More Radio Rooms Radio Room: Cunard cargo liner ss Alaunia/GFQU Alaunia/GFQU waiting to depart Huskisson Dock, Liverpool in 1966. Radio Room: Brocklebank Line mv Mahsud/GYMT. Photo taken in 1969. Tony Selman still hard at work. mv Mahsud. My last ship in Brock’s and on charter to Mitsui at the time although in this photo she looks fine in original Brocklebank Line colours. Fastest ship in the fleet with a charter speed of 18 knots. QSO Editor Ian Channing almost unrecognisable in his youth! Taken on board mv Knightsgarth in early 1960’s. mv Knightsgarth/GHHK mv Gambada/GNOY arriving at Donges, NW France, in 1973 P&O gas tanker mv Gambada/GNOY. Interestingly two ROA members have links to the ship. Tony Selman was the R/O for a long, hairy and happy voyage in 1974 and Archivist Willie Williamson installed the radio equipment when the ship was built at Cammell Lairds. The radio fit was standard for P&O vessels at the time. The workshop area of mv Gambada. P&O were were very generous with the spares and tools on all of their ships but quite rightly expected the R/O’s to fix everything. Radio Room: Mabel Warwick/ ? with ROARS Chairman Tom Frawley, plus hair, seated. Tom Frawley on board Houlder Bros. mv Mabel Warwick/GGZE in Vitoria, Brazil in 1974 A recent photo of Tom Frawley providing proof that he can certainly fit in his old uniform. ROA Secretary Jim Loughlin on board Shell VLCC Mactra/GYKR. Some people change over the years and some do not. Jim looks exactly the same now as he did then! Jim Loughlin on boardShell VLCC Mactra/GYKR. Jim left in December 1969 and 3 weeks later Mactra exploded whilst tank cleaning. After the BOT enquiry many safety changes were made in respect of tank cleaning on VLCC’s. Radio Room: ss Roatan/ GZPV with R/O Jim Loughlin. Despite being built in 1944 GZPV is shown here with a 1970 IMRC fit with Redifon R408 receiver and STC 1600 main transmitter. Jim Loughlin inside a Kelvin Hughes photoplot radar. Anyone unfortunate enough to have sailed with one of these beasts will fully understand the “what have I done to deserve this” bemused look on Jim’s face. R/O Doug Howick on duty in Radio Room of mv Port Fairy/GSTP in 1957. A bird in the Radio Room. Robin Powell and friend on board Haustrum/GRFT. One wonders how many other members had ‘birds’ in their Radio Rooms? Radio Room: Shell tanker Haustrum/GRFT. R/O was Robin Powell. The equipment was from Siemens. Shell tanker Haustrum/GRFT Robin Powell with smoke coming out of his head. A close up view of a DF loop and some aerials for the afficionados of equipment to be found on monkey islands. Vessel is Shell tanker Haustrum/GRFT Robin Powell on the bridge of Haustrum/GRFT. A plainly obvious location and Robin showing firstly that he was a man of the wavy braid fraternity and secondly he hasn’t changed that much over the years. Pages: Page 1, Page 2, Page 3, Page 4
nostagia again. and yes jim hasnt changed
First Met Mike Carter at Brookes Bar IMR Radio College Manchester. Looks abit different now but as the Roars Net Guy these days – well Done Mike.
Clive Evans 16/11/2015
Very disappointed to see Mr Valentine is not wearing a shirt. Obviously Bibby Line standards were slipping by this time and not the Rig Of the Day that one would expect from a future ROA Web Team member. Certainly would not have happened in the companies I worked for.