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by Magoonigal
Tue Mar 06, 2012 12:42 pm
Forum: UK & Ireland
Topic: OGN rig jacket and platform
Replies: 3
Views: 1648

Re: OGN rig jacket and platform

It looks even better at night with all the lights on, Kevin!
by Magoonigal
Sun Mar 04, 2012 5:25 pm
Forum: TUGS AND TOWING
Topic: VOLUNTEER
Replies: 1
Views: 1112

Re: VOLUNTEER

See TugTalk for additional information by searching posts.
by Magoonigal
Sun Mar 04, 2012 5:19 pm
Forum: Lütgens & Reimers
Topic: EXPRESS
Replies: 4
Views: 2047

Re: EXPRESS

Mmmmmmmmm I wondered if she was shallow draught but its not evident from your dimensions.

Possibly she has a Vertical Boiler?
by Magoonigal
Sun Mar 04, 2012 3:55 pm
Forum: Lütgens & Reimers
Topic: EXPRESS
Replies: 4
Views: 2047

Re: EXPRESS

Interesting Layout!!
by Magoonigal
Sat Mar 03, 2012 9:56 am
Forum: RAIL
Topic: For the gowfers.....
Replies: 3
Views: 913

Re: For the gowfers.....

Or perhaps the Menu from a very special Train Jorney??

:mrgreen:
by Magoonigal
Mon Feb 27, 2012 4:21 pm
Forum: Clyde-Built Ships: Photography
Topic: CLYDE BUILT DOXFORD ENGINES
Replies: 17
Views: 4125

Re: CLYDE BUILT DOXFORD ENGINES

Anathema...

1) Something that one vehemently dislikes.

OR

2) A formal curse of the Church, excommunicating a person or denouncing a doctrine!
by Magoonigal
Mon Feb 27, 2012 2:11 pm
Forum: Clyde-Built Ships: Photography
Topic: CLYDE BUILT DOXFORD ENGINES
Replies: 17
Views: 4125

Re: CLYDE BUILT DOXFORD ENGINES

George was really hoping you had the Builder's Plate from the Engine, Angus..... :D
by Magoonigal
Sat Feb 25, 2012 1:04 am
Forum: Clyde-Built Ships: Photography
Topic: J R MORE 1961 Ferguson, Port Glasgow
Replies: 2
Views: 618

Re: J R MORE 1961 Ferguson, Port Glasgow

Not if your going astern. :roll:
by Magoonigal
Thu Feb 23, 2012 9:46 pm
Forum: Clyde-Built Ships: Photography
Topic: BANDRA 1914 Barclay Curle Whiteinch
Replies: 4
Views: 755

Re: BANDRA 1914 Barclay Curle Whiteinch

Laxon and Perry (WSS) have the above picture as BARALA.

Same Shipbuilder but built in 1912.

Similar Dimensions etc, but obviously a few differences as she was an earlier Model to the BANDRA.
by Magoonigal
Wed Feb 22, 2012 9:04 am
Forum: Clyde-Built Ships: Photography
Topic: VASNA 1917 Stephen Linthouse
Replies: 1
Views: 511

Re: VASNA 1917 Stephen Linthouse

Suez Canal..........Perhaps????
by Magoonigal
Fri Feb 17, 2012 10:15 pm
Forum: Royal Navy Shipping
Topic: Type 22 Frigates.
Replies: 11
Views: 2777

Re: Type 22 Frigates.

World Ship Society AGM.

It was a good fortnight, we got more than our money's worth out of our National Trust Subscriptions that year.
by Magoonigal
Fri Feb 17, 2012 12:43 pm
Forum: FOR SALE
Topic: New Book On Merchant Navy 1840 - 1939
Replies: 8
Views: 13806

Re: New Book On Merchant Navy 1840 - 1939

I got my copy yesterday and I'm very much looking forward to reading it. The paper quality is excellant and the Photographs have come up really well. In my experience its usually the quality of the Photographs that suffer's and all of Bob's are well chosen and very well produced. I'm also the proud ...
by Magoonigal
Fri Feb 17, 2012 12:21 pm
Forum: CLYDE
Topic: Her Final Crossing
Replies: 2
Views: 1174

Re: Her Final Crossing

Well you know what they say about the North Atlantic, 'Nine months of bad weather and three months of winter'. We left Southampton on the Arcadia in October 2002 for the 'Iberian Isles' and the next morning we were hove-to off Falmouth riding out a Force 10+ which was quite exciting!! Mike Carr's co...
by Magoonigal
Fri Feb 17, 2012 11:55 am
Forum: UK & Ireland
Topic: CANBERRA
Replies: 7
Views: 4406

Re: CANBERRA

If you ever get the chance its worth reading the Book, 'Origins, Orient and Oriana by Charles F Morris.' Charles Morris was the Chief Naval Architect for Orien Line and responsible for the 1960 built ORIANA, considered to be an 'Outstanding ' ship in her own right until the Canberra came along in 19...
by Magoonigal
Mon Jan 16, 2012 11:19 pm
Forum: MAYDAY
Topic: COSTA CONCORDIA
Replies: 40
Views: 16573

Re: COSTA CONCORDIA

Yep, one full day in Dubai on the way and three nights in Hong Kong on the way back.

Even bought a new Camera for the trip!!
by Magoonigal
Mon Jan 16, 2012 6:32 pm
Forum: MAYDAY
Topic: COSTA CONCORDIA
Replies: 40
Views: 16573

Re: COSTA CONCORDIA

Yes, we join ORIANA on Sunday in Dubai to do the next leg of her World Cruise across to Hong Kong. Our boarding time is 12-30 and I would be very surprised if our safety briefing is the next day, especially in the current circumstances.
by Magoonigal
Mon Jan 16, 2012 8:22 am
Forum: MAYDAY
Topic: COSTA CONCORDIA
Replies: 40
Views: 16573

Re: COSTA CONCORDIA

Cannot understand why they have different standards within the Group. With P & O the Drill takes place before the ship leaves Port on the First Day and woe betide anyone who does not turn up! All 'New' crew, from the Captain down must attend a Safety Briefing/Drill as soon as they rejoin the ship, e...
by Magoonigal
Tue Jan 03, 2012 12:58 pm
Forum: Gibraltar
Topic: NICCOLO MACHIAVELLI
Replies: 1
Views: 735

Re: NICCOLO MACHIAVELLI

;) Not easy to work out which end is which, but an interesting picture all the same!

Keep up the GOOD WORK!!
by Magoonigal
Sun Jan 01, 2012 11:43 pm
Forum: CLYDE
Topic: Hecate / Aarla
Replies: 7
Views: 2816

Re: Hecate / Aarla

From the Sea Breezes Website:- THE MOTOR YACHT AARLA, originally built named Hecate by D & W Henderson, Glasgow during 1903 for W G Hetherington Esq, of Glasgow, was requisitioned by the Admiralty on the outbreak of WWII and was despatched to Freetown, Sierra Leone, where she was used as a Pilot Cut...
by Magoonigal
Sun Jan 01, 2012 9:20 am
Forum: FOGHORN
Topic: A Happy New Year...
Replies: 11
Views: 2007

Re: A Happy New Year...

2002?? George, could this be down to a slip of the keys caused by an over indulgence with the "Water of Life". Its a fineish morning in Blyth so I think a walk to the end of Tynemouth Pier is on the cards. Only spoilt be having to pay vast sums of money to North Tyneside Council for the Privaledge o...
by Magoonigal
Fri Dec 30, 2011 10:43 pm
Forum: Clyde-Built Ships: Photography
Topic: ISLEFORD 1913 - Ardrossan
Replies: 10
Views: 2420

Re: ISLEFORD 1913 - Ardrossan

Interesting Thoughts Sean! As all her Crew were unfortunatly lost I suspect we will never know exactly what happened. If she did hit a Mine, that would possibly explain the high loss of life and why she broke up when hitting the shore. An early examination of the Hull would probably have answered ma...
by Magoonigal
Fri Dec 30, 2011 7:24 pm
Forum: FOGHORN
Topic: Membership figures
Replies: 44
Views: 5621

Re: Membership figures

Or the price of Fish!!
by Magoonigal
Fri Dec 30, 2011 6:46 pm
Forum: FOGHORN
Topic: Membership figures
Replies: 44
Views: 5621

Re: Membership figures

Well your only TWO off your November 2nd estimate, Angus, so I think you deserve credit for that!
by Magoonigal
Thu Dec 29, 2011 2:13 am
Forum: Clyde-Built Ships: Photography
Topic: ISLEFORD 1913 - Ardrossan
Replies: 10
Views: 2420

Re: ISLEFORD 1913 - Ardrossan

Sean, On a scale of 1 to 10 how certain are you that the ISLEFORD was Mined and not lost due to adverse conditions?? She was seen to have fired distress signals 3 miles South of Wick. However it was not possible to launch Wick Lifeboat due to the heavy sea and Cromarty Lifeboat was called. In the me...
by Magoonigal
Sat Dec 24, 2011 11:54 pm
Forum: Gibraltar
Topic: GIBRALTAR HARBOUR CRAFT
Replies: 110
Views: 34765

Re: GIBRALTAR HARBOUR CRAFT

ALN 118 ‘Montarik’ Wave Provider Logistics Supply Boat LOA 18m Beam 6m Draft 0.7m Disp’t 25t Speed 20kts Main Machinery 2 x Scania DI16 750 bhp engines, 2 x Ultrajet 452 waterjets This larger version of the successful ‘Wave Provider’ class from Alnmaritec is a real brute of a boat and a genuine work...
by Magoonigal
Thu Dec 22, 2011 10:31 am
Forum: TUGS AND TOWING
Topic: CHAMPION - 1892
Replies: 2
Views: 842

Re: CHAMPION - 1892

That's either a very small man or a very BIG wheel!!

Love the name 'Top Dog'
by Magoonigal
Thu Dec 22, 2011 10:27 am
Forum: TUGS AND TOWING
Topic: CARTMEL - 1907
Replies: 1
Views: 541

Re: CARTMEL - 1907

Must be 10 very LONG miles, cause its more like 20 miles North of the Tyne. :) Actual position given was about 55 15 N., 1 33 W. In Duridge Bay. She was based at Warkworth for a while I think and had left that Port for 'Salvage at Sea'. Her Crew of 12 were all saved. We like to confuse people on the...
by Magoonigal
Thu Dec 22, 2011 10:00 am
Forum: RN Warships and Auxiliaries built on the Clyde
Topic: Aconite 1941 (HMS) - Corvette
Replies: 3
Views: 1773

Re: Aconite 1941 (HMS) - Corvette

An Aconite is a Poisonous plant bearing spikes of hooded pink or purple flowers, seems entirly appropriate for a 'Ship of War!'
by Magoonigal
Tue Dec 20, 2011 5:59 pm
Forum: TUGS AND TOWING
Topic: CARBEILE - 1923
Replies: 1
Views: 548

Re: CARBEILE - 1923

Sir George Thomas Livesey. 1834-1908, Gas Engineer and Industrialist.

Company Secretary and Works Engineer for the South Metropolitan Gas Company.

The funnel markings in the top picture represent the Framework of a Column Guided Gas Holder.
by Magoonigal
Thu Dec 08, 2011 1:59 am
Forum: RN Warships and Auxiliaries built on the Clyde
Topic: Roberts 1941 HMS - Monitor
Replies: 4
Views: 1112

Re: Roberts 1941 HMS - Monitor

Well I found where you got it from, pity he did not list the other Four. :( Fender Ships Captain Kerby asked the Civil Lord of the Admiralty how many fender ships are in service with the Royal Navy; and what function is performed by ships of this type. Mr. C. Ian Orr-Ewing: At the moment five of Her...
by Magoonigal
Thu Dec 08, 2011 1:59 am
Forum: RN Warships and Auxiliaries built on the Clyde
Topic: Roberts 1941 HMS - Monitor
Replies: 4
Views: 1112

Re: Roberts 1941 HMS - Monitor

Well I found where you got it from, pity he did not list the other Four. :( Fender Ships Captain Kerby asked the Civil Lord of the Admiralty how many fender ships are in service with the Royal Navy; and what function is performed by ships of this type. Mr. C. Ian Orr-Ewing: At the moment five of Her...
by Magoonigal
Mon Dec 05, 2011 11:41 pm
Forum: CLYDE
Topic: The Ship - Only Remembered?
Replies: 9
Views: 3895

Re: The Ship - Only Remembered?

The Guardian, Monday 25 June 2001 02.18 BST Article history In the early 1960s, the wave of social realism sweeping over British cinema had its counterpart on television with shows like the BBC police series Z Cars (1962). Joseph "Joe" Brady, who has died aged 72 of cancer, was one of its stars, an ...
by Magoonigal
Mon Dec 05, 2011 11:33 pm
Forum: UK & Ireland
Topic: MAJESTIC
Replies: 2
Views: 2469

Re: MAJESTIC

Yes she does look good. Built by Blohm & Voss at Hamburg and launched in 1914 but not completed until 1922. Bought by White Star. 56,551 Gross. 2,095 Passengers plus Crew, hence the large number of 'Survival Craft'. Her last voyage was on the 13th February 1936 and she was sold in the May to Thos W ...
by Magoonigal
Mon Dec 05, 2011 11:10 pm
Forum: GENEALOGY / RESEARCH
Topic: Question
Replies: 4
Views: 2652

Re: Question

Just to give some idea of size.

The Stolt Castle was built at Temse in 1970. So at that time she would be nearly 19 years old.
11,240 Gross. 18,421 Dwt.

158.58 m Length o.a. Beam 22.15 m.
by Magoonigal
Sun Dec 04, 2011 11:33 pm
Forum: Clyde Shipbuilders
Topic: The Blythswood Shipbuilding Yard - Scotstoun
Replies: 9
Views: 8131

Re: The Blythswood Shipbuilding Yard - Scotstoun

Thanks Brian.


I assume Yarrow's did the fitting out for all three?
by Magoonigal
Sun Dec 04, 2011 3:33 pm
Forum: Clyde Shipbuilders
Topic: The Blythswood Shipbuilding Yard - Scotstoun
Replies: 9
Views: 8131

Re: The Blythswood Shipbuilding Yard - Scotstoun

Not sure if this confuses things further but I've got:- HECATE. Yarrow & Co Ltd. Scotstoun. Laid Down; 26th October 1964. Launched; 31st March 1965. Completed; 20th December 1965. HECLA. Yarrow, Scotstoun and Blythswood. Laid Down; 6th May 1964. Launched; 21st December 1964. Completed; 9th September...
by Magoonigal
Fri Dec 02, 2011 11:42 pm
Forum: AIRCRAFT
Topic: PIPER PA18 SUPER CUB
Replies: 3
Views: 1020

Re: PIPER PA18 SUPER CUB

http://www.airport-data.com/aircraft/N342CA.html

Not bad for a 32 year old aircraft...........
by Magoonigal
Fri Dec 02, 2011 11:34 pm
Forum: The War at Sea
Topic: RICHELIEU
Replies: 3
Views: 5038

Re: RICHELIEU

As rearmed she had 8 x 15 inch guns in two quadruple Turrets forward.

9 x 6 inch.
12 x 3.9 inch AA.
56 x 40mm AA Bofors.
50 x 20mm AA Oerlikons.

I cannot imagine what it must have been like to face up to her in a Stringbag!!
by Magoonigal
Thu Dec 01, 2011 10:15 pm
Forum: RN Warships and Auxiliaries built on the Clyde
Topic: Robert Cloughton 1917 HMS - Admiralty Trawler
Replies: 3
Views: 735

Re: Robert Cloughton 1917 HMS - Admiralty Trawler

Sean, to the best of my knowledge there is no such place as 'Seme' in County Durham. I wonder if it was Seaham?? Looking him up in Ancestry UK this one seems to fit the bill:- Robert Cloughton. Born 1769. Died 1846 at the age of 77 in Askrigg, Yorkshire. Unfortunatly Ancestry does not give a place o...
by Magoonigal
Wed Nov 30, 2011 11:14 am
Forum: Bugsier
Topic: HEROS (2)
Replies: 1
Views: 1004

Re: HEROS (2)

Interesting to se an early picture of her, Henk. The most significant differences appear to be the Height of her funnel and the reduction in size of her flying Bridge when in service with Lawson-Batey. The Lifeboats may also be different but its hard to tell from a small picture. John Pround also st...
by Magoonigal
Tue Nov 29, 2011 10:17 pm
Forum: Gibraltar
Topic: CRAGSIDE
Replies: 9
Views: 1434

Re: CRAGSIDE

I must admit I've been intrigued with her name since she first appeared........and wonder if there are any North East links in her true Ownership. CRAGSIDE near Rothbury being the home of William George Armstrong, and the first House in the world to be lit by hydro-electricy. Ohh and he also invente...
by Magoonigal
Tue Nov 29, 2011 1:50 am
Forum: CLYDE
Topic: What Future for Hunterston?
Replies: 24
Views: 8424

Re: What Future for Hunterston?

Could be why very few of us have an Avatar.......

One of the good things about being semi-retired is that you can enjoy the odd Islay Single Malt, without having to get up to early in the morning.

You keep on looking after the 'Old Boiler', she's needed for a wee while yet!
by Magoonigal
Mon Nov 28, 2011 10:26 pm
Forum: The War at Sea
Topic: CLAN MACQUARRIE
Replies: 2
Views: 3802

Re: CLAN MACQUARRIE

No mention of the rescuing ships in the Clarkson/Fenton/Munro book on Clan Line. However I cannot find any ships with the first threre names you mention. GLARONA was built in Sweden in 1928. Tanker of 9,912 Gross. Owner was a one ship company called Henry Tschadis Tankrederi A/S. Listed under Tschud...
by Magoonigal
Mon Nov 28, 2011 8:47 am
Forum: CLYDE
Topic: What Future for Hunterston?
Replies: 24
Views: 8424

Re: What Future for Hunterston?

LOL.
Got some very nice ones in the M&S pre Christmas Sale last year, lasted for ages....

On the serious side though, someone has to make a move or all the lights WILL go out.
by Magoonigal
Mon Nov 28, 2011 2:19 am
Forum: CLYDE
Topic: What Future for Hunterston?
Replies: 24
Views: 8424

Re: What Future for Hunterston?

To be honest Stuart, where it was originally posted is irrelavent. I have found the discussion and the contributions from yourself and other Members to be very informative and long may they continue, whichever board they appear on. At Blyth we have had a number of small Wind turbines on the Pier for...
by Magoonigal
Sun Nov 27, 2011 12:52 am
Forum: Clyde-Built Ships: Photography
Topic: HARMATTAN; Lithgow Port Glasgow 1959
Replies: 4
Views: 834

Re: HARMATTAN; Lithgow Port Glasgow 1959

No. Lloyds never does to the best of my knowledge.

BUT looked her up in 'British Tramps' and he confirms your belief that she was lenghtened in Amsterdam, July 1968.
by Magoonigal
Wed Nov 23, 2011 9:41 pm
Forum: Gibraltar
Topic: BBC PLATA
Replies: 4
Views: 849

Re: BBC PLATA

So does anybody know what BBC stands for..... :?:
by Magoonigal
Wed Nov 23, 2011 9:23 pm
Forum: Clyde-Built Ships: Photography
Topic: HARMATTAN; Lithgow Port Glasgow 1959
Replies: 4
Views: 834

Re: HARMATTAN; Lithgow Port Glasgow 1959

Mr Lloyds big red book for 1970 says Yes.

Lengthened in 1968 but not where.
by Magoonigal
Wed Nov 23, 2011 9:18 pm
Forum: Clyde-Built Ships: Photography
Topic: Sphene SS 1895 - Scotts
Replies: 5
Views: 958

Re: Sphene SS 1895 - Scotts

She had extra Derricks fitted for the New South Wales coal Trade.
by Magoonigal
Tue Nov 15, 2011 12:04 pm
Forum: CRUISING
Topic: SEA CLOUD II
Replies: 7
Views: 3161

Re: SEA CLOUD II

Now, to do a Cruise on her would be an 'Experience'.

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