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Search: Posts Made By: graysonlad
Forum: Ship Research 13th June 2017, 11:44
Replies: 3
Views: 826
Posted By graysonlad
HMS Thetis and the Thetis Clip.

1st June was the anniversary of the tragic loss of HMS Thetis in 1939.
Apart from the Memorial at Maes Hyfryd, the only other tangible item with direct connection to Thetis was the Thetis Clip. This...
Forum: Ferries 6th August 2016, 11:56
Replies: 1
Views: 1,018
Posted By graysonlad
Royal Iris of the Mersey/New IOM Berth

Royal Iris of the Mersey:
Does anyone know what has happened to the Royal Iris after the near sinking at Eastham Locks? Reported as taking in water and her passengers taken off by a dredger....
Forum: Ship Research 18th October 2010, 15:14
Replies: 4
Views: 1,317
Posted By graysonlad

Thank you Cutsplice and Ray.
I don't understand how you can pull up the information you obtained, I try, but it don't seem to work for me.

Captain William Thomas Turner:
I am told his Fathers...
Forum: Ship Research 17th October 2010, 18:26
Replies: 4
Views: 1,317
Posted By graysonlad

I have been studying the details of the sinking of the Lusitania.
In all the material I have read there does appear to be discrepancies as to the events and what caused them, but of course the end...
Forum: Wrecks 18th January 2010, 10:48
Replies: 51
Views: 17,876
Posted By graysonlad
Story to tell.

Hi Derek.

I did PM but have not had a response. Can you let me know if your offer is still open.

Forum: Royal Navy 24th December 2009, 11:55
Replies: 23
Views: 6,926
Posted By graysonlad
Have just finished reading the latest book on the...

Have just finished reading the latest book on the Thetis by Tony Booth " Thetis Down" (2008).
A different kind of read to "Secrets & Scandal".
I have also paid for an electronic copy of the...
Forum: Wrecks 13th December 2009, 17:42
Replies: 51
Views: 17,876
Posted By graysonlad
Re The Stormont

Thank you for the various lead on this topic.
I have tracked down the following information but have been unable to trace any reports or pictures of this event. As a boy I remember seeing the cattle...
Forum: Ship Research 11th December 2009, 13:10
Replies: 3
Views: 1,431
Posted By graysonlad
Baron Hogarth

Does anyone have any information on this ship the Baron Hogarth? At least I think that was the name, see below.

In the late 5o's early 60's I worked on a Baron boat in Graysons No1 dry dock. It...
Forum: Ferries 10th December 2009, 08:44
Replies: 5
Views: 2,616
Posted By graysonlad
Wallasey Belle

Thanks for that Pat. Very interesting.

Forum: Wrecks 9th December 2009, 18:37
Replies: 51
Views: 17,876
Posted By graysonlad
Shipping Disasters on the Mersey

Not sure if this is the correct place for this thread but!
I am looking for information that would allow me to put together an illustrate talk, for charity, on ships big and small that have come to...
Forum: Ferries 9th December 2009, 18:23
Replies: 5
Views: 2,616
Posted By graysonlad
Wallasey Belle

Does anybody have any information concerning what I believe was an ex air sea rescue launch that was used on the Mersey as a passenger ferry after WWII.

I remember the craft bobbing about all over...
Forum: Manchester Liners 9th June 2009, 11:52
Replies: 44
Views: 21,445
Posted By graysonlad
Did it happen with another ship?

I have read with interest the details above and other comments on this incident as it fits in with a project I am working on i.e. Accidents on the Manchester Ship Canal.
I recall, but can't give a...
Forum: The Bridge 9th June 2009, 11:22
Replies: 3
Views: 2,743
Posted By graysonlad
Blowing for Tugs

There is an expression in use in the Mersey side area of "blowing for tugs".When used in a conversational manner it has become to mean "I am out of breath".
In the marine sense going back to the...
Forum: The Engine Room 8th June 2009, 20:04
Replies: 4
Views: 2,210
Posted By graysonlad
T2 Electric Motor Propulsion

As an apprentice marine electrician back in the 1950, I worked on a number of these fantastic ships. Can anyone give me any information on the physical size of the propulsion motor i.e. its diameter...
Forum: The Engine Room 8th June 2009, 19:42
Replies: 41
Views: 7,710
Posted By graysonlad
Prop Shaft Stern Glands

50 years ago, when a ship was dry docked and the stern gland and shaft bushing was to be replaced, in our yard, the wooden bushing, removal and refitting, was carried out by the shipwrights. When the...
Forum: Ship Research 14th February 2009, 09:19
Replies: 2
Views: 2,012
Posted By graysonlad
Ship Repair Pictures

Hi. Not sure where to put this thread, but here goes.
I am trying to put together a couple of illustrated talks on ship repairing. I want to do this so that I can share my memories of life in the...
Forum: Passenger Liners 10th February 2009, 09:34
Replies: 25
Views: 4,955
Posted By graysonlad
What a Ship

My wife and I did a cruise on the Achille Lauro Cruise AC9 in October 1993. We sailed from Barcelona to Haifa, among other places.
I got my first glimpse of Achille Lauro as we approached by coach...
Forum: Ship Research 9th February 2009, 19:09
Replies: 14
Views: 1,943
Posted By graysonlad
Not Built to Last

After the war, and as a lad, I worked on many ships that were built just for one trip and not expected to last the war out. As far as I recall they were all welded ship and as the old hands kept...
Forum: Say Hello 5th February 2009, 16:05
Replies: 8
Views: 563
Posted By graysonlad
Ahoy There!

Just Saying hello.

So much info here hard to say were to begin. But I will

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