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Search: Posts Made By: Keith Adams
Forum: Say Hello 11th November 2019, 21:10
Replies: 7
Views: 249
Posted By Keith Adams
Hope someone can help me on how to start a thread...

Hope someone can help me on how to start a thread ... I have been an off and on member for 13 years and have only responded to enquirers but not know how to start one up. Have attempted today to...
Forum: Say Hello 11th November 2019, 20:37
Replies: 7
Views: 249
Posted By Keith Adams
Dear Gail, Welcome to a great mostly Merchant...

Dear Gail, Welcome to a great mostly Merchant Navy\Marine site. You should receive more responses after this Memorial holiday weekend.
Radio Officers were certified and assigned to various...
Forum: The Bridge 4th November 2019, 00:23
Replies: 46
Views: 2,225
Posted By Keith Adams
Apologies to Howard ... your complete and prompt...

Apologies to Howard ... your complete and prompt reply was correct ... being somewhat senile, I jumped to the conclusion you were giving a multiple choice response for we to solve. Sorry ...
Forum: The Bridge 4th November 2019, 00:16
Replies: 46
Views: 2,225
Posted By Keith Adams
Just browsing and saw this thread ... no one...

Just browsing and saw this thread ... no one seems to have answered the original question, although a multiple choice answer was presented with the correct answer included. Item in question is a...
Forum: Looking for Old Shipmates 3rd November 2019, 23:38
Replies: 257
Views: 29,763
Posted By Keith Adams
Hi Guys ! Seems quite a few stray from the...

Hi Guys ! Seems quite a few stray from the Thread at times but I persevered
and read all posts. Am glad to see Stan Mayes listed but his excuse is that he
passed on from this crazy world. ...
Forum: Histories 23rd June 2019, 06:02
Replies: 6
Views: 2,068
Posted By Keith Adams
My May 6th post omitted the fact the Empress of...

My May 6th post omitted the fact the Empress of Scotland continued on from Capetown to Bombay where my neighbour boarded a train to Calcutta. I regret the omission. Thank you, Keith Adams.
Forum: News and Views from the Shipping World 14th May 2019, 05:42
Replies: 6
Views: 1,121
Posted By Keith Adams
News over here is very sketchy about most...

News over here is very sketchy about most everything international ... signed on hoping UK had more detail. Said three vessels damaged but not indicate by what means and only show the starboard...
Forum: Passenger Liners 9th May 2019, 07:01
Replies: 87
Views: 25,778
Posted By Keith Adams
Dog House Bar ( early 1950's ) had a rum drink...

Dog House Bar ( early 1950's ) had a rum drink called "A Zombie" which was free if one could knock it back in one go and a Certificate called "Hair of the dog". The tape measure ( a 12 inch long...
Forum: Passenger Liners 9th May 2019, 06:21
Replies: 87
Views: 25,778
Posted By Keith Adams
Way back, member sparkle2182 asked why have a...

Way back, member sparkle2182 asked why have a passenger liner service between UK and Chile ?
Hard to believe nowadays but international jet airline service was still in its infancy even in...
Forum: Ship Research 9th May 2019, 05:11
Replies: 22
Views: 3,085
Posted By Keith Adams
I really coveted the wheelhouse bell on the mv...

I really coveted the wheelhouse bell on the mv "Losada" (PSNC) when she was heading for the breakers but they paid me off in Hull. Instead, I made off with one of the curved telegraph brass oil...
Forum: Ship Research 7th May 2019, 06:27
Replies: 22
Views: 3,085
Posted By Keith Adams
Hi guys, definitely a ship's bell clapper as it...

Hi guys, definitely a ship's bell clapper as it has both a partly open eye hanger ( for ready removal) at the upper end and a closed eye for a lanyard to be attached at the lower. Only the foc'sle...
Forum: Histories 7th May 2019, 06:02
Replies: 6
Views: 2,068
Posted By Keith Adams
Great that you were awake and watchful to respond...

Great that you were awake and watchful to respond so quickly ... I joined Canadian Pacific right after Second Mates' ticket and served on Empress of Britain, Empress of France, Empress of Scotland...
Forum: Histories 6th May 2019, 19:58
Replies: 6
Views: 2,068
Posted By Keith Adams
Hi peteash ! Except for what I wrote about her...

Hi peteash ! Except for what I wrote about her Empress of Japan days trooping prior to Japan entering the war she was only operating in the Southern Hemisphere ferrying Australasian Troops to the...
Forum: Histories 5th April 2019, 04:07
Replies: 6
Views: 2,068
Posted By Keith Adams
If you look up and research the Scotland by full...

If you look up and research the Scotland by full name you will find a great black and white photo of her approaching a berth in in San Francisco. Photo is bow-on with American Troops hanging all...
Forum: News and Views from the Shipping World 21st March 2019, 22:48
Replies: 29
Views: 4,008
Posted By Keith Adams
All I can say is "Wow ! ". We would be still...

All I can say is "Wow ! ". We would be still delivering the last of the prior season's import cargo in January and inspecting all cargo gear and dock/shed equipment. Then take February off before...
Forum: News and Views from the Shipping World 21st March 2019, 20:54
Replies: 29
Views: 4,008
Posted By Keith Adams
Many thanks for the ice condition news, do they...

Many thanks for the ice condition news, do they still do the silver cane thingy for first Salty into Montreal ?
Prior to the advent of container rail shipments we used to begin receiving US...
Forum: The Bridge 26th June 2018, 06:21
Replies: 54
Views: 9,072
Posted By Keith Adams
My first ship mv "Losada" (PSNC) only had...

My first ship mv "Losada" (PSNC) only had magnetic compass', no radar and a single loop DF. Monkey Island was dry card, the enclosed small wheel house had liquid, and the open bridge had a liquid...
Forum: Histories 17th June 2018, 04:24
Replies: 114
Views: 16,964
Posted By Keith Adams
Ken Dancy received so much post mail from all...

Ken Dancy received so much post mail from all over the world, much of it request to marry, that the Officers' Union set him up with a staffed office to take care of it. He became ( for a while in...
Forum: Ship Research 2nd June 2018, 06:10
Replies: 20
Views: 7,318
Posted By Keith Adams
Just for the record, the PSNC " Orduna". Ended...

Just for the record, the PSNC " Orduna". Ended her career in 1951 carrying emigrants to Australia from the UK.
Forum: Ship Research 20th October 2017, 00:59
Replies: 16
Views: 2,102
Posted By Keith Adams
Not sure if you guys are still looking this up...

Not sure if you guys are still looking this up ... If you check the stem foot of any Liberty Ship eg "Jeremiah O'Brien" 1943 in dry dock you will see such a cast steel device but no where near as...
Forum: Passenger Liners 9th December 2016, 20:23
Replies: 23
Views: 3,296
Posted By Keith Adams
I stand corrected ... Should have not named the...

I stand corrected ... Should have not named the Bar lightship ! The black bands on the funnel are quite thick but is a painted sketch after all, so allow artist a lot of space ... amazing what we...
Forum: Passenger Liners 9th December 2016, 07:45
Replies: 6
Views: 3,628
Posted By Keith Adams
Just look up P.S.N.C. or Pacific Steam Navigation...

Just look up P.S.N.C. or Pacific Steam Navigation Company history for vessels, etc. They basically owned the West Coast of South America in the day and known as The Birkenhead Navy ... Weekly...
Forum: Passenger Liners 9th December 2016, 07:21
Replies: 12
Views: 3,691
Posted By Keith Adams
I was about to reply to this post when I spotted...

I was about to reply to this post when I spotted Cue Ball response ... really made me laugh at his speed and accuracy ! The reason "shipsnostalgia is is such a great site. Snowy
Forum: Passenger Liners 9th December 2016, 07:02
Replies: 23
Views: 3,296
Posted By Keith Adams
A further note ... although most liners appeared...

A further note ... although most liners appeared to fly the Blue Ensign it was not exclusive to those vessels ... cargo ships ( usually of major shipping lines) did also. As far as I remember, if a...
Forum: Passenger Liners 9th December 2016, 06:47
Replies: 23
Views: 3,296
Posted By Keith Adams
Furness Withy funnel colors (us spelling, sorry...

Furness Withy funnel colors (us spelling, sorry !) a la Monarch of Bermuda and Queen of Bermuda liners sailed out of Liverpool on regular service in the 1950's
Have not checked history but...
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