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Search: Posts Made By: Tony Selman
Forum: The Radio Room 7th October 2019, 12:21
Replies: 12
Views: 1,169
Posted By Tony Selman
I used them once from a P&O gas tanker off the...

I used them once from a P&O gas tanker off the coast of Ceylon. An Indian or Pakistani crew member from the engine room had got a metal shard in his eye and our high powered medical team on board...
Forum: The Radio Room 30th September 2019, 10:47
Replies: 37
Views: 2,637
Posted By Tony Selman
When I was a Brocklebank Line R/O manning the...

When I was a Brocklebank Line R/O manning the Cunard cargo ships it was a regular occurrence that you would cross the Atlantic totally on DR's never having seen the sun or stars all trip. Common to...
Forum: The Radio Room 17th August 2019, 11:54
Replies: 25
Views: 2,382
Posted By Tony Selman
I was very hurtfully accused of occasional...

I was very hurtfully accused of occasional flatulence when I was at sea and on my wedding day a former shipmate sent the following "Hope wind abates before berthing." I wonder if everyone understood...
Forum: The Radio Room 11th August 2019, 10:11
Replies: 37
Views: 2,912
Posted By Tony Selman
I spent a fair bit of time regrettably pounding...

I spent a fair bit of time regrettably pounding across the North Atlantic on the Cunard cargo ships. If anyone was going to be allocated 448 it would have been them. To the very best of my...
Forum: The Radio Room 8th August 2019, 09:21
Replies: 37
Views: 2,912
Posted By Tony Selman
That's interesting Ron on two fronts. All the...

That's interesting Ron on two fronts. All the ships I sailed on had all the crystals installed and I can never remember a surveyor saying I should use only two. To be honest that is the first time...
Forum: Brocklebank Line 16th July 2019, 23:30
Replies: 9
Views: 1,309
Posted By Tony Selman
I cannot remember them at all, with either...

I cannot remember them at all, with either spelling, in my time with Brock's.
Forum: Brocklebank Line 22nd May 2019, 23:15
Replies: 14
Views: 1,941
Posted By Tony Selman
I cannot answer the specifics relating to GM but...

I cannot answer the specifics relating to GM but I can say that having spent a year on Maturata and coasted Maskeliya in the winter they could certainly roll. More so than any other Brock's ship...
Forum: Ship Research 13th March 2019, 10:43
Replies: 40
Views: 21,964
Posted By Tony Selman
Ian, I have answered your question in post 37...

Ian, I have answered your question in post 37 above.
Forum: Ship Research 6th March 2019, 10:10
Replies: 40
Views: 21,964
Posted By Tony Selman
Ian, Persic was GDRZ

Ian, Persic was GDRZ
Forum: Brocklebank Line 30th December 2018, 19:40
Replies: 4
Views: 901
Posted By Tony Selman
John/gwzm, I think the problem Nautilus must have...

John/gwzm, I think the problem Nautilus must have been on Andania as I did two trips on Alaunia and cannot recall any VHF problems. Could have been lucky of course. Also recall the huge roll of...
Forum: Brocklebank Line 17th December 2018, 10:07
Replies: 9
Views: 1,734
Posted By Tony Selman
Ray, I don't think so. I am virtually certain...

Ray, I don't think so. I am virtually certain Don spent all his seagoing career with Brocklebank Line.
Forum: Brocklebank Line 7th December 2018, 23:29
Replies: 9
Views: 1,734
Posted By Tony Selman
This is the most awful news. Donald was the...

This is the most awful news. Donald was the first person I ever met in the Merchant Navy when he was at the top of the gangway when I joined my first ship, Brocklebank Line's Matra in Royal Albert...
Forum: The Radio Room 2nd June 2018, 18:46
Replies: 203
Views: 33,585
Posted By Tony Selman
For reasons which are beyond me I seem to have...

For reasons which are beyond me I seem to have missed this thread over the years. My first ship was Brocklebank Line's Matra/GZYJ.
Forum: Brocklebank Line 11th May 2018, 09:10
Replies: 5
Views: 2,097
Posted By Tony Selman
I think it may have been 1964 Don on my first...

I think it may have been 1964 Don on my first trip on Matra. We met up with Mahseer in Colombo.
Forum: The Radio Room 13th April 2018, 19:12
Replies: 40
Views: 5,364
Posted By Tony Selman
Thank you gentlemen, particularly Malcolm for the...

Thank you gentlemen, particularly Malcolm for the model numbers. Much better memory than me. I did not ever sail with the biscuit tin Rx so cannot comment on that but without doubt by the mid 60's...
Forum: The Radio Room 13th April 2018, 10:29
Replies: 40
Views: 5,364
Posted By Tony Selman
Some good vintage stuff there Bob. A throbbing...

Some good vintage stuff there Bob. A throbbing 80w of power from the Main Tx if memory serves. I wonder if the R50M won the annual receiver of the year award with the greatest drift? If there was...
Forum: The Radio Room 13th April 2018, 09:23
Replies: 40
Views: 5,364
Posted By Tony Selman
Redifon Equipment Query

I am in the process of composing an article for the ROA's quarterly journal about my first two voyages on Brocklebank Line's Matra/GZYJ. Other than the infamous Redifon R50M main receivers I cannot...
Forum: Say Hello 31st March 2018, 10:04
Replies: 17
Views: 1,034
Posted By Tony Selman
Chris, please give your father my very best...

Chris, please give your father my very best wishes for a full, and rapid, recovery. We miss him on this board.
Forum: The Radio Room 27th March 2018, 09:48
Replies: 97
Views: 14,897
Posted By Tony Selman
Bob, give the ROARS Nets a bash on Thursday...

Bob, give the ROARS Nets a bash on Thursday evenings. Several people you know on there and they will be tolerant as you ease your way back in. Virtually everyone will be in Chelmsford next month. ...
Forum: The Radio Room 5th March 2018, 22:38
Replies: 21
Views: 2,858
Posted By Tony Selman
Gentlemen, thanks for your responses. I...

Gentlemen, thanks for your responses. I understand the Salvita in question is being brought to a meeting of former R/Os in Limerick on Thursday and they they are going to have a look. I have been...
Forum: The Radio Room 5th March 2018, 13:04
Replies: 21
Views: 2,858
Posted By Tony Selman
That is a good call Malcolm, I certainly had not...

That is a good call Malcolm, I certainly had not thought about that. Will send off to the recipient in Ireland. Long shot but well worth a punt. Thanks
Forum: The Radio Room 5th March 2018, 12:17
Replies: 21
Views: 2,858
Posted By Tony Selman
Can you trace a lifeboat transceiver to the ship it was on?

Two ROA members have recently contacted me to see if a Salvita III lifeboat transceiver can be matched to the ship it came from. The cousin of a member in SE Ireland has recently acquired the...
Forum: The Radio Room 2nd March 2018, 16:14
Replies: 48
Views: 5,745
Posted By Tony Selman
"and numerous other others". Not room for every...

"and numerous other others". Not room for every job in the country. I think most people knew what I meant.
Forum: The Radio Room 2nd March 2018, 09:34
Replies: 48
Views: 5,745
Posted By Tony Selman
There is a post on the Beeb this morning of a...

There is a post on the Beeb this morning of a firefighter who walked 15 miles to work in Lincolnshire and he got there ... a day early. The dedication of our nurses, doctors and firefighters, and...
Forum: Brocklebank Line 27th February 2018, 23:09
Replies: 19
Views: 4,698
Posted By Tony Selman
Hi Graham I saw Don when I was up in Glasgow...

Hi Graham

I saw Don when I was up in Glasgow about 3 years ago and we had a few glasses of wine at his house and a long session of lamp swinging. Mahsud was my last trip in Brocks and I remember...
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