Just 'signed on'

28th May 2008, 19:44
Hi everyone. Just found this site. At sea as Marconi R/O in late 1960s. served on Loch Gowan, Caltex Bristol/Texaco Rochester, Hindustan, Port Invercargill.
Would love to hear from old shipmates, Norwood Tech colleagues, GBLA members (second wave). Is Bernie Smith, who used to hail from Tewksbury out there?

non descript
28th May 2008, 19:47
Dicky, a warm welcome to you. 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.

K urgess
28th May 2008, 20:07
Welcome aboard from East Yorkshire.
There are so many of us in the crew now that we have a radio room to hide away in.
No watches just good QSOs and nostalgia.
Explore the ship, join in and enjoy the trip.

Bruce Carson
28th May 2008, 20:20
Dicky, from Michigan, a warm welcome to Ships Nostalgia.
Chances are you'll run into old shipmates on SN and, fortunately, there are are many other Sparkies as members.


29th May 2008, 01:28
Welcome onboard to SN and enjoy the voyage

29th May 2008, 15:21
Greetings Dicky and welcome to SN. Bon voyage.

29th May 2008, 21:53
Welcome from Lancashire.

I hope you will enjoy the site.



20th November 2008, 21:24
any chance you served with Ian Smart - engineer?

29th November 2008, 15:25

I sailed with Marconi (East Ham Depot), then IMRC and finally CP Ships in the late 60s to mid 70s. Got my ticket at Barking College of Tech.

Have you joined the Radio Officer's Association? If not, this is an absolute must! Send me a PM if you can't find it.

Best regards,

Dave Ellis.

(Email address removed for member's security)

30th November 2008, 00:50
Welcome aboard from the Philippines. Enjoy all this great site has to offer

Cyril Hamill
30th November 2008, 11:12
Sailed on the Loch Gowan April 1963 to July 1963 with Mike Harriman as Chief R/O. He was at a Radio school in Bristol I remember.l