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Search: Posts Made By: chrishandel
Forum: BP Shipping 24th January 2016, 22:28
Replies: 26
Views: 4,263
Posted By chrishandel
If I recall, the Bird boats had a ventilation...

If I recall, the Bird boats had a ventilation trunk fitted which came out on Monkey Island. There was a wooden slide over the end of it in the R/Os cabin. Completely ineffectual as they had been...
Forum: BP Shipping 6th December 2015, 16:46
Replies: 6
Views: 1,259
Posted By chrishandel
If you click on the sitemap, the links to the...

If you click on the sitemap, the links to the Fleet are all there and are working
Forum: BP Shipping 6th December 2015, 16:41
Replies: 6
Views: 1,259
Posted By chrishandel
But all of the pages below that main page are...

But all of the pages below that main page are missing
Forum: BP Shipping 15th December 2014, 00:14
Replies: 135
Views: 42,561
Posted By chrishandel
That looks like Nick Hill-Heaton in one of the...

That looks like Nick Hill-Heaton in one of the pictures. When was this taken as I was working in Riyadh with Nick in the late 70's. Anyone know what happened to him?
Forum: BP Shipping 5th October 2014, 17:08
Replies: 10
Views: 2,721
Posted By chrishandel
As well as the Ugley Children's School

As well as the Ugley Children's School
Forum: BP Shipping 21st September 2014, 23:21
Replies: 18
Views: 3,942
Posted By chrishandel
I was with BP from 1972 to 1981 at sea and then a...

I was with BP from 1972 to 1981 at sea and then a further 4 years ashore in Harlow. I remember BP asking us to contract out of the scheme but I declined and kept my final salary scheme which started...
Forum: BP Shipping 14th September 2014, 00:04
Replies: 76
Views: 14,576
Posted By chrishandel
I remember sending a 2 R/O ashore in Mina Al...

I remember sending a 2 R/O ashore in Mina Al Ahmadi to change the films only to have him detained by the local military because one of the films was 'Fiddler on the Roof' starring Topol. We...
Forum: BP Shipping 15th March 2014, 19:44
Replies: 8
Views: 2,895
Posted By chrishandel
BP head office is now in St. James Square near...

BP head office is now in St. James Square near Piccadilly Circus. The old Britannic House in Moor Lane is shared office space and where the old restaurant was under ground is now a bar with very...
Forum: BP Shipping 26th September 2013, 20:25
Replies: 9
Views: 2,016
Posted By chrishandel
I was asked by Fleet News to take some photo's of...

I was asked by Fleet News to take some photo's of the course I was on for publication. I remember when I sent them in, there were some oil storage tanks in the background with Esso all over them but...
Forum: BP Shipping 15th April 2012, 08:26
Replies: 10
Views: 2,525
Posted By chrishandel
Lewis John Jones

Paul

Found this document on findyourpast.co.uk

Apologies if you already have this

Chris
Forum: BP Shipping 3rd November 2011, 22:47
Replies: 10
Views: 3,365
Posted By chrishandel
The British Surveyor became the Shoush (Survived...

The British Surveyor became the Shoush (Survived until 1994) and British Navigator the Sivand (Struck by Iraqi Exocet missiles near Farsi Isl., 60 nm S Kharg Isl. 15.10.1984 & scrapped at Kaohsiung...
Forum: BP Shipping 31st October 2011, 23:48
Replies: 70
Views: 17,875
Posted By chrishandel
I never went to Britannic to collect tickets, but...

I never went to Britannic to collect tickets, but my first trip was to join the Grenadier at RAK. Flew MEA to Dubai via Beirut and stayed in the Ambassador Hotel in Dubai (It is still there!)....
Forum: BP Shipping 23rd October 2011, 22:10
Replies: 70
Views: 17,875
Posted By chrishandel
There is also the Flying Angel Mission at 287...

There is also the Flying Angel Mission at 287 Victoria Dock Road, London E16, a former seaman’s mission serving sailors using the Royal Docks. It was in use until 1973 as a hostel and then became...
Forum: BP Shipping 22nd October 2011, 08:34
Replies: 70
Views: 17,875
Posted By chrishandel
7-11 Finsbury Circus is River Plate house and...

7-11 Finsbury Circus is River Plate house and that was the BP HQ. Finsbury Circus at the moment is a enormous building site as they sink a shaft down for the construction of Cross Rail.

After...
Forum: BP Shipping 20th October 2011, 21:10
Replies: 70
Views: 17,875
Posted By chrishandel
BP HQ went from Finsbury Circus to Moor...

BP HQ went from Finsbury Circus to Moor Lane/Ropemaker Street and is now at 1 St James Square just behind Pall Mall.

I remember Pam she looked after R/O's and was always very helpful
Forum: BP Shipping 19th October 2011, 16:46
Replies: 70
Views: 17,875
Posted By chrishandel
Britannic House in Moor Lane

This old BP HQ is now know as City Point. I chanced to visit a bar called Amber last week which must occupy space that was the old BP restaurant. Very noisy with a 70's disco floor!
Forum: BP Shipping 4th September 2011, 23:03
Replies: 3
Views: 2,630
Posted By chrishandel
2nd picture looks like Lions Head at Capetown

2nd picture looks like Lions Head at Capetown
Forum: BP Shipping 30th August 2011, 22:03
Replies: 16
Views: 4,005
Posted By chrishandel
Anyone tell me what happened to Captain Frank...

Anyone tell me what happened to Captain Frank Lamb. Fabulous times with him coastal trading NWE on the Vine. Never seen 4 Bells disappear so fast..........
Forum: BP Shipping 13th May 2011, 17:10
Replies: 37
Views: 7,490
Posted By chrishandel
That name British Statesman, brings back terrible...

That name British Statesman, brings back terrible memories. Lost anchors, oil spills, holes in the ship's side, things going bang in the engine room and all sorts of other things.
Forum: BP Shipping 19th June 2010, 08:07
Replies: 9
Views: 1,700
Posted By chrishandel
A fact that has been conveniently forgotten by...

A fact that has been conveniently forgotten by the American President and the American media. Torrey Canyon, Exxon Valdez, Piper Alpha all USA accidents carefully forgotten by the USA. BP have...
Forum: BP Shipping 10th May 2010, 19:08
Replies: 0
Views: 630
Posted By chrishandel
More from the Spithead Booklet

Last few pages from the booklet
Forum: BP Shipping 10th May 2010, 19:04
Replies: 0
Views: 608
Posted By chrishandel
More from the Spithead Booklet

More pages from the Spithead booklet
Forum: BP Shipping 10th May 2010, 18:59
Replies: 0
Views: 599
Posted By chrishandel
More from the Spithead Booklet

More pages from the Spithead booklet
Forum: BP Shipping 10th May 2010, 18:55
Replies: 0
Views: 945
Posted By chrishandel
Spithead Review

Whilst clearing out old papers, I came across this booklet which I have scanned. I also found an old Fleet News from July 1977 with the Respect on the front
Forum: BP Shipping 8th May 2010, 17:54
Replies: 6
Views: 1,320
Posted By chrishandel
Have a look on Amazon, some used copies for...

Have a look on Amazon, some used copies for around 17
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