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Forum: New Zealand Ships and Navy Yesterday, 11:37
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Views: 55,364
Posted By Old Salt
Re: Warships of New Zealand

Re: We did have an NZ member once I think. I wonder why he left? :rolleyes:


Never left ... been on sick leave ...first my wife was ill..then fell and smashed her hip...caught double pneumonia in...
Forum: Member Articles 18-10-2017, 10:09
Replies: 536
Views: 105,267
Posted By Old Salt
Cool Re: Warship Collisions, Groundings, Fatal Events

HMS ENDURANCE - FLOODING

In 2007 Fleet Command were tasked to study deploying HMS Endurance to the South Atlantic for 18 months. Their recommendations were approved including a manning regime...
Forum: Royal Navy Ships and Crews 07-10-2017, 10:08
Replies: 86
Views: 17,230
Posted By Old Salt
Re: HMS Ocean: Helicopter Assault Ship 1995-

The name HMS Ocean has always been special to me. The first ship I ever visited was the previous HMS Ocean (R68) in 1955. Just 13, I was a brand new Sea Cadet in Middlesbrough when Ocean visited. We...
Forum: Member Articles 26-09-2017, 11:32
Replies: 536
Views: 105,267
Posted By Old Salt
Re: Warship Collisions, Groundings, Fatal Events

(This is my 100th. article in this thread :D I shall be taking a break for a while sorting major changes in our lives)

HMS Barham v HMS Duchess - Loss

The declaration on of war on Germany in...
Forum: Member Articles 09-09-2017, 12:08
Replies: 536
Views: 105,267
Posted By Old Salt
Re: Warship Collisions, Groundings, Fatal Events

Too long ago to remember, but I do not recall much effect on night vision, but just looked well away. British flashless propellants were in use during World War II so no doubt were continued into...
Forum: Member Articles 06-09-2017, 09:47
Replies: 536
Views: 105,267
Posted By Old Salt
Re: Warship Collisions, Groundings, Fatal Events

Collisions in the Battle of Jutland

Any collision is a bad thing, but happening during an engagement with the enemy is a very sad occurrence, especially when it is a ‘friendly’ collision between...
Forum: Member Articles 02-09-2017, 19:54
Replies: 536
Views: 105,267
Posted By Old Salt
Re: Warship Collisions, Groundings, Fatal Events

Hi Scratch

Having served on both sides, there are multiple differences. We are not comparing apples with apples here.

Merchant Navy seaman officers must have completed 4 years of sea time before...
Forum: Member Articles 31-08-2017, 21:57
Replies: 536
Views: 105,267
Posted By Old Salt
Re: Warship Collisions, Groundings, Fatal Events

It seems all of a sudden the training of SWOs is a hot topic. I hope all the shortcomings will be addressed.

https://www.usni.org/magazines/proceedings/2017-08/ship-collisions-address-


Not a...
Forum: Member Articles 31-08-2017, 21:13
Replies: 536
Views: 105,267
Posted By Old Salt
Re: Warship Collisions, Groundings, Fatal Events

Agree entirely, it seems that some SWOs actually get very little bridge experience but have to be qualified within a certain date. I did four years in the RFA before sitting 2nd. Mates exams. and...
Forum: Member Articles 29-08-2017, 02:13
Replies: 536
Views: 105,267
Posted By Old Salt
Re: Warship Collisions, Groundings, Fatal Events

Crew fatigue from of long hours of work, little sleep and relaxation over long periods can/will result in poor concentration, lack of enthusiasm and accidents. This article is the best I have read...
Forum: Member Articles 28-08-2017, 21:44
Replies: 536
Views: 105,267
Posted By Old Salt
Re: Warship Collisions, Groundings, Fatal Events

More excellent reading on this subject:

http://gcaptain.com/kings-orders-u-s-navy-avoid-excess-detail-orders-instructions/

Brian
Forum: Member Articles 28-08-2017, 19:55
Replies: 536
Views: 105,267
Posted By Old Salt
Re: Warship Collisions, Groundings, Fatal Events

Summing up all the reading on the two collisions, it seems that the training of junior officers in the 7th. Fleet has been woefully inadequate. Too busy to do any training. With all the seatime the...
Forum: Frequently Asked Questions 28-08-2017, 19:26
Replies: 151
Views: 15,956
Posted By Old Salt
Re: Computer Browser Problems.

Thank you Jim, in the meantime I am busy trying to recover user names and passwords to programmes and sites which were lost, including email addresses. Slow painful business, but I basically have a...
Forum: Frequently Asked Questions 28-08-2017, 11:01
Replies: 151
Views: 15,956
Posted By Old Salt
Re: Computer Browser Problems.

I recently got a nasty virus from some xxxx scumbag who pretended to be 'Microsoft' and was able to write on my computer screen . Anti-virus said it could not remove that virus. :mad:

My son got...
Forum: Member Articles 27-08-2017, 11:36
Replies: 536
Views: 105,267
Posted By Old Salt
Re: Warship Collisions, Groundings, Fatal Events

Thank you Tim, excellent and to the point. Investigations are regarded as negative, adversarial and seen as wielding a big stick to carry on an antiquated tradition.

Relieving COs, even Admirals,...
Forum: US Navy Ships and Crews 24-08-2017, 23:01
Replies: 74
Views: 6,900
Posted By Old Salt
Re: USS Fitzgerald collision

Captain of U.S. Navy Warship (USS Fitzgerald) Involved in Deadly Crash Near Japan Relieved of Command


http://time.com/4906057/navy-warship-crash-william-moran-uss-fitzgerald/

Plus a dozen others...
Forum: US Navy Ships and Crews 24-08-2017, 22:46
Replies: 45
Views: 2,960
Posted By Old Salt
Re: USS John S McCain collision

Kevin

To me this was a serious discussion from an ex-shipdriver of considerable experience which I am sure some members will appreciate.
I have no wish to continue your senseless dialogue. :p

Brian
Forum: US Navy Ships and Crews 24-08-2017, 21:37
Replies: 45
Views: 2,960
Posted By Old Salt
Re: USS John S McCain collision

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Kevin (Grumpy today ??)

At the age of 19 I was driving RFA tankers through the focal points such as the Malacca and Singapore Straits, and Hormuz Straits into/out of the Persian Gulf. ...
Forum: Member Articles 23-08-2017, 06:14
Replies: 536
Views: 105,267
Posted By Old Salt
Re: Warship Collisions, Groundings, Fatal Events

(I thought we could do without more deaths this week)

TOMCAT DOWN

Off the coast of Scotland a large naval exercise “Teamwork 76” was underway. Hundreds of ships from a dozen NATO countries, were...
Forum: Member Articles 23-08-2017, 05:14
Replies: 536
Views: 105,267
Posted By Old Salt
Re: Warship Collisions, Groundings, Fatal Events

These days there is ample evidence available of the track and behaviour of tropical revolving storms .

In 1944 such information was scarce and forecasting ahead was basic. There were 'rules' on...
Forum: US Navy Ships and Crews 23-08-2017, 05:00
Replies: 45
Views: 2,960
Posted By Old Salt
Re: USS John S McCain collision

Sadly disappointed again, sincere condolences to the bereaved families, there is no way those youngsters should have lost their lives.

Regardless of 'cyber attacks' and other conspiracy theories,...
Forum: Member Articles 13-08-2017, 23:37
Replies: 536
Views: 105,267
Posted By Old Salt
Re: Warship Collisions, Groundings, Fatal Events

As a RFA veteran of six Fishery Protection patrols off Iceland, I can certainly agree with your comments.If a frigate must fuel we would stream a hose astern and watch with some trepidation as the...
Forum: Member Articles 31-07-2017, 14:04
Replies: 536
Views: 105,267
Posted By Old Salt
Re: Warship Collisions, Groundings, Fatal Events

TYPHOON COBRA

On 17 December 1944, the ships of Pacific Fleet Task Force 38, comprising 7 fleet and 6 light carriers, 8 battleships, 15 cruisers, and about 50 destroyers were operating 250 - 300...
Forum: Other Naval Topics 25-07-2017, 10:38
Replies: 13
Views: 1,103
Posted By Old Salt
Re: What we breathed in at sea.

I well remember as a young lad in the RFA tankers being sent down to mop up the oily water left in the bottom of tanks after steam cleaning them. Certified 'gas free', but the air at the bottom of...
Forum: Member Articles 19-07-2017, 12:35
Replies: 536
Views: 105,267
Posted By Old Salt
Re: Warship Collisions, Groundings, Fatal Events

Thanks for that, quite correct. The chart is only a pictorial view of the region, the Sailing Directions( Pilot) for that region describes the coastlines, dangers etc. and recommends the best and...
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