176 February 27 2012 at 12:31:33|
Full Name: DIANNE BALDRY
Home Town?: BANBURY
Message Text: MY DAD GEORGE JAMES BARRY WAS ON THE LANCASTRIA WHEN IT WAS BOMBED. HE MANAGED TO SWIM TO SAFETY THEN WAS PICKED UP BY A FRENCH FISHING SHIP.
177 February 22 2012 at 16:08:58
Full Name: Norman Angell
Home Town?: Burstwick, Hull, East Yorkshire
Message Text: My late father's discharge book gives his MN number as 1035003.
There is an entry dated 10/11/1927 under 'Officer's Certificate if any' which gives a number 12949 but does not give any grade.
Dad was a Ship's Cook and I have a photo of him in his whites with an officer-style peaked cap. Could he have been a Petty Officer rank? He served from 30/8/1921 until his death on the Russian Convoy PQ 15 in 2/5/1942. His name was Arthur Edward Angell. I would appreciate any guidance you can give.
178 February 21 2012 at 01:15:45
Full Name: Albert Martin
Home Town?: Liverpool
Message Text: Any information at all regarding a ship called the S S Clonlee official No 143804 registred in Belfast grt3096.62 nrt1816.46 .I think it sailed for a company called "The Shamrock Shipping Co out of Larne.It was on the Iron Ore run from Algiers. I was a fireman on herin 1952,natural draught coal burner.
179 February 20 2012 at 22:33:41
Full Name: Pam Rowler
Home Town?: Dromana Victoria Australia
Message Text: Hi my name is Pam and I am trying to find information about a Ralph Houghton R276803 who was a cook in the merchant navy.
I have found you site vey interesting and full of info. thanks Pam R
180 February 18 2012 at 17:48:11
Full Name: edward martin henry
Home Town?: queensbury
Message Text: just found red duster. brilliant. hope to locate the following.GEORGE CHRISTODOULOU.we both joined mv royal crown as 1st.trip junior engineers 25 nov. 1955 in hamburg lost touch years ago. he may have returned to cyprus.BRIAN HART 2nd. eng.bamburgh castle april 1961. 1st. trip jun,eng.from south shields joined sheaf holme in falmouth 12th sept.1960.nickname harpic. he was quick to learn and very good. i was 3rd. eng.he was my junior.
181 February 17 2012 at 01:16:19
Full Name: Peter Earl
Home Town?: King's Lynn Norfolk
Message Text: Hi, I am looking to contact an old freind who joined the MNA I think in King's Lynn. He would be my age now (71) if he is still alive. His parents lived in the Round House Pub. Another mutual friend of ours would also like to hear from him.
His name IVAN EARL FRENCH.
He may be living in northern England.
Any news would be appreciated.
182 February 16 2012 at 13:34:43
Full Name: John Anthony Lee
Message Text: Apprentice & Deck Officer with Furness Withy for 10 years 1951-60.
Ships Jessmore, Pacific Stronghold, Pacific Reliance, Beechmore, Mystic.
183 February 13 2012 at 21:10:20
Full Name: john baskervill russell
Home Town?: margate
Message Text: Hi , Any D E M S qr3 . on board ?
i served on ss Laomedon (1} under
r n control,
not to good with this PC lark.
Best Regards, JBR.
184 February 07 2012 at 21:36:26
Full Name: Michael Wootton
Home Town?: Tamworth
Message Text: Any one out there remember "Basher Wilson", Chief Engineer with Elder Dempsters. I sailed with him on 3 voyages, I think it was his first deep sea trips after losing the ONDO on the Vogel Sands.
185 February 07 2012 at 18:37:55
Full Name: George Stephenson
Home Town?: Exeter
Message Text: I'm researching shipments of coffee beans from countries of origin to the UK by tramp steamer. What shipping lines were involved in the trade from Brazil, other Central and Southern American countries/ports, Africa (Ethiopia, Kenya), the Yemen, India, Java? Has anyone any images of coffee being loaded/unloaded?
186 February 06 2012 at 19:19:27
Full Name: Alan Lupton
Home Town?: Derby
Message Text: Can never forget sailing on the Capetown Castle from Shed 4 Southampton on Oct 3rd 1963. What a fabulous Shipping line. Sailed back on the Pendennis Castle in 1964. Will always remember my waiter on both ships & crusies as Danny McCrory and the Dr Biles and his son.
187 February 06 2012 at 13:23:54
Full Name: Arnold Webb
Home Town?: Montpellier
Message Text: An ancestor William Webb was apprenticed to Joseph Porter of Westoe South Shields in 1823 probably on a collier brig.Where can I trace the name of the vessel, I can't find Porter on the Lloyds register for that year. He died in 1835 so William didn't drown with him before his apprenticeship was finished, no burial record & he was gone by the 1841 census who knows where.
188 February 04 2012 at 12:15:23
Full Name: Frank Ambrose
Home Town?: Liverpool
Message Text: Seaman from 1960 to 1973, still consider myself an EX MerchantSeaman.
189 February 04 2012 at 08:17:19
Full Name: Robert John White ( John )
Home Town?: Bury St. Edmunds, Suffolk.
Message Text: Thank you for the time and effort put into building this site.It is a must for past and present seafarers Serving at sea is not a job,it is a calling.I was drawn to the sea via the "Vindicatrix" in 1956 R658336 I started out as a deckboy aboard Durban Castle,which was the last passenger liner to go through Suez in the Nasser problems of 1956.I was with many shipping companies finishing my time aboard ALL the Chemical Tankers owned by Buries Markes as Bosun which was from 1975/1982
190 February 03 2012 at 05:58:21
Full Name: Tom Hughes
Home Town?: Sydney Australia
Message Text: Thank you, a great resource for a person who was at sea as a child - passenger trying to find out about some of the ships he travelled on!
191 January 30 2012 at 21:43:10
Full Name: NEIL WALTER BELL R290228
Home Town?: liverpool
Message Text: if your out there GUS SHANAHAN (CHIPPIE) GET IN TOUCH IT WOULD BE GOOD TO HEAR FROM YOU FOR OLD TIMES SAKE.
192 January 26 2012 at 16:58:54
Full Name: Caroline Mercer
Home Town?: Coetlogon, France
Message Text: I was born in Crayford, Kent, in 1938 very near the Thames and went to school in Erith. My father worked for Glen Line,(inward freight) and I have wonderful memories of visiting ships, with him, berthed alongside 14 shed in the King George Dock.Happy happy times. Your web site is a great point of access to some of those memories of busy docks and a London River full of ships and trade. Thank you C.M.
193 January 25 2012 at 16:18:33
Full Name: Ian A.L.Walker
Home Town?: Dumfries/Now in Cheshire
Message Text: I am trying to trace fellow seafarers from the Anchor Line between 1958 and 1962. I served as a cadet/junior 3rd on the Tahsinia, Egidia, Caledonia and the Cilicia. Would love to hear from anyone who remembers me.
194 January 24 2012 at 12:46:49
Full Name: Kenneth Kenny
Home Town?: Liverpool
Message Text: Hello to the M.N.Association
195 January 21 2012 at 14:23:53
Full Name: neville roberts
Home Town?: lake mary fl ex Liverpool
Message Text: Hi Alan just to let you know that a group of ex merch meet up on thurs in the eldonian club ,Liverpool you might know some of them.all the best .Nev ex merch 1955 to 1965.
196 January 18 2012 at 00:22:29
Full Name: john ohara
Home Town?: Birkenhead
Message Text: I sailed on quite a few ships, of Strick Line - PSNC - Cunard and Mac Andrews, would be interested in any old shipmates that are around, great website
197 January 13 2012 at 11:33:08
Full Name: Ray Whent
Home Town?: Botley, Southampton
Message Text: Having looked through the mna and red duster websites am surprised that the superb vessel Port Auckland on which I served as Asst Cook between May 1950 and June 1951 is not featured amongst the Port Line Fleet.It does mention the previous Port Auckland but not this lovely vessel where all crew had single cabins. What happened to her?
198 January 10 2012 at 13:36:00
Full Name: george alan heague
Home Town?: Liverpool
Message Text: please note new e-mail.
still looking for mna members to form a branch of the mna in liverpool,i am amazed that such a great port like liverpool can not form a branch
199 January 09 2012 at 23:51:14
Full Name: Bill Moore-Smith
Home Town?: Ballina NSW
Message Text: Dear Merchant men, I ahve been trying for some time now to research into the SS Arawa / SS Esperance bay. However there is much conflicting information regarding this name change. My father WIlliam Moore Smith ie. Bill Smith. R 281943. Identity S.Q.AX 150/3 served on the SS Arawa. RE. WS convoys. 15/10/42..until 16/12/43. He informed me the=at the SS. Esperence Bay was changed to the SS.Arawa. ( Capt. Y or J. Roberts.)
Any help would be extremely valuable
200 January 05 2012 at 17:38:33
Full Name: Robert (Bob) (Yorkie) Barrett
Home Town?: Hull
Message Text: Vindacatrix 1952 Thence various including Port Line, E.W.L., Tor Line, Stena, N.S.C.S.A. Northern Marine. Retired 2007. Any former shipmates around?
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