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HI just found out that my grandfather was on the Queensbury 1937-1938. John Arthur DAY 3rd engineer. Wondered if you knew him. He was 5ft 6" and had grey hair - he was an older seaman. I never knew him and am trying to find out about his life. My dad said that he sailed to the River Plate. From what you srite that seems possible. Hope to hear from you. Best Wishes Lisa

By Lisa Andrews
On 07/11/2011

Interesting to hear that your Grandfather was on the SS Queensbury, Capper Alexander Shipping Company a little before my time, I joined the MN January 1939 Most of the company ships were on the South American run taking coal down for the Argentine and Brazilian railways returning with grain and tin meat. On one trip the Kingsbury was in Buenos Aries at the same time as the Queensbury, I remember going aboard to find that I had been at school with one of her apprentices. Ian.hawks@googlemail.com

By Ian hawks
On 12/11/2011