Dad's Long Term Service in the MN & MN Reserve

28th May 2018, 12:48
I'm interested in your website and forum as I'm in the process of learning more about the years my Dad, Vivian John Squibbs spent in the service. That lasted from 1927 to 1969. He was also trained as a photographer, coming from a family of photographers and artists. So I have thousands of photographs and negatives (that I'm gradually processing) that he took whilst at sea. Some of these include crew members. So if anyone has family members or has been on these ships at the times Dad was I may be able to help.

This is a long list! The ships he sailed in were the:
Ovington Court 1927; Peterston 1928 to 1932; Wimborne to 1936;War Pathan 1936 to 1938; Empress of Australia 5.5.1939 to 25.7.1939 with the King and Queen on voyage to Canada; Pendeen 1940; Lorient 1941; Stranraer 1942 - 43;Hartbridge 1943; Stancleeve 1943 - 44; Kafiristan 1945; Empire Welfare 1945; West Point 1945 to 46 - ship wrecked; Dan-y-Bryn 1951 - 52; Geddomgtpm Cpirt 1957 - 58; Baron Murray 1958; <a[;edpre 1959 - 60; Restormel 1960; Blairspey 1960; Framlington Court 1961 - 1962; Scorton 1962: Sneaton 1963 - 1965; Uskside 1965: Winchester Princess 1965 - 66; Uskbridge, Lottinger and Holmside - 1967; Uskbridge, Somersbydyke & Holmside again and finally Totland 1968 - 1969.

30th May 2018, 11:33
A warm welcome aboard from the Philippines. Please enjoy all this great site has to offer.

30th May 2018, 12:26
Pam Hi can you tell me if you got the information about the ships from your Fathers records or another source

4th June 2018, 23:21
Hi Applecock
I have all of my Dad's payslips and his passports so have been able to put together where and when he joined and left each ship. It's only now that I have begun to start including the ports he stopped at on each voyage via the National Archives records. I have photographs he took of the ships he saiied on along with negatives / photographs of some of his ship mates taken over the years. Also of photos / negatives of ships he took during the the Atlantic Crossings he was involved in. I've still got loads to develop and more research to do.


Frank P
5th June 2018, 08:51
Welcome onboard Pam, enjoy the site. It looks like you have a huge job to do, good luck.....

Cheers Frank

14th June 2018, 23:39
Hi Frank
Thanks for your welcome and good luck message. Yes you're right this is going to be a very long term job but an enjoyable one.