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Old 22nd March 2015, 10:16
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Like Derekhore and jmirvine I was not invited, I guess the five years seconded to another company did not count, I was miffed a bit because I would have enjoyed meeting old shipmates, but not the office staff.
I wonder how far down the list of applicants they went with the invites?

Obviously one needed more than seven years to be considered!!
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Old 22nd March 2015, 17:02
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A few photos taken at the evening do, Queen Mary Court, Painted Hall.

Mr and Mrs Offcumdun
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Old 22nd March 2015, 17:05
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We went to the lunch and enjoyed ourselves, venue was incredible, good to meet old friends, Red wine at lunch does for me these days. I have some photos but dont seem to able to link them to this thread? help please
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Old 22nd March 2015, 18:56
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Old 22nd March 2015, 19:53
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Question for who was at Greenwich for the 100years event.
On page 97 there is a picture of the British Argosy saying it was 113,000Dwt.
Now I think the picture is of a much newer British Argosy built around 1991.
As you can see in the picture enclosed lifeboats as I am sure the one built in 1966 would have had open boats. Does anyone agree with me on this point.
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Old 22nd March 2015, 20:17
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Question for who was at Greenwich for the 100years event.
On page 97 there is a picture of the British Argosy saying it was 113,000Dwt.
Now I think the picture is of a much newer British Argosy built around 1991.
As you can see in the picture enclosed lifeboats as I am sure the one built in 1966 would have had open boats. Does anyone agree with me on this point.
You are spot on Campbell.
The picture is of the later built Argosy of 40,000 tons, although the text talks about the earlier Argosy which was a 100,000 tonner and was scrapped after only ten years.
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Old 22nd March 2015, 20:22
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Campbell you are correct the picture in the book looks like the 41,000dwt British Argosy now called Argosy built in 1991. The 113,000dwt British Argosy the first super tanker in the BP Fleet had a lot less on deck, open lifeboats, a greater beam and was much longer.
Haven't quite read that far yet.
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Old 22nd March 2015, 20:33
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Question for who was at Greenwich for the 100years event.
On page 97 there is a picture of the British Argosy saying it was 113,000Dwt.
Now I think the picture is of a much newer British Argosy built around 1991.
As you can see in the picture enclosed lifeboats as I am sure the one built in 1966 would have had open boats. Does anyone agree with me on this point.
Absolutely agree with you, and I sailed on her in 1966.

I have also just seen one of my photographs on page 183 (I don't know if there is attribution anywhere) taken from the Wye, of a 'vertrep'. I hereby claim copyright, (big grin). This must have been taken from this site, as I have not put it anywhere else yet. It was one of my best though.

Keith

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A few photos taken at the evening do, Queen Mary Court, Painted Hall.
Mr and Mrs Offcumdun
I managed to get a snap of one of the exhibits of Sextant, Braid and Books, attached is a picture of the exhibit and also a close-up of the text for the exhibit.

There is mention in the text of a Sextant fix only being accurate to 1 mile , but that is and was generally fine for Ocean Navigation. There is also a interesting paragraph on the origin of the British Merchant Navy and poor Captain Fryatt (Master of the Harwich to Hook of Holland Ferry ?) is mentioned.

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Sailed with Captain E G Freeman on the Courage very late 69/early 70, I was first trip U3/O. He had relieved Captain J B Wharrie two different styles. Captain Freeman came from Eastbourne if I remember correctly.
Would have liked to have been there at one of the do's, nearly 35 years with BP, 9 1/2 at sea and the rest at Grangemouth with 10 years at the jetties seeing tanker operations from the other side.
Still haven't got the rose tinted glasses on from my time at sea, had some great times but also some pretty rough times but will never regret my time at sea with BP.
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thanks for the help
here we go
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That one must be of the youngsters table, I don't see any after dinner geritol on the table
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Hi 2G and Graham (Wallace) ,

The British Light and her electrics are mentioned in the BP Centenary book. <smile>
Regards , Mike (ex British Signal).
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Old 23rd March 2015, 10:42
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Absolutely agree with you, and I sailed on her in 1966.

I have also just seen one of my photographs on page 183 (I don't know if there is attribution anywhere) taken from the Wye, of a 'vertrep'. I hereby claim copyright, (big grin). This must have been taken from this site, as I have not put it anywhere else yet. It was one of my best though.

Keith
To anyone who does not have the book yet, I attach a copy of the two I took of the occasion of which I speak. The photo in the book at page 183 is the first one. The other I don't think I have ever published. I must start to write about it all now?
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Hi 2G and Graham (Wallace) ,

The British Light and her electrics are mentioned in the BP Centenary book. <smile>
Regards , Mike (ex British Signal).
Mike, would it be possible to scan the item on the electrics on the Light, I could do with a laugh.

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Mike, would it be possible to scan the item on the electrics on the Light, I could do with a laugh.

Thanks 2G
This is the page, I think?

I could not get the whole page in one scan, as the book is not A4. If you want, I will try for more?
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And very interesting your discharge book was, I was sat across from you and asked to look at it, (my wife was next to John Ridgway), I would have taken mine but did not read your post until I came home!

Rather than repeat what others have said, can I just confirm what others have said, and more.

That is, if this was you on table no. 1 as well, sitting next to the new CEO?

Keith Perriman
Yes it was me, and the lady in question is very nice and very very smart in the brainbox department. Did you also hear the discussion I had with John Ridgeway about multi national crews ?
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Old 23rd March 2015, 16:43
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This is the page, I think?

I could not get the whole page in one scan, as the book is not A4. If you want, I will try for more?
Fine thank you, a few words about sums the situation up. In particular the "Not completely happy" LOL

Interestingly the "incident" we had on the Comet was nothing at all to do with the electrics but the other problem, cr*p steelwork.
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Yes it was me, and the lady in question is very nice and very very smart in the brainbox department. Did you also hear the discussion I had with John Ridgeway about multi national crews ?
I did not hear much of that, (and I blame screaming turbines and gearboxes for affecting my hearing).
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Hi 2G and Graham (Wallace) ,

The British Light and her electrics are mentioned in the BP Centenary book. <smile>
Regards , Mike (ex British Signal).
Mike , 2G

I'll say this really quietly, "I did not mind her at all, she was good to me, Jan to Nov 1961"

I have a photo of her thru Skyphotos(?). I have a buddy who is an accomplished artist make me a copy (oil on canvas)of the photo. I paid him around $400 ( a discount of course!), I like it.

No smoke, no rust, White cliffs of Dover in the background, Outward bound heading West.

Graham

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I thoroughly enjoyed the Dinner at the Painted Hall at Greenwich, the organisation was excellent. The reception before the dinner allowed people to mingle, and I met Nina Baker, and came across a 2/E with whom I had sailed with back in 1964, when I was C/O. I got a mention at the actual dinner by John Ridgway the CEO of BP Shipping - for having travelled the furthest to be there.
The meal was excellent and there was plenty of wine to wash it down.
It is possibly the last time I shall travel to London, I went from Westminster Bridge by river ferry to Greenwich, the changes since I was last in the upper reaches in 1962, have to been seen to be believed.
I got back on Monday morning 23rd, but my luggage did not!
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"And the staff are again directly employed by the company"

Well well, what goes around comes around, eventually.
Not quite. They're directly employed by a BP tax dodge "subsidiary" in Singapore!
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I wonder how far down the list of applicants they went with the invites?

Obviously one needed more than seven years to be considered!!
Answering my own question - I understand from a few people who did attend that John Ridgeway said in his address they went down to five years service with the invites ... so where did I go wrong!

Obviously I don't know the right people!!
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Answering my own question - I understand from a few people who did attend that John Ridgeway said in his address they went down to five years service with the invites ... so where did I go wrong!

Obviously I don't know the right people!!
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