Please Note :- Most images are linked to larger versions. None are © to the best
of my knowledge. My thanks to all the OWs that have collected or supplied their own
pictures at various times. OWs feel free to plunder. Other people please ask. Please
tell me if you would like your picture removed from the site or credited.
I sailed in the Merchant Navy, as an Engineer from April 1971 until when I left the Merchant Navy in December 1994, whilst working in the North Sea.
My name is Colin Thurlow, I was born in 1948 and I thought that I would do this site as ex British Seafarers like myself are becoming rarer by the day. In fact, we are positively an endangered species. If anyone gets to read this they will understand if they have been to sea at a similar time as myself, or, if they haven’t, then I am sure you will wonder what all the fuss is about. Bear with me and you may even enjoy the trip. I did. (many times).
All things change as life progresses, but, even my own children do not realise what it was like when Britain had a Merchant Navy to be rightly proud of. I do hope the reader does not see this site as “Self Centred” but more a reflection of a past way of life that may or may not be of interest to others, but, at the very least, it is a “history”
The Eagle Comic centre fold. Not Playboy material. Supplied by Tony Crompton (OW), I think, and stitched together by me.