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January 13, 2022 * 7 posts * 405 views
Personal Tales and StoriesHarry Nicholson said:
Baptism stories! There's been time to get over my own baptism. A snip from my memoir ‘The Best of Days’. My dad has seen me off from West Hartlepool railway station. His words of advice still whisper 66 years later: ‘Don’t play cards ... Read more >>
July 16, 2022 * 23 posts * 401 views
Merchant Navy General PostingsRobert George Young said:
Think this ship went to Murmansk Anybody know anything about about this ship Or was on it and any experiences of going to Murmansk Thank you Read more >>
July 13, 2022 * 43 posts * 1,136 views
Merchant Navy General PostingsRobert George Young said:
If there were an order of Good shipping companies in the 50's, 60's and 70's What would they be? Also bad ones? I'm sure some were good, some bad In respect of Pay, conditions ... Read more >>
July 13, 2022 * 29 posts * 789 views
Contacted an Old FriendTimothyKay said:
Hi, this is my first post on this forum. I am trying to trace anyone who knew my relative Donald Tracey who attended the Glasgow Nautical College from August 1969 to Jan 1972. ... Read more >>
July 13, 2022 * 7 posts * 135 views
Merchant Navy General Postingsvic mcclymont said:
On Talking Pictures TV there was a 15 minute film about South African fruit coming into the UK in the 1950's and how it was distributed. The opening sequence was the Capetown Castle ... Read more >>
July 13, 2022 * 6 posts * 96 views
Merchant Navy General PostingsKeith Tindell said:
One for Vernon, just a lot of old photos of the old girl, unfortunately its all in Spanish, which apart for ordering beer, i don't speak. Some photos of her as a troop ship. However, ... Read more >>
July 15, 2022 * 4 posts * 183 views
Ask the ForumCarol Gorman said:
Looking for information on James Kearney b.1897 Glasgow, Married in 1932 at Liverpool, disappeared c1942. Canning Place document quotes No. R.94296 Thank You all replies appreciated ... Read more >>
July 14, 2022 * 2 posts * 113 views
Merchant Navy General PostingsPeter Kohler said:
Today, the former CUNARD PRINCESS was beached at Aliaga, Turkey for scrapping after two years laid up in Greece. Here are two excellent photos of her whilst serving as a rest and ... Read more >>
July 14, 2022 * 2 posts * 47 views
Crew - Listed Alphabeticallybarry wiles said:
SHIPS NAME AND SERVICE RECORD Full Name Barry Wiles Discharge Book Number R ****** Department Engine room Your Rank/Rating Chief Electrician Which Ships were you on and When Orsova ... Read more >>
July 13, 2022 * 2 posts * 130 views
Royal Navyfrancie menagh said:
My uncle was an able seaman on the Avonvale in WW2. The ship was bombed in the Med while escorting. My uncle suffered from what is now known as PTSD. I remember him lying in bed ... Read more >>