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Bill grew up in the coastal town of Lymington (Hampshire) and after attending the local secondary school in Brockenhurst he joined HMS Conway to train as an officer in the Merchant Navy. In 1948 he became an apprentice with the Houlder Line. He later served as a navigating officer with Houlder Bros. Ltd and Manchester Liners Ltd.  He resigned in 1956 to take up a career in science

                          

Houlder Brothers House Flag                                                             SS Argentine Transport

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List of ships

 

Ship

Sign On

Sign-Off

Voyage

1HMS ConwayApr 46BangorApr 48BangorHome
2GaribaldiMay 47Aberdovey   

3

Cerinthus

20-Apr-48

London

31-Dec-48

Barry

Foreign

4

Cerinthus

25-Jan-49

Newport

07-Aug-49

London

Foreign

5

Cerinthus

23-Aug-49

London

16-Nov-49

Buenos Aires

Foreign

6

Hornby Grange

30-Dec-49

Buenos Aires

16-Feb-50

London

Foreign

7

Ovingdean Grange

09-Mar-50

London

11-Jul-50

London

Foreign

8

Ovingdean Grange

22-Jul-50

London

03-Dec-50

Liverpool

Foreign

9

Ovingdean Grange

04-Dec-50

Liverpool

16-Apr-51

London

Foreign

10

Malmesbury

01-Aug-51

Liverpool

16-Nov-51

Liverpool

Foreign

11

Malmesbury

19-Dec-51

Newport

23-Mar-52

Liverpool

Foreign

12

Malmesbury

24-Mar-52

Liverpool

07-Apr-52

Liverpool

Home

13

Malmesbury

29-Apr-52

Newport

29-Aug-52

Newport

Foreign

14

Argentine Transport

18-Sep-52

Antwerp

25-Apr-53

Avonmouth

Foreign

15

Condesa

03-Dec-53

Avonmouth

14-Dec-53

Liverpool

Home

16

Urmston Grange

01-Jan-54

Hull

02-Jan-53

Newcastle

Home

17

Urmston Grange

13-Jan-54

Newcastle

17-Feb-53

London

Home

18

Urmston Grange

18-Feb-54

London

04-Jun-54

Hull

Foreign

19

Thorpe Grange

21-Aug-54

London

23-Aug-54

Sunderland

Home

20

Urmston Grange

09-Oct-54

Liverpool

27-Oct-54

Newport

Home

21

Charlbury

08-Nov-54

Rotterdam

19-Nov-5

Newport

Foreign

22

Hornby Grange

07-Dec-54

Hull

05-Feb-55

Liverpool

Foreign

23

Hornby Grange

04-Mar-55

Liverpool

05-Mar-5

Cardiff

Home

24

Hornby Grange

04-May-55

Cardiff

06-May-5

London

Home

25

Juno

26-Aug-55

Bristol

02-Sep-55

Bristol

Home

26

Juno

03-Sep-55

Bristol

30-Sep-55

Bristol

Home

27

Manchester Port

21-Nov-55

Manchester

05-Jan-56

Manchester

Foreign

28

Manchester Port

17-Jan-56

Manchester

18-Feb-56

Manchester

Foreign

29

Pluto

21-Aug-56

  Bristol

03-Sep-56

Bristol

Home

Created 3 March 2002

Photo Gallery of Ships

HMS Conway

HMS Conway 46/48

Ketch Garibaldi 47

Outward Bound Sea School Aberdovey

SS Cerinthus 48/49

Houlder Bros

* Copyright John Clarkson

MV Hornby Grange 49/50 54/55

Houlder Bros

* Copyright John Clarkson

SS Ovingdean Grange 50/51

Houlder Bros

* Copyright John Clarkson

SS Malmesbury 51/52

Houlder Bros

* Copyright John Clarkson

Argentine Transport 52/53

Houlder Bros

Urmston Grange 53/54

Houlder Bros

* Copyright John Clarkson

Thorpe Grange 54

Houlder Bros

* Copyright John Clarkson

Juno 55

Bristol Steam Navigation Co.

Manchester Port 55/56

Manchester Liners

* From the collection of John Clarkson (18 Franklands, Longton, Preston, PR4 5PD, United Kingdom)



Copyright Dr Bill Trowbridge, 2005

 


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