Roy Gerstner



Hi Roy, I am not sure if you have seen the account of my MS days (’Tramping the Sea’) which contains all the information I have about it – dates and ports of all plus much more. It is still on-line at http://robertpriddy.com/at_sea.html I was an apprentice deck officer for two […]

Robert Creighton Priddy


  On the 9th April 2020 will be the 50th Anniversary of the loss of London Valour with the loss of 20 lives. If you look back at News / Archive News / 2010 you will see what we did in 2010 I have have a number of contacts asking […]

Memorial London Valour 2020




Ex Nav Off/2nd Mate 1970’s/80’s Roger Harrison has passed away. Unfortunately I can not attend his funeral. Thanks to Roger Bancroft for the following message:- Sorry to be the bearer of sad news, had a phone call from friend and executer of Roger Harrison telling me that Roger died last […]

Sad News – Passing of Roger Harrison


It is with as usual sad news to announce another one of our ship mates passing away. Dick Cunningham was born 31st December 1941. He like myself, trained initially as a Radio Officer and came to LOF via Mavroleon Bros. Like myself he retrained and became an E&OE in LOF […]

Richard (Dick) Cunningham – Passed Away




Message from Bob Blake regarding the article you have just posted. Bob says he remembers Archie Coulter and Andy Dow. He joined the Overseas Discoverer on 26 February 1972, his first trip to sea, and both guys would have been on the ship. Bob is very much alive and kicking!! […]

Update Andy Dow & Archie Coulter + Bob Blake


Received this on Saturday 13th April.. Met up with Archie Coulter and his good lady today. We sailed together on the Overseas Discoverer back in 1971. We recognised each other straight away and had a really good chinwag. Most of the guys who were on that ship at that time […]

Good meet-up Archie Coulter & Andy Dow



It is regrettable that due to the message-board being attacked by spammers daily over a considerable time, I have to close this message-board down, as it has been very time consuming to keep the ‘spammers out’ and to ensure that those registered are not targeted by malware or viruses – […]

Message Board To Close Down