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Old 11th December 2011, 23:30
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Hi,
My first post here. Although I can call myself ex merchant navy having sailed with Blue Star as a 4th engineer and "reefer" engineer for a few years it's really my family who are the main merchant sailors.

My late father was Capt. Eric Muir, mainly Harrisons Clyde and my mother's uncle was Capt. Henry Downie of the Monarch Steamship Company.

I'm going through a lot of old photos of my fathers and am going to try to scan as much as I can. Here's a couple to start with that may be of interest to some of you on this site:

Clydebuilt news from Winter 1964/1965
https://plus.google.com/photos/11338...CLmszJDdgMX9Zg

The British Monarch and also one that I have no idea about, the Binsnes
https://plus.google.com/photos/11338...CKzhs8Dl-NCHPQ

Hopefully more photos to follow in time.

Ron
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Good ship photos Ron. You should post them on this site.
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Hi Ron
Welcome to the site.
Was interesting to view the company magazine and see my name in print in the crew lists.
A couple of the articles ,one by a first trip cadet who I am still in contact with and one by myself brought back many memories. Even he cartoon!!!!
I remember your father with affection.
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Hi Ron, welcome and good to hear from you.I was in Harry Clyde from 1975 till 1986 and sailed with your Father three times including once on the Venetia; during which we spent 6 weeks anchored off Riga and paid off in Brixham. I also sailed with alot of the personnel that are mentioned in the crew list section of the magazine and have many good memories of sailing with your Father.
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Old 19th March 2012, 16:34
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Originally Posted by ronmuir View Post
Hi,
My first post here. Although I can call myself ex merchant navy having sailed with Blue Star as a 4th engineer and "reefer" engineer for a few years it's really my family who are the main merchant sailors.

My late father was Capt. Eric Muir, mainly Harrisons Clyde and my mother's uncle was Capt. Henry Downie of the Monarch Steamship Company.

I'm going through a lot of old photos of my fathers and am going to try to scan as much as I can. Here's a couple to start with that may be of interest to some of you on this site:

Clydebuilt news from Winter 1964/1965
https://plus.google.com/photos/11338...CLmszJDdgMX9Zg

The British Monarch and also one that I have no idea about, the Binsnes
https://plus.google.com/photos/11338...CKzhs8Dl-NCHPQ

Hopefully more photos to follow in time.

Ron
Hi Ron,

I knew your father Eric well from 1961, when I joined Harrisons, until he retired. I was 2nd Mate when I met him first on British Monarch, and sailed with him on various ships through the years, Eventually I was promoted Master in 1971, and we relieved each other several times after that. I kept in touch with your mother and father after that, usually at Xmas, and was very sad when Eric passed away some years ago. I thought something was wrong last Xmas when I didn't get a card from your mother, and eventually was also very sad when I heard that she too had passed away, last April, I think.
We had some very happy times together, and I recall your mother comin on a trip down to South America with us on Vennachar in 1966

I still have all those backnumbers of Clydebuilt News and Clanger and still get pleasure in going back through them remembering all of the good folk who worked for Harrisons in those days. Very good to hear from you, and look forward to seeing some more of the old pics.

David Watson.

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Old 1st May 2013, 12:33
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My father was Malcolm MacLeod who sailed with Eric Muir a few times.

Do you know of any relatives of Capt John Downie who was Captain when my father was 1st Mate a few times latterly on the Celtic Monarch in 1958.

I am trying to find out information about the survivors of the Empire Howard which was sunk on PQ14 on 16th April 1942
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Old 25th November 2014, 16:01
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My father was Malcolm MacLeod who sailed with Eric Muir a few times.

Do you know of any relatives of Capt John Downie who was Captain when my father was 1st Mate a few times latterly on the Celtic Monarch in 1958.

I am trying to find out information about the survivors of the Empire Howard which was sunk on PQ14 on 16th April 1942
Allan,
I'll send you a PM and I can put you in touch with my uncle (also John Downie). Captain Downie was his uncle.
Ron
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