14th November 2010, 16:22
Sad news to share with you - Captain Richard Collinson - there are a number of posts on Ships Nostalgia from him - died early this morning.
I sailed with him on the Corabank during 1980 , a fine man.
14th November 2010, 16:38
Very sorry to hear that sad news. I believe I may have sailed with him back in 1964/1965 on the British Power. Will need to check back.
14th November 2010, 19:43
A bad day, may he rest in Peace, my sincere condolences to his family.
15th November 2010, 03:18
Never meet him but may he RIP
15th November 2010, 03:51
Sad news indeed. May he rest in peace.my sincere condolences to his family
15th November 2010, 07:12
Always very sad news when a 'family member' goes over. Sincere condolences to the family. R.I.P.
15th November 2010, 14:34
Another fine man crosses the bar. Sincere condolences to his Partner and Family.
15th November 2010, 14:48
My condolences to his family and friends. RIP
15th November 2010, 15:08
Sad news indeed, a loss to us all. Richard was an 'Old Conway' and whilst I'm not certain who he sailed with I think it included P&O, Bank Line and Sealion . I will miss his viewpoints. Thoughts with his partner and family.
15th November 2010, 16:10
Did not know Captain Collinson except as one of the newer Bank Line masters who brought a better quality of command style to his ships that passed through the U.S. Gulf on the liner services. The company often greatly benefited by the superior professionalism brought in from outside and Captain Collinson was a fine example of this. Its a great irony that just when Bank Line were on the point of assembling as fine a cadre of officers represented by Captain Collinson to man their ships the entire enterprise was shut down!
15th November 2010, 18:12
I never knew him, but my condolences to the family and friends. RIP
16th November 2010, 09:05
Sailed with Capt. Collinson on the Cloverbank in 1979, gave me an excellent piece of advice 'Don't wear brown it makes you look like sh*t'
21st February 2011, 19:52
Very sad news - I've just caught up with everyone else.
He was Chief Officer on the Teviotbank in 1976 when I was first trip cadet.
A very decent chap.
Would anyone be able to say if the picture in this link is the same Richard Collinson. Thanks Rob
22nd June 2011, 18:38
I never sailed with richard collinson but he was one of those people you kept bumping into and pat and I you see him socially from time to time when we were in norwich a lovely guy will be much missed by his family and friends