View Full Version : Carol McGee 28/9/1962 24/12/2017

23rd January 2018, 01:52 PM
My Sister and I both joined the Merchant Navy in 1980, following in our Dadís footsteps. I attended the NSTC at Gravesend and Carol at the Fleetwood Nautical College as a Deck Cadet with the BP tanker Co. whom our Dad was serving with as Bosun. Carol joined her first ship British Loyalty the same year and by 1981 qualified for her certificate of competence in radiotelephony. In 1982 as top Cadet in her year she was given the privilege of attending the renaming of the North Sea support vessel Forties Kiwi to Coltaire and presented a bunch of flowers to Mrs Dorothy Howe (pictured), wife of BP Pet-Devís AGM Operations Stan Howe while the ship was at dry-dock at South Shields. In 1984 Carol qualified for her Second Mates ticket, but decided to leave the sea and eventually qualified as a Staff Nurse in charge of a rehabilitation ward at North Tees Hospital. Sadly Carol was found dead at her home on Christmas Eve 2017, age just 55. After travelling to the Isle of Wight where she had lived for a number of years, I arranged her funeral with her coffin draped with same Red Ensign I had used for my Dadís funeral on the Isle of Wight ten years earlier. In due to time her ashes will be scattered at sea in the Solent. Fair winds and calm seas Carol.


Captain Kong
23rd January 2018, 02:08 PM
So sad to read that Billy,
please accept my condolences, and may she rest in peace,
in my thoughts

Ivan Cloherty
23rd January 2018, 02:25 PM
We offer our condolences Billy she is now on a fair weather voyage

Keith Tindell
23rd January 2018, 02:25 PM
So sorry to hear that Billy, i did read a bit in the County Press, did not know it was your sister, condolences to you all, kt

Red Lead Ted
23rd January 2018, 02:39 PM
Billy, Heart felt condolences may she R.I.P. Terry.

Keith at Tregenna
23rd January 2018, 02:45 PM
Thoughts are with you and yours.


23rd January 2018, 03:06 PM
##such sad news billy ,,,condolences to you from cappy and co ...RIP carol on calm waters

Lewis McColl
23rd January 2018, 03:51 PM
So young, god speed and rest in peace.

John Callon
23rd January 2018, 04:03 PM
May I offer my sincere condolences on your sad loss Billy. May Carol Rest in peace in fair waters.
With Regards
John C.

Marian Gra
23rd January 2018, 04:16 PM
Billy, Terribly sorry to hear about your sister carol, my sincere condolences to you and your family. May she R.I.P

John Pruden
23rd January 2018, 04:34 PM
so sorry billy.. jp

John F Collier
23rd January 2018, 04:51 PM
Sorry for your loss , may Carol Rest In Peace. JFC

Stan Carter
23rd January 2018, 05:14 PM
we both offer our sincere condolences to you and your family on your loss.
regards, Stan and Brenda.

eric fisher
23rd January 2018, 05:19 PM
My sincere condolences Billy, so sad,and so young. Rest in Peace.

Jim Brady
23rd January 2018, 05:27 PM
My sincere condolences to you and your family Billy on your sad loss.May Carol Rest In Peace.

Doc Vernon
23rd January 2018, 06:40 PM
Just awoke here in Aus Billy,and must also send my Sincere Condolences to all concerned!
Fair winds for Carol she is now resting and at peace with the World!
RIP Carol

Chris Allman
23rd January 2018, 06:51 PM
My very sincere condolences Billy to you and your family, what a very sad loss. May Carol rest in peace.


Brenda Shackleton
23rd January 2018, 07:44 PM
My prayers for you and your family , Billy.
May Carol rest in peace.

Charlie Hannah
23rd January 2018, 11:35 PM
Sincere Condolences. Rest in Peace.

happy daze john in oz
24th January 2018, 05:09 AM
Billy, that is one of the saddest bits of news so far this year.
Condolences to you and your family, another sister of the sea now rest peacefully in Fiddlers Green.
May she forever sail on clam waters.

Des Taff Jenkins
25th January 2018, 03:09 AM
Hi Billy.
I was so sad to hear of your sisters passing, and at such a young age, May she rest in peace.
Lest We Forget.


Richard Quartermaine
25th January 2018, 10:55 AM
Too soon, Billy. Heartfelt sympathy and sincere condolences for the loss of sibling so close.