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Search: Posts Made By: David Byrne
Forum: Coasters 5th August 2012, 14:22
Replies: 7
Views: 3,401
Posted By David Byrne
Unhappy Stephenson Clarke - Finished

The oldest trading shipping company in the world closed its doors last week. Stephenson Clarke ('Stevies') was started in 1730 in Newcastle and traded, primarily as colliers or mini-bulks, in the...
Forum: Brocklebank Line 12th October 2010, 12:21
Replies: 8
Views: 1,138
Posted By David Byrne
Tony, Really sorry to hear about your...

Tony,

Really sorry to hear about your Memsahib's accident - I hope you can make it on Saturday.

As you know, I am is Perth at the moment, on business, and am sorry I could not join you, as I...
Forum: Brocklebank Line 19th June 2010, 08:54
Replies: 4
Views: 919
Posted By David Byrne
Hi Derek, I remember Eric Lorimer. He was a...

Hi Derek,

I remember Eric Lorimer. He was a fourth engineer, I think, who would, when encouraged by Tennants and the rest of us, give a decent rendition of the Ball of Kirriemuir, but only from...
Forum: Brocklebank Line 6th June 2010, 20:16
Replies: 4
Views: 919
Posted By David Byrne
I can certainly relate to the combined ideas of...

I can certainly relate to the combined ideas of Eric Lauritzen and 'old bugger' - I sailed with Eric a couple of times on the coast in Brocklebanks. I think one ship was the Markhor and the other was...
Forum: Brocklebank Line 4th October 2009, 21:12
Replies: 109
Views: 11,347
Posted By David Byrne
Reunion

Tony,

Many thanks for your work in getting us thus far.

I would very much like to attend next year, together with my senior manager (memsahib). We get over to Liverpool fairly often from...
Forum: Brocklebank Line 6th June 2009, 09:42
Replies: 33
Views: 3,391
Posted By David Byrne
I think it is correct to say that Brocklebanks...

I think it is correct to say that Brocklebanks was started in Whitehaven in about 1770 (or 1775) by Daniel Brocklebank. However, Stephenson Clarke Shipping can trace directly back to 1730 when Ralph...
Forum: Brocklebank Line 8th December 2007, 18:22
Replies: 113
Views: 8,631
Posted By David Byrne
PBs

On the subject of PBs, I recall joining the Mawana in Rotterdam in July 1965, as Apprentice.

In my mind at the time it was something of an adventure to get over there on the train and ferry. I was...
Forum: Brocklebank Line 27th November 2007, 20:25
Replies: 113
Views: 8,631
Posted By David Byrne
Mahout

Hello John,

Yes we sailed together in 1964/5 on the Mahout. I do recall being as green as grass, as a matter of fact, but still, survived it and went on to continue being a little less green as...
Forum: Brocklebank Line 26th November 2007, 19:21
Replies: 113
Views: 8,631
Posted By David Byrne
Ageism

Oh all right then, seeing that John Stokoe, Ray Charlton and Derek Thomas have all come clean I will admit to being 60 and a bit - but when I grow up I still want to go to sea.

David Byrne
Forum: News and Views from the Shipping World 13th October 2007, 19:08
Replies: 9
Views: 1,547
Posted By David Byrne
At risk of sounding like a smart alec, didn't it...

At risk of sounding like a smart alec, didn't it all start with a romantic view of ship rigged/barquentine rigged square riggers in the 19th century after John Masefield's 'Sea Fever' was published...
Forum: News and Views from the Shipping World 3rd October 2007, 07:57
Replies: 44
Views: 6,435
Posted By David Byrne
Smile Would that be frozen chip on their shoulder?

Would that be frozen chip on their shoulder?
Forum: Bulk Carriers 17th September 2007, 00:39
Replies: 1,090
Views: 188,307
Posted By David Byrne
Bill, I agree with your comments on alternate...

Bill, I agree with your comments on alternate hold loading - it needs to be very carefully managed on ships that have been specifically designed and Classed for it.

As for the DERBYSHIRE: we no...
Forum: The Bridge 14th September 2007, 08:13
Replies: 84
Views: 8,715
Posted By David Byrne
I would support the general thrust of what...

I would support the general thrust of what 'Captain' has said about draft surveys and surveyors except the contention that the draft should be read or computed to 100 microns accuracy!!!!!

David...
Forum: Brocklebank Line 11th September 2007, 23:37
Replies: 4
Views: 713
Posted By David Byrne
Nice to see that Tennants have the biggest...

Nice to see that Tennants have the biggest supporting advert - we must have made them zillionnaires.
Forum: Ship Research 19th August 2007, 19:16
Replies: 22
Views: 1,864
Posted By David Byrne
Ferry 'size'

Don't give up too soon Santos!

You were right: Pride of Hull is a mere 3,345 lane metres compared with Ulysses 4,035 lane metres. Tonnage on such ships means nothing, it is the lane metres that...
Forum: Special Purpose Vessels 19th July 2007, 08:49
Replies: 30
Views: 15,734
Posted By David Byrne
Manchester Drydocks

Hi Marcus,

We met twice: once on a coastal trip in Brocklebanks - MAIPURA in 1970; I was going deep sea as Second mate.

Second time I was working as an assistant Naval Architect in Manchester...
Forum: News and Views from the Shipping World 19th July 2007, 00:00
Replies: 3
Views: 893
Posted By David Byrne
DENDEN sinks off Mangalore - local heroes

May I recommend to fellow SNs the following website:


http://www.daijiworld.com/news/news_disp.asp?n_id=34909&n_tit=Mangalore%3A+One+P\
erson+Still+Missing+from+Sunken+'DenDen'+Ship

There is...
Forum: Ship Research 16th July 2007, 08:29
Replies: 5
Views: 1,122
Posted By David Byrne
Hi Ray On the same subject, any word on how...

Hi Ray

On the same subject, any word on how the new CANTERBURY is doing? She is, in effect, going to do the job the SCU was intended for.

(By the way Stevies is still going strong in...
Forum: Brocklebank Line 14th July 2007, 09:04
Replies: 7
Views: 1,183
Posted By David Byrne
Stan

I sailed on MAHOUT in 1964 as a horribly green apprentice and Stan Devereaux was the Chief Steward - I recall that he was billed as Ringo Starr's Uncle and, further, he had strongly advised young Mr...
Forum: News and Views from the Shipping World 18th June 2007, 19:08
Replies: 38
Views: 3,182
Posted By David Byrne
Oxymoron

I sailed with Charlie Drought on some Brocklebank ship or other and am delighted that he was able to be present to represent the best of the MN.

As for Military Intelligence - it has correctly...
Forum: Ship Research 16th June 2007, 09:09
Replies: 21
Views: 3,968
Posted By David Byrne
Tmac you are absolutely right - I was thinking of...

Tmac you are absolutely right - I was thinking of the John Bedford paper when I made my comments: the perils of firing from the hip when away from my papers (that's my excuse anyway). The paper you...
Forum: Ship Research 15th June 2007, 08:40
Replies: 21
Views: 3,968
Posted By David Byrne
Admirable restraint Tmac

I admire the admirable restraint shown by Tmac. I, however, don't have to exercise such restraint: if the TV programme keeps to the outline given in the press then I would suggest that it will be...
Forum: Tankers 15th June 2007, 08:29
Replies: 18
Views: 9,069
Posted By David Byrne
Cathedral sized ships

I did some hull surveys on both of these ships in about 1977 and, in order to get over to people how big they were I superimposed on the midship section the front view of Lincoln Cathedral - the top...
Forum: Colliers 31st May 2007, 07:13
Replies: 26
Views: 7,802
Posted By David Byrne
Cowdray

Ruud,

Lovely shots you have posted recently of colliers. Would you have a picture of the COWDRAY at all - I sailed on her a few times in the early 70s and have had difficulty finding a decent shot...
Forum: Brocklebank Line 29th May 2007, 18:07
Replies: 32
Views: 2,857
Posted By David Byrne
Lakri

I recall that dunnage, or indeed any timber, was 'lakri' when bollowing the baht. Hence, the broad translation of "oh you would, would you?", as "tum lakri, lakri tum?"

'Lakri' Woods would no...
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