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Search: Posts Made By: derekhore
Forum: Other Companies/Ships 21st May 2020, 11:10
Replies: 56
Views: 13,805
Posted By derekhore
Just stumbled across this page showing the...

Just stumbled across this page showing the 'Nordic Breeze'.

Although the name in the pictures are different, they show her name after Wallems (UK) sold her .. this is the vessel I stood by in...
Forum: Nautical Colleges 13th January 2020, 09:43
Replies: 227
Views: 72,779
Posted By derekhore
If I remember correctly a call used to go out...

If I remember correctly a call used to go out over the tannoy system for the motorcycle club to assemble in the foyer - meaning there was trouble outside!
Forum: Nautical Colleges 13th January 2020, 08:58
Replies: 227
Views: 72,779
Posted By derekhore
Ian Much was our 'Cabin Leader' for Phase one .....

Ian Much was our 'Cabin Leader' for Phase one .. I think there were two other NZ Shipping lads (Dave ??) Engineer Cadets and three of us BP Deck Cadets in the 6-berth room.
Forum: Other Companies/Ships 24th December 2019, 13:37
Replies: 13
Views: 4,124
Posted By derekhore
No, but I was 3/O on the British Trent alongside...

No, but I was 3/O on the British Trent alongside in Bandar Mahshahr, October 1975 when the Texaco Liverpool went astern and sat on our main-deck, cracking the hull open and spraying naptha out...
Forum: Other Companies/Ships 24th December 2019, 13:30
Replies: 377
Views: 106,458
Posted By derekhore
BRYAN PORTER has asked me to pass on his best...

BRYAN PORTER has asked me to pass on his best wishes to all those that knew and remember him.

He says "It is now 30 years since I last had any dealings with Rowbotham’s personnel and along with...
Forum: Other Companies/Ships 26th November 2019, 20:15
Replies: 377
Views: 106,458
Posted By derekhore
Did you know Tim Kelly, another of the Class 5s?...

Did you know Tim Kelly, another of the Class 5s? I keep in regular touch with him, he now works at the Adriatic LNG terminal.
Forum: BP Shipping 5th November 2019, 11:13
Replies: 25
Views: 7,057
Posted By derekhore
Left school and did an OND Engineering course at...

Left school and did an OND Engineering course at South Devon Tech - on passing that I joined BP Tankers as a Deck Cadet in 1971!
Studied for 2nd Mates at Plymouth Nautical College and took a...
Forum: BP Shipping 1st October 2019, 16:35
Replies: 48
Views: 9,786
Posted By derekhore
It's still there but I do get a warning message...

It's still there but I do get a warning message telling me it is not a secure site.
Forum: BP Shipping 21st June 2019, 16:18
Replies: 220
Views: 66,260
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: 220
Views: 66,260
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: 25
Views: 4,668
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: 70
Views: 19,952
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: 10,332
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: 10,332
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: 10,332
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: 227
Views: 72,779
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: 227
Views: 72,779
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: 227
Views: 72,779
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: 1,525
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: 1,525
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: 227
Views: 72,779
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: 227
Views: 72,779
Posted By derekhore
Taken summer 2014 at the Barbican!

Taken summer 2014 at the Barbican!
Forum: Nautical Colleges 8th June 2018, 07:48
Replies: 227
Views: 72,779
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: 227
Views: 72,779
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: 220
Views: 66,260
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...
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