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Hi Arthur I sailed on her in 1960, the only names I can remember was the skipper called Fraser and asst steward called Taylor.. I would like to mention, on our way to Austin in Texas near to the Azores we picked up a commercial pilot who ditched the light aircraft he was supposed to deliver to the Continent, seemingly he ran out of gas, finished up dropping him off in the states. may be it might jog some memories out there.
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british patriot

Haven't heard from crew of 58 yet, surely I can't be the sole survivor, it was only 48 years ago. Blimey is it that long perhaps I am on my own. Someone must know someone. I'm waiting
hi arthur, bit of aq long shot,my mate was 19 years with bp not sure if he was on the patriot,but fifties and sixties,on the beacon,engineer,lady to name but three,he is going to send me a list of them all,his name was bob whitford,as leccy.mike(Thumb)
 

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Hi Arthur I sailed on her in 1960 the only names I can remember was the skipper called Fraser and asst steward called Taylor.. I would like to mention, on our way to Austin in Texas near to the Azores we picked up a commercial pilot who ditched the light aircraft he was supposed to deliver to the Continent, seemingly he ran out of gas, finished up dropping him off in the states. may be it might jog some memories out there.
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I have a 'crew' list for the Patriot leaving Drydock between June /July 1960; Master (A Frazer) down to Donkeyman (ES Bell). Ass Stewards not listed but Chief Stew (OT Smith), 2nd Stew (F O'Neill) and two Cooks (PS Humble & RO Morris). Bosun was J Spence, Chippy GA Clarke.

The Mate was EW Twemlowe. 2M ME Bourne, 3M's RC Johnston & BS Hughes. RO was BP Purdon.

I know her 3rd Eng George Munn and one JE R Summerson. There were 4 Nav Apps and 4 Eng Apps, all names listed.

Ring any more bells?

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hi arthur, bit of aq long shot,my mate was 19 years with bp not sure if he was on the patriot,but fifties and sixties,on the beacon,engineer,lady to name but three,he is going to send me a list of them all,his name was bob whitford,as leccy.mike(Thumb)
Mike,

I'm still in the throes of completing a database of BP Leckies 1960/85+.

ER Whitford is listed at #544, with the following ship (I have full crew lists for the 3), Builder 9/60, Crown 11/64 ( two years before she was destroyed in explosion and fire at Umm Said) and Signal 6/65

I know a few people he sailed with on those ships.

Get him to email me or send me his email address (see my SN profile), I will send him a copy of the Lecky database and more

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hi arthur, bit of aq long shot,my mate was 19 years with bp not sure if he was on the patriot,but fifties and sixties,on the beacon,engineer,lady to name but three,he is going to send me a list of them all,his name was bob whitford,as leccy.mike(Thumb)
Hi Mike,
No you are not alone! My discharge book says I was on the Patriot on the dates from 18th Jan to the 13th August 1958, but my memory can not conjure up any names, seem to remember the cook came from Avonmouth.
 

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Hi Graham, I know it's been a few years but just got back interested, it's been 63 years now and I along with a junior ordinary seaman was the youngest.
Hope you are still around.
I was on the Patriot along with Simon Johns the senior Nav App. The old man was Leybourne from the Tyne, 2nd mate Miller, 3rd mate Ferryman, 2/e was Smith.
I recall we had one or two jump ship in Sydney and a 3/E put ashore somewhere with a bad injury.
ring any bells from Mike Friend , now living in NC USA last 46 years
 

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Hi Graham, I know it's been a few years but just got back interested, it's been 63 years now and I along with a junior ordinary seaman was the youngest.
Hope you are still around.
Sorry it's been a while since I've been online but there must be a mix up the two junior seamen were Keith Baker and Tommy Winkworth on the British Patriot from January to mid-August in 1958, I was the galley boy,
 

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Arthur, If you would like to contact me, as I was on that same ship at the same time!! I was signed as assistant cook.
I hope any crew member from the British Patriot from 18th January to 13th August will get in touch, I realise it was 64 years and more ago and I was only 17 and a lot of the crew were much older but hopefully someone is still out there who remembers the galley boy.
 
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