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Search: Posts Made By: Barrie Youde
Forum: Wrecks 6th July 2019, 16:02
Replies: 35
Views: 12,300
Posted By Barrie Youde
Composed today on a dull afternoon, here is a...

Composed today on a dull afternoon, here is a reminder-note of some of the thoughts which entered my head when signalling by Morse-lamp fifty years and more ago.

Dit-dah. Dit-dah. I call to ask...
Forum: Wrecks 6th July 2019, 15:57
Replies: 35
Views: 12,300
Posted By Barrie Youde
#31...

#31 (https://www.shipsnostalgia.com/usertag.php?do=list&action=hash&hash=31)

Many thanks for this, OSD.

Slightly off-thread - but not too far - both of the Titanic films (since 1958) show the...
Forum: Wrecks 11th October 2012, 16:11
Replies: 35
Views: 12,300
Posted By Barrie Youde
This is a very long shot, but does anybody know...

This is a very long shot, but does anybody know the kind of signal lamp being used at the time of the exchanges mentioned here? As mentioned above, an all-round morse-light was virtually useless,...
Forum: Wrecks 8th June 2012, 07:31
Replies: 35
Views: 12,300
Posted By Barrie Youde
Hi, DH, Is there any factual evidence that...

Hi, DH,

Is there any factual evidence that Waratah was not already behind schedule at the time when Guelph saw the letters "TAH"? Could her troubles have started only after she passed Clan...
Forum: Wrecks 7th June 2012, 21:41
Replies: 35
Views: 12,300
Posted By Barrie Youde
Hi, DH, Many thanks. I can't add anything...

Hi, DH,

Many thanks. I can't add anything to the chronology, unfortunately, as I'm completely new to this incident. But if she was in difficulty (which seems quite clearly to have been the case),...
Forum: Wrecks 7th June 2012, 18:27
Replies: 35
Views: 12,300
Posted By Barrie Youde
Many thanks, Robert. A further recollection...

Many thanks, Robert.

A further recollection is that there were at least four kinds of morse lamp.

The most basic was an all-round light set on top of a post, usually three-inch by three-inch...
Forum: Wrecks 7th June 2012, 16:12
Replies: 35
Views: 12,300
Posted By Barrie Youde
I'd go further and suggest that if the letters...

I'd go further and suggest that if the letters TAH were read in circumstances where the sending ship was (or might have been) sending her name, and the Waratah was known to be in the vicinity, then...
Forum: Wrecks 7th June 2012, 13:51
Replies: 35
Views: 12,300
Posted By Barrie Youde
#7 As to whether the letters TAH could be...

#7

As to whether the letters TAH could be read when other letters were missed, the answer must be, yes they could, particularly if they were sent by a clear hand using a good light.

Other...
Forum: Wrecks 7th June 2012, 13:16
Replies: 35
Views: 12,300
Posted By Barrie Youde
#9 My own recollection of the call-up...

#9

My own recollection of the call-up procedure was that the calling-up sign was AA.

Thus Dit-dah, dit-dah (pause) dit-dah, dit-dah (pause), continuously until the receiving ship would answer T...
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