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Tom Richardson
14th May 2009, 02:05 PM
Tom Richardson,71 Royal Merchant Navy School 1946/51
First trip Jnr Eng.March 1959 Hunting & Sons Ltd.Left 1973 TyneBridge A nightmare!
Joined Fyffes 1973 M.V Mazatec my second home for next 3yrs.Did 7 of the 8 "M" Boats & MV Darien
and left with half the ships in1983.
Id really like to make contact with anybody MV GretaField 1963/64.187 stops at sea,what a trip!
Aye Aye Happy Days

Doc Vernon
14th May 2009, 09:03 PM
Hi Tom R
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!
I am sure given a wee bitof time there will be some who will recall you and get in touch!
Al the best


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


happy daze john in oz
15th May 2009, 05:34 AM
Tom R welcome to thius most wonderful site. If you care to give a bit more detail about your ships and exact dates I am sure there will be someone out there who will remember you. So while you wait grab a cold one sit back and enjoy the voyage.:eek:

19th May 2009, 12:58 PM
hi tom did the trip befor you 62/63 9 months payed off wallsend drydock 25 july 63 captain harkness . had as meny stoppages as you .three months madras to tyne via hamberg lost charter to poland with delays .happy happy days ray maddocks a/b

Tom Richardson
23rd July 2009, 04:01 PM
Hi,Ray What a day,I was on the dock when you arrived.My old shipmate Walter.P.Noble was Ch.Eng.The ship was the talk of the Tyne when the dock emptied and they saw the marine growth on the hull.I believe you spent a fair while in Madrass.It was my first trip as 3rd Eng I still bear the scars to prove it,some of it was sheer hell but then again some of the best times of my 28yrs at sea.We had a great crowd on board,we certainly had our share of unforgettable characters.We ended up in drydock in Hongkong 13 months later and flew home.Happy Days I wish
Best wishes and Thanks for the reply,sorry mine took so long

Neil Morton
24th July 2009, 12:32 AM
Hello Tom, bit of a new boy myself.For renewing old chums and making new one this is the place to be.Welcome aboard.Mort.

12th August 2009, 07:13 PM
A belated welcome to the site. Enjoy what you see and join in. Bon voyage.

David Williams
12th August 2009, 08:24 PM
Hi Tom.
Just a few lines to welcome you aboard,
better late than never,I hope that you
have found yourself a comfortable berth
and settled in.Im sure that there are people
out here that will know all about your ships
and maybe even know you.

Dave Williams(R583900)

bob dring
18th July 2011, 09:46 AM
hi tom i was on the tyne bridge joined her on maiden voyage from hamburg to persian gulf done a few trips on her also tweed bridge and dalhanna i was in the catering department bob dring (r870464)