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Forum: Passenger Liners 23rd May 2019, 10:39
Replies: 27
Views: 5,154
Posted By Shipbuilder
I have only seen the photographs online. I...

I have only seen the photographs online. I found she was there via the Marine Traffic tracking website, but friends inform me she will be there for maybe two years to complete the refit -
Bob
Forum: Passenger Liners 23rd May 2019, 07:38
Replies: 27
Views: 5,154
Posted By Shipbuilder
Yes, It is now in West Float, Birkenhead, being...

Yes, It is now in West Float, Birkenhead, being refitted for its extreme racing career -
Forum: The Engine Room 16th January 2019, 12:23
Replies: 1
Views: 629
Posted By Shipbuilder
Surprised no-one knew! After a Google search,...

Surprised no-one knew! After a Google search, I eventually found it - 46.4 tons per day at 14 knots. That is a 107,413 gross ton bulk carrier.
Forum: The Engine Room 15th January 2019, 21:25
Replies: 1
Views: 629
Posted By Shipbuilder
Fuel oil consumption modern bulk carrier

What would be the approximate fuel consumption in tons per day for a 12 knot giant bulk carrier of about 100,000 gross tons? Just curiosity, no particular reason! I know the 22.5 knot, 36,000...
Forum: Computers and The Internet 10th November 2018, 08:50
Replies: 11
Views: 1,374
Posted By Shipbuilder
Thanks for all the replies. Nothing further...

Thanks for all the replies. Nothing further has hapenned - it has continued to work normally. I am just waiting to see at the moment, but although I am generally quite computer literate, all...
Forum: Computers and The Internet 1st November 2018, 08:52
Replies: 11
Views: 1,374
Posted By Shipbuilder
Thanks for replies, I think we will wait and...

Thanks for replies,
I think we will wait and see what happens. As they don't give an option to pay anyway, I really wonder what it is all about. I have seen suggestions online that it is just...
Forum: Computers and The Internet 31st October 2018, 18:33
Replies: 11
Views: 1,374
Posted By Shipbuilder
Windows License

My wife's laptop has started saying the Windows 10 license is about to expire, but there is no indication of what to do about it! Does that mean it is going to stop working soon? How much does...
Forum: Passenger Liners 14th October 2018, 13:57
Replies: 27
Views: 5,154
Posted By Shipbuilder
3,150 gross tons and 300 feet long, but that...

3,150 gross tons and 300 feet long, but that didn't bother me, and I preferred her to the Windsor Castle in which I spent about 5 years! Here are some images. The one labelled at Las Palmas is...
Forum: Passenger Liners 14th October 2018, 13:27
Replies: 27
Views: 5,154
Posted By Shipbuilder
They are back in Gibraltar now, moored. Most...

They are back in Gibraltar now, moored. Most likely engine problems. On the maiden voyage, in December 1989/January 1990, a crankshaft broke and punched a hole in the side of one engine that was...
Forum: Passenger Liners 14th October 2018, 09:08
Replies: 27
Views: 5,154
Posted By Shipbuilder
I don't know what they were up to yesterday after...

I don't know what they were up to yesterday after bunkering at Gibraltar. They seemed to spend most of the day either stopped, or making 1 or 2 knots on various courses all round the compass. It...
Forum: Passenger Liners 13th October 2018, 15:50
Replies: 27
Views: 5,154
Posted By Shipbuilder
I knew that Wilson Yacht Management had got her,...

I knew that Wilson Yacht Management had got her, nothing to do with me, by the way (My name is Wilson! (Jester)) but didn't know about the Channel Island connection. I expect someone will tell me...
Forum: Passenger Liners 13th October 2018, 13:41
Replies: 27
Views: 5,154
Posted By Shipbuilder
"Private yacht" can mean anything, doesn't have...

"Private yacht" can mean anything, doesn't have to look like a traditional yacht. The brand new Balmoral Castle was collared in 1910 as a Royal Yacht to take the Duke & Duchess of Connaught to...
Forum: Passenger Liners 13th October 2018, 07:34
Replies: 27
Views: 5,154
Posted By Shipbuilder
The St Helena was in Gibraltar yesterday for...

The St Helena was in Gibraltar yesterday for bunkers. Then she will be heading towards the Elbe in Germany, and after that to Portland, Dorset, where she will undergo a two-year refit for use as a...
Forum: Passenger Liners 2nd October 2018, 12:41
Replies: 6
Views: 4,941
Posted By Shipbuilder
A lot of plans at Glasgow are with the Business...

A lot of plans at Glasgow are with the Business Archives, and some more at the Mitchell Library. Usually very expensive nowadays.
Bob
Forum: Looking for Old Shipmates 12th September 2018, 15:37
Replies: 601
Views: 208,724
Posted By Shipbuilder
I think he means 1st trip to sea as 3rd mate. ...

I think he means 1st trip to sea as 3rd mate. Earlier posts say he went to sea in 1977!
Bob
Forum: Model Ships 31st July 2018, 13:02
Replies: 46
Views: 6,020
Posted By Shipbuilder
Smile Thanks Jerome, That is correct. Today, they...

Thanks Jerome,
That is correct. Today, they agreed to pay 66% of my claim which is better than expected, so it is no longer a total disaster, but still bad enough! Collection only from now on! ...
Forum: Model Ships 30th July 2018, 21:12
Replies: 46
Views: 6,020
Posted By Shipbuilder
Thanks Bill, We have been quite lucky really,...

Thanks Bill,
We have been quite lucky really, they have safely delivered 49 models for us in the last ten years to as far away as the Far East, Australia, USA, the Continent as well as a lot in the...
Forum: Model Ships 29th July 2018, 13:03
Replies: 46
Views: 6,020
Posted By Shipbuilder
Once again, not much interest in this one from...

Once again, not much interest in this one from fellow ship modellers, and a disaster all round!(Sad) I eventually completed it, and sold it within a few days to someone on the continent for...
Forum: J & J Denholm 21st July 2018, 06:59
Replies: 14
Views: 4,464
Posted By Shipbuilder
Different Broompark. The one we are talking...

Different Broompark. The one we are talking about was completed in the 50s.
Bob
Forum: Maritime Family History Research 2nd July 2018, 07:24
Replies: 18
Views: 1,552
Posted By Shipbuilder
Cool Sailed with all sorts, some of them under the...

Sailed with all sorts, some of them under the same banner, but with different identities - Blue Star, Houlders, Furness Withy, Everards, South East Gas, Union Castle, Bowaters, Safmarine, Silver Line...
Forum: Maritime Family History Research 1st July 2018, 12:43
Replies: 18
Views: 1,552
Posted By Shipbuilder
Last time I saw battle dress at sea was in the...

Last time I saw battle dress at sea was in the early 60s in Furness Withy Sagamore. I had one myself when cadet in shore establishment, but never wore it at sea!
Bob
Forum: Computers and The Internet 25th June 2018, 17:03
Replies: 48
Views: 4,433
Posted By Shipbuilder
Didn't it have a guarantee? The installation...

Didn't it have a guarantee? The installation cartridges never seem to have much ink in them and run out pretty quickly! Apart from that I agree with you, never again an Epson, but Brother...
Forum: Computers and The Internet 25th June 2018, 15:21
Replies: 48
Views: 4,433
Posted By Shipbuilder
The Brother is still working beautifully, and a...

The Brother is still working beautifully, and a set of compatible cartridges lasts about four months, even with quite heavy use. Excellent quality prints, and I will be sticking with Brother from...
Forum: Ship Research 24th June 2018, 08:50
Replies: 12
Views: 1,319
Posted By Shipbuilder
Forgot to say - This is a model of Borodino that...

Forgot to say - This is a model of Borodino that I built a few yeasr ago.
Bob
Forum: Ship Research 24th June 2018, 08:43
Replies: 12
Views: 1,319
Posted By Shipbuilder
I would never let any of my material fall into...

I would never let any of my material fall into the hands of maritime museums in the UK! Not long ago, I asked about a photo print of a certain ship. I was quoted 14 for a 5 by 7 inch print. I...
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