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Forum: BP Shipping 30th October 2019, 21:53
Replies: 10
IoG
Views: 966
Posted By mikeharrison
You can get a boat tour out to the Richard...

You can get a boat tour out to the Richard Montgomery on the "Spirit of Sheppey" from the Isle of Sheppey in the summer. They also run out to the old Thames anti-aircraft forts.

I went back to IOG...
Forum: The Radio Room 18th October 2019, 21:35
Replies: 63
Views: 4,700
Posted By mikeharrison
Wink I sailed with a R/O on a Ferry who was a bit...

I sailed with a R/O on a Ferry who was a bit (ahem!) obsessive about accumulating a shack full of spares and tools and who knew each page in the RS catalogue.

I will always remember meeting the...
Forum: The Radio Room 30th September 2019, 20:11
Replies: 37
Views: 2,792
Posted By mikeharrison
Smile Used DF on BP Tankers when approaching Ports on...

Used DF on BP Tankers when approaching Ports on the low-lying West African coast (too low to pick up on Radar until too close), but there were some nice high power Aero radio beacons there to use .
...
Forum: Royal Navy 17th April 2019, 20:51
Replies: 5
Views: 1,431
Posted By mikeharrison
Hi Nick, I believe that 4 are in service and...

Hi Nick,
I believe that 4 are in service and another 3 are in build.
I believe that one of their many claims to fame is that there is a bunk for every crew member. (No more hot-bunking!)
<smile>...
Forum: The Bridge 18th November 2018, 11:19
Replies: 10
Views: 1,951
Posted By mikeharrison
That sounds right and you would indeed ease off...

That sounds right and you would indeed ease off on the brake so that the boat sat securely held by the gripes and did not move at sea. Later sets of twin fall davits had a big steel pin for each...
Forum: BP Shipping 10th November 2018, 12:18
Replies: 1
Views: 850
Posted By mikeharrison
Capt Ralph Maybourn

The Royal Insititute of Navigation has published news about Captain Ralph Maybourn at the following link:

https://rin.org.uk/news/425713/Captain-Ralph-Maybourn.htm
Forum: BP Shipping 14th October 2018, 22:17
Replies: 14
Views: 2,420
Posted By mikeharrison
I can remember anchoring off Tail of the Bank...

I can remember anchoring off Tail of the Bank (where the wreck is) on the British Signal , before going to Finnart for a week of engine repairs.
I saw the wreck of the Captayannis whilst working at...
Forum: BP Shipping 4th June 2018, 16:47
Replies: 3
Views: 1,624
Posted By mikeharrison
Hi Graham, Thank you. I have walked past that...

Hi Graham,
Thank you. I have walked past that Church hundreds of times, after passing through the Merchant Navy Memorial garden , and never realised that the memorial was there. I will go and have...
Forum: Royal Maritime Auxiliary Service 18th February 2018, 20:57
Replies: 13
Views: 2,004
Posted By mikeharrison
Wink Lovely place. We used to go camping near there as...

Lovely place. We used to go camping near there as kids and took our home-built boat out onto the Loch. We were often asked to move out of the way as the station was going to fire 'a wee shot'. ...
Forum: The Bridge 3rd February 2018, 08:52
Replies: 7
Views: 1,501
Posted By mikeharrison
Smile I have done it in a emergency on a deep sea...

I have done it in a emergency on a deep sea Tanker. We sailed into some stormy weather on that ship and started getting strange magnetic compass errors. The cause turned out to be that the AB who had...
Forum: The Radio Room 6th November 2017, 10:29
Replies: 27
Views: 3,783
Posted By mikeharrison
Hi Chris, I have been trying to send you a...

Hi Chris,
I have been trying to send you a private message about your relative, but SN will not let me , as it says that your message inbox is full.
Regards, Mike
Forum: The Radio Room 30th October 2017, 13:29
Replies: 27
Views: 3,783
Posted By mikeharrison
Smile Hi, one of the ex ASN gentleman has very kindly...

Hi, one of the ex ASN gentleman has very kindly found some information. Please do send me a private email.
Regards, Mike
<smile>
Forum: The Radio Room 26th October 2017, 16:41
Replies: 27
Views: 3,783
Posted By mikeharrison
Will do. I will ask the ex ASN guys that I know. ...

Will do. I will ask the ex ASN guys that I know.
Regards, Mike
Forum: The Radio Room 24th September 2017, 09:51
Replies: 27
Views: 3,783
Posted By mikeharrison
There are still meetings of ex ASN personnel held...

There are still meetings of ex ASN personnel held in and around Felixstowe. Do let me know if you do not find the information you are looking for and I will see if I can be of help.
Regards, Mike
Forum: BP Shipping 23rd June 2017, 08:53
Replies: 1
Views: 717
Posted By mikeharrison
Nice BP Cadet Met

I was travelling on the train to London a couple of weeks ago and queuing to buy coffees when a young lad in uniform joined the queue beside me. It is not unusual to see personnel from the Navy etc...
Forum: BP Shipping 20th April 2017, 13:31
Replies: 16
Views: 1,788
Posted By mikeharrison
Yes, it brings back good memories. As well as...

Yes, it brings back good memories.
As well as the World Service from Sparky's Shack (for setting the Chronometer) , my favourite was Radio Lourenco Marques , which you could pick up on your personal...
Forum: BP Shipping 7th April 2017, 15:03
Replies: 9
Views: 2,276
Posted By mikeharrison
Smile Carrying on with the thread of memory, Italy and...

Carrying on with the thread of memory, Italy and momentos.
I remember being approached by some swarthy Italian Tug Captains after we had berthed on a BP Tanker in Sicily (Augusta iirc) who shouted...
Forum: BP Shipping 11th March 2017, 20:55
Replies: 9
Views: 2,276
Posted By mikeharrison
Wink I was on the "British Signal" and never saw...

I was on the "British Signal" and never saw anything like that.
They have made her a lot slimmer and added a "pocket batteleship" main mast in the silver version.
If only the Italian plumbing had...
Forum: The Bridge 15th February 2017, 19:53
Replies: 32
Views: 3,420
Posted By mikeharrison
Smile It has been interesting to see the emergence of...

It has been interesting to see the emergence of the need for a backup to the GPS navigation system, particularly the emergence of "E-Loran" ,which was on trial until last year. Maybe one day a new...
Forum: The Radio Room 12th November 2016, 21:41
Replies: 45
Views: 2,539
Posted By mikeharrison
I still have my Grundig Satellit 2100 portable...

I still have my Grundig Satellit 2100 portable radio, as purchased in the duty free store in Europoort, the Netherlands. The Grundig is large and weighs a ton when compared to lightweight modern...
Forum: BP Shipping 7th November 2016, 20:05
Replies: 598
Views: 87,961
Posted By mikeharrison
No, but have heard the Carron Fish Bar ones are...

No, but have heard the Carron Fish Bar ones are very nice. (Smoke)
It was the 1980s and we stayed in the Hotel on the harbour front at Stonehaven. They served delicious Cullen Skink, which was very...
Forum: BP Shipping 6th November 2016, 09:59
Replies: 598
Views: 87,961
Posted By mikeharrison
Lovely grub! I used to drive up from Lancashire...

Lovely grub! I used to drive up from Lancashire to Dundee, Stonehaven and Aberdeen to work on BP vessels and would stop off for a Bridie midway. Regards, Mike
Forum: BP Shipping 5th June 2016, 13:13
Replies: 220
Views: 61,510
Posted By mikeharrison
Of passing interest, it looks like the Lantern...

Of passing interest, it looks like the Lantern Eyesight Test is going to be replaced . The MCA in the UK published a report on it yesterday (4th June 2016), with the following explanation:
...
Forum: BP Shipping 17th April 2016, 21:16
Replies: 6
Views: 2,214
Posted By mikeharrison
We went to Rostock in the then East Germany for...

We went to Rostock in the then East Germany for discharge on a BP Tanker (iirc she was a 37/Eyetie). There were were guards on the gangway and they pointed their machine guns at you when you nipped...
Forum: BP Shipping 20th February 2016, 09:18
Replies: 117
Views: 26,016
Posted By mikeharrison
I believe that the then dictator of Panama flew...

I believe that the then dictator of Panama flew out to one of the ships and made a promise to send over some live ammunition for the FN SLRs, but that this was frowned upon by the Company. <smile>...
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