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Forum: News and Views from the Shipping World 22nd January 2014, 18:01
Replies: 2
Views: 736
Posted By Clanline
Foreign fishermen off north Cornwall

I have just had a look at our area of North Cornwall on the Marine Traffic site and counted 18 Belgium fishing vessels, 6 French and just 3 British!
Something wrong somewhere, perhaps all ours are...
Forum: Clan Line 1st December 2013, 06:44
Replies: 13
Views: 7,698
Posted By Clanline
I was originally posted as cadet to Clan Keith...

I was originally posted as cadet to Clan Keith for that voyage then they changed my orders much to my annoyance to join Riebeeck Castle in London.

Lucky for me they did!

I sailed with the...
Forum: The Bridge 17th August 2013, 06:55
Replies: 2
Views: 1,890
Posted By Clanline
At first glance I thought it was my old 'sun gun'...

At first glance I thought it was my old 'sun gun' as it looks exactly the same!
I got it from my father who as Captain had no use for it and was 1925 vintage but still as accurate as the newer ones....
Forum: The Bridge 14th July 2013, 07:56
Replies: 15
Views: 2,598
Posted By Clanline
I had no idea they were massive machines! ...

I had no idea they were massive machines!

When I was with B & C I don't think any of our ships had Sat Nav, too mean to spend any money!

I must admit I thought they were so accurate then that...
Forum: The Bridge 27th February 2013, 08:13
Replies: 49
Views: 8,201
Posted By Clanline
Stephen I had forgotton the 'lies' the C/E used...

Stephen I had forgotton the 'lies' the C/E used to put in the log to claim a beer!

Nice one!

Remember sitting off Bombay at anchor for many weeks catching up with chart corrections too!
Forum: The Bridge 25th February 2013, 07:27
Replies: 49
Views: 8,201
Posted By Clanline
As second mate I had a note on the mirror in my...

As second mate I had a note on the mirror in my cabin FEED THE CROWS to remind me to wind the chronometers!
Forum: The Bridge 21st February 2013, 07:34
Replies: 30
Views: 6,272
Posted By Clanline
Back in the 60's on Tintagel Castle we had a...

Back in the 60's on Tintagel Castle we had a Lee-Enfield 303 WW1 vintage rifle keft in the flare locker with the ammo in the captains safe.

In an emergency it would have been useless as it was...
Forum: The Bridge 13th January 2013, 06:32
Replies: 49
Views: 8,408
Posted By Clanline
I was a cadet on the training ship HMS.Worcester...

I was a cadet on the training ship HMS.Worcester (59-61) and to practice our signalling we called up ships coming up and down the Thames asking the same old stuff 'What ship,where bound,what cargo,...
Forum: The Bridge 11th January 2013, 07:06
Replies: 3
Views: 1,958
Posted By Clanline
Costa Concordia salvage

I have just been reading this news item about the salvage of the Costa Concordia and thought it may be of interest.

Quite a job they have in front of them.

Hopefully the link will work!
...
Forum: The Bridge 2nd January 2013, 07:12
Replies: 16
Views: 3,794
Posted By Clanline
In my time at sea with B & C...

In my time at sea with B & C (Clanline/Union-Castle) we would normally be doing maximum speed all the time and knowing the ship was doing her 'all' made it acceptable.

Having to crawl along at...
Forum: The Bridge 30th December 2012, 07:51
Replies: 16
Views: 3,794
Posted By Clanline
Speed of tankers in English Channel

Hello All,

I was looking at the Live Ship Map of the English Channel as I do most days and noticed that many of the tankers seemed to be doing just 6 or 7 knots regardless of size or destination. ...
Forum: The Bridge 21st June 2012, 07:03
Replies: 42
Views: 12,197
Posted By Clanline
Smoking on board vessels nowadays

When I was at sea in 60's & 70's just about everyone smoked and I was wondering what the restrictions are nowadays now that smoking is frowned upon.

Can people smoke in their cabins or are there...
Forum: The Bridge 28th May 2012, 17:47
Replies: 39
Views: 21,021
Posted By Clanline
Hello Makko, I seem to remember it was 3 - 5...

Hello Makko,
I seem to remember it was 3 - 5 seconds for a long blast but memory not as good as it could be!
Forum: The Bridge 28th May 2012, 13:02
Replies: 39
Views: 21,021
Posted By Clanline
Thanks for all the replies. Now I know. I...

Thanks for all the replies. Now I know.

I used to enjoy blowing the twin whistles (air and steam I think) on the U-C passenger ships and watching the passengers on deck jump out of their skins!...
Forum: The Bridge 27th May 2012, 07:06
Replies: 39
Views: 21,021
Posted By Clanline
Do ships still blow the whistle in fog?

I was watching a documentary last night (Coast) and they had a piece about lighthouse fog horns which have all been phased out and this got me wondering if ships are still 'supposed' to blow theirs...
Forum: Ship Research 19th May 2012, 08:47
Replies: 38
Views: 7,968
Posted By Clanline
Sad to hear the models have gone. I remember...

Sad to hear the models have gone.
I remember seeing many Clan and Union Castle (my old company)models many years ago as well as dozens and dozens of others.
I seem to remember there was a massive...
Forum: Ship Research 27th April 2012, 07:03
Replies: 6
Views: 2,559
Posted By Clanline
My father was captain on her in 61/62 and will...

My father was captain on her in 61/62 and will see if I can find any photos of her and put them on SN for you.
I may possibly have some film too but cannot promise anything yet till I delve into the...
Forum: The Bridge 20th December 2011, 13:05
Replies: 41
Views: 8,853
Posted By Clanline
As a cadet in Union Castle/Clan Line we did not...

As a cadet in Union Castle/Clan Line we did not get overtime and even off watch we were called out in port, especially on the U-C ships, to top derricks etc rather than have the crew out and pay...
Forum: The Bridge 30th August 2011, 06:51
Replies: 3
Views: 4,003
Posted By Clanline
Interesting the section on tracking ships around...

Interesting the section on tracking ships around the world in real time.
I will stay even longer at the computer now!
Forum: The Bridge 12th June 2011, 11:59
Replies: 121
Views: 25,883
Posted By Clanline
We used to be able to identify many ships,...

We used to be able to identify many ships, especially our own Clan Line vessels by their lights at night.
Many of the Clans had 4 hatches forward of the bridge and one aft and that gave a...
Forum: The Bridge 31st May 2011, 06:33
Replies: 13
Views: 2,366
Posted By Clanline
Hello Cisco Argyllshire was my favourite ship! ...

Hello Cisco Argyllshire was my favourite ship!

Remember many crew changes with Clan Line and it astonished me where all the big sewing machines came from not to mention furniture and bicycles!...
Forum: Clan Line 8th May 2011, 07:55
Replies: 5
Views: 2,376
Posted By Clanline
She was a lovely ship and as Kinnaird Castle was...

She was a lovely ship and as Kinnaird Castle was a cadet training ship too.
She was scrapped in 78.
Clan Line had several of these type of vessel and were very comfortable as most of the officers...
Forum: The Bridge 20th March 2011, 07:11
Replies: 13
Views: 1,795
Posted By Clanline
True enough Ian about the compass, we did not...

True enough Ian about the compass, we did not bother with them except to enter it in the log!
That is apart from one ship I was on(Roxburgh Castle) which did not have a gyro so it was all magnetic...
Forum: The Bridge 19th March 2011, 12:44
Replies: 13
Views: 1,795
Posted By Clanline
It does look like some sort of lookout post on...

It does look like some sort of lookout post on the fos'c'le and there could possibly be a radar on the foremast too.

I bet the cargo played merry hell with the magnetic compass!
Forum: The Bridge 17th March 2011, 18:57
Replies: 13
Views: 1,795
Posted By Clanline
It is made of polystyrene so is as light as a...

It is made of polystyrene so is as light as a feather!
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