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by Invernahaille
18 Dec 2014, 17:39
Forum: Miscellaneous History Topics
Topic: Marine Engineers
Replies: 297
Views: 47469

Re: Marine Engineers

On non bridge controlled vessels there are the first and last commands. Stand By When on duty Engineers are walking on Broken Glass waiting for the maneuvering command, they are usually running around like headless chickens checking pressures etc. Finished with Engines When all the Engineers make a ...
by Invernahaille
15 Dec 2014, 12:48
Forum: Miscellaneous History Topics
Topic: Marine Engineers
Replies: 297
Views: 47469

Re: Marine Engineers

The problem with bulk carriers is if water gets into the hold the cereal is being carried in, it swells causing splits in the hull that's why they go down so fast. The DTI an MCA wanted to make all Crude and Bulk Carriers Double Hulls it just hasn't happened yet.
by Invernahaille
14 Dec 2014, 01:45
Forum: Miscellaneous History Topics
Topic: Marine Engineers
Replies: 297
Views: 47469

Re: Marine Engineers

Hi Guys,
An old saying comes to mind.
Man Know Thy Self.
by Invernahaille
29 Nov 2014, 05:53
Forum: SteepleJacks
Topic: STEEPLEJACK'S CORNER 2012
Replies: 1449
Views: 190986

Re: STEEPLEJACK'S CORNER 2012

Stanley,
For a while it was owned by TPT (Textile Paper Tubes) When the photo was taken it was probably part of the Sonoco group . They still have a factory on Station Rd in Milnrow.
by Invernahaille
22 Nov 2014, 00:59
Forum: SteepleJacks
Topic: STEEPLEJACK'S CORNER 2012
Replies: 1449
Views: 190986

Re: STEEPLEJACK'S CORNER 2012

Stanley,
Just a further clip about Ellenroad from The Rochdale Observer
http://www.manchestereveningnews.co.uk/ ... am-8149476
by Invernahaille
18 Nov 2014, 01:41
Forum: SteepleJacks
Topic: STEEPLEJACK'S CORNER 2012
Replies: 1449
Views: 190986

Re: STEEPLEJACK'S CORNER 2012

Certainly look like one Stanley. Garfield Mill in Newhey stack was like that until they removed the drum.
by Invernahaille
15 Nov 2014, 13:23
Forum: SteepleJacks
Topic: STEEPLEJACK'S CORNER 2012
Replies: 1449
Views: 190986

Re: STEEPLEJACK'S CORNER 2012

Stanley,
This an update from the Rochdale Observer
http://www.rochdaleonline.co.uk/news-fe ... chairwoman
by Invernahaille
13 Nov 2014, 01:12
Forum: Miscellaneous History Topics
Topic: Marine Engineers
Replies: 297
Views: 47469

Re: Marine Engineers

Stanley, The disposable society. When I joined the Merchant Navy, longer ago than I care to remember. The shipping companies had a policy of taking care of their Officers and crew. They ensured your competency by allowing time to consolidate your experience. I was thirty years old before I got my fi...
by Invernahaille
11 Nov 2014, 17:32
Forum: Miscellaneous History Topics
Topic: Marine Engineers
Replies: 297
Views: 47469

Re: Marine Engineers

Stanley,
Likewise if they died at sea they were taken off the payroll. Some wife or girlfriends income stopped just stopped at the drop of a hat.
There must have been a few who said "Why don't he write".
by Invernahaille
10 Nov 2014, 22:16
Forum: Miscellaneous History Topics
Topic: Marine Engineers
Replies: 297
Views: 47469

Re: Marine Engineers

Remembrance Sunday.

To They that go down to the Sea in Ships.
Nov 2014
by Invernahaille
07 Nov 2014, 11:54
Forum: SteepleJacks
Topic: STEEPLEJACK'S CORNER 2012
Replies: 1449
Views: 190986

Re: STEEPLEJACK'S CORNER 2012

Stanley,
I remember Peter doing that job on his house on Bridge St, Milnrow. Its location was handy for a swift half in the Tim Bobbin at lunctime.
by Invernahaille
04 Nov 2014, 21:55
Forum: Miscellaneous History Topics
Topic: Marine Engineers
Replies: 297
Views: 47469

Re: Marine Engineers

This was one of my old ships. She was Ellerman Lines City of York She used to cruise down to South Africa from Tilbury. The wreck is still there today. Just outside the harbor in Piraeus Greece. So Sad..... http://www.google.com/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&source=web&cd=7&cad=rja&uact=8&ved=0CDoQFjAG&u...
by Invernahaille
27 Oct 2014, 21:47
Forum: SteepleJacks
Topic: STEEPLEJACK'S CORNER 2012
Replies: 1449
Views: 190986

Re: STEEPLEJACK'S CORNER 2012

That is correct which is why Cornwall is member of the seven Celtic Nations.
by Invernahaille
26 Oct 2014, 10:59
Forum: Miscellaneous History Topics
Topic: Marine Engineers
Replies: 297
Views: 47469

Re: Marine Engineers

Stanley,
Your post Red October I am not by nature a conspiracy theorist but this story brings to mind the FV Gaul (Motor Trawler Gaul) from about 40 years ago. A tragedy.
by Invernahaille
10 Oct 2014, 10:14
Forum: SteepleJacks
Topic: STEEPLEJACK'S CORNER 2012
Replies: 1449
Views: 190986

Re: STEEPLEJACK'S CORNER 2012

Stanley,
Re your comment trying to keep SJC going
Well said & Well played.
by Invernahaille
04 Oct 2014, 11:51
Forum: Miscellaneous History Topics
Topic: Marine Engineers
Replies: 297
Views: 47469

Re: Marine Engineers

Stanley, If you remember my post about starting ships engines a couple of pages back. I said that it was labour intensive. Engine start up is the most dangerous part of a marine engineers life. There is so much that can go wrong. When a ship is in port there is a tremendous amount of maintenance bei...
by Invernahaille
03 Oct 2014, 08:55
Forum: Miscellaneous History Topics
Topic: Marine Engineers
Replies: 297
Views: 47469

Re: Marine Engineers

Thanks for that Stanley.
I have worked on British Polar Engines in the past. On the clip I didn't see any bridge telegraph, although the engine controls where clearly displayed next to the Lesney valve (Air Start).
by Invernahaille
03 Oct 2014, 02:46
Forum: Miscellaneous History Topics
Topic: Marine Engineers
Replies: 297
Views: 47469

Re: Marine Engineers

Sorry Stanley. Problem Fixed.
Its a recent pic of our old friend VIC 32.
by Invernahaille
02 Oct 2014, 09:58
Forum: SteepleJacks
Topic: STEEPLEJACK'S CORNER 2012
Replies: 1449
Views: 190986

Re: STEEPLEJACK'S CORNER 2012

Stanley. Interesting pic you posted about Ellenroad. In the background you can see a farm and a row of cottages, these disappeared a long time ago, and where replaced by the George Milne eatery and bar. The white building behind still exist and is a pub called the Free Trade Tavern. Thanks for Posti...
by Invernahaille
22 Jul 2014, 21:17
Forum: SteepleJacks
Topic: STEEPLEJACK'S CORNER 2012
Replies: 1449
Views: 190986

Re: STEEPLEJACK'S CORNER 2012

I remember Petes Yards. It had a series of lean to's where he stored his ladders. That was a long time ago. I think Peters dad was running the business then.
by Invernahaille
17 Jul 2014, 22:40
Forum: SteepleJacks
Topic: STEEPLEJACK'S CORNER 2012
Replies: 1449
Views: 190986

Re: STEEPLEJACK'S CORNER 2012

No question about the Brickies Stanley. I wonder how many layers in they go?
by Invernahaille
16 Jul 2014, 21:27
Forum: SteepleJacks
Topic: STEEPLEJACK'S CORNER 2012
Replies: 1449
Views: 190986

Re: STEEPLEJACK'S CORNER 2012

If it was in a windy area it could be used to tunnel the moving air.
by Invernahaille
07 Jun 2014, 10:58
Forum: SteepleJacks
Topic: STEEPLEJACK'S CORNER 2012
Replies: 1449
Views: 190986

Re: STEEPLEJACK'S CORNER 2012

Stanley, My father Ronnie Bamford worked on this chimney twice in the 1950s. Indeed, it was at this site that he severely burnt his hands. They had put chains around the top of the stack for safety (because of the stacks height). When the wind blew too strongly they would grab the chains. They turne...
by Invernahaille
04 May 2014, 21:10
Forum: SteepleJacks
Topic: STEEPLEJACK'S CORNER 2012
Replies: 1449
Views: 190986

Re: STEEPLEJACK'S CORNER 2012

Stanley,
Your spot on about Garfields stack. The boiler house was behind the engines and the stack was to the right front of the engine house almost parallel to the drum. It must have had a very small flue.

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