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Re: GRAINVILLE (BATTERSEA) - 1951

PostPosted: Fri Feb 20, 2015 6:55 pm
by Ian Buxton
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.

Re: GRAINVILLE (BATTERSEA) - 1951

PostPosted: Thu Jan 14, 2016 7:56 pm
by Dennis Maccoy
Grainville, 7 June 1981_1.jpg
In Hudson Dock on 7 June 1981.

Re: GRAINVILLE (BATTERSEA) - 1951

PostPosted: Sun Aug 14, 2016 10:19 am
by spud
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