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Search: Posts Made By: spongebob
Forum: Say Hello 6th September 2019, 21:27
Replies: 17
Views: 1,371
Posted By spongebob
I saw the heading "Stainless Patriot " and...

I saw the heading "Stainless Patriot " and thought it was from someone who had a different view of Magabee !

Bob
Forum: The Engine Room 19th August 2019, 22:48
Replies: 28
Views: 3,012
Posted By spongebob
Sorry Alan, missed your post. Those three were...

Sorry Alan, missed your post.
Those three were there in 1957 when I was on board .
I believe Jack Hill went ashore the next year as London based fridge Super but didn't like the job so he returned...
Forum: Tugs 11th August 2019, 04:18
Replies: 44
Views: 2,507
Posted By spongebob
Correct, I have found my old list, The...

Correct, I have found my old list,


The Fairbanks Morse was aboard the old liberty boat
The Officers motor boat had a Gardner
The Commodores Barge had a Ford Mercury V8 conversion.
The...
Forum: Tugs 11th August 2019, 03:27
Replies: 44
Views: 2,507
Posted By spongebob
[QUOTE=russellward;2997105]The old back to front...

[QUOTE=russellward;2997105]The old back to front telegraphs trick. And they fell for it again! That was the ex HMNZDT Manawanui. She was sold to the Maritime Park at Paeroa NZ for a dollar or so and...
Forum: Tugs 11th August 2019, 01:26
Replies: 44
Views: 2,507
Posted By spongebob
I seem to remember that one of the tugs and a 72'...

I seem to remember that one of the tugs and a 72' HDML were moored in the river alongside the Paeroa Maritime Museum . The tug disappeared but the ML remained for a while. I am about to drive past...
Forum: Tugs 9th August 2019, 20:45
Replies: 44
Views: 2,507
Posted By spongebob
Russell , the two tugs were in service at the...

Russell , the two tugs were in service at the dock yard when I served my time and I worked on the engines of both while in the ICE shop .
I posted long ago about the mix up of the telegraph wires , ...
Forum: Ship Research 5th August 2019, 22:10
Replies: 43
Views: 9,937
Posted By spongebob
New Brunswick ?

New Brunswick ?
Forum: Say Hello 5th August 2019, 10:14
Replies: 7
Views: 724
Posted By spongebob
That ship is definitely not the square rigged...

That ship is definitely not the square rigged replica of Cook 's Endeavoutpr that is normally berthed at the Maritime museum in Sydney .

Bob
Forum: Ship Research 2nd August 2019, 22:42
Replies: 16
Views: 2,478
Posted By spongebob
Beautiful is the only word for it but think of...

Beautiful is the only word for it but think of the brightwork and varnish up stairs!
Forum: The Radio Room 29th July 2019, 07:31
Replies: 10
Views: 1,336
Posted By spongebob
Gordon , you sure drew the short straws

Gordon , you sure drew the short straws
Forum: The Radio Room 28th July 2019, 23:33
Replies: 10
Views: 1,336
Posted By spongebob
Gordon, you couldn't have picked a bigger lemon...

Gordon, you couldn't have picked a bigger lemon than Those K boats on the coal run .

Bob
Forum: Brocklebank Line 28th July 2019, 20:04
Replies: 8
Views: 1,014
Posted By spongebob
It cannot be played outside the UK, what a pity...

It cannot be played outside the UK, what a pity but good to see Bengidog mentioned . I thought that he had gone down the tubes but there he is up the river,

Bob
Forum: Say Hello 28th July 2019, 00:47
Replies: 16
Views: 1,439
Posted By spongebob
I wrote the above with an honest tongue in cheek...

I wrote the above with an honest tongue in cheek and on further reflection I think , wouldn't it be Great if we could all meet in. Big but cosy pub with quality pints and exchange our views and...
Forum: Say Hello 26th July 2019, 20:49
Replies: 16
Views: 1,439
Posted By spongebob
Welcolme back Bob, I seem to remember you as a...

Welcolme back Bob, I seem to remember you as a once upon a time USSCo man.
Don't be discouraged, we are still an abnormal bunch with a nice even spread of nutters, doom sayers , left and right...
Forum: Tugs 24th July 2019, 21:01
Replies: 13
Views: 6,488
Posted By spongebob
That iron grid , placed each side of the funnel ,...

That iron grid , placed each side of the funnel , was exactly the same boiler room ventilation used on the double ended , coal fired steam ferries that served the Auckland Harbour prior to the...
Forum: Ship Research 23rd July 2019, 20:47
Replies: 25
Views: 2,767
Posted By spongebob
Reminds me of a film called "The Seekers"...

Reminds me of a film called "The Seekers" starring Jack Hawkins and Glynis Johns, some of it filmed at Ohope Beach near Whakatane NZ during the summer of 1953.
I was camping nearby with a couple...
Forum: Ship Research 22nd July 2019, 21:26
Replies: 25
Views: 2,767
Posted By spongebob
Robert , they must have had a British Seagull...

Robert , they must have had a British Seagull secretly pounding away on the transom

Bob
Forum: Ship Research 22nd July 2019, 05:20
Replies: 25
Views: 2,767
Posted By spongebob
Until now I though it was a French stick , a long...

Until now I though it was a French stick , a long thin very crusty loaf
Forum: News and Views from the Shipping World 21st July 2019, 04:30
Replies: 73
Views: 5,785
Posted By spongebob
No, we will back you up. We should be able to...

No, we will back you up. We should be able to rustle up a Loch class frigate and a couple of DH Vampire Jets from our 'come in handy' stores and rush to your aid , see you about Christmas time with...
Forum: Say Hello 19th July 2019, 20:19
Replies: 1
Views: 235
Posted By spongebob
Welcome to SN from your home town Raewyn, you...

Welcome to SN from your home town Raewyn, you should find plenty of information here .

Bob
Forum: Union Steam ship Co Of New Zealand LTD 18th July 2019, 10:10
Replies: 1
Views: 545
Posted By spongebob
Dixon, in my time the Karu was the dread ship on...

Dixon, in my time the Karu was the dread ship on the coast, for engineers anyway and accomodation anywhere was less that the other Union co vessels.
I was berthed near her many times in the late...
Forum: Bank Line 16th July 2019, 20:49
Replies: 15
Views: 1,709
Posted By spongebob
How do you bury an erection these days ?

How do you bury an erection these days ?
Forum: The Engine Room 10th July 2019, 21:08
Replies: 20
Views: 4,055
Posted By spongebob
A mate of mine Yorkshireman Harry Dutton worked...

A mate of mine Yorkshireman Harry Dutton worked there as a rigger during those years shipmate

Bob
Forum: Computers and The Internet 10th July 2019, 20:32
Replies: 18
Views: 1,478
Posted By spongebob
Printers are a bit like old motor cars these...

Printers are a bit like old motor cars these days, we all have preferences and they get you there eventually.
Forum: The Engine Room 10th July 2019, 06:13
Replies: 20
Views: 4,055
Posted By spongebob
Years ago when the big swap over from British...

Years ago when the big swap over from British standards to SI standards in the pressure vessel field was being evalued , Babcock sent two observer engineers from Renfrew to a Californian venue to...
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