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Search: Posts Made By: Alan Rawlinson
Forum: Ship Research Today, 09:16
Replies: 51
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Posted By Alan Rawlinson
Liberty in a bottle - ex Samwash

Liberty in a bottle - ex Samwash
Forum: Ship Research Yesterday, 17:49
Replies: 51
Views: 1,833
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 Yesterday, 11:20
Replies: 51
Views: 1,833
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 Yesterday, 09:39
Replies: 51
Views: 1,833
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, 20:08
Replies: 0
Views: 136
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, 17:04
Replies: 51
Views: 1,833
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, 12:56
Replies: 51
Views: 1,833
Posted By Alan Rawlinson
Right now! Maltese Chippy / barber

Maltese 'Chippy' doubling as barber on the Liberty " Maplebank"
Forum: Ship Research 26th February 2020, 09:01
Replies: 51
Views: 1,833
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, 12:34
Replies: 51
Views: 1,833
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, 09:11
Replies: 51
Views: 1,833
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, 17:12
Replies: 51
Views: 1,833
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, 17:23
Replies: 5
Views: 796
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, 15:56
Replies: 9
Views: 993
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, 10:14
Replies: 1
Views: 221
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...
Forum: Ship Research 18th January 2020, 10:05
Replies: 5
Views: 796
Posted By Alan Rawlinson
lists

not sure when the magazine started but early 70's is a guess. I have put some lists up on my site https:/banklineonline.com but nothing from the 60's unfortunately.
Forum: Bank Line 31st December 2019, 14:25
Replies: 1
Views: 591
Posted By Alan Rawlinson
searching

Try https://banklineonline.com or bankline nostalgia on facebook. There are TEAKBANK entries...
Forum: Bank Line 19th December 2019, 19:34
Replies: 4
Views: 1,282
Posted By Alan Rawlinson
tribute

Have just posted a tribute on http://banklineonline.com and included the photo shown here taken in 1953 on top of ' The Mother' volcano in Rabaul. The figures are left to right: Doug Christie (...
Forum: Bank Line 25th November 2019, 10:01
Replies: 4
Views: 1,282
Posted By Alan Rawlinson
Sailed with him way back in 1953 when he was 2/0...

Sailed with him way back in 1953 when he was 2/0 of the Ernebank, and I was a junior apprentice. He was a great shipmate on a memorable voyage. R.I.P.
Forum: Bank Line 9th November 2019, 18:43
Replies: 7
Views: 2,867
Posted By Alan Rawlinson
Over 1000 pages with ships, articles, etc on...

Over 1000 pages with ships, articles, etc on http://banklineonline.com
Forum: Bank Line 6th November 2019, 15:03
Replies: 9
Views: 2,358
Posted By Alan Rawlinson
Empire Attendant

More details on the tragic wartime loss of the Empire Attendant can be seen on my website http://banklineonline.com - search for the name. Also here is a record of the ship's movements....
Forum: Bank Line 2nd November 2019, 10:49
Replies: 9
Views: 2,358
Posted By Alan Rawlinson
The fascinating story of Andrew Weir and the Bank Line

Nearly 2020 now, and the amazing story of Andrew Weir and the Bank Line becomes more in focus. Having served there is almost akin to having done time in the French foreign legion, or as a Trappist...
Forum: Bank Line 11th October 2019, 15:50
Replies: 763
Views: 136,971
Posted By Alan Rawlinson
Thanks Mike, Let's hope it succeeds. I have...

Thanks Mike, Let's hope it succeeds. I have a gut feeling that the sailing ship fleet build up might carry a lot of weight with the abjudicators. Is it a quango, I wonder?
Forum: Bank Line 10th October 2019, 15:14
Replies: 763
Views: 136,971
Posted By Alan Rawlinson
Hi Mike, Interesting... Did you make the...

Hi Mike,

Interesting... Did you make the submission, and thinking about Andrew Weir's achievements, did you stress the common belief that he built and owned the biggest sailing ship fleet by a...
Forum: Ferries 4th October 2019, 09:40
Replies: 59
Views: 22,374
Posted By Alan Rawlinson
Lancelot Mills

Thrilled to get your message, as Captain Mills was both Master in the harbour, and a friend who helped me with advice etc when I was wavering whether to stay or go in a different direction. We...
Forum: Bank Line 3rd October 2019, 09:28
Replies: 763
Views: 136,971
Posted By Alan Rawlinson
This n that..

Hi Mike,

Was the ASHBANK in the picture. Not sure if you are logging in to my site http://banklineonline.com. ? but I am putting up several photos a day of all the various fleet vessels including...
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