Hello all

Gordon L Smeaton
8th January 2007, 13:46
I'm afraid tis another Sparky/ETO joining the forum. Passed PMG and Radar Maintenance at James Watt College Greenock, attended from Jan 65 to Jun 66thereafter joined BP in Nov 66 first trip on the Hussar, stayed with BP until Nov 2006 when I retired. Ships sailed on, Hussar 66-67, Chancellor 67-68, Holly 69,Glory 69, Kiwi 69-70, Bulldog 70, Willow 71, Maple 71-72, Trust 72, Ensign 73, Admiral 73-74, Energy 74, Respect 75, Gannet 75, Scientist 76, Vine 77, Ranger 77, Dart 78, Mokran 78-79, Patience 79, Tabriz 80, Promise 81, Dragoon 81-82, Ranger 83-85. Iolair 86-90, Seillean/Iolair 90-91, Seillean 91-99, Success 99-2000, Loch Rannoch 2000-03, Shahamah 03-04 then Loch Rannoch 04-06.

Looking for a photograph of the British Bulldog if anybody has one

Thanks

Gordon

non descript
8th January 2007, 14:02
Gordon, a warm welcome to you. Thank you for joining the community; enjoy the site and all it has to offer and we very much look forward to your postings. Bon Voyage.

gdynia
8th January 2007, 14:12
welcome onboard to SN and enjoy the Voyage

benjidog
8th January 2007, 15:47
Welcome to SN from Lancashire Gordon.

Where are all these sparkies coming from?

I hope you enjoy the site - you should find plenty to interest you here.

Regards,

Brian

R58484956
8th January 2007, 16:08
Another warm welcome Gordon, thanks for signing on, I reckon their must be more sparkies now on site rather than ships engineers, but the more the merrier. Bon voyage.

john shaw
8th January 2007, 16:16
Hello,welcome.

Here's one of the British Bulldog in drydock for starters--however I'm afraid I know nothing of the origins of the pic or the location. Regards

hawkey01
8th January 2007, 17:31
Welcome Gordon,
I'm one of the many RO's on the site.
Regards
Hawkey01

Gordon L Smeaton
8th January 2007, 17:39
John

Many thanks for the picture of the Bulldog, that completes my search for all the ships I've sailed on
Tks
Gordon

bobby388
8th January 2007, 17:45
Welcome aboard Gordon well soon be dit dit dah on the posts enjoy the site
Bobby(Glasgow)

lurline
8th January 2007, 18:32
hello
i hope i can make you side more succsesfull in germany (K)
i love the pictures

wishes andy
cologne

K urgess
8th January 2007, 18:32
Gordon

Welcome, welcome from another sparks.

We'll outnumber 'em yet.(Thumb)

John Cassels
9th January 2007, 08:09
Welcome Gordon. Nice to see another product of the old Watt memorial
college Greenock. Was there 1962-1963 - pre sea.

JC

tanker
9th January 2007, 14:35
Welcome aboard from Italy.
Gp

Gulpers
9th January 2007, 21:50
Gordon,

A warm welcome to the site from Anglesey!
I hope you thoroughly enjoy the SN experience and get many happy hours entertainment from your membership.

You'll be pleased to know that the Old James Watt College building is still standing - or, at least it was a couple of weeks ago when I was back in Greenock!
(Thumb)

mACAROON
31st January 2008, 14:29
I'm afraid tis another Sparky/ETO joining the forum. Passed PMG and Radar Maintenance at James Watt College Greenock, attended from Jan 65 to Jun 66thereafter joined BP in Nov 66 first trip on the Hussar, stayed with BP until Nov 2006 when I retired. Ships sailed on, Hussar 66-67, Chancellor 67-68, Holly 69,Glory 69, Kiwi 69-70, Bulldog 70, Willow 71, Maple 71-72, Trust 72, Ensign 73, Admiral 73-74, Energy 74, Respect 75, Gannet 75, Scientist 76, Vine 77, Ranger 77, Dart 78, Mokran 78-79, Patience 79, Tabriz 80, Promise 81, Dragoon 81-82, Ranger 83-85. Iolair 86-90, Seillean/Iolair 90-91, Seillean 91-99, Success 99-2000, Loch Rannoch 2000-03, Shahamah 03-04 then Loch Rannoch 04-06.

Looking for a photograph of the British Bulldog if anybody has one

Thanks

Gordon

Hello Gordon,
I recall you but where and when ? the grey matter failing. I was sparks with BP 1968 to 97. so our paths must have crossed over a few tennants. Youve certainly done the time. I think Tommy Scambler was the next one down to you, he did 25 years and lives on the Isles of the top of scotland and think he is a radio ham. Whilst you have just finished your tour, I look back at it and cant think of any bad times even though there was a lot of graft. Spirits uplifted by the tennants and good crews. My first ship was the Valour, merlin seafarer etc etc. I was on the Iolair in early 80's the old man was Belson a real pain.
Wecome to the site there is a lot to recount ! P F Davies there was also a PE Davies.
Something of interest :- You think 500 Kcs has ended but it hasnt. I applied for a ships radio licence two years ago and got it for my boat ( not very big ). It covers all the MF IF HF bands. I encouraged another boat owner along the south coast to apply and we now have communication on 512 with a first call on 500. No other signals, no QRM/N. The only ones on 500/512.