before the container age

28th December 2012, 19:55
Hello folk
just to introduce myself I had just a short career in the merchant navy but enjoyed every minute, I served on the Queen Mary,Queen Elizabeth.Edinburgh Castle,Icenic,Loch Garth,Tuscany,Aragon,these ships helped me to see the world in such a short time and get paid for it too!

28th December 2012, 20:05

On behalf of the SN Moderators, a warm welcome aboard from the Isle of Anglesey - we guarantee you will thoroughly enjoy the SN experience!
You will certainly spark many happy memories when you have a chance to explore our threads and, who knows, you may even re-establish contact with old shipmates.
Good luck! (Thumb)

28th December 2012, 20:46
Also on behalf of the 'SN Moderating Team', welcome aboard John.

28th December 2012, 23:48
A warm welcome aboard from the Philippines. Please enjoy all this great site has to offer

29th December 2012, 10:18
Greetings John and welcome to SN.Bon voyage.

29th December 2012, 12:17
Greetings and Welcome Aboard!


stan mayes
29th December 2012, 19:27
Welcome to this great site John,
Before the container age cargo ships averaged a ten days turnround in port...
Boxes arrived!! A few hours turnround in port and crews reduced.
I worked as a rigger and we employed 60 to 70 riggers for working on cargo ships.......Container ships reduced it to 30 riggers..