Photos – Merchant Navy Sparks

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Ernie Brown in new uniform, 1941

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At home in Bradford, Ontario

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SS Maasdam

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Survivors of SS MAASDAM

Aboard MT HAVPRINS at Bristol, June 1941.

Back row L to R: Peter — Cabin Steward; E. Brown, 2 nd W/O; Sol Mendelsson, Pass.;

Marie Weimer, Nurse; Lillian Evans, Nurse; Mr. Zembsch, 4 th Eng.; Mr. De Roos, 2 nd Eng.;

Middle row: Milly Doame, Nurse [holding W/O’s dog]; Mr. Plouvier, 3 rd Eng.; J. Stewart, Pass.;

Mr. Overweel, 2 nd Mate; Tex Collins, USMC; Mr. Reimens, Chief Officer; Nancy Heberden, Nurse;

L Fulton, Nurse; Shirley Ralph, Nurse; Captain J. Boshoff; Mr. Jones, USMC.

Front Row: Chief Steward; Mac Phillips, Pass.; Mr. Diehl, 4 th Mate; Harry van Schaik, Chief W/O;

Cabin Steward; Herman Traill, USMC; Steward.

Also on board, but not in the photo:

Marion Goik, Nurse; Marion McGill, Nurse; Ruth Martin, Nurse;

Peiter Schutter, Chief Eng.; Jan Spaans, Gunner; J. Burger, Gunner;

and many crew members.

My copy of this photo was obtained from Gunner J. Spaans, also gunner on the MV TUVA, while we were in Reykjavik, Iceland, in September 1941.

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Officers of MV TUVA aboard HMCS ST CROIX

L to R: Harry Mellor, Chief Wireless Officer; RCN Officer; Mr. de Vey, Asst. Eng.;

Mr. Kluwen, Chief Eng.; Mr. Remers, 4 th Eng.; Mr. Brouwer, 3 rd Mate; Mr. Van Dragt, 3 rd Eng.;

Captain A. van Duyn; Mr. Van der Hayden, Asst. Eng.; Cdr. Kingsley, RCN; RCN Officer;

Mr. Kris, 2 nd Mate; Mr. De Goede, 2 nd Eng.; E. Brown, 2 nd W/O; Mr. Vuik, Asst. Eng.

(Not in the photo: Mr. Wever, 1 st Mate; and 24 crew members.)

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