Sad news Kevin. I sailed with him in 1973 on Troll River. I was Cadet at the time and didn't have many dealings with him but, he always struck me as being a jovial gentleman. If I remember correctly he lived in Ayr.i have been told today that captain ian ramsay died of a heart attack yesterday in glasgow age 75 another old timer crossed the bar rip.
hi ray i sailed with him on troll lake he was ok as old man did not bother anybody cardinal grey was mate regards kev.Sad news Kevin. I sailed with him in 1973 on Troll River. I was Cadet at the time and didn't have many dealings with him but, he always struck me as being a jovial gentleman. If I remember correctly he lived in Ayr.
Kevin,hi ray i sailed with him on troll lake he was ok as old man did not bother anybody cardinal grey was mate regards kev.
Hello Albitross1923 Happy birthday, you are 20 years my senior and we are all getting on, so that is why I am inquiring about this unique type of power generation. I still don't know how one of these gasifiers happened to be in storage at David Rowan's engine shop in 1960-1 or what ever happened to it.Hello JOE
here is as much as i can rember about the morar built lithgows 1959.scrapped
1980 original engines by rankine blackmore 4 free piston gas generators
1 gas turbine re engined 9 cyl werkspoor diesel problem how do you go astern
i think it was done by masking of the ahead set of blades from astern blades
gasifiers always died out when manouvering albatross1923 84yrs old tomorrow
no idea ray but i also heard that captain bob cotter crossed the bar a couple of years ago he was a great guy kev.Kevin,
Sailed with Jim Gray as Mate and first trip Old Man for many trips on Arctic Troll - never a dull moment! He lived in Doncaster. Any idea how his health faired - he was diagnosed with skin cancer when I last sailed with him!
Hi again, for some unknown reason I don't think Rowan's built it as it had a little wooden backboard and lamacoid name plate attached to the support stand, and I never took in all the information but I think it said Experimental.hello joe
you have bounced my memory we broke down at narvik i think it was damage to the rotor and had spare flown out funny you mention spare gasifier i only rember three so it could well be after isigned of at greenock29.7.61 that the fourth one was fitted if rowans did not make it rankine blackmore must have
to start gasifiers you had to bump start from a certain position albatross 1923