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by Doc Vernon Published on 14th October 2019 09:29 PM
My mate and I had just ended our 8 days leave after a trip of 4 months to South Africa and New York in which we lost 13 ships. As we went into the...
by Doc Vernon Published on 28th September 2019 08:03 AM
I was in Argentina when Hitler invaded the Netherlands. I was a junior officer in the Netherlands Merchant Navy and we had just loaded about 10,000...
by Doc Vernon Published on 28th May 2019 06:38 AM
A Sea Story One of the worst maritime disasters in European history took placea decade ago. It remains very much in the public eye. On a...
by Alan Rawlinson Published on 15th May 2019 03:38 PM
Bank Line's M.V. "Southbank", and her sister ships. Post war, the iconic Bank Line commenced a rebuilding programme which was to accel...
by AJ Hawker Published on 24th January 2019 11:33 AM
'La Pradera', Arrived Durban SA 17th Dec 1962 with a cargo of Phosphate from Morocco, then to pick up a cargo of sugar for the UK. On Christmas Eve...
by David Anderson Published on 22nd January 2019 08:55 PM
Some years ago I joined a supply boat in Macae, Brasil, as Chief Engineer, it was operated by a German Captain with Philipino and Brazilian crew...
by Chris Hurren Published on 10th January 2019 04:42 PM
In 1962 as a raw 3rd Mate I joined SS Hendrick for a short trip around the Med., through the Suez Canal and up the Gulf of Aqaba with a cargo of film....
by Captain Nico Published on 26th December 2018 01:44 PM
September 1973 we were loading general cargo in Millwall docks London. Chartered by ELLERMAN CITY LINERS for Mediterranean ports. It still was a...
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