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Forum: BP Shipping 22nd January 2018, 18:11
Replies: 5
Views: 1,145
Posted By sheringham
British Sovereign

Blast from the past. 1958 Suez, P J Williams and Ron Dunning
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Forum: BP Shipping 22nd January 2018, 17:52
Replies: 5
Views: 1,145
Posted By sheringham
Thank You for this. I joined her at the Isle of...

Thank You for this.
I joined her at the Isle of Grain, November 1958, as a deck apprentice and after a number of trips to the Gulf and always back to IofG left to join British Freedom.
Forum: Tankers 2nd November 2017, 13:00
Replies: 9
Views: 3,040
Posted By sheringham
Saudi/USA

Hi,
I joined the James E O'Brien of Chevron Tankers in May 1977 as Second Mate.
We did a trip around the Cape to Savona in Italy and back again to the Gulf
Loaded full cargo of Arabian crude for...
Forum: BP Shipping 31st December 2015, 23:00
Replies: 22
Views: 5,147
Posted By sheringham
BP's Early Large Tankers. Ships Illustrated

BP's Early Large Tankers, Ships and Life Aboard. by Ray Solly

This is the latest publication/bookazine in the series which are published quarterly.

I found it interesting as it covers the...
Forum: Say Hello 5th November 2015, 22:19
Replies: 9
Views: 1,665
Posted By sheringham
Hi Shipahoy Thanks for your response. In the...

Hi Shipahoy
Thanks for your response. In the light of your info we must have met, if only briefly, but some 40 years later I do not have a clear recollection!!!
Also I have since put my sea time...
Forum: Say Hello 28th October 2015, 00:45
Replies: 9
Views: 1,665
Posted By sheringham
James E O'Brien

Hi Shipahoy

Have sent you a PM
Regards

Ron
Forum: Say Hello 23rd October 2015, 00:35
Replies: 9
Views: 1,665
Posted By sheringham
Hi Zanussi Welcome.. We may have sailed...

Hi Zanussi

Welcome..

We may have sailed together as I was 2/O on board the O'Brien in 77 when the Capt Smith joined in Savonna.

Ron Dunning
Forum: Tugs 23rd March 2015, 23:15
Replies: 4
Views: 1,739
Posted By sheringham
I loaded in ABADAN in 1957 but dont recall the...

I loaded in ABADAN in 1957 but dont recall the names of any tugs
Tugs listed in the BP Tankers Group Fleet History for that time are;...
Nirumand, Bahramand, Tanumand, Zurmand.
There were others...
Forum: BP Shipping 5th September 2014, 23:24
Replies: 21
Views: 8,224
Posted By sheringham
Ian McMillan

Extracts from his Obituary in "The Times" Thursday 4th September 2014.

Having studied at Southampton in the early 1970s he went to sea as an engineering apprentice with BP. As part of his...
Forum: Royal Mail Line 4th June 2014, 22:05
Replies: 140
Views: 55,153
Posted By sheringham
Royal Mail Line

Just for info... Macqueen's Legacy is a tribute to the people who made Royal Mail the proud and unique company it was.

Stuart Nicol's history of the Royal Mail Line ( at one time the worlds...
Forum: Tramp Steamers 24th May 2014, 23:39
Replies: 2
Views: 3,939
Posted By sheringham
Evan Thomas Radcliffe & Co. Cardiff

In the early 60s I had a "memorable" trip on board MV Hamilton of the Hamilton Steamship Co of Bernuda(16K white oiler on Shell charter) managed by ETR & Co. It appears to be one of the few trampship...
Forum: Royal Navy 17th May 2014, 17:39
Replies: 73
Views: 8,719
Posted By sheringham
British Piper, Falmouth to Galena Park, TX. March...

British Piper, Falmouth to Galena Park, TX. March 1957.
Bummed a lift into Houston and back to buy a pair of PermaPress trousers from J C Penney ($14).
Although we all spoke the "same" language I...
Forum: Places, People & Events of Maritime Interest 12th April 2014, 21:50
Replies: 52
Views: 11,465
Posted By sheringham
I had served 2 years of an 4 year engineering...

I had served 2 years of an 4 year engineering apprenticeship with a Midland Company where my 2nd year had been in the foundry!. I hated it! One day in 1956 saw an ad in a newspaper extolling a life...
Forum: Say Hello 4th April 2014, 15:24
Replies: 16
Views: 3,597
Posted By sheringham
Hi Dale You have a PM Regards Ron

Hi Dale
You have a PM
Regards
Ron
Forum: Say Hello 3rd April 2014, 23:19
Replies: 16
Views: 3,597
Posted By sheringham
Hi Dale Looked thru' number of photographs of...

Hi Dale
Looked thru' number of photographs of the trip and I have one of Tony 3/O and the Master on the bridge. As I took it I must have been there!
As I recall he was either newly married or going...
Forum: Say Hello 3rd April 2014, 14:20
Replies: 16
Views: 3,597
Posted By sheringham
Hi Dale Your are right the R/O was Alan Headley...

Hi Dale
Your are right the R/O was Alan Headley who kindly sent me a number of photos from those days which with my own reminds me of those halcyon days. As I recall most of the personnel on board...
Forum: Say Hello 3rd April 2014, 11:30
Replies: 16
Views: 3,597
Posted By sheringham
Hi Dale I guess we must have sailed together as...

Hi Dale
I guess we must have sailed together as I was 3/O at the time. Have looked at my diary and find that I actually joined her in Ras Tannura, then HK back to Abadan then HK before going to...
Forum: Say Hello 2nd April 2014, 20:40
Replies: 16
Views: 3,597
Posted By sheringham
Hi Dale There are numerous anecdotes from...

Hi Dale

There are numerous anecdotes from members who served with Mobil in the early 60s. in the forum.
I sailed with them as 3/O & 2/O from Sept. 1963 through to June. 1967.
Art6. I joined the...
Forum: Places, People & Events of Maritime Interest 29th January 2014, 21:27
Replies: 126
Views: 28,550
Posted By sheringham
19.01.1960. Cargo watch on board British Strength...

19.01.1960. Cargo watch on board British Strength discharging into Llandarcy refinery.

Ron
Forum: BP Shipping 14th January 2014, 22:24
Replies: 37
Views: 12,932
Posted By sheringham
British Sovereign

Br. Sovereign was my 4th ship as Nav. App.
Joined 06.11.1958 did 2 round trips from Isle of Grain via Suez Canal loading at Bandar Mashur initially and Umm Said.
Paid off in Falmouth14.02.1959....
Forum: Tankers 23rd January 2013, 16:39
Replies: 48
Views: 18,874
Posted By sheringham
Extract from previous post on T2 experiences. ...

Extract from previous post on T2 experiences.
In July through to December1957 I sailed on the T2 Smoky Hill as a deck apprentice. It was my second vessel with BP Tankers and we 2 deck cadets had...
Forum: Other Companies/Ships 23rd January 2013, 16:13
Replies: 345
Views: 82,408
Posted By sheringham
I also enjoyed listening to the brief interview...

I also enjoyed listening to the brief interview on Radio 4 and, as most deck officers, could relate to the attachment to his sextant. My sextant always went cabin class with me whenever joining or...
Forum: Say Hello 9th November 2012, 19:39
Replies: 9
Views: 1,484
Posted By sheringham
Hi Oldman 80 Re Chevron Tankships. I...

Hi Oldman 80
Re Chevron Tankships.

I joined the James E O'Brien as 2/O in April 1977 off Capetown by helo late at night.
Induction comprised a few words by the relieved 2/O.
"Welcome, you are...
Forum: BP Shipping 7th November 2012, 21:47
Replies: 117
Views: 25,986
Posted By sheringham
I'm surprised nobody has mentioned the 50 year...

I'm surprised nobody has mentioned the 50 year anniversary glossy hard backed publication of BP Company given to everyone, (I think), in 1958?.
Forum: BP Shipping 7th August 2012, 22:56
Replies: 41
Views: 9,135
Posted By sheringham
9/57. Smoky Hill. Loaded crude at Abadan topped...

9/57. Smoky Hill. Loaded crude at Abadan topped up at Fao for Hamburg.
2/58. Br. Respect Abadan. loaded fuel oil for Luanda, Pointe Noire, Ango Ango, Port Harcourt and Lagos
12/60. Br. Strength...
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