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Search: Posts Made By: Tony Maskell
Forum: BP Shipping 27th January 2019, 01:13
Replies: 25
Views: 3,385
Posted By Tony Maskell
Gan Island

I was Mate of the Clyde Explorer, when we visited Gan Island, after a spell on the Australian/New Zealand coast, loaded in Abadan for Gan and Colombo. The only woman on the Island was a lady from the...
Forum: BP Shipping 11th September 2018, 03:06
Replies: 2
Views: 832
Posted By Tony Maskell
I think this would have been the bell off the...

I think this would have been the bell off the "British Queen" of 1839 - 1844, a paddle steamer of the British American Steamship company, not the BP British Queen scrapped in Taiwan in 1975.
Tony...
Forum: BP Shipping 21st January 2018, 03:02
Replies: 49
Views: 9,905
Posted By Tony Maskell
It was Captain A.G. Max; I sailed with him as 3/O...

It was Captain A.G. Max; I sailed with him as 3/O for 13 months on the British Scientist, payed off in Abadan to go to the Haffar in Bombay.
Tony Maskell
Forum: BP Shipping 16th July 2017, 04:00
Replies: 6
Views: 1,000
Posted By Tony Maskell
I vaguely remember that the 3/O on Indian Crewed...

I vaguely remember that the 3/O on Indian Crewed ships of BP in the 1950's kept the "books" for the butler, however when I was 2/O on the Hafa we only had a Butler, and later on Tankers we also had a...
Forum: BP Shipping 9th April 2017, 03:21
Replies: 30
Views: 4,238
Posted By Tony Maskell
I took the original British Renown to the Tail...

I took the original British Renown to the Tail 'o' Bank for scrapping in July 1954. after a voyage from Swansea to Fao and back.
Tony Maskell
Forum: BP Shipping 26th December 2016, 00:49
Replies: 6
Views: 1,659
Posted By Tony Maskell
I have the book, met the author at the Isle of...

I have the book, met the author at the Isle of Grain when he was a Superintendent, Used his "Tanker Practice Book" many times. He was at the Lunch time session of BP's Centenary celebration and I...
Forum: BP Shipping 11th December 2016, 00:33
Replies: 49
Views: 9,905
Posted By Tony Maskell
I was on the foc'sle of the Clyde Explorer in...

I was on the foc'sle of the Clyde Explorer in 1962 when leaving the locks at Cardiff, where had been in Dry dock, when fog descended as we left the lock, still with a tug made fast forward and a...
Forum: BP Shipping 24th September 2016, 09:23
Replies: 10
Views: 1,496
Posted By Tony Maskell
Barnsey How did you get a copy of ships monthly...

Barnsey
How did you get a copy of ships monthly with the article on the British Crown, it isn't till the October edition, and that means November on the island opposite the long white cloud.
Tony...
Forum: BP Shipping 21st September 2016, 01:32
Replies: 5
Views: 1,293
Posted By Tony Maskell
Cwatcher, A very sad sight to see the ex- British...

Cwatcher, A very sad sight to see the ex- British Curlew on the beach at Gadani
Tony Maskell
Forum: BP Shipping 18th September 2016, 04:31
Replies: 5
Views: 1,293
Posted By Tony Maskell
British Curlew

I served on the British Curlew in 1960, on her first year of operation, she had heating coils. We loaded in Isle of Grain and Rotterdam with Lub Oil for Alexandria, Bombay and Kwinana (WA),the...
Forum: BP Shipping 7th July 2016, 04:09
Replies: 67
Views: 22,253
Posted By Tony Maskell
I was an Apprentice for 3 years, then a Cadet for...

I was an Apprentice for 3 years, then a Cadet for one month, signing on "At Sea", Second Mates in Feb 1955 at the age of 21. Mates in May 1957, after 2 years and 3 months. aged 23. Masters after 2...
Forum: BP Shipping 7th May 2016, 05:04
Replies: 220
Views: 61,750
Posted By Tony Maskell
Nina In another occupation, my last job in the...

Nina
In another occupation, my last job in the RAN was the Naval Recruiting Officer for New South Wales and the ACT, in the many (thousands) of applicants that passed through my four offices...
Forum: BP Shipping 21st February 2016, 01:43
Replies: 220
Views: 61,750
Posted By Tony Maskell
It is VERY rare for a female to be colour blind,...

It is VERY rare for a female to be colour blind, during my time as the Recruiting Officer for the RAN in Australia ( for 2 years), and we tested everyone's eyesight for distance and colour blindness....
Forum: BP Shipping 6th February 2016, 23:52
Replies: 28
Views: 5,027
Posted By Tony Maskell
In John Campbell's message I notice the name...

In John Campbell's message I notice the name George Buckingham, I knew he served on the Sea Quest for a time, but didn't know where he ended up, is he still with us?, we served together on the laid...
Forum: BP Shipping 22nd January 2016, 02:44
Replies: 22
Views: 5,187
Posted By Tony Maskell
I concur with Barnsey's comments there are a...

I concur with Barnsey's comments there are a number of "blooper" from page 8 onward. The Br Resource had BOOMS rigged to GAS FREE the tanks not to dry them! The pipelines shown on the British...
Forum: BP Shipping 9th July 2015, 03:13
Replies: 11
Views: 3,210
Posted By Tony Maskell
Sorry about that I meant Victoria Drummond, she...

Sorry about that I meant Victoria Drummond, she signed on as a supernumerary on the BP ship to get experience of activity on a working tanker.
Tony Maskell
Forum: BP Shipping 5th July 2015, 03:55
Replies: 5
Views: 1,518
Posted By Tony Maskell
I discharged a parcel of clean oil at St Pauls...

I discharged a parcel of clean oil at St Pauls Bay Malta from Little Aden, gas oil I think, from the British Curlew in April 1961. After all this time I can't remember whether it was a stern...
Forum: BP Shipping 5th July 2015, 03:38
Replies: 11
Views: 3,210
Posted By Tony Maskell
Nina I think she was a C/E on one of T & J...

Nina
I think she was a C/E on one of T & J Harrisons ships, but that is stretching the memory possibly a bit too far, it was 63 years ago, either on the British Ardour or the British Harmony, and I...
Forum: BP Shipping 11th June 2015, 09:14
Replies: 39
Views: 9,107
Posted By Tony Maskell
I had the first Indian GP crew way back in 1968...

I had the first Indian GP crew way back in 1968 on the British Engineer, we had Whessoe gauges retro fitted in Amsterdam while in drydock, then went to to the Gulf where we changed crews off Dubai....
Forum: BP Shipping 11th June 2015, 08:50
Replies: 11
Views: 3,210
Posted By Tony Maskell
Graham, Victoria Hammond, from memory she was on...

Graham, Victoria Hammond, from memory she was on one of the BP ships that I serve on in the early 1950's, she was getting tanker experience on a few coastal trips to the Baltic. Broader than Nina...
Forum: BP Shipping 25th May 2015, 01:45
Replies: 314
Views: 75,002
Posted By Tony Maskell
Nina The only reason that I can think off for...

Nina
The only reason that I can think off for the show of Mess jackets, would be that they were List 1 RNR officers as well as BP, Nick Rutherford was a Captain RNR, and I was a many years ago also...
Forum: BP Shipping 10th May 2015, 02:49
Replies: 117
Views: 26,044
Posted By Tony Maskell
Hi BArnsey I still have a set(?) of brass -...

Hi BArnsey
I still have a set(?) of brass - very heavy -roller parallel rulers which came from the British Renown when she was scrapped at Faslane, way back in 1954, they were broken then but now...
Forum: BP Shipping 30th April 2015, 01:58
Replies: 314
Views: 75,002
Posted By Tony Maskell
Nina Have a good time at the April do, and a...

Nina
Have a good time at the April do, and a relaxing time in France, best of luck with the Chemo.
Tony Maskell
Forum: BP Shipping 25th March 2015, 04:09
Replies: 314
Views: 75,002
Posted By Tony Maskell
For those who are interested: BTC "Better Times...

For those who are interested: BTC "Better Times are Coming" there is an App of the CD "Riding the Waves" it requires IOS7.1 or later, compatible with iPhone and iPad. to Install launch App Store,...
Forum: BP Shipping 24th March 2015, 09:09
Replies: 314
Views: 75,002
Posted By Tony Maskell
I thoroughly enjoyed the Dinner at the Painted...

I thoroughly enjoyed the Dinner at the Painted Hall at Greenwich, the organisation was excellent. The reception before the dinner allowed people to mingle, and I met Nina Baker, and came across a 2/E...
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