British Ambassador Sinking?

DAVELECKIE
28th May 2008, 20:06
If my memory serves me right what were the circumstances surrounding the sinking of this 42000 ton vessel in the Pacific in the 70's.
Thankfully no one was lost.

Dave

John_F
28th May 2008, 21:31
Daveleckie,
If you click on the site below you will see the whole story with contributions from Mike Brown who was aboard her at the time of her sinking.
http://www.shipsnostalgia.com/gallery/showphoto.php/photo/35439
Kind regards,
John.

DAVELECKIE
29th May 2008, 09:15
John
Thanks for that, still new to this excellent forum and finding my way around.
Dave

john elcid
29th May 2008, 10:25
Sorry, mind's going, it was Diplomat, not Ambassador. Withdrawn reply.

twogrumpy
29th May 2008, 19:39
Welcome DAVELECKIE from another ex BP Leckie 1968 to 86.
twogrumpy

derekhore
30th May 2008, 17:04
.......did either of you know Elvyn Wilkes....big leckie from Falmouth??

Sailed with him on the Admiral in 72....cracking guy!

twogrumpy
30th May 2008, 19:23
Derek
Sorry, do not recognise the name, tis a long time ago.
Usually have to check on names with the other half, better memory and plenty of sea time!!
twogrumpy

DAVELECKIE
30th May 2008, 19:34
Derek,
I can remember the surname on the Fleet News crewlists but our "paths " never crosssed.
Dave

d.r.wing
8th June 2008, 21:31
I was an apprentice with Elvyn Wilks I was junior he senior went to school with his brother Barry both unfortunately passed away some years ago their youngest brother Collin has just retired from the Electrical Dept. Falmouth Docks their father was also an electrician in the docks. his wife Hazel who came from S.Africa is alive and well in the Falmouth area.

d.r.wing
12th June 2008, 16:30
Hi Derek,
Alvin Wilks passed away a few years back his wife Hazel is alive and well and living in Falmouth she remembers that he was 27 years at sea before being made redundant in 79 she also remembers that he sailed on the Crusader, and Respect amongst others. I have written a bit of info. on this thread

derekhore
15th June 2008, 07:24
Thanks for that info