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Search: Posts Made By: jep1916
Forum: BP Shipping 8th November 2018, 16:52
Replies: 43
Views: 12,283
Posted By jep1916
I stood by the Centaur during building at H & W...

I stood by the Centaur during building at H & W in Belfast. The ME was a 2 stroke B & W. The Commerce had a Sulzer ME.
Forum: BP Shipping 24th September 2018, 10:18
Replies: 80
Views: 18,127
Posted By jep1916
Hi Graham, Bob relieved me as 3/E on the...

Hi Graham,

Bob relieved me as 3/E on the Holly around 1966 and I also sailed with him on the aCygnet in 1970. He was first trip C/E and I was first trip 2/E. In 1999 I was at at my desk in...
Forum: BP Shipping 21st September 2018, 12:51
Replies: 80
Views: 18,127
Posted By jep1916
Footnote

I knew Bob Hodgson from our time in BP. I next met him in a bar in Limassol, Cyprus where he was working for Unicom and I was a Super for a German Shipping Company. We would meet up from time to time...
Forum: The Engine Room 21st September 2018, 12:42
Replies: 75
Views: 29,468
Posted By jep1916
This incident happened in the early 70's. As I...

This incident happened in the early 70's. As I recall theJ/E had served his time ashore as a toolmaker.
Forum: The Engine Room 21st September 2018, 12:33
Replies: 18
Views: 3,647
Posted By jep1916
I was J/E on the Clyde Envoy in 1961. I'm sure...

I was J/E on the Clyde Envoy in 1961. I'm sure the Generators were Mirlees with a funny little Steam driven Genny as back up.
Forum: Looking for Old Shipmates 9th July 2018, 17:30
Replies: 777
Views: 157,212
Posted By jep1916
Kotc

I was C/E on the U.S. Flagged Chesapeake City during 1987 and 1988. We did the gulf convoys accompanied by the U.S. Navy. The USS Chandler was our lead ship. Had a few hairy moments but survive until...
Forum: BP Shipping 15th June 2018, 21:37
Replies: 2
Views: 1,327
Posted By jep1916
2/E Eric Douglas

Did anybody sail with a old time 2/E called Eric Douglas. He was from Morpeth. I sailed with hi on the Clyde Envoy and he was a very hard task master. Does anybody know what happened to him.
Forum: BP Shipping 27th April 2018, 10:11
Replies: 3
Views: 2,074
Posted By jep1916
Surely, that should read " 1958 " not ". 1968...

Surely, that should read " 1958 " not ". 1968 ".
Forum: The Engine Room 18th March 2018, 16:07
Replies: 75
Views: 29,468
Posted By jep1916
Open up a Scotch Boiler for survey. All went well...

Open up a Scotch Boiler for survey. All went well and we closed the boiler up and started to warm through. A J/E was on the night watch and I told him to check the strong backs on the upper access...
Forum: BP Shipping 24th February 2018, 12:28
Replies: 1
Views: 1,074
Posted By jep1916
I well remember your Dad. He was one of the best....

I well remember your Dad. He was one of the best. I first met him in the early sixties during the dry dock of a BP Clyde Tanker called the Clyde Envoy. I was an acting J/E at the time. I subsequently...
Forum: The Engine Room 15th April 2017, 15:33
Replies: 50
Views: 6,284
Posted By jep1916
I also watched this programme. Did anybody pick...

I also watched this programme. Did anybody pick up that both Main Engines failed, possibly due to an electrical / electronic fault shortly after leaving Plymouth. HMS Ocean was drifting in the...
Forum: The Engine Room 6th October 2016, 12:43
Replies: 2
Views: 1,163
Posted By jep1916
LNG Instead of HFO

I have noticed that more and more vessels are using LNG to fuel the ME and Auxiliaries. Has any member had experience of this ? How do they bunker LNG ?

I well remember the old Methane Princess,...
Forum: BP Shipping 21st September 2016, 16:14
Replies: 56
Views: 8,739
Posted By jep1916
I stood by the building of the British Poplar as...

I stood by the building of the British Poplar as 4/E. I also sailed on the British Holly as 3/E and 2/E. Two very good ships, as were most of the tree class. I also sailed as 2/E on the British Ivy...
Forum: BP Shipping 7th September 2016, 18:35
Replies: 19
Views: 4,395
Posted By jep1916
Very sorry to hear of the passing of Harry Brown....

Very sorry to hear of the passing of Harry Brown. He was one of the old school and a pleasure to sail with. I always enjoyed his Liverpool style of humour. R.I.P. Harry.
Forum: The Engine Room 14th August 2016, 15:29
Replies: 43
Views: 5,000
Posted By jep1916
Didn't the Doxford vessel called the North Sands...

Didn't the Doxford vessel called the North Sands have a Main Engine Crankcase Explosion that resulted in fatalities ?
Forum: Other Companies/Ships 21st July 2016, 16:10
Replies: 49
Views: 10,731
Posted By jep1916
I worked for TK as Chief Engineer from 1992 until...

I worked for TK as Chief Engineer from 1992 until 1996. It was a fine company to work for but there was one glaring piece of mis - management and that was to have the Technical Department based in...
Forum: Other Companies/Ships 21st July 2016, 16:00
Replies: 62
Views: 15,481
Posted By jep1916
My Grandmother lived in Kimberley Street for many...

My Grandmother lived in Kimberley Street for many years. I used to go over the Transporter Bridge and then catch a bus to Hartleppol, via Seaton Carew to visit her. Happy days.
Forum: The Engine Room 24th May 2016, 13:31
Replies: 364
Views: 122,503
Posted By jep1916
I was one of the 3/E's on the British Centaur...

I was one of the 3/E's on the British Centaur when it left Belfast on it's maiden voyage. What rank were you ?
Forum: BP Shipping 3rd April 2016, 18:18
Replies: 15
Views: 4,833
Posted By jep1916
Hi, I was 2/E on the Liberty and the Avon in the...

Hi, I was 2/E on the Liberty and the Avon in the early 70's.
Forum: BP Shipping 28th March 2016, 17:32
Replies: 13
Views: 4,013
Posted By jep1916
I don't care what The World Atlas says. It was...

I don't care what The World Atlas says. It was always Budge Budge to us and always will be. It was quite a place to be when the river bore came down stream.
Forum: The Engine Room 28th March 2016, 17:25
Replies: 10
Views: 2,659
Posted By jep1916
I remember doing a dry docking at Smiths Dock,...

I remember doing a dry docking at Smiths Dock, North Shields on the old Clyde Envoy. The ship had two Scotch Boilers and the just before closing up the water side the fitters chucked two sacks of...
Forum: The Engine Room 18th March 2016, 14:24
Replies: 8
Views: 1,904
Posted By jep1916
I was 3/E on the Centaur on it's maiden voyage....

I was 3/E on the Centaur on it's maiden voyage. If I recall correctly, the tappet clearance was set at 40 thou on a warm engine. You could do it with the engine running at dead slow ahead, but you...
Forum: BP Shipping 8th March 2016, 20:59
Replies: 13
Views: 2,481
Posted By jep1916
It was this incident that made us wary of using...

It was this incident that made us wary of using Dubai DDs. They finally assured us that their safety procedures had been fully overhauled, so as I said, we went ahead. The Ship Managers on our oil...
Forum: BP Shipping 6th March 2016, 15:12
Replies: 13
Views: 2,481
Posted By jep1916
My company carried out a lot of Drydockings in...

My company carried out a lot of Drydockings in Dubai. At first we were concerned about their safety record, but decided to give them a go with one Aframax Tanker. ( M.T. Nordocean ). We found that...
Forum: The Engine Room 7th February 2016, 15:10
Replies: 61
Views: 7,416
Posted By jep1916
I worked at Paxmans in Colchester during my BP...

I worked at Paxmans in Colchester during my BP Tanker Cadet days. I spent 12 weeks there and I found it " Interesting ". I worked on the testing of engines for the RN. Quite a few engines suffered...
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