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Search: Posts Made By: Pat Kennedy
Forum: The Bridge 11th September 2019, 11:20
Replies: 22
Views: 669
Posted By Pat Kennedy
Barrie, on my first trip, I was told by one of...

Barrie, on my first trip, I was told by one of the ABs to go to the poop and get onto the docking bridge and stand by for the mail arrival by helicopter as we passed Gibralter at midnight.
I woke...
Forum: The Bridge 10th September 2019, 19:49
Replies: 22
Views: 669
Posted By Pat Kennedy
Thanks for that very clear description of a...

Thanks for that very clear description of a technique I remembered only from the point of view of an AB on stations. as you can imagine, the AB in charge of the forar'd backspring has no clear...
Forum: News and Views from the Shipping World 10th September 2019, 16:47
Replies: 18
Views: 1,008
Posted By Pat Kennedy
Virtue signalling eh Basil? A phrase associated...

Virtue signalling eh Basil? A phrase associated almost exclusively with authoritarian types.
This "kid" has had more impact on the world's view of climate change than anyone else in recent years....
Forum: The Bridge 9th September 2019, 21:58
Replies: 22
Views: 669
Posted By Pat Kennedy
Barrie At what point during this manoeuvre...

Barrie

At what point during this manoeuvre did you let go forar'd? I think there may have been one or two hairy moments on the focsle.

Werent there two Meggisons, both appropriated Shell...
Forum: Say Hello 6th September 2019, 22:00
Replies: 17
Views: 1,369
Posted By Pat Kennedy
I have happy memories of being sent to this ship...

I have happy memories of being sent to this ship in 1980 to Rotterdam to service the compressed air breathing apparatus on board. She was due to drydock at Vlaardingen, so I booked in the local...
Forum: United States Navy 5th September 2019, 21:06
Replies: 17
Views: 941
Posted By Pat Kennedy
And ping pong bats

And ping pong bats
Forum: United States Navy 5th September 2019, 11:39
Replies: 17
Views: 941
Posted By Pat Kennedy
Meanwhile the RN is running Windows XP in the...

Meanwhile the RN is running Windows XP in the flying control room of its brand new carrier HMS Queen Elizabeth.
Which is ok actually because there are no aircraft on board anyway
Forum: Ship Research 30th August 2019, 19:39
Replies: 15
Views: 1,057
Posted By Pat Kennedy
The last of the "M" class, the Maron was built at...

The last of the "M" class, the Maron was built at Caledon. She was launched in Feb 1960 and handed over in April of that year.
I was one of the deck crew sent up to Dundee to take her firstly on sea...
Forum: Ship Research 27th August 2019, 19:26
Replies: 15
Views: 1,057
Posted By Pat Kennedy
My colleagues presented me with a copy when I...

My colleagues presented me with a copy when I retired in 2010.
It is indeed a beautiful book Bill and it is on my bookshelf within reach as I type this.
You are, I take it Bill H in between John...
Forum: Ship Research 25th August 2019, 23:27
Replies: 15
Views: 1,057
Posted By Pat Kennedy
I remember C H Milsom, he was editor of Sea...

I remember C H Milsom, he was editor of Sea Breezes magazine during the 1970s/80s. He published an article I had written concerning a voyage in the Memnon I did in 1960, and paid me the princely...
Forum: Ship Research 25th August 2019, 19:56
Replies: 15
Views: 1,057
Posted By Pat Kennedy
Incidentally, we always pronounced the name as...

Incidentally, we always pronounced the name as Menalaws. But I saw the movie Troy a few years ago, and learned the proper pronunciation was Menalayus.(Thumb)
Forum: Ship Research 25th August 2019, 15:32
Replies: 15
Views: 1,057
Posted By Pat Kennedy
Nick, As Bill said, there is something wrong...

Nick,
As Bill said, there is something wrong with the dates you stated. If your Dad is 90, then presuming his cadetship started at age 16, that would put the date of his first ship as around 1945....
Forum: News and Views from the Shipping World 12th August 2019, 10:56
Replies: 42
Views: 3,879
Posted By Pat Kennedy
I had an uncle who worked in H and W in the 1930s...

I had an uncle who worked in H and W in the 1930s as a stager. He was RC. Aparently they employed catholics in the more menial jobs but not usually as tradesmen. This was, he reckoned down to the...
Forum: News and Views from the Shipping World 10th August 2019, 12:10
Replies: 42
Views: 3,879
Posted By Pat Kennedy
Fergusons still have two unfinished Calmac...

Fergusons still have two unfinished Calmac ferries in the yard. It is unclear what will happen to them.
Forum: News and Views from the Shipping World 8th August 2019, 22:42
Replies: 42
Views: 3,879
Posted By Pat Kennedy
Hi Steve, What is the SWL of those cranes in...

Hi Steve,
What is the SWL of those cranes in the building hsll? I was never in there, it is after my time. I remember the two 60 ton gantry cranes in
the Polaris bay, built in the 60s for the...
Forum: News and Views from the Shipping World 7th August 2019, 19:36
Replies: 42
Views: 3,879
Posted By Pat Kennedy
Doubt it Steve. Those two big gantries are way...

Doubt it Steve. Those two big gantries are way too big for Lairds,. Where would you put them? No5 dock is big, but not that big, and Lairds are building ships in the building hall these days which...
Forum: Ship Research 16th July 2019, 20:51
Replies: 40
Views: 2,783
Posted By Pat Kennedy
Hardly woodwork Frank. More like painting and...

Hardly woodwork Frank.
More like painting and decorating I would have thought, and on some ships it was pure makee workee like polishing the ship's bell on the focsle with cotton waste and Rose's...
Forum: Ship Research 16th July 2019, 16:17
Replies: 14
Views: 1,468
Posted By Pat Kennedy
Maybe he meant the courtesy flag. In this case I...

Maybe he meant the courtesy flag. In this case I would have thought the French flag.
Forum: Ship Research 15th July 2019, 20:23
Replies: 40
Views: 2,783
Posted By Pat Kennedy
Or these days, One man's beef is another man's...

Or these days, One man's beef is another man's cunningly disguised horse.(EEK)
Forum: BP Shipping 13th July 2019, 16:29
Replies: 18
Views: 1,932
Posted By Pat Kennedy
I sailed in a Bluey in 1962 and apart from the...

I sailed in a Bluey in 1962 and apart from the bosun I was the only Englishman on deck. The rest were all foreign, ( Gogs, all from Amlwlch)
(K)
Forum: Computers and The Internet 9th July 2019, 20:56
Replies: 18
Views: 1,468
Posted By Pat Kennedy
My niece gave me her Canon Pixma MP 280 printer...

My niece gave me her Canon Pixma MP 280 printer about five years ago when she graduated from uni and didn't need it any more.
It has run perfectly ever since, printing off hundreds of colour photos...
Forum: Ship Research 5th July 2019, 22:59
Replies: 40
Views: 2,783
Posted By Pat Kennedy
In Blud Funnel, that particular jkb was reserved...

In Blud Funnel, that particular jkb was reserved for the middies.
I never touvhed a pot of varnish in my time there.(Thumb)


That's the result when you cant find your reading glasses.
The shame...
Forum: News and Views from the Shipping World 5th July 2019, 22:53
Replies: 16
Views: 1,378
Posted By Pat Kennedy
Well. Whstever the cause Captain Shimmin forgot...

Well. Whstever the cause Captain Shimmin forgot to discuss it with me! (Jester)A
Forum: News and Views from the Shipping World 5th July 2019, 21:10
Replies: 16
Views: 1,378
Posted By Pat Kennedy
Some Cammell Laird built ships also did the...

Some Cammell Laird built ships also did the measured mile in the Clyde, as did Blue Flue ships built at Caledon in Dundee, at least the two new ships I joined in Caledon did, as did the Cunard cargo...
Forum: News and Views from the Shipping World 29th June 2019, 21:05
Replies: 15
Views: 1,392
Posted By Pat Kennedy
Interesting Steve. It looks like a Stothert &...

Interesting Steve. It looks like a Stothert & Pitt D2 level luffing cargo crane, probably the 10 ton SWL version, as used on timber discharging berths in many UK docks.
These were manufactured in...
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