Cossed the Bar ex BP Bosun

Billy1963
4th April 2007, 18:33
Five days after the funeral of my Mam, my Dad Dave McGee suffered a heart attack and passed away 1st April on the Isle of Wight.

My Dad spent 21 years in the Merchant Navy from 1966-1987 sailing with various shipping companies out of Middlesbrough Pool and then the last 14 years of his sea going career as Deck PO & CPO with BP. He finally swallowed the anchor in 1987 and joined the prison service where he settled on the Isle of Wight whilst working at Parkhurst prison. He was forced to retire in 2002 after 15 years service due to health reasons.

His remains are to be cremated and both my mam and dads ashes will be scattered at sea at a later date.

Fair Winds and Calm Seas Dad. Billy, Carol, Gillian & Callum.

Coastie
4th April 2007, 18:46
My thoughts are with you at this very sad time, Billy.

Peter4447
4th April 2007, 18:53
Your Dad would have been serving at the same time as I was next door at Albany.
My sincere condolences to you Billy and also to your family at this very sad time.
Peter4447

benjidog
4th April 2007, 21:28
My condolences to you and your family Billy.

Scattering your parents ashes at sea seems very appropriate.

Rest in peace Dave.

Regards,

Brian

Anderskane
4th April 2007, 21:41
Just wish to offer you and your family my colondences Billy.

Kenny

duquesa
4th April 2007, 21:42
My thoughts are with you.

Brian Twyman
4th April 2007, 21:50
Very best thoughts and wishes to you and your family at your double loss. May they rest in peace together.
Brian

notnila
4th April 2007, 22:39
My most sincere condolences to you and yours at this sad time. Archie.

Keltic Star
5th April 2007, 06:16
My deepest sympathy on you losses, from what I see in your profile, your parents must have been very proud of your good work.
Keep your spirits up and remember the good times together.

gdynia
5th April 2007, 06:24
Also My condolences to you and your family Billy

R651400
5th April 2007, 06:57
Sincere condolences to you and all the family Billy.

Malcolm

R58484956
5th April 2007, 20:37
Sincere condolences Billy to you and your family.

wa002f0328
5th April 2007, 22:24
My Condolences too Billy, very sad to hear it, take care , Rgds to Family.

pete
5th April 2007, 23:23
My Father was Chief Mate and Master of the Royal Daffodil for quite a few years and when he passed away in '97 his ashes wenr "over the side" close to the shivering sands Forts. My condolences at this sad time and believe me I know what it feels like................pete

Joe Rooney
6th April 2007, 03:42
God go with you and your family in this double loss.

Stay well, and remember the good times1

Joe Rooney

jim brindley
9th April 2007, 11:08
sorry billy about mum and dad .stay well yourself .

Billy1963
19th April 2007, 18:05
Thanks for those kind words. While sorting through my Dad's personal effects I came across both of his Discharge Books. The list below is of the BP tankers he served on.

British Argosy 1970-71
British Esk 1974-1975
British Resolution 1975 & 1982
British Repect 1975, 1980 & 1981
British Spey 1975, 1976 & 1985
British Pride 1976
British Prospector 1976-1977
British Kennet 1977 & 1978
British Norness 1978
British Unity 1979
Brish Reliance 1979 & 1980
British Trident 1980
British Tamar 1981
British Tay 1981 & 1982
British Patience 1982
British Forth 1983
British Avon 1983-84
British Resource 1984-85
British Tenacity 1985
British Spirit 1986

I think BP may have had a ship on charter as his book shows a MV Mokran in 1977 & 1980 as well. He also snuck in a 5 week trip on a Panocean-Anco tanker, the Anco Princess in while on leave once.

dougie open
25th September 2009, 18:49
Thanks for those kind words. While sorting through my Dad's personal effects I came across both of his Discharge Books. The list below is of the BP tankers he served on.

British Argosy 1970-71
British Esk 1974-1975
British Resolution 1975 & 1982
British Repect 1975, 1980 & 1981
British Spey 1975, 1976 & 1985
British Pride 1976
British Prospector 1976-1977
British Kennet 1977 & 1978
British Norness 1978
British Unity 1979
Brish Reliance 1979 & 1980
British Trident 1980
British Tamar 1981
British Tay 1981 & 1982
British Patience 1982
British Forth 1983
British Avon 1983-84
British Resource 1984-85
British Tenacity 1985
British Spirit 1986

I think BP may have had a ship on charter as his book shows a MV Mokran in 1977 & 1980 as well. He also snuck in a 5 week trip on a Panocean-Anco tanker, the Anco Princess in while on leave once.

I also sailed on the MV Mokran. She was originally called the British Neath and was one of a number of vessels under the BP flag that were sold to the Iranian's so as too start their own tanker fleet. I would have to dig out my own discharge book to see if i crossed gangways with your father. The Argosy was my first ship i sailed on, a complete rust bucket, its a wonder it stayed afloat