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Sarah Tucker
7th April 2011, 03:41 PM
Hi i am the granddaughter of the late Captain Oswald Tucker he passed in October of 2010 and we are trying to put names to faces and find out what our granddad did at sea, as far as we know he sailed on the Benledi, Benvrackie and the Benalder, we have come across many photos of him on ships with lots of people but he never told the stories behind them. He sailed from 1934 to 1975, we would be very grateful to any one that has any information about him. :)

Keith at Tregenna
7th April 2011, 10:21 PM
Hopefully, someone on site will be able to help, please pass on as much info as you can and keep looking in for response / reply / help etc.

Help us to help you by exchanging all that you can.

Fingers crossed K.

Willl do all I can.

Doc Vernon
7th April 2011, 10:21 PM
Hello Sarah
Dont know of this person,but am wondring if it may be the same one that is mentioned at the Following site!
If so there are Links there that you could possibly follow!
Cheers and good luck!

Captain Tucker MBE (http://www.mercantilemarine.org/showthread.php?4000-Captain-Tucker-MBE)

Sarah Tucker
8th April 2011, 10:16 PM
Thank you for the link, unfortunately it is a little confusing as their were two Captain Oswald Tuckers, and the one on the link wasn't him but was still very interesting, i really enjoy reading about the sea life and all the great people that sailed on the magnificent Ben line ships. : )

willie mac
7th May 2011, 11:10 PM
Hi Sarah

Sorry to hear that Captain Tucker passed away.

When I joined my first ship the Benledi in West India Docks London in August 1969, Captain Tucker was the Master. I completed three deep-sea trips to the Far East on the Benledi in 1969-70 and Captain Tucker was the master on two of these trips. I have recently acquired copies of the Crew Lists and Official Logs for these trips and would be happy to pass on any information if you are interested.

Willie Macfarlane

Des Thompson
7th February 2012, 05:14 PM
Hi Willie,

Also sorry to hear about Capt Tucker. I was 2nd R/O on Benledi - first two trips to sea, April 69. I would be really interested in your crew lists if still


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