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Search: Posts Made By: harry t.
Forum: Bank Line 20th January 2020, 16:57
Replies: 16
Views: 642
Posted By harry t.
no time to let go the anchor

Steaming up with a tug fast forad, cleared by the ‘bridge master’ to pass under the double set of railway bridges on the Calumet river in south Chicago. A train 50 miles away in Indiana, triggered a...
Forum: Ship Research 20th January 2020, 16:26
Replies: 7
Views: 254
Posted By harry t.
Margaret Johnson

hello P.N.
20th century built model depicting the Swedish freighter M/S MARGARET JOHNSON built 1928 (rebuilt 1948) by Aktiebolaget Götaverken, Gothenburg for Rederiaktiebolaget Nordstjernan,...
Forum: Ship Research 20th January 2020, 12:41
Replies: 7
Views: 254
Posted By harry t.
Margaret, Axel and Annie Johnson

Hi and Hello,

http://www.shipspotting.com/gallery/photo.php?lid=2927003 - photo, history and her fate
...
Forum: Bank Line 19th January 2020, 21:18
Replies: 16
Views: 642
Posted By harry t.
the spare anchor shackle

After calculating the chain required it will be divided into two equal halves. But as per the classification rules the ship has to be provided with one spare shackle and this is usually connected to...
Forum: News and Views from the Shipping World 5th January 2020, 12:48
Replies: 33
Views: 3,055
Posted By harry t.
Understanding modern technology and ship handling

indeed, I've been with old boys like that. They worried a fuse might blow -'then where would you be?'
Looking at any one of a number of vids on utube, some of the misfortunes experienced when...
Forum: News and Views from the Shipping World 5th January 2020, 08:23
Replies: 33
Views: 3,055
Posted By harry t.
Understanding modern technology and ship handling

in my experience owners will only fit this expensive equipment when its deemed absolutely necessary, as stated, but if the man in command lets his dick take charge, such as in the ”Costa” incident,...
Forum: News and Views from the Shipping World 30th December 2019, 08:26
Replies: 33
Views: 3,055
Posted By harry t.
in changing times

Emailing an old friend, a Ch/Engr. on changes we shared, and not for the better in the 80’s.

“…………. would agree with that, sure remember those two BP tankers the bosses took on, in no time they...
Forum: News and Views from the Shipping World 29th December 2019, 08:28
Replies: 33
Views: 3,055
Posted By harry t.
Experienced helmsmen certainly do make life easier

from a letter home;
"On first arriving in the Gulf it didn’t take long to realise these GP1’s (helmsmen) knew every port, creek and submarine mooring buoy better than me, making it so much easier to...
Forum: News and Views from the Shipping World 26th December 2019, 21:02
Replies: 33
Views: 3,055
Posted By harry t.
An exception to an earlier post.

One tour on a ship that differed from the ‘norm’, i.e., - steaming in towards a berth, bow first, on any FG ship. As below.

On a shallow draft heavy lift vessel with the bridge and accommodation...
Forum: News and Views from the Shipping World 26th December 2019, 08:44
Replies: 33
Views: 3,055
Posted By harry t.
ship handling

No matter the whereabouts of the ‘bridge’, - for’ad, midships or aft, such as on a ‘muzzle loader’. The usual sensible position for the master or pilot is to con the lady from the bridge wing where...
Forum: News and Views from the Shipping World 21st December 2019, 07:56
Replies: 52
Views: 8,837
Posted By harry t.
Did you know that 16 of the 41 American Presidents were Ulster-Scots

https://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/imported/twenty-things-you-didnt-know-about-ulsterscots-28325043.html


back to the subject - bunkering, a dirty and hard old job back then
Forum: News and Views from the Shipping World 20th December 2019, 21:06
Replies: 52
Views: 8,837
Posted By harry t.
the first not to be provided with a suit of sails in case of engine breakdown.

Teutonic and Majestic (Yard No. 209) were the first ships to be built with an annual subsidy from the British Admiralty so that in time of war or national emergency they could be quickly converted...
Forum: Tugs 15th December 2019, 08:19
Replies: 2
Views: 247
Posted By harry t.
Great Lakes Tugs & Workboats

Utube vid - Tugs attending,- Paul R. Tregurtha Aground in Duluth, Sept. 20, 2014 - 'Kentucky' still going strong after 90 years?

https://youtu.be/wGE2CPFsnrQ - 'Kentucky' in attendance - patience...
Forum: Ship Research 14th December 2019, 20:42
Replies: 20
Views: 934
Posted By harry t.
twin volvo 129A - Low noise level

PROPULSION SYSTEM
MAIN ENGINE Twin Volvo 120A 1000hp
THRUSTER Schottle SPJ Azimuth 400 hp
BOW THRUSTER Denison 150 hp
STERN THRUSTER Torkmaster 150 hp

the makers claim;

Low noise level and...
Forum: Ship Research 14th December 2019, 14:59
Replies: 20
Views: 934
Posted By harry t.
a well found yacht in the making

strip away a lot of the existing deck paraphernalia, a quick lick of paint, nice, eye catching colours as you suggest, and it would appear from this description, you’ve got yourself a well-found...
Forum: Ship Research 14th December 2019, 13:04
Replies: 20
Views: 934
Posted By harry t.
Severn Sea

Aye indeed Stephen, just the job. Then get her away down closer to the tropics. On a handy berth, a short dander to the nearest hostelry with a table from which we can watch the ‘world go by’.
I...
Forum: Ship Research 14th December 2019, 08:46
Replies: 20
Views: 934
Posted By harry t.
Shipwrights

Their skills when signed on A of A so sadly missed, not just the daily shipboard soundings, everything from straightening fallen derricks to repairing damaged gangways or accommodation ladders,...
Forum: News and Views from the Shipping World 14th December 2019, 08:10
Replies: 52
Views: 8,837
Posted By harry t.
Not many yards can claim some of their work was...

Not many yards can claim some of their work was still trading on the high seas 75 years after launching, such as the Germanic, sister of the Britannic (1875). She had an illustrious career with...
Forum: Say Hello 13th December 2019, 16:39
Replies: 2
Views: 292
Posted By harry t.
Emil Gut aka 'blausioux'

https://www.google.com/search?q=Emil+Gut&oq=Emil+Gut&aqs=chrome..69i57&sourceid=chrome&ie=UTF-8

https://www.shipsnostalgia.com/gallery/showphoto.php/photo/1205377/cat/533 - right click to open...
Forum: Ship Research 6th December 2019, 10:22
Replies: 20
Views: 934
Posted By harry t.
Very old counter type. History?

History. there we are, just ask a younger pair of eyes and away we go.

SEVERN SEA is a Research vessel built in 1947 by GAVLE VARV - GAVLE, SWEDEN. Currently sailing under the flag of United...
Forum: Ship Research 5th December 2019, 20:52
Replies: 20
Views: 934
Posted By harry t.
very old counter type. History? - not known.

Regrettably shore people are not so curious as to ask a question, including my eldest who took these photos .Presumably the owner or insurers brought in this lady, close to a wreck the diving club...
Forum: Ship Research 5th December 2019, 15:45
Replies: 20
Views: 934
Posted By harry t.
your post brought memories flooding back, as...

your post brought memories flooding back, as below;

From an email discussing an old shipmate and his nephew, both recently passed on.

When old John heard about Maggie, he was determined to sell...
Forum: Ship Research 5th December 2019, 10:31
Replies: 20
Views: 934
Posted By harry t.
The man who launched the Titanic

the old fashioned 'shipwright' from the shipyards, much appreciated if they decided to do a bit of seafaring and signed on as 'chippy', whether on sail or steam, until the 70's.

...
Forum: Books, Magazines, TV, Video & Publications 4th December 2019, 20:36
Replies: 11
Views: 1,560
Posted By harry t.
https://youtu.be/66bvIgfHwYU - The Investigation...

https://youtu.be/66bvIgfHwYU - The Investigation of the Sinking of US Cargo Vessel El Faro

https://youtu.be/AmqsKKtE4-I - Sinking of US Cargo Vessel SS El Faro

https://youtu.be/OjCOqvakIn8 -...
Forum: The Galley 5th November 2019, 10:06
Replies: 34
Views: 3,638
Posted By harry t.
Irish Guards

Ach aye, that was just wee Billy’s joke, he was forever getting burns, especially in bad weather, trying to reach over the galley stoves as he was so short.


One of his party pieces related to...
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