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Now why didn't I note all the callsigns when I sailed on the ships?

Trying to complete my list for 1977 to 2002 and I need the following ships info. (I have given port of registry, official number and a date when I was on each since I know that some have been renamed/reflagged etc and Cunard loved reusing their old names)

Mahout
Liverpool
303877
1977 August

Port Caroline
London
335944
1980 January

Alsatia
Glasgow
357471
1980 August

Saxonia
Glasgow
357465
1981 November

Samaria
Glasgow
357499
1982 March

ACT2
London
337172
1983 May

Liverpool Bay
Southampton
357741
1992 August

Osaka Bay
Southampton
359487
1993 April

Table Bay
Southampton
???????
1995 March

Nol Lageno (ex Osaka Bay)
Hamilton
359487
1998 January

Marin
Nassau
395124
1998 May

Newport Bay
London
722207
1998 November

APL France
Rotterdam
18763ZR
1999 February

P&O Nedlloyd Genoa
London
901564
1999 June

P&O Nedlloyd Texas
Hamilton
357798
1999 November

APL Indonesia
Rotterdam
188001 Z
2000 April

P&O Nedlloyd Rotterdam
Rotterdam
191282 R
2001 February

Nedlloyd America
Rotterdam
18255 Z
2001 June

P&O Nedlloyd Stuyvesant
Rotterdam
8000307
2001 September

P&O Nedlloyd Kowloon
Rotterdam
9162227
2002 January

P&O Nedlloyd Cook
London
904689
2002 May

The large gaps due to either ships with callsigns that I know, such as City of Durban, aka Portland Bay, aka ACT8, aka Pegasus Bay all GXIC selcall 45734 - I was on her for about 12 years...

Thanks!

Clive Carver
Riversdale 1975 to 1977 MRGC, Radar & MEC
 

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I think Mahout was GHZU.(Sprog in 1965) Perhaps someone else can confirm. Should know Marin but don't, I was there late 1992.
 

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Hi Landi
Equasis has help with a couple, but many of those ships have now been scrapped so they do not list them.

Unhelpfully, some ships names have been reused, so the ship I sailed on 1999 was built this year!

My task is not going to be easy...

Cheers!

Clive
 

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Ancient Mariner -believe can help with three of your ships

\ Liverpool Bay- GOYD

Osaka Bay - GOYG

Act 2 - GYZU


These were the only three listed in my copy of Lloyds Register.
Regards




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I wrote all of my ships callsigns onto the protective carboard box of my electronic keyer, so have a full list.

But I can't find pictures of a couple of the ships!
 

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Re Ancient Mariner RQ for call sign info

Re call signs here are two more - Saxonia 357465 GPOH, Samaria 357499 GROY - Regards,Roger
 

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Many thanks teb for those three.

My list is getting shorter!

Best Wishes
Clive
 

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Many thanks Roger for those three.

The other day GROY came into my mind for either the Saxonia or Samaria, but as I did a voyage on Saxonia - the one before she went down to the Falklands in 1982 - followed by a voyage on the Samaria, I just couldn't remember which was which.

The other callsign I have in my head is GSEG.

I was on the Alaunia (my first solo voyage) which was GSEN in 1978and I just wonder whether GSEG is for the Alsatia (1980)?

I will have to try the Maritime Museum in Liverpool, see if they have any old lists.

Thanks again.

Best Wishes

Clive
 

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Now why didn't I note all the callsigns when I sailed on the ships?

Trying to complete my list for 1977 to 2002 and I need the following ships info. (I have given port of registry, official number and a date when I was on each since I know that some have been renamed/reflagged etc and Cunard loved reusing their old names)]

Here's an interesting little link which lists countless callsigns of ships going back many years. It refers to ships which took part in the voluntary weather observing scheme and sent those messages to met offices throughout the world. (the OBS messages of course).

Try this link - if any of your ships were OBS, their callsigns may well be listed here:

http://icoads.noaa.gov/metadata/wmo47/

Cheers
Rhodri
 

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Thanks Rhodri, that's another 5 callsigns, so almost there now.

The only ones missing are: (The date refers a month that I was on board - to help sort out name/registry changes)


mv Nol Lageno (ex Osaka Bay)
Hamilton
359487
1998 January


mv Marin (ex New Zealand Mariner)
Nassau
395124
1998 May


APL France
Rotterdam
18763ZR
1999 February

P&O Nedlloyd Genoa
London
901564
1999 June

Cheers!

Clive
 

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TNT Express

Hello there ... You wouldn't happen to know the callsign of the MV TNT EXPRESS, container ship registered London in the 80's would you ?
 

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Old Callsign

Hello there ... You wouldn't happen to know the callsign of the MV TNT EXPRESS, container ship registered London in the 80's would you ?
Hello Morsemad, I found:
TNT Express /GDTP TNT Transport (UK) Ltd. London
M Bulk Carrier 1984 Samsung Heavy Industries Co Ltd. - Koje (1037)
IMOnr 8313661

73 Gosse/PG5N
 

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I find callsigns come in very handy for computer passwords. I never forget them and nobody except me knows them and since many of the ships I was on were flags of convenience they had a number in it, it makes for a very strong password.
 
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