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Jason Davis
18th July 2011, 08:46 PM
An old shipmate of mine from the late 1950's John Seed of Grimsby, UK died recently from a brain tumor.
John was an extermely active man right up until his death. He was in his early 70's and still regularly played ice hockey. We served together for several trips on the Africa Palm as fellow AB's and had many adventures.
We had renewed our friendship fifty years after we first met. It was a wonderful experience and I am sorry to lose this precious connection with the life we had at sea during the best years of the British Merchant Navy.

May he rest in peace......Jason Davis

Keith at Tregenna
18th July 2011, 08:54 PM
Crossing The Bar
by Lord Alfred Tennyson

Sunset and evening star,
And one clear call for me!
And may there be no moaning of the bar,
When I put out to sea,

But such a tide as moving seems asleep,
Too full for sound and foam,
When that which drew from out the boundless deep
Turns again home.

Twilight and evening bell,
And after that the dark!
And may there be no sadness of farewell,
When I embark;

For though from out our bourne of Time and Place
The flood may bear me far,
I hope to see my Pilot face to face
When I have crossed the bar.


John Aspin
19th July 2011, 08:44 AM
Greetings Jason,
Sorry to hear about your freind please pass on my condolences to his family and may he rest in peace.
John Aspin (R68543) Ormesby - Middlesbrough.

Peter (Pat) Baker
19th July 2011, 01:26 PM
As an ex Palmliner myself I am sorry to hear of the
passing of your old shipmate.
Calm seas and light breezes for him.
Pat Baker

Glenn Ross
16th November 2011, 09:04 AM
I worked with John for 20 years, both on and offshore. John was an absolute gentleman and will be sadly missed. RIP

Doc Vernon
16th November 2011, 08:08 PM
Hello Jason
So sad to hear of another passing in the Ranks!
May his sails now take him to all those Ports that i know he must have so loved!
Calm Waters John Seed! RIP
Condolences to you Jason and all his immediate Family and Friends!