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Search: Posts Made By: trotterdotpom
Forum: The Radio Room Today, 01:33
Replies: 39
Views: 2,139
Posted By trotterdotpom
It was stuck on the radio room wall of every...

It was stuck on the radio room wall of every British ship. Pity the snooping mates who liked ransacking the radio room didn't read it.

John T
Forum: The Radio Room 11th July 2020, 03:00
Replies: 39
Views: 2,139
Posted By trotterdotpom
Hello Captain, Welcome to SN. You probably...

Hello Captain,

Welcome to SN. You probably don't remember me but I did a relieving swing as RO on "John Hunter" with you ... always the bridesmaid, never the bride.

John T
Forum: The Radio Room 10th July 2020, 13:56
Replies: 39
Views: 2,139
Posted By trotterdotpom
ZLB was Awarua and ZLW was Wellington - I never...

ZLB was Awarua and ZLW was Wellington - I never actually heard of a ZLA but who am I? At least they sorted your greaser out.

John T
Forum: The Radio Room 10th July 2020, 13:15
Replies: 26
Views: 3,991
Posted By trotterdotpom
I was a "Funker" too Chris. Great idea for a car...

I was a "Funker" too Chris. Great idea for a car number plate but I might not get it past my dyslexic wife (did I spell that right?).

John T

PS The Electrician's "Blitz" would be a good one too.
Forum: The Radio Room 10th July 2020, 13:05
Replies: 26
Views: 3,991
Posted By trotterdotpom
Ray, the time wouldn't count anyway because the...

Ray, the time wouldn't count anyway because the trawlers were only compulsorily fitted with radiotelephone.

As for the "operator" title, a ROse by any other name ...."

John T
Forum: The Radio Room 10th July 2020, 12:51
Replies: 39
Views: 2,139
Posted By trotterdotpom
#19...

#19 (https://www.shipsnostalgia.com/usertag.php?do=list&action=hash&hash=19) . I know, picky picky picky, but it was ZLD.

John T
Forum: The Radio Room 9th July 2020, 06:15
Replies: 39
Views: 2,139
Posted By trotterdotpom
The romance of the sea. Fancy being replaced by a...

The romance of the sea. Fancy being replaced by a pound of liver.

John T
Forum: The Radio Room 6th July 2020, 02:48
Replies: 42
Views: 2,272
Posted By trotterdotpom
I couldn't imagine Pall Mall Porter calling...

I couldn't imagine Pall Mall Porter calling anyone "Dude"!

John T
Forum: The Radio Room 5th July 2020, 11:32
Replies: 42
Views: 2,272
Posted By trotterdotpom
OK. It will remain an enigma. John T

OK. It will remain an enigma.

John T
Forum: The Radio Room 5th July 2020, 11:20
Replies: 42
Views: 2,272
Posted By trotterdotpom
If I tell you, I'll have to kill you. John T.

If I tell you, I'll have to kill you.

John T.
Forum: The Radio Room 5th July 2020, 02:40
Replies: 12
Views: 967
Posted By trotterdotpom
He was right of course but we should remember...

He was right of course but we should remember that his first voyage was in the Pacific and his second in the Atlantic. Was he still juggling statistics?

John T
Forum: The Radio Room 5th July 2020, 02:28
Replies: 42
Views: 2,272
Posted By trotterdotpom
I gave up after "Py". John T

I gave up after "Py".

John T
Forum: The Radio Room 4th July 2020, 08:46
Replies: 39
Views: 2,139
Posted By trotterdotpom
#1...

#1 (https://www.shipsnostalgia.com/usertag.php?do=list&action=hash&hash=1) . Think 6VA was Dakar Radio - I'm glad my life didn't depend on getting a reply out of them!

One time, crossing the...
Forum: Bulk Carriers 4th July 2020, 08:22
Replies: 23
Views: 5,383
Posted By trotterdotpom
Pretty sure she was the world's first 100,000 ton...

Pretty sure she was the world's first 100,000 ton ship. If they'd added bridge wings she would have been the first 100,050 ton ship.

John T.
Forum: The Radio Room 3rd July 2020, 13:08
Replies: 12
Views: 967
Posted By trotterdotpom
I got the impression that Heyerdahl's premise was...

I got the impression that Heyerdahl's premise was that because he got to Easter Island on a balsa raft, the ancient Incans must have too. Probably he found a sextant made out of a rock too. Made a...
Forum: Say Hello 3rd July 2020, 02:16
Replies: 6
Views: 416
Posted By trotterdotpom
Welcome to SN, John. There are a couple of black...

Welcome to SN, John. There are a couple of black and white photos of "Sugar Exporter" in the SN Gallery - just click on "Gallery" at the top and enter the ships name in "Search".

Wondering if you...
Forum: Say Hello 29th June 2020, 13:31
Replies: 8
Views: 352
Posted By trotterdotpom
Thanks Henk, yes, I'm pretty sure that was his...

Thanks Henk, yes, I'm pretty sure that was his name. He told me he got stuck in Japan at the beginning of the war because he was on a ship and it couldn't get back to Germany. He spent the whole war...
Forum: Say Hello 29th June 2020, 10:48
Replies: 8
Views: 352
Posted By trotterdotpom
Welcome to SN Henk. I had an interview for an RO...

Welcome to SN Henk. I had an interview for an RO position with Hansa Line - forget the name of the man who conducted the interview but he was very nice, took me over the road for coffee and cake!...
Forum: The Engine Room 29th June 2020, 10:27
Replies: 80
Views: 6,028
Posted By trotterdotpom
#77...

#77 (https://www.shipsnostalgia.com/usertag.php?do=list&action=hash&hash=77) . "I now volunteer at the station that is a museum and no one can describe the smell including ex-employees or visitors...
Forum: The Radio Room 28th June 2020, 02:46
Replies: 54
Views: 3,596
Posted By trotterdotpom
Hadn't most of the trawlers gone by the mid-70s?...

Hadn't most of the trawlers gone by the mid-70s? In their hayday, Wick must have been pretty busy.

John T
Forum: The Bridge 27th June 2020, 05:05
Replies: 6
Views: 854
Posted By trotterdotpom
Whoa, sounds like you were a bit lost, Laurie....

Whoa, sounds like you were a bit lost, Laurie. Either that or the Norfolk buoy had drifted across the Atlantic.

John T.
Forum: The Radio Room 27th June 2020, 04:10
Replies: 42
Views: 2,272
Posted By trotterdotpom
I've thought the same thing myself. Maybe they...

I've thought the same thing myself. Maybe they used your name if you were "unattached".

I wondered if it was a way of the Staff Clerks keeping their hand in. Whatever the reason, it was patently...
Forum: The Radio Room 26th June 2020, 05:21
Replies: 42
Views: 2,272
Posted By trotterdotpom
I never experienced it myself, but it's well...

I never experienced it myself, but it's well known that ROs waiting at Marconi depots used to called by their ship's call sign.

John T
Forum: The Radio Room 25th June 2020, 01:53
Replies: 67
Views: 6,722
Posted By trotterdotpom
"Paint Your Wagon" was a pretty good film....

"Paint Your Wagon" was a pretty good film. Remember the part where Lee Marvin takes the young Mormon lad under his wing and introduces him to a world of debauchery? I did a re-enactment of that with...
Forum: Palm Line 22nd June 2020, 14:07
Replies: 19
Views: 11,586
Posted By trotterdotpom
Maybe she decamped to that other site, forget the...

Maybe she decamped to that other site, forget the name.

John T
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