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Search: Posts Made By: Magic Fingers
Forum: Shell 17th April 2012, 21:42
Replies: 14
Views: 3,131
Posted By Magic Fingers
Nha Be was a Shell tank farm visited frequently...

Nha Be was a Shell tank farm visited frequently by UK Shell tankers and Dutch boats. There was at one time a US intelligence base there with very frequent helo movements. Also remember a pow compound...
Forum: Shell 6th March 2012, 18:42
Replies: 165
Views: 80,118
Posted By Magic Fingers
And that Nasi Goreng was even better if you were...

And that Nasi Goreng was even better if you were on a rubbish feeder. I remember eating that and then the steak straight after. Must have been hungry.
Richard.
Forum: Fishing Vessels 27th January 2012, 12:25
Replies: 11
Views: 6,306
Posted By Magic Fingers
My Uncle , Charlie Johansson, was sailing mate on...

My Uncle , Charlie Johansson, was sailing mate on one of these trawlers and his opposite number asked to change trips as he wanted to be ashore for a wedding. The guy didn't come home. Uncle Charlie...
Forum: BP Shipping 21st November 2011, 20:09
Replies: 26
Views: 8,299
Posted By Magic Fingers
Interesting. I guess that was the tanker burnt...

Interesting. I guess that was the tanker burnt out there when we arrived on the Aluco in 1967. I have often wondered. It's only taken 44 years to find out.
Richard.
Forum: News and Views from the Shipping World 8th August 2011, 19:56
Replies: 63
Views: 11,630
Posted By Magic Fingers
It was a WAFI yacht. The world is full of them. ...

It was a WAFI yacht. The world is full of them.
Richard.
Forum: The Engine Room 4th April 2011, 10:27
Replies: 228
Views: 26,978
Posted By Magic Fingers
I see we're back to sense and logic on this...

I see we're back to sense and logic on this thread now.

Richard.
Forum: The Engine Room 4th April 2011, 08:17
Replies: 228
Views: 26,978
Posted By Magic Fingers
Around my workshop there are six hacksaws, 3 full...

Around my workshop there are six hacksaws, 3 full size and 3 juniors. They are at various benches so that I don't have to go looking for one where it was last used. As for modern equipment, I've got...
Forum: The Engine Room 3rd April 2011, 22:45
Replies: 228
Views: 26,978
Posted By Magic Fingers
SMs original post has had me thinking about...

SMs original post has had me thinking about hacksaws. All of them in my workshop are older than me, (63+). Last week I was watching my nephew use a hacksaw and cursing because he cannot saw a...
Forum: The Engine Room 19th March 2011, 21:30
Replies: 33
Views: 4,931
Posted By Magic Fingers
Brilliant. An engineer who doesn't talk to his...

Brilliant. An engineer who doesn't talk to his engines has no soul. I'm old and grey and still do it. The crew think I'm ready for the asylum. That will be o.k. if there's an engine in it.
Richard.
Forum: The Engine Room 15th February 2011, 16:56
Replies: 88
Views: 13,694
Posted By Magic Fingers
Ian, I thought boiler walls collapsing and boiler...

Ian, I thought boiler walls collapsing and boiler room fires were bad enough but reading your experiences makes my time at sea seem tame. I guess you don't have a box to restrict your thinking....
Forum: Royal Navy 13th January 2011, 16:53
Replies: 37
Views: 8,743
Posted By Magic Fingers
The Pusser, navy slang for Purser, is the guy on...

The Pusser, navy slang for Purser, is the guy on board in charge of the stores and responsible for issuing the rum ration. Hence Pussers Rum. This was made to the RNs own spec and carried on board...
Forum: Royal Navy 13th January 2011, 10:08
Replies: 37
Views: 8,743
Posted By Magic Fingers
Try Pussers with the Pussers Grog mix 50/50. I...

Try Pussers with the Pussers Grog mix 50/50. I think it is like nectar. Even I would climb the mast after a pint of that a day.
Richard.
Forum: The Radio Room 5th January 2011, 09:24
Replies: 25
Views: 4,566
Posted By Magic Fingers
Here's one for ROs that sailed with Shell, from...

Here's one for ROs that sailed with Shell, from an EO that always had an interest in radio. What was the model number of the beautiful Ekco radio that always seemed to be sitting in the corner of the...
Forum: The Engine Room 21st September 2010, 09:01
Replies: 234
Views: 32,255
Posted By Magic Fingers
Engines "addicted" to easy start are usually too...

Engines "addicted" to easy start are usually too worn to start normally and as the wear increases they need more and more easy start to fire. One bang and the increased turning speed usually gives...
Forum: News and Views from the Shipping World 10th February 2010, 08:57
Replies: 3
Views: 908
Posted By Magic Fingers
The last ones? See www.mtb102.com.

The last ones? See www.mtb102.com.
Forum: Preserved Vessels & Restoration Projects 1st February 2010, 11:03
Replies: 285
Views: 37,026
Posted By Magic Fingers
Well said Stevo. That has been my argument for...

Well said Stevo. That has been my argument for years. We cannot save everything just because it is old.
Richard.
Forum: News and Views from the Shipping World 31st January 2010, 19:28
Replies: 1
Views: 949
Posted By Magic Fingers
The HSL was not at Dunkirk! The only HSL at...

The HSL was not at Dunkirk! The only HSL at Dunkirk was HSL120 and she was only there on the last day. There were several seaplane tenders there and they did a marvellous job. The 102 at Dunkirk was...
Forum: Shell 20th January 2010, 09:19
Replies: 0
Views: 631
Posted By Magic Fingers
Verena

On the Verena late 69 early 70 there were stories of a major engineroom fire. The high speed coupling on the HP turbine exploded spraying lube oil over the E/R resulting in the fire. Does anyone have...
Forum: Cunard 8th December 2009, 09:03
Replies: 32
Views: 4,067
Posted By Magic Fingers
Perth Amboy hit the headlines in the late sixties...

Perth Amboy hit the headlines in the late sixties or early seventies when there was a masive fire in the refinery. Did this one on the Verena. Enjoyed the place. The natives were quite friendly....
Forum: Shell 21st November 2009, 09:49
Replies: 165
Views: 80,118
Posted By Magic Fingers
Another wonderful job Eng Apps got lumbered with...

Another wonderful job Eng Apps got lumbered with as well.
Richard.
Forum: Shell 19th November 2009, 12:20
Replies: 165
Views: 80,118
Posted By Magic Fingers
As long as it has 3 Babcock boilers running on...

As long as it has 3 Babcock boilers running on induced draught so that you can eat your toast in the boiler room. Much better than the leaky forced draught Foster Wheelers I experienced.
Richard.
Forum: Tankers 28th October 2009, 15:11
Replies: 1
Views: 1,067
Posted By Magic Fingers
Verena

I sailed on the Verena for nine months in 69-70 and heard the tales of the engineroom fire somewhere in the Indian Ocean. As I understood it the high pressure turbine coupling exploded and sprayed...
Forum: BP Shipping 3rd October 2009, 09:27
Replies: 34
Views: 8,088
Posted By Magic Fingers
1st trip eng/app on the Aluco. Did two trips up...

1st trip eng/app on the Aluco. Did two trips up the Mekong to Nah Bhe with Avtur, Avgas, Mogas, Diesel and Naptha late 67 early 68. Paid off Singapore just before Tet Offensive. Ashore in Nha Bhe...
Forum: Shell 8th January 2009, 21:43
Replies: 165
Views: 80,118
Posted By Magic Fingers
Verena must have had a second life. Had 9 months...

Verena must have had a second life. Had 9 months on her. Did Sweden, Europe, States coast, BA, Panama, Japan, Hong Kong, Gulf, got chucked out of Mina because she had been to Israel in the 50s....
Forum: Shell 9th December 2008, 20:26
Replies: 165
Views: 80,118
Posted By Magic Fingers
1969/70 in Curacao, I can remember getting to the...

1969/70 in Curacao, I can remember getting to the Madhouse while on the Verena, eating the Nasi Goreng and then eating the steak for afters. Doesn't say much for the food on the Verena does it. Mind...
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