British Glory

Makari
2nd April 2006, 21:24
Anyone out there have a photo of the British Glory or can tell me where I can obtain one, or anyone of you guys been crew on her, supposed to be on a 18 month trip but always breaking down, in the 1960s sometime, Mac

gadgee
3rd April 2006, 14:25
Here she is courtesy of JohnF in the SN gallery:-

http://www.shipsnostalgia.com/gallery/showphoto.php/photo/3887/password/0/sort/1/cat/all/page/1

(Applause)

Makari
3rd April 2006, 17:23
Much obliged for promt reply, a big thanks, now I understand why you are called Supers, all the best Mac (Applause)

vix
6th April 2006, 11:37
Anyone out there have a photo of the British Glory or can tell me where I can obtain one, or anyone of you guys been crew on her, supposed to be on a 18 month trip but always breaking down, in the 1960s sometime, Mac
Kia ora Makari, I was on the Glory May - July 1961...I remember we did 1 trip to Aden, I think we also went to Kwinana? But not too sure on that after all these years. I don't remember the ship breaking down but I did join her in Falmouth and also paid off there?? I do remember -the crew got a bad dose of food poisoning - twice - it was put down to contaminated fresh/frozen salmon...the funny thing was...I had two helpings each time and I wasn't one of the afflicted! Other than that I seem to remember a happy ship...carried a couple of useless DHU's but that was par for the course...came along for the ride and we carried them. Vix (K)

norman c hewitt
14th December 2007, 03:57
I was a deckboy on the Glory, in about, June 64. Great crew, mostly drunken taff's, if my memory is correct. Good days.

beverlonian
17th December 2007, 18:34
My first trip as Acting Junior Engineer in 1968. Joined in Hamburg, round the Cape to Bandar Mashur, bunker run to Kharg Island and backloaded for (I can't remember where)! Thence to the Tyne tank cleaning berth (who remembers Minnie Beck's) before Smith's Dock from where I was transferred to another vessel. I developed a hatred of soot-blowing thanks to the Glory. My first taste of Indian crews. I have an excellent aerial photo of the Glory which I got via the National Maritime Museum website.

MANCUNIUM
7th March 2008, 22:05
You are absolutely correct. August to October 1968. Hamburg, Robben Island for mail, Bandar Mashur for Kharg Island taking bunker fuel, back loaded crude at Kharg for Belfast with mail Robben Island, boiler repairs Musgrave Channel berth then round to Howden for tank clean. Anyone interested, I have a photo of her in Table Bay. I was second mate at the time.

benjidog
7th March 2008, 23:34
Hi,

There is a different photo in The Allen Collection - http://www.benjidog.co.uk - follow the menu to BP Tankers.

Regards,

Brian