Page 2 of 4 FirstFirst 1 2 3 4 LastLast
Results 11 to 20 of 31

Thread: BP Tankers 50s 60s

  1. #11
    Join Date
    Aug 2008
    Location
    Barry South Wales uk
    Posts
    5,988
    Thanks (Given)
    284
    Thanks (Received)
    188
    Likes (Given)
    255
    Likes (Received)
    577

    Default Re: BP Tankers 50s 60s

    Hi Des
    When i was on the Bristol Channel Tugs, can remember towing Br Piper for last voyage to Newport for demolition in 1961.
    Cheers AJ

    - - - Updated - - -
    Last edited by AJ Hawker; 21st February 2019 at 05:53 PM.

  2. Thanks Mike Hall thanked for this post
    Likes Denis O'Shea, Des Taff Jenkins liked this post
  3. #12
    Join Date
    Aug 2008
    Location
    W.A.
    Posts
    20,499
    Thanks (Given)
    11275
    Thanks (Received)
    11955
    Likes (Given)
    16811
    Likes (Received)
    65376

    Default Re: BP Tankers 50s 60s

    Wouldn’t BP tankers be BTC tankers in the 50s. ? JS

  4. Thanks Doc Vernon thanked for this post
    Likes Des Taff Jenkins, Denis O'Shea liked this post
  5. #13
    Join Date
    Aug 2008
    Location
    Barry South Wales uk
    Posts
    5,988
    Thanks (Given)
    284
    Thanks (Received)
    188
    Likes (Given)
    255
    Likes (Received)
    577

    Default Re: BP Tankers 50s 60s

    Hi Bill must have just missed you i was in her in Feb 1963, we were up the Baltic most of the trips.
    Cheers AJ

  6. Thanks Doc Vernon thanked for this post
  7. #14
    Join Date
    Dec 2017
    Location
    CORNWALL
    Posts
    305
    Thanks (Given)
    209
    Thanks (Received)
    294
    Likes (Given)
    1393
    Likes (Received)
    1019

    Default Re: BP Tankers 50s 60s

    Quote Originally Posted by j.sabourn View Post
    Wouldn’t BP tankers be BTC tankers in the 50s. ? JS
    John BTC was formed in 1915 and carried through until 1956 when they became the BP TANKER COMPANY changing their name yet again to B.P. Shipping in 1981. Kn

  8. #15
    Join Date
    Jul 2014
    Location
    Folkestone
    Posts
    25
    Thanks (Given)
    3
    Thanks (Received)
    10
    Likes (Given)
    4
    Likes (Received)
    17

    Default Re: BP Tankers 50s 60s

    Quote Originally Posted by AJ Hawker View Post
    Anybody out there on the British Fame did a couple of months early 63.
    Yes I nwas on the Fame from Nov 62 till april 63 as a steward I belive the Capain was Marchant, and we was sailing up to Scandinavian.

  9. Thanks AJ Hawker thanked for this post
  10. #16
    Join Date
    Apr 2010
    Location
    St Helens
    Posts
    472
    Thanks (Given)
    88
    Thanks (Received)
    404
    Likes (Given)
    31343
    Likes (Received)
    1676

    Default Re: BP Tankers 50s 60s

    John think they had just changed over before I joined in June 59. Rgds Den

  11. Thanks AJ Hawker thanked for this post
  12. #17
    Join Date
    Jul 2012
    Location
    ottawa canada
    Posts
    593
    Thanks (Given)
    359
    Thanks (Received)
    552
    Likes (Given)
    1994
    Likes (Received)
    1760

    Default Re: BP Tankers 50s 60s

    Des #9, as we have noted before, I was on the Builder the trip before you in 1955. To a first trip 16 year old deck boy, it was full of wonder, apart from continuously breaking down we went to some awesome places, Beirut, Pireaus and Venice. Only down part of the trip was when in Abadan a loading pipe ruptured and covered the after deck and accommodation in fuel oil. Took weeks to clean everything up..

    Regards, stan

  13. Thanks AJ Hawker, Des Taff Jenkins, Doc Vernon thanked for this post
  14. #18
    Join Date
    Aug 2008
    Location
    Barry South Wales uk
    Posts
    5,988
    Thanks (Given)
    284
    Thanks (Received)
    188
    Likes (Given)
    255
    Likes (Received)
    577

    Default Re: BP Tankers 50s 60s

    Hi Fred
    Think we messaged each other before and we are friends on this site, was on same trips mostly Baltic ports back to IOG, think you were saloon steward i was that pantry boy from Wales.

  15. Likes Doc Vernon, Denis O'Shea liked this post
  16. #19
    Join Date
    Jun 2008
    Location
    Cooma NSW
    Posts
    7,217
    Thanks (Given)
    7524
    Thanks (Received)
    4384
    Likes (Given)
    33336
    Likes (Received)
    21673

    Default Re: BP Tankers 50s 60s

    Hi Stan.
    I remember, I know we should have been suspicious when they sent five of us up from Swansea to join her, most of the Geordie's that made up the rest of the crew must have had DRs, I know that nearly all the Geordie's in the deck crew jumped in NZ, along with the engine room staff including the chief engineer in Dunedin.
    Cheers Des
    Hi John
    All the ships I was on where BTC the Builder being the last in 56.
    Des

  17. #20
    Join Date
    Dec 2015
    Location
    Lancefield, Vic. Australia
    Posts
    83
    Thanks (Given)
    469
    Thanks (Received)
    47
    Likes (Given)
    3760
    Likes (Received)
    242

    Default Re: BP Tankers 50s 60s

    Things must have changed by '63. Joined British Enterprise in Abadan in 1950 and got told off for putting milk and sugar in the crews custard, ' Make it with water, they can put their own milk and sugar in it.'
    Terry Sullivan R340406

Page 2 of 4 FirstFirst 1 2 3 4 LastLast

Tags for this Thread

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •