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Search: Posts Made By: Gordon L Smeaton
Forum: BP Shipping 24th September 2019, 18:02
Replies: 31
Views: 6,390
Posted By Gordon L Smeaton
Was on her June to Nov 79 took her to dock in...

Was on her June to Nov 79 took her to dock in Singapore where a new gear wheel was fitted. On sailing Singapore for trials ran main thrust bearing back into dock. A good ship though.
Forum: The Radio Room 24th September 2019, 13:10
Replies: 203
Views: 33,661
Posted By Gordon L Smeaton
First callsign

GHVX British Hussar joined Isle of Grain Nov 66 as junior R/O two months and 23 days later got a dispensation to sail as R/O, a bit daunting but survived, remained at sea till 2010.
Forum: BP Shipping 16th June 2018, 12:11
Replies: 3
Views: 1,446
Posted By Gordon L Smeaton
Sailed with your father on the British Vine early...

Sailed with your father on the British Vine early months of 1977, if you lived in Sunderland when I paid of dropped something off at your house for your Dad. Sorry to hear of his passing.
Forum: BP Shipping 2nd May 2017, 09:37
Replies: 15
Views: 2,605
Posted By Gordon L Smeaton
Believe Malcolm and Jim were either brothers or...

Believe Malcolm and Jim were either brothers or cousins and hailed from Stornoway, Malcolm did indeed end up working out of Dyce, he did a short spell as Capt on the Iolair, was responsible for...
Forum: The Radio Room 11th March 2016, 15:54
Replies: 21
Views: 4,392
Posted By Gordon L Smeaton
Regarding Tomy Scambler ex AEI R/O looks like he...

Regarding Tomy Scambler ex AEI R/O looks like he transferred to direct employ when BP started taking on their own R/O's. Have him on the British Sovereign in 1960, Power 61, Adventure 62, Break for...
Forum: The Radio Room 21st December 2015, 12:25
Replies: 32
Views: 5,167
Posted By Gordon L Smeaton
I joined BP in 1966 with 2nd class and Radar...

I joined BP in 1966 with 2nd class and Radar maintenance, was never encouraged to go for 1st, did'nt stop the company from sending me on Marine Electronics course I did get my 2nd class upgraded to...
Forum: BP Shipping 2nd July 2015, 12:25
Replies: 5
Views: 2,656
Posted By Gordon L Smeaton
Eric Barrowman C/E RIP

It is with extreme personal sadness that I must inform you of the death of Chief Engineer Eric Barrowman who very sadly passed away this morning following a recent illness whilst on leave.


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Forum: BP Shipping 10th June 2015, 15:34
Replies: 39
Views: 8,826
Posted By Gordon L Smeaton
Graham To answer few oy your points raised in...

Graham
To answer few oy your points raised in your opening theme.
a) General Planning Committee. This was held once a week usually a Saturday, those attending were Master(chairman) C/Off C/Eng...
Forum: BP Shipping 10th April 2015, 15:30
Replies: 27
Views: 7,012
Posted By Gordon L Smeaton
Sorry to hear of Peters passing. Sailed with him...

Sorry to hear of Peters passing. Sailed with him on the Ranger back end of 77. As has been said, a gentleman,artist, ship lover and professional 2nd mate. Not sure when he left BP but guess was in...
Forum: BP Shipping 21st February 2015, 14:57
Replies: 26
Views: 6,564
Posted By Gordon L Smeaton
In reply to above# ESE not 100% sure but guess...

In reply to above# ESE not 100% sure but guess it's Electronic/electrical Systems Engineer. STCW Standards for Training and Certification for Watchkeepers. This is supposed to align all tickets...
Forum: BP Shipping 20th February 2015, 10:35
Replies: 26
Views: 6,564
Posted By Gordon L Smeaton
Further to the comments earlier regarding the...

Further to the comments earlier regarding the threatened demise of the Electricians in the 80's wind on twenty years the same was happening regarding ETO's, due to severe shortage of ETO's 3/Engs...
Forum: BP Shipping 28th January 2015, 12:19
Replies: 314
Views: 74,571
Posted By Gordon L Smeaton
Received my invite also, but for the lunchtime...

Received my invite also, but for the lunchtime session, hope to see some of my old shipmates.
Forum: BP Shipping 17th January 2015, 11:07
Replies: 6
Views: 1,905
Posted By Gordon L Smeaton
After Bill retired (around mid seventies) and was...

After Bill retired (around mid seventies) and was replaced with John Stocker(spelling dubious) he seemed to disappear, although I have a vague recollection of him being on some committee for a few...
Forum: J & J Denholm 28th July 2014, 11:52
Replies: 6
Views: 2,451
Posted By Gordon L Smeaton
Hi Angus, Not to sure but think my brother...

Hi Angus,
Not to sure but think my brother Rodger Smeaton must have joined around this time but sure he joined in Glasgow along with Brendan Ward who now deceased.
Rodger still at sea but...
Forum: BP Shipping 28th June 2014, 13:12
Replies: 4
Views: 1,532
Posted By Gordon L Smeaton
Graham Third from left sitting Capt. P.N....

Graham
Third from left sitting Capt. P.N. Johnson (he was mate on the Avon when she had a fire in her early days)
Forum: BP Shipping 7th March 2014, 22:32
Replies: 23
Views: 3,825
Posted By Gordon L Smeaton
This thread seems to have digressed to the...

This thread seems to have digressed to the exploits of one Charlie Shepherd this would and probably should be a thread on its own, his exploits are extraordinary. A great chief sailed with him on the...
Forum: BP Shipping 5th March 2014, 11:36
Replies: 23
Views: 3,825
Posted By Gordon L Smeaton
Not sure when it started probably early 70's. It...

Not sure when it started probably early 70's. It was the run up to central storing, and linking spares used to planned maintenance,each item had an FSU number ie function system unit, bulk buying and...
Forum: BP Shipping 23rd February 2014, 16:34
Replies: 41
Views: 11,152
Posted By Gordon L Smeaton
Was on leave from the Ranger, having spent 3...

Was on leave from the Ranger, having spent 3 trips lying off Brunei as floating storage, was informed that I would be joining the Iolair Jan 86 so watching the evening news it was quite disconcerting...
Forum: BP Shipping 10th September 2013, 18:07
Replies: 14
Views: 3,161
Posted By Gordon L Smeaton
Dave Yeah we sailed together on the Dart and...

Dave

Yeah we sailed together on the Dart and Iolair. I was supposed to take over from Brian Cameron,who was to go to the Seillean but the timing was going back so I was asked if I wanted to go...
Forum: BP Shipping 10th September 2013, 14:51
Replies: 14
Views: 3,161
Posted By Gordon L Smeaton
Hello Alan Now retired having stuck with BP to...

Hello Alan
Now retired having stuck with BP to 2006 then went contracting till 2012 now swallowed the anchor. Hopefully attached the "dive squad"
At Left, yours truly
Next Jim Massoon (dive Tech)...
Forum: BP Shipping 7th September 2013, 18:37
Replies: 14
Views: 3,161
Posted By Gordon L Smeaton
Doug W They must have doubles it is spit for...

Doug W
They must have doubles it is spit for Roy Grant
Forum: BP Shipping 6th September 2013, 12:08
Replies: 14
Views: 3,161
Posted By Gordon L Smeaton
Sitting second from left Roy Grant second...

Sitting second from left Roy Grant second engineer probably on the Iolair at the time
Forum: BP Shipping 23rd July 2013, 16:15
Replies: 78
Views: 13,704
Posted By Gordon L Smeaton
Hussar Bar Far left C/E Dave Burgess Mext in...

Hussar Bar
Far left C/E Dave Burgess
Mext in Khaki Mike Easton (probably C/O as he was in the North Sea as C/O before being promoted now runs his own offshore consultancy company
Forum: BP Shipping 22nd July 2013, 15:12
Replies: 78
Views: 13,704
Posted By Gordon L Smeaton
Front row kneeling 2nd from right Paul Hebden 3rd...

Front row kneeling 2nd from right Paul Hebden 3rd from right Chris D'Alquen
Forum: BP Shipping 4th July 2013, 20:26
Replies: 6
Views: 2,879
Posted By Gordon L Smeaton
Sorry to learn of Paul's death, he was...

Sorry to learn of Paul's death, he was superintendent when I sailed on Iolair and Seillean, a gentleman, condolences to his family.
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