New kid on the block

charles henry
19th May 2008, 14:22
Wandered onto this site and it looks interesting. My background:-
Born Glasgow, went to Bellahouston Academy and "ran away to sea" in
1942 as a cabin boy to help with the war effort..... First ship mv Tasmania, Danish vessel ran by Brocklebank was torpedoed on my first trip. (Then I wanted to run away to my school). After war took a 1st class pmg Worked at Bletchley park for a while and then wen back to sea as a sparks. Last vessel was the Cape Hawk MAHB. Took the three month radar course at the James Watt college in Greenock and then immigrated to Canada.
Sailed on mv Cheticamp, then worked in Arctic, bad business venture in Montreal and then spent 1955 with Page Engr setting up big Troposcater station in Vung Tao - Vietnam. Then joined a company manufactuirng multichannel microwave equipment. (900mhz to 50 ghz) and retired in 1988.
Thats it in a nutshell, anyone know the whereabouts of Peter Prance married to Connie Marshall, he sailed as a sparks and was a lecturer for pmg in Bristol for a while. Regards to all de Chas

non descript
19th May 2008, 14:31
Charles, a warm welcome to you. That's a nice introduction piece; thank you for joining the community; enjoy the site and all it has to offer, and we very much look forward to your postings in due course. Bon Voyage

Bruce Carson
19th May 2008, 15:15
Charles, from Michigan, a warm welcome to Ships Nostalgia.
Good to have you onboard--make yourself at home here and join in our friendly discussions at any time.


K urgess
19th May 2008, 15:33
Welcome aboard from East Yorkshire, Chas.
Plenty of us sparkies among the crew.
The radio shack is easy to find and there's plenty to explore around the rest of the ship.
No watches just enjoy the trip.

19th May 2008, 22:51
Welcome from Lancashire.

I hope you will enjoy the site.



20th May 2008, 00:42
Welcome onboard to SN and enjoy the voyage

20th May 2008, 12:00
Greetings Charles and welcome to SN. Nice introduction you gave. Bon voyage.

ian d.cameron
20th May 2008, 21:56
Hi Charles. Donít know if you have this, but welcome aboard,
Is this her photo?

charles henry
22nd May 2008, 20:13
Tasmania, most of info correct but couldnt identify her although certainly same layout -- been a looooooong time.
Cape Hawke yes that her although she did not have the flying bridge when I was there. the wireless room was on the rear of the bridge with my cabin next to is. a VERY happy ship with highland crew. Only vessel that I ever sent and SOS on, we were rammed on the starboard bow by the William Luchanback on our way from Vancouver to San Franciscol, then the silly sods back out leaving us with a very holy bow. long time ago de chas