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    Quote Originally Posted by John Yates View Post
    Hi Ivan. Chief Engineers Writers served on all the Empress ships in the 50's through the 70's. The job was to record log books from the engine room.....from that we had to create an abstract of log. I worked directly for the Chief Engineer, and had an office between the Chief and Asst. The job also meant I had to do all wages for all Engineering Officers and Ratings. If I remember correctly this would have been some 80 plus in total. I guess my second job was to keep the Chief and Assistant Chief SOBER !!!!! Regards to all who served on the Empress of England. John Yates PS only wish I could find members that served between 1956 and 1961 ????????????
    Just of interest here i see a Chief Stewards Writer on this Crew List.
    Crew List: April 14 1940 - September 24 1940 (empressofasia.com)

    And on this one has Engineers Writers

    Cox, Samuel Allen Engineer’s WriterRankin, Alexander Carmichael Engineer’s Writer
    crew-list (wikitree.com)
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    I think my friend Bill McAllister was a RO on E of England and transferred to E of Canada on her maiden voyage I was on the Savage vessel Dispenser we were astern of the Canada at L.pool stage at the time of her departure. Rgds Den

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    Default in 1958 and I RememberTaffy Williams very well. Harry Tony’s was bosun. A gentleman and a scholar.

    Quote Originally Posted by Frank Carden View Post
    My Dad sailed on the Empress of England from 1963/1965, sailing from Liverpool / Montreal / New York, he was a deckhand and his name is Paddy Carden , he had a few mates onboard from Liverpool,Frankie Crane and a little guy named Ronnie who's surname escapes me .
    Good Morning Shipmates. Greetings from OZ I was AB on the Empress of England in 1958 and I remember bosuns mate Taffie Williams very well. Harry Tonks was Bosun at that time. A gentleman and a scholar. I also sailed with Martin Quinn on the Empress of Britain. Martin did get a lot of stick, but he was fine with me. I am still into my weeties, but no more salad trays. Thank you for your time boys. Jim F

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    I was a Purser and sailed on all three Empress ships 1961-69 and enjoyed my time with Canadian Pacific. Back in the mid 1970s I visited the Mardi Gras (Empress of Canada) in Fort Lauderdale when my ship QE2 was berthed in Fort Lauderdale nearby.
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    The boatswain was the Serang and the storekeeper was the Cassab on ships with Indian crews.

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    I was on the Ocean Monarch, ex Empress of England, first trip, joined her in Canada Dock, the crew accommodation wasn't too crash hot.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Charlie Hannah View Post
    I sailed on the Empress of England,joined her on the 1/1/60 payed off 6 April/60.
    The Bosun was Black Jack Williams.
    I am a little concerned for Charlie Hannah, Charlie i hope your still as strong as an ox mate, But after sending you a P.M Regarding the death of a very good friend of yours a few weeks back { Eddie Dean } And not receiving a reply or a mention from you after i posted his passing on Crossed the bar, Please respond if your up to it mate Terry.
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    eddie was our next door neighbor for over 30 years a true liverpool yank i will miss his talks we had i dragged him out of his house one night he had set the kitchen on fire while he had a few on his mad mondays outings great fella played the accordion at many a going away parties at mams house what dooes they were what times that will never come back. jp

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