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Forum: Tugs 16th July 2019, 12:55
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Melbourne Tugs in 1938

An article from the Melbourne Argus of 11 June 1938 written by Captain Hartley Watson the legendary Master of the tug James Paterson.
Might be of interest to some here on SH.
I suggest that you...
Forum: Mess Deck 11th July 2019, 09:46
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Posted By YM-Mundrabilla
If Rasputin was a real spy his name would be...

If Rasputin was a real spy his name would be Schmidt.
Are we sure that he is not CIA or FBI?
Forum: Mess Deck 5th July 2019, 03:28
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Posted By YM-Mundrabilla
' OK Varley, we'll mow the lawn. ' Spin FJ...

' OK Varley, we'll mow the lawn. '

Spin FJ ???
Are you, perhaps, a politician in your time ashore?
No doubt you will actually get your animals to mow the lawn. If you don't you should be a...
Forum: Mess Deck 4th July 2019, 02:43
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Posted By YM-Mundrabilla
It wouldn't be the first time of un-seeing things.

It wouldn't be the first time of un-seeing things.
Forum: Mess Deck 3rd July 2019, 10:23
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Posted By YM-Mundrabilla
' .... (Do we ever have passengers without feet I...

' .... (Do we ever have passengers without feet I ask myself) ....'

Some of the nuns did - I saw them.
Forum: Mess Deck 3rd July 2019, 01:17
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FJ you will certainly get a 'spin' regardless of...

FJ you will certainly get a 'spin' regardless of the location. :hippy:
Forum: Mess Deck 2nd July 2019, 06:13
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Posted By YM-Mundrabilla
'and what a sweet ride -- like floating on a...

'and what a sweet ride -- like floating on a cloud'

As a 'Yank tank' just wondering whether there was any connection with the road surface?
Did it go round corners?

(Sorry, I couldn't help it...
Forum: Mess Deck 19th June 2019, 00:53
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Posted By YM-Mundrabilla
Course change to ensure that we don't fall off...

Course change to ensure that we don't fall off the edge (of the chart, of course) or is it to lengthen our voyage with the nuns some of whose habits are actually quite delightful. :flowers:
Forum: Tankers 13th June 2019, 13:32
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Posted By YM-Mundrabilla
Trouble in the Gulf of Oman

Two tankers apparently hit by explosions.

https://www.bbc.com/news/world-middle-east-48619771
Forum: Mess Deck 12th June 2019, 02:09
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Posted By YM-Mundrabilla
'Heavenly'! That should appeal.

'Heavenly'!
That should appeal.
Forum: Mess Deck 9th June 2019, 10:02
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Posted By YM-Mundrabilla
I thought that they were penguins, but you can't...

I thought that they were penguins, but you can't fool me!

I knew that they weren't penguins when they brought some of those skimpy red knicker thingys down here to dry. :quill:
Forum: Mess Deck 9th June 2019, 05:05
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Posted By YM-Mundrabilla
Boilers. Are they those big cylindrical fiery...

Boilers. Are they those big cylindrical fiery things downstairs where we burn the secret codes, incriminating documents and the galley spoils?
Oh dear. Looks like sails and cold showers for a while...
Forum: Mess Deck 7th June 2019, 09:29
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Posted By YM-Mundrabilla
20th Century - that's me! I knew that I had...

20th Century - that's me!
I knew that I had missed something but don't much fancy cooking my eggs and bacon on a shovel greased with KY Jelly.
Forum: Mess Deck 7th June 2019, 07:54
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Posted By YM-Mundrabilla
Thanks ES. Helpful and practical as ever. ...

Thanks ES.
Helpful and practical as ever.
Took your advice re getting the Bunker C onto the shovel but, as a matter of interest, did your 'Ag Walla' happen to mention how to get it off the shovel...
Forum: Mess Deck 7th June 2019, 07:46
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Posted By YM-Mundrabilla
Yes, there are certainly some lovelies amongst...

Yes, there are certainly some lovelies amongst the ladies who have just joined.
What do the 'fine details' consist of and I trust that Sir William will share them with the rest of us?
:flowers:...
Forum: Mess Deck 6th June 2019, 02:04
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Posted By YM-Mundrabilla
Coke Zero wasn't potable so they changed its name...

Coke Zero wasn't potable so they changed its name to 'Coke - No Sugar'. Much better!

Rather partial to calliope music but I thought that ours was a bit short on steam pressure ................
Forum: Mess Deck 5th June 2019, 04:01
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Posted By YM-Mundrabilla
Congratulations on your birthday Sir. You are a...

Congratulations on your birthday Sir.
You are a year ahead of me!
I will be there for the party.
Is there any Coke Zero on board the GD for a spoilsport like me, please? :pint: :curtain_call:
Forum: Ship & Port Webcams 20th May 2019, 01:36
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Posted By YM-Mundrabilla
Lovely pic of a lovely place.

Lovely pic of a lovely place.
Forum: Mess Deck 20th May 2019, 01:28
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Posted By YM-Mundrabilla
Welcome back Red. :flowers: Trust that you are...

Welcome back Red. :flowers: Trust that you are well.
As you say, the tone of the place has not been improved by your absence.
When are you giving flu injections to those of us here in Oz?
Forum: Mess Deck 12th May 2019, 06:55
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Posted By YM-Mundrabilla
The passengers are merely described as 'females'...

The passengers are merely described as 'females' so far.

Do we know whether they are 'girls' ; 'women' :kiss: :flowers: :applause: ; or 'biddies' :wave: ?

The answer may well affect the effort...
Forum: The Pig & Whistle 8th May 2019, 11:38
Replies: 10
Views: 343
Posted By YM-Mundrabilla
Is the price of scrap copper calculated in...

Is the price of scrap copper calculated in Statues of Liberty?
Forum: The Pig & Whistle 8th May 2019, 10:13
Replies: 10
Views: 343
Posted By YM-Mundrabilla
If only something could haul the Parliament House...

If only something could haul the Parliament House and its contents from Canberra to the middle of the Nullarbor Plain ................ oops too close to Mundrabilla for my liking.
It is supposed to...
Forum: The Pig & Whistle 8th May 2019, 08:47
Replies: 10
Views: 343
Posted By YM-Mundrabilla
Is it them or is it me?

Is it them or is it me?

A rhetorical question, of course, as I already know that it must be 'them'.

Just reading a 'most informative and highly technical' news item on the SBS (Oz TV) website a...
Forum: Mess Deck 26th April 2019, 09:18
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Posted By YM-Mundrabilla
Talking to a lady at work about holidays a few...

Talking to a lady at work about holidays a few years ago when Hawaii (or was it Tahiti?) came up. I said to her that I could imagine her in a couple of half coconuts and a grass skirt. Couldn't get...
Forum: The Engine Room 22nd April 2019, 14:23
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Posted By YM-Mundrabilla
Boilers

An extract from the Melbourne Argus of Friday 20 February 1903 that I accidentally came across.

Might be of interest to someone?

BELLEVILLE BOILERS.
CONCLUDING TESTS.
LONDON, Feb. 10. [1903?]...
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