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by Invernahaille
28 Sep 2020, 17:04
Forum: Miscellaneous History Topics
Topic: Marine Engineers
Replies: 380
Views: 50550

Re: Marine Engineers

LOL LOL :laugh5:

That is true China. They had a small engine to get them off the dock into open sea. Back in the day they had longboats to pull them off.
by Invernahaille
28 Sep 2020, 14:29
Forum: Miscellaneous History Topics
Topic: Marine Engineers
Replies: 380
Views: 50550

Re: Marine Engineers

Stanley, More years than I care to remember ago. The shipping company I was with did a swap over. I joined a tall ship called the Winston Churchill. The Tall ship company sent their crew to my shipping company. When I arrived on board the Winston Churchill, the First Officer, asked me my rank. He sa...
by Invernahaille
27 Sep 2020, 14:47
Forum: Miscellaneous History Topics
Topic: Marine Engineers
Replies: 380
Views: 50550

Re: Marine Engineers

https://youtu.be/sWjMBSnq2es Opposed piston oil engine Doxford. The theory is that you create more Horse Power with fewer cylinders thereby reducing engine size dimensions. There are of course many downsides to the theory. These engines allowed more cargo capacity, because of their compactness, less...
by Invernahaille
27 Sep 2020, 09:19
Forum: Miscellaneous History Topics
Topic: Marine Engineers
Replies: 380
Views: 50550

Re: Marine Engineers

Reminds me of Nont Sarahs
The panels from the Mauratania were used to furnish the bar.
I think it was the Mauratania.
by Invernahaille
26 Sep 2020, 11:02
Forum: Miscellaneous History Topics
Topic: Marine Engineers
Replies: 380
Views: 50550

Re: Marine Engineers

Stanley, They do if they are well maintained. When they get into port, thats when the work starts. Lube oil purifiers 6 inches thick in residue, same with the intake ports on the scavenges. The fuel oil purifiers are cleaned every day. The strangest thing is that you spend your life maintaining them...
by Invernahaille
26 Sep 2020, 06:04
Forum: Miscellaneous History Topics
Topic: Marine Engineers
Replies: 380
Views: 50550

Re: Marine Engineers

They need to be Stanley. They have to propel thousands of tons of ship and cargo. Once the ships go deep sea, the engine will not stop for weeks.
Except for any emergency maintenance.
by Invernahaille
25 Sep 2020, 06:02
Forum: Miscellaneous History Topics
Topic: Marine Engineers
Replies: 380
Views: 50550

Re: Marine Engineers

Succintly put Stanley.
by Invernahaille
23 Sep 2020, 09:06
Forum: Miscellaneous History Topics
Topic: Marine Engineers
Replies: 380
Views: 50550

Re: Marine Engineers

Stanley, The realty was that the monopoly on shipping was coming to an end. Parts of the commonwealth, which were tied to agreements, where at the time expanding their merchant fleets. India was a classic example. Containerisation, and the new markets made container ships highly profitable. Three da...
by Invernahaille
22 Sep 2020, 16:37
Forum: Miscellaneous History Topics
Topic: Marine Engineers
Replies: 380
Views: 50550

Re: Marine Engineers

In the late sixties Ellerman invested heavily in container ships, in partnership with several partners, blue star etc. They built a total of six ships, Act 1-6.
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by Invernahaille
22 Sep 2020, 16:36
Forum: Miscellaneous History Topics
Topic: Marine Engineers
Replies: 380
Views: 50550

Re: Marine Engineers

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by Invernahaille
18 Sep 2020, 04:22
Forum: Miscellaneous History Topics
Topic: Marine Engineers
Replies: 380
Views: 50550

Re: Marine Engineers

Ellerman lines always named their ships after cities. Hence City Boats.
Benares is a city in India, known as the Holy city of the Ganges.
Sir John Reeves Ellerman, purchased George Smith and Co. City Line. Hence Ellerman City Line.
by Invernahaille
17 Sep 2020, 10:36
Forum: Miscellaneous History Topics
Topic: Marine Engineers
Replies: 380
Views: 50550

Re: Marine Engineers

Its Eighty years since A German U boat torpedoed and sank the Ellerman Lines City of Banares, carrying child evacuees from the UK to Canada and the USA.
by Invernahaille
11 Sep 2020, 07:10
Forum: Miscellaneous History Topics
Topic: Marine Engineers
Replies: 380
Views: 50550

Re: Marine Engineers

Poor guys. Gallipoli. What a fiasco.
by Invernahaille
11 Sep 2020, 06:35
Forum: Miscellaneous History Topics
Topic: Marine Engineers
Replies: 380
Views: 50550

Re: Marine Engineers

It wasnt the damage to the PS Waverley.
You just cant go about injuring fare paying passengers.
by Invernahaille
06 Sep 2020, 11:05
Forum: Miscellaneous History Topics
Topic: Marine Engineers
Replies: 380
Views: 50550

Re: Marine Engineers

I also read about the PS Waverley hitting the pier at brodick.
That is one Ships Master who will not be in command of a vessel for a while.
by Invernahaille
04 Sep 2020, 10:42
Forum: Miscellaneous History Topics
Topic: Marine Engineers
Replies: 380
Views: 50550

Re: Marine Engineers

Tizer, I never sailed in or out of Preston, but I have been there a few times, I think the last time I was there was, to board, the IOMSPCO ship Manxman, Which had been converted to a nightclub. When I left I was mortified to see the condition she was in, having sailed on her to the I.O.M as a passe...
by Invernahaille
04 Sep 2020, 07:31
Forum: Miscellaneous History Topics
Topic: Marine Engineers
Replies: 380
Views: 50550

Re: Marine Engineers

Elder Dempster where renowned, for their cargo passenger ships. Mainly on the African west coast trade. Even Ellerman's big four, Cities of York, Durban, Port Elizabeth, Exeter. Where passenger cargo ships. Tilbury to Cape Town, Durban, Port Elizabeth. Sir John Reeves Ellerman Jr. Retired to South A...
by Invernahaille
03 Sep 2020, 13:08
Forum: Miscellaneous History Topics
Topic: Marine Engineers
Replies: 380
Views: 50550

Re: Marine Engineers

Doesn't look well maintained either.
by Invernahaille
03 Sep 2020, 09:34
Forum: Miscellaneous History Topics
Topic: Marine Engineers
Replies: 380
Views: 50550

Re: Marine Engineers

Tizer,
They certainly did. Passenger fares where a lot cheaper than ocean going cruise liners.
Though the officers and crew did'nt accept them to well. Very needy, required a lot of attention.
by Invernahaille
02 Sep 2020, 18:21
Forum: Miscellaneous History Topics
Topic: Marine Engineers
Replies: 380
Views: 50550

Re: Marine Engineers

Weirdest thing is that when there was a swell on like in the film. It used to rock you to sleep in your bunk.
by Invernahaille
02 Sep 2020, 15:24
Forum: Miscellaneous History Topics
Topic: Marine Engineers
Replies: 380
Views: 50550

Re: Marine Engineers

I only sailed to Canada, around three times in the winter months, and that was enough. The deckhands had their work, cut out for them. Chipping ice off the masts and rigging. Sometimes up to a foot or more thick. I seem to recall loaning out a few engine room ratings to the deck department, to assis...
by Invernahaille
01 Sep 2020, 11:21
Forum: Miscellaneous History Topics
Topic: Marine Engineers
Replies: 380
Views: 50550

Re: Marine Engineers

Stanley,
Do you see any resemblance to the old Thames Lighters, or the commercial canal barges of days gone by?
By the way. All the bulkers on the great lakes get laid up from October to January nowadays.

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