SS Sandsend SuezCrisis 1956

ex 2 Base
12th June 2011, 19:59
Hello to all, I'm new to this site. I was recalled in the army summer 1956 and eventually was on SS Sandsend as part of a convoy en route to Egypt, the ship broke down,we never made it.I wonder if any of the crew are members of this site.Also what happened to the ship?

billyboy
12th June 2011, 21:49
A warm welcome aboard from the Philippines. Please enjoy all this great site has to offer

Cisco
12th June 2011, 22:07
Greetings, if that was Headlam's war built 'Sandsend' then she was the last 'Liberty' ship registered in the UK. I think she went for scrap about 1967.

gdynia
13th June 2011, 04:50
Welcome onboard to SN and enjoy the voyage

Cisco
13th June 2011, 05:53
A photo and a bit of info on her here http://www.shipsnostalgia.com/gallery/showphoto.php/photo/156603/title/sandsend-1944-headlam/cat/510
Funny sort of ship to go to war on........

R58484956
13th June 2011, 18:30
Greetings x2Base and welcome to SN. Bon voyage.