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Search: Posts Made By: John Melbourne
Forum: The Galley 8th November 2019, 01:55
Replies: 34
Views: 3,650
Posted By John Melbourne
Galleys

I have wondered from time to time about this question. Memory dims and I ask myself where were the officer saloons on the Wave and Tide class RFA tankers.
Grateful for a little enlightenment.
Thanks
Forum: News and Views from the Shipping World 19th May 2019, 14:12
Replies: 12
Views: 1,075
Posted By John Melbourne
Many thanks Stephen. Yes, a little confusing...

Many thanks Stephen.
Yes, a little confusing from watching the floatout. Large funnell and the samller satcom domes waiting outside the shed, but the mast stored on the foredeck inside. No big deal....
Forum: News and Views from the Shipping World 19th May 2019, 09:03
Replies: 12
Views: 1,075
Posted By John Melbourne
Spirit of Discovery

Thanks Jim,
I was too hasty.
The opening scene of the Youtube floatout clearly showed the radar mast mounted on the bow. It looked pretty much like the full scale one I saw on the coaster...
Forum: News and Views from the Shipping World 19th May 2019, 06:16
Replies: 12
Views: 1,075
Posted By John Melbourne
Spirit of Discovery

We shall see for ourselves in a couple of months, but I am rather concerned that there is no traditional mast on her. If I am correct the radar mast is now a radar jack placed on the bow of the ship....
Forum: Maritime Family History Research 20th February 2019, 02:20
Replies: 24
Views: 2,853
Posted By John Melbourne
Thanks all, Good to see I have got some...

Thanks all,
Good to see I have got some discussion going on this.
The China Nav and Dutch RIL ships carried their deck passengers on the shelter deck. There are some clips of life aboard a RIL ship...
Forum: Maritime Family History Research 19th February 2019, 11:28
Replies: 24
Views: 2,853
Posted By John Melbourne
Thanks Andrew, I have just finished reading...

Thanks Andrew,
I have just finished reading about the Rajula. Great reading.
I have also just finished reading a history of Alfred Holt & Co.
...
Forum: Maritime Family History Research 19th February 2019, 08:32
Replies: 24
Views: 2,853
Posted By John Melbourne
Deck passengers

Hello,
When I sailed with China Nav in the 1950s, deck passengers were the norm on all their intra-Asian trades. That would have been the same with all the other companies trading out East. But I am...
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