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Search: Posts Made By: melliget
Forum: Maritime Family History Research 6th August 2013, 01:19
Replies: 4
Views: 1,234
Posted By melliget
Hi. WW1 records are available to the public,...

Hi.

WW1 records are available to the public, so perhaps one of those other cards will have his war time service. I sorted those items in order of BT reference, so I was hoping that would be...
Forum: Maritime Family History Research 4th August 2013, 13:54
Replies: 4
Views: 1,234
Posted By melliget
Hi. Could the following Royal Naval Reserve...

Hi.

Could the following Royal Naval Reserve rating's records be his? I believe these are probably all for the same man - same date and place of birth. Note that one records the name as Thomas Bunn...
Forum: Ship Research 4th August 2013, 03:38
Replies: 18
Views: 8,005
Posted By melliget
Darragh. I've placed temporary copies of the...

Darragh.

I've placed temporary copies of the six articles from The Times here:
https://drive.google.com/folderview?id=0BxlGEUmD-tydNk5QUTJhS2htaHc&usp=sharing

regards,

Martin
Forum: Ship Research 2nd August 2013, 01:05
Replies: 18
Views: 8,005
Posted By melliget
Yes, no problem Darragh. I'll dig them out for...

Yes, no problem Darragh. I'll dig them out for you on the weekend.

regards,

Martin
Forum: Ship Research 21st June 2011, 08:01
Replies: 3
Views: 2,056
Posted By melliget
Hi Lyn. You'll find his RNR service card...

Hi Lyn.

You'll find his RNR service card online here for free.
http://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/documentsonline/navy-cards-and-files.asp

Search for his name, click Add to Shopping (it costs...
Forum: Ship Research 30th December 2010, 04:09
Replies: 1
Views: 1,518
Posted By melliget
Donald. An article in The Mercury newspaper...

Donald.

An article in The Mercury newspaper (Tasmania) dated 3 Jan 1905 mentions his racing yachts but also some steamers (steam yachts?) that Watson designed but I suspect you are looking for his...
Forum: Ship Research 30th December 2010, 02:55
Replies: 4
Views: 6,697
Posted By melliget
Hi. As advised by clevewyn, Senior Reserve...

Hi.

As advised by clevewyn, Senior Reserve Attendant.
http://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/documentsonline/help/Abbreviations-rank.asp#SS

This is also confirmed from his service number. The...
Forum: Ship Research 21st November 2010, 22:59
Replies: 18
Views: 3,922
Posted By melliget
Johnny. Was it the collision between the...

Johnny.

Was it the collision between the Abidin Daver (Turkish) and Isabel Flores (Spanish)? See attached snippet from The Times, Wed 17 Oct 1962. The Isabel Flores came off second best and was...
Forum: Maritime Family History Research 8th October 2010, 05:26
Replies: 8
Views: 2,384
Posted By melliget
Hi. One hit in the National Archives...

Hi.

One hit in the National Archives catalogue:

Item reference BT 99/1302/105
Scope and content Ship: James; Official number: 22731.
William Williams; rank/rating, Master; year of birth,...
Forum: Maritime Family History Research 3rd October 2010, 09:26
Replies: 5
Views: 2,276
Posted By melliget
Actually, ignore what I said about the two...

Actually, ignore what I said about the two episodes merging. According to the following reference, HMS Glasgow was in the vicinity (Port Stanley) at the time of the rescue of Shackleton's men from...
Forum: Maritime Family History Research 3rd October 2010, 08:55
Replies: 5
Views: 2,276
Posted By melliget
Hi Corky. I wonder if two episodes of your...

Hi Corky.

I wonder if two episodes of your great grandfather's life have gradually become merged over the years and that the Antartica rescue was an earlier episode.

There is a Royal Navy...
Forum: Maritime Family History Research 4th September 2010, 03:40
Replies: 14
Views: 5,281
Posted By melliget
Attached is a selection of mentions from The...

Attached is a selection of mentions from The Times. Do you know the date or year he died?

regards,

Martin
Forum: Ship Research 30th August 2010, 15:39
Replies: 21
Views: 11,016
Posted By melliget
Two small articles from The Times on the loss of...

Two small articles from The Times on the loss of the Applegarth attached.

From the National Archives:

Piece BT 239/474
Scope and content: SS Applegarth O.N.183807 and SS Perthshire O.N.164087:...
Forum: Maritime Family History Research 30th August 2010, 15:25
Replies: 3
Views: 1,340
Posted By melliget
I don't think RN service records for WW2 are...

I don't think RN service records for WW2 are online. Your colleague will need to make a request to the MOD for a copy of his dad's record. See this MOD webpage:
http://tinyurl.com/24fxhsk
...
Forum: Maritime Family History Research 24th August 2010, 14:38
Replies: 8
Views: 4,770
Posted By melliget
YBA. Try searching the London Gazette for...

YBA.

Try searching the London Gazette for the awarding of the decoration. I find Advanced Search is best, although it can still be difficult to locate items. Try different combinations, i.e. a...
Forum: Ship Research 18th June 2010, 04:14
Replies: 18
Views: 8,005
Posted By melliget
Hi. Sorry, I should have given the...

Hi.

Sorry, I should have given the publication date of that Times article (normally do). The main article on the disaster appeared in:

The Times, Monday, Dec 23, 1957; pg. 6; Issue 54031; col A...
Forum: New Zealand Shipping Co. 22nd September 2009, 05:17
Replies: 10
Views: 2,196
Posted By melliget
sparkie2182. Thanks, at least, for reminding...

sparkie2182.

Thanks, at least, for reminding me why I tend not to visit this forum much any more.

Before posting that, I searched but couldn't find mention of Greenstreet, so thought it would...
Forum: New Zealand Shipping Co. 18th September 2009, 01:08
Replies: 10
Views: 2,196
Posted By melliget
All very illuminating.

All very illuminating.
Forum: New Zealand Shipping Co. 17th September 2009, 01:12
Replies: 10
Views: 2,196
Posted By melliget
Which things never change? I'm not sure what you...

Which things never change? I'm not sure what you mean.
Forum: New Zealand Shipping Co. 16th September 2009, 15:15
Replies: 10
Views: 2,196
Posted By melliget
Captain H. E. Greenstreet - Ninety times around the world

I came across this in The Times and thought it worth recording here:

The Times, Saturday, Aug 04, 1917
NINETY TIMES ROUND THE WORLD
NEW ZEALAND COMMODORE'S RETIREMENT
Captain H. E. Greenstreet,...
Forum: United States Navy 10th September 2009, 07:00
Replies: 8
Views: 2,233
Posted By melliget
Thanks for the pics, Bob. A very distinctive name...

Thanks for the pics, Bob. A very distinctive name and fitting tribute to the enormous sacrifice by one family. Nice to see a destroyer being kept above the waterline for a change!
Forum: Other International Navies 7th September 2009, 12:39
Replies: 25
Views: 5,065
Posted By melliget
Hi Prudence. Thanks for this info. I haven't...

Hi Prudence.

Thanks for this info. I haven't read the commission's full report yet but will do so. It certainly was a tragic loss for Australia and one surrounded by a great deal of mystique,...
Forum: Other International Navies 31st August 2009, 16:20
Replies: 25
Views: 5,065
Posted By melliget
Hi. When lost in HMAS Sydney in 1941,...

Hi.

When lost in HMAS Sydney in 1941, Captain Joseph Burnett had been in the navy for nearly 29 years. Admittedly he probably saw a good deal of that service in shore establishments but he did...
Forum: Ship Research 26th August 2009, 14:47
Replies: 5
Views: 1,445
Posted By melliget
Hi. You'll find some details in "Conway's...

Hi.

You'll find some details in "Conway's All the world's fighting ships, 1906-1921‎ - Page 57", which you can preview via Google Books here:...
Forum: Wrecks 22nd August 2009, 07:38
Replies: 4
Views: 1,913
Posted By melliget
There was a small article on the loss in The...

There was a small article on the loss in The Argus:
http://newspapers.nla.gov.au/ndp/del/search?searchTerm=Sibigo

Actually nothing much on the loss but a little of her history.
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