GRAINVILLE (BATTERSEA) - 1951

Re: GRAINVILLE (BATTERSEA) - 1951

Postby Ian Buxton » Fri Feb 20, 2015 6:55 pm

The official loss inquiry makes interesting reading. It suggests the master had little experience of such ships (his first voyage as master I think it said) and was probably drunk. He refused to run for shelter in very bad weather and this low freeboard ship was overwhelmed by heavy seas. A sad tale.
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Re: GRAINVILLE (BATTERSEA) - 1951

Postby Dennis Maccoy » Thu Jan 14, 2016 7:56 pm

Grainville, 7 June 1981_1.jpg
In Hudson Dock on 7 June 1981.
Regards, Dennis.
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Re: GRAINVILLE (BATTERSEA) - 1951

Postby spud » Sun Aug 14, 2016 10:19 am

My father was chief engineer on the Battersea before she was sold and re-named grainville, a job from which he was made redundant. He was offered the same job by the new owners, but luckily for him he turned it down, as I believe the chief perished in the sinking
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