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Forum: Royal Maritime Auxiliary Service 13th June 2012, 10:11
Replies: 4
Views: 2,459
Posted By mil511mariner
Porpoise was used as a static dived target around...

Porpoise was used as a static dived target around 1985 and was kept in Loch Ewe when not being used on the torpedo range at Kyle. I believe she later sank under tow, possibly the med but not sure.
Forum: Royal Maritime Auxiliary Service 5th June 2012, 17:29
Replies: 41
Views: 8,648
Posted By mil511mariner
Cockchafer - Fyne Spirit - now the POLARIS 1,...

Cockchafer - Fyne Spirit - now the POLARIS 1, registered in Marseille - good photographs and information on her new life an an expedition ship, on blueplanetexpeditions.co.uk
Forum: Royal Maritime Auxiliary Service 18th April 2012, 10:47
Replies: 7
Views: 4,127
Posted By mil511mariner
Concur

Concur
Forum: Royal Maritime Auxiliary Service 16th April 2012, 11:37
Replies: 34
Views: 5,527
Posted By mil511mariner
To set the record straight it was a senior...

To set the record straight it was a senior mangement decision - higher than GMRMAS, that stopped the Newton doing ODAS. The requirement to drop everything when the weather was suitable for ODAS did...
Forum: Royal Maritime Auxiliary Service 16th April 2012, 10:45
Replies: 39
Views: 16,482
Posted By mil511mariner
The cable engines were stripped out as they were...

The cable engines were stripped out as they were obsolete - BT had looked at chartering the boat in 1996 but were horrified at the antique machinery on board being used on there expensive fibre optic...
Forum: Royal Maritime Auxiliary Service 15th April 2012, 19:02
Replies: 79
Views: 24,143
Posted By mil511mariner
Nice new shiny generators post 2000 SLEP - not...

Nice new shiny generators post 2000 SLEP - not the leaky tired old Mirrlees Blackstones she was built with. I later found out, during an interesting conversation with an Indian Engineer, that the...
Forum: Royal Maritime Auxiliary Service 15th April 2012, 18:00
Replies: 79
Views: 24,143
Posted By mil511mariner
You got in before me Ron - BZ If I remember...

You got in before me Ron - BZ

If I remember it was the Robust that towed her home from the Bay of Biscay early 1987ish.
Got around on the top sets at least 4 times when there were problems down...
Forum: Bank Line 15th April 2012, 17:46
Replies: 7
Views: 1,984
Posted By mil511mariner
Current bid is 159 - ouch

Current bid is 159 - ouch
Forum: Royal Maritime Auxiliary Service 5th April 2012, 17:03
Replies: 17
Views: 5,243
Posted By mil511mariner
What ever happened to the wooden scroll with the...

What ever happened to the wooden scroll with the Typhoons "battle honours" for the Falklands ? I was shown it in a box in Foxhill a long time ago on a visit to "the office".
Forum: Royal Maritime Auxiliary Service 6th February 2012, 14:19
Replies: 8
Views: 2,971
Posted By mil511mariner
Steve (not Keith) in Devonport Kelvin in Pompey...

Steve (not Keith) in Devonport
Kelvin in Pompey
Don is an active member of the RMAS Assoc and the Secretary Eddie is the guy to contact.
My Grandfather taught Bill and Don to box after WW2 - Both...
Forum: Royal Maritime Auxiliary Service 6th February 2012, 14:12
Replies: 34
Views: 5,527
Posted By mil511mariner
Newton always too busy doing interesting stuff...

Newton always too busy doing interesting stuff Mike

They tried to get us on the job once but another customer with a bit of clout stopped it.
Forum: Royal Maritime Auxiliary Service 3rd January 2012, 16:25
Replies: 50
Views: 11,561
Posted By mil511mariner
Warships and Auxiliaries 1987 stated that the...

Warships and Auxiliaries 1987 stated that the Sal's were built at a cost of 9 million each - big bucks then
Forum: Royal Maritime Auxiliary Service 2nd January 2012, 15:45
Replies: 50
Views: 11,561
Posted By mil511mariner
Mike, was it not the requirement for tidal lifts...

Mike, was it not the requirement for tidal lifts that kept the Sal's equiped with Horns ?

The Wimpey Seahorse came to Kyle around 83 to support Seaforth Clansman with the SAT divers, between the 2...
Forum: Royal Maritime Auxiliary Service 2nd January 2012, 15:34
Replies: 50
Views: 11,561
Posted By mil511mariner
The MoD bought 3 ex Seaforth anchor handlers 82 /...

The MoD bought 3 ex Seaforth anchor handlers 82 / 83 ripped the tow winches out and sent them to the Falklands as patrol boats. Early 90's the Sentinel came to Plymouth and was refitted with towing...
Forum: Royal Maritime Auxiliary Service 1st January 2012, 13:58
Replies: 50
Views: 11,561
Posted By mil511mariner
I agree I havent been on the Victoria but...

I agree

I havent been on the Victoria but have heard that she is "uncomfortable" in weather, the UT 745 are great sea boats as well as being very reliable and adaptable platforms if you want to...
Forum: Royal Maritime Auxiliary Service 30th December 2011, 13:04
Replies: 50
Views: 11,561
Posted By mil511mariner
Mark the Northern River has mostly been used for...

Mark the Northern River has mostly been used for cable work by CTC and she is equiped with full work class ROV spread and moon pool and is DP2 - my thought was that you would use a vessel like this...
Forum: Royal Maritime Auxiliary Service 29th December 2011, 12:20
Replies: 50
Views: 11,561
Posted By mil511mariner
Yes thats the one. Deep Ocean Group operated...

Yes thats the one.
Deep Ocean Group operated her.
TRICO went **** up and their operation was split up about 2 years ago. My ship Northern Chaser was sold to China.
Forum: Royal Maritime Auxiliary Service 28th December 2011, 12:19
Replies: 50
Views: 11,561
Posted By mil511mariner
UT745L ‘Northern River’ has been successfully...

UT745L ‘Northern River’ has been successfully delivered to her new owners Serco Ltd on 20th December

Built as a platform supply vessel she has no towing capacity.

Used by deep ocean group for...
Forum: Bank Line 3rd October 2011, 15:44
Replies: 6
Views: 1,648
Posted By mil511mariner
E-bay is worth a look every now and again - I...

E-bay is worth a look every now and again - I bought a bank line cup and saucer last month couldnt really explain why to the memsahib.

There is one seller does a line in key rings with house...
Forum: Royal Maritime Auxiliary Service 6th July 2011, 20:30
Replies: 6
Views: 2,069
Posted By mil511mariner
I agree

I agree
Forum: Royal Maritime Auxiliary Service 21st June 2011, 17:01
Replies: 17
Views: 7,358
Posted By mil511mariner
Back in Plymouth as Ron says in his post - but no...

Back in Plymouth as Ron says in his post - but no vessel history - the boat just turns up in mid channel.

Marinetraffic,com and shipais.com both usually have good coverage out to Ushant and...
Forum: Bank Line 21st June 2011, 16:44
Replies: 9
Views: 2,176
Posted By mil511mariner
I remember being on the bridge as last trip cadet...

I remember being on the bridge as last trip cadet helping getting things ready for sea when the first trip engineer cadet grabbed me and asked where the fog locker was as the 2nd had told him to go...
Forum: Royal Maritime Auxiliary Service 17th June 2011, 18:53
Replies: 17
Views: 7,358
Posted By mil511mariner
It is quite amusing how the AIS signal from SD...

It is quite amusing how the AIS signal from SD Victoria appears and disappears at times..............
Forum: Royal Maritime Auxiliary Service 30th May 2011, 14:38
Replies: 10
Views: 2,408
Posted By mil511mariner
SP I recall being told the story of the Cairn...

SP
I recall being told the story of the Cairn being rolled, when she was moved to Kyle and converted to do target work - I believe the chief engineer was on the plates when it happened and still...
Forum: Royal Maritime Auxiliary Service 24th May 2011, 12:10
Replies: 79
Views: 24,143
Posted By mil511mariner
With regard to the Newtons hull - class...

With regard to the Newtons hull - class restrictions were imposed in the late 1990's due to the brittle nature of the steel used to build the ship. This meant the ship could not work North of 66N...
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