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Peter Rooney
13th November 2012, 10:26 PM
Hi my name is Peter Rooney I was at sea from 1979- 1989 i was at Gravesend from Jan-may 1979. I was with BP for a few years ships include
Sivand
Br Tay
Br Test a couple of trips
Br Trent about 1982 everything went Pear shaped and i moved on:thumb_ship_viking:

Ron B Manderson
13th November 2012, 10:40 PM
welcome to the site Peter.
I know you will enjoy the patter.
Ron the batcave

Tony Morcom
13th November 2012, 11:17 PM
Welcome to the site Peter. Thanks for stopping by to introduce yourself. Hopefully you will find lots to entertain you in the contents here which are as varied as the members.

Doc Vernon
13th November 2012, 11:45 PM
Welcome Peter
Enjoy what you can,its a great site!
Lots of info on all sorts and many good Pictures and lots of good Lads aboard here!
Cheers

DeepSea
15th November 2012, 01:55 PM
It maybe possible you sailed with my dad, David McGee who was Bosun with BP at that time or my sister Carol who served her deck apprenticeship with BP from 1980-1984.

Captain Kong
15th November 2012, 03:26 PM
Did anyone in BP sail with Captain John Wallwork up to the time of the Redundances.
He was a close neighbour, lived just opposite me, and friend.
He got killed in Saigon, He had a job with a shipyard and steel works there. His new Office block
set on fire and he was on the top, 5th Floor. The Fire engine Ladder could only get up to the third floor and all those above Pershed.
Cheers
Brian

Peter Rooney
18th November 2012, 12:53 PM
It maybe possible you sailed with my dad, David McGee who was Bosun with BP at that time or my sister Carol who served her deck apprenticeship with BP from 1980-1984.

Hi Billy, I did't sail with your dad, but the name rings a bell, was he Bosun on the Tamar? west Africa Lome Lagos. Their were stacks of 'River' boats on that run at the time, we would lighten up each other at Lome it was a great opportunity to share a few Tennents and catch up.:)

DeepSea
19th November 2012, 11:20 AM
Looking through my dads Discharge Book shows he served on the Tamar from the 3/4/81 to the 17/7/81

Peter Rooney
19th March 2013, 10:36 AM
Hi Billy, sorry not replyed for a while. I was on the Trent from 6 December 1980 joined Curacao, till 11 Aipril payed off in Sharjah. we, i'm sure, met up with the Tamar in the Meddi perhaps Porto Foxy or Cagliari, this was my favorite Trip paid off the day after my 18th.
Your Dad was a well known Bosun. Is he still at sea!:)

Graham Wallace
2nd May 2013, 09:18 PM
Hi,

I was a BP Engineering Apprentice been running a BP website for 13 years (wwww.bpapprentices.com) a few years ago I mad e adatabase of ex BP Navigating Apprentices/cadets JA Wallwork originally from Bolton was one of them , sailed British Ambassador as NA 1961, I;ll make a note of your comments. I will send you an email thru this website
Graham Wallace

Graham Wallace
9th May 2013, 04:18 AM
I sent you an email about John , never received any reply ,wondered if you received it .

regards
Graham

Graham Wallace
9th May 2013, 04:22 AM
I sent you an email about John , never received any reply ,wondered if you received it .

regards
Graham

Captain Kong,

My aplologies the above post was addressed to you.

Graham

dennis osborne
1st December 2013, 09:52 AM
Just to say allmost all of the BP tankers I sailed on in the 50s had crews of almost 45to 50 dennis osborne penzance

Sol Haghi
20th October 2014, 04:16 AM
Alreet Peter,

I've left a few messages across the forum, I'm looking to find out a bit of info about the Sivand and ex crew. Did you ever work with a young man called Mehdi Jeloos-Haghi who would have been going through his training at the time?