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    Dad said he went to Mexico during his 23 years in the merchant navy.

    1950-1973

    He was based in Liverpool
    He worked for Everard for a while

    Could anybody assist in giving me any info on what ship or line he might have been on to get him to Mexico?
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    T &J Harrisons of Liverpool

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    Robert, Mexico is a big country and will have many ports. Cruising passenger ships in the 60's would often call at Acapulco, probably the most famous Mexican tourist destination at that time.

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    Went to Mexico on Bibby Line Lancashire on charter to Japan Lines calling at Mazatlan and Gueymas. Went to Acapulco On Caronia.
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    Went to Rosarito and Mazatlan in Mexico a few times with Shell tankers in the early 70's . As all ready mentioned The country has many ports and an awful lot of British companies on liner trades or tramps would have been sailing there. If you could name a ship some of the men on site would probably recognise the name and be able to help you with your search . F.T. Everard were a very well known British coasting company if you google that name there are all sorts of websites including a facebook page. You can if you so wish join facebook and put your Fathers name on a few of the sites and see what happens. You can also use the search engine on this site by entering the name of any of those companies/ ships mentioned. If you have any other questions that arise from your search just ask as there are a lot of very helpful and knowledgeable people on this site.

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    If your Dad was a Liverpool seaman I agree with Captain Kong, he would have most likely have sailed with "Hungry Harrisons",, their usual ports in Mexico were Veracruz, Tampico & Coatzacoalcos, they are on the east coast of Mexico, the Caribbean side.
    Veracruz was a great run ashore, and by the way Hungry Harrisons were not really bad feeders.
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    Rob, I agree with Kong and Dave, I was with T @ J Harrisons for a few years I also got to the ports mentioned by Dave a few times Tampico was the best run ashore in Mexico for me, But as Dave says most ports in the Mexican Gulf where always worth your sub. Happy days Terry.
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    As for Everards a lot of there ships went through Mann Island pool Liverpool, They where a big fleet I was in two sister ships { Everards } Superiority, And the Serenity, Not that I ever come across any in the Mexican Gulf, A lot of guys thought they where Home Trade ships not so if you have your old mans discharge book you will see when he paid off mostly you will find F.G.V. which stands for foreign going voyage, H.T. Was home trade Most likely he sailed around the continent or these days the E.U. But because they weren't very big ships as in tonnage they carried, I doubt many crossed the Atlantic but they could pop up in the Mediterranean ports as well as any where north of Scotland Regards Terry.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dave Williams View Post
    If your Dad was a Liverpool seaman I agree with Captain Kong, he would have most likely have sailed with "Hungry Harrisons",, their usual ports in Mexico were Veracruz, Tampico & Coatzacoalcos, they are on the east coast of Mexico, the Caribbean side.
    Veracruz was a great run ashore, and by the way Hungry Harrisons were not really bad feeders.
    Dave, I only experienced the old saying two of fat and one of lean once, And that was aboard a Strath boat chartered to Harrisons. Other than that I sailed in worse as regards your nose bag as you know the saying came from the ships colours on there ships funnels . Terry.
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    If you give his name place and DOB (YEAR WILL DO) we can look up a Link for his Seamans Pouch,or CRS10 within there will be list of Ships he was on. From that you can then tell for sure which one took him there
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