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Search: Posts Made By: JohnBP
Forum: BP Shipping 29th October 2018, 13:18
Replies: 14
Views: 2,246
Posted By JohnBP
Thanks Jim, so happens that I spent two very...

Thanks Jim, so happens that I spent two very pleasant years in Aberdeen, Newtonhill actually. I was transferred by Honeywell to look after Aberdeen University's main frame computer system located in...
Forum: BP Shipping 28th October 2018, 13:31
Replies: 14
Views: 2,246
Posted By JohnBP
Hi Jim, I lived in East Kilbride at the time had...

Hi Jim, I lived in East Kilbride at the time had been on the Curlew for about 6 months, one month in drydock in Falmouth. We had just done Rotterdam to Grangmouth then I paid off, my wife Elizabeth...
Forum: BP Shipping 27th October 2018, 13:35
Replies: 14
Views: 2,246
Posted By JohnBP
Is that Jim Irvine,, I was on the Curlew around...

Is that Jim Irvine,, I was on the Curlew around that time and paid off in Grangmouth, John Potts 4th E
Forum: The Engine Room 11th September 2018, 21:34
Replies: 23
Views: 3,440
Posted By JohnBP
I enjoyed "full away" and on watch walking up and...

I enjoyed "full away" and on watch walking up and down the side of the engine (Diesel)... I felt as if I had exercise and could remonise on home, wife and leave..
Forum: The Engine Room 6th September 2018, 17:36
Replies: 75
Views: 27,435
Posted By JohnBP
This is about the worst engineer I encountered ...

This is about the worst engineer I encountered not because he was incompetent but because he was cruel to myself and another cadet. His name was Dxxxd Best, 3rd Eng on the Br. Crusader. there were...
Forum: The Engine Room 23rd August 2018, 10:46
Replies: 18
Views: 3,175
Posted By JohnBP
I sailed on both the Crusader and the Curlew. As...

I sailed on both the Crusader and the Curlew. As far as I remember Crusader had Mirrlees.. and so did the Curlew... BTW I was on the Crusader for 4 months before she had a collision at anchor off...
Forum: BP Shipping 10th August 2018, 13:54
Replies: 28
Views: 4,889
Posted By JohnBP
Thanks Ian, going to take a peek at the book...

Thanks Ian, going to take a peek at the book...
Forum: The Engine Room 9th August 2018, 16:29
Replies: 50
Views: 12,179
Posted By JohnBP
Failing to flush the lub separators... one GT...

Failing to flush the lub separators... one GT or 2 beers..
Forum: Nautical Colleges 27th July 2018, 14:00
Replies: 7
Views: 2,353
Posted By JohnBP
Still got mine, BP badge at one end and the MN...

Still got mine, BP badge at one end and the MN crest at the other...
Forum: BP Shipping 20th June 2018, 11:17
Replies: 2
Views: 1,306
Posted By JohnBP
The name rings a bell.. I think I sailed with...

The name rings a bell.. I think I sailed with Eric on the Br. Crusader (X Clyde Crusader) he was 2nd but we had a collision going into Grain and he left when we went to Middle Dock on the Tyne for...
Forum: The Engine Room 19th June 2018, 20:17
Replies: 50
Views: 12,179
Posted By JohnBP
Did I read that a Chief ventured down to the ER.....

Did I read that a Chief ventured down to the ER.. this only happened twice while I was with BP.. once when a main SW cooling pipe broke, and then only to make sure the engine was stopped as soon as...
Forum: The Engine Room 14th June 2018, 16:44
Replies: 54
Views: 9,157
Posted By JohnBP
First blackout was on the Br. Crusader. Mirlees...

First blackout was on the Br. Crusader. Mirlees port gen broke a push rod, easy fix. Next was on the Br. Centaur while in port, TA tripped but I was not on watch. Next was Br. Sargent going through...
Forum: BP Shipping 16th May 2018, 21:35
Replies: 55
Views: 13,369
Posted By JohnBP
Sailed with Bob Hoffman when he was a Lecky,...

Sailed with Bob Hoffman when he was a Lecky, great guy it was on the Crusader I believe.. he was dating Carol then. Bob bought an African Grey when we were on the African coast. He would play an...
Forum: BP Shipping 2nd May 2018, 16:38
Replies: 10
Views: 2,397
Posted By JohnBP
Was the College called Stow College.. I was...

Was the College called Stow College.. I was their for my 2 years, dr Cormack was the principle.. good times made great friends I still chat to today... J
Forum: BP Shipping 8th April 2018, 21:47
Replies: 17
Views: 3,259
Posted By JohnBP
Terrible names... This is BP for god sake... ...

Terrible names... This is BP for god sake... who is running this... soon we will have British Wimp, British Fool and British Looser.... cant believe this...
Forum: The Engine Room 30th March 2018, 17:16
Replies: 6
Views: 1,336
Posted By JohnBP
If there is lots of steam in the ER, then a...

If there is lots of steam in the ER, then a cracked cylinder head could be a cause. Both Birkenhead and Belfast has very good repair facilities in 1932. Probably the captain would rather go to home...
Forum: BP Shipping 15th March 2018, 16:58
Replies: 32
Views: 5,555
Posted By JohnBP
The post cards, the stinky Camels stuffed with...

The post cards, the stinky Camels stuffed with old bandages (over the side). Watches that quit by the time you got to the Red Sea...
Forum: BP Shipping 23rd February 2018, 20:12
Replies: 5
Views: 2,640
Posted By JohnBP
Condolences from another Scotsman that lived not...

Condolences from another Scotsman that lived not to far from his home....
Forum: BP Shipping 27th January 2018, 22:02
Replies: 6
Views: 1,694
Posted By JohnBP
Thanks Graham, British Freedom, Oct 1968 to April...

Thanks Graham, British Freedom, Oct 1968 to April 1969
Forum: BP Shipping 27th January 2018, 13:15
Replies: 6
Views: 1,694
Posted By JohnBP
Did Anyone sail with Charles Barley CE

Did one trip with Charlie, BP CE anyone else out there...
Forum: BP Shipping 26th January 2018, 16:11
Replies: 5
Views: 1,129
Posted By JohnBP
Thanks great video

Thanks great video
Forum: The Engine Room 26th January 2018, 15:45
Replies: 1
Views: 980
Posted By JohnBP
Did Anyone sail with Charles Barley CE

Just wondering, I did one trip with Charles.........
Forum: BP Shipping 15th January 2018, 18:21
Replies: 24
Views: 3,900
Posted By JohnBP
George.gm. I can sell you mine if you want...

George.gm. I can sell you mine if you want $20.00 cdn plus postage depending where you live...
Forum: The Engine Room 14th January 2018, 17:02
Replies: 32
Views: 7,511
Posted By JohnBP
Sorry guys,did not know this pre sea existed....

Sorry guys,did not know this pre sea existed. Went through the OND with BP straight from school, then endorsements in South Shields, then on to sea... I did sail with many engineers that had come...
Forum: BP Shipping 20th December 2017, 14:22
Replies: 24
Views: 3,900
Posted By JohnBP
Never met him but have his book, read it twice so...

Never met him but have his book, read it twice so far.. great life...
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