Sorry to hear that, the Charlie I knew was Kirk. A great guy to sail with as a fellow apprentice. RIPPatrick McNee and Derek Brian Smith, I sailed with a Ch/Off. name of Charlie (Kirk) Church on the Baltic Express in 1970. Sadly Charlie had an accident and died on board. I wonder if this is the same man that you both refer to in your posts.
Will try, it only seems to accept one at a time and limits size. Here is one of the Willesdan taken in 1958. A grand old Empire boat, very primitively conditions, no showers, laundry etc. Also no radar. When I joined the Wendover it was sheer luxury !Hi Derek Brian Smith Please put your photos on the site for us all to see don't see much of w.w. ships on the sits sam2182sw
Hi Eric,Hi Jerry I was on the Wendover in 1958 doing the Canada Levant runs it was one of the greatest times I ever had at sea, so many ports and so much to do and see it was just the greatest for me. Regards Eric Lamb.
Thanks for the response Bill.Went to Portland to have shifting boards fitted,then loaded grain for Europe via Panama Canal(good tramp ship company ! )WENDOVER
O.N. 183183. 5,664g, 2,745n. 8,526d. 475.10 x 64.4 x 25.1 feet.
5 cyl. 2 S.C.S.A. (670 x 2,320mm) Doxford 67LB5 type by Scotts Shipbuilding & Engineering Company Ltd., Greenock. 5,500 bhp. 14kts.
23.8.1949: Launched by Caledon Shipbuilding & Engineering Company Ltd, Dundee (Yard No. 470) for Britain Steamship Co. Ltd., (Watts, Watts & Co., managers) London.
27.1.1950: Registered at London; Vessel No. 19 of 1950.
1964: Renamed WENCHOW for duration of a time-charter to John Swire & Sons Ltd. (China Navigation Co. Ltd.), London.
1968: Sold to the China Navigation Co. Ltd.
1975: Sold to Pacific International Lines, Singapore renamed KOTA SUBUR.
30.10.1978: Arrived at Gadani Beach, Karachi, for demolition.