ex silver line employees

2nd February 2010, 10:06
can fully recommend after reading a just released book on the history of

silver line detailing their complete rise and demise.

its called look for the silver lining by m. barraclough. very appropiate

naming of the book since i sailed with them for a number of years

a sad ending to a well repected company.regards maverick(A)

2nd February 2010, 12:15
Can you please givemore details of the book as I can not find it on Amazon
Chris James

keith ratcliffe
7th February 2010, 17:56
The book is entitled "Looking for the Silver Lining" by Martin Barraclough. I have seen it advertised in Ships Monthly by Ships in Focus book suppliers of Preston. As i sailed on the Silverisle in the 1960's i became aware of this book.

8th February 2010, 16:13
ISBN No; 190517828X 25 published by Bound Biographies.
Can be obtained from Books@ms-sc.org
Tel No; 0207 654 7008

8th February 2010, 16:21
many thanks

John Clark
1st March 2010, 06:32
Hi, here's another ex-employee. Tramped on the Silverwalnut out of San Pedro round-the-world (their ships did not touch UK ports) in 1950 as an apprentice. Then the Silvertarn in 1953, that one did put in to a UK port (Hull) with a British crew. You can read all about Silver Line on Wikipedia (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Silver_Line_(shipping_company)).

John Clark
21st May 2014, 00:51
Mike and I were apprentices together on the Silverwalnut, out of San Pedro, and round and round the world for the next 2 years (1950-1952.) I left for the world of entertainment, and he worked his way up through the ranks to the boardroom I believe, of Silver Line management. (Superintendant?). Sadly, he crossed the bar at lunchtime, May 19 2014, his daughter Julie emailed me today, as the sun was over the yardarm in time for cocktails. I'm sure many of you Silver Liners knew him and sailed with him.

22nd May 2014, 01:03
good day john clark.yesterday.09:51.#7.re:mike smith.R.I.P.sorry at your loss of a friend,may he rest in peace,regards ben27