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Search: Posts Made By: raybnz
Forum: Coasters 3rd August 2018, 03:00
Replies: 12
Views: 2,100
Posted By raybnz
As a kid I spent hours on the Wellington Wharves...

As a kid I spent hours on the Wellington Wharves watching the NZ Coaster coming and going. Nearly over night a lot were laid up with entry of the Aramoana coming into service.
Now going about the...
Forum: Union Steam ship Co Of New Zealand LTD 13th July 2018, 02:31
Replies: 13
Views: 5,327
Posted By raybnz
My father arrived in Wellington on her 10th...

My father arrived in Wellington on her 10th January 1927 according to the passenger list. He had served in the RN and after leaving immigrated here to NZ
Forum: The Engine Room 3rd July 2018, 01:05
Replies: 95
Views: 13,756
Posted By raybnz
Remember sailing with a Engineer on the Waipawa....

Remember sailing with a Engineer on the Waipawa. A ship which it was impossible to have any anything like a clean white boiler suit. We used to soak them in a bucket with degreaser and wash them out...
Forum: The Engine Room 3rd June 2018, 00:44
Replies: 54
Views: 9,254
Posted By raybnz
Blacking the Ship Out

From the first time I set foot in the ER I remember the 3rd Engineer's voice saying the biggest sin of a engineer was to 'Black The Ship Out''

After a couple a day watches learning the ropes I was...
Forum: The Engine Room 3rd June 2018, 00:07
Replies: 95
Views: 13,756
Posted By raybnz
Being from NZ when I first went away I had...

Being from NZ when I first went away I had brought local white overall complete with zips down the front. Great around the coast when the ER temperatures were bearable. But once we hit the hotter...
Forum: The Engine Room 7th May 2018, 04:43
Replies: 8
Views: 1,922
Posted By raybnz
Mechanically Operated Telegraphs

On the MV Waipawa the telegraphs were operated by wire between the bridge and engine room.

Meaning that to move one position meant moving the indicator arm about half way round then back onto the...
Forum: Elder Dempster 7th May 2018, 03:30
Replies: 76
Views: 12,446
Posted By raybnz
Discharge Book Number

My one was issued in Liverpool 1964. Number R822063
Forum: Shaw Savill 18th March 2018, 05:16
Replies: 120
Views: 42,603
Posted By raybnz
Bill Muir was a good chief to sail with. Not sure...

Bill Muir was a good chief to sail with. Not sure if he had a sense of humour but was very fair. He had a hobby of building model aircraft. Bill also knew everything about the Doxford Engine.
Forum: The Engine Room 23rd December 2017, 23:10
Replies: 75
Views: 27,539
Posted By raybnz
That was the Watties factory in Napier where the...

That was the Watties factory in Napier where the boiler blew. It came off it chocks went thru a wall and killed a truck driver passing by if memory is correct.
Forum: The Engine Room 3rd September 2017, 05:51
Replies: 208
Views: 16,369
Posted By raybnz
When I sailed as a engineer on SS&As Corinthic...

When I sailed as a engineer on SS&As Corinthic she was 1st class passenger. We had a me Bloody good tucker.
s room adjacent to the Galley. Our menu was the same as the passengers.
Forum: The Engine Room 19th August 2017, 04:41
Replies: 73
Views: 17,306
Posted By raybnz
Hi If I can be of any help to assist your...

Hi

If I can be of any help to assist your client count me in.
Forum: Shaw Savill 23rd June 2017, 04:50
Replies: 2
Views: 1,785
Posted By raybnz
I sailed with Matt on the Corinthic 1965/66. Good...

I sailed with Matt on the Corinthic 1965/66. Good to hear he is still around.
Forum: Model Ships 6th September 2015, 06:22
Replies: 2
Views: 877
Posted By raybnz
Submarine Plans

During WW1 my late dad served on HMS L2 along with other Submarines. He proudly hung on the wall in the lounge a brass model he had picked up of her. Sadly this model has now gone out of the family...
Forum: Shaw Savill 24th December 2014, 02:44
Replies: 4
Views: 2,279
Posted By raybnz
Corinthic 1964

Every Christmas Eve I remember back to 1964 and as a Junior Engineer we sailed from Wellington for London. Its now fifty years since that date but the memory is still very fresh in my mind. She was a...
Forum: Shaw Savill 9th January 2013, 22:56
Replies: 6
Views: 2,391
Posted By raybnz
Hi Dick Great to hear from you I remember you...

Hi Dick Great to hear from you I remember you well Will have to dig out the photos of that trip The names you mentioned brought back memories. Tommy Newlands was another. I think he was around 6th...
Forum: Shaw Savill 24th December 2012, 01:40
Replies: 6
Views: 2,391
Posted By raybnz
Christmas Eve 1964 - Corinthic

48 years ago around this time we were preparing to leave Wellington bound for London. I was a first tripper. I think the only kiwi in the engine room at the time. I had joined the Corinthic a week...
Forum: The Engine Room 23rd September 2009, 02:15
Replies: 32
Views: 7,542
Posted By raybnz
I served my apprenticeship as a fitter and turner...

I served my apprenticeship as a fitter and turner in Petone near Wellington NZ. The NZ Marine department had classifactions for each workshop and it depended on what type of engineering was carried....
Forum: The Engine Room 16th July 2009, 03:42
Replies: 44
Views: 4,529
Posted By raybnz
During the first part of the trip when I was 4th...

During the first part of the trip when I was 4th Eng on SS&A Cretic and looking after the bunkers the Chief would tell me what bunkers we would have used for the 24 hours. This didnt line up with...
Forum: The Engine Room 16th July 2009, 03:25
Replies: 18
Views: 4,800
Posted By raybnz
I would not mind putting one in a paddock of my...

I would not mind putting one in a paddock of my small farm. Could always hook a compressor up for starting purposes. Still dreams are free
Forum: Ship Research 30th June 2009, 08:04
Replies: 33
Views: 6,999
Posted By raybnz
I found her in Hamilton a shed on blocks being...

I found her in Hamilton a shed on blocks being completely overhauled during the 80s. Myself and a ex chief (T2) from Shell were looking at saving some old steam engines that were going to be...
Forum: The Engine Room 26th June 2009, 05:45
Replies: 3
Views: 1,066
Posted By raybnz
Salvage Compressors

On the British Osprey we had a compressor situated under the foscle which from memory was to be used in a emergency. It was driven by a Gardiner Diesel which in turn was hydraulic started.(33 strokes...
Forum: Ship Research 11th June 2009, 03:11
Replies: 33
Views: 6,999
Posted By raybnz
I remember reading in the NZ Herald about this...

I remember reading in the NZ Herald about this scow.

They called it Barge McStink. It came to the rescue of one of the RNZN launches that ran from Admiralty steps across to the naval base.
...
Forum: Ship Research 4th June 2009, 08:28
Replies: 4
Views: 1,214
Posted By raybnz
A mate of mine ended up with the gig from the...

A mate of mine ended up with the gig from the Matai after it was given to the Sea Cadets in Petone where we used to sail it.
Forum: The Engine Room 4th June 2009, 08:24
Replies: 20
Views: 2,850
Posted By raybnz
Anything apart from a British Polar. Scavenge...

Anything apart from a British Polar. Scavenge Fires oil leaks smoky exhausts continually being told by the C/E to change fuel injectors.
Forum: The Engine Room 1st May 2009, 08:14
Replies: 133
Views: 14,661
Posted By raybnz
One could always tell how good the Indicator Card...

One could always tell how good the Indicator Card taking went by the amount of failed ones left on the plates
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