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    Thanks, he was born in Oldham 26/5/1922.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chris Allman View Post
    Andrea if you Google SS North Britain then go to images, the first two pictures are of the ship itself. One is a painting the other is a photograph of it in dock. Wiser souls than me may be able to advise you with reference to a photograph of your Grandfather. Hope this helps.
    I would think that photo is of the North Britain built in 1945 and not the one lost in 1943.
    "Across the seas where the great waves grow, there are no fields for the poppies to grow, but its a place where Seamen sleep, died for their country, for you and for peace" (Billy McGee 2011)

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    Thanks for this - that was my concern.

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    https://www.cwgc.org/find-war-dead/c...llen,-william/

    https://www.cwgc.org/find-war-dead/c...llen,-William/




    Name: NORTH BRITAIN
    Type: Cargo Ship
    Launched: 16/09/1940
    Completed: 11/1940
    Builder: J Readhead & Sons Ltd
    Yard: South Shields
    Yard Number: 519
    Dimensions: 4635grt, 2683nrt, 405.6 x 53.6 x 24.4ft
    Engines: T3cyl (23, 38 & 65 x 42ins), 406nhp
    Engines by: North-Eastern Marine Engineering Co (1938) Ltd, Wallsend
    Propulsion: 1 x Screw, 11.0knots
    Construction: Steel
    Reg Number: 165801
    History:
    22/11/1940 North Shipping Co Ltd (Hugh Roberts & Son, managers), Newcastle
    05/05/1943 Sank
    Comments: 05/05/1943: Torpedoed & sunk by U-Boat U707 in position 300 miles south of Greenland
    On a voyage from Glasgow to Halifax, Nova Scotia, with a cargo of firebricks & fireclay


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    Thank you so much - do you know where I’m able to find a photo of my grandfather?

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    As said Andrea
    That is going to be very hard as no recors were kept after 1972.
    I have been looking at other options but have as yet not come up with anything as regards a Pic.
    But who knows something or someone may yet come up with a Miracle LOL

    file:///C:/Users/tmacd/AppData/Local/Packages/Microsoft.MicrosoftEdge_8wekyb3d8bbwe/TempState/Downloads/CULLEN_WILLIAM%20(1).pdf


    Not too sure on the following but you can download his Records of the Royal Navy I think here ??
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    Royal Navy ratings' service records 1853-1928 - The National Archives
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    He was Royal Navy so his service file from WWII will still be held by the MOD, but these records do not contain a photo. Nor do they list any other Merchant ships he served on, just the accountancy bases he was attached to such as HMS President III.
    "Across the seas where the great waves grow, there are no fields for the poppies to grow, but its a place where Seamen sleep, died for their country, for you and for peace" (Billy McGee 2011)

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