1051 May 16 2008 at 10:17:46|
Full Name: michael fraser
Home Town?: Walsall
Message Text: I come from Aberdeen iwas on
Scottish Princess 22.12.65 to 8.2.66Benhiant 14.2.66 to 2.7.66
Otaki 27.7.66 to 2.1.67Benarty 27.2.67 to 22.10.6Benvorlich 12.11.67 to 26.4.68Baltic Trader 23.5.68 to 5.8.68Wiltshire 5.9.68 to 19.3.69Grangemouth 28.4.69 to 31.5.69British Lantern10.4.70 to14.9.70salambria13.10.70to26.6.71
1052 May 15 2008 at 15:10:14
Full Name: JON UZOAGBA
Home Town?: LOME TOGO
Message Text: I LOV THIS SITE OK KEEP IT UP MARCHANT NAVIES.
1053 May 13 2008 at 22:58:15
Full Name: Michael Hastie
Home Town?: Glasgow
Message Text: I was at sea for 28 years (1962-90), my last ship was Ropner's "Lackenby". I couldn't get another ship after the "Pool" closed down. Enjoyed the last hour or so reading the letters here. It seems I'm not the only one who misses the sea. I have my own amateur website if you like photo of ships. The address is: www.michaelhastie.me.uk
1054 May 12 2008 at 07:00:30
Full Name: joseph walsh
Home Town?: Dublin Ireland
Message Text: my father sailed on the ss Bradburn's maiden voyage 1930, departed west hartepool 30th april 1930.Have being looking for picture of ship and other information. any help out there.
1055 May 11 2008 at 19:54:32
Full Name: michael penfold
Home Town?: torquay, devon
Message Text: would like to hear from anyone who sailed on the wave victor to gan 1961
1056 May 11 2008 at 19:06:16
Full Name: keith a appleby aka apples
Home Town?: north shields
Message Text: sailed aboard the silverbeck and silverforce ie Silverline..
tring to contact keith a allison from sunderland george cram ...gateshead maurice tate ... blyth roy griffiths ...
mumbles please contact ..look forwardto hear from anybody ..apples
1057 May 11 2008 at 10:42:07
Full Name: ann newby
Home Town?: blyth northumberland
Message Text: Hope someone can help with some history on 2 ships >
Agnes (7) Master/ Alexander Maurice (1861 census - North Foreland)
Northern S S registered in South Shields (1881 census)
Would be grateful for ANY help or advice.
1058 May 08 2008 at 07:55:15
Full Name: George Griffiths
Home Town?: originally Dartford. now perth west oz
Message Text: found this great site just by cruising around the net. anyway went to the vindi 52/53.so went away deep sea all thru the fifties on Deck wound up A.B. sailed on B.P . royal mail . blue star. castle boats. a couple of tramps. last trip was on the Amazon. Aug 60. did a stupid thing fell in love with the hairy thing . got married left the sea . worked for royal mail gang for two years . had a great time but the weather got the better of me, so any old ships mates drop us a line. wish it was a heaving line. good luck to all the old salts around the world George in Perth.
1059 May 06 2008 at 20:02:13
Full Name: Elizabeth Williams
Home Town?: Malvern Worcestershire England
Message Text: My grandfather William Joseph Morrison was on the Dunaff Head SS Merchant Navy which sank in 1941. He was buried at Freemantle Cemetry Australia 6.11.1944 which states his ship as Dunaff Head, Belfast. He died when my mother was 6 so she does not have many details. Can anyone shed any more light? THANK YOU
1060 May 03 2008 at 23:25:29
Full Name: Clive Marks
Home Town?: Bristol
Message Text: Trying to trace any information about my late father, Robert Marks, he would have served from 1938 to 1948, and sailed from Avonmouth. Unfortunately I don't know the names of any of the ships he was on, but I do know he went ashore in India and San Francisco.
Needle in a haystack anyone?
1061 May 02 2008 at 23:53:14
Full Name: Anthony Johansen
Home Town?: Ottawa.Ontario, Canada.[Originally Bristol]
Message Text: This is a long shot, but is there anyone out there who reads the guest book who sailed in the S.S. "Samwinged", a Liberty ship managed by Reardon-Smith's of Cardiff, on a voyage between September 1946 and October 1947? If so, Please get in touch with me via the email address. I was an Apprentice in her at the time.
Thanks, especially to the MNA who have done, and continue to do so much for all of us.
1062 April 30 2008 at 20:34:44
Full Name: Noel Pugh
Home Town?: Weymouth
Message Text: If I only had realised these ships would be destroyed, I would have taken photo's while on board from various angles, the only ones available now are side shots from afar.
I sailed mostly with Union-Castle , after my spell with army.
1063 April 29 2008 at 17:50:50
Full Name: john robert muir
Home Town?: liverpool
Message Text: sailed with
elder dempster 1959 until mergedwith ocean fleets and thereafter for curnow shippings first year of life
1064 April 28 2008 at 10:05:41
Full Name: Terence Williams
Home Town?: Melbourne Australia ( born Swansea Wales)
Message Text: Hello to all the breed of seafarers,
Sailed with Shaw Savill 1950 to 1955,as elect.engr.officer, ( including the Royal Commonwealth Tour on Gothic, then the British Phosphate Commission from 1955 to 1959, then settling in Melbourne Australia, an am still here, aged 80 years!. Bon Voyage to you all.
1065 April 26 2008 at 07:24:59
Full Name: roy
Home Town?: cardiff (now australia)
Message Text: Great site! Brings back many memories! Set sail from Cardiff (thanks to Bill Henkie)on Sheaf Arrow straight from school 1950. We weathered the same storm as the 'Flying Enterprise'-just made it minus jolly boat ,railings etc. Great first trip for a new chum as peggy! Crazy kid even signed on again!! Anyone out there who sailed on her or Afon Gwilli (crazy ship),Nurtureton,British Caution? Subseqently became trawlerman. Would love to hear from anyone who remembers these ships. Ok to email me direct. Cheers cobbers!
1066 April 26 2008 at 07:13:01
Full Name: Ian (Bluey) Holland
Home Town?: Woombye Qld
Message Text: As an "old" Blue Star Engineer I could relate to this.
How to Simulate Shipboard Life - For Ex Mariners Who Really Miss "The Good
Old Days" And for land lubbers to understand the difficult life onboard a
01) Sleep on the shelf in your hall closet.
02) Replace the closet door with a curtain.
03) 3 hours after you go to sleep, have your wife whip open the curtain,
shine a flashlight in your eyes, and mumble: "whoops, sorry wrong watch
04) Build a wall down the middle of your bathtub, and lower the shower head
to chest level.
05) While showering, turn off the water while soaping.
06) Put "lube oil" in your humidifier, and turn it on "high".
07) On TV, watch only old movies in the middle of the night, have your
family vote on a movie to watch, then show a different one.
08) Leave the lawn mower running in your living room for 24 hours.
09) Have the paperboy give you a haircut.
10) Once a week blow compressed air up your chimney, watch the soot land on
your neighbours car, and laugh while he curses you.
11) Buy a trash compactor, but only use it once a week. Until then, store
the trash in the other half of the bathtub.
12) Wake up at midnight and have peanut butter or mayonnaise on stale bread.
13) Make up your family menu for a month in advance without any regard for
the inventory of food on hand.
14) Set alarms to go off at random times. When they go off, run into your
yard, grab the garden hose and wet down your house.
15) Once a month take every appliance apart (whether they need it or not)
and put them back together; hoping you do it right.
16) Invite about 20 people, that you don't really like, to stay with you
for about 6 months.
17) Install a 6" fluorescent light under your coffee table, then lie under
it to read a book.
18) Lockwire the wheel nuts on your car.
19) Once a week, throw the cat in the pool and shout "man overboard". Then
run into the kitchen, sweep all the dishes off the table, and yell
at your wife for not having the place "stowed for sea".
20) Use 17 scoops of coffee for 8 cups of water, let it stand for 6 hours
with the grounds still in the pot, and then drink it.
21) Hire a 50 ton truck to rush in front of your house to simulate
vibration. If it does not succeed to blur the TV picture as on board, hire
a second or third truck.
22) Keep everybody inside the house for 50 days, promise them one free
afternoon outside at the end of this ordeal, then when they are just about
to leave the house, keep them inside because there is an "inspection"....and
lock them up again for another 50 days.
23) Every week day carry out one of the following : a fire drill, an
evacuation drill, a pollution drill, a man over the roof drill, an emergency
phone call drill.
24) Ask your family to fill out a check a list when they switch on/off the
light, when they prepare coffee, when they go to the toilet... and
definitely when they start the electric kettle. Inspect past checklists & if
one isn't found, ask the family member to write out a detailed report on
their failure to follow your rules.
25) Tell your wife that she must follow a rigid procedure when she cleans
the house and when she washes the dishes. When this is done she must prepare
a report describing these operations in detail to show how well you manage
26) Ask her to submit a detailed list of all her intended purchases, buy
only half of the item listed, take 10pc of the buying price as a commission
to have a few drinks, then tell her that she is much too expensive and that
she must try to do the same work with less material and that in the future
she must show a precise inventory of the remaining stock at the end of each
27) Conceal the mouse of the computer and tell the kids that the next
opportunity to buy a new one is two months away.
28) Bill all their phone calls and time online at US$ 5.00 per minute.
Ahhh, yes, they were the good old days......
1067 April 24 2008 at 22:19:24
Full Name: JACK HOCKLEY.
Home Town?: LEEDS, UK.
Message Text: Looking for any ship mates from 1960 left CARDIFF for 18months to PACIFIC east and western sea board, north and south,CAPT.,SMALL the best guy and crew to sail anywhere,TOP engineers on any ship!.BEST EDUCATION to start in life long road of mixing with all types of people for many years to come.
1068 April 23 2008 at 22:09:23
Full Name: innes macaskill
Home Town?: broxburn
Message Text: hiya I worked for beline in 1974 to 1982
1069 April 23 2008 at 17:33:32
Full Name: Penny Brown
Home Town?: Southgate
Message Text: Most interesting web site, thanks. I AM LOOKING FOR any information regarding the Ship MALBERA and my late father, Aubrey Raymond Brown known as Ray) who served on her. He joined the M.N.in the early 1930's, and travelled the far East routes, (INDIA and CHINA) and served on the HOSPITAL SHIPS during WW2 at which time he was third engineer. Around the year 1943-1944 the ship he was serving on put in to DURBAN HABOUR S.A. for repairs, and there he met my mother. I am in the process of creating a family history for my children and grandchildren and would like to add as much as possible. I would appreciate anything that you may think might be relevant, no matter how small the detail.
1070 April 23 2008 at 05:52:21
Full Name: Michael P Corrie
Home Town?: Milton Keynes now residing Australia
Message Text: I have been researching the MNA records for5 information for my files R737670 service from 1959 to 1965.
I would appreciate contact please ships served on were.
1071 April 22 2008 at 03:31:30
Full Name: Lachie Macdonald
Home Town?: Sydney
Message Text: Looking for Ron Crone, Athel apprentice, sailed with him 1965 Border Laird
1072 April 21 2008 at 16:15:35
Full Name: William Murdoch
Home Town?: Findhorn
Message Text: I would like to hear from anyone who sailed with me on the Port Albany,Port Line.
1073 April 21 2008 at 12:52:10
Full Name: Bob Green
Home Town?: MK
Message Text: Looking for former Bank Line Apprentices Mick Spencer, Stanley'Nosher' Gilbert
Mick' Pongo' Strong
John Willington Dunphy
1074 April 21 2008 at 11:32:55
Full Name: Robert Hughes
Home Town?: Lechlade. Glos.
Message Text: Hi I'd like to contact Richard Holbrook ex- R/O (Siemens)on the 'Sovac'based in Naples - a refined spirit tanker of Socony Vacuum.
He was known as 'Sir Richard' to the local ladies and wore one glove to send morse - I relieved him on the Sovac - which proved to be some experience.
1075 April 21 2008 at 06:46:56
Full Name: ronald grant
Home Town?: edinburgh
Message Text: did the dolphin stanhope steamships, gibsons,rfa,salvesens, haines and nzsco
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