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Old 16th July 2006, 17:40
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I have an Excel spreadsheet with 30 years detail of my dad's BP ships (...joining, leaving, grades etc...all from his Discharge book.) 1955-1985.

If it is of interest to anyone...then feel free to shout..!

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Old 16th July 2006, 18:01
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hi guys, my British Tanker c.v. is

British Flag 56-57
Clyde Chancellor 62
British Patrol 63
British Craftsman 63-64 enjoyed every minute.
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Old 17th July 2006, 10:18
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I have an Excel spreadsheet with 30 years detail of my dad's BP ships (...joining, leaving, grades etc...all from his Discharge book.) 1955-1985.

If it is of interest to anyone...then feel free to shout..!

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Rushie,
Yes please - love to see it.
Will be down in your neck of the woods in a couple of weeks.
Kind regards,
John.
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Old 17th July 2006, 11:01
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Hey, Rushie I Wanna Look As Well!!!!
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Old 18th July 2006, 21:13
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I have an Excel spreadsheet with 30 years detail of my dad's BP ships (...joining, leaving, grades etc...all from his Discharge book.) 1955-1985.

If it is of interest to anyone...then feel free to shout..!

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Hi Ron F,

I was on Border Shepherd 1976 , joined in Immingham dry dock. First trip doing motor chiefs ticket. where were were you?

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Old 9th September 2006, 01:03
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here is another of British Scout
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Old 16th September 2006, 18:59
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hi rushie
was one of them british lady,i have a photo of her but no imfo.i was on her 54-55.thank you
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Old 17th September 2006, 17:01
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MV British Lady 6140 tons Built 1951 by Smiths Dock Co Ltd, South Bank Middlesborough. 3 cyl diesel by Hawthorn Leslie, Newcastle.406.7 x 56.2 x 30.0. DF, ESD, GyC, Radar. Cruiser stern. Engines aft. British flag. Registered London. Owned by BTC,
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Old 20th September 2006, 06:34
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thanks for imfo.but i have 2 photos of br.lady one must be an older type,any details please.
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Hi, John there were only ever two "British Lady"s and R58484956 has given you the stats on number two except that: 8th August 1963 she arrived at Bo'ness for demolition by P. & W. MacLellan Ltd. The first British Lady was built by J. L. Thompson & Sons Ltd., Sunderland, (Yard No. 548). She was launched on the 19th October 1922 for the British Tanker Co. Ltd. Completed in February 1923, 9,715 DWT, 412' LBP, 54.8' Breadth. Powered by 2 steam tubines built by the Metropolitan-Vickers Electric Co. Ltd., Manchester, double reduction geared to a single shaft, developing 3,200 bhp. She was sold to the British Admiralty on the 31st July 1939 for use as an RFA oiler at Scapa Flow & Northern Waters during WWII. Her name remained unchanged and she continued to be manned by BP crews. She was sold for scrapping at Sunderland in 1946 having got through the war unscathed. Hope that helps,
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Old 28th September 2006, 10:02
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hi alistair,
thank you for the imfo.on british lady no.1.that proves to me i sailed on no.2 in 54-55.the two photos i have of the ships look very similar so i still have to work out which is 1 or 2.
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Old 14th October 2006, 06:40
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I sailed on a few BP, called BTC then.
British Merchant, British Talent, British Strength, Rogue River. I did hear the Rogue River was converted to bulk, anybody know?
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Old 14th October 2006, 10:58
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BTC aka Better Times Coming.
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Old 14th October 2006, 13:52
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I sailed on a few BP, called BTC then.
British Merchant, British Talent, British Strength, Rogue River. I did hear the Rogue River was converted to bulk, anybody know?
Larry,
Rogue River was completed by Alabama Dockyard, Mobile, Alabama in 1944 for the US Maritime Commission. She was purchased by BP on May 13th 1947. BP sold her on October 29th 1959 to A/S Gerrards Rederi of Kristiansand, Norway for use as an electricity generating station & she was renamed Hunsfors. In 1960 she was renamed Apache. In 1961 she was converted to a bulk acarrier & a new forepart was fitted in Hamburg by Blom & Voss AG. Her length was increased to 574.5 feet & her dwt tonnage to 24,018. In 1968 she was sold to Philippine Pacific shipping Co of Panama & renamed Pacmerchant. She went to Kaohsiung for scrapping on February 26th 1977.
Photo attached of her as Rogue River, courtesy of Norman Middlemiss, The British Tankers.
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Old 14th October 2006, 17:58
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Hello Paul, Graham has been collecting ALL crew members names and dates on Bp ships from Deck/Pantry boys up. Ken.
Have any of you "old tanker men"sailed with an AB by the name of Fred Nankerville(spelling might be a tad off) he spent his entire seagoing life with BP I believe, I met him in Duneden when he was aboard the British Swordfish ,I was aboard the Ivy Bank ,and then many years later sailed with him on the British Reliance
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Old 14th October 2006, 19:44
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sailded rogue river 29/12/52 to 27/03/53 swansea to freamantle 28 day back to mena then sweden then uk paid of less than 3 months regards graham
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Old 14th October 2006, 23:55
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Thank you for that John, she lasted a long time, a good age, must have been all the good work I did, lol.
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Old 17th October 2006, 11:06
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Seeing the name of Captain J.T. Smyth prompts me to mention that I sailed with him in 1948/49 aboard the British Success. I was uncertificated Third Mate and he was an immense help to me. He used to force me to study and had extreme patience in testing me on my 'Articles'. I always consider that he was the most influential character in my seagoing career.
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Old 17th October 2006, 15:02
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I sailed on a few BP, called BTC then.
British Merchant, British Talent, British Strength, Rogue River. I did hear the Rogue River was converted to bulk, anybody know?
Here's the British Talent of 1952
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Old 18th October 2006, 06:18
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Thank you John, i have now gained 3 pictures since I came on this site.
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Old 1st November 2006, 21:25
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does anybody know what happened to the british oak? out there guys???
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Old 2nd November 2006, 09:27
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Hi Larry,
British Oak was launched on May 28th 1953 & completed on October 16th of that year by Smiths Dock Co of Middlesborough for the BTC (BP). She worked for BP for 19 years before going to Vinaroz in Spain for demolition on January 14th 1972.
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Old 23rd November 2006, 09:35
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BP Shipping - Archives

BP has stored all it's archives at Warwick University:

http://www2.warwick.ac.uk/services/l.../mrc/holdings/

http://www.bp.com/genericarticle.do?...tentId=2001507

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I've used them for researching the fleet's MAC ships and wartime losses for a small presentation to Bletchley Park of some ship's photos from Head Office. My father worked at Bletchley Park (BP !) during WW2

The archivists at Warwick were most helpful,
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Chris
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Old 23rd November 2006, 13:52
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Bp Cv

Hi Steve I just found this sight I give below my cv although the memory may not be so good about some dates and ships.

Engineer Apprentice 1958 to 1963
College Hull
Viscount App 1961 to 1962 (Just a 13month trip)
Flag App 1962 to 1963
Kestrel J/E March 63 to August 63
Workman J/E Nov 63 to Feb 64
Fame J/E May 64 to Dec 64
First Half of 64 did and passed Seconds (Motor) ticket
Seafarer 3/E May 65 to Jan 66
Light Ex3/E Jan 66 to Feb 66 Brought home personal reasons
Holly 3/E Apr 66 to Dec 66
Laurel 3/E Feb 67 to Mar 67 Transferred
Resource 2/E Mar 67 to July 67 First 2/E's job
Trust 2/E Oct 67 to Jan 67
First Half of 68 did and passed Chief's (Motor) ticket
Aviator X3/E Aug 68 to Dec 68
Bulldog X3/E Feb 69 to Aug 69
Steam Chief's ticket Sep 69 to October 69
Power 2/E Nov 69 to May 70
Cygnet C/E Aug 70 to Feb 71
Hero C/E Cannot remeber dates
Loyalty C/E Cannot rember dates
Kennet C/E May 73 to Sep 75 (2 year permanent appoitment system and I stood by during building)
Dart C/E Dec 75 to Feb 78 ( 2 year permanent appointment)
Pioneer C/E May 78 to Oct 79 ( 2 year pernanent appointment)
Seconded to Office Crew Team Project 79 until 81

New Construction of the 109's
Hebburn Inspector of the BP Achiever 81 until 83
Belfast Inspector of the British Success until 84

Success C/E Feb 84 to Nov 85

Made Redundant like everyone 1986

Under the new system

Respect C/E Mar 86 to Sep 86
C/E Jan 87 to Apr 87
BP Vigour C/E Apr 87 to Jul 87
Gas Enterprise C/E Sep 87 to Jan 89

Then saw the light and went off to better things away from BP

Robert Hodgson
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