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Robert McNamara
24th September 2009, 08:15 AM
I sailed on the Kenyan Castle, Windsor Castle and Tantallon Castle in the mid to late 60,s Had some fun but cannot remember names.

Bob McNamra

Doc Vernon
24th September 2009, 09:06 PM
Hi Bob M
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

I know you said you cant recall names,but my late Uncle was on the Kenya for a very long time 1950' to early 60's,named" Dusty" by all,and well known!
Any memories??
Attached Pic of him and just one page of his many Discharge Books!
Served for 32 Years in MNavy! on various Lines and Ships!
Cheers

Also"

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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

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happy daze john in oz
25th September 2009, 07:00 AM
G'day Bob and welcome tot he site. There are many ex castle men , myself included. If you care to list all your ships with some dates it is possible some of us may remember you. So suit back witha cold one and enjoy the voyage.:eek:

Louis the Amigo
25th September 2009, 07:18 AM
Hi Robert, hi Dr vernon, Hi happy john in oz, Hi Robert did you know my mate" Patsy" sullivan he was on the Kenya castle at that time, He is very well now, 78 birtday last week, and he can still drink me under the table. {Last night}:eek: on the vino.:eek:

steve wilson
23rd October 2009, 10:24 PM
Hi Bob' i sailed on the tantallon castle in 1968/69, i was on deck as an EDH i do remember there was an AB called Bob some other names i remember were frenchy, a guy we called sli , mick savage. i seem to remember also we were a bit stoned at the time. good luck mate . Steve wilson.

happy daze john in oz
24th October 2009, 05:13 AM
G'day Steve and welcome to the site. If you care to list your ships with some dates you may well get freplies from some who knew you. So sit back with a cold one and enjoy the voyage.:eek:

monty montgomery
4th January 2010, 03:55 AM
Hi, was on the kenya castle 1962/63, including the time we were at anchor at zanzibar, there was a uprising, overthrowing the sultan, he was brought out to the kenya on a launch, seeking asylum or protection, but was not allowed to board, dont remember what happened after that. Remember a few names, one being Tiny, a huge man, the crew pantryman, the ships cook was another hugh man (my boss) a scot,the crew 2nd cook was hungarian, and didnt get on so well with the ships cook...much to his misfortune.That being my first trip to sea was a great eye opener.My dad was also on my first trip, he was ch bedroom stwd, also known as monty, dad was a great crooner, and I recall him singing in the sods opera which was held in the crew messroom. A lot of the passengers were guests at these operas...anyone remember the sods operas? The pig n whistle was a good nights entertainment, except the beer (alsops) usually referred to as all slops was well watered down.I think the ch stwds name was higgins, and his brother was M.P. for southampton?

Doc Vernon
4th January 2010, 04:34 AM
Hi Steve W (sorry its late must have missed you somehow)
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 and follow instructions there

http://www.merchant-navy.net/forum/member.php?u=8

Alternatively you can send your details to me as well and i will pass them on to Mike for you
Thanks

http://www.merchant-navy.net/forum/member.php?u=18

If any new Members (or old) would like more info on the Flag Projects please click on the following Link!
Thank you

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

Doc Vernon
4th January 2010, 04:37 AM
Hi Monty M
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 and follow instructions there

http://www.merchant-navy.net/forum/member.php?u=8

Alternatively you can send your details to me as well and i will pass them on to Mike for you
Thanks

http://www.merchant-navy.net/forum/member.php?u=18

If any new Members (or old) would like more info on the Flag Projects please click on the following Link!
Thank you

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

Dis you perhaps know my late Uncle! See post #2
Cheers

William Cowley
29th July 2010, 02:41 PM
Just want to say hi, I was a boyseaman on the winsor and stirling, and other in the 60 southampton to south africa, love the ships i sailed on..

William:p

happy daze john in oz
30th July 2010, 06:25 AM
G'day William, any dates for those ships as there are a number of us who wee on them in the 60's, never know we may have worked together.

stan sawkins
2nd November 2010, 05:51 PM
Hi Monty
I was on the Durban and Kenya from November 1960-January 1962 I remember your Dad-was on fire station with him on the Kenya.I remember him singing `Every Thing Stops For Tea`one time-good voice.
Other names that come to mind are-Chief LaundryMan Sid McKevit,a deck boycalled Tony,Laundry maid Annie Alsops(must have been nickname)mate of mine Bill Austin and three young guys from Canning Town who were always together Knocker,Woody and Mick.There were two stewards Katey and Thelma and of course remember Tiny.I got one or two photo`s taken onboard the Kenya-if I can workout how to scan them I`ll put them up.Anyway hope one of these names jogs your memory.Stan