M V Wendover (watts watts)

howard james
13th January 2009, 10:57
Looking for any members of crew signed on Liverpool May 1960 Paid off Genoa April 1961,Happy Days.

jerryray
14th November 2009, 10:55
Howard, wasn`t on the Wendover when you was on her, but Iwas on her 1958,`doing` the meddie across to Canadian ports, `missed` her in Lisbon, d.b.s back to u.k on Wellington Star. Good ship, great crowd ! regards jerry

ericlamb
12th October 2011, 04:14
Hi Jerry I was on the Wendover in 1958 doing the Canada Levant runs it was one of the greatest times I ever had at sea, so many ports and so much to do and see it was just the greatest for me. Regards Eric Lamb.

johnvvc
20th January 2012, 10:25
Hi Howard

Also sailed on the Wendover as R/O but not same time as yourself.

I joined her in Genoa in March '62 and paid off in Liverpool May '63.

Happy days...

Trader
20th January 2012, 17:17
Hiya fellas, here is a photo of the Wendover stuck in the ice a few hours after leaving Montreal Dec. 1958. I was alongside of her on the Manchester Vanguard. We were there for about a week before the icebreakers got us out. We walked across the ice to swop books.

There were many other ships there as well.

Alec.

Malgray2
22nd January 2012, 22:56
Hi Howard

Also sailed on the Wendover as R/O but not same time as yourself.

I joined her in Genoa in March '62 and paid off in Liverpool May '63.

Happy days...

That's funny I joined the Wendover in the Huskisson Dock in L'pol in May 63. My first trip. I remember she'd just been all round the world and this was the first time she'd been in the UK for 2 years.
The accommodation was caked with sugar as she'd just come in from Barbados.

PTK39
15th April 2014, 09:19
Was anyone here on the Wendover in 1957 when we went to answer the SOS of the Pamir?

patrick mcnee
7th November 2014, 13:40
Hi Howard, I don't know if you will remember me, I joined the Wendover in May 1959 until paying off in Genoa in April 1961. I was ships writer, and remember you and Terry McLaughlin as catering lads. Jimmy Brown was Chief Steward, and Harry Jackson was Chief Cook, Captain Eric Pearce.
I still remember the boys hassling me for subs, they used to call me mr pencils. My brother Peter was deck cadet on Woodford and later Wendover.

Good days,
Regards
Patrick

dave bonner
29th March 2015, 23:03
Was anyone here on the Wendover in 1957 when we went to answer the SOS of the Pamir?

Hi PTK39,I've recently joined SN and picked up this link .I signed on the Wendover April 57,Rotterdam, paid off Falmouth,oct.'57,round the world voyage.Don't remember the Pamir though We did have a Yugoslav stowaway who managed to jump ship in Boston,Mass.and claim political asylum,despite being guarded by Pinkerton men !

roseby
13th July 2015, 16:31
Hi PTK39,I've recently joined SN and picked up this link .I signed on the Wendover April 57,Rotterdam, paid off Falmouth,oct.'57,round the world voyage.Don't remember the Pamir though We did have a Yugoslav stowaway who managed to jump ship in Boston,Mass.and claim political asylum,despite being guarded by Pinkerton men !

joind Wendover march 1957 in Bremen as engineer
don't remember thePAMIR left oct falmouth

dave bonner
13th July 2015, 19:35
Hi Roseby,seems we were on the same voyage.I joined as SOS on deck.Remember playing football in Rijecka,Yugoslavia on cinder pitch(got beaten by local team)we had a huge red ensign flying from the football club's flagpole ! Sailed up River Plate,loaded bran for Japan;then to Portland,Oregan;back through Panama Canal to Falmouth(dry dock ?)please confirm?

roseby
15th July 2015, 16:29
hi dave
my name is joe Matthews
I remember Rosario loading bran, I think the bran was brought in bags and
hat to be split open

POD
5th August 2015, 23:42
Looking for any members of crew signed on Liverpool May 1960 Paid off Genoa April 1961,Happy Days.
Hi Howard, I'm sure I sailed with you on the trip mentioned,my name is
Peter O'Donnell, I was as/stwd other stewards Chris ( wirral) Les (L'pool)
Terry Mac(L'pool) & sec/stwd name escapes me from Hull. Great ship
& fab' trip, all around the Med great lakes Canada, & a great crew all round, hope this finds you as it's some time since you posted your thread.

POD
6th August 2015, 00:00
Hi Howard, I don't know if you will remember me, I joined the Wendover in May 1959 until paying off in Genoa in April 1961. I was ships writer, and remember you and Terry McLaughlin as catering lads. Jimmy Brown was Chief Steward, and Harry Jackson was Chief Cook, Captain Eric Pearce.
I still remember the boys hassling me for subs, they used to call me mr pencils. My brother Peter was deck cadet on Woodford and later Wendover.

Good days,
Regards
Patrick
Hi Patrick, don't know if you remember me, I sailed with you on the Wendover the same trip as Howard James, I was As/stwd my name is Peter O'Donnell, you conjured up some memories mentioning some of the crew members,hope you & Howard are still visiting this site. All the best Peter. (Wow, so many years ago).

dave bonner
21st September 2015, 10:23
hi dave
my name is joe Matthews
I remember Rosario loading bran, I think the bran was brought in bags and
hat to be split open

Hi Joe,appologies,I've just come back to this link.How the time has Flown ! REf: Rosario,WE part loaded with bran,then sailed down the river and finished loading in Buenos Aries (beautiful city)Enjoyed the nightlife in Nagoya/Yokahama !!! .Watts Watts one of the best shipping co's around at that time;never knew where you'd end up though! but as a young man it was a big adventure.Played table tennis on board and got beaten by an engineer in the final. some great memories,best wishes Dave Bonner

patrick mcnee
2nd October 2015, 10:18
Hi Peter
Thanks for your message, I do remember you and Les Holmes and Chris. If I remember correctly the 2nd Std was Jeff Grant. I left Watts Watts after that trip and joined Ellerman Hall Line Liverpool as Writer, and was with them on East Africa Gulf and India routes for the next few years. Good memories of Wendover, very happy ship. Nice to hear from you after all this time No subs today.
Best Wishes
Patrick

Derek Brian Smith
26th January 2016, 11:50
Hi Patrick, I served on the Wendover in 1959 and remember you as Pencils. I was an apprentice deck officer with Charlie Church, and recall engineers Rory and Scoucer, chief steward James Brown etc. Have some pictures from then and recall that time with great pleasure.
Derek
Hi Howard, I don't know if you will remember me, I joined the Wendover in May 1959 until paying off in Genoa in April 1961. I was ships writer, and remember you and Terry McLaughlin as catering lads. Jimmy Brown was Chief Steward, and Harry Jackson was Chief Cook, Captain Eric Pearce.
I still remember the boys hassling me for subs, they used to call me mr pencils. My brother Peter was deck cadet on Woodford and later Wendover.

Good days,
Regards
Patrick

patrick mcnee
27th January 2016, 10:30
Hi Patrick, I served on the Wendover in 1959 and remember you as Pencils. I was an apprentice deck officer with Charlie Church, and recall engineers Rory and Scoucer, chief steward James Brown etc. Have some pictures from then and recall that time with great pleasure.
Derek

Hi Smudge,
I do remember you and big Charlie Church, if I recall the other cadet was Dave Ritchie, I remember Rory and Eddie engineers and Hamish Lang 2nd Mate.
We all had a good time. I cant believe where all our merchant fleet has gone
Best Wishes
Patrick

patrick mcnee
27th January 2016, 10:42
Hi Patrick, I served on the Wendover in 1959 haveand remember you as Pencils. I was an apprentice deck officer with Charlie Church, and recall engineers Rory and Scoucer, chief steward James Brown etc. Have some pictures from then and recall that time with great pleasure.
Derek

Hi Derek,
I do remember you and big Charlie Church. I think the other cadet was Dave Ritchie. It seems a long time ago now. I also recall Hamish Lang 2nd Mate.
Everybody who served in Wendover seems to have had good memories. Still cant believe where all our merchant fleet has gone.
Best Wishes
Patrick

Derek Brian Smith
27th January 2016, 17:50
Hi Derek,
I do remember you and big Charlie Church. I think the other cadet was Dave Ritchie. It seems a long time ago now. I also recall Hamish Lang 2nd Mate.
Everybody who served in Wendover seems to have had good memories. Still cant believe where all our merchant fleet has gone.
Best Wishes
Patrick
Good to hear from you and system is working. I have attempted to attach some pictures but only seems to accept one. I am off to Australia ( still travelling !) on Sat to visit granddaughter but can send more pictures by email when I return in March if you would like. Somewhere in my loft I think I have one which includes you. Other cadet was Graham. It was a long time ago but a great time and education and a happy segment of my life. Am retired now, after sea became a biochemist at Cambridge and managed to travel quite a lot but not at the more leisurely pace we did. Warm regards, Smudge (haven't been called that for nearly 60 years, have a small table from W. Africa with inscription from Wendover shipmates to "Smudge", including a certain Pencils McNee !)

sam2182sw
27th January 2016, 20:24
Hi Derek Brian Smith Please put your photos on the site for us all to see don't see much of w.w. ships on the sits sam2182sw

Trader
28th January 2016, 00:20
Patrick McNee and Derek Brian Smith, I sailed with a Ch/Off. name of Charlie (Kirk) Church on the Baltic Express in 1970. Sadly Charlie had an accident and died on board. I wonder if this is the same man that you both refer to in your posts.

Alec.

Derek Brian Smith
28th January 2016, 15:40
Patrick McNee and Derek Brian Smith, I sailed with a Ch/Off. name of Charlie (Kirk) Church on the Baltic Express in 1970. Sadly Charlie had an accident and died on board. I wonder if this is the same man that you both refer to in your posts.

Alec.
Sorry to hear that, the Charlie I knew was Kirk. A great guy to sail with as a fellow apprentice. RIP
Derek

Derek Brian Smith
28th January 2016, 15:49
Hi Derek Brian Smith Please put your photos on the site for us all to see don't see much of w.w. ships on the sits sam2182sw

Will try, it only seems to accept one at a time and limits size. Here is one of the Willesdan taken in 1958. A grand old Empire boat, very primitively conditions, no showers, laundry etc. Also no radar. When I joined the Wendover it was sheer luxury !