1 June 16 2013 at 03:55:16|
Full Name: ronald grant
Home Town?: auckland
Message Text: Hello I have been unable to get in for a week or two now. All I get is,'done, but with errors on page'. Any clues. Ronnie
2 June 15 2013 at 12:25:39
Full Name: Martin Jach Humphreys
Home Town?: Esher
Message Text: I served with BP between 1976 and 1982 as Deck Cadet 3rd Officer.
Interested to hear from anyone who remembers me
3 June 11 2013 at 19:47:21
Full Name: Lawrence Jagger
Message Text: NSTS GRAVESEND (Peanut). BPTC. BRITISH IVY, EXPLORER. Joined HM Forces. Still lovethe sea today
4 June 08 2013 at 10:27:02
Full Name: Suzanne Low
Home Town?: Oldmeldrum
Message Text: I am looking for information on the voyages of SS Sampler, a liberty ship that my father served on from July 1943 - July 1944. His name is John Burch and he also served on Wayfarer, Acclivity, Castle Combe, Empire Estuary to name but a few! My father tells me that he made an Arctic convoy on this ship but I can't find any records of this. All help gratefully received.
5 June 06 2013 at 10:02:17
Full Name: John Cann
Home Town?: Keyworth, Nottingham
Message Text: Anyone remember Jo Johansen? Served his time with Reardon Smith, migrated to Charles Hill of Bristol and ended up in Ottawa. Died 2011. His wife has compiled a book "Fair Wind & a Following Sea"recounting Jo's maritime background.
6 June 02 2013 at 05:49:07
Full Name: David G Wright
Home Town?: Ripon
Message Text: A couple of years back someone kindly located and sent me a photograph of SS Bellerophen from the period of WW1. My dad served as a Marconi Telegraphist on this merchant ship, but I have deleted the image by accident. I now hsve a gap in my dad's life-story - could anyone re-locate an image for me?
7 May 28 2013 at 08:49:52
Full Name: GRAHAM LONG
Home Town?: TANUS
Message Text: Is there anyone still around who served on the SS CORCHESTER between June 1943 and September 1944. I would like to know if they knew my father Kenneth Long.
He was the Radio Officer.
8 May 28 2013 at 05:59:53
Full Name: John anthony power
Home Town?: Spain
Message Text: Anyone got photos or info on esso bristol and esso lancaster
Sailed on board as junior engineer earl 60'od9p4
9 May 22 2013 at 14:35:14
Full Name: Billy McGee
Home Town?: Stockton-on-Tees
Message Text: RE: Octane query:
Tanker Octane, 2,034grt, (MOWT, Bulk Oil SS Co. Ltd) sailed from Southampton in ballast bound for Avonmouth. On the 24th May in the English Channel in position 50' 07N 01' 30W, about 30 nautical miles South, South-West of Ventnor, Isle of Wight the ship detonated a mine with the eventual loss of three crewmembers. The Deaths at Sea Register, states the Chief Engineer and one Seaman died in Falmouth Bay, while the ships Bosun died in Falmouth Hospital the following day.
The National Archives at Kew hold a Survivors Report from the incident in question held in file BT199/2137 and can be ordered online. Important that you ask for the report of the Octane starting from page 122 in this file and any pages after (average reports usually consists of two pages) as these files cover incidents over May/July 1941.
10 May 20 2013 at 13:27:18
Full Name: Martyn Richard Bowler
Home Town?: Yarmouth, Nova Scotia, Canada
Message Text: Originally a Grimsby Boy. My career at sea was with Wilson Line, of Hull, Yorks. 1961 to 1972. My pal David (Noddy) knighton and I sailed together for may years as cadets before being split up. Fist ship the s.s. Rialto (UK Canada) The MN was a great job in the '60's. Old ships but good crews. I've been involved in the marine industry, both private and government, my whole working life. How its changed!!
11 May 20 2013 at 09:58:11
Full Name: frank andrew archibald
Home Town?: napier nz
Message Text: sailed mn from 1955 to 1966 and enjoyed every day,,good and bad and experienced a lot of stuff not possible ashore great times!!!!
12 May 19 2013 at 10:32:29
Full Name: frank andrew archibald
Home Town?: napier nz
Message Text: still enjoying the messages being sent and maybe see someone i sailed with..
13 May 15 2013 at 05:08:24
Full Name: Graham Richard Holt
Home Town?: Napier
Message Text: Hello to any old merchant seafarers.I trained at the Vindi in 1963 and was on the 'home boats' until 1968.I was in the NZ Seafers Union until 1998
14 May 11 2013 at 22:11:33
Full Name: Timothy R. Laurence
Home Town?: Toronto Ontario/Chester, Nova Scotia/CANADA
Message Text: A very well researched and necessary addition to internet educational material on Harland & Wolff, the White Star Line, and the famous Olympic Class liners. I salute those who have contributed to this ambitious project, and hope that my suggested correction from April 1, 1912 to April 2, 1912 for Titanic's departure date from Belfast to Southampton will be of service to this site.
15 May 09 2013 at 18:19:47
Full Name: kathleen lamb
Home Town?: liversedge west yorkshire
Message Text: Help please anyone ,I have tried everything.I am seeking information about my granddad, he was chief engineer officer on a ship called ,(I think) MV or SS Octane, all I know is that the ship hit a mine in the English channel and was towed to Falmouth, in 1941 or 2 , how he died I don't know only he is buried in the war graves in Falmouth I do have a photograph of the grave but I need to know how or what happened .As I cannot afford to do research and I actually wouldn't know how or where to start I thought I would ask here hoping someone will know something. I have tried lots of websites but I get the answer "no results found" so I am at the end of my resources now , and wished I had listened to the sea stories my uncle told me and paid attention. I hope someone can help me please.
16 May 03 2013 at 20:52:25
Full Name: karl william crook
Home Town?: horotiu
Message Text: at sea british merchant navy 1959 1963 want to find shipmates if possible
17 May 02 2013 at 15:10:33
Full Name: Nick Messinger
Home Town?: Dorset
Message Text: Great web page!
Am currently putting together a P&O (to 1972) web page at www.pandosnco.co.uk
18 May 01 2013 at 16:05:42
Full Name: Paul Smith
Home Town?: London
Message Text: My late Father Alan lionel smith sailed on various Union Castle ships from 1951 to 1954. Those being the Llangibby Castle, Dunnottar Castle, Capetown Castle, Athlone Castle and the Arundel Castle. His main duities were a Saloon boy, then assistant steward until he changed to another company where he then became cook.
He's discharge book number was 550092. He finaly left the Merchant Navy in 1959, I recall him saying to me as a child "One of the biggest mistakes of my life son was leaving the merchant".
What a man.
19 April 30 2013 at 17:10:03
Full Name: peter rodgers
Home Town?: wallasey merseyside
Message Text: sailed with blue funnel 1947 -1958 was an anbl seaman sailed on myrmidon, aneaus jason perseus as a few any one remembers these times and ships those were the days i live in canada now ships not the same class any more? best regards to all pete
20 April 23 2013 at 02:26:26
Full Name: David L. Evans
Home Town?: Bellflower, California. USA
Message Text: Good to relive my days as a 'sparks' for Marconi.1966-1970
21 April 19 2013 at 14:55:54
Full Name: Terence Skelly
Home Town?: Jarrow, Tyne & Wear
Message Text: Started MN career 1964 as Engineer Apprentice with Hunting & Sons.
Then Buries Markes, Gearbulk, Saga.Went ashore 2001 as Superintendent with Novoship then moved to OSG in 2004, retiring May 2013.
22 April 19 2013 at 07:59:12
Full Name: John Chambers
Home Town?: Ripon, North Yorkshire
Message Text: I trying to find out if my grandfather, Nathaniel Chambers, discharge book No 456681, was on the Dorington Court when she was sunk by U-181 on 24 Nov 1942 with the loss of four crew members.He may well have been the Chief Engineer but have not been able to find a crew list only the Roll of Honour for those lost. Would appreciate any assistance.
23 April 06 2013 at 17:57:02
Full Name: Thomas A. Surprenant
Home Town?: Mass.
Message Text: I found my grandfathers journal from WW1. where he writes about crossing from US aboard the SS Katoomba. He writes "see first ship of the trip SS Justicia 33,500 tons July 24 1918, July 25 1918 our guard leave us and steam away our cruiser called to help the Justicia." I think taht was the day she was torpedoed...Crazy my Grandfather Joseph W. Surprenant was one of the last to see her before she was hit....
24 April 05 2013 at 10:06:13
Full Name: Derek Chidgey
Home Town?: Pontypridd
Message Text: Trying to locate N.O.K. Arthur William Masters. Master Mariner deceased.Believed died at sea-Indian Ocean 1966/7.He was my late wifes father & I would like to contact her half sister by a later marriage.He initialy served as Navigating Officer MN.throught war years (1939-45).Later obtaining Masters Ticket.Where can I obtain copy of death cert?
Any information would be gratefully received
25 April 04 2013 at 21:18:57
Full Name: Brian Harrington
Home Town?: kings lynn
Message Text: i am looking for some college mates from fleetwood mike lee and alan boxall.
salied with texaco myself
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