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    I was at Wallasey School from 18th Jan 1944 to 14th Feb 1944. Anyone there at the same time as me?

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    Hi Arthur.

    just a warm Welcome to this site, find yourself a cabin and stow your gear and if your very lucky you might find a cold one in the fridge.Sorry mate a bit before my time, i was in Cardiff sea school.
    best wishes geoff.
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    Hi Arthur.
    Sorry I cant help you with your search for Shipmates,
    1944 was a bit before my time.One question,was the
    Wallasy school for Firemen or all departments.

    Dave Williams(R583900)

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    Wallasey Sea School when I went there was for lads who had reached leading seaman standard in the Sea Cadets. It was mainly deck and after a month's training you either came out as a JOS or a deck boy. They also produced a few cabin boys who, while training, were used to cook and serve our meals. You can imagine how enjoyable they were especially the horse meat stews.
    Arthur (lofty) Jenner

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    Hi Arthur,
    Here is cutout section to your addition to Flag hope it works OK!
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    Hi Arthur,
    In reply to your PMessage to me,here is a bit of info on that Ship,possibly you may have it?
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    Single Ship Report for "1147679"
    IDNo: 1147679 Year: 1917
    Name: KAOLACK Launch Date: 15.6.16
    Type: Cargo ship (ref) Date of completion: 5.17
    Flag: FRA Keel:


    Tons: 1772 Link:
    DWT: Yard No: 222
    Length overall: Ship Design:
    LPP: 81.0 Country of build:
    Beam: 10.9 Builder: Loire
    Material of build: Location of yard: St Nazaire
    Number of
    screws/Mchy/
    Speed(kn): 2C-9


    Owner as Completed: De Chanaud & Cie, Le Havre
    Naval or paramilitary marking :
    A: *
    End: 1959



    Subsequent History:
    46 ARTICO

    Disposal Data:
    BU Cadiz 1q.59

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    Thanks Vernon
    I didn't have all that info. We had a very large deck crew because we worked our own cargo. We received 2/6 an hour on top of our wages for cargo work. I was a JOS on $18 pounds a month. This was a fortune after my shore job which paid one pound seven and six a week less my bus fare of ten bob

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    Hello Arther

    My dad was at NSTS Wallasey in 1944 his name Is Adam Carson he is in his eight's now we emagrated to Australia in 1964. I have been trying to find information about his service in the merchant marine. I have some papers that I could email to you. My Email addres is hbcarson@bigpond.com
    Hope we can help each other in finding information.

    Regards Hugh

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    I was there 18 Oct.1943- 20 Dec 1943.Allegedly being trained as a Catering Boy.
    Charlie Boys.

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    I have obtained the British seamans identity card of my late father Arthur Alan Turner born 15th Nov 1927 which states that he was discharged from the Wallasey Sea school on the 11/09/1944. I know that he was a sea cadet in Ashton under lyne lancs and that he spent some time in the merchant navy prior to joining the Sherwood Forresters regiment after the war and serving as a soldier in Palestine.
    Can anyone tell me if he would have just been trained in basic seamanship prior to going to sea in a merchant vessel at this school? He has the Atlantic star and the Italy star on his medals from WW2 as well as the Palestine medal. I assumed from my research into these awards he would have gained these for 6 months + service in the merchant navy rather than his army service. I have a newspaper cutting about him which states that he had travelled to New York, Canada, North Africa, Italy and Holland, prior to enlisting in the army.
    Can anyone help me who actually understands how Wallasey worked I cant seem to find the right kind of information anywhere.If your father was there does he know. i get the impression it was a short period prior to something else????

    Hope someone knows
    thanks if you do
    Pamela

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