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Message Number: 156 - Tuesday, January 12, 2021 12:17:41 GMT
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Posted From: Sweden - se.gif
Name:  Leif Bjorklund
Country:  Sweden
Comments:

Dear Sir do you have information how to find records from a Log Book? The ship is RHMS Britanis Voyage No 8 N/B August 1972 bound for Southampton from Sydney. We had to take another route before the Panama Canal to assist an injured sailor from a Fishingboat. I was on that night and saw part of the action would like to know how it all went?

Kind Regards Leif Bjorklund

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Message Number: 155 - Monday, November 16, 2020 10:31:46 GMT
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Posted From: India - in.gif
Name:  Nivedita
Country:  India
Comments:

Thank you Michael for this wonderful website full of historical treasures! I enjoyed going through your collection. More importantly, many thanks for your prompt and enthusiastic replies to my queries and reference book suggestions.

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Message Number: 154 - Wednesday, August 5, 2020 00:15:14 GMT
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Posted From: Australia - au.gif
Name:  Edwin Heywood
Country:  Adelaide South Australia
Comments:

Fascinating website will visit again, pleased to make your aquaintance Mike, as you may have heard from Gordon I married a young lady from Long Wittenham in 1955 after we met during my National Service at Didcot in the R.A.O.C.

Elizabeth Alice Wrench. lived at 21,Saxons Heath where I spent many happy days / nights between 1952 /1954, we Married in the local Church on 5th August 1955.

Regards Edwin

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Message Number: 153 - Monday, July 27, 2020 19:12:37 GMT
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Posted From: United Kingdom - gb.gif
Name:  John
Country:  UK
Comments:

What an amazing model of HMS victory! Keep going!

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Message Number: 152 - Monday, April 20, 2020 19:05:50 GMT
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Name:  Jim jim'ere Nelson
Country:  France
Comments:

Hi Ian ,

my name is Jim ..... I am a native of Jersey , Channel Isles, I was an active teenager , and a member of St Helier Yacht Club.. in the 1960's . I was one of about 6 lads that kept small boats , in St Helier Harbour. had a summer job at the then 'Rayson Marine' on the corner by the 'old' harbour. We would take our boats (dingy's ) out most days in the summer months , and motor round as far as Green Island, St Clements , in an Easterly direction and St Brelades in a Westerly direction from St Helier. Through my yacht club membership ,'crewed' several 'racing yachts ' and worked for various owners to prepare their motor cruisers , before they departed on a 'jolly' to the Brittany Coast. I was Indentured to P&O SN Co in 1969 , - Retired Chief Engineer - 2019. p.s this very slow , 5seconds between every key stroke ?

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Message Number: 151 - Saturday, January 4, 2020 04:43:14 GMT
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Posted From: United Kingdom - gb.gif
Name:  Cas Holmes
Country:  UK
Comments:

Thank you, Michael for your advice on searching for my family history.

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Message Number: 150 - Saturday, January 4, 2020 00:40:36 GMT
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Posted From: United Kingdom - gb.gif
Name:  Paul Wood
Country:  UK
Comments:

Whilst tracking-down a specific voyage of the P&O Orient LIne vessel "Iberia" in the summer of 1964, I came across your eclectic site. Very enjoyable!

FYI I can provide an additional piece of data which complements the information that you list for the fleet voyages that year :

I have a postcard (an Arthur Dixon picture of the subject liner) received from an acquaintance who posted it to me at Colombo (then Ceylon) on 3rd August 1964. He had left Aden 5 days earlier, and left a forwarding address in Sydney, Australia (no arrival date given).

There seems to be a paucity of data for 1964 c.f. a full listing of the Iberia's journeys in 1966 (some other site that I found), and the routings in that year were perhaps similar although schedules don't coincide.

Drop anchor.

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Message Number: 149 - Monday, December 2, 2019 03:05:34 GMT
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Posted From: United Kingdom - gb.gif
Name:  Stephen Fisher
Country:  UK
Comments:

Dear My Byard,

I’mcurrently writing a Haynes Manual for Motor Gun Boat MGB 81, the British PowerBoat MGB currently preserved at Portsmouth Historic Dockyard. I’m putting thefinishing touches to it at the moment and am looking to complete a smallsection on other surviving examples of MGBs.

Although your former home, MTB 451 is not longer around, I'm keen to demostrate how boats other than 81 became houseboats. Although I have modern pictures of numerous other surviving boats, I was quite struck by your second photo here (https://www.yalumba.co.uk/Framesets/Houseboat.htm) showing 451 soon after purchase and stripped of her armament.

With your persmission, I'd be keen to include this image in the book - if you have a copy in higher resolution than the one online. I’mafraid that this book isn’t going to make me rich so I can’t offer any sort ofpayment, but I’m might be able to send you a copy of it when it’s finished though.

Kind regards,

Stephen Fisher

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Message Number: 148 - Tuesday, August 6, 2019 08:17:20 GMT
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Posted From: Australia - au.gif
Name:  nick
Country:  Australia
Comments:

Just wanted to pass on my thanks to you for creating the website, especially the pages about passenger ships from many years ago...and sharing it with the world.

It's helped me greatly putting the pieces together of a journey my parents took in 1960 from Australia to Europe.

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Message Number: 147 - Friday, May 17, 2019 21:32:09 GMT
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Posted From: United Kingdom - gb.gif
Name:  Paul riches
Country:  Uk
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Thank you your suggestion about the national archives in my search for the action report for MTB 447 I found it and have requested a copy .

paul

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