Just saying hello

7th September 2009, 21:46
The reason I am on the Forum is that I am researching my family history up to 60+ years ago.

As a matter of interest my mother sailed on the Strathnaver on July 12th 1940 bound for Australia.A few months earlier she had waved my father off on a flying boat to Australia(1940)

In 1947 aged 4mths I sailed from Glasgow to Cairo on an unknown ship

In 1951 we sailed on the Queen Elizabeth to New York

In 1952 I joined her as we sailed to Lagos from Liverpool. Pretty sure it was Elder Dempster but can't remember the ship(I was 5). From Lagos we sailed to Port Harcourt

In 1955 we sailed on the SS Antilles to Venezuela from Southampton(?)

In 1956 we both sailed on the Stratheden from Southampton to Bombay, then a local steamer to Karachi

Over the next three years I sailed three times on the Lloyd Triestino liners Asia and Victoria

Absolutely loved sea travel

non descript
7th September 2009, 22:17
Tattie, A warm welcome to you. Thank you for joining the community and a first and very interesting posting - Enjoy the site and all it has to offer, and we very much look forward to your postings in due course. (Thumb)

7th September 2009, 22:52
Welcome aboard from the Philippines. Enjoy all this great site has to offer

7th September 2009, 23:52
Welcome from Lancashire - I hope you will enjoy the site.

bert thompson
8th September 2009, 08:15
Welcome Tattie to this great site.
Best wishes

K urgess
8th September 2009, 13:17
Welcome aboard from East Yorkshire.
Find your way around and get to know the crew.
Have a good voyage.

8th September 2009, 18:34

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

8th September 2009, 18:44
Greetings Tattie and welcome to SN. You have sailed on some interesting vessels. Bon voyage.

8th September 2009, 21:26
Welcome onboard to SN and enjoy the voyage

22nd August 2010, 14:49
Finally discovered the Elder Dempster boat (via a passenger list). It was the MV Apapa Voyage No 41 from Liverpool 23rd October 1952.
Commander W Munt
Chief Officer S Owen
Liverpool- Las Palmas-Freetown-Takoradi-Lagos