Page 2 of 2 FirstFirst 1 2
Results 11 to 20 of 20

Thread: mv coptic john noon

  1. #11
    Join Date
    Jun 2008
    Location
    Sunbury Victoria Australia
    Posts
    16,786
    Thanks (Given)
    5111
    Thanks (Received)
    5960
    Likes (Given)
    59910
    Likes (Received)
    23943

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by Neil Morton View Post
    I was always convinced that the Queens 1954 visit to Australasia was on the S.S."Gothic" I seem to remember a plaque in the very fancy, timber clad passenger flat beneath the magnificent twin companion ways to the main passenger accomm.1958 is a fair while ago so I could be mistaken.
    All this reference to 'queens', some might get the wrong idea, I trust it is Liz of whom we speak?
    Happy daze John in Oz.

    Life is too short to blend in.

    John Strange R737787
    World Traveller

  2. Likes Peter Ormiston liked this post
  3. #12
    Gulliver's Avatar
    Gulliver Guest

    Default Royal Yacht GOTHIC......

    Quote Originally Posted by Neil Morton View Post
    I was always convinced that the Queens 1954 visit to Australasia was on the S.S."Gothic" I seem to remember a plaque in the very fancy, timber clad passenger flat beneath the magnificent twin companion ways to the main passenger accomm.1958 is a fair while ago so I could be mistaken.

    You're exactly right,Neil...it was the GOTHIC.
    (1954 pic to prove it)

  4. #13
    Join Date
    Oct 2011
    Posts
    2
    Thanks (Given)
    0
    Thanks (Received)
    0
    Likes (Given)
    0
    Likes (Received)
    0

    Default Coptic

    Quote Originally Posted by john noon View Post
    hi just joined
    anybody do any trips on the coptic I was on her for her last trip to nz before she went to be scrapped think it was in 64/65 the captain was captain jones all the crew from liverpool and very young you can imagine the carry on good lads though ship was falling to bits broke down off the australian coast
    HI JOHN I was on the Coptic with remember me dragging you back to the ship when we were about to sail and Gordon done is party piece on the quay sadly Gordon passed away. But I still see Jimmy Mc Ilroy I think I have a photo of you I'll have to dig it out, are you still in Bootle I am over in Wallasey look forward to hear from you
    By the way the captains name was Williams as we went u p to see him a lot on that great trip 1964
    Yours MARTY SIZE

  5. #14
    Join Date
    Nov 2011
    Posts
    2
    Thanks (Given)
    0
    Thanks (Received)
    0
    Likes (Given)
    0
    Likes (Received)
    0

    Default mv coptic

    my father sailed on this ship in the early 60 s, anthony dunne (rip) from ireland, anyone kow him.

  6. #15
    Join Date
    Feb 2015
    Location
    Sydney
    Posts
    2
    Thanks (Given)
    1
    Thanks (Received)
    1
    Likes (Given)
    0
    Likes (Received)
    2

    Default Re: mv coptic john noon

    Hello,
    My name is Annabel Stafford and I am writing a novel that is set in 1937 on a ship based on the MV Coptic. I am trying desperately to find any plans or cross sections or models of the Ship to give me a better idea of what she looked like as well as any memories of the Ship from the people that sailed on her. My grandmother Ann Fraser Thompson was on the coptic as ship's doctor sailing from Sydney to London in 1937 (if there were any records of the ship at that time - i think the Captain was James Avern- even better!). Any help you guys could give me would be very very gratefully received!!
    best wishes
    Annabel

  7. Thanks N/A thanked for this post
    Likes N/A, Frederick Lacey liked this post
  8. #16
    Join Date
    Nov 2010
    Posts
    1,306
    Thanks (Given)
    653
    Thanks (Received)
    744
    Likes (Given)
    2039
    Likes (Received)
    2044

    Default Re: mv coptic john noon

    Thought this would be of interest.

    ship coptic, shaw savill albion

  9. Thanks Annabel Stafford thanked for this post
    Likes Ivan Cloherty, N/A liked this post
  10. #17
    Join Date
    Feb 2015
    Location
    Sydney
    Posts
    2
    Thanks (Given)
    1
    Thanks (Received)
    1
    Likes (Given)
    0
    Likes (Received)
    2

    Default Re: mv coptic john noon

    Thank you, Frederick! Do you know where I might find some plans for cargo ships like the Coptic? Thank you again! Best wishes
    Annabel

  11. #18
    Join Date
    Aug 2008
    Location
    Torquay
    Posts
    150
    Thanks (Given)
    2358
    Thanks (Received)
    4841
    Likes (Given)
    6289
    Likes (Received)
    17637

    Default Re: mv coptic john noon

    Annabel, local Universities to where the ship was built can be a useful source of information for innumerable things, as the vessel was built by Swan Hunter, you could give Newcastle or Durham Universities a try. I have always found Universities a help in the past by writing to the Archivist

  12. Likes N/A liked this post
  13. #19
    Join Date
    Feb 2019
    Location
    UK
    Posts
    1
    Thanks (Given)
    0
    Thanks (Received)
    0
    Likes (Given)
    0
    Likes (Received)
    0

    Default Re: mv coptic john noon

    No you were not mistaken it WAS GOTHIC

  14. #20
    Join Date
    Jun 2008
    Location
    Cooma NSW
    Posts
    4,804
    Thanks (Given)
    4126
    Thanks (Received)
    2758
    Likes (Given)
    14450
    Likes (Received)
    11449

    Default Re: mv coptic john noon

    We escorted the Gothic with the Queen aboard in 54 as far as Aden, I was on the RFA Wave Baron on the way out to oil the fleet off Korea then on to Singapore.
    Des

  15. Likes happy daze john in oz liked this post
Page 2 of 2 FirstFirst 1 2

Similar Threads

  1. john noon shaftsbury
    By john noon in forum Houlder Bros
    Replies: 11
    Last Post: 7th December 2009, 10:13 PM

Tags for this Thread

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •