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Search: Posts Made By: P.Arnold
Forum: J & J Denholm 15th February 2020, 11:08
Replies: 235
Views: 50,945
Posted By P.Arnold
Blended Fuel Oil Basically it was the...

Blended Fuel Oil

Basically it was the homogenising of fuel and water before squirting the combination into the turbines.

To get to that point there were numerous ‘washing’, De emulsifying,...
Forum: J & J Denholm 14th February 2020, 15:34
Replies: 235
Views: 50,945
Posted By P.Arnold
During 1976 drydocking of Eurofreighter in...

During 1976 drydocking of Eurofreighter in Falmouth, Rab Fraser, Ronnie Keir and others used to sport T shirts emblazoned with Mick Jagger type lips and a big red tongue with the motif, “BFO SUCKS”....
Forum: The Radio Room 24th January 2020, 10:58
Replies: 53
Views: 3,276
Posted By P.Arnold
And, sailed with a Captain who purchased out of...

And, sailed with a Captain who purchased out of his own pocket, an Omni directional antenna c/w amplifier for his cabin TV.
“Receives TV broadcasts anywhere in the world” he said.
“Not in the...
Forum: The Radio Room 24th January 2020, 10:15
Replies: 53
Views: 3,276
Posted By P.Arnold
In the 70’s, Marconi supplied a Bush auto multi...

In the 70’s, Marconi supplied a Bush auto multi standard colour TV. In ideal conditions it could operate on all TV systems. As mentioned, in port with cranes etc, the TV set would start hunting...
Forum: The Radio Room 23rd December 2019, 18:00
Replies: 43
Views: 4,674
Posted By P.Arnold
Eco

In 73/74 at Plymouth Tech
There were several R/Os from BP who did a 3 month course and us from Marconi on the 6 month course which ended with C & G exams and the MNTB cert. To be honest, very little...
Forum: Looking for Old Shipmates 22nd November 2019, 14:26
Replies: 221
Views: 60,037
Posted By P.Arnold
Barranca

I posted the following somewhere else.?

I was R/O on Barranca 73.
Captains Gilbert, Hodges, Dole
C/O Colin Leitch
Engineers I recall , Danny Cunningham, Mick Fulton, Danny Gilmore, Glynn...
Forum: Other Companies/Ships 19th November 2019, 13:43
Replies: 202
Views: 53,323
Posted By P.Arnold
One trip we had a couple of passengers who had...

One trip we had a couple of passengers who had the ship ‘blessed’, by a priest with all the ‘whistles and bells’ before we departed Hoboken.
Travelling south we encountered 3 hurricane/tropical...
Forum: Other Companies/Ships 15th November 2019, 16:31
Replies: 202
Views: 53,323
Posted By P.Arnold
Ours was the fibreglass version. Our trip...

Ours was the fibreglass version.
Our trip through the ‘borders’ was the one stop on a beach near Leticia, the process seemed easy with the appropriate whisky and ciggies, and don’t recall Peruvian...
Forum: Other Companies/Ships 14th November 2019, 14:31
Replies: 202
Views: 53,323
Posted By P.Arnold
Leticia

I’m on a roll, it’s raining.

Anybody remember the ship’s power boat being launched at the Brazilian side of the border to head to the customs post at Leticia, Colombia, walking along a jungle...
Forum: Other Companies/Ships 14th November 2019, 14:23
Replies: 202
Views: 53,323
Posted By P.Arnold
Foca yr #174...

Foca yr #174 (https://www.shipsnostalgia.com/usertag.php?do=list&action=hash&hash=174) jogged another memory cell.... or two.

On the Valiente, we had a syndicate that purchased items in New York...
Forum: The Radio Room 14th November 2019, 13:53
Replies: 24
Views: 2,824
Posted By P.Arnold
Thanks Ron and Howard, at least confirming that I...

Thanks Ron and Howard, at least confirming that I haven’t completely lost it. As it is said, remember the right memories, but not necessarily in the right order.
Forum: Other Companies/Ships 14th November 2019, 13:43
Replies: 202
Views: 53,323
Posted By P.Arnold
Ref #186...

Ref #186 (https://www.shipsnostalgia.com/usertag.php?do=list&action=hash&hash=186) Foca,
Was It the same Father’s Moustache that had a mannequin of a Scotsman in kilt, near the ladies toilet. If a...
Forum: The Radio Room 14th November 2019, 10:35
Replies: 24
Views: 2,824
Posted By P.Arnold
Hi Ron, ref my #1...

Hi Ron, ref my #1 (https://www.shipsnostalgia.com/usertag.php?do=list&action=hash&hash=1) , all your details, ie coast guard etc I remember, but would the customs house been on Governors Island, as I...
Forum: Other Companies/Ships 12th November 2019, 17:46
Replies: 202
Views: 53,323
Posted By P.Arnold
Remember getting the metro over to NY. ...

Remember getting the metro over to NY.
Frequenting Todd’s Steak House, Flaming Steaks, Radio City, Greenwich Village, and I think, Your Father’s Moustache.
It seems on reflection, it was all food...
Forum: Other Companies/Ships 7th November 2019, 11:39
Replies: 202
Views: 53,323
Posted By P.Arnold
I remember those Hero Sandwiches. We regularly...

I remember those Hero Sandwiches. We regularly had them with a pint of milk. I recall them being of quite a size, with various fillings. Probably the forerunner of ‘Subway’.
Can’t remember the name...
Forum: Ellerman 2nd November 2019, 13:34
Replies: 21
Views: 8,153
Posted By P.Arnold
One ship I don’t see in the various reminiscents...

One ship I don’t see in the various reminiscents is the Florian.
She was on a regular monthly round trip to Beirut picking up carrots, potatoes and Keo cream sherry from Cyprus. Regular trippers...
Forum: The Radio Room 29th October 2019, 16:05
Replies: 65
Views: 7,054
Posted By P.Arnold
Sailing with Mobil, I recall having to do the...

Sailing with Mobil, I recall having to do the crew lists for immigration.
For several months we were lightering off the Texas gulf coast.
USA immigration requested all crew lists be in alphabetical...
Forum: The Radio Room 19th October 2019, 08:39
Replies: 65
Views: 7,054
Posted By P.Arnold
I recall, for valves. “ one valve for every three...

I recall, for valves. “ one valve for every three of a type, or part thereof”
3 valves of one type carry 1 spare
5 valves, carry 2 spare.

Many valves I found in the spares drawer, “Used but...
Forum: The Radio Room 15th October 2019, 13:48
Replies: 24
Views: 2,824
Posted By P.Arnold
Hi Paul Was only on the Delphic, from 69 to 70,...

Hi Paul
Was only on the Delphic, from 69 to 70, last trip before she went to scrap.
Peter
Forum: The Radio Room 13th October 2019, 20:57
Replies: 24
Views: 2,824
Posted By P.Arnold
Amver

May be re inventing the wheel,... thread wise.

Went to Governor’s Island, (home of Amver) 1968. Quite impressive, I thought, with two operatives handling the incoming information, including...
Forum: The Radio Room 13th October 2019, 17:10
Replies: 12
Views: 1,717
Posted By P.Arnold
In a recent “behind the scenes” documentary on...

In a recent “behind the scenes” documentary on airlines, there was a few minutes showing a case of a passenger with medical difficulties whilst in flight. Medical advice was requested from Rome...
Forum: The Radio Room 9th October 2019, 18:36
Replies: 37
Views: 3,357
Posted By P.Arnold
As. Marconi tech (Liverpool) we often had to sail...

As. Marconi tech (Liverpool) we often had to sail with a ship from Liverpool to Point Lynas, Anglesey to do a calibration. We would establish at the beginning who was in ‘control’. I used to...
Forum: The Radio Room 7th October 2019, 10:34
Replies: 12
Views: 1,717
Posted By P.Arnold
Rome Radio

Anybody use medical advice from Rome Radio, c/s IRM, I think?

Used it a couple of times myself.
In the first contact, before diagnosis started, you had to provide information on weight, height,...
Forum: The Radio Room 29th September 2019, 20:56
Replies: 37
Views: 3,357
Posted By P.Arnold
On Maggie Booths we sometimes had to enter the...

On Maggie Booths we sometimes had to enter the Amazon north channel of Marahon. All surrounding areas was beach and vegetation.
Not good radar definition. We used DF.

On another occasion (...
Forum: The Radio Room 27th September 2019, 13:51
Replies: 37
Views: 3,357
Posted By P.Arnold
Spelling should be Bellini Tosi. There would...

Spelling should be Bellini Tosi.

There would have been another aerial, either wire or whip associated with the loop, called a “sense” aerial.
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