PhillipEdwards1 @ FICUS (1), Fri, 01/26/2024 - 12:12

IMO number needs correcting from 1164859 to 164859 (the "official number" of previously named Empire Grenadier)

Neil Westphalen @ ESTURIA, Tue, 12/26/2023 - 13:35

Hi Matt: compliments of the season, and I trust all's well with you.

Have just found your comment on regarding your uncle's service aboard ESTURIA and yes, I'd love a copy of your .pdf for some research I'm doing on the RAN.

If you're happy to proceed, can I ask you please to send it to

cheers / thanks / best wishes


mcowell1 @ RAPANA (1), Wed, 11/22/2023 - 12:24

My father-in-law Leslie Whitehead sailed on the Rapana around 1946

mcowell1 @ RAPANA (1), Wed, 11/22/2023 - 12:21

My father-in-law Leslie Whitehead sailed on the Rapana around 1946

MrD @ SAN CIPRIANO, Sat, 10/21/2023 - 15:55

My great uncle Jack Purvis (Chief Cook) was also killed on this fateful day in 1943.

Thomas Schneide... @ LOTTIA (2), Sat, 09/02/2023 - 10:35

Würde mich freuen wenn sich alte Kollegen melden die mit mir 1978 die Ausbildung angefangen haben.

Bossifrance @ MUNTTOREN, Sat, 07/22/2023 - 20:06

Was een jaar vanaf September 1957 stuurmansleerling op sts "Munttoren", met kapitein Koedijk en eerste stuurman Kluen, één van de mooiste jaren van mijn leven.
Vele mooie reizen gemaakt vanaf Curacao naar Zuid Amerika en Noord Amerika.

Kees Helder @ NORRISIA (1), Mon, 07/17/2023 - 14:19

Captain W.C. Loughlin, Chief Officer O.R. Townsend, 2nd officer J.E. Palmer, Radio Officer R. Denton, 3rd Engineer J. Cowdill, 5th Engineer G. Boyter, 5th Engineer B. Johnston, 4th Engineer P. Hitchen? 3rd Officer H.Heckett, 5th engineer J.W. Duncan, 2nd Engineer A. Martin, Chief engineer John Armstrong.
This was on a voyage departing from Falmouth on the 16th January to Gibraltar 12th April 1948. Charles Loughlin (sun Captain)

R Bagnall @ THIRLBY, Fri, 06/30/2023 - 21:38

Hello Marty! Long time since you posted this, but I stumbled across it today. Hope you're both doing well.
Richard Bagnall

Linnhe @ SAN ZEFERINO, Wed, 06/28/2023 - 14:31

Hi Charles, did you get anywhere with your search for the grave of Arthur George Patrick please? I believe we must be related as he is also my Grandfather. Thank you.

Nicky Hillis @ SAN CIRILO, Thu, 06/15/2023 - 16:59

I have many photos from the San Cirilo 1954 / 55 that my father and his crew mates took including the day of the boiler explosion .

S.N @ GADINIA (2), Mon, 05/15/2023 - 22:59

40 years ago this year my family and I were rescued by a ship, which was called the Gadinia in the South China seas in August 1983. We were taken to Brunei and after that to England, London where we now live.

My family and I are so grateful to the kindness of the angels who rescued us that day and would like to meet them and personally thank them for saving us.

I am on a mission to track down the crew of the ship at the time of the rescue.
If you are or know of the crew that worked on the ship that time, please do get in touch.
I was able to locate a newspaper article detailing the rescue with the name of Michael Bailey and his wife Elaine. Michael if you do read this forum, I'd love to hear from you.

Thank you - S Nguyen