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Peter Ryder spent his early life in Cheshire, though he was born In Cawnpore , Northern India. His seagoing career began in 1962 with Reardon Smiths of Cardiff, and later with the Blue Star Line, then with Glen line. Read the rest of this entry »
Martin Richard Evans sadly passed away on 28 March 2015 aged 78. Read the rest of this entry »
George ‘Inglis’ Oliver sadly passed away on 8th January 2015. Read the rest of this entry »
Capt Hedley Kett, who has died aged 100, was a successful wartime submarine commander and, post-war, piloted ships in the
North Sea and on the Thames. Read the rest of this entry »
Robert Louis Mann was born on 16 December 1933 in Beckenham, Kent. Read the rest of this entry »
Michael James McCormick was born 17 December 1950 in Ormskirk, Lancashire, and from there moved to Liverpool where he was brought up by his mum with his elder sister Paddy. Read the rest of this entry »
Terry was born on 25th May 1936 in Leeds, but while he was still young the family moved to Scarborough.
He pursued an ambition to go to sea by sitting the entrance exam for the Graham Sea Training School in Scarborough. Read the rest of this entry »
When 3rd Officer in the Blue Funnel Line, Bill applied for entry to the Helmsmen’s Service on the Manchester Ship Canal and was appointed in October 1957. He was very active in ‘job’ politics when representative on the Helmsmen’s Committee.
He was appointed 2nd class pilot in October 1966 and first class three years later. Always a popular raconteur, he once was stand-in when an entertainer (a comedian) took ill at the annual dinner. Later, as representative on the Pilotage Committee, he was instrumental in the formation of the present Manchester Pilot Service.
During 1978 and 79 he was appropriated to a Greek company carrying caustic soda from Partington outwards. In the years 1983-5 Bill was a pilot at Jeddah, retiring on 31st December 1992. He died on 13th January 2014, sadly after a long illness.
Harry Hignett (Manchester Retd.)
Born in Elgin in Scotland on 14 August 1930, Ian Christie Mackinnon joined HMS Worcester in 1945 for pre-sea schooling. Read the rest of this entry »