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Search: Posts Made By: johnBP1
Forum: BP Shipping 2nd October 2019, 22:01
Replies: 25
Views: 3,987
Posted By johnBP1
Thanks interesting...

Thanks interesting...
Forum: BP Shipping 25th September 2019, 14:35
Replies: 25
Views: 3,987
Posted By johnBP1
What did you do before BP and what after

I left school in Glasgow and then did my time as a BP engineering apprentice. Sailed on 5 ships then left and joined Honeywell Computers. Trained as a systems test engineer and later joined field...
Forum: The Engine Room 20th September 2019, 20:22
Replies: 16
Views: 2,126
Posted By johnBP1
Norm.h, go to Utub, lots of new ER videos....

Norm.h, go to Utub, lots of new ER videos....
Forum: BP Shipping 20th March 2019, 22:54
Replies: 3
Views: 1,091
Posted By johnBP1
Middle Dock and Engineering

As a EC I did 6 months in Middle Dock... very busy dock yard but good times.... has anyone else spent time here, or has worked here, now closed.
Forum: BP Shipping 5th March 2019, 23:07
Replies: 6
Views: 2,758
Posted By johnBP1
Not sure that there is much booze available in...

Not sure that there is much booze available in Aden....
Forum: BP Shipping 4th February 2019, 20:38
Replies: 25
Views: 3,357
Posted By johnBP1
Yep did these ports also on the Sargent, no AC as...

Yep did these ports also on the Sargent, no AC as you say. drums in Rangoon, starving locals.. we had a set to with the chief steward, we fed some of the workers from the many left overs of the...
Forum: BP Shipping 31st January 2019, 15:30
Replies: 25
Views: 3,357
Posted By johnBP1
I will check my discharge book. I was on the...

I will check my discharge book. I was on the Sargent for 10 months, paid off up the Gulf.. I cant remember names of the crew however a few weeks later a Shackleton aircraft flying from Gan to...
Forum: BP Shipping 25th January 2019, 15:41
Replies: 25
Views: 3,357
Posted By johnBP1
So here is a story. Arrived at Gan, seem to...

So here is a story. Arrived at Gan, seem to remember that we could pump only 5 hours a day, then had to anchor off.. We were invited to the officers mess to see a movie in the evening. All went...
Forum: BP Shipping 25th January 2019, 15:29
Replies: 25
Views: 3,357
Posted By johnBP1
Thats a birdy boat.....

Thats a birdy boat.....
Forum: BP Shipping 25th January 2019, 15:28
Replies: 25
Views: 3,357
Posted By johnBP1
Yes when we were there a Brockelbank ship was...

Yes when we were there a Brockelbank ship was anchored off.... great times in the Officers mess. You could post a coconut to the UK, the postmistress was a woman, the only one on the island...
Forum: BP Shipping 24th January 2019, 22:22
Replies: 25
Views: 3,357
Posted By johnBP1
Gan Island Maldives

I have many happy memories of visiting RAF Gan Island in the Maldives on the Br. Sargent... We pumped avgas for 3 days but could only discharge during certain hours into I believe a sunken storage....
Forum: BP Shipping 15th January 2019, 16:50
Replies: 70
Views: 17,939
Posted By johnBP1
Never "gathered" in BH, but did stay at a boys...

Never "gathered" in BH, but did stay at a boys marine school (not the mission), when I was interviewed. One other visit when I went to 4th E, not sure why I was invited there, 10 min meeting and a...
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