Author: david

  • Larpool

    24 January, 2021
    From the brush of... The “Larpool” was a tramp steamer built in 1924 by Pickersgill’s in Sunderland for Headlam &…
  • Sirdhana on the Hooghly River

    19 December, 2020
    From the brush of... The Apcar company was founded in 1819 by the Armenian Apcar brothers. Originally based in Bombay,…
  • The Tale of “Teapot”

    5 December, 2020
    First published in the NWT Journal, Spring 1989 by “Leveret” (David Bray) The wherry lay on the White Swan quay in…
  • Random Jottings of a Skipper

    23 November, 2020
    First published in the NWT Journal, Autumn 1986 Author: Admiral Elsan (David Bray) I would like to take space in these pages to…
  • Breydon Days

    22 November, 2020
    On 28th June 2019 “Albion” and “Maud” sailed in company across Breydon”.  I would guess that this was the first…
  • Wherrying with Nat

    12 November, 2020
    I have often been asked the question – “How did you learn to sail Albion?” Well, it’s a long story, and…
  • Sea Breezes – Otranto

    11 November, 2020
    From the brush of David Bray The venerable ‘Sea Breezes’ magazine which celebrated its centenary in 2019, is featuring some…
  • Footsteps of Arthur Ransome

    3 November, 2020
    First published in the Spring 1984 NWT Journal. Author: Leveret (David Bray) Some things are precious, and among our most priceless…
  • Dynamic Positioning

    22 July, 2020
    DP Operator's Handbook - 3rd Edition A major update of this definitive work is now available after a major update.…
  • A Visit to Sydney

    6 June, 2020
    It was 1970. I was 2nd Mate in a cargo ship, the “City of Canberra”, sailing on the MANZ line…