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Patrick 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.

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Patrick 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.

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Sorry to hear that, the Charlie I knew was Kirk. A great guy to sail with as a fellow apprentice. RIP
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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
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 !
 

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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.
Hi Eric,
Just seen this, I was on Wendover 1958/59 doing Canada Levant run as an apprentice, great times in Lisbon, Piraeus, Montreal amongst others. my email is [email protected]
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Hello Forum. I'm acting on behalf off Anne Flanighan, whose husband, Burt Flanighan served on the MV Wendover in the early 50's. Burt is sadly with us no more, but Anne is interested in any stories or anecdotes from anyone who knew Burt, that could be shared here. If you can help, any information would go a long way to helping Anne understand an important part of Burt's life. Thank you.
 

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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.
2.1950: Completed
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.
 

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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.
2.1950: Completed
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.
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 ! )
 
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