Monthly Archives: January 2015


Brian Nicolls & DC
Sorry to hear that Dick is none too good. Not quite sure of issue…. I sailed with Dick many times, he was originally a Radio Officer with Mavroleon Bros in the early 70’s and transferred over to LOF. Obtaining further qualifications Dick became an E&EO (Electronics and Electrical Officer) Although […]

Richard (Dick) Cunningham


Brian is looking for anyone who sailed with him! Trawling through the Internet as one does, I came across your website with much interest.  In the 50’s and early 60’s, I was a Radio  Officer and had the pleasure of signing on between 1956 and 1960 , the London Endurance, […]

Brian Harvey – Ex R/Off




I have been asked how the ‘website’ works/financed. – see About and dropdown sponsors. The website is run through a professional webhost ‘Strato’ based in Germany. This gives a reliable stable base. Originally the website was with a UK company ‘Lycos’ but they sold off to Strato in 2009 and […]

Website – Financed!



I am not sure if you are aware of the MNA, an organisation that has been established over many years. You can sign up for their very extensive and comprehensive news-letter which comes out fortnightly, it is full of shipping news, plus a lot of history. It is sent out […]

Merchant Navy Association – The Pulse



RG & Rolly Sisterson
 I sailed with ‘Rolly’ Sisterson (Pud to some of his friends) twice in LOF, on both occasions he organised many ‘social’ events, sometimes who build a make shift Swimming Pool out of dunnage and scrap for everyone to enjoy. We were stuck in the Persian Gulf for over 2 months in the heat, but to […]

Happy memories of Rolly Sisterson + Photo





So another year passes, I send birthday greetings from Sunny Southern Phuket… Dick Cunningham was 74 on the 31/12/14 Bruce Thomas was 47 on the 05/01/15 John Peters will be 65 on the 13/01/15 Ben Killeen will be 92 on the 14/01/15 Robert Mayman will be 70 on the 18/01/15

Happy Birthdays….