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Del Francis
23rd April 2009, 10:41 AM
I was at sea between 1965 to 1978 mainly with Blue Star/Port Line. First ship 'Sydney Star', last ship 'Southland Star'. Anybody know me?

Doc Vernon
23rd April 2009, 10:57 AM
Hi Del
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 bit of time Del there will be a few that may recall you!
So many here so it may take a bit of time to reach out to all!
Good luck mate!


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David Williams
23rd April 2009, 03:42 PM
Hi Del.
Just a few lines to welcome you aboard,find yourself
a comfortable berth and settle in.I was at sea before
you,1952-59,but Im sure that there are people out
here that will know your ships,and perhaps may even
know you>Its a small world??

Dave Williams(R583900)

happy daze john in oz
24th April 2009, 06:29 AM
Welcome Del, if you could post all your ships and dates you may well get some replies from some you sailed with.:eek:

Des Taff Jenkins
24th April 2009, 07:17 AM
Hi Del.
Welcome to the site. You will find that you will get quite a few misses on ships you were on, blokes on her before you or after you left, and in that as you will see by the posts blokes get to remembering someone who was there at the same time etc, which brings back the memories. Read the old posts, maybe someone you knew posted awhile ago. Anyway enjoy this great site the best there is.
Cheers Des

Del Francis
26th April 2009, 02:07 PM
Cheers Des

Terry Doughty
6th May 2009, 10:54 AM
I was at sea between 1965 to 1978 mainly with Blue Star/Port Line. First ship 'Sydney Star', last ship 'Southland Star'. Anybody know me?


Neil Duddy
19th May 2009, 01:55 PM
Hello Del,I sailed with you on the Fremantle Star,Spider was the Sheriff,All the Best..Neil

Del Francis
26th May 2009, 10:33 AM
Hi Terry, I was on these ships between 1965 - 1970
SYDNEY STAR 25/02/65 - 24/07/65
PORT NICHOLSON 02/02/66 - 30/07/66
PARAGUAY STAR 26/08/66 - 17/12/66
ADELAIDE STAR 22/02/67 - 25/06/67
IMPERIAL STAR 26/07/67 - 06/10/67
PARAGUAY STAR 01/11/67 - 18/11/67
MELBOURNE STAR 08/02/68 - 20/07/68
AUCKLAND STAR 18/10/68 - 09/11/68
SOUTHLAND STAR 18/11/68 - 06/12/68
ADELAIDE STAR 19/12/68 - 25/03/69
WELLINGTON STAR 18/04/69 - 20/04/69
ADELAIDE STAR 23/04/69 - 21/11/69
CANBERRA STAR 16/01/70 - 21/07/70
PORT ST.LAWRENCE 11/09/70 - 13/09/70
CANBERRA STAR 22/09/70 - 11/03/71

Regards DEL

Del Francis
26th May 2009, 10:39 AM
Hi Neil, remember Spider Spinx very well. I dug out some photo's with you, spider, toby, ricky etc. in them, trouble is, I don't know how to post them? any ideas?

Les Woodard
26th May 2009, 12:42 PM
Del I see that you where either just before or just after me with a few of the Star ships and note that you where on the Southland Star one trip before I was and that was my last trip as I got of it in Oz. Noticed that you where on the Adelaide Star a few times and if I had stayed with her I am sure that I would have lasted a lot longer in the MN. Where you on deck or one of the other mob? I know that Masthead and myself where on the Adelaide Star 18/7/68 29/11/68 Noticed that you also where on the ASuckland Star and the Paraguay Star so if you where on deck you also liked the work horses.

Steve Riley
3rd February 2010, 09:50 AM
was with you on fremantle star we where spiders spastics remember t shirts we had

Del Francis
16th August 2010, 02:22 PM
Yes Les, I was on deck, and we had a lot of fun on the chattie but happy ships, didn't mind working hard either.
Del. A Blue Star Cowboy

bob francis
4th November 2010, 01:34 AM
hi del no i dont know you but you have the same surname as me coincedece eh;)

donald smith
5th November 2010, 08:52 PM
hi! yuri,
your a bonny lookin seaman...I thought the post before yours(Bob Francis) was saying he shared the same surname with you..fany.LoL what a intro for me , i just joined too.
Nice one.

terry ryan
16th November 2010, 01:28 AM
del dont forget vindi xmas dinner at liver pool bar ( free) tel