Hi Dave, Just got a picture from my son in Ottawa who was browign the net, which shows you, the 4th engineer Audrey Wilson ( R/O wife ) and me Dave Wilson ( R/O) It was taken when we were just heading into the Western Gap in Toronto Harbour.Just said hello and left details on the welcome forum.
My name is Dave Edworthy, was a Leckie on BP Tankers for the period above, would love to hear from any former shipmates from that period.
hi i sailed on the dragoon we take her to scrap my name is michael carriagecan anyone help me find any of the lads i sailed with i was on the british tamar, scientist,test resolution 4 times in panama then onto the avon , mv mokran and my last trip was on the dragoon i joind in 1975 and left in 1982(Jester)
Were you on the Forties Kiwi 76-78, I was the Bosun, Len Inglis.
www.fotoflite.comI sailed on BP ships from 1977 - 1980 SS Patience, MV Liberty, MV Loyalty, SS Respect, SS Renown, MV Trent. I would love to get some photos of those ships for 'old times sake' but BP cannot help. Anyone any ideas where I can get good quality photos so I can print them out?
Hi John and Len, will never forget my first trip on a Sea Rider sitting behind John. When we came back to the ship's side on Kiwi at full speed, I thought we were going to be smashed to pieces alongside, but John obviously knew that when he cut the throttle the boat would settle in the water and rapidly slow down. Problem was, I didn't know that! Just about had to change underwear after that! Derek Palmer now lives down the road from me. Hope you are both well. Best regards,Thats the guy Len.Worked miracles on them Chrysler outboards.I believe the two sea-riders and motors had sat in a yard in Dundee for yonks before we got them
I am about contemporary with you, Alec. I dont think I recall you but I am hopeless at names and faces, so apols if we did meet. I was deck cadet 72-76 and then acouple of trips as 3/O on the Unity and the Progress before I went to Bibby's and then C&W.I served my time with BP as a Deck Cadet then 3rd Mate from 1973 till 1976. Ships were British Beech, British Statesman, British Fern, British Unity, British Curlew, British Promise, British Commodore and Border Shepherd. Anyone remember these ship and that time?
(egg)I sailed with Gill Barber (he was from swansea(MAD) nice guy considering he was a jack (paid off Avon ? and travelled home with him on the train, bought my beer lol)Hi Gavin
I was an AB on the Kiwi 76 to the end of 79.The two Captains were Jack Hobbs and Gill Barber.The two grocers where as you say called John.Benson and Naugher.Len was bosun the other one being Malcolm Davis Remember Willie 2nd cook George the 2nd steward Stuart AS Greg(aka Daisy)Horace,Don,George,ABs and of many others who,s names eludes me at the moment.All in all a good ship with two good crews All the best John