Hello from Timaru

15th February 2015, 20:06
Hi everyone... British Merchant seaman once years ago, living in Timaru and feeling nostalgic about ships of the immediate post-war years. Ships like the Bravo, the City of Capetown, the City of Singapore, stuff like that.

15th February 2015, 22:16
On behalf of the 'SN Moderating Team', welcome aboard Stee1968.

16th February 2015, 11:35

welcome to SN. Enjoy all we have to offer.


16th February 2015, 13:13
Hello Stee1968.
Just a long shot - I am ex Bank Line and, whilst I frequently passed Timaru going from Christchurch to Dunedin on the phosphate run in the 1950s, I haven' visited your home town. I know that Timaru is a long way from New Plymouth but on my first trip to sea in 1952/3 I was friendly with an engineer called Bob Fluker who kept the ship awake playing his trumpet who came from that town. I was recently informed that Breakwater Road where he lived is now a car park so the chances of contact appear to be nil. I wonder whether you have crossed his path in your travels?
Best regards, Roger Loads
(Shipmates Nostalgia name: rloads)

16th February 2015, 15:13
Greetings Steel1980 and welcome to SN. Bon voyage.

16th February 2015, 15:38
Welcome onboard to SN and enjoy the voyage

Kevin Donoghue
16th February 2015, 18:46
I bumped in to an old BI engineer friend of mine whilst in Timaru in the early 70's (name of Alan Trodden from Middlesbrough) - often wonder whatever happened to him ?????

jg grant
16th February 2015, 19:56
Hello and welcome from north shore jafaland

16th February 2015, 20:35
A warm welcome aboard from the Philippines. Please enjoy all this great site has to offer

17th February 2015, 11:03
Hi welcome to the site I live in Hull and will post photos of the Bravo and any City boat you would like Sam2182sw

Pat McCardle
19th February 2015, 01:36
Welcome aboard....Timaru, my fav port!