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by Magoonigal
Wed May 09, 2012 11:55 pm
Forum: CLYDE
Topic: HMS VANGUARD
Replies: 4
Views: 922

Re: HMS VANGUARD

Err For putting the Sub's Mooring Ropes on, perhaps?

Not used to Vanguard being a Submarine, I keep expecting to see the Battleship.... :mrgreen:
by Magoonigal
Tue May 08, 2012 11:10 pm
Forum: TUGS AND TOWING
Topic: DOCKYARD V
Replies: 3
Views: 538

Re: DOCKYARD V

Leonidas D. v Cap San Nicolas.


April 1970?????????
by Magoonigal
Tue May 08, 2012 10:49 pm
Forum: Westerschelde
Topic: SOL DO BRASIL
Replies: 3
Views: 430

Re: SOL DO BRASIL

Well not on the 15th May 2012 George.

Unless you both had the use of a 'Time Machine'.

:lol:
by Magoonigal
Sun May 06, 2012 10:53 pm
Forum: UK & Ireland
Topic: Marco Polo
Replies: 1
Views: 557

Re: Marco Polo

Yes getting a bit long in the tooth now. Ex Aleksandre Pushkin, built in East Germany in 1965. Our first cruise was on the Mikhail Lermontov and we had a Cabin on the enclosed Promanade Deck Midships. Cabin was quite large and fine until you put your head on the pillow to go to sleep. We must have b...
by Magoonigal
Sun May 06, 2012 10:27 pm
Forum: CLYDE
Topic: Ocean's Near Miss
Replies: 4
Views: 1082

Re: Ocean's Near Miss

Difficult to say, or even see just how close she actually got as the Camera Angle is wrong. Yes the stern tug is working hard to pull her across, BUT she cleared it. The Press always make a Drama out of a Crisis. Our Local Paper featured a story about HMS Blyth on Friday and showed a picture of her....
by Magoonigal
Fri May 04, 2012 5:05 pm
Forum: CRUISING
Topic: ORIANA
Replies: 18
Views: 1143

Re: ORIANA

And showing off her 'New' bum as well.

Its not made any difference to the vibration but its seems to have made her more stable. We had calm sea's from Dubai to Hong Kong so it did not really get tested.
by Magoonigal
Wed May 02, 2012 11:25 am
Forum: Clyde-Built Ships: Photography
Topic: Countess SS 1896 - Mackie & Thomson
Replies: 4
Views: 338

Re: Countess SS 1896 - Mackie & Thomson

In a word YES!

She would have had her Steam Engine removed and a diesel fitted. Her overal appearance would have been updated as well.
As an aside that is probably why she lasted as long as she did.
by Magoonigal
Tue May 01, 2012 9:14 pm
Forum: Clyde-Built Ships: Photography
Topic: Countess SS 1896 - Mackie & Thomson
Replies: 4
Views: 338

Re: Countess SS 1896 - Mackie & Thomson

Marine News report for the time has:-

DAINES.

mv owned by Navaltirso S.p.A. di Nav. Italy, grounded off Cape Bon, 14th March 1964 and sank.

As you say she was probably pulled off and sank later.
by Magoonigal
Mon Apr 30, 2012 11:04 pm
Forum: UK & Ireland
Topic: Sea Foxtrot
Replies: 2
Views: 548

Re: Sea Foxtrot

Nice Morning for it, Kevin.
by Magoonigal
Mon Apr 30, 2012 6:04 pm
Forum: WARSHIPS / WARTIME
Topic: HANSA
Replies: 2
Views: 492

Re: HANSA

No doubt about it George. One of two 'NIOBE' class Inshore Minesweepers. HANSA Y 806 ex W 22. 18th November 1957. Displacement: 150 Standard. 180 Full Load. Dimensions: 115.2 x 21.3 x 5.6 Feet. Guns: 1 x 40 mm AA Main Engines: 1 x Mercedes Benz Diesel; Single Shaft; 950 bhp. 14 kts. Complement: 19. ...
by Magoonigal
Mon Apr 30, 2012 10:51 am
Forum: CRUISING
Topic: QM2 Bergen
Replies: 1
Views: 263

Re: QM2 Bergen

What a fantastic vantage point!
by Magoonigal
Sat Apr 28, 2012 11:49 pm
Forum: WARSHIPS / WARTIME
Topic: HMS ULYSSES collision SS ELLERIC
Replies: 7
Views: 889

Re: HMS ULYSSES collision 29 Oct 1918.

Agree, Useful info and Line drawings but nothing on the "History". You do have to get your information from a variety of sources. What do you know about the Mauretania being called Tuberose??? The background is when she was bring Troops to the UK and Europe towards the end of WW1. Mauretanian was ne...
by Magoonigal
Wed Apr 25, 2012 11:03 pm
Forum: Gibraltar
Topic: PRETTY WORLD
Replies: 4
Views: 526

Re: PRETTY WORLD

Well 'Pretty Awfull' more or less describes Northumberland at the moment George.......

Easterly Wind Gusting 40 kts. and persistant Rain.

And its going to get worse. Might as well be winter.
by Magoonigal
Wed Apr 25, 2012 10:42 am
Forum: Gibraltar
Topic: PRETTY WORLD
Replies: 4
Views: 526

Re: PRETTY WORLD

I sometimes wonder who thinks up the names of ships these days!

:lol:
by Magoonigal
Tue Apr 24, 2012 7:19 pm
Forum: RAIL
Topic: THE GREAT MARQUESS
Replies: 9
Views: 390

Re: THE GREAT MARQUESS

Florence is a much nicer name for a 'Hippo' though.......
by Magoonigal
Tue Apr 24, 2012 5:31 pm
Forum: RAIL
Topic: THE GREAT MARQUESS
Replies: 9
Views: 390

Re: THE GREAT MARQUESS

Hope Kevin does not see this one..............The Buffet Car is called 'Florence'

:lol: :lol: :lol:
by Magoonigal
Tue Apr 24, 2012 1:26 pm
Forum: TUGS AND TOWING
Topic: ADMA II
Replies: 11
Views: 2122

Re: ADMA II

Well it would certainly fit if she was a Wartime Completion.
by Magoonigal
Mon Apr 23, 2012 9:59 pm
Forum: TUGS AND TOWING
Topic: ADMA II
Replies: 11
Views: 2122

Re: ADMA II

Well it could be your right Henk. Built as the ALLER by Haarlemsche Schps Maats, Haarlem in 1944. Twin Screw Tanker of 442 Gross Tons. 823 Dwt. Original Dimensions. Length 220 feet. Beam 27 feet. Became the ANGLIRAN 17 in 1948 for the Anglo Iranian Oil Company and the B.P. ANTWERP in 1953. Cannot fi...
by Magoonigal
Fri Apr 20, 2012 10:41 pm
Forum: RAIL
Topic: Three's company...
Replies: 3
Views: 331

Re: Three's company...

And all three working hard as well!!
by Magoonigal
Thu Apr 19, 2012 6:06 pm
Forum: CLYDE
Topic: JUNO1
Replies: 3
Views: 957

Re: JUNO1

I don't know where she is now Shirley, but I assume its this one:- JUNO 1. Official Number 129237. Registered Hull. Classed as a Humber Keel. Built Beverley 1909. Registered Tonnage 64. Managing Owner 1928 was George H Huetson of Thorne, Yorks. 1948 Moved to 127 De Grey Street, Hull. In the 1955 Mer...
by Magoonigal
Sat Apr 14, 2012 8:23 pm
Forum: CLYDE
Topic: Balmoral Clyde-bound
Replies: 16
Views: 4100

Re: Balmoral Clyde-bound

At least they are both being docked before the start of the Season this year but with Waverley not starting until the 1st June and Balmoral not starting until the 15th will they make enough money to cover the overheads this year??
by Magoonigal
Sat Apr 14, 2012 7:58 pm
Forum: Asia / Australasia / Africa / Americas
Topic: Sofala - British India Line - 1937 - 1955
Replies: 2
Views: 1702

Re: Sofala - British India Line - 1937 - 1955

Very nice Bob. Your Model of the 'Austerity' still has pride of place in our house. Looking at the model of the 'Fort Amherst' which is equally impressive I'm just sorry my Bank Account is not sufficiently robust to be able to afford it! One day I might be able to afford another one of your models. ...
by Magoonigal
Sat Apr 14, 2012 7:41 pm
Forum: CLYDE
Topic: Joint Warrior 2012
Replies: 80
Views: 19904

Re: Joint Warrior 2012

Great shots, but I think I would be seriously worried if my Gas Turbines were making that much smoke......
by Magoonigal
Fri Apr 13, 2012 11:50 pm
Forum: UK & Ireland
Topic: Cullercoats
Replies: 3
Views: 727

Re: Cullercoats

Opps Sorry but had to add this one, cause its my 1,000th Post.

:clap: :clap: :clap:
by Magoonigal
Fri Apr 13, 2012 11:45 pm
Forum: UK & Ireland
Topic: Cullercoats
Replies: 3
Views: 727

Re: Cullercoats

Splendid Picture Young Man...........

Brian Newman sends his regards. Was chatting with him last Friday.
by Magoonigal
Fri Apr 13, 2012 11:38 pm
Forum: UK & Ireland
Topic: Diablo
Replies: 3
Views: 669

Re: Diablo

Well it looks like they are just establishing themselves.

So watch this space!!
by Magoonigal
Fri Apr 13, 2012 8:18 pm
Forum: UK & Ireland
Topic: Diablo
Replies: 3
Views: 669

Re: Diablo

And its Local, Kevin................

http://www.ndtropeaccess.co.uk/marine-services.html
by Magoonigal
Fri Apr 13, 2012 8:11 pm
Forum: CLYDE
Topic: Mastermind
Replies: 1
Views: 566

Re: Mastermind

He did well on his chosen subject as well!

Should have added he is called John Marshall.

He came 2nd.
by Magoonigal
Thu Apr 12, 2012 7:49 pm
Forum: UK & Ireland
Topic: MSC Lirica
Replies: 5
Views: 982

Re: MSC Lirica

That's why you can never find a Hippo thease days because they Blend in so well with the background...........
by Magoonigal
Thu Apr 12, 2012 7:45 pm
Forum: CLYDE
Topic: ATLANTIC CONVEYOR
Replies: 9
Views: 1936

Re: ATLANTIC CONVEYOR

We had a WSS visit to the new one whilst she was building a Swans and I remember looking down from the Bridge to the dock and thinking it was a Very, Very, Very long way down!
by Magoonigal
Thu Apr 12, 2012 7:41 pm
Forum: Clyde-Built Ships: Photography
Topic: MACKAY-BENNETT 1884 John Elder, Govan
Replies: 1
Views: 176

Re: MACKAY-BENNETT 1884 John Elder, Govan

They spent a lot of time 'Laid-up' between jobs and were treated like Yacht's.

Now I cannot remember which one it was but the Bow Roller's were removed from one of the scrapped Cable Vessels, grafted onto one of the Noth Sea Pipelaying vessels are are still in use today.
by Magoonigal
Thu Apr 12, 2012 10:17 am
Forum: UK & Ireland
Topic: MSC Lirica
Replies: 5
Views: 982

Re: MSC Lirica

Not the best of days for them, Kevin. This time last year was much better.

But we hope they all enjoy themselves.
by Magoonigal
Wed Apr 11, 2012 7:00 pm
Forum: UK & Ireland
Topic: MSC Lirica
Replies: 7
Views: 1220

Re: MSC Lirica

You got the alarm set, then??
by Magoonigal
Fri Apr 06, 2012 11:27 am
Forum: UK & Ireland
Topic: Sauria
Replies: 2
Views: 594

Re: Sauria

In very good external condition considering she will be 44 years old this July. Ex OILSTONE. Launched by Appledore Shipbuilders on the 11th July 1968. She carried Diesel Fuel for much of her life in the RMAS and was 527 Tons Full Load. Speed 10 kts with Lister Blackstone Diesel of 405 hp. Her crew w...
by Magoonigal
Fri Apr 06, 2012 12:05 am
Forum: UK & Ireland
Topic: Funnel ID needed
Replies: 3
Views: 777

Re: Funnel ID needed

You been delving into the SG again, Kevin??

Tis the Ocean-Wide Shipping Co Ltd. c/o Compass Agencies, Inc., 327 South La Salle Street, Chicargo, Ill., 60604. USA.
At the time they owned a single ship called the COMPASS SPIRIT Built 1953/5789 Gross.
by Magoonigal
Wed Apr 04, 2012 8:58 pm
Forum: CLYDE
Topic: SKS SALUDA
Replies: 3
Views: 693

Re: SKS SALUDA

Great Pictures Paul. Its wonderful to see ships in such a setting, helped by Blue Sky. There is nothing to beat the West Coast of Scotland on a good day, but it does bring home to you, how carefull we have to be with the environment. The effects of an oil spill in such a place would be unthinkable! ...
by Magoonigal
Tue Apr 03, 2012 10:14 pm
Forum: Royal Navy Shipping
Topic: HMS Aletes
Replies: 6
Views: 356

Re: HMS Aletes

Very little I'm afraid but it might help.......

ALETES. FY 045.
American Yacht on Lend-lease as an Anti-Submarine Yacht from 1941. Returned to US 21st November 1945.

I have a 1948 'Record' (Equivalent to Lloyds Register) and can find no mention of her.
by Magoonigal
Sat Mar 17, 2012 7:36 pm
Forum: UK & Ireland
Topic: Tyne Tugs
Replies: 10
Views: 1319

Re: Tyne Tugs

Take care Kevin, Leaping on a Hippo could harm the old joints!!
by Magoonigal
Sat Mar 17, 2012 5:20 pm
Forum: UK & Ireland
Topic: Tyne Tugs
Replies: 10
Views: 1319

Re: Tyne Tugs

Just shows how effective the 'Pink Hippo Camouflage' is..... :mrgreen:
by Magoonigal
Sat Mar 17, 2012 5:16 pm
Forum: UK & Ireland
Topic: Ormesby Cross
Replies: 6
Views: 2551

Re: Ormesby Cross

Ahhhh The Secret and Holy Hebburn Sherry Well's as discovered by the Venerable Bede. Its the North's answer to the water shortages down South. The last time they were threatened was when the IRA tried to blow up the Bridge over the River Don, which carries the pipeline linking the Monastry with Hebb...
by Magoonigal
Sat Mar 17, 2012 3:31 pm
Forum: UK & Ireland
Topic: Ormesby Cross
Replies: 6
Views: 2551

Re: Ormesby Cross

Often wondered why they spelt 'Warrier' like that:- Warrier ( Warrier / Varier/Variyar) is a South Indian, Hindu caste of the Ambalavasi (temple-personnel) community from Kerala, India. They are engaged to assist the Namboodiri priests in temple-related chores, primarily catering to the floral requi...
by Magoonigal
Sat Mar 17, 2012 3:23 pm
Forum: UK & Ireland
Topic: Tyne Tugs
Replies: 10
Views: 1319

Re: Tyne Tugs

Far to early for the First Hippo of the season.

Needs a good 'Flood Tide' to get as far West as Whickham.

:beer:
by Magoonigal
Thu Mar 15, 2012 5:45 pm
Forum: CLYDE
Topic: Clyde support in the Holy Loch
Replies: 10
Views: 2570

Re: Clyde support in the Holy Loch

The SPABURN was in RFA Service from 1942 to 1977 and the SPALAKE from 1946 to 1947.

If this helps!
by Magoonigal
Thu Mar 15, 2012 4:39 pm
Forum: RAIL
Topic: Speyside farewell
Replies: 4
Views: 294

Re: Speyside farewell

Not surprised...........

Try Cambois, Ulgham and Cowpen........all good old Northumberland names. :lol:
by Magoonigal
Mon Mar 12, 2012 10:53 am
Forum: UK & Ireland
Topic: Pride Of Bruges
Replies: 4
Views: 717

Re: Pride Of Bruges

Needed a 'Tow Start' did she... :)
by Magoonigal
Sun Mar 11, 2012 9:51 pm
Forum: Westerschelde
Topic: WAJDI ARAB
Replies: 3
Views: 378

Re: WAJOI ARAB

An impressive array of lifting apparatus! Three 11t Cranes, 2 x 40t Derricks, 10 x 15t Derricks and 2 x 10t Derricks. The Centre section was built by Howaldswerke-Deutsche Werft, Hamburg in 1970. The aft section by Bremer Vulkan in 1980 and the Forward and part cargo by Rickmers Rhederei, Bremerhave...
by Magoonigal
Fri Mar 09, 2012 4:53 pm
Forum: UK & Ireland
Topic: HNLMS Holland
Replies: 1
Views: 492

Re: HNLMS Holland

General characteristics Type: Offshore patrol vessel Displacement: approx. 3,750 tons full load Length: 108.4 metres Beam: 16 metres Draught: 4.55 metres Propulsion: 2x Wärtsilä 12V26 diesel engines Speed: 21.5 kts Range: 5000 nm @ 15 kts Boats and landing craft carried: 1 x Fast Rescue Boat (FRB) 2...
by Magoonigal
Fri Mar 09, 2012 2:28 pm
Forum: Foreign Naval Shipping
Topic: HOLLAND
Replies: 1
Views: 244

Re: HOLLAND

Ahh the 'Secret Warship'.

See last night's Shields Gazette.................

Your picture could be the first one taken outside Holland!

The Gazette wanted a picture of her Dennis, I found loads on the web........ :clap:
by Magoonigal
Thu Mar 08, 2012 9:50 pm
Forum: Royal Navy Shipping
Topic: HMS Example P165
Replies: 2
Views: 330

Re: HMS Example P165

Well according to my trusty 'Brown's Signalling', How to Learn The International Code of Signals wherein all methods of Signalling are Explained, the nice man wants a pilot.

However my copy was published in 1942 and cost the grand sum of Four Shillings..........so it might have changed.

:beer:
by Magoonigal
Wed Mar 07, 2012 11:15 am
Forum: UK & Ireland
Topic: OGN rig jacket and platform
Replies: 3
Views: 537

Re: OGN rig jacket and platform

It looked good from the Metro going into South Shields at Christmas and I thought that might have been it, but we passed on Friday on the North Side and it looked equally good.

Should be good from your side.

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