1226 September 25 2007 at 02:21:46|
Full Name: DAVID FORSHAW
Home Town?: JARROW
Message Text: SO NICE TO HAVE THIS HELPFULL SITE.WELL DONE
1227 September 23 2007 at 19:59:38
Full Name: Paul Jorgensen
Home Town?: Middlesbrough
Message Text: I am trying to trace the history of a ship - SS Fort le Montee. It was damaged in 1943 with large loss of life. My Grandfather was killed during this action - Mr. Raymond Eugene Renwick. If any person can offer any inforamtion regards the accident that resulted in the death of my Grandfather, or have information as to what happend to the ship and remaining crew, it would be greatly appreciated. The history of the ship etc that iam putting together is for my Mother who never knew her father. Kind regards to all.
1228 September 21 2007 at 08:47:10
Full Name: Steve holden
Home Town?: Beverley
Message Text: Hi I'm Steve from Beverley, Been at sea over 30 years now. I'm trying to find some info and perhaps someone here can point me in the right direction.
Does anyone know when the first variable pitch propeller was used on a ship and what ship was it.
1229 September 17 2007 at 09:31:54
Full Name: Charlie White
Home Town?: Vung Tau (Vietnam)
Message Text: My family have served the MN for over 200 yrs. My GGF was lost at sea without trace before the days of radio. One uncle received the OBE after losing his ship, bombed NA and was lost without trace in Brazilian waters 1942 Another uncle was Engineer Comodore of BI during the second WW and serve as chief engineer on the Madura after it was repaired from being bombed. My GF was a director of Sir Rober Ropner and Co during the first WW. My Father served with Ropners as an engineer. My mother worked for the Flying Angel Missions to Seamen. I served with Austasia on the Malay, Port Line on the Port Huon (1927) Bank Line on the Nessbank, Laganbank, Irisbank, Northbank, Testbank. With Ellermans on the City of Melbourne. On China Nav. on the Kuala Lumpur and the Tientsin. Other ships I served on were the Bermuda Trader when it blew up, the Malekula, the Hemiplecta, the Watamurra, the Mittagong, the Adelong whenit went on the rocks, the Iron Duke, the Lake Illawarra, not when it sank at Hobart, the Daylesford, the Windarra and the Lake Macquarrie
If any of the many people I sailed with would like to get in touch I would be happy to hear from them. The most reliable way is by email
1230 September 16 2007 at 18:32:48
Full Name: Tim Hosey
Home Town?: Rutherglen
Message Text: I have a photograph of the 'CEDARBANK' which was torpedoed 21 April 1941 on which my GGF and several others lost their lives. I was sent it by the son of an Officer who had served on board the above. If anyone would like a copy please let me know. Cheers and many thanks for a wonderful site. Tim
1231 September 15 2007 at 22:09:38
Full Name: Maxine Godfrey
Message Text: I would like to find out more information about anything connected with my father who was a 2nd Radio Officer Merchant Navy in WW2. He sailed on SS Dalcross; SS Machester Progress ; SS Wanderer and SS Dorelian. His name is John George Miller.
1232 September 14 2007 at 05:37:46
Full Name: Fleur Reynolds
Home Town?: Salisbury, Wiltshire
Message Text: I would very much like to find out more about my husband's father, Robert (craig) Leitch, who was Master of the Oxfordshire sailing from England to Gallipoli as a hospital ship in 1917. Does anyone know of him or where I might find more details on the Oxfordshire at this time? Thank you.
1233 September 14 2007 at 03:39:33
Full Name: Brian William Molloy
Home Town?: Auckland
Message Text: Sailed with Blue Star during 60's
Would like to contact others of same era. Brian
1234 September 11 2007 at 14:44:06
Full Name: Frederick Henry James
Home Town?: Wingham U.K.
Message Text: My previous request on9/9/07
gave Thomas Barwick Richards
last appointment incorrectly
It was on the Vessel"Crouch Bros.
Merc. No. 31909 in MAY 1869 &
not 1870 as stated on the 9th.
Lloyds Listed as a SP voyage&
then gave a date of death1/5/1870
but no other details.This date must
have been supplied by somebody????
1235 September 11 2007 at 12:29:19
Full Name: Julian David Smith
Home Town?: Burton-upon-Trent
Message Text: I was wodering if anybody out there could help me please, my Father passed away in May 2004 and, missing him dearly, I would love to know more about his career in the service.
His name was KENNETH IAN SMITH and he served as an ENGINEERING OFFICER on the SS CITY OF OTTOWA in 1956, so I am led to believe by my Mother.
Does anyone have any information of what happened to the ship, or does anyone remember my Father, I doubt anyone will as it was a cargo/passenger vessel with limited crew, whether this is correct or not, I do not know for certain.
Any information would be a bonus, I still have a photo of my Dad, in his uniform, on my mantlepiece and there is not a day where I don't think of him and miss him.
Thankyou for your time reading this.
1236 September 11 2007 at 12:25:33
Full Name: Roddy J Macdonald,
Home Town?: Stornoway Isle of Lewis. Western Isles.
Message Text: Back from Isle of Barra @ Merchant Navy Memorial Service.would Ken Walters Radio Officer RFA Swin please get in touch lost your e-mail address. Good sailing. Roddy.
1237 September 10 2007 at 15:42:45
Full Name: ron sheldon
Home Town?: Norwich
Message Text: ORSOVA 1966-7
1238 September 10 2007 at 14:49:24
Full Name: Clive Marsh
Home Town?: Sussex
Message Text: I would like to float the idea of a 'Merchant Navy Sailing Association' past the committee.
It occurred to me that there are thousands of us ex Merchant Navy personnel who own sail and motor boats. In my own club there were many ex Merchant seamen and I come accross them all the time whilst sailing around the coast of Britain. Indeed Sir Robin is an ex Merchant Seaman. I have met boat owners from all departments (deck, engine, catering).
With our Merchant Fleet in decline a MN Sailing Association would be an excellent way to keep things alive. After all we have the Royal Airforce and Royal Navy Sailing Associations so why not a MNSA ?.
It could start of in a small way as a simple division of the MNA. Members could have a flag (defaced Red Ensign) to fly and perhaps there could be an annual meeting/dinner. I am sure it would grow.
I think it would be a useful income stream for the Association!
If you think this is a good idea then show your support to the committee members.
(ex Canadian Pacific and London Nautical School)
1239 September 09 2007 at 11:12:11
Full Name: Frederick Henry James
Home Town?: Wingham U.K.
Message Text: I am searching for a place of
death of My g/gfthr.Master mar.
born1830 died Jan.1870 Last appt.
Crouch Bros.31909May 1870.All other
Gov.depts.give a date of death but
no place.I am the last of his line
& would dearly like to find out
more about him.He mainly sailed to
the SP & the Med.His full name is
Thomas Barwick RICHARDS
1240 September 09 2007 at 09:57:35
Full Name: pam eusice nee SHARP
Home Town?: South Australia
Message Text: I am the ggdaughter of ROBERT SHARP, , born 1867, Shetland.
He was boatswain on the HMHS LLANDOVERY CASTLE when it was torpedoed by a German u-boat in June, 1918.
He is from a long-line of seafarere, who were master mariners with the Cunard Line, his nephew being the master Rudolph SHARP from the Lancastria in WW2, when it was sunk.
I am desperately trying to find any info whatsoever on my ggfather and his family,
Pam Eustice nee SHARP,
1241 September 06 2007 at 15:56:06
Full Name: Ian Hawks
Message Text: As a veteren, MN had my first visit to The TowerHill Memorial parade on the 2nd September what an excellant turnout, a pitty that the Press and TV could not give it more support with coverage.
1242 September 06 2007 at 10:59:05
Full Name: Ms Paige Connery
Home Town?: Liverpool, UK
Message Text: My Great, Great, Great, Grandfather was Samuel Austin and he was born in approx. 1840's. He married Emily Warner in 1864 and they lived in Bristol.
He does not appear on any census. However, his wife's profession is listed as Wife of Mariner - Merchant Service.
I live in Liverpool and chances of me getting to the offices of the National Archives are pretty slim. Is there any other way to search records to find when and where he served? Unfortunately, I have no idea of the names of any of the ships her served on or even a rough date of when his service started and ended. I cannot find him in the death records either so am assuming he may have died at sea. His name his son's marriage certificate in 1915 does not say he is deceased, so his death will have been after this time.
I'm a bit stuck as to where to go from here, so any pointers would be greatly appreciated.
Many thanks, Paige.
1243 September 05 2007 at 12:59:55
Full Name: linda hardman
Home Town?: Warilla nsw australia
Message Text: Just a message to let you know that my great Uncle passed away last week he first sailed on the CUTTY SARK when he was 13.We have heard over many years the stories of all the ships he was on during the war .We are very proud of those stories and have wonderful memories of him and the way he served his country.
1244 September 02 2007 at 22:35:00
Full Name: Michael Fleming
Home Town?: Bristol
Message Text: Bristol Branch would like send their sincere condolences to the family of Gordon White and also to Exeter Branch. Gordon will be greatly missed. He was a true friend for the people who knew him.
1245 September 02 2007 at 21:57:58
Full Name: Lt Chris Coleman P.R.I.B Federation Des Combattants Allies En Europe
Home Town?: Finedon Northamptonshire
Message Text: Hi to all,i would like to say that i had a great day on the 2nd September 2007 at the merchant navy day at tower hill in London when we remember them you gaven there lives on the sea in conflicts,i and members of the f.a.c.e.e. ,keep the red duster flying see you all next at tower hill
1246 September 02 2007 at 18:40:24
Full Name: Kelsey Wilson
Home Town?: Hull
Message Text: I am a Deck Cadet with CalMac and just popped onto this site to try and find any info on Merchant Navy Day. I was hoping that there might be a church service in my area......anyone know of any? Great sight, will let all of the other cadets know about it. Thanks.
1247 September 02 2007 at 09:04:28
Full Name: Douglas Allan / 1095 / R518162
Home Town?: London
Message Text: I am pleased to advise our members that the RED ENSIGN will, once again, fly above the Civic Entre, Uxbridge tomorrow, 3rd September - Merchant Navy Day.
1248 September 01 2007 at 20:27:15
Full Name: pat edge
Home Town?: burlington, ontario, canada
Message Text: I am looking for information on a steamer "Mandoc" being prepared for launch at the shipyard of Swan Hunter and Wigham Richardson at Wallsend on Tyne.
I have a newspaper clipping, in very bad condition (how old - I don't know) and my curiosity is becoming unreal.
An accident involving an anchor dropping on men below occurred on February 10 (no year mentioned) which resulted in the death of Patrick John Higgins who was either my grandfather's brother or could have been my great grandfather (as I have no year to figure this out).
Can anyone help me? I have tried newspaper archives, forums, and anything maritime. To date this Association was the most interesting, however, nothing on the ship "Mandoc"
Please contact me if you have any suggestions.
1249 August 28 2007 at 18:53:11
Full Name: Paul Heys
Home Town?: Fleetwood
Message Text: ex Vindi Sept64-Nov. Chicanoa Elders & Fyffes Nov 64 - Feb 65. British Dragoon Feb 65 - May 65.
Port Quebec Jun 65 - Jan 67.
Port Auckland Feb - May 68.
Ulster Star Jun - Nov 68.
Port Auckland Dec 68 - Jul 69.
Auckland Star Jul 69 - Sept 69 VNC Timaru NZ.Adelaide Star DBS -Nov69.
1250 August 28 2007 at 02:03:53
Full Name: stan carter
Home Town?: Almonte, Ontario Canada
Message Text: I was a vindi lad (d) from Jan to mar 1955. sailed tankers and general freight. came to canada 1964 and have not looked back since. The time spent at sea were the best and a great way to mature and appreciate the worlds education. Great web site,didn't relize there was such a following of MN guys past and present.
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