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Search: Posts Made By: john g
Forum: Ship Research 30th May 2018, 20:16
Replies: 1
Views: 281
Posted By john g
HMS Somerset

Watching the Somerset lead the tall ships out of the Mersey this week wondered why she had a drag tug astern ..any ideas ? john g
Forum: Modern Cruise Ships 20th December 2017, 14:22
Replies: 4
Views: 1,788
Posted By john g
scotia

I stood by the Scotia in Amsterdam while she was handed over to Neptune Lines and renamed Neptune Amber . Nice vessel built in Birkenhead. Can you remember the ports she used in Canada ? am...
Forum: Cunard 31st October 2017, 17:29
Replies: 1
Views: 1,509
Posted By john g
Scotia schedule

Does anyone remember the Scotia schedule from UK to Canada and the ports she visited ? (recently found a picture of her in the ice on the St Laurence ) Last worked on her during her sale to Neptune...
Forum: Modern Cruise Ships 3rd February 2017, 18:25
Replies: 36
Views: 6,893
Posted By john g
Well yes the ships get bigger but look at the...

Well yes the ships get bigger but look at the ports of call .....same places
( check P&O and others ) there is a market out there for small interesting ports....maybe Fred has cornered that...
Forum: Modern Cruise Ships 27th December 2016, 10:05
Replies: 13
Views: 4,667
Posted By john g
Anyone any idea why Adonia is back on the scene...

Anyone any idea why Adonia is back on the scene next year , seems like a late decision as she is not in the printed schedule for 2017. Or may be P&O have realised not everyone wants the " holiday...
Forum: Looking for Old Shipmates 7th August 2016, 14:19
Replies: 15
Views: 2,063
Posted By john g
So sorry to hear about Les. Sailed with him on...

So sorry to hear about Les. Sailed with him on the Luminous late 60's will always remember he made me a cake for my 21st birthday. Yes good with food and well remember his fish and chip suppers on a...
Forum: Modern Cruise Ships 1st May 2016, 14:56
Replies: 53
Views: 8,737
Posted By john g
Going back to the Costa Concordia incident , If I...

Going back to the Costa Concordia incident , If I remember rightly the life boats were able to return to the vessel to pick up more passengers , big difference if she had drifted away from land
Forum: Modern Cruise Ships 1st May 2016, 14:44
Replies: 13
Views: 4,667
Posted By john g
Sailed on her as Arcadia and Ocean Village , nice...

Sailed on her as Arcadia and Ocean Village , nice vessel not too big and reasonable size cabins. She should be popular as an alternative to the "cattle carriers ". Re the Adonia would be interested...
Forum: Modern Cruise Ships 15th March 2016, 13:15
Replies: 53
Views: 8,737
Posted By john g
Most passengers see the big ships as floating fun...

Most passengers see the big ships as floating fun palaces and never consider the aspect of being at sea and possible dangers . Simply there is a major risk if something serious happens . Costa...
Forum: Modern Cruise Ships 15th March 2016, 12:57
Replies: 13
Views: 4,667
Posted By john g
Yes if you google "fathom" all the info is there...

Yes if you google "fathom" all the info is there , seems a strange thing to do as "volunteers" help local communities then go back to the luxury of the ship don't think as a local I would be...
Forum: P & O 5th January 2016, 16:50
Replies: 12
Views: 4,444
Posted By john g
Also cancelled for same reason, poor service and...

Also cancelled for same reason, poor service and a the holiday camp atmosphere P&O are generating . Feedback from P&O zero but that's the way they operate....
Forum: Container Vessels 28th November 2015, 16:58
Replies: 12
Views: 3,722
Posted By john g
Maybe she should stay in Bermuda got to be the...

Maybe she should stay in Bermuda got to be the ugliest creation in P&O history know as a "cattle carrier" by some and is operated like a holiday camp with announcements the vessel may move about due...
Forum: Container Vessels 23rd November 2015, 14:22
Replies: 12
Views: 3,722
Posted By john g
That's interesting, the Britannia ( P&O Cruises...

That's interesting, the Britannia ( P&O Cruises latest "creation" ) is also UK registered rest of the fleet being Bermuda.
Forum: Brocklebank Line 19th November 2015, 15:13
Replies: 41
Views: 6,981
Posted By john g
Moving into the docks in Calcutta as always...

Moving into the docks in Calcutta as always interesting especially on the Mahout with the bridge control system. Compressors just about handled it .
Forum: Brocklebank Line 26th October 2015, 16:36
Replies: 33
Views: 6,455
Posted By john g
Bringing back memories here Phil...worked in many...

Bringing back memories here Phil...worked in many meat plants( installing conveyor systems ) Malton was the worst of the lot, they thought they were something special some guy called max hilliard ran...
Forum: P & O 24th October 2015, 12:31
Replies: 12
Views: 4,444
Posted By john g
P&O today

How sad the yellow funnel has gone replaced with blue and a tacky emblem around the bow. The Britannia Ventura and Azura are nothing more than a modern day version of the 1960's holiday camps, thanks...
Forum: Brocklebank Line 24th October 2015, 12:15
Replies: 17
Views: 3,025
Posted By john g
Still on the Wirral and still sailing !!, be it...

Still on the Wirral and still sailing !!, be it in a GP14 dinghy at local sailing club. Good to hear your well Nick all the best with the back, had something similar a couple of years back which...
Forum: Brocklebank Line 27th July 2015, 15:56
Replies: 1
Views: 1,252
Posted By john g
Yes I have the same example from the Bootle bash...

Yes I have the same example from the Bootle bash and somewhere a list of the characters who attended. If I remember Tennents supplied tins of the larger in the original yellow and red print ( poor...
Forum: Modern Cruise Ships 4th April 2015, 15:23
Replies: 13
Views: 4,667
Posted By john g
Thanks David I have since found a footnote saying...

Thanks David I have since found a footnote saying the schedule has yet to be set out but she will be in the Caribbean. As you say ...watch this space ....
Forum: Modern Cruise Ships 3rd April 2015, 10:59
Replies: 13
Views: 4,667
Posted By john g
Adonia

Anyone any idea of the future for Adonia as her schedule for 2016 / 2017 seems a bit vague in the latest P & O publication.
Forum: Passenger Liners 13th March 2015, 19:18
Replies: 11
Views: 4,947
Posted By john g
An absolute classic hull line ,the rest ...

An absolute classic hull line ,the rest functional . Did first cruise on her as Victoria probably the best ever ...none of todays flash grab your cash approach.
Forum: The Engine Room 26th November 2014, 12:29
Replies: 2
Views: 1,342
Posted By john g
Emma Maersk

Watching a program about Emma Maersk on Sky they showed changing a piston rod with then engine still running ?? Have I missed something...any idea what type of engine ? john g
Forum: Ship Research 7th November 2014, 15:35
Replies: 7
Views: 2,420
Posted By john g
Thanks guys I had a feeling she was ex carnival...

Thanks guys I had a feeling she was ex carnival possibly with the wings cut off the funnel . Saw a vessel with similar lines in Venice this year but can't remember her name but she did have the...
Forum: Ship Research 7th November 2014, 10:21
Replies: 7
Views: 2,420
Posted By john g
C M V Cruise ship

Got a big spread in the Daily Mail today, anyone know the history of the MV
Magellan described as "sleek and contemporary".
Forum: Ship Research 25th October 2014, 16:19
Replies: 1
Views: 647
Posted By john g
Albert Dock Liverpool

Wandering through the Albert Dock I noticed the old bar pilot boat painted in the oddest of colours .....anyone know the reason ? john g
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