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Search: Posts Made By: Taylormoran
Forum: BP Shipping 5th July 2019, 09:46
Replies: 32
Views: 5,245
Posted By Taylormoran
When I was on the Br. Trent in 1975 we visited...

When I was on the Br. Trent in 1975 we visited Tuapse and were invited to play against the local team. All was going well until half time when they sat around the centre circle and ate oranges; we...
Forum: BP Shipping 21st June 2019, 16:58
Replies: 214
Views: 58,040
Posted By Taylormoran
First rule of journalism: Never let the facts get...

First rule of journalism: Never let the facts get in the way of a good story! (Jester)
Forum: BP Shipping 4th April 2019, 08:18
Replies: 92
Views: 28,007
Posted By Taylormoran
I guess I must be on this database. Is it...

I guess I must be on this database. Is it downloadable from anywhere?
Forum: BP Shipping 31st January 2019, 11:24
Replies: 0
Views: 586
Posted By Taylormoran
Uniform Buttons and Epaulettes

SWMBO was having a turn out this morning and found a pair of unused ‘hard’ 1/O epaulettes and several BP buttons. One set of unused blues jacket buttons (8) and a set of used jacket buttons, plus 6...
Forum: BP Shipping 17th November 2018, 21:05
Replies: 39
Views: 8,292
Posted By Taylormoran
Have a look in Section 1: General Seamanship. ...

Have a look in Section 1: General Seamanship.

I got mine signed off whilst on the British Destiny.
Forum: BP Shipping 13th November 2018, 08:59
Replies: 5
Views: 1,091
Posted By Taylormoran
Paperweights now listed on eBay. Thanks. ...

Paperweights now listed on eBay. Thanks.

Both sold within 15 minutes!!
Forum: BP Shipping 12th November 2018, 20:01
Replies: 5
Views: 1,091
Posted By Taylormoran
That would only matter if I was chucking it in...

That would only matter if I was chucking it in the sea.....
I guess I would have to send it Limited Quantity dangerous goods if it were posted, Chris. (Jester)
Forum: BP Shipping 12th November 2018, 10:32
Replies: 5
Views: 1,091
Posted By Taylormoran
No interest after 1 month, so they will be going...

No interest after 1 month, so they will be going in the bin next week if no-one wants either of them.
Forum: BP Shipping 10th October 2018, 14:02
Replies: 0
Views: 714
Posted By Taylormoran
1977 Silver Jubilee Spithead Review Souvenir Programme

Found this during a clear out. Does anyone want it? I have photographed a few of the pages; there are 16 in all. It is slightly less than A4 in size and in excellent condition.
Forum: BP Shipping 10th October 2018, 13:18
Replies: 5
Views: 1,091
Posted By Taylormoran
BP Magnus Memorabilia

Had a bit of a clear out and found these objects in a box in the attic. A Resin Magnus paperweight showing the layout of the wells and a set of 6 coaster mats showing the build up of the Magnus...
Forum: BP Shipping 25th September 2018, 16:20
Replies: 79
Views: 16,817
Posted By Taylormoran
I got my phone call from BP just as the 6pm news...

I got my phone call from BP just as the 6pm news started with the BP House Flag on the TV screen. The big envelope landed on the doormat next morning. ISTR that some of the papers inside were dated...
Forum: BP Shipping 25th September 2018, 16:11
Replies: 43
Views: 12,000
Posted By Taylormoran
I joined the Commerce in Nov '78 as 2/0 in Genoa...

I joined the Commerce in Nov '78 as 2/0 in Genoa with my wife. Our luggage went elsewhere and didn't arrive for 3 days, just before we sailed. The agent took us into town to get some clothes in case...
Forum: BP Shipping 20th September 2018, 21:00
Replies: 46
Views: 14,333
Posted By Taylormoran
Postcard of Coltair

Just been going through some old photo albums and came across a couple of these BP postcards of the Coltair. I was on her as 2/0 at Magnus 1982-3
Forum: BP Shipping 15th August 2018, 20:13
Replies: 28
Views: 4,826
Posted By Taylormoran
Captain Stuart Le Fevre passed away in 2016, not...

Captain Stuart Le Fevre passed away in 2016, not 2006.
Forum: BP Shipping 8th January 2018, 16:45
Replies: 12
Views: 1,641
Posted By Taylormoran
I was on the Resource off Brunei in '85. With 5...

I was on the Resource off Brunei in '85. With 5 BP ships there we had cricket matches on Saturday. One week home, next week away, following week no match. Balls were made from large brass nuts, wound...
Forum: BP Shipping 28th October 2017, 20:53
Replies: 30
Views: 5,675
Posted By Taylormoran
Some of these figures seem a bit low. I joined...

Some of these figures seem a bit low. I joined BPTC in 1971 and was made redundant in 1986. I was offered a £12k lump sum and reduced pension in 2003 when I reached 50, which I took, as the lumper...
Forum: BP Shipping 10th October 2017, 20:41
Replies: 16
Views: 1,984
Posted By Taylormoran
I was there as 2/O on the British Humber in 1982....

I was there as 2/O on the British Humber in 1982. We loaded several times for Barkan, Bushehr and other Iranian ports during the Iran/Iraq war. Most of the other Rivers were on charter to the MOD in...
Forum: BP Shipping 11th May 2017, 20:44
Replies: 26
Views: 3,382
Posted By Taylormoran
I sailed on the Norness, Trident (twice),...

I sailed on the Norness, Trident (twice), Resolution (Parita Bay) and Resource (Brunei). From an "Engineer's Lookout" point of view they were fine ships and I enjoyed all of them.
The Resource was...
Forum: BP Shipping 16th December 2016, 20:57
Replies: 49
Views: 9,394
Posted By Taylormoran
I joined the Border Falcon at IoG in 1977 just...

I joined the Border Falcon at IoG in 1977 just after she had been hit whilst at anchor off the Sunk. Small gash in the starboard side which was fixed in DD at Wallsend.
Forum: BP Shipping 9th November 2016, 19:57
Replies: 25
Views: 2,042
Posted By Taylormoran
I sailed on several BP tankers with DG gear. It...

I sailed on several BP tankers with DG gear. It made painting the decks more time consuming. I heard several tales of BP ships going to scrap and when they went to remove the cable many sections were...
Forum: BP Shipping 30th September 2016, 07:46
Replies: 50
Views: 3,823
Posted By Taylormoran
I stand corrected...... :)

I stand corrected...... :)
Forum: BP Shipping 29th September 2016, 15:25
Replies: 50
Views: 3,823
Posted By Taylormoran
If you use Google Earth to view IoG, then use...

If you use Google Earth to view IoG, then use Tools and select View Historical Imagery. You can go back to 1940 which shows a few tanks and some small jetties. Scroll forward to 1960 and this is what...
Forum: BP Shipping 17th September 2016, 14:17
Replies: 56
Views: 8,243
Posted By Taylormoran
I did two trips on Tree class ships. The Laurel...

I did two trips on Tree class ships. The Laurel was my first trip as Deck Cadet in 1971-2 under Captain A.E. Marshall. The Beech was my penultimate trip with BP in 1984-5 under Captain N.D.Brookes...
Forum: BP Shipping 12th July 2016, 17:21
Replies: 67
Views: 21,709
Posted By Taylormoran
His signature is also in my Discharge Book for...

His signature is also in my Discharge Book for when I left the Trent (x3/off) in Oslo on 12.3.75.
Forum: BP Shipping 29th June 2016, 17:59
Replies: 40
Views: 5,580
Posted By Taylormoran
When I was made redundant by BP in 1986, this was...

When I was made redundant by BP in 1986, this was one career I considered, as my father had been a policeman in Exeter from 1940 to 1969. I went for an informal interview and was told I would be...
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