Hello all

SSME Tech.
11th August 2008, 17:29
I am an old WWII seaman who never lost his love for the sea. I spent 7 years aboard various types of merchant vessels and cherish my memories of the ships and my shipmates. My main thrust in life was spent as an engineering tech. and inspector, on research and development of large liquid propelled rockets. (Atlas ICBM, Saturn Rocket (2nd stage) which lifted men to the moon landings, and Space Shuttle Main Engines). Hurricane Katrina wiped out my home and most of my photo collection, so I've been surfing the net to collect photos of the types of ships I knew. I lost my wife, my companion for 55years, 3 weeks prior to Katrina and now live alone with my three dogs.

Bruce Carson
11th August 2008, 17:37
From Michigan, a warm welcome to Ships Nostalgia.
My deepest sympathy on the loss of your wife and also your home and possessions.
We do have extensive photo galleries with a search feature and if you don't find all that your are looking for there, post a message and chances are our members will find them for you, either in their private collections or on the internet.


11th August 2008, 18:09
Hello SSME Tech;

Again, my sympathy is extended for your loss.

Hope the site allows you to retrieve some memories in a tangible form.


11th August 2008, 18:18
Greetings SSME as already stated my sympathy for your loss. Maybe some members can help you locate photos of your ships, after all they are pretty knowledgeable when it comes to things nautical. Enjoy the site and all that goes with it. Bon voyage.

11th August 2008, 19:51
Welcome from Lancashire,

I hope you will enjoy the site and find something of what you have lost!



bert thompson
11th August 2008, 20:24
Welcome. Hope this wonderful site heps you to recall past and meet new friends
Best wishes

Steve Woodward
11th August 2008, 21:17
Welcome to SN from Suffolk, enjoy your time with us, let us hope our membership can help with some of your losses

12th August 2008, 06:44
Welcome onboard to SN and enjoy the voyage

12th August 2008, 11:07
Welcome aboard this great site, I joined a few weeks ago and have found all the photographs of the ships I sailed on here on this site.
Good luck with your project.