9th June 2008, 11:25
Hi There to everyone

I came across this site by chance after googling in my surname.

My dad, John Pratten, was a GY trawler skipper from the late 60's until the unfortunate demise of the industry. His last 'big' ship was the Ross Khartoum. After that he was pair trawling in the 'Green Valley', and then on to working out of Spain.

The ships that I can remember from my childhood when my Dad was skipper are Vivaria, Vianova, Ross Juno and the Ross Khartoum.

Sadly John passed away recently, and I would like to hear from anyone who knew or sailed with my dad.


9th June 2008, 11:43
Welcome aboard Mike from Glorious Devon

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9th June 2008, 11:46
Mike, A lot of us tend to arrive via that route; but 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

Bruce Carson
9th June 2008, 12:01
Mike, from Michigan, a warm welcome to Ships Nostalgia.
Good to have you onboard.
I think you'll be impressed with our fishery sections and , chances are, you'll be hearing from members who remember your father.


9th June 2008, 21:52
Welcome from Lancashire.

I hope you will enjoy the site and that some of our members will have known your Dad.



10th June 2008, 00:22
Welcome onboard to SN and enjoy the voyage

11th June 2008, 20:12
Hi Mike and welcome to SN. Bon voyage.