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Search: Posts Made By: Alan Rawlinson
Forum: Bank Line 6th April 2020, 07:20
Replies: 766
Views: 138,691
Posted By Alan Rawlinson
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The Pacific - Heavens Above

A lasting and deeply moving feeling, if only brief, is the magic of a clear sky above a ship in the mid-Pacific ocean. Best seen on a moonless night. When conditions...
Forum: Say Hello 5th April 2020, 07:40
Replies: 4
Views: 339
Posted By Alan Rawlinson
Ericbank

The Liberty ship ERICBANK (ex Samveron) was purchased by the Bank line in 1947, and sold in 1959 to the Chinese, becoming the Nan Hai 146 for almost 20 years.

They were ' white crews' in the Bank...
Forum: Bank Line 4th April 2020, 07:58
Replies: 766
Views: 138,691
Posted By Alan Rawlinson
Memorable moments....

1950’s - Moments at Sea


The sad farewell….

One of the common experiences of a deepsea mariner that leaves lasting memories is one of departing from a beautiful and special port call. This...
Forum: Ferries 2nd April 2020, 18:34
Replies: 63
Views: 23,027
Posted By Alan Rawlinson
Forum: Ferries 2nd April 2020, 18:28
Replies: 63
Views: 23,027
Posted By Alan Rawlinson
Neville Stirzaker

Jennie

A few snaps from the files....
B Wishes/Alan R

Having a few problems! Hold on
Forum: Ferries 2nd April 2020, 17:37
Replies: 63
Views: 23,027
Posted By Alan Rawlinson
Hi Jennie You're in luck because I do have a...

Hi Jennie

You're in luck because I do have a few snaps - and many memories! For starters, on a cruise to Denmark and the Kiel Canal he lost his false teeth somehow but made light of it, telling...
Forum: Bank Line 2nd April 2020, 08:01
Replies: 6
Views: 538
Posted By Alan Rawlinson
The Bank Line containers would have found a ready...

The Bank Line containers would have found a ready market for secondary use - as today.

Many shipping Lines offered ' door to door' shipments in containers without much hope of ever seeing the box...
Forum: Bank Line 10th March 2020, 21:29
Replies: 9
Views: 988
Posted By Alan Rawlinson
Plaque

Yes, the Association might be the vehicle. I would be willing to help with canvassing on banklineonline.com or the bankline nostalgia site on Facebook.

Re the location. I am not familiar...
Forum: Bank Line 10th March 2020, 13:45
Replies: 9
Views: 988
Posted By Alan Rawlinson
Hi Mike, Had a look through the site reached...

Hi Mike, Had a look through the site reached with the link you posted, and it is interesting reading indeed. One idea suggested was to circumvent the official ' Blue Plaque' body, and commission...
Forum: Bank Line 10th March 2020, 13:27
Replies: 9
Views: 988
Posted By Alan Rawlinson
Blue Plaque decisions

Can't help feeling that the decision is a wrong one in the light of Andrew Weir's achievements. For one thing, building the largest British fleet of sailing ships on record must count for something....
Forum: Ship Research 5th March 2020, 16:34
Replies: 56
Views: 3,179
Posted By Alan Rawlinson
top steering position

Came across this pic of the KELVINBANK ( ex SAMUTA) top deck (monkey island) showing extensive awnings instead of a wooden hut.
Forum: Ship Research 29th February 2020, 08:16
Replies: 56
Views: 3,179
Posted By Alan Rawlinson
Liberty in a bottle - ex Samwash

Liberty in a bottle - ex Samwash
Forum: Ship Research 28th February 2020, 16:49
Replies: 56
Views: 3,179
Posted By Alan Rawlinson
net worth

That's brilliant, Lars. So much info.

However, my gut feeling is that looking back 75 years after the end of it all, the provision of nets was an expensive failure in that it had little or no...
Forum: Ship Research 28th February 2020, 10:20
Replies: 56
Views: 3,179
Posted By Alan Rawlinson
Effectiveness of torpedo nets

Can anyone point to a site giving stats re the effectiveness of the nets deployed on Libertys? I read somewhere that there were 20 recorded incidents of nets being hit. Did they prevent...
Forum: Ship Research 28th February 2020, 08:39
Replies: 56
Views: 3,179
Posted By Alan Rawlinson
A great site! Many thanks for the link which...

A great site! Many thanks for the link which will take a bit of studying as it's full of interesting info for Liberty Ship buffs!
Forum: Bank Line 27th February 2020, 19:08
Replies: 0
Views: 364
Posted By Alan Rawlinson
Articles re Bank Line ships...

The May issues of Sea Breezes and Shipping Today and Yesterday will both publish articles I have written. The first is titled " The ERIC steamers of Andrew Weir", and the other, " Twin Screw vessels...
Forum: Ship Research 26th February 2020, 16:04
Replies: 56
Views: 3,179
Posted By Alan Rawlinson
I think that is right because each picture shows...

I think that is right because each picture shows a different solution. The one I knew was a crude affair but functional (again!). Not particularly nice to look at, but more or less adequate. ...
Forum: Ship Research 26th February 2020, 11:56
Replies: 56
Views: 3,179
Posted By Alan Rawlinson
Right now! Maltese Chippy / barber

Maltese 'Chippy' doubling as barber on the Liberty " Maplebank"
Forum: Ship Research 26th February 2020, 08:01
Replies: 56
Views: 3,179
Posted By Alan Rawlinson
Liberty Accom

Can recall being pleasantly surprised at the wide bunks. They had solid wood boards rather than slats to support the mattress. The little things mattered.

All the bridge kit was chunky and basic...
Forum: Ship Research 24th February 2020, 11:34
Replies: 56
Views: 3,179
Posted By Alan Rawlinson
Liberty ship models

Lars, Interesting about model building. Tons of patience, I guess? but rewarding.

Somewhere, maybe online, there might be a set of detailed specifications, do you think?

Looking back, the...
Forum: Ship Research 24th February 2020, 08:11
Replies: 56
Views: 3,179
Posted By Alan Rawlinson
Libertys

Hi Lars,

Interesting to read your in-depth take on the Liberty Ship and the amazing achievement that played a huge part in winning the Atlantic war.

On the question of uniformity, there were...
Forum: Ship Research 23rd February 2020, 16:12
Replies: 56
Views: 3,179
Posted By Alan Rawlinson
Hey Guys, There was a war on which lent some...

Hey Guys,

There was a war on which lent some urgency to the situation. Might it not be that different batches of Libertys had different ' long splices', so to speak? I can easily imagine the...
Forum: Ship Research 28th January 2020, 16:23
Replies: 5
Views: 849
Posted By Alan Rawlinson
Should read https://banklineonline.com Have...

Should read https://banklineonline.com

Have just posted some more lists from 1977 and thereabouts... It's a long way back!
Forum: Bank Line 23rd January 2020, 14:56
Replies: 9
Views: 1,131
Posted By Alan Rawlinson
Re use of the radar... Way back in 1955, I...

Re use of the radar...

Way back in 1955, I was on the bridge of the old Irisbank with a Mississippi pilot who asked the Master to switch on the radar. He was told it was 'only used in...
Forum: Bank Line 18th January 2020, 09:14
Replies: 1
Views: 237
Posted By Alan Rawlinson
Jim Ferrier

Jim Ferrier sadly 'crossed the bar' at the end of December. Jim was a keen Bank Line man who often wrote fondly of his time as 2/0 on the Ettrickbank, among others. He was a contributor to this...
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