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by q98
Sat Apr 03, 2010 1:11 am
Forum: Seafaring
Topic: Marine Radio Coastal Communications
Replies: 8
Views: 1474

Re: Marine Radio Coastal Communications

Interesting site Hugh - thanks. As an R.N. "sparker", I always tried Portishead Radio first then Halifax but most certainly avoided Vishakapatnam #-o even if he responded with our call-sign. I was very surprised to hear that the use of Morse Code (CW) has virtually disappeared. It is the ONE mode wh...
by q98
Sun Mar 21, 2010 11:25 pm
Forum: Seafaring
Topic: ASSISTANCE SOUGHT - ON-LINE NATIONAL ARCHIVE SEARCH
Replies: 11
Views: 1830

Re: RESOLVED ASSISTANCE SOUGHT - ON-LINE NATIONAL ARCHIVE SEARCH

Resolved. Many thanks to all who contributed.

Jim McCreadie
Fremantle
Western Australia
by q98
Thu Feb 11, 2010 1:41 am
Forum: Seafaring
Topic: Pilots on the China Coast
Replies: 3
Views: 463

Re: Pilots on the China Coast

G'day Alan We must stop meeting like this :lol: Aye, it was my great-uncle Bill, Edward was my granpa (see your 1st hyperlink). I once had an interesting book "Gunboats on the Great River" which told the story of the Insect class gunboats most of which were built at Troon, Ayrshire. I loaned out the...
by q98
Tue Feb 09, 2010 12:57 pm
Forum: Seafaring
Topic: Pilots on the China Coast
Replies: 3
Views: 463

Pilots on the China Coast

G'day
Is anyone able to advise if there are on-line records relating to individual Pilots on the China Coast circa 1930s. My great-uncle was one such individual for a two-year period during the 1930s and was one of four brothers to hold a Master's ticket.

Jim McCreadie
Fremantle
Western Australia
by q98
Sun Jan 10, 2010 11:46 am
Forum: Seafaring
Topic: ASSISTANCE SOUGHT - ON-LINE NATIONAL ARCHIVE SEARCH
Replies: 11
Views: 1830

COMPLETED - ASSISTANCE SOUGHT ON-LINE NATIONAL ARCHIVE SEARC

Many thanks to all who contributed.
by q98
Fri Dec 18, 2009 4:17 pm
Forum: Success Stories
Topic: Twenty five months later
Replies: 3
Views: 1111

Re: Twenty five months later

Very true Frances, Alan has assisted on several searches in the past for which I am grateful.
xmas:roll:
by q98
Fri Dec 18, 2009 10:31 am
Forum: Seafaring
Topic: ASSISTANCE SOUGHT - ON-LINE NATIONAL ARCHIVE SEARCH
Replies: 11
Views: 1830

Re: ASSISTANCE SOUGHT - ON-LINE NATIONAL ARCHIVE SEARCH

Aha Alan You were aware of the latest on this topic =D> . I'd sent you a PM to bring you up to speed - isn't it simply amazing \:D/ ! I must admit I haven't seen or located the book so anything you can get would be appreciated. I am hoping Erika will get back to me as I have tunza data on the rescue...
by q98
Fri Dec 18, 2009 9:15 am
Forum: Success Stories
Topic: Twenty five months later
Replies: 3
Views: 1111

Twenty five months later

by q98
Fri Dec 18, 2009 8:57 am
Forum: Seafaring
Topic: ASSISTANCE SOUGHT - ON-LINE NATIONAL ARCHIVE SEARCH
Replies: 11
Views: 1830

Re: ASSISTANCE SOUGHT - ON-LINE NATIONAL ARCHIVE SEARCH

Erika Your e-mail made my day; what a Christmas present for me =D> ! I would be extremely pleased to hear from you at my home e-mail address jim.mccreadie[AT]bigpond.com Of course, change [AT] to the normal little sign used in e-mails. I have quite a collection of data on my grandfather and his brot...
by q98
Fri Nov 20, 2009 3:10 am
Forum: Seafaring
Topic: No.1 TUG BOAT, AYR HARBOUR, 1879
Replies: 12
Views: 1475

Re: No.1 TUG BOAT, AYR HARBOUR, 1879

Thanks for that info Alcluith; The information that continues to elude me is John's (d. 02 Aug 1879, offshore Ayr Harbour) date and place of burial. Having personally checked at Girvan Registry Office, I know he was NOT buried in Ballantrae [Parish of birth] during August 1879. Despite knowing his p...