Maritime/Shipping/s s smpire hail


Highlander wrote at 2012-03-29 20:52:16
My uncle Alexander Grant was also on this ship, I have been unable to find a crew list but I do have a photo

Kels wrote at 2012-10-25 12:09:34
My great grandfather George Wilson Weir was also on the Empire Hail when it was hit by U94 February 1942,

I am trying very hard to find any pictures or crew list from that time and if you could help me in my search I'd be most grateful. Thank-you.  

nessawhit wrote at 2012-11-09 00:23:58
My Grandfather also died on this ship.  There's a memorial in London, Tower Hill near Tower Bridge with names of those lost and there is a G W Weir above my Granfathers name I(have a partial photo of it, taken by my son in 2010).

bwb wrote at 2013-10-02 14:59:41
My uncle James Playford was lost on this ship. A full crew list is here


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I can answer questions concerning the operations, cargo, maintenance, construction and design theory of vessels used for supply and service in the offshore petroleum industry. Supply, crew, survey, diving, tow boats and barges but no questions about tanker and freighter operations. Family members own commercial shrimp boats and I have a working knowledge of their operations in the Gulf of Mexico. Although not commercial, I have been part of the crew on a full rigged sailing ship and am a devoted history buff of the ships and crews of that period.


I have worked in the offshore drilling industry over 30 years and since I am the representative of the oil companies that charter the service vessels and the project superintendent on the scene, I am closely involved in the boats operations.

Society of Petroleum Engineers. Offshore Operations Technical Interest Group of SPE

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