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    I asked `Hey yoo`, and he said no chance of using the mo, sk, for the party, as Ram, a dam, started today, Thursday, 18 June 2015.

    If it wasn't for the Bad Luck I would have No Luck at all.
    So I guess my party will have to have seaboots and oilskins as the dress of the day.
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    Brian, happy birthday in advance, hope you have some nice belly dancing music for heyoo.
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    Don't remember sending radio messages to Bracknell, our reports all went through Coast radio stations reporting to different centres. When in south latitudes all went to Essendon in Aussie. Remember one incident when we on voyage from Aussie to Nauru & Ocean and in the area of the Chesterfield banks and encountering foul weather. We knew a TRS was in the area and had been requested by Essendon to send in 2 hourly reports. A report was sent in at 0800 and by 0830 a request to please confirm all data was received from Essendon. The old man, one John Graham de Coverly Veal, was not amused and told us what he thought of the weather people. We re checked all reading and sent in another report, basically identical to the original. Shortly after Essendon sent out a new report saying there were now 2 Trs's in the area, and we were right in the middle. Reports were few and far between in the S Pacific in those days.
    At 1150 the old man said 'when the glass reads 940mb we will have a gin. The 3rd mate tapped the barometer which dropped to 938mb. The 3rd. mate got a clip over the ear and then the mate, Master, Ch. Eng. Radio Off. & 3rd. mate retired for gin , leaving me, the 2nd. mate to battle the elements.

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    Don't remember any annotation to the current as being anything but a 'Strong Adverse Current' but then that was because a copy went to charterers and we had been Chartered at 11 knots and we were pushing to do 10 knots.

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    WX reporting, as sparks on MV British Advocate 1960/61 they were sent every 6hrs to a coast station nearest to the location of observations they were sent as 5 figure groups. I received world atlas from the met office for my efforts some 2 years later.

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    Sailed with a few marine locusts but would not want to mention their names.

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    Anyone still held onto the Marine Observers Journal?. It was published quarterly and was full of interesting articles and at the back of it listed all the vessels reporting and the number of reports they had sent in.
    I still have the one with my fathers obituary in it.
    What used to annoy me was that all though it listed individual reporting officers it was only the Captain who ever received any awards even though he had never personally made up any reports. I suppose the award was meant to go to the ship but most Masters just snaffled the award (a barometer) for themselves.
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    Just seen this old post , which considering played a big part in some of our lives. Maybe if hasn’t already been posted or should be in another post, but how Many can remember the very basics of the Marine Barometer.It was put into my memory when I was 15 and has never left. “ A column of mercury is balanced by a column of air of the same cross sectional dimensions extending from the level of the mercury in the cistern to the uppermost limits of the earths atmosphere.” Forget about all your torricilium vacuums And differences of co- efficient of expansion , it was nearly always the principles any examiner wanted.. cheers JS
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    #28. The above shield have been preceded for the real basic , was simply air has weight and exerts pressure. JS
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    For shield read should , my spell changer has a mind of its own. JS
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