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Search: Posts Made By: Robert Hilton
Forum: The Radio Room 8th July 2020, 19:21
Replies: 94
Views: 5,298
Posted By Robert Hilton
Thanks for the reassuring background information....

Thanks for the reassuring background information. I imagine you would have signed the official secrets act to operate in a shore station.
Forum: The Radio Room 7th July 2020, 12:39
Replies: 94
Views: 5,298
Posted By Robert Hilton
Not my story, but that of one now deceased. As...

Not my story, but that of one now deceased. As second mate, it fell to him to give injections when needed. The chief engineer was in need of such treatment (we need not discuss why), but was...
Forum: The Radio Room 4th July 2020, 08:57
Replies: 94
Views: 5,298
Posted By Robert Hilton
#2...

#2 (https://www.shipsnostalgia.com/usertag.php?do=list&action=hash&hash=2) So reassuring when the experts agree. I once called a doctor to examine an AB with stomach pain. His parting comment was,...
Forum: Non-Seafaring Obituaries 21st June 2020, 14:09
Replies: 21
Views: 1,440
Posted By Robert Hilton
Since Gracie Fields has been mentioned: She...

Since Gracie Fields has been mentioned: She figured in a wonderful tall story I once heard a man tell about how he and his mate won the war. The premise was that wnen Gracie was on the radio it put a...
Forum: The Engine Room 3rd June 2020, 10:08
Replies: 21
Views: 2,120
Posted By Robert Hilton
Thanks again, Spongebob. An enthralling read well...

Thanks again, Spongebob. An enthralling read well written.
Forum: Non-Seafaring Obituaries 23rd May 2020, 08:15
Replies: 25
Views: 2,532
Posted By Robert Hilton
All soldiers are either hired or conscripted. You...

All soldiers are either hired or conscripted. You may accept or condemn.
By the way, you missed out the Moderator of the General Assembly of the Wee Free Kirk of Scotland. (As do many graffitists).
Forum: Non-Seafaring Obituaries 23rd May 2020, 08:11
Replies: 25
Views: 2,532
Posted By Robert Hilton
Do we value a rank conferred by the established...

Do we value a rank conferred by the established hierarchy more than one earned in action and conferred by those on the spot?
Forum: Royal Navy 22nd May 2020, 11:47
Replies: 7
Views: 849
Posted By Robert Hilton
These would be Alfa, Novenber, Kilo, or Alfa,...

These would be Alfa, Novenber, Kilo, or Alfa, November, 5. International Code of Signals 1969, revised 2003, gives AN = I need a doctor, AN1 = I need a doctor,I have severe burns and AN2 - i need a...
Forum: Say Hello 21st May 2020, 18:21
Replies: 11
Views: 682
Posted By Robert Hilton
A flying fish would not be likely to be heard by...

A flying fish would not be likely to be heard by card players in the next cabin. The whole point of the story is that it's unlikely, but that's no reason for trying to explain it away. I find it more...
Forum: Say Hello 20th May 2020, 20:57
Replies: 2
Views: 302
Posted By Robert Hilton
Lovely picture. Still with the counter stern that...

Lovely picture. Still with the counter stern that I remember from the Axel Johnson.
Forum: Brocklebank Line 10th May 2020, 21:36
Replies: 13
Views: 1,932
Posted By Robert Hilton
China Chilo also reached the South American Saint...

China Chilo also reached the South American Saint Line in the 1950's, presumably because we had Chinese cooks.
Forum: The Engine Room 6th May 2020, 07:50
Replies: 12
Views: 2,084
Posted By Robert Hilton
Thanks, Bob. A superb piece of writing.

Thanks, Bob. A superb piece of writing.
Forum: Say Hello 4th May 2020, 21:41
Replies: 3
Views: 420
Posted By Robert Hilton
I think Roger meant Southtown, South of Great...

I think Roger meant Southtown, South of Great Yarmouth.
Forum: The Engine Room 3rd May 2020, 23:36
Replies: 26
Views: 3,301
Posted By Robert Hilton
An Irish landlady once asked me to see if I could...

An Irish landlady once asked me to see if I could get her cistern working. It turned out that she only meant the lavatory cistern in a vacant flat. I found the ball cock failed to admit water even...
Forum: Ship Research 30th April 2020, 17:51
Replies: 20
Views: 1,354
Posted By Robert Hilton
You could try Ciudad de Montevideo. There were...

You could try Ciudad de Montevideo. There were two passenger vessels that looked a bit like her plying between Montevodeo and Buenos Aires in the 1950's. I think the other was Ciudad de Buenos Aires....
Forum: Ship Research 25th April 2020, 08:28
Replies: 61
Views: 3,754
Posted By Robert Hilton
When on a 48volt dc vessel I told my wife we were...

When on a 48volt dc vessel I told my wife we were looking for a calor gas television. Her face was a picture as she tried to decide whether I was joking or not.
Forum: Say Hello 17th April 2020, 15:32
Replies: 2
Views: 264
Posted By Robert Hilton
Narrow escape? Welcome to the site. I'm surprised...

Narrow escape? Welcome to the site. I'm surprised nobody else has welcomed you yet. You can look forward to several.
Forum: Non-Seafaring Obituaries 12th April 2020, 12:37
Replies: 19
Views: 1,714
Posted By Robert Hilton
I once heard that Stirling Moss himself was asked...

I once heard that Stirling Moss himself was asked the same question after going rather fast through the Mersey tunnel.
Forum: Books, Magazines, TV, Video & Publications 8th April 2020, 14:18
Replies: 12
Views: 2,516
Posted By Robert Hilton
I missed it too. I must have been at sea at the...

I missed it too. I must have been at sea at the time. I was disappointed, but I was heartbroken at missing the sexual revolution in 1963.
Forum: Non-Seafaring Obituaries 6th April 2020, 21:17
Replies: 14
Views: 1,255
Posted By Robert Hilton
Definitely a fine actress (they call themselves...

Definitely a fine actress (they call themselves 'actors' now).
Forum: Elder Dempster 21st February 2020, 21:05
Replies: 6
Views: 671
Posted By Robert Hilton
Good man yourself, Graham. I'm around that age,...

Good man yourself, Graham. I'm around that age, but try to fool people by not acting it. It seems to work to some extent.
Forum: Say Hello 20th February 2020, 11:25
Replies: 7
Views: 463
Posted By Robert Hilton
No point asking. A lady who would tell you her...

No point asking. A lady who would tell you her age would tell you anything.
Forum: The Radio Room 12th February 2020, 06:25
Replies: 2
Views: 908
Posted By Robert Hilton
We are all becoming rarer and, presumably, more...

We are all becoming rarer and, presumably, more valuable.
Forum: Maritime Family History Research 6th January 2020, 15:17
Replies: 1
Views: 237
Posted By Robert Hilton
De Groene Draeck, a Dutch royal yacht that was...

De Groene Draeck, a Dutch royal yacht that was presented to Princess Beatrix on her 18th birthday, is said to have been built in Amsterdam by G. de Vries Lentsch. That would be right for the time...
Forum: Modern Cruise Ships 6th January 2020, 01:04
Replies: 17
Views: 2,483
Posted By Robert Hilton
Good questions reminiscent of Billy Connolly's...

Good questions reminiscent of Billy Connolly's thoughts about how long distance aircraft manage.
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