hello all

bob Hobson
29th February 2008, 16:34
Hi I am glad to be here. My main task is to find some info and a photograph

if possible of the John Kelly collier S.S. INISHTRAHULL. She was attacked on

the 13th September 1940 at 08.35 hrs off Ailsa Craig by a German Condor

aircraft .My Father Frank Hobson was a D.E.M.S. Gunner on board and

was the only member of the crew killed , for his actions in ensuring no

one else was hurt he was awarded THe LLoyds War Medal and mentioned

indespatches. I would like more info. Thanks in anticipation.

Bob Hobson.

29th February 2008, 17:03
Welcome from Lancashire.

I hope someone will be able to help with your enquiry. In the meantime why don't you take a good look around.



Hugh MacLean
29th February 2008, 18:16
Hello Bob,
Welcome to the site. Here are a couple of photos of INISHTRAHULL official number 163217.

Photo INNISHTRAHULL (http://www.photoship.co.uk/JAlbum%20Ships/Old%20Ships%20I/slides/Innistrahull-01.html)
Photo INNISHTRAHULL (http://www.photoship.co.uk/JAlbum%20Ships/Old%20Ships%20I/slides/Innistrahull-02.html)


non descript
29th February 2008, 18:37
Bob, a warm welcome to you. That is a moving and indeed sad story, but one that makes you justly proud. Thank you for joining the community; enjoy the site and all it has to offer and we very much look forward to your postings. Bon Voyage.

K urgess
29th February 2008, 19:21
Welcome to the crew, Bob.
I see you've had some help already.
Enjoy the voyage.

Bruce Carson
29th February 2008, 19:26
From a snowy Michigan, a warm welcome to Ships Nostalgia, Bob.
It's good to see a member has found pictures of your father's ship.
Make yourself at home and enjoy our site.


1st March 2008, 03:35

A warm welcome to the site from the Isle of Anglesey!
I hope you thoroughly enjoy the SN experience and get many happy hours entertainment from your membership. (Thumb)

1st March 2008, 10:42
Greetings Bob and welcome to SN. Bon voyage.