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MORE SAD NEWS

I have just found out that one of our chief engineers Peter Wigg has passed away on the 5th May 2015 and his funeral was yesterday 22nd May 2015. Can you please post it Thank you - Peter Sutherland.
 
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SAD NEWS

 
Deck hand BILL COUVES  passed away to-day  19TH May 2015 at
DARENTH VALLEY HOSPITAL .He was 82 .
 
thank you DOUG HARDY.
 
{Entered also on Obituary page in Roll Call section. If anyone wishes to leave a comment please contact me via SITE CONTACT button and I will add your message]
 
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CONCERT IN AID OF CERVIA

 

 Wednesday 27th may, 7 for 7.30 pm,

 

there will be a concert given in aid of the Cervia, by theThanet male voice choir. this will be held at the Pavilion on the Beach , Broadstairs. this concert evening is free.

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LATEST NEWS  


 
23-5-2015
 
New message in MESS ROOM 2015
 
5-5-2015
 
New message in MESS ROOM 2015
 
20-4-2015
 
Three new messages in MESS ROOM 2015
 
19-4-2015
 
New message in Mess Room 2015
 
27-3-2015
 
New message in Mess Room 2015
 
21-3-2015
 
Two new messages in Mess Room 2015
 
17-3-2015
SUN SWALE scuttled off Gibraltar to become part of an artificial reef.
 
11-3-2015
 
New message in Mess Room 2015
 
9-3-2015
 
New message in Mess Room
 
 

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LATEST PHOTO'S

 
 
Memorial plaque to John Stewart Watkins OBE in Staplehurst Church. Photo David Kent
 
OCEAN COCK in Gaselee colours at Felixstowe in the 1960's. Photo M Stevens/K Halton colln
 
 
OCEAN COCK at Felixstowe in 1967. Photo D Sparkes/ K Halton colln
 
Mick Robinson at the wheel of Cervia.
 
 
 
 Mick Robinson came back from Perth Australia to visit old friends and relatives in gravesend, and also came down to ramsgate to visit Cervia, photo shows Mick at the wheel.
on the same day several retired tug hands also visited the Cervia, from top to bottom on the gangplank,  Willy Watson, Bob McKecknie, Doug Hardy, John Stanford's wife, John Stanford, and Mick Robinson.
 
Photos courtesy Mike Houckham
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INFORMATION WANTED


INFORMATION WANTED ON ALL PICTURES BELOW PLEASE. WHEN, WHERE, WHAT, WHO ALL INFO IS GRATEFULLY ACCEPTED HOWEVER SMALL YOU MAY THINK IT IS!!!
 












 
 
More 1950'ish crew photo's from Kevin Haydon. C246 and C247 possibly taken on Muria or Racia. Any Identities appreciated.

C244

 This is believed to be Captain George Lowe of the Simla. Photo K Haydon colln.

[I know of at least one person out there who should be able to confirm or deny this!]
3-10-2013 hi pete, sadly but most definitely, its not my grandfather george lowe, but a great picture nonetheless , so the question now is, who is it. maybe its georges brother arthur !, but i have never seen a photo of arthur, who died on the bridge of the muria. -  mike houckham
 
Come on old hands ----I need your help again!!!!!
 
 
C245
 
8-10-2013 C245 2nd left = Fred Morgan i think. - Nolly Harvey
13-10-2013 - Pete, hi looks like the skipper in picture C245 and C244 are the same person??
Cheers, John Grainger.
 
 
 
C247
Photos K Haydon coll

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