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Search: Posts Made By: Roger Griffiths
Forum: Ship Research 20th February 2020, 22:25
Replies: 18
Views: 565
Posted By Roger Griffiths
Hello Ian, FORT ORANGE was a Liberty Ship....

Hello Ian,
FORT ORANGE was a Liberty Ship. Ordered as TOBIAS LEAR completed as FORT ORANGE.
https://plimsoll.southampton.gov.uk/shipdata/pdfs/43/43b1131.pdf

regards
Roger
Forum: The Radio Room 16th February 2020, 21:32
Replies: 16
Views: 1,075
Posted By Roger Griffiths
Hello Phil, Bodleian Library, Oxford, house's...

Hello Phil,
Bodleian Library, Oxford, house's the Marconi Archives. Never been myself but from others I do know they contain some Personal records.The catalogue is online but as far as I know you...
Forum: Say Hello 10th February 2020, 16:03
Replies: 1
Views: 186
Posted By Roger Griffiths
Hello Pauline and welcome, I found 17 records...

Hello Pauline and welcome,
I found 17 records for Merchant Seamen named R Dick
Is any of them your father? If not, are you in a position to give us his full name, date and place of birth? There...
Forum: Say Hello 8th February 2020, 02:50
Replies: 2
Views: 137
Posted By Roger Griffiths
Hello and welcome Could you give us your...

Hello and welcome
Could you give us your grandfather's full name, date and place of birth please. There were several vessels with the name CHESHIRE around in in the timescale you gave. There were...
Forum: Say Hello 1st February 2020, 13:42
Replies: 3
Views: 172
Posted By Roger Griffiths
Hello Alan and welcome. I would agree with the...

Hello Alan and welcome.
I would agree with the comments made by Johnny Walker but what you really need is your Form CRS10. This if you like is the"Office Copy" of your Discharge Book and will tell...
Forum: Ship Research 1st February 2020, 13:30
Replies: 28
Views: 4,127
Posted By Roger Griffiths
Hello Neil, Good advice from Hugh. I was at...

Hello Neil,
Good advice from Hugh.
I was at the National Archive on Thursday and and obtained copies of the Survivors Report and the vessels relevent Logbook and Crew Agreement. As there is a lot...
Forum: Ship Research 27th January 2020, 17:00
Replies: 28
Views: 4,127
Posted By Roger Griffiths
Hello, Find attached the Surviors Report...

Hello,
Find attached the Surviors Report concerning the first attack. Date looks like a typo.

regards
Roger
Forum: Ship Research 27th January 2020, 12:30
Replies: 28
Views: 4,127
Posted By Roger Griffiths
Hello again. It seems they have changed the...

Hello again.
It seems they have changed the protocol recently.
https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/merchant-navy-medal-application-form

regards
Roger
Forum: Ship Research 26th January 2020, 19:30
Replies: 28
Views: 4,127
Posted By Roger Griffiths
Hello again, Good to see that you still have...

Hello again,
Good to see that you still have his discharge book!
There may be more details for him in the National Archive but their catalogue is down at the moment. Will check it out later.
I...
Forum: Ship Research 26th January 2020, 17:55
Replies: 28
Views: 4,127
Posted By Roger Griffiths
Hello Neil and welcome. Sorry. I don't have the...

Hello Neil and welcome.
Sorry. I don't have the Survivors Report to hand.
I will be at Kew on Thursday next. If I have time I will fish it out and copy it for you. Again if I have time I will get...
Forum: Maritime Family History Research 23rd January 2020, 13:48
Replies: 8
Views: 767
Posted By Roger Griffiths
Hello again, You may already have this. My...

Hello again,
You may already have this. My first reference is to his COMNO (Invasion of Europe 1944-1945) Pouch.
https://discovery.nationalarchives.gov.uk/details/r/C9434951

The 1944 Logbooks...
Forum: Maritime Family History Research 22nd January 2020, 16:26
Replies: 8
Views: 767
Posted By Roger Griffiths
Hello speno 50 Was your dad born 07/07/1913? ...

Hello speno 50
Was your dad born 07/07/1913?
Have you read a copy of the relevent 1944 Logbook/s of HETTON O/N 148068?
Have you seen the Movement Card For HETTON?

Regards
Roger
Forum: Ship Research 20th January 2020, 14:22
Replies: 21
Views: 1,142
Posted By Roger Griffiths
Try an email to the National Maritime Museum ...

Try an email to the National Maritime Museum

[email protected]

regards
Roger
Forum: Say Hello 18th January 2020, 12:17
Replies: 14
Views: 1,592
Posted By Roger Griffiths
Hello Joan and Welcome, The father of Siri...

Hello Joan and Welcome,
The father of Siri Lawson owner of the Website "Warsailors" was imprisoned as a Merchant seaman in North Africa.
She is very approchable and I can think of no better person...
Forum: Say Hello 14th January 2020, 18:50
Replies: 10
Views: 739
Posted By Roger Griffiths
Hello Matt, Thanks for getting back to us....

Hello Matt,
Thanks for getting back to us. Good to know we are dispensing some correct advice and glad you found at least some of the info you were looking for.
You wrote
"You both were very...
Forum: Say Hello 14th January 2020, 14:07
Replies: 14
Views: 831
Posted By Roger Griffiths
Yes. Usually to atract a better rate of pay, ...

Yes. Usually to atract a better rate of pay,

regards
Roger
Forum: Say Hello 14th January 2020, 14:01
Replies: 14
Views: 831
Posted By Roger Griffiths
An interesting thread. I would agree with Hugh...

An interesting thread. I would agree with Hugh concerning family lore. ORCHY was a Q Ship of sorts, a Special Service Freighter under the name ANTOINE. She was requistioned in March 1940 and returned...
Forum: Say Hello 11th January 2020, 00:09
Replies: 14
Views: 831
Posted By Roger Griffiths
Hello and welcome, I don't know if this is your...

Hello and welcome,
I don't know if this is your man. Its a WW1 Medal Card cost you 3.50 to download.
https://discovery.nationalarchives.gov.uk/details/r/D8056341

or this one...
Forum: Ship Research 1st January 2020, 15:49
Replies: 1
Views: 326
Posted By Roger Griffiths
Hello, There were four Ben Line vessels with...

Hello,
There were four Ben Line vessels with the name BENLAWERS.

Some books for you.
...
Forum: Maritime Family History Research 17th December 2019, 14:23
Replies: 22
Views: 1,033
Posted By Roger Griffiths
ARGYLL, Suthland Steamship Co. was seized...

ARGYLL, Suthland Steamship Co. was seized 5/7/1940 in Dakar by Vichy French forces. Renamed ST HENRI (French Flag) 1941-1943. Recaptured and reverted to her former name.
Photo of ARGYLL as SOMERI
...
Forum: Maritime Family History Research 16th December 2019, 17:11
Replies: 22
Views: 1,033
Posted By Roger Griffiths
Chris, LINKMOOR Built 1961 official number...

Chris,
LINKMOOR Built 1961 official number 186919
GLENMOOR Built 1953 o/n 185852
HAZELMOOR Built 1954 o/n 186036
Crew Agreements for the above ships should be in the Maritime History Archives,...
Forum: Maritime Family History Research 13th December 2019, 19:00
Replies: 22
Views: 1,033
Posted By Roger Griffiths
Hello, I take it that your Grandad was born...

Hello,
I take it that your Grandad was born 05/May/1912. Discharge A number R103720?
You need to get hold of his form CRS10 from the National Archive. This should tell you which ships he served...
Forum: Say Hello 18th November 2019, 20:31
Replies: 10
Views: 739
Posted By Roger Griffiths
Hello again, Hugh is correct regarding Crew...

Hello again,
Hugh is correct regarding Crew Agreements and Logbooks of the majority of RN ships in WW2. Apart from the early war years, Logbooks for RN ships smaller than a Cruiser have not...
Forum: Ship Research 10th November 2019, 14:47
Replies: 5
Views: 1,621
Posted By Roger Griffiths
https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/1410377...

https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/14103779?searchTerm=westgate&searchLimits=l-state=New+South+Wales|||sortby=dateAsc|||l-title=35

regards
Roger
Forum: Ship Research 10th November 2019, 13:46
Replies: 5
Views: 1,621
Posted By Roger Griffiths
Hello and welcome. Some basic links for you. ...

Hello and welcome.
Some basic links for you.
https://www.crewlist.org.uk/data/viewimages?year=1900&name=WESTGATE&steamsail=Sail&year=1897+&submit=enter

Search Crew Agreements with official...
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