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Search: Posts Made By: Barrie Youde
Forum: Ferries Today, 12:46
Replies: 54
Views: 18,645
Posted By Barrie Youde
A sad turn of events for a fine ship.

A sad turn of events for a fine ship.
Forum: Tall ships 16th September 2019, 21:22
Replies: 13
Views: 349
Posted By Barrie Youde
In The Heart Of The Sea by Nathaniel Philbrick is...

In The Heart Of The Sea by Nathaniel Philbrick is another gem.

A factual account of the sinking of the Nantucket whaleship Essex and the events which gave Herman Melville cause to write Moby Dick.
Forum: Tall ships 16th September 2019, 11:52
Replies: 13
Views: 349
Posted By Barrie Youde
I'm with Duncan at #2...

I'm with Duncan at #2 (https://www.shipsnostalgia.com/usertag.php?do=list&action=hash&hash=2) .

Eric Newby's "The Last Grain Race".

It provides an excellent insight into life before the mast in...
Forum: United States Navy 12th September 2019, 07:52
Replies: 17
Views: 1,007
Posted By Barrie Youde
The same principle quite obviously applies in the...

The same principle quite obviously applies in the introduction of "self-driving" motor-cars.

What principle?

The principle that the mere fact that a thing is possible is a very long way from...
Forum: The Bridge 11th September 2019, 10:49
Replies: 22
Views: 729
Posted By Barrie Youde
#20...

#20 (https://www.shipsnostalgia.com/usertag.php?do=list&action=hash&hash=20)

Pat, You speak of not knowing what was supposed to happen.

On my first trip to sea, I was ordered to go to the...
Forum: The Bridge 10th September 2019, 14:14
Replies: 22
Views: 729
Posted By Barrie Youde
#14...

#14 (https://www.shipsnostalgia.com/usertag.php?do=list&action=hash&hash=14)

Hi Pat,

Your question prompts me to reflect further on my own remark that nobody thought in particularly technical...
Forum: The Bridge 9th September 2019, 22:47
Replies: 22
Views: 729
Posted By Barrie Youde
#14...

#14 (https://www.shipsnostalgia.com/usertag.php?do=list&action=hash&hash=14)

Pat,

The headropes were let go at a very early stage, very shortly after the stern started to swing off. The...
Forum: Histories 9th September 2019, 13:56
Replies: 2
Views: 159
Posted By Barrie Youde
The Infant Crisis

The Infant Crisis.

A crisis in the constitution lifts its infant head.
The First Amongst All Equals states his preference to be dead
Before he will obey the law which binds, throughout the...
Forum: The Bridge 8th September 2019, 22:11
Replies: 22
Views: 729
Posted By Barrie Youde
#5...

#5 (https://www.shipsnostalgia.com/usertag.php?do=list&action=hash&hash=5)

That is probably right, Basil, but whatever might be the correct scientific explanation it all seemed, at the time, to...
Forum: The Bridge 8th September 2019, 17:00
Replies: 22
Views: 729
Posted By Barrie Youde
I agree with all of the above, but would add that...

I agree with all of the above, but would add that by far the best method is for a hand at the bow to shove off first.

In the case of a boat alongside a ship which is making headway, at low speed,...
Forum: Say Hello 3rd September 2019, 13:21
Replies: 5
Views: 252
Posted By Barrie Youde
Hi Marina, There are many people here who...

Hi Marina,

There are many people here who will be happy to answer your questions if you could perhaps be a little more specific, perhaps with particular attention as to relevant dates? Even an...
Forum: News and Views from the Shipping World 14th August 2019, 13:23
Replies: 299
Views: 25,657
Posted By Barrie Youde
My own 292 might have been written by Jane...

My own 292 might have been written by Jane Austen, 200 years ago!
Forum: News and Views from the Shipping World 14th August 2019, 12:09
Replies: 299
Views: 25,657
Posted By Barrie Youde
It is a truth universally acknowledged that many...

It is a truth universally acknowledged that many things are possible and that not all possible things are proper.
Forum: News and Views from the Shipping World 13th August 2019, 20:09
Replies: 299
Views: 25,657
Posted By Barrie Youde
This is the balm of Gilead, music to the ears and...

This is the balm of Gilead, music to the ears and commonsense writ large.

I struggle to understand how an electronic screen can ever be more helpful than the mark one eyeball - subject, of course,...
Forum: Ship Research 4th August 2019, 16:42
Replies: 9
Views: 746
Posted By Barrie Youde
#6...

#6 (https://www.shipsnostalgia.com/usertag.php?do=list&action=hash&hash=6)

Surely the prime purpose of the whaleboat was to catch the whale and kill it. Until that had been achieved the question...
Forum: Ship Research 4th August 2019, 14:44
Replies: 9
Views: 746
Posted By Barrie Youde
Why place the loggerhead on the starboard...

Why place the loggerhead on the starboard quarter? Because the loggerhead, surely, is the jewel in the crown of the whole boat; and the starboard quarter is at the right hand of the man in charge?
Forum: Ship Research 4th August 2019, 14:12
Replies: 9
Views: 746
Posted By Barrie Youde
Further, assuming that the harpoon-line runs out...

Further, assuming that the harpoon-line runs out through a fairlead at the stem-head (is this right?); and the steering oar is then rendered useless by the strength of the whale (in towing the boat);...
Forum: Ship Research 4th August 2019, 13:46
Replies: 9
Views: 746
Posted By Barrie Youde
Unless I've missed something, does not the siting...

Unless I've missed something, does not the siting of the loggerhead on the starboard quarter answer your own question?

When whaling - and being towed at speed in the Nantucket sleigh-ride (!) -...
Forum: Ship Research 2nd August 2019, 22:31
Replies: 16
Views: 2,478
Posted By Barrie Youde
What a Beauty! Thank you for posting.

What a Beauty!

Thank you for posting.
Forum: Say Hello 14th July 2019, 12:28
Replies: 16
Views: 1,438
Posted By Barrie Youde
Welcome back, Bob. Nothing has improved in...

Welcome back, Bob.

Nothing has improved in your absence!
Forum: Say Hello 13th July 2019, 16:58
Replies: 4
Views: 274
Posted By Barrie Youde
Madame Arcati could not have provided a more...

Madame Arcati could not have provided a more appropriate explanation!
Forum: Ship Research 9th July 2019, 14:37
Replies: 41
Views: 2,811
Posted By Barrie Youde
#36...

#36 (https://www.shipsnostalgia.com/usertag.php?do=list&action=hash&hash=36)

A

Many thanks!

B
Forum: Ship Research 8th July 2019, 20:59
Replies: 41
Views: 2,811
Posted By Barrie Youde
I hope that I might be forgiven for this re-run,...

I hope that I might be forgiven for this re-run, below.

Mention of the Australian passenger service from Liverpool and Pilot Ovey Small (#29) brings it all back!

INSPIRATION OF YOUTH
“Give her...
Forum: Ship Research 8th July 2019, 10:47
Replies: 41
Views: 2,811
Posted By Barrie Youde
Very many thanks, Alaric! That is much...

Very many thanks, Alaric!

That is much appreciated.

B
Forum: Ship Research 7th July 2019, 19:08
Replies: 41
Views: 2,811
Posted By Barrie Youde
#29...

#29 (https://www.shipsnostalgia.com/usertag.php?do=list&action=hash&hash=29)

Google confirms that DM was at Liverpool at least once during WWII, in 1940.
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