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Posted on Saturday, February 17, 2001 - 01:14 am:   

My dad was in the merchant navy between 1957 and 1970. He was an apprentice with Shell Tankers and then went on to sail with Bowaters. In 1961 he also sailed on Clan Line and Union Castle ships. I have been researching his career for the past six years and have collected a considerable amount of data and photographs but I am always on the lookout for additions. Is there any of your old boys who served with Bowaters? Do you think they would correspond with me? I am trying to track down as many ex-Bowater crew as I can and have already made contact with people in Australia, Canada, and South Africa.
Thank you

Posted on Tuesday, October 09, 2001 - 06:51 am:   

Found your query of last Feb whilst having a surf.
I was with B&C during 1956 to 1970. Sailed on Clan, Union Castle and the Nina Bowater(briefly)
Send me details and I will see if I can help.

Posted on Thursday, September 26, 2002 - 09:47 pm:   

did the bowater thing for a couple of years between 59-63 good clean ships good feeders
suday dinner every day and christmas dinner every sunday
saw holmsund who remembers birgitta the swedish scouse??? come on dont be shy
cornerbrook of course liverpool ns risor etc
remember gerry donaldson 2nd cook and faker
(definately) jimmy "its my mothers birthday today" shacklady
mick from meltham
ch steward harry reece who sadly commited suicide god bless him
joe nugent
the young turks from the south coast!!!! just remembered the supercool alan oulds from the south coast
give me an e:

Posted on Friday, June 10, 2005 - 03:15 pm:   

My first trip to sea on the "Nina" sailed from l'pool on Dec23rd 1963 straight into a force twelve in the atlantic. got to Cornerbrook 12 days later Dr. Watts saved the day. Remember the Goofy noofy's well

Posted on Wednesday, October 26, 2005 - 01:01 am:   

I am certain I was on board during the terrible voyage to Cornerbrook. We went more astern than we did forw'd.
She was the hapopiest nicest vessel afloat
m.v. Nina Bowater.
Andrew C. Meiklejohn.

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