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Search: Posts Made By: oldgoat1947
Forum: The Engine Room 7th August 2019, 12:38
Replies: 88
Views: 14,514
Posted By oldgoat1947
Re HEDEMORA I sailed with them on one ship. they...

Re HEDEMORA I sailed with them on one ship. they looked like a barrel with cylinder head on them 1200 rpm and noisy. We had a main bearing jack bolt work loose it fell between the connecting rod and...
Forum: The Engine Room 7th August 2019, 11:50
Replies: 15
Views: 1,925
Posted By oldgoat1947
Re steam vacuum AC systems. I sailed on a couple...

Re steam vacuum AC systems. I sailed on a couple of ships with them and regular cleaning of the condensers was a must. they apparently work well on shoreside with cleaner cooling water. We did have...
Forum: The Engine Room 7th September 2018, 21:56
Replies: 75
Views: 27,539
Posted By oldgoat1947
Re shim stock gun

We had an Engineer who was a real pain in the butt, The Capt asked him to take some mail home and in the mail was a tinfoil cut out of a pistol. He got a full bodt search at Miami Air port Karma can...
Forum: The Engine Room 30th July 2018, 12:20
Replies: 34
Views: 6,447
Posted By oldgoat1947
Going back to the 40s Cars HP was the power...

Going back to the 40s Cars HP was the power developed at 1000 rpm i.e. the Austin seven developed 7HP at 1000 rpm also motor cycles were rated similarly later the max HP was used i.e. Austin A 40 A...
Forum: J & J Denholm 20th June 2018, 10:20
Replies: 181
Views: 42,490
Posted By oldgoat1947
I joined Denholm's in 1975 and left in 1982 I did...

I joined Denholm's in 1975 and left in 1982 I did two Trips on Scandia Team 1981/82 as Chief Engineer Jerry Nash was Old Man My last Denholm Ship
Previously on Vancouver Trader ( 3 Trips ) Andros...
Forum: The Engine Room 20th June 2018, 10:10
Replies: 50
Views: 12,236
Posted By oldgoat1947
Only one time when we had a "Scattering of Ashes"...

Only one time when we had a "Scattering of Ashes" some old Sailor's last wish. We had a Minister Join as a "Supernumery" for a trip across the North Sea and he conducted "the Last Rites" All the...
Forum: Other Companies/Ships 19th June 2018, 10:17
Replies: 495
Views: 122,188
Posted By oldgoat1947
Did 6 Trips with KOTC 5 Gas vessels and two...

Did 6 Trips with KOTC 5 Gas vessels and two Tankers The French Built Gas Carriers were well run down by then ( Cast iron Ballast lines leaking into the Tunnel ) the New Japanese Gas carriers were OK ...
Forum: Shell 19th June 2018, 10:08
Replies: 69
Views: 30,421
Posted By oldgoat1947
Helcion 1965 Hinea 1967/8 E/A Hemicardium 1970...

Helcion 1965 Hinea 1967/8 E/A Hemicardium 1970 4/E Hadra 1971 3/E Hemitrochus 1972 2/E Hydatina 1972 2/E Haustellum 1972/3 2/E. Breif History
Forum: The Engine Room 18th June 2018, 15:54
Replies: 50
Views: 12,236
Posted By oldgoat1947
Breathalyser checks are carried out occasionally...

Breathalyser checks are carried out occasionally by some companies I had this occur on several vessels while I was at sea. We had the whole crew up on one ship at 7am in the morning as the company...
Forum: The Engine Room 18th June 2018, 10:01
Replies: 50
Views: 12,236
Posted By oldgoat1947
Dry Ships

Some Companies are a bit more enlightened and have left the door open. Being somewhat ambiguous they have stated a " As per Charterer's Requirements " If it specifically in the Charter then No booze...
Forum: The Engine Room 18th June 2018, 09:46
Replies: 54
Views: 9,254
Posted By oldgoat1947
Glasgow Greeks

The Captain and I had sailed together previously and we had our differences of opinion on several occasions but usually came to agreement of a few whisky's and frank discussions. His opinion of the...
Forum: The Engine Room 13th June 2018, 19:28
Replies: 54
Views: 9,254
Posted By oldgoat1947
If the Norwegia Team was the same as the Scandia...

If the Norwegia Team was the same as the Scandia Team and the Sevonia Team then a standby Generator could start up take over full load and the original on load Generator shut Down without giving an ...
Forum: The Engine Room 13th June 2018, 19:00
Replies: 54
Views: 9,254
Posted By oldgoat1947
Sister Ship

Jim was the Valvata a sister ship to the Vermetus Ex Eagle Oil ? If so the Vermetus had many Black outs due to the Gear driven extraction pumps, on the TA's Eventually they wetre replaced with...
Forum: The Engine Room 2nd May 2018, 20:30
Replies: 238
Views: 38,429
Posted By oldgoat1947
Re useless Chief Stewrads

I generally found that Chief Stewards were soon put in their place by the crew. If the crews complaints verbally did not get through then the odd one or two times a little physical persuasion worked...
Forum: The Engine Room 29th April 2018, 10:30
Replies: 179
Views: 46,209
Posted By oldgoat1947
I had the displeasure of sailing with a a twin...

I had the displeasure of sailing with a a twin Pielstick's as main Engines French Built and Crapelle Diesel Generators Not the Best
Forum: The Engine Room 25th April 2018, 09:02
Replies: 179
Views: 46,209
Posted By oldgoat1947
MAN B&W have a design facility and Test Bed in...

MAN B&W have a design facility and Test Bed in Copenhagen most of the Engines are produced elsewhere. I was at the MAN B&W Museum and the curator was lamenting no more models of the modern Engines...
Forum: The Engine Room 21st April 2018, 04:49
Replies: 55
Views: 24,627
Posted By oldgoat1947
The most powerful Steam Turbine plant at Sea was...

The most powerful Steam Turbine plant at Sea was the SS UNITED STATES Liner she held the Blue Ribbon. 220,000 HP. not sure of her engine plant. Its doubtful a bigger marine plant will ever be built...
Forum: The Engine Room 21st April 2018, 04:38
Replies: 13
Views: 2,047
Posted By oldgoat1947
From all the info provided so far on this thread...

From all the info provided so far on this thread it would seem that the Vessel designed to do 11 knots. Probably achieved this new on sea trials. Would probably be running commercially at 9 knots...
Forum: The Engine Room 19th April 2018, 13:33
Replies: 33
Views: 6,620
Posted By oldgoat1947
During a scheduled 3 week DD it was decided by...

During a scheduled 3 week DD it was decided by the head office to cut this down to 10 days due to being Easter time, and they wanted the ship out the day before the Good Friday. On Wednesday the...
Forum: The Engine Room 19th April 2018, 10:17
Replies: 34
Views: 6,447
Posted By oldgoat1947
Angry Odd Sets of Spanners

I took over a Vessel Built in Europe in the 60s The Main Engine was built in Europe Metric Nuts and Bolts The Generator's Built in Japan (Daihatsu) Whitworth and BSF Nuts and Bolts. Some of the...
Forum: Say Hello 19th April 2018, 10:04
Replies: 1
Views: 364
Posted By oldgoat1947
Oldgoat 1947

Hi All
Former Marine Engineer now retired.
Shell Tankers 1963-1975
Denholm's 1975-1982
Then went Foreign Flag until 2002 under various Agencies
Silver Marine, Matty Clarke, ClydeMarine.
Worked...
Forum: The Engine Room 17th April 2018, 16:38
Replies: 34
Views: 6,447
Posted By oldgoat1947
Smile Most modern Engines are rated in KW (1000wats)...

Most modern Engines are rated in KW (1000wats) the watt is too small a unit of power to be of any practical use. The HP was in use way back before watts and other theoretical units SI came into...
Forum: The Engine Room 14th April 2018, 10:05
Replies: 55
Views: 24,627
Posted By oldgoat1947
Thumbs up Several Companies re engine their Steam and GTV...

Several Companies re engine their Steam and GTV Vessels due to the high cost of fuel, which dropped later making the Re Engine investment a poor choice. Also the choice of engine was limited to...
Forum: The Engine Room 13th April 2018, 13:21
Replies: 10
Views: 2,836
Posted By oldgoat1947
Having stood by New Construction in Shipyards in...

Having stood by New Construction in Shipyards in Korea China and Japan where there have been issues due to initial alignment in the building dock change somewhat when the Ships were afloat. I can see...
Forum: The Engine Room 13th April 2018, 10:33
Replies: 75
Views: 27,539
Posted By oldgoat1947
As a Supt Engineer I had a Call from a Chief...

As a Supt Engineer I had a Call from a Chief Engineer who regretfully informed me they had a Wrecked Diesel Generator on board. Investigation revealed that the PM had called for a L.O. Change, and...
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