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Search: Posts Made By: Dartskipper
Forum: Say Hello 30th June 2019, 21:26
Replies: 10
Views: 809
Posted By Dartskipper
My pleasure. Good luck with your search! ...

My pleasure. Good luck with your search!


Regards,
Forum: Say Hello 30th June 2019, 13:21
Replies: 10
Views: 809
Posted By Dartskipper
This website may be able to supply information. ...

This website may be able to supply information.

www.minesweepers.org.uk/algerine.htm

They have a complete list of all ships in the class.
Forum: Non-Seafaring Obituaries 16th June 2019, 14:11
Replies: 15
Views: 932
Posted By Dartskipper
His demonstration of a boxing match was one of my...

His demonstration of a boxing match was one of my favourites, Freddie wearing oversize shorts, huge gloves and boots with the laces undone. There was only him in the ring, taking imaginary blows to...
Forum: SN Directory Discussion 8th June 2019, 12:39
Replies: 7
Views: 599
Posted By Dartskipper
No junk food ads popping up in the forums I look...

No junk food ads popping up in the forums I look at. Not even a Chinese commercial sailing vessel's ex cook peddling his recipes.
Forum: News and Views from the Shipping World 19th May 2019, 09:58
Replies: 35
Views: 3,154
Posted By Dartskipper
Dumb question I expect, but what is the point of...

Dumb question I expect, but what is the point of providing the Captain with a car, if he can't use it? I am allowed to use my company car for personal reasons, provided that I pay for the fuel that I...
Forum: Tall ships 14th May 2019, 21:13
Replies: 11
Views: 1,014
Posted By Dartskipper
"It's sailing Jim, but not as we knew...

"It's sailing Jim, but not as we knew it..."
Forum: Non-Seafaring Obituaries 13th May 2019, 20:01
Replies: 15
Views: 696
Posted By Dartskipper
A great entertainer, with a wide appeal. An old...

A great entertainer, with a wide appeal. An old friend, who was a fan, named his trawler after her famous hit song, as noted in the above posts, (but he spelt it Che Sara Sara.) I remember hearing...
Forum: The Engine Room 27th April 2019, 21:12
Replies: 82
Views: 9,486
Posted By Dartskipper
Coffman cartridge starting always had a...

Coffman cartridge starting always had a reputation for something spectacular happening, or not. They were standard equipment on the horrendously unreliable 24 cylinder Napier Sabre aero engines used...
Forum: Fishing Vessels 24th April 2019, 19:21
Replies: 17
Views: 1,155
Posted By Dartskipper
Powerful looking vessel, she ( stuff the PC...

Powerful looking vessel, she ( stuff the PC Brigade, they should get a life,) looks capable of extended voyages in all weathers. Good luck to her, and much success to her crew.
Forum: Non-Seafaring Obituaries 23rd April 2019, 19:08
Replies: 12
Views: 580
Posted By Dartskipper
A one club man as well. I can remember those...

A one club man as well. I can remember those days of glory in Europe too, what a team that was. It was a shame they didn't pick them all for the National side, they could have beaten quite a few...
Forum: Non-Seafaring Obituaries 13th April 2019, 07:03
Replies: 9
Views: 471
Posted By Dartskipper
One of the true greats of that famous Liverpool...

One of the true greats of that famous Liverpool side of the 60's and 70's. I was fortunate to see him at the Boleyn Ground, not many got past him that day!

R.I.P.
Forum: Looking for Old Shipmates 8th April 2019, 22:07
Replies: 75
Views: 6,541
Posted By Dartskipper
I wondered about all that coughing and...

I wondered about all that coughing and sneezing....:sweat:
Forum: The Bridge 31st March 2019, 09:30
Replies: 57
Views: 3,861
Posted By Dartskipper
It could be built, using modules constructed in...

It could be built, using modules constructed in different yards, and assembled wherever there is enough empty space to build the dock required. The technology is available in theory, but this is one...
Forum: Non-Seafaring Obituaries 25th March 2019, 21:38
Replies: 5
Views: 519
Posted By Dartskipper
Heard a Walker Bros classic on the radio today. I...

Heard a Walker Bros classic on the radio today. I missed the news about Scott Walker though, but thought that you don't hear them too much on the radio these days. Great voice.

R.I.P.
Forum: Ship Research 9th March 2019, 20:12
Replies: 30
Views: 1,173
Posted By Dartskipper
Honnor Marine finished in 1997. The boats are now...

Honnor Marine finished in 1997. The boats are now built in GRP by a company in Hampshire, Churchouse Boats. They trade under the Drascombe name. Might be worth forwarding your poem to them!
...
Forum: Ship Research 9th March 2019, 12:08
Replies: 30
Views: 1,173
Posted By Dartskipper
Brilliant, Barrie. I wonder if a marketing...

Brilliant, Barrie.

I wonder if a marketing department somewhere may be giving you a call?????
Forum: Ship Research 9th March 2019, 09:19
Replies: 30
Views: 1,173
Posted By Dartskipper
They were very successful design Barrie, and...

They were very successful design Barrie, and still in production today I think. Originally built in Totnes, and at the old Morgan Giles yard in Teignmouth, there were many to be seen around South...
Forum: Ship Research 8th March 2019, 22:32
Replies: 30
Views: 1,173
Posted By Dartskipper
I saw the prototype Dabber built when I worked...

I saw the prototype Dabber built when I worked briefly for Honnor Marine one winter. After exhibiting at the London Boatshow, I think the hull was used as the "plug" to make the moulds for GRP...
Forum: Places, People & Events of Maritime Interest 6th February 2019, 18:42
Replies: 8
Views: 743
Posted By Dartskipper
https://www.shipsnostalgia.com/gallery/showphoto.p...

https://www.shipsnostalgia.com/gallery/showphoto.php/photo/946738/title/thv-patricia-/cat/518

This is the "new" Patricia, seen in Dartmouth.
Forum: Maritime Family History Research 23rd January 2019, 17:04
Replies: 6
Views: 612
Posted By Dartskipper
Information about San Florentino here. ...

Information about San Florentino here.

https://www.helderline.com/tanker/san-florentino-1

She was in the Eagle Oil fleet. My Dad mentioned her once or twice, as he also served with Eagle Oil...
Forum: News and Views from the Shipping World 21st January 2019, 21:00
Replies: 26
Views: 2,097
Posted By Dartskipper
Fairey Aviation were also heavily involved with...

Fairey Aviation were also heavily involved with developing high speed interceptors, working on the successful FD2 supersonic research aircraft. That was another opportunity lost, as due to...
Forum: Ship Research 18th January 2019, 19:36
Replies: 43
Views: 2,202
Posted By Dartskipper
I don't know where the photo of Narkunda was...

I don't know where the photo of Narkunda was taken, but she was in Australia and also involved with the "diplomat swap" bringing British diplomats home from Japan, picking them up in South Africa. ...
Forum: Ship Research 18th January 2019, 19:17
Replies: 43
Views: 2,202
Posted By Dartskipper
Quite so Cisco, although I was lucky enough to...

Quite so Cisco, although I was lucky enough to find some prints of ships that my dad had sailed in for one of his birthdays. Narkunda, San Cipriano and Empire Traveller were three, although...
Forum: Ship Research 17th January 2019, 21:40
Replies: 43
Views: 2,202
Posted By Dartskipper
German built ships sailed under the Red Duster in...

German built ships sailed under the Red Duster in WWII, the Anglo Saxon tanker Horn Shell being one of them. My Dad was an apprentice deck officer on her in 1939/40. She had been built in 1931, and...
Forum: Computers and The Internet 5th December 2018, 22:35
Replies: 6
Views: 597
Posted By Dartskipper
I had one of those from "Microsoft Security." I...

I had one of those from "Microsoft Security." I told the bloke he wasn't and put the 'phone down. The cheeky beggar called me straight back, saying there had been a problem on the line and he had...
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