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TSSS "City of London" tragedy.

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Old 26th April 2007, 09:41
C R Williamson C R Williamson is offline
 
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Unhappy TSSS "City of London" tragedy.

Anyone with me on the above in early 1963 when the 2/E/O drowned in Bombay docks? I can see the scene now but cannot rember the brave man's name.
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Old 26th April 2007, 17:10
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Is that Clive Williamson from South Wales?
If so I was apprentice with you on that trip and later for a year on City of Winchester (Manz run).
Clive, I remember the incident as if it were yesterday, prob the first serious and sad incident I had experienced in my life and it left a great impression. Unforturately I cannot remember his name all these years on, I do however recall he was from Glasgow. Couple of years ago I made contact with the 4th Engineer on that trip, I'll drop him an e mail and see if he remembers.
Be glad to hear from you through e mail.

All the best

Ronnie McClune (Fergus 62)
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Old 30th April 2007, 09:10
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Hello there Ronnie!
Got your email this morning.
We had another Apprentice didn't we? He was a Mike - I think?
I'll reply to your e-mail later today.
Clive.
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Old 30th April 2007, 17:50
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Anyone with me on the above in early 1963 when the 2/E/O drowned in Bombay docks? I can see the scene now but cannot rember the brave man's name.
Sailed with the man to South Africa and on the Indian coast (up as far as Chalna) from September 61 to February 62 when he was 2nd Engineer on the 'City of Lucknow.' Great character, great singer with a massive repertoire of Scottish songs. He left us after we completed the coasting trip back in the UK. Heard of the accident whilst we were on a later voyage out to Australia but never knew the full details.

Have discussed it with other ex-Ellerman friends but cannot remember his name. If you can recall the details, I'd be pleased to hear of them.
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Old 14th May 2007, 09:34
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Hi Ron,
Ronnie has suggested contacting Liverpool Maritime Museum as they may have the result of an official inquest and/or Company papers - extract of log. It's a start anyway.
Clive.
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Old 25th May 2007, 11:35
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Liverpool Maritime Museum has records of Ellerman Engineers but, of course, they need a name. Also, they suggest, I try the Bombay Authorities. I will have a go!
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Old 8th June 2007, 21:21
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Anyone with me on the above in early 1963 when the 2/E/O drowned in Bombay docks? I can see the scene now but cannot rember the brave man's name.
I was on the City of Lucknow until 1962. I think I remember you - big chap - blond hair?

I may have some photos - Nigel Worth
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Old 21st January 2008, 23:09
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Clive

Did you ever get any information re Bombay incident.

Regards

Ronnie
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Old 17th March 2008, 20:48
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I was on the City of Ottawa with C/E G Gurney a year after that tragedy. I seem to recall him mentioning being on the London then, and the second engineer being trapped in the overside discharge, and drowned. The name Ken Palmer springs to mind, but I am not 100% cartain
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Old 26th April 2008, 21:24
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Andy

I thing at long last you,ve jogged my memory on this one.
I thing you're right with the name Palmer, wouldnt be 100% on Ken though.
Great guy to have had around and the victim of a tragic event.
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