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Search: Posts Made By: Jon Vincent
Forum: BP Shipping 24th September 2018, 00:24
Replies: 43
Views: 12,105
Posted By Jon Vincent
Sorry about the above entries, I thought the...

Sorry about the above entries, I thought the first had not taken, by the way the master was MacDonald. that looking at my discharge book
Forum: BP Shipping 24th September 2018, 00:21
Replies: 43
Views: 12,105
Posted By Jon Vincent
I was on the "Commerce" in the 1970's, great job...

I was on the "Commerce" in the 1970's, great job for 2/0, spent more days drifting "Not under command" than actually steaming, an engineers nightmare. They got pissed off at me because I refused to...
Forum: BP Shipping 24th September 2018, 00:13
Replies: 43
Views: 12,105
Posted By Jon Vincent
Served on the "Commerce" in the 1970's as 2/0....

Served on the "Commerce" in the 1970's as 2/0. Best job I ever had, spent twice as many days drifting, "not under command" than actually steaming, it was engineers nightmare, they got pissed off at...
Forum: Non-Seafaring Obituaries 2nd September 2018, 19:46
Replies: 31
Views: 3,438
Posted By Jon Vincent
John. I agree but it makes you wonder, his record...

John. I agree but it makes you wonder, his record was appalling in the Navy, in politics he held grudges but met his match in Trump. He had the good fortune to return to the states when the war was...
Forum: Non-Seafaring Obituaries 2nd September 2018, 03:04
Replies: 31
Views: 3,438
Posted By Jon Vincent
After reading some of the above comments, I...

After reading some of the above comments, I decided to do a little research of my own and must admit that I have to change my mind, he was a first class scoundrel, his navy record is out there for...
Forum: Non-Seafaring Obituaries 29th August 2018, 00:59
Replies: 31
Views: 3,438
Posted By Jon Vincent
A sad day for America, he represented the best of...

A sad day for America, he represented the best of American ideals and standards, today these standards of behavior and ideals are blurred by bitter political fighting. He will be buried at the Naval...
Forum: BP Shipping 19th August 2018, 23:52
Replies: 5
Views: 1,068
Posted By Jon Vincent
Thanks Graham. It always pissed me off that BP...

Thanks Graham. It always pissed me off that BP never saw fit to have a memorial at All Hallows for their staff that lost their lives on this and other BP tankers, I guess that is the difference...
Forum: Places, People & Events of Maritime Interest 27th June 2018, 00:14
Replies: 81
Views: 25,020
Posted By Jon Vincent
Boy how times change, retired here on the White...

Boy how times change, retired here on the White River in Northern Arkansas, a beautiful blue ribbon trout river, you lose touch, but today looking at the Daily Mail on line there was this picture of...
Forum: Houlder Brothers 12th May 2018, 03:36
Replies: 3
Views: 2,309
Posted By Jon Vincent
Thank you Ian. It still seems like only...

Thank you Ian. It still seems like only yesterday. five years ago I had a friend who was passing through lay some flowers. Thank you once more all of us.
Forum: BP Shipping 21st January 2018, 23:31
Replies: 5
Views: 1,145
Posted By Jon Vincent
Thanks for posting this video, she was my first...

Thanks for posting this video, she was my first ship in BP, handed her over to the Greeks, Latsis in Genoa 16th November 1972, one of the happiest ships I ever sailed on and the most comfortable. The...
Forum: Prince Line 11th January 2018, 02:32
Replies: 3
Views: 3,897
Posted By Jon Vincent
Thanks Rennie, This is the time of year in the...

Thanks Rennie, This is the time of year in the "Ozarks" for building, very cold would be an understatement. I would appreciate all help. and I will follow up on your leads. I tried Burnt Island ship...
Forum: Houlder Brothers 11th January 2018, 02:26
Replies: 6
Views: 1,776
Posted By Jon Vincent
Sailed with Alan on the "Cerinthus" 1972, he was...

Sailed with Alan on the "Cerinthus" 1972, he was chief cook and I was 2/0 with my wife. Not a great trip but at least the feeding was good. Rest in peace Alan very sad, I hate reading of all my old...
Forum: BP Shipping 17th December 2017, 22:30
Replies: 24
Views: 4,012
Posted By Jon Vincent
Met him once Isle of Grain on the "Esk" hand...

Met him once Isle of Grain on the "Esk" hand shake deal as he was with a group visiting, "end of an era", I wonder how many people past their tickets using his book "Tanker Practice" still have two...
Forum: Houlder Brothers 15th December 2017, 02:06
Replies: 125
Views: 13,932
Posted By Jon Vincent
Royston Grange 1968, sailing B.A. forecastle...

Royston Grange 1968, sailing B.A. forecastle head, first tripper to Bosun, "How do I know if I have dose of the clap", reply "son when you go for a p-- and your eyeballs fall out".
Forum: News and Views from the Shipping World 25th August 2017, 02:53
Replies: 212
Views: 13,824
Posted By Jon Vincent
Rest assured that the dismissal of the fleet...

Rest assured that the dismissal of the fleet admiral was not accident, as they say here the buck stops here but they would not have done this without very good cause. The US navy will hold a very...
Forum: Union Steam ship Co Of New Zealand LTD 4th August 2017, 03:29
Replies: 53
Views: 19,488
Posted By Jon Vincent
Hi Fion. Not much help to you but my cousine...

Hi Fion. Not much help to you but my cousine Major Margaret Nesbitt was head of the "QA" nursing continent during the 1982 Falklands on this ship, even got a gong for her services. Unfortunately she...
Forum: BP Shipping 19th June 2017, 02:44
Replies: 45
Views: 12,605
Posted By Jon Vincent
I was Chief Officer on the "Tenacity" from 23rd...

I was Chief Officer on the "Tenacity" from 23rd Feb 77 to 16th June 77, my memory is crap these days as I can't remember any the faces in the photo
Forum: Ship Research 26th December 2016, 02:32
Replies: 37
Views: 3,385
Posted By Jon Vincent
Triang and other British toy makers were making...

Triang and other British toy makers were making plastic toys in Hong Kong in the 1950s and 1960s, this has a vague look of Furness 's later Newfoundland and Nova Scotia vessels, toy makers took great...
Forum: News and Views from the Shipping World 18th December 2016, 23:34
Replies: 17
Views: 3,401
Posted By Jon Vincent
Another very tragic and avoidable accident that...

Another very tragic and avoidable accident that cost a lot of people their lives. We all know that this was a perfect storm of circumstances. A Captain that makes poor decisions, a ship that is past...
Forum: BP Shipping 8th December 2016, 23:45
Replies: 12
Views: 2,037
Posted By Jon Vincent
Winmar, you are correct in the assumption that...

Winmar, you are correct in the assumption that the only thing British will be the name. Before I retired four years ago as a senior mooring master with AET, I had the pleasure of using the current Br...
Forum: Houlder Brothers 12th May 2016, 15:53
Replies: 207
Views: 59,373
Posted By Jon Vincent
Today is the anniversary of the "Royston"...

Today is the anniversary of the "Royston" tragedy. Please spare a moment for our friends that died today in 1972 and their families. I hope "Cynthia" is still in Montevideo to place flowers on their...
Forum: Prince Line 5th May 2016, 02:37
Replies: 12
Views: 3,383
Posted By Jon Vincent
Hi Keltic Star. The Last time I saw "Parish" was...

Hi Keltic Star. The Last time I saw "Parish" was 1068, I was third off on the "Royston Grange" and we had just docked at our home berth in Vic docks, he was the first person up the gangway,...
Forum: Prince Line 4th May 2016, 03:16
Replies: 12
Views: 3,383
Posted By Jon Vincent
It wasn't all bad, I had a good year on the...

It wasn't all bad, I had a good year on the "Stuart" with Capt Jimmy Gilzean and Tony Collop as C/O, Also a good time on the "Lancastrian" with Capt Kent, the "Northumbrian" was also good. There...
Forum: Prince Line 25th April 2016, 00:10
Replies: 12
Views: 3,383
Posted By Jon Vincent
Your dead right about Capt Jowett, his protege...

Your dead right about Capt Jowett, his protege was "Parish" the chief mate on the Black Prince my first ship, combine that with a class act as senior cadet Terry Ely, it was eight months of hell, it...
Forum: Prince Line 24th April 2016, 01:46
Replies: 12
Views: 3,383
Posted By Jon Vincent
When I say crusty I was being polite, I concur...

When I say crusty I was being polite, I concur with your opinion. I learnt from my first trip to sea on the "Black Prince " that if the master weren't assshole the mates were or both were and the...
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