Bowring Steamship Company - Crew

13th January 2009, 19:28
Hello there!
This is my first Post, so I hope I'm sticking to the site etiquette!!
My problem:
My grandfather worked for Bowrings between 1900 and WW2 as an Engineer, rising to Chief Engineer and responsible for commissioning vessels. I wasn't old enough to talk to him before he died in 1951.
I am hoping that someone out there can help a frustrated descendant to trace any ships he may have worked on or travelled in. The details are:
Alexander (Alec) Haxton, born 1877, lived in New Cross, London, England.
I presume he worked to the Far East as we have oriental pieces passed down from his voyages.

Any help from anyone out there is greatly appreciated by this Newby!!!

K urgess
13th January 2009, 20:13
Welcome to the crew, Robin.
I'm sure someone aboard the ship will be able to tell you where to look.
Enjoy the voyage.

non descript
13th January 2009, 20:50
Robin, a warm welcome to you. Thank you for joining the community and a first posting -which was spot on and hopefully will secure some good replies for you. Do enjoy the site and all it has to offer, and we very much look forward to your postings in due course. (Thumb)

13th January 2009, 22:21
Welcome aboard from the Philippines. Enjoy all this great site has to offer

13th January 2009, 22:31
Welcome from Lancashire.
I hope you will enjoy the site.

Check out the Ships Reseach forum where you may find some useful tips to help. Good luck and I hope our members can assist you.

13th January 2009, 23:04
Welcome onboard to SN and enjoy the voyage

14th January 2009, 10:52
Greetings Robin and welcome to SN. Bon voyage.

bert thompson
14th January 2009, 11:25
Welcome Robin to this wonderful,addictive site
Best wishes