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Search: Posts Made By: ianrobson36
Forum: The Engine Room 15th December 2017, 08:25
Replies: 17
Rpm
Views: 3,461
Posted By ianrobson36
you could work out the revs, can you remember how...

you could work out the revs, can you remember how to work out the slip. because I can't, must be old age

Gingerbeer
Forum: The Galley 26th July 2017, 15:48
Replies: 38
Views: 13,097
Posted By ianrobson36
What ever the stoves were I have always had good...

What ever the stoves were I have always had good regard for the cooks who kept us fed, whatever the weather, I take my hat off to them.
Forum: The Engine Room 26th July 2017, 15:38
Replies: 104
Views: 12,038
Posted By ianrobson36
What is an engineer, please go to page 5 of this...

What is an engineer, please go to page 5 of this list and read the engineroom poetry. it says everything you need to know.

Gingerbeer
Forum: The Engine Room 27th December 2016, 16:01
Replies: 19
Views: 5,723
Posted By ianrobson36
I have just been given a very old book called...

I have just been given a very old book called Britains Merchant Navy no author but edited by Sir Archibold Hurd, this documents the MN from the early sail/steam. Thro, to the end of WW2. Having just...
Forum: The Engine Room 28th October 2016, 11:05
Replies: 40
Views: 2,875
Posted By ianrobson36
Standing under the vents from topside hoping to...

Standing under the vents from topside hoping to get a cool breeze.
Forum: Ship Research 25th July 2016, 14:29
Replies: 9
Views: 703
Posted By ianrobson36
I would lik to thank everyone for their help, I...

I would lik to thank everyone for their help, I got the name wrong it was the Northbrook which was correct , thanks to eddyw. Gingerbeer
Forum: Ship Research 24th July 2016, 10:23
Replies: 9
Views: 703
Posted By ianrobson36
To eddy thank you for your reply, I had tried the...

To eddy thank you for your reply, I had tried the usual routes with the same result, will have to go back and review the documents. Thank again. Gingerbeer
Forum: Ship Research 24th July 2016, 07:07
Replies: 9
Views: 703
Posted By ianrobson36
SS Norsebrook

I am trying to find any information with regard to the above vessel which in 1879 was taking immigrants to Australia and possibly N.Z. Gingerbeer.
Forum: Tankers 4th July 2015, 15:04
Replies: 32
Views: 10,183
Posted By ianrobson36
I served on board the Hyrcania as 3rd eng. for a...

I served on board the Hyrcania as 3rd eng. for a year 1958--59, joined ship in Amsterdam to Curacao spent most of the year to load Lake Maracaibo back to Curacao, one trip to Aruba and one trip to...
Forum: Ship Research 14th March 2015, 08:28
Replies: 27
Views: 5,774
Posted By ianrobson36
I seem to remember that when I worked on colliers...

I seem to remember that when I worked on colliers in the early sixties going up the thames there was an old wooden hulk on the lower reaches from Nelsons day that was used to hold french prisoners,...
Forum: The Engine Room 20th December 2014, 14:13
Replies: 39
Views: 6,321
Posted By ianrobson36
The use of a screwdriver to ascertain problems is...

The use of a screwdriver to ascertain problems is called skill.

gingerbeer
Forum: The Engine Room 20th December 2014, 14:10
Replies: 137
Views: 42,815
Posted By ianrobson36
I served my apprenticeship at Hawthorn Leslies...

I served my apprenticeship at Hawthorn Leslies engine and shipbuilders who built Doxford engines 4 and 5 cyls. and the only thing I remember was having to spend hours with a clapped out file to...
Forum: The Engine Room 25th July 2014, 10:03
Replies: 21
Views: 4,638
Posted By ianrobson36
Engineroom shoes with wooden pegs had to be worn...

Engineroom shoes with wooden pegs had to be worn when serving on tankers, no steel of any kind because any other kind may spark when working on deck. I bought mine at outfitters in newcastle-...
Forum: The Engine Room 25th May 2014, 11:47
Replies: 24
Views: 5,698
Posted By ianrobson36
As an apprentice at hawthorn leslie ship and...

As an apprentice at hawthorn leslie ship and engine builders, one of my jobs in the engine build dept. was to climb inside a Doxford engine liner and with blunt 12 in. Flat file round off and smooth...
Forum: The Engine Room 24th April 2014, 09:16
Replies: 40
Views: 17,200
Posted By ianrobson36
Varley I you want the full version of the...

Varley I you want the full version of the engineer told me, just type title into Google. It is not something I think that the moderator would allow me to include in the poetry. Gingerbeer
Forum: The Engine Room 8th April 2014, 13:56
Replies: 26
Views: 5,644
Posted By ianrobson36
Anyone who is interested can look in B.I.S.N site...

Anyone who is interested can look in B.I.S.N site which lists the L.S.Ts which they took over from Atlantic Steam. Gingerbeer
Forum: The Engine Room 7th April 2014, 09:52
Replies: 26
Views: 5,644
Posted By ianrobson36
To Howard, I can Assure you that they were 3...

To Howard, I can Assure you that they were 3 legged steam engines fitted as was 3rd eng. on three of them over three years I served on them. Gingerbeer
Forum: The Engine Room 6th April 2014, 11:51
Replies: 26
Views: 5,644
Posted By ianrobson36
The L.S.Ts named after the knights of the round...

The L.S.Ts named after the knights of the round table replaced the old ones built during the war and were twin screw and twin 3 legged steam reciprocating engines and used to support military...
Forum: The Engine Room 4th April 2014, 16:08
Replies: 26
Views: 5,644
Posted By ianrobson36
Thanks Brian, the L.S.Ts I served on were manned...

Thanks Brian, the L.S.Ts I served on were manned by M.N. Officers with Chinese crew and managed by B.I. Gingerbeer
Forum: The Engine Room 1st April 2014, 09:36
Replies: 26
Views: 5,644
Posted By ianrobson36
Smile L.S.Ts

Is there anyone who served onboard the old L.S.Ts either stationed in Malta,Aden or Singapore 1962-65. Gingerbeer
Forum: The Engine Room 25th March 2014, 16:27
Replies: 40
Views: 17,200
Posted By ianrobson36
I would like to say thank you the members who...

I would like to say thank you the members who contributed to my poems, there must be more out there, and I must admit I enjoy them all. And once again thank you all. Gingerbeer
Forum: Colliers 3rd December 2013, 08:57
Replies: 33
Views: 14,766
Posted By ianrobson36
I served on the flatiron Fulham viii as 3 eng. it...

I served on the flatiron Fulham viii as 3 eng. it was managed by Stevie Clark's and was on regular run to Battersea P.S. Having spent most my service deep sea, going up and down the North Sea in a...
Forum: The Engine Room 27th August 2013, 09:44
Replies: 40
Views: 17,200
Posted By ianrobson36
Another great poem to the unsung heroes of the...

Another great poem to the unsung heroes of the sea and there must be more so please if you have them include them here, thanks

gingerbeer
Forum: The Engine Room 23rd August 2013, 14:37
Replies: 40
Views: 17,200
Posted By ianrobson36
Here is another one I found on the MNA website...

Here is another one I found on the MNA website and was sent in by David C. Gillon and I hope that he does not object to me sending it to the forum.

It is titled Third Engineer (deceased

When...
Forum: The Engine Room 19th August 2013, 13:55
Replies: 59
Views: 12,823
Posted By ianrobson36
To kewl dude, interesting to see the layout that...

To kewl dude, interesting to see the layout that you have of T2 eng. rm. but I can assure you that is entirely different to those I have served on.
Where you show the control panel ours was the...
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