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Search: Posts Made By: Victor J. Croasdale
Forum: J & J Denholm 5th May 2020, 01:38
Replies: 272
Views: 61,128
My musical recollection of Hamburg is going to...

My musical recollection of Hamburg is going to the Hauptkiche for an organ recital by Helmut Walcha. He played early German organ music for well over an hour.
Oh and he's been blind since he was 19...
Forum: Ship Research 27th February 2020, 23:55
Replies: 56
Views: 3,806
Here's a website ...

Here's a website
https://wrecksite.eu/wreck.aspx?140630
Forum: Bank Line 3rd February 2020, 04:06
Replies: 44
Views: 4,296
I joined the Loch Maree in Las Palmas, Canary...

I joined the Loch Maree in Las Palmas, Canary Isles 6 Feb 77, paid off in exotic North Shields 1 July 77. rejoined Kobe 28 Oct 79 paid off Sharjah 6 March 80.

There was a picture of the Loch Maree...
Forum: Bank Line 31st January 2020, 16:25
Replies: 44
Views: 4,296
I was never on the Loch Lomond but I did two...

I was never on the Loch Lomond but I did two trips on the Loch Maree (1977 and 79-80). I also worked on Loch Maree's engines in Kincaids and at Barclay-Curle's when it was being fitted out.
Forum: Bank Line 31st January 2020, 13:56
Replies: 44
Views: 4,296
Stephen, I did my shoreside training at...

Stephen,

I did my shoreside training at Kincaids. Worked on the Muirfield when it was in the Clyde, if I recall correctly we changed out some of the engine control pneumatics. A crew of us from...
Forum: Bank Line 24th January 2020, 00:48
Replies: 44
Views: 4,296
Hi, back in the 70's and 80 I used to visit the...

Hi,
back in the 70's and 80 I used to visit the Isle of Man a lot and I was fairly familiar with the approaches to the different piers. One time we were coming in at a speed I considered faster...
Forum: Computers and The Internet 10th January 2020, 02:55
Replies: 9
Views: 879
User error - replace user. LOL

User error - replace user. LOL
Forum: Computers and The Internet 12th December 2019, 23:45
Replies: 35
Views: 3,251
How to fix computer problems like a pro. 1 Push...

How to fix computer problems like a pro.
1 Push keys at random
2 When the problem goes away, mutter in a voice loud enough to be heard by those around, "I thought it might be that."

If you can't...
Forum: Places, People & Events of Maritime Interest 7th December 2019, 23:41
Replies: 10
Views: 2,382
The British Commando was built by H&W in 1942 as...

The British Commando was built by H&W in 1942 as the "MV Empire Chapman" for the Ministry of War Transport. Sold to the British Tanker Co Ltd and renamed "British Commando" in 1946.
...
Forum: Royal Navy 6th December 2019, 02:39
Replies: 50
Views: 9,529
In the late 60s we were taken from school to...

In the late 60s we were taken from school to visit a ship in Manchester Docks. Can't remember the name of it though.
Forum: Places, People & Events of Maritime Interest 6th December 2019, 00:05
Replies: 10
Views: 2,382
My father was shipped out to the far east during...

My father was shipped out to the far east during WWII in the RAF. Convoy Greenock to Capetown, three weeks in Capetown waiting for a convoy to Bombay. Took three months Clyde to Bombay.
He came home...
Forum: The Galley 27th October 2019, 19:49
Replies: 34
Views: 6,968
Wikipedia gives a crew of 86 including 52 cadets....

Wikipedia gives a crew of 86 including 52 cadets. All but 4 crew and 2 cadets died in the sinking.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pamir_(ship)
Forum: The Galley 19th October 2019, 00:22
Replies: 34
Views: 6,968
I was junior engineer on the refer Loch Maree in...

I was junior engineer on the refer Loch Maree in 1976. We were on passage from Sweden to Nigeria. Went through a storm in Biscay, sandwiches for a couple of days.
Forum: P & O 8th August 2019, 23:43
Replies: 43
Views: 5,010
The air con would matter on the first draft....

The air con would matter on the first draft. (Groan!)
Forum: Ship Research 28th June 2019, 18:49
Replies: 53
Views: 6,801
Hi Dannic. DVDs came out in 1995. The video...

Hi Dannic.
DVDs came out in 1995. The video recording we had back when I was sea were more like stone age cave paintings.

The U-matic format came out in 1969 but was limited by cost to...
Forum: Ship Research 28th June 2019, 00:01
Replies: 53
Views: 6,801
Hi, I was in school in the 60s. In the late 60s...

Hi, I was in school in the 60s. In the late 60s one of the science teachers started the "Sixth form scientific film society". The title pretty much says it all. I became a projectionist at this. When...
Forum: Other Companies/Ships 29th May 2019, 01:02
Replies: 60
Views: 14,793
I seem to remember a Court Line ship that dropped...

I seem to remember a Court Line ship that dropped the hook at the entrance to the Mersey just after Court Line went bust. They threatened to sink it in the middle of the channel if they weren't paid....
Forum: The Engine Room 24th May 2019, 00:17
Replies: 28
Views: 4,993
I sailed on the the reefer Loch Maree a couple of...

I sailed on the the reefer Loch Maree a couple of times. The first time (1977) we were running up from South Africa to Europe with oranges and apples. The freezer would have to open a box and stick a...
Forum: Model Ships 3rd May 2019, 02:39
Replies: 10
Views: 2,484
I build models but not sailing ships. ...

I build models but not sailing ships.
https://www.flickr.com/photos/vjc_models

I usually clean models with an airbrush spraying water and washing up liquid, then rinse by spraying with clean...
Forum: Ship Research 3rd May 2019, 02:31
Replies: 22
Views: 4,211
I think that it is bell clapper. Looking at the...

I think that it is bell clapper. Looking at the size it's for a bell 16 - 18 inches tall, not particularly large.
It's not a church bell as those are rung by swinging the bell, this has an eye for...
Forum: News and Views from the Shipping World 15th April 2019, 14:05
Replies: 33
Views: 7,350
When I was on the "Cast Dolphin" (winter of 78...

When I was on the "Cast Dolphin" (winter of 78 -79) we docked in Montreal about 20:00 on Dec 31. There was talk of pratting about a bit and coming in just after midnight.
Forum: News and Views from the Shipping World 14th March 2019, 23:23
Replies: 33
Views: 7,350
I went to Mackinaw City last summer. The USCGC...

I went to Mackinaw City last summer. The USCGC Mackinaw, a Great Lakes icebreaker, is museum ship there.
I asked about senior discount, but was given the military discount because I'd been in the...
Forum: The Engine Room 1st March 2019, 22:17
Replies: 119
Views: 27,918
The MV Sig Ragne was built as Upper Clyde...

The MV Sig Ragne was built as Upper Clyde Shipbuilders were closing, the guys working there knew that when the ships on the blocks were complete, they were all on the dole.

I lived in Athens 1991...
Forum: Royal Navy 20th February 2019, 03:04
Replies: 50
Views: 9,529
IMM was the International Mercantile Marine...

IMM was the International Mercantile Marine founded by JP Morgan.
It owned White Star until it sold it to Royal Mail Steam Packet Co in 1927.
RMSC unraveled when its unprincipled principal owner,...
Forum: Royal Navy 19th February 2019, 23:40
Replies: 50
Views: 9,529
Stephen has given the details of the MV Britannic...

Stephen has given the details of the MV Britannic (Launched 6 August 1929 delivered to White Star 1930). It too was built by Harland and Wolff, with twin Diesel engines. It reused the name but was...
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