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Old 22nd March 2007, 19:14
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Danny Harrington bosun is bottem left in the photo . tim
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Danny Harrington bosun is bottem left in the photo . tim
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Old 23rd March 2007, 16:19
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Hi Leo, afraid I've no memory fo names either, Danny from Wales I do remember, really nice bloke. the guy in front in white shirt is a Dutchman who worked with us and the one with the check shirt is Niall Kennedy who I worked with, he passed away a few years ago. Charley
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Thanks for the great description Ian. Whilst watching the operations of research vessels on the National Geographic TV channel I have often wondered how the mother ship stayed in position whilst they had the "mini submarines" cruising around ships like the Titanic.

The anchor winches must have been monsters to control the position of a ship with 1/2 mile of cable 56mm thick...awesome
Anchors and 56mm wires were early tech in this field, and were not any good for water depths in excess of 150 metres. Anchors and wires also presented a hazard to seabed pipelines, and oil companies became increasingly nervous about damage to their field infrastructures.The modern research vessels, diving support vessels, and even deep water drilling rigs all position themselves using computer controlled dynamic positioning systems (DP). This enables vessels to maintain position within a few metres in all except severe weather conditions. As far as I can recall, the first one was the Wimpey Sealab, (originally the Elizabeth Bowater) which had the first GEC system, and was still operating in the 90's by Fulgro. DP systems can use GPS, radio signals from line of sight systems(Artemis) , accoustic signals, taut wire systems, and no doubt many more since my days in the industry. So really, Oregis became obsolete soon after her start up, and was only suitable for jobs like SBM installations.
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Hi Leo, afraid I've no memory fo names either, Danny from Wales I do remember, really nice bloke. the guy in front in white shirt is a Dutchman who worked with us and the one with the check shirt is Niall Kennedy who I worked with, he passed away a few years ago. Charley
Hi Charley.
I can see Derek Brand, the guy in the tie & suit I think was the Chippy(not sure) Is that John Mac. at the back left? The person behind the bloke in the suit I think might be Mike Waterton. Come on guys, there must be loads of you out there who know more names.
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Thanks for the great description Ian. Whilst watching the operations of research vessels on the National Geographic TV channel I have often wondered how the mother ship stayed in position whilst they had the "mini submarines" cruising around ships like the Titanic.
The anchor winches must have been monsters to control the position of a ship with 1/2 mile of cable 56mm thick...awesome
The ones you see on these programes use Dynamic Postioning where the Computer works the ships engines and thrusters to maintain a position fixed by Satelliite Navigation. However sometimes anchors are used when possible here is an enlarged section of those fitted to the Seaforth Monarch.
The complete vessel can be seen here:- https://www.shipsnostalgia.com/galler...hp?photo=83105
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DP systems can use GPS, radio signals from line of sight systems(Artemis) , accoustic signals, taut wire systems, and no doubt many more since my days in the industry. So really, Oregis became obsolete soon after her start up, and was only suitable for jobs like SBM installations.
Some twenty five years ago we used a laser bearing. I believe it was the first time it had been used.
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Hi Charley.
I can see Derek Brand, the guy in the tie & suit I think was the Chippy(not sure) Is that John Mac. at the back left? The person behind the bloke in the suit I think might be Mike Waterton. Come on guys, there must be loads of you out there who know more names.
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I,m sure the chippy in the picture is Stan ( the man) Baker from Fleetwood. Around this time there was a few crew from Fleetwood..John Rogers and Harry Farrar to name two.
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Old 2nd January 2009, 15:52
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Hello Ian.I was an apprentice on the Oregis about 1961 & 3rd Mate on the Ormenia.
I started on the Duquessa, then Newburty Orgegis & Shaftesbury. 2n Mates exams yjen Westbury & Oremina. Cheers. Dave Menzies.
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Memory a bit hazy, spent a wonderful year in the Hardington Hotel , Whitley Bay,with the crew during fit out. Remember Derick Brand c/o, I'll have to delve deep for other names, Capt. Magnus Tullock, deceased, Wesh bosun name?. Actuall ships name on conversion was HTS COUPLIER 1, The first crane fitted was a disaster, a second/hand Stoddart & Pitt, much too slow, top heavy and underpowered, on test it nearly capsized the ship and another shore crane had to be got to lift the test weight as the gears had locked and would not allow the ship to right. One of many similar events of the conversion and fit out.. Old Mr. John used fly up from London with his young engineer for regular meetings, hard to believe he's still alive.
The Welsh Bosun would be Danny Harrington.
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Hi. Have just posted a picture of the Oregis at Fords Dagenham on cargo ships, dated August 1965 which I have just " found"
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Thanks David, a nice reminder of a nightmare berth... on the bouys and onto the berth.. not a lot of fun.
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Old 7th September 2009, 18:03
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Picture of Oregis in Thames posted under Cargo ships last week picture dated 1967. Dave Menzies.
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Just having an afternoon of nostalgia and came across an article that was in the Jarrow and Hebburn Gazette. it was published just last November and has a picture of the Oregis on the Black Middens with the Northsider tug. www.jarrowandhebburngazette.com
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Hi Charley.
I can see Derek Brand, the guy in the tie & suit I think was the Chippy(not sure) Is that John Mac. at the back left? The person behind the bloke in the suit I think might be Mike Waterton. Come on guys, there must be loads of you out there who know more names.
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Hi

Just come across this photo. I was a sparky on the Oregis for three years. Harry Farrar is back far left. Derek Brand holding his pint. Stan 'the man' Baker, chippy, in black tie with Mike Waterton behind him. Is that John Macadam far right only because it could be his son Simon..spitting image. If I am not mistaken at the very back with his head above everyone else is Jim 'the yard dog' Gilchrist, then second mate...recognised by his shoulders and leather jacket. Low and behold that is me, Mike Scott' behind Derek Brand with my hand on his shoulder.

Definitely the Hartington Hotel. Spent winters laid up in the Tyne and all of my 6 a day offshore allowance in the Hartington Hotel.

Other sparkies at that time would be Kev Bisby and Eddie from Spain.
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