New Member

fred henderson
13th June 2005, 15:34
My name is Fred Henderson and I have just become a member. I am now retired after spending 50 years in the shipbuilding industry. I look forward to following the discussions on this site

julian anstis
13th June 2005, 16:01
Welcome aboard Fred,

Nice to see some shipbuilders joining up, hope you have some good stories from the yards.....and dig out those old photo's if you have any....we would all love to see them. You can now spend take the next 50 taking it easy and enjoying our site.


13th June 2005, 17:18
Welcome to SN

Doug Rogers
14th June 2005, 05:26
Welcome aboard, enjoy the site and look forward to your contributions to it

4th July 2005, 10:24
Hello Fred,
I'm also a retired naval architect from italian shipbuilding industry. Did you never had some contact with Fincantieri?

fred henderson
4th July 2005, 15:20
Hello Fred,
I'm also a retired naval architect from italian shipbuilding industry. Did you never had some contact with Fincantieri?

Not really Piero, but I knew quite a lot of the guys at OTO Melara


4th July 2005, 17:25
Hello there. I am a retired shipmaster residing in north surrey. I look forward to hearing from anyone ex Portline or J&C. Harrison's London.

4th July 2005, 19:14
Welcome aboard Skip, J & C better than J & T?

4th July 2005, 21:01
Welcome to SN.Good to have you on the site.Please have a look at the Guide to Posting on the Members' Notice Board.Did you ever have command of HARFLEUR or HARFLEET-saw them building in Glasgow.

4th August 2005, 12:44
Welcom aboard Fred. enjoy all that this great site has to offer. we alllook forward to your input. BILL

michael james
4th August 2005, 19:30
Fred Henderson,
Members are still welcoming you to the site, and you a Senior Member already ! Well done Fred for the invaluable input to the site since you joined- Good stuff...... (Applause)

Alan Hill
5th August 2005, 00:36
Welcome Fred from those of us in the USA. I have only been a member for a week or so and already can't wait to access it a couple of times a day. You will really enjoy it. Alan Hill Bridgeport, Pa. USA

John Rogers
5th August 2005, 01:35
Was the MV Hartismere one of Harrisons. I was on her back in 1948,good ship and crew.

5th August 2005, 17:59
MV Hartismere belonged to J & C HARRISON LONDON. 5719 tons. built by Wm Doxford
in1947. 4 cyl doxford oil engine.444.5 x 59.5 x 26.2. code flags GFGJ. Registered London .British flag DF, ESD, GyC

John Rogers
5th August 2005, 18:28
Thanks for the reply. I knew she was a Harrison's of London but I was not sure of the J & C part, I understand there was a Harrison's of Liverpool also. When I joined her she had just completed her maiden voyage to the West coast of the states, I always had a chuckle at the company flag it was a broken arm holding a broken sword with the words Perseverance written below the flag. John.

5th August 2005, 18:38
T& J Harrison of liverpool. All of their ships were named after profesions or trades.
e.g. Astronomer,Explorer,Planter,Senator etc etc.In late 1950's they had 42 ships.
Whereas J&C had NINE all but 2 began with HAR.