SS Elysia

11th September 2009, 14:39
Hi, my name is Eric Murray and I looking into the life of an uncle of mine called Alexander Murray. He was the 4th Engineer on the SS Elysia when is was sunk off Africa in 1942 - he was one of the 49 crew lost. This site has been useful in giving me a brief history of the ship and a couple of photos. I would welcome any suggestions for other sites that may give me some more information on my uncle himself - ships he served on, training, etc. Cheers.

K urgess
11th September 2009, 14:59
Welcome aboard from East Yorkshire, Eric.
Find your way around and get to know the crew.
Have a good voyage.

non descript
11th September 2009, 15:26
Eric, a warm welcome to you and good luck with your search for news on your Uncle Alexander. Thank you for joining the community. Do enjoy the site and all it has to offer, and we very much look forward to your postings in due course. Bon Voyage

bert thompson
11th September 2009, 15:32
Welcome Eric to this great site
Best wishes

Hugh MacLean
11th September 2009, 18:11
Hello Eric and welcome,

Your uncle was R201369 Alexander Murray. His medal file is here is held at Kew in piece BT 395/1 ( This can be downloaded for 3.50.

His seaman's pouch is here in BT 372/225/126 (
Pouches are hit or miss, some contain a lot of detail and others very little. There should, however,be a photo of your uncle albeit a mugshot. Hopefully there will also be be a CR2 card which will list his ships by official number not name. These can be transcribed for you easily enough on this site.
If you wish to obtain this file then hit the link above then hit "request this" then take the"request estimate" option and follow instructions. Ask for the "seaman's pouch for R201369 MURRAY A 11/04/1918 DUMFRIES"

I also have a copy of the last crew agreement for ELYSIA official number 128224. Your uncle is number 22 on the ships articles of agreement. If you would like to send me your email address by PM, I will send you a copy.

Hope that is of some help to you. (Thumb)

11th September 2009, 18:56
Greetings Eric and a warm welcome to SN. Already you have some very useful information to get started on. Enjoy the site and bon voyage.

11th September 2009, 22:42

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)

11th September 2009, 23:00
Welcome aboard from the Philippines. Enjoy all this great site has to offer

12th September 2009, 00:09
Welcome from Lancashire - I hope you will enjoy the site.

Hugh - go to the top of the class for such excellent feedback! (Thumb)