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Search: Posts Made By: GeorgeM13
Forum: BP Shipping 24th February 2019, 04:21
Replies: 7
Views: 1,324
Posted By GeorgeM13
I joined the Valour in KGV Dock in May '71 as 3/O...

I joined the Valour in KGV Dock in May '71 as 3/O and had the pleasure of sailing with Dick and spending many a happy hour with him (and also not forgetting his Junior Sandy) in the bar after the...
Forum: BP Shipping 26th December 2018, 23:05
Replies: 39
Views: 9,065
Posted By GeorgeM13
The Mates I sailed with as a cadet always managed...

The Mates I sailed with as a cadet always managed to find enough cr** jobs within the deck department without going down the engine room to find more. The happy days of cement washing fresh water...
Forum: Say Hello 19th July 2018, 22:54
Replies: 2
Views: 414
Posted By GeorgeM13
Hi Dick Glad to hear from you after all these...

Hi Dick
Glad to hear from you after all these years, will message you over the weekend when I will have more time. No grandkids to run after ��
George
Forum: BP Shipping 24th October 2017, 20:55
Replies: 30
Views: 5,825
Posted By GeorgeM13
My pension from my time at sea with BP has a 20...

My pension from my time at sea with BP has a 20 year duration, started at 60 and finishes if and when I reach 80.
Did not receive an invitation to join the scheme until I was 21, by which time I had...
Forum: Non-Seafaring Obituaries 21st June 2017, 00:11
Replies: 7
Views: 493
Posted By GeorgeM13
Playaway was one of the best things on TV meant...

Playaway was one of the best things on TV meant for kids but some great adult humour. Sorely missed when they took it off the air.
Forum: BP Shipping 3rd May 2017, 00:19
Replies: 9
Views: 1,577
Posted By GeorgeM13
Not directly BPTC but from when you visited IOG...

Not directly BPTC but from when you visited IOG you got the Insurance salesmen on board and they used to hand out these maps. I used mine for recording all my trips with BP, ships and ports visited...
Forum: BP Shipping 2nd May 2017, 23:46
Replies: 9
Views: 1,577
Posted By GeorgeM13
Thought I would resurrect this and post a photo...

Thought I would resurrect this and post a photo of my mug as I can't find myself having made mention of it before in the forum, though I'm sure I have, though not posted a picture. And yes Barnsey it...
Forum: BP Shipping 20th April 2017, 23:09
Replies: 16
Views: 1,788
Posted By GeorgeM13
American Forces Network, AFN, around Japan.Voice...

American Forces Network, AFN, around Japan.Voice of America got interfered with too much by the Russians. Deep sea it was BBC World Service for me until i got one of those new-fangled cassette decks...
Forum: BP Shipping 30th March 2017, 20:35
Replies: 13
Views: 2,122
Posted By GeorgeM13
There were certainly relieving mates in...

There were certainly relieving mates in Grangemouth and I'm pretty sure they covered Finnart as well. That was in '69 can't remember them in '73 but could be wrong.
George
Forum: BP Shipping 7th March 2017, 23:34
Replies: 8
Views: 2,896
Posted By GeorgeM13
No wonder I didn't recognize it, it has...

No wonder I didn't recognize it, it has completely changed, but there again so has a lot of London.
George
Forum: BP Shipping 6th March 2017, 20:11
Replies: 8
Views: 2,896
Posted By GeorgeM13
Went past Moor Lane yesterday and did not see...

Went past Moor Lane yesterday and did not see anything that I recognised as Britannic House it all looked newly developed. Got off the Tube at Moorgate and walked along London Wall past the end of...
Forum: BP Shipping 13th February 2017, 10:49
Replies: 46
Views: 11,956
Posted By GeorgeM13
Thanks Graham for the e-mails. Paul Edwards...

Thanks Graham for the e-mails.
Paul Edwards relieved Bob Simpson and Trevor Bellis relieved Bob Goodall at RAK when we entered the Gulf to load our first cargo after dry-dock at KGV. The surname...
Forum: BP Shipping 13th February 2017, 01:11
Replies: 46
Views: 11,956
Posted By GeorgeM13
Should also add that it was the only ship I was...

Should also add that it was the only ship I was sexually assaulted on. One of the 'ladies' must have thought I might be a potential customer standing in my boiler suit, looking suave and...
Forum: BP Shipping 13th February 2017, 00:43
Replies: 46
Views: 11,956
Posted By GeorgeM13
Hi agmh I joined the Valour as 3/O in KGV,...

Hi agmh
I joined the Valour as 3/O in KGV, Frank Frost OM Bob Simpson C/O Bob Goodall 2/O if I remember correctly. One boiler down to the Cape with shore guys still on board, there were still...
Forum: BP Shipping 20th January 2016, 18:18
Replies: 80
Views: 21,223
Posted By GeorgeM13
The Valour was in Birkenhead dry-dock with the...

The Valour was in Birkenhead dry-dock with the Argosy in November 1967. Joined the Valour there as first trip N/A.
Forum: BP Shipping 3rd January 2016, 17:51
Replies: 22
Views: 5,161
Posted By GeorgeM13
The Trident and Resolution certainly had light...

The Trident and Resolution certainly had light green boot-topping which faded after a while to near white in appearance
George
Forum: BP Shipping 30th December 2015, 23:44
Replies: 14
Views: 2,219
Posted By GeorgeM13
The most evil things I ever saw for tying up were...

The most evil things I ever saw for tying up were shore wires used in a place up the Seine, Gravenchon according to my records, bad enough they were 6 inch wires but they were covered in pointed...
Forum: BP Shipping 26th August 2015, 23:59
Replies: 41
Views: 8,392
Posted By GeorgeM13
Stayed in a hotel at RAK once joining a ship no...

Stayed in a hotel at RAK once joining a ship no idea of its name just called it the RAK Hotel as it was sited all by itself. Remember nothing about it apart from the nice reception area. Stayed in...
Forum: BP Shipping 31st July 2015, 01:09
Replies: 46
Views: 11,956
Posted By GeorgeM13
The only thing different cargo-wise that I can...

The only thing different cargo-wise that I can remember on the Valour and Courage is that there were double shut-off valves for all the cargo tanks, not having been on other 32's I can't say if it...
Forum: BP Shipping 29th July 2015, 23:58
Replies: 46
Views: 11,956
Posted By GeorgeM13
Just a bye the bye the ships stamp for the Valour...

Just a bye the bye the ships stamp for the Valour had its BHP as 14000 whereas the Courage stamp showed the BHP as 25000.
Not sure if my memory is playing me tricks but I seem to remember drawings...
Forum: BP Shipping 5th June 2015, 23:13
Replies: 117
Views: 26,021
Posted By GeorgeM13
Hi David Sorry to disappoint you but it came...

Hi David
Sorry to disappoint you but it came from the 3/Os cabin. 3/O on my second trip on her. Ship was going to scrap and it just fitted nicely into my case.
We had the discussion previously...
Forum: BP Shipping 10th May 2015, 19:02
Replies: 117
Views: 26,021
Posted By GeorgeM13
Hi John It's back in working order with a new...

Hi John
It's back in working order with a new shade sat on the sideboard in my back sitting room. I would add a photo but enjoying the sun in Fuerteventura at the moment. Barnsey was sent a photo in...
Forum: BP Shipping 29th April 2015, 12:57
Replies: 42
Views: 12,916
Posted By GeorgeM13
My eldest has the skip hire company on speed dial...

My eldest has the skip hire company on speed dial ready for the moment.
Forum: BP Shipping 28th April 2015, 21:40
Replies: 42
Views: 12,916
Posted By GeorgeM13
B I if I remember correctly had cummerbunds as...

B I if I remember correctly had cummerbunds as part of their dress uniforms.
I got my uniform from a place in George Street Aberdeen, can't remember their name but long gone in the redevelopment of...
Forum: BP Shipping 22nd March 2015, 22:26
Replies: 314
Views: 74,934
Posted By GeorgeM13
Sailed with Captain E G Freeman on the Courage...

Sailed with Captain E G Freeman on the Courage very late 69/early 70, I was first trip U3/O. He had relieved Captain J B Wharrie two different styles. Captain Freeman came from Eastbourne if I...
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