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Search: Posts Made By: Chillytoes
Forum: Computers and The Internet 5th October 2019, 22:39
Replies: 24
Views: 1,892
Posted By Chillytoes
Scams are not anything new and there are a few...

Scams are not anything new and there are a few things you can do to avoid them. I never answer the phone, mobile or landline, if I do not recognise the number. Let it go through to the answering or...
Forum: The Radio Room 21st September 2019, 07:18
Replies: 10
Views: 1,258
Posted By Chillytoes
I sailed with one of the Noongah survivors in the...

I sailed with one of the Noongah survivors in the early 80's. He didn't seem to be carrying too much baggage as a result of that trauma, but now and again a little seeped through.
I know if I had...
Forum: The Engine Room 27th August 2019, 10:45
Replies: 28
Views: 4,078
Posted By Chillytoes
I only sailed briefly on one Doxford and it was...

I only sailed briefly on one Doxford and it was no trouble at all. A good unit. However, as a dockyard apprentice, worked on two ships with Doxfords which required regular, and I mean regular,...
Forum: News and Views from the Shipping World 16th March 2019, 09:11
Replies: 36
Views: 3,592
Posted By Chillytoes
Right on, Clive H! I stand by my earlier post,...

Right on, Clive H!
I stand by my earlier post, these ships are designed by morons for morons. They are not beautiful, either inside or out. The interiors are garish, tasteless agglomerations of...
Forum: News and Views from the Shipping World 8th March 2019, 06:54
Replies: 36
Views: 3,592
Posted By Chillytoes
Created by morons for morons.

Created by morons for morons.
Forum: Ship Research 25th January 2019, 22:25
Replies: 31
Views: 4,165
Posted By Chillytoes
I may be about 4 years late here, but I have the...

I may be about 4 years late here, but I have the same framed image on my wall. According to a label on the back, it was taken by one Melvin Vaniman, from a balloon, in 1904, the subject being...
Forum: The Engine Room 14th December 2018, 04:35
Replies: 88
Views: 14,468
Posted By Chillytoes
Going back to the first post - Dilkara's story...

Going back to the first post - Dilkara's story looks like a carbon copy of Allunga, one of her sisters in the now defunct PAD line. The third sister was Paralla. Don't know much about her life, but...
Forum: The Engine Room 16th June 2018, 10:15
Replies: 50
Views: 12,226
Posted By Chillytoes
I seem to recall that if you were fined a case of...

I seem to recall that if you were fined a case of p**s, that meant that you incurred an additional fine of another case of p** s, and then another case - ad finitum!
Forum: The Engine Room 16th June 2018, 09:52
Replies: 35
Views: 5,519
Posted By Chillytoes
I seem to recall that before sailing, the deck...

I seem to recall that before sailing, the deck cadet/apprentice had the job of removing items of fecal matter from the wales on the wharf faces. This was vital so to not affect the delicate...
Forum: The Engine Room 16th June 2018, 09:00
Replies: 54
Views: 9,247
Posted By Chillytoes
One of our engineers had a medical condition such...

One of our engineers had a medical condition such that he could (and often did) go to sleep at the drop of a hat under any conditions. He was known to have curled up on the rocker covers of the...
Forum: The Engine Room 18th April 2018, 23:33
Replies: 34
Views: 6,444
Posted By Chillytoes
The talk here about metrication/standardisation...

The talk here about metrication/standardisation here remined me of a ship I sailed on, built in Germany, trading between Oz and the east coast US, with the occasional trip to Eurpean ports. Built to...
Forum: Houlder Brothers 19th December 2017, 08:59
Replies: 125
Views: 13,557
Posted By Chillytoes
So thick, wouldn't know if you were up him with...

So thick, wouldn't know if you were up him with an armful of chairs!
Forum: The Engine Room 19th November 2017, 22:48
Replies: 33
Views: 6,617
Posted By Chillytoes
Bob, The attached should bring back memories. ...

Bob,
The attached should bring back memories.
Speaking of which, I attended the USSCo reunion in Sydney last week, not a large group but still a happy one.
Forum: The Engine Room 19th November 2017, 02:51
Replies: 33
Views: 6,617
Posted By Chillytoes
Bob, I know its all of 8 years since you first...

Bob,
I know its all of 8 years since you first posted this thread, but Iíve only just seen it.
I sailed with USSCo. on the two ships which were almost sisters to your favourite - Poolta & Pateena...
Forum: The Engine Room 18th November 2017, 21:08
Replies: 32
Views: 7,534
Posted By Chillytoes
I had never heard of this British pre-sea grading...

I had never heard of this British pre-sea grading system. It was rather different in Oz.
I served an apprenticeship as a fitter and turner at Newcastle State Dockyard. I was allowed to a...
Forum: The Engine Room 12th November 2017, 05:10
Replies: 75
Views: 27,519
Posted By Chillytoes
Worst engineer I ever came across was a balding...

Worst engineer I ever came across was a balding chap known to all as ‘Mudgard’, since he was all shiny on top but there was only s**t underneath.
Forum: The Engine Room 8th November 2017, 10:07
Replies: 238
Views: 38,416
Posted By Chillytoes
Its a really old thread, I know, but all this...

Its a really old thread, I know, but all this discussion about who is or isn’t an engineer is a bit tedious. I know what I am, and I have a government issued document to prove it, and it says -...
Forum: The Engine Room 30th October 2017, 22:07
Replies: 175
Views: 29,157
Posted By Chillytoes
When I was an apprentice at Newcastle State...

When I was an apprentice at Newcastle State Dockyard I saw a scew-driving tool I have never seen anywhere since. It was in the shape of a ‘Y’ with the vertical end ground to a flat blade. To really...
Forum: The Engine Room 23rd October 2017, 01:40
Replies: 85
Views: 32,945
Posted By Chillytoes
Bill, Thanks for reminding me of Talbot-Booth. ...

Bill,
Thanks for reminding me of Talbot-Booth. I do have a copy (3rd Edition), but it deals with a whole lot of other stuff - about 7 pages on uniform - while Arnott's book deals specifically with...
Forum: The Engine Room 22nd October 2017, 10:42
Replies: 85
Views: 32,945
Posted By Chillytoes
Still, a useful resource. The only book I...

Still, a useful resource.
The only book I have ever seen dealing with this subject.
Forum: The Engine Room 22nd October 2017, 07:13
Replies: 85
Views: 32,945
Posted By Chillytoes
I know this is a rather old thread, but the whole...

I know this is a rather old thread, but the whole subject is well covered in a recent book “Heraldry Of The Oceans. The Garb Of The Merchant Seafarer.” by Alastair Arnott. ISBN 978 0 7524 9341 1. ...
Forum: The Engine Room 12th October 2017, 10:23
Replies: 38
Views: 20,196
Posted By Chillytoes
As a small boy, I remember a turret ship tied up...

As a small boy, I remember a turret ship tied up to a wharf near my home. The ship was Mokatam, built as Drumcondra.
Below is a report on that ship and it's fate, written by an unknown hand, and...
Forum: The Engine Room 30th September 2017, 07:28
Replies: 30
Views: 6,413
Posted By Chillytoes
A slightly different problem associated with slow...

A slightly different problem associated with slow running - a ship I was on was fitted with twin Mirrlees Monarch engines and because of the running schedule, the engines were required to be run at...
Forum: Maritime Family History Research 26th September 2017, 10:26
Replies: 161
Views: 10,258
Posted By Chillytoes
One good source of salty talk is “All Hands And...

One good source of salty talk is “All Hands And the Cook” by Barry Thompson. The sub-title is ‘The customs and language of the British Merchant Seaman 1875-1975’. It’s bit hard to get now, however,...
Forum: News and Views from the Shipping World 14th September 2017, 00:16
Replies: 57
Views: 3,882
Posted By Chillytoes
However one views 'risk assessments' and other...

However one views 'risk assessments' and other manifestations of managementese, I think we can all agree that experience and awareness are the most valuable assets for any seafarer. It is a source...
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