Dennis Williams

July 1956

Dennis Williams, from Morfa Nefyn left home in the summer of 1956, and in his six years at sea, he sailed on a variety of different ships, as you can see in the selection below. We are fortunate that he had a camera, and he recorded his adventures. Thanks to Dennis, as well, he is the first on this website to have a photograph of every ship he was on. He now lives in Pwllheli.


There were several Merchant Navy sea training schools in the U.K. during the 50's. At just fifteen years of age he went in the summer of 1956 to the training ship, T S Vindicatrix, at Sharpness on the river Severn. He entered the Merchant Navy on August the 2nd 1956.

vindicatrix_02.jpg (62946 bytes)

empress_of_france.jpg (77344 bytes)

hemiglypta.jpg (53222 bytes)

onitsha.jpg (54039 bytes)

hinea_02.jpg (55234 bytes)

royal_star_01.jpg (42710 bytes)

flamenco.jpg (56559 bytes)

   governor.jpg (67431 bytes)   

empress_of_france2.jpg (78373 bytes)

aluco_01.jpg (55791 bytes)


Many thanks to Dennis for these fantastic images. 


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