Greetings from me and screw top

Burntisland Ship Yard
2nd August 2008, 17:10
Hi All,

I see the rockbuster (aka Texaco Rochester) has been mentioned in the forum, well her and the Cardiff, could do plenty knots of you opened up the 26 nozzels !

The Ghent class, when they were trading in Europe, particularly in winter time could rattle up high speeds due to the high vacuum you could get in the main condensor.

It amazing what you can still remember after all this time!

Any way, I was with TOT from 1974 to 1983, when I transferred ashore to Edinburgh.

We live in Cheshire now, I was at Highbury from 1974 to 1975, the experienced the Norway dry dock in Singapore in June 76, then joined the Westminster (aka Westmonster) in Trinidad August 75, Eddie the screw was J2, and I was on watch with him - such an experience.

The was at Glasgow Nautical 1977.

Cheers for now - Dave and Gill B

Steve Woodward
2nd August 2008, 17:18
Dave and GB
a very interesting intro, welcome to SN from Suffolk, enjoy your time with us
Steve

R58484956
2nd August 2008, 17:18
Greetings BSY and welcome to SN. Enjoy the site and bon voyage.

K urgess
2nd August 2008, 17:52
Welcome aboard from East Yorkshire, Dave and Gill B.
I did the Norway twice. Before yours in Sept 74 to Jan 75 and Nov 75 to Feb 76.
A few ex TOT in the crew so join in and enjoy the trip.

benjidog
3rd August 2008, 00:04
Welcome from Lancashire.

I hope you will enjoy the site.

Regards,

Brian

billyboy
3rd August 2008, 00:10
Welcome aboard from the Philippines. Enjoy all this great site has top offer

Bruce Carson
3rd August 2008, 02:39
From Michigan, a warm welcome to Ships Nostalgia.
Good to have you onboard.
Make yourselves at home and join in our friendly discussions at any time.

Bruce

Burntisland Ship Yard
4th August 2008, 17:35
Welcome aboard from East Yorkshire, Dave and Gill B.
I did the Norway twice. Before yours in Sept 74 to Jan 75 and Nov 75 to Feb 76.
A few ex TOT in the crew so join in and enjoy the trip.

Hi Sahib,
Small world, I joined the Norway at Ras Al K, outward bound for Trinidad, at the begining of January, Andy Smith (Lecky) joined with me, Robbie Armstrong was the old man, Davey Moffat was the 4th Eng, Neil Shufflebottom, Hughie Diesel with some of the crowd also joined with me. I went on the 12 to 4, George Buigga aka "Budgy" was the 3rd, JJ Stark, payed off, with Les Hayton ("Says Les" C/E), We had in antesting time on trip to Trinidad !

K urgess
4th August 2008, 18:00
Hi again, Dave, long, long time ago, on a VLCC far away........
I joined in Trinidad beginning of November 1975 and got off again in Trinidad in February 1976.
C/O Dennis Sullivan
2/O James (Shamus) O'Connor (my daughter's Godfather in 1978)
2/O Nick Samson
Cadet ? Adams
C/E Sellars. (I'd sailed with Les Hayton before on the Norway)
2/E Martin Millard
5/E Pattinson and his wife joined with you or at Rastan
The rest as you say.
A month at Pointe a Pierre before sailing for the gulf and a week back there before getting off.
I remember meeting up with the Texaco Sweden 'cos the forced draught fans were on the fritz again. 20 gallons of electrical cleaning fluid and a case of "Smash" 'cos we'd run out of spuds. [=P]
I've got us as doing no more than 6 knots for a week while you all beavered away down below.

Cheers
Kris

Burntisland Ship Yard
4th August 2008, 18:46
Did Charlie McNeilly take over from you?

K urgess
4th August 2008, 19:20
Can never remember who relieved me unless I'd met them before.
Too anxious to get out of there as soon as possible.[=P]

Kris