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Search: Posts Made By: Paedrig
Forum: Preserved Vessels & Restoration Projects 23rd December 2006, 12:33
Replies: 95
Views: 11,166
Posted By Paedrig
I believe there were one or two early paddle tugs...

I believe there were one or two early paddle tugs on the Thames that manoeuvred by virtue of moving a weighted bogie athwartships dipping or lifting the paddles. I was told that they had had a...
Forum: P & O 2nd December 2006, 18:37
Replies: 8
Views: 5,135
Posted By Paedrig
Lovely ship except an awful lot of her Technical...

Lovely ship except an awful lot of her Technical documentation was in French with what seemed like everyone elses best guess as to translation, attached. A wee bit of a nighmare when it came to...
Forum: P & O 2nd December 2006, 18:29
Replies: 10
Views: 1,537
Posted By Paedrig
It was said that she had a Golf driving range...

It was said that she had a Golf driving range rigged on her after deck, for the duration. Was this the case or was it another "gem" from the Galley Press?
Forum: Royal Navy 23rd November 2006, 17:26
Replies: 24
Views: 2,962
Posted By Paedrig
You are quite right "Cavalier" flies the White...

You are quite right "Cavalier" flies the White Ensign.
Forum: Tankers 17th November 2006, 20:26
Replies: 14
Views: 8,203
Posted By Paedrig
Seeing the reference to Regent Tankships has...

Seeing the reference to Regent Tankships has prompted me to ask a question. As a child in 1947 I sailed on the Regent Jaguar from the U.K. to Point a Pierre and have a photograph of myself on board...
Forum: News and Views from the Shipping World 23rd October 2006, 16:03
Replies: 5
Views: 1,351
Posted By Paedrig
It must be very frustrating!

It must be very frustrating!
Forum: Ship Research 27th August 2006, 20:25
Replies: 38
Views: 4,923
Posted By Paedrig
Came across a reference to someone who worked at...

Came across a reference to someone who worked at Harland & Wolfe in 1918 ,on concrete ships so perhaps Tmac on here might be able to help, given his connection with H & W.
Forum: Ship Research 27th August 2006, 19:35
Replies: 38
Views: 4,923
Posted By Paedrig
I believe Camper & Nicholson may have produced...

I believe Camper & Nicholson may have produced one or two concrete hulled yachts in the 50s.
Forum: Ships & the Breakers 22nd August 2006, 12:36
Replies: 52
Views: 27,809
Posted By Paedrig
Ocelot is under preservation at the Historic...

Ocelot is under preservation at the Historic Dockyard Chatham Kent
Forum: News and Views from the Shipping World 21st July 2006, 20:10
Replies: 58
Views: 3,728
Posted By Paedrig
I came across this set up on coasters run by...

I came across this set up on coasters run by Tower Shipping (I think) in the mid 70s marked as the White Fish Alarm.
Forum: Special Purpose Vessels 6th July 2006, 15:48
Replies: 4
Views: 2,439
Posted By Paedrig
Is there a name for that curiously shaped stern,...

Is there a name for that curiously shaped stern, complete with anchor?
Forum: News and Views from the Shipping World 4th July 2006, 10:42
Replies: 2
Views: 908
Posted By Paedrig
Adsteam have been looking at further reduced...

Adsteam have been looking at further reduced manning in the UK for the past year so things could get interesting. Their predecessors Howard Smith did a good hatchet job when they bought out ATCL.
Forum: The Engine Room 26th May 2006, 10:22
Replies: 146
Views: 26,502
Posted By Paedrig
In my experience steamships kept the smoke and...

In my experience steamships kept the smoke and flame bit in the right places and the motorships had a nasty tendency not to do so. Steam stuff basic Pametrada....motor stuff Doxford and B&W.
Forum: Other Companies/Ships 25th May 2006, 21:35
Replies: 64
Views: 14,603
Posted By Paedrig
Talking of Bovril boats, I was idly watching a...

Talking of Bovril boats, I was idly watching a news clip of Marines patroling the Basra waterfront when there amongst the line up of motley craft was "Hounslow", still in her original colours and...
Forum: Ship Research 15th May 2006, 17:13
Replies: 34
Views: 3,003
Posted By Paedrig
Reckon there is yellow letter L in the middle of...

Reckon there is yellow letter L in the middle of the blue diamond on the funnel...still doesnt help though.
Forum: Preserved Vessels & Restoration Projects 13th May 2006, 20:24
Replies: 9
Views: 1,366
Posted By Paedrig
It did work on the 11th, how strange. Have an...

It did work on the 11th, how strange. Have an idea that there was a note about it being a site re-launch..perhaps it was taken down again, just leaving the domain name in place.
Forum: Preserved Vessels & Restoration Projects 11th May 2006, 16:30
Replies: 9
Views: 1,366
Posted By Paedrig
Thankyou for posting the link. I drive by it...

Thankyou for posting the link. I drive by it every week and wondered who owned it. From what I can see from the roadside she appears to be on a concrete apron well above the highwater mark which is...
Forum: Preserved Vessels & Restoration Projects 8th May 2006, 12:17
Replies: 6
Views: 1,168
Posted By Paedrig
Have any of you gentlemen read "The Corvette...

Have any of you gentlemen read "The Corvette Navy" by James Lamb? He served throughout the war on various Canadian corvettes based at Halifax and gives a very graphic view of life afloat.
Forum: Tugs 1st May 2006, 17:21
Replies: 4
Views: 2,102
Posted By Paedrig
Very good photos. Other than the addition of what...

Very good photos. Other than the addition of what I take to be a conning position on top of the fire monitor platform and a reeling winch aft, she looks much the same as I remember in the 70s....
Forum: Tugs 1st May 2006, 16:13
Replies: 4
Views: 2,102
Posted By Paedrig
Yes thats the old girl. I never imagined that she...

Yes thats the old girl. I never imagined that she would have survived beyond the 90s. Thanks.
Forum: Ship Research 1st May 2006, 12:45
Replies: 9
Views: 1,286
Posted By Paedrig
Ive been wracking my memory for ages over this...

Ive been wracking my memory for ages over this one as your original posting rang a bell or two. In a the mid 70s I worked for a London Tug Co. and the Engineer Super. was a chap called Ralph Brown. ...
Forum: P & O 27th April 2006, 07:52
Replies: 18
Views: 3,081
Posted By Paedrig
Short answer...Yes. Always looked as if it was...

Short answer...Yes. Always looked as if it was unfinished, in my opinion.
Forum: Places, People & Events of Maritime Interest 1st April 2006, 17:13
Replies: 5
Views: 2,516
Posted By Paedrig
Good Heavens he's gone up market...well sort of....

Good Heavens he's gone up market...well sort of. No chance of popping in there to pick up "something for the weekend" anymore. I'd had the feeling that he might have been eased out as that area...
Forum: The Engine Room 30th March 2006, 11:36
Replies: 57
Views: 9,493
Posted By Paedrig
Thanks a bundle, I'd forgotten all about those...

Thanks a bundle, I'd forgotten all about those bits! :D
Forum: The Engine Room 28th March 2006, 11:35
Replies: 57
Views: 9,493
Posted By Paedrig
Funny you should say that....piston crown nuts...

Funny you should say that....piston crown nuts coming adrift...Indian Ocean... . :)
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