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Michael Lyke
9th April 2010, 01:26 PM
Hi all,

My brother (since deceased) served many years on tankers with Ben Line.

Just wondering if anybody remembers him at all?

If alive today he would be about 64. I do remember he did some training at Leith & Glasgow nautical college's.

His carrer ended as chief engineer.

I still have the news paper cutting from an incident at Yokohama when he was responsible for crashing a Ben ship into a newly buit pier, if anybody remembers that.

Cheers! Michael

Doc Vernon
9th April 2010, 09:06 PM
Hi
Would just like to give you a warm Welcome to this very good site!
Here you will find lots of info,good Crew
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 that you may find some good info on your late Brother!
Cheers

http://www.photoship.co.uk/JAlbum%20Ships/Old%20Ships%20Ba/slides/Benavon-01.html

tonyjones
13th April 2010, 09:06 PM
MICHAEL HI SORRY TO HEAR FRANKIE IS DECEASED MY 1ST SHIP BENAVON AS 2ND LECKY FRANK WAS 3RD ENGR DONE A COUPLE OF COASTS WITH HIM ON OTHER BENBOATS BUT CANT REMEMBER SHIPS I WAS WITH CO 1969 TO1974 re YHAMA INCIDENT I WAS TOLD Ist LECKY HAD DISCONNECTED WRONG WAY ALARM ON SHIP DUE TO EARTH FAULT BUT CANT CONFIRM MAYBE SONEONE ELSE CAN CHEERS HOPE THIS IS OF USE TO YOU

Doc Vernon
13th April 2010, 09:32 PM
Hi Tony J
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!
Cheers

If this applies to you then please do send in your details!
Note Well

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!
We need your names to get the New Flag full,so please do respond!
Thank you
Vernon (castleman)

Please go to following Link

www.merchant-navy.net/forum/showthread.php?t=1974

Or reply to me in person! Via Private Message Link above below I will pass on the info!


http://www.merchant-navy.net/forum/private.php?do=newpm&u=18

If any new Members or old ones too want a bit of info on the Flag Projects please
Go to the following Links where you can see Pics and Write ups on this subject!
Thanks

http://www.merchant-navy.net/gallery/showgallery.php?cat=558



If you have already done this then please accept my apologies!

happy daze john in oz
14th April 2010, 06:12 AM
G'day Tonyjones and welcome to the site. Do you have a list of the ships you sailed on maybe with some dates? If you do and care to list them you may wel get to hear from some who knew you. So sit back with a cold one and enjoy the voyage.

Michael Lyke
2nd May 2010, 09:11 PM
Many thanks Tony!

Much appreciate you takign time to reply to this one.

Regards,
Michael