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Search: Posts Made By: neil maclachlan
Forum: News and Views from the Shipping World 6th March 2007, 01:19
Replies: 16
Views: 3,243
Posted By neil maclachlan
Hi Ray, After reading about the state...

Hi Ray,
After reading about the state of Ferguson Brothers Shipyard ,and hearing about the Polish built ferries running on the Clyde,which I am told by locals who have to relia on those...
Forum: News and Views from the Shipping World 17th February 2007, 18:54
Replies: 14
Views: 7,100
Posted By neil maclachlan
Weirs Pumps

Hi Old Shipmates,
Yes what happened to Weir's Pumps,almost every ship I sailed on had Weirs Equipment on board or Drysdales Pumps. What about the Weirs closed feed systems.....
Forum: Ships & the Breakers 28th November 2006, 18:29
Replies: 77
Views: 6,423
Posted By neil maclachlan
Prserving The Queens?

Hello Folks,
As a old nostalgia buff I agree with all the people who feel like me. The 'Queen Mary" has been well looked after by our American cousins,its inevitable that if it...
Forum: Passenger Liners 28th November 2006, 17:57
Replies: 21
Views: 6,086
Posted By neil maclachlan
Empress of Canda 111

Good Day Guys,
Yes" The Empress of Canada" was by far the nicest looking ship in the CPR liner group. She had that higher deck which gave her a more balanced look. The"...
Forum: News and Views from the Shipping World 10th November 2006, 22:13
Replies: 18
Views: 3,373
Posted By neil maclachlan
Bailey Control Boards.

Hi Gang,
I sailed on two tankers belonging to Stanvac Transportation Company, both with Baily Control boards. The first one built by Mitsubishi in Japan, and she was a nightmare, she...
Forum: Other Companies/Ships 10th November 2006, 21:54
Replies: 60
Views: 13,740
Posted By neil maclachlan
Court Line.

Hi Gang,
This is going back a long way's,When I was a kid during the 2nd World War,I lived in Port Bannatyne on the "Isle of Bute" and I recall a ship being towed into Kames Bay after...
Forum: J & J Denholm 8th November 2006, 21:15
Replies: 63
Views: 22,160
Posted By neil maclachlan
Morar.

Hi Guys,
The "Morar" rings a bell in my memory. In 1950 "Rankin & Blackmores" of Greenock were trying to stay alive by building the first merchant vessel gas turbine marine engine. I was...
Forum: Cunard 19th October 2006, 17:22
Replies: 34
Views: 13,087
Posted By neil maclachlan
Queen Elizabeth

Hi Former seafarers,
I am one of the old school who admired the design of ships of the 30s ,40s & 50s. In those day's they all had a proper nautical appearance,looked...
Forum: Ship Research 18th October 2006, 01:54
Replies: 53
Views: 7,433
Posted By neil maclachlan
Hi Bruce, Excellent...

Hi Bruce,
Excellent information,you explained the workings of the Marine Uniflow Engine ,and now I know what my friend was trying to explain to me. He was trying to tell me it was a...
Forum: Ship Research 15th October 2006, 21:10
Replies: 9
Views: 3,124
Posted By neil maclachlan
The Clunies Shipping CO

Thank you all for your replies to my request. I remember hearing a story about how "The Caldwell Brothers" got started.During the war there were many merchant ships came into The Tail Of The Bank at...
Forum: Ship Research 14th October 2006, 23:08
Replies: 9
Views: 3,124
Posted By neil maclachlan
Clunies Shipping Company

Hi Shipmates,
I've a question to put to you that someone may help solve my curiosity.There was once a shipping company called "The Clunies Shipping Company" I think there ships...
Forum: Ship Research 14th October 2006, 19:11
Replies: 53
Views: 7,433
Posted By neil maclachlan
Hi Gang, JUst been talking to an old...

Hi Gang,
JUst been talking to an old friend from Scotland (He was my next door neighbour) and both served our apprenticeships together. He tells me about Skinner/Uniflow engines,built in...
Forum: Ship Research 11th October 2006, 18:56
Replies: 2
Views: 3,572
Posted By neil maclachlan
Clyde Tugs of 1960/70s

Hi Fellow Seafarer,
I come from a long line of tugboat men my Grandfather being the Senior Skipper with The Clyde Shipping Company,in charge of "The Flying Scotsman" which he...
Forum: Ship Research 11th October 2006, 18:13
Replies: 53
Views: 7,433
Posted By neil maclachlan
All you Motor men speak of your Doxfords,...

All you Motor men speak of your Doxfords, B&Ws,Sulzers, Werkspors and the like,I sailed on a B&W double acting fourstroke,what a mess? The best engine in my opinion was the Triple Expansion Engine...
Forum: Say Hello 23rd January 2006, 00:23
Replies: 36
Views: 4,053
Posted By neil maclachlan
Hi Ron, Thanks for the info on the...

Hi Ron,
Thanks for the info on the Grotto,I wish I'd stayed in the right direction I would have love to visit the place. I sailed with a number of Geordies during my time at sea and found...
Forum: Say Hello 21st January 2006, 01:25
Replies: 36
Views: 4,053
Posted By neil maclachlan
Hi Gordon, You Mention Marsden...

Hi Gordon,
You Mention Marsden and it recalls my time spent in South Sheilds standing by the " Fresno Star" and " Imperial Star" in the Middle Dock. Now a question?heard about the...
Forum: Blue Star Line 20th January 2006, 16:02
Replies: 11
Views: 3,242
Posted By neil maclachlan
Rhodesia Star?

Hi Star Folks,
Remember going aboard her to a party in Sydney Australia, I think alongside at Wallamaloo Dock (1952-3) If I remember right, she was an American built ship and we...
Forum: Blue Star Line 19th January 2006, 19:45
Replies: 0
Views: 1,411
Posted By neil maclachlan
Wink Neil Maclachlan, Member.

Hi Shipmates,
Being an old shipping nostalgic I would like to recommend for your viewing a new DVD i received over the Xmas holidays. I have purchased a number of those...
Forum: Ships & the Breakers 28th December 2005, 17:18
Replies: 6
Views: 2,505
Posted By neil maclachlan
Hi Steve, Was interested in what...

Hi Steve,
Was interested in what became of the wee Bowwater boats,remember them well, we used to drydock them at the Greenock Dockyard Company, My memory was they were originally built...
Forum: J & J Denholm 28th December 2005, 16:51
Replies: 865
Views: 193,020
Posted By neil maclachlan
Hi John Cassels, You...

Hi John Cassels,
You mentioned a ship called 'Morar" with a free piston gas turbine engine. My memory is wandering back to a ship in The James Watt Dock which was being refitted...
Forum: Say Hello 28th December 2005, 16:33
Replies: 10
Views: 572
Posted By neil maclachlan
Hello Dfstm, Wecome aboard,you...

Hello Dfstm,
Wecome aboard,you mention you were involved in the shipbuilding industry in Sweden, I recall many years ago I was plant Manager in a yard in Scotland that was spending...
Forum: Modern Cruise Ships 22nd December 2005, 16:36
Replies: 41
Views: 5,497
Posted By neil maclachlan
Hi Shipmates, I can see by...

Hi Shipmates,
I can see by the varied opinions expressed that some of us don't like the direction ship design has taken in the last forty years. I myself, being an old guy,...
Forum: Preserved Vessels & Restoration Projects 14th December 2005, 02:10
Replies: 51
Views: 5,978
Posted By neil maclachlan
Hi Alistair, Beautifull...

Hi Alistair,
Beautifull photograph of the PS Maid Of The Loch,thanks to people like yourself for keeping the memory alive of the age of the Paddle Steamer. The other Maids were...
Forum: Preserved Vessels & Restoration Projects 11th December 2005, 17:49
Replies: 51
Views: 5,978
Posted By neil maclachlan
Hi Tmac, Did not mean to be...

Hi Tmac,
Did not mean to be argumentative,just getting a wee plug in for good old "Rankin & Blackmores" who disappeared many years before the rest of the Clyde Engine Builders ? I have a...
Forum: Preserved Vessels & Restoration Projects 10th December 2005, 19:29
Replies: 51
Views: 5,978
Posted By neil maclachlan
Hi Tmac, Back to the old argument...

Hi Tmac,
Back to the old argument again,most people know Harland and Wolff as Harland and Wolf's, Pointhouse on the other hand may be owned by Harlands but is known as J & A Inglis,where...
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