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Search: Posts Made By: derekhore
Forum: BP Shipping 21st June 2019, 16:18
Replies: 214
Views: 57,981
Posted By derekhore
Interesting article in the latest BP magazine,...

Interesting article in the latest BP magazine, "First among equals: BP's women engineers" .... scroll down the page and they feature Nina Baker - BP Shipping's first female engineer cadet!

Really ...
Forum: BP Shipping 3rd February 2019, 14:16
Replies: 214
Views: 57,981
Posted By derekhore
Only just seen this posting Graham, I was...

Only just seen this posting Graham, I was checking through the thread as I have been chatting to ClareT who lives not a million miles away from me here in Devon.

Yes, my OND was in Mech Eng - I...
Forum: BP Shipping 25th January 2019, 13:34
Replies: 23
Views: 2,383
Posted By derekhore
A good website here for RAF Gan Island...

A good website here for RAF Gan Island http://www.tonysirrell.com/

.... plus a BP tanker alongside the oil jetty, courtesy of the same site.
Forum: BP Shipping 13th January 2019, 10:06
Replies: 69
Views: 16,499
Posted By derekhore
Bit of info on the old Britannic House here:...

Bit of info on the old Britannic House here: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/CityPoint
Forum: BP Shipping 19th November 2018, 08:08
Replies: 39
Views: 8,283
Posted By derekhore
Thanks - will go back into the attic and try to...

Thanks - will go back into the attic and try to find the front couple of pages - the sellotape repairs have somewhat given up! :)
Forum: BP Shipping 14th November 2018, 17:38
Replies: 39
Views: 8,283
Posted By derekhore
The Navigating Cadet's Record Book doesn't...

The Navigating Cadet's Record Book doesn't actually mention anything at all about engine room time.
Forum: BP Shipping 14th November 2018, 08:07
Replies: 39
Views: 8,283
Posted By derekhore
Did my Engine Room time on the Br Admiral, they...

Did my Engine Room time on the Br Admiral, they worked 8 hours on 16 hours off at the time. Actually enjoyed it doing the 1600-2400 watch with the 3rd Eng, used to do the boiler water testing and...
Forum: Nautical Colleges 12th September 2018, 18:58
Replies: 215
Views: 63,577
Posted By derekhore
Don't think I have seen anybody since I finished...

Don't think I have seen anybody since I finished the courses back in 1978 - after that everything was done at Bristol College and then Warsash!!
Forum: Nautical Colleges 11th September 2018, 14:43
Replies: 215
Views: 63,577
Posted By derekhore
42 years ago when Mike and I looked like this!!

42 years ago when Mike and I looked like this!!
Forum: Nautical Colleges 18th July 2018, 06:56
Replies: 215
Views: 63,577
Posted By derekhore
I'm sure many ex-RNC lads will be sad to read...

I'm sure many ex-RNC lads will be sad to read about the Two Trees pub. :(

https://www.plymouthherald.co.uk/news/plymouth-news/union-street-plymouth-pub-closure-1794096#ICID=sharebar_facebook
Forum: BP Shipping 10th July 2018, 07:14
Replies: 3
Views: 1,421
Posted By derekhore
For Tedu ... Taken from 'The British...

For Tedu ...

Taken from 'The British Merchant Navy' page on Facebook ..

Ian Hodge: 2nd mate with you on the Tenacity, with Len Mcgeoch as Captain!
Forum: BP Shipping 17th June 2018, 09:51
Replies: 3
Views: 1,421
Posted By derekhore
I was 3rd Officer on the Vine in Jan/Feb 1977,...

I was 3rd Officer on the Vine in Jan/Feb 1977, last trip with BP. John Logie Baird was Captain but Lenny could have been Chief Officer?
Forum: Nautical Colleges 9th June 2018, 08:13
Replies: 215
Views: 63,577
Posted By derekhore
Was the Cabin leader a smallish NZS lad called...

Was the Cabin leader a smallish NZS lad called Ian I think? I shared with two other BP Nav Cadets - six of us in total in the room. Saw loads of bands back then ... used to go home and see them in...
Forum: Nautical Colleges 8th June 2018, 12:14
Replies: 215
Views: 63,577
Posted By derekhore
Taken summer 2014 at the Barbican!

Taken summer 2014 at the Barbican!
Forum: Nautical Colleges 8th June 2018, 07:48
Replies: 215
Views: 63,577
Posted By derekhore
Weekend survival on 'Tectona' in Plymouth Sound? ...

Weekend survival on 'Tectona' in Plymouth Sound?

That vessel is still sailing!
Forum: Nautical Colleges 8th June 2018, 07:46
Replies: 215
Views: 63,577
Posted By derekhore
Shared a room with three NZS Eng Cadets during my...

Shared a room with three NZS Eng Cadets during my first session at Plymouth in 1970. Nice bunch of lads and I spent a lot of time with one (Dave) going to see bands at the Guildhall! Place has all...
Forum: BP Shipping 24th April 2018, 13:52
Replies: 214
Views: 57,981
Posted By derekhore
After I left BP and joined Wallem Shipmanagement...

After I left BP and joined Wallem Shipmanagement (UK) in 1977, we had a female Sparky on the Nordic Breeze - she struck up a relationship with the 2ndMate and I was honoured to be their best man a...
Forum: Other Companies/Ships 22nd March 2018, 18:34
Replies: 372
Views: 95,849
Posted By derekhore
Excuse any duplications, errors etc: Mick...

Excuse any duplications, errors etc:
Mick Scanlon, Ted Thornley, Charlie Wescott (decd), DB Owen, Fred Windass, Steve Pond, Jerry Cosgrove, Bob Mallett, Willy Millar, Terry Frith, Norman Wardil,...
Forum: BP Shipping 21st March 2018, 10:37
Replies: 29
Views: 5,063
Posted By derekhore
Bum-boats

Bum-boats coming alongside the Admiral.
Forum: BP Shipping 16th March 2018, 11:19
Replies: 29
Views: 5,063
Posted By derekhore
All bum-boat men seemed to carry letters of...

All bum-boat men seemed to carry letters of authority from previous BP Tanker Captains. Typed on headed BP notepaper with ample 'spolling' mistakes included - they would signify that Mr **** was an...
Forum: BP Shipping 1st March 2018, 09:48
Replies: 5
Views: 2,634
Posted By derekhore
Pretty sure I sailed with Eric as well when he...

Pretty sure I sailed with Eric as well when he was 3/E .. though for the life of me cannot remember which ship it was and cannot find his name on the Graham Wallace list.

Thoughts to all his...
Forum: Other Companies/Ships 26th January 2018, 16:01
Replies: 372
Views: 95,849
Posted By derekhore
For any Robo personnel on Facebook - there is now...

For any Robo personnel on Facebook - there is now a Rowbotham Group set-up .. log-in and apply to join, there are some great photos of the old ships appearing.
...
Forum: Other Companies/Ships 23rd November 2017, 15:09
Replies: 372
Views: 95,849
Posted By derekhore
Just in case anybody is after a copy of this...

Just in case anybody is after a copy of this great booklet - stocks are running low!

https://www.coastalshipping.co.uk/home/1704-rowbotham.html
Forum: Nautical Colleges 10th November 2017, 08:49
Replies: 215
Views: 63,577
Posted By derekhore
Fond memories of the 'Goodies'! Sunday eve, the...

Fond memories of the 'Goodies'!
Sunday eve, the late Steve Lyons would pick me up in Paignton at 9.00pm in his MG Midget and we would hurtle down the old A38 (no dual carriageway) to make the...
Forum: BP Shipping 30th October 2017, 11:42
Replies: 30
Views: 5,671
Posted By derekhore
I was not even aware I was due a BP pension of...

I was not even aware I was due a BP pension of any amount until a couple of months ago!
When I left BP my pension was transferred to the MNOPF - and I continued paying into that until I left the...
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