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Maurice22/09/2018 17:10:27
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I have just seen a close up picture of an engine room telegraph on the net. Two or the commands are "Pump Over" and "Stop Pumping Over". Can anyone explain what they mean please?

Maurice

Brian Wood22/09/2018 18:49:14
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As a landlubber I would expect those to be commands for bilge pumping, in essence ON and OFF

Others may know better of course

Brian

Martin W22/09/2018 19:28:45
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Another landlubber contribution. Could it be pumping fuel from on thank to another to trim the ship or perhaps pumping liquid ballast again to trim the ship. All guesses!!!!

I look forward to the correct answer being posted here.

Martin

Bazyle22/09/2018 19:39:41
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I think it is for the pump room of a bulk carrier or RFA tanker to either control liquid ballast pumping to compensate for cargo changes or shifting the cargo itself. Bilge pumping would more likely be controlled by the engineroom without instruction from the bridge when they noticed their feet getting wet.

Martin typed faster. If the image you found is the one from the Charles Beeghly then the puzzle is more why a lakes steamer would need to make smoke long after radar was invented.

Edited By Bazyle on 22/09/2018 19:44:11

SillyOldDuffer22/09/2018 19:48:00
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I knew a Naval Officer who said he needed to 'Pump Ship' every time he headed for the bogs. I think he meant he had to see a man about a dog.

I guess pumping ship is a common operation, especially if she has a leaky bottom...

Brian Sweeting22/09/2018 19:49:26
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According the HMS Belfast, it was used to signal pumping fuel to another vessel.

Neil Wyatt22/09/2018 21:43:49
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My researches also showed it was on Belfast's telegraph.

Maurice22/09/2018 22:43:57
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Thanks for the replies gents. Pumping fuel makes sense. thanks again.

Maurice

Gray22/09/2018 22:53:07
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Pump over was the EOT command to commence pumping from an auxiliary tanker or larger ship and was known as RAS, 'Refuelling At Sea'.

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