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Richtea

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Re: Old Merchant Ships
« Reply #150 on: March 26, 2012, 07:40:36 pm »

E mail found mixed in with SPAM !
Will get sorted at the Post Office on Wednesday.
Many thank's
Richard  :-))

P.S. great post on the early aircraft carriers.
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Bryan Young

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Re: Old Merchant Ships
« Reply #151 on: March 26, 2012, 09:22:44 pm »

Honestly guys, it's so gratifying to get that sort of "feed-back"....makes it all worthwhile.  Thanks. BY.
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Re: Old Merchant Ships
« Reply #152 on: March 27, 2012, 04:23:01 pm »

Starting to go down the scale now...
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Re: Old Merchant Ships
« Reply #153 on: March 28, 2012, 06:54:55 pm »

Coal fired 4000ton Merchant Ship, SS Ionian sailing around the Med in 1939, when she was new. This is approx a 20 minute film.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WIyIzusv5yE

(not sure whether this should have been posted under youtube - moderator please move if required).
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Re: Old Merchant Ships
« Reply #154 on: March 28, 2012, 08:14:19 pm »


This is the ideal place Tony.    :-))


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Re: Old Merchant Ships
« Reply #155 on: March 28, 2012, 09:42:09 pm »


Hello again Brian,


My ship was the Corinthian but you showed the Corinthic. I thought it might be a spelling difference but the ship didn't ring any bells with me when I saw it. It was 1964 and not 1965 that I travelled to Canada in her.  The travel agent said she leaves at 4.30 from Liverpool so I arrived at midnight to make sure.  I learnt it was not using the 24 hour clock so, I had to wait until the following afternoon to board.   %) 

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Re: Old Merchant Ships
« Reply #156 on: April 03, 2012, 03:23:02 pm »

Being such a glorious day with sleety rain..or perhaps rainy sleet, decided to quit planking the "barge" for today and return to the old Merch.
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« Reply #157 on: April 03, 2012, 03:27:46 pm »

Oops....made a bit of blunder with the "Hamburg".....should read "1954 - 9000grt - 540' - 17k - M. Sorry. BY.
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Re: Old Merchant Ships
« Reply #158 on: April 05, 2012, 03:36:22 pm »

Derek,

My question was not about how big a typical crews was - I sailed with enough of those - but how big it would have to be before the carriage of a doctor was mandatory.

Barry M

The maximum number of crew before a doctor was required was 99. So "large" RFAs had them whilst others didnt.
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Re: Old Merchant Ships
« Reply #159 on: May 11, 2012, 07:50:01 pm »

Have any more old pics come to light Bryan? :D
Or of the cargo handling -  do you have those too maybe?

All my uncles were Dockers but my Dad was on the Railways
I was always on the shunt engines in the yards at Edge Hill
but I never seemed to get to go down the docks. I remember
always wanting to go in a dock crane - it never happened.

My Dad would take me into the rail depot, then an old chap named
Blue used to sit me down and we'd around all day Saturday shunting
wagons everywhere.

Dave
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Re: Old Merchant Ships
« Reply #160 on: May 11, 2012, 11:23:36 pm »

Dave,

I didn't realise and you have my utmost sympathy.

Can't imagine, how you must have felt, being Shunted around from pillar to post.

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« Reply #161 on: May 11, 2012, 11:54:53 pm »

I'll accept the sympathy because it's 50 years later I'm now working there.
I did manage a few years with The Mersey Docks & Harbour Board though.

Dave
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« Reply #162 on: May 12, 2012, 01:07:23 am »

I'll accept the sympathy because it's 50 years later I'm now working there.
I did manage a few years with The Mersey Docks & Harbour Board though.

Dave


So it seems ya iz olda dan me eh what hence me sympathy ta ma elders.

We raze em rite in OZ  ya no. O0 O0 O0
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Re: Old Merchant Ships
« Reply #163 on: May 16, 2012, 10:14:02 pm »

Nice to see that this thread is still looked at.....but surely some of our Antipodean (or even American) cousins have photos of old ships in theiir harbours. If so, thenplease post them. BY.
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Re: Old Merchant Ships
« Reply #164 on: May 28, 2012, 09:13:36 am »

hello brian  i was wondering if you could help me... i have a rc ship  its old and while scraping years of old hull paint i found the name IOLANTHE  only ship with that name i have found only has 1 funnell  my model has 2  any info would be helpfull  thanks pad
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« Reply #165 on: May 28, 2012, 06:43:35 pm »

Looks as if you'll have to do a bit of web searching on that one! The only Iolanthe I know of is the one written by Gilbert and Sullivan. Sorry. BY.
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Re: Old Merchant Ships
« Reply #166 on: May 28, 2012, 08:12:36 pm »

wasent that greek ship ,the Arkadia the one that went on fire off the Canaries about 1965 ,if it was Iwas on the old Forrester ,and went to her mayday . interesting .
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« Reply #167 on: May 28, 2012, 08:17:56 pm »

Dave,

That was the Lakonia. see: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/TSMS_Lakonia

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Re: Old Merchant Ships
« Reply #168 on: May 28, 2012, 09:00:19 pm »

I've found one with two masts, one small boat, and one torrpedoed, and just maybe a trawler
but nothing yet with two funnels .... I'll keep mooching about for you - never know your luck eh?

How about a picture of the model - it might hold a clue for someone?

Dave
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Re: Old Merchant Ships
« Reply #169 on: May 29, 2012, 06:56:00 pm »

L B ,Thanks ,just found my letter of thanks ,and of course Lakonia . The owners sent a letter to all the crew thanking for the responce  to their call .
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Re: Old Merchant Ships
« Reply #170 on: May 29, 2012, 08:14:32 pm »

Bryan,

great set of photos, what a valuable archive, thanks for sharing!
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