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Search: Posts Made By: jmirvine
Forum: BP Shipping 6th October 2019, 21:32
Replies: 25
Views: 3,933
Posted By jmirvine
Born and brought up on a farm. Left school in 62...

Born and brought up on a farm. Left school in 62 at 15. Did a year at Dundee Trades College. Started my apprenticeship in 63 as a Lecky with Boase Spinning company in Dundee - Now long gone and...
Forum: Non-Seafaring Obituaries 21st May 2019, 22:42
Replies: 4
Views: 714
Posted By jmirvine
A sad loss to F1

A sad loss to F1
Forum: The Engine Room 27th April 2019, 21:31
Replies: 89
Views: 16,487
Posted By jmirvine
I edited it out because it doesn't effin' work!!

I edited it out because it doesn't effin' work!!
Forum: The Engine Room 23rd April 2019, 22:28
Replies: 89
Views: 16,487
Posted By jmirvine
Plenty videos on you tube

Plenty videos on you tube
Forum: Non-Seafaring Obituaries 19th January 2019, 19:54
Replies: 20
Views: 3,999
Posted By jmirvine
I loved him in ''It Aint Half Hot Mum" I...

I loved him in ''It Aint Half Hot Mum"

I still use his catch phrase "Oh dear, how sad, never mind"
Forum: The Engine Room 6th December 2018, 19:26
Replies: 67
Views: 15,899
Posted By jmirvine
Don't Mention Sulzer to me ! ! BP had 2...

Don't Mention Sulzer to me ! !

BP had 2 ships with Sulzer 7RSAD76's and I had the misfortune to sail on both of them. They were a crock of {excrement} Pulled more pistons in a 6 month trip than I...
Forum: Maritime Family History Research 13th November 2018, 17:42
Replies: 32
Views: 4,228
Posted By jmirvine
R870686 Issued in Dundee 1969.

R870686 Issued in Dundee 1969.
Forum: BP Shipping 28th October 2018, 20:22
Replies: 14
Views: 2,424
Posted By jmirvine
Hi John, When I transferred to the Forties field...

Hi John, When I transferred to the Forties field I was still living in Carnoustie and continued to live there for quite a while. I was seconded to a project in the office in Aberdeen in 1982 to set...
Forum: BP Shipping 27th October 2018, 22:52
Replies: 14
Views: 2,424
Posted By jmirvine
Yes, it's me, although I'm sorry to say that your...

Yes, it's me, although I'm sorry to say that your name doesn't ring a bell. Where about were you from?
As I said, I lived in Carnoustie in those days. I transferred to the Forties field in the...
Forum: BP Shipping 15th October 2018, 19:40
Replies: 14
Views: 2,424
Posted By jmirvine
I left the Curlew on 5th January 1974 in...

I left the Curlew on 5th January 1974 in Grangemouth, so I'd have been home on leave at the time. I lived in Carnoustie in those days, but can't recall anything in the Scottish news. If there had...
Forum: Non-Seafaring Obituaries 19th September 2018, 20:24
Replies: 8
Views: 823
Posted By jmirvine
Very sad, but 96 is a good innings, and made a...

Very sad, but 96 is a good innings, and made a lot of people smile along the way.
Forum: The Engine Room 23rd August 2018, 13:43
Replies: 18
Views: 3,421
Posted By jmirvine
I was on the Curlew from August '73 and we had...

I was on the Curlew from August '73 and we had all sorts of bother with the Sulzer main engine, but it wasn't as bad as the Fulmar which was the only other "Birdie" with a 7 cylinder Sulzer. It was...
Forum: The Engine Room 21st August 2018, 15:47
Replies: 18
Views: 3,421
Posted By jmirvine
National Gas and Oil Engine Company diesels

I sailed on one BP tanker where the generator engines were by the National Gas and Oil Engine Company, but I can't remember which.

The British Merlin, Mallard, and Cygnet were all built by H&W,...
Forum: BP Shipping 9th June 2018, 22:22
Replies: 10
Views: 4,454
Posted By jmirvine
I sailed with Wally Turnbull on another "Birdie"...

I sailed with Wally Turnbull on another "Birdie" when he was 4/E. Can't remember which one. His wife was sailing with him at the time. She was a very petite lady, and looked about 14 or 16. Lovely...
Forum: BP Shipping 21st May 2018, 15:46
Replies: 55
Views: 13,809
Posted By jmirvine
If you signed on as Ass Eng instead of Leckie,...

If you signed on as Ass Eng instead of Leckie, the sea tine counted towards your seconds ticket. Didn't make the slightest difference to the actual job, but if I'd stayed a bit longer, I might have...
Forum: BP Shipping 17th May 2018, 15:36
Replies: 55
Views: 13,809
Posted By jmirvine
I sailed with Bob on the Crusader when he was 2/E...

I sailed with Bob on the Crusader when he was 2/E and I was Leckie.

I joined on new years day 1971 in Falmouth. Being from Scotland, I was "Suitably lubricated" when I got on board. There was no...
Forum: The Engine Room 12th May 2018, 21:40
Replies: 95
Views: 14,778
Posted By jmirvine
The best engine room shoes I ever had was ones I...

The best engine room shoes I ever had was ones I "acquired" from a grey funnel line ship. The soles were a series of concentric circles which acted like suckers to stop you sliding around the plates....
Forum: BP Shipping 14th February 2018, 20:54
Replies: 5
Views: 2,663
Posted By jmirvine
I must have missed this post. I seem to...

I must have missed this post.

I seem to recall an Eric Barrowman who was a 3/E sometime in the late 70's. He was from the Dundee area, blond haired guy, and was on the Brunei lay up team at one...
Forum: Non-Seafaring Obituaries 3rd February 2018, 12:16
Replies: 21
Views: 1,341
Posted By jmirvine
During my working career, I had 2 colleagues who...

During my working career, I had 2 colleagues who committed suicide (at different times). One male and one female. I never ever thought that either of them was a suicide risk. They were both jolly,...
Forum: Ship Research 18th January 2018, 14:24
Replies: 14
Views: 2,098
Posted By jmirvine
Simon Brown - I doubt very much if it was DG...

Simon Brown - I doubt very much if it was DG cable. As others have said, DG cables on merchant ships were a permanent installation right round the ship.
Did your friend and colleague Grahame Knott...
Forum: BP Shipping 26th December 2017, 11:44
Replies: 6
Views: 1,041
Posted By jmirvine
Great piece of film. What was the last ship...

Great piece of film.

What was the last ship into IOG, and when?
Forum: BP Shipping 17th December 2017, 12:56
Replies: 24
Views: 4,116
Posted By jmirvine
Never met George personally, but I also have a...

Never met George personally, but I also have a copy of his book which I thoroughly enjoyed.

Condolences to his family.
Forum: The Engine Room 29th November 2017, 14:49
Replies: 175
Views: 29,905
Posted By jmirvine
I was once given an excellent piece of advice -...

I was once given an excellent piece of advice - "Have nothing to do with any engine that starts with a P."
"Polar, Pielstick or Paxman"
Forum: Non-Seafaring Obituaries 27th September 2017, 21:56
Replies: 10
Views: 887
Posted By jmirvine
If there is one programme I can't f***ing stand,...

If there is one programme I can't f***ing stand, it's Consternation Street!!

I'd MUCH prefer to watch paint dry!!
Forum: BP Shipping 23rd June 2017, 23:10
Replies: 40
Views: 11,602
Posted By jmirvine
I get a message that www.gtzx.org does not exist....

I get a message that www.gtzx.org does not exist.

Can you please check that you've got it right.

Jim
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