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Search: Posts Made By: waldziu
Forum: The Engine Room 12th July 2019, 20:57
Replies: 71
Views: 7,455
Posted By waldziu
On the subject of RN ships flooding, dit on. I...

On the subject of RN ships flooding, dit on. I was onboard HMS Fife alongside The Belfast (old ships). I was duty engineering PO when I heard the main broadcast, 'Flood, Flood, Flood. Flood on the...
Forum: Royal Navy 3rd March 2019, 10:31
Replies: 39
Views: 5,377
Posted By waldziu
In the early '70s I transited the Manchester Ship...

In the early '70s I transited the Manchester Ship canal on HMS Dundas, we had the uppermost part of our mast removed in Pompey prior to our sailing. We also had a sailor up the mast with a broom...
Forum: The Engine Room 12th October 2018, 13:50
Replies: 50
Views: 12,153
Posted By waldziu
As a Stoker in the Royal Navy, when I obtained my...

As a Stoker in the Royal Navy, when I obtained my Blr Ticket on HMS Fife I had to put a barrel of beer on for the mess members to consume. As to fines, we would bring PO artificers (spit) up on...
Forum: The Engine Room 24th July 2018, 08:21
Replies: 16
Views: 2,033
Posted By waldziu
I can off this. ...

I can off this.
https://rnli.org/about-us/our-history/timeline/1890-first-steam-driven-lifeboat
Forum: The Engine Room 2nd June 2018, 11:01
Replies: 35
Views: 5,491
Posted By waldziu
In the RN during the70's and 80's, it was 3 miles...

In the RN during the70's and 80's, it was 3 miles out.
Forum: The Engine Room 29th May 2018, 13:26
Replies: 95
Views: 13,616
Posted By waldziu
We were issued with Dyd Welders green cotton...

We were issued with Dyd Welders green cotton ovies (Blr Suit) prior to sailing south in 82.
Forum: The Engine Room 29th May 2018, 12:59
Replies: 35
Views: 5,491
Posted By waldziu
I was in the RN, 66 to 90 and all my war canoes...

I was in the RN, 66 to 90 and all my war canoes flushed everything over the side. Onboard HMS Fife GMD Destroyer, prior to going into the Great Lakes, I was tasked to take charge of OUTs (officers...
Forum: The Engine Room 19th May 2018, 16:02
Replies: 95
Views: 13,616
Posted By waldziu
Prior to the Gulf War, all Royal Naval personnel...

Prior to the Gulf War, all Royal Naval personnel were issued with a white bunny suit(white overalls) for the reason previously mentioned to protect from fire flash.

The MEO (marine engineer...
Forum: The Engine Room 19th May 2018, 15:51
Replies: 95
Views: 13,616
Posted By waldziu
Safety Boots (never laced up) Eng/Blr Rm...

Safety Boots (never laced up)
Eng/Blr Rm Slippers.
Forum: The Engine Room 19th May 2018, 15:27
Replies: 95
Views: 13,616
Posted By waldziu
A size 7 steaming bat has 79 and a half...

A size 7 steaming bat has 79 and a half concentric circles on the bottom. A ling middle watch.
Forum: Royal Navy 7th December 2016, 11:43
Replies: 29
Views: 3,546
Posted By waldziu
The Lusty left Pompey this morning.

The Lusty left Pompey this morning.
Forum: The Engine Room 6th November 2016, 21:11
Replies: 85
Views: 7,277
Posted By waldziu
Ovvies.

"plus we had to wash them ourselves, we couldn't afford to throw them away.
The company never supplied any gear at all. uniforms, boiler suits boots were all supplied by ourselves, Which was quite...
Forum: The Engine Room 26th May 2014, 20:18
Replies: 57
Views: 18,343
Posted By waldziu
Saved use on the Carysfort in the late 60's . As...

Saved use on the Carysfort in the late 60's . As to wheather or not they still use them, over to the panel.
Forum: The Engine Room 23rd December 2013, 08:35
Replies: 52
Views: 9,975
Posted By waldziu
When I was an "Evaporator Operator" on HMS...

When I was an "Evaporator Operator" on HMS Rothesay circa mid 70's whilst on exercise in the Baltic The Deputy Engineer on his evening rounds questioned me about the brine density reading on the Evap...
Forum: The Engine Room 6th December 2013, 19:03
Replies: 52
Views: 9,975
Posted By waldziu
Whilst off Karachi we took on water from shore...

Whilst off Karachi we took on water from shore and chlorinate it and left for 24 hours. The whole crew came down with amebic dysentery. The Shipwright had to be hospitalised in the Seychelles our...
Forum: The Engine Room 5th December 2013, 07:46
Replies: 52
Views: 9,975
Posted By waldziu
In the RN we would not put the evaps to Ships...

In the RN we would not put the evaps to Ships tanks until approx three miles out. If we had to limit to 20 miles we would be up a gum tree when exercising in the Channel. I may be wrong but I'm...
Forum: Royal Navy 27th October 2013, 12:45
Replies: 25
Views: 4,489
Posted By waldziu
Mauritius (Independance Day 12th March 1968) ...

Mauritius (Independance Day 12th March 1968)

I was there on HMS CARYSFORT.
Forum: Royal Navy 9th October 2013, 19:44
Replies: 11
Views: 8,344
Posted By waldziu
There are a group of Ex- Rothesay Stokers circa...

There are a group of Ex- Rothesay Stokers circa mid 70's who get to-gether three or four times a year to do what stokers do best. Even though the Engineering Department had a lot to contend with we...
Forum: Ferries 1st September 2013, 11:01
Replies: 19
Views: 4,898
Posted By waldziu
This was in the early 90's when the tunnel ticket...

This was in the early 90's when the tunnel ticket office was to be built.

I was putting the phone system into the pora-cabins for the constructors.

A tenuous connection to the tunnel I admit....
Forum: United States Navy 1st January 2013, 21:03
Replies: 3
Views: 1,313
Posted By waldziu
On our return from the Gulf area, we were in...

On our return from the Gulf area, we were in company with the Iowa through the Red Sea and we were astern of her when she fired her big bang sticks. It t'were very impressive. Our Gunnery Officer...
Forum: Royal Navy 26th December 2012, 10:42
Replies: 45
Views: 7,396
Posted By waldziu
The Ffrench are professional prisoners.

The Ffrench are professional prisoners.
Forum: Say Hello 26th November 2012, 08:11
Replies: 21
Views: 3,484
Posted By waldziu
Watching that first video; I thought it is...

Watching that first video; I thought it is relatively easy with the mechanical assistance. I remember seeing sailors on British war canoes do it all by hand


jonatzimperial79 welcome to the...
Forum: Royal Navy 24th November 2012, 20:05
Replies: 26
Views: 6,116
Posted By waldziu
Long gone, Vickentallen, mores the pity.

Long gone, Vickentallen, mores the pity.
Forum: Royal Navy 24th November 2012, 19:16
Replies: 20
Views: 6,980
Posted By waldziu
Talking of foreign sailors and our crushers. ...

Talking of foreign sailors and our crushers.
Back in the early 70’s a visiting Canadian ship in Pompey; two Canadian sailors decide to go over to Turk Town (Gosport). Any way one of the sailors on...
Forum: Royal Navy 24th November 2012, 18:57
Replies: 20
Views: 6,980
Posted By waldziu
I remember in the late 60’s where the local Red...

I remember in the late 60’s where the local Red Cap would arrive at the ship whilst in Singers to pick up the detailed off guys who would be the shore patrol. They would then go down the red light...
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