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Forum: Places, People & Events of Maritime Interest 19th October 2009, 20:25
Replies: 22
Views: 20,180
Posted By Billy1963
Hello Freebee, All depends on what years you...

Hello Freebee,

All depends on what years you are looking at. There are no copies of actual Discharge Books, but records known as CRS10 service files detail the same information found within a...
Forum: Maritime Family History Research 19th October 2009, 16:51
Replies: 29
Views: 10,510
Posted By Billy1963
Went to visit Joseph's twin Ralph yesterday and...

Went to visit Joseph's twin Ralph yesterday and he wrote me a letter for the council giving me permission to mount a headstone for his brother.

As usual nothing comes simple in these matters. I...
Forum: Say Hello 19th October 2009, 16:46
Replies: 10
Views: 770
Posted By Billy1963
The Ropner Shipping Co. owned four ships during...

The Ropner Shipping Co. owned four ships during their history named Romanby. I take it you are talking about the fourth one.

ROMANBY (4), 10,488grt, built 1957 (Sir J. Laing & Sons, Sunderland)...
Forum: Watts Watts & Co - Ships & History 18th October 2009, 11:54
Replies: 7
Views: 6,467
Posted By Billy1963
Twickenham was damaged by torpedo on the 15th...

Twickenham was damaged by torpedo on the 15th July 1943. The original posting states he was only on the ship up until June 1943.
Forum: Watts Watts & Co - Ships & History 17th October 2009, 11:41
Replies: 7
Views: 6,467
Posted By Billy1963
http://www.photoship.co.uk/JAlbum%20Ships/Old%20Sh...

http://www.photoship.co.uk/JAlbum%20Ships/Old%20Ships%20D/slides/Dartford-01.html

http://www.photoship.co.uk/JAlbum%20Ships/Old%20Ships%20T/slides/Twickenham-01.html
...
Forum: Watts Watts & Co - Ships & History 17th October 2009, 02:55
Replies: 7
Views: 6,467
Posted By Billy1963
Information taken from the late Arnold Hagues...

Information taken from the late Arnold Hagues convoy database transcribed by Mile Holdoway.

Dartford movements

Cardiff, Jan 20, 1940 Independent
Milford Haven, Jan 22, 1940 OB.77...
Forum: Maritime Family History Research 16th October 2009, 21:45
Replies: 29
Views: 10,510
Posted By Billy1963
Received a phone call today after an article I...

Received a phone call today after an article I wrote two months ago, appeared in tonights Evening Gazette regarding tracing Joseph's relatives. Joseph had a twin brother named Ralph and he is still...
Forum: Maritime Family History Research 9th October 2009, 13:00
Replies: 7
Views: 1,961
Posted By Billy1963
Hello Graham, Yep thats me (Thumb) Some ship...

Hello Graham,

Yep thats me (Thumb) Some ship the Elk was. Five years of madness and mayhem (Pint) . Deggsie is still on the go as we get a Xmas card from his family every year. Sadly his wife Mary...
Forum: Tugs 6th October 2009, 20:38
Replies: 16
Views: 7,541
Posted By Billy1963
I have added additional information on those lost...

I have added additional information on those lost from my database, which includes information extracted from the 1941 Deaths at Sea Register.

DAWSON, Mate, HERBERT STANNEY, S.S. Poolgarth...
Forum: Tugs 6th October 2009, 20:20
Replies: 16
Views: 7,541
Posted By Billy1963
The only British tug recorded in Lloyds sunk in...

The only British tug recorded in Lloyds sunk in December 1944 was the TID 70, which struck a mine in the English Channel and sank in position 50' 28N 00' 58W, which is about 12 nautical miles...
Forum: Ship Research 2nd October 2009, 16:21
Replies: 26
Views: 7,458
Posted By Billy1963
Casualties. ADAM, Chief Engineer Officer,...

Casualties.

ADAM, Chief Engineer Officer, JAMES, M.V. Waiwera (Southampton). Merchant Navy. 29th June 1942. Age 38. Son of George and Barbara Adam; husband of Rata Winifred Adam, of Caterham,...
Forum: Ship Research 26th September 2009, 12:23
Replies: 4
Views: 2,637
Posted By Billy1963
It is possible his death was non war related and...

It is possible his death was non war related and was added to the list by an individual from the village, so will not appear on the official CWGC database.

I have checked the ship index for the...
Forum: Maritime Family History Research 31st August 2009, 14:55
Replies: 29
Views: 10,510
Posted By Billy1963
Unmarked Samtampa Grave

I recently found the unmarked grave of one of the Samtampa crew buried in Durham Road Cemetery, a young seaman named Joseph Croft age 19. After researching his service file from records obtained at...
Forum: Say Hello 23rd August 2009, 13:54
Replies: 12
Views: 3,136
Posted By Billy1963
The sole survivor was the Chief Cook James...

The sole survivor was the Chief Cook James Thompson Harvey.

Casualties

ATTEWELL, Fireman and Trimmer, HERBERT RICHARD GEORGE, S.S. Sulaco (Liverpool). Merchant Navy. 19th October 1940. Age 25....
Forum: Bolton S. S. Co., London 22nd August 2009, 15:37
Replies: 150
Views: 43,283
Posted By Billy1963
Bolton's owned five ships named Reynolds during...

Bolton's owned five ships named Reynolds during their history, the liberty ship being Reynolds (3) built 1944 as the SAMCEBU, purchased by Bolton's in 1947, sold in 1951 and broken up in 1964 after...
Forum: Say Hello 15th August 2009, 13:59
Replies: 7
Views: 1,253
Posted By Billy1963
National Maritime Museum has one for sale....

National Maritime Museum has one for sale. Negative number and address to order below

EMPIRE STOUR (Br) 50.1 1930 General cargo ex HARPENDEN Ministry of War Transport, (J & C Harrison Ltd,...
Forum: Say Hello 8th August 2009, 02:26
Replies: 6
Views: 915
Posted By Billy1963
Are you refering to the St. Sunniva from WWII ...

Are you refering to the St. Sunniva from WWII

Convoy Rescue Ship St. SUNNIVA, 1,368grt (O.N. 162280), built 1931 as a passenger vessel by Hall Russell & Co., Aberdeen for the North of Scotland,...
Forum: Say Hello 7th August 2009, 12:06
Replies: 7
Views: 685
Posted By Billy1963
You might remember my Dad, Dave McGee he was Deck...

You might remember my Dad, Dave McGee he was Deck PO & CPO with BP from 1974 to 1986 and my Sister Carol McGee was a Cadet with BP from 1980 and left in 1984 after taking her Second Mates ticket.
Forum: Say Hello 7th August 2009, 11:53
Replies: 9
Views: 836
Posted By Billy1963
Frederick Hayward was one of the 33 men lost...

Frederick Hayward was one of the 33 men lost from the Empire Mica. He is commemorated on Tower Hill Memorial. Panel 44.

HAYWARD, Cabin Boy, FREDERICK RONALD, S.S. Empire Mica (Middlesbrough)....
Forum: Say Hello 7th August 2009, 11:35
Replies: 5
Views: 615
Posted By Billy1963
Can you give us the name of the company or the...

Can you give us the name of the company or the name of the ship which was lost.
Forum: Maritime Family History Research 5th August 2009, 21:26
Replies: 5
Views: 4,787
Posted By Billy1963
If he had a Continuous Certificate of Discharge...

If he had a Continuous Certificate of Discharge Book, would suggest he was Merchant Marine/Navy
Forum: Maritime Family History Research 4th August 2009, 17:26
Replies: 5
Views: 4,787
Posted By Billy1963
To deal with the shortfall in manpower, a number...

To deal with the shortfall in manpower, a number of officers and men of the Merchant Marine agreed to serve with the Royal Navy under the terms of T.124 agreements, which made them subject to Naval...
Forum: Ship Research 3rd August 2009, 13:49
Replies: 3
Views: 998
Posted By Billy1963
Interesting to find there are three Merchant Navy...

Interesting to find there are three Merchant Navy graves at Torshavn Cemetery. Two are recorded as war dead, while the other is recorded as non war dead whose grave is attended to by the CWGC.
...
Forum: Ship Research 3rd August 2009, 13:00
Replies: 13
Views: 4,488
Posted By Billy1963
There has been a book published and released in...

There has been a book published and released in July 2009 you maybe interested in on the subject.

http://www.wrecksite.eu/wreck.aspx?11731
Forum: Other Companies/Ships 3rd August 2009, 12:18
Replies: 209
Views: 86,414
Posted By Billy1963
Only ever sailed on one of Turbull Scott's the ...

Only ever sailed on one of Turbull Scott's the Skeldergate. Joined in Sunderland 22/1/85. Refused to join her when I first saw the state of this little chemical tanker when I leaned over the dock...
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