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Old 10th November 2013, 11:07
Walter van Lier Walter van Lier is offline  
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Hello from Walter van Lier

I just find this site on my free day, and I am very curious of I can get in contact with my old friends, with who I was working on the vessels of the Uiterwijck Corp. from Tampa early 70 till 1980. I work now all ready 33 years on shore but I still missing the my old job.
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Old 10th November 2013, 11:46
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On behalf of the 'SN Moderating Team', welcome aboard Walter.

Hopefully, you will find former shipmates. Good luck
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Old 10th November 2013, 11:53
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Thanks David, I'm really looking forward.
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Old 10th November 2013, 12:02
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I just find this site on my free day, and I am very curious of I can get in contact with my old friends, with who I was working on the vessels of the Uiterwijck Corp. from Tampa early 70 till 1980. I work now all ready 33 years on shore but I still missing the my old job.
Regards, Walter ( Old Flying Squad Engineer)
Walter, Did Uiterwijck have the Reefers with the electromagnetic slip couplings in your time? Denholm's got the Polar Columbia and the Polar Uruguay when the banks repossessed. David V
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Old 10th November 2013, 12:31
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Walter,
A warm welcome to Ships Nostalgia where I hope you'll find much of interest.
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Old 10th November 2013, 12:48
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David, I,m not sure about that, I need to dig deep into my memory, the last years we were with 3 guys responsible for only to overhaul the main engines , we had our repair containers on deck, and we did also a special training in Milwaukee, by the Colt industry (Pielstick factory) all the engines on the Polar ships were a mess. Walter
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Old 10th November 2013, 14:23
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Walter,

I can't remember the two medium speed crap heaps they used (might well have been two stage TC version Pielsticks) in manouevring one ahead and one astern at constant speed then coupled and regulated by the EM slip coupling (the largest ever produced according to Siemens). Another strangeness was the multiple 'fridge compressor banks (with common sump) one integral motor burn and the lot were wrecked by the acidification of the LO.

One of our 'proper' supers, Brian Yates, rode one from Capetown to Durban around the time we took them over - had several CC explosions on the way there!

In our time they had difficulty in maintaining charter speed and the temptation to push them too hard was ever present. We had one photograph with the thick black smoke from funnel to distant horizon.

Anyway, welcome aboard - we don't have such exciting times on (this) line!
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Old 10th November 2013, 15:28
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Walter,

Once again, on behalf of the SN Moderating Team, a warm welcome aboard from the Isle of Anglesey!
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Greetings Walter and welcome to SN. Bon voyage.
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