Fred belongs to: Royal British Legion Seaman's Mess
Fred was born in South Shields and went to Ocean Road School. He worked on the tug boats before going to sea in the merchant navy when he was 17.
Fred was interviewed by Carl Greenwood on 5 December 2005. The interview took place at the Interviewee's living room and lasted 1 hour, 1 minute and 3 seconds.
Photograph of Fred's accordion. When he was in the merchant navy Fred and his crew-mates would play music during their lesuire time. Alongside classic songs they would also learn the hits of the day.
Fred has 14 memories in the memorynet:
Fred's memories with a Work theme:
- The catering boy's wages
- Homesickness and adjusting to life at sea
- Training and learning the ropes
- The Hudson Bay
- Keeping clean
- Leisure time in the merchant navy
- Making music on the ship
- Lifeboat drill
- Icebergs and dangers
- Fred's accordion
Fred's other memories: