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Search: Posts Made By: BettsP
Forum: BP Shipping 1st August 2018, 09:14
Replies: 6
Views: 1,898
Posted By BettsP
Hi Bernard, No problem in you taking copies - I...

Hi Bernard,
No problem in you taking copies - I need to revisit the photos having just realised 8 years since this was posted!
Forum: BP Shipping 22nd May 2015, 10:06
Replies: 53
Views: 10,445
Posted By BettsP
My own experiences were limited, being of the...

My own experiences were limited, being of the 1980 intake and made redundant as Junior. I agree the Trident was well screwed together and everything worked, but then the Avon gave us no bother on the...
Forum: BP Shipping 26th March 2015, 10:00
Replies: 67
Views: 21,869
Posted By BettsP
Hi Graham, My dad was Derek Betts - he of the...

Hi Graham,
My dad was Derek Betts - he of the 1952 intake mentioned above (not David). He sailed as CE in the year I was born (1964) and as he himself was born March 1936 your calculation of 28 is...
Forum: BP Shipping 10th March 2014, 14:24
Replies: 28
Views: 6,476
Posted By BettsP
PS I went up North last weekend to Shotton and...

PS I went up North last weekend to Shotton and intended to go and see C/E Barkes in Sunderland(British Swordfish 50s)but after ringing him he felt too ill to see visitors .Pity

A few weeks back I...
Forum: BP Shipping 30th October 2012, 18:55
Replies: 69
Views: 18,807
Posted By BettsP
Hello Chris, I remember your good self on the...

Hello Chris,
I remember your good self on the Trident. You taught us (cadets) how to shear bolts on the deck line expansion joints with a chisel and sledgehammer. I've a photo of you and your '2E...
Forum: Looking for Old Shipmates 30th October 2012, 18:47
Replies: 2
Views: 1,529
Posted By BettsP
Hi, I guess that was me! I've posted some...

Hi,
I guess that was me!
I've posted some photos of my Dad and others on the British Seafarer circa 1957 here ...
Forum: BP Shipping 11th October 2012, 16:13
Replies: 69
Views: 18,807
Posted By BettsP
Thanks 2G - I too have only good memories. My...

Thanks 2G - I too have only good memories.
My Dad was taken by cancer before he'd even worked out retirement properly.

PB
Forum: BP Shipping 11th October 2012, 13:39
Replies: 69
Views: 18,807
Posted By BettsP
Mitsubishi Magic indeed. Trident was my first...

Mitsubishi Magic indeed.
Trident was my first posting as e/c 1982, joined off Cape Town in ballast and round to the 'gulf to lighter from another tanker, then back round to the English Channel. I...
Forum: BP Shipping 17th August 2009, 20:46
Replies: 6
Views: 1,898
Posted By BettsP
British Seafarer 1957 December - Las Palmas

Hello All,

I wonder if anyone can help with names in this photo?

The information I have is it is taken on board the British Sefarer, December 1957 at Las Palmas. From left to right I have 2/E,...
Forum: Tugs 8th November 2008, 19:08
Replies: 12
Views: 3,723
Posted By BettsP
Hi, According to 'the book' George V was...

Hi,

According to 'the book' George V was converted to diesel 08 1954 by PK Harris and Sons Ltd, Appledore. 12 Cyl, 8.5" x 10" 1086 BHP Tonnage now 217g.

Paul
Forum: Tugs 5th November 2008, 08:33
Replies: 12
Views: 3,723
Posted By BettsP
Hendon Skipper

Hi,

I realise this is an old thread, but here goes....

My Grandfather (Jack (John) Swinhoe) was skipper of Hendon at one time, also performing the same role subsequently on Grangetown, Ryhope...
Forum: BP Shipping 28th October 2008, 15:13
Replies: 50
Views: 11,470
Posted By BettsP
British Avon - after the war....

Hi,
I was E/C on my second trip when I joined the Avon in Gib - no idea where we were going till we were on board of course.
The war had just ended before we sailed and I recall watching a...
Forum: Say Hello 28th October 2008, 14:35
Replies: 8
Views: 735
Posted By BettsP
Thanks for the Welcome guys! I was pointed this...

Thanks for the Welcome guys!
I was pointed this way by Graham of www.bpapprentices.com, who already has my Dad (Derek) listed on his site.

Paul
Forum: Say Hello 28th October 2008, 14:15
Replies: 8
Views: 735
Posted By BettsP
Greetings - ex BP Eng Cadet 1980 intake

Hi,

I had a relatively short seagoing career starting as an Engineer Cadet in 1980 at South Shields, finishing up at Glasgow Nautical College.
I sailed on four of the companys ships; Trident,...
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