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Sheaf Tyne '69

Sheaf Tyne '69

Taken in the Officer's Lounge, probably in August 1969, during her refit at Wilton-Fijenoord Rotterdam.
L-R Me (Pat Thompson just), John O'Toole (Radio Officer) and ???? (Chief Engineer).

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Greetings,

The bar looked so spartan because it had just been installed, sad day, no more cabin parties, and the dreaded "no treating rule". How dare these jumped up, never come down expletive deleted people patronise me to the point where they can tell me for whom I can buy a beer.
 

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Pat, these days its zero tolerance. Makes me feel guilty everytime I look at a beer when I'm on leave. Wonder if I can sue for physcological damage. Rgds Ray
 

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Remember years ago joing Shell's supertanker Lima in the gulf as 5th engineer.
It was 3 small cans of heineken a day per man and was officially recorded in the bar. The Old Man used to come down every morning and study the bar chit to make sure no one was having anymore than their allowance.Being down below in 100 degree temperatures all day one could have supped the 3 cans in minutes! I decided that if I couldnt buy my mate a beer and like wise him, then I was going to abstain from both the bar and drinking -which I did for the whole of the 5 month trip
 

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See you have your own Tankard Pat. Very popular in the day. Nice nostalgic pic. Guess the beard came much later. I remember the no treating rule in Shell Tankers in the 80s.
Mick S
 

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