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Forum: Houlder Brothers 27th January 2020, 16:16
Replies: 50
Views: 12,046
Posted By loco
Duquesa; Was this Peter's brother? I...

Duquesa;

Was this Peter's brother?

I also sailed with a Capt Luff, on the CYS MARINER, in 1980; but I don't recall his name or initial. I understood from Peter that this captain was no relation...
Forum: Royal Navy 23rd December 2019, 14:26
Replies: 4
Views: 656
Posted By loco
From Wiki; ...

From Wiki;

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/HMS_Adventure_(M23)

Martyn
Forum: Ship Research 16th December 2019, 14:50
Replies: 3
Views: 440
Posted By loco
I remember it being there for some time, but...

I remember it being there for some time, but unfortunately, can't remember the name.....

I have a vague feeling that it was there for some time and was supposed to be being converted to a floating...
Forum: News and Views from the Shipping World 12th December 2019, 10:26
Replies: 15
Views: 2,019
Posted By loco
Pat, #9...

Pat, #9 (https://www.shipsnostalgia.com/usertag.php?do=list&action=hash&hash=9) ;

I also had the experience whilst serving on a container ship of being hit by a shore crane in high winds.

There...
Forum: News and Views from the Shipping World 11th December 2019, 18:46
Replies: 15
Views: 2,019
Posted By loco
I was VTS Duty Officer when that happened………. ...

I was VTS Duty Officer when that happened……….

The Zhen Hua crane barge broke its moorings during a squall as a front passed through. It was carrying new cranes for Felixstowe, and also for another...
Forum: News and Views from the Shipping World 10th December 2019, 15:23
Replies: 15
Views: 2,019
Posted By loco
Ship hits STS crane inAntwerp

I found this on a British newspaper webpage;

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-7775629/Dramatic-moment-towering-harbour-crane-crashes-ground-1-000ft-container-ship.html

It says the ship...
Forum: Places, People & Events of Maritime Interest 13th November 2019, 20:07
Replies: 2
Views: 1,163
Posted By loco
A bit late, but...….. One way of doing it...

A bit late, but...…..

One way of doing it may have been to put standard gauge bogies on for the delivery to the docks.

Another-unlikely because of the length of the coach-would have been to...
Forum: Model Ships 2nd November 2019, 22:49
Replies: 18
Views: 11,097
Posted By loco
SHELL WELDER is frequently available via eBay,...

SHELL WELDER is frequently available via eBay, mostly but not always in Eastern Europe. It is produced in Russia now, and some of the mouldings are showing signs of wear in the masters.

I bought...
Forum: Houlder Brothers 29th October 2019, 17:51
Replies: 1
Views: 491
Posted By loco
Brian David 'Peter' Luff

Peter Luff, formerly of Houlders, crossed the bar on 1/10/19.

Please see my post in 'Shipmates remembered'.

Martyn
Forum: Tugs 17th August 2019, 17:11
Replies: 48
Views: 6,302
Posted By loco
I've just visited and been aboard the BRENT in...

I've just visited and been aboard the BRENT in Maldon. No charge, donations gratefully accepted. They are currently trying to raise money to replace the boiler tubes.

The TID 172 alongside her has...
Forum: News and Views from the Shipping World 13th August 2019, 21:46
Replies: 299
Views: 31,412
Posted By loco
Another take on the decision to change the bridge...

Another take on the decision to change the bridge controls;
...
Forum: Tugs 10th August 2019, 13:08
Replies: 48
Views: 6,302
Posted By loco
Having spoken to a former tug skipper, he informs...

Having spoken to a former tug skipper, he informs me that GARY GRAY was indeed a motor tug, and that it was TID172 which was on the mooring buoys in Harwich harbour during the mid 80s.

Martyn
Forum: Tugs 5th August 2019, 18:51
Replies: 48
Views: 6,302
Posted By loco
Thanks for the reply, Bill, about GARY GRAY. ...

Thanks for the reply, Bill, about GARY GRAY.

I'm sure we had a smallish steam tug in Harwich harbour in the mid 80s-maybe it was TID 172 from Mistley, though. Whichever one it was, there was lots...
Forum: Tugs 5th August 2019, 16:59
Replies: 48
Views: 6,302
Posted By loco
There used to be a steam tug in...

There used to be a steam tug in Harwich/Felixstowe named GARY GREY (GARY GRAY?) which was owned by the owner of Grey tugs/Felixarc towage.

Was this a TID, please? I remember seeing it steam, and...
Forum: Tugs 30th July 2019, 16:20
Replies: 48
Views: 6,302
Posted By loco
Two still alongside in Maldon, Essex, but...

Two still alongside in Maldon, Essex, but apparently unused though under restoration.

One named TID 172, the other BRENT.

A friend took photos about June of them there.

martyn
Forum: Model Ships 5th July 2019, 17:02
Replies: 2
Views: 302
Posted By loco
Hello David; I should have read your post...

Hello David;

I should have read your post properly.

I have just written -and deleted- a longish post about the two pilot launches with the same name dating from the mid-70s or so, on which I...
Forum: Ship Research 9th May 2019, 13:45
Replies: 10
Views: 1,786
Posted By loco
CarolineWGW; Somewhere I have the book...

CarolineWGW;

Somewhere I have the book 'Harwich Hoek van Holland; 100 years of service'.

If you need specific answers, please ask and I'll try and find the book.

Living in Harwich all my...
Forum: Non-Seafaring Obituaries 30th January 2019, 19:25
Replies: 15
Views: 1,595
Posted By loco
Winmar; we must have been at Warsash at similar...

Winmar;
we must have been at Warsash at similar times; I was cricket vice-captain summer 1979, and football captain Autumn 1979. Mike was kind enough to grant me College Colours for both teams.
...
Forum: Non-Seafaring Obituaries 15th January 2019, 14:49
Replies: 15
Views: 1,595
Posted By loco
Thanks for the prompt reply, Geoff. Mike...

Thanks for the prompt reply, Geoff.

Mike was, as I said, the Sports Master at the college when I was there during 1976-1979, and would help and encourage any sporting activity requested by the...
Forum: Non-Seafaring Obituaries 15th January 2019, 14:31
Replies: 15
Views: 1,595
Posted By loco
Mike Barnard

I note in the 'Daily Telegraph' online that Mike Barnard, who played football for Porstmouth and cricket for Hampshire, has died.

Does anyone know if he was the former games and sports master at...
Forum: United States Navy 5th January 2019, 11:43
Replies: 10
Views: 2,087
Posted By loco
Did you mange to read the article, though, Greg? ...

Did you mange to read the article, though, Greg?

The weblink I posted works for me.

There are a number of other articles within the first link I posted with a maritime theme, including the...
Forum: United States Navy 4th January 2019, 19:21
Replies: 10
Views: 2,087
Posted By loco
There was an article on a Canadian aircraft...

There was an article on a Canadian aircraft website about these; I think it is a museum in the Ottawa area. They do a newspage which includes articles on flying, with a Canadian bias; but,...
Forum: The Bridge 29th December 2018, 15:48
Replies: 48
Views: 9,488
Posted By loco
Still have my Carl Zeiss drum sextant, bought in...

Still have my Carl Zeiss drum sextant, bought in 1980 for just under £200...last used when we had the eclipse a few years ago...…….Also have the 'star finder' discs bought at the same time which were...
Forum: Houlder Brothers 24th August 2018, 19:21
Replies: 4
Views: 1,594
Posted By loco
Hello Vasco; I have noted in the past that...

Hello Vasco;

I have noted in the past that we seem to have been on the same ships, but not at the same time.

I relieved John Lloyd on the CYS MARINER, and, eventually, six month's later, he...
Forum: Ship Research 23rd August 2018, 20:27
Replies: 43
Views: 13,439
Posted By loco
Update to my post #43...

Update to my post #43 (https://www.shipsnostalgia.com/usertag.php?do=list&action=hash&hash=43) ; C/E ? Currie; 2/E Jack Kendal; 3/e Joe ?; 4/E Eddie from South Wales.

Martyn
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