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#51 Piquet959

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Posted 27 November 2013 - 12:23

Not monte bello as think those atomic tests were in the 1950,s

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#52 D-Type

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Posted 27 November 2013 - 12:24

 
Only draughtsmen (draughtspersons!) caller them erasers and also remarked that an item was a 'line gauge' not a ruler, as a ruler was a king or queen of a country.
 
 

I worked in Taiwan at one time.  An attractive young lady draughtsperson held up a rubber/eraser and asked us what the correct name was.  Although a Brit, being mindful of the strong US cultural influence and widespread use of American English, my colleague carefully  replied "eraser" and did not say "rubber", avoiding the unfortunate girl later saying to an American colleague "Hank have you got a rubber?"



#53 Ray Bell

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Posted 27 November 2013 - 13:04

Where's the USS Enterprise, Lynton?

 

It was around during your time there, surely? Or was that a bit earlier, 1966 perhaps?



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Posted 27 November 2013 - 19:20

Ok ships are/ were
The carrier is HMS Hermes, the inboard ship is HMS Glamorgan and D126 is HMS Diana.

The ship were in Australia in October 1968 from their time in the Far East strategic reserve. They were taking part in Exercise Coral Sands held in Shoalwater Bay in Queensland. Also to see if the Australian Government was interested in purchasing the Hermes as a replacement for HMAS Melbourne.

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Posted 27 November 2013 - 22:13

Not monte bello as think those atomic tests were in the 1950,s

 

03 Oct 1952, Montebello's - The Brits blew the crap out of HMS Pym anchored off Trimoullie Island with a device about the same size as Hiroshima.

 

The nice men invited the Aussie servicemen (and others) to watch the show at close quarters. Some lucky flyers even got to fly through the cloud. 

 

"Turn away from the blast!"  covered, closed eyes saw the skeletons of their own hands.

 

1956 2nd and 3rd tests officially described as 68 Kilotons. 1984, they finally came clean, 95 Kiloton, 5 times the Hiroshima yield.

 

Medical and DNA changes proved in those who participated.

 

Thank goodness my Dad seems to have (mostly) got away with it...unlike a bunch of his shipmates on HMAS Macquarie :mad:



#56 GreenMachine

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Posted 28 November 2013 - 03:54

I worked in Taiwan at one time.  An attractive young lady draughtsperson held up a rubber/eraser and asked us what the correct name was.  Although a Brit, being mindful of the strong US cultural influence and widespread use of American English, my colleague carefully  replied "eraser" and did not say "rubber", avoiding the unfortunate girl later saying to an American colleague "Hank have you got a rubber?"

 

 

Spoilsport. 

 

Similar stories here (real or apocryphal?) revolve around the sticky tape brand Durex, including one workmate of mine who swore that, back in the day, while travelling OS his sister went into a store in London and asked for some clear Durex ... 

 

In a similar vein, I had always thought it was 'draftsman', but my dictionary gives both. 



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Posted 28 November 2013 - 13:02

In Britain a draftsman produces legal documents (eg a parliamentary draftsman produces stuff for Parliament to mess about with) while a draughtsman produces plans or drawings on a drawing board, or nowadays on a CAD system, (ie the things that builders work from - hopefully)

 

In Australia, I'm sure the words are used differently.  And I think the USA use draft and draftsman for both meaniongs.



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Posted 28 November 2013 - 21:32

In Britain a draftsman produces legal documents (eg a parliamentary draftsman produces stuff for Parliament to mess about with) while a draughtsman produces plans or drawings on a drawing board, or nowadays on a CAD system, (ie the things that builders work from - hopefully)

 

In Australia, I'm sure the words are used differently.  And I think the USA use draft and draftsman for both meanings.

 

I'm in my 60s..and clearly remember the term being used at school (NSW and VIC) and of course legislation has been "drafted" since the turn of the previous century :up:



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Posted 28 November 2013 - 23:15

Some tooling around with bulb exposure, a tripod & cable release in Chatswood.

 

 

Victoria Avenue west of Chatswood Station

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Corner of Albert Avenue & Orchard Road

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#60 lyntonh

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Posted 28 November 2013 - 23:25

Two more in North Sydney just after the Expressway opened showing the temporary traffic furniture.

 

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#61 Ray Bell

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Posted 29 November 2013 - 02:05

Two more in North Sydney just after the Expressway opened showing the temporary traffic furniture.

 

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#62 Lee Nicolle

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Posted 29 November 2013 - 09:40

Two more in North Sydney just after the Expressway opened showing the temporary traffic furniture.
 
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Remember Ampol, The Australian owned oil company.
I think those temporary structures were still there in Sydney when I was last there, in 1995! Are they still there?

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Posted 29 November 2013 - 09:51

And on the left is a sign for the Bank of New South Wales. Remember them?

#64 Ray Bell

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Posted 29 November 2013 - 10:43

I'd just about bet John Ellacott could add some stuff to this...

 

I should phone him.



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Posted 30 November 2013 - 04:57

More ships from the same day in 1968......

 

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#66 lyntonh

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Posted 30 November 2013 - 04:57

Sydney Heads 1968

 

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#67 lyntonh

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Posted 30 November 2013 - 05:08

From the train going north....

 

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Argyle street

 

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Miller's Point and Goat Island

 

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Miller's Point from Misons' Point

 

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Miller's Point

 

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Milson's Point and Luna Park

 

 



#68 lyntonh

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Posted 30 November 2013 - 05:26

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Towards Lavender Bay

 

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Waverton Park and Ball's Head

 

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Waverton Tunnel

 

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South from Wollstonecraft

 

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South west from Wollstonecraft



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Posted 30 November 2013 - 05:55

Lovely photos!



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Posted 30 November 2013 - 07:18

great photo of the cargo ship.



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Posted 30 November 2013 - 07:20

One of the navy photos has a early Bertram 25 flybridge on the plain.



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Posted 30 November 2013 - 08:08

More ships from the same day in 1968......

 

 

 

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Stern of HMAS Hobart in Vietnam War era....she got shot up fairly bad...

 

Looks like a bird boat in the floating dock....can't see me anywhere :lol:


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Posted 30 November 2013 - 09:21

One of the navy photos has a early Bertram 25 flybridge on the plain.

Jeez - I hope not! Maybe navigation wasn't his strong point...  ;)

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Posted 01 December 2013 - 04:20

Jeez - I hope not! Maybe navigation wasn't his strong point...  ;)

Very few 25 ft Bertrams were in Australia pre 1970 and I think i know that boat, was called  Iluka and was owned by a guy who owned Franklin caravans.


Edited by Lola5000, 01 December 2013 - 04:20.


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Posted 01 December 2013 - 04:55

Some things I forgot to mention when I posted this photo....

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  the odd-bod number plate on the Merc, & the sixties-standard seating position for the girlfriend in the bench-seated Yank tank at right...

& a couple of cars with the annoying habit of sitting on the outer lane line.

 

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#76 Lee Nicolle

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Posted 01 December 2013 - 05:17

And on the left is a sign for the Bank of New South Wales. Remember them?
Yeah I know them, they changed their name to Westpac and I look at their website everyday



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Posted 01 December 2013 - 05:18

Stern of HMAS Hobart in Vietnam War era....she got shot up fairly bad...
 
Looks like a bird boat in the floating dock....can't see me anywhere :lol:

Is that a T Bird next to 039 on the wharf?

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Posted 01 December 2013 - 05:22

Some things I forgot to mention when I posted this photo....
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  the odd-bod number plate on the Merc, & the sixties-standard seating position for the girlfriend in the bench-seated Yank tank at right...
& a couple of cars with the annoying habit of sitting on the outer lane line.
 
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I still have g/fs do that now! Yank Tank? It is an Adelaide assembled Dodge Phonebox. Just a medium size car.
Rays nephew is building similar for Gp N

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Posted 01 December 2013 - 05:41

 

And on the left is a sign for the Bank of New South Wales. Remember them?
Yeah I know them, they changed their name to Westpac and I look at their website everyday

 

Barry Humphries said at the time they changed the name that it sounded like something a woman asked for discretely in a Chemist shop...



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Posted 01 December 2013 - 05:51

Hullo Guys;

That  "odd bod" plate on the Merc shows that it is part of the Diplomatic Corps.

Used by embassies and the like.

Blue background with white lettering.

Small letters C de C. and normal sized numbers.

C de C stood for Compt de Corps I believe.

These things used to be a complete pain in the bum in central Sydney.

Some of these were driven by embassy staff,families etc.

They used to park where they liked.

Only time i ever saw one of them moved on by a copper was when the driver parked near the Cenotaph.

They moved in a hurry.

The copper was NOT amused.

Cheers.

Roger.



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Posted 01 December 2013 - 06:12

Is that a T Bird next to 039 on the wharf?

Looks like a 64/65 T-Bird.



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Posted 01 December 2013 - 07:35

Very few 25 ft Bertrams were in Australia pre 1970 and I think i know that boat, was called  Iluka and was owned by a guy who owned Franklin caravans.

Not Gary ........? Can't think of his surname....Old age and senility again. BTW - apologies for taking the piss over your typo earlier on - no offence meant. :)



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Posted 01 December 2013 - 07:37

Looks like a 64/65 T-Bird.

Sure does. I guess that explains why it's tied up at the wharf - many would describe it as a boat.... ;)



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Posted 01 December 2013 - 09:44

Sure does. I guess that explains why it's tied up at the wharf - many would describe it as a boat....  ;)

Carefull, I will sool the T Bird owners on to you. Some are very passionate!
Besides that just another small/ medium car!

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Posted 01 December 2013 - 10:29

D39 is HMAS Hobart. Later the "D" was dropped from the ships number.

The first photo of the cargo ship shows HMAS Stalwart in the background.
Looks like Stalwart and the ship behind it is tied up over in Athol Bight next to Bradley's Head, under Tooronga Park Zoo. The ship behind Stalwart is a Daring class destroyer with its bow just poking out. It is either Vendetta, Vampire. As Duchess was on its' way to a SE Asian deployment.
This area was also used as the mooring area for ships in mothballs and awaiting disposal.

The ship behind Hobart in the floating dock is HMAS Teal. A ton class minesweeper. These ships were built from either Teak and/ or Mahogany. The RAN had six of them, Gull, Hawk, Teal, Snipe, Ibis and Curlew. All were ex RN minesweepers.

I served on Perth in 1972/73. The DDG's were possibly the best ships we had in the RAN.

Edited by Piquet959, 01 December 2013 - 11:12.


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Posted 01 December 2013 - 12:51

D39 is HMAS Hobart. Later the "D" was dropped from the ships number.

The first photo of the cargo ship shows HMAS Stalwart in the background.
Looks like Stalwart and the ship behind it is tied up over in Athol Bight next to Bradley's Head, under Tooronga Park Zoo. The ship behind Stalwart is a Daring class destroyer with its bow just poking out. It is either Vendetta, Vampire. As Duchess was on its' way to a SE Asian deployment.
This area was also used as the mooring area for ships in mothballs and awaiting disposal.

The ship behind Hobart in the floating dock is HMAS Teal. A ton class minesweeper. These ships were built from either Teak and/ or Mahogany. The RAN had six of them, Gull, Hawk, Teal, Snipe, Ibis and Curlew. All were ex RN minesweepers.

I served on Perth in 1972/73. The DDG's were possibly the best ships we had in the RAN.

 

Funny you have an Army related moniker then ;-)

 

If it is Teal, she paid off in 68...

 

hee he...and in RAN service they weren't all minesweepers...were they? :-)



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Posted 01 December 2013 - 20:59

Teal paid of 1968, recommisioned 1969, recommisioned 1970, finally paid off 1973.

My moniker. That's a funny story. I had my name on the side of my Prince Skyline when I first started racing.
Yes, I know I am a glutton for punishment.
One of the members of the HTCAV started calling me Nelson. Couldn't understand it. Eventually I asked. It was to do with my initials. PK. Hence Nelson hence Piquet. I just assumed the moniker Piquet.

Just wished I had half the driving talent of Nelson Piquet.

Does it all make sense!!

Edited by Piquet959, 01 December 2013 - 21:40.


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Posted 01 December 2013 - 22:03

Stern of HMAS Hobart in Vietnam War era....she got shot up fairly bad...

 

Looks like a bird boat in the floating dock....can't see me anywhere :lol:

The 3rd tower from the LHS,my grandfather built that,at the time late 50s/early 60s it was the largest loan ,AMP had ever advanced to a single person.


Edited by Lola5000, 01 December 2013 - 22:04.


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Posted 01 December 2013 - 23:11

The picture of the BP Berry's Bay storeage facility brings back memories,when i was working for them in the early 1970's,several Tankers got filled with salt water instead of fuel and proceeded to make drops around Sydney,that sure woke up a sleepy Head office. 



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Posted 02 December 2013 - 00:55

 I sailed into Sydney on the P&O liner Oronsay in 1968 probably not long after these photos were taken-I was working on the ship.  We tied up at Circular Quay of course, right under the Sidney Harbour bridge and opposite the Sidney Opera House.  Most of the crew didn't make it past the bar that was just across the grass from the ship.  I really enjoyed our stays in Sidney-great city!



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Posted 02 December 2013 - 01:45

The picture of the BP Berry's Bay storeage facility brings back memories,when i was working for them in the early 1970's,several Tankers got filled with salt water instead of fuel and proceeded to make drops around Sydney,that sure woke up a sleepy Head office. 

Very funny,perhaps not then for those involved.



#92 Lola5000

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Posted 02 December 2013 - 01:54

Great photo of the tanker and the cargo ship passing each other.



#93 Lee Nicolle

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Posted 02 December 2013 - 02:37

I sailed into Sydney on the P&O liner Oronsay in 1968 probably not long after these photos were taken-I was working on the ship.  We tied up at Circular Quay of course, right under the Sidney Harbour bridge and opposite the Sidney Opera House.  Most of the crew didn't make it past the bar that was just across the grass from the ship.  I really enjoyed our stays in Sidney-great city!

Sydney!

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Posted 02 December 2013 - 05:52

 That is how they spell it in British Columbia......a David.



#95 GMACKIE

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Posted 02 December 2013 - 06:31

I remember arriving at Vancouver Island, by car ferry, and thinking "They don't know how to spell Sydney". :lol:



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Posted 02 December 2013 - 10:42

The picture of the BP Berry's Bay storeage facility brings back memories,when i was working for them in the early 1970's,several Tankers got filled with salt water instead of fuel and proceeded to make drops around Sydney,that sure woke up a sleepy Head office. 

 

It is not uncommon for Tankers to take on sea water as ballast....but they don't usually deliver it elsewhere :wink:


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Posted 03 December 2013 - 03:57

Hullo All;

The photo of the cargo ship is a beauty.

Obviously coming into Sydney to load.

She is empty by the looks of it.

One thing that is pretty rare I think.

The two tugs handling her are from different companies.

The bow tug (green hull black funnel) belongs to a company called Fenwicks.

The tug at the stern (black hull black and white funnel) is one of the Waratah Towing and Salvage fleet.

Not usual in those days.

Now,I think, it would be quite a common occurence with the size and bulk of cruise liners etc. that use the port.

Cheers.

Roger.



#98 Lee Nicolle

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Posted 03 December 2013 - 06:02

It is surprising how many maritime types are on this forum.I am learning something,, I think

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Posted 03 December 2013 - 11:05

Hullo All;

The photo of the cargo ship is a beauty.

Obviously coming into Sydney to load.

She is empty by the looks of it.

One thing that is pretty rare I think.

The two tugs handling her are from different companies.

The bow tug (green hull black funnel) belongs to a company called Fenwicks.

The tug at the stern (black hull black and white funnel) is one of the Waratah Towing and Salvage fleet.

Not usual in those days.

Now,I think, it would be quite a common occurence with the size and bulk of cruise liners etc. that use the port.

Cheers.

Roger.

 

and the TNF Maritime Anorak Award goes to.......Stinky :up:



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Posted 04 December 2013 - 00:31

Originally posted by Spaceframe7

.....Is it possible to find out from him or perhaps someone familiar with his racing history if he ever took delivery of a racing Lotus Seven in 1965 direct from the Lotus Factory, said car being fitted with a Lotus twin-cam engine please?

 

I spoke to Mark this morning...

 

To his knowledge there was never any such car imported by the Geoghegans. He believes that Leo would tell you the same thing.

 

He would like to know if you have a specific car in mind.