The ANL

Chillytoes
24th April 2007, 01:47
As an ex-ANL engineer, I am surprised that there is no thread on that company, now sadly gone. You must be out there in some numbers, as in it's day it was a line of some substance, more than 130 ships during its lifespan.

I recognise some contributors here and there on the lists, but there does not seem to be any organisation of ex-crews. Is there any re-union group or the like out there?

exsailor
24th April 2007, 11:25
Chillytoes,
Don't know if I am just looking in the wrong places, but there seems to be a lack of maritime info, company histories, photo's etc for Australia as a whole - not just ANL. There are some photos and snippets of information on this site, but does not seem to be much elsewhere in light of Australia's maritime past. Perhaps other members may have a few clues.
Regards from NZ, Dennis.

Aldinga
25th April 2007, 02:55
Hi Chillytoes
Try this site for Australian & NZ companies.
http://z7.invisionfree.com/NZ_Coastal_Shipping/index.php?

Ron

Chillytoes
25th April 2007, 12:01
Thanks gents. I sort of cocked up the original posting, should have been headed ANL.
Anyway I have now looked at and joined that forum you suggested Ron, thanks for that. However there is not that much there as yet, which brings me back to my original theme, where are all the ex-ANL people? This all has been prompted by the fact that I noted on the "All At Sea" forum, that it was virtually run from Kalgorlie and Christmas Island, and for poms. Where are the Aussies.
I had also sailed in USSCo. and they have an association that meets once a year in Sydney, (and a website) but I am unaware of any relating to ANL - a much larger organisation in Oz. Anybody know anything?
Dennis, the lack of maritime historical interest particularly worries me. What's wrong with us? Did we hate it all that much???
Neil

non descript
25th April 2007, 12:07
Neil,

Yes, I pondered on that on as a title... and, it was a bit confusing. (Jester)

To assist, I have taken the liberty of editing the title to read ANL

Regards
Mark

universalskipper
23rd May 2007, 14:48
Noted ANL container vessels on the Aussie/Japan service in 70s. Briefly met a Damien Dunsford who I think someone mentioned was one vsl's Ch.Mate who perished at sea when attending to lashing on deck in rough weather. That true?

non descript
23rd May 2007, 17:50
Thanks gents. I sort of cocked up the original posting, should have been headed ANL.



Neil, I have been trying to get the software to accept ANL and not Anl in the title, but it has a mind of its own.... i.e. I put in ANL and it auto-changes it to read Anl (Cloud)

Seemingly, the insertion of the definite article confuses the software and allows us a cunning way round the problem (Jester), hence the new title to your thread.

waimea
24th May 2007, 09:43
Good point about ANL - I was on Lake Macquarie, Australian Escort and Townsville Trader.

trotterdotpom
24th May 2007, 12:29
Neil, I have been trying to get the software to accept ANL and not Anl in the title, but it has a mind of its own.... i.e. I put in ANL and it auto-changes it to read Anl (Cloud)

Seemingly, the insertion of the definite article confuses the software and allows us a cunning way round the problem (Jester), hence the new title to your thread.

Obviously some sort of proctological problem, why not call the thread "Australian National Line"?

I too look forward to some contributions.

John T.

Gerard Carmichael
3rd August 2009, 20:02
Chillytoes,
Don't know if I am just looking in the wrong places, but there seems to be a lack of maritime info, company histories, photo's etc for Australia as a whole - not just ANL. There are some photos and snippets of information on this site, but does not seem to be much elsewhere in light of Australia's maritime past. Perhaps other members may have a few clues.
Regards from NZ, Dennis.

H Dennis, This one is from the otherside of the world,SCOTLAND, while on the phosphate trade on the Carronpark1950,met up with the River Moorambigee (sorry about spelling)several times,wanted to play SOCCER,they never tried it on th aussie coast (1951) anyhow turned out great times,always Kegs of ale onboard. Became great pals with Pat Geraghty over the years ( he left the sea to lead the seaman's union.) He'll be getting long in the tooth now,ha! I sailed on Caltex Liverpool ( Howard Smith ) & P.J Adam's( Ampol) regards

maritiem
4th August 2009, 06:50
Hallo Chillytoes;
This is a nice site about australian shipping companies
http://www.flotilla-australia.com/
Regards
Henk Jungerius

TonyR
4th August 2009, 08:00
Try [url]www.oceaniashippingforum.com/index

vaughan
1st September 2014, 11:47
Is this any good to you
http://www.flotilla-australia.com/3anl.htm