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Search: Posts Made By: david freeman
Forum: Tankers Yesterday, 19:58
Replies: 4
Views: 269
Posted By david freeman
its a story, shall i begin, please sit comfortably.

The vessel as it is 1930's fits into the conception of the American T2 design tanker (assumed). AS the alleged story is based on American experience, there is difficulty, in identifying, whether this...
Forum: Tankers 12th February 2016, 19:35
Replies: 4
Views: 269
Posted By david freeman
a story fact or fiction

Interesting points. I respectfully suggest that this remains a novel, story fact or fiction, in the 30's 40's.
What you as the writer/historian wish to consider, is:
1/ the construction of the...
Forum: Ships & the Breakers 5th February 2016, 22:08
Replies: 59
Views: 10,214
Posted By david freeman
Interesting blog. My paternal grandfather was a...

Interesting blog. My paternal grandfather was a master with the White Star Line, and during his career sailed on a few of the White Star Vessels. His last vessel was the White Star Liner the RMS...
Forum: Fishing Vessels 31st January 2016, 18:47
Replies: 444
Views: 72,930
Posted By david freeman
thanks to you all for the corrections. I must...

thanks to you all for the corrections. I must crawl away, if I am lucky with my Friday fish fry
Forum: Fishing Vessels 31st January 2016, 12:20
Replies: 0
Views: 172
Posted By david freeman
head on collision

While as a surveyor with the fishing industry, based in Hull, there was an interesting, and unbelievable event,: off days Aberdeen?
One trawler after 21 days on the fishing grounds knackered making...
Forum: Fishing Vessels 31st January 2016, 09:40
Replies: 444
Views: 72,930
Posted By david freeman
I was a young upstart with the UK Mutual...

I was a young upstart with the UK Mutual Insurance as a surveyor, on the St Andrews Dock 72-74.
I note Somebody mentioned Burtons and the possible connection with BOSTON's. I was not aware of this at...
Forum: Fishing Vessels 30th January 2016, 22:41
Replies: 444
Views: 72,930
Posted By david freeman
snibbys

Burton'sFishing on the Hull St. Andrews Dock in the early 70's had 3 or 4 wooden hulled scandavian siegne netters (Names escape me), but I knew them as 'Snibby's' where does this name originate from?
Forum: BP Shipping 28th January 2016, 13:09
Replies: 7
Views: 703
Posted By david freeman
Dear Graham, I deserve 3 lashes with a wet...

Dear Graham, I deserve 3 lashes with a wet hankie, across the chops. I apologise if my facts/fiction was all mixed up: However that is my age now. Thank you for straightening me out. It all make...
Forum: Tankers 27th January 2016, 20:16
Replies: 82
Views: 18,820
Posted By david freeman
Catching up on this series of blogs. When and...

Catching up on this series of blogs. When and before Load on TOP was policy for BP. I somewhere have a thought of a chemical additive 'DASIC' that was used while tank cleaning ( how it was injected...
Forum: Wrecks 27th January 2016, 08:40
Replies: 6
Views: 1,592
Posted By david freeman
As Has been said I can only recall the Navy Lark...

As Has been said I can only recall the Navy Lark on BBC the Light Programme-One is rattling old bones
Forum: BP Shipping 26th January 2016, 17:44
Replies: 7
Views: 703
Posted By david freeman
A quiet few moments. I meet Don Bootle on a few...

A quiet few moments. I meet Don Bootle on a few occasions at the I Mar E's HQ in Fenchurch Street, in the members café. Water had flowed under the bridge, and respect was given by both parties:...
Forum: BP Shipping 26th January 2016, 17:35
Replies: 18
Views: 1,326
Posted By david freeman
I can only refer to Capt Le Feve: I meet him in ...

I can only refer to Capt Le Feve: I meet him in Britannic House Moor Lane, as a grease monkey, I believe Capt Leve become intime involved in BP's Deck apprenticeship scheme and training, sometime in...
Forum: BP Shipping 26th January 2016, 17:10
Replies: 7
Views: 703
Posted By david freeman
Oh dear! that green 'Task agenda booklet', and...

Oh dear! that green 'Task agenda booklet', and then the completed tasks-kept in a purple spring back folder, then assessed by the senior engineers on the particular ship on which the task was...
Forum: BP Shipping 25th January 2016, 17:16
Replies: 14
Views: 804
Posted By david freeman
A/C The older 28's 32's

Somewhere in mind in the late 70's there was an alternative to the Freon gas compressors, cooling the air flow through the thermotank system of heating and ventilating: The alternative a/c cooling...
Forum: BP Shipping 25th January 2016, 12:04
Replies: 7
Views: 703
Posted By david freeman
deep in thought- mind in neatral

Dear Graham, just shooting the breeze? you and I have made comments on BP Apprentices who have been on the HND/HNC apprenticeship scheme, within the general frame work of the Shipping Federations...
Forum: Nautical Colleges 24th January 2016, 17:50
Replies: 87
Views: 17,373
Posted By david freeman
Graham, rather late I am afraid thank you for the...

Graham, rather late I am afraid thank you for the Obituary of Dave Morgan. I later meet up with Dave in Ports division at MCA's London HQ Sunley House, prior to the move of the whole division to...
Forum: Other Companies/Ships 22nd January 2016, 10:38
Replies: 72
Views: 15,986
Posted By david freeman
a shot in the dark late 70's based in the...

a shot in the dark late 70's based in the Newcastle office, maybe one of souters eng supers?? any takers? I am looking for a name, please. A Newcastle lad, spent some time at Kings College doing a...
Forum: Fishing Vessels 3rd January 2016, 09:19
Replies: 444
Views: 72,930
Posted By david freeman
Were The Tracodon and Calyadon??? Names of the...

Were The Tracodon and Calyadon??? Names of the vessels escape me precisely??
I believed in my instant wisdom that these were sailing under the HULL Fishing Company Henrickson's in 1972-4, and were...
Forum: BP Shipping 30th December 2015, 19:14
Replies: 14
Views: 1,016
Posted By david freeman
letting go Sidon, Banias Buoyed berths: copied from BR CROWN

AS a mere Engineer, during tieing up and letting go a ta buoyed berths, the after mooring deck was a dangerous place to be?
The second mate and the attending deck crew, would initially take the...
Forum: Looking for Old Shipmates 26th December 2015, 13:28
Replies: 529
Views: 68,951
Posted By david freeman
comments made

all recent comments noted with interest- nothing to add.
Forum: Looking for Old Shipmates 24th December 2015, 12:30
Replies: 529
Views: 68,951
Posted By david freeman
Mid eastern deck officers.

During my time with the fleet of BP Tankers in the mid to late 60's, some of the deck officers at sea 2/m and c/0? who were of middle eastern residence and held British Certificates, spent voyages...
Forum: The Radio Room 20th December 2015, 10:57
Replies: 37
Views: 2,360
Posted By david freeman
decorum young man.

BP only sailed to my knowledge with a single radio officer? What ever certificate he was privy to the company codes, and ships/HQ messages and code books, was he not? A respected position.
In...
Forum: Historic Shipping lines and Ships 19th December 2015, 10:11
Replies: 18
Views: 1,124
Posted By david freeman
CMPA or CPMA

Thoughts? as the 'clock' has been in the Chester/Liverpool area and is 100 years old? maybe if you can find on line or through a local library how to trace back copies of Lloyds List- the daily...
Forum: Historic Shipping lines and Ships 17th December 2015, 21:19
Replies: 18
Views: 1,124
Posted By david freeman
question for you?

First question is the 'clock' a timepiece? or a chronometer?
Ships chronometers are scientific pieces of equipment, mounted in gymbols, apart from the bridge chrononmeter, there was usually one only...
Forum: Coasters 17th December 2015, 15:10
Replies: 93
Views: 21,005
Posted By david freeman
Mr Alcock BP Tankers Manager for Engineer Apprentice-Scheme

Don/dan Alcock? while in the late 50's mid 60's was the manager of the BP Tanker Engineers Apprenticeship, had in hid prior professional life been an engineer and ship surveyor with the BOT Marine...
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