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Old 11th October 2010, 13:10
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Hi Alex,

Remember you and your Dad from way back. If I recall, you joined us in Liverpool to stand-by the Severn building at Cammel Lairds? All seems a long time ago. With many other like minded Brits I moved to France when I retired from ExxonMobil in 2002. Les Storey and family live five minutes down the road from me? Tim Knowles and his wife called in on us Monday on their way south for a holiday on the Med. It's a small world.
Regards, Chris Allport
Hi Chris, yep, the Severn in Cammel Lairds, happy days, Tony Greenwood, John Yule, Bob Ireland, Tommy Govenlock! etc... still kept in touch with Brian Martin, until his untimely death 3 years ago, met up with him in Chichester, 6 weeks before he died, Willie Henderson is confined to a wheelchair, after suffering a massive stroke!!!
I've just retired myself, ended up Chief on the Tugs in Leith, but enough was enough, moved down to Hertfordshire, and about to get married to Denise!!
give my regards to Tim if you see him again
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Old 11th October 2010, 13:14
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definatetly sailed with alan hicks. pumpmen; any names familiar,ian campbell,gus mc millen[who sadly died on the esso fawley].,rainbow,[can,t think of his name at the moment].my mind has went totally blank.but remember john brown.
Hi Trucker,
Rainbow? I think was Robin Young!!!

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Old 11th October 2010, 13:49
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I sailed loads of times in Esso York - 2nd Officer and Chief Officer - My next to favourite ship! I truly admiored Captain Vic Donovan who taught me a lot. Had the pleasure of crossing paths with Owie Weetman very many times, plus Bob Joblin (Bob'a'Job) and Ernie Baird (His last ship was Esso Severn when I was Master there).
Very sorry to hear of Bob's demise - You're right - he was a ncie man and a good engineer.
Hi Grumpy One,

Not Jack Aalen by any chance???

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Old 11th October 2010, 21:41
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Hi Alex,
Welcome back.
I reckon that "grumpy one" has to be Nigel Thomas?
Good luck in your retirement.
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Old 19th November 2011, 18:36
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Hi Stewart,
When was you on the York? I still think of those days, only the good times that is!
I'm so glad I went to sea, at the time when your on the ships you don't realise how you will look back and cherish the memories of the time and the people you sailed with. There were so many engineers I was on watch with who I really liked, unfortunatley I have not seen any of them on this website.

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Trevor (Diesel) I hated that bloody name!!
Hi Trevor ,
Did my first trip with you on the Hibernia , my mate was Pit Pony - John Cain . George Duncan Chief etc - long time ago now mate :0(
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Old 17th January 2012, 12:41
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Hi Trevor ,
Did my first trip with you on the Hibernia , my mate was Pit Pony - John Cain . George Duncan Chief etc - long time ago now mate :0(
Hi Stewart,
Did you pay off the Hibernia in Willamhaven with another Fireman? In 1979?

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Old 9th April 2014, 11:33
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Did you pay off the Hibernia in Willamhaven with another Fireman? In 1979?

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Trevor
Yes that's me - did about 3-4 trips on the York and ended up taking her to Scrap - 21st Birthday in Bombay
Fond memories of the York managed a few good runs - went on to ABP Dredgers in 83 then joined the Old Bill .
Great memories indeed . I remember Cliff Hopcroft `Hovercraft`a real Old Dog .....
(Sorry this is 5 yrs later )
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Old 3rd August 2014, 02:22
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I as reseaching somethng on Esso and found the entires on Esso York
My father was Pip Webb the Chief Steward/Purser on the Esso York that you refer about. He's now 83 physically he fairly fit but his mind has completely gone and is looked after during the day by my mother.
He worked for Esso for a great number of years and was on several of the ships but I know from what he has said that the York and Glasgow were the happiest of times he had whilst at sea.
I wil ask my mother if she remembers any other members of staff.
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Webby - sorry don't remember your 1st name - I was with your Dad on the Glasgow for 3 or 4 yrs until end of 1970 when I came to NZ.
If you're still around get back to me (either here, or by PM). Remember your mother also.
I was R/O on Glasgow.
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Old 3rd August 2014, 08:04
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Esso York engineers following a boiler clean in the Caribbean in 1969. I was S2/E at the time, and am the one subduing the 3E with a foot on his back!




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Old 8th October 2014, 13:07
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Hi Trucker,
Who were the lads you served with? As I was down the engine room, I remember some deck chaps on deck but I cant think of their names. So how about the middle ground? Pumpmen! Do you remember Alan Hicks? a small bloke the same height as me 5 feet b****r all! He was a laugh, I sailed with Allan on the Hernia and Cardiff.
Do you remember a PO Mech called Keith Jolley? We got in touch by a work connection 3 years ago, long after I left Esso, In September I went to see him in France where he now lives. Keep it coming,

Did you ever sail with me?



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Trevor
HI my name is Ashley ,I sailed on the Warwickshire and a few others ships with esso late 70s early 8o,s also new and sailed with keith jolly he was from paington ,and I was from brixham please say hello to him for me its been a long time
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Old 16th October 2014, 12:57
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Hi Ashley,
I'll pass your regards onto Keith Jolly, haven't been in touch recently but I'll drop an email to him. I notice you live in Chipping Norton near Banbury? I live in Northamptonshire in a small village called Weston and I work in Banbury!!
Did you ever sail with me? I sailed on the Warwickshire in the early 1980's

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