Hello From Laurie

laurie bartle
9th November 2013, 12:48
Hi, joined because of my family connection to Grimsby Fishing vessels I have just started researching my family history, and the main occupation of course is fishermen. My family hails from West Hartlepool, Hull & Grimsby. A reference to HMS Pekin brought me here as my Great Uncle Joseph Bartle served on her in WW1. Nice to be a part of this group Cheers (Pint) Laurie

9th November 2013, 14:51
Greetings Laurie and a warm welcome to SN. Bon voyage.

9th November 2013, 19:48

On behalf of the SN Moderators, a warm welcome aboard from the Isle of Anglesey.
You will thoroughly enjoy the SN experience and, since you share common interests with many of our members, you will also undoubtedly be exchanging messages before long. (Thumb)

9th November 2013, 20:04
Also on behalf of the 'SN Moderating Team', welcome aboard Laurie.

9th November 2013, 22:01
A warm welcome aboard from the Philippines. Please enjoy all this great site has to offer

10th November 2013, 12:33
A warm welcome to Ships Nostalgia where I hope you'll find much of interest.
Enjoy the voyage!

laurie bartle
10th November 2013, 23:16
Thanks for the kind words of welcome, appreciated

12th November 2013, 12:03
Hi Laurie, welcome from another newbie! I've started researching the WW1 record of my wife's grandfather, who lived in Grimsby. His service record also has him based at Pekin, which I think was an RN shore base at Grimsby.

laurie bartle
12th November 2013, 14:08
Yes Im sure your right the picture of what I thought was the ship when you zoom in the name on the Ship is Peken. I found my great Uncle Joseph was on the Steam Trawler Andes and found this article from Canada


Cheers fro welcome and nice to hear from you.

13th November 2013, 08:54
That's a very interesting article - thanks!