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Search: Posts Made By: Split
Forum: News and Views from the Shipping World 21st July 2019, 18:32
Replies: 73
Views: 5,774
Posted By Split
I agree with you. Anyone who is surprised by the...

I agree with you. Anyone who is surprised by the Iranian reaction to the UK arrest of their tanker is na´ve, IMO. UK politicians are so busy with Brexit that their defence policy is up the wall,...
Forum: Computers and The Internet 14th May 2019, 17:56
Replies: 36
Ink
Views: 2,867
Posted By Split
I use email, these days. I rarely get a letter....

I use email, these days. I rarely get a letter. Even the MNOPF gets the periodic "Confirmation That You are still Alive" form sent by email.
Forum: Computers and The Internet 12th May 2019, 18:20
Replies: 36
Ink
Views: 2,867
Posted By Split
Didn't you find several pots stuffed with...

Didn't you find several pots stuffed with blotting paper? I can remember a classmate, who had family in the States, proudly producing the first Biro that I had seen, towards the end of the war.
...
Forum: Computers and The Internet 4th May 2019, 18:56
Replies: 36
Ink
Views: 2,867
Posted By Split
Yes, the time factor is another factor but I'm...

Yes, the time factor is another factor but I'm off home printers altogether.

I don't do enough paper work to merit getting another. Canon has a name in cameras but they abuse it because people...
Forum: Computers and The Internet 29th April 2019, 18:20
Replies: 36
Ink
Views: 2,867
Posted By Split
I have a Cannon printer, bought for 74 Euros....

I have a Cannon printer, bought for 74 Euros. Found that the ink cartridges cost half that. I packed it away in its box and, later, thought of my grandkids but decided to warn my son beforehand,...
Forum: Royal Fleet Auxiliary 12th February 2019, 14:12
Replies: 7
Views: 664
Posted By Split
Maybe you knew him, then. Paul Abley, a real...

Maybe you knew him, then. Paul Abley, a real gentleman. Soft spoken, came from Southampton and had an Extra Master's.
Forum: Royal Fleet Auxiliary 11th February 2019, 18:29
Replies: 7
Views: 664
Posted By Split
I was with an Old Man who told me that he had...

I was with an Old Man who told me that he had served on her. He said that she was known as the Tiderace to rhyme with that popular singer, at the time, Liberace. Could that be a reason?
Forum: Esso Tankers 25th December 2018, 11:31
Replies: 27
Views: 8,950
Posted By Split
Caltex had stacks of t2s under the British flag....

Caltex had stacks of t2s under the British flag. You should be able to find that trademark somewhere.
Forum: Computers and The Internet 1st December 2018, 17:34
Replies: 15
Views: 2,027
Posted By Split
I'm fairly ancient and a bit thick with computers...

I'm fairly ancient and a bit thick with computers but I agree with you. I can't remember how long I've had this computer, years, but my son set me up with Windows 10 from then and I've had no trouble...
Forum: Say Hello 1st November 2018, 19:14
Replies: 3
Views: 453
Posted By Split
On my first voyage, in 1948, as apprentice, I...

On my first voyage, in 1948, as apprentice, I sailed with a Sparks named--Colin Smith!

Welcome aboard, Colin.
Forum: Say Hello 20th September 2018, 18:23
Replies: 5
Views: 401
Posted By Split
Yes. indeed, you've taken your time, but we are...

Yes. indeed, you've taken your time, but we are all very pleased to hear from you.

Fortunately, for me, I was too young to be at sea during this period. I thought that I was one of the oldest!...
Forum: Tramp Steamers 1st September 2018, 12:26
Replies: 27
Views: 12,970
Posted By Split
I was, also, 3rd mate of Woldingham Hill. I think...

I was, also, 3rd mate of Woldingham Hill. I think I joined in '53. I remember that I was in an Avonmouth hotel, waiting for her, when Stalin died.
Robson was Master.

The voyages were, loading...
Forum: Looking for Old Shipmates 26th August 2018, 18:13
Replies: 35
Views: 5,226
Posted By Split
I went to sea in 1948, apprentice at something...

I went to sea in 1948, apprentice at something over 6 pounds per month, left in 1962 as Mate with Master's Certificate. They were good years but I think that I did the right thing when I left the sea.
Forum: The Bridge 20th August 2018, 16:37
Replies: 77
Views: 13,867
Posted By Split
I was in a hurricane off Cape Hatteras. We were...

I was in a hurricane off Cape Hatteras. We were bound for Baltimore. It was the only one that I have experienced during my sea career. I was a 3rd year apprentice.

There was no way that we could...
Forum: Computers and The Internet 27th June 2018, 17:57
Replies: 55
Views: 5,464
Posted By Split
For what it's worth. Out of curiosity, since I...

For what it's worth. Out of curiosity, since I don't, normally, go into the gallery I pressed the button and it seems to be working fine.

Ah! I'm sorry, I should have read the thread. It's not...
Forum: Histories 24th June 2018, 17:59
Replies: 114
Views: 16,298
Posted By Split
You sure she was a Liberty? It's a long time,...

You sure she was a Liberty? It's a long time, since then, and I may be wrong. It's the year I was up for 2nd Mate. We used to call American Liberties Samboats. I thought that she was a Victory ship,...
Forum: Say Hello 28th May 2018, 18:13
Replies: 2
Views: 450
Posted By Split
Well, well, well! That is a pleasant surprise. I...

Well, well, well! That is a pleasant surprise. I don't read of LNS and Counties that often. I went to LNS 1945 (I think) and, in 1948 joined Counties. I was 3rd mate on "Woldingham Hill" when you...
Forum: Tramp Steamers 24th April 2018, 17:25
Replies: 108
Views: 57,879
Posted By Split
I wrote 1968. I'd been ashore 5 years, by then! I...

I wrote 1968. I'd been ashore 5 years, by then! I meant 1948.
Forum: The Bridge 5th April 2018, 19:25
Replies: 54
Views: 8,335
Posted By Split
Never seen a dry compass. I thought that they...

Never seen a dry compass. I thought that they were too lively for working on ships. The liquid in them dampens the movement down.
Forum: Computers and The Internet 5th April 2018, 17:55
Replies: 18
Views: 2,599
Posted By Split
I had a similar problem with my desktop computer....

I had a similar problem with my desktop computer. The monitor was very old and I found it easier to get a new one. The screen's bigger and the whole unit takes up less space. If you have a laptop,...
Forum: The Bridge 5th April 2018, 17:42
Replies: 54
Views: 8,335
Posted By Split
The war built Forts had no gyro. We steered by...

The war built Forts had no gyro. We steered by magnetic compass. We got compass errors every watch. The first gyro I saw was on Woldingham Hill, when I was 3rd Mate., that was 1954. There was no...
Forum: Books, Magazines, TV, Video & Publications 9th December 2017, 13:14
Replies: 0
Views: 913
Posted By Split
SS Central America

"Ship of Gold in the deep blue sea" by Gary Kinder.

My copy was published by Acabus, in 1998 and is about the US registered SS Central America in 1857.

Non-fiction, it is the story of how she...
Forum: News and Views from the Shipping World 20th November 2017, 16:58
Replies: 21
Views: 3,176
Posted By Split
If ships are allowed to sail in an unseaworthy...

If ships are allowed to sail in an unseaworthy state, then the country, where she was loaded, must be responsible for the damage. Try to get the money from Russia or China, but don't put the blame...
Forum: News and Views from the Shipping World 19th November 2017, 17:22
Replies: 21
Views: 3,176
Posted By Split
Something like the Italian and Spanish problem of...

Something like the Italian and Spanish problem of picking up boat people in the Med? Or, to stay on the subject, the ship charterers and insurers of the cargo?

In other words, human nature up to...
Forum: News and Views from the Shipping World 19th November 2017, 12:13
Replies: 21
Views: 3,176
Posted By Split
One of the most used conditional words, ever...

One of the most used conditional words, ever since time memoriable, is "might", along with "should", "could" , "if" and the rest. You used it.

The Port Captain had a decision to take. An...
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