Doug belongs to: Royal British Legion Seaman's Mess
Doug was born in South Shields in 1919. He joined the merchant navy at 15 with great ideas of adventure. During World War Two Bill was in the Arctic convoys and at the D-Day landings dropping off armaments.
Doug was interviewed by Kylea Little on 15 November 2005. The interview took place at South Shields Royal British Legion and lasted 55 minutes and 5 seconds.
Sea Breezes was a magazine produced by the crew of the Empire Portia. Each edition was hand printed by the Radio Operators and passed round the crew. Doug describes it as a gossip magazine. Doug contributed poems such as The Trip of a Ship and a problem page called Love Knots Untied written under the pseudonym The Wizard.
Doug has 20 memories in the memorynet:
Doug's memories with a Travel theme:
- Swimming with sharks
- Dorothy Irons
- Joan Horsbourgh
- The Spanish Civil War
- The Russia convoys part one
- The Russia convoys part two
- Continuous Certificate of Discharge
- Port Saint John
- In a Calcutta Park
- I Sailed the World with 30 Men by Joan Horsburgh
Doug's other memories: