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Search: Posts Made By: DaveM399
Forum: The Engine Room 14th November 2019, 11:03
Replies: 15
Views: 1,338
Posted By DaveM399
My first trip as a cadet was on a VLCC with two...

My first trip as a cadet was on a VLCC with two V2M8s. She was 215,000 tdw and 30,000shp.. At her service speed of 15 knots she burnt 150 tonnes per day. We slow steamed quite a bit and could...
Forum: BP Shipping 9th November 2019, 12:16
Replies: 135
Views: 42,800
Posted By DaveM399
Steve, were you there when the Trident broke free...

Steve, were you there when the Trident broke free in a storm? That was a hectic night getting her re-secured to the mother ships.
Forum: BP Shipping 21st October 2019, 12:31
Replies: 46
Views: 8,275
Posted By DaveM399
Just been on GTZX, working fine for me.

Just been on GTZX, working fine for me.
Forum: BP Shipping 9th October 2019, 13:00
Replies: 40
Views: 11,616
Posted By DaveM399
Steve, see my post above about the gtzx.org.uk...

Steve, see my post above about the gtzx.org.uk site which has copies of Fleet News for most of the period you are interested in. Probably need to register to view, but it's interesting to read some...
Forum: The Engine Room 13th September 2019, 13:10
Replies: 16
Views: 2,126
Posted By DaveM399
I've watched a few of these programs, and always...

I've watched a few of these programs, and always like to see the engine room bits. I know that manning numbers have been cut since my time in the 70's and 80's, but does the C/E always run around in...
Forum: BP Shipping 17th August 2019, 11:12
Replies: 40
Views: 11,616
Posted By DaveM399
There is also the gtzx.org.uk site. There are...

There is also the gtzx.org.uk site. There are copies of Fleet News there for the period you are interested in, but you may need to register as a user to see them.
Forum: The Engine Room 17th May 2019, 12:33
Replies: 28
Views: 3,791
Posted By DaveM399
We referred to an area in the ER as the fridge...

We referred to an area in the ER as the fridge flat on the first VLCC I sailed on. It contained the compressors and condensers for the deep freeze, meat and veg rooms, as well as the accommodation...
Forum: Non-Seafaring Obituaries 13th February 2019, 09:45
Replies: 8
Views: 915
Posted By DaveM399
Whenever bought a car, the Haynes manual was...

Whenever bought a car, the Haynes manual was invariably the next purchase.
Forum: BP Shipping 15th January 2019, 22:29
Replies: 70
Views: 17,939
Posted By DaveM399
Went to BigPanic House before flying to the Gulf...

Went to BigPanic House before flying to the Gulf on my first trip. Taken to Heathrow along with several others in a couple of limos. After that, every other trip was a struggle on the tube with...
Forum: BP Shipping 1st May 2018, 09:11
Replies: 10
Views: 2,520
Posted By DaveM399
I did my phase 3 at Glasgow College of Nautical...

I did my phase 3 at Glasgow College of Nautical Studies starting Feb 1974. I think we were the first group to do phase 3 entirely at GCNS.
Forum: Non-Seafaring Obituaries 26th February 2018, 09:02
Replies: 5
Views: 745
Posted By DaveM399
Yes, that caught me out too. For some reason,...

Yes, that caught me out too. For some reason, the story of his death re-surfaced as one on the top 10 news items on the BBC's website.
Forum: BP Shipping 10th February 2018, 09:27
Replies: 135
Views: 42,800
Posted By DaveM399
Yeh, got one of those knocking about somewhere.

Yeh, got one of those knocking about somewhere.
Forum: Non-Seafaring Obituaries 21st January 2018, 13:22
Replies: 2
Views: 417
Posted By DaveM399
Yes, but only later on from 2004 when the Zombies...

Yes, but only later on from 2004 when the Zombies reformed. I thought he was in the original 50/60's lineup, but apparently not.
Forum: Non-Seafaring Obituaries 21st January 2018, 10:13
Replies: 2
Views: 417
Posted By DaveM399
Jim Rodford

Possibly not a name that many will know, but mention of the groups he played in will be familiar to many. Jim was the bassist with the Zombies, Argent and in later years, the Kinks. Sounds of my...
Forum: BP Shipping 20th September 2017, 20:07
Replies: 14
Views: 1,872
Posted By DaveM399
Graham, In an earlier post you had an RJ...

Graham,

In an earlier post you had an RJ Scully as a 1976 intake, but I'm from 1971, and I don't recognise the name. If he was a junior in 1982, that's sounds about right for a 1976 intake. All...
Forum: BP Shipping 20th September 2017, 12:11
Replies: 14
Views: 1,872
Posted By DaveM399
Kev, I've just checked the November Fleet News on...

Kev, I've just checked the November Fleet News on the Gtzx.org.uk website and Rob was on the Avon with you. He is listed as a J/E.
Forum: The Engine Room 11th August 2017, 23:17
Replies: 50
Views: 6,072
Posted By DaveM399
If you look carefully at the advert, he can't...

If you look carefully at the advert, he can't even fix his bike! The left and right cranks are not 180 degrees opposite each other!
Forum: BP Shipping 7th August 2017, 12:10
Replies: 35
Views: 7,321
Posted By DaveM399
The Pride was only a bit over 218,000 dwt, the...

The Pride was only a bit over 218,000 dwt, the smallest of the five P boats from the 1970's. The biggest were the Promise and Patience (253,000 dwt), followed by the Progress and Purpose (224,000...
Forum: BP Shipping 23rd June 2017, 10:12
Replies: 40
Views: 11,616
Posted By DaveM399
They are available for most of that period on...

They are available for most of that period on www.gtzx.org. You will probably need to register in order to view them. Lots of other BP Shipping info there as well.
Forum: BP Shipping 22nd May 2017, 11:31
Replies: 45
Views: 12,721
Posted By DaveM399
I seem to remember at the time that there was a...

I seem to remember at the time that there was a telex from Big Panic House advising the Rivers boats to run with more ballast when unloaded due to this incident (I might have it wrong after all these...
Forum: Nautical Colleges 6th May 2017, 10:41
Replies: 120
Views: 37,137
Posted By DaveM399
This has brought back a lot of memories. I did...

This has brought back a lot of memories. I did phase 1 at Poplar from 71 to 73 with BP. First year we stayed at the Mariners, then at King Teds for year two. I remember Mr Shepherd, whose son was...
Forum: The Engine Room 7th March 2017, 11:08
Replies: 94
Views: 17,873
Posted By DaveM399
The main thing this topic has highlighted for me...

The main thing this topic has highlighted for me is that I can't remember a thing about my orals (both seconds and chiefs motor)! I also got my class 4 steam endorsement for watch keeping, which I...
Forum: BP Shipping 25th September 2016, 12:12
Replies: 117
Views: 26,025
Posted By DaveM399
I remember doing the instrumentation course at...

I remember doing the instrumentation course at Neath, probably around 1984ish. A couple of years earlier I did a basic instrumentation course at Roxby Training and stayed in Billingham. It was...
Forum: BP Shipping 19th September 2016, 10:26
Replies: 56
Views: 8,657
Posted By DaveM399
I was on the Security when she had her heating...

I was on the Security when she had her heating coils fitted. This was in Autumn 1980 in the Keppel yard, Singapore. The whole drydock was quite a long affair, 6 weeks in total and we lived ashore,...
Forum: BP Shipping 9th September 2016, 17:58
Replies: 50
Views: 3,995
Posted By DaveM399
I must have been one of the only seafarers who...

I must have been one of the only seafarers who didn't mind a trip to Grain as I lived just up the road in Gravesend.
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