526 March 26 2010 at 16:49:21|
Full Name: D (Limey) Bates
Home Town?: London
Message Text: Served in the MN for many years with various shipping lines. I`m now early retired and settled down. I`m looking for anybody that remembers me.
Does anyone remember my mate Joe Dewar? Where can I contact him?
527 March 21 2010 at 19:00:01
Full Name: Richard Porteous
Home Town?: Glasgow
Message Text: MN Officer 1958 to 2008
528 March 21 2010 at 11:42:10
Full Name: steven woodhouse
Home Town?: norwich
Message Text: Can anyone help. I am trying to obtain photos of MV Dashwood an OBO operated by Buries Markes during early 1980's.
I was a deck cadet on her and never could get a decent photo!
Will of coarse pay any costs etc.
529 March 20 2010 at 03:54:11
Full Name: harry alexander shand castles
Home Town?: aberdeen
Message Text: my discharge book number was r891546
was with ben line from 1970 to 1975
then joined offshore marine left in
530 March 16 2010 at 14:45:56
Full Name: David Thomas
Home Town?: Liverpool
Message Text: I run a website that is now dedicated to everyone who sailed with Buries Markes. Originally designed to show my own personal photos it now contains photos of the Buries fleet with photos of old shipmates sent to me by ex-Buries men. Come and take a look at
531 March 12 2010 at 17:21:54
Full Name: Peter McArthur
Home Town?: Winnipeg Manitoba Canada
Message Text: I am interested in pictures of an oil Tanker Called the Lord Canning around the early 1950 era, My Father Donald L McArthur was first mate around that time , if any one can help me with site or link where I could take a look would be appreciated. Many Thanks Peter
532 March 09 2010 at 17:34:41
Full Name: John Longo
Home Town?: Far Hills, N.J.
Message Text: Re: Trojan Prince
My grandfather arrived in N.Y. as an immigrant on April 24,1898.
Anyone who has knowledge of this ship's history, (other than whats posted on the internet), please contact me.
Its interesting that she was torpedoed by a German Sub in 1917, and that I served on a sub 60 years later.
533 March 08 2010 at 15:04:10
Full Name: Billy McGee
Home Town?: Stockton-on-Tees
Message Text: My latest book is now available. Anyone interested can contact my email.
"They Shall Grow Not Old...." is dedicated to over 500 boys age 16 and under who died in service with the Merchant Navy during WWII including fifteen boys age just 14 years old. The book is chronologically indexed by date of the losses from 1939-1946 on how these boys met their fate, detailing convoy, cargo, destination and cause of loss. Each month also records the official tonnage losses for Allied and neutral Merchant shipping and a monthly break down of the number of casualties throughout the war including DEMS gunners. There are 60 black & white photographs representing various types of ships sunk as well as 22 colour photographs of all the grave stones of those buried ashore throughout the world. A number of photographs of individuals have also been found and are incorporated into the ship photographs they were lost from.
534 March 07 2010 at 11:11:40
Full Name: james insole
Home Town?: cardiff .south wales
Message Text: Its been a pleasure reading through old records....Iam looking for old crewmates on ..ss Inver..charlie browns of larne...in 1961..,,ty all
535 March 05 2010 at 09:46:30
Full Name: Dennis Clark
Home Town?: Wollongong, Australia
Message Text: John Albert Milton MBE Lloyds Medal (my father-in-law now deceased)was 3rd mate on Teesbank when sunk in 1943. Picked up by East Wales which was also sunk then picked up by Gullmaren and landed in Brazil.
I'm trying to find out:
1. name of ship he returned to UK in - which was also sunk and who picked him up.
2. Other ships he was on after this episode as 1st mate.
Any information appreciated.
536 March 03 2010 at 23:50:26
Full Name: Lewis Firth
Message Text: im looking for any of the crew on the royston grange 1970-1971
537 March 03 2010 at 07:53:57
Full Name: James [Jim] Muir
Home Town?: Mandurah West Australia
Message Text: Now retired but sailed as engineer 1960 to 1964 with Port Line,the Napier,Auckland,New Plymouth,Victor,Sydney and St. Lawrence. Wish to hear from anybody who may recall me from those good days. Cheers
538 March 03 2010 at 03:16:28
Full Name: Edwaer L Zausch
Home Town?: Evansville Indiana U.s.A.
Message Text: have Large Cap Badge collection need help in badge identficartion of Merchant navy steamship lines.
539 February 27 2010 at 17:58:58
Full Name: John.Hingley-Hickson
Home Town?: Falmouth
Message Text: Great site I will keep this one in my favourites.
540 February 24 2010 at 10:47:13
Full Name: kathleen Lloyd
Home Town?: Anglesey
Message Text: my husband ,father ,and grand father were all chief engineers in the M.N.My husband was with ellermans and then sealink until his retirement.My father Wilfed Rourke was lost at sea in 1943 when his ship the Silver Beech (silver lines ) was torpedoed.My grandfather was Charles O'Neill .He moved from the North East to merseyside approx 1919.The only ship I know for certain he sailed on was SS Churnaca of the Larrinaga line between the twenties and thirties. He was awarded the M.B.E. which he received At Buck pal 1/1/1945.I recall my mother mentioning something about the Spanish Civil war bot regrettably I did not record any of the information she gave me. She died in2007 and I am the only remaining family member of that direct line (apart from my kids of course!!)I have tried various websites to get some info re my grandfather but with no success.Could anyone direct me somewhere I do not like using Ancestry .com and their many other outlets but if I have no other way I may have ! Than k you for reading this long spiel!!
541 February 22 2010 at 19:17:21
Full Name: Geoff Scholes
Home Town?: Hull
Message Text: Looking for a photograph of a Saudi registered reefer,m.v."URANUS" official no S.A.1620 Gross tonnage 7212 registered in Jeddah.I Sailed on her from 10/4/90 to 3/8/90.Would appriciate any help.
542 February 22 2010 at 13:18:14
Full Name: george allison
Home Town?: belfast
Message Text: Can anyone help me im trying to find out about my great uncles service in the Merchant Navy, he was Victor McCaffrey born in Enniskillen in 1917,he may have joined in 1950 i think his number was R 524241. I have copies of cards for him what does the following mean :- B.S.I.C, C.R.S.10, C.R.S.59, HE WAS ON VARIOUS SHIPS , Vienna,Laurelwood,Athel Duchess, Regent Tiger, Baron Elgin all in and aroud the early 1950's
Anyone help please
543 February 20 2010 at 20:38:21
Full Name: Angus McDonald
Home Town?: Ddeerfield Beach Florida
Message Text: Burns and Laird/Port line Esso Tanker/Royal Mail/Furness Bermuda/are some of the co i served withd furn royeportbburns
544 February 17 2010 at 19:51:45
Full Name: wayne workman
Home Town?: pershore ;worce
Message Text: looking for,old mates,queen mary&lizzie
545 February 16 2010 at 15:09:06
Full Name: Mervyn Maud
Home Town?: WHITBY
Message Text: Sailed with the Albyn Line from 1956 to 1963
546 February 14 2010 at 11:32:21
Full Name: Kevin Mercer
Home Town?: Barrowford, Nelson
Message Text: Hi folks, I am trying to get in touch with an old shipmate who sailed with me on the SS Cotopaxi for PSNC 1960/62.We were junior engineers and I think he was junior 4th. His first name is Henry and I think he lives in Holme Firth or thereabouts.He was writing a book about the time we nearly foundered in the South Atlantic in foul weather. We had lost all electrical power due to shipping tons of green stuff onto the decks which found it's way into the clean diesel tanks for the gennies.Any help would be appreciated.
547 February 13 2010 at 11:21:23
Full Name: bill welch
Home Town?: stevenage
Message Text: My wifes great grandfather was Captain Robert Austin he commanded ss Archimides in 1892, he died of yellow fever whilst at sea, after leaving the Brazilian coast and was buried at sea, the only information we have is from a report from the New York Times of the ships arrival in New York dated May 15 1892, if anyone has any more information it would be greatly appreciated. I myself was a merchant seaman, ex vindi boy and served from 1954-1960 regards to all Bill Welch
548 February 10 2010 at 11:47:29
Full Name: Nigel Chamberlain
Home Town?: Penrith
Message Text: I am trying to gather information to use in my eulogy to my father who died on Saturday 6th February 2010. I believe he signed up underage in Liverpool for the Blue Star line. He was a 17 year old seaman on the Sydney Star when it was torpedoed by a German E-boat off Malta on 24th July 1941. I understand from his stories that she was hit in the coal bunker area when elsewhere she was full of troops and amunition. A skeleton crew managed to sail her into the harbour under constant barage where she was undergoing repairs in dry dock until 18th August 1941. The Germany effort to blockade the island was intense and people lived in hardship and shelterd in caves during the bombing raids. I have been told that the Sydney Star made for Buones Aires where she underwent extensive repairs. Apparently my father enjoyed his time in Argentina.
549 February 09 2010 at 13:34:58
Full Name: David Wiltshire
Home Town?: leamington spa
Message Text: Dear M.N.A.
I have recently joined the M.N.A. and lookforward to recieving your quarterly publication which is very well pressented and informative.
I am a serving able seaman and wondered if it wound be possible to include some articules on current modern British ships and crews? We are still out there getting older but still turning too!
Thanks and keep up the great work.
550 February 08 2010 at 13:08:15
Full Name: John Anderson
Home Town?: Dundee
Message Text: Apprentice PSNC 1963-1967
6 Trips on "Flamenco"
1 trip "George Peacock"
3 trips "Pacific Reliance"
Shaw Saville 1968-1974
Offshore Marine 1974-1976.
"Happiness is a full cargo of onions and mellons from Valperiso"
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