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Forum: Esso Tankers 9th April 2014, 16:46
Replies: 54
Views: 15,207
Posted By jmbrent
Hi Chadburn, my comments were not aimed at you...

Hi Chadburn, my comments were not aimed at you but comments in general on this thread which appear to be aimed at the ship builder
Forum: Esso Tankers 9th April 2014, 15:47
Replies: 54
Views: 15,207
Posted By jmbrent
Esso Northumbria

Hi all, this thread was very interesting to me, I helped to build this vessel and all of the 8 VLCC's built by Swan Hunters. I was a foreman fitter installing all machinery in the engine room...
Forum: Say Hello 3rd April 2014, 15:47
Replies: 16
Views: 997
Posted By jmbrent
Hi Dale, when I first saw the Mobil tankers...

Hi Dale, when I first saw the Mobil tankers thread I thought that name rings a bell, I am sure that we sailed together in Mobil all those years ago. I sailed on quite a number of Mobil ships from...
Forum: Maritime Family History Research 28th February 2014, 16:23
Replies: 7
Views: 849
Posted By jmbrent
Hi Chris. there is or was a Mobil berth on Staten...

Hi Chris. there is or was a Mobil berth on Staten Island called Port Socony maybe thats what he has written down.
Forum: Ship Research 12th February 2014, 21:42
Replies: 78
Views: 11,579
Posted By jmbrent
Hi Mike Temple, I was 4th engineer on the Mobil...

Hi Mike Temple, I was 4th engineer on the Mobil Energy when she dry docked in Marseilles in 1965 I do believe the chief at the time was Sid Wells, the 3rd was Bob Hughes? a scouscer the other 4th was...
Forum: The Bridge 23rd January 2014, 20:52
Replies: 315
Views: 32,090
Posted By jmbrent
With pilotage being compulsory in Freeport the...

With pilotage being compulsory in Freeport the Captains of cruise ships coming for drydocking kindly ask the local pilot to sit in the chair and the Captains do all the directing and manoeuvre there...
Forum: Say Hello 11th January 2014, 15:26
Replies: 5
Views: 265
Posted By jmbrent
Hi Bill,I sailed on Mobil Astral from 1/4/1966 to...

Hi Bill,I sailed on Mobil Astral from 1/4/1966 to 11/10/1966 I joined in Ras Tanura and left in Le Havre. I was 4th engineer. The captain was Capt. Anthony. It was a super ship and kept in spotless...
Forum: Looking for Old Shipmates 28th December 2013, 23:24
Replies: 34
Views: 4,076
Posted By jmbrent
The Huntsmore finally ended up at Swan Hunter...

The Huntsmore finally ended up at Swan Hunter drydocks in Wallsend on Tyneside for a crankshaft replacement, I remember it well as an apprentice fitter I had to crawl through the scavange space and...
Forum: Places, People & Events of Maritime Interest 27th November 2013, 19:56
Replies: 100
Views: 7,773
Posted By jmbrent
My 21st spent transiting the Suez canal onboard...

My 21st spent transiting the Suez canal onboard Mobil Endeavour south bound to the Gulf, I did get a watch off when we cleared the canal and had quite a party that I don't remember very much due to...
Forum: Say Hello 1st September 2013, 00:19
Replies: 4
Views: 385
Posted By jmbrent
Hi Rob67, Was your brother in-law John McCormack...

Hi Rob67, Was your brother in-law John McCormack as he was the dredger skipper of the Hedwin, I worked with him in Swans, I am sure you will enjoy the site.
Forum: Say Hello 31st August 2013, 21:30
Replies: 8
Views: 519
Posted By jmbrent
Hi jandacards, Did you stay with Stan-vac until...

Hi jandacards, Did you stay with Stan-vac until it was swallowed into Mobil & Esso? I joined Mobil in 1962 as a first trip junior, I sailed with quite a few fellow Scotsmen. Welcome to SN site I am...
Forum: Histories 26th June 2013, 18:11
Replies: 38
Views: 2,693
Posted By jmbrent
Should all of the war debt incurred fighting ...

Should all of the war debt incurred fighting Nazi Germany not been transferred to Germany who after all lost the war? Then maybe Britain would be in a much better financial position than it is in...
Forum: Blue Funnel Line 2nd May 2013, 17:05
Replies: 21
Views: 1,947
Posted By jmbrent
Hi Peter, in the 8 years with Mobil I never...

Hi Peter, in the 8 years with Mobil I never joined or left any vessels in the UK, we were allowed excess baggage allowance & flew on many airlines. You were not required to have a uniform as it would...
Forum: News and Views from the Shipping World 28th March 2013, 20:05
Replies: 39
Views: 7,741
Posted By jmbrent
Hi all, M.V. Danio was freed from the rocks on...

Hi all, M.V. Danio was freed from the rocks on the Farne Islands this morning by the tug Lomax & towed to Blyth to discharge the cargo.
Forum: Ship Research 22nd January 2013, 20:29
Replies: 5
Views: 838
Posted By jmbrent
Hi,David, That was my first ship to sail on, but...

Hi,David, That was my first ship to sail on, but when I joined her in drydock in Palermo she was already Mobil Comet, but while in Palermo she changed her name to Mobil Eagle, that was in September...
Forum: The Galley 8th January 2013, 19:55
Replies: 148
Views: 24,576
Posted By jmbrent
Mobil in the sixties had Indian butlers in charge...

Mobil in the sixties had Indian butlers in charge of catering, they were Goanese and when the food started to go down hill the Company would send 1 of the 2 Chief Stewards that they had to sort it...
Forum: The Engine Room 7th November 2012, 20:06
Replies: 4
Views: 1,331
Posted By jmbrent
Hi Trev H. The thrust bearing is replaced by...

Hi Trev H. The thrust bearing is replaced by removing the propeller & pulling the rotor aft & is done usually in 4 or 5 days but the slewing bearing takes much longer as the poop deck needs to have a...
Forum: Royal Fleet Auxiliary 1st August 2012, 01:52
Replies: 29
Views: 4,979
Posted By jmbrent
The Japanese killed British shipbuilding then the...

The Japanese killed British shipbuilding then the Koreans took over as world leaders now its the turn of the Chinese & Vietnamese, & its all done on price. The quality of Chinese ship are now coming...
Forum: The Bridge 16th July 2012, 02:04
Replies: 315
Views: 32,090
Posted By jmbrent
Here in Freeport pilotage is compulsory but they...

Here in Freeport pilotage is compulsory but they take no responsibility for any damages done to vessels or piers or wharfs, they just leave the vessel to sort out the problems. There have been quite...
Forum: News and Views from the Shipping World 20th June 2012, 02:05
Replies: 1
Views: 777
Posted By jmbrent
It certain did ground and did serious bottom...

It certain did ground and did serious bottom damage an estimated 600 tons. It is lying at Grand Bahama Shipyard waiting for steel plate to be rolled in the US.
Forum: Ship Research 31st May 2012, 02:02
Replies: 5
Views: 1,210
Posted By jmbrent
gulpers & A D FROST thanks for the interesting...

gulpers & A D FROST thanks for the interesting links.
Forum: Ship Research 12th May 2012, 01:34
Replies: 5
Views: 1,210
Posted By jmbrent
Esso tanker colliding with Lake Maracaibo bridge.

I was on a Mobil tanker going into Lake Maricibo to load & there was a Venezualan Esso tanker with a section of the roadway on its fore deck, doe's anyone remember this event in the early 60's. ...
Forum: The Engine Room 10th May 2012, 02:22
Replies: 5
Views: 1,587
Posted By jmbrent
Hi jkkt87, Siesmic vessels are regularly fitted...

Hi jkkt87, Siesmic vessels are regularly fitted with drop down thrusters usually fitted forward of midships on the centreline this is to assist with the main propulsion when they have streamers...
Forum: Say Hello 23rd February 2012, 01:55
Replies: 10
Views: 598
Posted By jmbrent
Hi John, When I was on the Endeavour after the...

Hi John, When I was on the Endeavour after the grounding in Naples we went to Genoa for 11 weeks to get a new bottom in the ship, it is a good run ashore. The week before we were due to leave dry...
Forum: Tankers 21st December 2011, 17:46
Replies: 1
Views: 743
Posted By jmbrent
Hi Magic Fingers, She was brought to Swans...

Hi Magic Fingers, She was brought to Swans Drydock Wallsend on Tyne for repair late 50's or early 60's, she had canvas tank vents hung thru. the skylights to try & get some air into the...
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