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26th April 2007, 11:58
m loking for ex ship mates of the wahine when she whent down i am colin bingle was on her when she went down ive forgoten names but would like to find a livipudlian that had a guitar thanks colx
2nd August 2010, 13:42
Hi , I was ashore when the Wahine went aground but later sailed with a liverpool guy Named George Brabbener AB in the Aratika .George recieved a Medal for his saving of life while in the Wahine when she struck the reef, Great Shipmate. I sailed a lot on the Ferries before coming here to Aussie.
9th August 2010, 19:13
George Brabander(ex Wahine) returned to the UK. He was from Birkenhead across the river from Liverpool. I'm sorry to report he died afew years ago.We heard of his deeds and medal award here,and he was regarded as a local Hero. George had 4 brothers,3 of them Seamen. Mick was a Bosun in Blue Funnel for many years. Lenny,after his years at sea bought a Pub here in Birkenhead. Peter the youngest and I were good mates and sailed on 5 ships together. Saddly they have all crossed the bar.
R.I.P ttfn. Peter.
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