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Message Number: 140 - Friday, February 17, 2017 15:54:35 GMT
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Posted From:United Kingdom
Name:  Richard Bosly
Country:  UK
Comments:

I very much enjoyed exploring your website.

I am researching the British Power Boats "POWER" craft a 23 ft launch used as a seaplane tender. Some time ago I saw a picture of one of these owned by Air Service Training Ltd. I want to make a model of this and am trying to find if there are any drawings of hull lines which can be obtained and details of the colours these craft were painted.

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Message Number: 139 - Thursday, January 5, 2017 04:26:46 GMT
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Posted From:Australia
Name:  Ross White
Country:  Australia
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Message Number: 138 - Tuesday, June 28, 2016 14:35:48 GMT
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Posted From:Canada
Name:  Paul Wilson
Country:  Canada
Comments:

Hi Mr Byard,

I omitted my email address previously, if you do have anything to share.

Thanks again!

Paul Wilson

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Message Number: 137 - Tuesday, June 28, 2016 14:27:35 GMT
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Posted From:Canada
Name:  Paul Wilson
Country:  Canada
Comments:

Good morning Mr. Byard,

I have noted that you were a crew member of the SS Australis in the early 1970's. I am hoping that you may recall a name of another crew member. His name was Dimitrios Mendes (spelling? ). He was about 20 in 1971 and was on the southbound voyage which left Southhampton on 16 Apr 1971. Looking forward to a reply if this name is familiar. I realize that the crew was numerous, but we are looking for any information about him as he is related to a good friend of ours and I have been tasked to try to find out about him.


Thanks! Paul Wilson

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Message Number: 136 - Saturday, October 31, 2015 23:16:21 GMT
[IP = 49.182.128.40] -
Posted From:Australia
Name:  bob carey
Country:  australia
Comments:

Hello Ian,


I worked for Chandris between 1963 to 1968 with a 2 year break for travel, Ellinis v13n.


I predated the 155 collins st address. My sister Jan also worked at the office.


I have fond memories of many of the staff.


Bob Carey

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Message Number: 135 - Saturday, October 10, 2015 06:19:50 GMT
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Posted From:Australia
Name:  Caroline I McIlwaine
Country:  Australia
Comments:

Very interesting! Would you know what ports the Faisea was likely to berth at during its May 1967 voyage to Australia? I was a 12 year old migrant and I only remember Port Said and Djibouti - the latter being a substitute for Aden at which trouble was brewing...


Caroline McIlwaine

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Message Number: 134 - Sunday, July 12, 2015 11:35:21 GMT
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Posted From:United Kingdom
Name:  John and Sandra Hobin
Country:  England
Comments:

What a coincidence that our ham radio hobbies should bring us together. The Felixstowe station was called HMS Beehive and as I said in my e-mail to you my wifes late father Harvey (Yorky) Harrison was coxswain on MTB 499 during the WW2 hostilities. Unfortunatley the HQ better known locally as the Pier Hotel and latter the Little Ships has been flattened and the dock basin filled in to make way for further expansion to Felixstowe Docks.

Best wishes from John and Sandra Hobin

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Message Number: 133 - Wednesday, March 25, 2015 18:24:46 GMT
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Posted From:Australia
Name:  david garland
Country:  australia
Comments:

very interesting site,i came upon it,as i have some p,o luggage tags,1956, from the himilaya,ive always sought to find out a little more about them. as i do collect all things old an interesting,only for myself, ive never sold anything ive collected, so i was lucky enough to find a few more items with the tags while picking though a road side collection about ten years ago, u,in the suburb of guilford, perth, western australia, a suburb known for its direct links to our local history, i believe the particular items once belonged to a man by the name of alan brown, capt alan brown im possibly led to believe, he may have worked for t tohe new zealand shipping company, but i believe he had strong links back to england an english maritine in particular,so ill start by saying i have some ship jorney logs 1956 57,ss jurabina,cornwell,middlesex,rotorua,rangatiki, a1956 liverpoole diary which is prob my favoriate piece, it has alll the old advertisements for companys in it, some with established dates back to 17 an 1800s,it also has ship logs in it, im not sure what the vessals are,i have several photos taken in england, down on wharfs of groups of men,all of high distintion,possibly other captains or harbour masters, i have dry store orders, alchohol an tobacco order an price, ship menus,some other photos of interest,an to round it off, 2 invertations to buckingham palace for afternoon tea with the queen, i think 1956, for mr an mrs brown, if any of this is of interest to yourselfs, please email me, i can make avail, copys of any thing of interest, or possibly even b pursuaded to let it go to a good home, the fact i come accross it when i was destined for the rubbish dump, has always made me happy, hopefully it will b of interest u, fishing captain dave garfish garland,

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Message Number: 132 - Saturday, March 14, 2015 19:48:36 GMT
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Posted From:United States
Name:  Andrew J.Quinn
Country:  United States
Comments:

A very interesting site. I enjoyed.!!i

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Message Number: 131 - Tuesday, November 18, 2014 15:39:24 GMT
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Posted From:United Kingdom
Name:  Mae
Country:  UK
Comments:

By accident I came across your report of your voyage to Australia on ss New Australia in1953. That brought back memories as i was on that same v oyage. One very satisfactory event was handing in our ration books before we went aboard. Your comments about coronation day were special to me as that evening I met one of the engineer officers. We would have been married 60 years next week but sadly he died in May this year.He remained with Shaw Savill till he retired, the last 14 years as chief engineer.

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