Roger Rogers

Roger
28th March 2005, 17:10
Hello Everyone. So pleased to have found this site, From what I have seen in the few minutes I have been looking, it is great. The reason I found you I had been looking on the www for first ship I sailed on long ago in 1953. An oil tanker Esso London. My next The Alcantara for two years as Pursers boy. Then Empire Ken off to Suez.Few trips on Cape boats...Athlone..Capetown Stirling..Edinburgh Then back to the good old Royal Mail Lines. Staying until 1962 while she was crusing. As a barman in Meal Bar....Anyone have a picture of Empire Ken. Am writing my life story before I pop off, so the grandchildren will realise we too were once their age

Good luck. tight lines
Roger

Fairfield
28th March 2005, 18:49
Welcome to Ships Nostalgia.Enjoy looking around.Try Auke Visser/s Esso Tanker site for ESSO LONDON

stevecz
28th March 2005, 22:29
Empire Ken can be found on the following sites,
http://www.britisharmedforces.org/blirreg/ns/nat_troopships.htm
http://www.britains-smallwars.com/cyprus/Reed/EmpireKen.html

I found it wilst reasearching my Uncles wartime exploits with Royal Mail Lines.

John Rogers
29th March 2005, 01:14
I posted a picture of the Empire Ken in the gallery,I took it back in 1948 in the red sea or around the suez canal.

Roger
29th March 2005, 07:46
undefinedEmpire Ken can be found on the following sites,
http://www.britisharmedforces.org/blirreg/ns/nat_troopships.htm
http://www.britains-smallwars.com/cyprus/Reed/EmpireKen.html

I found it wilst reasearching my Uncles wartime exploits with Royal Mail Lines.
Thankyou very much for the photo of the Empire Ken. Was on her for two years leading up to and during Suez as bathroom steward.Took troops to Hong Kong. A joy to sail in...Roger

Roger
1st April 2005, 12:14
DaveM. That is fantastic about "the Ken" I knew she started life in 1928 for east Africa lines but most of the rest is news to me.apart from being used as a German hospital ship. There was a brass plack on board just outside main dining room saying how many lives were saved from the Eastern Baltic.

Cheers Mate Roger