Gone to Sea

About Harry Nicholson

I once bred Beveren rabbits in all colours. Today, I'm an enameller who works with a kiln, fusing pictures in glass onto copper. On Amazon is my novel, 'Tom Fleck', set in the North of England of 1513 - the year of Flodden. A sequel to 'Tom Fleck' is 'The Black Caravel' published in 2016. My anthology of poems came out in 2015: 'Wandering About.' Recently I published memoirs of my time in the Merchant Navy: 'The Best of Days' and 'You'll See Wonders" I've a blog of poems, stories and art at: https://1513fusion.wordpress.com/
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2 Responses to Gone to Sea

  1. Ivor Jones says:

    Hello Harry hope you are keeping well?
    That Certificate of Discharge is interesting to me. How much more simpler it is for record purposes. My father was in the Merchant Navy between 1918 & 1921. All that was issued back then was his MN Identity card containing his photo with vessel registration numbers and the date of sailing written in pencil or ink. To get any more details I had to obtain copies of the actual crew arrangements.

    • Hello Ivor – such a long while since we spoke. Lovely to hear from you. We are getting on in years, but are fairly well. You might find your dad’s voyage records as held at Lloyds Insurers, here:
      Assistant Librarian & Keeper of the Lloyd’s Marine Collection
      Guildhall Library
      EC2V 7HH

      Telephone: 020 7332 1868 or 1870

      Visit our website at http://www.cityoflondon.gov.uk/guildhalllibrary

      Each time a vessel docked or sailed, Lloyds made a record. The files are now archived as above. It cost me only £10 to obtain all my ships movements – which helps when I’m writing memoir of those days.

      Harry Nicholson

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