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Forum: Port Line 9th September 2014, 10:04
Replies: 7
Views: 3,267
Posted By R396040
Bon Appetit Saxonia

Bon Appetit Saxonia
Forum: Elders and Fyffes 27th August 2014, 12:20
Replies: 63
Views: 30,036
Posted By R396040
Hi John, Thanks for your entry. On reading it...

Hi John,
Thanks for your entry. On reading it checked my first discharge book and see it was one trip on Cavina as Engineers steward and much earlier April to may 1949 sailing in and out of...
Forum: Elders and Fyffes 25th August 2014, 20:55
Replies: 63
Views: 30,036
Posted By R396040
I sailed on the old steamship CAVINA in the mid...

I sailed on the old steamship CAVINA in the mid fifties. Carried quite a few passengers. Kingston maik port picked up bananas round Jamaica coast ,no passengers aboard. Also called Port of spain...
Forum: Brocklebank Line 23rd August 2014, 17:39
Replies: 29
Views: 6,966
Posted By R396040
Good one Pat !!!! Stuart

Good one Pat !!!!

Stuart
Forum: Brocklebank Line 23rd August 2014, 11:23
Replies: 29
Views: 6,966
Posted By R396040
Throwing peanut shells on the floor. Yes that...

Throwing peanut shells on the floor. Yes that reminds me of a bar just a block or two up from the Hudson River in Hoboken. Cant remembewr name of it though. Was friends with couple of crews on the...
Forum: Brocklebank Line 16th August 2014, 11:18
Replies: 29
Views: 6,966
Posted By R396040
Yes definitly HOUSTON across the road from the...

Yes definitly HOUSTON across the road from the turning basin. Big jugs of ice cold draft beer,lovely in the Texan heat. Could be a pretty rough bar at times too.
Stuart[=P]
Forum: Ship Research 10th August 2014, 13:13
Replies: 20
Views: 3,629
Posted By R396040
I sailed on the La Cumbre in the fifties one trip...

I sailed on the La Cumbre in the fifties one trip Continental ports to Newport News Va USA.. She had formerly been the Empire McDermott and in the Officers saloon there wa a lovely oil painting of...
Forum: Other Companies/Ships 26th July 2014, 13:24
Replies: 69
Views: 20,240
Posted By R396040
Remember when sailing on Cunard cargo ships on...

Remember when sailing on Cunard cargo ships on the Montreal run in the sixties made a one off call up the Sagenuay River to port Alfred with cargo. Very picturesque river run from the St Lawrence to...
Forum: BP Shipping 26th May 2014, 12:46
Replies: 13
Views: 3,128
Posted By R396040
I was on British Might way back in 1948 for...

I was on British Might way back in 1948 for nearly a year.
There was great play on that name too because she was always breaking down hence we were on route abadan MIGHT make it MIGHT not. Remember...
Forum: Say Hello 11th May 2014, 12:21
Replies: 4
Views: 1,145
Posted By R396040
Thumbs up Hi, Have you tried the gravesend Sea School own...

Hi,
Have you tried the gravesend Sea School own website ? There are loads of photos of the GSS and members from many years ago including the 1950s. Lots of memories there.
I personally went to...
Forum: Looking for Old Shipmates 6th May 2014, 17:26
Replies: 56
Views: 13,991
Posted By R396040
Thumbs up Hello again Nela thanks for message.. No Im...

Hello again Nela thanks for message..
No Im afraid I didnt sail on franconia during my Cunard years but did sail on her sister ships Sylvania. They were four ships altogether of similar design. ...
Forum: Non-Seafaring Obituaries 2nd May 2014, 14:05
Replies: 22
Views: 3,241
Posted By R396040
Thanks for your reply Stuart

Thanks for your reply
Stuart
Forum: Non-Seafaring Obituaries 2nd May 2014, 09:42
Replies: 22
Views: 3,241
Posted By R396040
When did he sail on Cunard and what ships do you...

When did he sail on Cunard and what ships do you know?

Truly great actor, great films. He will be missed///// Rest in Peace


Stuart
Forum: Looking for Old Shipmates 30th April 2014, 19:42
Replies: 56
Views: 13,991
Posted By R396040
Also checkout the gravesend sea school website...

Also checkout the gravesend sea school website Nela for your husband. There are hundreds of photos on it from all dates,its very interesting . Group photos of many groups thtoughout the years...
Forum: Looking for Old Shipmates 30th April 2014, 19:28
Replies: 56
Views: 13,991
Posted By R396040
Nela. I sailed with cunard from 1958 to 1972. ...

Nela.
I sailed with cunard from 1958 to 1972.
There are photos of the franconia on this site, go to gallery at top of page and put in passenger liners then type in franconia. There were more...
Forum: Looking for Old Shipmates 27th April 2014, 12:53
Replies: 114
Views: 34,111
Posted By R396040
Hi Geoff, Didnt realise how old your orignal...

Hi Geoff,
Didnt realise how old your orignal entry above was, must have missed it somehow. Justchecked my discharge books see I sailed on lordStrathcona as Purser for one trip only 1972/3 so bit...
Forum: Cunard 25th April 2014, 21:27
Replies: 7
Views: 1,547
Posted By R396040
Sincere condolences to Charles family & friends. ...

Sincere condolences to Charles family & friends.
Not sure if Id met him though
Stuart (George) Henderson
ex Purser/CS Atlantic Conveyor
Forum: Say Hello 4th April 2014, 16:03
Replies: 16
Views: 2,337
Posted By R396040
Smile Another warm welcome to the site Oldun....... ...

Another warm welcome to the site Oldun.......
Im same age as you but went to Vindi (47) and unfortunately didnt sail on same ships or companies but loads of others in my thirty seagoing years. Its a...
Forum: Royal Navy 4th April 2014, 15:52
Replies: 8
Views: 1,089
Posted By R396040
I was a member of the RNXS way back in the last...

I was a member of the RNXS way back in the last century. Started in Hull unit at Pearsons Park and later the Newhaven unit in Sussex.
Believe it or not fella s people were serious about it all...
Forum: Royal Mail Line 30th March 2014, 12:53
Replies: 5
Views: 3,788
Posted By R396040
Sorry David we were unable to attach the photus...

Sorry David we were unable to attach the photus as planned,my wiife tried I havent a clue. Get in touch and will send by mail if you are interested.
Stuart
Forum: Royal Mail Line 30th March 2014, 12:42
Replies: 5
Views: 3,788
Posted By R396040
Dear David, Herewith photos of Gasgony, 1950 plus...

Dear David, Herewith photos of Gasgony, 1950 plus one of myself with ex ship mate from Durango visiting in Kingston. The 3 chaps are the catering crew and the ships life boat having rescued dugout...
Forum: Royal Mail Line 27th March 2014, 17:50
Replies: 140
Views: 54,112
Posted By R396040
Hi David. Was amazed to read your entry and...

Hi David. Was amazed to read your entry and the name GASCONY after all these years. Rushed and got dis/bks out to check on dates I sailed on the old. ship. See I signed on 10/12/49 and off again...
Forum: BP Shipping 24th March 2014, 16:49
Replies: 314
Views: 73,811
Posted By R396040
Im a MNOPF pensioner Did spend...

Im a MNOPF pensioner Did spend a year of my life with British Tanker company BTC as it was then 1948/49 on British Might. The saying was "She MIGHT or she MIGHT not" break downs a...
Forum: Ferries 12th February 2014, 12:03
Replies: 22
Views: 7,556
Posted By R396040
Hope the service continues. My last ship was MV...

Hope the service continues.
My last ship was MV Senlac on thr Newhaven Dieppe service in mid/late seventies
Suart
Forum: Royal Navy 18th January 2014, 09:44
Replies: 31
Views: 7,239
Posted By R396040
Hi Keith. Your mention of Heron caught my eye...

Hi Keith.
Your mention of Heron caught my eye see I sailed on her for the last six months of 1957. As I recall she was a new ship then and a good one like all the GSN ships I sailed on. Our careers ...
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