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Search: Posts Made By: barnsey
Forum: Nautical Colleges 11th May 2019, 06:35
Replies: 8
Views: 1,263
Posted By barnsey
Yes ... I was aboard 1955 - 1959

Yes ... I was aboard 1955 - 1959
Forum: BP Shipping 21st January 2019, 10:03
Replies: 53
Views: 16,818
Posted By barnsey
"British Diplomat" was built in France and...

"British Diplomat" was built in France and transferred to British BP and had wine tanks. The chief engineer used them as a secret store of Fresh Water in case his beloved Boilers had a whoopsee. I...
Forum: Ben Line 11th October 2018, 22:59
Replies: 5
Views: 1,829
Posted By barnsey
Looking for Malcolm Simpson a Mate on the...

Looking for Malcolm Simpson a Mate on the containerships back in the 1970's. He was ex BP Tankers and a very good friend of mine.


be good if anyone knows of him to contact me


David Barnes...
Forum: BP Shipping 11th October 2018, 20:20
Replies: 6
Views: 1,135
Posted By barnsey
There is a Livestream of the service at All...

There is a Livestream of the service at All Hallows by the Tower at prsent although it will only be on for a few days.


http://www.allhallowsbythetower.org.uk/live-stream/


David
Forum: BP Shipping 8th October 2018, 10:32
Replies: 6
Views: 1,135
Posted By barnsey
Service for those lost at sea with no known grave..British Crown

For those who remember the British Crown disaster Graham Wallace and some friends have at last been able to get a memorial of sorts for those lost on Brtish Crown. Their names have been added, at...
Forum: BP Shipping 26th September 2018, 12:10
Replies: 9
Views: 2,802
Posted By barnsey
Hi David, just 'thumbing' through specifically...

Hi David, just 'thumbing' through specifically looking for tows by BP Tankers in 1969 - 1973 era and came across that posting by Rudd. Its a favourite photo of mine along with one of the Justice on...
Forum: BP Shipping 26th September 2018, 11:23
Replies: 9
Views: 2,802
Posted By barnsey
Lovely ship, great time aboard as 2nd Mate in...

Lovely ship, great time aboard as 2nd Mate in 1968. As you say she looks purposeful as in fact all of that class do loaded at full chat. In my opinion that class design was one of the best in spite...
Forum: Computers and The Internet 5th July 2018, 00:17
Replies: 55
Views: 5,679
Posted By barnsey
Gallery ..gone burger

All my photos have gone too .... disaster.
Forum: Computers and The Internet 3rd July 2018, 22:48
Replies: 55
Views: 5,679
Posted By barnsey
For me the self same photos in the gallery appear...

For me the self same photos in the gallery appear everyday now for two weeks or so ... no change at all.
Forum: Ship Research 28th December 2017, 00:13
Replies: 184
Views: 73,728
Posted By barnsey
Yup, sure do. I was a Cadet on HMS Worcester and...

Yup, sure do. I was a Cadet on HMS Worcester and "City" spent a fair amount of time on the buoys opposite. That class of rebuilds always intrigued me.
Forum: Ship Research 12th July 2017, 11:28
Replies: 1
Views: 344
Posted By barnsey
Ss vacport

Looking for a photo of SOCONY-VACUUM tanker SS Vacport. It seems she was camera shy as I can't seem to find one.
This from Auk Vissers website ......
VACPORT - 1939 BR


6,774 GRT for...
Forum: BP Shipping 15th April 2017, 12:08
Replies: 46
Views: 11,845
Posted By barnsey
More or less right, It was a sled, somewhat like...

More or less right, It was a sled, somewhat like Donald Cambells "Bluebird" jet boat with a cross beam at the front with a foot on either side for stability. At the rear end of the centre beam was a...
Forum: BP Shipping 10th March 2017, 20:38
Replies: 9
Views: 2,250
Posted By barnsey
The Dreaded or Much Loved Italian class, momentos

A very good ex BP Tanker friend recently spotted and bought a most interesting very small silver dish with a silver replica of "British Beacon" mounted central on it inscribed with the launching...
Forum: BP Shipping 24th September 2016, 05:28
Replies: 10
Views: 1,438
Posted By barnsey
Quite agree brooksy ..... no complaints about the...

Quite agree brooksy ..... no complaints about the actual photo its excellent, she was one of my ships as 3rd mate. But, as you say for what was once an esteemed magazine in the enthusiasts shipping...
Forum: BP Shipping 14th September 2016, 10:17
Replies: 56
Views: 8,435
Posted By barnsey
Sweet Dreams ....Yeah, Right! ...perpetual nightmares!!!

Oh Boy I bet you still have nightmares .......great recall....(Applause)
Forum: BP Shipping 22nd August 2016, 12:38
Replies: 11
Views: 2,112
Posted By barnsey
Thanks Graham .... Barnsey

Thanks Graham .... Barnsey
Forum: BP Shipping 21st August 2016, 11:56
Replies: 11
Views: 2,112
Posted By barnsey
Graham, What is the date of the photo...

Graham,

What is the date of the photo please? Its clear that the 'Diplomat' did not have a bulbous bow when that photo was taken. I was Chief Officer in 1970 - 1971 when she did have the bulbous...
Forum: BP Shipping 3rd February 2016, 00:39
Replies: 22
Views: 5,039
Posted By barnsey
Defining the 'Early Large Tankers' in the booklet

Hi Nigel, you are not the only one in this thread who has expressed a similar wish. Solly having made many naive mistakes in the publication has also not defined or stuck to what the title describes....
Forum: Tankers 27th January 2016, 19:40
Replies: 83
Views: 27,325
Posted By barnsey
Hi David, The chemical was injected into the...

Hi David,

The chemical was injected into the 'Butterworth' system with an air driven 'Barrel Pump'. You could set it to deliver the amount required and it would just steadily pump away.

Neat...
Forum: BP Shipping 25th January 2016, 19:17
Replies: 28
Views: 4,895
Posted By barnsey
Stuart Le Fevre

It is with great sadness I have to report the passing of Stuart Le Fevre who took over Navigating Apprentice Training in BP tankers.

He visited New Zealand a few years ago and we met up in...
Forum: BP Shipping 24th January 2016, 21:38
Replies: 26
Views: 4,101
Posted By barnsey
Right, that seems to confirm that the Mk I Birds...

Right, that seems to confirm that the Mk I Birds did not have AC in their early days and that it may well have been added in the late 60's early 70's. Certainly they had a lot of work done on them...
Forum: BP Shipping 24th January 2016, 05:18
Replies: 26
Views: 4,101
Posted By barnsey
Birdy Boat Air Conditioning mystery.

Recent discussions beteween two other ex BP Tanker friends of much the same vintage as myself expressed the novelty of the first Air Conditioning and in particular that a particular Mk I Birdy Boat...
Forum: Tankers 9th January 2016, 20:43
Replies: 83
Views: 27,325
Posted By barnsey
afuel ...... have to put this right I'm afraid....

afuel ...... have to put this right I'm afraid. Most of the tank washing machines, generically called "Butterworth machines" operated on the same principle. The high pressure around 200psi water...
Forum: Tankers 9th January 2016, 20:25
Replies: 83
Views: 27,325
Posted By barnsey
Nina Nina.... You intimated you did some...

Nina Nina.... You intimated you did some Coasting, if you were a clean oil vessel (Birdy Boat) then you would have perhaps carried a NATO ATG (Aviation Turbine Gasoline) cargo, highly susceptible to...
Forum: Tankers 9th January 2016, 20:03
Replies: 83
Views: 27,325
Posted By barnsey
The Brass Venturi ......

DAVE......I remember that Brass Venturi, can see it now as if it was yesterday..not 55 years ago!! ....the 2nd Engineer Fewlass? turned it up and we Nav Apps had to use it. It was no more than a foot...
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