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by Voyager
Sat Aug 03, 2013 7:40 pm
Forum: FOR SALE
Topic: New Book On Merchant Navy 1840 - 1939
Replies: 8
Views: 11683

Re: New Book On Merchant Navy 1840 - 1939

I have now made this book available as a download. It is not really suitable for e-readers such as Nook or Kobo, because the print is too small. But in computers it is fine, and will print out as a normal A4 size manuscript. Please click this link for more details:
http://payhip.com/b/6CrG
Bob
by Voyager
Sat Aug 03, 2013 5:53 pm
Forum: FOR SALE
Topic: A Tale of Two Bulkers - Sagamore & Silverdon
Replies: 2
Views: 5264

Re: A Tale of Two Bulkers - Sagamore & Silverdon

This is an actual page photographed on a Nook Simple touch e-reader! Slight glare on the screen, caused by the sun, so in real life, it is a bit clearer!
Bob
Image
by Voyager
Fri Aug 02, 2013 7:34 pm
Forum: FOR SALE
Topic: A Tale of Two Bulkers - Sagamore & Silverdon
Replies: 2
Views: 5264

A Tale of Two Bulkers - Sagamore & Silverdon

My latest e-book. Suitable for Nook, Kobo or computers with Acrobat Reader installed (That is most of them!)
Link to details:
http://payhip.com/b/2ZVy
Bob
by Voyager
Fri Jul 26, 2013 6:49 pm
Forum: Clyde-Built Ships: Photography
Topic: M.V. Sagamore, iron ore carrier, 1957
Replies: 4
Views: 1396

Re: M.V. Sagamore, iron ore carrier, 1957

Yes,
That is the one. Broke up in South China Sea in late 1990s with only 3 or 4 survivors. Then Fei Cui Hai, Chinese registry.
Bob
by Voyager
Fri Jul 26, 2013 4:41 pm
Forum: Clyde-Built Ships: Photography
Topic: M.V. Sagamore, iron ore carrier, 1957
Replies: 4
Views: 1396

M.V. Sagamore, iron ore carrier, 1957

I am just completing an e-book covering two ore carriers, Sagamore and Silverdon . I sailed in both of them! Please can anyone supply me with a scan of a photo of either or both of them Sagamore and Silverdon that I can put in this e-book? I do have a number of pictures taken aboard, but the more th...
by Voyager
Sat Jul 06, 2013 7:38 am
Forum: Clyde-Built Ships: Photography
Topic: Moravian SS 1864 - Robert Steele & Company
Replies: 1
Views: 424

Re: Moravian SS 1864 - Robert Steele & Company

My model of Moravian.
Bob
by Voyager
Mon Jun 17, 2013 1:45 pm
Forum: MARITIME ART
Topic: Lord Ripon
Replies: 19
Views: 1931

Re: Lord Ripon

Jim, Thanks. The rigging is the easiest part as it is mainly straight lines. Steamers are far more difficult to build because of all the rails, portholes, ladders, deck machinery, multiple decks, lifeboats etc! Anyway, I won't be doing any more for a while. We have reached the house decorating stage...
by Voyager
Mon Jun 17, 2013 11:11 am
Forum: MARITIME ART
Topic: Lord Ripon
Replies: 19
Views: 1931

Re: Lord Ripon

Port bow (Large).JPG
Lord Ripon - Port bow
Lord Ripon in case (Large).JPG
Lord Ripon in display case
Completed today, 17th June, 2013.
Bob
by Voyager
Fri Jun 14, 2013 7:12 am
Forum: MARITIME ART
Topic: Lord Ripon
Replies: 19
Views: 1931

Re: Lord Ripon

Almost complete now! The three lower t'gallants have been set & rigged, leaving only the upper t'gallants, royals & skysails to set & rig. Only hours from completion!
Bob
by Voyager
Wed Jun 12, 2013 4:37 pm
Forum: MARITIME ART
Topic: Lord Ripon
Replies: 19
Views: 1931

Re: Lord Ripon

The courses, lower and upper topsails have now been set and rigged. The remainder, lower & upper t'gallants, royals and skysails have much less complex rigging with only single braces on each size and no running blocks, so things should proceed a lot faster now!
Bob
by Voyager
Sat Jun 08, 2013 3:14 pm
Forum: MARITIME ART
Topic: Lord Ripon
Replies: 19
Views: 1931

Re: Lord Ripon

I suppose it depends on what skills you have. I would really like to be able to paint ships, but have never been much of a success of it. I can draw ship plans OK, but they are different than an action painting of a ship.
Bob
by Voyager
Fri Jun 07, 2013 7:11 pm
Forum: MARITIME ART
Topic: Lord Ripon
Replies: 19
Views: 1931

Re: Lord Ripon

I have now completed setting & rigging all the fore-and-aft sails and standing rigging. I have also made and painted the three lower yards and three lower topsail yards for the square sails.
Bob
by Voyager
Sun Jun 02, 2013 7:41 pm
Forum: MARITIME ART
Topic: Lord Ripon
Replies: 19
Views: 1931

Re: Lord Ripon

34 (Large).JPG I have now completed the standing rigging on the foremast, and set & rigged more jibs & staysails. Four more staysails to fit and rig. Then spanker and gaff topsail. After that, complete standing rigging on main, mizzen and jigger and then start making the 21 yards for the square sai...
by Voyager
Thu May 30, 2013 7:23 pm
Forum: Clyde-Built Ships: Photography
Topic: Alta SV 1900 - Robert Duncan & Co
Replies: 6
Views: 560

Re: Alta SV 1900 - Robert Duncan & Co

I don't think so! Posted missing in 1923 en-route from San Pedro towards Bellingham (goodness knows where that is!). I called at San Pedro several times in the late 70s. Nice little place on the West African coast with a big lagoon where we loaded logs and coffee beans. Very peaceful, but very hot. ...
by Voyager
Wed May 29, 2013 12:10 pm
Forum: MARITIME ART
Topic: Lord Ripon
Replies: 19
Views: 1931

Re: Lord Ripon

My seagoing workshop was very similar. I made a small rudimentary lathe from a 6 Volt electric drill and it was great for small things, capstans, tapering spars etc. Couldn't hollow out ventilator cowls with it though!
Bob
by Voyager
Wed May 29, 2013 10:31 am
Forum: MARITIME ART
Topic: Lord Ripon
Replies: 19
Views: 1931

Re: Lord Ripon

Cowl ventilators (Large).JPG Jim, Cowl vents made from brass on the lathe. Cowls soldered on top of shaft. Rails made from tinned copper wire wound onto a small frame with threaded rod glued round the sides to get the correct spacing - painted with flux and soldered. Paint vents and rails with whit...
by Voyager
Wed May 29, 2013 6:15 am
Forum: MARITIME ART
Topic: Lord Ripon
Replies: 19
Views: 1931

Re: Lord Ripon

Thanks JIm,
I often feel I am a lone ship modeller these days. Looks like most folk have gone over to kits. When this one is finished, I will be back to building steamships for a while.
Bob
by Voyager
Tue May 28, 2013 7:31 pm
Forum: MARITIME ART
Topic: Lord Ripon
Replies: 19
Views: 1931

Re: Lord Ripon

Just started the rigging, but this one is attracting virtually no interest anywhere!
Bob
by Voyager
Tue May 14, 2013 7:38 pm
Forum: MARITIME ART
Topic: Lord Ripon
Replies: 19
Views: 1931

Lord Ripon

My latest project, Grangemouth-built four-masted barque Lord Ripon.
Bob
by Voyager
Wed May 01, 2013 4:10 pm
Forum: Clyde-Built Ships: Photography
Topic: SS Gordon Castle
Replies: 2
Views: 283

Re: SS Gordon Castle

Just looked it up. The 1871 Gordon Castle was one of Skinner's Castles. But you image does indeed look like a Currie Castle!
Bob
by Voyager
Wed May 01, 2013 4:06 pm
Forum: Clyde-Built Ships: Photography
Topic: SS Gordon Castle
Replies: 2
Views: 283

Re: SS Gordon Castle

Gordon Castle of 1901 was a cargo ship with raised 'midship island. I wasn't even aware that there was a Gordon Castle in 1871 in the Castle Line.
Bob
by Voyager
Thu Apr 11, 2013 7:39 pm
Forum: FOR SALE
Topic: Colliers to Castles - Kindle e-book
Replies: 1
Views: 5277

Re: Colliers to Castles - Kindle e-book

It seems to be doing quite well (much to my surprise)! :shock:
Here is a U-Tube presentation:
http://youtu.be/3TvDYry5SPg
Bob
by Voyager
Sun Apr 07, 2013 5:17 pm
Forum: CLYDE
Topic: Caithness-Shire, Steel Barque
Replies: 0
Views: 684

Caithness-Shire, Steel Barque

Caithness-Shire, completed in 1894 by Russell, Port Glasgow for Shire Line. 1,641 tons. Length 247 feet, beam 37 feet.

I completed this sail plan today.

Bob
by Voyager
Sat Apr 06, 2013 9:45 am
Forum: FOR SALE
Topic: Colliers to Castles - Kindle e-book
Replies: 1
Views: 5277

Colliers to Castles - Kindle e-book

My first venture into a Kindle publication went online yesterday on Amazon. Here is a link to the listing: http://www.amazon.co.uk/COLLIER-TO-CASTLES-Union-Castle-ebook/dp/B00C7V1T6O/ref=sr_1_3?ie=UTF8&qid=1365230910&sr=8-3&keywords=colliers+to+castles It covers my first 17 years at sea in ships ran...
by Voyager
Tue Apr 02, 2013 7:12 pm
Forum: Clyde-Built Ships: Photography
Topic: Cape Clear SV 1892 - Robert Duncan & Co
Replies: 1
Views: 260

Re: Cape Clear SV 1892 - Robert Duncan & Co

That is a splendid photo. But I ask once again - how did they furl the jibs and staysails like that? They appear to be rolled up round the stays!
Bob
by Voyager
Sat Mar 30, 2013 7:18 pm
Forum: FOGHORN
Topic: Old Ship Photos Gone - Dreadful Disaster
Replies: 7
Views: 2511

Re: Old Ship Photos Gone - Dreadful Disaster

Angus,
Yes, I saw that a few minutes before they erased it, and the same thing had occurred to me - no need for that kind of language!
If you click on "Send me an e-mail" on Old Ship Photos, there is a new piece regarding copyright that seems to be a very sensible approach!
Bob
by Voyager
Sat Mar 30, 2013 4:03 pm
Forum: FOGHORN
Topic: Old Ship Photos Gone - Dreadful Disaster
Replies: 7
Views: 2511

Re: Old Ship Photos Gone - Dreadful Disaster

I am pleased to say that Old Ship Photos has returned! Great news! :clap:
Bob
by Voyager
Fri Mar 29, 2013 7:09 pm
Forum: Clyde-Built Ships: Photography
Topic: Marathon SV 1893 - Russell & Co
Replies: 1
Views: 223

Re: Marathon SV 1893 - Russell & Co

There was a splendid book about this ship called "Kicking Canvas" by Captain A. A. Bestic, published in 1957 - Highly recommended. Very pleased to have a high quality image - many thanks.
Bob
by Voyager
Wed Mar 27, 2013 1:12 pm
Forum: CLYDE
Topic: Drumrock 1891 Steel four-masted barque
Replies: 0
Views: 605

Drumrock 1891 Steel four-masted barque

Completed in 1891 by Ramage & Ferguson. S steel vessel of 3,182 tons with a length of 329.2 feet and a beam of 45.2 feet. A very fine example of one of the last three-skysail four-masted barques ever built, incorporating a 'midship island to give safer and more comfortable accommodation for the crew...
by Voyager
Tue Mar 26, 2013 7:28 pm
Forum: Clyde-Built Ships: Photography
Topic: Elmbank SV 1890 - Russell & Co
Replies: 1
Views: 182

Re: Elmbank SV 1890 - Russell & Co

Woody,
Nice picture of the Elmbank. Question that has been in my mind for some time. The jibs & staysails seem to be rolled up rather than run down the stays and furled at the lower end! How on earth did they do this?
Bob
by Voyager
Mon Mar 25, 2013 7:45 am
Forum: FOGHORN
Topic: Old Ship Photos Gone - Dreadful Disaster
Replies: 7
Views: 2511

Re: Old Ship Photos Gone - Dreadful Disaster

Yes, the copyright is a problem and it carefully worded as to be so vague, no-one can figure it out! Once, it was 50 years after the death of the originator, now it is 70! What next, 100? And different countries have different rules - Flexirules! Maybe it would be an idea to have a section where mem...
by Voyager
Sun Mar 24, 2013 7:46 pm
Forum: FOGHORN
Topic: Old Ship Photos Gone - Dreadful Disaster
Replies: 7
Views: 2511

Old Ship Photos Gone - Dreadful Disaster

Went along today to have a nostalgic browse and found it had gone! :evil:
http://www.photoship.co.uk/
Someone bellyaching about it - What a blow to shipping enthusiasts the world over! :cry:
Bob
by Voyager
Fri Mar 22, 2013 7:13 pm
Forum: Clyde-Built Ships: Photography
Topic: Barque Marjory Glen
Replies: 3
Views: 335

Re: Barque Marjory Glen

I completed my dandy little barque Marjory Glen today.
Bob
by Voyager
Fri Mar 22, 2013 7:09 pm
Forum: Clyde-Built Ships: Photography
Topic: AUREOL 1951 - Stephen
Replies: 4
Views: 328

Re: AUREOL 1951 - Stephen

Here is my little model of Aureol.
Bob
by Voyager
Fri Mar 22, 2013 7:05 pm
Forum: Clyde-Built Ships: Photography
Topic: Framlington Court SS 1924 - Napier & Miller
Replies: 1
Views: 132

Re: Framlington Court SS 1924 - Napier & Miller

Here is my little model of Framlington Court.
Bob
by Voyager
Sun Mar 03, 2013 9:24 pm
Forum: Clyde Shipbuilders
Topic: SAGAMORE - 1957
Replies: 10
Views: 4594

Re: SAGAMORE - 1957

Shipping a "green one", Sagamore, 1964.
Bob
by Voyager
Sun Mar 03, 2013 7:14 pm
Forum: Clyde Shipbuilders
Topic: SAGAMORE - 1957
Replies: 10
Views: 4594

Re: SAGAMORE - 1957

I sailed in the Sagamore for a couple of happy years, 1963 to 1965, but never heard that she was originally to have been Edenmore ! Not much point in a name change anyway - Sagamore/Edenmore both more or less identical. The only difference that I could ever find was that Sagamore had whistle on star...
by Voyager
Fri Feb 22, 2013 7:05 pm
Forum: Clyde-Built Ships: Photography
Topic: Barque Marjory Glen
Replies: 3
Views: 335

Re: Barque Marjory Glen

Eventually, I located a photograph of this ship in a Scottish archive and they told me it would cost £12. "Phew" I thought, bit steep, but I would pay it. Then - they told me there was a £20 "Handling charge!" £32 for an image! :( I want one, but I don't want it that bad :lol: Why is it that so many...
by Voyager
Sun Feb 10, 2013 10:47 am
Forum: Clyde-Built Ships: Photography
Topic: Barque Marjory Glen
Replies: 3
Views: 335

Barque Marjory Glen

Although this barque was not a Clyde ship, she was Scottish-built, completed by the Grangemouth Dockyard in 1892. I wonder if anyone has a clear photograph of this vessel? I have the low resolution ones from the internet, one with black hull and white stripe, almost too dark to see and the other wit...
by Voyager
Tue Jan 29, 2013 7:28 pm
Forum: Maritime Links
Topic: Visual Memories of RMS St. Helena
Replies: 0
Views: 4400

Visual Memories of RMS St. Helena

Here is a short slide show of my favorite ship, RMS St. Helena, in which I spent 11 happy years! Sailing the liner run from Avomouth, UK, to Cape Town via the Canary Islands, Ascesnion Island, St. Helena Island and occasionally Tristan da Cunha with general cargo and 76 passengers. A mere 3,150 gros...
by Voyager
Mon Jan 21, 2013 7:21 pm
Forum: Clyde-Built Ships: Photography
Topic: Arno SV 1893 - Charles Connell & Company
Replies: 1
Views: 176

Re: Arno SV 1893 - Charles Connell & Company

Nice images of ARNO. An old friend (deceased) completed his indentures in ARNO following service in the MAIN in 1907.
Bob
by Voyager
Thu Dec 27, 2012 7:32 pm
Forum: Clyde-Built Ships: Photography
Topic: Arethusa SV 1889 - Charles Connell & Company
Replies: 2
Views: 139

Re: Arethusa SV 1889 - Charles Connell & Company

I have seen this last picture described as CROMARTYSHIRE, (Page 296 Round The Horn Before The Mast, By Basil Lubbock) but having the plans of that vessel, I do not believe it is CROMARTYSHIRE. ARETHUSA was a white-hulled barque and as far as I know was never a full rigged ship, or decorated with pai...
by Voyager
Sun Nov 25, 2012 12:20 pm
Forum: CLYDE
Topic: Pass of Brander 1890
Replies: 8
Views: 1959

Re: Pass of Brander 1890

Completed today, Sunday, 25th November, 2012.
Bob
by Voyager
Sat Nov 24, 2012 1:46 pm
Forum: CLYDE
Topic: Pass of Brander 1890
Replies: 8
Views: 1959

Re: Pass of Brander 1890

Thanks. The rigging is 100% fine copper wire. The ratlines are wound on a frame and the shrouds soldered to them. It does not take long, only about ten minutes to make one pair. The rest of the wire rigging is just glued on - there are no knots anywhere. Consequently, it does not take all that long....
by Voyager
Thu Nov 22, 2012 7:11 pm
Forum: CLYDE
Topic: Pass of Brander 1890
Replies: 8
Views: 1959

Re: Pass of Brander 1890

I have been beavering away on the Pass of Brander for several weeks now. Late this afternoon, I completed all the standing rigging. The jigger mast is now completly rigged, and all the furled fore-and-aft sails have been fitted and rigged. Tomorrow, I will begin fitting the 18 yards and their furled...
by Voyager
Thu Nov 08, 2012 5:53 pm
Forum: Clyde-Built Ships: Photography
Topic: Three of Grandfather's Ships
Replies: 10
Views: 1284

Re: Three of Grandfather's Ships

Years ago, I saw some similar yards on a photograph of an old Clan ship and asked our captain (he was ex Clan) what they were for. He said they were for hanging cargo lights from!
Bob
by Voyager
Wed Oct 17, 2012 7:16 pm
Forum: CLYDE
Topic: Pass of Brander 1890
Replies: 8
Views: 1959

Re: Pass of Brander 1890

Thanks,
I have done a bit more now. Tedious job of coiling down ropes on fore, main & mizzen. Fitted hatches, donkey boiler, steam cargo winches & capstans.
Bob
by Voyager
Fri Oct 12, 2012 7:38 pm
Forum: CLYDE
Topic: Pass of Brander 1890
Replies: 8
Views: 1959

Re: Pass of Brander 1890

Painted and with deckhouse fitted and holes drilled for fife rails.
Bob
by Voyager
Wed Oct 10, 2012 7:23 pm
Forum: CLYDE
Topic: Pass of Brander 1890
Replies: 8
Views: 1959

Re: Pass of Brander 1890

Plated (with paper plates) and ready for painting.
Bob
by Voyager
Thu Oct 04, 2012 7:24 pm
Forum: CLYDE
Topic: Pass of Brander 1890
Replies: 8
Views: 1959

Pass of Brander 1890

I am now building Pass of Brander, 1890. Four-masted barque that was built by Robert Duncan, Glasgow - 2,127 gross tons. Became Bengairn and was sunk by a U Boat in 1916. 32'=1" scale.
Bob

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