1 December 17 2013 at 22:33:04|
Full Name: Sian Thomas
Home Town?: Cardiff
Message Text: Seeking crew of RFA Dewdale 1956 - my uncle Arthur Roberts was a junior engineer. Captain S Thomas, Chief Officer KG Benton, Chief Eng Officer S Turner and 2nd Engineering Officer J Brett. Any information gratefully received!
2 December 09 2013 at 10:21:40
Full Name: Hanneke
Home Town?: Kampen, Netherlands
Message Text: Dear (Orient line) forum member,
My name is Hanneke Bruinsma, and I am 56 years old. Only recently I have heard from my mother that my biological father is a crew member of the s.s. Orion. Probably you know him.
I am very anxious to find him, and to learn if he is still alive, and if I have other relatives. The only information I have about him is the following:
• He was called Norman.
• He was one of a twin.
• He was part of the crew of the ship the s.s. Orion, of the Orient line, sailing from Australia to the U.K in the year 1956. He was most probably (bedroom-)steward (possibly purser) and he served at the first class of the ship. The day of departure from Hobart was 30 august 1956, the day of departure from Melbourne was 03 september 1956.
• He was about 24 years old then.
And it is possible that he has also been crew member on other Orient line ships before or after the period mentioned above. Perhaps on your ship during your trip!
I want to learn to know his full name !!
The first step for me was to try to get a copy of the List of crew. I have received the list from:
Maritime History Archive
Memorial University of Newfoundland, St. John's, NL.
But there are hundreds of names of crew members. Between 400-500. And only initials and the surnames are mentioned in the lists; not the first name (Norman). So I need your help.
I know it's a long time ago, but many travelers, passengers or crew members, are still alive.
If you want to receive the crewlist than mail me back on firstname.lastname@example.org
My questions to you are:
• Do you know a person which fits the information presented above?
• Do you have photographs of that tour?
• Do you have any information which can help me to find Norman, the person I am looking for?
• Are there other persons or companies you can advise me to send my questions to?
I would be very thankful if you can help me on my “quest”. Thank you very much in advance!
Born 30 May 1957
3 December 07 2013 at 21:23:37
Full Name: Michael Wootton
Home Town?: Tamworth
Message Text: Tamworth and District Branch would like to wish you all a very Merry Christmas and a Happy and Prosperous New Year. A special thanks to our National Committee for their hard work during 2013. Mike
4 December 07 2013 at 02:08:36
Full Name: Mike Walsh
Home Town?: Beattock,Moffat,Scotland
Message Text: Sailed on Port Albany from 23/2/71 to 8/10/71 on the MANZ run.Was the messman,Nicknamed the Beast looking for crew members who served on the above dates.
5 December 02 2013 at 19:05:08
Full Name: BARRY DIXON
Home Town?: liverpool
Message Text: any one sailed with c p r in the 60ts
6 December 01 2013 at 21:14:43
Full Name: Lorraine Mead
Message Text: My dad served in the MN in 59/60ish on some of the Esso tankers. I am doing some research to make a book for him as he reaches his 70th birthday, sure he would love to hear from anyone who remembers him. He is Alan Mead.
7 November 24 2013 at 13:09:26
Full Name: Bryn Jones
Home Town?: Sunderland
Message Text: Trying to locate information re an ancestor from 1871.
Captain James Ogilvie RENTON was a Master Mariner and Captain. Having located a grave marker it suggests he was lost at sea in 1871. Can anyone point me in the right direction to locate information of this loss? I also have other ancestors who were merchant navy and it would be good to do some digging on their records too.
Thanks in advance, Bryn
8 November 22 2013 at 16:29:50
Full Name: Robert John White
Home Town?: Bury St. Edmunds, Suffolk.
Message Text: I did 2 stints at sea. 1956-1964 and 1975-1983 as Bosun with Buries Markes. I served on all the Chemical Tankers and 2 Gear Bulk ships La Ensenada and La Estancia. A terrific company to work for.
9 November 18 2013 at 11:18:37
Full Name: Bernard Jones
Home Town?: holywell
Message Text: Was in the merchant navy for 22 years, mostly serving on O.C.L. Container vessels, also served with Shell Tanker's & Esso, also with Cunard Line. I was an engine room rating, working on both steam & motor vessels, someone on the web site may know me, this is an interesting site, keeping in touch with the life i really enjoyed. Mr B. Jones.
10 November 14 2013 at 15:07:10
Full Name: john lintern
Home Town?: brighton
Message Text: seeking the class of 62,class b 07- 02-62 m n t s gravesend.
terry barker,heburn newcastle.
j mcintyre,.scotty road,liverpool
d fettis,south shields.
c hughes birkenhead.
11 November 08 2013 at 11:27:45
Full Name: James Barrie Willoughby
Home Town?: Torpoint
Message Text: In answer to William Reid I was an Engineer Cadet with Furness Withy from September 6th 1960 and sailed aboard quite a few Prince Line ships as Cadet Junior Engineer and 4th Engineer.
mv Tudor Prince 01.02.63-07.11.63
mv Stuart Prince 10.10.65-03.10.66
mv Scottish Prince17.11.66-07.01.67
mv English Prince 06.02.67-11.02.67
mv Egyptian Prince21.03.67-19.06.67
mv Merchant Prince14.07.67-17.07.67
mv Black Prince 02.01.68-08.01.68
Hope this is helpful, let me know if you want further information.
Kind regards to all,
12 November 03 2013 at 12:07:56
Full Name: David Lea
Home Town?: Iron Bridge, Ontario, Canada
Message Text: Great records
13 October 30 2013 at 14:45:11
Full Name: john lintern
Home Town?: brighton east sussex
Message Text: anyone out there sailed on mv port montreal on japan new zealand run jan 1963 thru to feb 1964 couple of names david markwick, alec alexander,catering ratings,charlie muspratt,vic bean deck ratings get in touch,or anyone else who sailed on the montreal
14 October 29 2013 at 21:30:32
Full Name: Arthur Billett
Home Town?: Didcot
Message Text: Jim Dalziel if you read this and feel like catching up on old times, please email me.
15 October 28 2013 at 21:03:07
Full Name: Robin King
Home Town?: Raunds, Northants NN9 6EU
Message Text: I have copied and printed information from your wonderful records concerning SS "Derbyshire" (1) as I have in my possession a greetings card sent at Christmas 1913 from SS "Derbyshire" at sea by Alec King, born 12 Dec 1852 Oxton, B'head, to his younger brother William King who was my grandfather. Alec was a ship's Baker. He died 20 Aug 1918 by falling overboard whilst in harbor at Pier 4 East Boston, USA. If any readers would like further information on this relative of mine please do not hesitate to contact me.
16 October 26 2013 at 16:54:01
Full Name: Diana Clarke
Home Town?: ex-Leicester
Message Text: The Pacific St.Nav.Co. Going a long way back, to 1904-ish are there records available of passengers to Chile around this time? Grandfather Albert G. Johnson and His brother H. Johnson went to Chile as fitters to work on Anglo/Chilean railroad. Thanks.
17 October 26 2013 at 14:37:13
Full Name: Peter Koughan
Home Town?: Nanoose, B.C., Canada
Message Text: 1964, I shipped for one trip on the British liberty ship, La Pampa. I joined in Vancouver, B.C. and sailed for about four months. Any old crew members still around?
18 October 24 2013 at 01:00:37
Full Name: James Taylor
Home Town?: Melbourne
Message Text: Hello all, We lost capt David Vincent Rtd. ex Bank Line, he crossed the bar two weeks ago leaving his wife Nancy,
James Taylor ex Blue Funnel
19 October 21 2013 at 10:24:53
Full Name: Brendan Edwards
Message Text: I'm looking for my close family friend Stuart Smith. Worked on the Capetown castle up untill I think 1960 when seven people where killed after a explosion. After this explosion I never heard from him again so I'm not sure if he went back to england or died on board. Any Information would be appreciated.
20 October 18 2013 at 20:22:29
Full Name: Leslie (Gus) Turrell
Message Text: Regretfully, I inform you that, my brother, Robert Henry Turrell, former Chief Engineer, passed away on 15th October 2013. Bob, widower of Eva, lived his civilian life in Peterlee. Exact details are very sketchy (for various reasons), but documents indicate that Bob's first tour at sea was in 1959. He loved his seafaring years and was proud to have served. He also loved telling his many tales. Funeral Wednesday 23rd October, Hartlepool. Please contact for details. Thanks.
21 October 17 2013 at 14:08:35
Full Name: john lintern
Home Town?: brighton,east sussex
Message Text: looking for former shipmates
22 October 13 2013 at 10:00:58
Full Name: douglas mackay sutherland
Home Town?: stockport
Message Text: Served with various companies includind Holder Bros, KOTC, Esso, BP and others
23 October 12 2013 at 13:55:44
Full Name: Michael Wootton
Home Town?: Tamworth
Message Text: Sat 12th October,The National Arboretum, Alrewas. Great Parade, Great turnout, well organised,"only Tim could do it". Thanks to John Sail, Tim Brant, Capt Parsons,Rev Alan Barrett and the bugler for making it a memorable day, even the rain did'nt spoil it. Mike
24 October 09 2013 at 06:13:20
Full Name: Vanessa Brown
Home Town?: London
Message Text: I am on this website because i am looking up details post my partners mothers funeral ....she was evacuated from Burma in the early 60's by the Derbyshire and I wanted to know more about the vessel.
Thanks its a great site
25 October 08 2013 at 13:55:20
Full Name: graham williams
Home Town?: helston,Cornwall
Message Text: I have been away for far too long.
Does any one remember an F>T>Everards palm oil coastal tanker in 1954/5, in was on board for a short while and have forgotten her name.
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