Mew Member-Sinclair-HMS Ophir

24th May 2008, 01:47
Hi, I'm not sure if this is the correct forum... but I am looking for information about how to find crew lists for old ships. I have a photo of my great grandfather in his naval uniform. His hat says HMS Ophir. I think the photo was taken around 1911. Can I find out any more about his naval career? Also are there any lists that indicate where seamen were at the time of National census? Can anyone help?

24th May 2008, 02:41
See attached Link for Pics.

Armed merchant cruiser Ophir in 1901. Commissioned at Tilbury by Commodore Winsloe for the Duke of Cornwall's visit to the colonies. She was torpedoed and sunk on 19th October 1917.

I would sat that this is your starting point.


Bruce Carson
24th May 2008, 04:43
Sinclair, a warm welcome to Ships Nostalgia.
Normally a thread such as yours would be appropriate in our research forum. As this is your first posting, I've taken the liberty of moving it to our "Say Hello" forum as it will receive a wider audience here.


24th May 2008, 08:46
Hi and Welcome to the site,sorry i never greeted you the first time appologise!
Anyway here is a bit more info on your Post,hope it helps.
The following is a contact for Crew lists.

Paula Marshall

Senior Clerk

Maritime History Archive

Memorial University of Newfoundland

St. John's, NL

A1C 5S7


Tel: 709-737-8428

Fax: 709-737-3123

Web Site:

ian d.cameron
24th May 2008, 10:25
Inward voyage July 1911: SS Ophir Official Number: 98673 (Orient Steam Navigation Company Ltd) travelling from Brisbane to London.
Embarking at Brisbane, Sydney, Melbourne, Adelaide, Fremantle, Colombo, Suez, Port Said and Gibraltar.
Disembarking at Plymouth and London

K urgess
24th May 2008, 12:44
Welcome aboard, Sinclair.
I see you've had some help from the crew already as is usual here.
Find your way around the ship and enjoy the voyage.

24th May 2008, 23:53
Welcome from Lancashire.

I hope you will enjoy the site.



25th May 2008, 18:28
Sinclair a warm welcome to you from a member in the south of England. Enjoy the site and bon voyage.

26th May 2008, 01:06
Welcome onboard to SN and enjoy the voyage

27th May 2008, 00:48
Welcome, Sinclair.

Try searching for his service record here: