New guy

7th January 2009, 23:44
Hi, I'm an old guy who sailed in the 50s "before the mast" in ships such as the Delphic (S.S. and A.), Port Jackson and Port Vindex, Highland Chieftain, Largs Bay, Pardo, F. T. Everard abd others. I immigrated to Canada in 1957 and, after various false starts, wound up working in newspapers.

After retirement as an editor in 2001, I began research on H.M.S. Jervis Bay with a view to writing a book about her heroic, sacrificial action on 5 Nov., 1940. Unfortunately, someone else had the same idea and beat me to it. However, I remain fascinated by the subject and correspond with others who share my interest.

I sailed on the maiden voyage of the F.T. Everard and would be interested indeed to hear from anyone who sailed on her and who knows of her ultimate fate.

8th January 2009, 00:07
Welcome from Lancashire.
I hope you will enjoy the site.

Derek Roger
8th January 2009, 00:25
Welcome from New Bruswick . Regards Derek

non descript
8th January 2009, 07:37
retriter, a warm welcome to you, and thank you for joining the site. We very much look forward to your further postings in due course. (Thumb)

bert thompson
8th January 2009, 08:22
Welcome to this wonderful site
Best wishes

8th January 2009, 09:43
Retriter welcome to SN. Bon voyage.

K urgess
8th January 2009, 10:39
Welcome to the crew.
Quite a few aboard the ship who sailed for those companies.
Enjoy the trip.

9th January 2009, 04:43
Welcome aboard from the Philippines. Enjoy all this great site has to offer

9th January 2009, 07:17
WElcome aboard from Brisbane Aussie enjoy the trip.


9th January 2009, 10:03
Welcome onboard to SN and enjoy the voyage

9th January 2009, 13:39

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