Hector Hambley

David Hambley
5th November 2013, 21:46
I am looking for help in finding any information about the above man who was my uncle and sailed for Shaw Savill as a chief Engineer. It would be nice to find out about his sea time and may be the vessels he sailed on. Its going back a bit as I thing he finished in the late 60's. I hope somebody can help me with this search.

Bill Morrison
6th November 2013, 21:13
Hi David
I sailed with your uncle on a short trip aboard MV Iberic June- July 1969. We went from the Blackwater River Essex to drydock in Rotterdam and then to London. I seem to recall he had a passion for repairing old clocks. I hope this may help you in your quest.
Regards
Bill Morrison

brandane
14th November 2013, 22:25
I am looking for help in finding any information about the above man who was my uncle and sailed for Shaw Savill as a chief Engineer. It would be nice to find out about his sea time and may be the vessels he sailed on. Its going back a bit as I thing he finished in the late 60's. I hope somebody can help me with this search.

Hi David

Have sent you the history of your uncle' career with Shaw Savill, to your email ~ did not want post it here but you can if you wish.
Perhaps you can respond to the last sentence regarding the demise of Hector.
Cheers Jamie, Shaw Savill Society, NZ Branch
info comes from Shaw Savill archives in UK Branch of the Society

David Hambley
18th November 2013, 21:01
Hello brandane

Thanks for your help with this one. I made a reply to Graham Pepper to thank him but am unsure about his Email address and if it did get to him.

Rgs David

Hugh MacLean
18th November 2013, 21:21
Hello David,

Don't know if this is him?

http://discovery.nationalarchives.gov.uk/SearchUI/Details?uri=C8139135

Regards
Hugh

David Hambley
19th November 2013, 21:46
Hello Hugh

Yes this is my uncle. Something else for me to look into.

Regards
David

Hugh MacLean
19th November 2013, 22:17
Hello David,

His medal file is held at Kew in piece BT 395/1/39542 (http://discovery.nationalarchives.gov.uk/SearchUI/Details?uri=D4336492)

The main file you would want to get hold of is his CRS 10 (service record from Jan,1941). As he was still serving in 1969 his file should be in BT 382/2422 (http://discovery.nationalarchives.gov.uk/SearchUI/details?Uri=C10990646) Series II

The file in my previous post will be his seaman's pouch. That file and the CRS 10 in BT 382 are best obtained by visit to Kew or get someone to copy on your behalf - not the easiest or cheapest to get online. The medal file can be downloaded to your computer for 3.36.

Regards
Hugh

Wilkie
15th July 2019, 13:12
David, I sailed with your uncle on the Iberic
He was a brilliant Chief engineer and a real star at deck golf. Seen here just ready to hole out in a Doubles game.
Left to right:-
Dave Knight Engineer cadet,Alec Beggs Chief Freezer, Hector Hambley Chief Engineer, Colin Broomfield 2nd Freezer, John Donegan 2nd Engineer, ? Chief Officer, Ian Wilkinson 4th Engineer. Somewhere in the Atlantic New Zealand bound via Panama late 60s.

waiwera
23rd September 2019, 18:43
David, I sailed with your uncle on the Iberic
He was a brilliant Chief engineer and a real star at deck golf. Seen here just ready to hole out in a Doubles game.
Left to right:-
Dave Knight Engineer cadet,Alec Beggs Chief Freezer, Hector Hambley Chief Engineer, Colin Broomfield 2nd Freezer, John Donegan 2nd Engineer, ? Chief Officer, Ian Wilkinson 4th Engineer. Somewhere in the Atlantic New Zealand bound via Panama late 60s.

This photo clearly illustrates life with SSA on a tropical afternoon on the long trans pacific crossing. Thanks for posting