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by davidwat
Wed Aug 04, 2010 1:56 pm
Forum: CLYDE
Topic: More Clansman woes
Replies: 21
Views: 2057

Re: More Clansman woes

Hi Donald, I appreciate the problems that islanders have when a breakdown occurs on one of the bigger units, but the cost implications of what you suggest are huge. In the last 15 or so years the government subsidy to Calmac has risen from £6m to approx £100m. As we enter a period of big cutbacks in...
by davidwat
Sun Aug 01, 2010 10:38 pm
Forum: CLYDE
Topic: Clan Ranald
Replies: 11
Views: 1404

Re: Clan Ranald

When I was with Clan Line, matey, there weren't any leckies; the 3rd Engineer did what was necessary. They hadn't invented blackouts in those days. Hee hee hee.
by davidwat
Sun Aug 01, 2010 1:44 pm
Forum: BOARD OF TRADE
Topic: Clan Line
Replies: 10
Views: 3472

Re: Clan Line

Magoonigal wrote:HCL Harrisons (Clyde) Limited???????

Yes, Paul. They were 5 years old then, and had just bought Monarch Steamship Co.
by davidwat
Sun Aug 01, 2010 1:41 pm
Forum: BOARD OF TRADE
Topic: Clan Line
Replies: 10
Views: 3472

Re: Clan Line

Yes, I had, Peter!!!!
by davidwat
Sat Jul 31, 2010 9:45 pm
Forum: BOARD OF TRADE
Topic: Clan Line
Replies: 10
Views: 3472

Re: Clan Line

Clan Stewart was my last ship in Clan Line. Left her as Cadet Dec 1960, got 2nd Mates, and joined HCL as 2nd Mate in May 1961. Never sailed as 3rd Mate---------just had to learn fast!
by davidwat
Sat Jul 31, 2010 2:45 pm
Forum: YACHTING
Topic: NAHLIN
Replies: 19
Views: 2476

Re: NAHLIN

I remember my father telling me her story. She was built for a Lady Yule (one of three yachts!), and was chartered by King Edward V111 when he was cavorting with Mrs Simpson, who sailed on the yacht with him. Their public displays on board so outraged Lady Yule's code of morality that she never set ...
by davidwat
Fri Jul 30, 2010 10:15 pm
Forum: Gibraltar
Topic: SEAROSE G
Replies: 3
Views: 552

Re: SEAROSE G

I think this is what they call the "axe" bow, Francis. Some naval architect somewhere, I think Korea, supposes it has revolutionary waterline benefits.
by davidwat
Fri Jul 30, 2010 12:19 pm
Forum: CRUISING
Topic: ARCADIA
Replies: 28
Views: 2872

Re: ARCADIA

Paul, I think there are about 6 of this class already constructed. For modern cruise liners they are not bad looking.
by davidwat
Thu Jul 29, 2010 8:46 pm
Forum: CRUISING
Topic: Celebrity Century
Replies: 3
Views: 298

Re: Celebrity Century

Will be on her again in \october for another Transatlantic. A fine ship.
by davidwat
Thu Jul 29, 2010 8:44 pm
Forum: CRUISING
Topic: 'Sapphire Princess' strikes whale - Alaska
Replies: 3
Views: 364

Re: 'Sapphire Princess' strikes whale - Alaska

There will be a lot of blubbering about that, then, amongst the animal lovers. Stop cruising in whale country.
by davidwat
Tue Jul 27, 2010 1:35 pm
Forum: CLYDE
Topic: M.V. Clansman
Replies: 11
Views: 1907

Re: M.V. Clansman

When on my west coast trip, I was told that originally they hoped to have her back in service on the 25th,and the manufacturers decided to replace the (new) crankshaft, but in doing so it got scored, something to do with a bearing, and they are looking for another crankshaft. I was told this on 17th...
by davidwat
Tue Jul 27, 2010 1:12 pm
Forum: READ ME FIRST
Topic: Welcome
Replies: 36
Views: 27249

Re: Welcome

Very glad to see this new site up and running, and congrats to all those clever folk that have got it together so quickly. I was on my west coast trip when all the excitement happened, and what with that, and getting a new laptop, it is onlu today i found the site, thanks to Bruce's info. Best wishe...

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