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Search: Posts Made By: deemac
Forum: BP Shipping 5th November 2019, 17:44
Replies: 11
Views: 3,996
Posted By deemac
My second ship as Eng App. Hungry Bas*ard. Old...

My second ship as Eng App. Hungry Bas*ard. Old man alcoholic.
4th paid off in Kwinana, H.O. said to promote me. Old man refused but I had to take over the 8 to 12. anyway.
Ship blew up...
Forum: Say Hello 3rd March 2018, 10:19
Replies: 5
Views: 655
Posted By deemac
LYDavis

Nice to hear from you Capt Davis.
Like Graham, I joined as an Eng App in 1955 and spent many a hilarious hour listening to the old hands who had seen service both during and after the war. Just...
Forum: Maritime Family History Research 20th May 2013, 19:50
Replies: 9
Views: 2,163
Posted By deemac
I hope this is ok. You're the Head Serang on...

I hope this is ok. You're the Head Serang on these things, so perhaps you could place it in a more appropriate Thread or Forum Topic.
Sorry about the delay, but House sale fell into rough seas and...
Forum: BP Shipping 20th May 2013, 12:49
Replies: 20
Views: 10,561
Posted By deemac
Yes. He was a fellow App. with me in Hull...

Yes. He was a fellow App. with me in Hull 1955/57.
He contacted me in the late 90's having seen my name somewhere. By that time he was the proprietor of a crane hire company in Gladstone, nr...
Forum: BP Shipping 19th May 2013, 13:44
Replies: 69
Views: 14,596
Posted By deemac
Knowing the Deck side, I would guess longevity...

Knowing the Deck side, I would guess longevity without cock up.
It was probably worth another 300 a year in my day (1968) and a load of scrambled egg on the peak of his hat.
I sailed with two, one...
Forum: The Engine Room 28th June 2012, 21:46
Replies: 364
Views: 124,611
Posted By deemac
The Eyties

British Light (2/E)
Nearly killed me. Never saw the light of day for six months AND I had to stay on in Dry Dock.
She looked lovely from distance. Just like a Falmouth floozie.
Forum: BP Shipping 28th June 2012, 21:31
Replies: 26
Views: 8,642
Posted By deemac
Air Conditioning.....................You had...

Air Conditioning.....................You had AirCon on an Eytie???

I must have stripped the midships aircon units three times in 6 months. The crew aircon had a bloody great hole deep into the...
Forum: BP Shipping 27th June 2012, 21:58
Replies: 26
Views: 8,642
Posted By deemac
Don't tell me you were an Engineer on the Eyties....

Don't tell me you were an Engineer on the Eyties. I thought all who sailed in them were doomed to an early grave. I thought I was the last one alive but only just!
There should be a sub-division...
Forum: Maritime Family History Research 27th June 2012, 21:45
Replies: 9
Views: 2,163
Posted By deemac
OK Duncan112. It might take some time to copy...

OK Duncan112.
It might take some time to copy and I'll have to scan it into WP.
But, where do I send it?
It's 27 pages.
........................and it concludes'.......and his best position to...
Forum: Maritime Family History Research 27th June 2012, 18:12
Replies: 9
Views: 2,163
Posted By deemac
Thank you. At least I have a handle on him up...

Thank you.
At least I have a handle on him up to 1939.

You might be interested in my reasons for the search.
I served on the newer versions of the Br Ensign as 3/E in 1964 and the Br Energy as...
Forum: BP Shipping 27th June 2012, 10:07
Replies: 26
Views: 8,642
Posted By deemac
Sorry, having re-read the account I now see she...

Sorry, having re-read the account I now see she was Italian and that many lives were lost.
My lighthearted remembrances were inappropriate.

However, my memory is littered with close personal...
Forum: Maritime Family History Research 27th June 2012, 09:51
Replies: 9
Views: 2,163
Posted By deemac
Thank you ray1buck1. Your third entry sounds...

Thank you ray1buck1.
Your third entry sounds interesting and the time scale is in the ball park.
It sounds as though you have access to a census document. I wondered if that would be a source for...
Forum: BP Shipping 26th June 2012, 23:35
Replies: 26
Views: 8,642
Posted By deemac
I was 2/E on the Br Light alongside another berth...

I was 2/E on the Br Light alongside another berth some 1000 yards away. I remember a lot of talk about salvage money and getting together a motley gang of salvors to cut her away from the berth, but...
Forum: Maritime Family History Research 26th June 2012, 21:46
Replies: 9
Views: 2,163
Posted By deemac
Commodore J.S. Commander

Can anyone shed any light on the details of the life of Commodore JS Commander, British Tanker Company.
I know he was Master of the ss 'British Ensign', in 1929 and that he retired in the early 50s...
Forum: BP Shipping 24th June 2012, 20:55
Replies: 5
Views: 1,687
Posted By deemac
THAT was the film they showed me in April 1955...

THAT was the film they showed me in April 1955 when I went for a job!
I used to laugh, sardonically, later on as I never, never saw ANYBODY wearing a collar, white shirt and black tie at the...
Forum: BP Shipping 24th June 2012, 20:26
Replies: 34
Views: 10,057
Posted By deemac
Spent many happy(!) hours loading in Umm Said on...

Spent many happy(!) hours loading in Umm Said on the Adventure, Industry and Realm, all of which had their midships A/C units running full blast.
On the Realm, I'd had enough of living off borrowed...
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