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Search: Posts Made By: Dartskipper
Forum: Tugs 8th January 2020, 21:08
Replies: 6
Views: 1,984
Posted By Dartskipper
The Lehigh Valley Railroad was known as the Black...

The Lehigh Valley Railroad was known as the Black Diamond Line because its main freight was anthracite from the NE Pennsylvania coalfield to New York City for the furnaces heating the apartment...
Forum: The Engine Room 6th January 2020, 20:01
Replies: 76
Views: 6,005
Posted By Dartskipper
Some were certainly exported to China in the...

Some were certainly exported to China in the 1980's to drive irrigation pumps. A Gardner Service agent in Brixham used to sell on old engines that had been replaced in the local fishing fleet.
Forum: The Engine Room 21st December 2019, 09:52
Replies: 76
Views: 6,005
Posted By Dartskipper
There have been a few mentions of Rolls Royce...

There have been a few mentions of Rolls Royce diesel engines being used in Centurion tanks. I think this must be disinformation broadcast by the RR installation gangs to give themselves some...
Forum: Non-Seafaring Obituaries 5th December 2019, 19:01
Replies: 7
Views: 579
Posted By Dartskipper
One of our greatest Test Cricketers, from a time...

One of our greatest Test Cricketers, from a time when fast bowling was based on intimidation and sheer pace mixed with a fair amount of skill. Bob possessed all of these and wasn't afraid to use...
Forum: Royal Navy 5th December 2019, 18:50
Replies: 2
Views: 322
Posted By Dartskipper
Tennis balls? Mr McEnroe might have a view...

Tennis balls?

Mr McEnroe might have a view on that.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t0hK1wyrrAU
Forum: Non-Seafaring Obituaries 5th December 2019, 18:38
Replies: 2
Views: 288
Posted By Dartskipper
That is a sad surprise. There only seems to be...

That is a sad surprise. There only seems to be one video of a performance on Top of the Pops in the 1980's, and Mental as Anything appear to be having a lot of fun.
...
Forum: Model Ships 3rd November 2019, 12:37
Replies: 18
Views: 10,964
Posted By Dartskipper
It's not surprising that the Shell Welder kit is...

It's not surprising that the Shell Welder kit is showing its age. It was produced originally by FROG models, a.k.a. Lines Brothers in Margate, Kent, in the early 1960's. In an attempt to keep the...
Forum: Looking for Old Shipmates 18th October 2019, 23:19
Replies: 257
Views: 36,154
Posted By Dartskipper
I swapped emails with Chadburn after we...

I swapped emails with Chadburn after we discovered a shared interest in powerboats and motor yachts amongst other non-nautical interests. He stopped posting regularly when a relative was in hospital...
Forum: Looking for Old Shipmates 16th October 2019, 20:57
Replies: 257
Views: 36,154
Posted By Dartskipper
Sic Gloria transit mundi; Gloria was poorly...

Sic Gloria transit mundi;

Gloria was poorly in the minibus last Monday.

In loco parentis;

My Dad is an engine driver.
Forum: Looking for Old Shipmates 7th October 2019, 20:56
Replies: 257
Views: 36,154
Posted By Dartskipper
But which one is George? (LOL) Him? ...

But which one is George?

(LOL) Him?

(EEK) Or him?

(Jester)Or maybe him?
Forum: Books, Magazines, TV, Video & Publications 24th September 2019, 18:27
Replies: 9
Views: 1,335
Posted By Dartskipper
I bought your "Shipping Company Losses of the...

I bought your "Shipping Company Losses of the Second World War when on holiday last month. I wish I had bought it when it was published in 2013, as I could have told my Dad that several names that he...
Forum: Tall ships 16th September 2019, 20:08
Replies: 27
Views: 2,790
Posted By Dartskipper
1) The Tall Ships Pass. 2) The Last Grain...

1) The Tall Ships Pass.
2) The Last Grain Race.
3) Pacific Square Riggers.
Forum: News and Views from the Shipping World 9th September 2019, 20:03
Replies: 18
Views: 2,113
Posted By Dartskipper
I had an electronic speed indicator on my small...

I had an electronic speed indicator on my small launch (36ft) Our Rosalie in the 1980's. It looked and worked like a patent log, but also indicated speed. The impeller was at the end of a long cable...
Forum: The Bridge 8th September 2019, 16:50
Replies: 25
Views: 2,280
Posted By Dartskipper
The handling characteristics of a small, single...

The handling characteristics of a small, single screw boat, depend on a couple of factors.

1) The rotation of the propeller.
2) The size of the propeller.

Usually, when leaving a landing...
Forum: News and Views from the Shipping World 7th September 2019, 21:11
Replies: 18
Views: 2,113
Posted By Dartskipper
Be fair, she has read loads of stuff that agrees...

Be fair, she has read loads of stuff that agrees with her view, but not much it seems of a counter argument.
Forum: Tugs 31st July 2019, 20:51
Replies: 48
Views: 5,427
Posted By Dartskipper
Thanks for the comprehensive history, Bill. I saw...

Thanks for the comprehensive history, Bill. I saw her at Maldon a few years ago. She deserves to be conserved.

Regards,
Roy.
Forum: Tugs 31st July 2019, 17:23
Replies: 48
Views: 5,427
Posted By Dartskipper
Brent was operated by the P.L.A immediately after...

Brent was operated by the P.L.A immediately after the War when my Dad worked for the dredging department of the Authority. He was amazed that she was still in existence so many years later.
Forum: Say Hello 30th June 2019, 22:26
Replies: 10
Views: 1,117
Posted By Dartskipper
My pleasure. Good luck with your search! ...

My pleasure. Good luck with your search!


Regards,
Forum: Say Hello 30th June 2019, 14:21
Replies: 10
Views: 1,117
Posted By Dartskipper
This website may be able to supply information. ...

This website may be able to supply information.

www.minesweepers.org.uk/algerine.htm

They have a complete list of all ships in the class.
Forum: Non-Seafaring Obituaries 16th June 2019, 15:11
Replies: 15
Views: 2,038
Posted By Dartskipper
His demonstration of a boxing match was one of my...

His demonstration of a boxing match was one of my favourites, Freddie wearing oversize shorts, huge gloves and boots with the laces undone. There was only him in the ring, taking imaginary blows to...
Forum: SN Directory Discussion 8th June 2019, 13:39
Replies: 7
Views: 984
Posted By Dartskipper
No junk food ads popping up in the forums I look...

No junk food ads popping up in the forums I look at. Not even a Chinese commercial sailing vessel's ex cook peddling his recipes.
Forum: News and Views from the Shipping World 19th May 2019, 10:58
Replies: 40
Views: 6,171
Posted By Dartskipper
Dumb question I expect, but what is the point of...

Dumb question I expect, but what is the point of providing the Captain with a car, if he can't use it? I am allowed to use my company car for personal reasons, provided that I pay for the fuel that I...
Forum: Tall ships 14th May 2019, 22:13
Replies: 11
Views: 1,346
Posted By Dartskipper
"It's sailing Jim, but not as we knew...

"It's sailing Jim, but not as we knew it..."
Forum: Non-Seafaring Obituaries 13th May 2019, 21:01
Replies: 15
Views: 1,445
Posted By Dartskipper
A great entertainer, with a wide appeal. An old...

A great entertainer, with a wide appeal. An old friend, who was a fan, named his trawler after her famous hit song, as noted in the above posts, (but he spelt it Che Sara Sara.) I remember hearing...
Forum: The Engine Room 27th April 2019, 22:12
Replies: 89
Views: 18,191
Posted By Dartskipper
Coffman cartridge starting always had a...

Coffman cartridge starting always had a reputation for something spectacular happening, or not. They were standard equipment on the horrendously unreliable 24 cylinder Napier Sabre aero engines used...
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