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Basil Forward’s CRS10

My uncle was a very jolly, robust and kind person.

He was born in Penzance and he joined the Merchant Navy in 1939.

When my father died, I discovered a little notebook, in which my father

had written “Basil Forward, Athelvictor, Tankers Ltd, Liverpool”.

From there, I discovered more about Athel ships,

and then through someone’s kind generosity,

I had the full details of Basil Forward’s Merchant Navy Career.

This set me on a two year search for information on his ships.

People have been very kind, and now I can set this all out here.

I have set out the list of ships as set out in the Seaman’s Pouch : CRS10,

together with details and pictures of the ships.

Along the way, I came to realise that he was very lucky.

 

Name; Official Number; Date of Engagement

LYLEPARK; 28 Dec 1940

LYLEPARK; 30 May 1941

SAUTERNES; 11 Jun 41

WEST COASTER; 166333; 6 Jul 41

SAUTERNES; 29 Aug 41

LYLEPARK; 4 Dec 1941

LLANDAFF; 165463; 3 Jan 42

EMPIRE AIRMAN; 169009; 26 Jun 42

SHERIDAN; 140554; 25 Nov 42

RUDDERMAN; 163442; 17 Sep 43

BRITISH PRINCESS; 140238; 7 Jul 44

ATHELVICTOR; 166312; 18 Dec 44

BRITISH GRATITUDE; 166355; 19 Jun 45

ULSTER STAR; 118188; 31 Jul 45

CHARLOTTE CORDS; 20 Aug 45

ATHELCHIEF; 166281; 7 Sep 45

BRITISH COMMODORE; 146710; 11 Dec 45

BRITISH MERCHANT; 146655; 20 Aug 46

BRITISH PIPER; 169467; 20 Aug 46

BRITISH PRESTIGE; 5 Feb 48

SAN VULFRANO; 29 Apr 48

BRITISH GRATITUDE; 168335; 15 Jul 48

DEVON CITY; 161620; 5 May 49

BRITISH ENTERPRISE; 181519; 28 Nov 49

EGIDIA; 169441; 11 Sep 50

ORONTES; 146027; 24 May 51

EGIDIA; 169441; 29 Sep 51

BRITISH WORKMAN; 182972; 13 Aug 52

BOWCOMBE; 168412; 3 Oct 52

KENRIX; 165074; 27 Nov 52

CORGLEN; 161301; 9 Jan 53

AYTON; 147934; 13 Apr 53

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The Ships

 

BP Tankers

BRITISH PRINCESS, BRITISH GRATITUDE, BRITISH COMMODORE

BRITISH MERCHANT, BRITISH ENTERPRISE, BRITISH WORKMAN

BRITISH PIPER, BRITISH PRESTIGE

INCLUDING Norwegian OTTAR JARL

 

Athel Tankers

ATHELVICTOR, ATHELCHIEF

ARE ON THE ATHEL SECTION OF THIS WEBSITE

 

Eagle Tankers

EMPIRE AIRMAN (SAN WENCESLAO), SAN VULFRANO

 

SAUTERNES

INCLUDING HMTs KERRERA,  SHIANT,

INCHMARNOCK and MINCARLO

 

CHARLOTTE CORDS

INCLUDING Dutch Coaster CORALE,

and Northern Sea Shipping Company Ships

NICOLAJJ BAUMAN,

ELETS, MOZDOK, AKADEMIK, KOMAROV,

VERESHYAGIN, JOSÉ DIAS, DONETZ, SOCHI,

KIROVOGRAD, MOGILEV, JANA.

 

LYLEPARK

INCLUDING AVILA STAR

 

A-L

AYTON, BOWCOMBE, CORGLEN, DEVON CITY

EGIDIA, KENRIX, LLANDAFF

 

O-W

ORONTES,  RUDDERMAN,  SHERIDAN

 ULSTER STAR,  WEST COASTER

 

 

With Thanks to

Roger Griffiths,

Joe McMillan, Harry Dodsworth (RIP), Ted Finch,

Nigel Collett, Ron Mapplebeck, Andy C Adams,

John D Stevenson

 

Also to members of

www.shipsnostalgia.com

    

 

 

Raymond Forward