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Search: Posts Made By: ALBY2
Forum: The Engine Room 12th May 2019, 06:59
Replies: 88
Views: 12,821
Posted By ALBY2
More great photos, I still amazed that a naval...

More great photos, I still amazed that a naval architect had the nous to mount the diesels in such a way that you could access the crankcase from below, certainly not like that on BP tankers. No...
Forum: The Engine Room 9th May 2019, 21:42
Replies: 88
Views: 12,821
Posted By ALBY2
Hi Skilly, Richard Carr from the PaxmanHistory...

Hi Skilly, Richard Carr from the PaxmanHistory has asked where abouts these two engines are located and is it OK to share these photos with him. thanks Alby
Forum: The Galley 5th May 2019, 06:59
Replies: 23
Views: 6,970
Posted By ALBY2
From the Gordon Lightfoot song “The wreck of the...

From the Gordon Lightfoot song “The wreck of the Edmund Fitzegerald” are the lines:

When suppertime came, the old cook came on deck
Saying, "Fellas, it's too rough to feed ya."
Forum: The Engine Room 29th April 2019, 19:44
Replies: 88
Views: 12,821
Posted By ALBY2
Wow indeed what great photos, they bring back a...

Wow indeed what great photos, they bring back a lot of memories good and bad, but you are lucky being able to drop the sump, on all the paxmans I sailed with, on BP tankers, we had to feed the piston...
Forum: BP Shipping 29th October 2018, 20:59
Replies: 3
Views: 943
Posted By ALBY2
Sorry to hear about Brian he was a lovely man, I...

Sorry to hear about Brian he was a lovely man, I sailed with him a couple of times, always good fun, he used to say best way to stop indigestion is a brandy after a meal and he always had one.
Forum: The Engine Room 24th June 2018, 15:30
Replies: 82
Views: 19,631
Posted By ALBY2
I was there last week, the doxford is a test...

I was there last week, the doxford is a test engine and can be seen through viewing area where a video plays interview with ex doxford design engineer and some workers, one guy quite comically talked...
Forum: BP Shipping 31st March 2018, 20:07
Replies: 10
Views: 1,539
Posted By ALBY2
I'm not sure Nina, but Ahl al-Naft means People...

I'm not sure Nina, but Ahl al-Naft means People of Oil so I'm assuming it means Oil
Alan
Forum: BP Shipping 28th March 2018, 19:42
Replies: 10
Views: 1,539
Posted By ALBY2
Last one

Last one
Forum: BP Shipping 28th March 2018, 19:41
Replies: 10
Views: 1,539
Posted By ALBY2
and another

and another
Forum: BP Shipping 28th March 2018, 19:39
Replies: 10
Views: 1,539
Posted By ALBY2
next installment

next installment
Forum: BP Shipping 28th March 2018, 19:37
Replies: 10
Views: 1,539
Posted By ALBY2
NAFT Magazine of anglo-persian oil company

A friend lent me the attached magazine from 1928 there are a couple of good articles on the tanker fleet, I will try to add scanned copies not sure how many allowed at one go so may need more than...
Forum: BP Shipping 13th January 2018, 20:38
Replies: 12
Views: 1,639
Posted By ALBY2
I also sailed and played cricket with Arthur on...

I also sailed and played cricket with Arthur on the Resolution in 83, he insisted that everyone play and they must bat and bowl. Bowling was not my thing so I attempted a bit of slow spin. Arthur was...
Forum: Nautical Colleges 5th September 2017, 08:54
Replies: 19
Views: 3,818
Posted By ALBY2
Picture above Paul on the left, me (alan Bristow)...

Picture above Paul on the left, me (alan Bristow) in the middle and Nige on the right. Other pic Back row left to right Richard Flinders, Mike Christian, Alan Bristow, Terry (ted) Green, Dougie...
Forum: Nautical Colleges 17th August 2017, 10:23
Replies: 19
Views: 3,818
Posted By ALBY2
Hi Martin, I seem to have missed this thread, I...

Hi Martin, I seem to have missed this thread, I was there at those times . names i remember are David Cullum, Nigel Mudd, Paul Wilkinson. Dave Johnstone, John Peach, Don Atteridge, Dave Thompson,...
Forum: BP Shipping 12th August 2017, 07:59
Replies: 5
Views: 1,807
Posted By ALBY2
Alan Derwent

Hi guys, just back from holiday and the Villas owner mentioned her late uncle had been an engineer with BP but couldn't fine any more information, I said I would ask on here. Any one recall Alan...
Forum: Coasters 21st April 2017, 08:08
Replies: 34
Views: 7,773
Posted By ALBY2
Wisbech is still a busy port with regular ships...

Wisbech is still a busy port with regular ships from the Baltic and Europe mainly timber and some containers, it has its own pilot to bring ships in from the wash. The town has seen better days and...
Forum: The Engine Room 5th March 2017, 14:19
Replies: 94
Views: 16,978
Posted By ALBY2
You are so right, you could guarantee he would...

You are so right, you could guarantee he would find something wrong with you papers. I went to see him one January and I put the previous years date on the form he gave me, and I wasn't allowed to...
Forum: Union Castle - Safmarine 22nd November 2015, 07:49
Replies: 65
Views: 9,614
Posted By ALBY2
I remember the galley boy turning up in the...

I remember the galley boy turning up in the engine control room one day looking for the "Carrot gun" as the cook was cooking Beef a la mode. It turned out the cook was fed up with the boy pestering...
Forum: BP Shipping 5th September 2015, 22:12
Replies: 41
Views: 8,187
Posted By ALBY2
Stayed at the RAK Hotel waiting for a ship and...

Stayed at the RAK Hotel waiting for a ship and definitely had a casino it was empty the first night, but second night a load of big mercs and rollers turned up full of Sheiks, it turned out that the...
Forum: The Bridge 5th September 2015, 07:50
Replies: 24
Views: 4,314
Posted By ALBY2
Kathusalem the harlot of Jerusalem. I can only...

Kathusalem the harlot of Jerusalem. I can only remember the last verse which is very poetic

He took her down to leafy brook
and there didst proceed to f..k
but Kathusalem was no fool at heart...
Forum: Books, Magazines, TV, Video & Publications 25th July 2015, 22:59
Replies: 33
Views: 6,591
Posted By ALBY2
The Churchill Factor (how one man made history)...

The Churchill Factor (how one man made history) by Boris Johnson and is half price at Waterstones its a cracking read for a fiver.
Forum: BP Shipping 11th June 2015, 22:32
Replies: 5
Views: 2,180
Posted By ALBY2
our thoughts are with you Ricky

our thoughts are with you Ricky
Forum: BP Shipping 19th May 2015, 19:08
Replies: 17
Views: 2,978
Posted By ALBY2
Hi Ricky, I thought it was you, its Al Bristow we...

Hi Ricky, I thought it was you, its Al Bristow we sailed together with Dave Cooke and Peter Wall on the Maple before she was sold, that was a good trip with some good memories, though Ive never...
Forum: BP Shipping 11th April 2015, 09:01
Replies: 27
Views: 6,619
Posted By ALBY2
I think it was on the Commerce when I sailed with...

I think it was on the Commerce when I sailed with Peter, He had some quirks but at the same time was a real gent. Before we arrived in port he would have a large notice on the board with, the name of...
Forum: BP Shipping 22nd March 2015, 23:24
Replies: 314
Views: 72,193
Posted By ALBY2
last one

last one
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