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Ian Robertson
21st January 2009, 06:48 AM
I joined the Athenic in Auckland N.Z. as 3rd Fridge in 1964, did 1 & a half trips on her then Joined the Waiwera in 1965. She was a real workup but a happy ship. She was sold to the Greeks whilst being laid up on the Tyne in Oct. 1967 but luckilly the Canopic was on the Tyne as well so i joined her as 4th. Eng. I joined the Majestic in 1968 and did my final trip on the Amalric in 1970 as 3rd, Eng. when i swallowed the anchor to get married. The Shaw Savill Society is thriving in N.Z. and reunions are held every 2 years and are well attended by members from Oz and even the U.K.

alf corbyn
21st January 2009, 10:31 AM
ref post #1

hi barney. welcome to the site. i was on the canopic in 1957 (my last trip)
i joined the S.S.A. but found that all the reunions were in top class venues ie five star hotels and seemed to consist of captains and shore staff and ex passengers so i didn't renew my membership. cheers. alf

Phil Crawley
21st January 2009, 11:15 AM
Was Laurie Creer from the isle of man fridge greaser in the Waiwera when you were in her.

Ian Robertson
21st January 2009, 07:39 PM
Hi Alf, I've heard the U.K. reunions are very formal ones, namely black tie affairs. We are more casual downunder and have a good cross section of members from all departments. I am atte4nding rhe reunion in Edinburgh this year so it will be a new experience for me.
Cheers,
Barney

Ian Robertson
21st January 2009, 07:44 PM
Hi Phil,
I was mains engineer on the Waiwera didn't have too much to do with the freezer and the name doesn't ring a bell.
Cheers
Barney

Doc Vernon
28th April 2009, 09:03 PM
Hi Barney
Would just like to give you a warm Welcome to this very good site!
Here you will find lots of info,good Crew and with luck also find a few old Shipmates!
So sit back,relax and just enjoy the trip!
Hope we will have you here for a long time!
A site truly worthy of the British Merchant Navy!
Cheers


Also"

If you would like to join in and have your Full name R Number and First Ship
Included in the Flag project then please pass it on to Mike Hall who is doing a Main Flag for all
to be displayed some time in one of the UK Museums!
Thank you

Please go to following Link

http://www.merchant-navy.net/forum/showthread.php?t=1974

william walter beange
21st January 2010, 06:07 PM
joined durango as junior engineer in august 74 and then conned into 2nd freezer, after leave rejoined as junior engineer,next ship was illyric, then drina ,and darro final ship in 76 wwould love to here from old pals

Doc Vernon
21st January 2010, 08:04 PM
Hi William
Would just like to give you a warm Welcome to this very good site!
Here you will find lots of info,good Crew and with luck also find a few old Shipmates!
So sit back,relax and just enjoy the trip!
Hope we will have you here for a long time!
A site truly worthy of the British Merchant Navy!
Cheers

If this applies to you then please do send in your details!
Note Well

If you would like to join in and have your Full name R Number and First Ship
Included in the Flag project then please pass it on to Mike Hall who is doing a Main Flag for all
to be displayed some time in one of the UK Museums!
We need your names to get the New Flag full,so please do respond!
Thank you
Vernon (castleman)

Please go to following Link

www.merchant-navy.net/forum/showthread.php?t=1974

Or reply to me in person! Via Private Message Link above below I will pass on the info!


http://www.merchant-navy.net/forum/private.php?do=newpm&u=18

If any new Members or old ones too want a bit of info on the Flag Projects please
Go to the following Links where you can see Pics and Write ups on this subject!
Thanks

http://www.merchant-navy.net/gallery/showgallery.php?cat=558



If you have already done this then please accept my apologies!

happy daze john in oz
22nd January 2010, 05:42 AM
G'day William and welcome to the site, best there is. Do you maybe have a list of your ships with some dates to with them? If so and you care to list them you may well get to hear from some who knew you. So sit back with a cold one and enjoy the voyage.:eek:

Colin Lythe
27th September 2010, 08:47 PM
Hi Barney,
Guess its the same Kiwi I sailed with on the Waiwera, I joined the UK SS Society several years ago just came accross this site, hope you are well.

Rgds

Colin Lythe

Colin Lythe
29th September 2010, 11:03 AM
Hi Barney,
Colin Lythe here was with you on the Waiwera and Majestic think you did a one way back to NZ
hope you are well and fit! was in New Plymouth several years ago commissioning a power ststion there.

Best wishes

Colin

Colin Lythe
1st October 2010, 11:03 PM
Hi Barney,
Colin Lythe here ex Waiwera hows life sent previous mail but maybe got lost.
Rgds

Colin

Cliff Page
27th January 2011, 08:54 AM
Hi Colin, we sailed together on Waiwera, I also joined UK SSS few years back and will attend this years at Bournemouth.
This is my first time on this site, hoping for more contacts, lots of remonising, hope this finds you well.

Best regards,

Cliff Page
Former 3/E. Waiwera.

happy daze john in oz
28th January 2011, 05:28 AM
G'day Cliff nand welcome to the site. Do you have alist of the ships you sailed on and maybe some dates? If so and you care to post them on site there is a good chance you wil egt to hear from some who knew you. So sit back with a cold one and enjoy the voyage.

Cliff Page
28th January 2011, 10:13 AM
Hi john;

will send info next week when back home and find my d-book, may take couple days.

Remember the bluey mountains:

Cliff page:

Colin Lythe
28th January 2011, 09:24 PM
Hi Cliff,
Nice to hear from you hope all is well, was in contact with the mouse a while ago.
I am retired now as with all old salts still remember the good times and shipmates, certainly the WAIWERA is a happy memory,

Good luck,

Colin Lythe

Cliff Page
3rd February 2011, 10:07 AM
Hi Colin,

Great to hear from you, Stuart Dobson sent this WWW so joined last week, must look for my old Discharge book. So you returned to `old home town` and retired me to, altho always seam to have things to do, like clearing snow, had rather lot this winter.
So your intouch with mouse, met him at Slaley Hall back about 8-9 years at SSL re-union.
Like you great memories of Waiwera she was always demanding our attention or was it fondeling!

Lets hear from you, my private Email: cliff.page@t-online.de

Best wishes,

Cliff Page.

Ian Robertson
10th February 2011, 06:56 AM
Hi Barney,
Guess its the same Kiwi I sailed with on the Waiwera, I joined the UK SS Society several years ago just came accross this site, hope you are well.

Rgds

Colin Lythe

Hi Colin,
Yes tis I, sorry to be so long in replying too busy in this retirement lark. We had some good times on the Waiwera eh? I went from her to the Canopic when it was sold to the Greeks whilst it was laid up on the Tyne. I remember that when you and i were on the Majestic in Avonmouth we came back from an overnight excursion to somewhere and one of the jennies had seized. I did 2 years on her and joined the Amalric in Auckkand did 1 trip swallowed the anchor to get married. I went to the S.S.A. Society reunion in Edinburgh in2009 They are a little more formal than ours in the antipodes. Our next reunion is in Picton in 2012.
Good to catch up with you.
Cheers,
Ian Robertson (Barney)

Ray Blackley
11th January 2018, 08:26 PM
I was 4th Eng on the Cretic which was with the Waiwera at Swans at that time. Had many a good drinking session with the boys off the Waiwera in the Ship in the Hole. Some of her engineers came to our wedding. Perhaps we may have had a drink together.