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    Hi Des
    When i was on the Bristol Channel Tugs, can remember towing Br Piper for last voyage to Newport for demolition in 1961.
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    Wouldn’t BP tankers be BTC tankers in the 50s. ? JS

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

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    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.

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

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    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..

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    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.

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    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.
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    Hi John
    All the ships I was on where BTC the Builder being the last in 56.
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    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

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