Saying Hello - Dardanella

1st September 2009, 16:35
Hi there - just joined as trying to discover the location of my great-grandfather's grave in Istanbul. Died aged 62 of pneumonia whilst master of ss Clearpool.

Bit about myself. Worked as a UK and Cayman Islands solicitor for 8 years before heading back onto boats. Father is a shellfisherman out of Poole (where I was born). I'm currently working as a deckie on a research style vessel called Dardanella. Left Falmouth (UK) in June and have been through Gib, Palma, Sicily, Malta, A lot of the Grek Islands and Turkey. Currently heading up towards Istanbul.

Photo below

1st September 2009, 16:44
Greetings JRChannon and welcome to SN on your posting. Enjoyn the site and bon voyage.

1st September 2009, 16:48
Alfred Smith - died 1920(I think). See photos below of grave. Unfortunately my great uncle who took the latest shots has passed away and no-one knows where the cemetery is.

bert thompson
1st September 2009, 16:57
Welcome to this great site
Best wishes

K urgess
1st September 2009, 17:40
Welcome to the crew.
I hope you're successful in finding the cemetery.
Find your way around our ship and have a good voyage.

1st September 2009, 21:52
Welcome from Lancashire - I hope you will enjoy the site.

1st September 2009, 23:00
Welcome aboard from the Philippines. Enjoy all this great site has to offer