reluctantly dragged into the 20th Century and forced to employ female cadets. A company bigwig was came aboard one of the company's ships in Newcastle and the Old Man asked him how...
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