951 September 03 2008 at 17:53:31|
Full Name: Martin Newcombe
Home Town?: Hythe, kent
Message Text: I attended the unveiling of the memorial to the MN at Dover today. On behalf of my late father, Alan A. Newcombe, I would like to thank everyone who contributed to its completion. But why did it take 60 odd years for it to happen?
My dad was at sea throughout his life, but he would never talk about his wartime experiences. But at last I feel that somebody has recognised his and other MN members' contributions.
Thanks for the opportunity to comment.
952 September 03 2008 at 08:53:59
Full Name: M Williams
Home Town?: Wrexham
Message Text: Please could everybody have a look at this petition
953 September 03 2008 at 08:02:00
Full Name: Mike Stanley
Home Town?: Liverpool
Message Text: Ex engineer, Bolton SS Co, Trinder Anderson, Corrie' Moss Hutchison Line
954 September 02 2008 at 08:44:08
Full Name: Ann Henderson
Home Town?: Chassenon, France
Message Text: Trying to get postal address for Terence Heggan,Rhyll,Victoria ,Australia whose entry appeared 15th Aug. His email keeps bouncing back. I was able to help with his initial enquiry re Dominion Monarch, but have now found nice picture of her which he might appreciate for his buddy Tony. I will forward on receipt.
955 September 01 2008 at 08:07:32
Full Name: Tony des Landes
Home Town?: Napier, New Zealand
Message Text: Hello there
I'm from Napier in New Zealand and over the last 10 years I've computerised all the shipping records going bck to 1895 and more recently been trying to collect a photo of each ship to berth since then. Of the 5030 ships I have all but 14, and those are listed below.
I would love to obtain digital photos of these 14 and I was wondering if anyone can help. If you have a photo and can send s scan or even know of a possible source I'd love to hear from you.
My email is email@example.com and I would be happy with photos of any of these vessels under a different name.
Tony des Landes
BENJAMIN IDE WHEELER 1942
CAPE CORRIENTES 1891
DONALD MCKAY 1920
FORT STEPHENSON 1943
JOHN HARDIE 1906
NANKWA MARU 1906
SHINYO MARU 1891
956 August 31 2008 at 16:59:02
Full Name: Paul Jarvis
Home Town?: Plymouth
Message Text: I would like to thank your collectors at the Armada Centre in Plymouth. When it was realised that the centre had been double booked for collections, and a collection was also taking place in Sainsbury's, your collectors gallantly stood down, stating that they would walk away when their were collections for children's charities. Very many thanks to them!
957 August 29 2008 at 20:49:37
Full Name: Ian Hawks
Home Town?: Hadleigh, Essex
Message Text: Look forward to the parade and service on the 7th September at Tower Hill MN Memorial. Hope the media give us, the M.N little more coverage this year
958 August 28 2008 at 17:20:13
Full Name: Tim Brant
Message Text: SS "Laconia" in the South Atlantic, north of Ascension Island, was sunk by a U-boat on 12 September 1942. Edward (Ted) Johnson, an Assistant Butcher on board, was a survivor. Ted is enquiring if there are any living survivors of sinking?
If anyone knows of anyone, please contact me - tel: 01472 851130 or on the above e-mail address.
959 August 28 2008 at 10:17:41
Full Name: Terence Williams
Home Town?: Melbourne Australia & ( Born Swansea Wales )
Message Text: Sailed with Shaw Savill, 1950/55 as Elect Engr. on following ships :-
Dominion Monarch. two voyages.
Wairangi. one voyage.
Taranaki. two voyages.
Gothic. two voyages. ( including Royal Commonwealth Tour 1953/54 ).
Waiwera. one voyage.
Suevic. one voyage.
Then British Phosphate Commission 1955/59, on following ships :-
regards, Terence Williams. R538301.
960 August 26 2008 at 21:57:25
Full Name: james insole
Home Town?: cardiff ,wales
Message Text: Well done the association really interesting,reading i was a ships chippie,,for 16 years,befor i ended up in marine salvage..thank u shipmates,keep the articals flowing.in
jim insole R707095
961 August 24 2008 at 16:16:22
Full Name: Tom Griffiths
Home Town?: London
Message Text: Sailed on my first ship in 1966 Esso Exeter,strike started then after joined P&O Orsova for round world cruise as DHU then Shell Hemitrochus came out in 67/8 to get married.Sailed with some great guys so anyone know me please get in touch.
962 August 21 2008 at 09:10:33
Full Name: Fred Andrews
Home Town?: Corsham
Message Text: The 'Empire Waterhen' (Chapman's) was known as the 'Empire Watering Can' (amongst other things) - 30 days Loch Ewe to Newfie Johns- latter part at the end of H.M. Tug's 'Tenacity' tow rope.
963 August 18 2008 at 19:59:50
Full Name: william charles graham
Home Town?: Larne
Message Text: Hello to all!
As I write this am on Proficiency in Medical First Aid Aboard Ship course in Birkenhead!
So pleased to be playing my own small part to carry on the traditions of our islands at sea!
Hope you remain well and thanks for a terrific organisation!
964 August 18 2008 at 14:45:17
Full Name: ALAN REID
Home Town?: london
was butcher on,rms AMAZON,P&ORONSAY,RMS.ANDES 1960-1963,BOXED AND PLAYED FOOTBALL
965 August 16 2008 at 12:13:35
Full Name: Terence Heggan
Home Town?: Rhyll, Vic. Aust. ex Belfast 1967
Message Text: Hi Anybody, could you tell me what happened to the Headline Vessels also is The Bank Line still in operation. My Grandfather finish his time as a berthingmaster during the forties he was located at Clarndon Dock as Islandmagee man
Kind Regards, to everyone who logon to the M.N.A Guestbook.
966 August 15 2008 at 16:22:05
Full Name: Noel Jordan
Home Town?: Northern Ireland, United Kingdom
Message Text: My father was in the Merchant Navy. He has sadly passed away and i now feel i want to know more about his time in the navy and the ships he sailed. Is there anywhere with my limited knowlege, i could research and find out more. I would be greatful for any advice or information any of your members or readers may be able to give.
967 August 15 2008 at 12:03:35
Full Name: Stuart Henderson
Home Town?: Chassenon,France
Message Text: Tried to email Bob Hughes re amusing nicknames (August 11 guestbook). My server Orange will not put us through to Tiscali for some reason and emails bounce back. Anyway just a couple more nicknames from the old days as follows: British Tanker Co, BTC stood for Better Times Coming. ESSO equated to: Eat,Sleep S--- and Overtime. Hungry Hogarts was another. Dominion Monarch was Dominion Maniac. Sailed on three of them and all seemed reasonable assesments.
968 August 15 2008 at 11:45:49
Full Name: Graham G BuchAN
Home Town?: Aberdeen Scotland
Message Text: Can anyone assist me in finding information on the New Zealand Shipping Company.
On Leaving Gravesend training school I was given the oppertunity to work with NSC
969 August 14 2008 at 12:41:08
Full Name: Terence Heggan
Home Town?: Belfast now Rhyll Vic.Australia
Message Text: Hi Friends, I have a mate in Aust. that sailed on the Dominion Monarch could anyone know it's home port and the weight.
Kind Regards, Terry H
970 August 11 2008 at 08:55:18
Full Name: Robert Hughes
Home Town?: Lechlade. Glos.
Message Text: Can anyone add to the list of amusing nicknames given to shipping lines - I can only remember, Hungry Harrisons, Clan line Scots navy, Everard's ships - yellow perils, the R.N. the old grey funnel lines, etc.
Best wishes to all,
971 August 09 2008 at 18:31:54
Full Name: jenny butler
Home Town?: Gravesend
Message Text: Looking for crew members of my Dad: Ben(or Benny) Healey. Was on San Gregorio and 2 other 'San' ships in the 1950's. Worked for Everards of Greenhithe and another shipping line, unknown, to me anyway.
He was an engineer, ending as Chief Engineer around 1963 before going to work for the PLA and the Docks in london.
Anyone know Ben, please write, his 3 children (now grown), want 'Albert' to talk to likeminded colleagues, if around. Will get him to look at this web site, he is not computer trained, and prefers 'old days' when he did his 'time' !! Thanks Jenny (daughter).
972 August 09 2008 at 16:56:24
Full Name: Joe Earl
Home Town?: Portishead
Message Text: Hi Lads - If you read and enjoyed my last book "THE MEN WHO MISSED THE TIDE` I have another one out now called `I AM A WESTERN OCEAN MARINER` mostly Seamen`s verse - please contact me in the first instance at the above e- mail address - thanks - Joe Earl
973 August 09 2008 at 13:27:44
Full Name: Tony Allen
Home Town?: Liverpool
Message Text: HELLO JUST NOTE TO ASK IF ANYONE WHO SAILED WITH BLUE FUNNEL 55/58 REMEMBERS ME, I PLAYED GUITAR AND ALWAYS HAD A BAND, BEST ONE WAS ON THE PYRRUS WITH RONNIE BAKER ARTHUR GRAHAM BRIAN YATES WHERE ARE YOU NOW? TONY ALLEN CATERING
974 August 08 2008 at 20:42:14
Full Name: glenn middlemiss
Home Town?: stakeford
Message Text: sailed on british curlew, simonburn, silversand, stonepool, trecarne, 1971 to 1974, looking for les wood from hailsham sussex off the trecarne, or any of the lads who can remember me, thanks.
975 August 08 2008 at 16:09:01
Full Name: Amanda Smith
Home Town?: Southend
Message Text: I am trying to track down the service record for a chap called George Shillibeer. He was born in August 1797 and died in August 1866. He was a midshipman when he left but the date of his leaving the service is unknown. Is there anyone here that can assist me? I have hit a brick wall and need a rather large ball to knock it down!
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