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Search: Posts Made By: Steve Hodges
Forum: Tall ships 22nd September 2019, 21:51
Replies: 27
Views: 1,980
Posted By Steve Hodges
I think I would have to go with Newby's"The Last...

I think I would have to go with Newby's"The Last Grain Race" as having made the most impression on me, but Villier's " By Way of Cape Horn" runs it a close second.

One day, when all of us are...
Forum: BP Shipping 22nd September 2019, 21:30
Replies: 19
Views: 2,572
Posted By Steve Hodges
Angry So, British Heritage, Tradition and Legacy are...

So, British Heritage, Tradition and Legacy are now actually owned by the Chinese. I wish it was just the ships..........
Forum: Tall ships 25th July 2019, 22:17
Replies: 6
Views: 1,055
Posted By Steve Hodges
Thanks for posting this, Bill, it was great to...

Thanks for posting this, Bill, it was great to watch.I think the sails of the "Katie" told just how tough this trade was for a sailing vessel when the film was made, like patchwork quilts.......
Forum: Tankers 21st April 2019, 21:46
Replies: 5
Views: 2,450
Posted By Steve Hodges
Thanks for that - it's a pity I can't read...

Thanks for that - it's a pity I can't read Spanish. I am awestruck that a ship that big would be launched from a slipway. I saw the Texaco Great Britain slip-launched on the Tyne - she was 252,000dwt...
Forum: The Engine Room 10th April 2019, 21:47
Replies: 75
Views: 27,563
Posted By Steve Hodges
I believe I had the pleasure of sailing with this...

I believe I had the pleasure of sailing with this gentleman too, on his last trip with BP. He had given in his notice ( if my memory serves, to emigrate to South Africa) when leaving his last ship,...
Forum: News and Views from the Shipping World 9th March 2019, 13:57
Replies: 36
Views: 3,609
Posted By Steve Hodges
Perhaps some correspondents of the deck...

Perhaps some correspondents of the deck persuasion can answer this question from an old engineer..... with its enormous tophamper, at what point on the Beaufort scale does a thing like MSC Bellisima...
Forum: News and Views from the Shipping World 3rd March 2019, 15:37
Replies: 36
Views: 3,609
Posted By Steve Hodges
I reckon accountants are responsible for 98% of...

I reckon accountants are responsible for 98% of these horrors, but they keep one elderly naval architect who is allowed to design the bow. And they only let him make that pointed so that people will...
Forum: News and Views from the Shipping World 2nd March 2019, 19:36
Replies: 36
Views: 3,609
Posted By Steve Hodges
MSC Bellissima

Named at Southampton today. MSC's advert in my newspaper today calls it "The world's most beautiful" ship. God help us. Whatever happened to the Trades Descriptions Act?(Sad)
Forum: BP Shipping 8th November 2018, 22:41
Replies: 39
Views: 8,577
Posted By Steve Hodges
Just came across this old thread which stirred a...

Just came across this old thread which stirred a few grey cells in the memory. My abiding memory of NavAps in the engine room was that they seemed to have been well briefed to beware the engineers...
Forum: News and Views from the Shipping World 2nd November 2018, 18:15
Replies: 4
Views: 1,367
Posted By Steve Hodges
I missed this one - which is more than the ferry...

I missed this one - which is more than the ferry did! Glad it wasn't my car first in line to get off...
Forum: The Engine Room 9th June 2018, 20:58
Replies: 35
Views: 5,528
Posted By Steve Hodges
Fascinating thread! Reminded me of the Night of...

Fascinating thread! Reminded me of the Night of the Brown Rain....I was on a1970s steamturbine VLCC with UMS operation. It had a sewage treatment unit, affectionately known as The Jobby Muncher,...
Forum: Tankers 23rd December 2017, 12:56
Replies: 5
Views: 2,450
Posted By Steve Hodges
"Al Andalus" of KOTC (1975)

Just uploaded a photo that I found in my " archives" to the Gallery. Its of Kuwait Oil Tanker Co's " Al Andalus",taken up the Gulf, which Auke Visser's splendid website tells me was 362,946 dwt and...
Forum: Model Ships 9th December 2017, 20:11
Replies: 2
Views: 1,351
Posted By Steve Hodges
Help please! Billings "Danmark"

As I am fast approaching retirement and looking forward to spending a lot more time on my modelling, I took a punt on a job lot of three "part-completed ship model kits" offered on E-Bay, and as I...
Forum: The Engine Room 13th July 2017, 21:51
Replies: 83
Views: 14,732
Posted By Steve Hodges
Unlike your doctor, I am not amazed. As this...

Unlike your doctor, I am not amazed. As this thread has demonstrated, asbestos-related disease - if detected early - can mean compensation, and a lot of that compensation bill would land at the...
Forum: BP Shipping 18th March 2017, 21:57
Replies: 9
Views: 2,252
Posted By Steve Hodges
I bet the model is stuck on the dish with...

I bet the model is stuck on the dish with Thistlebond.............
Forum: Nautical Colleges 3rd December 2016, 17:48
Replies: 119
Views: 36,067
Posted By Steve Hodges
If -repeat if - I remember correctly, the said Mr...

If -repeat if - I remember correctly, the said Mr Bennet did his time as draughtsman at Blackburn Aircraft and told us his claim to fame was that he designed the cockpit canopy for the Blackburn...
Forum: News and Views from the Shipping World 2nd December 2016, 14:19
Replies: 14
Views: 2,511
Posted By Steve Hodges
Not surprised. When the carrier transited the...

Not surprised. When the carrier transited the Channel its engines were smoking badly in all the video I saw. The Russian navy has been starved of cash for maintenance for twenty years plus. I went...
Forum: Places, People & Events of Maritime Interest 12th November 2016, 22:44
Replies: 24
Views: 4,115
Posted By Steve Hodges
Ah Hamburg! visited as a first tripper.........

Ah Hamburg! visited as a first tripper...... never forgotten. Anyone remember the tenpin bowling alley where they served litres of lager to visiting matelots as they played? Absolute mayhem........
Forum: The Engine Room 12th November 2016, 21:40
Replies: 85
Views: 7,291
Posted By Steve Hodges
OhGod yes, its coming back to me now. BP supplied...

OhGod yes, its coming back to me now. BP supplied green plastic boilys for working in the crankcase, but I only tried wearing one once even though we were coasting Northern Europe in winter. The...
Forum: The Engine Room 6th November 2016, 19:21
Replies: 85
Views: 7,291
Posted By Steve Hodges
No one seems to have mentioned taking crankshaft...

No one seems to have mentioned taking crankshaft deflection readings. I was a steam man but I did my last trip as 3E on an LB Doxford, and I seem to recall that beside crankcase inspections the CE...
Forum: News and Views from the Shipping World 15th January 2016, 16:23
Replies: 52
Views: 9,628
Posted By Steve Hodges
I have often thought the same thing. The...

I have often thought the same thing. The "bullshit industry" has perpetrated the story that the vessel was something really extraordinary, when she was just one step in a progression of design. Even...
Forum: News and Views from the Shipping World 8th December 2015, 12:19
Replies: 5
Views: 1,035
Posted By Steve Hodges
Must be fun cleaning the bridge windows.....

Must be fun cleaning the bridge windows.....
Forum: The Engine Room 18th October 2015, 21:12
Replies: 82
Views: 14,481
Posted By Steve Hodges
No, Reaction Engines - turbine/rocket hybrids...

No, Reaction Engines - turbine/rocket hybrids for ( hopefully ) the next generation of lift-to-orbit vehicles.
Forum: The Engine Room 14th October 2015, 22:25
Replies: 82
Views: 14,481
Posted By Steve Hodges
I bred three sons, none of whom showed the...

I bred three sons, none of whom showed the slightest interest in things mechanical whilst under my roof. BUT... the youngest, after unsuccessfully trying to make a career in music, ended up as a temp...
Forum: BP Shipping 14th October 2015, 21:52
Replies: 41
Views: 8,235
Posted By Steve Hodges
If you'll permit a small diversion from the theme...

If you'll permit a small diversion from the theme of this thread, does anyone recall the Little Blue Boat that sometimes came out of Cape Town with stores, presumably if the chopper was bust. I left...
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