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Search: Posts Made By: Bill Davies
Forum: Bulk Carriers 21st October 2009, 05:04
Replies: 102
Views: 17,697
Posted By Bill Davies
Another JC!

Another JC!
Forum: Bulk Carriers 17th October 2009, 19:52
Replies: 102
Views: 17,697
Posted By Bill Davies
What specific post are you referring to?

What specific post are you referring to?
Forum: The Bridge 17th October 2009, 10:42
Replies: 187
Views: 28,367
Posted By Bill Davies
Hugh, This was fairly common. D.K. Ludwig...

Hugh,

This was fairly common. D.K. Ludwig built many, many ships post war with engines built during the war for the US war effort. He bought a 'job lot' so to speak and 'cling wrapped' them in New...
Forum: Bulk Carriers 13th October 2009, 21:00
Replies: 102
Views: 17,697
Posted By Bill Davies
Well John, You are of course quite right....

Well John,

You are of course quite right. The book constant bore no relationship to the actual.
I seem to remember the book ‘K’ on Panamax to be about 570.00 mt but then I was only on half a...
Forum: Bulk Carriers 12th October 2009, 18:33
Replies: 102
Views: 17,697
Posted By Bill Davies
The Deadweight Constant Can any of you...

The Deadweight Constant

Can any of you remember carrying a DWT 'K' that bore no relationship to that shown on the T/C. I can recall several Cape Size /Panamax Bulk Carriers which had been on T/C...
Forum: News and Views from the Shipping World 10th October 2009, 20:28
Replies: 39
Views: 5,446
Posted By Bill Davies
The worrying thing is, what is happening at...

The worrying thing is, what is happening at Maersk is just the tip of the ice-berg. I believe the worst is to come, and next year when Germany wakes up to market conditions you will see a blood-bath...
Forum: News and Views from the Shipping World 7th October 2009, 21:34
Replies: 39
Views: 5,446
Posted By Bill Davies
Good post BlythSpirit, with which I would agree....

Good post BlythSpirit, with which I would agree.
Unfortunately Maersk are going through a bad patch with their Container ships and they are only doing what anyone else would do to stay afloat.
I...
Forum: Blue Funnel Line 4th October 2009, 14:59
Replies: 20
Views: 6,206
Posted By Bill Davies
It is with deep regret that I have to inform...

It is with deep regret that I have to inform fellow 'China Boat men' the passing of Dick Williams, AB from Edern on the Lleyn peninsular. Dick died recently at the age of 80 and was a well known and...
Forum: The Bridge 14th September 2009, 19:52
Replies: 14
Views: 1,854
Posted By Bill Davies
Thanks for that Klaatu83. Squat is indeed related...

Thanks for that Klaatu83. Squat is indeed related to speed. Their may be several passenger ship (fine hulled) can comment on the way those ships trim by the stern.
Forum: The Bridge 13th September 2009, 18:04
Replies: 14
Views: 1,854
Posted By Bill Davies
Chris, Whereas I never attended Grenoble I...

Chris,
Whereas I never attended Grenoble I understand it was very informative.

I used the word elusive in that it was unpredicatble and modified by channel positiion/configuration. So often...
Forum: The Bridge 13th September 2009, 12:35
Replies: 14
Views: 1,854
Posted By Bill Davies
Exsailor, Many thanks yours. I was...

Exsailor,

Many thanks yours.

I was aware of that site and implied same in my opening. However, I was looking for peer input as 'Squat' is a subject close to me having commanded ships of a size...
Forum: The Bridge 12th September 2009, 22:28
Replies: 14
Views: 1,854
Posted By Bill Davies
Squat

It would be interesting to hear from fellow Masters and Pilots on their thinking re title phenomena. Many academics have tried to pin this topic down but I believe it to be most elusive and subject...
Forum: Tugs 10th September 2009, 20:14
Replies: 23
Views: 4,531
Posted By Bill Davies
And I think I would take your advice Tony!

And I think I would take your advice Tony!
Forum: The Bridge 31st August 2009, 22:36
Replies: 186
Views: 33,246
Posted By Bill Davies
The Japanese sextants were renowned for their...

The Japanese sextants were renowned for their weight but the magnification more than made up for this downside and was superior to all other and particularly its European rival, Plath. Although the...
Forum: News and Views from the Shipping World 26th August 2009, 15:43
Replies: 14
Views: 2,175
Posted By Bill Davies
I have always thought of the code as a 'knee...

I have always thought of the code as a 'knee jerk' reaction to the US pressure following 9/11. It was badly thought out and rushed through IMO.
Forum: Ship Research 25th August 2009, 19:28
Replies: 20
Views: 6,009
Posted By Bill Davies
Interesting! I knew one of their office staff who...

Interesting! I knew one of their office staff who always spoke highly of the company.
Forum: Ship Research 25th August 2009, 19:04
Replies: 20
Views: 6,009
Posted By Bill Davies
Does anyone remember a shipbuilder/repairers by...

Does anyone remember a shipbuilder/repairers by the name of Rutherfords.
I thing they were Birkenhead based.

Bill
Forum: Places, People & Events of Maritime Interest 24th August 2009, 23:01
Replies: 204
Views: 36,116
Posted By Bill Davies
Thanks for that. And to this day I was never...

Thanks for that.
And to this day I was never sure thinking it was local make believe. And further, I drive past it every month to visit my daughter.
Forum: Places, People & Events of Maritime Interest 24th August 2009, 22:42
Replies: 204
Views: 36,116
Posted By Bill Davies
Facing the Cottage Loaf there is a sandstone wall...

Facing the Cottage Loaf there is a sandstone wall that goes on forever bordering quite an estate. I always thought there might be a little local 'license' in the story and he had visited there and...
Forum: Places, People & Events of Maritime Interest 24th August 2009, 22:15
Replies: 204
Views: 36,116
Posted By Bill Davies
Today I noticed a thread re 'Titanic' and thought...

Today I noticed a thread re 'Titanic' and thought of the owner of this ship. I was always of the opinion that Ismay lived out Thurstaston way.

Bill
Forum: Places, People & Events of Maritime Interest 22nd August 2009, 12:34
Replies: 204
Views: 36,116
Posted By Bill Davies
Pat, It is a wonder the night safe has not...

Pat,

It is a wonder the night safe has not been 'nicked'.
I know the place you are referring to as they have 'old peoples homes' on the other corner. I seem to know these things.

Bill
Forum: Places, People & Events of Maritime Interest 22nd August 2009, 10:49
Replies: 204
Views: 36,116
Posted By Bill Davies
Dave, I assumed you were of a MN background as...

Dave,
I assumed you were of a MN background as the owner of the firm is a David Parsons. They did that large development facing St.Mary's College , Wallasey Village if memory serves.
Bill
Forum: Places, People & Events of Maritime Interest 22nd August 2009, 09:24
Replies: 204
Views: 36,116
Posted By Bill Davies
David, Your not a builder are you? Back in my...

David,
Your not a builder are you?
Back in my Wirral days there was a high profile builder who did much work in Wallasey.

Bill
Forum: BP Shipping 21st August 2009, 22:51
Replies: 34
Views: 9,597
Posted By Bill Davies
Umm Said crude was particularly 'sour' (almost...

Umm Said crude was particularly 'sour' (almost sickly). Always suffered with headaches in that place. To have loaded in both US and JD in one voyage was particularly bad luck. All the more if you had...
Forum: Places, People & Events of Maritime Interest 21st August 2009, 22:31
Replies: 204
Views: 36,116
Posted By Bill Davies
Pat, In the early 60s the Sandridge was run by...

Pat,
In the early 60s the Sandridge was run by Bert Mills (RSM ret'd). The Parlour would be the place where the men in Navy trilby's and Gaberdine macks drank whilst other made so with the bar. I...
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