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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
Just as a matter of interest, she used to sail from Australia to Europe and had an Australian crew. Managed by Union Bulkships. Think there may be a couple of people who sailed on her on SN.

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A long time ago, probably recent history for some: 1972.
I was R/O on a ship belonging to China Navigation (CNCo) MV Eriskay. I cannot remember the call sign of that ship although I have searched the internet and archives presented here, thank you for that.
Also, whilst serving with P and O containers, in the days when it was managed by CFL, I served on MV Strathconon and if my memory serves me correctly, at that time Strathconon had a Hong Kong call sign, beginning with V. Once again memory fails.

Regards to all and seasons greetings.
John.
 

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Eriskay - Built 1969 callsign GZLG

Strathconon - The info that I have is that she belonged to P & O, Built 1967 Callsign GTGE
 

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Eriskay - Built 1969 callsign GZLG

Strathconon - The info that I have is that she belonged to P & O, Built 1967 Callsign GTGE
Thank you Kepone. Yes, I saw the GTGE and it didn't ring any bells. I'm quite convinced she had a V call sign but memory fades.

Regards, John.
 

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Have been trying place ships name with call sign ""GDRC" (circa late 40's) without any success so far - any Ideas??
 

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Hi Clive,

My appologies but I missed this one.

Being a Sad Sod I have collected this list of call signs over the years. It may be of interest.

Call Sign Ship Previous Name
GYZU ACT 2
GZKA ACT 3
GOVN ACT 6
GSEN ALAUNIA CARDIF CLIPPER
GPUG ALSATIA EDINBURGH CLIPPER
MWHW ANDANIA GLASGOW CLIPPER
GROZ ANDRIA TEESIDE CLIPPER
GZML ATLANTIC CAUSEWAY
GZMM ATLANTIC CONVEYOR
GXXY ATLANTIC PROJECT
GXXZ ATLANTIC PROSPER
GSEG CARINTHIA CANTALOUP
GPUJ CARMANIA ORANGE
GJOC CITY OF DURBAN
GOZC CUNARD ADVENTURER
CUNARD AMBASSADOR
GPOD CUNARD CALAMANDA
GRIS CUNARD CARRIER
GPOC CUNARD CARRONADE
GRIT CUNARD CAVALIER
GRIU CUNARD CHAMPION
GRIV CUNARD CHIEFTAIN
GUNF CUNARD COUNTESS
GUNN CUNARD PRINCESS
GOVM DILKARA
GDGT ENGLAND
GUOC LUCELLUM
GUOD LUCERNA
LUCIGEN
GPAL LUMEN
GPAN LUMIERE
GPAM LUMINETTA
GYUR LUMINOUS
GYUQ LUSTROUS
LUXOR
GHZU MAHOUT
GMHR MAHRONDA
MAHSEER
GYMT MAHSUD
GYML MAIHAR
GMHN MANIPUR
GHZT MARHOR
GHQA MATANGI PORT ST LAWRENCE
5NDF OLOIBIRI
GHHD PORT ALFRED
GWRB PORT AUCKLAND renamed MAASHALLAH
GYJV PORT CAROLINE renamed MATRA
GWZU PORT CHALMERS renamed MANAAR
GVLB PORT LAUNCESTON
GFXH PORT NEW PLYMOUTH
GHZX PORT NICHOLSON
GBTT QE2
GROY SAMARIA CHRYSANTEMA
GPOH SAXONIA GLADIOLA
GRHQ SCYTHIA IRIS QUEEN
GHFM SERVIA ORCHIDEA
GBXM SHEARWATER AQUA MARINE

Rgds

Stuart Myland
 

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Having a GWxx callsign was bad enough when you were taking the GKA list...GZxx would have been a right pain!

A mate sailed in GBVC in the early days - he said that they rarely used to take the GKA list...just called them, because there was always traffic...
 

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"Having a GWxx callsign was bad enough when you were taking the GKA list...GZxx would have been a right pain"

Traffic for ZSHI was always after the end of a single op period !!

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Thank you Kepone. Yes, I saw the GTGE and it didn't ring any bells. I'm quite convinced she had a V call sign but memory fades.

Regards, John.
After further searches I found that indeed M.V. Strathconon sailed with the Hong Kong call sign VRLE. I was RO on her in late 1983.

Regards, and a happy new year to all, John.
 

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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
Hi Clive,
Only 11 years too late, I recognise your name from Cunard days, I was on Mahout in 1976 GHZU. Samaria in 1981 GROY. I did ACT2 for 8 very hazy days, to my shame I remember nothing but cans Victoria bitter and Fosters
 

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ACT2 was GYZU. Later became Moreton Bay
 
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