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Search: Posts Made By: Jeff Taylor
Forum: Cunard 10th July 2015, 15:11
Replies: 34
Views: 13,073
Posted By Jeff Taylor
QE had internally braced funnels--no external...

QE had internally braced funnels--no external wires.
Forum: United States Navy 7th May 2014, 14:56
Replies: 23
Views: 6,793
Posted By Jeff Taylor
www.hazegray.org has a good list.

www.hazegray.org has a good list.
Forum: Computers and The Internet 12th March 2014, 20:24
Replies: 10
Views: 1,861
Posted By Jeff Taylor
Not an uncommon problem. You can replace the...

Not an uncommon problem. You can replace the batteries on Kindle and Nook readers, along with most tablets and sealed phones, but it's not for the feint of heart. The batteries seem to run $25-$45...
Forum: Maritime Family History Research 27th January 2014, 22:23
Replies: 3
Views: 853
Posted By Jeff Taylor
The SS Independence was headed for Alang in 2010...

The SS Independence was headed for Alang in 2010 IIRC, but in a bogus fight over the radioactive bits in her smoke detectors, asbestos, and heavy metals in her transformers was abandoned off India...
Forum: Say Hello 28th October 2013, 21:21
Replies: 15
Views: 2,606
Posted By Jeff Taylor
Actually, my earlier statement that the Chinese...

Actually, my earlier statement that the Chinese found QE's plant in poor condition in Ft. Lauderdale was something of an understatement. Per Marr's book she was an unmitigated disaster, with one...
Forum: Elder Dempster 28th October 2013, 15:00
Replies: 52
Views: 7,975
Posted By Jeff Taylor
FWIW: In the era mentioned WNEW AM (1130) in NY...

FWIW: In the era mentioned WNEW AM (1130) in NY was a "standards" format; Sinatra, Dean Martin, etc. They had an FM sister that would have played the Drifters and other rock fare.
Forum: Say Hello 27th October 2013, 20:14
Replies: 15
Views: 2,606
Posted By Jeff Taylor
I did a westbound transatlantic on QE in...

I did a westbound transatlantic on QE in 1968--the year she was retired--and was fortunate enough to become friendly with Commodore Geoffrey Marr, the captain, and to have an engine room tour with...
Forum: News and Views from the Shipping World 3rd October 2013, 16:20
Replies: 7
Views: 1,451
Posted By Jeff Taylor
A radio report this morning indicated that the...

A radio report this morning indicated that the vessel suffered a fuel leak and subsequently someone set a blanket on fire as a flare, which had obviously disasterous results.
Forum: The Galley 11th September 2013, 16:28
Replies: 15
Views: 4,930
Posted By Jeff Taylor
My father in law taught me the bean poem also--he...

My father in law taught me the bean poem also--he was a gunner on destroyers in WWII. He also confided in me that it was never wise to eat raisin bread, because the raisins weren't raisins, if you...
Forum: Royal Navy 7th September 2013, 17:51
Replies: 3
Views: 1,707
Posted By Jeff Taylor
Ark Royal in Aliaga

For anyone who's interested, Peter Knego just posted a group of photos from his latest visit to the scrapyards at Aliaga, Turkey. While he focused mostly on the passenger ships, there are a few...
Forum: Elder Dempster 31st August 2013, 22:24
Replies: 25
Views: 8,498
Posted By Jeff Taylor
I've seen speculation that one of the reasons for...

I've seen speculation that one of the reasons for her relatively early retirement was the brittle nature of some of the earlier post-war steel with which she was constructed. Does that ring a bell...
Forum: Say Hello 20th August 2013, 20:43
Replies: 10
Views: 1,524
Posted By Jeff Taylor
Small piece of NA trivia. My father did a...

Small piece of NA trivia. My father did a transatlantic on the Nieu Amsterdam on it's maiden eastbound crossing in 1938, first class, and returned on the Normandie. He LOVED the NA, and equally...
Forum: The Radio Room 25th March 2013, 22:15
Replies: 21
Views: 4,959
Posted By Jeff Taylor
Somewhat OT, but when Queen Mary 2 came out they...

Somewhat OT, but when Queen Mary 2 came out they had a keyboard attached to the TV in each cabin with an email address they gave you ahead of time. IIRC it was around $.50 per email, and they showed...
Forum: Ships & the Breakers 1st March 2013, 19:37
Replies: 12
Views: 2,783
Posted By Jeff Taylor
This talk about the toxic radioactivity on Indie...

This talk about the toxic radioactivity on Indie is such a joke. All she had were trace amounts in the smoke/fire detectors and they make it out to be such a big deal. She was no more toxic than...
Forum: Ship Research 17th February 2013, 15:08
Replies: 6
Views: 1,852
Posted By Jeff Taylor
Check on the America/Australis section of...

Check on the America/Australis section of ssmaritime.com. Lots of pictures and info.
Forum: Modern Cruise Ships 16th February 2013, 17:03
Replies: 7
Views: 6,327
Posted By Jeff Taylor
I suspect a noticeable shear line would also be...

I suspect a noticeable shear line would also be very disruptive to the pre-fab cabins used in todays cruise ships which depend on identical boxes which slide in during fit out.
Forum: News and Views from the Shipping World 5th January 2013, 19:42
Replies: 40
Views: 7,378
Posted By Jeff Taylor
Just a few observations...there are only about 20...

Just a few observations...there are only about 20 Chinese hands vs roughly 35 from V Ships and most of her lights are reportedly off now. Economizing, and less maintenance suggests they don't plan...
Forum: Non-Seafaring Obituaries 1st November 2012, 20:42
Replies: 115
Views: 17,458
Posted By Jeff Taylor
It's in today's news that National Westminster...

It's in today's news that National Westminster Bank, which administers Jimmy's estate, is impounding the estimated GBP 4.3 million pending settlement of claims by his victims. Apparently there's a...
Forum: News and Views from the Shipping World 29th October 2012, 15:40
Replies: 19
Views: 6,112
Posted By Jeff Taylor
The maritimematters link merely directs one to...

The maritimematters link merely directs one to the site. The actual mention of CIC was in a user-posted message buiried in the site and doesn't provide any further info than that the Delphin was...
Forum: News and Views from the Shipping World 28th October 2012, 15:24
Replies: 19
Views: 6,112
Posted By Jeff Taylor
It's been reported on www.maritimematters.com...

It's been reported on www.maritimematters.com that Delphin (anyone know her by her current or doubtless former name(s)?) will replace Athena on the Australian cruises. Apparently CIC is down for the...
Forum: United States Navy 21st October 2012, 20:33
Replies: 7
Views: 1,786
Posted By Jeff Taylor
For some reason Part 2 won't open for me. Is the...

For some reason Part 2 won't open for me. Is the link ok?
Forum: The Engine Room 5th October 2012, 20:30
Replies: 4
Views: 1,955
Posted By Jeff Taylor
Previous bearing jobs on various pod ships I've...

Previous bearing jobs on various pod ships I've seen involved pulling the prop and case and replacing the bearing with the pod on the ship. The only pod removal of which I'm aware was on QM2 where...
Forum: United States Navy 20th September 2012, 14:53
Replies: 13
Views: 3,729
Posted By Jeff Taylor
Good question, and the answer is that I'm not...

Good question, and the answer is that I'm not sure, but I can tell you that the teak imported for this custom yacht builder has to be imported as partially manufactured items (obviously a ruse as...
Forum: News and Views from the Shipping World 19th September 2012, 15:47
Replies: 19
Views: 6,112
Posted By Jeff Taylor
Yes, they are the old "Ports", heavily...

Yes, they are the old "Ports", heavily reconstructed but still running their Doxfords.
Forum: United States Navy 19th September 2012, 15:44
Replies: 13
Views: 3,729
Posted By Jeff Taylor
Not suggesting that it is ideal, but the teak...

Not suggesting that it is ideal, but the teak deck restoration on Queen Mary has been done by salvaging 2" planks in good condition, ripping them down to 1", and laying them on 1" plywood. Not sure...
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