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Old 12th December 2011, 01:53
Puffin's skipper Puffin's skipper is offline
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Greetings MM and welcome to SN, this particular thread is related to BP shipping
and not Cunard.
Why not?
I was on deck on British tankers and on outward bound tank cleaning duty we were all working "fer' Cunard"

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Old 14th May 2012, 20:37
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Do you remember me?

I was on the British Queen for most of 1962, too. Just a saloon steward I'm afraid - went on to greater things! Just wondered if you remembered me - I probably remember you as I got on well with all the crew and the old man gave me a commendation to BP!
I wouldn't mind a larger copy of the trials pic if you can get in touch!

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Great picture of her on her trials off the Isle of Arran.
She was built by John Brown on the Clyde & launched by Queen Elizabeth, the Queen Mother in 1959. At the time, she was the largest tanker in the world, I believe.
I served on her in 1962 & she was my last ship as an (senior) apprentice.
I think she suffered a fire at sea sometime late in her life & the engineers' accommodation aft was gutted.
On one occasion coming through the Canal, she stopped at Port Said for a hull paint job. When it came to re-painting her name, the letter 'N' was replaced with an 'R'.....
Marine Superintendant at discharge port not best pleased.......
Finally scrapped in 1975 at Kaohsiung.
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Old 21st May 2012, 09:11
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HI im looking for NORMAN MERCER. he was my shift eng at the wouldam cement works in GRAYS HE SHOWED me a picture of the crew of the b.p queen when the queen came on board. I think norman was 2eng.ITmust have been pre 60 or late50.can any one help me KEN WILLIAMS IN NEW ZEALAND
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Old 16th May 2018, 14:31
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Yes , he was put ashore at Gib into the hands of Met Police.
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Old 16th May 2018, 16:49
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Jim,
Dick (RD) Payne came from Surbiton, 1955 E/A and died 2004.
I have note of MD Payne a 1960/61 E/A and an SD Payne 1972 E/C. There was also Brian H Payne ex BP C/E 1981/82, however I do not think he was an ex E/A
I think there is yet another Payne I have noted in some Ships Movements, but cannot find him at present.

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Hi Graham

Just came across this post. There was indeed a Brian Payne C/E ! He had a fiery reputation and I sailed with him on the Beech when I was, I think 4/E, Why this sticks in my mind, as I still find funny ,Is that we where alongside in Swansea and an unexpected visitor arrived onboard an EX BP C/E. Brian started to berate the state of the ship, until the visitor revealed, he was a DTI safety inspector !!. To cut a long story short, I was sent ashore to find some replacement throttle cables for the lifeboat engines ! The fact that I was on watch at the time and Brian gave me some cash to do is neither here nor there Lol. I managed to get two cables from Halfords for a Hillman imp to do the Job ! Brian liked the description given to him. Pain by name Pain by Nature
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Old 17th May 2018, 16:25
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Hi Graham

Just came across this post. There was indeed a Brian Payne C/E ! He had a fiery reputation and I sailed with him on the Beech when I was, I think 4/E, Why this sticks in my mind, as I still find funny ,Is that we where alongside in Swansea and an unexpected visitor arrived onboard an EX BP C/E. Brian started to berate the state of the ship, until the visitor revealed, he was a DTI safety inspector !!. To cut a long story short, I was sent ashore to find some replacement throttle cables for the lifeboat engines ! The fact that I was on watch at the time and Brian gave me some cash to do is neither here nor there Lol. I managed to get two cables from Halfords for a Hillman imp to do the Job ! Brian liked the description given to him. Pain by name Pain by Nature
Steve,

Bryan H was ex RN Lieutenant, I heard he died around 2003
I thought you were an EC on Beech?. You had quite some career with BP.

Graham
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Old 17th May 2018, 22:38
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Bryan H was ex RN Lieutenant, I heard he died around 2003
I thought you were an EC on Beech?. You had quite some career with BP.

Graham
Hi Graham. Yes I was a cadet on the Beech, But on having just checked my Discharge book, to confirm the dates. I sailed on her again as ex 3/E 08/02/81 to 23/05/81. Not 4/E as I thought ! That is where I came across Brian. Yes he was ex RN, but he had met his match when he met me Lol He knew I didn't take prisoners and would speak my mind, regardless of who I was talking too ! This occurred after an event onboard and Brian had left a nasty entry in the night order book, Bollocking the watchkeepers for what happened ! I had just finished reading the night order book and flung it across the manoeuvring platform in disgust. when he appeared around the corner! Which resulted in a rather heated conversation and I won !! Must admit tho I did like Brian and respected him and he liked me eventually Yes I did have a very varied and enjoyable career In BP. I really should write a book about it


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Old 29th June 2018, 16:43
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Yes, I think we've all heard the "Workman to Workhouse" tale; it was floating around when I was at sea. I was on the Spey when the "e" had faded off and we were trading around Europe as the British Spy . . .
No one seems to have mentioned the BRITISH ONION yet!
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Old 30th June 2018, 08:55
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No one seems to have mentioned the BRITISH ONION yet!
ard to remember, however on the motorship fleet when I sailed as an apprentice on the slower and more ladylike vessels that struggled to reach there 'as designed/built service speed' actually on voyage with a clean bottom, and after the weekly session of indicator cards and playing around with the fuel pumps and injector timings as one passed the 'GIB' Lloyds signalling station against the tide, and wind the noon day report from the chiefs office to the bridge was '' so many Knots and an ONOIN'? What that had to do with the price of milk I have no idea, but these old ladies if they could maybe make just 7-8 knots ladened or unladened through 'GIB', one was lucky, and were relying on the navigation department on the 'MONKEY ISLAND' HEE HEE!!
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