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Forum: Modelling Forum 09-06-2012, 20:08
Replies: 27
Views: 5,896
Posted By Paddy
Re: Best way to start?

The pictures look great Ivor.

I can immagine the time spent on your projects must take a weighty lump out of your days.
I did not realise that hulls like these are on the market.
Are there lofting...
Forum: Modelling Forum 07-06-2012, 16:37
Replies: 27
Views: 5,896
Posted By Paddy
Re: Best way to start?

The smalest boat I have built is about 18 tons and on up to 25 tons but I am sure the principle is the same, just smaller fingers, pointy pliers and chopped off needles for drill bits.
I will see...
Forum: Modelling Forum 06-06-2012, 14:02
Replies: 27
Views: 5,896
Posted By Paddy
Re: Best way to start?

Hi Ivor,
I did not think to find the callosed hands of a stoker in this part of ship but now that I have found you maybe you can help me out in a small problem.

An old friend passed away some time...
Forum: Other Naval Topics 06-06-2012, 12:03
Replies: 8
Views: 1,548
Posted By Paddy
Re: funeral boat on Thames? 1968/65

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I have found the answer (thank's to Google) I should have looked first,

It was the state funeral of Sir Winston Churchill.

Probably taken by my wife's father, (an ex seargent major)
Forum: Other Naval Topics 06-06-2012, 11:47
Replies: 8
Views: 1,548
Posted By Paddy
Funeral Boat on Thames? 1968/65

Hi all,
My wife has been using a scanner to convert old slides to digital images.
She found among the 700 odd slides, a box of 20 that we do not recognise, or know from where they came.

The picture...
Forum: Royal Navy Ships and Crews 14-05-2012, 15:34
Replies: 498
Views: 83,677
Posted By Paddy
Re: HMS TROUBRIDGE (1957) - First Commission.

Hi Frank,

Going back to the picture with the fish!!!!
You have re- connected some of my brain's wiring and I realise that the name I put to the face was in fact Leading seaman Dinsdale and not L/S...
Forum: Other Naval Topics 28-02-2012, 17:21
Replies: 1,434
Views: 169,676
Posted By Paddy
Re: Poems and Words from the Naval Man

Sata got it wrong
Paddy
Forum: Royal Navy Ships and Crews 25-07-2011, 09:10
Replies: 498
Views: 83,677
Posted By Paddy
Re: HMS TROUBRIDGE (1957) - First Commission.

Give him my regards, I remember him as an efficient but easy going chap, easy to talk to and friendly, you can tell by the angle of his cap.

Paddy.
Forum: Royal Navy Ships and Crews 18-07-2011, 09:11
Replies: 498
Views: 83,677
Posted By Paddy
Re: HMS TROUBRIDGE (1957) - First Commission.

The Fish you refer to was captured with thousands of others with the aid of a pattern of mk 10 morters and the pic of Leading seaman Dinsdale was taken by me.
If you look back at my early posts you...
Forum: German Ships and Crews 08-04-2011, 13:41
Replies: 24
Views: 6,690
Posted By Paddy
Re: German U-boats

Hi all.
I am seeking info on U118, washed up on St Leonards beech.
The info is requested from another (non naval) forum.
Dated pics attatched.

Paddy
Forum: Other Naval Topics 09-03-2011, 18:25
Replies: 1,434
Views: 169,676
Posted By Paddy
Re: Poems and Words from the Naval Man

This brings to mind the hiss of the air lock as I climbed down to hang my dhobying out under the boiler gantry on HMS Centaur.

You started to de-hydrate within seconds and the dhobying was much to...
Forum: Other Naval Topics 24-01-2011, 11:53
Replies: 1,434
Views: 169,676
Posted By Paddy
Re: Poems and Words from the Naval Man

Or the old Irish song,

I'l eat when I'm hungry
I'l drink when I'm dry
If the moonshine don't kill me
I'l live till I die.

Paddy
Forum: Other Naval Topics 10-01-2011, 11:17
Replies: 80
Views: 7,504
Posted By Paddy
Re: EXTRA FOOD FOR DIVERS.

Hi Ivor,
I always understood that there was no antidote for sea snake venom as it is a combination of two venoms, one to disolve joints in blood vessels, the other to attack the nervous system,...
Forum: Other Naval Topics 07-01-2011, 11:26
Replies: 1,051
Views: 159,286
Posted By Paddy
SS Lakonia

I missed the first part of the BBC film , The sinking of the Lakonia.

From what I did see I gather that she was an under armed Q ship or just a merchant man with guns.

I did not recognise some of...
Forum: Other Naval Topics 03-01-2011, 11:41
Replies: 80
Views: 7,504
Posted By Paddy
Re: EXTRA FOOD FOR DIVERS.

Hi all,
My diving ended not in the deep blue but in a swimming pool with my familly.
I have always prided myself with my capacity for unaded underwater distance swimming and did many a fleet...
Forum: Other Naval Topics 18-11-2010, 15:18
Replies: 1,434
Views: 169,676
Posted By Paddy
Re: Poems and Words from the Naval Man

Jane,,,
I on re reading the above tend to agree that it is not quite right, this comes of rushing the job. It is always better to sleep on it ( I mean think tomorrow,,, not sleep on the job).

Please...
Forum: Other Naval Topics 16-11-2010, 18:58
Replies: 1,434
Views: 169,676
Posted By Paddy
Re: Poems and Words from the Naval Man

Hi Jane,

I did a spell check and altered the last line, does this sound better.

Paddy

To marry a sailor.

A sailorís work is on the sea,
His labourís hard but his soul is free
Forum: Royal Navy Ships and Crews 16-11-2010, 11:25
Replies: 498
Views: 83,677
Posted By Paddy
Re: HMS TROUBRIDGE (1957) - First Commission.

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That would have been for the visit of Princess Margaret on the federation hand - over ceremony. We went there three times, pick the dates out of John's list, probably the middle one as I think the...
Forum: Regiments, Units and Soldiers 15-11-2010, 13:12
Replies: 10
Views: 3,588
Posted By Paddy
Re: Identify Mons Star

Thanks jainso,
That is the conclusion that I have come to, I am now trying to trace the picture as my grand father's brother, I have been assured that the uniform is of the Royal Irish Lancers and I...
Forum: Royal Navy Ships and Crews 10-11-2010, 19:28
Replies: 498
Views: 83,677
Posted By Paddy
Re: HMS TROUBRIDGE (1957) - First Commission.

Yes kieth, I posted those as well (among others).

I will copy them again and maybe we can all draw a line, with name, to indicate our good selves.

And I did manage to edit my profile.

Paddy
Forum: Other Naval Topics 10-11-2010, 19:20
Replies: 1,434
Views: 169,676
Posted By Paddy
Re: Poems and Words from the Naval Man

This is not nautical but it is in the spirit of the naval psyche, Jenny and jack.
( pleas excuse the french bits.)
Paddy.

> A WOMAN'S POEM:
> Before I lay me down to sleep,
> I pray for a man who's...
Forum: Royal Navy Ships and Crews 09-11-2010, 21:53
Replies: 498
Views: 83,677
Posted By Paddy
Re: HMS TROUBRIDGE (1957) - First Commission.

Actually kieth, I have just tried to update my profile but I am having trouble in belatedly adding data, where do you click to edit data in your profile ?.

Paddy
Forum: Royal Navy Ships and Crews 09-11-2010, 21:41
Replies: 498
Views: 83,677
Posted By Paddy
Re: HMS TROUBRIDGE (1957) - First Commission.

Which profile would you like ? port, or stbd.

Paddy
Forum: Royal Navy Ships and Crews 08-11-2010, 10:58
Replies: 498
Views: 83,677
Posted By Paddy
Re: HMS TROUBRIDGE (1957) - First Commission.

Hi John,

I still have my little book listing my travels from my first to my last ship, HMS Centaur 1955 to HMS Owen paid off aug 1963.
Unfortunatly up to leaving Troubridge I only put the joining...
Forum: Royal Navy Ships and Crews 26-10-2010, 17:19
Replies: 498
Views: 83,677
Posted By Paddy
Re: HMS TROUBRIDGE (1957) - First Commission.

Hi again kieth, long time no speak.

If you look at Johns cruise list you will see that he missed off the first part of the cruise.

We joined on the 9 July 57 in Cows then after the work up around...
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