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Brian Robertson
28th May 2009, 04:20 AM
My name is Brian Robertson and I joined Ben Nevis in Liverpool for my first trip as 7th engineer. Also coated with Ben Venue . I lLeft Ben Line in 1972 as 5th engineer looking for promotion which I got with Hudson Steamships. 3rd engineer on Ben Nevis was a guy called Martin and 4th engineer was a little red haired guy called Jack.

Doc Vernon
28th May 2009, 10:01 AM
Hi Brian Robertson
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!
Hope you get a few responses from past mates!


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
29th May 2009, 09:50 AM
G'day Brian and welcome to the site. If you care to list your ships with dates I am sure there will be some who remember you. So while you wait sit back with a cold one and enjoy the voyage. See you live in a good spot.:eek:

Ronald stewart
29th January 2018, 10:14 PM
Hi Ron Stewart first trip Ben Avon as deck boy sailed on Ben Arty ,loyal, Nevis twice and all 3 chemo tankers left '

Keith at Tregenna
29th January 2018, 11:08 PM
Hi Ronald,

Welcome to the site,

Are you interested in a Ben line house flag or know of a museum etc that may appreciate it.

No cost.

More at the thread on site: http://www.merchant-navy.net/forum/keith-at-tregenna/32236-question-1-a.html?highlight=line+house+flag


Ronald stewart
3rd February 2018, 10:17 AM
Hi Keith
The Scottish Maritime museum in Irvine may appreciate it
I haven't been there for a good while but certainly didn't notice a Ben Line house flag
I did however spot of all things one exhibit...... the actual boat I took my lifeboat ticket in that certainly makes me feel old :-)

Keith at Tregenna
4th February 2018, 12:20 AM
I did visit the museum at Irvine a few years ago, was near the then base for the City of Adelaide. https://www.cityofadelaide.org.au/

Thanks Ronald, I will make contact.

Meant to be that way again soon and could be ideal.