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Baillie Email
12/14/14

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Souvenirs d'une merveilleuse année passee dans cette société au cours de l'annee 1976.
Heureux de voir que cette société perdure.
Sincèrement
Francis Baillie


Commander Nick Messinger Email
08/05/14

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We have Claire Durand, daughter of JFD and Claudine's Son Christophe, staying with us for three weeks, which is wonderful. She has the Durand 'sparkle' - a lovely young lady with a great, caring sense of humour.


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Nick Messinger Email
11/26/13

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Thanks Rob - good to hear from you - am currently working on the Perry chapter of my book - Minisub - the evolution of the deep-diving manned submersible, which is an update of my 1974 Pre-InterSub thesis at the University of Plymouth. Can I send you the draft chapter for inspection?


Rob deVeer Email
11/25/13

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Great site.  I will put a link to it on my Perry Tritech facebook page.


Nick Johnson Email
08/11/13

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Hi all, I had the great pleasue and honour of working with some of you guys in 1979 with special regards to Thoedore Jaynes and Roy Purdy. I do believe this experience may have been the one that tipped me into entering the gates of B.R. N. C. Dartmouth in May the following year!


Nick Messinger Email
07/15/13

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Great to hear from you Pete - hope to see you over this side of the pond before too long!


Pete Peterson Email
07/14/13

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I was initially a submarine electronics technician with Intersub, and moved on to Lock-out Pilot.  I was there from '76 to late '80.  Enjoyed working with a lot of really great people!


Nick Messinger Email
06/04/13

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Take a look at this amazing privately built minisub urgently needing your help!

http://www.indiegogo.com/projects/help-us-get-uc3-nautilus-back-in-the-water


Nick Messinger Email
04/15/13

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Great to hear from you Kevin!
Without the six young men of the Herts Mafia - aka the Messinger Boys - InterSub would have sunk! They were great days and you all did a really great job for us. Keep in touch - I know Dick Winchester would love to hear from you again - does he owe you any money? !
 


Kevin Morgan Email
04/15/13

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As a "Messinger" boy back in '78 I had the privilage of working on board 4. As a young whippersnapper the experience was life changing for me. I am grateful to have had the opportunity. Thanks Nick, although I doubt Dick W was too enamoured!Having to wet nurse a total novice. Great experience and happy memories.
Cheers chaps.
Best. Kevin


Kevin Morgan Email
04/15/13

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As a "Messinger" boy back in '78 I had the privilage of working on board 4. As a young whippersnapper the experience was life changing for me. I am grateful to have had the opportunity. Thanks Nick, although I doubt Dick W was too enamoured!Having to wet nurse a total novice. Great experience and happy memories.
Cheers chaps.
Best. Kevin


Nick Messinger Email
03/28/13

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Great to hear from you Jimmy! Hope is life treating you well!
Best regards
NickM 


Jimmy Pye (Ex Intersup) Email
03/27/13

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Intersub was my introduction to offshore and I’ve been there ever sins, but the best Years was with them at Intersub. Hope you are all well, take care. Jp

 


Knet Email
02/21/13

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Knet Was here..
Greetings from Argentina .. bye


Nick Messinger Email
02/12/13

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Thanks Bruce - am in regular touch with Vance Bradley and we're both on Facebook!


Bruce Gilman Email
02/11/13

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Just found this site.  Flood of memories.  Was at Perry from 1972 to 1979.  Many photos on my Facebook page.


Nick Messinger Email
01/12/13

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Many thanks Bob - I have replied by e-mail.
Kind regards
NickM


Bob Bryant Email
01/11/13

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Nick,
I recently re-established contact with Claudine, and my wife Terri and I had lunch with Claudine and Jaques in Paris a couple of days after Christmas.  I promised Claudine I would sign in on your guestbook.  I joined Perry as the 4th employee in 1965 as an engineer.  At that time we were buiding a PC3 submersible in a workshop at the Lantana, Florida boatyard.  I had come from Electric Boat Company in Groton, Connecticut after working on nuclear submarines.

I was attending a Marine Instrumentation Conference at Cape Canaveral, Florida in 1969 or 1970.  During the evening cocktail reception all of the attendees walked out on to the beach to watch a rocket launch.  I found myself standing next to Jean-Francois, who was attending the conference on behalf of the shipyard where he worked at the time.  It was a very fortunate moment in my life for it led to a much too brief but wonderful friendship.  By the end of the conference, I had convinced Jean-Francois to follow me back to Riviera Beach Florida to see what we were doing with submarines and to give him a ride in one.  He was my houseguest for a couple of wonderful and interesting days.  The rest is history.  He returned to Marseilles quit his shipyard job and formed Intersub.  I always took great pleasure knowing that I had contributed to the seed that became Intersub.
Perry has undergone many changes over the years.  We are now Perry Baromedical Corp, providing Clinical Hyperbaric Systems primarily to Hospitals.  See our web site at www.perrybaromedical.com  We have hundreds of chambers delivered to hundreds of hospitals in Countries worldwide.  At 78, I am still working for Perry and lucky to say the oldest living employee.
My wife and I have become Francophiles over the years and usually travel to Paris 2 or 3 times a year.  I am looking forward to seeing Claudine and Jacques more frequently now that we have reconnected.


Nick Messinger Email
01/05/13

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Great to hear from you Geoff - have sent you an e-mail - thanks for the marvellous photos - especially the action shots of your good self and the lockout diver! Happy New Year!


Geoff Phillips Email
01/05/13

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Hello Nick, it’s been a very long time since we last talked.
Found your site last year and decided to scan and send you some old photos I had.
I got my first offshore job with Intersub in the summer of 77 or 78 as a swimmer, based on scuba diving and zodiac driving and some RM service. I had just finished my B.Sc. at Cardiff I think if it was 77. Anyway, I flew to Bergen (after the pilot on the plane from Heathrow had temporarily taken custody of my six or seven inch diving knife)and met up with a French technician. I think his first name was Yves. We then went out from the CCB base on a pipe carrier and transferred to Intersub Four by zodiac out in the Statfjord field where we were operating in support of RJ Brown doing a flowline plough job between the platform  location (don’t think it had arrived) and the Articulated Loading Platform.
Nutty Carr was the Ops Super and when I reported to him on the bridge, I was soaked through, wearing jeans and a thick white roll neck sweater; very submariner I thought! From distant memory, I did two or three tours that summer before I went back to University for an M.Sc. Other names I remember on board were, Dick Winchester and Bob Hudson, both of whom I saw later in my career; Harry Bates and Chips(American with a long family name who had a windsurfer on board) swimmer/drivers. I think Chips sitting on PC1801 made it to the front cover of the Offshore Engineer one month around that time. When we later working on Brent C I think, Alan Richal was the diving supervisor and Keith (Scouse) Cooper  was one of the lock out divers; I also saw them later in life in various jobs and locations.
I really enjoyed those months and soon got the hang of the job during launches and recoveries, although occasionally think about bobbing around in the North sea at night with fog rolling in and just a strobe light on my arm with the Four and the zodiac in the distance.  I managed to get two or three dives in the subs including at least one lock out session where I took two of the photos. One of my prized possessions is a cloth Intersub badge!
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