old shipmates

9th March 2008, 05:08
Hi Im Peter Ballard,
Im Looking For Anyone Who Was On The Oriana From 1981/ Till She Was Scrapped In Sydney In 1986.
I Was Also On The Ss. Canberra During The Falklands War, Where I Was Working On The Bridge, And Was Steering Her Into San Carlos Bay.
I Also Worked On The Rfa, Fort Austin, And The Rfa Tidespring.
Before Then I Worked On The Banana Boat, Manistee, And The Mazatec.

K urgess
9th March 2008, 12:05
Welcome aboard from northern England, Peter.
I've copied your post to the Hello forum for a wider exposure and response.
Find your way around our ship, join in and enjoy the voyage.

9th March 2008, 13:20
Welcome onboard to SN and enjoy the Voyage

9th March 2008, 16:12
Greetings Peter and a warm welcome to SN from a member in the south of England. Enjoy the site and bon voyage.

Derek Roger
9th March 2008, 16:49
Welcome from Canada Peter ; Enjoy the trip !
Cheers Derek

9th March 2008, 19:29
Welcome from Lancashire UK.

I hope you will enjoy the site.



15th March 2008, 19:17
Welcome Peter, From an EX RFA From Portland. See you in the Bar, It's your Round! (And not a moment too soon!!) Andy Straw

Bruce Carson
15th March 2008, 19:43
From Michigan, a warm welcome to Ships Nostalgia, Peter.
With your background it's almost certain you'll run into old shipmates here.
Enjoy your time with us and join in our friendly discussions.


16th March 2008, 00:23
Welcome to SN Peter, I guess there are lots of Ballards in Australia, I had good friend Paul Ballard who left RN and moved to Australia in late 50's and I lost contact with him. I dont suppose any of your relatives are named Paul and were in RN?

16th March 2008, 05:26

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)