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Search: Posts Made By: BlythSpirit
Forum: BP Shipping 9th September 2019, 08:08
Replies: 9
Views: 806
Posted By BlythSpirit
BPTwitcher your right of course, it should have...

BPTwitcher your right of course, it should have been 1965 for the I class French shell ships which were jumboized from around 30 dwt
Forum: BP Shipping 5th September 2019, 19:34
Replies: 9
Views: 806
Posted By BlythSpirit
Holystone, interesting to read your post on the...

Holystone, interesting to read your post on the BP 42s. Surprised you say they were regarded as super tankers in the sixties.
Shell had the following classes of ships around that time:-

...
Forum: Say Hello 4th July 2018, 13:33
Replies: 2
Views: 305
Posted By BlythSpirit
https://www.shipsnostalgia.com/showthread.php?t=53...

https://www.shipsnostalgia.com/showthread.php?t=5349

read this thread for help with your enquiry from Joe Rooney.
Forum: Tankers 4th September 2017, 18:54
Replies: 2
Views: 1,161
Posted By BlythSpirit
He wouldn't have liked me, with my name, he seems...

He wouldn't have liked me, with my name, he seems quite the Scottish gentleman!! He would be prosecuted nowadays.
Forum: The Engine Room 14th May 2017, 10:10
Replies: 6
Views: 1,288
Posted By BlythSpirit
here is a link to the photo I took back in 2007...

here is a link to the photo I took back in 2007 when she set sail for Africa after many years getting fitted out in the North East of...
Forum: Coasters 13th January 2017, 09:35
Replies: 13
Views: 3,265
Posted By BlythSpirit
158505

158505
Forum: Computers and The Internet 30th August 2016, 15:36
Replies: 23
Views: 2,251
Posted By BlythSpirit
Right click your desktop - select new - select...

Right click your desktop - select new - select short cut - scroll down to google earth press OK - you're done!(Thumb)
Forum: Ship Research 3rd March 2016, 07:34
Replies: 3
Views: 847
Posted By BlythSpirit
Many Thanks that is the one (Thumb)

Many Thanks that is the one (Thumb)
Forum: Ship Research 3rd March 2016, 04:14
Replies: 3
Views: 847
Posted By BlythSpirit
Tanker Explosion

Can anyone help with the name of the tanker which grounded in the English Channel 60/70s and subsequently had an engine room explosion due to the Diesel Generator over speed trip failing. The diesel...
Forum: Shell 19th June 2015, 15:51
Replies: 165
Views: 80,802
Posted By BlythSpirit
Blimey, if you signed on in 1868 they must have...

Blimey, if you signed on in 1868 they must have the good old days!(Jester)
Forum: BP Shipping 19th April 2015, 16:44
Replies: 10
Views: 3,260
Posted By BlythSpirit
Graham, "John A Cameron certainly seems to have...

Graham,
"John A Cameron certainly seems to have had a very unique short career in BP."
From 64 to 71 doesn't seem a particularly short time frame.
Forum: Non-Seafaring Obituaries 3rd November 2014, 12:53
Replies: 29
Views: 4,112
Posted By BlythSpirit
Got the great man's autograph in Dumfries when at...

Got the great man's autograph in Dumfries when at school in '63, then had a crackin night on the p*ss with him and his trad jazz ensemble in a hotel in Aberdeen in '88, still the great personality....
Forum: The Engine Room 7th October 2014, 11:12
Replies: 29
Views: 5,260
Posted By BlythSpirit
Presumably the template shows some kind of...

Presumably the template shows some kind of eccentric rotation and the 10 o'clock arm is sheared off!
Forum: The Engine Room 16th September 2014, 14:13
Replies: 10
Views: 3,018
Posted By BlythSpirit
Thanks for that Ron unexplained acronyms always...

Thanks for that Ron unexplained acronyms always baffle me! (Jester)
Forum: The Engine Room 15th September 2014, 15:48
Replies: 10
Views: 3,018
Posted By BlythSpirit
Wots a TOT guy? I was in engine rooms for 12...

Wots a TOT guy? I was in engine rooms for 12 years and never heard this acronym.
Forum: Historic Shipping lines and Ships 10th September 2014, 15:55
Replies: 2
Views: 1,242
Posted By BlythSpirit
Have a look at this thread : ...

Have a look at this thread :

https://www.shipsnostalgia.com/showthread.php?t=5349

for a comprehensive discussion on the Breakers Yard in My home town
Forum: Royal Navy 23rd November 2013, 10:37
Replies: 9
Views: 2,761
Posted By BlythSpirit
The Vanguard was relegated to the Reserve Fleet...

The Vanguard was relegated to the Reserve Fleet from 1955 and she subsequently became the flagship of the Reserve Fleet when Vice Admiral Richard Onslow hoisted his flag on 28 November and was moored...
Forum: Royal Navy 23rd November 2013, 10:28
Replies: 29
Views: 4,882
Posted By BlythSpirit
Don't worry about it Nick, "Kiwi Janners" should...

Don't worry about it Nick, "Kiwi Janners" should be looking to the NZ Navy capabilities.(Thumb)
Forum: Say Hello 24th October 2013, 12:44
Replies: 6
Views: 984
Posted By BlythSpirit
I sailed as 3rd Eng on the Hemisinus from June to...

I sailed as 3rd Eng on the Hemisinus from June to October 1972 when she was fully employed on the Vietnam run not just Saigon.

A very happy ship with the added bonus of the war zone uplift - see...
Forum: Shell 13th October 2013, 11:48
Replies: 165
Views: 80,802
Posted By BlythSpirit
Hi I sailed on the Hyala twice, as an apprentice...

Hi I sailed on the Hyala twice, as an apprentice in 1968 and as 3rd Engineer in 1972. We used to call into Ardrossan every month with a part cargo from Curacao in 1968. Slack wax to the mersey first,...
Forum: Shell 13th August 2013, 19:26
Replies: 20
Views: 6,867
Posted By BlythSpirit
Charlie, very interesting to hear your comments...

Charlie, very interesting to hear your comments re the Short Geordie meglomaniacs who were the Shell lightering skippers. In my eleven years with Shell, I only ever came across one such engineer, a...
Forum: Shell 14th May 2013, 05:19
Replies: 69
Views: 30,204
Posted By BlythSpirit
The word is jumboisation ( still quite a word!!)

The word is jumboisation ( still quite a word!!)
Forum: Shell 12th May 2013, 05:25
Replies: 69
Views: 30,204
Posted By BlythSpirit
I would think it nigh on impossible to jumboize a...

I would think it nigh on impossible to jumboize a 19,000 DWT vessel to 70,000DWT. Shell did it with Z class ships from 38,000DWT
Forum: Ship Research 1st May 2013, 07:29
Replies: 4
Views: 1,210
Posted By BlythSpirit
Try Auk Vissers site for details of the Lago Oil...

Try Auk Vissers site for details of the Lago Oil (Esso) ships.
http://www.aukevisser.nl/others/id30.htm
Forum: Esso Tankers 13th March 2013, 09:23
Replies: 4
Views: 3,932
Posted By BlythSpirit
Try these: ...

Try these:
http://www.aukevisser.nl/uk/id199.htm
http://www.aukevisser.nl/uk/id201.htm
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