826 November 08 2008 at 00:57:46|
Full Name: Billy McGee
Home Town?: Stockton-on-Tees
Message Text: Re: William Evans killed 11/11/43.
It seems your Gt. uncle was a Royal Navy DEMS Gunner (Defence Equipped Merchant Ship) attached to a Merchant ship during the war. HMS President III would of been the shore side accountancy base he would of been attached to.
EVANS, Petty Officer, WILLIAM, D/JX 176045. H.M.S. President III. Royal Navy. 11th November 1943. Age 27. Commemorated Plymouth Naval Memorial Panel 78, Column 2.
By a series of elimination there were three Merchant ships lost on the 11th November 1943, which lost DEMS gunners. SS Indian Prince, SS Birchbank and the Belgium SS Carlier. Checking through documents I have I can account for the first two losses and can confirm he was not onboard these two ships. A further search via the net reveals he was lost on the Carlier and is named on these two sites http://www.naval-history.net/xDKCasAlpha1939-45Ea.htm and here http://www.convoyweb.org.uk/oskms/mem/57_2.htm
827 November 02 2008 at 19:20:42
Full Name: john Alan Hyde
Home Town?: ex. Liverpool, now Kidderminster
Message Text: ex. third engineer, Harrison Line. Good days, but all gone now. good luck to all ex colleagues
828 November 02 2008 at 00:49:58
Full Name: Joseph "Des" Conway
Home Town?: Newcastle(NSW)
Message Text: Looking for anyone who sailed on the "Carnarvan Castle" 1944. Swansea--New York.
829 October 31 2008 at 02:59:31
Full Name: don burville
Home Town?: tyabb victoria Australia
Message Text: I am looking for information regarding my cousin Peter Michael Burville who Im told was in the British Merchant Navy. born 1937 so I would think from aprox 1952 to 1960 I do not know how long he was a member. Im a migrant served in the RA ational service 1954/56 may I wish all of you who sail a safe passage many thanks
830 October 29 2008 at 20:05:03
Full Name: Elaine Foy
Home Town?: Bury
Message Text: Hi Just like to say what a good website.I am trying to trace my gt uncles ship. He was lost at sea on 11.11.1943 in WW2 and nobody seems to know which ship he was on I have tried all websites with no luck. Can anyone help his name was William Evans age 27 from Whitefield Lancashire.
831 October 28 2008 at 14:13:02
Full Name: peter reid
Home Town?: liverpool
Message Text: blufluman
832 October 27 2008 at 21:58:37
Full Name: D. Hicks
Home Town?: Toronto ON Canada
Message Text: I am researching my hubby's family and he has been telling me of his days witht he Merchant Marine during WWII. Was anyone on the Empire Moat which was torpedoed? After everal hours in the water the men were picked up by the Walmer Castle which was bombed and then. they were picked up by the Deptford.
833 October 21 2008 at 09:59:03
Full Name: Ron Wickens
Home Town?: westMolesey
Message Text: are there any old boys of the TS EXMOUTH OF 1936 TO 1939 IF SO WOULD LIKE TO HEAR FROM YOU
834 October 19 2008 at 00:05:31
Full Name: Wendy Phillips
Home Town?: Vernon, BC
Message Text: My family and I were passengers on board Bibby Line's S.S. Leicestershire which took us from Rangoon to Tilbury, London, UK in 1962.
I am in the process of writing our family heritage and am desperate for photos of that gorgeous liner and their fabulous crew who entertained 7 young children for a whole month during what was a very anxious moment in their lives having to flee their homeland.
Thank you for the priviledge of signing this book.
Wendy Phillips (nee Vertannes)
835 October 16 2008 at 18:57:10
Full Name: neil mac neil
Home Town?: isle of barra
Message Text: hello to anybody who remembers me
836 October 16 2008 at 18:00:00
Full Name: Michael Fleming
Home Town?: Bristol
Message Text: Thought members may be interested in Bristol web site -bristolmerchantnavy.com
Up and running with new look
837 October 16 2008 at 14:53:50
Full Name: Derek Lambert
Home Town?: Sunderland
Message Text: From a visit to Lloyds Captains Registers. In the 1870/80's, I found my g grandfather commanded various ships such as Deepdale, Ferndale, Alandale, Langdale. Does anyone know who owned this line from the N-E of England.
838 October 15 2008 at 05:44:49
Full Name: Tim Brant, MNA National Secretary
Message Text: Cenotaph Service and Parade, London - Sunday, 9 November 2008.
Tickets are available for Merchant Navy Veterans in the Merchant Navy section of the Parade. Please contact me for further details.
Tel: 01472 851130
839 October 13 2008 at 06:58:03
Full Name: nigel flowers
Home Town?: england
Message Text: looking for anyone who knew norman catton from middlrsbrough.
i am researching a family history for his daughter denise
840 October 12 2008 at 18:48:42
Full Name: Tim Brant - MNA National Secretary
Message Text: I have been informed by David Craig of the Remembrance Service to be held at Poolewe, Ross-shire at 10.30 hours, Saturday 8 November 2008, followed by a service at the Russian Convoy Club Memorial, Cove, Loch Ewe. Please contact David for further information - tel: 01563 524963.
841 October 12 2008 at 08:10:13
Full Name: elisabeth wheate
Home Town?: katanning w.a
Message Text: interesting read
842 October 10 2008 at 20:22:29
Full Name: Chris Goldsworthy
Home Town?: Wellington New Zealand
Message Text: Just dropped in to see if I could find and info on tracing my great grandfathers background.Appears you cannot help me either.
Was in 1914/18 war and records were destroyed.National Archives not much help as I need to know the boat and as I have only just found out he died here in New Zealand in 1966,I am at a complete lost on where to go.
Nice site and all the best with your Association.
843 October 07 2008 at 20:26:46
Full Name: Roy newell
Home Town?: maesteg south wales
Message Text: would like to get in touch with tony @peter who took a train ride with me in austrailia and ended up in a prisoner of war camp with me the ship was the port alfred in 1966
844 October 07 2008 at 15:34:26
Full Name: jackie clark
Home Town?: liverpool
Message Text: i sailed on the folowing ships Oronsay 1957,Pyrhuss 1959 Empress of Canada 1960,Nova Scotia,1963,Newfoundland 1964 Carinthia1966,Nova Scotia 1968 happiest days of my life going to sea,a chap rang me to-day who saw me listed he never sailed with me but,he informed me of a get together coming off in Liverpool on the 15th November
845 October 07 2008 at 14:12:34
Full Name: John Deering
Message Text: I have found a photo of a football team on board a ship 'Troilus' of Liverpool. The date on the football is 1925. My uncle R. A Crozier is one of the team members. Any interest, I'm interested on learning about this ship and it's history. Help please Thanks John Deering
846 October 06 2008 at 21:12:17
Full Name: Anne Gray
Home Town?: Arbroath
Message Text: My dad Alan Frederick Gray was in the merchant navy from around 1963 to 1966. He sailed on the MV Megantic and Chakla and one other ship which I can't remember the name of. He was very good at cribbage (I have one of his cups!) He also played the guitar. He died very young in 1985. I'd love to hear from anyone who knew him.
847 October 01 2008 at 23:22:31
Full Name: Isobel Tipler
Home Town?: Orkney
Message Text: A very interesting site, thank you.
I am carrying out some genealogical research. Family sources suggest that perhaps three of my Morison ancestors from Lewis were Master Mariners and may have either captained, owned or part owned Clipper ships in the late 18th and the 19th centuries. A reference to a J Morison appears on the GD Tyser & Co page on the MNA site and I would like to find out more about this. Can anyone help? Many thanks.
848 October 01 2008 at 16:28:16
Full Name: Elaine de Bairacli Levy
Home Town?: Horam, East Sussex
Message Text: My Father, Victor deverson served as a Mariner in WW2.
He didn't like to talk much about the war but I understand the Atlantic Convoys were 'hard'. I was thrilled to find your website and to know that even after all the years there is still a great deal of affection and respect for those who participated and are still participating in the Merchant Marine.
If there are any Dunkirk Veterans around I would be interested.
849 September 30 2008 at 15:29:55
Full Name: Billy McGee
Home Town?: Stockton-on-Tees
Message Text: RE: Asuncion de Larrinaga query.
Unfortunately there are no surviving WWI service records as they were all destroyed during WWII. Asuncion de Larrinaga (O.N. 115311) Log books and crew agreements for 1914-1918 are held at The National Archives at Kew in classification BT 165 Agreements and Crew Lists under the ship O.N. The only surviving records for this ship cover, 1916 BT 165/1428 & 1918 BT 165/1805.
850 September 29 2008 at 16:06:54
Full Name: Anne O'Connor
Home Town?: Middlesbrough
Message Text: I would appreciate it if anyone could help me find some information. My grandfather sailed on a ship called Asuncion de Larrinaga. I know it was used as a military transport from 1915-1919 and he was serving at this time. I would like to know more about its movements and also would like to try and get his service records including any other ships he was on. Could anyone tell me how I can do this. I have tried quite a lot of websites but so far haven't been able to find one that gives me any relevant information.
I would be very grateful for any help with this.
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