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    SHIPS NAME AND SERVICE RECORD

    Full Name
    Malcolm Eckert
    Discharge Book Number
    UK 006657
    Department
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    Your Rank/Rating
    Junior Eng, 3.O.E, 2.O.E, First Engineer
    Which Ships were you on and When
    M.V. Cornish City 20/11/73 - 10/12/73
    M.V. Chiyoda 13/3/74 -25/7/74
    Nightshift at Brigham & Cowan Ship repair River Tyne
    S.S. Flinders Bay 13/10/76 - 4/1/77
    S.S. Jervis Bay 9/3/77 - 21/5/77
    S.S. Encounter Bay 6/7/77 -22/9/77
    M.V. Resolution Bay 11/4/78 -22/7/78
    M.V. Resolution Bay 9/11/78 - 7/3/79
    M.V. Mairangi Bay 4/9/79 -23/11/79
    M.V. Aotea 31/3/80 - 24/7/80
    M.V. Falmouth Bay 2/1/81 - 20/4/81
    M.V. Falmouth Bay 21/9/81 - 27/10/81
    M.V. Falmouth Bay 27/10/81 - 3/1/82 (Change of Flag)
    M.V. Table Bay 16/3/82 - 6/7/82
    M.V. Aotea 31/8/82 - 21/12/82
    S.S. Encounter Bay 17/7/83 - 12/9/83
    S.S. Flinders Bay 13/10/83 - 12/2/84
    M.V. Liverpool Bay 22/6/84 - 30/6/84
    M.V. Liverpool Bay 30/6/84 -31/8/84
    M.V. Liverpool Bay 25/10/84 - 29/12/84
    M.V. Liverpool Bay 17/2/85 - 24/4/85
    M.V. Liverpool Bay 2/7/85 - 2/9/85
    M.V. Liverpool Bay 30/10/85 - 2/1/86
    M.V. Liverpool Bay 4/3/86 - 1/5/86
    M.V. Liverpool Bay 4/7/86 - 1/9/86
    M.V. Cardigan Bay 19/10/86 - 18/12/86
    M.V. Kowloon Bay 31/1/87 -1/4/87
    M.V. Osaka Bay 16/6/87 - 11/8/87
    M.V. Liverpool Bay 21/9/87 - 30/11/87
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    Welcome Malcolm, the second one to call you a makem and takem will be a sandancer. We”re all harmless toothless and some are legless on here so don’t despair. Looking at joining date of 2012 won’t ask where you been leave that up to some other nosey Parker. Welcome back in any case. Cheers JS

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    hi Malcolm welcome aboard as a matter of interest I was in the mission here on Sunday the chap who works there and drives the mini bus is ex Blue Flu he was saying he was in the Crown on Lime Street on Saturday night and there were lots of BAY Boat men there having a re-union upstairs,did you make it ??
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    Thanks Jim
    No I wasn't there, but I am in the "Bay Boats" Facebook group.
    I have just been getting around to scanning my old seagoing photos to post online for the amusement/enjoyment of other old sea dogs! As I recently turned 65 I am becoming more nostalgic as my memory fails!
    Best wishes
    Malcolm

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    Thanks JS
    Yes I'm definitely a "Sand dancer" and not a "Mackem". I live in Cleadon, which is in South Tyneside but for some unknown decision by the Post Office has a Sunderland post code?
    Born and brought up in South Shields, served my time as a Fitter at 'Readheads', did 2 years on nightshift at 'Brighams' (when we had shipyards on the Tyne!)
    Managed to get my Combined Chief's by studying at the "Marine & Tec" before that had its name changed
    Best wishes
    Malcolm

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    Went to the old cleadon pre sea school a bit before your time though. Before the fancy college was built there. Had a cousin who lectured in engineering though in the 60s at the new school. He got his chiefs tickets with RFA. Bill Sabourn.. taught out here in Tasmania for the best part of 20 years cheers JWS.

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    ###malcolm was your granda les eckert who sadly died in a crane accident in shields.....also his son les eckert ....they lived in a prefab in belford avenue opposite us in the late 40s in shields ....we had been bombed out ....if so i remember your granda ...ex.RN.....a decent bloke and your gran a kind hearted woman.....regards cappy

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    Hi Cappy
    Les Eckert was my Dad! Unfortunately he was killed in Immingham on 29 November 1973, while I was on my first trip to sea in M.V Cornish City, hence the short trip. I was only 20 and had only been away 9 days. Reardon Smith let me return home 2 weeks later - after the companies insurers agreed to pay for my flight as my Mam had obviously not taken it well. The Doctor signed a certificate to say that my return would help her recovery.
    Yes Dad was in the Royal Navy from 1937-1946 which included Arctic Convoys PQ15, QP12, PQ18 and QP15. I have written a 80000 words in a research document tracing Dad's Naval service. Unfortunately the Navy records only show his ships up to 1944 (HMS Peterhead) lead 'Dan Layer' in the Normandy landings. I know he received a Burma Star, so he was out in the 'East' after Normandy and Mam remembered he returned home from Columbo - but I could find the ship he served on. Please tell me you remember a ships name he may have mentioned and I would be eternally grateful!!!!
    My brother Les is now 76 and I see him a few times a week.
    If you live locally I would love to meet up for a chat.
    Best wishes
    Malcolm

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    ####hello malcolm ......nice to get a reply ......sad circumstances regarding your dad ....i only knew him as living across the road in belford ave in the bad winter in a prefab ..... in 46 or 47 he was a decent guy ....but remember the shock of his accident after seeing it in the shields gazette.......so sadly my memory is not much more than that ......there must surely be a way of finding more of his war service .....we did have on the site an ex RN gentleman name ofr hugh who was an expert on RN subjects but we do do have others on site who im sure would be happy to assist ....i hope they see this post and offer there services freely .......regards cappy

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