351 September 20 2010 at 11:33:19|
Full Name: David Edwards (lofty)
Home Town?: Whitstable,Kent,UK
Message Text: sailed on Buries Markes ships 1962 to 1966 La Chacra (2nd maiden, La Maria & La Estancia Maiden voyege out of Belfast, Any shipmates here??
352 September 20 2010 at 06:41:45
Full Name: Dave Evans
Home Town?: Falmouth
Message Text: Did anyone watch the Battle of Britain programme on BBC 1 last night presented by the McGregor brothers? They stated that one of the main German aims prior to the battle was to clear the English Channel of the ROYAL NAVY.To support this they showed a MERCHANT NAVY coastal convoy being bombed ! Later on they stated that the ROYAL NAVY had indeed withdrawn but showed a MERCHANT NAVY DAY ship being bombed.I think that National should ask the BBC why they ignored the MN role?
353 September 19 2010 at 13:08:09
Full Name: Keith at Tregenna
Home Town?: Barry Dock, Soth Wales
The Big Remembrance
24 hour Act of Remembrance on World Maritime Day
Maritime Charity urges public to remember merchant seafarers on 23rd September
To mark World Maritime Day during the International Year of the Seafarer the Principal Chaplain of the global charity Sailors’ Society will be leading a ceremony during which each of the 35,675 names on the National Merchant Navy Memorials in Trinity Gardens, London will be read aloud.
The Tower Hill memorial which was built by the Commonwealth War Graves Commission and unveiled in December 1928, stands as a visible reminder of the sacrifices made by Merchant Seafarers in times of military conflict, and who have no grave but the sea.
The Sailors’ Society is committed to replacing isolation with belonging for the world’s seafarers and has supported them and their families for the past 193 years. The Society believes that the event will serve as a formal and dignified Act of Remembrance. It will take 24 hours to read each name on the memorial and ensure that each and every seafarer’s contribution has been recognised. Principal Chaplain Revd. David Potterton will be assisted in the reading by other Sailors’ Society Port Chaplains, staff and supporters, as well as by Merchant Navy Veterans from the Prince of Wales Sea Training School Association, remembering their shipmates who perished at sea.
Revd David Potterton, Principal Chaplain at the Sailors’ Society said,
"We wanted every name on the memorials to be read on World Maritime Day as a reminder of the huge loss of merchant seafarers in times of military conflict. Every ship and every name will be remembered to ensure that they are honoured and not forgotten."
The Commonwealth War Graves Commission, which built and now maintains the Tower Hill Memorial is backing the event. The Commission's Director-General Richard Kellaway said:
"At over 22,500 sites in 150 countries, the Commonwealth War Graves Commission helps ensure that those men and women who laid down their lives are never forgotten. I hope this event to honour seafarers will help remind people of the sacrifice of those who helped keep Britain and the Commonwealth supplied during the darkest days of war."
The reading of names will commence at 0001hrs on 23rd September and conclude at 2400hrs the same day.
354 September 19 2010 at 08:00:22
Full Name: Henry G Perry
Home Town?: Great Yarmouth
Message Text: An article in the MNA circular 100918 gave the impression that the tugs towing an ice burg away from a rig was some thing new. The company that I worked for was doing this in the 1970s and much larger than a football field Kind Regards H G Perry
355 September 17 2010 at 20:43:46
Full Name: Tim Brant, MNA National Secretary
Message Text: Sunday, 5 September 2010
MN Day Service, Tower Hill, London.
A yellow disposal camera was found on the Main Line coach on the Trinity Gardens to HMS President run.
Please contact me - tel: 01472 851130
356 September 14 2010 at 15:46:33
Full Name: Heather Veronica Ioannou
Home Town?: Glasgow
Message Text: Researching family tree I have discovered (or been told) that my great grandfather died at sea! The latestship I have for him is the P &O Verona which was scrapped in 1899. Am I on the right site for any info?
357 September 14 2010 at 13:30:36
Full Name: derek carman
Home Town?: knott end on sea
Message Text: 1 would like to here from any body that was at ts warfleet botley end of 1959 can you point me in the right direction
358 September 13 2010 at 21:12:36
Full Name: Yvonne Haagensen
Home Town?: Norfolk
Message Text: Hello im looking for anybody that was in the merchant navy 1940-1945.who knew a George Richard Haagensen from Grimsby.if you did know of him please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org
359 September 12 2010 at 19:11:15
Full Name: Bill Langham
Home Town?: Worthing Sussex
PETER from Vindi meeting Sat last.
I think you picked up on me from this site, send me a blurb, so I can get in touch with you anytime.
360 September 10 2010 at 15:55:34
Full Name: David Haisman
Home Town?: Southampton
Message Text: Served in the Merchant Navy throughout the 50's 60's and part of the 70's.
I would like to know if there are any contacts by anyone from the M.V.Niso Shell tanker back in 1954/5
361 September 10 2010 at 08:34:07
Full Name: Peter Carmody
Home Town?: Billingham, Stockton-on-Tees
Message Text: I went to the MNA rememberance service Sunday the 5th Sept, at Tower Hill, London;and was amazed at the huge turnout of old sailors that were there, some of 'em as as old as me and a lot that were older, and still as sprightly as ever.It must be the good living 'at does it. The service was excellent and we sung the hymns with gusto, the Royal Marine Band leading us off.I met quite a few lads and lasses in the pub after the service, when all the reminicing was done, thanks to the lads from Kent, Hull & the lass from the newly formed branch in Harrowgate(with only 8 members)I hope to see y'all next year. and a special mention to Betty the WREN, who could sing like Vera Lynn,and looked like Petula Clark.
Thanks to eveyone concerned with this event for a wonderful weekend. I hope to do it again
Pete Carmody AB (retired)
362 September 09 2010 at 16:03:06
Full Name: Jorgen Lonn
Home Town?: Stockholm Sweden
Message Text: Hi Folks,
Can you help me with paper prints of older general cargo ships and tankers under the Red Duster.
In return I can send b/w negatives of older tankers and general cargo ships from different corners of the world. I hava also negs of smaller passenger lines etc.,.
363 September 09 2010 at 15:04:39
Full Name: Phil Connor
Home Town?: Dublin, Ireland
Message Text: I am trying to locate a gentleman by the name of Raymond Luthman. Raymond was in the Merchant Navy in the 1960's and at that time he lived in the Knowsley area of Lancashire/Merseyside. His mother and sister were both called Mary and his parents also lived in the Knowsley area. I would be most grateful to anyone who may recognise his name or may know his or any of his family's whereabouts? The search is for a very dear friend of mine who is trying to organise a reunion with Raymond's sister, Mary, who they have not seen for 40 years. I would deeply appreciate any information which anyone may have.
Phil Connor - email@example.com
364 September 09 2010 at 13:23:24
Full Name: John Hurn
Home Town?: Sittingbourne
Message Text: I have little recollection of my father.His ship the SS Muneric torpedoed on the night of 9/10 Sept 1941 convoy SC42.I wanted to enter the MN Service in 1951 but ended up in the RN.I was greatly pleased that a day of recognition was given to the MN Service.I still give that silent moment to the many.
365 September 08 2010 at 06:40:20
Full Name: Mr Colin Bull
Home Town?: Guernsey
Message Text: Joined MN 1973 left 1981 all my time spent with Buries Markes LTD.
366 September 07 2010 at 13:40:09
Full Name: timothy o'leary
Home Town?: london
Message Text: hi anybody out there who was on the m/v amalric in 1975
367 September 06 2010 at 21:53:57
Full Name: Peter Mulvany
Home Town?: Dublin, Ireland
Message Text: AB Arthur Fry was awarded a BEM in 1945 for his experience during WW2 as a merchant seaman. Arthur died in 1987 in Bristol and was cremated later in June and then buried elsewhere. He may have been buried at sea. Perhaps shipmates in the Bristol area might be able to advise his last resting place. Best Wishes
368 August 29 2010 at 01:54:31
Full Name: stan carter
Home Town?: almonte ontario canada
Message Text: Great website,brings back many memories. Vindi boy,R624276,Jan-Mar-1955. Sailed with BP, Esso,Watts-Watts,Prince line,Hudson s/s line. Coastal ship city of London to Brussels, weekly. Was on the Hudson Firth when she collided with a Royal Mail ship in thick fog off Falmouth in 1957. Came to Canada 1964, still miss the life, but enjoy the shipping on the St Lawrence seaway. Best wishes.
369 August 25 2010 at 05:29:46
Full Name: Stephen Noel McCabe
Home Town?: Reservoir, Melbourne, Vic.
Message Text: I joined Furness Withy as a Cadet in Sep 1966 and served in vessels throughout the group as 2nd & 3rd Mate, emigrating to Aus in 1976 where I joined BPC. Left the sea in late 1983. Looking for old shipmates & any old classmates from Hull Trinity House between the years 1963 to 1966.
370 August 24 2010 at 23:16:37
Full Name: derek mccarthy
Home Town?: port talbot
Message Text: just trying to find old ship mates and ships i sailed on
371 August 24 2010 at 21:22:36
Full Name: Roy newell
Home Town?: mid glam
Message Text: would like to hear from anyone who sailed on the mv londoner.xmas 1968 we were then in the philippines.
372 August 24 2010 at 10:59:17
Full Name: Dick Roberts R755906
Home Town?: Twickenham
Message Text: Hi all, My first eight years were spent on various vessels from 1961-9 I then worked ashore in the film and nightclub business. After my divorce I returned to sea from 1977-91. Some may remember me fitting out the crew lounge on the 'Blenheim' with all my disco gear for eighteen months, also I served on the QE2 FOR a year 1979-80. I joined the 'Olwen' during the Falklands Conflict. I made the dizzy rank of Bosun after that and continued at sea until leaving at the end of 1991
373 August 22 2010 at 19:13:18
Full Name: stewart martin
Home Town?: edinburgh
Message Text: Hi there any ex crew members of Cairn LINE PLEASE GET IN TOUCH
ISAILED ON THE GOWAN THE AVON ,AND THE FORTH. GREAT SKIPPERS CAPT. HOGG CAPT. LOBBAN
374 August 20 2010 at 10:48:53
Full Name: PAUL BODSWORTH
Message Text: COURT LINE
375 August 19 2010 at 07:45:40
Full Name: Ian James Rackow
Home Town?: DUNDEE.
Message Text: The Fraternity of Masters and Seamen in Dundee will be holding their Annual Merchant Navy Day Remembrance Service on board Frigate Unicorn, Victoria Dock, Dundee at 3pm on Sunday 5th of September,2010. All welcome.
Ian J. Rackow, Boxmaster.
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