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Simon Tennick
9th October 2019, 08:08 AM
Is there any body who sailed with or knows of any way I can get information of what ships my dad geoffrey tennick sailed on please.

Red Lead Ted
9th October 2019, 09:48 AM
Simon, A bit more info would be helpful / His discharge book number / His Rank / Possibly his last address / The years he put in at sea /Good luck with your quest Terry.

Doc Vernon
9th October 2019, 10:09 PM
As said Simon
More info will help us to help you
So please do post what you know of him Thanks

Simon Tennick
10th October 2019, 01:50 AM
He was 2nd engineer but saild as 3rd. I think the dates were 195? Until 1972. And when he left he was living at spencely place Aldbrough st John Richmond n Yorkshire. I don't know about his discharge papers.
He died last year and my mam has just died so any information would be very much appreciated thanks

Doc Vernon
10th October 2019, 04:16 AM
Thanks for that but we need his Full name ,PLACE AND dob to get started please

Was he born in Barton Hurworth 1935 ???

PS Condolences on your losses of both Parents ,it must have been hard for you.
Take Heart though that they are now both at Peace with each other.

Doc Vernon
10th October 2019, 06:23 AM
Just saw the first post so yes this is his Seamans Pouch which you can apply for through the NA at Kew.
Yu can request the to do a copy which initially will cost 8 GBP they will then send you cost for Copies

his pouch will only have basic info ,so I Would then go for his CRS10 which will have all his Sea Service in it like Ships Job Descriptions etc.
This is also available at Kew and you can request Copies as well,however many have found that to do this for CRS10 Docs is sometimes a big hassle .
Its best to get to Kew personally ,it will save you Money as well as its free if you are there!

His CRS10 will be found in the following Series

Catalogue description Tennant J F to Thayne J



Simon Tennick
10th October 2019, 07:32 AM
Thank you.
It would be nice if there is any one on her that sail with him if they could get in touch to.

Doc Vernon
10th October 2019, 08:40 AM
Well you never know Simon only time will tell.
But as there are many here who were of course in the Service those Years there is quite a good possibility you may get an answer ,that would be great!

Last nameTennick
First name(s)Geoffrey
Year Of Birth1935
Year Of Death

Record setEngland & Wales Births 1837-2006
LocationDarlington, Durham, England

dave moore
11th October 2019, 08:17 AM
Simon,I don't know if this will help,I know of a chap who lives in a village just a mile from ALborough St. John in Manfield I know as Ritchie Tennik he was an associate of George Reynolds the guy that had the football stadium built for Darlington football club.He may be a relative and may be able to help.

Mike Irwin
16th October 2019, 08:18 AM
Is there any body who sailed with or knows of any way I can get information of what ships my dad geoffrey tennick sailed on please.

Hi Simon,
I'm so sorry to hear of your dad's death. I sailed with Geoff on Common Brothers "Afghanistan" in 1964, and 1965. Geoff was 4th. Engineer, I was Deck Apprentice. I also met your mother on a few occasions when she came down to the ship when it berthed on the Tyne. I know Geoff sailed several times on the "Border Chieftain", I have a group photograph in the officers bar on the "Chieftain", Geoff is on the picture. R.I.P. Geoff, a good shipmate.

Mike Irwin


Captain Kong
16th October 2019, 08:38 AM
Hi Mike.
hope all is well with you.
not seen you since 1985.

Sorry to interrupt the thread, Brian

Mike Irwin
16th October 2019, 10:37 AM
Hi Brian,

Sorry I can't place you, what is your surname, Captain Kong does'nt give me much info. Would you by any chance be Brian Aspinall.

Captain Kong
16th October 2019, 11:11 AM
Hi Mike see new Thread, ...........................

16th October 2019, 10:33 PM
See if you can get hold of your Dad's Discharge Book. It could be amongst any of his paperwork he left. This will give you all his ships and the dates he sailed on them